Wedding Photographer: Villa Catignano & Siena, Tuscany: Laird & Chauncey

Amy was the wedding photographer at Villa Catignano & Siena, Tuscany, Italy for Laird & Chauncey’s wedding.

For me, this was one of the stand-out weddings of my summer season. Don’t get me wrong, they’re all wonderful days and I love each and every wedding that I photograph but I absolutely loved the way that Laird & Chauncey arranged their wedding and the venue and styling were just to die for.

Villa Catignano is a wonderful place to marry. The orange villa with its flowers, gardens, lemon trees, terracotta pots, courtyard, views are like something from a fairytale. Laird and Chauncey both got ready at the villa and then travelled into Siena with a small group of their closest friends and family for their legal ceremony in Siena Town Hall. They enjoyed a celebratory drink at a bar in Siena’s main piazza, some photographs in the square before we headed back to the Villa for a symbolic ceremony with all of the guests in the beautiful gardens.

Aperitivi followed and the most wonderful dinner on a beautifully-laid single, long table. If I were to marry again (sorry Andy!) then I think that what Laird and Chauncey arranged was just perfect. Take a look:

The view from the Bridal Suite at Villa Catignano. That’s Siena in the distance.

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Laird got ready one floor up in this wonderful, atmospheric room.

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Great tip from Chauncey: get a fancy hanger for your ‘wedding dress hanging’ shot! Great idea :-)

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Beautiful bouquets.

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Love this one.

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The Bride and Bridesmaids check out the Groom just before going into Siena Town Hall.

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Just married! Taken in Siena Town Hall.

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Cheers!

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Time for some shots in the piazza.

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Back at Villa Catignano and time for some more photographs before the symbolic ceremony.

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Guests head down to the gardens for the ceremony.

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Here comes the Bride! With the legal bit done, this ceremony was so romantic and fun.

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Mum gives Chauncey away for the second time! Later that evening Chauncey’s Mum gave one of the best speeches I think I’ve even heard.

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Such a beautiful, romantic setting. The symbolic ceremony was given by a wonderful lady and guardian of Laird.

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Confetti!

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Drink, eat, have fun.

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In amongst the lemon trees.

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One of my signature group shots and a personal favourite of mine from the day.

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The table looked jaw-dropingly beautiful. Is that a word?!

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Wine: don’t mind if I do.

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Looking for inspiration for your own wedding day: it’s here in abundance!

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The Best Man introduces himself.

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So many moments to capture.

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What a setting.

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As I said, a real stand-out wedding. Thanks to Laird, Chauncey, family and friends for the memories. Amy x