Louise and James comissioned me to be their Mallorca Destination Wedding Photographer. When I first spoke with Louise, there were an uncanny number of connections between us and we both felt it was meant to be! Firstly, I was refered by my gorgeous couple Marsha and Tom. Secondly we both live/had lived near Ealing in West London, and thirdly James worked at Joseph Joseph where the director Richard Joseph is one of my husband’s closest friends! Louise had also worked closely with Rich Joseph from her days being a buyer at Selfridges. I’m sure there were a few more connections too which I can’t recall. With all these connections, we quickly felt like friends.
The bride got ready at the luxury boutique hotel L’Avenida in the small, medieval town of Soller. The stylish hotel is one of the Mr and Mrs Smith hand-picked group of luxury boutique hotels. One of the lovely girls from William and Mary Hair and Beauty flew out to do the brides hair and makeup. Bossa nova music played and beautiful floral scents filled the bridal suite. The ambience was calm and relaxed. Louise wore a sleevless v-neck lace Pronovias gown and sparkly silver Jimmy Choos. Her bridesmaids and flower girls wore pastel pinks and yellows by Coast. Perfect colours for a warm September destination wedding.
The couple chose to have their humanist blessing outside the old Museu de la Mar. The backdrop for the ceremony was the bluest of blue Mediterranean Sea. Friends and family who had all travelled over from England, gasped at the views of the wild, craggy cliffs jutting out of the water. It framed the loved-up couple perfectly. It was the perfect location for a romantic destination wedding. The bride arrived in style in an on old open-top blue Cadillac. She held a simple but chic bunch of yellow Calla Lilies by florist Joanna Walton. A simple string of the same cheerful Calla lilies adorned the ceremony backdrop. Later we stopped by Port de Soller marina for some couple portraits in front of the palm trees and yachts, and the tramontana mountains hazy blue in the background.
The wedding reception venue was the gorgeous restaurant Bens D’Avall nestled in the mountains above Soller. The expanse of the Mediterranean Sea lay below us as guest enjoyed champagne and canapés during the welcome cool of dusk. The wedding party enjoyed their 3-course wedding meal by the warmth of candlelight as the orange sun dipped behind the calm sea. The couple opened the dance floor under the starry Mallorcan sky and the party went till the small hours in true Balearic style!