Amy was the wedding photographer in Cadenabbia, Bellagio & Vassena, Lake Como, Italy for Dick & Shia’s wedding.
I always get excited about going to Lake Como. I know it so well having photographed many weddings all around the Lake and was super-excited to be going twice over the next two weekends. The first trip was for the wedding of Dick & Shia and in order to fit it in I had to fly from Naples to Milan having only just photographed the Sorrento wedding.
Dick & Shia are the most fabulous Dutch couple who had planned a wonderful day around the Lake. After getting ready in Bellagio, they hopped across the Lake on boats for the ceremony in the Anglican Church of Cadenabbia: a church with an impressive golden altar that I know so well. Dutch tradition means that the cake cutting comes immediately after the ceremony, then we jumped on the ferry and I had some time with Dick & Shia in Bellagio. After photographs, 10 minutes drive to the little village of Vassena and to the reception which took place in a family member’s private home – and what a home! Incredible views of the Lake and a perfectly placed terrace and swimming pool. Sheer luxury!
Take a look:
Lake Como taken from Bellagio.
Shia’s proud Mum.
Dick and the guests jumping on the boat that took them to Cadenabbia on the other side of the Lake where the ceremony took place.
A relaxed vicar who performed a wonderful heart-felt ceremony – he was even warm to the photographer!
Look at that fabulous alter!
Taken from the boat heading back to Bellagio, one of my all-time favourite towns.
Bellagio is so colourful.
You’ve been bubbled!
Not a bad backdrop for the group shots ;-)
The first speech. Unfortunately I couldn’t understand a word of them!
People had put together some lovely memories for Dick & Shia.
Shia’s crazy about Christmas and so every guest gave her a homemade decoration! Dick got cigars instead.
Huge smiles all day long.
Just chilling out.
Shia and her brother reminisce.
Too stunning for words.
The children were taken out for a ride in the family speed boat.
Last shot of the day.
Loved it loved it loved it. Thank you so much for being so welcoming and for the fabulous experience. I’ll be in touch very soon with your complete gallery details. Amy x