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Kate and Tom’s Dream Lake Como Wedding

Back in 2018, Kate and Tom knew that they wanted to have their intimate rustic wedding in sunny Italy but didn’t really no where to start. From the green hills of Wales, they set about looking for their perfect Lake Como wedding venue.

It didn’t take us long to narrow down their search to one of Lake Como’s quaintest, most rustic and authetic wedding villas, Villa Regina Teodolinda in Laglio.

Villa Teodolinda Lake Como
Villa Teodolinda a stunning rustic Lake Como wedding venue
Villa Teodolinda Wedding venue como
Villa Teodolinda is right on the banks of Lake Como with view across the lake and mountains beyond


Kate got ready in the villa, spending time with her closest friends and family which is always a really special moment in the day when the excitement and nerves build.

Wedding at Villa Teodolinda, Como


The best part of getting ready at the venue? Peeking at the preparations and your arriving guests.

Bride at Villa Teodolinda Laglio

The venue was ready, the weather was wonderful, the guests had arrived, all that was left to do was…Get married!

Wedding Ceremony at Villa TeodolindaKate and Tom chose to have a civil wedding at Villa Regina Teodolinda which meant that it was legally binding both here in Italy and back home in Wales. It was a really touching ceremony in the warm early May sun…bliss!

A wedding in Lake Como would be no wedding in Lake Como or Italy without a wonderful aperitivo and the guests enjoyed plates of Italian meats, olives, cheeses, breads, fruits and fried nibbles not to mention chilled prosecco and Italian aperol spirtz…all to the romantic notes of a harp.

Aperitivo Villa Teodolinda

Wedding Aperitivo in Como

Aperitivo at Villa Teodolinda Lake Como Italy

Wedding music in Lake Como

And younger guests made sure the adults behaved! 

Behaving at Villa Teodolinda

But as any keen Italian foodie knows, the feast doesn’t stop there. As the guests entered the villa, they started with speeches followed by a wonderful Italian wedding breakfast in the rustic cosy comfort of Villa Regina Teodolinda.

VillaRegina Teodolinda wedding breakfast

Wedding speeches Lake Como
Wedding candles lake Como
Followed by a traditional Italian millefoglie wedding cake on the banks of Lake Como

Traditional Italian Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake Lake Como
Being May meant that the evening was long and the guests could enjoy much of the late evening sun, sunset and then the twinkling fairy lights in Villa Regina Teodolinda’s trees…a magical end to a magical Lake Como wedding

Wedding first dance Lake Como Italy


Wedding Kiss

Wedding Sparklers Como

Fairlights at Villa Regina Teodolinda


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