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:

Bride & Groom

Bride & Groom

Bride & Groom

Bride & Groom

Bride & Groom

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

Bride & Groom

Bride & Groom

Look at the size of those hydrangeas!

Bride & Groom

Bride & Groom

Bride & Groom

Bride & Groom

Bride & Groom

One of my favourites.

Bride & Groom

Bride & Groom

Taken in one of the little town piazzas.

Bride & Groom

Bride & Groom

Bride & Groom

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

Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Matthew & Dinah

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

No sooner did I land back into Umbria and I packed up the car for Lake Garda and Malcesine, which I now know like the back of my hand! Malcesine Castle followed by a reception at Al Corsaro was the order of the day for the intimate, romantic and emotional wedding day of Matthew & Dinah. Laughter and tears all day long but over all, a very, very happy day.

Matthew, all ready and waiting for Dinah to arrive.

Groom

And here she is!

Bride arriving

Dinah’s son gave her away and gave her a hand getting up the steps to the terrace in Malcesine Castle!

Bride & Son

Matthew couldn’t hold back the tears.

Ceremony

An over-view of this very special ceremony spot.

Ceremony

The deed is done and Matthew is so happy that the tears flow again.

Groom & Guests

Happy family shot.

Bride, Groom and Children

Matthew with his Best Man.

Groom & Best Man

Possibly my favourite from the whole day – just love it!

Bride & Groom

Something a bit different here for me. What a landscape!

Bride & Groom

Gorgeous.

Bride & Groom

Guests were waiting at the Castle entrance with the confetti.

Confetti

Time for a photo shoot around the picturesque town of Malcesine…

Bride & Groom

… before the Bride & Groom led the way in their tuc-tuc to the great restaurant of Al Corsaro on the water-side.

Bride & Groom in tic-tuc

Matthew & Dinah’s gorgeous son.

Bride & Groom

Bubbles please!

Aperitivi

Tables are set for the meal. Great location.

Al Corsaro

Best man in full-flow!

Speeches

Hysterics!

Speeches

Lovely.

Bride & Groom

Such a gorgeous day. Thanks -Amy x

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: Malcesine Castle, Lake Garda: Neil & Louise

Amy was the wedding photographer at Malcesine Castle, Lake Garda, Italy for Neil & Louise’s wedding.

I stayed up at Lake Garda as just 2 days after Phil & Lianne’s wedding, I was there to capture the wedding of Neil & Louise. The heat-wave continued and Neil & Louise had arranged a very relaxed, low-key affair. Lots of fun and laughter all day long. After the day, they were off around Italy for their honeymoon with a load of their friends. Brilliant!

Love Louise’s hair-style.

Bride getting ready

Beautiful bouquet over lace – perfect.

Bridal Bouquet

A bit nervous, Neil waits on the Castle steps for Louise to arrive.

Groom

The guests waving to Louise as she arrives at the bottom of the Castle steps. You’ve got to be fit to get married at Malcesine Castle!

Guests waving

Love this one.

Bride & Groom exchanging rings

Louise and her girls.

Bride & Friends

A wander around the Castle for a handful of photographs. A request for a relaxed vibe captured :-)

Bride & Groom

Confetti on the steps!

Confetti

Walking through the town to the old port. Wonderful old buildings.

Bride & Groom

Neil in the Palazzo dei Capitani.

Groom

Love this one of the little flower girls. So cute.

Flower Girls

More relaxed vibe captured.

Bride & Groom

A lovely meal down one of the back-streets in Malcesine: a wonderful setting.

Bride & Groom are welcomed to dinner

I grabbed Neil & Louise just one more time for 2 minutes to capture a gorgeous end to a gorgeous day.

Bride & Groom

Chilled out. Great fun. Intimate, relaxed affair. Just as I like it :-) Thanks guys, Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Phil & Lianne

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

Back up to beautiful Lake Garda and the wedding of Phil & Lianne at Malcesine Castle followed by a reception at Al Corsaro. I’ve photographed in both venues on many occasions and know Malcesine town and the Castle like the back of my hand however, this wedding offered a new adventure for me and that was a trip over to the town of Limone. I’ve travelled nearby on boats many times but have never had the opportunity to jump off the boat and see the town itself. I loved it! It’s very colourful and was great for the guests and it made for an activity-packed wedding day.

Just outside of the bar that we stopped at in Limone, there was a fountain that reminded me exactly of the one at the start of Friends. The bridesmaids had bright umbrellas and so I had great fun behind the lense for the half hour that we were there. Take a peek:

Phil & Lianne got ready at the beautifully-placed Lake Front hotel.

Hotel Lake Front Malcesine, Lake Garda

Lovely bouquet and colour-theme.

Bouquet

Love this one of Lianne and her girls.

Bride & Bridesmaids

Emotional moments.

Ceremony

Happy times after the ceremony.

Bride & Bridesmaids

Taken on Malcesine Castle steps.

Malcesine Castle, Lake Garda

Confetti!

Confetti shot

Taking the boat to Limone after a champagne reception on the Malcesine lake-side.

Boat on Lake Garda

A hint of Friends!

Bridal Party in Limone, Lake Garda

Heading back to Malcesine now and a unique view of the town.

Malcesine, Lake Garda

Taken in the Palazzo dei Capitani in Malcesine and using a busker as a prop!

Palazzo dei Capitani, Malcesine, Lake Garda

A bit of time down some of the Malcesine back-streets with the Bride & Groom.

Bride & Groom, Malcesine, Lake Garda

Al Corsaro now all ready for the guests to arrive.

Al Corsaro, Malcesine, Lake Garda

Bubbles!

Al Corsaro, Malcesine, Lake Garda

Love this one taken during speeches.

Speeches, Malcesine, Lake Garda

Sun starting to set now and the Bride & Groom have had a glass or two of bubbly :-)

Bride & Groom, Lake Garda

Love this one.

Bride & Groom, Lake Garda

Catching the garter!!

Guests at Al Corsaro, Malcesine, Lake Garda

Time for a PhotoBooth!

Bridesmaid at the PhotoBooth, Lake Garda

Made it to the First Dance.

First Dance, Lake Garda

What a fun-filled, busy, fabulous wedding day! Thanks to Phil & Lianne for having me capture it for them. Amy x