Wedding Photographer: Foreigner’s Club, Sorrento: Barry & Louise

Amy was the photographer in the Cloisters and at The Foreigner’s Club, Sorrento, Italy for Barry & Louise’s wedding.

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Skip back to the end of August 2014 and a very hot day in Sorrento. This time for Liverpudlian-couple, Barry & Louise, and I have to say, one of the most chilled-out couples I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing! Views from the hotel where they both got ready were wonderful and then it was to the Cloisters for the ceremony. After a photo-shoot around town we joined the rest of the guests at The Foreigner’s Club where the party was already in full-swing. Here we go:

Views of Mount Vesuvius from the Grand Hotel Riviera.

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I love the little ‘getting ready’ details.

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Barry and his Best Man waiting in the lobby of the hotel.

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Gorgeous.

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Such a hot day but the couple enjoyed the shade of the tree in the Cloisters.

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Love this one!

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With both sets of parents.

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Taken under the arches of the Cloisters.

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Confetti!

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In Sorrento old-town now with the Bridal Party too.

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Waiter serving lunch in the back-ground!

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View from The Foreigner’s Club.

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Great atmosphere.

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Dude on a Harley gate-crashing my group shots!

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That’s more like it :-)

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Something a bit different.

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Lovely table detail.

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There’s that volcano again!

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I’m not sure that this huge room in The Foreigner’s Club is used very often during the summer. I rather like it!

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Lots of laughs and so chilled out. Thanks so much. Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Villa Antiche Mura, Sorrento: Ric & Claire

Amy was the photographer at Villa Antiche Mura, Sorrento, Italy for Ric & Claire’s wedding.

I think I need to buy an apartment in Sorrento for the summer months! I always say hello to Mount Vesuvius as I pass her and start to get excited that I’m almost in Sorrento again! Ric and Claire were such a fun couple that I just remember laughing all day long. Perfect weather once again and I was back at the very beautiful Villa Antiche Mura and working alongside villa owner Michele, who ensures that the couple’s every whim is catered for on the day.

The Grand Hotel La Favourita is such a great place to get ready as it has a wonderful cocktail bar that I love to work in. The Cloisters are always a winner and a photoshoot around town is such good fun. Food at the villa is amazing, possibly only topped by the stunning views. Take a peek:

Final touches to the veil.

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The girls are ready.

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Looking a tad nervous, Ric waits in the Cloisters.

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She’s arrived!

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Beautiful spot to tie the knot.

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Using the shade of the Cloisters.

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Guests heading back to the villa gives us time for photographs. This was taken in the Cloisters.

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An opportune moment in the streets!

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Typical Sorrento!

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The grand entrance to Villa Antiche Mura.

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Beautiful terrace and gardens.

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Aperitivi in full-flow.

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Prosciutto crudo!

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Using the ‘props’ around the villa!

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Still laughing!

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Love this.

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Really, really laughing now!

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Lines and curves leading to the Bride and Groom.

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Beautiful.

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What a laugh! Thank you so much to Ric & Claire and to Michele for looking after me :-) Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Villa Belpoggio, Tuscany: Charles & Anita

Amy was the wedding photographer at Villa Belpoggio, Tuscany, Italy for Charles & Anita’s wedding.

Closing my eyes and taking myself away from mid-winter for a while and instead to mid-July. At the top of a Tuscan hill, Charles & Anita tied the knot in the most beautiful surroundings. Villa Belpoggio was a new location for me and I instantly fell in love with it. The ceremony took place in the shade of the trees, aperitivi was in a stunning courtyard whilst the wedding breakfast was next to the lit pool over-looking the vineyard. What really stood out for me about this wedding was the wonderful table settings and extra little details. Lots of inspiration for Bride’s & Groom’s to be!

Villa Belpoggio.

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Charles’s Best Man fulfilling one of his many duties.

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Beautiful Anita prepares too.

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I love the bed of white roses.

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The Page Boys read The Owl and the Pussy Cat – a popular wedding ceremony reading.

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Stunning bouquets.

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Just a slightly different angle but I really wanted to show you the setting – a wow for sure!

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Confetti!

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Perfectly poured.

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Not set-up! I ran to catch this one of Anita & her Dad.

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Love this!

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One of the most beautifully-laid tables of the year.

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Aren’t these mini-easels fab?!

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Love this HUGE menu too.

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Perfect rose.

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Pensive moments during the Groom’s speech.

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Happy Moments.

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Romantic Moments.

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The sun starts to set.

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Beautiful day. A word for the wonderful Guiseppe & Diane of Blessings From Italy who conduct the best ceremonies and also had a great hand in the planning of this wedding. Thanks also to Charles, Anita and all of their lovely friends and families. Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Villa Antiche Mura, Sorrento: Stuart & Sarah

Amy was the photographer at Villa Antiche Mura, Sorrento, Italy for Stuart & Sarah’s wedding.

Mentally whisking myself back to a beautiful, hot day in Sorrento for the gorgeous wedding of Stuart & Sarah in mid-July (I know, I know – I’ve never been so behind with my blog but we have just moved house!)

The best make-up girl out there, Zoe Graham, did Sarah’s make-up for her. She looked so gorgeous. The Cloisters looked lovely too as Sarah had opted for a white carpet aisle rather than the usual red. After the ceremony, Group Shots under the shady Cloisters and a fun photo-shoot around town, we headed to Villa Antiche Mura – one of Sorrento’s most impressive wedding venues.

After the meal and speeches, the staff laid out the tastiest-looking desert table (I did have a little taste ;-) That was followed by lots of partying and even a Photo Booth. Loved it!

Zoe at work.

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Stuart’s Groomsmen try to do matching ties!

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Stunning!

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Dad couldn’t contain his emotion when he first saw Sarah.

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The Cloisters, a great setting.

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I like to photograph in this way at some point throughout the day.

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Lovely.

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Love this.

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Just one of the many wonderful doorways in Sorrento old-town.

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Back at Villa Antiche Mura now and a quick photo-shoot there too.

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Model!

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A classic shot at this beautiful venue.

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Table Detail.

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Guests relaxing.

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Lots of laughs too.

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Yum!

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Obviously I went for the fruit (ahem!)

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More tears.

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Love this one so much.

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To be honest, this was a bit of an experiment and took quite a lot of goes to get right – I think it came out pretty well in the end!

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Taken under a strong spot-light with the cliffs in the back-ground.

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Huge thanks again to Michele, villa owner and brilliant wedding planner for looking after me so well. Thanks too to Sarah & Stuart, family and friends for such a fun day. Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Villa Catignano & Siena, Tuscany: Laird & Chauncey

Amy was the wedding photographer at Villa Catignano & Siena, Tuscany, Italy for Laird & Chauncey’s wedding.

For me, this was one of the stand-out weddings of my summer season. Don’t get me wrong, they’re all wonderful days and I love each and every wedding that I photograph but I absolutely loved the way that Laird & Chauncey arranged their wedding and the venue and styling were just to die for.

Villa Catignano is a wonderful place to marry. The orange villa with its flowers, gardens, lemon trees, terracotta pots, courtyard, views are like something from a fairytale. Laird and Chauncey both got ready at the villa and then travelled into Siena with a small group of their closest friends and family for their legal ceremony in Siena Town Hall. They enjoyed a celebratory drink at a bar in Siena’s main piazza, some photographs in the square before we headed back to the Villa for a symbolic ceremony with all of the guests in the beautiful gardens.

Aperitivi followed and the most wonderful dinner on a beautifully-laid single, long table. If I were to marry again (sorry Andy!) then I think that what Laird and Chauncey arranged was just perfect. Take a look:

The view from the Bridal Suite at Villa Catignano. That’s Siena in the distance.

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Laird got ready one floor up in this wonderful, atmospheric room.

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Great tip from Chauncey: get a fancy hanger for your ‘wedding dress hanging’ shot! Great idea :-)

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Beautiful bouquets.

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Love this one.

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The Bride and Bridesmaids check out the Groom just before going into Siena Town Hall.

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Just married! Taken in Siena Town Hall.

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Cheers!

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Time for some shots in the piazza.

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Back at Villa Catignano and time for some more photographs before the symbolic ceremony.

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Guests head down to the gardens for the ceremony.

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Here comes the Bride! With the legal bit done, this ceremony was so romantic and fun.

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Mum gives Chauncey away for the second time! Later that evening Chauncey’s Mum gave one of the best speeches I think I’ve even heard.

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Such a beautiful, romantic setting. The symbolic ceremony was given by a wonderful lady and guardian of Laird.

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Confetti!

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Drink, eat, have fun.

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In amongst the lemon trees.

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One of my signature group shots and a personal favourite of mine from the day.

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The table looked jaw-dropingly beautiful. Is that a word?!

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Wine: don’t mind if I do.

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Looking for inspiration for your own wedding day: it’s here in abundance!

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The Best Man introduces himself.

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So many moments to capture.

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What a setting.

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As I said, a real stand-out wedding. Thanks to Laird, Chauncey, family and friends for the memories. Amy x