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Destination wedding photographer in Spain, Malaga

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Getting a destination wedding photographer in Spain, especially in Malaga is super fun and super easy! Many people oppose wedding photographers, and I think it’s the stupidest thing a wedding couple can ever do. Destination wedding photographer are pros, they know what they are doing and they deliver quality on time. As they say, it’s not their first rodeo!

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Are you getting married in Malaga? Great choice! Malaga is the place to be, to have a wedding in Spain. You’ll definitely enjoy the party atmosphere, the delicious food, the sangria, the meat (steaks), and most importantly the sun. A wedding in Spain is fantastic and if I had a man, I would go there and get married myself.

So, let’s say, you’ve decided to get married in Malaga, and you’ve booked your hotel, your church, your priest, your everything. The last thing, and might I say the most important is to book the destination wedding photographer in Spain. Again, many people don’t go for this option as they think that it’s too expensive, therefore they’d rather hire a friend. Worst possible choice ever!

Destination wedding photographer in Spain
Not only will your friend, speaking politely, screw up your wedding photos, however there might be a lot more in stake for you. It might even cost you a lot more, like your friendship. The photos will look amateurish, the memory card can get lost, the camera might get stolen. I am telling you. I’ve heard it all. And this is the type of things that ruins long friendships. Definitely hire someone who knows what they are doing and who is good at it! You should celebrate with your friends anyway. You shouldn’t make them work.

Where can I find an amazing destination wedding photographer in Spain, Malaga?

I know that this sounds like a lot of research. I can cut the chase for you right now, and recommend you one of the best destination wedding photographers in Spain I know. I highly recommend Milla. You can learn more about her here: https://studio-milla.com/about. Obviously, the best marketing a photographer can get is word of mouth. Check out her portfolio and look at her references.

She is the type of person who smiles constantly, loves what she does and goes above and beyond for her client’s special day. Definitely one of the best destination wedding photographers around!

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What should I ask the wedding photographer?

Being a pro, the destination wedding photographer in Spain usually has tons and tons of experience for weddings in Spain. Therefore, you can even ask about the type of venue, or about the best places to have the actual wedding in Spain. Trust me, these people know all the inside tricks and the best type of places to get the best wedding photos for your album. Don’t be shy to ask. If I were you, I’d contact the destination wedding photographer in Spain as soon as possible. The most talented ones are booked out fast! Send Milla an email and she’ll happily respond to you, and all the possible questions you might have!

 

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Prepare for your beach wedding in Spain!

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As you know, Spain has lots of sunshine and is definitely warm enough to walk in shorts. I know exactly you are thinking! You’re probably thinking that a beach wedding in Spain presents the perfect opportunity to get that tan you’ve been waiting for all year. However, don’t be fooled! First of all, if you are having a beach wedding in Spain, there is no way you’ll get a tan just in a couple of days. You either need a spray tan in advance, or a longer vacation in the sun to get that glow before putting on that white dress. I’ll dig into the details below.

White on white

 

Let’s state the obvious. Imagine having a beach wedding in Spain, wearing a beautiful white dress. Do you think the reflected sun rays on that untanned skin will look nice in your pictures against the gorgeous white dress you’re wearing?

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You need to prepare and get yourself a proper tan. You might look too pale in your photos, and trust me, it doesn’t look good. Besides, it takes time for us Brits to get a tan (without looking totally burned). There are a couple of ways you can prepare for this. However, there are also some precautions you should take as well.

 

Lesson #1 Pre-tan at least 2-3 weeks before

Now, I say this with much love, however, you need to pre-tan for your beach wedding in Spain. You should tan at least two to three weeks before your wedding day. Why do I say this? There are two very special reasons. The first being, if you tan only a couple of days before, you’ll overdo it and you’ll more than likely turn red. What happens after you turn red? You peel! Surely you don’t want to shed skin down the aisle at your beach wedding in Spain. I think that would even be worse than the skin burn. What do you think? Burn or falling dead skin? Yuck. I vote neither please! For this reason, it’s wise to pre-tan three weeks ahead.

Lesson #2 Spray tan is the easiest, but most trick!

Spray tans are very popular in Britain. Let’s be honest. I don’t know a single British girl who hasn’t put self-tanning lotion on, or tried a spray tan. Have you ever seen an epic fail on spray tanning? Oh, I have, and multiple times! First of all, if you go for a spray tan, make sure it’s at least a week before your wedding. I‘ve seen girls walk down the aisle, while it was really humid. What do you think happened? One girl had her spray tan only two days before her wedding, and it ended up all on her white wedding dress. It was really embarrassing!
The same thing happens with tanning lotion. It ends up directly on the dress. Plus, it melts of off your skin. People will really be able to tell that the tan is fake. Not good for a beach wedding in Spain.
Therefore, I encourage you, prepare in advance! The best thing is to take an extra vacation somewhere. The spray tans went out of style as soon as Trump became president! 😀

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Why you shouldn’t use a drone for your wedding photos

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Oh, I have news for you! If you are planning a wedding in Spain, or actually any wedding at all, you better pay attention. My little weekend experience might save you from making a horrible mistake on your most important day.

Last weekend, was the first wedding I ever attended. I know this sounds crazy, but it’s true. I couldn’t believe it either. However, I found the reason behind this. It just happens, that all my lady friends are ambitious career women and have had multiple successes in their professional lives. A lot of my friends still don’t plan to get married until they reach a point, where they feel stable and self-sufficient. I think this is also my case. Anyways, Susanne was the first from the group to tie the knot and say I do. She had her wedding in Spain, more specifically in Marbella.

The wedding

It was a wonderful ceremony. They had their wedding with a wonderful view of the beach. This is why there is a growing demand to have a wedding in Spain. The groom’s eyes totally lit up as Susanne walked down the aisle, with the warm sun making her dress shine. As she approached the altar, there were violins playing in the background. Everything was perfect at that point. When the music stopped, everything changed. There was a sudden buzzing that was coming up from above, and at that moment I realized, that Susanne didn’t book a professional photographer. She has a drone take her wedding photos. Big mistake!

 

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The noise

Imagine someone mowing your lawn right next to you, as you are saying your I-do’s at your wedding in Spain. It was so incredibly annoying, there are no words in describing the horrible buzzing sounds. The drone was flying around above us, beside us, in front of us. It was everywhere and it wouldn’t shut up. It was so loud and distracting, that it ruined the whole ceremony. None of the guests could hear anything, and I totally missed every word from the couple’s vows. I couldn’t hear anything at all! Moreover, I couldn’t keep focus on the couple for the rest of the ceremony, as I was distracted by the drone moving around. Horrible! Really horrible. Susanne told me later, that she got really frustrated with it too.

 

Not really worth it

As a result of the drone being so high and flying around all the time, it didn’t get to take any high-quality close-ups. They have a lot of panorama photos and good videos, but no photographs showcasing those special moments, e.g. the exchange of vows. The drone definitely didn’t capture the look in the groom’s eyes, as the bride walked down the aisle. The photos from the drone have no emotions. Although, the photos will show stunning scenery and prove that you had a wedding in Spain, my advice is simple and clear. Get yourself a professional wedding photographer. The noise, the distraction and the bird’s eye photos are definitely not worth it. Hire a pro!

 

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Find the perfect flowers for your wedding in Spain!

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We all look for the perfect flower decorations and the flower bouquet for our marvellous wedding. The never-ending question – which flowers should I use? Your wedding in Spain shouldn’t be an exception to hold back on your flower dreams! Flowers are the perfect decoration to your dress and your wedding in Spain.

Many celebrities are fully aware of this fact. Beyoncé, for example, had an exclusive wedding in New York and she had over 100,000 orchids! Can you imagine how beautiful it must have been? They were all tailor made within a couple of days. The poor florist had teams of people assembling each orchid decoration manually. Only the best of the best for Beyoncé. The cost of course was undisclosed. However, I think more planning is needed for your wedding in Spain.

The appropriate flower

The most popular and appropriate flower used for a wedding in Spain are carnations. Did you know that carnations are the national flower of Spain? How fitting for your wedding in Spain. They will probably be cheaper than the usual roses, and you will have a wide range of colours you can select from. They are visually stunning and are beautiful when they fully bloom.
If you are a Sex and the City fan, you might remember the time when Charlotte told Carrie that pink carnations are according to her “eeew”. In fact, I remember when Jack Berger gave Carrie pink carnations the night before he dumped her. However, this is definitely not the case for your wedding in Spain. Carnations in Spain are said to symbolise passion and it’s no surprise that red carnations are the national flower. Hence, carnations are the perfect flower for your wedding in Spain.

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Common practices

You have probably seen many cartoons where people dance with a carnation gripped in between one’s teeth. Believe it or not, you might see this practice while you are in Spain with your family. It’s very common to hold the carnation flower between your teeth! Maybe not a great idea to grasp the carnations in your teeth while you walk down the aisle for your wedding in Spain. It might not send the right message to your guests arriving from the UK. They might not understand that this, in fact is a symbol of passion.
It is also said, that if you receive a bouquet of red carnations from a man, it means that he absolutely adores you. If you receive white carnations, it suggests that the man is still single and is looking to date you. These are of course traditions in some parts of Spain. So, do your research on the meaning of flowers for your wedding in Spain. People take these things very seriously and selecting the wrong flower can ruin the vibe of your wedding.

Other suggestions

My best friend has recently chosen lavender as her wedding theme. Yes, you guessed right! Everything is also in the colour of lavender. What’s your favourite flower you’ve seen in weddings? I personally like king lilies, but they are so aromatic, it might be too much for some people. Leave a comment!

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Easter weddings in Spain

Easter weddings in Spain

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Listen up beautiful Easter brides! I can already tell you right now, that if you are planning to get married in Spain during the Easter holidays, you might want to reconsider.

I am not talking about the lack of fabulous weather or food. These two factors will always remain a guarantee for weddings in Spain. However, the Easter holidays in Spain are known for their festivity, drawing lots of locals to celebrate these sacred holidays.

Easter celebrations in Spain

Spain is known as a pretty religious country, so you can expect that Easter holidays are taken very seriously there. Following the Christian calendar, the Easter week in Spain is very sacred and is also known as the Semana Santa. The week starts with Palm Sunday, where the locals worship at churches, carrying always branches of palm trees. Ash Wednesday, which also happens to be the first day of Lent, which lasts until Good Friday. Here, usually people give up sweets, alcohol and even food in some cases. Still think Easter weddings in Spain are a good idea? The lent is then followed by a huge feast on Easter Sunday, where the people enjoy lovely traditional Spanish food. Finally, Easter Monday concludes the Easter week or Semana Santa. Spanish locals generally perceive this as the day of rest and worship.

 

Easter weddings in Spain

Availability of locals

The Spanish locals are very friendly, generous and willing to show you the best places to eat, drink or party. However, as the locals also engage in various Easter activities as mentioned above, they might be less willing to focus on the tourists, as they have to attend to their family celebrations. Many of them might even be out of town, visiting their grannies and other relatives.

Food

During Easter, you may come across traditional Spanish dishes such as torrijas. What on earth are torrijas? It’s actually slices of bread, prepared in mixtures that consists of eggs, milk and lots of sugar. The pieces of bread are then fried in olive oil and served warm. Do you think it sounds delicious?

Shops

Shops will most likely be closed for the holidays. If you and your bridesmaid expect to have fun doing activities such as shopping and going out on bar crawls, Easter might not be the best time to do all of that. A lot of the shops will be closed for Easter and will only reopen after Easter Monday. Hence, Easter weddings in Spain might not be the best idea.

Church

It’s not only the shops that won’t be available for weddings in Spain, but the churches will be booked out of sermons. Good luck finding a Church and a priest available during these holy days in Spain. It is highly unlikely that you do. If you dream about getting married in a beautiful Spanish church, do it either before or after the Easter holidays. Easter celebrations in Spain heavily involve going to church, so that’s where you’ll also find the locals. Weddings in Spain during Easter are thus impossible in some areas.

Do your research, if you really want to get married in Spain during Easter so you can prepare for everything!

 

The perfect sunset wedding in Marbella Costa del Sol

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Are you searching for an amazing wedding destination? Well a beautiful beach wedding in Spain just might be the perfect wedding tip for you.

Imagine the sunset on the beach in Marbella, where the last rays of sunlight make your ring shine and the sounds of the waves compliment your I-Dos. Imagine your wedding photographer in Marbella capturing his beautiful moment. The smell of seafood accompanied by a tasty champagne on the soft sandy beaches make a wedding in Marbella one of the best beach wedding destinations.

Marbella is a charming city situated in the southern part of the Costa del Sol region.

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No surprise that a lot of couples take the opportunity to celebrate their day in this region, combining a family celebration with the city’s culture and glamorous atmosphere. Amazing food, charming streets and historical buildings are only a few things that makes this place an amazing wedding destination.

There have also been many celebrity sightings in the Costa del Sol region. Julio Iglesias or Antonio Banderas are rumored to be frequent visitors, so ladies if you want to make your last night before your wedding interesting, the region of Costa del Sol is definitely for you.

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Marbella is a great choice for a wedding destination also because it is accessible to all of your guests.

The Malaga International Airport is very close, so flying in your family, loved ones and even your wedding destination photographer will not be as expensive as you might think at first. Malaga International Airport is known as a hub for budget airlines flying in from most European cities, so flights can be very cheap.

So whether it be your cousins, your aunts, your best friend living in Denmark or your international wedding photographer flying from London, they will be there! As soon as your guests land, they can take a smooth ride along the motorway to Marbella in a shuttle (where the party can already begin – as always). So Marbella again proves itself as one of the best choices for beach wedding destinations.

The groom party can entertain themselves by visiting one of the many golf courses, enjoying some manly time. Other activities men can participate in: yachting, fishing or just drinking in many of the beach bars.

On the other hand, the bridal party can visit the beautiful town center of Marbella, have lunch in one of Marbella’s sophisticated restaurants or enjoy a couple of cocktails on the beach with the gorgeous sunset. You can hire an English speaking wedding photographer in Marbella to capture all these special moments of course!

All in all, the beautiful coastline with exclusive beach views makes Marbella one of the best places for a destination wedding. Saying your I-Dos under palm trees with an ocean view sounds like a romantic dream come true. And all of this can be captured by a professional wedding photographer by a couple of clicks.

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