It’s mid fall season on Lake Como, Italy. The days are short, the air is more crispy and the leaves of the trees are lit in red and yellow. It is a very nice time to get married, out of the heat and crowds of the summer high season but still good weather. Those days of late October were chosen by Bridgette and Javiere for their wedding. A truly special event; a very intimate wedding, almost an elopement, but also a family weekend in one of the most romantic and peaceful corners of the world.
The location is the ancient village of Moltrasio, a quiet little-visited village on the left bank of Lake Como. The venue is Villa Passalacqua, a luxurious 18th century manor with an enchanting garden overlooking the entire lake from the top of the hill. The same garden used to set up the wedding ceremony.
As a destination wedding videographer in Italy I have been called to document this particular and intimate event since the evening of the welcome dinner the day before. Bridgette, the bride, wore a very elegant black dress that fit perfectly on her slim and slender figure. Her class and posture helped me a lot to get exceptional video portraits, only a few gimbal pass with my beloved Batis 40 were enough to fully portrait her class.
The wedding design of the venue, created by the talented Patrizia di Como in Style, was very refined. Majestic vases of flowers, one of the most elegant dinner tables that I happened to pick up, an uncommon cheese wedding cake (for pre-wedding only). And champagne!
The wedding day passed calm, without the hysteria of big events, with the same atmosphere of a family party. Javier, the groom, in his black tuxedo and Bridgette like a queen in her amazing long dress and crown on her head. Every detail was perfect and refined. The Laboutine shoes, the stationary, the costume jewelery, the magnificent bouquet. The vintage Roll Royce with chaffeur.
The day ended with a romantic first dance on the notes of a Bocelli’s song.
As I said immediately, this event was something unusual, apparently easy but actually not, because it was not sold as an elopement package but as an Amarcord film package, which would be our pre-wedding plus wedding day package. But the challenge was won once again.
PS: this trailer is only 3 minutes because it was commissioned by the wedding planner Patrizia Saraga. But I’m happy and proud to be able to publish it also on my site.
Photographer: Bottega 53