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Intimate Wedding at Castiglion del Bosco Montalcino

If you browse “Tuscany” on Instagram, you’ll find tons of photos of breathtaking landscapes, with rounded hills dotted by rows of cypress trees. I’m not exaggerating when I say that at least 70% of these images were taken in Val d’Orcia. For the ones who do not know it, Val d’Orcia is the quintessence of Tuscany. Its capital is Montalcino, home of Brunello wine and of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. A few miles away stands an old legendary estate, owned by the Ferragamo family – the famous Italian fashion brand – who have transformed it into a luxury resort: the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco.

The property consists of an old Borgo of luxurious villas, perched on a hilltop, which also includes a swimming pool, two restaurants, numerous suites and a charming little church. All around, lost among the golf fields in the most untouched scenery, many exclusive villas can be hired for private events and celebrations. In one of these, Villa Sant Anna, Nikky and Blake celebrated their wedding at Castiglion del Bosco. Nikki is a successful fashion blogger and entrepreneur – pls see here her lovely blog – and her desire was an intimate ceremony, with her lovely children as witnesses, and a few other family members and friends in tow. The quintessence of marriage, in a place that looks being made for it.

The bride and groom got ready in the villa, and then met each other at the Borgo, where Blake saw Nikki for the first time with her wedding gown on – a stunning Jenny Packham dress. The symbolic ceremony took place on the lawn, under an arch of flowers, with the lovely hills in the background. Later, after the traditional family photos by the pool, the newlyweds enjoyed canapes and cocktails, before sitting down for dinner and listening to traditional speeches. I greeted them here, after sunset, while they were enjoying the colours of the Tuscan evening. I hope to meet them again soon. In the meantime, I could spend hours scrolling through the photos of their wedding at Castiglion del Bosco!

the road leading to castiglion del bosco with cypress trees alligned on the sides
a spot of the main building at castiglion del bosco
bridal shoes and rings
a lovely bride in balck and white smiling to the camera
jenny packham dress
a detail of the lace on the shoulder by jenny packham
bridesmaid helping the bride to put the veil on her head
wedding and engagement rings in a pink box
maid of honor buttoning the bridal dress on her back
the bouquet
the entrace of a villa of castiglion del bosco
dad buttoning the groom's suit
cipress trees in the coutryside of tuscany around montalcino
family photo in the garden
a view of the coutryside of tuscany from the window of the bridal suite
portrait of the groom
the decor of castiglion del bosco in may
bride walking through a road with gravel and cypress trees
the first look of the bride and groom
a kiss in tuscany
the ceremony arch with the tuscan countryside as the backdrop
detail of the candles and vases used for the ceremony
the symbolic ceremony shot from above
the exchange of the rings
a moment from the ceremony
bride and groom walking for the first time as husband and wife in tuscany
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the old ruins at castiglion del bosco
bridal portrait
a detail of the bridal dress
newlyweds posing by the old ruins in castiglion del bosco
wedding photo of the newlyweds
bridal portrait
wedding photographer castiglion del bosco
aerial photo of a villa of the property
a walk at sunset near the pool
villa sant'anna of castiglion del bosco
a stroll at sunset
aerial view of the newlyweds walking close to the pool
villa sant'anna at dusk


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