Wedding in San Galgano Abbey

Published on 4 August 2018 in Marti's Blog

The Tuscany wedding of Gemma and Bobby at San Galgano Abbey is an event that we won’t forget for years to come. There is no place like Tuscany to step back into the past, and San Galgano is one of its most special places. This fantastic abbey was built in the 13th century in Gothic style by the then powerful Cistercian monks, who were allied with the Republic of Siena. During the wars among the various factions of Tuscany, the abbey started to lose its prestige and a slow decline began. In the 18th century the bell tower was struck by a lightning and crumbled to the ground, destroying also the roof of the church. Finally the local authorities understood the artistic value of this cultural heritage and in the 20th century the ancient building underwent major restoration works, allowing many visitors to discover its timeless enchantment. In this magical place we organized the civil ceremony for Gemma and Bobby, since the local municipality allows weddings with legal validity to take place here.


The bride, her father and the bridesmaids arrived at the church on a vintage, red and white Volkswagen Camper. The groom was waiting for Gemma at the end of the roofless nave, under the bluest sky, the string duo was playing classical melodies that filled the air with music… unforgettable moments that will be remembered for a lifetime! Dreamy landscape of soft rolling hills stretching out as far as the eye can see… romance, beauty and the typical Tuscan feeling for a one-of-a-kind lifetime Italian experience… What a perfect setting for a dream wedding in Italy! This wedding day was absolutely magical… The striking venue helped make the magic with its stunning atmosphere, enhanced by elegant red finishing touches, conjuring up the most romantic, fairytale atmosphere ever… their gorgeous kids with loving friends and families, happiness and so much love… this is just the perfect setting for an exclusive Italian wedding experience in Tuscany!


After the ceremony, all the party moved to a top class Chianti Villa to celebrate until late night. Colorful flowers from the fields and talented musicians created the right atmosphere, with bride, groom and guests enjoying amazing wines and typical dishes from their bespoke wedding menu. The magic of this wedding has been wonderfully captured by award winning photographer Damian Brandon. Enjoy this stunning photo gallery! Are you looking for an exclusive wedding to enjoy a true life-time experience in Italy like Gemma and Bobby? Romance, beauty and elegance side by side with the most delicious gastronomic gems and finest wines… The colorful, warm feeling of Italy together with the romantic feeling of the countryside, and the grandeur of historic venues full of classy details… Get ready to live an experience like no other! Just contact us to unveil the most exclusive and romantic venues for your wedding in Italy!