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Same sex elopement inspiration at Lake Como

May 30, 2017
Wedding in Lake Como, Italy

With a black wedding dress + moody Lake Como setting, nothing about these elopement photos Elisabetta of Lilly Red Photography sent our way is conventional—yet they still encapsulate traditions that channel a beautiful Italian wedding. Teaming up with Benevent Planner, the crew was all about celebrating Italy’s move last year to recognize same sex unions (cue cheers!) with a stunning combo of the modern and traditional. Take a peek!

Same sex wedding ideas Watercolor wedding invitations

A little bold color goes a long way, doesn’t it? These watercolor invites were actually done on fabric with the envelope liner being a map of Como.

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The ceremony was located in Onno, a small lakeside town where the mountains in the background create the perfect frame. This setting on the beach, where two women could venture to celebrate their true selves. Our backdrop for ceremony was an old, vintage door with the intricate colored glass, long since removed from an Italian cathedral.

Wedding in Lake Como, Italy Same sex wedding ideas Black wedding dress The Mrs Box rings

They chose handmade jewelry from My Golden Age paired with The Mrs Box for added romance.

Dessert table Yarn table runner

Como has a long, rich history of fine silks and fabrics. In the olden days, there were many mills, filanda as they are called in Italian, where the fine fabrics were spun. Few remain nowadays but their legacy and presence still exists. Our session incorporated the history of fabrics of the region and we used that to play into our theme of ethereal winter elopement surrounded by cotton, wools, and silks.

Romantic tablescape Calligraphy menu Greenery installation Romantic centerpiece Yarn table runner Dessert table Wedding dessert

This pavlova style wedding cake is one for the books, too.

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See more from this elopement shoot by flipping through our gallery below:

And can we talk about what a perfect pair those two wedding gowns are? Find them + all the other talents involved in this inspiration in our credits:

Photography: Lilly Red Photography / Location: Lake Como, Italy / Planning: Benevent Planner / Florist: Cip Garden / Ceremony: Ludovina Matteazzi / Makeup: Isha Makeup / Dessert Table: Dolce Incantati / Yarn: Cucirini Tre Stelle / Porcelain: Giove Lab / White Wedding Gown: Yoliah Spose / Black Wedding Gown: Ela Siromascenko / Jewelry: My Golden Age / Ring Box: The Mrs Box