There’s nothing I like more than a wedding that breaks all the rules, and this wedding in Lindos Huespedes was even better than that because it wasn’t even a wedding – it was simply a day put aside for the celebration of love!

Lindos Huespedes is a stunning farmhouse in the Catalunya region of Spain. Surrounded by rice fields and forests, this tranquil escape is the perfect rustic backdrop for any celebration. Once an old mill, its bright blue wooden doors contrast wildly with the aged stone facade that lends the building a romantic air. When I was asked to be the photographer for this couple’s special day I jumped at the chance. Not only is Lindos Huespedes an ideal wedding location, full of character and hidden gems, but it’s near where I grew up so for me it was like going home.

I absolutely loved this kooky couple and their guests. Although there was nothing usual or traditional about their day, for me it had everything a perfect wedding should…a lot of love. wedding in Lindos Huespedes

The non-bride and groom wanted a day to celebrate their unity without the official service. Their ‘ceremony’ was held by the bride’s brother who conducted it in true Las Vegas style complete with dressing up as Elvis and singing the couple a song.

Vanessa wore a stunning yet simple lace dress by Pilar (Aglaya Atelier) with Jimmy Choo shoes and jewellery by Teresa Helbig. Because it was October, the non-bride wore a white top over her dress, completing her elegant yet relaxed look for her unique day. Vanessa’s make-up was by Diana Gali, a fantastic friend of mine who I love working with, and as it wasn’t a ‘proper’ wedding there was no bouquet or over-the-top floral decorations. The rest of the decorations were managed by her friend and Barcelona florist from Au nom de la Rose. The couple wanted a simple day and concentrated on what really mattered…celebrating their love for one another among their nearest and dearest. wedding in Lindos Huespedes

Straight after the vows the guests were served a mouth-watering meal at a long table beneath the arches of the finca. Airolo Catering’s food, much like the day, was inventive and fantastic. The couple enjoyed fresh grilled fish, local meats along with a gloriously sumptuous dessert buffet. This was all washed down with plenty of wine and cocktails.

With such a fun and informal day, it didn’t take long for everyone to be laughing and dancing. As the moon began to rise, the wedding guests at the only non-wedding I have had the pleasure to shoot, ended the night eating roasted chestnuts by the fire. Friends, family, laughter, good food, beautiful surroundings and love. Is there really anything more to life?