Gemma and Jim were one of those couples who ended up booking me just a few months before there wedding. Far from put me in a panic, it gave me an insight into who they are as people and how laid back their approach to life is. As is the case with many of my couples, we chatted on the phone and only met for the first time on the wedding day. I’m used to slotting right into the swing of things, introducing myself to all the friends and family.
All the preparations took place at the stunning Finca Monnaber, high up in the Tramuntana mountains. This was also the location for the reception and where the bride and groom plus their closest friends and family chose to stay. It’s the second time I have shot a wedding here and the natural beauty of the place never ceases to amaze me. Joan, the owner, also has a really unique charm and he always makes me smile.
This first weekend in May was wet and grey as well as a little bit chilly. The clouds descended to surround us and visibility was just a few metres in front! I absolutely loved the atmosphere it gave to the day and I hope you can see this in the photos.
Gemma and Jim chose the beautiful church in Fornalutx for their wedding ceremony. The service was conducted by the Anglican Church of Mallorca. Probably one of the prettiest villages in Mallorca, Fornalutx is a stunning location for a destination wedding. No wonder, with its narrow cobbled streets and characterful stone houses with green-shuttered windows. The small village square, Placa de Espanya, is busy with cafes and overlooked by the church. It’s a popular tourist stop-off too, particularly for hikers and cyclists, who are often found wandering the cool streets before they head off down the Soller Valley.
Afterwards we all went back up the hill to Monnaber where a tent/marquee had been erected so that dinner could still take place outside. Cava flowed, delicious food was had, funny speeches were told and lots of dancing was done.
Hair and make up: Jennifer Jane
Flowers: Joanna Walton