Wedding Photographer: Soulton Hall, Wem, Shrewsbury: Glyn & Ally

Amy was the wedding photographer at Soulton Hall, Wem, Shrewsbury, UK for Glyn & Ally’s wedding.

Last October I photographed the wedding of Dave & Jo in central Siena. A year on and it was the turn of Jo’s sister Ally who married Glyn at the Church of St. Luke in Weston-under-Redcastle, Shropshire on a beautiful October day. It was absolutely brilliant to catch up with Jo & Ally’s family and friends and to get to know Glyn better too.

The weather really was unbelievable for mid-October and guests made the most of it, drinking their mulled wine on the lawn during the reception. Soulton Hall, just a 5 minute drive from the church, is a beautiful Elizabethan manor house set on a gorgeous country estate in rural Shropshire. I really loved it, in fact, I didn’t want to leave! Take a look:

Beautiful Soulton Hall, Shropshire.

Soulton Hall

Master of the house.

Groom

The bridesmaids didn’t stop laughing all day!

Bridesmaids

Gorgeous Ally.

Bride

The choir in church ensured that the roof was well and truly raised!

Choir

Here goes!

Bride & Groom during ceremony

I love this one.

Guests during ceremony

Perfect nails!

Ceremony Detail

Signed and sealed.

Signing during ceremony

Lucky Ally!

Chimney-sweep kisses Bride

Beautiful.

Bride & Groom

Wonderful autumnal light.

Bride & Groom

One of my favourites from the day.

Bride & Groom

Very Important Doggie!

Very Important Dog!

I loved the table plan.

Table Plan

Too cute!

Guest Detail

Uncontrollable laughter during the speeches.

Guests during reception

I love this wide shot taken during the Best Man’s speech.

Speeches

Dave & Jo, Frank & Angela – wonderful to see you all again and thanks for the help with the missing keys! Glyn & Ally – you were fab, so easy to photograph and great fun. Hope you had a wonderful time in Sicily! -Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Varenna, Bellagio & Veleso, Lake Como: Stevie & Rachel

Amy was the wedding photographer in Varenna, Bellagio & Veleso, Lake Como, Italy for Stevie & Rachel’s wedding.

The weather on the 1st of October was absolutely beautiful. Bright blue, not a cloud in the sky and almost as hot as a mid-summer’s day but without the bugs! I’m not sure that there is anywhere quite like Lake Como when the weather is perfect like that and the treat of going way up high above the Lake to a little place called Veleso was outstanding.

Rachel got ready in a lovely apartment directly opposite George Clooney’s house in Pognana Lario and then jumped on a boat for a half hour journey to Varenna for the ceremony. The Old Church of San Giorgio in Varenna is gorgeous and the religious ceremony provided the perfect contrast to the rest of the day which was relaxed and fun.

After the ceremony, Rachel, Stevie and I jumped back on the speed boat to get ahead of the guests so we could get some time for photographs in Bellagio. After that it was up the 4 mile windy, steep road to Veleso where the views across the mountains blew everyone away. Take a look:

Gorgeous bouquet.

Bride's Bouquet

I love this photograph of Rachel being helped into the boat.

Bride gets into boat

Varenna, Lake Como

Varenna, Lake Como

And here she gets off the boat!

Bride gets off boat

The handsome groom awaits.

Groom

Readers during the ceremony in the beautiful ‘Old Church of San Giorgio’ in Varenna

Ceremony

One of my favourites – Stevie shows off his new ring in the background.

Bridesmaid signs register

We did it!!

Bride & Groom leave church

Guests greet Rachel & Stevie as they exit the church and grab a handful of confetti.

Bride & Guests

They line up ready to launch!

Guests get ready to throw confetti

Love this.

Bride, Groom & Guests

Rachel & Stevie get off the speed boat at Bellagio for a quick photo shoot.

Bride & Groom

One of the results.

Bride & Groom

The terrace at Albergo Bella Vista in Veleso. Breath-taking.

Reception Detail

Rachel with Mum & Dad. (PS Thanks for the lift Kevin.)

Bride & Parents

Fun group shot.

Bride, Groom & Bridal party

The models model :-)

Bride & Groom

Stunning.

Veleso, Lake Como

A beautiful day, a beautiful couple – thank you for having me. -Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Sarzana, Province of La Spezia, Liguria: Alex & Katherine

Amy was the wedding photographer in Sarzana, Liguria, Italy for Alex & Katherine’s wedding.

North of Pisa and Lucca, Tuscany meets Liguria and towns such as Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi, la Spezia and the famous Cinque Terre are situated along the coast. Nestled in amongst these is Sarzana; the location for the wedding of Alex & Katherine. My jaw dropped when I entered the cathedral. Simply ‘WOW.’ Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral is in central Sarzana and unbeknown to Alex and Katherine, the 24th of September was not only their wedding day but also Sarzana’s celebration of Napoleon. Armies marched through the city firing canons as they went. The noise was unbelievable and Katherine waited outside church until the main part of the procession had passed – otherwise, nobody would have been able to hear a word the priest was saying!

After the beautiful ceremony the Bride & Groom and I travelled a short distance to a wonderful home of a family friend to take some photographs before we joined the rest of the guests at the Antico Casale Sarzana. The display of food was second-to-none and the room was alive with fun, games and laughter. Take a look:

Napoleon’s Army took to the streets of Sarzana and made a LOT of noise as they went.

Sarzana, Liguria

What a handsome groom!

Groom

I love this photograph of Katherine arriving at church. Look at the smoke from the firing canons in the background.

Bride Arrives at Church

Katherine wore her Mother’s wedding dress. Such amazing lace detail and the most gorgeous veil.

Bride Detail

A lovely moment as Katherine made it to the end of the long aisle.

Ceremony

Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral: so impressive.

Ceremony

Sweet.

Ceremony

One of my favourite ‘lob the rice’ shots ever!

Confetti

This only shows a bit of it, but the car that Alex & Katherine travelled in was fab – very old and covered in flowers.

Bride & Groom

Another wee snippet of the car!

Bride & Groom

How’s this for a garden?!

Bride & Groom

Gorgeous.

Bride & Groom

Taken inside Alex’s family friend’s home. Isn’t it just incredible?

Bride & Groom

To the reception and some wonderful table detail.

Table Detail

Such a great atmosphere.

Wedding Reception: Antico Casale Sarzana

Alex & Katherine are based in Shanghai. Chinese tradition had guests shouting for as long and loud as they could before drinking the contents of their glass in one. I absolutely love this shot.

Wedding Reception: Antico Casale Sarzana

The neighbouring table’s response!

Wedding Reception: Antico Casale Sarzana

Beautiful.

First Dance

What a memorable and fun day. Alex & Katherine made my life so easy! Really, I think it’s impossible to take a bad photo of either of them! Thanks too for the lovely gift :-)

Wedding Photographer: Ravello, Amalfi Coast: John & Alison

Amy was the wedding photographer at Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy for John & Alison’s wedding.

The weekend of the 23rd / 24th September was a two-wedding-weekend for me. The first wedding was in beautiful Ravello, a place that I now feel I know like the back of my hand. This was a wedding that I was really looking forward to. It would be rude to mention ages but let’s just say that the gorgeous bride, Alison had waited rather a long time for this day to come.

Villa Fraulo, a wonderfully luxurious and exclusive resort, played host to the couple and their guests on this special day. The wedding itself took place at the Giardini della Principessa di Piemonte which has the most impressive view along to the Bay of Salerno and we found time to wonder around the very pretty little town of Ravello and visit Villa Rufolo. Take a look:

Ravello’s colourful streets. This path leads from Villa Fraulo to the Giardini della Principessa di Piemonte.

Ravello

John got ready in Hotel Bonadies also in the centre of Ravello. The view from the balcony wasn’t too bad!

Groom

Meanwhile Alison and her bridesmaid Diane got ready at Villa Fraulo.

Flower Detail

Long-time friends.

Bride & Bridesmaid

Beautiful bride.

Bride

Isn’t this fab? Makes me want to swim in the sea!

Bride

‘You may now kiss the Bride!’

Ceremony

You’re married Alison!! Yeah!!!

Ceremony

Confetti!

Confetti

Gorgeous light wrapping itself around a gorgeous couple.

Bride & Groom

Walking down Ravello’s alleyway that leads to the main square.

Bride, Groom & Guests

Grandma & Grandad with little Lily.

Bride, Groom & Flower Girl

I love this shot of the whole wedding party.

Bride, Groom & Guests

Villa Rufolo’s stunning gardens.

Bride & Groom

The iconic image of Ravello.

Bride & Groom

Also taken in Villa Rufolo. One of my favourites from the day.

Bride & Groom

Isn’t this beautiful too? John & Alison were brilliant models and despite not looking forward to it, John kept telling me how much he was enjoying being photographed :-)

Bride & Groom

From Villa Rufolo, we spent 15 minutes or so in Ravello’s main square. Andy an I are on the hunt for big pots for our garden!

Bride & Groom in Ravello

Back up the beautiful little street towards Villa Fraulo for their evening reception. What a day!

Bride & Groom

Such a great experience. I just loved every minute of it. John, Alison and their wonderful family and friends – thanks for having me. -Amy x