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Engagement Planning

The fact that we have been photographing and marriage proposals for years has led us to really get to know the Lake Como area and all the incredible resources it offers. From the most visible ones, such as the famous and glamour Italian villas and locations, to the less known but no less incredible corners. Lake Como is also history, which over the centuries has shaped this area making it unique and increasingly trendy. After years we have therefore acquired the ability to help our couples organize their unforgettable wedding proposal on Lake Como. What are our strengths? Why should you rely on us in planning this so personal and therefore so important event?

  • Time efficiency: When you are familiar with the locations on Lake Como, you will be able to plan your route and schedule your shoot more efficiently. This means that you will be able to make the most of your time and capture more photos in a shorter amount of time.
  • Maximizing the locations: When you know the locations well, you will be able to identify the best spots for your photos based on the time of day and lighting conditions. This will allow you to capture the full potential of each location, and ensure that you get the most beautiful and memorable photos possible.
  • Safety concerns: Some of the locations on Lake Como may have uneven terrain or other hazards that you need to be aware of in order to avoid accidents or injuries during your photoshoot. By being familiar with the locations, you can plan your route and avoid any potential hazards.
  • Creativity and uniqueness: By knowing the locations on Lake Como very well, you can identify unique and creative angles or perspectives that will make your photos stand out. This can add a special touch to your photos and make them even more memorable and beautiful.

In summary, knowing the locations on Lake Como very well is crucial for a successful and enjoyable engagement photoshoot. It allows you to plan your trip, maximize the locations, ensure safety, and capture unique and beautiful images that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Now that we’ve told you why you should trust us, it’s time to give you an idea of how we could organize this event together.

First of all, contact us! Give us a general idea of what you have in mind, an indicative or precise date if you have already chosen it, a place you have in your heart or the one you have always dreamed of. You can also totally rely on our suggestions… very often our couples live far away and have never been to Lake Como. For this reason, our experience and expertise will guide you towards the right choice. We offer packages that include only photographs (the moment of the proposal + couple shooting) for one or more hours. And packages instead that add a short professional and edited video that tells the moment of the proposal and the dream you will live immediately after with feeling and art.

We suggest the most fashionable and popular locations, the most romantic ones and always the ones best suited to your budget, schedule, light and personal taste needs. As we said, it is not always necessary to rely on a specific location: even one of the very romantic villages on Lake Como can act as an incredible setting for your wedding proposal! Have you always dreamed of making your surprise marriage proposal on a romantic private wooden Venetian taxi boat on Lake Como?

This dream can come true! We will help you find the right boat company, we will define together the best time for the light and also the best background for your unforgettable moment. And then a toast on board with a bottle of Prosecco, why not? And the tour continues. We may also stop at a couple of strategic points on the lake for some wonderful photos in uncrowded places. In short, a thousand possibilities for an unforgettable event. As we said, Villas on Lake Como are wonderful and perfect locations for a marriage proposal. Some of these villas are private, others are owned by the Italian State, still others by foundations such as the FAI.

However, all of them ask for a specific entrance ticket for a professional photo shoot in their gardens/property. The cost of this entry fee depends on the Villa, if you would like to reserve dedicated corners or even if you want to reserve the entire villa. Don’t worry: even if you make your proposal during the opening hours of one of these villas, we will be able to advise you on the best and least crowded spot. The result is always, always guaranteed!

And what about few suggestions?

Now that we have left you some information and clarified, hopefully, some ideas, what are you waiting for? Contact us and let’s start planning your surprise proposal together!

Villa del Balbianello

Has it become a cliché? We don’t think so. Too beautiful not to be one of the most romantic and chic location where to propose non Lake Como! Villa del Balbianello is a stunning villa located on the western shore of Lake Como in Italy and it has become a popular destination for engagement photoshoots due to its beautiful scenery and breathtaking views. The villa is surrounded by lush greenery and overlooks the crystal clear waters of Lake Como. Its stunning gardens and terraces offer a variety of potential incredible and unique spots for your photos. From the panoramic terrace with its sweeping views of the lake and a very big and scenographic old tree to the romantic Loggia Durini. From the picturesque pier to the Star Wars terrace, there are endless possibilities for capturing your love story. It’s important to note that the light at Villa del Balbianello can vary greatly throughout the day, and this can have a significant impact on the look and feel of your photos. The golden hour, which is the hour before sunset, is a particularly magical time to take photos at the villa. During this time, the light is soft and warm, creating a beautiful, romantic glow that will make your photos truly magical.

Villa Monastero

Villa Monastero in Varenna is a picturesque and refined location that is perfect for a couple photoshoot in Lake Como. Situated in one of the most charming village of the Lake, Varenna, the villa offers breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains. The villa dates back to the 12th century when it was a Cistercian convent, and it has been restored and maintained over the years to preserve its original architecture and elegance. The villa’s interior is decorated with frescoes, paintings, and antique furnishings. The outdoor gardens are filled with beautiful flowers and lush greenery. It is not possible to shoot inside the Villa but believe us, the gardens are spectacular. There is also a small Loggia that you can reserve for your private proposal there. Or go for many other spots that we would suggest to make the surprise even more unexpected. The atmosphere is truly romantic, very classy and chic. We are in love with it, it is an ideal location for engagement, wedding, or couple photoshoots, as the gardens and lakefront setting offer many opportunities for intimate and romantic shots.

Villa Melzi

Bellagio is probably the most popular village of Lake Como. However, not everyone knows Villa Melzi, a stunning location that is perfect for a surprise wedding proposal. The villa’s gardens are extensive, and there are many secluded spots that are perfect for your purpose and even if you can’t reserve a corner during opening hours or the entire Villa, we always found the way to have a clear spot where our couple could live their unique moment. The gardens are well maintained and the views spectacular. It is a peaceful and romantic setting that is ideal for a couple photoshoot. The villa itself is a historic building that dates back to the early 19th century and its architecture and decor provide a classic and elegant backdrop. There is a large white stone stair that worth the visit and is a fantastic setting for the photos. Like the fountain between the main building and the Lake. Villa Melzi is very close to Bellagio, 10 minutes walking from the center of the village and it is absolutely recommended!