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A Fabulous Flower-Filled Multi-Day Destination Wedding in Lake Como

By Shayna Seid | Photography by 

Kristen Kilpatrick

|Planning by 

The Lake Como Wedding Planner

Kennedy Boscamp and Thomas Samual Andrews first crossed paths at a family friend’s annual Halloween party; she was dressed as a gogo girl, while he was a cowboy. After two-and-a-half years together, he proposed in a garden on the first day of a trip to Aspen. 

The bride-to-be always knew she wanted a destination wedding. “I have an obsession with pasta and pizza, so anywhere in Italy was going to be great, but I chose Lake Como, Italy, because I feel like it has everything in terms of history [and] food, and the lake is breathtaking,” she shares. The two set the date for May 25, 2022, and enlisted the help of The Lake Como Wedding Planner. Kathryn Green set the tone for the weekend with a beautiful invasion suite. 

The welcome party played on the Grand Hotel Tremezzo’s vibrant orange accents. Kennedy reached out to Italian designer Esme Vie to design an orange minidress with handmade silk flowers—it was important to the bride that every dress feature florals in some way. And for the rehearsal dinner at Villa D’Este, Kennedy chose a high-low, embellished Isabelle Armstrong dress.

The bride’s wedding dress was the Magnificent by Monique Lhuillier. “I wanted Italian lace with a long train and long sleeves,” Kennedy explains. “It was the perfect dress for an outside wedding.” On the morning-of, she got ready with makeup artist Lauren LaBarba and hairstylist Luke Pluckrose, who made the bride feel like the best version of herself.

Later on, she changed into an Oscar de la Renta crystal, floral nude dress with Valentino heels. And at the end of the night, Kennedy put on a custom pearl PatBO number. 

The maid of honor, Kennedy’s sister, and the mother of the bride both wore Oscar de la Renta floral gowns. And bridesmaids complemented Kennedy well in sky blue Bella Bridesmaids dresses. 

Thomas custom-made all of his jackets for the weekend. The first two were designed by Dallas-based Culwell & Son, and his ceremony look was a double-breasted white jacket from Chris Cobb Clothing. 

“Flowers were my number one priority that I wanted threaded throughout my wedding week,” the bride shares. “I created a ceremony quite different compared to all other weddings at Villa Balbiano with all guests facing each other, making Thomas and I the center of attention.” Notable guests like Chace Crawford and Candice and Tony Romo arrived via boats and took their seats amongst the garden that Tulipina Design had masterfully created. 

“When my father and I were about to walk down the aisle, I felt so calm,” Kennedy recalls. “But when the walk actually started, I caught a glimpse of my best friend crying and that was when the tears hit me.” Their pastor, who is a dear friend of the couple, gave the couple a few moments to collect themselves before performing their dream ceremony and announcing Kennedy and Thomas as married. 

“Our goal for the wedding was for our guest not to feel like they were at a traditional wedding, but an intimate garden party,” Kennedy shares. Murano glass chandeliers hung above tables set with Versace Flower Fantasy china. Truffle pasta and pink beetroot risotto, catered by Classeventi, was served, and guests barely sat still, as they wanted to dance with an Élan Artists between courses. 

The newlyweds had their first dance to “Give it All We Got Tonight” by George Straight. “My favorite part of the reception was when my husband, Thomas, brought out black cowboy hats for all the groomsmen to wear for the rest of the night,” the bride says. “I loved this touch of Texas and reflection back on the night we first met—true cowboy love.”

The after-party commenced in the house where the film House of Gucci was filmed. “Inside the main room there was a DJ, and Marco Failla, our pastry chef, was hand filling fresh cannolis and serving limoncello shots,” Kennedy remembers. “Everyone ended the night with dancing with a cannoli in hand.”