Villa Geno -
Como LAke

Villa Geno – Como: The old goes magic

Alyssa and Will chose to be married on Lake Como (at Villa Geno) because of its beauty, serenity, and classic elegance. They had visited Lake Como as a couple in the past and were excited to share one of their favorite travel destinations with friends and family. The couple spent the week leading up to the wedding exploring the many towns on the lake and had their welcome dinner for their guests in Cernobbio.

Alyssa and Will started their wedding day with a private boat tour to Villa Balbianello for photos. They then had their ceremony and reception at Villa Geno in Como. Villa Geno is a beautiful 18th century villa with luscious gardens, stunning views of the lake, and the famous Como fountain.


A pizza cart, gelato bar, specialty drinks, and a three course meal kept their friends and family happy all night. Music and dancing lasted late into the night under the light of outdoor chandeliers. It was a perfect night of Italian romance!

The service they chose for their wedding was a mix of a documentary style and an editorial style. Photographing a real wedding is very different from creating a shoot for a magazine, considering that the average duration of a wedding is 10 hours. For this reason, it’s challenging to tell the story solely in an editorial way; it would require the couple to maintain concentration and poses for many hours!

In my opinion, Alyssa and Will have chosen the right compromise by dedicating a few hours to a photo shoot in a beautiful location (Villa del Balbianello) and then enjoying the party in a carefree manner, getting captured in a spontaneous and natural way.

Often, my couples (especially men) are afraid of having to spend a lot of time posing. In reality, I always try to place them in the right lighting context and involve them in mini sessions of 15 minutes. This way, there’s always time to enjoy the various phases of the celebration, and the complete service feels light.


Wedding Photograper Alessandro Colle and Serena Rossi

Venue: Villa Geno

Second Location: Villa Balbianello

Catering: Sunlake Catering

Florist: Barbara Botta Fiori/ Barbara Botta Best Day Ever

Boat: Como Classic Boats

Music: Blunotte Eventi

Speciality Lighting: Blunotte Eventi

Hair: Merita – Lake Como Bridal Beauty

Makeup: Noemi Pescialli – Makeup Artist

Dress: Sophia Tolli

Suits: Indochino