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