Wedding Photographer: Lake Como, Italy – Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni: Rob & Jessica

Amy was the wedding photographer in Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy at the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni for Rob & Jessica’s wedding.

Bellagio, Lake Como: as many of you bLOG followers will know, one of my favourite places on the planet to be. The wedding of Rob & Jessica took place at the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni. There’s only really one way of describing this Villa and that’s to say, it’s ‘breath-taking.’ Its position on the lake is the best and the rich interior is pure elegance.

A story of true love, English-born Rob has left his family and friends behind in the UK to make a new life in Chicago, to be with his gorgeous new wife, Jessica. With half of the party travelling from the UK and the other half from America, everyone was up for having a wonderful Italian escape, making sure that the atmosphere on the day was upbeat and fun.

Take a peek:

The dress, having been steamed by the Villa staff:

Dress

How do you tie a cravat? Best we check out this YouTube vid. and find out!!

Groom & Ushers

Look out to the Lake, take a deep-breath and let’s go get married!

Bride

Jessica’s 2 little nephews were so cute and carried out their roles perfectly:

Page Boys

Nice spot for it!

Ceremony

Proud Mum (do I have to write Mom?)

Bride & Mum

Lovely.

Bride & Groom

We all went for an hour and 1/2 boat-ride passing some of the stunning houses, villas and hotels around the Lake. Such a treat.

Boat Ride, Lake Como

Cheers!

Bride & Groom

Back on dry land for drinkies before dinner:

Bride & Guests

Group shots can be fun!

Bridal Party

Jessica & Rob enter for dinner. I love the combination of ‘risky’ depth of field and slow shutter speed here. Just enough to capture Jessica & Rob perfectly, but leaving everyone else either out of focus or with their clapping-hands motion-blurred.

Bride & Groom

Great day guys. Really, really great day. You made me feel so welcome. Thank you so much. -Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Tuscany, Italy – Fattoria di Corsignano, nr Siena, Tuscany : Dan & Marie

Amy was the wedding photographer in Tuscany, Italy at Certosa di Pontignano followed by Fattoria di Corsignano for Dan & Marie’s wedding.

The weather in central Italy has been wonderful for what seems like months already. I reckon, when it’s lovely in May, it really is the best time of year. No flies, not too much sweating (!), bright blue skies and lovely and warm. Luckily for me, I had a double-wedding weekend and the weather didn’t disappoint. In fact, it was perfect.

Dan, Marie, their family and friends had come over from the United States for their Tuscany wedding. Their venue, Fattoria di Corsignano, is a wonderful place as it really shows off Tuscany at its very best. A farmhouse set in 22 hectares, teeming with vineyards and olive trees. Corsignano produce around 40,000 bottles per year of wine, vinsanto, grappa and olive oil.

Dan & Marie travelled just a mile or two down the road to get married in church at Certosa di Pontignano: a gorgeous place with a garden, great views and cloisters. Then it was back to Fattoria di Corsignano for aperativi around the pool, a delicious and traditional meal and of course a party.

All arranged by the wonderful Jackie from Marry Me In Tuscany.

See what you think!

Jackie’s weddings always have the most amazing flowers. This florist is a genius with roses:

Bouquet

Final touches:

Bride Getting Ready

Dan with Mum & Dad just before Marie arrived at church:

Groom with Mother & Father

Just married!

Bride & Groom

The light, it’s all about the light:

Bride & Groom

One of the first things that Marie said to me when I arrived was ‘please give me any tips, I’m not photogenic.’ Mmmm, hands up if you completely disagree!! This is so simple and yet so stunning:

Bride

Go on – show me your garter!!:

Bride & Groom

Father of the Groom and Mother of the Bride: 2 VERY important people:

Guests

Beautiful flower girl:

Flower Girl

This was photographed from outside looking in. I think it really captures the ambiance of the venue:

Speeches

Party on!

Disco

Thanks so much for such a wonderful day folks. The rest of your images won’t be far behind. Amy x