A Rustic + Romantic Wedding In Spain Inspired By Spanish Village Festivals

Sonia + Aarón’s love story is a life-long one. These two newlyweds grew up in neighboring villages in Valencia, Spain and have known each other since they were little kids! 

Both Sonia + Aarón have so many happy memories of time with friends and family at traditional Spanish village festivals, so when the moment came to start planning their wedding, they knew they wanted to capture the sounds and colors of those classically Valencian festivities. 

The couple collaborated with Eventos Clandestine to bring their vision to life. Together they filled rustic and charming venue La Prensa de la Valldigna with bold shades of red, bountiful flowers and produce, and an authentic and celebratory town square festival feel. And details like a totally dreamy tapas spread, a vermouth bar, and a live brass band rounded out the iconically Spanish experience. 

Let’s take a look at the gorgeous photos that Kristel Aragon captured of Sonia + Aarón’s sunny Spanish wedding day!

Venaya Moments created the wedding’s absolutely charming hand-drawn paper goods. We are obsessed with the quaint and colorful tone they set for the day!

Sonia found her square toe sling-back block heels at Zara! Check out our list of the 24 best spots to buy weddings shoes online to find your own dream wedding shoe or try this Prada pair to recreate Sonia’s look with a similar silhouette!

Sonia’s stunning 3/4 sleeved Pol Nuñez wedding gown is nonstop timeless elegance. We are in love with the tailored bodice and delicate button details.

The Ceremony

“They wanted a space that perfectly represented the locations of a small inland village, with its decaying houses, the typical village square, and surrounded by mountains and orange groves,” says planner Lorena of Eventos Clandestine. “The perfect venue for their guests was  La Prensa de la Valldigna.”

Floral designers from De Bohemia filled the ceremony space with hay bales and tons of long-stem carnations in different shades of deep red for a rustic yet romantic and magical vibe.

Very into this rich red and brown ombre backdrop!!

The day’s design vision included so many inviting still-life tableaus that created a village festival atmosphere with baskets of vibrant produce + flowers. And those woven hand fans were a clever handcrafted guest gift to keep everybody cool throughout the outdoor celebration.

“A market stall with fresh water in pitchers, fresh beer from a typical Spanish porrón, and straw hats were details we wanted to include to achieve a journey back in time, reminiscent of the life of our grandparents in the village,” says the couple.

Snag your own glass porrón to add some traditional Spanish drinkware to your kitchen!

We love the idea of including a stack of short brim Panama hats for guests to grab! What a unique wedding favor that can be used again and again!

Sonia’s long veil added even more bridal elegance to her tailored gown. Check out our collection of the best wedding veils for every bridal style to find one that’s the right length and vibe for your wedding day look.

Sonia’s perfect cascading ponytail was created by Rafa Monzo, and her bold red lip makeup look was done by Raquel Castillo.

We love the simplicity and uniqueness of Aarón’s three-piece black and gray wedding suit from Penhalta.

“Some friends were in charge of directing the civil ceremony,” Sonia + Aarón say. “It was really fun and carefree. They knew us well and knew how to tell their story in a humorous way”

Xaranga Xe Com Sona led Sonia + Aarón’s guests from the ceremony to cocktail hour.

The Reception

We adore the way Sonia + Aarón incorporated classically Spanish food and drink with this cocktail hour vermouth station! Explore our list of the ultimate list of wedding cocktail hour do’s and don’t’s to start planning what your guests might be sipping on your special day.

The way Sonia + Aarón used custom pennant banners added so much festive rustic flair to their reception setup.

We are drooling over the absolutely delicious spread of Spanish flavors that Jucais Catering created!!

A super fun and eco-conscious fact about Sonia + Aarón’s wedding? Guests got to take home all of the produce and food worked into the decor at the end of the night. Nothing was wasted or thrown away.

There are tons of editable templates with hand-drawn vibes on Etsy if you want to recreate the feel of Sonia + Aarón’s menus and paper goods.

This seating banquette by Mafesa Integral full of woven furniture and ivory cushions is so summery and inviting!!

So clever the way they created a massive table in the center of the reception space by adding an acrylic tabletop to bales of hay!

Take a look through our list of romantic fairy light wedding ideas if this twinkly outdoor setup has your feeling inspired.

These two have their priorities straight: you’ve got to find plenty of opportunities on your busy wedding day to steal some smooches!!

Guests finished off the feast with a dessert table full of cakes by Peptina Pastel.

Wedding Dress Guest Book!

Bride Sonia walked around the reception asking guests to sign the train of her wedding dress!! Now her dress is full of memories in more ways than one!!

Grab a bunch of black fabric markers to let your guests leave their well wishes right on your dress like Sonia did!!

Party Time!

Every wedding should have a ball pit!!

Super fun and colorful lighting by Cenval and music from Grupo 7 and DJ Pepe Difenders ushered in the evening’s epic dance party.

¡Felicidades, Sonia + Aarón! Your village festival-inspired wedding was a sunny Spanish dream! GWS wishes you all the very best!

photography: KRISTEL ARAGÓN // venue name: LA PRENSA DE LA VALLDIGNA, Benifairó de la Valldigna, VALENCIA, Spain // event design: Eventos Clandestine // planning: Eventos Clandestine // florals: De Bohemia Lab // wedding dress: Pol Nuñez // bride's shoes: Zara // hair stylist: Rafa Monzó // makeup artist: Raquel Castillo // groom attire: Atelier by Penhalta // groom's shoes: Massimo Dutti // paper goods: Venaya Moments // catering: Jucais Catering // desserts: Pepina Pastel // furniture rentals: Mafesa Integral // music: Xaranga Xe com Sona // lighting: Cenval // music: Grupo 7 // music: Pepe Difenders