From months to days and now, just a few hours, Bollywood’s most awaited wedding is finally about to take us by storm. While the wedding dates were revealed much before, Deepika and Ranveer’s wedding venue was kept under wraps.
We’re not surprised the couple selected a destination as special and unique as their bond, Villa Del Balbianello, Lake Como.
Here’s something about the wedding venue: Situated at the top of a wooded peninsula it is one of the most scenic wedding locations of the world. With two residential buildings, a church, and a portico that overlooks a little dock, the stunning property materializes a wonderland you would only hope to come across in a fairy-tale. It takes center stage on Lake Como and offers 360-degree panoramic views of the best that nature has to offer.
The dreamy villa boasts a heritage that dates back to the 18th century when it was originally built for Angelo Maria Durini, and last belonged to Guido Monzino, an explorer who led the 1973 Italian expedition which reached the top of Mount Everest.
Now owned and managed by the Italian National Trust, the wonderland has not only acted as the wedding venue for many but has also been the backdrop for films like A Month by the Lake (1995), His Demise starring Paul Zukowski (2016 disaster movie), Casino Royale (2006). For all the Star Wars fans, we are sure you’re already familiar with the venue’s beauty. The villa was also used for the lake retreat scenes in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (2002), with a computer-generated imagery used in place of the building’s true exterior.
And if the glorious gardens and vistas don’t already spell a serene escape, the path to the venue definitely does! Creating an unforgettable experience in itself, the access to the villa is usually by boat. The paths that lead from the boat docks are lined with lush trees, manicured lawns, statues and wisteria that not only make great viewing points but are also ideal reception sites. A narrow path from the village of Lenno also leads to the villa.
The property has seen many exchange vows at its 3 arched loggia which offers a spectacular view of Bellagio, and if this is where our Bollywood Jodi decided to tie the knot, we’re sure they’ll enhance its unmatched beauty!
Watch this space for all about the #DeepVeer wedding!