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Countryside Rustic Ibiza Wedding

It should be recognized that Ellie and Mark planned an incredible wedding. Said wedding? Well, it just so happened to take place on the magical island of Ibiza. Need we say more? Captured by the massively talented Ana Lui Photography, we’ve got it all waiting for you in The Vault!

From Ana Lui PhotographyAs soon as I met Ellie and Mark I knew their wedding will be simply amazing. They are such a lovely couple! Laid back, full of love and appreciation for our little island of Ibiza. They chose to get married on Ibiza because they feel like home in here. As much as they enjoy the sun and the sea, they also love the wild and rural countryside and Ibiza’s Mediterranean vibe.

And their wedding location was just that, wonderful countryside agroturistic hotel in quiet little village of San Mateo. Ellie and Mark chose Hotel Astarte because of it’s fab grounds. Stoney walls, wooden ceiling beams, almond and carob trees. They said” I do” surrounded by the family and closest friends at the top terrace garden of Astarte.

Lucy from Mambo Weddings, their wedding planner, made sure everything run smoothly. Decor and flowers matched the mood of the wedding day, with freshly cut rosemary, gorgeous succulent mini plant pots and overflowing bouquet made with love by amazing Kristin at Flowers Ibiza. Throughout the wedding day I always follow the natural light. For Elle’s and Mark’s couple shoot I’ve decided to shoot around on of the hotels fields, few meters away from sheep wondering around. The light was perfect. The sun started to set behind the olive and almond trees, we caught the last rays just in time. Ellie swapped her head piece for beautiful flower crown. And after the dinner all the guests joined the young couple by the pool with life music and cheese cake!

From The Bride…Why did you choose to get married in the Mediterranean?

Ibiza is such a stunning island and the perfect place for our guests to enjoy a holiday around the big day. Traveling abroad for a wedding allows people to properly relax and escape the hustle and bustle of home. It also meant that we were lucky enough to extend the celebrations, visiting one of our favorite restaurants, La Bodega, for tapas in Ibiza town the night before the wedding and welcoming people back to Rural Astarte for a pool party the day after to reminisce the day previous. It worked out perfectly.

How did you find the venue and your wedding coordinator (if applicable)?

We were recommended Lucy Dyer at Mambo Weddings through a friend of a friend who got married on the island the previous year. Having spent a January weekend looking at a number of venues last January, Lucy promised us that Rural Astarte was worth seeing. We hadn’t heard much about it, but totally fell in love with it’s beautiful natural setting in the peaceful Sant Mateo valley.

Did you incorporate anything handmade or DIY in your wedding?

We created a website to incorporate RSVPs, best places to stay, best airfares, photos and general information about the day. We also painted wooden signs to help guide guests throughout the day.

What advice would you give brides to be regarding organizing a destination wedding?

No matter how important small details feel in the lead up, it’s amazing how on the day none of it matters. You are surrounded by your favorite people in the world and, as long as you feel great and relax then everything falls in to place. That’s not to say planning an overseas wedding comes without it’s stresses. If you, like us, feel guilty about the cost implications for others, then try and give people as much notice as possible. Our save the dates went out over a year before the wedding and we were so lucky and overwhelmed by the number of people that joined us. If possible, make a few visits before the big day, it’ll put your mind at ease and is also incredibly special and fun.

What was your best idea?

Getting married abroad!

Photography: Ana Lui Photography | Event Planning: Mambo Weddings | Floral Design: El Ramo De Flores | Wedding Dress: Laure De Sagazan | Bride's Shoes: Zara | Bridesmaids' Dresses: ASOS | Hair + Makeup: Smack Ibiza | Groom's Attire: Reiss | Venue: Astarte Ibiza

This Clifftop Ceremony Will Make Your Jaw Drop

It’s not every day you see a wedding set on the edge of the world. Or an Ibiza clifftop, to be exact. But thanks to Ana Lui we’ve got just that, will an entire gallery of images that’ll give you Mediterranean wanderlust in a serious way. Scroll on for lots, lots more.


From The Bride…

Why did you choose to get married in the Mediterranean?

We fell in love with Ibiza from the first moment we visited the island. It has everything you need for a perfect holiday – from sun, sand, incredibly blue waters, fun nights out, delicious cuisine and relaxation. You can have a great night out in the south of the island or you can hide yourself away in the corners of the island for some peace and tranquility. There is a special energy on Ibiza, and you feel it as soon as you step outside. We wanted to get married on Ibiza so we could share the love of the island with our friends and family, so they too could experience the beauty for themselves.

How did you find the venue and your wedding coordinator?

After a few trips and searching for all different locations, we decided we hadn’t quite found the perfect place for the wedding. We really wanted to have the activities at a private villa, so everything could be in once place. After much searching (and Googling) we came across Cardamom Events – who were able to find a location, provide the catering and help us plan the wedding so it was a perfect fit.

What advice would you give brides to be regarding organizing a destination wedding?

Be patient. Be clear on what your vision is before you communicate to anyone supporting you because ANYTHING is possible, it’s just how to bring to life your vision within your budget, so be prepared to make compromises. And plan your budget based on 80% of you actual budget, because you WILL go over.

Most importantly, the day goes by so fast make sure to take some time away with your newlywed to enjoy the moment and take some pictures. Make sure to eat, and try not to think about the schedule. If possible, don’t get too involved in the timing and scheduling of everything on the day because if it doesn’t go according to the exact timing (which it never does), it’s best that you don’t pick up on that and can enjoy each moment.

From Ana Lui Photography… Alexandra and Bono were my dream couple! Super laid back, fun, happy and full of life! We had so much fun on the day and throughout the night – they partied like crazy and kissed like crazy. It was a wedding full of positive energy, happiness and music! Set around perfect location in Ibiza, private villa close to quiet sleepy town of San Juan, with clifftop ceremony and gorgeous sun setting over the hills of Ibiza.

I think film photography totally captured the beauty of the palace. Getting all the blues, greens and warm colours of the island out in every photograph. I am super happy with the peach skin tones and softness of all the images.

Photography: Ana Lui Photography | Cinematography: Ana Lui Photography | Coordination: Cardamom Events | Floral Design: El Ramo De Flores | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | Stationery: Idlewild Co. | Bride's Shoes: Prada | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Joanna August | Hair + Makeup: Smack Ibiza | Groom's Attire: Custom made by Thomas Baldwin | Venue: Casa La Vista Ibiza | Catering + Cake: Cardamom Events | Film Processing: Carmencita Film Lab | Grooming: Tailored & Groomed Ibiza | Lighting + Sound: Ibiza Pro Dj

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When You’re a Fashion Industry Bride, One Designer Wedding Dress Simply Isn’t Enough

When I get married, it’s going to be all about the dress. So this gorgeous Bride, with her not one, but two, stunning designer gowns — one for the rehearsal dinner and one for the wedding — is a woman after my own heart. After all, I’ll take any excuse to wear a Carolina Herrera or Delphine Manivet masterpiece. See all the pretty, captured by Jimena Roquero and Helher Escribano, in The Vault!

From Jimena Roquero…Elena & Eduardo’s wedding in Ibiza was the event all their families and friends were waiting for the whole year. A three-day wedding with live music, cabaret show, sunsets from a boat, paella in the beach and all happening in the amazing island of Ibiza!

Elena works in fashion so she couldn’t resist to pick a gorgeous Carolina Herrera gown even though she thought it was not the most Ibiza look. Instead, she picked a total Ibiza look for the rehearsal dinner on the boat with a light and delicate design from Delphine Manivet.

Elena & Eduardo organized a fun rehearsal dinner at the beach and the invited all their guests on a ride on the boat where they were able to enjoy the magical Ibiza sunset. The day of the wedding, Elena got ready at her family house. The ceremony was celebrated in a very typical Ibiza church, with a completely white facade and they even had local dancers performing for them on their way out.

The cutest part was when Elena drove a vintage yellow citroen all the way to the reception venue, La Escollera. A chic and trendy restaurant by the beach that they decorated with color lighting and where they fed and entertained almost 400 guests until the party was over!

Photography: Jimena Roquero Photography | Cinematography: Helher Escribano | Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera | Venue: La Escollera | Bride's Rehearsal Dinner Dress: Delphine Manivet | Children's Shoes: A Gatas | Flower Girl Dress: Nanos | Quartet: De La Purissima | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Ses Roques Restaurant | Ring Bearer Attire: Neck & Neck

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The Ultimate Boho Chic Beach Wedding

What could be better than the ultimate boho chic beach wedding? How about if said celebration is actually a wedding wrapped up in the ultimate vacation. Now that my darlings is what we like to call a win-win wedding scenario. With Ana Lui Photography behind the lens capturing every moment of merriment, this is one gallery you’re going to find yourself escaping to time and time again. See it all in The Vault!

From Ana Lui PhotographyCelia and Jon both live in Australia but have most of their family still living in the UK. They fell in love with Ibiza few years back and had decided to organize their wedding on the beautiful white island. Celia told me they both decided to book me because four years ago I have taken a party snap of the two of them, during IMS Music Festival in Ibiza, and it was the best photo of the two of them! She found me online and loved my wedding portfolio. They both were very laid back and Celia knew exactly what she wanted in terms of deco, look and vibe. The wedding ceremony and reception took place at Amante Beach Club, near Santa Eulalia. Amante is famous for its amazing sea view, privacy and gorgeous food! We managed to quickly sneak off to the pebble beach of Sol Den Serra and take few shots of the “novios”. After that it was all about good food, great wine and dancing!

Photography: Ana Lui Photography | Coordination: Amante Beach Club | Floral Design: El Ramo De Flores | Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror | Venue: Amante Beach Club | Groom Suit: Joe Button

Pantone’s Color of the Year Sparkles in Ibiza

Close your eyes and pinch yourself. Now open them and guess what? This really is real. This stunning styled shoot, captured by Oliver Fly and created by a talented team that includes Majenia, Laetitia C., Nice Plume and more, is what destination dreams are made of. From the scenery to the chic gowns, these images can’t be beat – see them all in our Vault here and let the wanderlust commence!

From Oliver Fly Photography… Rose Quartz is a symbol of gentle love and beauty.

The fair and lovely gemstone, with its gentle pink essence is a stone of the heart, a crystal of unconditional love. It carries a soft feminine energy of compassion and peace, tenderness and healing, nourishment and comfort.

A fantastic landscape provided the perfect setting for this wanderlust captured in the Baleares on Ibiza Island’s most scenic cliff in front of the iconic fantasy Es vedra Rock where the magic happened.

The mystical Es Vedra dominated the scene and legends surround this uninhabited rock. This dreamy exclusive destination wedding shoot, inspired by a Mediterranean Goddess came from our dreams where each of the team members provided his own gemstone to this breathtaking coastal shoot. We opted for a soft color palette that won over our hearts, coming from Rose Quartz, Pantone’s color of the year, to different subtle shades of pinks, and antique gold.

This island has spectacular natural beauty and this natural display is a big yearly highlight. This shoot takes advantage of the season with the end of the winter as at that time of the year, in February all around the island, the almond trees are blooming with their pretty pinkish-white blossoms and sweet perfumed fragrance. Beautifully styled with an exquisite elegance and romance, Majenia Design talently provided an exceptional atmosphere and a delicious beauty to this photo shoot bringing our vision to life.

Nature at its best with floral arrangements composed by fresh almond blossoms, stock, carnations, pepper berries and lisianthus, assembled with some greenery with grey leaved cistus from the wild coast. Some pepper berries and gorgeous delicate almond blossoms were incorporated with perfection, harmony and love by Laetitia C. Fleur d’atelier, that she sublimated into the decor all along the story to bring a fabulously and magical touch of soft pink. Sublimating the settings, we worked with some beautiful textures and details into the Rose Quartz stones, pink marble, marvelous silk ribbons, table runner and tablescape.

To reflect the supreme beauty of a Goddess flattering silhouette, the bride was dressed by Cortana, a Spanish bridal designer, with an asymmetric bias cut silk sateen wedding dress with open back and gathered waist. Dominating the Mediterranean Sea, this dress embraced the divine curves of her body and was beautifully adorned with timeless accessories such as a stunning headband, headpieces and veil from Orchidée de Soie. The voluptuous femininity and the natural beauty of our adorable, elegant bride has been magnified by the flawless work of our hair and makeup artist Fanny & Co.

From the fabulous textured yellow gold wedding bands to unique fairmined jewelry with a stunning luminous solitaire engagement ring from Paulette à Bicyclette combined with a Mrs. Box ring box, there was so much illuminating beauty.

To highlight the destination wedding inspiration, the talented Nice Plume Calligraphie designed the complete custom stationery suite in the Spanish language with a modern and romantic handwritten typography including a unique illustration with the mystic rock of Es Vedra in the inside of the envelope. Some white organic style handmade nepalese papers and tracing papers in Pantone’s Rose Quartz was the perfect display to reflect the soft pink tones from the overall theme.

The cocktail settings were designed with a pure elegance of pink Champagne and raspberry also called « Champán con frambuesas » in Spanish, and was still complemented by our lovely pink quartz stones, pepper berries and almond blossoms.

Inspired from the beauty of nature and fine art, the enchanting wedding cake was delicately placed on a table draped with shade of pink silk chiffon. For this special occasion, we imagined delighting our wedding guests with a sumptuous cake styled straight from the imagination from Majenia Design and Laetitia C. Fleurs d’atelier with some fabulous details and decorated with gold-painted honestly plant and pepper berries. As we say in French: “La cerise sur la gâteau!”


More stunning Ibiza inspiration here!

Photography: Oliver Fly Photography | Event Design + Styling: Majenia | Floral Design: Laetitia C. - fleurs d'atelier | Wedding Dress: Cortana | Cake: Majenia | Cake: Laetitia C. - fleurs d'atelier | Jewelry: Paulette A Bicyclette | Hair + Makeup: Fanny & Co | Stationery + Calligraphy: Nice Plume | Venue: Vases Terrace | Venue: Es Vedra | Venue: San Francisco De Las Salinas | Film Processing: Carmencita Film Lab | Gold Chiavari Chairs + Table Rentals: The Ibiza Chair Company | Hair Accessories + Veil: Orchidee De Soie | Model: Victorienne | Ribbon + Silk Tablescapes: Orchidee De Soie | Ring Box: The Mrs Box

See How This Couple Infused Art Deco Glam into Their Beach Wedding

Chic yet sentimental with a wonderfully modern vibe, this stunning Ibiza wedding beautifully captured by Ana Lui Photography is pure destination wedding perfection. With Ibiza Wedding at the design helm and Aurea Flores behind all the beautiful florals, it’s no surprise that all the images in this gallery define dreamy. See even more in the VAULT.


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From The Bride…Ibiza has always been the first choice for our wedding destination. After coming to this magical island for many years, it has become a second home to us. We initially came for the music, but quickly discovered that there is much more to the “white isle” than super clubs and boat parties! With its strong spiritual presence, beautiful beaches and locals with a zest for life and adventure, we were hooked for life! And it certainly goes without saying, Ibiza was an easy place to entertain forty of our closest friends and family!

The concept for the wedding was simply to pick a place that encompassed all of the things we love about the island! Experimental Beach, with its amazing location, relaxed boho vintage vibe, and beautiful private beach with spectacular views of Es Vedra was the perfect choice. We wanted to add a little bit of New York sparkle to the space and make it, for lack of a better term, “Art-Deco-Boho-Glam!” Thankfully, the venue already had its own interesting details and we simple added an assortment of vases in silver, gold, and rose gold with a mixture of white flowers and succulents. We brought some of our own vintage details from home and added an abundance of candles and soft blue lighting to add more romance to the space in the evening!

My dress designer was by Pnina Tornai from Kleinfeld Bridal in New York with footwear from Manolo Blahnik! Len’s suit was conceptualized and first fitted by Ostojenka Bespoke Atelier in Moscow and made by Príncipe D’Eleganza of Naples with footwear from Corthay!

Photography: Ana Lui Photography | Cinematography: Ana Lui Photography | Event Design: Ibiza Wedding | Floral Design: Aurea Flores | Wedding Dress: Kleinfeld Bridal | Invitations: Paperless Post | Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Lighting: Led House | DJ: Brian Beezwax | Groom's Attire: Ostojenka Bespoke Atelier | Groom's Attire: Principe Del Eleganza | Venue: Experimental | Bridal Boutique: Kleinfeld Bridal | Decor, Vases + Candles: Velvet Circus | Groom's Shoes: Maison Corthay | Hair Accessories: Percy Handmade | Lanterns + Table Plan: Cardamom Events | Menus: Minted | Table Number Decals: CircleLineStudio (ETSY) | Table Plan Design: Etsy Storyfor2

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Abby Capalbo

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Southwest Inspired Wedding Inspiration with Aztec Influence

This gallery had me at wild heart shaped cactuses. If that doesn’t fascinate you then I don’t know what will, because honestly that’s pretty darn special, but let’s try again. How about a macrame arbor? Or better yet, a luscious bouquet? I’m sure a few of these will find there way to your Pinterest boards and it’s all thanks to the ever-so-talented Ana Lui Photography, Le Jour Du Oui and Studio By Ana Lui . See it all in The Vault!


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From Ana Lui PhotographyWhen Ibiza wedding designer, Cristina Di Giovanna of Le Jour Du Oui, called me saying she wants to shoot an inspiration session with me and she mentioned hand made macrame, pastels and aztec patterns I knew this shoot will be amazing. Combining sunning natural beauty of Ibiza and sourcing local collaborators was so fun! We have spoken with local designers, bakers, met few real life couples and looked for heart shaped cactuses in the fields of IBIZA. And when we shared the mood board with Kristin from Flowers Ibiza she jumped up with excitement, from that moment we knew we have THE perfect team on board! Floral design, ceremony arch and bouquet came out exactly how we have imagined it. Lovely Sharon from Cup Cake Collection Ibiza made an amazing cake for us to play with, our stationary was shipped from Italy same day of the shoot. Stunning dress hand made by Ylva Kailash fitted Tiana perfectly. It was windy like hell and everything was flying around but we pulled it off and got super lucy with the most amazing, moody, pinkish sky and light ever! I am so grateful to everyone who made this happen. I absolutely love working with Cristina and it feels very special each time you discover there are so many creative and cool people around your area. It’s just a matter of getting together and getting inspired. All images are shot on film (Fuji400H) developed and scanned by amazing Laura @ Carmencita Film Lab!

Photography: Ana Lui Photography | Cinematography: Ana Lui Photography | Event Design: LE JOUR DU OUI | Floral Design: El Ramo De Flores | Wedding Dress: Ylva Kailash | Wedding Cake: Cup Cake Collection Ibiza | Stationery: Mondo Mombo | Hair + Makeup: Marie Duchar Clark | Film Lab: Carmencita Film Lab

Citrus-Infused Ibiza Wedding

Considering this beautiful Bride is a wedding planner herself, she knew the importance of showcasing a couple’s personality on their wedding, and so of course, created one uber chic celebration for her own special day. With pops of citrus, both in color and literally in the delicious decor, this autumn Ibiza wedding, captured by Ana Lui, is a feast for the eyes. Start the party in our VAULT right this way!

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From Ana Lui PhotographyThe beautiful wedding of a Swiss wedding planner Claudia at cm weddings. Claudia planned and designed her own wedding in Ibiza with a little help from Can Gall’s owner Santi and Ana, and her catering dream team Cardamom Events.

From the Bride… Planning a wedding can be rather stressful. Even more so if it is abroad and you can’t just quickly go and look or go and do… It needs quite a bit more imagination and a clear vision of what you want and how you want the day to feel. Obviously this is easiest to achieve if you know the place and more importantly love it, and love how you feel there. Try to actually visit the venue at least once before the wedding. This will not only give you a sense of security for your big day but also the opportunity to meet with your photographer and videographer, catering company, florists, hair and make-up artist, etc… They will be very important to make your day perfect so make sure “it clicks.” Hiring a wedding planner is always a good idea… ;)

I was actually curious about how it would be to plan my own wedding being a wedding planner. Marlene – who is the co-founder of cm weddings – and I are very detail-oriented about every wedding and event we are planning. We believe it’s the little things that create the perfect big picture in the end. When we plan weddings for other people, a big part of the process is finding out what it is exactly the couple really likes and who they are. Only when we know we have completely understood the taste and style of a couple we can start with the actual planning, as our highest goal is to create the perfect day for the couple (and not for us…).

This time everything was different though… This time it was about Chris and me, about us as a couple and about us as a family with Miles. There was no wondering about what we would like and what not, where the wedding should take place or how we wanted the day to feel. Everything was right there in our hearts and minds, we just had to transform it into our perfect wedding. I had a very clear vision and I have to admit that I might have driven one or the other person involved a bit crazy… There was more than one situation where things had to be started over again because it wasn’t what I had in mind. We also did a lot ourselves as we wanted it to be as personal as possible and so we were sitting for hours designing, creating and making so many of the little touches. Being so fussy and strict in the planning phase of the wedding really paid-off on the big day. Not only was I able to totally relax and enjoy the day (it didn’t even worry me that the celebrant was not to be found 45 minutes after the ceremony should have started…) but seeing the vision coming true and being even better than in my wildest dreams was worth everything!

Photography: Ana Lui Photography | Cinematography: Studio By Ana Lui | Event Planning: cm weddings | Floral Design: Floral Dreams Ibiza | Wedding Dress: Jésus Peiró | Invitations: cm weddings | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mishka | Catering: Cardamom Events | Makeup: Lianne Claire At Dream Reflection | Band: Lovely Laura & Tyrrell | Venue: Can Gall Ibiza

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Romantic Destination Engagement Session in Ibiza

We can forget booking that wanderlust flight to Ibiza, because this sweet engagement? Well, it’s about to be our pretty lil’ passport. Layered with pastel sunsets and sweeter than sweet soulmates, Ana Lui Photography was behind the lens capturing every moment, and it’s all in THE VAULT!

From Ana Lui PhotographyI absolutely love this couple. We had a great time! We shot this super fun and creative engagement session with Linda and Jiancui around Ibiza´s salt flats called Salinas back in August.

I shot entire session on film, medium format, with Contax 645.When I spoke with Linda over email and Skype she created moodboard for the shoot which was very fashiony, still and showing the colours, mood and textures of the island.


See rings, engagements + proposals galore!

Photography: Ana Lui Photography | Makeup: Diva Borrelli | Venue: Kristie Rogers

Romantic Spanish Sunset Engagement Session in Ibiza

You already knew we can’t get enough golden hour photography over here at SMP, but this stunning Spanish sunset engagement shoot from Ana Lui Photography might take the cake when it comes to easy, breezy romance — you can practically feel the passion coming out of you screen! Dive a little deeper into this desert island eseh in The Vault here!

From Ana Lui PhotographyNatassia and Joelle chosen Ibiza for the engagement shoot because it has so much meaning for them. The island has become their second home during the summer days.

“We got engaged here on the island, on a full moon night on top of a rock, making wishes to the Universe… it was magical!” says Natassia.

The peaceful side of the island has taken their breath away and has blessed the couple with the magical energy of the island.

“As soon as I saw Ana Lui’s photography I knew I wanted her to be part of our engagement shoot” says Natassia remembering the vibe and the feel that they were after “I wanted the shoot to capture the magical beauty of Ibiza, and the amazing soft and warm light you find just before the sunset”

Natassia wanted her engagement session to feel a little bohemian but at the same time to show the natural Ibizenco colors.
Pine trees, old Ibizenco fishing huts and beautiful sunset.

“We have chosen Sa Caleta as a location after going through the moodboard and choosing a place that would give us few different looks. Sa Caleta has it all! The fishing huts are super fun, with cool textures and colors, we also had sea right beside us and stunning pine forest overlooking the beach – picture perfect for the sunset!”- says Ana Lui

Ana Lui shot both film and digital and when she got her film scans back from the lab she was absolutely crazy about the images!

“The softness in Natassias and Joelle’s skin is increadible, you can almost see the wind playing with Natassia’s hair and feel the heat of the warm, orange sun through the photos. I am totally crazy about the film images!” says Ana Lui

Ibiza is the simply picture perfect. With 300 sunny days a year and stunning locations, the island provides amazing backdrop for engagement shoots or destination weddings.

Photography: Ana Lui Photography | Dress: Free People | Hair And Makeup: Diva Borrelli | Venue: Sa Caleta | Film Lab: Carmencita Film Lab

Ibiza Inspiration Shoot with a touch of Boho

These images from Ana Lui make my heart sing. I could honestly get lost in them all day, and really, I might do just that today. With beautiful design by Le Jour Du Oui, styling by Danielle and florals by Flowers Ibiza – this gallery is inspiration overload in the best possible way. See it all here.


From Ana Lui PhotographyI have been dreaming about shooting something less bridal and more rustic, fun and YOUNG for a long time. When I saw Bibi my heart skipped the beat. She is the most stunning person, inside and out, that I ever had a chance to photograph.

Bibi was raised in Ibiza. She is a flower child, she loves nature and if she had to plan her wedding day she will definitely incorporate Ibiza countryside, nature, fresh products from the island and lots and lots of animals into the picture.

We shot this session on Fuji 400H, film only, and Carmencita Film Lab developed the rolls and scanned all the images. I didn´t have to edit! Make up and hair was perfect – thanks to super talented Diva Borrelli. The location was a dream, with huge gardens, palm trees, gorgeous agave plants and crazy amazing corner where we set our table under the apricot tree.

We did some beauty close ups before Bibi put the wedding dress on and throughout the day when the sun was going down we changed her hair and put it up in a messy pony-tail. We chose sequin espadrilles for Bibi to wear. Espadrilles are from Ibiza and I feel like every bride should have a pair to wonder around the gardens or walk down to the beach for the sunset. Flowers were provided by one and only Kristin from and as always Kristin exeeded our expectations.

The whole shoot wouldn´t be possible without amazing Cristina Di Giovanna, wedding planner & designer event stylist from Le Jour du Oui and Danielle Hodgson-Lindley from Velvet Circus Ibiza who styled and sourced all the props and deco.

I love working with these girls! It´s such a creative, fun and open minded environment…Dream of every wedding photographer.

Photography: Ana Lui Photography | Event Design: LE JOUR DU OUI | Styling: Velvet Circus | Floral Design: El Ramo De Flores | Wedding Dress: Alessia Baldi | Stationary: Cut&Paste Lab | Hair And Make Up : Diva Borrelli | Venue: Private Villa | Film Lab: Carmencita Film Lab

Abby Capalbo

Design, Styling, Parties
Bohemian Beach Wedding in Ibiza

From the Bride’s stunning beaded and backless gown, to the all-natural vibe created by their rustic cliffside setting, this Ibiza wedding is the ultimate inspiration for any boho Bride. The couple even flew in their adorable doggy! Check out the gallery from the amazing Ana Lui Photography, and feel completely transported to the Spanish Isles!

From Ana Lui PhotographyWhen the guests arrived they where served chilled melon cocktails and transported down to the garden where the ceremony took place. The couple wanted to have a spiritual wedding in front of Es Vedra rock in Ibiza, know for its magical and magnetic powers. They found Diana, a local ”Shaman” and she led the ceremony beautifully.

The main theme was the four elements, and, together with Diana, the couple created the most memorable ceremony of everything they believe to be truth and important to them.
Groom’s brother Alexander played guitar while bride’s girlfriend Camilla sang “A Thousand Years”. .

The ceremony ended with a butterfly release and whispering wishes! Butterflies represent joy and happiness. Afterwards, Lovely Laura the saxophonist played the guests upstairs for canapes and cocktails.

Photography: Ana Lui Photography | Photography: Ana Lui Photography | Catering : Cardamom Events | Mobile Bar: The Bar Ibiza | Private Villa: Aman Cara | Saxophone & Music: Lovely Laura | Video: Ana Lui Photography

Alternative Chic Ibiza Beachside Wedding

Totally in love, this couple hopped a plane to the turquoise coastal waters of Ibiza, Spain, to throw the most memorable dance party of their lives — and did they ever! From the retro vinyl table markers, to the Bride and Groom’s dance floor-ready sneakers, everything about this festive fete — captured beautiful by Ana Lui Photography — was complete and utter fun. Flip through the gallery for more, and get ready to feel the love!


From Ana Lui PhotographyThis is a super cute wedding in Elixir Beach Club in Ibiza. The young couple was super in love, wearing Converse and kissing a lot. :) They had matching tattoos and fab friends who sang and danced all night!

Photography: Ana Lui Photography | Wedding Venue: Elixir Ibiza

Winter Beach Wedding In Ibiza

Ibiza. Do I really need to say anymore? A white dress, a handsome groom, the shores of one of the most captivating places on earth. It’s the very contents that make up the most beautiful wedding story ever and with a few amazing vendors behind the wheel (we’re talking to you Ana Lui for these stunning images), this celebration is loveliness defined. Make sure to stick around in the gallery for even more!

From the Bride … The first time we visited Ibiza, we instantly fell in love with the island. We go back about once a year and now Ibiza really feels like home to us. A nice ‘home’ where the sun always shines and a beautiful beach around every corner. For destination brides, I really suggest you go and visit the venue before you book anything. When you walk around the venue you really get a good feeling of the vibe and style of the venue, and if it is the right size for your number of guests. You won’t really get that from some pictures on the web. Since you have to arrange everything from a distance, a good local wedding planner who can advise you, has great ideas and help you find good local vendors, is really almost essential.

Our wedding was one of the most beautiful days of our life. 

Photography: Ana Lui Photography | Wedding Planning: Elixir Ibiza | Wedding Dress: Cymbaline | Cake: Vickki | Invitations: Mevrouw Knot | Reception Venue: Elixir Ibiza | Groom's Attire: Solo Per Lui | Getting Ready Venue: Sa Talaia Ibiza Boutique Hotel | Groom's Shoes: Reinhart Frans | Wedding Paper: Mevrouw Knot

Sun Filled Engagement in Ibiza

Your wanderlust is about to be kicked into major overdrive with this engagement session in Ibiza. It has all the makings of a beautiful shoot – wildly gorgeous views, great resort wear, a hammock and Jimena Roquero behind the lens. And if these pretty images are any indication of what’s to come, it’s pretty safe to say this couple’s wedding is going to be off the charts.

From the Photographer… Sophie and Christian will get married in Ibiza next year and they wanted to get some pictures for their wedding invitation. Sophie is from Montreal and Christian is Swedish, they met in Paris and they both live in London but they wanted to have their engagement session in Ibiza where they own a gorgeous house with stunning views to the Mediterranean Sea. For their Save the Date, they decided to go with two different styles of picture: the first one would be a romantic image representing the natural wonders Ibiza has to offer. The second one would represent the other side of the island, the party one, so Sophie and Christian jumped into their bathtub and went a little crazy celebrating with balloons and champagne!!

Photography: Jimena Roquero Photography | Make-up Artist: Louise Maxwell

Elegant Ibiza Wedding

An elegant Ibiza wedding with just a touch of Hollywood glamour sounds like what I need to be doing this weekend, but since that’s not yet on my agenda, I think I’ll spend some quality time soaking in this gorgeous affair captured by Gypsy Westwood Photography.  A breathtaking wedding in every which way, it’s a stunning setting meets sweet pastel hues meets one seriously adorable family.  See it all here.

From Gypsy Westwood Photography… This wedding was all about the details. I know Emma had worked very hard on getting the perfect combination with the setting, venue, colours, dress, flowers, tables settings, favours, tags, drinks food (all of it really), not missing out her beautiful self, her son and, of course, husband-to-be!

The venue is actually a friend’s house that is rented in the summer months and is just quite spectacular (the size of the pool,the view over Tagomago). It is called Las Nubes, which it is, in the clouds set high on a hill!! Where they held their ceremony with the view in the backdrop, soft light with the light blue (half stormy) sky and sea with sun breaking through was stunning for my photos!! And to top it off the speeches made you want to cry!

From the Bride… Before we’d even met (and a decade apart), the island of Ibiza was where we both had our first ever holidays away from our parents when we were 17… Andrew’s trip being in 1988 and mine in 1998! Both trips were a very different experience to the side of Ibiza we have since come to love, but the seed was planted nonetheless! We have since re-visited the island as a couple and with friends and can’t deny there is something special about the place. There are frequent moments when you look out at the crystal clear waters, beautiful sunset or when you are chatting with friends over a BBQ that you think that this is what you have waited all year for – times like these, in a place like this. That feeling is something that we wanted to share with our closest friends and family on our wedding day and to enjoy the moment and location that we love so much together.

I had been very much inspired by 1920’s-1930’s Hollywood glamour. I didn’t want it to be too glitzy though and loved the juxtaposition of touches of glamour centred in a naturally beautiful surrounding; an embellished beaded gown and statement red lip (thank you Elizabeth Taylor!) with the simplicity of the wedding set up and tables with crisp white table cloths and a small natural wildflower centre. This really let the natural beauty of the location take centre stage but added a little extra sparkle to fit the occasion.

It sounds so cliché, but the day was everything we’d hoped for, so much time spent on detailing really paid off; studding starfish with crystals until 1 in the morning, handwriting every luggage tag for the table plan, sticking on tiny bits of vintage lace and lining a vintage suitcase with a wallpaper whose colour matched the bridesmaid dresses exactly – things that as I was doing them I was cursing myself for, but I knew it would make all the difference to the overall feel of the day. The whole is only as impactful because of the sum of the parts! There had been huge thunder and lightening storms all week and we were planning on an outside ceremony around the pool so our fantastic wedding planner had quickly whipped up a Plan B in case the heavens opened, but they didn’t! There was beautiful sunshine but not too hot, truly perfect. Now, 3 months on I am still obsessed with looking through the photos and I long to have the day over again. It took us seven years and a little boy before we tied the knot so it was most definitely worth the wait.

Photography: Gypsy Westwood Photography | Wedding Planning: Ibiza Wedding | Flowers: El Ramo de Flores | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | Brides Shoes: Emmy London | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Packham | Catering: Cardamom Events | Hair and Makeup: Belissima | Blesser: Ibiza Ceremony | Groomsmen\'s Attire: Saville Row Co. | Hairpiece: Emmy London | Private Villa/house: Las Nubes, San Carlos

Modern Clifftop Ibiza Wedding

If you asked me to pinpoint the most perfect wedding location I’d ever come across, it’d be this stunning clifftop in Ibiza, Spain. No if ands or buts about it. With views that could leave you speechless and a couple so madly in love it’ll completely melt your heart, there’s a chance once you enter the gallery from Polly Alexandre, you might never want to leave. Get started right here.


From Polly Alexandre… This is Nick & Xuca’s relaxed Ibiza wedding, held at a gorgeous Moroccan inspired villa overlooking the sea in Cala Carbo in the South West of Ibiza. Their spiritual ceremony took place on the clifftop high above the sea and opposite the mythical rock of Es Vedra in Ibiza (the third most magnetic place on Earth!). Nick is an architect with his own practice, Data Nature and has designed shops for Manolo Blahnik, and Xuca works in finance. The couple met in Ibiza at a lunch thrown by mutual friends, Nick proposed in Ibiza and naturally there was only one location that their hearts would allow them to hold their wedding!

Their beautiful baby girl Olympia was at the heart of their celebrations…. and Aman Cara, a private villa, set in the wild rocks and cliff tops above the sea, a spectacular and dramatic location. The bride wore Pucci, a mosaic tiled fountain in the villa’s garden inspired the stationary suite designed by the super talented Louise Richardson, and Eat Ibiza served fresh Mediterranean salads, grilled prawns and more from the poolside BBQ. Naturally being Ibiza, festivities continued into the small hours with a live bongo player and saxophonist playing whilst guests danced around the pool.

From the Bride… Although we both work long hours, planning our wedding was a fun and relaxed affair, with lovely trips to Ibiza and meeting amazing professionals who helped us design our perfect day. From Louise’s stunning invitations and stationary, to Vikki’s spectacular wedding planning and divine catering, to Polly’s stunning photos on real film that captured the mood of the day and the dramatic weather so beautifully, and ending with our saxophonist Laura who made the evening. Sharing the experience with our daughter Olympia and our families and friends was so special and I know every single person felt incredibly spoiled and charmed on the day, especially myself and Nick!

Photography: Polly Alexandre Photography | Stationary: Louise Richardson Stationery | Stationery: Louise Richardson Stationery | Brides Shoes: Rupert Sanderson | Catering: Vickki | Wedding Venue: Aman Cara | Bride's Dress: Emilio Pucci | Brides Ceremony Shoes: Terry de Havilland | Saxophonist: Lovely Laura

Amante Beach Club Wedding

This is one of those crazy gorgeous weddings you didn’t know you had to have, but once you lay your eyes on its pure, unadulterated beauty, it’s literally all you can think about.  The sort of wedding that does as much for Spain’s tourism bureau as it does for our galleries.  In other words, it will fill up your entire day (nay, week) with soooo much pretty, you won’t know what to do with yourselves.  See it all captured by Ana Lui Photography in the full gallery.

From Ana Lui Photography… It was an amazing day! Emma and Paul were such a lovely, calm and easy-going couple that taking photos on the day of the wedding was an easy task.  Their kids got involved a lot. It was a stunning family celebration.

Emma got ready at super cool rustic country boutique hotel called Can Domo which was only 5 min drive from their venue, Amante.  Amante overlooks a cute little bay and is situated on a cliff top.

The decorations were fab, food was great and the day just flew by so fast I didn’t want to say goodbye.  It was simply charming!

Photography: Ana Lui Photography | Event Design & Planning: Ibiza Wedding | Cake: Ibiza Cakes | Shoes: Accessories | Ceremony & Reception Location: Amante Beach Club | Ceremony & Reception Location: Amante Beach Club

Travel Inspired Destination Wedding on Ibiza from Fusion Photography

When a couple this stylish ties the knot, you can pretty much guarantee it’s going to be a gorgeous day. Like one of those days where uber-chic details and downright amazing moments combine in a crazy awesome love-fest.  It’s that good, people.  And when you add in a breathtaking (and I mean breathtaking) Ibiza setting and one moment after another captured by Fusion Photography, it’s the prettiest thing you’ll see all day.  Join me in the gallery for more.

From Fusion PhotographyThis was a wonderful wedding on the sunny dance island of Ibiza. It is our favourite wedding from the past year! Aime and Adrian flew from their home in the UK to have the wedding of their dreams in Ibiza, planning the whole thing to ensure it was exactly as they both envisioned. From the stunning hilltop villa, where the boys got ready, to the David Fielden wedding dress, everything was chosen very carefully. Adrian won best dressed male on the day with his custom tailored electric blue Hugo Boss suit, whilst Aime’s Chloe Green shoes had most ladies looking to the ground throughout the day.

The ceremony took place on a tranquil cliff-edge overlooking the Balearic Sea, in the uber-famous Amante Beach Club, and the mighty-talented Warren Cahill from ‘Rat on the Roof’ took care of the tunes for the bride’s walk down the sandy aisle, as well as the reception. The theme on the day was ‘travel’ with the stationery depicting destinations or plane tickets, with the guests names on them. World famous DJ Filthy Rich flew into the island to take care of the party side of the music afterwards. All in all, this wedding had the couples stamp all over it, whilst also paying homage to what the island stands for.

Photography: Fusion Photography | Event Coordination: Amante Beach Club - Zeta | Wedding Dress: David Fielden | Shoes: Chloe Jade Green | Makeup: Smack Ibiza | DJ: Filthy Rich | Groom's Suit: Hugo Boss | Officiant: Terry Freeth - Anglican Church | Wedding Venue: Amante Beach Club | Groom's Shoes: Hugo Boss | Guitarist: Rat on the Roof - Warren Cahill | Stationery Design: Dave Dalziel

Ibiza, Spain Engagement Session from Be Light Photography

If you haven’t already dreamt of running off to the pretty little island of Ibiza and frolicking through the breathtaking streets with your honey, this beautiful engagement shoot captured by Be Light Photography will most definitely convince  you.  A mesmerizing look at one of the world’s most enchanting locales, it happens to be the perfect backdrop for two sweeties in love… which is exactly why this darling duo was engaged to be married amongst all the Ibiza lovely and now happily call it home. Join me in soaking in their sweet e-session and click here for sooo much more.


From the Bride… Ibiza is an amazing place. Even though it is a small island, it will always have a special place in our hearts. In the old center of the white island of Ibiza is Dalt Vila citadel. The citadel is surrounded by blue seas and has many narrow streets, white houses and little bits of color. This is the place where we took the first step in our life together as a family: the proposal. The sweet island of Ibiza is also our home now, this is why we chose it for the photo shooting made by Dragos and Laura. This shooting is a special memory that will remain so vivid in our hearts, like everything on this island full of life. Thank you, Dragos and Laura!


Wedding Photography: Be Light Photography | Location: Dalt Vila Citadel in Ibiza, Spain | Dress: La Donna | Shoes: Matilde