Wedding Photographer: Casa Cornacchi, Tuscany: Chris & Sarah

Amy was the wedding photographer at Casa Cornacchi, Tuscany, Italy for Chris & Sarah’s wedding.

… And so the heatwave continued on .. an on .. and on .. until .. the wettest of wet days in beautiful Tuscany when it all turned grey, the storms were violent and the rain poured heavier than ever before. The wonderful wedding of Chris & Sarah and the very beautiful Casa Cornacchi: despite the soggy nature of the day, the wedding was absolutely full of fun, laughter and tears and indeed the weather did behave for the key bits of the day. Take a look:

Casa Cornacchi, a wonderful venue and snapped as the clouds cleared.

Casa Cornacchi

“A wet Bride is a lucky Bride” so say the Italians!

Olive branches

How cute is this?!

Flower Girl Outfit

Lucky charm.

Bride's shoes

Lots of presents for the lovely Bride.

Bride opening gifts

Handsome Groom.

Groom

A light-hearted ceremony in a stunning local church.

Ceremony

The sun came out just at the right moment.

Confetti

Just married.

Bride & Groom

Gorgeous.

Bride & Groom

Back at Casa Cornacchi now. I love this one of Sarah.

Bride

Beautifully-dressed venue.

Bride & Groom

Fun group shots and a great group of friends.

Bride & Bridesmaids

Welcomed into the gardens for aperitivi.

Bride, Groom & Guests

Too pretty to eat!

Aperitivi

Cooling off.

Wedding Guests

So much laughter all day long.

Wedding Guests

An usher doing a grand job.

Wedding Guests

We managed a Group Shot of the whole party before the heavens opened again.

Whole wedding party

The florist did an amazing job.

Flowers

Hilarious!

Speeches

Well, everyone was worried but in the end, the sun came out at exactly the right time. Such a fun day. Thanks for having me -Amyx

Chenin’s Head Sculpture on Exhibition: Galleria Grefti, Umbertide

We finally got to see Chenin’s head sculpture completely finished at the opening of Sarah’s Show ‘Volto’ in one of our local towns, Umbertide. The exhibition is running until the 19th June and is well worth a visit. Galleria Grefti is just a few doors down from the main piazza in the centre of town.

Sarah painted her ‘heads’ in different vibrant colours and chose terracotta for Chenin’s. We love it and Chenin loved posing in front of her sculpture for all of the cameras!

Sarah takes commissions for these head sculptures so please drop me a line and I’ll put you in touch if it’s something you’d like to have done. What an heirloom!

Art Holiday Umbria

Here’s Sarah (centre) with her ‘head models’ (with the exception of Ralph Fiennes.)

Art Holiday Umbria

Here’s a couple of shots from the Opening evening. A huge thanks to our friends who came along in support – Sergio, Cornelle, Anna & Georgia, Jeff & Jude, Steve, Sam & Daisy – mwah x

Art Holiday Umbria

Art Holiday Umbria

Art Holiday Umbria

Art Holiday Umbria

Well done Sarah and THE most enormous thank you xx

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

A painting of my photograph

A little spin-off tale from the wedding of Phil & Eve. Eve’s sister Jenny has recently had a big birthday and received a very special gift. A portrait painting copied from a photograph of their daughters that I took at Phil & Eve’s wedding. This is a first for me and I love the way that people use my photographs in so many creative ways :-)

The talented artist is called Jonathan Henson, a part-time artist who will take commissions for this kind of work. Isn’t it great?

Portrait Painting

Portrait Painting

Great job!

Wedding Photographer: Halle St Peters, Manchester: Phil & Eve

Amy was the wedding photographer at Halle St Peters, Manchester, UK for Phil & Eve’s wedding.

So, my second wedding in the week that I was in the UK in August was a very special one for me. It’s not often that I photograph family or friends but this time, the Bride was someone that I had known from the day that she was born. Our parents were and are still best friends. I love weddings where I already know so many people – including my own parents of course :-)

Halle St Peters in the Ancoats area of Manchester is a wonderful venue. A deconsecrated church, it actually provides rehearsal and recording space for the Orchestra as well as hosting community projects and obviously, weddings. What I especially loved was the area. It’s up-and-coming but not yet hip-and-trendy. It’s industrial and gritty and I LOVED photographing in the surrounding streets. This was a really beautiful album so, in order to see more images, I am showing album pages again:

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography