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Villa Balbiano Elopement Inspiration

Villa Balbiano Elopement Inspiration

Villabalbiano Weddinginspiration

Come along as we unravel the mysteries of time and reveal the enchanting allure of Villa Balbiano — one of the top Italian destination wedding venues. From its sun-drenched terraces to its verdant gardens adorned with fragrant blossoms, this hidden treasure beckons lovers to succumb to the enchantment of the present moment. Crafted with mastery by Janna Brown Design Co., adorned with roses by David Austin Wedding Roses, and immortalized through the lens of Ruth Terrero Photography, this elopement promises an unforgettable experience where romance flourishes in every detail.

So, if you’re ready to escape the ordinary and dive headfirst into a world where fairy tales come to life, join us as we unravel the mysteries of Italian elopements at the magnificent Villa Balbiano. Get ready to say “I do” amidst the splendor of Italy’s most romantic hideaway—where happily ever after begins with a whisper and a kiss.

Villabalbiano Weddinginspiration

On a recent trip to Italy, I participated in a beautiful wedding inspiration shoot styled to perfection by Janna Brown Design Co. This was photographed both digitally and on film. This workshop featured a luxurious wedding styled at Villa Balbiano in Lake Como and I was able to photograph the day both on film and digitally during the workshop. Villa Balbiano is one of the crown jewels of Italy that used to belong to Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio. Built in the 16th century, it’s now one of the largest private residences on Lake Como and full of the European luxury that so many couples dream of for a destination wedding.

Villabalbiano Weddinginspiration

The stylish wedding inspiration shoot was full of classic details. One of my personal favorites was our bride’s wedding dress! Her dress was designed by Ines Di Santo, an incredible Canadian designer. This dress was sophisticated, an off-the-shoulder gown with puff sleeves and wrapped bodice. I loved the embellishments on the puffed sleeves, too – embroidered details that were beautiful to photograph. Paired with classic pearl earrings, our bride looked so incredibly chic and ready for an Italian wedding day. Her groom looked equally chic in an ivory tux with a classic black bowtie. Villa Balbiano is known for its gardens and we spent much of the afternoon wandering the property enjoying the waterfront views as our couple cuddled, walked, and enjoyed the beautiful day.

Villabalbiano Weddinginspiration

I loved exploring the gardens of Villa Balbiano with our couple. The historic gardens have incredible views and look amazing! One of my favorite spots had a gorgeous wrought iron fence and wall covered in ivy. Our bride and groom looked so happy tucked into the greenery of the Italian gardens! We also had the chance to capture some portraits of our beautiful models inside Villa Balbiano. It was so special to be in that room, knowing how much history had taken place there.

Villabalbiano Weddinginspiration

Beyond incredible views and a beautiful couple, Janna also designed the perfect outdoor wedding ceremony and reception sites on the grounds of Villa Balbiano. The ceremony site was right against the railing overlooking Lake Como. It featured an incredible floral arbor by David Austin Wedding Roses, full of white tea roses. The same gorgeous ivory flowers lined the aisle leading to the lake.

Villabalbiano Weddinginspiration

The reception tables featured gorgeous white roses, filling the centerpieces of a long family-style table and a smaller circular table for an intimate option. Paired with place settings with white and gold plates, along with tapered candles, an elegant waterfront reception came to life.

Villabalbiano Weddinginspiration
Villabalbiano Weddinginspiration
Villabalbiano Weddinginspiration

We ended the night on Lake Como with our newlyweds on an incredibly sleek boat! Capturing wedding portraits on the water at sunset with Villa Balbiano behind us was magical. Our bride and groom got to relax and just celebrate their special Italian elopement. This incredible Villa Balbiano styled shoot was a wonderful reminder of how luxurious and intimate destination elopements can be!

Villabalbiano Weddinginspiration
Villabalbiano Weddinginspiration


Vendors:

Venue: Villa Balbiano  

Production, design+ florals: Janna Brown Design Co.

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Photographer: Ruth Terrero Photography

Roses: David Austin Wedding Roses

Bridal Boutique: Alexia’s Bridal Boutique

Gown: Ines Di Santo

Paper Details: Studio Wren Co

 Beauty: Anna Kalytyak

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