Chris and Maria envisioned a classically beautiful wedding that would incorporate traditions from both of their families. Their gorgeous Spanish wedding at Castillo de La Arguijuela in Cáceres, Spain showcased a simple, vintage elegance. White florals with touches of pink beautifully dressed the historic stone walls of the castle. Engaging in the amazing scenery, photographer Jesus Caballero expertly captured the couple sharing sweet moments around the venue.
Chris and Maria
Castillo de La Arguijuela, Cáceres, Spain
We wanted a classical and elegant wedding with an outdoor ceremony and reception. As we are both from countries with very strong traditions, we wanted to mix the best of both our worlds to preserve those traditions, so that our multicultural guests could celebrate together with us and understand our story. We printed refined mass leaflets that were translated into English and Spanish and placed witty translated phrases on the tables to help guests from different cultures get to know each other.
The venue was the 15th century Castillo de la Arguijuela outside the city of Cáceres and the ceremony was celebrated outside a small chapel adjacent to the Castle. We wanted warm romantic colours, slightly vintage, that would fit well outdoor within an historic setting. The ceremony was in the evening and the reception took place under the moonlight in the impressive Castle grounds. We chose this venue so that the guests arriving from abroad could witness the amazing settings and food from this part of Spain.
To continue with the elegant theme, Maria arrived at the chapel in a chauffeur driven vintage Albaycin car to a duet of a Violinist and Pianist playing songs that meant something to both of us and our families.
Maria‘s dress was from Rosa Clará, it was a romantic style with lace and tulle in ecru white, while Chris wore a single-breasted navy-blue suit from Austin Reed with a bespoke waistcoat, a pink textured tie and wine coloured shoes by Kurt Geiger.
It is not easy to pick just one moment as our memory is full of great ones, but if we had to pick one we both agreed that it was our last song. We asked the DJ to play the song we had chosen for our first dance to end the night, everyone crossed hands around us and since they knew the lyrics from before, they all got involved, ending the night on a real high.
But overall, we really enjoyed the general atmosphere, dining outside at night time with the imposing castle behind us and seeing all the guests communicating with each other throughout the day, even though they didn’t speak the same language.
The Couple Recommends:
Jesus Caballero is a talented photographer based in London, Lisbon and Barcelona. He was very flexible throughout the wedding process, he was able to come to London for a pre-wedding session and also to Spain for the ceremony. He was able to capture the day beautifully and got all the guests involved. He was very passionate about the photos and making sure all guests were comfortable in front of the camera.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Jesus Caballero
Venue – Castillo de La Arguijuela
Floral Design – David Moreno
Catering – Torre de Sande
Cake – Le Petit Sucreme
DJ – DJ Barragan
Live Music – Musica Extremadura
Videography – Toni Guidel
Wedding Dress – Rosa Clara
Bridal Accessories – Monsoon Accesorize
Groom’s Apparel – Austin Reed
Rings – Bernstones
Transportation – Chic Cars
Thank you to Jesus Caballero for sharing Chris and Maria’s dreamy Spanish wedding! Looking for more classically elegant wedding inspiration? Check out this chic Paris wedding and this elegant garden wedding.