When you get approached by a couple via your website with regards to filming their wedding in Lake Como, it really is an absolute ‘no brainer’ decision!
This was the case for our wonderful couple, Belle and James, who got in touch with us last year about providing our wedding videography services for their super special wedding day.
If you haven’t been to Lake Como, it really is a location that should be on your bucket list. There aren’t many times when you visit a place and your breath is taken away, but this was certainly the case for when we first arrived in Bellagio in order to scout out this wonderful location. It was amazing to travel between the different, beautiful, rustic towns by ferry and view all the stunning gardens, Villas and viewpoints. Not to mention experiencing the beautiful (yet slightly expensive!) local cuisine.
On the wedding day itself, it was lovely to arrive at the venue, Villa Regina Teodolinda, which sat right on the edge of the Lake surrounded by beautiful mountains. First up in the schedule was to film the Chinese Tea Ceremony between Belle, James and their parents and relatives. This was the second time in which we have been lucky enough to film this unique event and it’s fantastic to see and film different cultures and traditions as part of our wedding videography. It was an especially beautiful moment when James saw Belle for the first time in her traditional Chinese wedding attire.
We then moved on to a first for us as part of our wedding films. We were asked by Belle and James to film a ‘first look’, which is where the couple has a sneak peak of each other before their wedding ceremony. We’ve wanted to film one of these for a while and it was such a beautiful and personal moment for them both. Certainly very emotional!
The ceremony was one of the absolute highlights of the day. Not only was it’s backdrop absolutely stunning, James and Belle had written their own individual vows, which made for a beautiful narrative to run across their wedding film. It was easy to see just how much these two were in love and their promises to each other were really beautiful and sincere.
To cap off a wonderful day, Belle and James treated us and their guests to a gorgeous sparkler moment, which always looks fantastic on film! Sparklers are a great way to make your guests still feel involved towards the end of the evening and of course everybody loves a good sparkler!
Take a look at their beautiful wedding film below and if you’re planning your very own destination wedding and you’re considering a wedding film, please do get in touch!