Sunday, September 25, 2011

C&C's Lake Como Wedding

The day we first flew over to Basel in 2010 I was seriously bummed.
My heart is always hanging out on my sleeve and I kept switching from tears to puppy dog eyes.
  I'm absolutely terrible with changes, I want to hold onto every stage in life and need someone to gently tell me that what is ahead could be even better.  
 Everyone remembers how sad I was.  JB and I laugh about that a lot now.  We were eating with my in-laws at the airport just before we took off, and my mother in law kept reassuring me that we're going on a great adventure, that I was going to love it ... But at that moment I wasn't buying it.
I remember her telling me vividly 
"you're going to make great friends ... ones you will have all of your life"
i probably looked at her as if she had three eyes. 
{sorry diane!}
But she was right!
I was in a state of perpetual happy tears this weekend as I watched our two friends pledge forever to one another.
We both feel incredibly blessed that we were able to get to know them well while over here.
 { annnnd chris and crissy - we're friends for life.  you can't get rid of us. we willlll find youuuu. (:   }

anyway, the wedding!
holy smokes folks.
the beautiful bride, handsome groom, that dress, lake como, the toasts, italian food -
 it was absolutely LOVELY.
 and so much fun.  of course, because everything with them is fun!

{they exited the ceremony to the glee version of "don't stop believing"}

{cocktail hour included so many delicious treats... my fave - an entire wheel of parm}
{the tables had grapes, wild flowers, baguettes, butterflies, and a bottle of limoncello for the guests}
{cuban cigars & an olive tree with butterfly wishes from the guests}

Do you see why I want to pinch myself?
too good to be true, right?

Congrats C&C - we love y'all!  
the tuck-tucks

location- villa capressi; planner - allesandra fabi; photographers-will find out - they were incredible!;
dress is anna maier ulla-maija "bianca"


  1. Wow these photos are absolutely gorgeous!!! Looks like a truly magical time. And oh man, a wheel of parm!? Heaven!

  2. i love that blackberry photo.
    and a parmesan wheel? that WOULD be your favorite part... (mine too).

  3. ps -

    " I'm absolutely terrible with changes, I want to hold onto every stage in life and need someone to gently tell me that what is ahead could be even better. "

    i think we might be the same person.

  4. Wowza! What an absolutely beautiful wedding!

    It is exactly how I imagine mine to be - in fact, I have even come across that same villa in my venue search!

    Congratulations to the couple - the bride looks gorgeous! :) xx

  5. WOW - um that wedding looked amazing! Love me some Parm too....yummy! You guys are such a cute couple...
    xoxo from Houston

  6. I love how creative the table decor was. Butterflies on the glasses? So simple, yet so beautiful!

  7. Wow!! What a gorgeous wedding! She was beautiful! That is my dream dress... Lace is so classy and elegant! :) looked perfect

  8. you and i are really so much alike. I almost didnt come to mom was having to tell me "its just a year, it will go by so fast"

    and now look...

    and that wedding...uuuggggh...i may need to re-think my W2 location idea.

  9. SO beautiful! I love every single detail! Especially those butterfly name plates!

  10. beautiful! i secretly love seeing a bride with short hair, it seems rare! :)

  11. The location for this wedding is pure perfection! If money wasn't a fact I would die for an Italian destination wedding. What a dream!!!

  12. glad you deal with change the same way I do!! I'm terrible sometimes!! But a few weeks of crying-than I'm good ;)
    Lake Como looks stunning!

  13. I was there last February! The place is amazing. Great pictures... the bride's dress is so gorgeous! x

  14. wow wow wow!!!! sooo amazingly beautiful! your photography is gorgeous - SURE you don't want to shoot weddings professionally?! :)

    Now I need to add Lake Como to our ever-growing travel list! Eek!

  15. That really does look like the absolute perfect wedding...that shot of the cliffside is absolutely stunning, like a fairy tale! And how cute were you two??? LOVE the red and turquoise combo, girl!

  16. These photos are AMAZING! I'd love an Italian wedding- so beautiful. You guys look great, too!

  17. That is one seriously gorgeous wedding!!

  18. so amazing! i was in lake como over the summer and could NOT get over how beautiful it is.

  19. Wow, your pictures are gorgeous! I honestly feel like I was there. I love how you captured a lot of the little details of the decorations!

  20. what a gorgeous wedding and stunning bride!! truly amazing!


  21. K first of all I have to tell you that I am in LOVE with your blog layout. The colors are just, ahh perfect!
    Second of all, that dress is a-mazing. The lace adds such a gorgeous touch. Such a cute couple.

  22. what a beautiful wedding ... her dress was absolutely stunning ... absolute perfection!

  23. Wow, your friend just made the most beautiful bride! I wouldve been tearing up the whole time!

  24. amazingly gorgeous photos! and you and jb make quite the stunning couple :)

  25. Looks like such a beautiful wedding! How fun to be a guest at a wedding at Lake Como!!

  26. what an amazingly beautiful wedding in a gorgeous location! lake como is so romantic! love the pictures, and that bright program is so unique!

  27. incredible!!! such a wonderful wedding and the pictures are lovely! the location at the lake of como is glorious! hope you are doing well, when are you moving??? xox I am back from vacation and I LOVED croatia!!!! :)

  28. Those pictures were just breath-taking! Wow! Seemed like it was a beautiful wedding! Best wishes to your friends!

  29. WOOOOOOW. Dream wedding. Right there.

  30. That honestly is THEE most gorgeous beautiful wedding I have ever seen. Amazing.

    and you two. gorgeous and beautiful as well.

  31. Aw wow gorgeous!! <3

    M x

  32. This is so, so beautiful. I would die to have a wedding like this!!

  33. Wow, those photos are gorgeous. Your blog give me a serious feeling of wanderlust everytime I read. Keep it up!


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