Como lake, Cernobbio real wedding • Photo-story of Fariba and Fredrik wedding day
Getting married in Italy is a dream come true for many engaged couples who have traveled in the most beautiful, historic and romantic of Italy, the Colosseum in Rome at the Lagoon in Venice, from the Temple of Segesta in Sicily to Lake Como in Lombardy, the Amalfi Coast in Campania in Taormina in Sicily.
Fariba and Fredrik for their wedding have chosen Lake Como in the beautiful location of Villa Pizzo with European and Persian wedding ceremony in the historic Darsena and wedding reception in the garden.
Their story ...
We met in the wonderful city of London, where Fredrik had just moved to from Sweden for a new job, and where Fariba has been living for the last 16 years.
Our first date was at National Gallery followed by a walk along the embankment for a late lunch at Tate Modern. There and then we knew we knew that there was a sparkele sparkle between us, and from then onwards our story began,
We have been travelling together to Como many times since Fariba is at textile designer and her products are produced in the Como region. We both fell in love with the atmosphere around the lake and the stunning beauty of its nature and all the kind people we met along the way.
After a visit to the beautiful Villa D’Este we jokingly said to each other what a wonderful location to get married. And when we got engaged in Paris and started to think of a venue for our wedding our thoughts went straight back to Como Lake. We research a number of locations around the lake but we both fell in love with Villa Pizzo. Its location and its beautiful gardens made it our first choice.
Fariba is Persian and Fredrik is Swedish, and we wanted to have a wedding that combined the two cultures. The Persian ceremony is called “ Sofreh Aghd “ which is a traditional wedding ceremony spread where legal marriage and ceremonial traditions are exchanged. This Persian traditional ceremony has been practiced for thousands of years. It is a cultural ceremony that derives its routes from Zarathustrians and it is practiced regardless of faith. There are many symbolic items in which make up the Sofreh Aghd, all in which represent
elements of the couple’s new happy life and marriage together.
We married in front of our families and our great friends in such a wonderful and memorable location. We needed to ensure we had a photographer who could capture our special moments. We searched online to find someone local but did not find anyone we could say we liked their pictures enough. Quite accidentally we saw Nino Lombardy’s website, we immediately loved they way he had captured the moments, it felt there was so much captured is every single of his pictures. We contacted him and he was so professional and reassuring. We knew immediately we were in safe hands.