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Villa Ginevra

Villa Ginevra is a stunning property located in the heart of Tuscany, near Siena, and breathlessly close to the Cistercian Monastery "Abbey of San Galgano".  Submerged in golden wheat fields, it is a perfect venue for either intimate or large scale weddings, both of which can be customized to your h[...]

Diamonds as Girls' Best Friends

According to documented report, the first diamond engagement ring appeared in 1471 thanks to King Maximilian I of Germany who proposed to Mary of Burgandy. The king offered his wife a diamond to symbolise his precious love. Men, you now have someone to blame!

Why Wedding rings are worn on the ring finger

Throughout history wedding rings have been worn on different fingers of both right and left hands. The tradition to wear it on the ring finger of the hand dates back to the Romans. This was because it was believed that there was a vein in the finger known as "Vena amoris" which linked directly to th[...]

San Galgano

The Abbey of San Galgano dates back to the 12th century when the first construction began, only to be completed 6 decades later. During that time, the Abbey went from great opulence to a state of decline and looting, highlighted in 1786 when the massive church bell fell bringing down the entire roof[...]

Villa San Galgano

Villa San Galgano is a magnificent building located in the province of Siena. The property was built around the same period as the adjacent Romanesque Church of Montesiepi, and was to become a convent. It is the ideal venue for an intimate blessing in Tuscany (20-40 guests) and offers a unique view [...]

Raise the roof with a Tuscan wedding!

Deborah and Ray…., from Birmingham, wanted to really raise the roof for their wedding celebrations in Italy! As the English lecturer and motor technician said their vows they could look up and see the blue Tuscan sky through the beautiful roofless chapel at San Galgano in Tuscany – just one of the [...]

Proposal picnic in Puerto Pollenca!

Adele and Matt Selby from Cheshire had been school friends for years  but when they left they lost contact. Meeting again years later they discovered they had both recently broken up with their partners and started dating. Despite promising to take it slowly to ‘protect their friendship’ they soon [...]

The Wedding Garter

Nowadays, the garter is an essential element of bridal attire and it is also a spicy object to show off to the cameras. Beside this funny aspect not many brides though know the history of this tradition. The garter toss dates back to 14th century when superstition was widespread in European culture.[...]