Gemma and David’s destination wedding photography
I was very excited
that my first destination wedding photography was going to be in Andalucia. I met up with
Gemma and David the day before the wedding at La Roca Rara a beautiful villa set on the hillside
overlooking the bay.
On the wedding morning
I took a taxi to the villa for bridal preps, there was a few of the couples
friends and famliy getting ready there too. My second shooter headed for Maro to meet up with David
and his family to capture some shots of the men getting ready and photograph them on route to the
church Inglesia de las Maravillas
The church is located in the village of Maro
and was erected in honour of its patron saint,the Virgen de las Maravillas, and was built in the seventeenth century. The church is beautiful
inside with white walls and large ornate gold altar, and is typically Spanish and a wonderful
location for a wedding, David and Gemma had made a great choice.
When the bride and her bridesmaids
were ready the taxi’s arrived to take us all to the church in Maro.
It was very hot and very different from Cumbria, the village was stunning as was the church. Luckly the
priest was English so no language problems to deal with, he also gave us permission to go anywhere in
church except the altar to take our photographs. Because the church was all white inside the light was
amazing for photos.
The music for the wedding
was provided by Mark Shurey a Clasical Guitarist.
After the ceremony we crossed the road to the shade of a pergola which had a table underneath with
champagne for everyone. There were three spanish dancers waiting to entertain everyone, they were very
talented. Before we left there was time for more photographs of Gemma and David and some family groups.
Off to the wedding breakfast
away in the foothills west of Nerja, on the way to the picturesque village
of Frigiliana lies La Roca Rara, a secluded luxury villa set in beatiful gardens and orchards and the perfect location for destination wedding photography.
The caterers were hard at work when we all arrived back at the Villa they were a company from Malaga called Food For
Thought.The chef was cooking a large pan of paella for the wedding meal and is smelt delicious. After the
wonderful food it was time for the speeches which were lovely and heartfelt.
Time for some bride and groom shots in the beautiful garden now the light was less harsh while the guests
relaxed by the pool or went for a swim. The evening reception was very relaxed with a buffet and dancing.
The view towards the sea was amazing at dusk as we left the villa.