You can’t beat quirky bohemian weddings, and what better place to host your cool celebrations than the home town of the world’s most kooky artist – Dali! A Weddings in Cadaques are what dreams are made of. A small whitewashed village nestled in the Cap de Creus National Park in the Costa Brava, the Catalunya fishing village of Cadaques is where those in the know go to relax and get away from it all. It’s a place of enchantment and inspiration, a town filled with the creative and the bohemian.
Being a wedding photographer in Spain, I get to travel the country and attend amazing weddings, but for me (being Catalan) I love returning home and shooting weddings in the Costa Brava. Especially in the village of Cadaques – Sally and Craig’s chosen wedding location.
Sally and Craig, a really fun and cool couple from London, chose Sonia from The White Rabbit Events company to plan their big day. I love working with Sonia, her celebrations are always impeccably designed and perfectly planned. We met two years ago and this year alone we have three weddings together – I’m so excited about them all, so look our for them in further blogs!
The couple chose a private villa in Cadaques called Pi Sunyer as the venue for their wedding. It’s a breathtaking place with an infinity pool looking over the bay and beautiful gardens and terraces. It’s also close to the pretty village and the rocky beaches below, which made for some fantastic couple shots in the evening.
Sally and Craig wanted an informal unique wedding with their nearest and dearest, enjoying the best the area had to offer. When the guests arrived they were all handed brightly coloured sunglasses which made for some really great photos. Drinks were poured, guests chilled pool-side and took in the views and Craig waited nervously for his bride alongside friends and family from all over the world. People had traveled from England, Scotland and the Bahamas…including some guests braving the Spanish heat in their traditional quilts and sporrans!
When Sally walked down the aisle everyone was beaming, not only because she looked radiant in her short cream dress with sequined detailing and flowing skirt, but because she was 5 months pregnant and sporting a cute little bump. The ceremony on the terrace, backed by the sea view, was full of fun and there wasn’t a moment in the entire day when the couple weren’t laughing or smiling.
The villa was beautifully decorated with rustic white bunting and small vases of local wild flowers on each table. Sally and Craig wanted a fun informal party and that is exactly what they got. The catering, supplied by the famous Catalan caterers Juvany, was exceptional. Their use of locally produced ingredients and inventive dishes have earned them a Michelin star, and guests were wowed by the food on offer and impressed with the original way in which it was presented.
As the sun set over the bay, the couple enjoyed their first dance beneath the twinkling fairy lights in the olive trees on the terrace. With such incredible views, the scent of lavender permeating the night air and the balmy breeze there was certainly romance in the air for everyone. The relaxed and joyful day turned to a fun night as the DJ (a friend of Sally and Craig’s from London) set up and the music got jumping. Everybody danced and laughed, and drank and ate, until dawn – and the couple didn’t leave the dance floor until the very end.
A wedding in Cadaques is all about three simple things – bohemian fun, laughter and plenty of relaxation. And that is exactly what this wedding had in abundance. Congratulations Sally and Craig, what a fantastic start to your life and I hope to see you both back in Catalunya with the baby soon!