Why a Destination Wedding Planner is right for you

Let’s face it, since the proposal all you have been able to think about is the wedding. You’ve definitely thought about a wedding in a wonderful location like a beach in sun. Who can blame you? A romantic wedding in a faraway location is the stuff dreams are made of, but just how do you turn that dream into a reality? Going it alone can be a really complicated and stressful task. A wedding is hard enough to plan, let alone a destination wedding! How are you going to pick the perfect venue, get the best food your money can buy and create the day of your dreams when you don’t know anything about the location? In comes the destination wedding planner. Not just experts in wedding planning, but experts in the destination. It won’t just save you the stress, it will save you money and time too. Destination Weddings will put you in touch with a specialist with invaluable knowledge of your dream location and put all the pieces together for you. Now just why should you choose a destination wedding planner? Here are our top 5 reasons.

Local knoweledge

A destination wedding planner is what links you with the destination of your dreams. They will be able to advise you on the best venues for each part of the day and recommend vendors they know and trust to ensure your day lives up to all your expectations. You won’t waste any time looking down dead ends, your destination wedding planner will have a list of recommendations ready for you.

Wedding in Palace Aldovea
Photography: Tanya Vasiliuk / Organisation: Natalia Ortiz
It can be the smart financial choice, remember they have all the local connections

The sad truth is that unfortunately, vendors in destinations will often set their prices higher if they think you don’t have any knowledge of the area. You will not be able to know if they are giving you a fair deal or not. A destination wedding planner knows how much what you’re looking for should cost and won’t let someone take advantage of you. They will also have good relationships with their recommended vendors and may be able to use the connections to benefit you! You can rest easy knowing your flowers, cake, photos are all being taken care of by someone your planner knows and trusts, at a fair price.  Don’t forget about programs within planning services, such as Destination Wedding’s preferred partner program, which offers you the opportunity of spa treatments, private events, room upgrades and more.

They do the heavy lifting

Nothing about the research, booking or scheduling of a destination wedding is easy. When you start looking for a venue in a location you are unfamiliar with, it can be a very difficult task to even start looking in the right kind of places, or you might find yourself with too many choices and you won’t know what to do. Now add in a full-time job, a time difference and you’ve got yourself a real problem. Fortunately, your destination wedding planner will do all the research for you, and bring you a curated list of options, and then you can make a much better, well informed decision. When you’ve made your choices, they’ll make sure everything gets booked and scheduled exactly as you wanted.

Photography: Tanya Vasiliuk / Organisation: Natalia Ortiz
Offering your guests travel advice

Your planner is not just your best friend, but they can be an incredibly useful tool for all of your guests too. There’s a pretty good chance that your guests won’t have visited the location before, and might know absolutely nothing about the area, and will need guidance on hotels, travel, places to eat and things to do before they travel. Your destination wedding planner will give you recommendations on where best for them to stay, great restaurants and the perfect local activities. When booking for a large number of people, try using a booking service like HotelPlanner.com, where you can reserve a large number of rooms at a lower price.

Photography: Olya Kobruseva / Organisation: Natalia Ortiz
They’ll make sure you stick to your budget

Setting a budget can be difficult to begin with, so your planner will help you decide what budget you need to get the day of your dreams. From there, they will work with you, making any adjustments necessary to make sure your wedding is everything you dreamt, and it stays below budget.

Photography: Tanya Vasiliuk / Organisation: Natalia Ortiz

Remember, destination wedding planners understand the stresses and strains of trying to plan a destination wedding, it is their job after all! They will make the experience as simple and relaxing as it possibly can be for you, your partner and all your guests. Always stay in touch, and you’ll sleep well knowing someone trustworthy is taking care of your dreams. It will all make the day an all-round better experience, which will live long in your memory.

What Type of Wedding Planner Do You Need

Welcome to busy world of wedding planners. There are many options available when choosing a wedding planner, but the best place to start is by making a list of everything you expect from your planner. From there, you can begin researching and crossing everything off your list. Remember that all planners are different, some are focused only on the design of the day, others will be more arranging and scheduling the day rather than designing it, so make sure you find one that offers the services you’re looking for. When you have a few potential planners in mind, arrange meetings and go through each point in a bit more detail so you are sure that your planner take care of everything you expect them to.

Here we will explain some of the options you might find during your research. Planners won’t always use these exact terms to describe themselves, but it should offer a good place to start from.

Full-Service Planner

The all in one package. The full-service planner takes care of everything from start to finish. They will arrange all the vendors, ensure all your guests are catered for and will take responsibility for the design of the wedding. If you are looking for a lot of help and guidance in planning your wedding, or if you have a complicated concept that you want bringing to life then this is the best option for you.

Photography: Olya Kobruseva /Wedding planner: Natalia Ortiz
Event-Designer

The event designer is oriented towards the aesthetic of a wedding rather than the logistical side, meaning they will provide all the creativity to create your dream day, just don’t expect them to organise the timing or budgeting of your day. They may well work with vendors to help in creating your vision, and take care of flower arrangements for example, but they won’t organise other details for you. The designer isn’t essential. You can use a combination of florists and your venue manager to help create your vision, or a “floral designer” who specialises in creating an overall concept for the wedding, not just bouquets and centrepieces. Couples usually turn to event-designers as creating a unique and amazing experience can be very difficult and stressful without some help. If you are comfortable coordinating but would like help creating the design of the day, then this is the best option for you.

Wedding in Catalonia
Photography: Olya Kobruseva / Wedding Planner: Natalia Ortiz
À La Carte Planner

The À La Carte Planner is perfect for a couple that want help creating a plan but want to organise the event themselves. You are able to ask them questions and get suggestions, recommendations for vendors, advice and help with particular issues you are having. It is up to you when you contact the planner, and they charge a flat fee for each service or an hourly rate for their assistance.

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Day-of Coordinator

The day-of coordinator is best for couples who want to plan their own wedding but want to be able to relax in the build up and the day of. They will usually begin their involvement about a month before the event, just to ensure everything is running smoothly. On the day, they will take care of all of the setup and organisation, and cleaning or any other important tasks after the wedding. This lets you and your family enjoy the day without the worry and stress of managing the day.

And here are the different types of services offered by a wedding planner. Have you already decided on the one that best suits you? In this link you can know more about our services and, if you have any questions, you can write us at info@svadbavispanii.ru. We will love designing your great day!

We also recommend you read this post to see all the reasons to hire a wedding planner. We are sure you will like it!

Olga and Sergey’s wedding in Malaga

The adorable couple, Olga and Sergey, decided to celebrate an intimate and romantic wedding in Malaga, and we worked hard to ensure that it couldn’t have been more beautiful. This Belorussian couple have known each other since they were children, when they met playing in the park together. Later on they got separated by life, but on one great day they were reunited, to never separate again.

This beautiful wedding took place in a spa in Malaga, a spectacular place by the beach with incredible views. Before we discuss the details of the ceremony, let’s go back to the beginning of the day, when the bride and groom got ready in a luxurious hotel in Malaga. Olga got dressed, did her hair and put on her makeup in a fairytale room, while enjoying her last moments as a single woman. Her dress was an authentic work of art, it was sleeveless and made of a wonderful fabric. She opted for a midi-dress with a delicate white adornment, letting her blonde hair flow with waves and finishing the look with some big earrings. She chose to wear a veil to add a touch of tradition. As for her makeup, she opted for nude lips and statement eyes.

The happy couple were able to take some photos in the hotel, whilst they relaxed before the ceremony. Sergey chose beige trousers and a white shirt, perfect for a beach wedding.

The ceremony decorations were absolutely spectacular. The centre of attention was the circular floral structure with lots of pastel and green coloured flowers.

Next to the altar was a table with a beautiful cake with pink tones, which the couple enjoyed alongside two glasses of champagne after the couple said ‘Yes, I do’.

The rest of the photos from this wedding in Malaga were taken in the surroundings of this venue in the spa, a totally magical area. We’ll leave them with you!


Credits

Photography: Tanya Vasiliuk
Video: Jose Antonio Rico
Organisation: Natalia Ortiz
Flowers: Anais floristas
MUAH: Álvaro Sánchez and Juan Lapi

A Wedding in the Elegant Palace of Aldovea

The Palace of Aldovea is one of the most spectacular places to celebrate a wedding in Spain because it’s a classic and it’s full of history. In this article, we’re going to show you one of the projects we’re working on this season, which we hope will inspire those of you who are planning a wedding for next year.

For this wedding in the Palace of Aldovea, the bride wore a Jesús Peiró dress, a brand which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in bridal fashion in 2018. Everyone thought the bride looked beautiful in her chosen design, which was made with an incredible lace. Her loose, wavy hair gave her look an added touch of elegance. Despite the palace’s traditional style, the couple did not have to follow the trend with traditional accessories. This bride broke traditions with a larger than usual bouquet, made up of wild flowers and plants in white and green tones, and touches of fruit such as apples, which brought life, freshness and originality to the bouquet!

The groom opted for a simple and classic dark blue suit with a plain white shirt; an ideal outfit for this special moment.

For the ceremony, the choice of bow was determined by the bride’s bouquet. It featured an irregular arch formed by flowers and fresh plants that brought an element of simplicity and harmony to the room. The beautiful castle, the bride and groom, and the decoration all blended perfectly.

This palace is a very special place for any couple to feel comfortably enclosed in their own walls and gardens. Celebrating a wedding in the Palace of Aldovea goes hand in hand with success, thanks to its unique space which allows for beautiful decoration, personal essence and corners full of magic. From the interior and exterior courtyards, to the bride’s room, as well as the numerous spacious rooms…we have no doubt that you’ll feel like a princess here!

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Credits

Photography: Tanya Vasiliuk
Organisation: Natalia Ortiz
Dress: Jesús Peiró
MUAH: Alina
Venue: Palace of Aldovea

Natalia and Alberto’s wedding in Marbella

Natalia and Alberto, a Russian-Spanish couple, contacted us a few months ago in order to plan their wedding in Marbella. We got to work, and the result couldn’t have been more perfect. In this article, we’ll give you all the details and share a few of the most special photographs from the big day.

The outdoor ceremony took place in a spectacular hotel in Marbella. The couple got ready in their separate rooms with their bridesmaids and groomsmen, cherishing the special moments before the couple said “Yes, I do”.  Natalia wore an amazing princess dress with suspenders and pronounced cleavage, and a flattering makeup look with red lips as the main feature. In fact, red was the main colour of the wedding: the bridesmaids wore pretty red dresses, and the groomsmen wore red ties. Meanwhile, Alberto wore an elegant blue suit with a white shirt. They were a picture of elegance!

The ceremony was flooded with white, with a beautiful altar decorated with flowers and a large carpet in the hallway. After getting married, both the couple and the guests threw white balloons in the air, which made for some fantastic photographs.

Afterwards, everyone enjoyed an outdoor wedding banquet, thanks to the ideal weather conditions in this exclusive region of Andalucia. So that she could dance easily, Natalia changed into a short and very comfortable dress…now she was ready to enjoy the whole night!

We will leave you with the marvellous photographs of this adorable couple and their wedding in Marbella. Thanks for having faith in us!

Credits

Photography: Olya Kobruseva
Wedding planner: Natalia Ortiz
MUAH: LTMUA
Showman: Maestro de Ceremonias

The cost of a destination wedding

In this next post, we want to explain and detail the cost of a destination wedding, as we know it is hard to find this type of information when couples want to celebrate their wedding in a different country.

It is a difficult topic if you don’t know the specific requisites that are necessary to establish a base budget, but once you have one, everything will be a lot more simple and you will be able to enjoy the preparations.

Wedding beach ceremony in Alicante
Myriam y Hedger. Photography: Hanna Baranava / Organisation: Natalia Ortiz
Aspects to take into account if you are going to celebrate a destination regarding costs:
  • Firstly it is important to forget the idea that destination weddings are more expensive than other weddings. In fact, it’s usually the opposite: think – the number of guests will be smaller (not everyone is going to travel so many kilometres for a wedding of an acquaintance), and so the costs lower considerably.
  • As an intimate wedding, and thus more economical, you can dedicate more money to designing the wedding of your dreams: floral decoration, details for your guests, wedding dress or the selection of an exclusive location.
  • More than a wedding, it is a celebration that will last for several days, at least 2 or 3, and can be extended for up to a whole week. In this time you can do a whole host of actives with your loved ones, you can stay in an exclusive villa and enjoy an authentic holiday.
  • In relation to the previous point, you can organise your honeymoon in the same country as the wedding. You will start your honeymoon as soon as you get married, without worrying about bags and travelling the day after your big day.

Now that we have reviewed the advantages of organising a destination wedding, what do you say if we make a list to prepare the base budget? Let’s see point by point:

Locations for weddings

The first cost which you have to keep in mind is that of the location of the wedding. There are some which offer you a complete package with ceremony, banquet and party, and for others you are simply just charged rent.

Ceremony and banquet

For the latter case of location, in which you just pay rent, you have to organise the ceremony and the banquet. The price depends on if you are inside or outdoors, if there is anything to add or no decoration, and, above anything, the price of the menu per person for the banquet. Note: don’t forget to add the price of the wedding cake. We recommend 150g of cake per guest.

Female wedding
Julia y Alina. Photography: Olya Kobruseva / Wedding Planner: Natalia Ortiz
Rent

Being a destination wedding, the guests will need some sort of accommodation. If it is a small wedding, there are more options to enjoy your stay in a villa or a boutique hotel all together.


Music

Music is the fundamental element of the wedding entertainment and will be present in several different moments: ceremony, cocktails and banquet (optional) and dancing. You must think how important this aspect is for you and hire the musicians according to the style you want and the DJ hours that you will need.



Photography and video


What is more important than the memories of your wedding day? If there is something that you can’t skimp on, it´s the photography of your wedding. Take into account whether you want a video, there are some photography studios that also offer this service.

Wedding in Girona
Angelina y Sergei. Photography: Aljosa Petric / Organisation: Natalia Ortiz
Transport

On the one hand, you should add the price of transport for guests from your country to destination country, and on the other, from the airport to the place where you will celebrate the wedding. In Natalia Ortiz Weddings and Events we can hire a private plane with space for 50 people who will arrive all together.

Stationery

Regarding stationery you have to take into account the invitations, the menu, and the seating plan. Additionally, you have to add the card with directions to the location, dress code or even thank you cards.

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Wedding Silje y Thomas. Photographs: Alla Yachkulo of Buenas Photos / Wedding Planner: Natalia Ortiz
Styling

Although the dress comes with you from your country, on the day of the wedding you should hire a stylist who will do the makeup and hair of the bride and if you wish, of some of the family.

Decoration

The decoration of a wedding is very important since it will determine the style of the event. Some locations are already very decorative and reflect your own style, while others need more work. We recommend dividing the decoration into various points in the budget, dedicating most of it to floral design.

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Wedding Anastasia and Richard. Photographs: Buenas Photos / Wedding planner: Natalia Ortiz
Wedding planner

And last but not least, the hiring of a wedding planner who knows the country where the wedding will be in detail, and who can help you with each and every one of the previous points so you only have to enjoy yourself. In addition, they could organise activities for the days before and after the wedding, as much for the couple as for the guests.

To know in more detail about the prices of each one of these services, you can visit this page or write to use at info.svadbavispanii.ru.

The best places to get married in the Costa del Sol

Spain is one of the most in-demand countries for couples to celebrate their destination wedding, and there is a definite area which is perfect for the dream wedding: the Costa del Sol. In Weddings and Events by Natalia Ortiz we have a lot of experience in this area of Spain, as we have carried out a lot of very special weddings here throughout the years, during which we have learnt a lot and gained more and more experience. As a result, although our headquarters are in Madrid, nowadays we have professional wedding planners in the Costa del Sol specialised in this area of the country who will help us with everything you need to make your wedding a success.

Wedding in Mallorca
Photograph: Sandra Mañas García / Wedding planner: Natalia Ortiz

Included in the countless advantages which the Costa del Sol offers, you will find:

  • A marvellous climate
  • A variety of beaches
  • Charming towns
  • All styles of villas and hotels for accommodation
  • Food

If you are thinking about celebrating your wedding in the Costa del Sol, keep reading as we will show you the best places to get married in this beautiful area of Spain:

Marbella

Marbella is a town in the province of Malaga and one of the most in-demand holiday destinations, due to its exclusive atmosphere, beautiful beaches and luxury hotels and villas. If you dream of a wedding on the beach, Marbella is the ideal place.

Wedding beach ceremony in Alicante
Photograph: Hanna Baranava / Organisation: Natalia Ortiz
Malaga

One of the biggest advantages of Malaga is its international airport, so you can fly directly from nearly any part of the world. In addition, our wedding planners in the Costa del Sol have the possibility to offer you a small private plane so you and your guests can travel on the same plane.


Granada

Granada is one of the most historic cities in Andalucia, where you can find the emblematic Alhambra, a place which you won’t stop visiting, made up of palaces, gardens and fortresses, which served as accommodation for the monarch and the court of King nazari of Granada. Can you imagine celebrating your wedding with views of this special place? Our wedding planners in the Costa del Sol inform us of all of the places for weddings with views in which you can celebrate your wedding.

Additionally, Granada is a town with an infinite number of activities and sights to offer your guests, so it is an ideal place to organise the most complete weekend wedding.

Wedding planners in Costa del SolAlhambra, Granada

Almeria

Pre-wedding photos are becoming more and more in fashion, because as well as being a precious memory, having them takes away any fear by knowing more about your wedding photographer, so that on your wedding day you can have fun without any type of tension. El Cabo de Gata in Almeria is a perfect place to organise a pre-wedding photoshoot.

Almeria has also been the scene of multiple Western films, and so we recommend reliving this era in a fun way: you could dress in Western clothes and take precious photos which become an original and unique memory.

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Cabo de Gata, Almería. Photograph: andalucia.org

And you, what place in the Costa del Sol would you choose for your wedding?  Write to us at info@svadbavispanii.ru and together we can design the wedding of your dreams.

The advantages of celebrating your wedding in a hotel in Spain

When we imagine a hotel for weddings, inexplicably, a big hotel comes to mind, with hundreds of bedrooms and big lounges with a somewhat cold and impersonal atmosphere. For this reason, many couples reject this option when searching for wedding locations. However, we must not forget that in Spain there is a large number of hotels which are perfect to celebrate weddings with charm, specialised in unique weddings that are full of magic. In this post, we have given information so that you learn more about this type of hotel, and that you take them into account in the run up to your big day. I´m sure that we´re going to surprise you!

Wedding in San Sebastián
PhotographyBuenas Photos / Wedding planner: Natalia Ortiz

To continue, let´s review the strong points and advantages that wedding hotels in Spain can offer us, which are not few and far between:

Reduction of costs:

There is a belief that open air weddings are cheaper, but this is not always the case. We must take into account the fact that open air spaces are not as well conditioned as an interior space and so it is necessary to hire other services: a tent for the sun or rain, furniture, catering, decoration… it all adds up, and in the long run increases the total cost.

Zero worries about the weather

One of the biggest worries of couples who decide to get married in the open air is the weather: will it rain? Will it be windy? Will it be too hot? None of this will cause worry if you celebrate your wedding in a hotel. Plus point!

Accommodation for guests

Another advantage of this type of hotel is that they include accommodation for guests. A big plus if we take into account that you won´t have to move at any time as the bedrooms are in the same hotel where you celebrate the wedding. It´s certain that boutique hotels have less bedrooms than tourist hotels, and in that case, your closest guests, such as family and friends, can always stay there.

Wedding in Tenerife
PhotographyKseniya Bunets / Organisation: Natalia Ortiz
Nature

Although the wedding is inside, most of these hotels for weddings in Spain have very well-kept and beautiful garden areas which, if the weather permits, you can always enjoy. Have a drink calmly admiring the views, a little aperitif before the banquet, a chill out corner, etc. Just because you are not celebrating your wedding outdoors doesn´t mean you can´t enjoy nature and gardens.

Services and installations

When celebrating your wedding in a hotel, you will have all of the necessary facilities for an event of such as this: services, air conditioning, heating and its own kitchen.

Decoration

It is not the same to have a space already decorated in a style that you like as to decorate an outdoor area, because decorating an outdoor area will always be more expensive since it is a blank canvas that must be designed. Therefore, you must choose a hotel that suits your taste, whether vintage, with modern touches, industrial … the possibilities are endless!  

And as a picture is worth more than a thousand words, here are two of our most special projects, both carried out in hotels with a lot of charm, but of different styles.

On one hand, the Hotel Maria Cristina. It is a very emblematic hotel in the city of San Sebastian and the favourite destination for many Hollywood celebrities who went to spend their holidays at the start of the 20th century, in total luxury.

Wedding in San Sebastián
PhotographyBuenas Photos / Wedding planner: Natalia Ortiz
Wedding in San Sebastián
PhotographyBuenas Photos / Wedding planner: Natalia Ortiz

And, in contrast, here is our work carried out in the Torre del Visco, a boutique hotel situated in Teruel, with a lot of history. It is a restricted space as it has only 16 bedrooms, but has impressive charm. Additionally, it is immersed in nature.

Spring wedding in Torre del Visco
PhotographyBuenas Photos / Wedding planner: Natalia Ortiz

As you can see, there is a large variety of wedding hotels in Spain, capable of harbouring your dream wedding as and when you want and, of course, with all the commodities. If you want to know more about the budget, advantages and options for this type of wedding, write to us at info@svadbavispanii.ru and we will show you all the possibilities. We will wait for you!

Celebrate your wedding in the North of Spain: the charm of the Basque Country

The Basque Country has something special. And we are not the ones saying that; everyone who visits this part of Spain (or most of them) falls in love with this region of Spain, with its inhabitants and its incredible landscapes. In short, it is a perfect place to celebrate a very special wedding. If you like the North of Spain, you cannot miss this next post, a practical guide that sums up perfectly why celebrating a wedding in the Basque Country may be the ideal choice.

Wedding in Basque Country
Photographs: Buenas Photos / Wedding planner: Natalia Ortiz

Let’s start as always, with the reasons that make this place idyllic:

A different landscape

Green, green, nothing but green. This is what you will see in the Basque Country, a truly leafy landscape. And this is one of the advantages that the rain abounds; that despite being summer, the landscape is still perfect. A day of sunshine here is lived and exploited much more than in other parts of Spain which are accustomed to good weather. If you decide to celebrate your wedding here, choose the summer to do so, you´ll have more chance to enjoy the perfect weather.

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The sacred art

In he Basque Country there is a long history of religious tradition, and this can be seen through the countless churches that are found in this region, each one of them unique, authentic masterpieces that shelter sacred art,

Castles and wedding venues

If castles are the most beautiful buildings that exist, imagine a stone castle contrasting against an intense green landscape. This is what the castles of the Basque Country are like; unique places with a medieval and romantic atmosphere, the ideal enclave for a wonderful day like your wedding.

In addition to castles, there are a lot of emblematic buildings, perfect to celebrate your dream wedding, like the Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastian, the favorite holiday destination of many Hollywood stars during the 20th century.

Wedding in San Sebastián
Photograph: Buenas Photos / Wedding planner: Natalia Ortiz
Its coast

Two of the 3 provinces of the Basque Country have a coastline, another plus. Vizcaya and Guipúzcoa have spectacular beaches, different from those of the Mediterranean coast : they have large cliffs and rocks that contrast with fine sand and a sea with strong waves, perfect if you love water sports. If you are looking for a wedding on the beach or with sea views, the Basque Country also offers you this option.

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Food

And last but not least, the food stands out. The Basque Country is the cradle of the great chefs of the country, and it has Michelin star restaurants such as Arzak or Mugaritz. However, it is not necessary to go to a very expensive restaurant to taste the delicious dishes and specialties of the area, since all the restaurants take care of the quality of their food.

Dream venues to celebrate your wedding in the Basque Country
San Juan de Gastelugatxe
Wedding in Basque Country
Photograph: turismovasco.com

If you are fans of Game of Thrones, we are talking about Dragon Stone. One of the most spectacular places in Europe, an islet linked to the continent by two arches. It has a beautiful hermitage and the route to it is beautiful: a narrow path that goes from the mainland to the upper area, passing over the rocks and over a bridge. There are 241 steps, which are worth the climb to see the view.

El bosque de Oma
Wedding in Basque Country
Photograph: bosquedeoma.com

The artist Basauri Agustín Ibarrola turned this forest into a work of art, painting the trees and giving it a unique and incomparable atmosphere. We recommend this place to take spectacular pre-wedding photographs.

Churches

It is hard to choose, but below we recommend two of our favorite churches to celebrate a wedding in the Basque Country.

Catedral de Maria Inmaculada

This neo-gothic building is located in the city centre of Vitoria-Gasteiz, in front of a beautiful park. It is known as Catedral Nueva, inaugurated in 1969, and in this church unique weddings are celebrated, in its ship as well as in its crypt. You can see the gargoyles and the sculpture located in its interior.

Wedding in Basque Country
Photograph: basquecountrymagazine.com

Santuario de Urkiola

This sanctuary is one of the most worshipped in the region. This temple is located in an area immersed in nature, with amazing views of the Natural Park of Urkiola, and can be found in Abadino (Vizcaya).

Wedding in Basque Country
Photograph: basquemountains.com

As you can see, the Basque Country has so much to offer, incredible and original sites where you can celebrate an amazing wedding.

If you are thinking about celebrating your wedding in Basque Country, write to us at info@svadbavispanii.ru, and we will help you with everything necessary about the procedures, the best places depending on the wedding and style you are looking for, accommodation and plans for your guests.

A wedding with olive trees in Catalonia

On July 15th, the Russian couple Vladelina and Roman celebrated their dream wedding in Catalonia. Despite the fact that they have been a couple for 10 years, they decided to renew their vows with a romantic celebration in the Finca La Boella, located in Tarragona. This estate is dedicated to the production of olive oil and this inspired them. All of the wedding decoration, the bridal bouquet, the invitations, the girls´floral crowns and the boys´ boutonnieres were made out of olives leaves. The result was wonderful!

Vladelina wore a splendid dress with a vaporous fabric that she combined with a beautiful hairstyle and a veil cloak made out of lace as a unique and original detail. For her make up, the emphasis was on her eyes and her lips were natural. Roman wore a white shirt and a blue trouers. They looked so happy!

The ceremony took place in a patio with natural light, where wooden chairs were decorated with olive branches, and  it was officiated by the couple´s friend, which was very emotional.

After, the guests enjoyed a cocktail and a banquet. And there was a big surprise : as a gift to the newlyweds, one of their close friends played his guitar. An emotional moment of the day! Vladelina changed for the dance and chose to wear a pink dress with floral details, very romantic.

It was a wedding that all the guests, both adults and kids, enjoyed, since the entertainers dressed in medieval costumes and prepared games such as a treasure hunt that took place in the cellar. 

The fireworks were the perfect finale for this great wedding in Catalonia. We leave you with the fantastic photographs!

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Credits

Photographs: Olya Kobruseva
Wedding Planner: Natalia Ortiz
Flower design: Floratelie
MUAH: Hair look style