Marbella old town wedding

Luxe Botanical Wedding Workshop - Shot on 35mm Film & Video

We were honoured to be asked to co-host the Botanical Luxe Wedding Workshop in Malaga last week with Laura from the Business of Weddings & Reviva Weddings.

Laura used her wealth of experience to show wedding planners both new and highly experienced, how she would arrange various stages of a wedding day. The attendees and suppliers spent their time building, organising and styling various elements of the day.

Helen at Bloomfield Photography whose skill as a photographic stylist has not gone unnoticed by wedding planners and venues in Spain and London, ran a workshop on how to create styled flat lays and ensured that everything looked as it should. You can see more of Helen´s photographic stylist work here.

We decided to use this workshop to showcase the re-introduction of film photography back into our wedding packages. You can find out a little more about film photography for your wedding day here. 35mm film is an essential part of our aesthetic as photographers and we are thrilled to be re-introducing it to our work.

After we photographed the attendees and the workshop itself we had a short portrait session - we hope you like the results of the film portraits on this gallery. If you would like to see more of the workshop itself please see our instagram page here.

We would like to thank all of the attendees, suppliers and collaborators who took part and made this styled workshop possible.

Planner: Reviva Weddings
Concept: The Business of Weddings
Photographer: @bloomfield_wedding_photography
Videographer: Jeremy Standley Weddings
Florals: @anaisfloristasguengirola
Venue: @haciendanadales
Furniture Rentals & Table Setting: Noe Events / @noe.events
Ceremony Hoop: @marbellaparties
Shoes: Harriet Wilde / @harrietwildeshoes
Hair & MUA: @annemariemakeupartist
Jewellery: @eleventhheaven11
Female Model: @fiona_moreda
Male Model: @markparrygolf
Dress: Inmaculada Garcia, Barcelona / @inmaculada_garcia
Velvet Furniture & Rugs: @decoracionchillout/
Stationary: @loupaper
Macrame Backdrop:  @myzali_new_macrame/
Film Lab : Carmencita Film Lab

The Wedding of Valentina and Simon, La Cabane & Los Monteros

These wonderful people flew in from their home in a beautiful part of Southern California to get married at the exclusive La Cabane Beach Club at Los Monteros Hotel. They married just as the summer was ending and the autumn was about to begin; a time that lends itself well to beautiful sunsets and very warm, but not stiflingly hot evenings.

One of the great aspects of getting married in Southern Spain is the weather that accompanies. I believe the Californian, Canadian and Russian guests were all more than pleasantly surprised by the warm evening at an 8.30pm wedding.

One of the other unexpected joys of being a wedding photographer in Southern Spain is the variety of venues; La Cabane is a modern, chic venue with exquisite dining & catering, views of the Mediterranean, pretty Andalusian external architecture mixed with ultra modern internal facilities. It also has the added bonus of attached to a prestigious 5* hotel. It is a very different feel to some of the more rustic, rural mountainous venues only a few minutes away, yet La Cabane has a charm that separates it from other prestigious beach clubs in Marbella. Being a wedding photographer in Spain you have access to this and a wealth of other prestigious venues.

Both Valentina and Simon were lighthearted and kind in their every interaction and have a North American directness that is an endearing mix; I’ve spent a lot of my life in North America so they felt somewhat reminiscent of old friends. Their friends and guests were also friendly, welcoming and highly sociable. After they had finished ‘joining tables’ at dinner, they partied late into the night enjoying the beautiful food and entertainment provided by Los Monteros at La Cabane.


Hair: Alex Bridal Hair and Make Up
Venue: La Cabane - Los Monteros Hotel
Shoes: YSL

The Wedding of Sophie and Luke, at Finca Amalur and Amare Hotel, Marbella

Sophie and Luke are a young, fun, energetic couple who were incredibly easy to work with. They were laid back and made for great company. Likewise, their friends were ready to party, yet kind and courteous.

Sophie had her preparations in a beautiful suite at the Hotel Amare on the edge of Marbella Old Town. The hotel gave her bridesmaids a huge preparation room where friends and family members started the celebrations early.

Their chosen wedding venue was Finca Amalur overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and parts of Marbella along with stunning views of La Concha - not many people know that Marbella is located at the bottom of a mountain range that is 1200 meters in height, which makes it taller than any mountain range in England, Wales or N.I. and just shy of Ben Nevis in Scotland which is the only British Mountain taller than La Concha.

With the sun setting across the mountains, views of the Mediterranean Sea and their guests enjoying the entertainment of the day, it is safe to say that their wedding day was a wonderful event for all involved.

Being a wedding photographer in Spain and covering destination weddings allows access to such a variety of venues, and we thank the couple for choosing us to be their wedding photographer in Marbella.

Hotel: Amare, Marbella

Venue: Finca Amalur

Planner: The Marbella Wedding Angels

Flowers: EarthScent Elviria

MUA (Bridesmaids) : Charlotte Lothigius

The Wedding of Lilla and James at Villa Padierna Palace Hotel & Bronzzzano Beach Club

‘Dear Sam

I can’t put into words how happy you made me with the photos. I just want to say the biggest thank you, we really appreciate you and your work.’ - Lilla

It was a beautiful June day as I arrived at Villa Padierna, ready to meet Lilla and her bridesmaids; it is easy to describe Villa Padierna as a beautiful venue, but you would miss it’s quirks and hidden beauty within that statement, I would prefer to call it a gem and the suite I found myself for Lilla’s preparation photographs was no exception - understated elegance is the theme throughout. The small sign outside states that VP is voted the most beautiful hotel in Spain - it is a fair award.

Lilla and James know the area well having met only a stones throw away from their chosen venues. They lived here for some time before moving to the UK for work commitment. I think that in their hearts they are lovers of the joys that Spanish life brings. I was impressed at how quickly Lilla jumps from her mother tongue of Hungarian through to English and Spanish. James is a gentle giant whose chipper ways are infectious to those around him and together they make a warm and kind hearted couple whose gratitude and kindness towards me on their day was rather humbling.

Lilla and James planned a beachside ceremony with their wedding reception at Bronzzzano Beach Club in Estepona; a modern beach side pool club with an outdoor ceremony area… here is a little glimpse into their day. You will also notice a few from their day scattered around our website and instagram page instagram.com/bloomfield_wedding_photography

If you are interested in finding out more about these venues then visit bronzzzano.es/ and villapadierna.es/palace/en/weddings/

Wedding Planner: Natalia @ Curador