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

Wedding photographer: Rome – Chiesa di Santa Costanza & Bernini Bristol Hotel: Matthew & Denise (& the roof of Rome!)

Andy & Amy were the wedding photographers in Rome at Chiesa di Santa Costanza & Bernini Bristol Hotel for the wedding of Matthew & Denise.

We’re just back from Rome and the beautiful wedding of a lovely couple. Matthew & Denise were married in an emotional ceremony by Father David – a Priest & family friend – in the gorgeous Chiesa di Santa Costanza. We were all then transported to the luxurious 5-star Bernini Bristol Hotel which dominates Piazza Barberini. The guests were treated to a roof-top terrace reception with top quality food, a jazz trio & stunning views of the city. Pam, Sheila & David of Wed-in-Rome did a superb job of putting the day together and keeping it on track – (& they got a well-deserved “thank you” from an appreciative Matthew in his speech). I could go on and on about this day but let’s look at some snaps eh? ;)

Matthew – absolutely not looking nervous before leaving the hotel for the church.

How often have you been in churches like this one?! Family & friends stood in a semi-circle around the Altar. We particularly love this shot for the story it’s telling. In the large version you can see the best man wiping his eyes (He’s in the background between the couple & Father David).

Father David in action!

How about that for a beaming Bride!

Brother & Sisters outside the church.

An example of that golden, Italian light – early evening on the roof terrace.

And finally, a glimpse of the city from the terrace. Of the illuminated buildings on the horizon, you can pick out St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City which is just to the right of centre on the horizon. Our wide-angle lens makes everything look much more distant than it actually was.

Enjoy the rest of your honeymoon folks! Look forward to seeing some ‘snaps’ of your own!! :) – Andy

Wedding photographer: Cadenabbia & Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy: Pete & Simone

Andy & Amy were the wedding photographers at Lake Como in Cadenabbia & Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio, Italy for the wedding of Pete & Simone.

OK – I’ve rummaged through our shots from Pete & Simone’s wedding and quickly selected a few that show a little of what their day entailed. I haven’t had time to work anything so they’re all pretty much as shot out of camera. The main venue for the day was the stunning, 5-star Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio, Lake Como. Here’s a snap that I took just to show the main lounge area. My lens was no where near wide enough to show the full scale of this room – this is probably half of it at most.

So, some images from the day: firstly, as normal in pretty Italian villages, cobbles make walking in heels quite difficult. But as it’s so clean, the girls had the right idea.

Simone leaving her room – this is untouched straight from camera.

Once everyone was ready for the ceremony, it was time to jump on some private boats for the trip over to Cadenabbia where a gorgeous little church awaited. The guests & groom had the larger of the two boats and the bride followed on some 30 minutes later in something a little quicker :) Here we are now inside the church mid-ceremony.

After the service, the families & friends departed on their own boat for an hour’s tour of the lake.

Pete & Simone (along with Giselle & Matt to help) enjoyed a brief boat journey and then headed back to the Hotel for some photographs before meeting up with their family & friends again. That’s the Hotel again in the background.

I’ve fast-forwarded past the reception drinks, meal, speeches etc., to the end of the evening now! La Divina Commedia is a fabulous, quirky bar in the town which the couple hired to host their night party. I’ve quickly selected one image to give you an idea of how it’s a little differently decorated to most bars :)

We were shattered when we left at 1.30am but we had the most amazing time with an amazing group of people. Thank you all for your friendliness and hospitality. Can we do it all again? :) – Andy

Our turn :)

We were married on Thursday 14th June 2007 in Orvieto. We have had a FANTASTIC time and with an amazing group of family & friends and the wonderful Italian residents of Orvieto. We’re completely shattered but we’ve just spent some time looking through the images that our incredible photographer has captured and we’re absolutely humbled. David A Williams is an absolute genius and the way that he integrated with and ‘entertained’ all of our guests over the entire week was wonderful. If you need a wedding photographer – he is your man although you’ll have to fly him from Australia to do it. Thanks for everything David, we love you mate xx. We’ll post some images when we’ve at least a second to ourselves. As it is, we’re off to Sicily for Andrew & Mara’s wedding. Back soon! – AT