A WEDDING AT BALBIANELLO, LAKE COMO

KARA & FRANCO

A NEW PLACE IN FOREVER

Soft shadows cast where feet will fall, a mist lifts and unveils a revealing past where new memories will soon live.

A clutch of those who hold steady your dreams gather and wait for you to say the words that with your breath will lead you soon to your new place in forever.

You have chosen well.

WORDS FROM KARA & FRANCO

How we met…
Franco and I met on a blind date masterminded by mutual friends. He decided to cook dinner at our friend’s place and made homemade tagliatelle with truffle cream sauce. Suffice to say, I was impressed and absolutely loved the pasta, he wasn’t bad either. It was a match!

How the Proposal Went Down…
We went to the island of Turks and Caicos. Franco surprised me with a private dining experience on the sand overlooking the ocean. Pretty perfect. After dinner we walked along the ocean, at some point he got on one knee and proposed. I couldn’t have been happier.

The Wedding we Wanted…
We had visited Lake Como and talked about what a wonderful place it would be to get married. Three years later, without much deliberation, we decided to do it and set out to start planning our wedding in Lake Como. We were lucky to get a date at Villa Balbianello, which is steeped in history and stands as possibly one of the most majestic buildings on the Italian glacier lakes. We really just wanted a small intimate wedding with close friends and family and thought a destination wedding in Italy would be the perfect fit, not only because it really is one of the most magical places on earth, but also we both have a weakness for Italian food.

The Wedding we Got…
We got exactly what we wanted. It was just 14 people, the most amazing 4 course meal and everyone moved their feet!

Surprise Feelings…
Franco admitted being a little struck with me when I made my approach walking up the aisle. I’m pleased to say he found the dress breathtaking and said it was like he was seeing me for the first time.

Best Moment…
The moment we exchanged our vows. Felt incredible!

Advice for Couples…Don’t take the process too seriously so it becomes work and not enjoyably. Remember nothing is ever “perfect” and you will have a good time because you will be among friends and family.

The Amazing Cast

Wedding Location: Villa del Balbianello

Wedding Planner: Wedding Box Lake Como

Hair and Makeup: Elena Panzeri

Wedding dress: Pronovias

His suit: Canali

Rings: John Paradiso Jewelry

Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Groom Shoes: Ralph Lauren

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