José Luis + María: From Seville, With Love

Fate brought this couple together in a chance meeting while on a trip to Seville. The undying chemistry and spark between the pair led to the decision to marry almost immediately. After a traditional proposal at the bride’s family estate, Soto del Hinojar in Aranjuez, the couple began to plan their special day.

Photo: Manu Prats
Photo: Manu Prats

José Luis and María exchanged their vows on 24th September 2016 in the Santa Maria de Magdalena church in Seville; a beautiful church also known for its cultural links to the city. The banquet and reception took place at Hacienda Los Melonares, a famous historical and cultural site.

Photo: Manu Prats
Photo: Manu Prats
Photo: Manu Prats
Photo: Manu Prats

The Couple

The couple’s wardrobe embodied class and elegance. María chose the artistic designer Teresa Palazuelo who designed a dress inspired by the film “The Promised Princess” for her.

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The dress was also designed with a beautiful back which was embellished with rich lace. The waist and sleeves were also stunning! The final look was accessorised with a stunning tiara – a beautiful family heirloom of María’s.

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Her earrings were designed by the famous Terin Joyeros, a company renowned for its subtle and delicate pieces, and the ring was a piece by Javier Gomez Zuluoga. The brand name is shown on the ring to emphasise the company’s distinctive and successful work in this field since 1900. María also wore bright red shoes by Lamarca to give her look some edge and personality. María has always been a great lover of flowers, so she went for a unique bouquet, made by Mermoca, to complete her look.  Her makeup artist, Luis Gallardo, is also a painting collector and her hair was done by the very talented Carlos Rete.

Photo: Manu Prats
Photo: Manu Prats

María was an undoubtedly flawless bride from head to toe. Likewise José Luis looked like a Greek god – he wore a jacket by  Seville-based boutique Galan and kept up with tradition.

The Ceremony

They chose Victor Lopez to capture their special day on camera, along with the help of photographer Manu Prats María’s cousin. Side by side this artistic pair were able to translate the emotions and beauty of the day through the photography. The florist Mermoca and Carmen Brujo took control of the décor to achieve a thrilling and surprise-filled atmosphere. They worked with Carlos Luna of Light Warehouse to set up the lights for the wedding. Note the colour and lighting of the wedding that stands out in the photos.

Photo: Manu Prats
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Photo: Manu Prats

The Wedding Breakfast

The breakfast was run by C & G Catering that included in their deal a range of fun and fruity cocktails with the highest quality alcohol! Their style of cooking enchanted the guests- they only use organic ingredients! Everything was mouth watering and extremely appetising.

Their menu certainly didn’t disappoint. They started with Andalucian style salmorejo, followed by roast beef with onions and potatoes. To finish they went for crepes filled with vanilla ice cream and dulche de leche- a favourite for a sweet-tooth. The food was served in a room decorated with cream linen and big round tables adorned with candlesticks by Fernando Oriol; a classically simple design. The banquet had complimentary themes weaving their way through the feel of the wedding, such as the country feel. This was very effective.

Photo: Manu Prats
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Photo: Manu Prats

The couple’s first dance

After the banquet, the guests had the opportunity to enjoy a Photocall, thanks to the work of Difomaton. As for the music, this was left up to the DJ Javier de Betahncourt. He opened with the chart single Easy Love by Sigala to get everyone in the mood. Then we heard The Grand Waltz of Smiles and Tears in the first dance, followed by Dancing Queen by ABBA for the bride and her side ladies.

Photo: Manu Prats
Photo: Manu Prats

A perfect day that ended with music, laughter, and immense happiness. The bride and groom describe it as being hard work that paid off, as it was an irreplaceable day. Jose Luis and Maria used the agency Deep Planet for their honeymoon, which they can highly recommend. They enjoyed an idyllic and scenic route where they could explore Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and the Bazaruto Island in Mozambique.

Congratulations to this couple for organizing a unique and incredible wedding. We wish you both a world of happiness.  

Venue: Los Melonares | Dress: Teresa Palazuelo | Suit: Galan | Florist & Decoration: Mermoca | Decoration: Carmen Brujo, Almacén de Luz | Catering: C &G Catering | Photography: Manu Prats | Videography: Víctor López | Make-up: Luis Gallardo | Hair: Carlos Rete | Photobooth: Difotomatón | DJ: Javier de Bethancourt | Travel Agency: Deep Planet

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