Wedding Photographer: Pieve di San Leonardo, Artimino & Villa Artimino, Tuscany: Jan & Lauren

Amy was the wedding photographer in Artimino, Tuscany, Italy at the Pieve di San Leonardo & Villa Artimino for Jan & Lauren’s wedding.

Wedding Dress: Pronovias
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Dessy

Artimino is a lovely little ‘borgo’ in the hills to the west of Florence. The landscape from Artimino is far-reaching and typically Tuscan – vines and olive trees as far as the eye can see. Villa Artimino commands the foreground, a stunning and incredibly majestic Medici Villa that played host to Jan & Lauren’s big day.

The wedding ceremony took place in a church that was commissioned in 998 and built soon-after. Despite very grey clouds circling and loud thunder claps in the distance, the weather behaved and the sun barely went in.

Jan, his Best Man on his left and usher on the right. You’ll see from this small selection of images, the red theme worked brilliantly.

Groom & Ushers

One of the funniest moment in a ceremony ever: the bride and her father made their big entrance, the groom had tears in his eyes, they stood at the top of the aisle waiting for the ceremony to begin. But where was the priest? Asleep behind the altar! The groom had to go and give him a nudge!!

Ceremony

The ceremony didn’t quite go without a hitch after that as the rings had been tied to the ring-cushion a wee bit too tight and took a good 5 minutes to get undone! Guests went from hysterical laughter though to tears of emotion when the incredible soprano sung Ave Maria – barely a dry eye in the house.

A beautiful church, over 1000 years old.

Ceremony

Pelted with rice!

Confetti

With the back-drop of an olive tree.

Bride & Groom

Aperitivi on the lawn in front of the stunning Villa Artimino.

Villa Artimino

I said the red worked brilliantly!

Bridal Party

Give me a wave!

Bride, Groom & Guests

We arranged it so that the guests lined either side of the staircase and clapped the bride & groom into dinner:

Bride & Groom

There were so many great shots from the speeches because a. the speeches were so funny and b. Lauren was so expressive! I love this face :-)

Speeches

One of my personal favourites from the whole day. Look at the size of that cake!

Cake

Beautiful day folks. Hope you’re having a fab time in Sardinia and here’s hoping we’ll see each other again in St Helens soon. Amy x

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 :)