This year September we had another trip to Italy for a few weddings. One of them was held at the historic Abbey of San Galgano. This church is known for being without roof (which has fallen in 1786) and having in it’s nearby chapel Rotonda di Montesiepi the “Sword in the Stone”. For an outdoor wedding in September, we needed a bit of luck in regards to the weather, as full sun would be very challenging and rain wouldn’t help either, especially as this rain was forecasted. But we got lucky and had an amazing sky, covered in clouds.
Very convenient was, that we had the preparation of bride and groom at the Casale Sn Galgano, an Agriturismo directly next to the old Abbey. While Giuseppe walked the 100m to the church Francesca got driven. The ceremony in this historic place just felt totally mystic. Traditionally ceremonies in Italian churches can take quite a bit of time, this one was rather quick, but so impressive. The couple was blessed with lots of rice and bubbles, before they enjoyed their congratulations and we managed to do a group shot. While families and guests had now their Aperitivo (Canapés) at the Agriturismo, we had still a lot time with the newlyweds to capture portrait photos in the Abbey, which we definitely used to the fullest. We thought to drive even to the famous Mulino Bianco (just around 10min away), but time was running out at the end and we were happy with the photos in and around the Abbey.
It followed a long night of celebrations, with the couple singing, dancing and enjoying sparklers and the cutting of the fresh cake, just when it did start to rain a bit. Giuseppe helped and showered his guests with his champagne rather than drinking it 🙂 So lots of fun, good food and great company. What you need more to have a successful wedding day? We absolutely loved it!
Marco & Kate