One year ago, I was on the trip of a lifetime through Italy and Europe. The reason for the trip was to photograph two people who are dear to me and their closest family and friends. Tom & Deb chose to marry on breathtaking Lake Como, Italy, in the village of Varenna at a lovely hotel called the Villa Cipressi.

What a day it was! We began with rain and lots of hold-on-tight waves on the boat ride across to Varenna. As luck would have it, the storm cleared and made way for an absolutely gorgeous day, just in time for the ceremony and reception. Deb was a stunning bride and Tom, a dapper groom, complete with a top hat. Their deep love for each other was apparent to all in attendance. I feel so grateful and lucky to have been there for a once in a lifetime wedding. Oh, and a celebrity happened to stop by – keep an eye out for him!

Tom and Deb, congratulations on one year and I hope you have many, many more just as beautiful as your wedding day!