Set on the shores of Lake Como in Tremezzo, Italy, Villa Sola Cabiati is an exquisite wedding venue for the lover of romance, art, architecture, and history. The villa was built in the 16th century and later redesigned in the 18th. With walls and ceilings adorned with frescoes, rooms decorated in luxury antiques, and windows and balconies looking out at the lake, the setting is a dream at every angle. Our wedding ceremony was set in the back garden with a bouquet lined aisle to echo the flower bordered stone steps above. The bride’s gown is a cloud-like creation by Demetrios, and the groom wore a classic black tuxedo. With formal portraits against the frescoed walls, the couple is quite literally stepping out of a painting. Paper goods by Shasta Bell Calligraphy fit the artful, old world style. For the reception, a long table in the upper salon was set with blush and cream flowers and cream and gold plate ware. Antique chairs at the table faced an amazing view of the lake from the balcony and windows. No Lake Como wedding is complete without a classic wooden boat ride around the lake to enjoy views of the Italian Alps and picturesque villages.