EXCLUSIVE VIDEO & PHOTOS: Cristalle Belo Henares & Justin Pitt’s Lake Como Wedding Events / People / Travel

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When the woman behind the country’s leading beauty company and her hotelier fiance tie the knot, you know that their wedding would be nothing short of exceptional. Everything was picture perfect on that glorious, crisp afternoon of September 15 at Lake Como, Italy where Cristalle Belo Henares and Justin Pitt celebrated their union in an intimate gathering with family and close friends. The ceremony and reception were both held at Villa Erba, a majestic 19th century villa by the shores of Lake Como. With ornate interiors, stunning frescoes, impressive old world architecture, stone balconies with panoramic views of the lake and immaculate gardens, Villa Erba no doubt provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic lakeside wedding.

Upon arrival at the villa, guests were treated to servings of Prosecco and gelato from a chic gelato cart by villa’s grand entrance steps which added a playful Italian touch to a luxurious destination wedding. Shortly after some mingling and drinking, guests proceeded towards the hall inside the villa where the wedding rites took place. The area was simply adorned with a background of beautiful, lush florals and white wooden chairs on each side of the aisle for all 100 guests. Cristalle walked down the rose petal covered pathway to a string ensemble music wearing her dream wedding dress, an intricate lace serpetina cut gown designed by Israeli designer Inbal Dror. The ceremony was short yet moving. What also made the service extra special was that the bride’s brother, Quark Henares and the groom’s sister, Melissa Pitt Chalmers each recited a verse from a poem by Pablo Neruda.

After the wedding rites, guests were in for another surprise. A sunset cruise around Lake Como aboard a vintage steam boat and aperitivo which consisted of a fine selection of Italian cold cuts, cheese platters and more Prosecco! The newlyweds even made an appearance in an Italian Riva Boat that drifted beside the cruise boat. By dusk, everyone returned inside the villa and were greeted with an elegant, candle-lit wedding banquet that garnered ‘ooohhhs’ and ‘aaahhs’ by guests who were all awestruck by the setting! Long tables decorated with pastel floral bouquets, polished silverware, crystal glasses and candleholders – all a reflection Justin’s hotel-style hospitality and flawless taste. Little boxes filled with Villa del Conte chocolates were placed on the table as a thank you gift for each guest and hung on the chairs are monogramed throws to keep guests warm during that cool summer night. The sit-down menu and wine selection featured the best of northern Italian cuisine and in another hall beside the dining area was a cheese and dessert buffet served in an assortment of flavors. As if the wedding couldn’t get any more amazing, in the middle of dinner and conversations, three Italian tenors began serenading the crowd with classical melodies, another beautiful surprise that had guests completely mind-blown! Like a scene from a movie coming to real life.

To continue the festivities, Cristalle and Justin performed their first dance followed by another dance this time with the bride’s father, Atom Henares. The wedding night progressed with lots of dancing, drinking and live music by a band from London.

An intimate destination wedding with the couple’s family and closest friends, a spectacular lakeside venue, Cristalle and Justin’s attention to detail and all the fabulous surprises for the guests make this wedding such a magical experience for everyone. A picture perfect wedding, yes indeed, but more importantly, their unfeigned love for each other goes deeper than that. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

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Welcome dinner at Ristorante Momi.

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Justin & Cristalle at their welcome dinner.

Cristalle singing "I'm Walking On Sunshine" with the band.

Cristalle singing “I’m Walking On Sunshine” with the band.

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The bride’s friends, Monica Araneta, Noelle Hilario, Theresa Leung, Jordan Mouyal and Ruffa Gutierrez.

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The bride getting ready for the big day.

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The historical, Villa Erba in Cernobbio by the banks of Lake Como also appeared in Hollywood films such as Ocean’s Twelve and in Gwen Stefani’s music video for her hit song, Cool.

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Treats for everyone, unlimited gelato from this chic gelato cart!

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The bride and groom with their entourage.

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The cutest flower girls, Scarlet Snow Belo and Honor Chalmers.

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Theresa Leung, Ryan Gallagher, Connie and Linggoy Araneta about to go on a sunset cruise on board the vintage steam boat.

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Charcuterie spread for the guests.

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Enjoying a scenic cruise around Lake Como.

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A surprise appearance! The couple on an Italian Riva Boat that cruised alongside the vintage steam boat.

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Cristalle dramatically descending the staircase wearing her dream wedding gown by Inbal Dror.

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A lush floral backdrop and a petal covered pathway. With stunning Rennaissance interiors, it doesn’t take much to dress up the villa.

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The fairytale wedding banquet.

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Mother of the bride, Vicki Belo with Connie Araneta and Lianne Bautista.

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The 3 tenors serenading the couple.

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The newlyweds’ first dance.

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Cristalle with her father, Atom Henares dancing to “Love Never Felt So Good”

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Cristalle’s party dress designed by Monique Lhuillier.

Save the date video!

Official wedding video by Bob Nicolas

 


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