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Katherine and David at The Marbella Club

Villa del Mar is the Marbella Club Hotel’s exclusive wedding venue, a quiet retreat nestled above the edge of the beachfront, incorporating vintage Andalusian external architecture alongside modern interiors, and a private pool with elevated views of the Mediterranean offering sites of the famous Marbella Club Bridge that later hosted their fireworks display. 

It is hard to put into a few short words how beautifully composed the wedding of Katherine and David at The Marbella Club Hotel’s Villa del Mar was, their day was expertly curated by Carla the founder of Tucco Weddings with the entire day being lavishly adorned with florals by Virginia Floristas. As a Marbella wedding photographer the day was truly a visual treat at one of our favourite wedding venues.

Katherine and David had certainly planned a beautiful day, but something that struck a chord with me was how they ensured that they spent time together just to talk and confide in each other. Whilst Helen concentrates on details and ambiance, I spend most of my time watching the couple looking for intimate, joyful and emotional moments...

After their ceremony instead of rushing to their guests, they stayed back, a flute of champagne in hand, they took a seat in the corner and simply talked and admired the ceremony area with the sound of the water features in the background. Only a few hours later they sat in a private garden to spend a few tranquil moments together, it was an endearing sight. That said, I am aware that they partied until the early hours of the next day surrounded by their friends and families.

Their kind and gentle nature could also be seen in the three unsolicited thank you emails that we received from Katherine and David upon receiving their sneak peak gallery and upon receiving their full wedding gallery.

This Marbella Club Hotel wedding was something very special indeed and so were the people involved in the day, it was an honour and a privilege to be a part of their day. We wish Katherine and David every possible happiness in the future. 

Helen and Sam


Email 1:

Hi Helen & Sam,
Thank you so much for the beautiful photos. You both were exceptional and it was a pleasure to share our day with you.

-Katherine upon receipt of their Sneak Peek Images.

Email 2:

Wow!! 
Thank you so much Sam and Helen. Every photo is absolutely beautiful. We are going to take a few days to go through them all.
-Katherine and David upon receiving their full gallery

Email 3:

Honestly we are both still processing how fantastic all the photos are!  So many wonderful moments captured.
-Katherine, ten days after receipt of her gallery

Suppliers:

Planner: Tucco Weddings - https://www.tucco.es/ 

Venue: The Marbella Club Hotel, Villa del Mar - https://www.marbellaclub.com/en/#

Florist: Virginia Florista - http://virginiaflorista.com/en/

Photography: Bloomfield Photography - bloomfieldphoto.com

Video: Ziffir - http://www.ziffir.com.ua/

Stationery: Nulki Nulks https://www.nulkinulks.com/

Rentals: Flordete Boutique, Cashmere Decoracion

Musicians: Naiara Castillejo and String Quartet, The Italian Job and others.

Hair: Alex Bridal - https://www.instagram.com/alexbridal/

MUA: Nicola McGeorge - https://www.instagram.com/nicolamcgeorge/

Cake: Alyson´s Cake http://weddingcakesmarbella.com/

Film lab: Carmencita Film Lab

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 Frances and Johannes at Castillo Santa Catalina, Malaga

The story of Frances and Johannes is a romantic tale. Frances is from Ireland and Johannes is originally German. They live together in Switzerland although life has not always been quite so simple for them…

Like many of our clients, they work in highly skilled industries that involve lots of travel and throughout their time together they have made immeasurable efforts to grab whatever time they could to be together whilst living and working in different countries and (sometimes) different continents.

I have a deep admiration for couples who make long distance relationships work, though judging by the warmth and kindness they show each other, I’m not surprised that they made this work. Somethings and some people are just worth the effort.

Frances and Johannes and their families are warm, kind people who really made the time for every guest who visited their castle wedding at the beautiful Castillo de Santa Catalina in Malaga.

Their wedding day was on a beautiful hot September day with low golden sun and the warm Spanish evening that enabled their guests to enjoy a shared dance in the courtyard before heading inside for the late night dance floor.

Congratulations! We wish you both every happiness in the future.

Wedding Planners: The Marbella Wedding Angels
Flowers: EarthScent Elviria
MUA: Charlotte Lothigius
Hair: Ashleigh Hair  
Venue: Castillo de Santa Catalina, Malaga
Popsicle Cake: Lou’s Cakealicious

The Andalucian Lakes Styled Shoot, Istan

In order to improve our own work and push our own ideas and practises further we are endlessly researching the work of photographers past and present as well as that of stylists and planners. One thing that we aim to never do is to stand still in our attitude to our work, we never stop trying to improve and hone our craft. 

The workshop was co-created by Laura Charles and Claire White. Already knowing Laura of Reviva Weddings - her reputation as one of the top wedding planners in Spain speaks for itself and is well deserved. She was an architect of the upmarket destination wedding industry in Southern Spain and yet remains one of its’ most prestigious yet contemporary planners.

Claire is the founder of Butler and White. Since arriving on the coast we have closely followed her work and were rightly very excited to work with her.

What we particularly like about both Laura and Claire is that neither of them are willing to stand still despite the successes they have encountered as a byproduct of the love of their trade and craft.

To cut a long story short; upon learning that Laura and Claire were planning this photographic event we ensured that we were the first to sign up; we wanted to grow our own practise, experiences, network and most of all keep out of our comfort zone and experience something new and different.

It was a beautiful event and one of the many ways in which Helen and I are forever looking to constantly improve our practise.

A huge thank you to all of the suppliers involved in making the event such a success:

Models: Isa Vila: @_isavila_ & Kristof Debie: @iamkristofdebie
The Styled Workshop: reviva-weddings.com/workshops/
Concept & Planning: Laura Charles, Reviva Weddings // www.reviva-weddings.com // @revivaweddingsandevents
Styling: Claire White, Butler and White // www.butlerandwhite.com // @clairewhitestylist
Hair & Make Up: Louise Hill // www.louisehairandmakeupartist.com // @louise.e.hill
Bridal Kimono: Show Me Your Mumu // www.showmeyourmumu.com // @showmeyourmumu
Bridal Gown: Inmaculada Garcia Serika // www.inmaculadagarcia.com // @inmaculada_garcia
Flat Pump Shoes: Jose Fina Portugal // https://josefinas.com/ // @josefinasportugal
Brides Veil & Hair Vine: Britten Accessories // www.brittenweddings.com // @brittenweddings
Jewellery: Joyas Que Hablan // www.joyasquehablan.com // @joyasquehablan
Florals: Anais Floristas // www.anaisfloristas.com // @anaisfloristasfuengirola
Furniture Rentals: Noe Eventos // www.noe-events.com @noe.events
Table Stationery: Loupaper Wedding Stationery // www.loupaper.co.uk // @loupaper_
Wedding Cake: Sweet Things by Fi // www.sweetthingsbyfi.com // @sweetthingsofficial
Flat Lay Stationery Suite: Studio By Catarina Zimbarra // www.catarinazimbarra // @studiocatarinazimbarra
Additional Assistance: Jana of Reviva Weddings
Canapes: www.theoutsidekitchen.es / @the_outside_kitchen