Andy & Amy were the wedding photographers at Grand Hotel des Bains, Riccione, Emilia-Romagna, Italy for the wedding of Dan & Sheila.
We’re on the road again for two more weddings and I was aware of the need to update the blog for Dan & Sheila’s wedding last Saturday. I’ve brought some images with me for this blog post – here’s hoping there are no snags uploading them without my normal software etc!
It was 36C when we stepped out of our car in Riccione for Dan & Sheila’s wedding. Fortunately the ceremony at a local church was a little later in the afternoon and by the time everyone arrived at Grand Hotel des Bains after the church service, it had cooled to a more comfortable, albeit still pretty-warm, temperature. The guests (and us!) were entertained by Marco Marconi, Sally Ann (singing) & Marco’s brother (on trumpet) during the apperitivi around the pool and afterwards by Marco solo on the piano during the meal.
Dan – looking surprisingly cool despite the heat & suit!
Lovely Sheila – always laughing or smiling.
Love the light & angle here.
This one is a lovely moment not just for the happy couple but I also love the hug in the background.
The beautiful Hotel and its pool-side setting for apperitivi.
One of the flower girls never took her eye off the dog during that entire part of the day.
First dance. In case you’re wondering, that’s the bottom of the swimming pool in the roof above their heads. Fortunately, the best-men behaved and didn’t spring any surprises involving those windows :)
They did however do their best to humiliate Dan with their speeches with some particularly hilarious photographs.
Finally, the guests dancing away as the night drew to a close for us. Some crazy moves going on here :)
What a great day it was. We eventually got home at 2.45am, completely exhausted but really happy with what we’d managed to capture. Next stop the UK – no doubt it’s not going to be quite so warm! – Andy