An Opulent Lake Como Reception

An opulent reception set within the ornate walls of a 16th-century Italian Chateau, surrounded by sweeping views of Lake Como.

Within the ornate walls of 16th-century Italian Chateau Villa Sola Cabiati, framing sweeping views of Lake Como, lies a setting steeped in opulence.  Spilling with old world romance and washed in painterly hues, nostalgic blooms punctuate a neutral base with pops of muted color. Ambient candles and crystal cut glassware accent the tablescape, adding depth and detail without distracting from bold surrounds. Photographer Theresa Kelly poetically captures the collision of drama and simplicity. 


Italy Reception

Italy Reception

“Set in a room of 16th century frescos, this modern tablescape defies its maximalist setting, while still harkening back to the hedonism of the Belle Époque. Villa Sola Cabiati will transport you back to a time when extravagance knew no bounds.”

– Federica Beni, Designer & Planner

Italy Reception

Italy Reception

“Dyed tulips and roses were the star of the table arrangements, essential in creating nuance and transition between colors and elements. Paired with the natural beauty of the venue, we wanted to create an elegant and refined feel with freshness and little pops of color.”

– Floraison Paris, Florist

Italy Reception

Italy Reception

Concept, styling & organization / Federica Beni 

Photographer / Theresa Kelly Photo

Venue & Production / Villa Sola Cabiati 

Planning & coordination /  Before the Moon Events

Stationery / Acqua and Ink

Floral Design / Floraison Paris

Floral Assistant /  Nosioko

Ribbons / Silk and Willow

Table, chairs & linens / Sofi Design 

Dinnerware / Table Set Rentals 

Cake designer / Monannie Cakes 

Styling Mat / Olive and Oak Mat

Editorial Host / The Seasons Workshop



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