we feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to photograph gorgeous destination weddings and elopements across the globe for the past (almost) ten years! it’s been a whirlwind, to say the least, but one of our favorite parts of it has been the amazing people we have met along the way!
we’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the most inspired and talented creatives as destination wedding photographers, and one of our top favorites is sharing some amazing information with you today! mery liccardi eventi is an incredible spanish wedding planner who we’ve had the pleasure of working with on a few occasions. she’s sharing five interesting (and a few surprising!) reasons to get married in spain with you all today alongside some images from a gorgeous elopement shoot we did with her that was featured on bridal musings!
to marry in Spain means to marry surrounded by centuries of history, the magic and mystery of castles, the beauty of historical palaces, and country estates that reflect the essence of the land. spain offers a great variety of locations to say “i do.” these locations are unforgettable for the couple and their guests alike! the medieval castles, monasteries, and churches in the north of spain are perfect options for the romantics and dreamers.and the province of jaén is the land of the olives! in this area, you can get married in a castle among the greenery of olive groves or in a quaint renaissance town, like úbeda and baeza.the remainder of andalucía offers many spanish spaces in purely arabic style—something you can’t get anywhere else in the world! after eight centuries of rule, the arabs left a strong influence on the region, not only in their architecture but in the food as well!
many venues offer the typical spanish gardens as backdrops for ceremonies, with original arab fountains and beautiful natural elements. this is such a romantic option for an outdoor ceremony!
spanish cuisine is, without doubt, varied and unique. thanks to the mixtures of influences of conquistadors, there are so many great cuisines to enjoy and share with your guests! can’t you just imagine a wedding with iberian ham, fresh sangria, and incredible paella?
- the climate
many parts of spain celebrate beautiful temperatures year-round. that mediterranean influence keeps things temperate and lovely during many seasons of the year, so you can have a wedding with perfect weather outside of traditional “wedding seasons.”
- stay for your honeymoon!
if you choose to wed in one part of spain, you can enjoy an amazing honeymoon by taking advantage of the rest of the precious country! spain offers wonderful options for day trips, such as cosmopolitan cities like madrid and barcelona and historic landmarks like the alhambra in granada or the grand mosque of cordoba. you can easily enjoy a relaxing yet culturally fulfilling honeymoon route in a land full of rich tradition and history.
one might think that getting married in europe has to cost more than getting married in the united states. but without doubt, getting married in spain is one of the most economical options in all of europe! especially in the south of spain, you can have an amazing wedding that might look like it costs $50,000 or more on a reasonable budget. and with a wedding filled with tapas and flamenco on top of that, why wouldn’t you choose spain!?
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okay so yeah, who’s ready to book their flights to spain now? we sure are 😉 MIL GRACIAS for sharing your knowledge with us, mery! be sure to check out her beautiful work!
photography: anna + mateo
planning: mery liccardi eventi
venue: el parador de granada hotel
florals: atrezo floristas
dress: oh que luna
cake: velvet granada
hairstylist: you & me project
mua: sophie makeup artist