The last Wedding in Malaga I have shoot took place at the Castillo de Santa Catalina and it´s have been one of the most unique weddings I’ve photographed in my city To begin with, the couple was Irish but it was also because of the very special places they chose for their big day.
Nicola and Paul are both Irish, but like many foreigners they decided that theirs would be an Andalusian wedding in the capital of the Costa del Sol organized by the wedding planner Perfect Spanish Weddings. The place they chose to get married was the Parroquia San Miguel de Miramar, a beautiful church in the west part of Malaga. For the celebration, they chose the Castillo de Santa Catalina a castle fortress built by King Felipe IV to defend the city of Malaga from enemy attacks, so the place didn’t spare a detail either.
Nowadays the Castillo de Santa Catalina has been converted into a Monument Hotel declared of cultural interest, keeping the class and luxury of an elegant neo style Arab palace, surrounded by gardens and with splendid views over the bay of Malaga as you can see in the pictures.
To get ready for her big day, the bride also chose a symbolic place: La Francesa Suites, a boutique hotel set in what it used to be an Andalusian village dating from 1911. A beautiful typical Andalusian villa with a French garden full of orange and lemon trees where every spring sees the blooming of more than eighty different species of roses.
With such a display, the day could not be less than special and the wedding photos worth publishing. She was beautiful in her Caroline Castigliano wedding dress, her Jimmy Choo shoes and her peonies bouquet. At the end of the altar and accompanied by the music of a flute, the groom waited for her. The wedding ceremony was very moving and after they said “I do” and exchanged rings, we headed to the Castillo de Santa Catalina to take the pictures of the couple that we shoot in the outdoors, the gardens and the rooftop of the castle, where the views from Malaga are just stunning.
When the guests arrived, the banquet “al fresco” in the patio began started enliven by the live music of a flamenco group that delighted everyone and gave the final and definite touch to this Andalusian wedding that this couple was looking for, for their destination wedding in Malaga.
After dinner, the newlyweds cut the cake, the bride threw the bouquet to see who was next to get married and we all moved to the dance floor to celebrate!
This wedding in Malaga has been a pleasure to photograph because of the spaces chosen, the most emblematic of the city. As a wedding photographer in Malaga and Marbella, it was a pleasure to portray the happiness of a couple. Congratulations to the couple. Cheers!