Priscila and Tom’s story is SO romantic – it really does sound like they are meant to be together. When they met, neither one spoke the same language as the other, but they clearly made a connection – one which has remained strong since they were teenagers. We do love a childhood romance story, especially when it involves long distance love too. And you can see how much this pair love each other from the couple shots, they are just so in-tune with one another and so happy, together it just warms the heart.
Their wedding is so relaxed, simple and beautiful, in a stunning Hacienda in Seville, Spain surrounded by loved ones from across the world. Naturally, as a true Spanish beauty Priscila wore Pronovias – I’m in love with the one shoulder detail and the images of her before the ceremony standing in the cool shade of the building’s hallway are just beautiful.
We’ve also got the lovely film from B&G to share with you, make sure you watch it as it showcases the stunning venue perfectly and the music choice is excellent too!
We first met in Ireland when I was 15 and Tom was 16. I’m from Sevilla and Tom is from London, so the odds of us even meeting in the first place must’ve been pretty low. The first time we met I didn’t speak any English and Tom didn’t speak any Spanish so communication was a bit of a challenge, but we didn’t let that stop us. We were together on and off until 2006, when we were both 18, and then we split up. Neither of us really wanted to, but it was forced upon us by circumstances that were a bit out of our control.
We kept in touch, though, and in 2013, almost 10 years after we’d first met, we decided to meet up again. Tom was still in London but I had moved to Toulouse, so he flew out to see me. Seeing each other again was great, everything was really natural and it was obvious that we should get back together. We ended up flying back and forth, seeing each other as often as we could.
Tom proposed on 31st December 2013, on a hill that overlooks the town where I grew up. I said yes, obviously! Eventually, in October 2014 I moved to England, which is where we both still live.
On the day, the weather was perfect. We weren’t worried about rain but the temperature had been over 40C the week before, which was a concern. Fortunately it cooled down, and other than being a bit warm during the ceremony, conditions were perfect.
We didn’t have bridesmaids or groomsmen, just my sister as my maid of honour and Tom’s best friend as best man. We had the children of some close friends walk down the aisle before us, which was really lovely. They were adorable. We were married by an old friend of my family, which was really special for me. The whole ceremony had to be translated, Tom said his vows in English and I said mine in Spanish. It was quite a multinational wedding altogether, we had family from Scotland, Ireland, Cyprus and Switzerland, and friends from France, Singapore and the USA, as well as big English and Spanish contingents!
What stood out to me about Lourdes was the way her pictures looked so natural and captured the mood perfectly. She gave us both a lot of confidence, had a lot of fun with us and helped us to get a set of photos that we really love.
Joe is an old friend of Tom’s and was invited to the wedding as a guest rather than a videographer, but since he was already making the trip we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get him to work his magic. We’d seen his other videos and wanted to have something similar to help us remember our big day, and that’s what we got! It’s good to have talented friends!
We looked at what felt like a million different venues, from haciendas to beaches to hotels, but nothing really stood out until we saw Los Angeles. It’s like nothing we’d seen anywhere else, it’s a traditional Spanish hacienda, but also incorporates a lot of the Moorish history of Andalusia, which makes it really a individual and special place.
Las Torres were one of two caterers recommended by the venue, and they were exactly what we were looking for. They started as a small, family business and have grown a lot while still keeping a really personal feel. They took care of almost everything, from the chairs for the ceremony to the wedding cake to the delicious, traditional Spanish food, and they were really fantastic in everything they did.
The florists have a shop in the town where I grew up. I’d seen some of their work before and really loved it, so we gave them quite a lot of creative freedom with the bouquets, button holes and the decorations and they didn’t let us down!
Before going shopping for my dress I was more sure of what I didn’t want than what I did. Patricia at Pronovias looked at me and saw the type of dresses I was trying on and brought me a dress she thought would suit me. I loved it as soon as I saw it, and nothing else came close.
I didn’t want to wear traditional white shoes, I wanted something a bit more original and that matched the detail on my dress.
Victor was recommended to me by a friend who had hired him for her wedding a couple of years ago. He did my hair, makeup, helped me with my dress, gave me some great advice and even had time to help my mum and sister with their stuff too!
A Final Thought
We were always certain we wanted to get married in Spain even though organising things in Sevilla while living in London was a bit tricky. Everything went brilliantly on the day, we were absolutely delighted with it and now we’re busy living happily ever after!