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!