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

Wedding photographer: Grand Hotel des Bains, Riccione, Emilia-Romagna, Italy: Dan & Sheila

Andy & Amy were the wedding photographers at Grand Hotel des Bains, Riccione, Emilia-Romagna, Italy for the wedding of Dan & Sheila.

We’re on the road again for two more weddings and I was aware of the need to update the blog for Dan & Sheila’s wedding last Saturday.  I’ve brought some images with me for this blog post – here’s hoping there are no snags uploading them without my normal software etc!

It was 36C when we stepped out of our car in Riccione for Dan & Sheila’s wedding.  Fortunately the ceremony at a local church was a little later in the afternoon and by the time everyone arrived at Grand Hotel des Bains  after the church service, it had cooled to a more comfortable, albeit still pretty-warm, temperature.  The guests (and us!) were entertained by Marco Marconi, Sally Ann (singing) & Marco’s brother (on trumpet) during the apperitivi around the pool and afterwards by Marco solo on the piano during the meal.

Dan – looking surprisingly cool despite the heat & suit!

Lovely Sheila – always laughing or smiling.

Love the light & angle here.

This one is a lovely moment not just for the happy couple but I also love the hug in the background.

The beautiful Hotel and its pool-side setting for apperitivi.

One of the flower girls never took her eye off the dog during that entire part of the day.

First dance. In case you’re wondering, that’s the bottom of the swimming pool in the roof above their heads. Fortunately, the best-men behaved and didn’t spring any surprises involving those windows :)

They did however do their best to humiliate Dan with their speeches with some particularly hilarious photographs.

Finally, the guests dancing away as the night drew to a close for us. Some crazy moves going on here :)

What a great day it was. We eventually got home at 2.45am, completely exhausted but really happy with what we’d managed to capture. Next stop the UK – no doubt it’s not going to be quite so warm! – Andy

Wedding photographer: Castello di Rivalta, Piacenza, Italy: Gianni & Rachel

Andy & Amy were the wedding photographers at Castello di Rivalta, Piacenza, Emilia Romagna, Italy for the wedding of Gianni & Rachel.

We had a fabulous time in Emilia Romagna near Piacenza this weekend for Gianni & Rachel’s wedding which was on Saturday. So many people come to Italy for Summer weddings – and the obvious weather advantages and yet the winter weddings over here are equally gorgeous. Gianni & Rachel had chosen the stunning Church at La Rivalta as their wedding venue and with the amazing restaurant and luxury hotel all located together in the ‘Borgo’ – it made for a perfect day.

On with the ‘snaps’ :)

Ahem! Gianni will have to explain this one :)

We love the depth in this image.

The groom & best men.

Wow – beautiful.

Perhaps Rachel is reacting to Gianni’s singing :)

A lovely alleyway that connected the Church to the hotel. We used it again later as you’ll see.

Doesn’t that red really ‘pop?’

This will be particularly stunning in print.

Wait ’till you see the rest of the images! Thank you both for looking after us so thoughtfully – you have amazing friends & families & we really enjoyed ourselves. – Andy