We can always count on an Italian wedding to bring the romance and this heavenly matched couple did just that. If you are looking for a delightful escape today, this old world charm Lake Como wedding is nothing short of one pretty, pretty affair. It's a day that is literally overflowing with heartwarming moments and smiling faces. A day that is all about l.o.v.e. and sharing that love with fabulous friends and family. Renowned photographer Christian Oth tells the beautiful story of this destination "I Do" and if the images don't instantly give you the Italian travel bug, we don't know what will.

Old World Charm Lake Como Wedding

Inspired by the idea of an overseas wedding, Melissa and Christopher selected the Villa del Balbianello to celebrate their September nuptials. Instantly falling in love with the venue's Old World feel and timelessness. Because the villa was so naturally beautiful, they decided to keep everything very elegant and simple with the help of event planner and designer Daughter of Design, Inc. along with Italian florist Figli dei Fiori. They recited their vows under a romantic ivy-covered loggia overlooking Lake Como, an idyllic lakeside setting. Melissa was radiant in a Monique Lhuillier gown with classic column lines embellished with beautiful floral embroidery and elegant rhinestone details. Cocktails were served in the garden and a candlelit dinner draped in neutral hues for 100 followed. And what better way to follow up a classic Italian destination wedding then with two weeks in Africa on a safari and exploring the beauty of the Seychelle Islands. Swoon-worthy romance with a fairytale ending!

Photographer: Christian Oth Studio Venue: Villa del Balbianello Cakes & Desserts: AFM Banqueting Event Planner and Design: Daughter of Design Tuxedo: Domenico Vacca Bridal Designer: Monique Lhullier