Published on Style Me Pretty
From the editors: Don’t get us wrong – we’ll always have a soft spot for classic blush and green weddings. But there’s truly nothing we love more than when a bride isn’t afraid to be brave with color! With the help of their planner, Rachel Birthistle, and their floral designer, Tulipina.
This gorgeous couple embraced the lively hues found in Villa Pizzo’s enchanting gardens. Allowing them to inspire a truly one of a kind color palette. Bright pops of pink and sandy yellows danced from their lakeside ceremony to the tented reception. All captured flawlessly by Sotiris Tsakanikas! Don’t miss the full gallery for more Lake Como wedding magic.
From the wedding Planner :
Tessa & Hayden already had a special connection with the place. There was no real sales effort needed, it was already a done deal, we just had to identify the right venue. That was a love at first sight scenario when they strolled the grounds of Villa Pizzo. This particular villa is in a stunning position on the edge of Cernobbio, next door to the iconic Villa D’este hotel.
The garden of Villa Pizzo is one of the longest gardens lakeside and has paths that meander for some 10kms, containing both and Italian garden and English garden, this aesthetic diversity makes it the perfect venue as it creates natural reveals for the guests. The bride and groom were ideal clients in so many ways, they had a clear vision as to how they wanted their wedding to flow and feel.
The bride loved colour and was very open to our design ideas and guidance. The colour palette Kiana (Tulipina) and I suggested was initially influenced by both the villa and the bride, the villa itself is a mix of wonderful chalky tones of peach, earthy pink and sandy yellows, the garden is full of the most beautiful roses in similar tones, we took these base colours to a slightly fuller level and the bride wanted to have a warm yellow accent as she had a sentimental connection with the colour.
Without wanting to be too directional the bride was clear that she didn’t want too much greenery. She liked the structure and shape that was feasible with compositions that were predominantly made up of flowers. This was Kianas idea of heaven, she created the most beautiful compositions. For the ceremony area the combination of the palette and the definition of the spaces created by the compositions enhanced rather than distracted from the spectacular view.
The cocktail area was held in the Italian garden. We furnished it with a mix of elegant rattan lounges with warm pastel velvet fabrics. Flowers were minimal as the space is already intriguing. The main focus in this area was the seating plan which were beautifully designed name tags by Letterink, that hung from a large tree. The weather had been a little unpredictable. And the original plan was to be totally al fresco we needed the insurance cover of the tent structure in the courtyard. The dinner tables we kept simple and elegant, crisp chalk white linens with a strong dark peach accents both in the compositions. And on the Oscar De la Renta plates, with warm golds and brass elements from the cutlery and the vases and not forgetting the sentimental yellow.
The weather had been a little unpredictable . The original plan was to be totally al fresco we needed the insurance cover of the tent structure in the courtyard. The dinner tables we kept simple and elegant. Crisp chalk white linens with a strong dark peach accents both in the compositions. On the Oscar De la Renta plates, with warm golds and brass elements from the cutlery and the vases and not forgetting the sentimental yellow.
planning: Lake Como Weddings
filming: Marco Abba