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 Cipressi in Varenna, a short boat ride from beautiful Bellagio where we were all staying. The location is nothing short of breathtaking, with views to die for. 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. 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! The sun shone through 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 their 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. Thank you to Gemma and her team 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.