With one glance at this spirited bride and groom, you know you’re in for a treat of a wedding day, in these fun images from Italian photographer Cristiano Ostinelli. The day starts out tranquil, with a bridal bouquet of sweet white roses and gentle mists over Lake Como, the site of a small, intimate ceremony that includes the bride, groom, and an officiant. At a beautiful lakeside site, the couple takes their vows before a tiny skirted table and chairs; the bride is simply elegant in a sleeveless and backless confection of lace, the groom debonair in black tie. Amid smiles and laughter, they find a handy ice-cream cone vendor to supply the sweets in lieu of cake. And when the “limo” — a speedboat — picks up this happy pair, things kick up a notch!
Cruising across the lake, they proclaim their new status with a big “Just Married” sign, the bride raising her bouquet triumphantly and the groom well into the spirit of cheering her on. Then, their driver gets into the party as well: they pose in a leisurely stretch, mug for the camera at opposite ends of the boat, and then the groom picks up the bride for a piggyback ride on his shoulders. When the bride takes the wheel, playfully tossing the groom nearly to the edge, he reciprocates the favor…with the complete (if somewhat dubious) cooperation of their “captain.” Fortunately, no one falls in the “drink,” and they’re back on dry land soon enough, their steps light and dancing as they go into their future together.