Medieval Architecture Meets Bursting Color in This Mediterranean Dream Wedding

colorful medieval mediterranean wedding

Girona, Spain is a beautiful province located in the Catalonia region. It’s known for its legendary medieval architecture, the scenic Onyar River, and “El Call” – one of Europe’s most long-standing and well-preserved Jewish quarters. Clara and Josman knew this location would be the perfect spot for their 3-day wedding weekend, and it was one for the books! With such rich history, how could it not be?! 

Their wedding day largely drew inspiration from the colors of the Mediterranean and their stunning wedding venue. The venue in question was Farinera de Sant Lluis, a repurposed flour mill located on a gorgeous estate. Wedding planner Paloma Cruz transformed the space into a wedding venue fit for the chicest couple imaginable. Photographer Pablo Laguia perfectly captured the essence of the day, including the amazing florals created by Molist. Dying to see how all of this history culminated into one amazing wedding? Let’s get into it!

The History of Love

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After deciding on this stunning location, it came time to develop the concept. Clara and Josman dreamed of a wedding that was colorful and exuded happiness. Ultimately, the couple wanted it to feel like a big party!

high neck long sleeve crepe wedding dress

Clara’s wedding day look exuded class. Designer José García from ZeGarcia Atelier designed a gown with sleek, clean lines, and a timeless silhouette. 

sleek wedding ponytail

groomsmen with cocktails

Need photo inspo for your groomsmen? This crazy-cool concept should be saved to your wedding day shot list!

Bride with large sun umbrella

colorful medieval mediterranean wedding

Sometimes, a little sunshine calls for a sun umbrella! And if you ask us, it’s the absolute chicest way to stay protected from the sun. Oh, and it sure makes a pretty prop!

Spain Flour Factory Wedding

Spain Flour Factory Wedding

Josman and Clara exuded love and happiness on their wedding day. Around every turn, they were laughing and smiling with one another. A truly inspiring love!

Flower Power

colorful medieval mediterranean wedding

The wedding ceremony was held in front of the 64-room property’s lake. The aisle was kept clean and clear to allow for extra care to be given to the ceremony circle.

wedding ceremony couch with flowers

Bet you didn’t expect it to be a couch, did you?! We love a good ceremony arch more than anyone, but this new take is too cool to ignore!

wedding ceremony couch with flowers

The golden velvety sofa was showered with bright, potted florals. Colors ranging from yellow to purple and everything in between brought an exciting contrast to this otherwise retro-feeling scene. 

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Our Musical Choices

Processional: Build Me Up Buttercup by The Foundations; For the First Time by Rod Stewart

Recessional: Una lluna a l’aigua by Txarango, performed by a marching band

First Dance: Somethin' Stupid by Nicole Kidman & Robbie Williams

colorful medieval mediterranean wedding ceremony

colorful medieval mediterranean wedding ceremony

colorful medieval mediterranean wedding ceremony

Wait a minute, we should all have somewhere to sit during our wedding ceremonies!

Spain Flour Factory Wedding

Spain Flour Factory Wedding

The couple immediately enjoyed some freshly shucked oysters and wine after saying ‘I Do’.

Spain Flour Factory Wedding

wedding tapas

One of the perks of having a wedding in Spain is the amazing tapas, of course! Les Magnolies created a delicious meal for the guests, including this serving of scallops and gambas.

flower girls with donkey

Mediterranean Flare

family style dinner wedding reception

A family-style reception table looked picture-perfect for the Josman and Clara’s loving attendees. The space in the woods was bursting with contrast between the bright florals and muted trees.

family style dinner wedding reception

colorful medieval mediterranean wedding

cactus wedding centerpiece

The Mediterranean theme could be seen all throughout the table’s decor. This runner is one of our favorite parts! Not to mention, how cool is this cactus vase?!

colorful medieval mediterranean wedding reception

colorful medieval mediterranean wedding reception

colorful medieval mediterranean wedding reception

Further down the table, floral centerpieces were repurposed from the ceremony, and fun and funky lamps were added!

colorful medieval mediterranean wedding reception

Each table setting was decorated with multi-patterned accessories. There’s no reason you can’t mix and match! Flirty fringe only further tied in the semi-retro vibes.

colorful medieval mediterranean wedding reception

suzuki wedding entrance

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

We both agree that the most memorable moment of the wedding was the entrance to the banquet, standing in our Suzuki Samurai while all our guests were waiting for us at the table.

suzuki wedding entrance

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The couple’s guests couldn’t help but be excited for their newlywed friends to enter in such a creative and spontaneous way!

colorful medieval mediterranean wedding

giant boom box reception decor

The grand finale was this life-sized boom box! Not only was it insanely creative, but it was perfectly practical as a DJ booth. Win, win!

giant boom box reception decor

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

We would recommend booking the vendors you want ASAP. Everyone wants the best, so it can run fast!! Also, enjoy the process of designing your wedding. Time goes by quickly and you will not have time to realize how amazing the process can be.

Spain Flour Factory Wedding

We’ll leave you with one last note from Josman and Clara about their wedding day,

If you can, do more than one day of celebration to enjoy all the weekend with your family and friends. It is always nice to have a post-wedding BBQ to share time with everyone in a more casual environment.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Post Divider Line

photography: Pablo laguia // venue name: Farinera de Sant Lluis, Pont de Molins, Girona, Spain // event design: Paloma Cruz // planning: Paloma Cruz // florals: Molist // wedding dress: Zegarcia // hair stylist: Laia Martín // makeup artist: Laia Martín // videography: David Rodríguez // paper goods: De pluma y letras // calligraphy: De pluma y letras // catering: Les magnolies // tabletop rentals: Opera // furniture rentals: AH rental // music: Frank Poole // photo booth: Ledilux

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