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Granada, Spain Wedding from Andi Hatch Photography

I’m going to go ahead and say it, I am in love with these two. They are absolutely, unarguably adorable, and they completely won me over with their description below (which is a must read, btw). Also winning me over? The wedding of my dreams they hosted with the the help of AWOL in Granada, Spain. Yep, that’s pretty darn fabulous. Every corner you turn of this well thought out fête is perfectly styled, right down to their guest list – who all happen to look straight out of the movies. Long story short, this is one you can’t miss, and thanks to Andi Hatch Photography, you don’t have to. See it all here.

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From the Grooms… Once upon a time in a land far, far away, where matadors are kings and gypsies are queens, a boy married another boy surrounded by close family and friends. When Kaleb, a transplant from the midwest, met the taller California dreamy Nic six years ago, they couldn’t imagine the travels they’d see and the love that would grow between them. Nic proposed to Kaleb on an eco resort surrounded by the cacophony of flamingos and natural wildlife and backlit by the Yucatan sunset in 2010.

With a two year engagement, the couple wanted every detail to be picture perfect, a little bit quirky, and most notably them. If only they could settle on a destination. Nic chose Europe, while Kaleb dreamed of the Costa Rican shores. Keeping with the Spanish flare and their mutual love of travel, Nic and Kaleb finally agreed Granada, Spain–with its cobblestone streets, deep flamenco roots, and tapas culinary culture–would be the perfect backdrop to say their I Dos. A year out, Nic and Kaleb enlisted the help of a fabulous local wedding planner, Theresa Guthrie of AWOL Weddings, for help in selecting the venue, contract negotiations, menu preparation, music, and priceless recommendations on activities for wedding party and guests alike.

Fifty guests from all over the US descended upon Granada for festivities starting three days prior to the wedding. As they arrived, they were greeted with a personalized welcome bag filled with Andalusian treats. The welcome bag also included a passport booklet with helpful hints on food, culture, language, information on the week’s events, wedding guest accommodations, and gratitude from the couple.

The couple wanted the intimate ceremony to reflect them as partners and honor Granada and Spanish culture. The ceremony was held at La Chumbera in the historic Sacromonte area of Granada known for it’s Gypsy caves and majestic views of the Alhambra. Nic and Kaleb had two simple requests of guests: wear bright colors (no black)–after all it is a celebration and not a funeral–and have fun! Upon arrival,

Paying homage to Spanish customs, the couple chose to incorporate the Spanish Arras tradition, or Giving of the Coins, into their wedding. Traditionally, the Arras symbolize the wealth given from the man to the woman and then is tithed back to the church. The couple took a unique approach to the arras and had the thirteen coins symbolize various characteristics of a good partnership and marriage (love, health, happiness, fun, etc.). Instead of having one give to the other, they requested that different friends and family give a blessing to the couple and place the arras in a box. Keeping with their travel theme, each of the arras were different coins collected from their respective travels around the world. Both the grooms wrote their own vows to one another and read them without a dry cheek in the crowd.

Afterward, guests were invited to a cocktail hour with tapas to start the evening’s meal. Each guest was sat at a Table designated by a particular airport code from the couple’s travel repertoire. Nic’s parents had custom bull and matador cookies made with the groom’s likeness for each place setting. In typical Spanish style, guests enjoyed a decadent meal featuring both a fish and meat course. Nic and Kaleb danced to Marry Me by Train with a backlit Alhambra and perfectly hung crescent moon in the starry sky. Best man and Maid of Honor speeches tugged and strummed the heartstrings of every one. With a beat, the night transformed into a Spanish discoteca, leaving the guests and newlyweds to dance the night away, happily ever after.

Wedding Photography: Andi Hatch Photography | Wedding Venue + Catering: La Chumbera in Granada, Spain | Wedding Coordination: Theresa Guthrie from AWOL in Granada | Wedding Cinematography: Becky Sharpe | Floral Design: Floristeria Nerine | Music: Mark Shurey | Ephemera: DIY by the Grooms | Grooms’ Attire: J.Crew

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Spain Wedding at Can Gall from Ana Lui Photography Studio

If I had just one word and one word only to describe this beautiful Ibiza wedding, it would be “amazing.” Amazing, because the setting (the breathtaking Can Gall) is beyond gorgeous, the bride and groom are the definition of adorable and there is sooo much happiness bursting from every moment snapped up by Ana Lui Photography Studio, it’s like romance times a million.  Oh, and the gallery?  A literal wonderland of pretty.  (Seriously.)  Join me there for soooo much more.

From Ana Lui Photography StudioVerity and Floyd got married the last day of September in Ibiza, Spain. Verity got ready and walked down the stunning, covered with grass and trees, aisle in magical Agroturismo Can Gall – a hotel near Sant Juan. Everyone was emotional. Both of the families fell in love with the sweet Ibiza island and the guests tasted amazing organic food from Ibiza prepared by Eat Ibiza catering service.

It was a very kids friendly wedding!  Kids were literally everywhere! Both Verity and Floyd were constantly laughing and crying, hugging and dancing. It was a beautiful, real, genuine celebration of love. Love for their families and friends, for Ibiza, for the sun and the sea. I had an amazing day with them and will remember this wedding forever.  I’m happy and grateful to be a part of their big day and to be able to capture their important moments on camera.

Wedding Photography: Ana Lui Photography Studio / Wedding Venue: Can Gall in Ibiza, Spain / Event Planning + Floral Design + Catering: Eat Ibiza / Wedding Dress: Custom

Spanish Anniversary Session from Brancoprata + Miguel Varona

I think one of the major reasons why we all love weddings so, so much is because everything between the Bride and Groom is new and exciting and fresh, and when two lovebirds are filled with such wonderful anticipation before the start of their marriage. And so, when I come across an anniversary shoot like this one from Miguel Varona that shows the other side of the spectrum – an inexplicable comfortableness and intimacy so beautifully captured between a Husband and Wife years after the big day – my whole world comes full circle and I am as happy as ever. Plus, we get to see all of the styling talents of one of my personal favorites, Brancoprata, all in the gallery right here.

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From the Bride… I am a German national married to a Spaniard, and we live in Barcelona, Spain. My husband and I had the pleasure of having our anniversary pictures taken on a lovely Sunday in May this year. The Portuguese photographers/stylists from Brancoprata teamed up with Spanish fine art wedding photographer Miguel Varona to shoot me and my husband, Oscar, in the fishermen’s village of Cadaqués, about 1.5 hours north of Barcelona. Cadaqués is a little coastal village with white houses and colorfully painted doors, a true Mediterranean gem. The Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí spent his summers there when he was young, and it is said that he discovered modern painting in Cadaqués.

When we had just started going out, my then-boyfriend/now-husband took me to Cadaqués on a mini vacation, showing me the beautiful area around Barcelona. We still cherish the memories of that first trip together, and it seemed fitting to go back to Cadaqués for our anniversary shoot almost seven years later. I feel extremely fortunate to have had such talented photographers for the day. André Teixeira from Brancoprata probably rings a bell, right? :) And Miguel Varona, to me, is a rising star on the international wedding photography scene. He’s got great sensibility and artistic vision.

I am lucky that I got to know the two of them through my own Spanish wedding blog (I have also just launched a second blog in English, dedicated entirely to Mediterranean weddings). The session was shot entirely on film. We kept it all very natural and very “us.” I had no professional makeup done, and we just picked up some fresh flowers at the market on our way to the location, which Sofia arranged.

Photography:André Teixeira of Brancoprata + Miguel Varona / Location: Cadaqués, Spain / Floral Design: Sofia Ferreira of Brancoprata

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