Wedding Photographer: Villa Balbianello, Lake Como: Hamish & Sarah

Amy was the wedding photographer at Villa Balbianello, Lake Como, Italy for Hamish & Sarah’s wedding.

For the 3rd time in a month I was lucky enough to be photographing a wedding at the beautiful Villa Balbianello, Lake Como. The weather was perfect and the guests were up for a great day. The ceremony took place under the Loggia with its wonderful views and ‘aperitivi’ were enjoyed at the Villa too. A short boat trip to the funky Lido di Lenno followed. Take a look:

The guest’s boat arrives at Villa Balbianello.

Lake Como

On dry land again, look up and this is what you see. Amazing!

Lake Como

Hamish with Mum & Dad.

Lake Como

I ran back down the hill to catch Sarah’s glamorous arrival.

Lake Como

Sarah and the girls make it up the hill and are greeted by the Page Boys and Flower Girl.

Lake Como

Here comes the Bride!

Lake Como

Rings being exchanged.

Lake Como

Guests enjoy ‘aperitivi.’

Lake Como

The Bride’s Mum enjoying herself and the lovely food.

Lake Como

Cute!

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Lovely moments as guests relax.

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Lovely light for the group shots.

Lake Como

One of my favourites from the day.

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Love this one too.

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Heading for the boats to take us to the Lido di Lenno.

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Wow-ee! How cool is that!!

Lake Como

Such fun! Thank you for such a lovely time folks and I’ll be in touch very soon with your complete gallery. Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Villa Balbianello, Lake Como: Greg & Laura

Amy was the wedding photographer at Villa Balbianello, Lake Como, Italy for Greg & Laura’s wedding.

How lucky was I to get to go back to Villa Balbianello just 2 weeks after John & Jade’s wedding! There I was again for the beautiful wedding of Greg & Laura. The forecast was terrible so they were so lucky that they didn’t get any rain. In fact, for me it was great as the light was really beautiful. We were all just a bit cold!

Laura wore a beautiful vintage-style dress and had put so much into her big day designing and creating the impressive Order of Service and the Table Plan amongst other things. Take a peek:

Lake Como from Villa Balbianello.

Lake Como

Just a bit of make-up!

Make-up

Laura gets ready in a beautiful bedroom inside Villa Balbianello.

Bride getting ready

Lovely bouquets.

Bouquet

Jimmy Choo!!!

Jimmy Choo's

Bridesmaid (& hairdresser!) Charlie helps Laura into her dress.

Bride getting ready

Greg arrives at Villa Balbianello.

Groom

Laura makes her way to the Loggia for the ceremony.

Bride

Proud Dad.

Bride and Father

Such an emotional ceremony.

Ceremony

Congratulations!

Ceremony

Simple but lovely.

Bride & Groom

Tucking into ‘aperitivi.’

Aperitivi

The happy couple.

Bride & Groom

Beautiful light and incredible grounds of Villa Balbianello.

Bride & Groom

Stunning.

Bride & Groom

Laura’s home-made table plan. Clever!

Table Plan

Guests leave video messages for Laura & Greg.

Wedding Guests

Best Man Jon embarrasses Greg.

Speeches

Check out those cuff-links!

Groomsmen

Choreographed First Dance.

First Dance

Well, it was a bit chilly but it was beautiful. Thanks so much to Laura and Greg and a special mention to the lovely Bridesmaids Charlie and Jenny. Thanks so much, Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Villa Balbianello, Lake Como: John & Jade

Amy was the wedding photographer at Villa Balbianello, Lake Como, Italy for John & Jade’s wedding.

I absolutely love photographing weddings at Villa Balbianello, it’s just the most stunning of venues in a prime position on Lake Como. John & Jade got ready in separate apartments at Borgo Le Terrazze, a place with the most wonderful view of Lake Como. After taking a minibus down the hill and into Bellagio, John & the guests caught their boat to Villa Balbianello closely followed by a speed boat carrying the Bride, her Dad and the Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Pageboys (and me!)

The ceremony took place underneath the loggia with views up and down the Lake. Aperitivi and photographs followed before the party sat down for the wedding breakfast. Back to the loggia afterwards for the party. Take a peek:

Bellagio photographed from Borgo Le Terrazze.

Bellagio, Lake Como

The girls getting ready.

Bride getting ready

A very relaxed Groom.

Groom

Jade and her Bridesmaids.

Bride & Bridesmaids

Beautiful.

Bride

This one really shows where Villa Balbianello is – what a spot!

Villa Balbianello, Lake Como

Making their way up to the loggia.

Villa Balbianello, Lake Como

Cute!

Pageboy

Exchanging rings.

Ceremony

Parmesan!!!

Aperitivi

Lovely.

Bride & Groom

A walk with the Bride & Groom around the grounds of the Villa.

Bride & Groom

Love the light on this group shot.

Group Shot

Table Detail.

Table Detail

The wedding breakfast begins.

Wedding Breakfast

Love these brightly-coloured dresses.

Bride & Friends

Gorgeous.

Bridesmaids

Now that’s what you call a cake!

Wedding Cake

Taken during the First Dance.

First Dance

Lake Como by night.

Lake Como

Absolutely loved it – what a fab day! And that dessert table…! Thank you John & Jade – Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Villa Balbianello & Lido di Lenno, Lake Como: Toni & Justine

Amy was the wedding photographer at Villa Balbianello & Lido di Lenno, Lake Como, Italy for Toni & Justine’s wedding.

Lucky old me – back to Lake Como again just a week after the wedding of Dick & Shia. This time it was for the beautiful wedding of Toni & Justine and was at two of my all-time favourite venues – Villa Balbianello and Lido di Lenno. Told you I was lucky!

Both Toni & Justine got ready at Albergo Lenno, just across the bay from the Lido di Lenno. Lenno’s a great little town as it allows you to get onto the Lake front and away from the main road. Villa Balbianello is only accessible by boat and so whilst Toni and the guests enjoyed their boat-ride, half an hour later, Justine, her Mum and I enjoyed our trip on a lovely speed boat. The climb to the Loggia at Villa Balbianello is quite steep but so worth it. This is one of the most spectacular spots to get married in the world – it must be! The immaculate surroundings of the Villa and the incredible blossoming flowers add to the 360 degree views over Lake Como. Stunning.

Boats took us back around the bay to the Lido di Lenno. A funky little place with a really chilled-out atmosphere. Confetti and aperitivi were enjoyed by all but unfortunately, Justine’s Nan wasn’t too well during the meal and had to take a trip to hospital. A worry for all involved but just a few hours later Nan came back with a big smile on her face and the evening could continue with vigour.

Take a peek:

Beautiful Lake Como, taken from Lenno.

Lake Como

Final touches for Toni.

Buttonhole

Beautiful Justine, just ready.

Bride

Love this one of Toni with his Mum & Dad.

Groom & Parents

Really love this one.

Bride

Justine and her Mum wandered along the Lake front to meet the speed boat.

Bride & Mother

Villa Balbianello comes into view.

Bride & Mother on Boat

Villa Balbianello – breathtaking.

Villa Balbianello

Toni waits.

Groom & Best Man

Gorgeous.

Ceremony, Villa Balbianello

An emotional ceremony.

Ceremony, Villa Balbianello

What a place to say ‘I do!’

Ceremony, Villa Balbianello

Just Married!!

Bride, Groom & Guests

The guests went for a tour of the Lake whilst we stayed at Villa Balbianello for photographs.

Bride & Groom

Beautiful flowers.

Bride & Groom

Sneaky!

Bride & Groom

Not set-up – promise! Too cool.

Shoes on Boat

Confetti was launched as Toni & Justine got off the boat.

Confetti

Such a laugh!

Bride & Guest

Fair to say the Italians know how to make things look pretty!

Food Detail

Stunning setting at the Lido di Lenno.

Aperitivi, Lido di Lenno

Vin-o-clock.

Reception, Lido di Lenno

Gorgeous.

Bride & Groom, Lido di Lenno

Eventful and stunning all rolled into one. Thank you for being fabulous and for looking after me so attentively. I’ll be in touch VERY soon!! – Amyx

Wedding Photographer: Villa Cipressi, Lake Como: David & Anna

Amy was the wedding photographer at Villa Cipressi, Lake Como, Italy for David & Anna’s wedding.

One day to travel from Malcesine on Lake Garda to Tremezzo on Lake Como for wedding number 3 of the week. David & Anna’s wedding was at Villa Cipressi, Varenna which is on the opposite side of the Lake to Tremezzo. The ferries however are brilliant and reliable and so it was that we took the boat to work. Whilst the ferries on Lake Como are always reliable, the weather is not so. When it rains, boy-oh-boy, does it rain and the 7th of July turned out to be rather a wet & thundery day.

Villa Cipressi was as beautiful as I remembered it from Frank & Katherine’s wedding there back in 2009. Luckily the options for marrying and eating inside are as beautiful as the options outside. In fact, despite looking as though it might just tip-down for the entire day, it did brighten up for long enough for us to enjoy a boat ride across the Lake and a stop-off at the exquisite Villa Balbianello.

Here’s a little taster of what’s to come:

Villa Cipressi, Varenna, Lake Como

Villa Cipressi, Lake Como

One of my favourite things to photograph: the hanging dress.

Bride's Dress

I love this image: check out the steam coming off Anna’s hair as it’s ironed!

Bride Preparing

Pretty flower-girl.

Bridesmaid

My very favourite ‘type’ of image. Look closely: a bridesmaid on the right is pouring champagne, another is spraying her hair. The Bride makes any final adjustments in the mirror whilst the flower-girl checks that her petals are correctly placed. A true moment in time.

Bride & Bridesmaids Preparing

Stunning.

Bride

David with his proud parents in the background.

Groom & Parents

Guests await the arrival of the bride.

Guests

A lovely moment during the ceremony.

Ceremony

Yipppeeee, we’re married!

Bride, Groom & Bridesmaids

One of my favourites from the day.

Bride, Groom & Guests

After a short hop across the Lake, we arrived at Villa Balbianello. A stunning place that is a must-see if you ever pay a visit to Lake Como.

Villa Balbianello, Lake Como

More posing. More smiling.

Bride & Groom

Time for photographs of David & Anna at Villa Balbianello.

Bride & Groom

The Best Man that got the cream!

Best man & Bridesmaids

One of our signature shots. What do you think?

Bridal Party

Well, the heavens opened again as we arrived back at Villa Cipressi for dinner but wedding planner Jeremy from Affinita Weddings, did a grand job of making the room look beautiful (with a little help from the photographers!) Thanks to Jeremy for being great on the day, to David & Anna for being so easy to photograph and a special mention to Roger, Anna’s Dad, who helped the day run so smoothly and for making sure that we were so well looked-after. Your gallery will be online VERY soon guys – I’ll be back! Amy x