BOHO WEDDING IN MAS DEL MAR
What an amazing summer I have had! And to top it all off I’ve had the chance to work on one of my favourite weddings ever, thanks to the wonderful Anna and Daniel and their boho wedding in Mas del Mar on the Costa Brava.
The location was an ancient Masia situated in San Pere Pescador in Spain’s Eastern coast, with spectacular sea views and typical Spanish decor. It was my first wedding at San Pere Pescador and I am hoping it won’t be my last.
One of my favourite places to travel to for weddings in the Costa Brava.
I knew from the start that this bohemian couple were going to be a dream to work with, they have since become good friends…they are one of the kindest, super cool and fun couples that I have worked with. Anna is from Barcelona and Daniel from Italy. When it comes to fashion you couldn’t get more cutting edge that these two – Anna is a designer for high street retailer Mango and Daniel also works in fashion, which is how they met. Anna was the epitome of the perfect boho bride and Daniel the ever-elegant Italian gent. Their super stylish friends, who travelled from all over Europe including Milan and Barcelona, completed the day as the most fashionable wedding I have ever worked at.
The couple got ready in separate rooms – Daniel with his four best friends and Anna enjoyed a glass of bubbly with her friends as they helped her into her exquisite Yoland Cris wedding gown. The dress was spectacular and so unique in its head to toe lace and long sleeves – and the Boho Bridal look was completed with make-up by my friend Diana Galí, who I have had the honor of working with at several weddings before.Look here and them.
Anna’s wild flower garland hair crown and beautiful bouquet was by Estudio Sauvage, one of Barcelona’s most talented florists.
Daniel wore an Burberry cut dark blue suit with amazing Zegna shoes which were also in blue. The combination of Anna’s Spanish boho bridal look and Daniel’s smart Italian style blew me and all the guests away as soon as they were reunited at the altar.
The ceremony took place in the beautiful little town of Sant Marti D’empuries and the bride arrived at the chapel in a white Meary car filled with flowers, she couldn’t have looked cooler. After the ceremony I took the couple on a little walk around the local countryside to take some pictures on film, which I knew would add to the retro vibe. Most couples get nervous or embarrassed in front of the camera, but this couple were so in love they kept stopping to kiss and smile.
The Mas del Mar wedding venue was perfectly decorated to suit the boho wedding vibe. The pre-dinner drinks were enjoyed in the ‘campo’, where there were fun tepee tents and rugs for guests to lie on and soak up the Spanish sun. The catering was supplied by Cal Blay with a variety of food stations for guests to help themselves to such as delicious local cheeses and Daniel’s favourite wines. During the cocktail hour guests chilled out and listened to a great soul jazz group just chatting, eating and getting to know each other.
As the day progressed, photos were taken and speeches were made and then the guests were lead to dinner which was under the stars and twinkling fairy lights at one large long table. Everything was decorated with tiny colourful vases of wild flowers, and family had all contributed to the day by lending the couple plates, cutlery, glasses and linen to complete the Spanish Boho wedding vibe. It was such an original idea that brought everyone together and made the day so visually perfect in every way. What more could you expect from such a creative couple!
After dinner everyone danced until dawn, bare foot on the grass and free. The perfect bohemian ending to one of Spain’s most perfect boho weddings on the Costa Brava. I was in heaven!
Costa Brava Wedding, Wedding in Castell de L’Empordà
Wedding photos of a beautiful intimate wedding in the Costa Brava
I love all weddings, big and small, which is why I adore being a wedding photographer in Spain…because no two are ever the same. I was so excited to get to document Gemma and Aleix’s wedding day in Costa Brava as it was so unique and different to the usual big fancy affairs. Gemma And Aleix and they Wedding in Castell de L’Empordà
Gemma and Aleix are a wonderful couple who never stop smiling. There was such electricity between them it wasn’t hard to capture the love and excitement on their special day. They wanted a small intimate wedding so their choice of Costa Brava venue – Castell de l’Empordà – was the perfect place for their wedding celebrations.
The hotel resembles an Italian Tuscan castle nestled in the luscious mountains of the Costa Brava, surrounded by olive trees and blue mountains in the distance. As far as wedding venues go you don’t get more charming than this hotel with its rough stone façade and impressive grounds. The hotel even features its own pretty chapel where most couple choose to marry.
The bride and groom married the day before at a local registry office then celebrated at the stunning Wedding in Castell de L’Empordà surrounded by just a few key members of their family and close friends. Gemma and Aleix are not your usual wedding couple. She didn’t want the traditional big meringue dress and he didn’t want top hat and tails. They are a fun couple, down to earth and with quirky personalities – and wanted their outfits to reflect that. Gemma wore a sensational light blue sequined gown by Justician Ruano, and Aleix chose a more relaxed option of biker jacket over his crisp white shirt and suit trousers. As Aleix’s father is a hairdresser, he created his daughter-in-law’s relaxed hairstyle with flowing locks and a boho-inspired plait. She looked positively radiant, so pretty, feminine and unique.
The couple were naturally very shy, which just made the photos even cuter, and we had so much fun shooting the intimate shots as they laughed and giggled throughout the whole session. They married on the 1st of November but the sun shone like summertime, making the hotel’s surrounding gardens and parkland the perfect setting for these images.
In the afternoon the guests enjoyed cocktails, a late lunch and then music by a Roberto de Palma DJ who played solely on vinyl. Nothing too modern or tawdry about this wedding! I loved working with Gemm and Albert, they are definitely the most unique couple I have ever had the pleasure to photograph and I hope you enjoy these portrait pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them. you can see another lovely wedding in Hotel Castell de l’Empordà here