Lake Como – The Destination Wedding of your Dreams

Lake Como Photography | (786) 888-9111 Photographers

Planning a destination wedding, but not sure where to go? I’ve got your answer right here! Lake Como, Italy, is hands down one of the most romantic and picturesque places on the planet for a wedding!  It might seem like a stretch, but just keep reading and I’ll tell you why Lake Como is the perfect for any destination wedding!

Lake Como Photography | (786) 888-9111 Photographers

Unmatched Scenery

Due to its location at the the foothill of the Italian Alps, the area is blessed with some simply stunning views. Lush green hillsides, exotic plant life, snow-capped mountains, and of course, the vividly blue water of the lake itself. You’d struggle to think of a more picturesque location for a wedding. Even outlets like the Huffington Post, refer to Lake Como, as one of the world’s most beautiful lakes.

Several Options for your Ceremony

With a wide variety of different towns, and villages scattered along the shoreline of Lake Como, there are quite a few options for you to choose where your ceremony will take place. Smaller, intimate weddings can be held comfortably in one of the many villas/mansions that overlook the lake. If you’d prefer to be outside for your wedding, there are also several beautiful gardens that make incredible venues. As for those of you who are thinking about having a more traditional ceremony in a church, there is a Catholic Church as well as a Protestant Church that can host your wedding.

Lake Como Photography | (786) 888-9111 Photographers
Image above by Alain Martinez at Villa Erba in Lake Como

Amazing experience for your guests

One of the best things about a destination wedding, is that it leaves everyone with memories that will last them a lifetime.  Inviting your loved ones to share your special day in a place as beautiful as Lake Como, is something that will stay with them forever. If they chose to come a few days before the wedding, they will have the opportunity to take one of the many ferries that tour the lake, and get to bask in the charm of all the different towns and villages that surround it. Once they’ve finished immersing themselves in the rich culture and history of this magical place, they can start looking forward to the main event. Your beautiful fairy tale wedding!

Romantic Escape

Above all else, Lake Como is simply just one of the most romantic places a couple can pick to get married. There is just something about Lake Como that just emits love and romance. Maybe it’s just something in the water, but there is definitely a reason so many iconic movie scenes have been filmed here, and why so many celebs come here for romantic getaways. Whatever it is, there is no denying that there is something magical about this place and honestly, why wouldn’t you want it to be the venue for the beginning of your happily ever after?

If you still need more convincing, here’s a few more pictures from a wedding I shot in Lake Como recently at Villa Erba.


I hope that you enjoyed this article and that it was helpful to you. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to
get in touch with me and as always I’ll do my best to help you out!

Veronica and Christopher are hitched — congrats

Hello bloggers…

Today I bring you some photos from Veronica and Christopher’s wedding–a beautiful affair, and a destination wedding for both the bride and the groom.  Here are some vitals: Ceremony: St. Patrick’s, Reception: Westin Colonnade, Cinematography: Ray Roman Films, Photography: Alain Martinez Photography.

Here are some of my favorite shots…

alainm_vc_0001

I love these two following shots I took, one against the light, and the other one with the light.  Two completely different pictures, same exact moment.

alainm_vc_0014

alainm_vc_0015

alainm_vc_0023

awesome detail shot of the rings taken by Angie

alainm_vc_0025

Check out this adorable little boy who captivated the room as soon as he walked in.

alainm_vc_0064alainm_vc_0079

meanwhile, Christopher was waiting at the church…

alainm_vc_0101

alainm_vc_0099

alainm_vc_0151

alainm_vc_0226

Here’s the man of the hour again…..

alainm_vc_0296

alainm_vc_0360 alainm_vc_0388

alainm_vc_0494

alainm_vc_0621

alainm_vc_0638

Well I hope you all enjoyed these pictures as much we enjoyed shooting the wedding.  Keep it locked here for more soon…

Lani and John are hitched — congrats!

Hello bloggers…

Today it brings me great pleasure to share with you pictures from Lani and John’s wedding.  These two love birds had an amazing bash in Key West.  We had an amazing time while we were there, visited some old friends, and met some new ones.  Over all a great experience.  Here are some vitals: Ceremony/Reception: Casa Marina, Key West, Styling: Marie-Pierre, Videography: Focused On Forever, Photography: Alain Martinez Photography, and keeping us under control (trying to anyway), Tamara Cohen from TC Event Design.

A special shout out to Hannah Charlotte for assisting me and Angie in this wedding.  Here are some of my favorite shots.

alainm_lj_0005

alainm_lj_0027

Check out those red lips!!!!

alainm_lj_0056

alainm_lj_0071 alainm_lj_0077

alainm_lj_0083

alainm_lj_0099

Lani and her sisters sharing a moment…

alainm_lj_0191

alainm_lj_0197

alainm_lj_0199

alainm_lj_0206-2

alainm_lj_0215

alainm_lj_0330

alainm_lj_0339

A few details…

alainm_lj_0275

alainm_lj_0273 alainm_lj_0276

alainm_lj_0284

if they above picture doesn’t make your mouth water, how about the one below…

alainm_lj_0260

alainm_lj_0427 alainm_lj_0429

You all know I have a thing for my brides climbing places and getting unconventional shots, so here’s Lani (above) on top of the bar.

alainm_lj_0431

a little drama above, and whole lot of love below…

alainm_lj_0433

One of my favorite shots of the year!!!

I hope you all enjoyed these pictures as much as we enjoyed partying with Lani and John in Key West.  Keep it locked here for more soon…

Joanne and Justin are hitched — congrats

Hello bloggers…

Today I bring you some shots from Joanne and Justin’s beautiful and intimate wedding.  We had a lot of fun shooting this beautiful couple with some really cool vendors.  Here are some of the vitals: Venue: Breakers West, Videography: Jeremy Nelson from  Blue Shore Productions, Photography: Alain Martinez Photography, Entertainment: Shannon Powell from Liquid DJ’s, Cake: Ana Paz, Event Coordination: Karla Blanco from Stylish Events.

Here are some of my favorite pix…

alainm_jj_0003

alainm_jj_0010

alainm_jj_0038

All the brides wear cute “I do” paraphernalia…

alainm_jj_0036

meanwhile  look how “cute” men’s paraphernalia is…

alainm_jj_0027

Right before we went to do some portraits of the bride, we passed by the groom’s room and took this shot.  They did not see each other until later…

alainm_jj_0051 alainm_jj_0054

Shot below-right taken by Angie

alainm_jj_0076 alainm_jj_0104

alainm_jj_0110

alainm_jj_0120

alainm_jj_0133

love the shot below…

alainm_jj_0213

alainm_jj_0272

alainm_jj_0355

alainm_jj_0370

alainm_jj_0381

alainm_jj_0360

alainm_jj_0400

alainm_jj_0414

alainm_jj_0478

Check out the tears rolling down her cheeks.

alainm_jj_0474

alainm_jj_0637

alainm_jj_0639

I hope you all enjoyed these pictures as much as we enjoyed taking them.  Keep it locked here for more soon…

Melissa and Jorge are engaged — fun engagement pictures

Hello bloggers…

Today I bring you some fun and different pictures from Melissa and Jorge.  They’ll be getting married later on this year and wanted to take some shots for the Save The Date cards.  Here are some of my favorite shots.

alainm_mj_0003

one of my favorite shots of the day taken in the Yoga studio.  3 different reflections from the mirrors around them made this shot.

alainm_mj_0005

alainm_mj_00021 alainm_mj_00061

alainm_mj_00071

alainm_mj_00081

alainm_mj_00111

Now here’s a funny story from that day.  We had a “special” bottle of champagne that they wanted to use for some photos.  I suggested to shake it so I could capture the whole “explosion” in the shot, and after 30 solid seconds of shaking that bottle…well, see for yourself what happened…

alainm_mj_0069_1 alainm_mj_0069

No explosion at all, but I kept shooting and I got this awesome expression of Jorge…He’s totally thinking WTF?????

alainm_mj_0071

We all liked this image so much that it changed the entire vision for the Save the Date cards we were going to create for them…

Here’s what we created instead.

frontcentered1

I love moments like these.  It was freezing out on that beach and Melissa’s nose was already turning purple, but this made it all worth it.

Keep it locked here for more soon…