In the heart of the beautiful Italian countryside, nestled on the coasts of Lake Como, lies a hidden gem that epitomizes elegance, romance, and timeless beauty. Welcome to Villa Balbiano, the perfect destination for couples seeking an intimate escape to celebrate their special day. This enchanting location not just witnessed countless couples exchanging vows but attracted the attention of celebrities and even served as a filming location for the iconic House of Gucci. S&F decided to elope to this iconic destination for their elopement wedding in Lake Como.
All of this makes it such a wonderful venue for an intimate elopement wedding in Lake Como! Let’s discover more about it and see if it’s the perfect fit for you. We’re sure you will fall in love with it!
Throwback to the past of Villa Balbiano
Villa Balbiano dates back to the 16th century, boasting a rich history. The villa, originally a summer residence for the noble Sfondrati family, has witnessed centuries of events, love, and laughter. So, no chance to get bored here!
Over the years, it has been meticulously restored and maintained, preserving its original charm. This timeless allure stole the hearts of celebrities, who have chosen this venue as the backdrop for their weddings. It doesn’t finish here because Villa Balbiano has also caught the eye of the entertainment world, representing Aldo Gucci’s house in the film.
So, isn’t it already enough to make you wanna elope here? But, if you’re still not convinced of how stunning it is, let’s jump into action and see an actual elopement celebrated here.
S&F’s intimate elopement wedding in Lake Como
Our lovely couple, S&F, eloped to picturesque Lake Como, exchanging vows in the historic Villa Balbiano. The ceremony took place in the villa’s magnificent garden, with the opulent Villa serving as a breathtaking backdrop. The setting allowed for an intimate affair, with only the two of them. They celebrated their union with a champagne toast, raising their glasses to a future filled with happiness. The choice of champagne, a vintage Dom Pérignon, added a touch of luxury to the occasion, perfectly complementing the elegance of Villa Balbiano.
Isn’t it a dreamy start for an elopement wedding in Lake Como?
This is just the beginning, let’s dive more into some details starting with the dress!
Don’t know what to wear for destination elopement? Let’s see what our couple chose!
Not just the champagne, but even Sue’s choice of wedding attire perfectly matched the timeless elegance of the villa. Her dress, simple yet stunning, accentuated her natural beauty and radiance. Designed by Danielle Frankel, the dress added a touch of sophistication to her overall look. Indeed, Sue’s dress was a testament to the fact that sometimes, less is more, and that true elegance lies in simplicity.
We loved her dress but we’re sure you will too! Here are some pictures to have an idea about this stunning dress!
The groom’s look
And of course, the groom is important as well and his decision was on point!
A romantic stroll in Lake Como
But it doesn’t end here because, after the ceremony, S&F took a leisurely walk around the Mandarin Oriental Lake Como during sunset, capturing breathtaking photos against the backdrop of the shimmering lake. The arcades and porticoes, characteristic of Italian architecture, provided a romantic and cinematic setting for their photographs.
A boat ride: the perfect end to this incredible elopement in Lake Como!
To further explore the splendor of Lake Como, the couple embarked on a boat ride during the enchanting sunset. As they cruised along the glistening waters, they were treated to panoramic views of the stunning landscape and passed by several iconic villas that line the shores. Indeed, Italy never lets you down!
The couple had a blast, toasting with a bottle of tequila and sharing laughter and joy. Their outfits matched perfectly the occasion and the vibes shared while their matching sneakers showcased their playful and adventurous spirits, adding a touch of personality to the already magical experience.
The destination for the perfect intimate elopement!
Lake Como is renowned for its magnificent villas such as Villa Balbianello, Villa d’Este, Villa Pizzo, Villa Erba, Villa Sola Cabiati, Villa Carlotta or Villa Olmo. Each with its own unique charm and historical significance. Amidst this array of prestigious villas, Villa Balbiano stands out as a destination that embodies the essence of romance and timeless beauty. From its storied past to its stunning vistas and intimate settings, it offers couples a truly unforgettable experience.
Our couple decided to elope to Lake Como for an intimate celebration just between the two of them. However, they wanted something different, special and elegant for their intimacy. Indeed, small weddings give the freedom to be more creative and think outside of the box! Sue and Flex’s elopement to Villa Balbiano captured the essence of love and celebration against the backdrop of one of Italy’s most enchanting locations. With its charm and allure, Villa Balbiano continues to captivate hearts and create cherished memories for couples who want to celebrate their day with a touch of originality!