Marbella is one of the most sought-after holiday destinations of the past decade and many couples opt to wed there for sun, sea and total indulgence. It’s well-known for it’s luxury lifestyle and extravagant price-tags, which is why we love this shoot so much – it really captures how to work a Mediterranean wedding on a simple budget. Organic, ethical and equality sum up the vibe of this shoot, as concept and styling experts Butler and White chose to celebrate same-sex marriage in beautiful style with inspiration from stunning designer Luna Bride.
The collaboration took place at the foot of Benahavis mountains just a short drive from super-flash Marbs, where Agata Jensen worked her magic behind the camera to capture this unique and gorgeously refreshing shoot. The materials, décor and furniture (those peacock chairs……I want one!) turn this shoot into an organic luxe example of a simple, fuss-free, all-about-the-love wedding shoot. We hope you love this inspiration as much as we do…..
Here’s Claire from Butler and White to tell you about it….
Simple and Organic Luxe
Words by Butler and White
The inspiration for our shoot came from the beautiful ethical dresses from Luna Bride. Handmade in Harrogate, the dresses are simple and organic and this became the concept for our shoot. With the recent law change in Australia on same sex marriage we wanted to shout out our support and celebrate equality and create something beautiful.
We chose the beautiful area of Benahavis in Southern Spain as our location, setting up in the river bed at the foot of the stunning Benahavis mountains. Benahavis is only 10 mins away from Marbella, an area of Spain associated with luxury life styles and sunshine and a popular destination wedding location. Our aim for the shoot was to present an alternative style to that seen in the Marbella weddings which can often be quite limited for couples. Our style is simple, organic and stylish and ideally suited for adventurous couples seeking a more natural vibe from their destination wedding.
Boho Style and Ethical Elements
The intimate tablescape combines draped irish linen, floral arrangements of oak bark, eucalyptus, anemones, astilbe and our favourites, black lisianthus to mirror the surrounding environment. We combined recycled glass candleholders and vintage finds to reinforce the boho style but also emphasised the importance of reducing wedding waste. We opt for ethical and sustainable designs whenever possible. We wanted to include as many ethical elements into the look as possible and opted for handmade jewellery pieces by local Spanish designer Joyas Que Hablan, who made wonderful pieces for our brides to wear using Lava Rock from the Canary Islands. Catarina Zimbarra designed bespoke stationery for us using calligraphy and botanical line drawings, it is wonderfully simple.
Grey Cake and Peacock Chairs
The wonderful grey cake from Sweet Things By Fi is dressed with flowers, foliage and succulents and a hand tied silk ribbon. Hand painted with 24ct gold the cake really pops when the Spanish sunlight sweeps over it. The boho style wouldn’t be complete without the peacock chairs and we opted for the white version for our bohemian brides and added some pampas grass bunches to them.
We are so delighted to share this shoot with festival brides and thanks so much for sharing with your readers… we are looking forward to seeing loads more pampas grass, lace, fringing, bell sleeve wedding dress, floral crowns & Spanish Sunshine in 2018 !
The Line Up
Concept & Styling: Butler and White / @butlerwhiteweddings
Florals: Butler and White / @butlerwhiteweddings
Photographer: Agata Jensen / @agatajensenweddings
Bridal dresses : Luna Bride / @luna_bride
Cake: Sweet Things By Fi / @sweetthingsofficial
MUA: Charlotte Lothigius / @charlottelothigius
Hair: Linda Rise / @hairbylindarise
Jewellery: Joyas Que Hablan / @joyasquehablan
Stationery: Studio By Catarina Zimbarra / @studiocatarinazimbarra
Furniture Rentals: Raj Rentals / @raj_eventrentals