Ready for a whistle-stop tour of the White Isle? Hop on board for a peek at Sam and Nick’s destination wedding in Ibiza. Featuring the famous Café del Mar, a June heatwave and a dreamy wedding ceremony overlooking Es Vedra, the island of love.
Destination Wedding Planning
Sam’s a professional wedding and editorial make up artist, who we’ve had the pleasure of working with before many times, as we’re always very happy to recommend her to our clients for a flawless make-up look. A make-up artist must know loads of photographers right? And big fancy fashion ones? So we were bowled over to be her pick of the destination wedding photographers she has come across to shoot her wedding in Ibiza.
We met with both Sam and Nick a few months before to discuss their plans, which is really important, especially for destination weddings. With a UK-based destination wedding photographer you can meet them in person rather than just on the day of the wedding. We can plan your shoots properly, as well as get to know you better before the big day (usually over some gin.)
For Sam and Nick’s destination wedding in Ibiza, it was a three-part affair. Pre-wedding drinks on the beach, the wedding day itself and then a chilled post-wedding shoot the following day. All of this is included in our destination wedding photography package – as standard!
The pre-wedding drinks were held at the world-famous Café del Mar, where revellers have gathered for decades to watch the incredible sunsets. It was the best location to kick off the week, for guests to catch up or break the ice, and to give everyone a slice of island life. Tom also captured the fire-eater on the beach, including this standout image. We really recommend planning for the night before your wedding a rehearsal dinner or drinks gathering. It is a great way to greet everyone and get excited. Planning for a destination wedding in Ibiza? Check out our top tips for your planning.
Sam and Nick’s wedding was held at one of the most popular, and scenic wedding venues in Ibiza – Elixir in Cala Codalar. It overlooks the island of Es Vedra, shrouded in myths and legends, and often called the ‘island of love.’
Hanging out with the Girls
The day started with Lina joining the girls at the luxurious Ibiza Gran Hotel. One of the bridesmaids, Nicola, is also a make-up artist so was busy getting the brides and other bridesmaids ready for the day alongside Kinga from Ibiza Hair and Make Up. The bridesmaids looked absolutely stunning in different flowing dresses in shades of blush pink.
Sam chose a Grecian-style Alice Temperley dress, the perfect Ibizan bridal look with tousled hair, a golden hair crown and fern arm cuff. Flowers were in peach and blush tones, which worked well alongside the blush pink bridesmaid dresses and Sam’s boho wedding dress. It was a fun and busy morning with Sam’s squad of bridesmaids, just as the rest of the day would be.
Grooming with the boys
Tom photographed the boys over at the Hotel Gran Corso, arriving to find Nick being treated to a personal barber courtesy of his wife to be. In between stiff drinks and haircuts, the groom and his entourage chilled out on the balcony, soaking up the early morning Ibiza sun and views.
As we both headed to the venue the temperatures were quickly rising, it was a very, very hot day. Thankfully the venue had a plan – parasols! These kept everyone cool during the ceremony, and made for some fun photos too.
Ceremonies at Elixir overlook the Mediterranean Sea, and also the island of Es Vedra, an incredible sight on a bright, sunny day. As the guests filed in, we got some great photos of them taking in the view. Hard not to be impressed, quite the destination for a wedding!
The boys arrived after winding their way across the island to Cala Codalar. Sam arrived a white vintage Mercedes, with posies on the handles – a very cute vintage touch.
The arrival was super relaxed, guests picked up a glass of sangria on the way in, as did the bride and father of the bride to cool down. A nice balance of excitement and nerves here for sure.
The ceremony was romantic and funny, and the location made sure we captured some charming memories for Sam and Nick’s destination wedding in Ibiza. After the ceremony the guests were treated a luxury barbecue on the shady terrace, accompanied by individual cocktails, which doubled as wedding favours.
Before the evening reception got underway we were able to steal away our newlyweds for couples shots by the sea, accompanied by the glorious Ibiza setting sun.
Then it was time to get the party started on the party island! We stayed until the last guest left the dance floor, what an epic day.
But the fun didn’t stop there…check out part two of this blog coming soon featuring Sam and Nick’s stunning Ibiza Old Town Post Wedding Shoot.
Check out Sam and Nick’s full Ibiza Wedding Photography slideshow.
Destination Wedding in Ibiza Photography by Lina and Tom – Ibiza Wedding Photographer – International Wedding Photographers