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Wedding at Hotel Marqués de Riscal, Elciego, Alava, Basque Country, Spain

Wedding at Hotel Marqués de Riscal, Elciego, Alava, Basque Country, Spain

With its unique architecture and stunning setting Hotel Marqués de Riscal in Elciego (Alava) is a fabulous place both to get married and to photograph a wedding. I’ve shot weddings there on many occasions and it’s always a place I look forward to returning to. Laura and Aitor’s wedding was particularly exciting because it coincided with an eclipse of the moon! Proof, perhaps, that a god does exist!!

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English-speaking Wedding Photographer Spain: Hotel Marqués de Riscal, Elciego, Álava, Spain

English-speaking Wedding Photographer Spain: Hotel Marqués de Riscal, Elciego, Álava, Spain

Yesterday I showed images from Linda & Nate’s wedding at Hotel Marqués de Riscal to a film maker who’d seen me at work. 

“Ah,” he said, “Now I understand why you spent so much time on the ground.”

It’s true! I spend a large chunk of my time at a wedding crouching close to the floor.

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

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

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. 

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.

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