Wedding photographer: Castello di Vincigliata, Fiesole, Tuscany: Craig & Vanessa

Amy was the wedding photographer at Castello di Vincigliata, Fiesole, Tuscany, Italy for the wedding of Craig & Vanessa.

And so to one of my all-time favourite venues: Castello di Vincigliata and the wedding of Craig & Vanessa. I couldn’t wait to see these two again as we had had a really good laugh in Cortona months before when I was invited to their food-tasting (terrible but someone had to …)

A wedding sponsored (well, kind of) by Jo Malone; Vanessa had used the colour-scheme and elegance of the products to shape her wedding and with a huge helping hand from Jacqueline Bradshaw, my wonderful wedding planner friend, it all came together beautifully.

The ceremony took place at a lovely church in the province of Fiesole, just outside of Florence and a short drive from Castello di Vincigliata – a venue chosen by quite a few celebs in the last few years. The photographs say it all:

Handsome Groom.

Groom

Craig opens his present from Vanessa.

Gift

I love a lace dress.

Dress

Jo Malone scent.

Bride

Jo Malone gifts too!

Gifts

Vanessa’s sister helps her into her dress.

Bride getting ready

Love this one.

Bride getting ready

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

Bride

Craig’s Uncle conducts the ceremony: very special.

Ceremony

The Bridesmaids congratulate the couple.

Bride & Groom greet guests

Taken just outside the church door.

Bride & Groom

Castello di Vincigliata.

Bride & Groom

One of my favourites from the day.

Bride & Groom

Luuuuurve.

Bride & Groom

The Flower Girl’s gift from the couple.

Flower Girl Detail

Weeeeee!

Flower Girl

‘That’s Amore!’

Singing

Elegant.

Bride

I just love the courtyard at the Castle.

Tables

Well done Jackie, the tables looked beautiful.

Table Detail

Craig milked the moment.

Bride & Groom enter for dinner

Cheers!

Cheers

Great atmosphere as the sun went down.

Reception

Stunning place, stunning couple. Such an elegant affair that was special to be part of. Thank you. Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Florence: Shannon & Shirley

Amy was the wedding photographer in Florence, Tuscany, Italy for Shannon & Shirley’s wedding.

From photographing people from Orlando in Positano to photographing people from Alabama in Florence. I was so excited to meet Bride Shirley as we chatted so much via email in the run-up to the wedding. She had only just submitted her booking contract when a huge tornado ripped through her backyard and took her fence, part of her roof and car along with it! Safe to say Shirley, Shannon and the other guests felt very blessed to have got to this day.

With temperatures way above average for March and the sky the bluest of blues, I started photographing Shirley and her friend Laura in a trendy salon. I soon left them to get on with it though and met Shannon and the rest of the guys, joining them on the short walk to the beautiful Sala Rossa and ceremony venue. This room is an old favourite of mine – I hope you’ll see why below.

The emotional ceremony was followed by a short photo shoot through the Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio before we headed up to Piazzale Michelangelo and La Loggia Restaurant. If you’re not sure where I’m on about, when you Google Florence you’ll see lots of stunning shots ‘from above’ – well, it seems that way. Those shots are taken from this wonderful spot. Here, take a look:

Early-morning Florence.

Florence

I love this shot of Laura getting ready at the salon.

Guest getting ready

Birds-eye view of Shirley having her make-up applied.

Bride getting ready at Salon

A peek at Florence’s breath-taking cathedral as Shannon makes his way through this wonderful city.

Groom in Florence

Gorgeous Shirley.

Bride

I am in love with this room. La Sala Rossa.

Ceremony at La Sala Rossa

I love it from every angle so here’s another!

Ceremony at La Sala Rossa

Congrats from Shirley’s brother who had travelled to Italy with his wife and two young children.

Bride & Guest

A wander through the Uffizi Gallery.

Bride & Groom at the Uffizi Gallery

Shirley & Shannon open gifts from their German relatives.

Bride & Guests

The entire wedding party outside of La Loggia, Piazzale Michelangelo.

Wedding Party

Beautiful table decs.

Table Decorations

Love this one – did Shirley stop smiling? Not once.

Bride & Guests

A must-see.

Duomo in Florence

Shannon, Shirley, family & friends: you made me feel so welcome. Thank you so much for having me and for allowing me to be part of such a special day. A special thank you for my wonderful meal too! I’ll never forget. Amy x