Lake Maggiore wedding photographer // Kelly and Mark

Here you can find out the full photographic story about Kelly and Mark wedding on Lake Maggiore, Italy.

Kelly and Mark from the UK got married on Lake Maggiore, in Italy, with a Catholic ceremony on Borromeo Islands and reception at Villa Rusconi just by the shores!
A lovely sun and the beautiful surround of the lake made a perfect day to get married.

Kelly and Mark are such a beautiful couple: Mark from London and Kelly from Manchester decided to get married in Italy because they were here for a holiday when Mark made his proposal.
They met each other, in the same hotel as the proposal one, eight years before, for a business conference, as they worked for the same company.

Getting ready

Kelly and Mark got ready in Stresa at Regina Palace (of course in two different rooms!), one of the best hotel overlooking Lake Maggiore.
Kelly decided to do her make up and hairdressing by herself, as she works for a cosmetics company and she also made all bridesmaids make up, well done Kelly!!!

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In the meantime Mark met his boys at the hotel bar for a couple of drinks and some photos.groom looking at the watch groom and best man groom last touches guests leaving the hotel

Mark and guests went to Isola Bella by a motorboat and, waiting in the church, Mark was very excited.
When everybody were in the church another boat brought Kelly and her ladies from the hotel to the island. groom and groomsmen by the lakebride is leaving the hotel the bride with her family leaving the hotelbride at Stresa bride is boarding the boat flower girl on boat

Wedding ceremony at Isola Bella

Isola Bella is one of the Borromeo Islands of Lake Maggiore in north Italy. It was a fishing village until 1632 when Carlo III from Borromeo’s began to build a palace dedicated to his wife, Isabella, from whom the island takes name.Isola Bella bride is reaching churchflowers in the church

Mark was a little bit nervous but excited and when Kelly arrived, walking the aisle, was absolute stunning.
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A talented soloist violinist accompanied the ceremony, that was very touching. Catholic ceremony in the church bride and groom lighting candels wedding vows exchanging wedding rings groom is happy during the ceremony

After the ceremony all the guests threw petals to the newlyweds and also rice as a good luck wish, as Italian tradition says. petals for bride and groom

While bride and groom had some photos at the Island, the guests boarded on boat for a tour on the lake. The amazing view of the mountains and the charming villages from the lake is a must to see if you are planning to visit Lake Maggiore! bride and groom at Isola Bella Bride and groom at Lake maggiore

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We divided the photo shooting with Mark and Kelly in three sessions, in order not to bother them. We are happy to let the newlyweds to stay with their guests and enjoy the wedding with family and friends.
First photo session was at the island after the ceremony, just 10 minutes.
Second session was during the aperitif: group shots with guests and some photo with bride and groom on their own at the Villa.
Third session, five minutes, when the lake become magic… just at the sunset!

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Kelly and Mark, with Andrea and Francesco photographers, after stunning photos went with a private boat to Villa Rusconi for the wedding reception. bride and groom on boat bride and groom are happy on boatislands Borromeo groom on boat bride and groom are reaching the villa by boat

Reception at the Villa by the lake

Reception was held at Villa Rusconi Clerici, it’s a beautiful Villa, reachable just by the lake with a private jetty for boat.
As a welcome was served prosecco for aperitif and yummy canapés to the guests and a very relaxed atmosphere on the grass let the people enjoy the breathtaking view of the lake by the shores. Villa Rusconi Clerici wedding at Villa RusconiGuests at villa Rusconi wedding guests child at the wedding relaxed aperitif at villa Rusconi wedding guestschild on the grass guest on the grass aperitif on the grass wedding aperitif on the grass

During the aperitif and the reception, an extraordinary duo from London played fine music: the singer was Nikitta Angus, one of the finalist of 3rd X Factor UK edition. bride is singingwedding at Lake maggiore beautiful bride bride and groom at the sunset on lake maggiore bride and groom at the golden hour very romantic bride and groombride's shoesthe bride in italy beautiful bride by the lake maggiore stunning bride in Italy wedding at lake maggiorelake maggiore wedding photographer groom's details stunning groom in Italy wedding bouquet bride's detailslake maggiore wedding photographer

Under the pavillon was served the delicious dinner, after touching and hilarious speeches.
The tableau de mariage was created on a vintage window and the tables was decorated with glass vases, with pink and white flowers. tableau de mariage details tableau de mariage wedding details polaroid photoswedding table wedding table detail paper goods wedding details at the reception paper goodflowers at the wedding table wedding table details flowers on the table

Once again everything was perfect!
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After dinner, the newlyweds cut the wedding cake and they had the first dance opening the dance floor.
At about 11 pm, floating lanterns were released on the lake with wishes by all the guests.
And then the party started with a dj set in the villa’s cellar with an open bar and a lot of fun! wedding cakeLake Maggiore sunset wedding first dance guest laughing guests dancing grandmother dancing at the weddingbride's mombride and groom dancing bride throws the bouquet guest reachs the bouquet next wedding couplewedding at villa Rusconi Clerici dj set at the wedding groom is dancing wedding party flower girl dancinglantern floating lanterns at lake maggiore Villa Rusconi by night beautiful sunset at the wedding on lake Maggiore Lake Maggiore wedding photographer

Thanks a lot Kelly and Mark to have chosen Independent Pictures! It was such a pleasure being your Lake Maggiore wedding photographer!