30 Jan 2015

A wedding at the abbey


Fossanova Abbey, Priverno, Italy
The choir was practising before the wedding service.












A wedding was taking place when we visited Fossanova Abbey during our day out in Priverno with my husband's sister and her husband. It was still possible to walk around inside the Abbey and I took photos at a distance as I didn't want to intrude during the ceremony. We happened to be outside when the happy couple came out of the abbey. The guests threw white roses and red balls instead of rice or paper confetti and everyone, especially the children, enjoyed the humorous moment. I'll post more of our visit to Fossanova Abbey another time.
It's chilly, but sunny here today. Hopefully the last lot of snow which settled after the heavy snowstorms mid week will begin to melt.

48 comments:

  1. You've captured some lovely shots of the Abbey Linda. Incidentally, you wondered how I made my collage on a recent post and I thought I'd email you but I couldn't find one. Anyway I use an App for my iPhone and iPad called *Snap Collage* which is free. There's lots of combinations of frames and different displays to choose from too. Have a great weekend. P x

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    1. Thank you Patricia and also for the information about how you create your collages for your blog.

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  2. Looks like a beautiful place, I like the idea of roses and balls.

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    1. It's always a joy to see the personal touches at a wedding.

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  3. So gorgeous and serene. I love visiting churches. When I went to Rome, I couldn't believe that there was one on almost every corner to wander into.

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    1. Fossanova Abbey is beautiful and one we visit when we can.

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  4. Beautiful abbey and so nice you just were there when a wedding took place. I love the idea of roses and red balls, it's something different and fun for the children.
    Have a nice weekend!
    Janneke

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  5. The Abbey looks lovely Linda and so nice that you could still walk around whilst a wedding was taking place. That wouldn't happen here would it... I especially like your shot when they came out really nice.

    Mitzi

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    1. Everyone loves a wedding so I enjoyed witnessing this one.

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  6. What a magical place in which to marry! Always enjoy my visits here :)

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    1. It's a beautiful place for a wedding. Thank you for your visit and comment Leslie. It was good to hear from you.

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  7. What a fabulous place for a wedding, what a lucky bride and groom. We've got remnants of snow which has now turned to ice, the pavements and side roads are lethal, hopefully it will start to melt soon. Take care.

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    1. Thank you Jo. Fossanova Abbey is a beautiful place for a couple to get married in. The reception can be held in the rustic old building in the grounds as it's now a restaurant. This afternoon the melting snow has been sliding off the roof with great thuds, but it's still frozen and icy elsewhere.

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  8. Hello Linda

    Beautiful photos of The Abbey, I do love the high alter with the beautiful flowers. It must be magical and so atmospheric
    being there, taking in the beautiful architecture - just amazing. I love the idea of white roses and red balls,

    Stay cosy and warm.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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    1. The wedding flowers decorating the abbey were lovely. I was able to photograph the sprays of roses and lilies because they were in a side chapel.
      Keep warm yourself Irene.

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  9. How lovely to wander in and find a wedding taking place. I must say that last pic is absolutely stunning, I could hardly take my eyes off it!xxx

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    1. Thank you Dina. To be honest I should have remembered that there would be a wedding in the abbey when we decided to go there on a Saturday, but it added to the atmosphere and the church is so large it's easy to walk quietly around at the same time with much more to see in the cloister and adjoining monastery.

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  10. What a lovely setting to get married in - I do like the photo of the bride which you captured from a distance, and the little boy busily collecting the red balls.

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    1. It is a beautiful setting and as you can imagine engaged couples who live locally hope to get married there.

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  11. How beautiful. Makes me want to drag hubby off for another walk down the aisle xx

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    1. Funnily enough our grand daughter asked us the other day whether we're going to renew our vows on the occasion of our 50th anniversary in June. They do that in Italy with a big reception and it costs as much as the first time around! (I said that our celebration would be meaningful, but low key, and she was satisfied, thankfully).

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  12. What a beautiful building and so light and airy inside. The colour of the stone is lovely and the wedding flowers delightful. Thank you for sharing such lovely, warm photos on this bleak cold day. Stay warm this weekend:)

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    1. Thank you Rosie. I hope you're keeping well and you have a lovely weekend.

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  13. I love the artsy look of the last shot.. what a fantastic beautiful church to be married in. hope your snow goes away soon.

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  14. A fabulous place for a wedding! The magical shot is of the couple standing in the pool of light.

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    1. The simplicity of the stonework and the light that floods into the building makes the abbey a special place for a ceremony.

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  15. Great photos plus a wedding - special.

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    1. Thank you Barbara. It was an uplifting visit to the abbey.

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  16. Gorgeous pictures. You were so lucky to witness the wedding taking place as well. The children are having a wonderful time with the 'confetti'.

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    1. Thank you Molly. It was also beautiful weather for a wedding in September.

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  17. Beautiful church to get married! The decoration is marvelous. I would like to walk around this place and sit down to relax.

    Cheers, Sandra

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    1. I'm sure you would enjoy a visit to this abbey Sandra.

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  18. Hello Linda! How are you? It's so nice to read your blog again!
    These photos are gorgeous, such a beautiful building!
    I hope you're having a good weekend and I like the new look of your blog!
    Tammy x

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    1. Thank you Tammy. Good to hear from you. I hope you're having a good weekend.

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  19. What a splendid place to get married in, such lovely photos of it. Suzy xo

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  20. Just enjoying a Sunday am catch up of my favourite bloggers and their recent posts. I like your new blog look, are you aware though it is in a very wide width and more than full page on standard laptop. I as always enjoyed you transporting me back to Italy in your post, I have also shared it on my Google Plus page.

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    1. Thank you Lindy. Re. the width problem, I hope that I've been able to adjust the setting so that it's easier to look at on a standard laptop. I wouldn't have known there was a problem if you hadn't kindly pointed this out.

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  21. Lovely spot for a wedding. Her flowers were gorgeous! I think the white roses and red balls are cool ideas in place of rice or other stuff. Quite a vivid contrast in color! It's good you were still able to view the beautiful abbey.

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    1. I enjoy seeing the personal touches that each couple chooses. I've been to many Italian weddings at the abbey in our village and they've been happy and 'dream' events.

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  22. Such an incredibly beautiful building to marry in and they had wonderful flowers too didn't they. xx

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    1. The flowers that decorated the abbey were beautiful. I love white roses.

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  23. What a lovely place to be married!

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    1. A beautiful setting and with the reception in the rustic restaurant a perfect one for the happy couple and their guests.

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  24. What a gorgeous setting for a wedding. The flowers are amazing.
    Thanks!

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  25. Oh, I'm so behind with blog-reading, Linda, but I'm glad I've caught up with this lovely post. What a magnificent and beautiful church and an unforgettable place to be married.

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