As a luxury wedding photographer collective based on the Amalfi Coast and surrounding Italy, my team and I have the pleasure of working with many beautiful couples – both on the inside and out. Julien and Samantha really did epitomise this, which is why it’s such a pleasure to share their wedding day with you. Expect infinity pools, magnificent architecture and an ultra-luxe pre-wedding party for this effortlessly glamorous couple. A very special throwback on the blog today and an honour to share snippets from this duo’s Italian love story from August last year…
If there’s anywhere you want to host a style-conscious pre-wedding celebration, then Ceresio 7 is the place to be. Renowned for its exclusive rooftop space above Downtown Milan, you’ll be spoilt with fine dining, exceptional cocktails and even the addition of an infinity pool. With the soon-to-be newlyweds dressed head to toe in monochrome (with those all-important golden details), they wined, dined and danced with their guests into the early hours, courtesy of DJ Francheska.
The official wedding day at Villa Erba arrived and wow – what a venue to photograph at. This Lake Como wedding venue is steeped in history and magnificence, boasting a lakefront terrace and unrivalled views. There are some wedding venues in Italy that take your breath away, stop you in your tracks and really do transport you away from the real world. It was the perfect location for this couple – and an incredible setting to celebrate their love for one another.
There is no denying what a fashion-forward couple Samantha and Julien were. The groom looked suave in a chic cream tux, teamed with carefully considered details and subtle traditional touches. The bride looked exquisite in an off-the-shoulder embroidered gown, completed with a stunning veil. Their glam-meets-luxe look is one that I’ll remember forever and it lent itself beautifully to the location.
An aisle adorned with incredible flowers by Ratti Floral stole the show for their outdoor ceremony, with the backdrop of Lake Como creating the dreamiest wedding photographs imaginable. After the ‘I Do’ moment, guests moved inside for their intimate (yet equally glamorous) wedding dinner. Two long trestle tables were adorned with soft ivory florals, golden charger plates and gilded cutlery. A statement sparkling chandelier lit up the room, showcasing the intricate artwork on the ceiling. White and gold touches worked hand in hand to curate an aesthetically dreamy wedding day for the couple. After waiting so patiently for their special day to arrive, it was even more beautiful than anyone could have imagined.
Samantha & Julien’s wedding really was spectacular and I hope you enjoy immersing yourself in the Italian romance of their day…
Wedding Planner @muriel_saldalamacchia_official
Wedding Venue @villaerbaofficial
Getting Ready Venue @ilsereno
Wedding Officiant @comolakecelebrant
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