Wedding Photographer: Castello di Montegridolfo, Emilia Romagna, Italy: Kerry & Vanessa

Amy was the Wedding Photographer at Castello di Montegridolfo, Emilia Romagna, Italy for the wedding of Kerry & Vanessa.

Having photographed a wedding at Castello di Montegridolfo previously and therefore knowing what a fantastic place it is, I was really looking forward to going back there for the spectacular wedding of Kerry & Vanessa on Tuesday the 13th of July. When I arrived, Vanessa was having her hair and make-up done wearing traditional red pyjamas (having had to sleep in them) whilst Kerry and the boys were all ready to go and were doing their best to stay cool – the temperatures already soaring into the high 30s.

Kerry and Vanessa’s attention to detail was second-to-none as they treated their guests to not one but two ‘aperitivi,’ a photo montage of their childhoods and blossoming relationship, a same-day edit from the wonderful videographers (who had flown in from Hong Kong) and a brilliantly-choreographed first dance.

The 10-course wedding breakfast had to be seen (even better tasted!) to be believed and the surprise fireworks were magnificent. What a day!

Lovely bouquet (dress in the background)
Wedding Photographer Italy - Bouquet

Kerry & best-man
Wedding Photographer Italy - Groom & Best Man

Concentration!
Wedding Photographer Italy - Bride & Bridesmaids

Vanessa, her proud Dad and the Bridesmaids walk the narrow main street of Montegridolfo.
Wedding Photographer Italy - Bride, Father of the Bride & Bridesmaids

Just married!
Wedding Photographer Italy - Confetti

Photo time :)
Wedding Photographer Italy - Bride & Groom

I had to post this one. The carved watermelons are always good but these are incredibly good!
Wedding Photographer Italy - Aperitivo

I love how in Italy you’ll often find characters amongst the staff. This guy kept everyone entertained for ages – throwing glasses & bottles whilst making cocktails.
Wedding Photographer Italy - Barman during aperitivo

A hug for the winner of the ‘catch the boquet’ competition!
Wedding Photographer Italy - Bride & Bridesmaid

The presentation of old photos of Kerry & Vanessa was hilarious.
Wedding Photographer Italy - Guests

Arriving for dinner.
Wedding Photographer Italy - Bride & Groom

Wow – absolutely loved my day. I know just how much hard work went in to organizing this wedding and I’m sure Kerry & Vanessa will feel that it was worth every last bit of effort. All the best folks – I’ll be in touch sometime soon.

Wedding Photographer: The Grand Hotel, Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda, Italy: Ian & Chloe

Amy was the Wedding Photographer in Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda, Italy for the wedding of Ian & Chloe.

It was a baking-hot July day when Ian & Chloe tied the knot in the beautiful little town of Gardone Riviera on the western shores of Lake Garda, Italy. Since I first became a wedding photographer, Lake Garda has become the place where I have photographed more weddings than anywhere else. Normally Malcesine plays host, but the town of Gardone Riviera is also beautiful and was actually the first town on the Lake that Andy & I ever visited together.

The ‘Comune’ building is lovely – perched up high with wonderful views over Lake Garda and the reception venue, The Grand Hotel, is perfectly positioned. What I especially loved about the Grand Hotel is that it is in the centre of the little town which meant that it was easy for me to get some lovely shots of Ian & Chloe meandering through the pretty streets of Gardone Riviera. Such a fun couple: Chloe and her bridesmaids couldn’t stop laughing all day long whilst I think Ian rather enjoyed the ‘modelling!’

Colour! The Grand Hotel viewed from the Lake-side. This time of year at Lake Garda is especially colourful with the geraniums and oleander in full bloom.
Wedding Photographer Italy - The Grand Hotel, Gardone Riviera

Chloe was wondering if Ian would notice if she drank the bottle of Champagne, given as a gift, before the wedding.
Wedding Photographer Italy - Bride getting ready

Here come the guys. Light-coloured suits definitely suit the baking-hot temperatures.
Wedding Photographer Italy - Groom & Groomsmen

Chloe – ready to leave.
Wedding Photographer Italy - Bride

A moment during the ceremony in Gardone Riviera’s Comune building (Town Hall.)
Wedding Photographer Italy - Ceremony

This was taken directly outside the Comune in the lovely garden there.
Wedding Photographer Italy - Bride & Groom

Chloe and the bridesmaids.
Wedding Photographer Italy - Bride & Bridesmaids

Chloe & Ian had decided to walk down the hill to the hotel – which was a great idea & offered me the chance for more beautiful images.
Wedding Photographer Italy - Bride, Groom & bridal party

The setting for dinner. Hard to beat eh?
Wedding Photographer Italy - The Grand Hotel, Gardone Riviera

The stunning little streets of Gardone Riviera close to the Grand Hotel.
Wedding Photographer Italy - Bride & Groom

Beautiful location, lovely, lovely couple, great weather…being a wedding photographer in Italy can really be tough sometimes eh? ;)

Your album won’t be long folks – keep an eye on your email!

Wedding photographer: Chelsea & Kensington Registry Office & The Gore Hotel, Kensington, London, UK: Scott & Lorraine

Amy was the Wedding Photographer at the Chelsea & Kensington Registry Office and then at the Gore Hotel for the wedding of Scott & Lorraine.

Another wedding day with fabulous weather! Lorraine & Scott were married on the 26th of June at the Chelsea & Kensington Registry Office on the King’s Road in London. It’s actually the first time that I’ve photographed a wedding in a UK Registry Office and I thought the ceremony was lovely and made to be very personal and relaxed.

A routemaster – old-fashioned double-decker bus – transported the guests to the back of the Royal Albert Hall where we had time for a few photographs including the family group shots. Just a short walk around the corner and we arrived at The Gore Hotel for the wedding reception. A luxurious hotel in the very heart of London with the most spectacular reception room called the Tapestry Room.

Take a look:

Lorraine getting ready at The Gore:

Wedding Photographer UK - Bride getting ready

Twin bridesmaids get the dress ready for her to slip into:

Wedding Photographer UK - Bride getting ready

Still in The Gore’s suite; a stunning shot of Lorraine ‘just ready:’

Wedding Photographer UK - Bride

Now married; how much of London can a wedding photographer capture in one go!

Wedding Photographer UK - Bride & Groom

The Tapestry Room in The Gore:

Wedding Photographer UK - Wedding Room

Love this so much! Reflection in the mirror:

Wedding Photographer UK - Bride & Groom

Champers anyone?

Wedding Photographer UK - Champagne

Beautifully laid-out by the staff at The Gore:

Wedding Photographer UK - Wedding Cake

Guests:

Wedding Photographer UK - Guests

Lovely moment during the first dance:

Wedding Photographer UK - First Dance

Thank you so, so much for giving me time, being so relaxed and for my lovely meal. You won’t have long to wait to see the rest – promise.

Wedding photographer: St. Christopher’s Church, Pott Shrigley & Shrigley Hall Hotel, Cheshire, UK: Richard & Rebecca

Amy was the Wedding Photographer at St. Christopher’s Church, Pott Shrigley & Shrigley Hall Hotel Cheshire, UK for the wedding of Richard & Rebecca.

On the 19th of June, Richard & Rebecca were married in the beautiful, rural village of Pott Shrigley in Cheshire. Rarely have I come across a more relaxed bride as Rebecca, tucking into a sandwich as soon as she was ready and the dress was on! The day flowed with the same relaxed vibe as the morning preps and the Vicar followed suit by sharing holiday anecdotes as part of the sermon.

Richard beamed all day long and the weather stayed warm and blue – in fact, don’t want to speak too soon but all of my recent weddings, whether in Italy or the UK, have been glorious.

An eclectic mix of tasters to be going on with:

Whilst Rebecca was doing her make-up in the mirror, these two rubber ducks caught my eye:

Wedding Photographer UK - Bride getting ready

Richard stuck rigidly to the purple theme!

Wedding Photographer UK - Groom's Shoes

I used the down-lighters in the ceiling to light Rebecca in this one:

Wedding Photographer UK - Bride

Listening to holiday tales with a lesson or two thrown in:

Wedding Photographer UK - Bride & Groom

The obvious grandeur of the venue as you approach Shrigley Hall Hotel:

Wedding Photographer UK - Shrigley Hall Hotel

Love, love, love it – so cool!

Wedding Photographer UK - Groom

Richard & Rebecca asked for this shot so that they could use it for their Thank You cards, in keeping with the theme of their Save the Date and invites:

Wedding Photographer UK - Bride & Groom

Love this:

Wedding Photographer UK - Bride & Groom

The guests having fun:

Wedding Photographer UK - Guests

Cheers folks! Hope you had a fabulous time in Tuscany – the weather certainly has been amazing!