Lake Como Italian Wedding

tiered wedding dress by atelier aimee montenapoleone

Are your Pinterest boards feeling a little stale? Are you feeling in need of a some fab and inspiring ideas? Well, be prepared readers, this wedding is about to make Pinterest explode! We are totally blown away by all the exciting ideas this Italian wedding has to offer. You’ll love it, we’re positive! Francesca and Torsten fell in love with the written word before they fell in love with each other, so when planning their beloved book wedding in Italy their literary love was a top priority.

Need more? Of course you do. Don’t forget to visit the full gallery here to see all of the fabulous details designed by WED Couture Milano and beautifully captured by Innocenti Studio.

silver Jimmy Choo shoes

stunning bird cage veil

secret ring book

From WED Couture Milano:
Dressed in an Italian Couture gown by Atelier Aimee Montenapoleone, the bride enjoyed her sunny July wedding looking retro in her bird cage veil. The glamorous contemporary touch was to be found under the dress in her Jimmy Choo heels. Francesca’ s mother-in law entrusted her with something exceptional to borrow: a vintage necklace. Her something new, was the bouquet purse by Teak Arte e Natura, exclusively made for the bride. Flowers, by Deep Flowers, were everywhere, hydrangeas, eucalyptus, rose, rosemary, camomile, daisies, peonies, and craspedias.

Torsten met Francesca, they fell in love and had Marc (these were actually the words from their wedding invitation!), then they met me (Andrea of WED Couture Milano). I was waiting for them, fully inspired, to plan their wedding in Italy’s most romantic location, Lake Como. Already known as being home to the stars, the lake set the tone for a very international and meaningful wedding captured in pictures by Innocenti Studio.

In the Outdoor temple of Villa Olmo, the Italian bride and German groom exchanged their rings hidden in an old edition of the famous Italian Novel “The Betrothed” by Manzoni. Francesca and Torsten’s journey to marriage wasn’t as dramatic as the protagonists of the book, but their love for reading and writing showed in every precious detail.

umbrella lined path

umbrella wedding favors

umbrella wedding favors

classic vw wedding entrance

outdoor wedding

classic vw wedding getaway car

Meaningful is definitely the appropriate word I would use to describe this beautiful wedding in Lake Como. From my first correspondence with them to everything that followed, I felt their wish to create a meaningful day in all its details, yet with a relaxed casual atmosphere. They wanted a big informal party with all of their friends with a “Books and Words” theme, to celebrate a very sentimental event of love and friendship that even words could not fully express.

italian cocktail hour at villa parravicini

wedding appetizers

Fun times were had at the photo booth. Food, by I Cucinieri di Pierino Penati, was another moment to enjoy with a big smile on your face, after all who wouldn’t smile at the taste of Italian cold, mozzarella, Italian risotto, and Italian gelato? Characters of Germany were included in the day during Happy Hour with prestigious German beer and delicacies.

grab a prop and strike a pose photobooth sign

speech bubbles and photobooth props

bride and friends in photobooth

An old typewriter was left for the guests to write their wishes to the bride and groom before they sat down for dinner. The escort cards were bookmarks with famous quotes from famous writers chosen personally for their friends and family. Each table was named after a font and had a scrabble tray with their names spelled out on it. The entire stationary suite, as well as the wedding Logo F+T+M (Francesca, Torsten, and Marc) was carefully designed by Cut&Paste Lab.

guests can leave typed wishes for the couple on an antique typewriter

From the Bride:
Everything was wonderfully organized, perfectly prepared. The schedule was smooth and went as it was naturally supposed to go. People were relaxed, happy, and wonderfully grateful to be with us. All the little pieces came together to create a big vision and that is the part that I liked the most!

My wedding planner and I chose a theme around books-words-poetry. The invite was more of a story than an official invite to the wedding. Our wedding bands were in an italian masterpiece novel called “i promessi sposi”. The welcome table was covered in books and each guest had their own bookmark with a personal quote and the table name. The table names were fonts (Tahoma, Arial etc).

antique book escort card station

escort carts placed in books

vintage wedding ideas

font table names

From WED Couture Milano:
Friends from all over the world had flown in to celebrate and were gifted with the couple’s favorite book by Sepulveda. Set in Monaco (where the couple started their life together and lived for a few months after the birth of their baby Marc), the book tells the story of Max, Mex, and Mix, a cat, its owner, and a mouse. It celebrates differences and the meaning of friendship.

lake como wedding

scrabble table numbers

elegant book themed wedding reception

From the Bride:
It was a bit warm in the early afternoon, but bearable! At six, when happy hour started, both my husband and I changed. He completely changed, I simply took the long part of the skirt off, I changed my Jimmy Choo heels in a nice flat Jimmy Choo as well.

From WED Couture Milano:
The night went on with an 0pen bar and the infamous Spritz cocktails. The “naked” cake, designed by WED Couture and prepared by Pasticceria Ramperti, arrived just in time filled with chantilly and sweet fruits, ready to be cut after a day of tying the knot!

german beer and pretzels

eat me toothpick flags

wedding dancing

photography by innocenti studio

naked wedding cake

Photographer: Emma Innocenti of Innocenti Studio

Event Designer & Coordinator: WED Couture Milano
Ceremony venue: Outdoor temple of Villa Olmo
Reception Venue: Villa Parravicini
Cake: Pasticceria Ramperti
Caterer: I Cucinieri di Pierino Penati
Dress Designer: Atelier Aimee Montenapoleone
Flowers: Deep Flowers
Jewelry: Tiffany
Bridal purse flower bouquet: Teak Arte e Natura
Bride's fashion stylist for WED Couture: Massimiliano Gardini
Lighting: SG LIghting
Shoe Designer: Jimmy Choo
Stationery: Cut&Paste Lab
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Rossodiser

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  2. -100. Emma says:

    It really was an amazing Wedding!
    Thanks to Francesca & Torsten for their trust and kindness, and to Andrea from Wed Couture for her incredibly eye and attention to detail. I think the book, poetry and letters theme that run across everything was the most romantic idea and such a personal touch!

  3. -100. @WeddingsItaly4U says:

    Excited to see our feature in @weddingchicks today! we love thanks!
    #tiffany #bride #lakecomowedding #bookmarks2013

  4. -100. Andrea says:

    Thanks to wedding chicks for this awasome feature, to Innocenti Studio for the amazing photo reportage and to Francesca & Torsten for being such a special couple! Every single detail of this wedding speaks about them and their true love story! We had lot of fun planning this wedding and enjoyed every moment with the couple and friends at the glamorous and romantic shores of Lake Como Italy!

  5. Stunning! What a beautiful ceremony space! Congratulations to Torsten and Francesca!

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  7. -100. Girl Dans la Cite says:

    Oh my word… so beautiful. Lake Como is such a divine wedding destination. Love all the elegant, personal details.

  8. -100. @smilingbluedog says:

    RT @weddingchicks: THREE reasons to SEE this wedding: 1. The Bride’s STYLE 2. ITALY 3. DETAILS @WeddingsItaly4U @TEaKFlower @rdseventi http…

  9. -100. Evgeniya says:

    Stunning! Very Beautiful!
    Could you please tell me what company provide you photo booth service? I’m gonna to organise my wedding on Lake Como, and would like to have photo booth for a fun)

    Waiting forward to hearing from you soon.
    Thank you in advance)


  10. -100. Emma says:

    Hi Evgenya,
    The photo booth area is part of our wedding photography service.
    We have different backdrops and choice of accessories you can choose from, and we set up a photo booth area during the reception, usually for a couple of hours.
    If you want to see a bit more photo booth examples visit our website
    thanks! Emma


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