Wedding Photographer: Villa Belpoggio, Tuscany: Charles & Anita

January 16th, 2 comments

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

October 17th, 3 comments

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

Wedding photographer: Cortona & Villa Petrischio, Tuscany: David & Vivienne

September 26th, 3 comments

Amy was the wedding photographer at Cortona & Villa Petrischio, Tuscany, Italy for the wedding of David & Vivienne.

Cortona! Just 45 minutes away from home and one of the most wonderful Tuscan towns. Irish couple David and Vivienne got ready and held their wedding reception at the lovely Villa Petrischio, just a short hop from Cortona. A beautiful villa with great views and a relaxed feel to it. The ceremony took place in the centre of Cortona in the Cattedrale di Santa Maria, a church which dates back to the 11th century.

The day was such fun with a particular highlight being the tuc-tuc ride back and to to the church. Well done to fabulous wedding planner Elia from Super Tuscan Wedding Planners. for all of his great work. Take a look:

View of Tuscany from Villa Petrischio.

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Pretty.

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Shoes on!

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David’s gift from his Best Man and Brother, Conor.

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Handsome Groom.

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A Bridesmaid checks through the Order of Service.

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Love this image of Vivienne having her make-up done.

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Let’s go and get married!

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Now that’s what you call ‘making an entrance!’

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Such a treat to be given the chance to photograph in such an impressive place.

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‘Peace be with you.’

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Congrats!

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The photogenic tuc-tuc!

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Let’s go!

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A quick stop for photos in a field :-)

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Tuck in!

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Sisters.

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Table plan.

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Dab-hand.

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Silhouette.

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Thank you to David & Vivienne, friends and family and the lovely Elia for such a great day. Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Positano & Villa Antiche Mura, Sorrento: Franklin & Sharon

September 16th, What do you think?

Amy was the photographer at Positano and Villa Antiche Mura, Sorrento, Italy for Franklin & Sharon’s wedding.

I think I need a holiday-home in Sorrento! I was there again :-) This time for the wedding of gorgeous Irish couple, Franklin & Sharon. Both the Bride and Groom got ready at the Hotel Bellevue Syrene, one of Sorrento’s most beautiful hotels. Sharon’s dress was to die for and the Bridesmaids’ dresses were nearly as gorgeous! I’ve uploaded a folder of images to my Facebook page and you wouldn’t believe how many comments I’ve had about the dresses!

We went over to Positano for the ceremony and the stunning church, Santa Maria Assunta before heading back to Sorrento and my favourite place, Villa Antiche Mura. Michele, villa owner and top wedding planner, is brilliant and to me, this really is the best venue choice for a wedding in Sorrento. Take a look:

Hotel Bellevue Syrene, Sorrento. Franklin & Sharon both got ready here.

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Bridesmaids calming the nerves!

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So pretty.

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Proud Mother-of-the-Bride.

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Beautiful.

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Fun with the girls.

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Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, Positano.

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Congratulations!

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Guests.

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Group photos outside of the church in Positano.

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Let’s go and party!

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Guests arrive at Villa Antiche Mura.

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What a place!

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Relaxing during aperitivi.

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Elegant table settings.

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Simple.

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Love the prop!

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Laugh out loud!

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Love, love, love!

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Just gorgeous.

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Such a chilled out day. Loved every minute :-) Amy x