Wedding Story Round 18
The Best Wedding Reports
We present Wedding story Wedding stories A new category of the contest that rewards the collections of photographs of a single wedding. These reports have been selected by an international jury and represent the best expression of the talent of their authors. The different Wedding Story allow you to learn more about how each photographer uses the narrative resources to tell a story with several images.
What makes this contest unique are the rules: the photos must have been taken all during the wedding day by a single photographer. It is not allowed to include pre-wedding or post-wedding sessions. Each report consists of only 20 photographs that tell the story of this day.
1st Place Wedding Story: Loreto and Maxim
Photographer: Miguel Bolaños
27 points (Maira Erlich 10 + Giuseppe Genovese 8 + Benjamin Brette 9)
2nd Place Wedding Story: Alba and Hugo
Photographer: Jose Ignacio Ruiz
24.5 points (8 Maira + 7 Giuseppe + 9.5 Benjamin)
Alba and Hugo decided to say yes in a magical setting. They would celebrate their wedding with a civil ceremony at Finca Soto de Gracia, in Valdetorres del Jarama.
It was a privilege for us to capture the emotion of such a special day in such an idyllic setting, in the middle of a vast and lush pine forest.
We already knew this estateWe had worked there at other weddings. So we knew that everything would go perfectly.
The couple exclusively reserved this unique place to celebrate their civil ceremony at Finca Soto de Gracia. Hugo was the first to arrive at the farm. Riding his scooter, he smiled at the guests.
It caused a sensation: perfect beard, elegant flamingo bow tie to match the tailor's vest and socks Pugil Store and Adidas groom sneakers completed her casual yet elegant look. He looked great and a while before we were able to photograph how happy he was while his family helped him get dressed. Soon after, his nephew announced with a sign that the bride was arriving.
Alba appeared in a mini convertible. I was beaming! Her flower crown of different colors was an ideal complement to her romantic dress from Pronovias Barcelona. Her mother and her friends were with her in all the preparations. They were also accompanied by Carlitos. The couple's puppy was from the first hour with his bow tie, which gave us very funny scenes.
When the two faced each other, there was a great applause and Alba and Hubo hugged each other deeply. The ceremony was to begin. Many friends read messages full of good wishes for the couple. Especially exciting was the one prepared by Alba's mother; his words touched us all who were in the civil ceremony at Finca Soto de Gracia. Alba wanted her sister to be present at the most important moment. Excited, she witnessed closer than anyone as Alba and Hugo put on the rings.
Wedding at Finca Soto de Gracia
A shower of white petals ended the wedding. All the family and friends of Alba and Hugo were invited to taste an exquisite cocktail made by the Leal Master Catering. Meanwhile, the bride and groom wanted to take advantage of riding together in their convertible and gathering strength for the most relaxed and fun part of the day. It was then that Alba also put on her sneakers and we sensed that the party was going to give us shocking photos.
The opinions of Catering Leal Maese are excellent and we we witnessed again who organize an exceptional banquet. Everything perfectly coordinated and with a team of professionals at all times attentive to the guests.
During dinner, Alba and Hugo surprised their mothers with gifts and there were also details for couples of friends.
Do you remember the bride's slippers? When the dance came, we understood why Alba knew she would need them. Everyone had a crazy desire to dance ... It was a real party. There was no lack of Alba's dance with the glass over her head, a classic of celebrations. At his wedding it could not be less ...
(from the Photoinstantes Blog)
3rd Place Wedding Story: Marta and Javi
Photographer: Marta Monés
24 points (8 Maira + 7 Giuseppe + 9 Benjamin)
Marta and Javi are one of those people who were born to be together. They are fun, affectionate, handsome to rage and radiate happiness on all four sides. Both are pure heart.
Javi was a bunch of nerves. Last night he stayed at the Twist Hotel in Torredonjimeno, the bride's hometown, to fulfill the tradition of sleeping separately on the night of the wedding. When we arrived at the room Javi was a bunch of nerves, accompanied by his mother and his best childhood friend who helped him get dressed, a design by Ramón Sanjurgo bought in the shop El Taller de Regina de Alcalá la Real, Jaén. His hairdresser Ofis Barber, the usual one, Javi does not let his hair be touched by anyone hehe.
Marta was waiting for us in her house much quieter, accompanied by her family and her little Dylan, who did not want to miss a single moment of her mother's preparations giving us unique moments during the wedding day. With a design by Studio San Patrick, also bought at Regina's Workshop, where the mother of the bride chose an elegant Aire Barcelona and the godfather made a signature double with the boyfriend. Veil and headdress of the bride tailored especially for the bride in Regina's own Workshop. Marta kept all her temperance even in the most emotional moments, because as she says "I can more presumed" and would not allow her perfect makeup of Heroca Stylists, but nobody can deny that, like Javi, Marta is pure heart.
From Torredonjimeno we went to the Hotel HO city of Jaén where the civil ceremony would be held. Marta and Javi soon arrived, waiting for the guests and the bridesmaids dressed all of them in a turquoise color. It was August 31 and in the middle of Jaén, 40 degrees could be falling, but the joy and a short and intense ceremony that moved us all made us forget the heat, a ceremony in which laughter and tears were interspersed with the Words from friends and family. The flamenco music of Juan Jesús Flameco Fusión was not lacking that dedicated his moment to fathers, mothers, godfathers and godmothers, moving us all. And of course a very special dedication for the couple!
The perfect organization of the Hotel quickly moved us to a heated room for the celebration of the cocktail and from there to one of the many halls for the banquet, where the spaciousness, lighting and ceiling geometries, were perfect for photography and enjoy a Good and relaxed banquet.
The wedding took place between excitement, fun, gifts for mothers, guest surprises, lots of flamenco and dancing until dawn, where the last scenes are given to us by little Dylan, shot down on one of the sofas after more than 20 hours of celebration I think a perfect image to say goodbye to this great wedding.
(From Marta Monés's blog)
3rd Place Wedding Story: Laura and Miguel
Photographer: Jose Ignacio Ruiz
24 points (9 Maira + 7 Benjamin + 8 Guseppe)
3rd Place Wedding Story: Vicky and Edu
Photographer: Mle Vidic
24 points (9 Maira + 7 Benjamin + 8 Guseppe)
VICKI AND EDO WEDDING IN EL COTILLO, FUERTEVENTURA.
I want to share with you the beautiful wedding in Fuerte Ventura of Vicki and Edo, a wedding mixed with Italians, Japanese, Argentines and Spaniards surrounded by family and friends who came from many places on the planet.
They are an amazing couple, happy, in love and passionate. Surrounded by friends, they managed to make their wedding day at Cotillo de Fuerte Ventura beach a very charming wedding. They prepared themselves surrounded by their family, who accompanied them with love and helped them to make everything so good this special day for them. Vicky and Edo have two kids who did not miss their wedding day, always present in the wedding report with their parents.
The ceremony was the Cotillo beach, among the yellow sand, facing the turquoise ocean of the Atlantic. The ceremony on a farm near the coast was full of Jazz and good music from live groups. Laughter, tears of joy, emotions and good atmosphere. A luxury to have shared this day with this special couple. Congratulations guys. Grateful forever.
Top Wedding Story: Tamara and Daylo
Photographer: Pedro Alvarez
23 points (8 Maira + 6 Benjamin + 9 Guseppe)
Wedding, held on the island of La Palma and with a very special couple, Tamara and Daylo. A couple who has made their wedding a dream and has given me the opportunity to capture that dream in images, I cannot ask for much more.
When they contacted me to meet us and hire my services, the connection with both of them, and with their dog Dara, was immediate, so only good things could come out of this, and it was.
As I said, the location of the wedding was on La Palma Island, with preparations at the Finca de Yanes, ceremony at Our Lady of the Virgin of the Snows and later party and celebration again at the Finca de Yanes. With the great work of Sara Jurado Organization of Events, everything was prepared and measured to the millimeter so that it came out perfect, so it's nice to work.
(Of the Pedro Álvarez's blog)
Top Wedding Story: Maria and José
Photographer: Edward Banga
23 points (8 Maira + 7 Benjamin + 8 Guseppe)
All the bride and groom dream that their wedding will be perfect and that when they look back they will remember in a special way. In the case of María and Jose everything was important but what prevailed in their conversations was that they wanted a party, but a lot, a lot of party, in which both they and all the guests enjoyed, smiled and laughed.
And the truth, it was an easy task getting to know them, their families and their gang of friends, because the word spree seems designed for them.
The day dawned rainy but we all knew that it would not pose any impediment to it being special and fun. And at the venue, at Bodegas Casal de Armán, in Ribadavia, they prepared everything in the interior room to celebrate the ceremony and thus ensure that the rain would take second place during the celebration.
The bride and groom, radiating happiness and tranquility, dressed in the rooms of Casal de Armán, surrounded by their loved ones. Among all of them, the children of the family stood out clearly, who did not stop for a moment even when they tried to dress them. Maria's nephews, Leo and Awa surprised their aunt by decorating the soles of her wedding shoes with beautiful drawings.
María chose a dress that was very in keeping with her personality and way of being, for this special day of Matilde Cano de Novias Sol and seasoned with Alba's make-up from Albeauty Salon, and the hairdressing by La Portuguesa.
Jose, with his bearing and that personal touch of serenity that always accompanies him, decided on a Massimo Dutti suit and the elegance was more than assured.
It was an intimate wedding and the ceremony became a very special moment with Noelia, a friend of the bride and groom, and with family and friends who wanted to contribute their bit with words full of tenderness, memories, funny moments and much , but what a lot of love.
Note that it was a celebration with a lot of youth, eager to party that brightened up every minute of this special day, in which the party and fun prevailed, just as Maria and Jose had dreamed of. And since that was the main requirement for this day, the friends were in charge of putting their special touch to ensure the spree too and they surprised the bride and groom with a mechanical bull from the Sauder SLU company that María was in charge of being the first to try and then give way to your guests.
The party lasted until dawn and even the youngest of the family enjoyed until the end ………… They couldn't go with a tremendous festoon either?
(Of the Birds in My Head blog)
Top Wedding Story: A. and N.
Photographer: Andreu Doz
23 points (7 Maira + 7 Benjamin + 9 Guseppe)
Top Wedding Story: E. and A.
Photographer: Edoardo Agresti
22 points (7 Maira + 7 Benjamin + 8 Guseppe)
Top Wedding Story: Marcos and Miriam
Photographer: Alberto Ramirez
22 points (7 Maira + 6 Benjamin + 9 Guseppe)
Top Wedding Story: Txell and Joan
Photographer: Marc Prades
22 points (6 Maira + 7 Giuseppe + 9 Benjamin)
There are weddings that come out better than dreams, that happened to Txell and Juan. They chose a beautiful space, Mas el Cerdà, the birthplace of Ildefons Cerdà, in Centelles, near Granollers, in the middle of nature, where this couple feels best, and accompanied by their inseparable dogs Txipirón and Taima.
While Juan and Txell were preparing for the big moment, the guests were arriving, and the nerves and joy also increased, until the ceremony arrives. The feelings surfaced tears, also shared with smiles, very beautiful moments with the people they love, and with the inseparable Txipirón and Taima. If everything went on wheels, also the show that the sunset gave us from the same was that we had dinner.
A dinner where everyone joined the party of Txell and Juan, a day we will always remember. It 3 August: 33 years of marriage to Txell's parents, Txell's 30th anniversary and their wedding day. What a better day to enjoy this multitude of celebrations!
Congratulations couple, thanks for letting us be with you this great day!
(From the Marc Prades's blog)
Top Wedding Story: Jana and Sergio
Photographer: Michelangelo Muniesa
22 points (7 Maira + 7 Giuseppe + 8 Benjamin)
And the big day arrived and with the long-awaited wedding of Jana and Sergio, a couple who are happy to surround themselves.
The excitement of the day gripped Jana, Sergio and, why not say it, us too. The illusion that they had put in their wedding and the intensity in which they had transmitted it to us so that it could not be otherwise.
Together with Jana and Sergio, accompanying them at their wedding, there were also two little people who made the day even more intense if possible and those little people are, neither more nor less their children, for which the two went out of their way throughout the wedding .
As a differentiating note of the wedding of Jana and Sergio, I have to name their wonderful bridesmaids, who gave a touch of color and joy to their wedding acting as a pineapple both at the time that Jana started the way to the altar, as at some point of madness they gave us during the banquet, such as the moment when Jana was danced by a choreography for Sergio, with which they left us all with their mouths open.
During the cocktail, and how could it be otherwise in a wedding pampered to detail, a cousin of Sergio played Chill-out and electronic music thus encouraging guests who, in addition to loving Jana and Sergio very much, had come to have fun, giving everything at this time and others so much that there was throughout the wedding.
(Of the Miguel Angel Muniesa's blog)
FINCA: Mirahuerta Tower
CATERING: The Bastille
BRIDE SUIT: Alejandro
BRIDE DRESS: Pronovias
HAIRDRESSING AND MAKEUP: Mondiale
BRIDE SHOES: Nuria Cabo
BOUQUET: The Florist
TOUCHED BRIDE: Lulu Bernad
Top Wedding Story: Sonia and Jorge
Photographer: Gabriel Monsalve
22 points (7 Maira + 7 Giuseppe + 8 Benjamin)
Wedding Story classification
The Wedding Story category classification is separate and independent from the Individual Photographs category classification. The report that has been classified in first place receives 4 points, the second place 3 points, the third place 2 points. The other awarded articles are worth 1 point. Photographers add up the points received in each of the four rounds to qualify for the annual award.
Jose Ignacio Ruiz
Mile Vidic, Marta Monés
Pedro Álvarez, Eduardo Banga, Andeu Doz, Edoardo Agresti, Alberto Ramirez, Marc Prades, Miguel Ángel Muniesa, Gabriel Monsalve