Barcelona City Autumn Wedding Elopement at Teatre Grec. An open-air theatre in the Montjuïc hill in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. By English photographer Hannah Hutchins

Barcelona Teatre Grec Wedding | Ylenia & Aitor

Getting married in Barcelona is unique. Barcelona is close to the sea, the mountains, and nature. You are also among some of the best Spanish culture.

My time with Ylenia and Aitor was exceptional. We chose to photograph their wedding portraits around Montjuïc, a hill in Barcelona in the El Poble-sec area. I had location scouted this area and fell in love with the many photographic opportunities in the days leading up to their Barcelona wedding.

Montjuïc castle and the lesser-known, but still unique Teatre Grec were brilliant backdrops to Ylenia and Aitor’s wedding portraits. We wanted to create unique wedding photographs, yet at the same time show we were in Barcelona.

Booking a Barcelona wedding photographer for this memorable moment in your life is the perfect way to document your special day. Get in touch and learn more about my Barcelona wedding photography packages here.


  1. Book a photographer you love

    Everyone’s idea of a destination wedding is different. Most couples tend to have only a couple of their closest friends and family present when eloping, hello Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker! Whether you want to create an intimate and unique atmosphere or have a wild party on a Greek island – you will 100% want to remember every moment. Booking a photographer who you click with is super important when planning your destination wedding, and should be one of your first steps. Check out my free guide to choose the right photographer for you, here!

  2. Choose your dream location

    Your dream location may be in the middle of Vegas or at the top of a remote mountain in Spain. Sit down and brainstorm all your favourite places you have ever visited together and see if they could make a fantastic location for your elopement.

  3. Check local wedding laws and whether you need a marriage license

    This is such an important one! Not every country will legally allow you to marry without having a resident’s permit or passport. You will need to check local laws before you get your heart set on your dream destination, wedding location.

  4. Include guests in your ceremony

    Just because you are having your destination wedding doesn’t mean you have to leave your favourite people off your wedding guest list! Don’t feel obligated or pressured to invite anyone you don’t want. Have your plans in place before the invites, so your wedding day stays uniquely about you and your partner, don’t plan around your guest’s preferences. 

  5. Prepare for all weather

    You never know what waterfall you may want to jump in spontaneously or what the sky might have in store for you. Make sure you have a few bags of clothes in your car, including jumpers and hats, if you are planning to have your wedding in the winter.

  6. Snacks and water

    Especially if you are planning on having an adventure wedding ceremony at the top of a mountain, be sure to pack snacks and water. Adventure mountain climbing is hard work! You want to stay hydrated and fresh to experience your elopement to the fullest. Even better, make a reservation at your favourite restaurant before or after your ceremony. Tell them it is your wedding day, so you get the best table!

  7. Handwritten vows

    Writing your vows is a unique way to express your love to your partner; these will be cherished forever.

  8. Flowers

    Wedding flowers are not only beautiful to look at and smell but form part of your outfit for your destination wedding day. Afterwards, why not preserve the bouquet preserving them in resin. There are some amazing artists out there who will do this for you. Getting married in Barcelona? Check out my favourite florist here

  9. Ceremony length

    Destination weddings are all about YOU and how you want to do your wedding day. If you want your ceremony to be a short 10 minutes, plan for that. If you want it to be an hour, with music and readings, do it!

  10. Celebrate with a first dance

    First dances are super special. Just because you’re having your wedding abroad doesn’t mean you have to miss this tradition! Be it with your photographer capturing you or alone. This is a special moment for you both. You will need to plan the music – and if your party is somewhere remote, make it someone’s job to bring a portable speaker!

Let’s create magic together!


Jan 18, 2022

Hannah Hutchins

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