Last week we shared a super lovely backyard wedding in Asturias, Spain + today we have yet another gorgeous Spanish wedding that we know you’re going to love! It’s extra perfect timing, too, since GWS reported from the road in Spain all last week as the US Blog Ambassador for Barcelona Bridal Week – and Jen + Jason are currently in Mallorca, reviewing the island as a honeymoon destination, so more on that soon!
Sophie + Craig are two creative and talented soul mates from London, with a common lust for travel, yoga and community. Together they designed an intimate + meaningful nature-filled celebration with tons of personal touches throughout. Sophie tells us, We both instinctively knew that our wedding would be abroad and in a garden of some sort. We both live and breath yoga practice and love the mountains, regularly hiking together and often end up off the beaten track. So when we discovered the lush off-grid eco-retreat near the mountains and sea in Almeria, southern Spain, it was a dream come true.
Thanks so much to Paperkite Photography for the stunning images below + congrats to Sophie + Craig on a perfect day!
It was important for us to start the wedding day together, so we arranged an open morning meditation for anyone who wished to join us. This allowed us to start the day with the right intention, give us perspective and enjoy being in the present moment rather than thinking ahead with all the day’s events. This helped both of us approach the wedding in a much more relaxed & open way; a feeling that was carried through the entire day.
Sophie handmade the bouquets from flowers from London’s Columbia flower market and dried them at home. So pretty + perfect for a destination wedding!
Processional: Rise – Eddie Veder (A live Acoustic rendition by the Best Man, Rex Pearson)
Recessional: Rockin Robin – Bobby Day
First Dance: An intimate live acoustic guitar session from couple's friends
S + C are both vegetarians and were excited to serve their guests a great local, organic vegetarian meal. Large colorful paella dishes were carried out and a vegetarian buffet was presented to all the guests. Paperkite Photography tells us, No tables or chairs, no menus or wedding favours cluttered the space, instead Sophie and Craig kept it very simple, and as relaxed as possible. Everybody helped themselves and found a spot to sit around the pool to enjoy their meal as the sun set.
Around midnight we decided to make a sudden jump into the pool and before we knew it, pretty much the whole wedding party followed suit. It had been an incredibly hot day and everything had been so amazing, so jumping in was the ultimate release to let go and enjoy the day and all the weeks before of planning.
Decide what's important to you and what aspects reflect you as a couple and keep coming back to these key things. If you remember to be true to yourselves and work in an honest & genuine way, everything you create will be authentic and you'll enjoy every moment of planning your celebration together.
photography: Paperkite Photography // venue name: Utopian Retreats, in southern Spain // florals: We handmade the bouquets from flowers from London's Columbia flower market and dried them at home // wedding dress: Julietta Katya Katya Shehurina // hairpiece: The Artisan Dried Flower Company // hair stylist: bride // makeup artist: bride // groom attire: Percival Clothing & Toms // paper goods: bride + groom // catering: local organic vegetarian vendors // officiant: Paul, a dear friend of ours and yoga teacher