Wedding: Tenuta di Corsignano, Siena, Tuscany, Italy

We have been lucky enough to photograph weddings at some fabulous wedding venues throughout this year, both in Italy and the UK.  Tenuta di Corsignano in Tuscany was one such venue and played host to the wedding of Justin & Susan in October.  This is a wonderful wedding venue for a wedding of up to about 50 guests – it’s got a real cozy, intimate feel to it and the food was outstanding.  Andy and I stood watching the chefs in awe as they tossed the ravioli in sight of all the guests.  It’s about a 10 – 15 minute drive to the centre of Siena and gives the option of marrying, as Justin & Susan did, in the stunning Siena Town Hall ( a wedding photographers’ dream).  Tenuta di Corsignano also runs wine and olive oil tasting and cooking classes – some of the wedding guests went along and had a couple of fabulous days learning about the real Tuscany.  If you want to see more of Siena Town Hall and Tenuta di Corsignano we have uploaded Justin & Susan’s entire wedding album.  Click here to see it. Let us know what you think. -Amy

Wedding photographer: Tenuta di Lupinari, Tuscany, Italy: Richard & Rachel

Andy & Amy were the wedding photographers at Tenuta di Lupinari, Tuscany, Italy for the wedding of Richard & Rachel.

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We’re back home again after another two Italy weddings. Firstly, on Thursday we were in Tuscany to photograph Richard & Rachel’s beautiful weddding at Lupinari. It’s a stunning castle complete with separate apartments which housed most of the wedding guests for the week. The ceremony was on the lawn in front of the castle overlooking the Tuscan countryside and after drinks & ‘nibbles’ (mainly incredible cheeses) on the terrace, the guests moved up to a different location where a marquee had been set up for the evening meal.

Another highlight was our great friend Marco Marconi who played some mesmerizing piano pieces during the meal (including his own composition – The Day Before.) Then together with his wife Sally Ann & his jazz band, they entertained until late.

Without further ado, here are some images:

Rich takes a pretty good photograph eh?!!

The lovely Rachel. Rachel gave Amy enough time to create some beautiful images with her & her Bridesmaids. It’s always a favourite time of ours and this is just one of many lovely images they’ll have for their album.

A surprise present for the ladies, shortly before walking down the aisle.

The beautiful location for the ceremony complete with the castle in the background. We shoot a lot into sun – looking for the wonderful lens flare effects as seen here.

In case you’re wondering, this was taken through the back of a chair! A lovely moment.

Golden sunlight & Cypress trees combine to bring Italy into this image of the bridal party.

We walked a short distance to some old buildings for a few ‘different’ images. Here’s the happy couple walking the white road between the vineyards on the way.

Cool shoes!

Richard learned to play the guitar (secretly) so he could play & sing a song for Rachel just before dinner was served. This is pure concentration :) He also played a couple of tracks with friends – again secretly rehearsed and a complete surprise.

Rachel’s reaction – laughing, crying, love, amazement – all in one image!

And I have to include a shot of Marco at the piano. When you have a minute, go to our ‘complete wedding’ and select ‘run slideshow.’ Even if you don’t look at the images, listen to him playing his heart out in a ‘one take’ recording of his own composition – The Day Before. Now imagine him playing it live at your wedding :)

That’s it for now. Check back in a couple of days for some images from Simon & Victoria’s wedding at Stresa, Lake Maggiore.

Wedding photographer: Villa Artimino, Florence, Tuscany, Italy: Alan & Fiona

Andy & Amy were wedding photographers at Villa Artimino, Florence, Tuscan, Italy for the wedding of Alan & Fiona.

Monday & the occasion was Alan & Fiona’s wedding in Artimino near Florence. The villa is probably one of Italy’s grandest – a huge, imposing building on a hillside of olive groves & vineyards and noticeable for its many chimneys. The afternoon of the wedding began with a heavy thunderstorm but once that had cleared it left the air beautifully fresh and revealed the stunning setting for this predominantly-Irish wedding.

It was a very emotional day for a variety of reasons; however, Fiona & Alan were so easy-going, we had time to ‘create’ some images in addition to just capturing what was happening – some of which you’ll see below.

Our day finished with a fireworks display & I headed down into the village of Artimino to photograph from there. We haven’t got remotely close to processing everything yet but here’s a good idea of what to expect :) We’ve also got to say a big “thank you” to Hannah, the lovely young bridesmaid who did such a great job holding our video light!

On with the images:

We had sat in the car waiting for the torrential rain to ease before quickly taking this photograph of the beautiful villa.

Alan not looking as nervous as he was feeling!

Alan & his Dad – one of my particular favourites.

Jimmy Choo makes an appearance!

It’s not often you get such happy-looking images of the youngsters.

A gorgeous image of Fiona.

Here comes the Bride!

A relaxed moment after the ceremony.

Speech time – note: great speech by the Bride as well btw!

Alan & Fiona watching the fireworks from the steps of the Villa.

Thanks folks for a really enjoyable day. Enjoy the honeymoon & we’ll speak to you soon :)

Wedding photographer: Villa San Filippo, Tuscany, Italy: Carl & Amanda

Andy & Amy were the wedding photographers at Villa San Filippo, Tuscany, Italy for the wedding of Carl & Amanda.

The weather has been a little unpredictable in Tuscany recently & it was no different for Carl & Amanda’s big day at Villa San Filippo near Barberino Val d’Elsa. A shower during the early part of the afternoon caused a dilemma with the ‘indoors/outdoors’ ceremony but it brightened up soon after and the beautiful outdoor setting was chosen.

Carl & Amanda were wonderful to photograph and their friends & families also helped to make the day as enjoyable for us as it was for them!

There are loads & loads of great images to share – here are just a few:

The setting for the ceremony.

Amanda with her shoes…

Carl doesn’t take a bad photo either!

I really love this one of Amanda just a few moments before walking out for the ceremony.

A lovely moment during the ceremony

Confetti

You’ll get an idea of the setting with the Tuscan background here.

There’s a story behind this but I think only the Bestman, Ushers & Bridesmaid can tell it.

Beautiful, beautiful flowers, decorations & lights everywhere. This was one of the displays hanging over the terrace tables not long after sunset – yup, it gets dark very quickly here!

Finally, a romantic moment on the terrace.

Great people, lovely venue in stunning countryside – tough job this eh? :)