With Lake Como as a breathtaking backdrop, a tour of the lake on an old Italian Riva speedboat, and a ceremony at one of the locations from the James Bond film, Casino Royale, ‘epic’ is a word that springs to mind for this wedding. Yet, despite the epic locations, the wedding was a very intimate affair, with only the closest friends and family present. The whole day was charged with emotion and tears, and hopefully we’ve managed to capture both the intimate and beautiful love story of Kelly and Simon along with the epic scale of Lake Como, which in itself became a big character in their wedding story.
When making this film, we tried to keep in mind the fact that Kelly’s parents were unable to make the trip to Lake Como for the wedding, which reminded us that this film, along with the photographs, would be the only way that they can experience their daughter’s special day. And also, with Kelly & Simon’s daughter Jessica being so young, the thought of them showing her their wedding film when she’s older certainly helped to remind us of how much responsibility we have in capturing people’s memories, and why we do what we do.
It was great to get the chance to work with photographers Steve & Jana from A Little Box of Memories who have shot at Lake Como before and also to work alongside supreme wedding planner Sabina Domenici from Forever Amore Weddings, who was full of energy and always had a smile on her face as she worked tirelessly to look after not only the bride and groom but all of the guests and suppliers too. We were also treated to a perfect performance of the James Bond theme by the string quartet, Firenze Classica, who had flown up to Lake Como from Florence.
Soundtrack: ‘Leaving Earth’ – Jordan Critz
Music Licence: The Music Bed
Cinematographers: Thompson Granger Films
Planner – Sabina Domenici
Photography – A Little Box of Memories
String Quartet – Firenze Classica