My friend TJ thought it would be a good idea to post this about now, just as it’s starting to get really cold outside, and, in some cases snowy! So to warm you up (or maybe make you feel that bit colder), here’s the whole story of Helen & Dom’s sunny wedding in Es Cubells, Ibiza. Helen is a wedding photographer herself, and it’s always a real honour when a fellow wedding photographer entrusts their special memories to us. The story begins at the chosen location for the wedding, a villa in the Ibizan hills- a place that holds many special memories for Helen and Dom.
Helen presents her sisters with a special present for their role as bridesmaids.
The dress. The shoes.
Meanwhile, around 15 minutes drive away, Dom and his groomsmen were getting ready at a hotel. Or at least having a swim before getting ready. It was pretty hot at this point. Most people are in swimming attire as you might expect. I’m trying to keep cool in trousers and shirt.
Jim (also a photographer, and also a very nice guy) prepares the drinks. Check out the cufflinks in the shape of New Zealand, where Jim is from.
Jim’s gaze is either one of admiration, or one of ‘I think his tie is tied wrong.’ Or, as I like to think- maybe even a little bit of both.
Dom opening a present from Helen in a short moment of quiet.
Only cool socks allowed at this wedding. Luckily I was already prepared in that department, though as there’s no photographic evidence you’ll just have to take my word for it!
Suited up and good to go.
It’s not every day that I do groomsmen photos down on the beach, with lifeguards in the background. And with an inflatable parrot.
The view from the roof of the villa, and fresh lemonade made by Dom and Helen for their guests to drink before the ceremony.
I love these next few shots by Erica.
Helen and Dom arranged for a babysitter to be at the villa for the wedding to look after all the children. I spotted her cool old car parked in the shade under a tree….
This was just one of the many times I saw Dom being administered Bach’s Rescue Remedy by Jim, the ever attentive best man.
The rings. But not the original rings. When Helen and Dom picked us up from the airport in Ibiza, we soon learnt that the few days leading up to that point had not been straightforward. Unfortunately, an incident occurred and they had a number of bags stolen from them shortly after they arrived. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the bags stolen contained items such as the wedding rings, cash, and Helen’s laptop! By some miracle, they managed to have new rings flown in within just a few days.
Just enough time for a couple of lovely family shots before the ceremony!
You have to love a groom who writes his speech on his iPad. Who needs cue cards?
The sun’s on its way down…
Thanks for a special day Helen and Dom- it was great fun getting to know you, and we hope you’re enjoying your travels!