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Elegant English wedding near Siena

Elegant English wedding near Siena

An Elegant English wedding near Siena. This lovely wedding takes places at a beautiful wedding venue in Siena Italy. The event is about family and friends getting together to have a wonderful time to celebrate two people declaring their love for each other in front of the important people in their lives.

A refined location for an elegant Italian wedding

With approximately 60 guests this particular venue suits very well a medium sized group such as this one. There are many children present at the wedding and this venue is a child-friendly location – kids just love it. It also happens to be an elegant, sophisticated location without being pretentious. Quite simply it is an important villa with additional farmhouse style accommodation. There a lovely gardens that surround the property and wonderful views over the countryside. If you require a larger venue that accommodates everyone then you should look at this stunning wedding venue near Siena.

The Preparations and getting ready

The bride and groom get ready shortly before the wedding. The groom is back from the pool where he spends the afternoon playing with his children. Now it is time for him to get ready for his wedding. His father and best men help him get ready. He needs some assistance with his very special cufflinks. They are custom made for the occasion and sport the name of the location and the wedding date. For those of you who are not familiar with the best wedding venues near Siena, this is one of them – Borgo Stomennano. It doesn’t take long for the guys to get ready and they go to greet the guests that are arriving.

Next, the bride gets ready. She has to help her daughters put their dresses on. Not so easy when one child has been sleeping and is still half asleep but we get there in the end and the children seem very happy with their pretty dresses and new necklaces. The bride’s mother and sister her help her finish her preparations and then they all share a crisp cool glass of prosecco to steady the nerves.

Elegant English wedding – Romantic Italian garden ceremony

The wedding ceremony takes place in the garden in front of the villa. There is a little cloud cover that makes the temperatures very pleasant and softens the light. The ceremony is lovely and approximately 25 mins later they are married!

Next, everyone moves to the area for the cocktails and canapes. There a plenty of delicious local foods to try and lounge furniture gives people the chance to sit and relax. After a short while, we take all the family photos as the children are fidgety (of course), and they need to go and have early dinners that are being specially prepared for them.

wine tasting at a wedding

We complete the group photos list, then I take the bride and groom for their photo session before we return to all experience the wine tasting session prior to the reception. The wine tasting is a great hit! It is not often you can try such great wines such as Sassicaia, Tignanello, Brunello di Montalcino, Amarone, and Barolo. There are expert sommeliers assisting guests and answering their questions about each individual wine.

Romantic al fresco dinner under the oak trees

While the wine tasting continues I take some photos of the wedding reception decor. A lovely curved table fits perfectly into the environment as it follows the natural shape of the pond and its hedging. The decor is rich but simple and understated at the same time. The chandeliers that hang over the tables offer soft lighting and give a touch of class and elegance.

Everyone is impressed by the table and dinner commences with some wonderful pasta dishes. There are 3 short speeches and after the main course everyone transitions to the pool area. The day ends with some performances by a fire-breathing trio, cake cutting, sparklers and them more drinks at the open bar and a DJ and party.

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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.

“Beauty exists everywhere. It’s my job to find it.”

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