Lake Como / Italy Elopement

I barely find words to describe this Elopement, full of beauty, romantic and the elegant atmosphere of Italy!

The day already started like a dream. We woke up in Villa Regina Teodolinda, the first morning light was shining through the window and Lake Como showed us all the beauty he has to offer.

We used this special magic of the morning for a bridal boudoir session with Anastasia. In the meantime the groom Andrea arrived with the boat at the villa. Their first look remindes me of a scene from Romeo and Juliette. Just her smile is way more carefree and you can see the thrill of anticipation sparkling in Anastacias eyes. But how could they be anything than excited for their Elopement at Lake Como in Italy.

The talented Christine Cater created a ceremony setting, wich was literally a dream out of flowers and pampers grass! But the bridal bouquet was even more beautiful. Wearing a golden gown from Emily Riggs Anastasia looked like a real life goddess, no surprise Andrea couldn´t take his eyes from her. Right by the lake, with the beautiful Italian mountains in the background they celebrated their lovestory.

A magical elopement like this, is what happens, if you put together the most creative people you can think of, let them be inspired by the beautiful nature, the pretty paintings, the watercolor backgrounds of Villa Regina Teodolinda, and the special charm of the old Italian streets. And let the magic happen.

Photography: Victoria Rüf (me) -

Planning: Elisabetta Lilly Red –

Planning and Florals: Christine Cater –

Planning: Jen and Jason –

Planning: Leila Lewis –

Wedding Gown: Emily Riggs

Groom Suit: Linneo Archivable Clothing 

Brides Shoes: Harriet Wilde

Bride shoes boutique: The blushing bird

Jewelry: Fourtane

Bride and Groom’s travel bag: Bric’s Milano

Dessert Table: Pastiglie Leone 

Wedding Cake: Qualcosa di dolce

Stationary: Meghann Miniello

Venue: Villa Regina Teodolinda

Ribbons: Tono & Co

Creative Director: Raffaella Redaelli

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Wild Embrace  // Adventure Wedding & Elopement Photographer
Victoria Ruef & Fabian Willi // Bregenzerwald / Austria / Europe
Tel.: +43 664 2055606