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Villa Pizzo wedding Lake Como

Bride waits for her boat to her Villa Pizzo wedding.

This Villa Pizzo wedding will be hard to forget! The weather on Lake Como is quite unpredictable and this week the weather is all over the place. Rain showers, sunshine, cool temperatures followed by freak heat, we just keep guessing. This is my first chance to photograph a Villa Pizzo wedding and I have everything crossed that the weather will hold. Unfortunately, the reception will be in a marquee as they just can’t risk it with this weather but I am hoping that the day will be dry for all the other events.

I start at Grand Hotel Tremezzo with the groom getting ready with his best man. They are in the pool room, it provides an original and stylish backdrop to their final adjustments. Now they are ready they need to head to the hotel boat dock to take their private transfer to Villa Pizzo.

Meanwhile, the bride is upstairs getting ready. I catch up with her as the makeup artists finish their work. Her mother and bridesmaid help to get ready and then we all head to the boat dock as she too has a private water taxi to Villa Pizzo. Villa Pizzo is located towards the southernmost part of Lake Como. The boat transfer is quite long but the scenery is beautiful. On the way, we pass another popular Lake Como wedding venue – Villa del Balbianello. We arrive at Villa Pizzo and can see the guests waiting on the terrace, our excitement grows.

The ceremony goes perfectly. Immediately after I take the couple for some photos while the guests go to the cocktail areas. Part of their photo session involves a short boat ride together now they are married. We then return to the festivities and they get the party going by filling a champagne tower!

The weather has been kind and the temperatures are pleasant, here and there the sun tries to show itself but otherwise it is a lovely warm hazy evening. Inside the marquee, the theme is understated elegance. Fun sometimes emotional speeches punctuate the evening. The food and wine flows and the guests are enjoying themselves immensely.

Next, we move to the cake cutting and sparklers. The cake is delicious and coffee is available too. The bar opens and the party starts, after a few songs the couple performs their first dance and then the party kicks off!

A wonderful Villa Pizzo wedding executed by a superb wedding planner Leonora Lepore.

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Jules Bower

Italian and destination wedding photographer Jules Bower photographs weddings in Italy, Europe and worldwide. His unique approach and expertise arrive from not only an obsession with photography but also because he owned one of the first and most successful wedding planning agencies in Italy.