Wedding Photo Video Villa Balbiano
Wedding Photo Video Villa Balbiano – A Persian-Lebanese Wedding in Lake Como
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Wedding Photo Video Lake Como – Sogol and Jad’s dream wedding in Villa Balbiano, Lake Como
A stunning Persian-Lebanese two-days wedding on the shores of Lake Como, a beautiful couple, lots of friends coming from all over the world – what could be better?
Sogol and Jad’s dream of Love became true on the wonderful shores of Lake Como, thanks to the amazing planning and organization of The Lake Como Wedding Planner.
I. The Venue: Villa Balbiano
Villa Balbiano is one of the most stunning villas in Lake Como. Built by the end of the Sixteenth Century, it is the perfect venue for a large destination wedding, as its garden is perfect for a big tensile-structure or open-air dinner! It matches several different types of decor and type of event. In this case, the couple used the front-lake area for the first part of the wedding (Day One, the Sofreh), and the back of it for the second part (Day Two, the Wedding).
II. Day One: The Sofreh
On the first day, Sogol and Jad had a symbolic ceremony called Sofreh in front of the Lake. All the couple’s closest girlfriends read love poems and thoughts to wish the couple the best of luck. Then, Sogol and Jad exchanged their rings – it was a beautiful ceremony, intimate and emotional.
After the ceremony, we had some couple photos and then enjoyed an aperitif-style Italian dinner. All the setups contained lemons and limoncello, the typical Italian liqueur. The party went on up to late night with dances, DJs, and musicians.
III. Day Two: The Wedding
Sogol and Jad wanted a big wedding, with lots of guests from all over the world and a big party – and they totally got it! The second was the wedding day: Jad got ready with his closest friends in one of the most beautiful rooms of the villa, while Sogol put on her stunning Carolina Herrera wedding dress with her best friends.
The wedding ceremony they had is called the Zaffa: the groom and his friends reach the are of the Zaffa singing and playing the traditional Lebanese drums, then wait for the bride and her parents to come. Sogol walked the aisle with her parents, followed by a violin player – it was so romantic! Greet to the parents, a kiss to the bride – they were finally husband and wife.
The wedding decor of the reception area, in the garden of the villa, was simply stunning. Purple wisteria, open-air, and soft-colored tablecloth: a dream coming true.
After the Zaffa, we shot some couple photos and videos inside the amazing villa, then the whole wedding party had a stunning dinner in front of the lake. Three Italian sopranos made the dinner even better – a great musical company! After the dinner, Sogol and Jad cut their wedding cake. Then the party started – music, dances and so much fun all night long!
Vendors & Venues
Location: Villa Balbiano, Ossuccio (Lake Como)
Wedding Planner & Event Designer: The Lake Como Wedding Planner
Floral Decor: Rattiflora
Bride’s Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera
Makeup Artist: Cherie Spisso
Entertainment: Blunotte Eventi
Table rental & Decor: The Como Collection
Wedding Photography: Selene Pozzer & Eleonora Tomelleri from ManiSol Wedding
Wedding Videography: Alba Renna & Giulio Pizzato from ManiSol Wedding