Same-sex wedding at Hotel Marques de Riscal, Elciego, Alava, Basque Country, Spain

Same sex wedding at Hotel Marques de Riscal Elciego Alava - James Sturcke  Photographer | sturcke.org

Chen and Tony’s same sex wedding at Hotel Marqués de Riscal in Spain’s Basque Country was, simply put, a blast! So much thought and planning went in that on one level you thought nothing could go wrong. There were two wedding planners for the event, the supremely-organised Geneva-based Simon Wickes and the fabulous Itziar Ortuondo. Every last detail was thought through.

However, Chen’s family are from Malaysia while Tony’s from Ontario in Canada. And they had never met before! So that meant there was a special impossible-to-predict element that had everyone on tenterhooks in the days running up the the marriage.

My job, as always, was to show not only how beautiful it all looked but how it felt to be there. And to chronicle the pride, the passion and how the families got to know each other over the course of their stay. Needless to say, everyone got on swimmingly. It was a very special wedding.