Wedding Photographer: Villa Dievole, Tuscany: Dan & Sam

Amy was the wedding photographer at Villa Dievole, Tuscany, Italy for Dan & Sam’s wedding.

Situated about 20 minutes north of Siena, Villa Dievole is one of the most beautiful places to spend some time. I was so lucky to be photographing not one but two weddings during this week of September at this stunning spot, the first being the wedding of Dan & Sam. The entire wedding took place at the Villa meaning that the guests could relax as they didn’t have to travel.

The ceremony took place on the lawn, under the trees with the Villa in the background and the most magnificent views over-looking the Tuscan countryside in the foreground. Aperitivi were served just a few steps away whilst the ceremony area was turned into a beautiful setting ready for the evening meal and celebrations. My fabulous friend and wedding planner Jackie just so happened to be a close friend of the Bride & Groom and really surpassed herself for this one! Just wait ’til you see the table plan! Here we go:

Love this idea!

Wedding Detail

Looking cool Dan.

Groom

Gorgeous Bridal bouquet.

Bride's Bouquet

Love this one of the girls pawing over the jewels!

Flower Girls

That should hold it in place!

Bride having hair done

Sam’s Mum gives her away to Dan.

Ceremony

Claps and cheers after one of the lovely poems.

Ceremony

A sweet rendition of the Owl and the Pussy cat.

Ceremony

Look at that setting!

Ceremony

Aperitivi in full flow.

Aperitivi

Gorgeous.

Bride & Groom

Breath-taking!

Bride & Groom

One with the Mums.

Bride, Groom & Mums

And one with the girls.

Bride & Bridemaids

Cute!

Bride & Groom

Beautiful Villa.

Bride & Groom

Here it is – the table plan – amazing! Well done Jackie!

Table Plan

The tables didn’t look bad either!

Table Detail

Being announced for dinner as Mr & Mrs.

Bride & Groom

The Birdz.

Bride & Friends

Beautifully-lit as the sun disappears.

Wedding Breakfast

Thank you so much Dan & Sam for being so laid-back and such good fun. What a stunning day hey! Well done to my friend Jackie for organising another perfect wedding. Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Lucignano & Villa Paradiso, Arezzo, Tuscany: Jonathan & Hannah

Amy was the wedding photographer at Lucignano & Villa Paradiso, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy for Jonathan & Hannah’s wedding.

The day after Paul & Carrie’s wedding I photographed the beautiful wedding of Jonathan & Hannah. The weather had changed over night and we all woke up to a very black Tuscany. However, it cleared beautifully and the sun came out at exactly the right time making for a very comfortable temperature. Villa Paradiso played host during the wedding reception and in fact, was where the family were staying for the week – a very impressive Villa very close to Arezzo (and just 30 minutes from where I live.) The party travelled the short journey to the wonderful little town of Lucignano for the ceremony. I absolutely loved the room in which the ceremony took place – so beautifully lit.

Jonathan & Hannah had driven over to Italy so that they could bring everything that made their wedding day perfect and believe me, they didn’t forget a thing! From hiring an old-fashioned type-writer to display on a desk where cards, gifts and messages could be left, to some very tasty ‘infusion’ jars. The day before her wedding, Hannah even baked and displayed cup cakes for all of the guests to enjoy! They looked amazing! Here we go, take a look:

Villa Paradiso, Arezzo.

Villa Paradiso, Arezzo

Hannah gets ready.

Bride

Jonathan and the guests gather in the Comune di Lucignano.

Groom

Absolutely love this one.

Guests at Comune di Lucignano

Monica! Mother of the Groom.

Comune di Lucignano

Hannah and Dad arrive.

Bride & Father

We’re married!

Ceremony

Beautiful light in and beautiful room.

Signing the Register

Always love confetti shots.

Confetti

Back at Villa Paradiso, guests were treated to some amazing canapes.

Aperitivi

The surroundings and views weren’t so bad either!

Aperitivi

Even as a veggie, love this one!

Aperitivi

So much fun!

Bride & Groom

Gorgeous evening light after the storm of all storms had hit that morning.

Bride & Groom

Love this one of Hannah with Mum & Dad.

Bride, Mother & Father

Jonathan with his Best Man & Usher.

Bride & Ushers

Old sweet shop.

Sweets

Great speeches.

Speeches

My husband did what?!

Speeches

Elegant interior of Villa Paradiso.

Bride & Groom

Impressive by night too.

Villa Paradiso, Arezzo at night

You really didn’t forget a thing! Your vision came together perfectly and the day went without a hitch. Thank you very much to you two and your lovely friends and family for making me feel so welcome. Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Villa di Ulignano, Tuscany: Paul & Carrie

Amy was the wedding photographer at Villa di Ulignano, Tuscany, Italy for Paul & Carrie’s wedding.

I hadn’t photographed a wedding at Villa di Ulignano before and so was very much looking forward to Paul & Carrie’s big day. And what a day! Temperatures were soaring in the high 30s but luckily the outdoor ceremony wasn’t until 5pm so it was just about bearable.

The spot where the ceremony took place was breath-taking as you’ll see below. After the ceremony, aperitivi were enjoyed at the front of the Villa followed by the wedding breakfast over-looking the beautiful Tuscan countryside around the pool area. The creative lighting made everywhere look magical and I loved the guests’ favours – personalised flip-flops all-round! Great day! Here we go:

Lovely bouquet detail. I loved the little ‘flowers’ baskets that the flowers were displayed in too.

Bride's Bouquet

Handsome Groom.

Groom

I love this one of the little flower-girl having her hair fixed.

Flower Girl

What a spot to get married! Beautiful.

Ceremony, Villa di Ulignano

I will!

Ceremony, Villa di Ulignano

Romantic, intimate ceremony.

Ceremony, Villa di Ulignano

Congratulatory hugs from the all of the guests – big ones and little ones.

Line-up

Love this one.

Bride & Groom

Tuck in!

Aperitivi

Dressing up for photos!

Guests

Give me a wave everybody!

Guests group shot

Beautiful Tuscan orange light hitting the building and lighting Carrie.

Bride

So simple.

Bride

Now that’s what you call a chandelier!

Bride & Groom

The beautiful orange light lingers.

Tables

During speeches.

Speeches

Magical.

Wedding Breakfast

Yum!

Cup cakes

Absolutely love this first dance shot.

First Dance

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Paul, Carrie, you were brilliant – thank you. I’ll be in touch very soon. Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Siena Town Hall & Villa Dievole, Tuscany: Rob & Emily

Amy was the wedding photographer at Siena Town Hall & Villa Dievole, Tuscany, Italy for Rob & Emily’s wedding.

As soon as I had finished photographing Andy & Maria’s wedding at Lake Garda, I drove down to Tuscany and stayed close to Villa Dievole ready for the wedding of Rob & Emily the next day. Siena Wedding Planner and great friend of mine, Jacqueline Bradshaw had raved about Villa Dievole and I was really looking forward to seeing it for myself. Well, Jackie wasn’t wrong! Stunning, stunning, stunning. Beautiful Villa, beautiful surroundings and a breath-taking view.

Both Rob & Emily got ready at Villa Dievole then we all headed 20 minutes down the road for the ceremony at Siena Town Hall and drinks in the square before we headed back to the Villa for the evening. Siena Town Hall is still one of my favourite ceremony rooms to photograph in. Read on and see why:

Emily’s beautiful dress.

Bride's Dress

Gorgeous.

Bride's Bouquet

Love Rob’s ‘top-button-up’ face! Best Man checks that everything is in order.

Groom getting ready

Shoes on!

Bride getting ready

Final touch-ups.

Bride getting ready

Stunning.

Bride

Rob and the boys in Siena.

Groom & Groomsmen

Final fews steps as a single lady!

Bride & Bridesmaids

What a room! Rob awaits his Bride.

Ceremony, Siena Town Hall

Love this one.

Ceremony, Siena Town Hall

Emotional moments whilst the soprano sings.

Ceremony, Siena Town Hall

We did it!

Ceremony, Siena Town Hall

Remember to visit the Town Hall if you’re visiting Siena, it’s amazing.

Bride & Groom, Siena Town Hall

Drinks and laughter in the Piazza.

Guests, Siena

Rob & Emily get hounded by the tourists – even the pigeons!

Siena

Taken on the road leading to Villa Dievole.

Bride & Groom, Villa Dievole

Aperitivi.

Guests, Villa Dievole

Emily with her Dad and sister, Amy.

Bride, Sister & Dad

Unique idea for a table plan. All the place names were pegged onto the string!

Table Plan

Beautiful table displays.

Table Decoration

Cheers Everyone!

Bride & Groom, Villa Dievole

Loved it! Beautiful ceremony, beautiful Villa, beautiful couple. Thank you so much folks xx

Wedding Photographer: Cortona, Tuscany & Villa San Crispolto, Umbria: Tyrel & Laine

Amy was the wedding photographer in Cortona, Tuscany & Villa San Crispolto, Umbria for Tyrel & Laine’s wedding.

I was so excited to work so close to home and to meet Canadian couple Tyrel & Laine. And what a day it was! Villa San Crispolto sits up high over-looking Lake Trasimeno. A beautiful rural Villa with wonderful views, colourful gardens and a fabulous swimming pool! Both Tyrel and Laine got ready here and saw each other ready for the first time in the gardens – a beautiful moment.

We then made our way to Cortona, a gorgeous little Tuscan town made famous by the book and film ‘Under the Tuscan Sun.’ After the ceremony, the couple made an appearance on the balcony with their guests cheering and waving from below – very Royal! After photographs around Cortona we made our way back to Villa San Crispolto and enjoyed a wonderful meal, speeches, cake and dancing. Such a great day.

Take a look:

From inside looking out at Villa San Crispolto.

Villa San Crispolto

Laine got ready in a converted chapel.

Bride Getting Ready

Bridesmaid Jenny helped Laine into her dress and then helped Tyrel into his jacket and did his boutonniere.

Groom Getting Ready

‘First look.’ A lovely moment.

Bride & Groom

Time for photographs around the Villa before we left for Cortona. The sun was very high and so we went under the olive trees!

Bride & Groom

So cute!

Flower Girl

Sneakily captured.

Bride & Groom

In Cortona now and Laine poses with Mum & Dad before the ceremony.

Bride & Parents

Stunning room: Comune di Cortona.

Comune di Cortona

Guests cheer and wave as the couple make an appearance on the balcony.

Guests

Love this one taken whilst rice was being thrown.

Confetti

Wandering the streets of Cortona.

Bride & Groom

Such a colourful little town.

Bride & Groom

Back at Villa San Crispolto.

String Trio

Gorgeous surroundings.

Bride & Groom

Love this one!

Bride & Friends

Beautiful peonie bouquets on the table – there’s a good story behind the flowers!

Bouquet

Lol!

Bride & Groom

Delicious porcini mushroom & truffle risotto.

Wedding Breakfast

Love this one too!

Guests

What a view!

Bride & Groom

First Dance.

First Dance

I can’t thank you two enough for involving me into your big day as you did. Thank you so much for my delicious meal, a place at your table and even a dance with the groom! I hope you truly love your images. Thanks again, -Amyx