WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER LAKE COMO
This wedding has to be done and has to be done on … that branch of Lake Como. Reversing the famous intimidation directed by a bravo by Don Rodrigo to Don Abbondio in the Promessi Sposi, a wedding photographer on Lake Como who has seen so many beautiful and fascinating places, suggests and advises without hesitation this location as the most spectacular landscape setting for an unforgettable wedding, as they say fairytale.
Why choose a wedding on Lake Como? Because having a wedding on Lake Como starts as a guarantee to create a photo shoot full of suggestions and unrepeatable shots. The lake offers in all its extension a concentration of wedding locations hardly comparable to other places, such is the beauty of the views, the presence of enchanting villages overlooking its waters, the succession of historic residences and villas, the frame of the mountains that surround it, the liveliness of colors and scents offered by nature.
A nineteenth-century English poet Thomas Love Peacock said … “Marriage can often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy pond.”
I can expect this statement to not all agree, but as a wedding photographer on Lake Como I find the similarity seductive, even if I have a little trouble imagining a stormy lake like this. What place could be so generous in giving enchantment in every glimpse of the landscape and doubling the beauty that is all around reflecting it as in a mirror in its calm waters? I think very few.
Beyond Como and Lecco, it is the villages and small towns overlooking the lake that offer fascinating and enchanting wedding locations on Lake Como almost without interruption. Lavedo, Varenna, Cernobbio, (real jewel nestled between the west bank and Monte Bisino) Bellagio. (The pearl of Como resting on a promontory that divides the two branches). In short, there is only the embarrassment of choice. And then the villas and historic residences that lend themselves to making reality a dream, becoming for one day your palace, the one where you can celebrate a fairytale wedding.
A few names … Villa Erba in Cernobbio, rich in frescoes, inlaid ceilings and rooms full of artistic furnishings. The famous dance scene in Visconti’s Il Gattopardo was filmed here. Its 100 square meters of park, the secular trees, the luxuriant multicolored gardens complete its beauty, even more appreciable if you look at it from the large atrium, the real heart of the villa. Villa Balbianello, historic building from 1787, located on the tip of the Lavedo peninsula on a promontory that takes its name from the villa. This villa has also served as a set for some Hollywood films, (The 2nd episode of Star Wars, for example or Martin Campbell’s Casino Royal).
Villa Balbiano, a mansion whose historic core dates back to the sixteenth century, located in Ossuccio. This is also very rich in Baroque frescoes, antique furniture and artistic objects and with an extensive park where palm trees, statues and fountains harmonize perfectly with fragrant shrubs and decorative plants. I hope that just having mentioned all the beauty that can be found on Lake Como, could have enticed you to choose it as your wedding location.
If I didn’t succeed, perhaps the famous romantic poet P.B. Shelley will be more persuasive …. “Lake Como is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen before today”
My name is Daniele Torella and I am a wedding photographer with a modern and spontaneous style. If you are looking for a wedding photographer on Lake Como, discover my style by looking at my Portfolio if you think it is the right one for you contact me for a quote.