Why a wedding in Hostal Empuries? I have been going on holiday to L’escala since I was little and before the hotel was restored, so going on holiday there every year made it such a special place to get married. Although we absolutely loved everything about the wedding, our only worry is that even more people know how beautiful it is and will want to go back!
The hotel were really helpful – especially with us planning the wedding from London and only visiting them briefly in May. The food was incredible, Biel Gavaldà created us our own bespoke menu which people are still raving nearly 6 months later! Special mention also to the ‘other Mireia’ Mireia Planas who looked after us so well, not only in the run up to the day but on the day itself too and after.
I think one of the things we loved the most and we’re so glad we went to the effort to make was our Who’s Who guide with a picture and mini biography of each guest – as it made it really special
The Gambo (the little beach bar next to the Hostal) was the perfect spot on a (slightly colder than it looked) Friday night before the wedding for all the wedding guests to have drinks before we headed up to the square in San Marti for dinner (and on the wedding day itself for beers on the beach)
My best girls (as known as my non bridesmaid bridesamids) – matching dresses isn’t really my thing, so rather than than them wearing matching dresses as is the English tradtion, I wanted to treat them to a trip to Spain rather than dresses they’d not wear again
Wedding dress was a Rime Arodaky dress called «Liberty» from The Mews Bridal in Notting Hill London. Alex’s suit was tailor made from Norton & Townsend in London. My shoes were just from Kurt Geiger, Alex’s were from Dune
Flower Yup from Xavi Montardit of Muguet – literally cant thank him enough. Xavi was fab, given I was in London we shared a Pinterest board of ideas and what my taste was and I was so lucky – he couldn’t have got it more spot on. The flowers and the headdress were beautiful – it doesn’t feel like that does them justice enough – and I was so honoured he was willing to be my florist and let me trust him instinctively as I didn’t see any of them before they day itself.
DJ Music Gavin and his band Flashback Girona provided the music for the ceremony (Spanish Guitar) and then the band in the evening Laura Cubero
Daz the hairdresser – from Attitude Hairdressing, Brighton – how could we forget him! Flown out with his husband not only to do the bridal party’s hair, but because he’s like a member of the family
Make up was by Gemma Soles Maquillaje y estetica L’Escala
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