Photography by
Mauro Pozzer Fotografo


Marianne Chaccour & Bahaa Arbid

July 11, 2013 in Lake Como, Italy


Neither Marianne Chaccour nor Bahaa Arbid imagined meeting their future spouse out to dinner with friends. Blinded by her charm, Bahaa approached Marianne; it was love at first sight.

After almost a year and a half of dating, Bahaa had a meeting in Cancun. He took the opportunity to organize a romantic beach setup, and then ask Marianne to go for a walk down the shore of the Caribbean. Marianne was surprised to discover candles and red rose petals drawing a path to a romantic bed decorated with a soft white sail cascading down onto the sand. Bahaa leaned on his knee and asked, “Will you marry me?” Enchanted, Marianne said, “Yes!”

Marianne planned and designed every detail of the wedding. She created a beautiful fairytale. She chose Lake Como, Italy as the destination because of its charm and beautiful scenery.

On July 11, 2013, men in tuxedos and women in elegant dresses accompanied Bahaa and the groomsmen on a big boat to Villa Balbianello. A Venetian boat picked up the bride with her five beautiful bridesmaids from Villa D’Este. The bride wore a gorgeous lace wedding dress with a long train. Under the loggia and framed by the spectacular scene of the lake, Bahaa waited for his bride. Classical violin and harp accompanied her as she walked down the aisle on her father’s arm.

After the ceremony, the newlyweds returned to the Venetian boat, where they released white doves into the sky.

The young couple made their first entrance as man and wife into the breathtaking Mosaic Garden of Villa D’Este. A jazz band created an extraordinary atmosphere while guests enjoyed a succulent menu. The best man and maid of honor shared funny stories about the couple, and everyone raised a glass to wish them a lifetime of happiness.

They cut the raspberry mille-feuilles cake on the shore of the lake. A tremendous fireworks display followed, lighting up the sky with bright designs and colors. The party continued until late that night; everyone was dancing until the end, and you could see the fun and joy in the air.

Location, Caterer, Cake and Linen: Villa D’Este Lake Como, Italy; Event Design and Planner: Wedding Architects Lebanon; Floral Design: Figli Dei Fiori Via Borgovico, Italy;
Entertainment and Lighting: La Bottega Della Musica Lake Como, Italy; Wedding Dress and Veil: Ziad Nakad; Groom’s Tuxedo: Hugo Boss;