Inder and Taj’s Italian wedding was a multicultural event complete with an international guest list, gorgeous jewel toned décor, and a full weekend of activities! The couple hosted the first part of their wedding at Villa Pizzo, a picturesque property on Lake Como that was the perfect backdrop for their elaborate ceremony. Inder and Taj’s reception at Villa Del Grumello was a totally modern departure from their traditional ceremony with modern elements like ghost chairs, airy curtains, and a crisp white color palette. We can’t get enough of the romantic boat portraits of Inder and Taj’s that LaTo Photography captured on the lake before the reception!
Inder and Taj
Taj‘s family is from the UK and mine from Canada and the US so it was important to have everyone meet and spend quality time together before the wedding festivities. We’re fortunate that most of our family and friends were able to spend the entire week with us allowing us to explore the beauty of Lake Como and make some unforgettable memories.
The Sikh marriage ceremony starts with Prayer and concludes with Laavan, or the four wedding rounds. Each round represents a different stage of love and it’s only after the fourth round that you’re considered man and wife. I’ll never forget how our morning started in a downpour and just as we completed our fourth round, the clouds finally gave way to the sun.
Our photographers Laura and Tommy were an absolute pleasure to work with! Our planner Alice sent us their portfolio and we became instant fans. With two days full of events and limited time for photos, we could not have put our trust in a better duo. We will think of and thank them every time we look at our beautiful memories.
Our decision to hire a wedding planner was made when we decided we wanted a destination wedding in Italy. Italian Style Weddings was recommended to us and having Alice guide us through the planning process was invaluable. If hiring a planner doesn’t fit your wedding budget, consider hiring a planner to coordinate on the wedding day instead. All in all, enjoy the planning process and don’t sweat the little things.
Living and planning from different Countries left a lot to the last minute. I landed in London just weeks before the wedding and decided to make and print our wedding program, menus and place settings. The kids menus included games and were especially fun to make. I found some great printables on Etsy and was able to customize what I needed to fit our style.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – LaTo Photography
Event Planning – Italian Style Weddings
Ceremony Venue – Villa Pizzo
Sangeet Venue – Villa Del Grumello
Floral Design – Figli di Fiori
DJ – Kudos Music
Live Music – Imperial Drummers
Videography – VIPS Studio
Congratulations to Inder and Taj, and a huge thanks to LaTo Photography for sharing their wedding with us. Want more Lake Como wedding inspiration? Then you’ve got to see this understated Italian wedding at Villa Regina Teodolinda!