“The photos are absolutely incredible! We knew they would be good, but they are completely stunning. We looked at them all last night together and it really was like reliving the day all over again. We can’t thank you enough for taking such unforgettable pictures but also for being so relaxed and easy to get on with. We both felt completely at ease and this made a big difference to how we experienced the whole day. The tough bit now is knowing which to choose to print!”- Andrew & Sarah
Seville Wedding photography to blow off your straw boater; things just got MUCHO CALOR at this Hacienda Molinillos wedding in Spain! Me gusta mucho!
OK, no more of my painful Spanish. I was invited to photograph the epic (and I rarely use that word) destination wedding of Andrew & Sarah in sunny Spain and it KICKED ASS.
Destination Wedding Photographer
When the bride and groom first contacted me about a destination wedding in Spain, I was blown away with excitement. I’m a huge fan of England’s dodgy weather, but a summer wedding in Seville? Yes please.
It’s liberating to photograph a wedding abroad. Working out what I could take in a small carry-on bag instead of a car full of camera equipment, lighting gear, rolling cases and empty cans of Red Bull was cathartic. I could strip back my approach and really become part of the experience. Then I realised the plane tickets included a checked-in suitcase, so I brought everything anyway. Huzzah!
Seville is simply the most gorgeous place, and despite being Spain’s fourth largest city (thanks wiki) has all the olde-worlde charm you could wish for. I’m so glad I upgraded my hire car to the extra-large luxury model; the thrill of driving down “roads” (alleyways) one-inch wider than the car was an experience my wife Lucy will never forget.
Thank goodness for fully comprehensive insurance.
Sun-Kissed Seville Wedding Photography
They could have been getting married in a garden shed for all I cared but when I sneaked a look online at the Hacienda Molinillos: OMG. This is the stuff dreams are made of.
Dusky-pink weathered walls, ancient wells & orange groves, olive-lined courtyards and stunning period architecture in every direction. They should have been charging ME to attend.
The wedding ceremony was held in a beautiful corner of the Hacienda’s gardens under the bright Spanish sun. The wedding was wonderfully conducted by Diana Lacroix, who speaks about five different languages and runs one of Spain’s most read wedding blogs.
Adventurous Wedding Photography
It was such a great experience to be part of this happy celebration. I really felt like one of the guests; scratch that, I felt like one of the family. Andrew & Sarah were so welcoming, so joyful, and a real laugh to be around. Marriage isn’t a destination, it’s a journey, and I know their journey is going to be awesome.
This blog post is huge by my standards but I don’t care. This was an adventure for me and my gorgeous couple, so I’m sharing it all. We had light, we had moments, we made magic. Enjoy!
Huge shout-out to the staff at the Hacienda Molinillos who looked after me like I was one of their own, albeit an extremely pale one who couldn’t speak the language.
A destination wedding can be a daunting prospect, but here’s a little advice: don’t lose sight of what you want to do. There may be difficult decisions ahead and a few stresses along the way but at the end of the day, it’s a giant party in the sun- what could possibly go wrong? 🙂
And for the love of Odin, if you’re planning your own Spanish destination wedding then get in touch and let me show you what I can do!