BRIDE: Bex | GROOM: Alex | LOCATION: Summer Tuscan Wedding between Siena & Pisa | PH: Les Amis Photo
This is the story of Alex and Bex and their Summer Tuscan wedding. They are a lovely couple that have been together since 2009! In 2014 Alex proposed to Bex and just after she answered (yes, of course!), despite not having discussed ‘the big day’, they both held the same vision of an unforgettable Italian escape for their family and friends…and here we are today telling you what happened at their wedding day!
They made their decision to get married on Sunday and to offer their guests a weekend to visit San Gimignano or Volterra and plenty of on site activities: gym, Swimming Pool, Yoga, Pilates, Cooking classes, Wine tasting, Painting Lessons, Petanque. It really was a splendid Summer Tuscan Wedding!
On Saturday, after a day of fun and activities, they had a Welcome Dinner on the Borgo terrace.
And finally Sunday came, the day Alex and Bex were waiting for since they fell in love!
Getting Ready – Summer Tuscan Wedding
The ceremony – Summer Tuscan Wedding
The wedding ceremony took place at the church of Santa Cristina in a nearby small village, Castel San Gimignano.
This lovely tiny church is located in the centre of Castel San Gimignano. The village, once a castle fortress to stand guard between San Gimignano and Volterra, still has medieval atmosphere, that all guests enjoyed!
Outside the church, two large vases with white and green flowers welcomed the guests.
Inside all was beautiful with a white carpet for the aisle, gypsophila bouquet for pews and, on the altar, an horizontal iron pole decorated with a cascade of greenery.
Then a priest friend of the couple performed the ceremony, so it was touching and familiar!
Bells ringing after the ceremony sealed this unforgettable moment!
After the ceremony and a toast in a small bar in the village, a coach collected the guests and took them them back to the Borgo, where reception took place.
The reception – Summer Tuscan Wedding
Bride & Groom arrived on their amazing Alfa Giulia Spider! And this is when the celebrations began!
During the aperitif it was time for Bride & Groom and family photo shoots, on the notes of a gorgeous Swing jazz band, that for aperitif and dinner entertained and warmed the atmosphere!
Small bottles with flowers and olive branches tied on napkins decorated the dinner round tables.
Dinner was tasty, with local tuscan food, and it was not the classic seated dinner; people actually couldn’t resist to the combination of soulful and foot-tapping melodies played by the band and danced!
Wedding Cake & After Dinner – Summer Tuscan Wedding
The wedding cake, Millefoglie with berries and chantilly cream, was assembled in front of guests and served in the courtyard and followed by dessert tea and coffee!
And then, it was time for dancing!
Dancers and non dancers enjoyed a Midnight Snack with Tuscan Grilled Sausages and Grilled Vegetables, served with homemade bread!
Finally, to leave the party, Bride & Groom chose a “sparkling” way! All guests lighted up a sparkler and created a tunnel of light where Alex & Bex passed and said goodbye in a spectacular way!
Finally, this really was a wedding with so much love, food and fun!
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