This lovely couple had to cancel due to Covid and we thought wouldn’t it be lovely to give them a reason to dress up and celebrate their love?
We chose the almond tree as its flower has to survive and thrive in the harsh conditions of winter and historically is a symbol of rebirth, something that felt symbolic in the present times. Its blossom is a beautiful delicate flower that then gives way to the almonds that grow. In Spain the almond is an important part of its heritage going back to Roman times when the oil was used for cooking and self care. In weddings the Romans threw almonds over people as a symbol of children, happiness, romance, good health and fortune. This has continued today in the tradition of gifting wedding guests with sugared almonds in silk bags.
Since the couple live near the almond groves and the pandemic restrictions didn’t allow for much movement, we found a beautiful green grove perched high on a mountain near Antequera. We devised this shoot as a wonderful moment of escapism to a time before Covid. We included elements such as a love letter for the groom to read to his bride, a beautiful pink tulle dress for her to wear from a local designer…and our lovely groom even asked her to marry him again! The groom went from shy reluctance to exuberant hugs and even romantically asking his bride to dance with him amongst the blossom to our musicians. Yes, we even hiked an upright piano into the almond grove to accompany a violinist while they played Bach Sonatas. It truly felt like the most magical day hidden away on a mountain top amongst the almond blossom far away from the stress of a pandemic!