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:
I love this shot of Laura getting ready at the salon.
Birds-eye view of Shirley having her make-up applied.
A peek at Florence’s breath-taking cathedral as Shannon makes his way through this wonderful city.
I am in love with this room. La Sala Rossa.
I love it from every angle so here’s another!
Congrats from Shirley’s brother who had travelled to Italy with his wife and two young children.
A wander through the Uffizi Gallery.
Shirley & Shannon open gifts from their German relatives.
The entire wedding party outside of La Loggia, Piazzale Michelangelo.
Beautiful table decs.
Love this one – did Shirley stop smiling? Not once.
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