Joy and Neil

“Distance gives us a reason to even love harder” 

Villa Balbiano – Lake Como

With almost three acres of lawns and gardens, private access to the lake and two swimming pools, Villa Balbiano is designed to meet the desires of the most discerning guests and is the ideal venue for weddings or other special events.

The Story

Neil and Joy’s love story unfolded amidst the vibrant atmosphere of a New York music festival, where fate brought them together. Despite the physical distance between Joy in Hong Kong and Neil in California, their bond strengthened during the challenges of a long-distance relationship exacerbated by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Overcoming obstacles, Neil took the bold step of proposing to Joy in 2021. 

Opting for a picturesque setting, they chose Lake Como for their wedding, entrusting Georgia Louise Weddings to bring their dream celebration to life. 

Joy’s desire for a colorful ceremony was brilliantly realized with an “alive ceremony,” featuring dancers adorned in floral tones. Her four stunning dresses and the meticulously planned decor reflected their unique style. From a blush and yellow-toned aperitif to an elegant garden dinner, the celebration culminated in a breathtaking lakeside party illuminated by fireworks, creating unforgettable moments for the couple and their guests.

The Vendors

Venue: Villa Balbiano

Photographer: Andrew Bayda

Videographer: Lumos Produzioni

Decor: White Pepper Studio

Music and Entertainment: Blu Notte eventi

Make up and Hair: Reina Kim

Bride’s Dresses: Solace London – Elie Saab – Nicole Felicia – Rachel Lai

Groom’s suit: Zegna

Wedding band and engagement ring: Graff


The Video

coming soon!

The Gallery