Lydia and Sandro’s wedding under the Mudejar roofs of Belmonte Castle

Just 90 minutes from the Spanish capital, on the hill of San Cristobal, in the heart of cuenca province, is a magical castle, where a dream event was held: Lydia and Sandro committed to a wedding in the castle of Belmonte.

The castle, a national monument

This emblematic medieval fortress of the fifteenth century allows the most original bride and groom to marry since 2010, and that is what our boyfriends did, set off for one of the best maintained and guarded castles of this country.

With its own rooms and galleries of 1456, and after being rehabilitated, there are still its Mudejar roofs, which make it a perfectly adapted dream place with all the comforts for your wedding.

Outdoor and indoor, the bride and groom were able to enjoy all the stages for their ceremony, including the yard, all of them perfectly decorated.

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The decoration, in tune with the space

Mostly predominantly the tones of white, with a bridal bouquet of hydrangeas formed only by this color. A variety of white flowers accompanied by green leaves as a waterfall were also located on the stairs of the castle.

But the exception was at the tables where, in addition to the white roses, paniculatas and orbicular leaves, the roses were added in pastel orange and pinkish tones that, on a long pink cloth, formed a row that crossed the entire table.

The Azalea florist was the family business responsible for putting this touch of sophistication that, with its long history in the floral sector, achieved a delicate work of natural flowers that preserved the highest quality.

To increase the harmony of the decoration with the space, the table was added candles of different models on glass boats.

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Lydia, a very medieval bride

With a design by Jesús Peiro, one of the first bridal firms to incorporate pockets, the bride dazzled through the castle spaces in a butterfly sleeve dress reminiscent of medieval costumes.

The model, fitted to the waist, had a line of transparencies on the chest and sleeves, as chantilly and embroidery. This one also had an uncovered back and was fastened in a long row of buttons. Behind it was formed a slight tail.

Mari Carmen Arenas, from Arpa Art, moved between passion, dedication and professionalism when making the makeup and hairstyle of the bride, giving a result whenever it adapts to the style of the bride so that it does not cease to be herself.

And that’s how Lydia felt, who could feel comfortable and very identified with shades of bronze tones, a black liner on the watermark and very natural lashes bathed in black mascara. To this she added a pink stick lipstick and a touch of illuminator that made her shine even more.

For the hairstyle, the winning option was a full bass pick-up, with some loose locks and a jewel crown, a must-have medieval ornament!

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A groom with attitude in his garments

Sandro, our elegant boyfriend, was dressed by Bere Casillas in a tailored suit, and a customization of even the smallest detail!

The chosen jacket suit was navy blue, paired with a dark mauve vest with salmon moles on a white shirt and a salmon bow tie a great personal seal!

A memory embodied for eternity

And all thanks to Natali, our photographer from Valencia who moved to Belmonte Castle, one of the five best wedding photographers of 2014!

And thanks to Julian Meneses, the falconer who allowed the groom to enjoy an owl and photograph with him, a very medieval icon, where these animals were believed to be witches and wizards in disguise! 

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Among wines, grapes, vineyards and barrels: a wedding in a wine cellar

There are periods of time that define us, environments that make us feel at home and landscapes that transport us with just one glance. This is what happened to our bride and groom of the day, at the bodegas de Francisco Gómez.

It was for this reason that they chose this venue to celebrate their big day; a wedding in modern, active wine cellars where the main values are quality and the environment.

The guests were witnesses to this, surrounded by barrels and whilst walking around the venue they enjoyed both the indoor and outdoor spaces during the ceremony, the banquet, and even the disco!

If you also would like to hold your wedding in some vineyards, keep reading this article until the end!

An altar with many flowers

Along the path down the aisle there were wooden seats on both sides so that the guests could participate in the event, the same for the altar which consisted of a large wooden bench for the bride and groom, a lectern and a large barrel accompanied by flowerpots.

The red and white roses, the hydrangeas, the dahlias and the green leaves were the main event for the bouquets, from Arlet Artesanía Floral, who make up a large team of professionals and gave each flower and each petal a special meaning for the married couple. They even have an online shop!

A wine-themed banquet

The tables for the banquet were decorated to match the rest of the ceremony: with large bowls made from gold tin, amongst candles and bunches of grapes as centrepieces with golden cutlery and wicker placemats.  

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A variety of invitations

The invitations, made by Tuinvi Creativa, were the most original and a souvenir to keep forever, as inside, they truly captured the essence of the wedding venue: The Bodegas Francisco Gómez.

Inside the envelopes there was beautiful artwork, in black and white. The invitations had the initials of the bride and groom with tassels and lace to decorate.

Brides with dresses made to measure

The bride, dressed by Yolanda Novias, was wearing a fully embroidered dress with mesh, and a belt at the waist made from blush pink satin.

The bottom half was made from a simple fabric that rested on an enormous train of tulle, with the back of the dress kept secure by a thin line of buttons.

To add a touch of colour, bride wore red boots that perfectly matched the red roses in her bouquet.

Did you know that if you would like an exclusive dress for your wedding, at Yolanda Novias they design it for you? Even if you don’t know exactly what you are looking for, they will accompany you throughout the process in order to create your dress with a large combination and variety of textiles until it suits you perfectly.

The makeup artist was Natalia Fuentes, a professional from Alicante who gave the bride ombre pink eyeshadow with a black smoke together with eyeliner, and for the lips she put on a soft, natural pink.

The hairstyle was at the hands of Bionda Estilistas, who, along with bride, came to the conclusion that a low ponytail with a side fringe would be the best option for this magical day.

The groom was dressed by Garrido Ceremonias in a suit with a brown blazer that matched perfectly the colour of the wine at the cellar. He had black lapels and a black bowtie together with a white shirt and a grey waistcoat.

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Every photo was a dream

You couldn’t miss the wedding photoshoot throughout the wine cellar venue, together with its barrels and bottles, as well as in the olive mill where they make the oils with the press, the boiler and the chutes.

The Wedding Planner Natalia Ortiz took care immensely of every little detail so that, once again, this wedding turned our perfect. Tell us your idea!