Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Casa degli Spiriti, Lake Garda: Mike & Jennifer

Amy was the wedding photographer at Malcesine Castle & Casa degli Spiriti, Lake Garda, Italy for Mike & Jennifer’s wedding.

I photograph several weddings each year at the stunning Malcesine Castle, Lake Garda and was glad to be back working somewhere I know so well for the wedding of Mike & Jennifer. Jen had hired the apartment at the entrance to the Castle which was a great place to get ready and kept the transport down to an absolute minimum. After a lovely ceremony and some photographs, we walked through town to the Al Gremal bar for drinks and aperitivi before heading half an hour up the hill to the most impressive, Michelin-starred restaurant, Casa degli Spiriti. A huge thunder storm hit us directly not long after we arrived which only added to the drama and the beauty of the place. Fabulous!

Malcesine Castle.

Malcesine Castle

What a bouquet!

Bouquet

I absolutely love this portrait of one of the little Bridesmaids.

Bridesmaid

The Groom and the guests wait in the bar next door to the Castle.

Groom

Pizza! Pre-wedding snack.

Pizza

The Bride & Groom’s 4 children.

Bridal Party

Jen has her make-up done.

Bride

And her hair too!

Bride

Amazing views of Lake Garda from Malcesine Castle.

Lake Garda

Jen braves the steps!

The Bride arrives

Just Married!

Bride & Groom

Gorgeous.

Bride & Groom

Romantico!

Bride & Groom

At Al Gremal Bar for a re-fuel.

Al Gremal bar

Hilarious!

Groom & Guest

Casa Degli Spiriti.

Casa Degli Spiriti

Look at that light – the storm is imminent!

Guest at Casa degli Spiriti

A lovely one of Mike and his daughter.

Groom & Bridesmaid

Emotional Speeches.

Speeches

Wow!

Bride & Groom

Wedding Photographer: Torri del Benaco, Lake Garda: Nigel & Becky

Amy was the wedding photographer at Torri del Benaco, Lake Garda, Italy for Nigel & Becky’s wedding.

I have photographed many weddings at different places on Lake Garda but for me, this was the first time at Torri del Benaco. What a treat! The ceremony took place in a lemon grove of the castle and is very different to anything I have experienced before. I loved it! The town of Torri del Benaco is really pretty and made a lovely place to enjoy drinks along the lake-side after the ceremony before we took a boat to Garda for the reception at the stunning Hotel du Parc.

Nigel & Becky were such great fun and I have rarely photographed bigger smiles. A wonderful day all-round. Here we go:

Tranquil Lake Garda.

Lake Garda

Nigel ready to go.

Groom

Roses!

Roses!

Last minute touches to Becky’s make-up.

Bride getting ready

The bridesmaids enjoy a glass of prosecco before they leave for the ceremony.

Bride & Bridesmaids

Love this one of the girls watching Becky’s car arrive at the castle.

Bridesmaids

Becky and her Dad enter the lemon grove for the ceremony.

Processional

A special gift for the Bride & Groom.

Ceremony

Confetti!

Confetti

Hiding amongst the lemon trees.

Bride & Groom

Lovely.

Bride & Groom

Pretty little town of Torri del Benaco.

Torri del benaco

Becky and a guest relax after the ceremony.

Bride & Guest

Stunning views from the boat that took us back to Garda for the reception.

Lake Garda

Aperitivi!

Guests

Guests enjoy the view from Hotel du Parc.

Hotel du Parc

More big smiles!

Bride & Groom

Enjoying their meal.

Wedding Reception

Garda by night. Stunning!

Lake Garda

You were a dream! Thank you for having me. Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & La Voglia, Lake Garda: Andy & Maria

Amy was the wedding photographer at Malcesine Castle & La Voglia, Lake Garda, Italy for Andy & Maria’s wedding.

I’ve photographed so many weddings in the past at Malcesine Castle, up on Lake Garda, but had just the one to do this year so boy was I looking forward to it! It’s such a breath-taking spot and I really do love every minute of working there. Both Andy & Maria got ready at the impressive Hotel Vega and whilst Andy, the guests and I walked through Malcesine to the Castle, Maria and her Dad followed on afterwards in the town’s tuc-tuc.

Having received some dreadful news from home just the day before, Andy did amazingly well to keep smiling and really did enjoy his day despite the sadness. With a fun-loving smiler like Maria as his gorgeous new Bride to keep his head up and such wonderful guests the laughter could be heard throughout the beautiful little town of Malcesine!

After aperitivi on the Lake edge we jumped on a boat and toured the Lake for an hour before being dropped off at La Voglia restaurant in Val di Sogno. Here we go, look at the smiles in these photos:

Maria gets ready at Hotel Vega, Malcesine.

Bride getting ready

Andy meets his brother Darren and the other guests to wander the streets of Malcesine, making their way to the Castle.

Groom & Brother

Love this one of Andy.

Groom

Ahem!

Wedding Guests

Love it!

Bride & Father, Ceremony

Stunning location.

Ceremony at Malcesine Castle, Lake Garda

We did it!

Ceremony at Malcesine Castle, Lake Garda

Maria with Mum & Dad.

Bride with Mother & Father

The pregnant Bridesmaids in different coloured dresses – works a treat!

Bride & Bridesmaids

Gorgeous.

Bride & Groom

On the steps of the Castle entrance.

Confetti

Lake-side aperitivi.

La Pace Restaurant, Malcesine, Lake Garda

Bless.

Wedding Guests

Bridesmaids having a sing-song!

Bridesmaids

The Mums.

The Mums

Is that backdrop real?

Bride & Groom, Malcesine, Lake garda

Sssshhhhhhhh.

Little Guest

Boys on the boat.

Guests on the boat

Look this way baby Harry!

Family at La Voglia

That’s better!

Bride, Groom & Baby

Old photos during the Best man’s speech, always a winner.

Speeches

What a great day hey!? So much fun, laughs and giggles. The photos say it all, I hope. Thanks for being so fabulous and for welcoming me with open arms. Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle, Lake Garda: Richard & Paula

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

I flew from London into Bologna airport where Andy whisked me up and took me straight to Malcesine in Lake Garda for the wedding of Richard & Paula. Bumping into the wedding party the evening before was a wonderful coincidence meaning that when I arrived to photograph Paula getting ready the next day, I already felt like I knew her.

Having been the wedding photographer at Malcesine Castle several times before, I know it very well but the views from the top still blow me away. The weather for Richard & Paula’s big day was perfect, despite fears of storms and so, after the ceremony, we all enjoyed a boat ride across the Lake.

The beautifully classy Al Corsaro played host to the reception, a restaurant on the Lake front. Take a look:

Colourful Malcesine, Lake Garda

Malcesine, Lake garda

We’re on our way!!

Bride & Bridesmaid

Richard, really not keen on having his photograph taken but did a grand job in the end and I hope he loves the results.

Groom

Gorgeous Alexander, Richard & Paula’s son.

Page Boy

Will the ring go on?

Ceremony

Congratulations Mummy.

Bride & Son

Richard and a guest all the way from Oz, relax after the ceremony.

Groom & Guest

Simply stunning.

Bride

On the infamous Malcesine Castle steps. You have to be fit to get married there!

Bride & Groom

Confetti on the Castle steps.

Confetti

Meandering through the streets of Malcesine.

Bride & Groom

Ready for the off.

Boat Ride, Lake Garda

Cheers!

Boat Ride, Lake Garda

A typical view from the boat.

Lake Garda

Table detail at Al Corsaro. Love the coloured glasses.

Table Detail

Al Corsaro: a lovely restaurant and certainly worth a visit if you’re in Malcesine. Great food too!

Venue Detail

I left Richard, Paula & their guests all laughing and joking as they enjoyed their meal.

Guests

Well, Paula loved being photographed but Richard wasn’t so keen. I hope you both love the results equally. Thank you for a memorable day. Your gallery will be available to view within the hour!!! Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Comune of Salò and The Grand Hotel, Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda: Michael & Anna

Amy was the wedding photographer at the Comune of Salò and The Grand Hotel, Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda, Italy for Michael & Anna’s wedding.

Since I posted Adi & Emma’s blog post on the 1st of July, I have been to the UK for the wedding of Kolone & Helen, flown back to Italy (but not home!) photographed weddings at Lake Garda and Lake Como and have travelled back to the UK overland via nightstops in southern Germany and Bruges in Belgium. You could say that I’ve been a wee bit busy ;-)

With a few days on my hands before Saturday’s wedding I am furiously processing images and designing albums so that all of my wonderful brides and grooms have the shortest possible wait to see their wedding images. Bear with me – I’m doing my best!

Michael & Anna were married in the beautiful Comune of Salò. What a wonderful staircase and room. Anna arranged her wedding so that with just 5 hours of photography coverage, I managed to capture everything from getting ready to cutting the cake and even had an hour alone with them to take photographs around the streets of stunning Salò.

Just 5 minutes down the road is the lovely Grand Hotel Gardone Riviera, a hotel that I am very familiar with having photographed weddings there in the past. A great option and the choice to sit and eat inside or out. Take a look:

Anna’s vibrant bouquet:

Bride's Bouquet

Garter on!

Bride & Bridesmaid

The rest of Michael will be revealed shortly!

Groom

The Comune of Salò – look at the ceiling! The light in the room throughout the ceremony was amazing.

Ceremony

Another confetti shot on the blog – just because I love’em!

Confetti

Cheeeese!

Groom & Guests

I set-up a shot of Anna & Michael at the bottom of the Comune building’s staircase but I love this one equally taken seconds before. The bridesmaids were helping me out by arranging Anna’s dress. A lovely story-teller.

Bride, Groom & Bridesmaids

Meandering through the streets of Salò.

Bride & Groom

Love this one.

Bride & Groom

Back to The Grand Hotel Gardone Riviera, where the guests were already tucking into aperitivi.

Aperitivi

One of the group photographs.

Bridal Party

Such a lovely spot, I snapped the Bride & Groom there too!

Bride & Groom

Perfectly-arranged Anna! I’ll be in touch very shortly with the access details to your complete gallery – perhaps as early as tomorrow. You’ll be the first to know :-) xx