When one of our very own Little Black Book members ties the knot, you KNOW you’re in for a bevy of beauty. Case in point? This villa celebration bursting with flowing chiffon and foraged olive branches. From hand-sewn velvet bow ties to the picturesque scenery, Sarah Hannam has got it all waiting for you in the gallery.
From Sarah Hannam… When Little Black Book photographer Ashlee from Taylor Barnes Photography booked me to photograph her Spanish wedding in May, I knew it would be a creative affair plus I knew the warm Spanish light would look beautiful shot on film. Ashlee was marrying Spanish doctor Miguel and after a small city wedding in Ashlee’s native England, the following weekend the main celebration took place at Mas de Cigarrer, a villa nestled in amongst the vineyards and almond groves on the borders of Aragon and Catalunia in North Eastern Spain.
Ashlee’s background as a fine art photographer served her well, as she knew what style of wedding she wanted from the start and then worked very hard to cleverly create most of the details herself, so the whole thing was a real labour of love.
Ashlee learned how to do calligraphy and then with the help of her future sister in law, turned it all into a fantastic stationery suite. Her future mother-in-law, a wonderful seamstress, designed and made the beautifully flowing blush chiffon and tulle bridal gown, which suited Ashlee’s skin tone so well. Early on the day before the wedding, Ashlee took floral designer and stylist Bo Boutique out to a family member’s field in a tractor to forage olive branches and wild thyme. From hand-sewing the teal velvet bow ties and making the bridesmaid’s gifts to the enormous task of collecting jars in all sizes to light up the dancing area and painting their bases gold, nothing was too much for Ashlee and all her huge efforts really paid off to produce a very stylish and personal occasion.
Photography: Sarah Hannam | Floral Design: Bo Boutique | Stationery: Ashlee Taylor & Morello Graphics | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Zara | Groom's Attire: DKNY | Groom's Shoes: Massimo Dutti | Groomsmen's Attire: Zara | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Mas Del Cigarrer | Flower Girl's Dresses: Zara