Today I bring you this elopement wedding in Seville I photographed this spring.
Megan and Graham are an American couple that wanted to get married in Spain in an intimate wedding in Seville, one, if not the most, beautiful cities in southern Spain.
Many couples choose our country for their wedding. No wonder why! Spain is a great place to get married. Because the weather is so good you can get married here almost anytime throughout the year. And the charm of a wedding in south Spain is almost magical.
The couple decided to elope to get married in Seville and they had two things very clear: they wanted to have a very Andalusian wedding and they wanted an intimate wedding celebration. For the wedding ceremony they chose one of the most famous and usually crowded spots in Seville: the Plaza de España. A plaza you must be familiar with as it has been the scenario for movies like Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones or Lawrence of Arabia.
In order to avoid the crowd and celebrate the intimate wedding the couple wanted, we woke up very early. I met Megan and Graham in the beautiful apartment they have rented for this special occasion in Seville city centre. We shot the first wedding pictures of bride and groom there and then we moved to Plaza de España where we met Isabel Bonilla, the officiant of this elopement in Seville.
So the wedding celebration consisted in a very intimate wedding in the middle of Plaza de España. The couple made their vows and exchanged rings in this beautiful spot. After the lovely ceremony we went around the plaza to shoot some newly wed pictures and then we moved to our next and exciting scenario: the Alcazar of Seville, a stunning royal palace that has also served as location to the famed Game of Thrones series. Seville is such an amazing and cinematographic city!
Seville and all the south of Spain in general, have a lot of history and architectural mix of cultures with very moroccan inspired buildings like this one, the Alcazar where we shot some great wedding pictures as you can see, that could easily have been from a wedding in Marrakesh. That’s the beauty of Seville, south Spain architectonic gem.
After a quick stop to reload energy with a very typical Spanish breakfast (churros con chocolate) in a very nice and cosy cafe, we headed to La Juderia, the former Jewish quarter of the medieval city. The neighbourhood is the location of many of Seville’s oldest churches and is home to the Cathedral of Seville, including the converted minaret of the old Moorish mosque, La Giralda. We had a great time walking around the maze of narrow charming alleys. The streets of La Juderia served as the perfect scenario for this Andalusian wedding pictures session of the couple.
I had a great time shooting this very special wedding. Love how every wedding is different and special.