Wedding Photographer: Castello di Montegridolfo, Emilia Romagna, Italy: Kerry & Vanessa

Amy was the Wedding Photographer at Castello di Montegridolfo, Emilia Romagna, Italy for the wedding of Kerry & Vanessa.

Having photographed a wedding at Castello di Montegridolfo previously and therefore knowing what a fantastic place it is, I was really looking forward to going back there for the spectacular wedding of Kerry & Vanessa on Tuesday the 13th of July. When I arrived, Vanessa was having her hair and make-up done wearing traditional red pyjamas (having had to sleep in them) whilst Kerry and the boys were all ready to go and were doing their best to stay cool – the temperatures already soaring into the high 30s.

Kerry and Vanessa’s attention to detail was second-to-none as they treated their guests to not one but two ‘aperitivi,’ a photo montage of their childhoods and blossoming relationship, a same-day edit from the wonderful videographers (who had flown in from Hong Kong) and a brilliantly-choreographed first dance.

The 10-course wedding breakfast had to be seen (even better tasted!) to be believed and the surprise fireworks were magnificent. What a day!

Lovely bouquet (dress in the background)
Wedding Photographer Italy - Bouquet

Kerry & best-man
Wedding Photographer Italy - Groom & Best Man

Concentration!
Wedding Photographer Italy - Bride & Bridesmaids

Vanessa, her proud Dad and the Bridesmaids walk the narrow main street of Montegridolfo.
Wedding Photographer Italy - Bride, Father of the Bride & Bridesmaids

Just married!
Wedding Photographer Italy - Confetti

Photo time :)
Wedding Photographer Italy - Bride & Groom

I had to post this one. The carved watermelons are always good but these are incredibly good!
Wedding Photographer Italy - Aperitivo

I love how in Italy you’ll often find characters amongst the staff. This guy kept everyone entertained for ages – throwing glasses & bottles whilst making cocktails.
Wedding Photographer Italy - Barman during aperitivo

A hug for the winner of the ‘catch the boquet’ competition!
Wedding Photographer Italy - Bride & Bridesmaid

The presentation of old photos of Kerry & Vanessa was hilarious.
Wedding Photographer Italy - Guests

Arriving for dinner.
Wedding Photographer Italy - Bride & Groom

Wow – absolutely loved my day. I know just how much hard work went in to organizing this wedding and I’m sure Kerry & Vanessa will feel that it was worth every last bit of effort. All the best folks – I’ll be in touch sometime soon.

Wedding photographer: Palazzo Viviani, Castello di Montegridolfo, Emilia Romagna, Italy: Kevin & Aurora

Andy & Amy were the wedding photographers at Palazzo Viviani, Castello di Montegridolfo, Emilia Romagna, Italy for the wedding of Kevin & Aurora.

After a couple of showery days in Emilia-Romagna, the weather returned to normal (i.e. dry & sunny) just in time for Kevin & Aurora’s wedding on Saturday.  Both they and their guests were staying at the incredible Palazzo Viviani in Castello di Montegridolfo and they travelled to the nearby San Donato church in Belvedere Fogliense for their ceremony before returning to the Castello for the reception.

Irish weddings are always incredibly lively & this was no exception.  It really was a superbly-organized day and if Kevin ever opted for a different career, he’d make a great wedding planner!

On with just a few glimpses of the day:

The Groom.

Wedding Photographer Italy, Castello di Montegridolfo - Groom

When we arrived, Kevin said that Amy had the easy job.  He wasn’t wrong.  Simply beautiful.

Wedding Photographer Italy, Castello di Montegridolfo - Bride

The stunning dress.

Wedding Photographer Italy, Castello di Montegridolfo - Dress

Aurora seen by her brother for the first time in her dress.

Wedding Photographer Italy, Castello di Montegridolfo - Bride and Brother

Fast forward to after the ceremony – a wedding full of characters!

Wedding Photographer Italy Castello di Montegridolfo - Guest

We absolutely love a couple of images taken whilst Kevin & Aurora ‘took a breather’ outside the church – giving their guests a head-start back to the Castello di Montegridolfo.

Wedding Photographer Italy, Castello di Montegridolfo - Bride & Groom outside church

Beautiful light.  I managed to avoid getting run-over whilst lying in the road taking this.

Wedding Photographer Italy, Castello di Montegridolfo - Bride & Groom

Back at the Castello, I noticed that Aurora had vanished.  On looking down a tiny alley-way, I noticed her having her hair tidied.

Wedding Photographer Italy, Castello di Montegridolfo - Bride

Guests posing for a photo.

Wedding Photographer Italy, Castello di Montegridolfo - Guests

Table decoration detail.

Wedding Photographer Italy, Castello di Montegridolfo - Table Decoration

A reflective moment during the speeches.

Wedding Photographer Italy, Castello di Montegridolfo - Guest during speeches

Surprise fireworks (for everyone but Kevin) towards the end of the evening.

Wedding Photographer Italy, Castello di Montegridolfo - Bride & Groom and fireworks

Wow – what a beautiful day and a venue we’d highly recommend to anyone looking for the perfect wedding location.  Back to the album design! – Andy