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.


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



David with his proud parents in the background.

Groom & Parents

Guests await the arrival of the bride.


A lovely moment during the 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

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:


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.