Wedding flower arch for ceremony

Lake Como Wedding Inspiration at Villa la Cassinella

February 15, 2024
Words by Kinsley Brown
Photos courtesy of Allison Taylor Creative

An inspiration for all couples seeking to celebrate tying the knot with Italy’s famed Lake Como as a backdrop, this photo shoot at Villa la Cassinella, designed by Britt Jones Co., was beautifully captured by the talented photographer, Allison Taylor Creative.

Cute satin blue heels from Something Bleu for a wedding framed by fresh fruits

We spoke with Britt to gather her insights and the “why” behind each element and aspect included in the colorful shoot. Read on to discover everything she had to say and marvel at the details that are sure to leave you awe-struck!

An Invitation to Inspiration

Classic Villa in Italy in Lake Como

“Italy is known for its vibrant coastal cities and breathtaking views over the water.”

Bright wedding invitations framed by fresh fruits

“This colorful wedding inspiration serves as a parallel for all the amazing color tones that can be seen throughout this beautiful country.”

Villa on the edge of Lake Como with statues

“To serve as the perfect backdrop for this palette, Villa la Cassinella was nothing short of the perfect choice. Known as one of the most exclusive venues on the lake, Villa La Cassinella sits in the town of Lenno and is only accessible by boat.”

Lakeside wedding with bright flowers and wedding arch

“The villa hosts intimate weddings ranging in numbers from only 15 – 20 guests. This requires each couple to intentionally select each and every guest and even invite them to stay on the property throughout the wedding week.”

The Ceremony Look

Bride and groom about to kiss under bright floral wedding arch

“Our ceremony consisted of a beautifully rounded arch complete with ground pieces overlooking the lake.”

Assortment of roses, wildflowers and hydrangeas

“The florals used were vibrant including lush garden roses, fluffy hydrangeas, and purple allium.”

The Reception Look

Dinner reception for a wedding with floral centerpieces on patio of Italian villa

“The tablescape was layered in rich textures and patterns like fresh lemons and tomatoes off the vine.”

Light Blue tapered candle next to floral centerpiece

“The rattan chairs were the perfect element to tie in the wooden candlestick holders.”

Dinner reception set up un vaulted villa patio

“As for the location of the table, it was set under an archway with the most stunning display of creeping fig vines and lake views from every angle.”

Plate set up with florals on dinner table

Challenges Overcome

Wedding couple on steps of villa“Each vendor had an important role to play. With this property being solely accessible by boat, some tricky logistics played a part in making this day come to fruition.”

Assorted cocktails against a grey background

“Everyone executed their job to perfection allowing a cohesive experience that showed in the photos at Villa la Cassinella.”

Wedding cake among florals in a garden in Italy

This is the Best Part

Reception set up from wedding planners

“My favorite part of the shoot was the table. It was so authentically Italian and had the most breathtaking lakeside views.”

Dinner at a destination wedding

“I couldn’t imagine a more picturesque scene for a reception dinner off of the lake.”

Vendors: Planner & Designer: Britt Jones Co.; Photographer: Allison Taylor Creative; Venue: Villa La Cassinella; Beauty: Jen Lagers; Floral Designer: Nava Floral; Stationery: Dayflower Designs; Flatlay Backdrop: Willow Canvas; Cake: La Torteria; Rentals: Tableset Luxury Rentals & Nuage Designs; Suit: Tom Ford; Dress: Made Bride by Antonea; Accessories: Anne Marie Bridal; Shoes: Something Bleu; Perfume: Gucci; Models: @samuel.and.paola

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