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An Andalusian wedding with a touch of Polynesia

Picture a beautiful day in Southern Spain; perfect temperatures, blissful sunshine and a blue sky that bodes well for a very special moment in the lives of Zara and William. Having travelled from County Donegal in Ireland with their friends and family – and no doubt left the wind and rain behind – arriving in Marbella basking in the sun must have set the tone for a wonderful time.

For the wedding ceremony they had chosen the charming Nuestra Senora de los Remedios in Estepona’s lovely old town centre. With this sweet venue they got a wonderful priest to perform the ceremony. Clearly a people’s person, he even hugged the couple halfway through the ceremony.

Zara and William are a great couple. She’s lovely and he’s easy-going and calm – a real life fisherman from Ireland! They had done much of the organising themselves, but with a bit of help from yours truly sorting out some bits and bobs for them everything worked out perfectly.

The beautiful bride and her man were a pleasure to work with, as were the cheerful Irish guests that ventured on with them to Tikitano. As evening fell at this wonderful venue on the water’s edge, the light cast the coastline in a wonderful spell. The Polynesian touches of Tikitano added an exotic, tropical touch that was a perfect addition to a Spanish day and a gorgeous Andalusian wedding.

With such a setting and such a good-looking and well-natured couple to work with the images almost made themselves. The setting certainly helped to inspire me, and I’m pleased that Zara and William felt the same way.

David Toms Photographer Spain

David Toms Photographer Spain

David Toms Photographer Spain

David Toms Photographer Spain

David Toms Photographer Spain

David Toms Photographer Spain

David Toms Photographer Spain

David Toms Photographer Spain

David Toms Photographer Spain

David Toms Photographer Spain

David Toms Photographer Spain

From the bride:

“Me and William want to thank you for everything you did before and during the wedding. First of all, thank you for being so helpful to us when we were out in February. You helped us find the best suppliers in the business and we’re so thankful for that as they helped make our day so perfect.

On the day of the wedding what can I say, you were amazing. Every part of the day was so relaxed as I spent most of the time laughing at you. You helped keep me calm when you could see I was getting stressed, you were so professional it never felt staged at all. Everything was so relaxed and natural, and you can really see that through our photos you captured the day perfectly. I am so glad you were available to photograph our wedding day as I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else. All our family enjoyed your company as well. Everyone loved how fun but also professional you were to be around.”

 

Love crosses national boundaries at Estepona wedding

Though they live in Dublin, where they met, Agnieszka and Tommy found love across the borders. She hails from Poland and he is a local lad, and together they are a lovely couple who just want to be together.

For their wedding they chose the sun. That is to say, Spain, and in particular the Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Encarnación in Marbella. This beautiful church in the atmospheric old town of Marbella was a wonderful setting for the wedding, and the maze of streets and squares around it were just perfect for the wedding photos. Read more

Autumn wedding in the Marbella sun

An Autumn wedding in the Marbella sun

When you see the photos of Charlotte and Ashley’s wedding you think it’s a professional shoot. You see, these two are so good-looking and photogenic that you’d think they’re models, part of a fashion shoot in some exotic location. The exotic location, in fact, was the lovely Puente Romano Hotel on Marbella’s Golden Mile, and the occasion was not a photo shoot but the real-life wedding of two lovely people from London. Read more

A country wedding in Southern Spain

 A country wedding in Southern Spain

It was like one of those romantic movies where friends and family come together in the countryside in Provence or Tuscany, only in this case the setting was Casares in our own stunning Andalusian countryside. The mountains, greenery and white village close by provided a backdrop that was certainly worthy of a movie, and I think the beautiful Sonia, her proud groom John and their (large) following were definitely impressed. Read more

Benahavis wedding with an international flavour

Another gorgeous Benahavis wedding

If you’ve ever wondered why so many couples are choosing to get married in Spain I hope these images provide the answer. Take Andrew and Marte, who chose neither England nor Norway, their respective countries of origin, but settled on Southern Spain instead.

OK, Andrew, or AJ as he is better known, has grown up in Marbella, but I don’t think he had a hard time persuading his lovely new bride to get married under the Spanish sun. On the day a large crowd of some 120 friends and family members from the UK, Norway and also Spain gathered outside the charming little Seamen’s church in El Campanario, near Calahonda. Also officially the Norwegian church in these parts, it formed a very moving and visually beautiful first act in what was to become a wonderful day. Read more

An Irish wedding in Nerja

An Irish wedding in Nerja

Philippa and Ross made a delightful pair as they entered the El Salvador church in the old heart of Nerja last July. A sizeable gathering of friends and family were there to witness the event and share in their joy, and after an emotional wedding ceremony with an exchange of rings on the main paseo, the couple and their entourage headed over to the reception at the Hotel Toboso. Read more