My name is Aurora and I am founder and creative director behind Lake Como Weddings & Events. My love for entertaining and preparing for an event is just part of who I am. It comes natural to me.
Combining my passion for details with my experience in corporate sales and working on the tourism for over than 20 years, has brought me to where I am today. My goal is to work together with you to create an event that is designed exactly how you envision it to be. I go above and beyond to create your unique experience and I enjoy every minute of it.
I live on lake Como with my husband, my cat and my Bernese Mountain dog.. I know the lake and the area around the lake very well – it’s my home. I love to travel, explore and meet new people, whilst being lucky enough to do what truly love to do. We will plan the wedding day together, working through all the options available, we’ll select the locations which are just what you are looking for, the food, flowers and hundreds of other details which will make your wedding day at lake Como special, unique and unforgettable. Tell me your dreams, I will help you create the magic!
There’s no disputing Lake Como as a beautiful location, and perfect for weddings, but there’s a lot (!!) that needs done to pull off a good wedding. We held our wedding there in May 2017 in Bellagio, and it was beyond what we expected. We could not have done it without Aurora.
We initially discovered Aurora on the web through a generic search. What captured our attention was the way she responded to our inquiry, which was clear, thoughtful and very personal. We had the immediate feeling we could trust her, and that feeling proved correct throughout the entire process of planning. In the beginning, we weren’t very clear with what we wanted, but by being politely persistent, committed, and skilled, she managed to guide us through some difficult decisions.
Aurora is absolutely charming and has terrific connections with the hotels, restaurants, and other local businesses, and it is impressive to see how she gets things done. Things were done on time and without any problems. She was also honest with us in evaluating options for choosing venues, vendors, locations, etc.
Our wedding went off perfectly, but more than just being well executed was the atmosphere and energy that was created, which blew everyone away. Aurora has a flair for paying close attention to conversation and coming up with ways to reassure a nervous groom and transforming awkward moments into celebration. With Aurora, you get an excellent organiser, an excellent communicator, and an absolutely charming person to work with.
DAVID AND MARCO from US -SUMMER 2017
Aurora helped us arrange our wedding in May 2017 from the UK, and we could not have asked for a more seamless day. Despite having never been to Lake Como before diving in to our wedding, Aurora was able to get a great feel for the type of wedding we wanted. Always fast to respond via email, Aurora guided us through getting the whole thing planned, offering us a range of venues for the ceremony, reception venue, and even local wine bars! Her recommendations were spot on, and all of our guests commented how well-organised the whole thing was.
Aurora’s knowledge of the area is incredible, and her links to local providers and restaurant owners meant that she was able to get the most out of everything, even when we were unsure at all as to what we wanted. Being given such great options, and knowing that each one will be totally possible with Aurora’s help, was reassuring.
From the very beginning, Aurora was open, honest and gave us all the information we needed, ensuring that we knew exactly what we needed to, even with regards to documents we needed to prepare in Britain. Her organisation of timings and budgets was fantastic!
In short, we would definitely recommend Aurora to anybody looking to plan a wedding on the lake; all of our friends and family (and we!) couldn’t believe how perfect the day was, and it wouldn’t have been possible without Aurora.
ABBI AND CHRIS from UK – Summer 2017
We are still over the moon and on cloud nine thinking about our amazing destination wedding that we just had in Lake Como and it wouldn’t have happened without the help and expertise of Aurora. We are so happy with our decision to engage her in helping us create the wedding of our dreams…and what a dream come true it has been! We had such an amazing time and did not have to worry about all the details as Aurora was there every step of the way making sure that things ran as smoothly as possible.
Aurora has been amazing to work with from the start and she has been a well of information providing us with a variety of ideas and possibilities to create our special day. She is efficient and well organised and took the time to answer each and every one of our questions. She organised and accompanied us to our food tasting, florist visit, hair & makeup trial and church visit on short notice as we took an impromptu and short trip to Lake Como.
On the wedding day she and her team were with us from morning, handling all the wedding ceremony and dinner arrangements and logistics for all the guests, till late at night when the last guest had left the villa. We did not have to worry about a thing and could just focus on enjoying our time with family and friends. We are so thankful to her for all her time and hard work in helping us create this magical day which we will cherish forever!
Love from Malaysia,
Gerald & Aileen
AILEEN AND GERALD from Malaysia – SUMMER 2017
My wife and I got married at Villa Balbianello on May 17, 2017. We had the ceremony and reception dinner both at Balbianello. We hosts half our guests at the Palazzo del Vice Re and another half at Hotel Filario. We are Chinese Canadians and flew in around 29 guests from Beijing.
We never considered for a second to plan this wedding ourselves because of the time difference and language gap. We saw on TripAdvisors some very good reviews about Aurora, who was nothing short of fantastic.
My wife and I took a trip out to Como 7 months before our wedding and booked a tour with Aurora to check out all the venues around Como, ranging from the most budget options to the most fancy grand hotels. She’s friendly, funny, super energetic, and most importantly, very very local. She knew everyone at every venue. We found her to be very picky about locations, services, food, etc., and so are we. So we knew we could count on her to get the job done.
Lake Como is a dream come true. John Legend got married there, the MTV for “All of Me” was filmed there, Casino Royale was filmed at Balbianello, Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala got married AT Balbianello –
what other possible location on earth could be better suited for the perfect wedding? Probably none.
My wife and I went on to take a honeymoon trip from Como-Venice-Florence-Rome-Naples-Amalfi, it was everything I had ever dreamed of in a perfect wedding/honeymoon.
We love Italy, and we love Lake Como
DAVID AND LAYNA from China – SUMMER 2017
I initially (and a bit stubbornly) wanted to go the route sans wedding planner, especially since I produce and plan large theatrical events for a living here in NYC. I did a lot of initial leg work and research, exploring a myriad of alternative reception ideas and locations. My wife and I had been to Varenna two years prior and fell in love with the area. However we eventually landed on the southern portion of the lake in Como and Torno for lodging and reception given that in October, the smaller towns are desolate and sparse with resources. We found an amazing (yet somewhat logistically difficult) Villa for both ourselves and four of our wedding party guests which also served as our after party location and where we held our actual rehearsal – Views and lodging are five star, but to get to the Villa is a bit of a task and not for the faint of heart as it sits atop a minuscule windy road and then a small hike up a carpeted but uneven walkway.
After some exhausting research, I must admit that my then fiancé’ and I hit a bit of a wall and started needing some extra help on a local level. We decided to investigate wedding planners and ended up selecting (based on the reviews in this thread) Aurora Fallini of Lake Como Weddings and Events – www.lakecomoweddingsandevents.com. SHE WAS THE BEST FIND HANDS DOWN! She went above and beyond our expectations, was readily available on email and Skype calls, researched and investigated some off the beaten path venues that I had my eye on, and gave her professional eye and opinion on every aspect of the planning. Most importantly, on the day of the wedding, when you don’t want to do anything but focus on marrying the love of your life, she and her team seamlessly handled all aspects of the day so we could focus on what was most important – each other. The money is well spent just for this fact alone, but Aurora is a true find and even graciously handled my more hands-on apporach when it came to the planning.
Villa Geno was beautiful – we whole heartedly recommend for a reception. We had cocktail hour outside under tents with beautiful tufted leather chairs and couches which perfectly matched our style. The food and drinks were exemplary and although we moved indoors last minute due to colder nighttime weather, the decor was spectacular and high end even indoors. We had about 20 guests so the venue didn’t feel too large or too small. Even weeks later, our family and friends continue to talk about the delicious food and drinks.
Aurora got us a wonderful cellist for the Balbianello ceremony and we ended up with a fantastic boat for both the bride and groom arrival and for the guests.
Lastly, our photographer, Cristiano Ostinelli, is by far a true artist who captured the day PERFECTLY! And, he’s a great party guest to have around shooting your wedding. See the pictures of our day (and our venues from Villa Torno, Balbianello, and Geno). The pictures and his work speak for itself – ostinellicristiano.com/blog/…
All-in-all, a Lake Como wedding, no matter how big or small, is definitely the way to go! I hope this proved as helpful as this thread has been to us.
SARA AND STEVE – OCTOBER 2016
I cannot compliment Aurora highly enough. She planned our wedding this year and hiring her was the best decision we made. First of all, she planned the entire event without once meeting us in person and communicating 99% of the time through email which is a little scary, but she made me feel so comfortable through the whole process. Secondly, Aurora listened exactly to what we wanted and made it happen. Everything from the flowers to the music that the musicians learned specifically for us was perfect. Finally, she KNOWS Lake Como. I asked her many times for recommendations and she always had an answer. You can absolutely put your trust in her. If you want to get married in Lake Como, you should call Aurora because she will make your day amazing.
RACHAEL AND TRAVIS- JULY 2016
Aurora is an amazing person and made the intimate wedding of our dreams come true exactly one month ago today. She is very experienced and she knows exactly what to do come the day of and all of the days leading up to it. She is responsive and has a number of contacts for restaurants, hair/make-up, boat tours, transportation, photographers and videographers – so trust that she will be able to give you options to fit your style and your budget. She was fully present and handled all of the last minute issues expertly, because a wedding isn’t complete without a few of these right? We couldn’t be happier with Aurora and Lake Como Wedding Planner and Events. If you’re looking for somebody who knows the Lake and who actually cares about you and your wedding, then look no further – I guarantee you that Aurora and her team can make the wedding of your dreams come true, too.
Thank you for all that you’ve done for us Aurora, Gayle and I will never forget this special day that you are now a part of. She and I talk about returning for an anniversary almost everyday, so we look forward to seeing you again very soon!
Big hug from San Francisco!
Gayle and Justin
GAYLE AND JUSTIN – SEPTEMBER 2016