Destination Wedding Photography in Marbella, Spain

Updated: Apr 21

Wedding Photography in Marbella, Spain by October James Photography


October James Photography flew to Spain for wedding of Alice & Lewis We were delighted Alice and Lewis asked us to join them in Marbella for their wonderful sun-soaked wedding. We had recently shot Alice’s sister’s wedding so being asked back by the family was a huge compliment. We decided to head out a week before the ceremony so we could scope out the area for photo locations and also to enjoy the sun, sea and sangria!

On the morning of the wedding, all the boys made an early start and headed to the Golf course for a quick 9 holes followed by a bite to eat and a couple of beers. The ceremony wasn’t until 3pm so by organising this outing, the father of the bride was playing it safe as it kept all the boys occupied and out of the bar! James followed the lads around the course capturing some great action shots as well as moments of unintentional comedy!

Meanwhile October headed to the bride’s hotel where the bubbly was flowing and the atmosphere was a little calmer! Alice and her girls were getting ready in their suite overlooking the sea. Ella, the makeup artist, created beautiful natural looks with elegant updos. The last hour flew by as the bridesmaids were rushing around putting the final touches to their outfits and Alice’s Mum, helped her get dressed.

After the Mercedes organised for the groom and bestman failed to show, James found them a taxi and they headed to the venue to await the rest of the wedding party.

The mid-afternoon sun was shining brightly as the guests arrived and enjoyed drinks and canapés overlooking the sea - this really was an idyllic setting.

Paul, a Marbella-based celebrant, conducted a lovely outdoor ceremony and the newlyweds were played back up the aisle by fantastic rock violinist Quike Navarro before being handed glasses of champagne by a pair of showgirls.

We used the opportunity of all the guests assembling on the terrace to take the group shots with blue sky and sea providing the background. Alice and Lewis then joined us for their portrait session on the edge of the beach and again later as the sun setting over Buerto Banus looked stunning.

After the wedding breakfast and speeches, everyone partied the night away before the new Mr and Mrs were surprised with a firework display over the beach.

The following day a post-wedding party had been organised at the beautiful Bono Beach Club where drink, food and live music was enjoyed by all. We were on hand to take some great candid photos before joining in with a few cocktails ourselves!

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