Wedding photographer: Malcesine Castle, Lake Garda, Italy: Ross & Debra

Amy & Andy were the Wedding Photographers at Malcesine Castle, Lake Garda, Italy for the wedding of Ross & Debra.

We were lucky enough to go back to one of our favourite wedding locations last week for the wedding of Ross and Debra; Malcesine on Lake Garda. Malcesine Castle is one of the most spectacular places imaginable to get married at and one of the few places in Italy where the legal ceremony may take place outdoors.

The guests had travelled far and wide (Australia – Canada) to join them for their special day. After the ceremony, everyone wandered through the beautiful town of Malcesine and along the Lake front to the stunning Hotel Excelsior Bay.

Here’s a few tasters:

Ross with Mum and Dad in the background.

It’s quite a climb to the platform where the ceremony takes place but it’s more than worth the effort!

Isn’t it?

Whilst Andy is photographing the whole group from above, I sneaked down and shot this from below :)

Love this shot. What a happy bride!

Debra can model too! The most simple images always stand out.

Walking through the town of Malcesine is such a fabulous photography opportunity – you just can’t point your camera in the wrong direction!

Fabulous colours in the sunshine.

Hotel Excelsior Bay stands pride of place along Lake Garda’s edge.

Lovely moment during the speeches.

The light at dusk was beautiful.

Sorry that this post is a wee bit late in coming; we had our European road trip to hack before we could get back in front of the computer. I’m knuckling down to the album now and it’s looking rather good! – Amy.

Home again!

Don’t worry – we haven’t vanished. We’re just home following a 57 hour driving marathon – the majority of which was done in 4 days! There’s plenty of work to do now to get back on track, so keep an eye out for an update or two over the next couple of days. Ciao! – Andy

Wedding photographer: La Sala Rossa, Borgo San Jacapo & Hotel Continentale, Florence, Tuscany, Italy: Dave & Kate

Andy & Amy were the wedding photographers at La Sala Rossa, Borgo San Jacapo & Hotel Continentale, Florence, Tuscany, Italy for the wedding of Dave & Kate.

Wow – what a beautiful and interesting day for us on Saturday in Florence (Firenze to the Italians!) Dave & Kate were married in the Town Hall in a special, historic room called the Sala Rossa. Afterwards with a slight detour to a bar in Piazza della Signoria they walked through the city and across the Ponte Vecchio to a very trendy, fashion-styled restaurant called Borgo San Jacapo. As you’ll see from the image below, it’s on the side of the river Arno with a wonderful view of the famous bridge.

After dinner, everyone made their way back across the Ponte Vecchio to the Hotel Continentale, which has a fabulous roof-top terrace (under canopy) with amazing views of the city.

It’s a really stunning city to visit and the day was paced perfectly for everyone involved. On with the images:

The dress!
Wedding Photographer Italy, Florence - Wedding Dress

Kate & her father outside the Town Hall in Piazza della Signoria
Wedding Photographer Italy, Florence - Bride & Father

La Sala Rossa – the stunning wedding room. We LOVE this image & can’t wait to see it in print!
Wedding Photographer Italy, Florence, La Sala Rossa - ceremony

Photograph time outside :)
Wedding Photographer Italy, Florence - Bride & Groom

One of many lovely images of the happy couple as they and their guests wandered through the city and over the Ponte Vecchio.
Wedding Photographer Italy, Florence, Ponte Vecchio - Bride & Groom

The balcony and view of the Ponte Vecchio from the Borgo San Jacapo Restaurant.
Wedding Photographer Italy, Florence,  Ponte Vecchio - Borgo San Jacapo Restaurant Balcony

Dave & Kate enjoying some time alone.
Wedding Photographer Italy, Florence, Borgo San Jacapo Restaurant Balcony - Bride & Groom

Inside the Restaurant.
Wedding Photographer Italy, Florence, Borgo San Jacapo Restaurant - Bride & Groom

A hilarious moment during Paul’s best-man’s speech.
Wedding Photographer Italy, Florence, Borgo San Jacapo Restaurant - Speeches

The guests relaxing and enjoying food & drinks during the early evening on the Sky Lounge Terrace at Hotel Continentale. This really is a beautiful location with incredible views of the city and directly over the Ponte Vecchio.
Wedding Photographer Italy, Florence, Hotel Continentale Sky Lounge Terrace - Guests

Whew – time enough to just catch our breath again before we’re on our travels. See you next from Lake Garda! – Andy

Wedding photographer: Palazzo Viviani, Castello di Montegridolfo, Emilia Romagna, Italy: Kevin & Aurora

Andy & Amy were the wedding photographers at Palazzo Viviani, Castello di Montegridolfo, Emilia Romagna, Italy for the wedding of Kevin & Aurora.

After a couple of showery days in Emilia-Romagna, the weather returned to normal (i.e. dry & sunny) just in time for Kevin & Aurora’s wedding on Saturday.  Both they and their guests were staying at the incredible Palazzo Viviani in Castello di Montegridolfo and they travelled to the nearby San Donato church in Belvedere Fogliense for their ceremony before returning to the Castello for the reception.

Irish weddings are always incredibly lively & this was no exception.  It really was a superbly-organized day and if Kevin ever opted for a different career, he’d make a great wedding planner!

On with just a few glimpses of the day:

The Groom.

Wedding Photographer Italy, Castello di Montegridolfo - Groom

When we arrived, Kevin said that Amy had the easy job.  He wasn’t wrong.  Simply beautiful.

Wedding Photographer Italy, Castello di Montegridolfo - Bride

The stunning dress.

Wedding Photographer Italy, Castello di Montegridolfo - Dress

Aurora seen by her brother for the first time in her dress.

Wedding Photographer Italy, Castello di Montegridolfo - Bride and Brother

Fast forward to after the ceremony – a wedding full of characters!

Wedding Photographer Italy Castello di Montegridolfo - Guest

We absolutely love a couple of images taken whilst Kevin & Aurora ‘took a breather’ outside the church – giving their guests a head-start back to the Castello di Montegridolfo.

Wedding Photographer Italy, Castello di Montegridolfo - Bride & Groom outside church

Beautiful light.  I managed to avoid getting run-over whilst lying in the road taking this.

Wedding Photographer Italy, Castello di Montegridolfo - Bride & Groom

Back at the Castello, I noticed that Aurora had vanished.  On looking down a tiny alley-way, I noticed her having her hair tidied.

Wedding Photographer Italy, Castello di Montegridolfo - Bride

Guests posing for a photo.

Wedding Photographer Italy, Castello di Montegridolfo - Guests

Table decoration detail.

Wedding Photographer Italy, Castello di Montegridolfo - Table Decoration

A reflective moment during the speeches.

Wedding Photographer Italy, Castello di Montegridolfo - Guest during speeches

Surprise fireworks (for everyone but Kevin) towards the end of the evening.

Wedding Photographer Italy, Castello di Montegridolfo - Bride & Groom and fireworks

Wow – what a beautiful day and a venue we’d highly recommend to anyone looking for the perfect wedding location.  Back to the album design! – Andy