A wedding at Hacienda de San Rafael is a window into the heart of Andalusia. It is a picture perfect venue. Because it has remained in the same family for so many years it has maintained its character and authenticity as a true Hacienda. What we in the UK would call a country house, a Hacienda is traditionally the main house of a large estate. Although farming is no longer carried out from the hacienda, agriculture is thriving all around the the property. As a result, June’s crop of Sunflowers create a fabulous golden back drop.
The Hacienda de San Rafael is also easy to get to, being not far from Seville, the capital of Andalucia. Andalusia is the southern tip of Spain. It is a preferred destination for weddings abroad because of its long hot dry summers.
Lincoln & Scarlett chose their wedding at Hacienda de San Rafael to coincide with the summer abundance of Andalusia. Celebrating this by using natural flowers from the estate, sunflowers & bougainvillea as decoration. The courtyard at the heart of the hacienda offered welcome shade to guests for the ceremony. Dressed in pink the flower girls expanded the pink theme by spread more bougainvillea down the aisle. The vivid colours and gorgeous light of Spain was a photographer’s dream, as you will see in the photos below.
Most Spanish weddings carry on through to the small hours, and this was no exception. Awesome party pictures were a specific request, and are a particular favourite of mine. I have developed a unique style of dance floor photographs over the years that really convey the fun that was had. I’m sure you will agree. I hope you like the photos.
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