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.