Wedding Photographer: Villa Catignano & Siena, Tuscany: Richard & Biljana

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

Back to what I think is a winning Tuscany wedding day combination – Siena and Villa Catignano. It doesn’t matter how many times I go to Siena, I always feel excited when I enter into the main piazza. If you’ve not been, go. That’s my best advice.

Biljana, whose family are from Moldova, and Richard from the UK were married in the beautiful Town Hall, Siena. We had time for some photographs in and around town afterwards with the Bridesmaids in tow before we headed back to the wonderful Villa Catignano. This is one of the venues that I would recommend if you are considering a wedding in Tuscany. It’s just gorgeous:

Siena

Ceremony

Ceremony Detail

Recessional

Bride & Groom

Just a few drops of rain during our photo session in Siena but it didn’t hold us back at all.

Bride & Groom

Bride & Bridesmaids

Bridal Party

Bride & Groom

Biljana wanted to dance in the quiet back-streets of Siena.

Bride & Groom

Back at Villa Catignano now and the beautiful orange, terracotta and yellow colours still provide great backdrops.

Groom

Bridesmaids

When the Father-of-the-Groom catches the bouquet!!

Guests

Table Detail

Bride & Groom

A beautiful day. Thank you. Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Certosa di Pontignano & Villa Catignano, Tuscany: Nigel & Brenda

Amy was the wedding photographer at Certosa di Pontignano and Villa Catignano, Tuscany, Italy for Nigel & Brenda’s wedding.

Villa Catignano is one of my favourite venues and certainly one that I recommend regularly. I love the colours of the buildings, the rustic charm and the elegant gardens. Nigel & Brenda had their ceremony just a few miles down the road from the villa at Certosa di Pontignano. A beautiful church with cloisters and a very special chapel.

I have to say that professionally, I think that this wedding is one of the best that I ever produced. The light, backgrounds and wonderful style of the Bride just all came together beautifully. Take a look:

Villa Catignano, Siena

Groom

Bride

Bride

Ceremony

Signing the Register

Bride & Guest

Group Shot

Bride & Groom

Bride & Groom

Bride & Groom

Bride

Band

Villa Catignano, Siena

Bride during aperitifs

Bride, Groom & Bridesmaid

Aperitifs

Confetti

Fun with friends

Wedding Breakfast

Bride & Groom

I just love these photos and have memories of a very special day. Thanks for having me. Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Siena Town Hall & Il Chiostro del Carmine, Siena, Tuscany: Andy & Vicky

Amy was the photographer at Siena Town Hall & Il Chiostro del Carmine, Siena, Tuscany, Italy for Andy & Vicky’s wedding.

Followers of this blog will know just how much I love to photograph in Siena Town Hall: the rich colours, beautiful ceiling and the breath-taking surrounding rooms make it really exciting for me. I was so happy to be there for Andy & Vicky’s relaxed wedding day. After the ceremony we ran over to the Palio Bar on the other side of the Piazza. We ran since the heavens had opened! It soon dried up though and we had time for photographs on the way to the lovely Chiostro del Carmine.

A really fun atmosphere and I’m sure, a brilliant evening! Here we go:

Siena Town Hall.

Siena Town Hall

Love this one of Andy (aka Harry!)

Groom

Bridesmaid has her make-up finished off.

Bridesmaid getting ready

Vicky’s stunning dress took some doing-up!

Bride getting ready

What a room!

Processional

They did it!

Ceremony

Another Wow!

Bride in Siena Town Hall

Everyone runs over to the bar without getting too wet!

Bride & Groom

Love this little guest’s head-dress.

Young Guest

The sun is out and we’re off for photos!

Bride & Groom

Using the side of the Cathedral as a background.

Bride & Groom

And this time the front of the Cathedral. Now that’s a door!

Bride & Groom

One of my favourites from the day.

Bride & Groom

Cute!

Bride & Flower Girl

Not sure what to say about this one!

Guest

The tables looked lovely.

Table Detail

Give me a wave!!

All guests

Such a fun day! Thanks so much for having me – Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Siena Town Hall & Villa Dievole, Tuscany: Rob & Emily

Amy was the wedding photographer at Siena Town Hall & Villa Dievole, Tuscany, Italy for Rob & Emily’s wedding.

As soon as I had finished photographing Andy & Maria’s wedding at Lake Garda, I drove down to Tuscany and stayed close to Villa Dievole ready for the wedding of Rob & Emily the next day. Siena Wedding Planner and great friend of mine, Jacqueline Bradshaw had raved about Villa Dievole and I was really looking forward to seeing it for myself. Well, Jackie wasn’t wrong! Stunning, stunning, stunning. Beautiful Villa, beautiful surroundings and a breath-taking view.

Both Rob & Emily got ready at Villa Dievole then we all headed 20 minutes down the road for the ceremony at Siena Town Hall and drinks in the square before we headed back to the Villa for the evening. Siena Town Hall is still one of my favourite ceremony rooms to photograph in. Read on and see why:

Emily’s beautiful dress.

Bride's Dress

Gorgeous.

Bride's Bouquet

Love Rob’s ‘top-button-up’ face! Best Man checks that everything is in order.

Groom getting ready

Shoes on!

Bride getting ready

Final touch-ups.

Bride getting ready

Stunning.

Bride

Rob and the boys in Siena.

Groom & Groomsmen

Final fews steps as a single lady!

Bride & Bridesmaids

What a room! Rob awaits his Bride.

Ceremony, Siena Town Hall

Love this one.

Ceremony, Siena Town Hall

Emotional moments whilst the soprano sings.

Ceremony, Siena Town Hall

We did it!

Ceremony, Siena Town Hall

Remember to visit the Town Hall if you’re visiting Siena, it’s amazing.

Bride & Groom, Siena Town Hall

Drinks and laughter in the Piazza.

Guests, Siena

Rob & Emily get hounded by the tourists – even the pigeons!

Siena

Taken on the road leading to Villa Dievole.

Bride & Groom, Villa Dievole

Aperitivi.

Guests, Villa Dievole

Emily with her Dad and sister, Amy.

Bride, Sister & Dad

Unique idea for a table plan. All the place names were pegged onto the string!

Table Plan

Beautiful table displays.

Table Decoration

Cheers Everyone!

Bride & Groom, Villa Dievole

Loved it! Beautiful ceremony, beautiful Villa, beautiful couple. Thank you so much folks xx

Wedding Photographer: Il Chiostro del Carmine, Siena, Tuscany: Jamie & Sarah

Amy was the photographer at Il Chiostro del Carmine, Siena, Tuscany, Italy for Jamie & Sarah’s wedding.

I spoke too soon! I thought I took the good weather with me but it seemed my luck ran out on Sunday in Siena. Threatening to pour down, the ceremony was moved indoors into a beautiful little chapel in hotel ‘Il Chiostro del Carmine’ – a hidden gem in central Siena.

After the ceremony and group shots under the cloisters we had a ‘should we or shouldn’t we’ moment as we decided whether or not to risk getting wet for some photographs in the main Piazza in Siena. ‘Go for it!’ was their decision. We walked down to the centre, photographing as we went and then bam! – the heavens opened. Jamie and Sarah were absolutely fantastic. Sarah whipped her shoes off and didn’t stop smiling as we made our way to the waiting taxi! I’m not sure how many other Brides would have been so upbeat and blasé about getting soaked to the skin in your wedding dress! Sarah – you were a star. Jamie, you looked after Sarah wonderfully and were both so much fun to photograph.

Poppy time of year – my favourite flower.

Poppies in Siena

Lovely detail.

Bride's Bouquet & Pandora Box

Great hairdresser!

Bride & Bridesmaids

Feet at the ready!

Bride's Shoes

Mum has a final glance through her wonderful reading.

Mother-of-the-Bride

The girls.

Bride & Bridesmaids

Stunning Sarah.

Bride

Personally, I think the location and lighting for the indoor ceremony beat where the outdoor ceremony would have been.

Ceremony

Love this shot from the ceremony.

Ceremony

I worked hard to try and minimise the height difference in the photographs – over a foot!

Bride & Groom

One of my favourites from the day. I remember saying ‘Sarah, move your head to the other end of Jamie’s chest!’ It was a BIG chest!

Bride & Groom

Just beginning to rain as we made our way through the colourful Siena streets to the Piazza.

Bride & Groom in Siena

Beautiful light as we made it to the Piazza. One second after this photograph was taken, the heavens well and truly opened!

Bride & Groom in Siena

Shoes off and RUN!!! Respect to Sarah for going for it and even enjoying it!

Bride & Groom in Siena

Back to Il Chiostro del Carmine for a wonderful spread of ‘aperitivi.’

Aperitivi

Absolutely love this one!

Bride & Groom

Beautiful table decoration.

Table Detail

Embarrassing!

Speeches

Still raining but still game.

Bride & Groom

Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous.

Bride & Groom

You were so FABULOUS. On my own wedding day, I said to David (our photographer) “just take beautiful pictures – I’m not bothered if my dress gets dirty!” I think you out-did me! Thank you so much for letting me be such a part of your day – I loved it :) -Amy x