Wedding photographer: Cadenabbia & Lido di Lenno, Lake Como, Italy: Rick & Lucy

Andy & Amy were the wedding photographers at Cadenabbia & Lido di Lenno, Lake Como, Italy for the wedding of Rick & Lucy.

A beautiful hot day greeted us in Lake Como for Rick & Lucy’s wedding on the 31st August.  They were married in the stunning Church of the Ascension at Cadenabbia and then we all hopped onto boats (some a fair bit faster than others!) to their reception venue at the Lido di Lenno.  It’s a tough life being a wedding photographer sometimes eh?

Here are some of the highlights:

If you’re looking for an intimate reception venue – seriously consider this place.  It’s stunning – and a little bit different ;)

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For some reason, ties are often a drama for the guys – certainly to get them all looking the same ;)

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A hint of the beautiful dress

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Lucy’s parents have an amazing apartment.  Check out the view from the balcony!

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The girls outside the Church.  I took this whilst we were all waiting for Lucy to arrive.

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Just married

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Lucy’s grandmother had a fantastic time!  She stole the show later on the dancefloor :)

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Amy took this whilst travelling at some speed over the wake of other boats (I’m on the one in the background with half of the guests).  Trying to stay standing, travelling into full, bright sun makes it a difficult shot to pull off.  I think she had a few attempts at it, got this one and then had to sit down!  Italians drive boats like they drive cars :)

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When we have the opportunity, we love to do something different with the wedding party.  Before everyone asks us to do this, consider that we need the right balance of guys/girls, a decent location with space and great light and a little bit of time.  Finally, everyone has to be willing!  We love how this one turned out  :)

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As I said earlier, it’s a great venue with lots of interesting spaces!

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Thanks everyone for being so hospitable and kind on the day – it makes our job a genuine pleasure.  We’ll be back with the next wedding which was in the UK shortly afterwards:  stand by Andrew & Fiona :) – Andy

Wedding photographer: Villa del Balbianello, Lenno, Lake Como, Italy: Connor & Sarah

Amy was the Wedding Photographer at Villa del Balbianello, Lenno, Lake Como, Italy for the wedding of Connor & Sarah.

Connor & Sarah were married on the 27th July at the beautiful Sant’Abbondio Church in Mezzegra on the western shore of Lake Como. The church sits above the small town giving stunning views over the Lake. After the ceremony they hopped onto a speedboat to Villa Balbianello where their wedding reception took place. Villa Balbianello really is a special place; rarely have I been to such an immaculate venue, there wasn’t a blade of glass or ivy leaf out of place! Villa Balbianello is described as ‘one of the world’s most stunning villas’ all over the internet. I bet you want to see some images!

I found it difficult to point my camera in the wrong direction! Sarah, outside of the villa that she got ready at, just about to leave for church.

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A lovely shot with Dad; Mum making last minute adjustments in the background.

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Both families being from Scotland meant that almost all of the male guests were dressed in kilts – very handsome! Here’s Connor taking his last couple of deep breaths.

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We love reflections! (Thanks to the lady in the blue dress – it really makes this one work!)

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Connor & Sarah travel in style to their exquisite reception venue; Villa Balbianello in the background.

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Stood at the exact spot where Connor had proposed the year before; how very romantic!

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Grandad was kilt-clad too; he smiled all day long.

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A lovely moment of the two of them.

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I love the concentration on the faces of these little girls. I think the little one in the middle will be asking Father Christmas for a DS this year!

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A wander around the villa made for some beautiful photographs – there are so many more crackers to come folks!

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We are lucky enough to be photographing at Villa Balbianello again next year for the wedding of Karl & Sarah-Louise – we can’t wait to go back already!

Since the wedding of Connor & Sarah, we have photographed another 4 weddings. Andrew & Kaatje: your images will be up next, I know you’re desperate! Thank you all for patience folks; we’re working hard to get back on track – it’ll be worth the wait! – Amy

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