Barcelona Elopement, Montseny Mountain | Alba & Jose
Just 1 hour outside of Barcelona city and you will find breathtaking undisturbed nature trails. For Alba and Jose’s elopement, we met at Montseny Mountain, and what an afternoon of magical weather it was!
The florals were so stunning, the tones perfectly matching the autumnal Catalonian mountain. The bouquet was created by Ambflors, a Sant Marti D’albars based wedding florist. Alba’s dress was by Blue Bride Atelier, a boutique bridal shop in the centre of Barcelona.
Winter weather can be temperamental in Barcelona and Northern Spain, but we were treated to the most atmospheric fog. We couldn’t have planned for a better afternoon!
If you are planning an elopement in Barcelona then be sure to check out my “Top 10 Things to Consider”. The link is at the end of this gallery! This way you can ensure you have the destination wedding of your dreams.
TOP TEN THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING AN ELOPEMENT IN BARCELONA IN 2022:
Book a photographer you love
Whilst everyone’s idea of eloping is different, most couples tend to have only a couple of their closest friends and family present when eloping. If you want to create an intimate and unique atmosphere, one you will 100% want to remember, booking a photographer who you click with is super important when planning your elopement. Check out my free guide to choose the right photographer for you here!
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. Write down why they hold meaning to you as well as your memories from that place. This way you can see all the reasons why you fell in love with each location and why it will make a fantastic elopement destination.
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 if you do not have a resident’s permit or passport. You will need to check local laws before you get your heart set on your dream destination for your wedding.
Include guests in your ceremony
Just because you are having a destination wedding it doesn’t mean you have to leave your favourite people off your wedding guest list! By all means, don’t feel obligated or pressured to invite anyone you don’t want there. Have your plans in place before the invites and as a result, your wedding day will stay uniquely about you and your partner. Don’t plan around your guest’s preferences.
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. So 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.
Snacks and water
If you are planning on having an adventure wedding ceremony at the top of a mountain, snacks and water will be essential. Adventure mountain climbing can be hard work. As a result, you, as well as your guests will want to stay hydrated and fresh to experience your elopement to the fullest. Even better, why not make a reservation at your favourite restaurant before or after your ceremony? Tell them it is your wedding day this way you get the best table!
Whilst common in places like the U.S. we don’t often hear of couples writing their own vows in the UK. However, writing your vows is a unique way to express your love to your partner and they will be cherished forever.
Wedding flowers are not only beautiful to look at and smell but will also form part of your outfit, for your destination wedding day. If you want a keepsake from your wedding, keep the bouquet because there are some amazing artists out there who can preserve them in resin. Getting married in Barcelona? Check out my favourite florist here.
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 then plan for that. If you want it to be an hour, with music and readings then do it!
Celebrate with a first dance
First dances are super special and 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 ahead of time because you want to ensure songs from your relationship are included. If your party is somewhere remote, make it someone’s job to bring a portable speaker!
Let’s create magic together!
Contact me to find out more about Eloping in Barcelona.