The Iconic Riva boat for the perfect photo shoot
A wedding proposal on the worlds most romantic lake
A Riva boat ride to mark an anniversary or a landmark birthday
A fun day out with a group of friends with a knowledgeable skipper on a stylish boat
Love Lake Garda has organised numerous memorable days for lots of wonderful people. We have a number of trusted partners with a variety of ‘barche eleganti’ who help us to create a day that will be the highlight of your holiday and live long in your memory.
And it’s not only holiday makers we help, we’ve also been contacted by businesses who want to use the backdrop of ‘the wonder that is Lake Garda’ to exhibit their exceptional products and talents.
Lake Garda is a photographers paradise and with the iconic Riva boat as a prop you couldn’t conceive a more perfect setting for a photo shoot to showcase any wedding dress. This would be especially true for Stephanie Allin’s Bellissimo collection which was inspired by luxury glamour and sophistication with an Italian edge.
We were contacted by Gerry Allin, Stephanie’s partner, who had an idea for ‘top level photoshoot’.
We want to create a deluxe feel using our model sitting in a classic Riva boat
Of course we were only too happy to help and with our partner Paolo and his Aquariva boat, we were able to create an idyllic setting for Stephanie’s team to compliment her stunning Vania dress. After the shoot we heard back from Gerry:
The Bellissimo Collection shoot was strongly inspired by the effortless glamour portrayed by French and Italian Cinema in the 60’s. The Vania dress epitomises this style, with the perfect balance between glamour and romance.
We were especially lucky to find a company who allowed us to photograph our model in their Aquariva speedboat. We could not have secured this amazing opportunity without the help of Roy and his Love Lake Garda website.
I had hoped for a quick set of fashion shots near the harbour jetty but the boat captain Paulo was more than happy to race us across the lake at full tilt. The Italians know how to do things with a bit of style. What a pleasure to remember while sitting in the interminable cold and rain of the UK.
About Stephanie Allin
Stephanie Allin is a world renowned bridal and evening wear designer who is in her 25th year of designing fabulous wedding gowns. Loved for being the trend setter in bridal fashion, Stephanie is always innovative and not afraid to experiment with shapes, styles and colours.
Stephanie’s collections are handmade in the UK which gives the brand a unique flexibility. With two shops of her own, one in London and one in Wales, Stephanie spends a great deal of time with her brides allowing her to fully understand what a modern girl is looking for. A Stephanie Allin gown encapsulates all the years of experience and dedication to excellence in the choice of fabric, figure enhancing corsetry and impeccable fit.
The results of the Lake Garda photo shoot
The photo shoot was an great success; the location, the Riva boat, the dress and the model created the perfect blend for Matt Bird to take some absolutely stunning photo’s.
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