I've loved the work of Padilla & Rigau since we featured some stunning real weddings from them last year, so it's a real treat to share this inspiration shoot with you today. Even more so because the location is a Spanish beach at sunset, which is a place I'm sure lots of us are wishing we were right now! The gorgeous model looks like a mermaid in her sparkling Santos Costura gown and I'm in LOVE with the headpieces by Mimoki. Padilla & Rigau shot some of this on film which feels like the perfect medium for capturing the soft sunset glow, where the 'sky seems more fairytale than real...'
Alba the Stylist: Mesmerised with the simplicity of the sun setting and how it can provide so many gorgeous colours independently and all at once, for this shoot at the south of Catalonia, we focused on dull hues of peach and soft neutrals and blues, along with elements of bright gold to balance out the colour palette. The tablescape was sweet and intimate with the perfect amount of style and lush blooms taking centre stage and a lovely starfish on the plate. A wonderful menu from Save the Date Projects added a blue unexpected element to our elegant watercolour shoot and the beach provided the perfect backdrop ever. The ethereal wedding dresses designed by Santos Costura, the stunning blossom crown from Mimoki and the soft wind playing with the veil added the movement and a silky touch that truly enhanced the bridal look. As the sun set on the delta river, Padilla-Rigau walked along the soft sandy beach capturing images of our beautiful bride at magic hour with the golden hue. When the sun becomes gold, where water meets land and dreams seem a little more colourful and the air a little more full, a magic landform at the mouth of the river, a sparkly girl appears with a whimsy touch. The colour scheme was inspired by the vibrant and gorgeous colours of a summer sunset. A gold palette dress designed by Santos Costura was the perfect look for a romantic and glam bride all at once. A gorgeous floral crown from Mimoki, a soft marsala make up from Oui Novias and a pink blush and simple bouquet from Von Strüdel played perfectly with the wildness and softness of the coast and the insanely beautiful watercolour invitations from Save the Date Projects. As the sun faded, we savoured the last bit of light, those perfect precious moments when the sky seems more like a fairytale than real. The brilliant photographers Padilla & Rigau captured beautiful frames of this shooting at the magic hour, an ode to the delta river.