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June 19, 2018

mara + michele || relaxed seaside wedding in southern spain || gran hotel guadalpin banus


as destination wedding photographers and videographers, we’ve come up with a few rules. one of them is: when you’re asked to shoot a wedding in spain, always say síííí! especially when it’s planned by the incredibly talented mery liccardi eventi.

so when they asked us to photograph this marbella spain wedding at the gran hotel guadalpin, a gorgeous five-star hotel on the southern coast of spain, we were absolutely thrilled! we were even more excited when we got to know mara + michele because they’re the sweetest couple.

mara is from málaga, and michele is from the netherlands, so the pair decided to tie the knot away from both of their home towns, in an intimate ceremony on the beach with their loved ones and adorable young daughter. after their twilight ceremony, we took advantage of the dreamy Spanish coast and snapped a few wedding portraits.

the party continued with the most incredible multi-course meal. you guys, spaniards reaaaally know how to party! there were all those wine glasses at the tables for a reason. one of the most impressive parts for us was to witness the party. in true andalucian style, the guests got down with flamenco music, and it really was the coolest thing to see. we looked at each other over and over again during the reception like, “is this real life?!”

mara looked so fashionable in her pronovias gown, and michele complimented her perfectly in his light blue suit. and can we talk about their darling baby girl for a second? so stinkin sweet. we loved every minute of their celebration, and their wedding reaffirmed our desire to retire in spain (though a career as a spanish wedding photographer doesn’t seem too bad either!).

we loved seeing this wedding up on destination wedding details over the summer. we can’t wait to return to spain this year for a canary islands wedding and for the chance to work with our amazing amiga mery again! brides-to-be, head on over to her site to see some specials she’s got going right now!

michele + mara, you’re the loveliest. les damos muchas gracias con todo de nuestras corazones.

anna y mateo

as seen on destination wedding details
photography: anna + mateo
planning: mery liccardi eventi
hmua: ella megan
florals: roberto silvosa
venue: gran hotel guadalpin banus
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