Landing on the docks at Villa Balbianello was like stepping into a fairytale. This 18th century Italian villa built on a promontory on Lake Como with its carefully cured garden is the ideal luxury destination wedding venue.
I was there to captrue a young American couple’s afternoon ceremony and I couldn’t have been happier to paint here. Gemma and her team from My Lake Como Wedding made sure all the details where in place: florals, aperitifs, table settings and caterers ensuring the couple’s day was truly unforgettable.
They chose the Loggia for their ceremony with its ivy covered arches and breathtaking view of the lake. I arrived about 3 hours before to set up, sketch the scene and paint the afternoon glow and would continue through the evening. One of the things that I enjoyed about painting in such a festive moment was being able to talk with the guests and family members, answering questions about the painting and chit chatting about Italy. Most of the painting was done that evening and the final touches were painted in the studio in the following weeks. Looking forward to my next Lake Como wedding!