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Rain does not dampen the Scottish wedding in Barga

Rain does not dampen the Scottish wedding in Barga

"Sposa bagnata, sposa fortunata" - Rain on the day you get married brings good luck

Nearly one hundred guests were in Barga this afternoon for a Scottish wedding but like most Scottish weddings in this city, many of the Scots taking part has relations here in Barga. listen to ‘scottish wedding in barga’ on Audioboo As you can hear in the short audioboo above recorded as the bride and groom […]

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German speaking wedding in Barga

German speaking wedding in Barga

Second international wedding in Barga this week.

The first one had a definite sound to it as the language spoken was from a considerable distance away as Francesco Picardi from Barga married Jee Eun Kim from Korea (article here) Translators were necessary again this afternoon, but this time for an easier language to understand as Jan Muhrer and Dagmar Becker were joined […]

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Wedding Tracy Hoffmann and Jason Marchi

Wedding Tracy Hoffmann and Jason Marchi

A large wedding this weekend in Barga with over 50 friends, family and guests attending as Tracy Hoffmann and Jason Marchi were joined in matrimony at the Duomo. Although many of the guests were from the USA, the surname of the groom – Marchi should be enough to guess that it was a local wedding […]

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Wedding Felisi and Palandri in Barga Vecchia

Wedding Felisi and Palandri in Barga Vecchia

The confetti was flying in Barga Vecchia this morning to celebrate the wedding of Cristian Felisi and Alessia Palandri. For once, the warm summer weather provided the perfect background for their special day. Congratulations to the pair from all at barganews.com

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Barga – the Comune of happy marriages

Barga – the Comune of happy marriages

Barga has been gradually building up its reputation for successful marriage ceremonies for the last decade. In fact the city is known as  Barga – the Comune of happy marriages – Il Comune dei matrimoni felice This week there was another happy marriage taking place in Palazzo Pancrazi with two visitors to Barga from the UK […]

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Scottish wedding in Barga

Scottish wedding in Barga

As you can see from the images, it was a pristine July day in Tuscany with not a cloud in the sky and temperatures up in the high 30s. The Duomo in Barga Vecchia was the setting for a couple from Scotland who decided that Barga was the perfect place for their perfect wedding. Just […]

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Barga wedding in Scotland

Barga wedding in Scotland

Here in Barga people have more or less got used to seeing Scottish weddings in the piazza – after all, this is the most Scottish town in Italy. Over the years there have been many, many weddings with the participants sporting heather, tartan and of course, the men in kilts coming out of the Duomo […]

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Scottish wedding in Barga

Scottish wedding in Barga

The dark clouds and threatening rain could not dampen the spirits of Cameron Drever and Hollie Armitage from Edinburgh who were married this afternoon in Palazzo Pancrazi. The couple were here in Barga thanks to the recommendations of Mauro Cecchini – who’s family were originally from Barga but who has been living and working in […]

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Vaina Continuati and Alessandro Stefani marry

Vaina Continuati and Alessandro Stefani marry

Vaina has appeared on barganews many times over the past decade. Barga born and bred but has spent most of her working life working in the fashion industry far way from the city she loves. She was Giorgio Armani’s favourite model for many years. Alessandro’s video work has also appeared a number of times on […]

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Scottish – Irish wedding

Scottish – Irish wedding

The City of Barga was host to an international wedding this weekend when Douglas Rankine and Ginevra Benedetti were joined in matrimony in front of a large group of friends and relatives in the Duomo in Barga Vecchia. They had come from places dotted around the globe including Australia, Switzerland, USA, UK and from the […]

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Wedding with an international flavour in Barga Vecchia

The groom born in Nagpur, India but living in London, UK and the bride, born in Esch-Sur-Alzette in Luxembourg but of Italian citizenship gave a distinctly international flavour to a wedding in Barga Vecchia this afternoon. The groom’s mother dressed in traditional sari of the Indian Subcontinent despite the November chill and threatening rain clouds […]

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Barga – Scottish Wedding in the Duomo

A gathering of the clans up at the Duomo today for a Barga – Scots wedding under what was probably the last of the summer sunshine. Laura and Christopher took their vows with the aid of the Proposto Don Stefano and a priest brought in specially from Scotland for the occasion. The celebrations then moved […]