I was at the airport in Madrid, waiting to board my holiday flight to Mexico, when one of my future brides Elena called me. She described the plans for her wedding in the gorgoues wedding venue La Tria, Catalunya, and told me about her fiancé Iñaky – an artist. We got chatting and instantly clicked, by the end of the call not only did she know I was the right photographer for her special day but I had made a new friend. From that moment on helping organise Elena and Iñaky’s wedding felt like supporting two fantastic friends on their new journey together.
The wedding took place in a spectacular old house called La Tria, in my home town of Catalunya, Being a wedding photographer in Spain means I get to travel across the country a lot and I work at some of the country’s most spectacular venues…but there is something about this rambling old Spanish finca that always makes me feel like I’m coming home.
Elena and I formed a close bond. Alongside the fantastic wedding planner Inma from Paris Berlin Bodas, I helped the bride make decisions about many aspects of her day and we all helped her pick out the stunning fitted lace wedding gown she wore from designer Yoland Cris.
The day arrived and I was really looking forward to returning to La Tria and getting to see Elena and Iñaky again. They are such a beautiful couple and as I photographed them getting ready I smiled at how handsome Iñaky looked in his Dolce and Gabbana suit, amd I was looking forward to seeing his reaction when he finally saw his bride walking down the aisle towards him.
The ceremony took place beneath a huge tree in the house’s lush gardens, decorated with hanging tapestries. The aisle entrance was flanked by large baskets of beautiful pastel pink flowers and guests sat on white wooden chairs and were handed wooden fans.
Elena looked radiant as she walked down the aisle carrying a stunning bouquet of pink and white peonies by local Catalunyan florist Molist Flors.
Iñaky’s brother was in charge of the ceremony and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Friends and family got up to say a few words about the couple and everyone was beaming from ear to ear. Back at the house the guests were treated to an amazing array of Spanish delicacy canapés by the sumptuous catering company Juvany, one of the best in Catalunya. I worked with them twice before this year, at two previous wedding in Cadaques, and their barbequed fillet miñon was the talk of the day.
Long tables were laid out for the wedding meal and as the sun was setting, strings of lights ran overhead in the dusky light. Tables were adorned with terracotta plant pots and pretty golden tea lights, and drinks flowed and plenty of fun ensued.
As the tables were cleared and the music commenced, everyone gathered around for the first dance. Elena and Iñaky were the personification of a happy ending. Then the fun really started!
Elena and Iñaky’s friends had organised all sorted of party games where the couple had to get blindfolded, resulting in much hilarity. They opened gifts from their loved ones, everyone got up and danced and the night ended as the day had begun – a stunning venue, a beautiful couple and of course lots and lots of love.