Wedding photographer: Castello di Gargonza, Tuscany, Italy: Griff & Yasmine

Andy & Amy were the wedding photographers at Castello di Gargonza, Tuscany, Italy for the wedding of Griff & Yasmine.

In 2006 we photographed Dave & Nina at La Selva in Tuscany and in 2007 we photographed Nina’s Bridesmaid Rachel who married Martin in the Dordogne, in France. Griff & Yasmine were guests at both weddings and so photographing their Tuscan wedding on the 26th September was like meeting up with old friends. What a fabulous day! Castello di Gargonza is a stunning venue not too far from Arezzo in Tuscany. A wonderful open-air ceremony in a very beautiful setting was followed by ‘aperitivi’ at the swimming pool. The wedding meal followed with seven courses of Michelin star-style food including the best risotto and sorbet that I have ever, ever tasted.

Check out these stunning images:

The all-important sparkle for the gorgeous flower girl:

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Griff:

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Yasmine:

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A lovely outdoor ceremony.

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Just married!

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The colours around Castello di Gargonza are so vibrant.

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One of my favourites.

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‘Gli aperitivi’ were on the lawn by the pool-side. Some wonderful views of the Tuscan countryside from there.

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Andy did his Vanity Fair thing!

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LOVE this moment captured by Andy during the speeches of Griff’s Mum in stitches.

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Fabulous, fun day. Griff & Yasmine made our job super-easy and seeing everyone again was awesome. Many thanks too to Carolina for looking after us so well and doing such a great job with the planning. Hope to see you all again next year! :-) – Amy

Wedding photographer: Peckforton Castle, Cheshire, UK: Paul & Carly

Andy & Amy were the wedding photographers at Peckforton Castle, Cheshire, UK for the wedding of Paul & Carly.

We’ve been the chosen photographers for quite a few weddings at Peckforton Castle in the past and we always enjoy returning there. Paul & Carly had a fabulous wedding on the 22nd September – unusually, a Tuesday. The day was full of surprises; Carly’s Dad dressed in a kilt in his traditional Welsh tartan – not even Mum knew about it! Paul had arranged for the rings to be delivered by a beautiful Canadian great-horned owl and, to keep guests entertained, there was a fabulous Birds of Prey display during the afternoon.

Paul helped get everyone else ready in the morning. Here he is helping his Father-in-Law-to-be into his surprise outfit.

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I have my eyes closed in one of my favourite images of me on my wedding day. I hope Carly loves this one as much! I think it’s gorgeous.

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The owl behaved impeccably and was a great surprise for Carly. One less thing for the Best man to remember!

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The Great Hall at Peckforton Castle is beautifully-lit. Time to celebrate!

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The display gave us some great opportunities to capture some hilarious reactions of the birds getting so close.

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Beautiful.

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Paul and his two Best Men. The Bridal Party had really thought about their colour scheme to fit in with the colour and natural light of Peckforton Castle.

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One of my faves! LOVE it!

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The wedding breakfast was a hog-roast buffet – something that guests always enjoy. Andy claims that it was delicious. As a vegetarian I have to admit to keeping my distance!

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A wonderful, fun day upon which the sun shone despite the forecast for rain. We travelled the day after Paul & Carly’s wedding for the wedding of Griff & Yasmine in Tuscany – images coming soon! – Amy.

Wedding photographer: Rowton Castle, Shropshire, UK: Chris & Louise

Andy & Amy were the wedding photographers at Rowton Castle, Shropshire, UK for the wedding of Chris & Louise.

Louise, it’s your turn! Rowton Castle here we come! Finally, after the years of being our best blog stalker, you’re on!

I first met Louise and her Mum in January 2007. That month Louise and Chris booked us for their September 2009 wedding at the stunning Rowton Castle near to Shrewsbury in Shropshire. Even we couldn’t believe that the day had finally come around!

Louise looked absolutely stunning in a fabulous Hollywood Dreams dress. She had put an enormous amount of thought and effort into every detail of the wedding and to her (and her Mum’s) credit, the day went by without a hitch. Even the weather behaved!

We love Rowton Castle! We have photographed a handful of weddings there before but not for a little while so it was great to go back.

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Bouquet.

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LOVE this image. Doesn’t the dress look stunning?

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Chris was as cool as a cucumber all day.

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The guys always need a hand with buttonholes :)

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The ceremony took place St George’s Church in the nearby village of Pontesbury. Far too often we’re asked not to photograph the ‘actual’ signing of the register for fear that the Bride and Groom might be distracted. Mmmmm. Afterwards the priest/registrar will ‘set up’ the shot for me, complete with flower arrangement, in the dark. It was great to be left to our own devices on this day!

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Bubbles instead of confetti.

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On the lawn around the back at Rowton Castle.

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Louise envisaged the reception room to look exactly like this many years ago.

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The first dance was quite a surprise. You had to be there though to understand :)

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Thanks for a great days folks and for looking after us. The complete set of images isn’t too far behind. As for he bLOG, Paul & Carly’s images will be up soon. -Amy.

Wedding photographer: Bellagio & Varenna, Lake Como, Italy: Frank & Katherine

Andy & Amy were the Wedding Photographers at Bellagio; Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo & Villa Cipressi in Varenna, Lake Como, Italy for the wedding of Frank & Katherine.

Frank & Katherine married at the Comune of Bellagio on the 11th September. Another beautiful, sunny day; we were lucky to travel to ‘work’ by boat from Varenna to Bellagio to photograph the bride and groom getting ready and the ceremony. The wedding ceremony was light-hearted and fun due to a wonderful translator and a very chilled-out group of mainly Kiwi and Irish guests.

After the ceremony and a few drinks we headed over to Villa Carlotta on the west shore of the Lake in Tremezzo. After an hour or so in the grounds, which included some drinks at a small cafe-bar, we were back on the boat by-passing Bellagio to the East shore of the Lake and the stunning little town of Varenna. The reception was held in Villa Cipressi; an absolutely gorgeous setting and neighbour to Villa Monastero. Enormous thanks to Frank and Katherine and their wonderful group of family and friends for taking extra-special care of us and treating us to a beautiful meal after we had finished.

On with the images:

Beautiful.

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A fun moment during the ceremony.

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Frank made Katherine laugh non-stop!

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Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo where the cafe-bar had been reserved for the guests.

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The front of Villa Carlotta is very impressive. Well worth a trip if you’re in the area.

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A moment whilst wandering through the villa’s gardens.

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Andy’s jokes make people laugh (sometimes).

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Heart-shaped ravioli :-)

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In front of Villa Monastero, Varenna.

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Villa Cipressi, Varenna – a fabulous wedding venue.

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Hilarious speeches!

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Thanks again folks for looking after us so much; we thoroughly enjoyed our day. Stand-by Louise & Chris – you’re next! – Amy.