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Borgo Santo Pietro wedding


Borgo Santo Pietro wedding in the rain. The stunning relais located about 45 mins to the south-west of Siena is set in its own delightful gardens, it is an oasis hidden away behind private gates and walls. Once inside you are greeted by perfectly manicured gardens, fountains, statues and endless authentic details. Inside the villa the level of decor continues providing a very inspiring backdrop for a wedding.

I was excited to photograph this Borgo Santo Pietro wedding as I knew the combination of the villa and the unique wedding location would lead to an interesting days photography. The civil wedding ceremony took place at San Galgano Abbey which dates back to the 12th century. The structure of the abbey is largely very intact, however after several restoration attempts it remains without its roof which collapsed in 1786. San Galgano provides a very suggestive location for a wedding.

It should have been a beautiful day of sunshine and an outdoor wedding followed by drinks and dinner under the stars… instead it rained from sun up to sun down and into the night and every single photo had to be done under cover. Even the outdoor shots were done with an umbrella but I went and did some of the abbey as they were supposed to get married in the main part and I wanted them to have some memories of the place even if we didn’t get to use it, instead we used a small side area which was covered but looked out onto the gardens and continual rain.

It wasn’t an easy day by any means but I am pleased with the result an also enjoyed the challenge of having to improvise and change plans on the the spur of the moment.

Here a few images from this Borgo Santo Pietro wedding.

Images from - Borgo Santo Pietro wedding

Jules Bower

Italian and destination wedding photographer Jules Bower photographs weddings in Italy, Europe and worldwide. His unique approach and expertise arrive from not only an obsession with photography but also because he owned one of the first and most successful wedding planning agencies in Italy.

7 Responses to “Borgo Santo Pietro wedding”

  • Mother of the Bride
    June 8, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Beautiful! What a special day! I am so grateful for the friends and family who were able to attend and share in this special time. Thanks to the staff at Borgo Santo Pietro for the wonderful attention to detail and to Jules for so eloquently capturing the special moments and creating this keepsake. Congrats to my sweet daughter and my new son-in-law!!

  • Marla Bommarito-Crouch
    June 8, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Complimenti a entrambi!
    Marla Bommarito-Crouch e Michael Crouch

    August 4, 2015 at 5:05 am

    Jules, thank you for so elegantly capturing the moments Keith and I will never forget. Your photography is truly stunning, and no challenge was too big for you on our (very very rainy) wedding day – from the breathtaking Tuscan countryside shots you managed to take from under an umbrella, to the bridal portraits you captured leaning over a flight of stairs in the Santo Pietro suite. I have yet to encounter an artist with your level of professionalism and experience. You truly made the day seamless, and I can only hope to have another opportunity to work with you in the future for another special occasion (anniversary shoot?…)

    Amy Pruzan

  • Gabriella Magalhães
    December 15, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Hi Jules!

    Congratulations on your beautiful work! Would you know who did the decoration of this beautiful wedding?

    Thank you!

    • Jules Bower
      December 17, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Hi Gabriella, the wedding flowers and decorations were done by Tuscany Flowers.

  • Kristin
    January 28, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    What a beautiful wedding! What makeup and hair stylist did the bride use? I am having a wedding in the area in the fall and she looks beautiful!

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