I’ve shot more destination weddings in La Rioja’s Echaurren Restaurant than anywhere else but this was the first one that I’ve done where the couple met in the building! Chefs Elena & Matt spent a number of months working in the kitchen of the 2 Michelin star restaurant and it was there that love blossomed. Perhaps it was something in the food?
This was a small destination wedding. The couple now live in the States, as do Matt’s family, while Elena’s parents live in Japan. I like small weddings. They’re intimate, informal and there’s a lot less to worry about going wrong. I also find that I often get adopted as an honorary guest and am able shoot some extremely candid and natural shots. It was also an extremely happy day; something I think you can well see in the photos.