Wedding Photographer: Comune of Gardone Riviera and The Grand Hotel, Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda: Rob & Cheryl

Amy was the wedding photographer at the Comune of Gardone Riviera and The Grand Hotel, Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda, Italy for Rob & Cheryl’s wedding.

Seems funny looking back at roaring hot wedding days just 6 months ago when central Italy right now is experiencing sub-zero temperatures and snow.

Rob & Cheryl had a very small number of guests making for an intimate day in Gardone Riviera, a very pretty town, close to Salò, on the south west side of Lake Garda. Rob and his family had been guests to the hotel for many, many years and knew all of the staff. It’s a huge place with beautiful views and gorgeous gardens. Take a look:

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The Comune building is up a very steep still – plan on a car even though it’s a very short distance!

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Look at the size of those hydrangeas!

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One of my favourites.

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Taken in one of the little town piazzas.

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A relaxed and fun day all-round. Thanks for having me. -Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Grand Hotel Riviera, Villa Alba & Villa Fiordaliso, Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda: Victor & Anna

Amy was the wedding photographer at Villa Alba & Villa Fiordaliso, Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda, Italy for Victor & Anna’s wedding.

Victor & Anna chose not 1 but 2 outstanding villas for their wedding day on the western shores of Lake Garda, near to the town of Gardone Riviera. Villa Alba was chosen as host to the ceremony. A beautiful room which was decorated with the most amazing floral displays. Just across the road was where the reception took place in the boathouse of Villa Fiordaliso. A wonderful tower and beautiful grounds right on the side of the Lake made for a very impressive backdrop to the proceedings. The food was especially noteworthy with huge platters of oysters amongst lots of other exquisite-looking goodies and, without doubt, Anna looked totally gorgeous in her gown. Take a look:

Anna and her Bridesmaids got ready in the Grand Hotel Riviera, Gardone Riviera. This entrance smells amazing!

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The view from Anna’s balcony at the Grand Hotel Riviera.

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OMG! Now that is a dress!!!

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Cute!

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Just a little bit of chaos as the girls prepare.

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Final touches to Anna’s hair

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Beautiful.

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Villa Alba; the florists did a great job.

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A natural model Victor :-)

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Absolutely love this little moment during the ceremony.

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‘You may now kiss the Bride!’

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A complete family.

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Gorgeous.

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The Boathouse, Villa Fiordaliso.

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Area prepared for the aperitivi. So impressive.

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More modelling!

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Tucking in to the fabulous food.

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Taken in the very colourful grounds of Villa Fiordaliso.

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Natural.

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A perfect setting.

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Thank you so much Victor & Anna for having me capture your very special day. Well done to the wonderful Ginny and her husband Lorenzo for organising this event so very well. Thanks. Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Comune of Salò and The Grand Hotel, Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda: Michael & Anna

Amy was the wedding photographer at the Comune of Salò and The Grand Hotel, Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda, Italy for Michael & Anna’s wedding.

Since I posted Adi & Emma’s blog post on the 1st of July, I have been to the UK for the wedding of Kolone & Helen, flown back to Italy (but not home!) photographed weddings at Lake Garda and Lake Como and have travelled back to the UK overland via nightstops in southern Germany and Bruges in Belgium. You could say that I’ve been a wee bit busy ;-)

With a few days on my hands before Saturday’s wedding I am furiously processing images and designing albums so that all of my wonderful brides and grooms have the shortest possible wait to see their wedding images. Bear with me – I’m doing my best!

Michael & Anna were married in the beautiful Comune of Salò. What a wonderful staircase and room. Anna arranged her wedding so that with just 5 hours of photography coverage, I managed to capture everything from getting ready to cutting the cake and even had an hour alone with them to take photographs around the streets of stunning Salò.

Just 5 minutes down the road is the lovely Grand Hotel Gardone Riviera, a hotel that I am very familiar with having photographed weddings there in the past. A great option and the choice to sit and eat inside or out. Take a look:

Anna’s vibrant bouquet:

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Garter on!

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The rest of Michael will be revealed shortly!

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The Comune of Salò – look at the ceiling! The light in the room throughout the ceremony was amazing.

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Another confetti shot on the blog – just because I love’em!

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Cheeeese!

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I set-up a shot of Anna & Michael at the bottom of the Comune building’s staircase but I love this one equally taken seconds before. The bridesmaids were helping me out by arranging Anna’s dress. A lovely story-teller.

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Meandering through the streets of Salò.

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Love this one.

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Back to The Grand Hotel Gardone Riviera, where the guests were already tucking into aperitivi.

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One of the group photographs.

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Such a lovely spot, I snapped the Bride & Groom there too!

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Perfectly-arranged Anna! I’ll be in touch very shortly with the access details to your complete gallery – perhaps as early as tomorrow. You’ll be the first to know :-) xx

Wedding Photographer: The Grand Hotel, Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda, Italy: Ian & Chloe

Amy was the Wedding Photographer in Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda, Italy for the wedding of Ian & Chloe.

It was a baking-hot July day when Ian & Chloe tied the knot in the beautiful little town of Gardone Riviera on the western shores of Lake Garda, Italy. Since I first became a wedding photographer, Lake Garda has become the place where I have photographed more weddings than anywhere else. Normally Malcesine plays host, but the town of Gardone Riviera is also beautiful and was actually the first town on the Lake that Andy & I ever visited together.

The ‘Comune’ building is lovely – perched up high with wonderful views over Lake Garda and the reception venue, The Grand Hotel, is perfectly positioned. What I especially loved about the Grand Hotel is that it is in the centre of the little town which meant that it was easy for me to get some lovely shots of Ian & Chloe meandering through the pretty streets of Gardone Riviera. Such a fun couple: Chloe and her bridesmaids couldn’t stop laughing all day long whilst I think Ian rather enjoyed the ‘modelling!’

Colour! The Grand Hotel viewed from the Lake-side. This time of year at Lake Garda is especially colourful with the geraniums and oleander in full bloom.
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Chloe was wondering if Ian would notice if she drank the bottle of Champagne, given as a gift, before the wedding.
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Here come the guys. Light-coloured suits definitely suit the baking-hot temperatures.
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Chloe – ready to leave.
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A moment during the ceremony in Gardone Riviera’s Comune building (Town Hall.)
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This was taken directly outside the Comune in the lovely garden there.
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Chloe and the bridesmaids.
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Chloe & Ian had decided to walk down the hill to the hotel – which was a great idea & offered me the chance for more beautiful images.
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The setting for dinner. Hard to beat eh?
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The stunning little streets of Gardone Riviera close to the Grand Hotel.
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Beautiful location, lovely, lovely couple, great weather…being a wedding photographer in Italy can really be tough sometimes eh? ;)

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