Valentin Gamiz brings us a beautiful wedding album of Samira and Matt, a Spain-enthusiastic London couple for today. Costa del Sol had always been their favorite getaway, so they chose the Southern part of Costa del Sol, Marbella (Malaga) as their wedding spot. From monochromatic silhouettes to vibrant close-ups that deliver a story, this photo collection of Samira and Matt’s wedding in Hotel Villapadierna shows us what it’s like to tie the knot in Spain, the Land of Passion!
The whole ceremony and reception was held in the luxurious Hotel Villapadierna. Stunning curves of vast green landscape and architecture greets us while one of the most romantic places in Andalusia, the Roman amphitheatre became their ceremony venue. The reception meanwhile was held in the beautiful outdoor terraces surrounded by fountains.
The day started with Samira in her floral bathrobe, getting her hair and makeup done before slipping into her voluminous wedding dress skirts tired with layers of floral like swirls. The upper bodice was diagonally offset by layers of fabric creating sculptural detail to the neckline while a vase shape back hem was pulled onto her figure with a ribbon. An intricate waist adornment was belted in place, and her shimmering necklace hung attractively at her collarbones. Her veil was pinned to the top of her bun hairline, falling into curves at the ground.
Matt who was in a white and grey suit was waiting patiently with his best man at the center of the amphitheatre. White furniture was placed at the center and white carpet was laid on the bridge spreading out evenly to the center where the marriage celebrant was. Two boys in suspender shots of lighter grey lead the way before Samira was guided in by her father.
As the sun began to shine brighter, guests pull out parasol provided by the hotel as they look upon the center stage. Their marriage celebrant produce their rings and allowed them to exchange their vows before both slipped it onto their fingers.
More dramatic and romantic pictures of the couple were taken together before their reception start around the evening. Cleverly using streaks of light airing into dark shadows, pictures of them in the hallway were taken. With their fiery passion and the flare of Samira’s voluminous skirt and veil, each photo brings about a certain intense beauty that captivates the eye. Some warmth and loving shots of them in the garden were captured as well, adding warmth and depth to this album.
Beautiful arches ornated with plants and vines hung above, while whitewashed tables are arranged below catering seats for the guests and the couples themselves. Speeches were given, some even ending with a thumb up from our groom! Everyone gave a toast to the couple, their heart willingly rejoice and bless the couple for this beautiful union.
As the day went on and the sky dimmed to a duller hue, lights around the garden illuminated the scene, guests scattered flower petals and the couple are greeted with cheers and smiles as they moved to the center for a dance.
Their cake was simple and elegant. Our groom holds up his hand to bring the audience attention to the cake cutting gesture performed.The night ended in a splendor and everyone danced along to the beat.
Many thanks again to Samira and Matt for this album. The La Bride team wishes you all the best!