amazing wedding photoshoot como lake

Melissa and Carlo hungrily chase a higher existence of beauty and happiness, untrodden paths, and depth of experience. They surround themselves with interesting people who make interesting things happen. When they want something, they find a way to get it, in the most creative, imaginative ways: especially their wedding.
Rehearsal dinner and welcome party at Villa del Balbianello with a colourful masquerade ball.
Getting ready and initial photo shoot at Grand Hotel Villa D’Este, wedding ceremony and wedding party at Villa Pizzo. All the three main wedding locations of Lake Como in one event.

The stage of the wedding day was at Villa Pizzo, and it was a magical, fast-paced fantasy world of love and constant entertainment. For Melissa and Carlo, it would not have been enough simply to have a classic, beautiful wedding at Villa Pizzo, one of the world’s most picturesque locations. Melissa and Carlo love to delight one another, and their friends, so this already epic celebration was elevated at every turn by surprises, performances and a level of revelry we had never seen before.

Welcome party: Villa del Balbianello – Tramezzina – Lake Como
Getting ready location: Grand Hotel Villa d’Este – Cernobbio – Lake Como
Ceremony location – Villa Pizzo – Cernobbio – Lake Como
Videomaker: AG Studio Videography – Milano
Performing: Blunotte Eventi – Chiasso (CH)
Boat Service: Menaggio Water Limousine – Menaggio – CO
Wedding planner: Elena Pensini – Como

True love stories
never have endings.

Oscar Wilde

Melissa arrived by boat at Villa Pizzo, with her faithful Samoyed fur-child, Mishka, by her side. The ceremony was emotional and intense, with tears and happiness beyond measure. One after another, surprises exploded onto the scene, keeping everyone in awe and disbelief.

Melissa surprised Carlo by bringing in Italy’s most famous chef, Carlo Cracco, to cook his favourite dish on the dance floor. Melissa and Carlo surprised his parents by bringing in famous opera singers. Melissa surprised Carlo with fireworks. Carlo surprised Melissa with a glowing woman suspended over the lake between two boats who seemed to float beneath a giant moon.

The next day, at the lakeside brunch at yet another unbelievable villa, there was a feeling of, “Did all of that really happen?” And yet, it was still happening, with more champagne, a tiger’s head, a DJ in a flowing robe, and beautiful people dancing in front of the sunset.

Melissa and Carlo dreamed up their own paradise, preparing a perfect wedding on Lake Como, and if they want it to be the most beautiful, exhilarating experience they could ever imagine, then that is the life they get to have.

PS: after a few from their wedding, Melissa and Carlo wrote to us: “We are so grateful for you! We love these photos! Will cherish them for the rest of our life. You really did capture all the emotions! They brought us right back to the best 4 days of our lives! Love love love you!
Melissa and Carlo”

Amazing wedding on Lake Como - photo gallery

A short note about the wedding photographer:
Cristiano Ostinelli, Sony Global Imaging Ambassador [more info], grew up in the field of photo reportage since 1995, making a name for himself in several international competitions.
He is active in wedding photography: he photographed prestigious weddings all over the world – Italy, Greece, Spain, Austria, France, England, United States, Russia, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and United Arab Emirates, always with his spontaneous and extremely refined style. He’s a member of WPJA Wedding Photojournalist Association, ISPWP, Fearless Photographers and WPS.
Cristiano Ostinelli was nominated PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Wedding Photojournalist Association, and in 2018 the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers considers him the top wedding photographer in the world [more info].