Though they currently live in Senegal, Caterina and Alejandro returned to Spain to tie the knot in the presence of their loved ones. They chose a rural mountain village for their wedding weekend, and with the help of a local planning company, they were able to have the relaxed and elegant celebration they dreamed of. From the bride’s stunning gown to the reception’s mountain view, there is lots to love about this timeless Spanish wedding.
The bride wore a gorgeous gown with three-quarter length sleeves and a removable watteau train. Bridesmaids wore pink floor length gowns and wreaths of baby’s breath in their hair.
“We wanted a romantic church with a lot of candles near the reception venue. Sant Llorenç de Morunys Church was the perfect location near Canalda, a countryside village in Serra del Cadí (a mountain range running north of Catalonia) where all our guests could stay for the entire weekend wedding.”
Your ceremony in three words. Religious, romantic, with Spanish guitar music.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding ceremony? Walking into the church to the sound of a Spanish guitarist playing my favorite pop songs (a surprise from Alex!) and Alex at the end of the aisle looking at me. It was a mix of emotions, crying and laughing at the same time.
Is there anything else that you’d like to share about your wedding ceremony? When we walked out of the church it was really amazing to see all our friends and family congratulating us and throwing flower petals! It was a unique, unrepeatable moment!
A vintage turquoise Volkswagen van added a playful element to the otherwise classic aesthetic of the wedding. What a fun way to get around on your wedding day!
“We had a lot of guests from other countries, so we wanted a beautiful venue that also included accommodations. We wanted a natural and “slow life” feeling. Canalda was perfect, a rural resort based in a loyal retrieval of historical sustainable and natural elements typical of high mountain.”
How would you describe your reception? Beautiful, amazing, funny, intimate… It was a dream!
What inspired you when you were planning your wedding? We are currently living in Senegal very far away from the wedding location, so we hired a local wedding planner and designer, Madera&Chocolate, to take care of all the details and decor. In our first meeting in Barcelona, they immediately picked up on the feeling I wanted for our wedding. Something simple but elegant that embodied the “slow life” movement. White and green were the principal colors.
What was your favorite moment or part of the reception? The cocktail hour was a lovely part of the reception because it was a time to share conversations, kisses and hugs with all our important people, and a jazz band playing beautiful songs. And the first dance with my new husband was really romantic!
What was the best advice you received as a bride? Enjoy your day and don’t panic if something doesn’t turn out the way you planned.
What advice do you have for other couples in the midst of planning a wedding? Hire a wedding planner so you’re able to enjoy every last detail of the day and not have to worry about organizing things at the last minute.
If you had it to do over again, is there anything you would do differently? The day of our wedding was perfect, and we wouldn’t change a thing.