Wedding Photographer: Villa Antiche Mura, Sorrento: Stephen & Gina

Amy was the photographer at Villa Antiche Mura, Sorrento, Italy for Stephen & Gina’s wedding.

My first trip of many this summer to Sorrento was for the wedding of Stephen & Gina at the glorious Villa Antiche Mura. What a laugh we all had! Gina and the girls got ready in the most beautiful suite in the impressive Grand Hotel Vittoria Excelsior before we piled onto the famous white train to the Villa.

Villa Antiche Mura is certainly one of my favourite venues in Sorrento. The views are wonderful, the building is lovely and villa manager Michele runs a tight ship. A highlight of the day for me was Gina’s Dad’s speech song – genius! Take a peak:

Impressive Coastline.

Sorrento

Stephen waiting for the train.

Groom

Using the lace curtains for a shot of the shoes.

Bride's Shoes

Final touches to Gina’s make-up.

Bride

Sorting out the many layers!

Bride getting ready

Simple beauty.

Bride

Off to catch the train!

Bride & Bridesmaids

Entrance to Villa Antiche Mura.

Villa Antiche Mura

Taken from the balcony during the ceremony.

Ceremony

And relax!

Ceremony

Gina and the girls.

Bride & Bridesmaids

Still smiling.

Bride & Groom

I love a big veil.

Bride

Love these next two taken in exactly the same spot.

Bride

Bride & Groom

Stephen with Mum & Dad.

Groom & Parents

Who’s next?!

Throwing the bouquet

Hanging in the trees.

Wedding details

Gina’s Dad entertaining the guests. You can see how funny the song was!

Speeches

Speeches

Romantic end to the day.

Bride & Groom

Absolutely loved it – such a good laugh. Thanks for having me :-) Amy x

Wedding photographer: Castello di Vincigliata, Fiesole, Tuscany: Craig & Vanessa

Amy was the wedding photographer at Castello di Vincigliata, Fiesole, Tuscany, Italy for the wedding of Craig & Vanessa.

And so to one of my all-time favourite venues: Castello di Vincigliata and the wedding of Craig & Vanessa. I couldn’t wait to see these two again as we had had a really good laugh in Cortona months before when I was invited to their food-tasting (terrible but someone had to …)

A wedding sponsored (well, kind of) by Jo Malone; Vanessa had used the colour-scheme and elegance of the products to shape her wedding and with a huge helping hand from Jacqueline Bradshaw, my wonderful wedding planner friend, it all came together beautifully.

The ceremony took place at a lovely church in the province of Fiesole, just outside of Florence and a short drive from Castello di Vincigliata – a venue chosen by quite a few celebs in the last few years. The photographs say it all:

Handsome Groom.

Groom

Craig opens his present from Vanessa.

Gift

I love a lace dress.

Dress

Jo Malone scent.

Bride

Jo Malone gifts too!

Gifts

Vanessa’s sister helps her into her dress.

Bride getting ready

Love this one.

Bride getting ready

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

Bride

Craig’s Uncle conducts the ceremony: very special.

Ceremony

The Bridesmaids congratulate the couple.

Bride & Groom greet guests

Taken just outside the church door.

Bride & Groom

Castello di Vincigliata.

Bride & Groom

One of my favourites from the day.

Bride & Groom

Luuuuurve.

Bride & Groom

The Flower Girl’s gift from the couple.

Flower Girl Detail

Weeeeee!

Flower Girl

‘That’s Amore!’

Singing

Elegant.

Bride

I just love the courtyard at the Castle.

Tables

Well done Jackie, the tables looked beautiful.

Table Detail

Craig milked the moment.

Bride & Groom enter for dinner

Cheers!

Cheers

Great atmosphere as the sun went down.

Reception

Stunning place, stunning couple. Such an elegant affair that was special to be part of. Thank you. Amy x

Wedding Photographer: L’Isola del Garda, Lake Garda: Trev & Lorna

Amy was the wedding photographer at L’Isola del Garda, Lake Garda, Italy for Trev & Lorna’s wedding.

Trev & Lorna had booked me to photograph their wedding almost 2 years before the big day so by the time the day came around I was really looking forward to meeting them. We got to meet the night before the wedding as the couple hosted a barbecue for all of the guests at their rented mobile home over-looking beautiful Lake Garda. Such a lovely couple and a great atmosphere – I knew the wedding was going to be amazing.

And it was! What an incredibly stunning day. I am lucky enough to photograph weddings at some of the most beautiful places in Italy but this one was a real stand-out venue. Isola del Garda is a private island just off the western side of the Lake near to Salò and really is quite breath-taking. After the ceremony, aperitif, photographs and a tour of the island for guests, we headed back to the mainland for the reception in a local restaurant. Take a look:

Trev and Best Man Steve work out how to tie their cravats.

Groom & Best Man

So smart.

Groom

Sibling love!

Page Boy & Flower Girl

Lorna gets ready with the little Flower Girl looking on.

Bride getting ready

Isola del Garda – WOW!

Isola del Garda

What a place to get married.

Isola del Garda

Seated for the ceremony.

Ceremony

The Bride & Bridesmaids make their way to the ceremony location.

Bride & Bridesmaids

Beautiful.

Ceremony

Post wedding now and guests enjoy their drinks and buffet.

Bride & Guests

Just like my garden!

Bride & Groom

I love the simplicity of this shot.

Bride & Groom

Trev’s 93 year old Nan had a wonderful time.

Bride, Groom & Grandma

Happy.

Bride & Groom

Love this one.

Bride & Groom

Taken in the same spot.

Bride & Groom

Having a chat.

Bride & Groom

So romantic.

Bride & Groom

Back on dry land now and the guests enjoy speeches.

Speeches

Embarrassing Trev.

Speeches

Gorgeous.

Bride & Groom

I can’t thank Trev and Lorna enough for making me feel such a part of their big day. The meal was lovely and I felt like a guest. Keep in touch :-) Amy x