We love shooting Italian wedding photography especially when it is at Lake Como, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Which was the setting for Xana and Robbies’ beautiful Italian wedding. They chose Villa Regina Teodolinda for their wedding reception. A venue they confessed to falling in love with the second they saw it. And it’s no wonder. It’s epic. Take a look at our images!
On the day we caught up with Xana who was on good form and getting ready with her bridesmaids, sisters, mum and Robbie’s step mum all on hand. They were all in infectiously high spirits.
Xana looked stunning in a simple satin A line dress with a cathedral length veil that had some intricate Italian lace detail on it. Robbie wore a timeless black tuxedo with a suede jacket.
We loved the theme of the wedding, it was simple, elegant and pared back. With bridesmaids in white, groomsmen in black, natural greenery for decoration and simple lighting. This was important to Xana and Robbie as they wanted the lake and the location to be the focus of the
day. It was a clever choice and it worked so well.
Transport to UK weddings came be a bit samey so it was fantastic to see Xana and Robbie’s guests arrive by ferry. Xana got to walk to the ceremony (as she had been getting ready next door) and did so on the
arm of her father who then walked her down the aisle. We know this was one of the highlights of Xana’s day.
After a perfect ceremony, there was a drinks reception. Take a look at the epic prosecco tower (don’t try this at home!) Now this is the part where we mention little touches, we loved the rose petals on the swimming pool and the foliage on the tables. These were arranged by Xana and Robbie’s
wedding planners Wiskow and White. Catering on the day was done by the talented people at Sunlake Catering who provided Xana, Robbie and their guests one of the best meals they had ever eaten (their words exactly!) How’s that for a review! After which there were some fun and very well received speeches.
Xana and Robbie had a traditional Italian Millefoglie wedding cake. Take a look, how yummy does that look!
Evening entertainment was provided by talented singer Lucie Evans whose amazing voice and clever choice of songs saw that the dancefloor was packed in no time.
We loved working with Xana and Robbie. They’re wedding was gorgeous and fun on an epic scale. Italian wedding photography bookings don’t get better than this one. Thanks guys for having us there. We hope our images will help you relive your wedding day again and again for many years to come.
Here’s what Xana and Robbie had to say about working with us…
Miki Studios are all we could have wanted and more. They were friendly, knowledgeable and so professional. They were creative, original and inspired. They made our whole experience of wedding photography so enjoyable. Miki and Ash flew out to our wedding 2 days in advance to ensure they were there in time and knew the best timing and areas for lighting. They drove the circumference of the lake to find the best pre-wedding shoot spot for us. They made us feel at ease the whole time and we had the best time and great fun. This is an additional part of our wedding that we will always look back on so fondly and also have the most amazing photos in addition to the wedding day!
Miki and Ash became friends, and most of our friends and family thought they were guests at the wedding or we had known them for years. Despite this, I don’t think there was a moment they didn’t have their cameras in hand! They worked so hard. We are so happy we found Mick and Ash, our wedding would not have been the same without them.
Planning and styling:
Brides Dress Shop: Elizabeth Louise Bridal, Cheshire www.elizabethlouisebridal.com
Grooms Suit: Gieves and Hawkes, Chester. www.gievesandhawkes.com
Bridesmaids Dresses: Lipsy
Groomsmen Suits: Marks and Spencers www.marksandspencer.com
Guests Transport: Boat Services Como www.boatservices.it
Wedding Planners and Styling : Wiskow and White www.wiskowandwhite.com
Catering: Sunlake Caterers