Crystals sparkled in the candlelight while the heady scent of flowers filled the air. Starched, white tablecloths stood out against the shimmering glamour of the refectory. The sound of a five-piece jazz ensemble, the Gatsby Jazz Band, lent itself to the sophisticated-yet-swanky vibe. If the feeling in the air were described, words like, “glitz,” and “glamour” and “luxe” would have topped the list.
Gabby and Andrian, a stunning indonesian young couple, embraced the Great Gatsby theme for their nuptials and reception, both held at the highly-sought after venue, Villa Erba on Lake Como. But before the glamourous reception was in full swing, the couple started their wedding experience with a time for themselves. Selecting the Collection package with the extra portrait session from Lumos Produzioni, Gabby and Andrian set the tone with a cruise on the lake via a Riva boat. The water lapping at the hull, the sun tangled in the bride’s hair, the contented eyes of the groom: all were captured in artistic filmography that the couple will cherish for many years.
The day of the wedding began with preparations for the bride and groom at Hilton Lake Como, where haute couture designer, Hian Tien, was at hand to oversee the bridal gown handling. Wedding planner, Andrea Naar Alba of Italian Weddings and Events, kept a careful eye on every detail of the event which resulted in a sumptuous, never-to-forget wedding.
Flowers were an important feature of both the ceremony and reception, and premiere Italian floral designer, Vincenzo Dascanio’s touch was evident in the phenomenal floral displays. Following the ceremony, the happy couple and their guests enjoyed a delicious meal followed by toasts, music, and dancing in a glittering setting. Strains of jazz music woven through the candlelit evening cast a spell and increased the magic of the Great Gatsby-inspired event.