Among the Piedmont hills near Novara there is a small lake full of charm and an island with a medieval village that are the perfect backdrop for a fantastic summer wedding. Sarah and her friends got ready at the Hotel San Rocco in Orta. The hotel is located in what was once a monastery and the modern restoration has kept all its old charm. The civil ceremony took place in the garden of Villa Bossi, a house built in the eighteenth century and directly overlooking Lake Orta. After the ceremony, the newlyweds relaxed with a walk on the Island of San Giulio, a small island with great charm, with its steep streets, ancient buildings, the basilica and a very romantic atmosphere. The reception took place at the l’ Usteria Ca’ del rat, a typical restaurant with a splendid lake view, perfect for a happy wedding dinner and for the after dinner party.