Every wedding season is a new beginning for me, and 2015 was a fantastic year as not only did I get to meet some fabulous brides but I also got to work alongside some great Wedding Planners that I had never worked with before – one of which was Dyana at The Weddings Company who organised Zara and Nigel’s wedding at the Rancho Ingles.
The Rancho Ingles is easily one of my favourite Andalucian venues…my idea of wedding heaven. A picturesque old Andalucian ranch located in the mountains of Malaga, the finca is a fantastic mix of rustic touches and old Spanish charm – set among rolling hills and olive groves. My favourite kind of boho wedding venue!
Working with Dyana and her assistant Amanda is a dream. Organised, professional, fun and never taking their eye of the ball, weddings with them always go smoothly. So when I met the wonderful bridal couple Zara and Nigel from London, such a happy and chilled pair, I knew this wedding was going to great. And it was!
I always take photos of my brides and grooms as they get ready, and I loved Nigel’s typically London well cut navy suit teamed with casual loafers – but it was Zara that really blew me away. She wore a pair of Vivienne Westwood shoes complete with angel wings, which were utterly amazing. And as if they weren’t enough, her white sparking art deco- inspired gown with capped sleeves was given a quirky twist and accessorised by a spectacular golden diamante headrest, a nod at her Indian ancestry. The complete look was breathtaking.
The couple married in the Rancho Ingles’ luscious gardens beneath a pretty pergola, decorated in the same colours as the bride’s bouquet, with dark blue and white wild flowers. The guests sat on simple wooden chairs and after the ceremony were led to the gardens where they enjoyed drinks in the warm summer sun and amazing Spanish canapés.
It was so much fun taking the romantic couple shots of Nigel and Zara. Not only were they such an incredibly warm and friendly couple, but the venue itself has so many picturesque corners and hidden nooks – it really did lend itself well to the laid back charm of this couple’s wedding.
Guests enjoyed their informal buffet dinner beneath the sparkling fairy lights in the Rancho Ingles’ patio gardens. The speeches were fantastic, as was the amazing cream sponge wedding cake – carrying on the informal rustic wedding style.
The crickets sang as the sun set, a warm Andalucian summer breeze blew and guests mingled and enjoyed the balmy night before ending a fantastic day with dancing and plenty of laughter.
I am really looking forward to getting the opportunity to revisit the Rancho Ingles wedding venue again this 2016 season and of course working with The Weddings Company and Dyana again. If Zara and Nigel’s wedding was anything to go by, my next Spanish rustic boho wedding is going to be amazing. I can’t wait!