Mar 2014

Federica + Jorge

An Italian-Spanish Wedding on Film wih the Groom’s Rock Band

Jorge and Federica’s wedding is special for many reasons. Amongst them, 1/ The photographer shot the whole wedding on film (except for some party shots, the two last ones of this post) and it turned out a.ma.zing; 2/ He used to play in a band with the groom and is one of his best friends; 3/ The groom’s band played AC/DC for the party. As if it wasn’t enough, the bride looks beautiful and there was plenty of little details and attentions for the guests. For the photographers interested in shooting weddings on film, you should read about the photographer’s experience at the end of the post, Marcos Sánchez!


The wedding took place the 20 of July in Finca Malpartida, a country house in the province of Toledo, Spain.



Name one thing you regret…

I don’t have any regret regarding the wedding. It was even better than how we expected to be, I wish it could have been longer!



… And one thing you’re really happy about/ proud of.

I am really happy because all our friends and family had a great time! We really enjoyed the ceremony, the dinner and the party. I am also proud because we took care of many details for the wedding, and the result was really nice.

Also, my husband Jorge plays drums in a rock band, so after dinner, they played a concert for all the guests. It was really cool :)



The word of the photographer.

It was a very special wedding for me in many ways. It was my first wedding shooting only film, and though I was confident about my skills, you don’t get to see the pictures until a couple weeks later, so used to digital cameras it’s a bit scary not to see what you’re doing. The pictures turned out amazing, so I’m thrilled about film! Also it was one of my best friend’s wedding, and even for someone like me who attends 20-30 weddings a year, it was a very emotional day. It’s so rewarding to see how your work means something to the people you’re photographing; I mean I don’t usually witness the first time the couples see the pictures, but this time I showed them the photos at my home and it was great. I’m very happy to have being part of that day with them.

See more pictures on the photographer’s blog!

Feb 2014

Helena + Antonio

A Spanish Wedding with a Touch of Rock n’ Roll

Helena and Antonio used old vinyl records to design their invitations; the original covers were then hung on the day of their wedding, and the corresponding musics were played… What a great idea! Helena wore green wedding shoes and her fantastic dress was designed by herself and a bridesmaid. The overall idea of this wedding was simple, to have fun & one hell of a party! I wasn’t there, but from the beautiful pictures that document that day, I’d say mission accomplished! Photography by Megan Spelman of Bikini Birdie.



The wedding took place on June 8, 2013, at Antonio’s parents’ house, in Alicante, Spain.
We decided to have a handmade wedding because didn’t like traditional. We wanted to run away from the typical wedding things. We made all the decoration, but we didn’t want to be the only protagonists so we involved everybody in everything! A lot of friends helped us in the preparations. We also invited everybody to take part in the dance and we had a flash mob. A friend of mine made with me my bridal dress; what a amazing experience!
Our invitations consisted of a mini record (like a single), and we put a personalized cover and sticks. Nobody actually knew what her record was before the wedding (only few of our guests had a record player). At the wedding, we hung all the original covers on a wall with a question: “What is your record?”. And we put a record player to listen to all of them.



Name one thing you regret…

There wasn’t any regret. We can´t believe how perfect that day was. We aren’t wedding lovers and we thought about the wedding as a beautiful party… Being together for 14 years already, getting married didn’t look that important to us. But then, everybody showed us so much love… we are very grateful for that. And so that day, we were so in love also!… it really was an amazing day.



… And one thing you’re really happy about/ proud of.

We think the decoration was very beautiful and was made all for us :-). Actually, all the organization was done us and we are very proud of that. Everybody say to us how amazing they think the wedding was!



Aug 2013

Natalia + Nacho

Beautiful Spanish Boho Wedding

I love the simplicity of this wedding in Spain, the beautiful venue allowed this boho couple to get fantastic pictures, of both the evening and of themselves… And honestly, this may be one of the beautifulest dress I’ve ever seen! Photography by Sara Lobla.



Natalia and Nacho live in London, but both grew up in Toledo, Spain, where they decided to have their wedding.

Nacho took me out for a walk in Hyde Park, and we went to a very nice Italian restaurant to have dinner afterwards. When we got back home.. all the stairs were full of candles, creating a hallway to the table of the living room; there, there where even more candles, a flowers bouquet and an amazing box with my gorgeous ring!! Best day ever.. It was totally surprising, and so romantic!
We found the most amazing venue ever in Toledo! We fell in love from the very first moment we saw it with the extraordinary views and the extension of the gardens… It’s a place that offers lots of different possibilities, for different wedding styles.


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Name one thing you regret…

I regret I did not spend more time during the wedding with my husband; we were so preoccupied whether our guests were having a good time that we forgot it was our time to enjoy…


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And one thing you’re really happy about/ proud of.

The happiest thing about all this wedding, with not doubt, was our love and commitment declaration. But after this comes the photographer, Sara Lobla. As everything was going fast that day, I couldn’t visualize well the wedding; people were telling me everything was perfect but I wasn´t sure until I saw the pictures…  Those pictures are going to be the best memories we are going to have about that day and I’m sure when we’ll look at them in 50 years our wedding will come alive again.


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The word of the photographer.

Natalia and Nacho’s wedding was full of magic from the beginning on. As people say sometimes, it was a love at first sight. I remember the Sunday they called me, it was the moment I knew I should photograph that wedding. Natalia and Nacho managed to organize their wedding from London, they prepared a beautiful wedding full of details in a fantastic place, in perfect compliance with their boho lifestyle. I feel blessed to have been there to catch their story with my camera.


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