Wedding Photographer: The Ashes Barns Country House, Stoke-on-Trent: Ash & Beth

Amy was the wedding photographer at The Ashes Barns Country House, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire UK for Ash & Beth’s wedding.

Mid-August 2015 and I took a well-earned rest from the intense Italian heat and flew back to the UK with the family in tow. My trip covered 2 weddings, the first was the wedding of Ash & Beth at The Ashes near to Stoke-on-Trent; a beautiful venue that Olympian swimmer Rebecca Adlington had chosen just a few weeks before.

I’d met Beth before when she was a Bridesmaid at the wedding of Ric & Claire in Sorrento the previous year. I thought I’d travelled a long way for the wedding but Ash & Beth now live in Australia and had travelled home to get married with their gorgeous little boy who was the star of the show. Take a look:

The Ashes

The Ashes Barns Country House

Britain in full-bloom.

Wild Flowers

Ready and waiting.

Dresses hanging

Ash. I’ll show you the rest of him later ;-)

Groom's Shoes

Beth did her own make-up.

Bride doing her make-up

Love this one of Ash & Beth’s son.

Bride & Son

The Star of the Show.

Page Boy

Guests gather on the barn’s balcony for a great view of the ceremony.

Guests on the balcony in the Ashes

Final touches – team effort!

Bride & Bridesmaids

Lovely rustic ceremony venue.

Ceremony

Cheese cake!

Bride & Groom cut the cake

Simple but gorgeous.

Bride & Groom

I love this natural family shot.

Bride, Groom & Son

I rarely publish ‘standard’ family group shots on here but, here’s a big one – just to prove that I can do them!

Family Group Shot

Gorgeous girls chilling out.

Young guests

Meanwhile, the second barn was being prepared for dinner.

The Ashes Barn

Selfie-sticks as favours – they went down a storm!

Guests at the table

A beautiful day, blue skies, fluffy white skies and lots of laughter.

Bride & Groom

Thanks so much. -Amyx

Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Mike & Donna

Amy was the wedding photographer at Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda, Italy for Mike & Donna’s wedding.

Back up to my old favourite – Malcesine on Lake Garda. I honestly know this little place like the back of my hand now. Luckily, I love it and could never tire of going. I met up with Mike and his guys first and we had some time for photographs in the beautiful Palazzo dei Capitani. This was great fun and Mike was very happy to stay in the shade given that temperatures were hitting 40 degrees once again. Would this heat-wave never end?
Donna got ready in a gorgeous apartment on the edge of town and I loved the way that the couple did a private ‘reveal’ about an hour before the ceremony at the Castle. Being witness to such a special moment is a huge honour.
The ceremony in the castle was lovely. Photographs around town afterwards followed by a wonderful and emotional reception at Al Corsaro. I love this venue – it’s hidden away, the views are gorgeous and the food is divine – a great choice and a great day overall. A quick peek:

Poser!

Groom

Posers! (Only joking :-)

Groom & Groomsmen

Beautiful.

Dress hanging

Love this one of Donna doing her make-up.

Bride doing make-up

The ‘reveal.’ Such a special moment.

Bride & Groom

Mum reads her note from Donna. Gorgeous.

Mother of the Bride

Donna helps Dad out with his final touches.

Flower Detail

A blazing hot ceremony.

Malcesine Castle wedding ceremony

Under the olive trees after the ceremony.

Bride & Groom

I found this lovely little hidden alley-way that I hadn’t photographed in before. Love this one.

Bride & Groom

Mike’s speech was hilarious – one of the best.

Groom's speech

Told you it was funny.

Guests during speeches

Eat, drink, chill, repeat.

Al Corsaro, Malcesine

The view from my table inside the restaurant.

Al Corsaro, Malcesine

Stroll along the lakeside path as the sun goes down.

Bride & Groom

A gorgeous day in every way. Thanks guys. -Amyx

Wedding Photographer: Villa Scopetello, Tuscany: Max & Ali

Amy was the wedding photographer at Villa Scopetello, Tuscany, Italy for Max & Ali’s wedding.

Max & Ali chose Lucignano for their ceremony venue. A very pretty little town not too far from the border with Umbria in the province of Arezzo (near my house!) The Town Hall room is absolutely beautiful and photographs around the town after the ceremony were a real treat. The wedding party and the reception was held at Villa Scopetello, close to Lucignano. Completely renovated in the last decade and a very impressive place. I have decided to go with the Album Pages again for this blog post. Enjoy!

Villa Scopetello Wedding

Villa Scopetello Wedding

Villa Scopetello Wedding

Villa Scopetello Wedding

Villa Scopetello Wedding

Villa Scopetello Wedding

Villa Scopetello Wedding

Villa Scopetello Wedding

Villa Scopetello Wedding

Villa Scopetello Wedding

Villa Scopetello Wedding