Wedding Photographer: Varenna, Bellagio & Veleso, Lake Como: Stevie & Rachel

Amy was the wedding photographer in Varenna, Bellagio & Veleso, Lake Como, Italy for Stevie & Rachel’s wedding.

The weather on the 1st of October was absolutely beautiful. Bright blue, not a cloud in the sky and almost as hot as a mid-summer’s day but without the bugs! I’m not sure that there is anywhere quite like Lake Como when the weather is perfect like that and the treat of going way up high above the Lake to a little place called Veleso was outstanding.

Rachel got ready in a lovely apartment directly opposite George Clooney’s house in Pognana Lario and then jumped on a boat for a half hour journey to Varenna for the ceremony. The Old Church of San Giorgio in Varenna is gorgeous and the religious ceremony provided the perfect contrast to the rest of the day which was relaxed and fun.

After the ceremony, Rachel, Stevie and I jumped back on the speed boat to get ahead of the guests so we could get some time for photographs in Bellagio. After that it was up the 4 mile windy, steep road to Veleso where the views across the mountains blew everyone away. Take a look:

Gorgeous bouquet.

Bride's Bouquet

I love this photograph of Rachel being helped into the boat.

Bride gets into boat

Varenna, Lake Como

Varenna, Lake Como

And here she gets off the boat!

Bride gets off boat

The handsome groom awaits.

Groom

Readers during the ceremony in the beautiful ‘Old Church of San Giorgio’ in Varenna

Ceremony

One of my favourites – Stevie shows off his new ring in the background.

Bridesmaid signs register

We did it!!

Bride & Groom leave church

Guests greet Rachel & Stevie as they exit the church and grab a handful of confetti.

Bride & Guests

They line up ready to launch!

Guests get ready to throw confetti

Love this.

Bride, Groom & Guests

Rachel & Stevie get off the speed boat at Bellagio for a quick photo shoot.

Bride & Groom

One of the results.

Bride & Groom

The terrace at Albergo Bella Vista in Veleso. Breath-taking.

Reception Detail

Rachel with Mum & Dad. (PS Thanks for the lift Kevin.)

Bride & Parents

Fun group shot.

Bride, Groom & Bridal party

The models model :-)

Bride & Groom

Stunning.

Veleso, Lake Como

A beautiful day, a beautiful couple – thank you for having me. -Amy x

Wedding photographer: Bellagio & Varenna, Lake Como, Italy: Frank & Katherine

Andy & Amy were the Wedding Photographers at Bellagio; Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo & Villa Cipressi in Varenna, Lake Como, Italy for the wedding of Frank & Katherine.

Frank & Katherine married at the Comune of Bellagio on the 11th September. Another beautiful, sunny day; we were lucky to travel to ‘work’ by boat from Varenna to Bellagio to photograph the bride and groom getting ready and the ceremony. The wedding ceremony was light-hearted and fun due to a wonderful translator and a very chilled-out group of mainly Kiwi and Irish guests.

After the ceremony and a few drinks we headed over to Villa Carlotta on the west shore of the Lake in Tremezzo. After an hour or so in the grounds, which included some drinks at a small cafe-bar, we were back on the boat by-passing Bellagio to the East shore of the Lake and the stunning little town of Varenna. The reception was held in Villa Cipressi; an absolutely gorgeous setting and neighbour to Villa Monastero. Enormous thanks to Frank and Katherine and their wonderful group of family and friends for taking extra-special care of us and treating us to a beautiful meal after we had finished.

On with the images:

Beautiful.

Wedding photographers Italy - Bride

A fun moment during the ceremony.

Wedding photographers Italy - Ceremony

Frank made Katherine laugh non-stop!

Wedding photographers Italy - Bride & Groom

Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo where the cafe-bar had been reserved for the guests.

Wedding photographers Italy - Guests

The front of Villa Carlotta is very impressive. Well worth a trip if you’re in the area.

Wedding photographers Italy - Villa Carlotta

A moment whilst wandering through the villa’s gardens.

Wedding photographers Italy - Villa Carlotta

Andy’s jokes make people laugh (sometimes).

Wedding photographers Italy - Guests

Heart-shaped ravioli :-)

Wedding photographers Italy - Food

In front of Villa Monastero, Varenna.

Wedding photographers Italy - Bride & Groom, Villa Monastero

Villa Cipressi, Varenna – a fabulous wedding venue.

Wedding photographers Italy - Villa Cipressi

Hilarious speeches!

Wedding photographers Italy - Speeches

Thanks again folks for looking after us so much; we thoroughly enjoyed our day. Stand-by Louise & Chris – you’re next! – Amy.