Villa Podernovo Wedding
Time to take a trip to sunny Tuscany now for Katie and Matthew’s Villa Podernovo wedding! The couple love Italy, especially Matthew who is an architect. It’s no wonder Katie and Matthew chose the magnificent San Galgano Abbey as the location for their wedding ceremony. Situated twenty-five miles west of Siena, the ancient ruin is almost seven hundred years old. I’ve been there twice before and it was great to be back!
Getting ready for their Villa Podernovo wedding Katie and Matthew were super relaxed. Matthew is Australian and there were a few subtle nods to that throughout the day. See if you can spot the eucalyptus leaves in any of the photos. Katie’s stunning wedding dress from Made With Love Bridal was also Australian.
The weather was perfect for the ceremony at San Galgano Abbey. Thankfully as the ruin is completely open to the skies. Katie arrived in a dinky vintage Fiat 500 wedding car. Many guests had travelled thousands of miles to be at the wedding, so that made the ceremony especially emotional. After some photos at the Abbey it was time to head back to Villa Podernovo for the wedding reception.
The food as ever in Italy did not disappoint! Loved that both the Dad’s did wedding speeches. Sunset was stunning and I managed to grab some time with Katie and Matthew for a stroll around Villa Podernovo. Take a look at that sky! The night ended with a live band and a lot of dancing! Those that were still awake in the early hours will have caught the breathtaking sunrise. Well worth staying up for!
If you’d like to see another wedding do check out Beth, Tom and their San Galgano wedding.
But for now – grab a espresso and take a look at these Villa Podernovo wedding photos.