Among last year’s fantastic venues, Borgo Stomennano holds a spot in the top. I left a piece of my heart there, and I cannot wait to go back and relive another gorgeous wedding. Borgo Stomennano is located in the province of Siena, very close to Monteriggioni and its impressive castle. To reach the villa, you need to walk a grand avenue surrounded by cypresses. The old charm of the villa is still intact. Its walls are burned and yellowed by the sun, and blooming jasmine climb up the facades of the villa surrounding the old windows. The villa also offers a garden with ancient fountains and a lovely pool, plus many accommodations for couples and their guests. They can choose to spend some time inside the large central house, or in one of the many small villas of Borgo Stomennano.
This lovely English couple wanted to celebrate their wedding reception here. The ceremony was held at Chiesa di San Bartolomeo in Barberino Val d’Elsa. The spouses have greeted their guests in front of the church, leaving on a flaming red Alfa Romeo, on which I have portrayed them before arriving at the reception. The rest of the photo shoot took place on the grand central avenue leading to the villa, a dream setting for every wedding photographer.
The first part of the wedding reception took place in the garden of Borgo Stomennano, where the spouses were refreshed with delicious cocktails and canapes. The dinner itself was also held in the garden, where the wedding planner and the flower designer had set up two long tables in rustic-chic style. The father of the bride and the groom have made their traditional speeches at sunset, lit only by candles. Soon after, almost at dusk, I photographed the two newlyweds with the Monteriggioni fortress in the background, in the most beautiful light of the day.
The party went on for a long time. I greeted the newlyweds after the first dance, exhausted after a day’s work, but happy to have documented the best day of their lives. I hope to meet them again soon, perhaps on the occasion of a new journey in Tuscany!