A Lake Como Destination Wedding at Villa Sola Cabiati

DESIGN + FLORAL l Rachael Ellen Events
VENUE l Villa Sola Cabiati
HMUA l Jordan Simpson
STATIONARY l Letterink
LINENS + RIBBONS l Allegoria Textiles

RENTALS l Table Set Rentals + Latini Design
COUPLE l Bianca + Francesco
TUX l The Black Tux
GOWNS l Hermione de Paula
JEWELRY l J Brooks Jewelers
VINTAGE BOAT l Como Classic Boats

Bianca and Francesco taking in the views of Lake Como on a classic Italian vintage Riva boat.

As I sit here, reflecting on my recent photography experience for the Villa Sola Cabiati wedding in Lake Como, Italy, I find myself struggling to put into words the depth of emotions that I experienced. The lush and luxurious setting created by Rachael Ellen Events was the perfect backdrop for this romantic destination wedding. I was honored to be able to capture every moment of it through my lens.

For me, photography is not just a profession but a deeply personal journey of growth and self-discovery. Through my work, I strive to immortalize the raw emotions and timeless moments that make life so precious. And at Villa Sola Cabiati, I was immersed in a world of beauty and elegance that inspired me to create images that are classic and enduring.

I remember walking into the villa for the first time, taking in the opulent interiors adorned with intricate frescoes and priceless antiques. The natural beauty of the villa’s setting was equally stunning, with manicured gardens and breathtaking views of the lake. It was a photographer’s dream come true, and I felt overwhelmed with excitement at the prospect of capturing the beauty around me.

I was acutely aware of the importance of capturing every moment perfectly, and I was determined not to miss a single beat. The bride was dressed in a stunning Hermione de Paula gown that seemed to flow like water around her as she walked, and the groom looked equally dashing in his stylish The Black Tux suit. The couple’s love for each other was palpable, and I could feel the raw emotions radiating from them with every breath they took.

A Villa Sola Cabiati wedding photographer’s dream.

The ceremony was held outdoors with the natural backdrop of Lake Como. For the reception, the couple chatted the night away during a luxurious candlelit reception. Her look was both classic and fashion-forward but with a hint of sophistication. The first dress hugged her silhouette perfectly, while the floral embroidery intertwined wonderfully with the lush garden setting where they sipped champagne from their champagne tower.

Villa Sola Cabiati surrounded by stunning Lake Como views and neighboring Villa’s.

In a sign of their affection for the Villa, the Serbelloni inscribed the words Villulae Quietem, the stillness of a small villa, above the entrance. A statement as true today as it was then.

Every texture, tone and detail of the wedding invitations were supreme. Prior to the session, I watched in awe as the artists of Letter Ink carefully painted the canvases live.

A love that comes so easily for these two.

The second dress was truly breathtaking. Inspired by Kadō, an ancient Japanese art of flower arranging. The traditional essence of the gown was perfectly exemplified in our photoshoot as Bianca ran through the gardens. Such a beautiful tribute to this timeless art and it felt like we’d stepped back in time.

The couple in front of the wrought iron gates of Villa Sola Cabiati.

The groom looking effortlessly classic and chic in this Black Tux.

Breathtaking tablescapes curated by Rachael Ellen Events.

In a sign of their affection for the Villa, the Serbelloni inscribed the words Villulae Quietem, the stillness of a small villa, above the entrance. A statement as true today as it was then.

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Elegant florals to compliment the ornate menu cards designed and created by Letter Ink.

Looking back on the experience now, I realize how much I have grown as a photographer. I have learned to be more patient, more observant, and more attuned to the emotions that permeate every moment. At Villa Sola Cabiati, I was able to hone my craft and create images that will stand the test of time. And I am grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of such a beautiful celebration of love.

In the end, I believe that photography is about so much more than just taking pictures. It is about capturing the essence of a moment, about finding the beauty in every detail, and about creating images that are emotive and timeless. And at Villa Sola Cabiati, I feel like I was able to do just that.

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