A Dubrovnik Save The Date Session

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I have talked about honeymoon sessions in the Mediterranean before, but what about having a Save The Date photo shoot prior to your big day while traveling in Southern Europe? Sharon and Dennis from Hong Kong did just that in the beautiful city of Dubrovnik in Croatia. The bride-to-be donned what I suspect will be just one of her various wedding dresses, and photographer Maja Jokic was there to capture it all.

 

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Photography: Maja Jokic // Make up: Mia Jugović & Nikolina Mojsić // Hairstyle: Romana Deranja

 

Travel-themed Spain Wedding

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Javier and Luisa are from Malaga and since their wedding bash took place right before they moved to San Francisco, they decided to have a travel-themed celebration and incorporate their new adventure into the wedding decor: The invitations were dressed up as airplane tickets, the reception area was divided into “terminals”, each table was a “gate”, and the escort cards were – of course – boarding passes…

Kristina Assenova had the pleasure to capture this Spanish real wedding, Andalusian choir and Sevillana dancing included.

 

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Photography: Kristina Assenova // Bride’s dress: Jesus Peiro // Venue: private estate (groom’s grandparents) // Flowers: a family friend // Catering: organized by the couple and their families. They picked out recipes, hired chefs for the day and bought the beverages themselves // Invitations & stationery: DIY bride & groom

 

A Sitges Engagement Session

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Sitges is sometimes referred to as the Saint-Tropez of Spain. It is a cultural hub with beautiful beaches, known for its nightlife as well as historical sites and the surrounding Garraf Nature Park. It has a special place in my heart for various reasons… one of them being that I got married in a neighboring village. So you’ll understand that I love this engagement session that Gabby from En Route Photography sent me.

 

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Barcelona Engagement Session, Sitges Engagement Session

Barcelona Engagement Session, Sitges Engagement Session

Joan and Paul met in France, got engaged in London and will get married in Spain, close to Sitges. Says Joan: “Spain is one of our favorite countries, we love it for its people, culture, food, and of course the weather… so it was a very easy decision to marry there. Sitges is beautiful, it has so much to offer, plus it is very easy for our guests to reach with excellent flight connections from Ireland, the UK, continetal Europe, the US and even Australia… It’s a central meeting point for our guests and the perfect destination wedding spot.”

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Barcelona Engagement Session, Sitges Engagement Session

Barcelona Engagement Session, Sitges Engagement Session

Barcelona Engagement Session, Sitges Engagement Session

A must-have for all engagement sessions: A good ring shot!

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Barcelona Engagement Session, Sitges Engagement Session

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Photography: En Route Photography

 

Give-away: Win your photo + video wedding day coverage

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Hello my belles, it has been rather quiet around here for a few days while Belle & Chic was changing hosts and I was dealing with boring tech stuff… but we’re back with a surprise that I am more than excited about: Portugal vendors Fotografamos and Something Blue have teamed up to bring you (I dare say) the most awesome give-away ever! Over to them…

 

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The idea came to us in a day dream: we’ve all been wanting to shoot a wedding abroad for a long time and definitely wanted to do it together. So what better way to do it? We decided to throw a giveaway offering a full wedding coverage (photo and video) to one of Belle & Chic‘s readers! How awesome is that?

If you’re getting married between the 18th and the 26th of October anywhere in Europe and would like to have us as photographers and videographers, all you have to do is enter this giveaway. To participate, all you have to do is:

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• Like Fotografamos and Something Blue’s Facebook page;

• Send an email until August 15th to fotografamos@gmail.com and hello@somethingblue.pt telling us all about your wedding day and everything about you: how you fell in love, what your wedding will be like (venue, type of ceremony and every detail that you find relevant) and finally, why you’d want us to shoot your wedding!

On August 18th we’ll pick the winner and announce it on our blog, so be sure to stay tuned!

To know more about the terms and conditions of this giveaway, please read all about it here.

Good luck to everyone… and #meetyouthere

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Video: Something Blue
Photography: Fotografamos

 

Spain Wedding with olive branches

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Having your wedding at the family’s estate always makes it special, and even more so if the church is just across the village square and you can have ceremony and reception conveniently in one place.

Given, not all of us are that lucky, but this Spain wedding is a beautiful example of how an experienced wedding designer can transform any space into the perfect venue. The site used to house an olive oil factory, so Detallerie wedding planners used olive branches and rustic elements to decorate the garden and tables. Everything was lovingly hand-crafted for the day… I invite you to get lost in these elegant images from Padilla & Rigau and dream of your own Mediterranean wedding!

 

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Wedding design & coordination: Detallerie // Photography & video: Padilla & Rigau Photographers // Catering: 21 de Marzo // Venue: private estate // Flowers: Detallerie & Moshi Floristería // Signage & paper goods: Detallerie // Bride’s dress: Custom // Bride’s shoes: Menbur // Bride’s jewels: heirloom // Groom’s attire: Señor