International Wedding at San Galgano Abbey

4 March 2017

Among the many beautiful locations for civil ceremonies in Tuscany, the Abbey of San Galgano holds a special place in my heart. It is located in Chiusdino, a few kilometres from Siena, in a charming and deserted area. It is a former Cistercian abbey, whose roof collapsed in the past centuries. And this gives the abbey an endless charm.

Millions of tourists visit it every year.  Some of them decide to get married right here. It’s the case of this beautiful couple. The spouses got ready at the estate of Bichi Borghesi, in Scorgiano. An ancient ruined and charming property that offers its guests rooms and apartments immersed in nature, a riding school and a fabulous red wine produced by local vineyards.

Any wedding photographer could not be happier to photograph in these two amazing venues. After the civil ceremony, in fact, I pictured the newlyweds inside the Abbey, along the aisles and between the columns in stone. Next, I took a few more photos with the breathtaking landscape of the Chianti behind them. For the occasion, the newlyweds had rented a Beetle convertible, which has been very useful for some shots.

Finally, I took some pictures of them within the property of the estate. We were lucky: some horses were returning to the stables, and their riders have allowed me to take some pictures together with the spouses!

The aperitif took place at the stables and on the terrace in front. The dinner by candlelight was held in the Salone Carrozze, inside. After the first dance, the party started. And even though they did not understand one another, it was nice to see all the guests celebrate this union!

landscapes of tuscany
groom's portrait
groom getting ready
groom getting ready
groom getting ready
groom getting ready
groom getting ready

landscapes of tuscany
bridal portrait at northern window
bridal shoes
bridal portrait at northern window
bridal portrait at northern window
bridal portrait at northern window
bridal portrait at northern window
bridal portrait at northern window
landscapes of tuscany
walking down the aisle of san galgano abbey
civil ceremony at san galgano
civil ceremony at san galgano
civil ceremony at san galgano
couple portrait into the abbey
bridal portrait into the abbey
couple portrait into the abbey
bridal portrait into the abbey
couple portrait into the abbey
wedding photo in the wineyards
wedding photo in the wineyards
classic wedding portrait with tuscan background
portrait at bichi borghesi
portrait at bichi borghesi
portrait at bichi borghesi
portrait at bichi borghesi
portrait at bichi borghesi
reception at bichi borghesi
reception at bichi borghesi
flowers
reception at bichi borghesi
table decor in the scuderie at bichi borghesi
table decor in the scuderie at bichi borghesi
table decor in the scuderie at bichi borghesi
table decor in the scuderie at bichi borghesi
table decor in the scuderie at bichi borghesi
grand entrance of bride and groom
cake setting
cake setting
first dance
first dance
first dance

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bride holding the dress with her hand and a ring

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