A few words..
To move and to be moved, to capture love and make it infinite. Crafting wedding images that bring out the natural beauty of his brides and grooms, Thanos Asfis embraces each wedding as a remarkable narrative. His wedding photography has garnered acclaim for its defined honesty, pitch-perfect aesthetics, and unfeigned connection to the present moment. His signature author knack for everything leading-edge has been influenced by heritage, fashion, and architecture, allowing him to infuse his photographs with a timeless style that catches real special seconds, sounds, ambiance and movement.
VILLA DEL' BALBIANELLO WEDDINGS
Lake Como weddings boast stunning settings, and yet stunning doesn’t even begin to describe the beauty you’re bound for when you plan on tying the knot in the gem that is Villa Del’ Balbianello. Comissioned for Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini at the end of the XVIII century, Villa del’ Balbianello stands on the tip of a steep promontory overlooking Lake Como, almost opposite the Bellagio. The panoramic terraced garden dominated by the elegant “loggia” with three arches rising on the highest point of the promontory are definitely the dreamiest place to have your Lake Como wedding ceremony, while some of the most exclusive wedding receptions in Como Lake will find their perfect setting at the magnificent gardens. Imagine having your Villa del’ Balbianello wedding celebration among tall sycamore trees interspresed with classical statues, while magnolias, azaleas, rhododentrons, and hydrangeas that dot the perfectly manicured scape.
Some of the most sophisticated brides and grooms, several celebrities and VIP’s among them have made Villa Del’ Balbianello their Lake Como wedding venue, and as much as it has been home to elite weddings, it also has served as the perfect bacdrop for Chanel, Dior, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar fashion shoots, and the actual setting for films such as James Bond Casino Royale and Star Wars.
Brides, grooms and guests get the full impact of Villa del’ Balbianello’s magnitude as all arrivals are by Riva boats and private yachts . Villa Balbianello boasts 360 degree lake views making it one of the most scenic wedding locations. A Villa Balbianello wedding would be nothing less than incredible.
Inside Villa del’ Balbianello Italy destination wedding couples will find a rich collection of Chinese, African and pre-Colombian art, precious English and French furniture of the 1700s and the small museum with documents and curios. Maps, travel tools, books, as well as precious and peculiar collections of ancient and primitive art objects, evoke the life and deeds of their owner: everything is still arranged according to his will, including the relics and souvenirs of his mountaineering exploits displayed in the fascinating Museum of Expeditions. FAI has been managing the Villa since 1988, preserving its spirit and taking care of its magnificent garden. Villa del Balbianello is one of the most sought-after places to organize a wedding, especially for sophisticated couples.
Villa del Balbianello hosted the most beautiful celebrity weddings on Como Lake in 2018 that of Deepika Padukone, also India’s highest-paid actress according to Forbes, and fellow Bollywood star Ranveer Singh, as well as weddings of VIPs and famous sports players.
Villa del’ Balbianello can host both civil and symbolic ceremonies. The most picturesque point of the Villa, perfect for Lake Como al-fresco wedding ceremonies and more intimate wedding groups, is the Loggia. Medium-sized- and larger wedding attendee list ceremonies can be accommodated in the garden area. For open-to the public weekdays, wedding ceremonies are held in the private area of the garden, while Loggia Segre can accommodate indoor weddings for up to 150 guests.