I love a good destination wedding so I jumped at the chance to photograph Charlotte and Ryan’s big day at the stunning Hotel La Viñuela in Malaga, Spain. The couple chose this destination wedding because Charlotte’s dad has been living in the area for the past few years, making it a familiar yet special place.
I just knew that the setting would inspire some great photos and it would also give me the opportunity to practise my Spanish.
Charlotte and Ryan’s ceremony was a little later on in the afternoon than a typical English wedding. This was to avoid the hottest part of the day and make for a more cool, comfortable, and relaxing start to the occasion.
The bridal prep took place in the hotel itself with the bride, bridesmaids and mothers all enjoying a chilled glass of Cava. The groom and guests arrived by coach in time for the ceremony which took place outside in the La Viñuela’s beautiful grounds which are framed by mountains and overlook a sparkling reservoir. A wedding photographer’s dream!
The stylish wedding ended in a wild and spicy party, featuring plenty of shots (of both the alcoholic and camera variety) and energy packed dance moves.
Here are some my favourite images of this lively, fun wedding:
Destination Wedding | Spain
A Spanish destination wedding has some fabulous elements to it. You’ve got the warm, sunny climate, of course, the renowned friendly and relaxed hospitality plus stunning wedding venues in stunning locations and Hotel La Viñuela is no exception.
Hotel La Viñuela | Velez Malaga
If you want to have some drama to your photography, then La Viñuela is the place for you. This charming boutique hotel offers a truly unique environment. You’ll be surrounded by mountains and a huge reservoir is just minutes away by car and offers the fantastic opportunity to create some memorable portrait shots by its shores.
La Viñuela’s flawless gardens are surrounded by a rural back drop of all this natural beauty, making an outdoor ceremony a must and any wedding photography pack a punch.
The hotel itself is stylish, bold and colourful and prides itself on providing quality in all aspects of its wedding hospitality, from elegant drinks receptions to delicious wedding breakfasts created from locally sourced produce with Mediterranean and Andalusian flavours.
The venue is in the province of Málaga, framed by the Sierra Tejeda mountain range and sits beside the Viñuela reservoir where the hotel takes its name. La Viñuela is also not far at all from some stunning Southern Spanish beaches. With the beaches come the coastal towns of Torre del Mar, Torrox and Nerja for you to also explore.
Málaga airport isn’t far either – about 40 minutes drive away – so there is so much Hotel La Viñuela can provide you with to make your destination wedding run smoothly and be as memorable as it can be.
If you are getting married abroad and would like to have a chat about your wedding photography, get in touch