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Today on the blog I’m featuring a stunning destination wedding! Ruby and Greg tied the knot last August at the beautiful Lake Como in Italy. I was delighted to work closely with the couple to provide the personalised stationery from the save the dates to on the day stationery items and signage. What I loved the most about this wedding day was the couple planned everything in secret which created so much excitement on the day.

It’s not often a bride and her bridal party arrive to the ceremony by boat either! Guests were all transported by boat from the ceremony to the reception too. Lake Como properties are stunning and the couple worked with wedding planner I Do in Lake Como to create a sophisticated monochrome wedding style. Florist Barbara Botta provided elegant white roses, flowers with dark green stems and greenery for a classic and romantic look around the venue.

The bride and groom stand at the altar at an outdoor wedding ceremony in front of Lake Como

Wedding Breakfast Set Up

An alfresco wedding breakfast was set up with crisp white linen, wedding florals and greenery, fairy lights and candles, all to the backdrop of the gorgeous Lake Como surroundings.

Wedding breakfast set up outside with a table, chairs, white linen, white roses and greenery and candles

Each guest place name was hand calligraphered in white on black card and cut into a circle for a contemporary look. Ruby and Greg chose to not have wedding favours and each table had a donation made to a different charity. The details of which I added to the guest place name.

A guest place setting with hand drawn calligraphy in white on a circular black card and details of the charity donation

Wedding Signage

I love personalising signage for on the wedding day. The couple chose a ‘time to party’ sign which I hand calligraphered in white on perspex, with a hand painted black watercolour background.

A time to party sign with white calligraphy on a black watercolour background, placed on a wooden easel in front of Lake Como

The table plan kept the cohesive monochrome style with touches of hand drawn calligraphy and was beautifully adorned with elegant white roses and greenery. So gorgeous!

Wedding table plan with white text and calligraphy on a black watercolour background, styled with lots of white roses and greenery

To help guests cope with the heat of an Italian summer wedding the couple requested personalised fans which also had the order of service for the day for guests. I created a bespoke monogram of the couple’s initials and used black calligraphy on white paper for the monochrome colour palette.

Wedding fans which include the order of service details in black text and calligraphy on white card

Wedding Couple Styling

Bride Ruby looked incredible in her detailed bridal gown from the Marchesa for Pronovias collection. Accompanied with a veil also from Pronovias and Jimmy Choo shoes. Her hair was styled in an elegant low bun with a hair accessory from Liberty in Love. The bridesmaids all wore black to accompany the monochrome styling of the day. Groom Greg wore a jacket, shirt, trousers and bow tie all from Suit Supply.

The bride and groom kiss with their arms around each other in a romantic spot in front of Lake Como

Thank you Ruby and Greg for letting me be a part of your stunning wedding day. I loved working on their gorgeous Italian wedding and wish the couple all the best for the future. Here’s a couple more photos from their amazing destination wedding day….

The bride and groom on a boat on Lake Como. The bride holds her veil to shelter her face.

The bride and groom on a boat travelling to the wedding reception with beautiful views of Lake Como.

Personalised Wedding Stationery

Are you interested in wedding stationery personalised with calligraphy? I have a

curated collection of designs on my website which can all be customised to your colour palette which is a great starting point, or if you’re looking for more inspiration then have a browse through my Instagram account. Please get in touch me here with any questions.


Photographer: Sandra at Divine Day Photography

Planner/Stylist: I Do in Lake Como

Flowers: Barbara Botta

Ceremony Venue: Villa Del Balbianello

Reception Venue: Aura Del Lago

Hair Accessory: Liberty in love

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Groom Suit: Suit Supply

Bridesmaids: Birdy Grey

Cake and Catering: Class Eventi

Rings: Tiffany

Hair Stylist: Ruby B

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