Last year I decided I would like to go to Italy, it’s amazing how things work out sometimes.. that same week I received an email from Gemma and Cliff telling me they had changed their wedding venue, I wasn’t quite expecting their new location to be over 1000 miles away by the beautiful Lake Como but we made it work! a few months later I found myself at Edinburgh airport with the happy couple waiting to board our flight to Milan. I had such a wonderful time with Gemma, Cliff and their families sampling the local cuisine, soaking up the stunning scenery and enjoying a couple of days getting to know the wedding party, to me one of my favourite parts of a destination wedding 🙂
The wedding was held at the stunning Villa CipressiÂ Â in Varenna, a short boat ride from beautiful Bellagio where we were all staying. Â The location is nothing short of breathtaking, with views to die for. Â Gemma and Cliff used wedding planners Wedding Box Lake Como, who were fantastic on the day and from what I hear invaluable in the planning process and an absolute joy to work with. Â The weather didn’t quite play ball, although it was warm and sunny it was a tad too windy, particularly for the james bond stylee bridal boat across to Varenna, Gemma opted for a private car on the passenger ferry whilst we hopped across on the guest boat in rather rough waters! Â The sun shone throughÂ and Gemma and Cliff were able to have their ceremony outdoors but a tad too windy to dine outside but didn’t seem to spoil that day in any way 🙂 After theirÂ Italian feast it was time to head back over to Bellagio on the boat to dance the night away. Thankfully the wind had died down for a far smoother crossing, it was magical seeing the twinkling lights of Bellagio over the water.
I had an utterly fantastic time in this stunning part of the world, Gemma and Cliff and their families made me feel very welcome and I’m very grateful for such a wonderful experience. Â Thank you to Gemma and her teamÂ from Wedding Box Lake Como for being so friendly and accommodating too 🙂
So without further ado here it is, the beautiful wedding of Gemma and Cliff, Lake Como, Italy.