This summer I had the great pleasure and honour to host the wedding of Barbara and Marc.
We hosted them as guests for the first time in 2015, and they returned twice after that — not just to discuss all of the wedding details together but, I suppose, because they started to feel as if they belonged to Il Rigo as well.
It happens sometimes that people get very attached to this place, to this atmosphere, and to us, the people that fill it. Even if Il Rigo is also my own home, I don’t feel at all envious of this intimate attachment for others; rather, I just feel happy and proud to share the love for this place with other people. In the end, we are guests as well.
I felt an immediate affinity with Barbara and Marc, and Barbara’s family, who spent a week here with them before the wedding to help plan all the details. While they were here, we shared our mutual love for simple things, like walks, wild flowers, ice-cream and music!
And then the wedding day arrived! What a full day! In the morning, the wedding party to San Quirico for the civil ceremony in the Comune, followed by a lunch in the courtyard back at Il Rigo.
Although they celebrated the official ceremony in the morning, they decided to celebrate a second, intimate symbolic ceremony and enjoy the gorgeous view of the Valdorcia right on our terrace! The father of the bride and the sister of the groom made the ceremony personal by playing and singing music. It was a magical day for us all!
Number of Guests: 35
Wedding Reception: Agriturismo Il Rigo
Catering and wedding cake: Agriturismo Il Rigo
Flowers and bouquet: Agriturismo Il Rigo
Civil ceremony: San Quirico d’Orcia
Official photographer: Marco Fantauzzo