Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Matthew & Dinah

Amy was the wedding photographer at Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda, Italy for Matthew & Dinah’s wedding.

No sooner did I land back into Umbria and I packed up the car for Lake Garda and Malcesine, which I now know like the back of my hand! Malcesine Castle followed by a reception at Al Corsaro was the order of the day for the intimate, romantic and emotional wedding day of Matthew & Dinah. Laughter and tears all day long but over all, a very, very happy day.

Matthew, all ready and waiting for Dinah to arrive.

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And here she is!

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Dinah’s son gave her away and gave her a hand getting up the steps to the terrace in Malcesine Castle!

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Matthew couldn’t hold back the tears.

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An over-view of this very special ceremony spot.

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The deed is done and Matthew is so happy that the tears flow again.

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Happy family shot.

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Matthew with his Best Man.

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Possibly my favourite from the whole day – just love it!

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Something a bit different here for me. What a landscape!

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Gorgeous.

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Guests were waiting at the Castle entrance with the confetti.

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Time for a photo shoot around the picturesque town of Malcesine…

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… before the Bride & Groom led the way in their tuc-tuc to the great restaurant of Al Corsaro on the water-side.

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Matthew & Dinah’s gorgeous son.

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Bubbles please!

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Tables are set for the meal. Great location.

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Best man in full-flow!

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Hysterics!

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Lovely.

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Such a gorgeous day. Thanks -Amy x

A painting of my photograph

A little spin-off tale from the wedding of Phil & Eve. Eve’s sister Jenny has recently had a big birthday and received a very special gift. A portrait painting copied from a photograph of their daughters that I took at Phil & Eve’s wedding. This is a first for me and I love the way that people use my photographs in so many creative ways :-)

The talented artist is called Jonathan Henson, a part-time artist who will take commissions for this kind of work. Isn’t it great?

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Great job!

Wedding Photographer: Halle St Peters, Manchester: Phil & Eve

Amy was the wedding photographer at Halle St Peters, Manchester, UK for Phil & Eve’s wedding.

So, my second wedding in the week that I was in the UK in August was a very special one for me. It’s not often that I photograph family or friends but this time, the Bride was someone that I had known from the day that she was born. Our parents were and are still best friends. I love weddings where I already know so many people – including my own parents of course :-)

Halle St Peters in the Ancoats area of Manchester is a wonderful venue. A deconsecrated church, it actually provides rehearsal and recording space for the Orchestra as well as hosting community projects and obviously, weddings. What I especially loved was the area. It’s up-and-coming but not yet hip-and-trendy. It’s industrial and gritty and I LOVED photographing in the surrounding streets. This was a really beautiful album so, in order to see more images, I am showing album pages again:

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Wedding Photographer: The Ashes Barns Country House, Stoke-on-Trent: Ash & Beth

Amy was the wedding photographer at The Ashes Barns Country House, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire UK for Ash & Beth’s wedding.

Mid-August 2015 and I took a well-earned rest from the intense Italian heat and flew back to the UK with the family in tow. My trip covered 2 weddings, the first was the wedding of Ash & Beth at The Ashes near to Stoke-on-Trent; a beautiful venue that Olympian swimmer Rebecca Adlington had chosen just a few weeks before.

I’d met Beth before when she was a Bridesmaid at the wedding of Ric & Claire in Sorrento the previous year. I thought I’d travelled a long way for the wedding but Ash & Beth now live in Australia and had travelled home to get married with their gorgeous little boy who was the star of the show. Take a look:

The Ashes

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Britain in full-bloom.

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Ready and waiting.

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Ash. I’ll show you the rest of him later ;-)

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Beth did her own make-up.

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Love this one of Ash & Beth’s son.

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The Star of the Show.

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Guests gather on the barn’s balcony for a great view of the ceremony.

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Final touches – team effort!

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Lovely rustic ceremony venue.

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Cheese cake!

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Simple but gorgeous.

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I love this natural family shot.

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I rarely publish ‘standard’ family group shots on here but, here’s a big one – just to prove that I can do them!

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Gorgeous girls chilling out.

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Meanwhile, the second barn was being prepared for dinner.

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Selfie-sticks as favours – they went down a storm!

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A beautiful day, blue skies, fluffy white skies and lots of laughter.

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Thanks so much. -Amyx

Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Mike & Donna

Amy was the wedding photographer at Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda, Italy for Mike & Donna’s wedding.

Back up to my old favourite – Malcesine on Lake Garda. I honestly know this little place like the back of my hand now. Luckily, I love it and could never tire of going. I met up with Mike and his guys first and we had some time for photographs in the beautiful Palazzo dei Capitani. This was great fun and Mike was very happy to stay in the shade given that temperatures were hitting 40 degrees once again. Would this heat-wave never end?
Donna got ready in a gorgeous apartment on the edge of town and I loved the way that the couple did a private ‘reveal’ about an hour before the ceremony at the Castle. Being witness to such a special moment is a huge honour.
The ceremony in the castle was lovely. Photographs around town afterwards followed by a wonderful and emotional reception at Al Corsaro. I love this venue – it’s hidden away, the views are gorgeous and the food is divine – a great choice and a great day overall. A quick peek:

Poser!

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Posers! (Only joking :-)

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Beautiful.

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Love this one of Donna doing her make-up.

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The ‘reveal.’ Such a special moment.

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Mum reads her note from Donna. Gorgeous.

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Donna helps Dad out with his final touches.

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A blazing hot ceremony.

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Under the olive trees after the ceremony.

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I found this lovely little hidden alley-way that I hadn’t photographed in before. Love this one.

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Mike’s speech was hilarious – one of the best.

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Told you it was funny.

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Eat, drink, chill, repeat.

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The view from my table inside the restaurant.

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Stroll along the lakeside path as the sun goes down.

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A gorgeous day in every way. Thanks guys. -Amyx