Some couples, their families and friends are just special, Sophie and Nathan are such couple. When shooting the pre-wedding photos in the lovely Sophie´s elegant room at Hotel Cortijo Bravo, I was introduced to a lovely group of women helping and supporting her. There were two equally as gorgeous sisters, friends and her mum sharing some lovely moments. It all got very emotional when Sophie´s dad came in to see his first born and the rest of the group all looking amazing, there were hugs, smiles and a few tears.

Sophie´s dress was exquisite, simple but with a train and veil that gave it a lovely bridal twist, her dark hair was down, very natural as was her make up and her bouquet was an explosion of white and greens, with a lovely scent of eucalyptus, which I love.

Hotel Cortijo Bravo has a new ceremony area , purpose built, boasting the loveliest of views. Sophie chose a minimal , cool and elegant look for the whole of her wedding, guest chairs were decorated with delicate white flowers which combined perfectly with the lavenders and other lush planting around the hotel.

The ceremony was perfect, Nathan wore the biggest smile in the south of Spain and all family and friends watched them, full of emotion, as they sealed their vows.

After the ceremony the bride and groom treated their guests to some cold drinks, canapes and a lovely dinner. Hotel Cortijo Bravo has a lovely outdoor eating area which in warm summer evening is just such an amazing place to be sat with everyone. The speeches were heartfelt and funny, with Sophie s dad telling a lovely story about their first night at home with her as a baby, which resonated with many parents ( It did with me!!)

As the sun set, we went to have some couple photos taken, which was a delight, the venue has many areas to take great pictures with some warm back light and beautiful landscapes. I enjoy letting couples do their thing as I take photos of them, Sophie and Nathan were relaxed and really comfortable with each other and the camera.

After the meal, it was time to dance the night away and celebrate with the great Monkey Tennis band and some top DJing.

 

Wedding Planning: Paula www.perfectspanishweddings.com

Venue: Hotel Cortijo Bravo www.https://hotelcortijobravo.com/

Decor: Carol and Millie Green