I might be honest – we didn't know where to start and we realized that the wedding abroad with all the details is very time consuming and responsible task. We knew that it would be very difficult to find a place for wedding preparations , ceremony location or a simple restaurant for dinner if you have never been to Italy.
We visited many wedding exhibitions to find a reliable wedding planner and then we were invited to “bride’s party” - a traditional event that often invite future brides to meet wedding professionals: photographers, stylists, designers. Honestly, I am not a fan of these events but I guess it was a destiny because there we saw stunning photos of wedding in Italy. Then we found out who the wedding planner was and contacted her . So we met Victoria and her wedding Agency WeddItaly. She patiently offered us as many locations in accordance with our wishes as we wanted. She was willing to keep in touch with us at any time of day and night. The most important thing for us was that we never felt the distance that separated us , we trusted our day to WeddItaly.
We arrived in Italy a few days before the wedding to enjoy this country. Wedding Agency WeddItaly has developed and planned our trip based on our wishes –we wanted our trip useful but at the same time discovering with elements of adventure, relax and enjoyment. WeddItaly’s girls (Katerina, Svetlana, Victoria) occupied with our trip and were always in touch with us.
We chose lake Como as wedding location because it is a wonderful creation of nature - the bright colors against the azure surface of the lake, the old palaces and villas, elegant hotels – all this fabulous beauty, surrounded by parks and gardens. And who doesn't want to get into the fairy tale in the best moments of his life?
Our first date with lake Como was in the Palazzo, we fell in love with it immediately and Victoria offered it to us as accommodation option. It is a historical Palace with several rooms, well restored but keeping its antique charm and comfort. Palazzo is a magical place on the lake shore, where enjoyed our perfect privacy, time together and our stay in this place could be described in one phrase "Dolce Far Niente" which translates as "Sweet doing nothing".
The wedding morning was fabulous – just two of us on the Alps hills. It is a perfect morning with green hills that make their way to the warm rays of the sun, with birds singing , isn't it? Yes, we broke a traditional option when the bride and groom prepared in different hotels and saw each other only in church. We wanted to start this day together as the most important thing in our life. A wedding stylist helped me this my look – we decided what to do with hair and makeup, the main condition was lightness and tenderness.
I carefully chose a wedding dress for ceremony, I wanted a wedding dress with "fish" silhouette. I suppose that this style allows to distinguish your body and at the same time there is a possibility to save the image of the bride. Ulyana Skapinova dress combines all my dreams and once I tried on it, I realized it was mine. The corset is made of lace and completely covered with beads, open back has a the light string of pearls. By the way, it is the individual dress, and, probably, every bride wants a dress that is certainly never would be dressed by another girl. We completed wedding image with a light veil. Then in addition to the train of her dress we took shoes from Carlo Pazolini limited collection, earrings Swarovski. My bridal bouquet was made with delicate shades of white with splashes of pink.
The groom was dressed in Meucci dark blue suit with black silk collar and Cacharel shirt with a dark mother-of-pearl buttons, Tom Ford bow-tie, which made the strong and courageous image, matte black shoes, cufflinks in the color of the buttons.
And finally the legendary Riva boat takes us through the surface of lake Como and a few minutes later we see the ceremony scene, which was decorated with flowers, hanging flower cells, wonderful sounds of the harp , we see the place where we will say to each other this long-awaited "Yes!". These birds are our special symbol: on the day of our meeting-dating, in the cafe where Vitaly invited me, next to our table was a cage with canaries. And their melodious, beautiful singing gave the evening even more romantic, corresponded to our state of soul - wingedness.
The wedding ceremony took place in the panoramic gazebo on Villa Monastero, we could not imagine how this location could be picturesque, beautiful and atmospheric. And yet, I cannot mention that girls of wedding Agency WeddItaly made a magical decor, they even realized our dream of canaries that filled the room with their singing . That was so fantastic and romantic!
The ceremony speech was pronounced in two languages – Italian and Russian, also thanks to the girls from WeddItaly we read our vows to each other. In this place you begin to understand the importance of marriage , you understand that it is not so stamped or it is not a duty, but it is a bright and real feelings confession of love to each other. In those moments you begin to realize that the feelings you have it is a gift and from that day you will be always together and nothing can be more important than family and people close to you.
After the ceremony and photo session we went to Villa del Balbianello by boat. Villa del Balbianello is undoubtedly one of the most romantic and breathtaking places on lake Como. The magic atmosphere and the magnificent architecture amaze with their beauty and leave an indelible mark in the memory of any person who have ever been there.
At the end of the day we had a wedding dinner in restaurant, located between Italy and Switzerland, in the stunning Val d'Intelvi. When we came there, we could not believe that it was happing really to us , that all this beauty surrounded us all day. Our table was alone on the edge of the garden, the garden was decorated with flower arrangements and candles. We could enjoy hills and panoramic views of lake Como. We enjoyed every minute, we talked and stayed in silence, understanding each other without words, and our first dance with Christina Perri – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn made us together even more – it was a dance of senses. The highlight of end of our dinner was the wedding cake with canary picture.
Even if we had another opportunity to repeat our day, it would be exactly the same as in August 2017. Every moment was filled with joy and happiness, we felt no worry (except that pleasant) or fuss. Our wedding was fun and our day was made by people who loved their work and knew how to do it well. Thanks to them our dreams became true. Thank you wedding Agency WeddItaly, Victoria, Katherine and Svetlana for our August 2017, for these emotions and feelings that we had had! And now, remembering our day, it seems that it was some kind of fantastic fairy tale that makes you turn back there many times…and maybe one day we'll do....