Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Matthew & Dinah

Amy was the wedding photographer at Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda, Italy for Matthew & Dinah’s wedding.

No sooner did I land back into Umbria and I packed up the car for Lake Garda and Malcesine, which I now know like the back of my hand! Malcesine Castle followed by a reception at Al Corsaro was the order of the day for the intimate, romantic and emotional wedding day of Matthew & Dinah. Laughter and tears all day long but over all, a very, very happy day.

Matthew, all ready and waiting for Dinah to arrive.


And here she is!

Bride arriving

Dinah’s son gave her away and gave her a hand getting up the steps to the terrace in Malcesine Castle!

Bride & Son

Matthew couldn’t hold back the tears.


An over-view of this very special ceremony spot.


The deed is done and Matthew is so happy that the tears flow again.

Groom & Guests

Happy family shot.

Bride, Groom and Children

Matthew with his Best Man.

Groom & Best Man

Possibly my favourite from the whole day – just love it!

Bride & Groom

Something a bit different here for me. What a landscape!

Bride & Groom


Bride & Groom

Guests were waiting at the Castle entrance with the confetti.


Time for a photo shoot around the picturesque town of Malcesine…

Bride & Groom

… before the Bride & Groom led the way in their tuc-tuc to the great restaurant of Al Corsaro on the water-side.

Bride & Groom in tic-tuc

Matthew & Dinah’s gorgeous son.

Bride & Groom

Bubbles please!


Tables are set for the meal. Great location.

Al Corsaro

Best man in full-flow!





Bride & Groom

Such a gorgeous day. Thanks -Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Mike & Donna

Amy was the wedding photographer at Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda, Italy for Mike & Donna’s wedding.

Back up to my old favourite – Malcesine on Lake Garda. I honestly know this little place like the back of my hand now. Luckily, I love it and could never tire of going. I met up with Mike and his guys first and we had some time for photographs in the beautiful Palazzo dei Capitani. This was great fun and Mike was very happy to stay in the shade given that temperatures were hitting 40 degrees once again. Would this heat-wave never end?
Donna got ready in a gorgeous apartment on the edge of town and I loved the way that the couple did a private ‘reveal’ about an hour before the ceremony at the Castle. Being witness to such a special moment is a huge honour.
The ceremony in the castle was lovely. Photographs around town afterwards followed by a wonderful and emotional reception at Al Corsaro. I love this venue – it’s hidden away, the views are gorgeous and the food is divine – a great choice and a great day overall. A quick peek:



Posers! (Only joking :-)

Groom & Groomsmen


Dress hanging

Love this one of Donna doing her make-up.

Bride doing make-up

The ‘reveal.’ Such a special moment.

Bride & Groom

Mum reads her note from Donna. Gorgeous.

Mother of the Bride

Donna helps Dad out with his final touches.

Flower Detail

A blazing hot ceremony.

Malcesine Castle wedding ceremony

Under the olive trees after the ceremony.

Bride & Groom

I found this lovely little hidden alley-way that I hadn’t photographed in before. Love this one.

Bride & Groom

Mike’s speech was hilarious – one of the best.

Groom's speech

Told you it was funny.

Guests during speeches

Eat, drink, chill, repeat.

Al Corsaro, Malcesine

The view from my table inside the restaurant.

Al Corsaro, Malcesine

Stroll along the lakeside path as the sun goes down.

Bride & Groom

A gorgeous day in every way. Thanks guys. -Amyx

Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle, Lake Garda: Neil & Louise

Amy was the wedding photographer at Malcesine Castle, Lake Garda, Italy for Neil & Louise’s wedding.

I stayed up at Lake Garda as just 2 days after Phil & Lianne’s wedding, I was there to capture the wedding of Neil & Louise. The heat-wave continued and Neil & Louise had arranged a very relaxed, low-key affair. Lots of fun and laughter all day long. After the day, they were off around Italy for their honeymoon with a load of their friends. Brilliant!

Love Louise’s hair-style.

Bride getting ready

Beautiful bouquet over lace – perfect.

Bridal Bouquet

A bit nervous, Neil waits on the Castle steps for Louise to arrive.


The guests waving to Louise as she arrives at the bottom of the Castle steps. You’ve got to be fit to get married at Malcesine Castle!

Guests waving

Love this one.

Bride & Groom exchanging rings

Louise and her girls.

Bride & Friends

A wander around the Castle for a handful of photographs. A request for a relaxed vibe captured :-)

Bride & Groom

Confetti on the steps!


Walking through the town to the old port. Wonderful old buildings.

Bride & Groom

Neil in the Palazzo dei Capitani.


Love this one of the little flower girls. So cute.

Flower Girls

More relaxed vibe captured.

Bride & Groom

A lovely meal down one of the back-streets in Malcesine: a wonderful setting.

Bride & Groom are welcomed to dinner

I grabbed Neil & Louise just one more time for 2 minutes to capture a gorgeous end to a gorgeous day.

Bride & Groom

Chilled out. Great fun. Intimate, relaxed affair. Just as I like it :-) Thanks guys, Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Phil & Lianne

Amy was the wedding photographer at Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda, Italy for Phil & Lianne’s wedding.

Back up to beautiful Lake Garda and the wedding of Phil & Lianne at Malcesine Castle followed by a reception at Al Corsaro. I’ve photographed in both venues on many occasions and know Malcesine town and the Castle like the back of my hand however, this wedding offered a new adventure for me and that was a trip over to the town of Limone. I’ve travelled nearby on boats many times but have never had the opportunity to jump off the boat and see the town itself. I loved it! It’s very colourful and was great for the guests and it made for an activity-packed wedding day.

Just outside of the bar that we stopped at in Limone, there was a fountain that reminded me exactly of the one at the start of Friends. The bridesmaids had bright umbrellas and so I had great fun behind the lense for the half hour that we were there. Take a peek:

Phil & Lianne got ready at the beautifully-placed Lake Front hotel.

Hotel Lake Front Malcesine, Lake Garda

Lovely bouquet and colour-theme.


Love this one of Lianne and her girls.

Bride & Bridesmaids

Emotional moments.


Happy times after the ceremony.

Bride & Bridesmaids

Taken on Malcesine Castle steps.

Malcesine Castle, Lake Garda


Confetti shot

Taking the boat to Limone after a champagne reception on the Malcesine lake-side.

Boat on Lake Garda

A hint of Friends!

Bridal Party in Limone, Lake Garda

Heading back to Malcesine now and a unique view of the town.

Malcesine, Lake Garda

Taken in the Palazzo dei Capitani in Malcesine and using a busker as a prop!

Palazzo dei Capitani, Malcesine, Lake Garda

A bit of time down some of the Malcesine back-streets with the Bride & Groom.

Bride & Groom, Malcesine, Lake Garda

Al Corsaro now all ready for the guests to arrive.

Al Corsaro, Malcesine, Lake Garda


Al Corsaro, Malcesine, Lake Garda

Love this one taken during speeches.

Speeches, Malcesine, Lake Garda

Sun starting to set now and the Bride & Groom have had a glass or two of bubbly :-)

Bride & Groom, Lake Garda

Love this one.

Bride & Groom, Lake Garda

Catching the garter!!

Guests at Al Corsaro, Malcesine, Lake Garda

Time for a PhotoBooth!

Bridesmaid at the PhotoBooth, Lake Garda

Made it to the First Dance.

First Dance, Lake Garda

What a fun-filled, busy, fabulous wedding day! Thanks to Phil & Lianne for having me capture it for them. Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Casa degli Spiriti, Lake Garda: Jonathan & Laura

Amy was the wedding photographer at Malcesine Castle & Casa degli Spiriti, Lake Garda, Italy for Jonathan & Laura’s wedding.

Just a few short days at home with my girls and I was back up to Malcesine, Lake Garda. Lucky I like it there! This time Jonathan & Laura, child-hood sweethearts from the North East were getting married at Malcesine Castle. After the ceremony we made our way up the mountain-side to the most wonderful spot and the very beautiful restaurant, Casa degli Spiriti. The views from so high really are breath-taking and Laura had such a huge smile on her face for the entire day that this wedding was an absolute pleasure to capture. Take a look:

A different view of the majestic Malcesine Castle.

Malcesine Castle

Jonathan, just hanging out in the little streets before Laura arrives.


Gorgeous flowers & a big smile :-)


Impressive place to marry!


We did it!

Bride & Groom

All guests together.

Group Shot

Love this one.

Bride & Groom

Confetti at the Castle’s entrance.


Travelling through the little town in style!

Travelling through Malcesine

Down to the Lake-front for a champagne reception.

Champagne Reception

Up at Casa degli Spiriti now where the place was in full-bloom.


Lots of laughs.

Bride with guests

Tucking in.

Guests at buffet

Wonderful-looking food hey?


Stunning views from so high up.

Lake Garda

A fun group shot this time.

Group Shot

Beautiful table detail.

Table Detail

One of my favourites from the day.



Bride & Groom

Such fun and such wonderful locations. Thanks so much Jonathan & Laura. Amy x