Elegant Spanish destination wedding ideas at Castell de Riudabella in Spain
Romantic wedding destination alert! Guide members Junilo + Lindsay of Ugo.Photography shared photos of this elegant Spanish destination wedding at Castell de Riudabella in the Catalonian mountains, and we’re officially smitten. The venue is a spectacular 12th century castle set amongst vineyards, gardens, and their own winery—basically basically a dream come true for anyone that loves Spanish history, wine, and beautiful views (umm all hands raised!). Even better, it’s only 134 km (about 83 miles) from Barcelona, so if you’re into the idea of an adventurous wedding/honeymoon combo, it’s pretty darn easy to start dreaming up all the possibilities.
We’re always swooning over pink peonies ’round here, so it’s extra lovely to see sultry red blooms in the mix.
A bit of background on the concept… Spain has long been a desired destination for the beaches, sangria and sun! Many are surprised to visit and experience the beauty and uniqueness of the ‘less travelled’ areas of the country which makes discovering the country’s hidden gems of wedding venues even more special for couples looking for an unforgettable European destination wedding experience. While many couples generally think of Italy or France as popular wedding destinations, Spain is becoming more and more trendy due to its gastronomy, culture, climate, not to mention its famous cava and wines! It is also a more economical option than other European destinations.
Love Story Novias incorporated lots of elegant details that could complement such an enchanting, historic venue while keeping the design accessible and authentic.
We wanted to incorporate the feeling of a wedding in a castle(!!) into the design; using stately furniture, fine jewels and even a crown (crowns were all the talk this spring with Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding)! The wedding attire chosen reflected current wedding trends of the timeless European-cut suit and feminine, flowy design of Barcelona wedding dress designer, L’Avetis.
The details of this dress… Sigh.
Click through to the gallery for a closer peek at this Spanish wedding venue…
So gorgeous. Thanks to Ugo.Photography and the folks below for the lowdown on this dreamy destination!
Photography: Ugo.Photography / Venue: Castell de Riudabella in Spain / Wedding Planning & Styling: Love Story Novias / Florals: SAI Mas Que Flores / Hair & Makeup: Eva Pellejero / Invitation Suite: Simply Sealed / Cake: La Tartería / Wedding Dress: L’Avetis from Love Story Novias / Groom’s Attire: Cesar Moda / Jewelry: Suarez / Models: Veronica Martinez & Alex Viorreta