This year I had the fantastic opportunity to return at the San Galgano Abbey, in Tuscany, for a wedding celebration. San Galgano is a stunning Cistercian Monastery located in province of Siena, between Chiusdino and Monticiano builded between 1220 and 1280. The amazing characteristic of thi Abbey is that is without roof, collapsed with the bell tower in 1760. And so, nowadays, every civil ceremony in the Abbey of San Galgano is an Emotion under the blue sky of Tuscany.
San Galgano Abbey Wedding – the Civil Ceremony
That’s exactly how I remember Debbie and Nathan’s wedding: a triumph of Emotions under the hot summer sun. Accompanied by 5 bridesmaids and 6 groomsman and 3 flowergirls they walked the long nave of San Galgano to find themselves under the apse for their promises.
It was a sunny day with clouds, the ideal atmosphere for some Infrared wedding photographs. It’s uncommon to shot infrared photos during a wedding ceremony in a Church. The only natural source of infrared light is the Sun and I need a lot of this light if I want to take infared photos. Usually inside a Church in fact we haven’t enought light for take this kind of photos.
Emotions, Emotions, Emotions
If this is not the first post you read on my blog, you will know for sure that for me the Emotions represent the Essence of the Story. There cannot be an engaging Story without them and there is no wedding photography without them. The eyes of the guys, who at first seemed tense, have relaxed over time leaving room for wide smiles. Their Dream is coming true and now is time for me to take some memorable spontaneous portraits. I love these sincere moments! Just after the exchange of wedding rings in fact, I usually made some of the most engaging photographs of the whole wedding day.
San Galgano Abbey – Wedding Accomodation
San Galgano has also a great solution for the accomodation for weddings. The Agriturismo San Galgano – Terre di San Galgano hosted us in their rooms both for the preparation of the couple and for the reception after the ceremony.