Wedding photographer Malaga and Marbella

Mijas, a beautiful hilly area in the south east part of Spain, south of Malaga. This is where Hacienda San Jose is, a truly fabulous villa wedding venue on top of one of the many  hills. 

Siobhan contacted me about 2 years prior their wedding, and she said she would like me to photograph it. At that time she had no idea where her wedding actually going to be held. I got very excited when I got to know that they decided to have their international wedding near Malaga. I have never been to the south of Spain before so I was really looking forward to travelling there and meeting them. When I travel to photograph destination weddings I usually arrive one-two days before the actual wedding day in order to have some time to look around the area. And also this time I wanted to visit Malaga too.

 Siobhan and Mark came all the way from Scotland and they brought only the closest friends and family with them making their day a really intimate wedding near Malaga.

When Siobhan and Mark started organising their wedding they looked up different venues in countries including Scotland where they are from but eventually they settled on this particular wedding venue in Mijas. They loved the fact that even in April they could have an outdoor wedding there and the Hacienda was big enough that they could accommodate all their guest at the venue too. This was and important aspect as all the guests stayed there for the whole wedding weekend making the wedding experience into a mini holiday too.

The venue has garden all round the villa, so they could organise different part of the wedding day to different part of the garden. The ceremony was held outdoors, in a grassy part of the garden next amongst palm trees. This was hands down the most emotional wedding ceremony I have ever witnessed.

Started with the Father of the Bride when he saw his daughter for the first time wearing her wedding dress. Then when they walked down the aisle to the ceremony, the groom couldn’t hold back his tears, and  why would he? My camera has a silent  operation feature, and it was a great reminder that technical advancements sometimes do make a difference. It was really nice that I could just snap away without being obtrusive with clicking sound.  Often I get emotional too as was the case this time and so it’s handy to have a camera to hide behind.  

The weather was perfect on the day, not too hot but sunny. They set up one long table in the middle of the garden, and as there were only about 25 guests in total everyone was seated around this one table. Wedding decor was made by the sisters of the bride and the organisation of the wedding was perfected by Sunshine Weddings.

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