Last weekend I covered a wedding taking place in a village called Bellano on the eastern shore of Lake Como in Italy and as you can imagine I was looking forward to it! Unfortunately when we arrived three days before the weather was not good with lots of storms and rain but the forecast was good for the weekend. The service was taking place ina beautiful old Roman catholic church in the village with the reception at the Villa Stupenda Hotel - a place I can highly recommend if you ever visit the area. The couple, Peter and Anja, both live in the UK and about 70 guests had made the journey for the nuptials including many of Anja's family who are Dutch. Come the day of the wedding I was up early to be greeted with a clear blue sky and marvellous views of the lake with the Alps in the distance - perfect! Or so I thought but more of that later. here is a small collection of images from the day nearly all shot with the D3 and a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens I hired for the week. 1. Anja enjoying a chat with a friend who couldn't make it to the wedding. 2.Getting ready. The couple had told me they wanted 'punchy' shots with a mixture of strong colour with some mono and other effects - this was to be left to me to decide so I had pretty extensive brief which I think can be seen in this one. 3. 4. Anja had also told me she wanted some dreamy shots but without going OTT. I have done four versions of this shot but this one is my favourite. 5. To get to the church Anja, her Dad and I caught a taxi to the jetty where we boarded a boat to take us to the ceremony. When we arrived a few people said it was very James Bond! 6. Unfortunately as we arrived the blue skies had completely disappeared to be replaced by an approaching storm so the umbrellas came out. Note my assistant not paying attention. 7. As I said before the church was very old and more importantly, very dark. there were three different types of lighting as well as some daylight coming in through the high windows above the altar. White balance was erm.....interesting! 8. The look of love having just been declared husband and wife. During the service we could hear the storm booming overhead and I was already getting apprehensive about the journey back. 9. Making our way back to the boat through the alleys 10. Rain! The view from the boat.