A Lake Como Elopement on a Stunning October Day

Lake Como Villas visited on this real elopement by the lake:


Villa Cipressi

Villa Monastero


Dreaming of eloping in Lake Como and curious to see what a real elopement in this stunning Italian destination would look like? Then check out Lauren and Mike’s day on the lake and read the story of their beautiful Italian elopement that started at Villa Cipressi, only to continue at Villa Monastero just to finish with a boat ride around the lake’s most iconic spots.

Or read Lauren & Mike’s Story below…

Lauren and Mike got to know our work through our blog, as they stumbled across a few of our elopement guides that they had found online. When they got in touch they were enthusiastic about the information they could gather with our articles and they were in love with our pictures, so booking us to be their elopement photographers came very easy to them!

For Lauren & Mike’s day we worked alongside Veronica, who is part of our team and whose work we simply love.

Our lovely couple stayed at Villa Cipressi, where they booked a suite that served simply beautifully for their preparations.

We then went

to Villa Monastero for their first look, symbolic ceremony and exchange of vows.

It all took place in a little special spot overlooking the lake, the perfect frame for an elopement in this surreal setting.

“Having a first look is the thing we always suggest having when you decide to elope. It’s intimate and unique, it’s a moment dense of emotions and you will look back at it in the years to come”.


We then naturally stayed a little longer to have a first couple session at Villa Monastero – it was impossible not to do so, it’s just a stunner! –  as we wanted to convey as much as possible all the outstanding atmosphere the lake with its villas can create.



For their lunch, Lauren and Mike opted to stay in Varenna, a really characteristic village right on the lake shores.

To know more about the different places you can visit in Lake Como, check out this article HERE.

We then had a gentle stroll exploring the village while in the meantime heading to the Royal Victoria dock to start the 2 hour boat ride from there.



When eloping in Lake Como (and this stands true also when it comes to elopements in the Amalfi Coast and in the Cinque Terre), renting a boat and going on a tour of the lake is a must do! There is nothing better than enjoying the lake views while being gently rocked by its waters, enjoying the sun and the breeze.

“Opting to have a boat ride on your elopement day will definitely be one of those experiences you will be grateful of forever!”

From Varenna we headed to Bellagio, another must see spot in Lake Como. Here we got off the boat and went for another stroll with a gelato stop, which is again one of those things you really cannot miss while eloping in Italy. Probably the cheapest culinary experiences you can have in our country, yet one of the best!

As the day was slowly coming to an end, we sadly said goodbye to our beautiful couple (honestly, it is hard to say goodbye to such lovely people and to such amazing locations!) and left them to their dinner back in Varenna.



Can we just say, WHAT A DAY?! Everything came absolutely natural to them, Lauren and Mike enjoyed every second of it, they laughed and lived it fully, it was their day, a day made only for the two of them and no one else. This is why we love elopements so much!

After their elopement in Lake Como, they continued their trip across Italy, only to get back to the US and celebrate with their friends and family back home the fantastic and unique union that they so specially sealed in Italy.

Kind words from Lauren and Mike

“Our photos from Benni Carol are breathtaking and I can’t stop staring at them. They are everything we had hoped for and more!! It was a pleasure to work with Benni from start to finish. Benni connected us with Veronica Regis Wedding Planner to make our Italian elopement dream come to life! Benni Carol’s beautiful blog and website drew us in and their easy communication throughout the process was amazing. Benni was informative, flexible, enthusiastic, and genuine. Everything on the day of our elopement was perfect, so THANK YOU to Benni Carol!”

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU guys for making us part of such an incredible day! We are forever grateful!

If you too are thinking of eloping in Lake Como, please help yourself with the comprehensive guide we have on our blog.

If, instead, you want to keep exploring and see what other stunning destinations our country has to offer, please feel free to check out the guides below:

And do not hesitate to GET IN TOUCH and book a free consultation with us, we cannot wait to start planning your amazing day!

Benni & Carol


Lauren & Mike’s Italian Elopement in the Stunning Setting of Lake Como



Stunning Lake Como Elopement

by Benni Carol Photography

elopement photographers based in Italy

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