Wedding Photographer: Florence, Tuscany, Italy – Sala Rossa, Palazzo Vecchio & Grand Hotel Baglioni: Adrian & Yin

Amy was the wedding photographer in Florence, Tuscany, Italy at the Sala Rossa for Adrian & Yin’s wedding.

Florence on Friday the 26th of November was wet, gray and miserable. Sunday the 28th of November was wetter, grayer and more miserable. Saturday the 27th of November however – Adrian & Yin’s wedding day in Florence – was beautiful and blue and dry and crisp and clear and generally just gorgeous :-) Lucky isn’t the word. The Grand Hotel Baglioni in central Florence was where the reception took place. It has the most magnificent views of Florence from its roof terrace and the couple and their guests could stand out and admire the view for the hour before they performed their traditional Chinese tea ceremony and then sat down for the wedding breakfast.

I need to talk more about The Sala Rossa (Red Room). It’s in the Palazzo Vecchio – the building that has the replica statue of David at the entrance and is the ‘Town Hall’ room where civil weddings take place in Florence. The walk-through and staircase that lead to the Sala Rossa are pretty unassuming which makes the WOW when you enter the room even more of a WOW! At Ade and Yin’s wedding I stood at the entrance as the guests entered the room and captured their reactions.

Told you the weather was good! The Ponte Vecchio is one of Florence’s principle landmarks:

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Look at this amazing room! This is where Yin got ready. Isn’t is gorgeous?

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Just ready.

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Ade came to Yin’s hotel to collect her and they travelled together to the Sala Rossa.

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I love watching Bride & Groom’s sign the register. I remember it well myself. You just can’t seem to sign your name. You can’t remember your signature and if you can, it just comes out wrong and you squiggle something random!

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The stunning Sala Rossa:

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Love this. That’s the famous Carousel in the background in Piazza degli Strozzi:

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Walking to the Grand Hotel Baglioni with their very helpful bridesmaid:

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Having a laugh on the roof terrace at the Grand Hotel Baglioni. I’ve got some other images showing the brilliant views of Florence from up there:

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During the speeches:

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And again. The Best Man is speaking here:

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Great day. Great couple. Fab family and friends. A big hello, thank you and well done must go to Jacqueline Bradshaw, based in Siena and who runs Marry Me In Tuscany. Jackie was Ade & Yin’s wedding planner. You’re brilliant to work with Jackie – thanks for your help :-) Check out Jackie’s new website wedding planner in Siena/Tuscany.

Wedding photographer: La Sala Rossa, Borgo San Jacapo & Hotel Continentale, Florence, Tuscany, Italy: Dave & Kate

Andy & Amy were the wedding photographers at La Sala Rossa, Borgo San Jacapo & Hotel Continentale, Florence, Tuscany, Italy for the wedding of Dave & Kate.

Wow – what a beautiful and interesting day for us on Saturday in Florence (Firenze to the Italians!) Dave & Kate were married in the Town Hall in a special, historic room called the Sala Rossa. Afterwards with a slight detour to a bar in Piazza della Signoria they walked through the city and across the Ponte Vecchio to a very trendy, fashion-styled restaurant called Borgo San Jacapo. As you’ll see from the image below, it’s on the side of the river Arno with a wonderful view of the famous bridge.

After dinner, everyone made their way back across the Ponte Vecchio to the Hotel Continentale, which has a fabulous roof-top terrace (under canopy) with amazing views of the city.

It’s a really stunning city to visit and the day was paced perfectly for everyone involved. On with the images:

The dress!
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Kate & her father outside the Town Hall in Piazza della Signoria
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La Sala Rossa – the stunning wedding room. We LOVE this image & can’t wait to see it in print!
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Photograph time outside :)
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One of many lovely images of the happy couple as they and their guests wandered through the city and over the Ponte Vecchio.
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The balcony and view of the Ponte Vecchio from the Borgo San Jacapo Restaurant.
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Dave & Kate enjoying some time alone.
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Inside the Restaurant.
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A hilarious moment during Paul’s best-man’s speech.
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The guests relaxing and enjoying food & drinks during the early evening on the Sky Lounge Terrace at Hotel Continentale. This really is a beautiful location with incredible views of the city and directly over the Ponte Vecchio.
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Whew – time enough to just catch our breath again before we’re on our travels. See you next from Lake Garda! – Andy