Lake Como wedding photographer
As a Lake Como wedding photographer, I am passionate about helping couples have a perfect wedding experience. I love photographing celebrations from start to finish.
So often, a destination wedding is more than just the big day itself. After all, most people come to Italy for a vacation, so it's commonplace that they celebrate with multiple days of festivities. A welcome party, wedding day, and farewell brunch on Lake Como are often a minimum!
If you are looking for a lakeside luxury wedding in Italy, look no further. Lake Como is a popular wedding destination, with the peak season being from April - October. Just remember that the mountains that surround the lake do attract a slightly less stable climate. When comparing it to further south in Italy like Florence, Rome, Tuscany or the Amalfi Coast.
The safest months for a wedding on Lake Como are June-September. These months will improve your chances of enjoying a beautiful sunny Lake Como wedding.
Why Couples Love Lake Como Destination Weddings
Lake Como offers exclusive venues, high-end amenities, and a glamorous lifestyle. The gorgeous surroundings make it an idyllic Italian wedding location.
The beauty of Lake Como is undeniable. The stunning villas that lie on the lake shores, the manicured gardens, picturesque villages, and dramatic scenery all combine together to create a one of a kind atmosphere.
This beauty, however, means that a lake Como wedding is a trendy idea!
The best Lake Como wedding venues that overlook the water need booking early to avoid disappointment. Ideally, it would help if you begin planning your Lake Como destination wedding one to two years in advance of your big day.
This will give you enough time to plan, budget, talk with a wedding planner, and start organizing the many details that you will need to finalize.
Advice from a Lake Como Wedding photographer
Nothing should stop you from having your dream wedding on the lake, but there are a few things to bear in mind. Don't overlook a couple of simple issues that can make your or your guests experience a little less than perfect.
Firstly, getting to Lake Como is not easy. Then when you are there, moving around the lake is not apparent either. There is basically one road that runs around the edge of the lake, so driving is often time-consuming. When choosing your wedding venues, consider how you will be getting from one point to the next.
If you select locations that are on different sides of the lake transportation can become an issue. In turn, this could significantly increase your lake Como wedding cost. A boat ride is a must on your wedding day, and offering one to your guests is a fun way of saying thank you for coming. However, you don't want to spend all your wedding day traveling from one venue to another.
Due to the mountains around the lake, there is no point where you can see a sunset. So if you are visualizing sunset photos, then you need to try and choose your location carefully. There are a few areas on the lake, where the sunlight does still arrive a little later in the evening. However, for most places, the sun disappears behind the hills about ninety minutes before sunset.
I can achieve beautiful photos at any stage of the day. However, we still want to try and use some of the softer late afternoon light before the sun disappears behind the hills. We can discuss the timings for the wedding and make a schedule that works great for everyone.
Choosing an Ideal Venue
Lake Como has fantastic wedding venues. There are five-star luxury hotels and elegant and refined noble villas. Do you prefer a symbolic wedding ceremony over-looking the lake or a church wedding?
Lake Como has a great climate, and you can plan your wedding for most of the year. During my time as a destination wedding photographer, I have found a few fantastic venues that couples have loved at Lake Como, including:
- Villa del Balbianello
- Villa Pizzo
- Regina Teodolinda
- Villa Erba
- Villa d'Este
My Full-Service Lake Como Services
I have years of experience working with couples just like you. I love delivering professional photography services to make your special day something that you will remember forever.
Here is a brief overview of the different wedding services that I offer:
- Wedding Planning: With the help of a Lake Como wedding planner for over 15 years, and I have been helping couples plan perfect Lake Como weddings.
- Wedding Photography: Professional photography to record your wedding from start to finish in these unbelievable surroundings.
- Videography: I work with excellent videographers. I can easily recommend a top videographer to document your wedding.
- Hair and Makeup: I work with the best stylists. I know how important good hair and makeup is for the photos.
If your wedding is elsewhere, you can still visit Lake Como and have a photoshoot or pre-wedding. This is an opportunity to visit the area and get some great photo memories. If you like, you can pay the fee to enter Villa Balbianello, and we can go for wedding photos in this unbelievable venue.
Your Trusted Photographer and Planner
You deserve the best photographer to capture your special day. I will help you find the best locations for your wedding day. We will work together to define the best wedding day schedule. The flow of events will allow you to enjoy the day as much as possible while still getting all those beautiful photos you have been dreaming of…
I am sure you have plenty of questions so get in touch we can start discussing your plans for an amazing Lake Como wedding!