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Alicante bryllup – Den mest romantiske reisen

Mange mennesker anser Spania som en av de mest romantiske stedene på jorden. Med fantastiske områder som Costa Blanca, er det ingen tvil om hvorfor så mange par velger Spania som sitt bryllups reisemål. I denne forbindelse er Torrevieja-området og Orihuela Costa, som ligger på den sørøstlige provinsen Alicante, garantert vinnere. Med sin vakre kystlinje, pittoreske sandstrender og spaserturer parallelt med strendene, tilbyr det noen av de beste bakgrunner for et bryllup og dine gjester rekreasjon.
Det er hoteller og feriesteder her, komplett med flott utsikt og tjenester som tilbyr bryllupspakker, for eksempel La Zenia Hotel i La Zenia på Orihuela Costa.

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Wedding prep at Montepiedra Hotel – Campoamor – Alicante

Velg det beste romantiske reisemålet i Alicante

Når det kommer til bryllup reisemål skjemmer Alicante deg bort med valg. Du kommer til å velge mellom fantastiske byer som Torrevieja og Orihuela. Du vil finne flere feriesteder som  Punta Prima restaurant, Orihuela Coast Resort, og  Montepiedra Hotel som kan tjene som utmerket bryllup arenaer.

Med sine viltvoksende hager, utsikt over kysten, og rimelige tjenester, kan du velge noen av disse som din romantiske bryllups arena. Sug til deg middelhavsklimaet, la håret blafre i vinden og nyt den vakre naturen som du knytter knuten i et utendørs bryllup i hotellets hager eller på stranden. Selvfølgelig vil jeg være der for å fange opp alle de store øyeblikkene av dagen. 

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Wedding at Torre del Moro – Sjømannskirken Torrevieja

Alicante huser også noen av de eldste kirkene i regionen. Disse katolske kirkene holder regelmessig bryllup og du kan også ta bryllupsløftene på en av disse idylliske stedene. Noen kirker i Torrevieja-Alicante-området er:

NrAreaNameGoogle location
01Pilar de la Horadada catholic churchParroquia Nuestra Señora del Pilarhttps://goo.gl/maps/zn8WQJBx8NuojZW99
02Torrevieja center catholic churchParroquia de la Inmaculada Concepciónhttps://goo.gl/maps/WKXke53RzTdb7igc9
03La Zenia catholic churchParroquia Cristo Resucitado – Centro Ecuménicohttps://goo.gl/maps/BuopkMnYj1G319UY6
04La Zenia catholic churchCapilla Ntra. Sra. del Marhttps://goo.gl/maps/hyw5E3MGEkyvPa5Z9
05Punta Prima catholic church Iglesia Punta Primahttps://goo.gl/maps/zNtypsf8zeYWw8wC6
06Torre de la Horadada catholic churchIglesia Torre de la Horadadahttps://goo.gl/maps/TvZqf1xPf9G5LM527
07Dehesa de Campoamor catholic churchParroquia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (near Montepiedra hotel)https://goo.gl/maps/mZaZbiQgffaQMdU56
08Los BalconesLos Balcones Church of Englandhttps://goo.gl/maps/tNsTeRvk4tDLLaVL7
09Norwegian Sjømannskirken in La SiestaSjømannskirken Torreviejahttps://goo.gl/maps/Q9BzU2ae5XbbqPZ6A
10La SiestaIglesia Evangélica Española IEEhttps://goo.gl/maps/1zsNqqcwZ7wBNt9H8

Flere kirker kan bli funnet her

Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Pilar

Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Pilar

Torrevieja bryllup – finn den mest romantiske måten å si “ja”

Med rikelig med bryllupsplanleggere og fantastiske steder, vil bryllupet være ikke mindre enn et eventyr. Nyt en spansk ferie sammen med gjestene og ring bryllupsklokken i den romantiske settingen til Torrevieja.
 

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wedding prep Orihuela Costa

Med min fotograferings tjeneste, kan du nyte og gjenoppleve alle de varme minnene av det spanske bryllupet i årene som kommer.
 
Vil du ha en prat med meg om dine bryllupsplaner? Har du spørsmål om arbeidsprosessen min? La oss ta en virtuell kaffe sammen! Klikk her for å sende meg en melding eller ring meg på mobilen min (jeg bruker Whatsapp).
 

Ser fram til å høre fra deg 


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    Video productions Costa Blanca – an interesting turn of events

    So for the past 20 years I have been focussed on my photography development and my photography business. A lot has changed in the technology department: the switch from film to digital, medium format is not the end all be all solution anymore as the perfect tool. The introduction of social media (instagram, facebook, youtube), and high speed internet in houses. In addition, the quality of our mobile devices and mobile internet improved. And finally a high end quality photo camera has become increasingly cheaper. Starting video productions on the Costa Blanca is a better time than ever.

    A combination of all of the above has lead me to believe I can and have to diversify my business and still enjoy my creative endeavours through the, for me, new medium of motion pictures. With the introduction of fibre internet and high speed mobile internet, video content has become available on all platforms. Brands and companies have latched onto this and incorporate video to tell their story. This creates endless business opportunities for us creatives.

    For the past 2 years I have been chatting with many creatives in my space who started out as a photographer that now have turned hybride shooters – they shoot video and they shoot photos. They advised me to give it a try.

    Dabbling in video

    At first I was not looking forward to the many hours of footage spotting, editing and the endless upgrades of backup systems/servers/harddrives and editing computer (those video files can be chunky,..I guess there is nothing wrong with that). Then I started doing some small video shoots with the gear I had, a DSLR and glidecam. It was not the ideal kit, but it got me started. When jobs came in that required better gear for the job, I would contact a rental company.  

    Fast forward 24 months and I took the plunge and invested in a kit that includes a full frame body that can shoot 4k and shoots up to 120 fps for buttery smooth slo-mos. For the buttery smooth motion I have invested in the newest gimbal. To top it off, I have included a number of lenses and sound recording equipment. 

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    gimbal/stabiliser

    Through AJ Photography I am now offering professional video services on the Costa Blanca. Torrevieja and Orihuela Costa are basically my back garden but I will cover from Moraira which is pretty much North of the Costa Blanca all the way down to Cartagena/ La Manga in the South of the Costa Blanca. As Amsterdam is my second base for work, I have no problem hopping on a plane and joining you for a gig up North of Europe.

    La Mirada – reopening in La Zenia
    More recent work – wedding video that I shot as a hybrid shooter – photography and video on the same day

    Want to talk about any upcoming projects you might have? Looking for Video productions on the Costa Blanca? Drop me a line and lets have a (virtual) coffee to get to know each other, I am all ears.

    Contact me by clicking the link. Hope to hear from you!

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      Having your wedding in the Torrevieja area

      Alicante wedding – the most romantic destination 

      Many brides consider Spain as one of the most romantic places on earth to get married. Maybe you are considering a wedding in Alicante or thinking about having your wedding in the Torrevieja area? Follow along here and you might get some useful ideas about having a destination wedding here.

      Great weather and very affordable food and drink is a huge advantage of a wedding in Spain. The scenery and backdrops are equally impressive. With many stunning areas, you can see why couples choose the breathtaking backdrop of Spain as their wedding destination. In this regard, Torrevieja and Orihuela Costa, just South of Alicante, are great as wedding ceremony locations. With a beautiful coastline, sandy beaches and promenades running parallel to the beaches, it’s perfect for a wedding and your guests.

      There are plenty of hotels, panoramic beachfront venues and resorts here. They are complete with rooftop views overlooking the ocean. They also offer wedding services (like wedding coordinator/wedding planner, officiants, wedding cake, assistance with planning process, wedding photos). Most venues offer all inclusive wedding packages. For example the La Zenia hotel in La Zenia, Hotel Meridional in Guardamar or Restaurante Rebate in Campoverde have packages.

      Choose the best romantic destination in Alicante

      When it comes to wedding destinations, Alicante spoils you with choice. Yes, there are so many options here. You get to choose between stunning cities like Torrevieja and Orihuela. You will find resorts like Punta Prima restaurant (blog post), Orihuela Coast Resort and Montepiedra Hotel which are excellent wedding venues. With their views of the coast, and affordable services, you can choose any of these as your romantic wedding venue.

      The choice of wedding reception and wedding locations is endless. Ever thought of having a unique wedding on the water front with ocean views?  More to come about a little gem we are working on (the website will be launched soon!). Or imagine walking down the aisle and seeing your groom waiting to get married in a little white chapel? Your wedding day will seem like a one of a kind fairytale. In my honest opinion this is absolutely possible in one of the best wedding venues of the Costa Blanca: Rebate, click here to have a look at an all inclusive wedding package.

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      Wedding prep at Montepiedra Hotel – Campoamor – Alicante

      Soak in the Mediterranean climate and enjoy the beautiful sceneries. You can tie the knot in an outdoor wedding in the hotel gardens or on the beach front. Of course, I’ll be there to capture all the great moments of your day.

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      Wedding at Torre del Moro – Sjømannskirken Torrevieja

      Alicante is also home to a mansion or vineyard or two that work with a range wedding vendors. The venues are suitable for a beautiful wedding that breathes elegance that can be a perfect indoor and outdoor setting for you and your wedding party.

      Churches in Alicante

      Alicante is also home to some of the oldest churches of the region. These catholic churches regularly hold foreign weddings. An overview of some (catholic) churches in the Torrevieja – Alicante area are:

      NrAreaNameGoogle location
      01Pilar de la Horadada catholic churchParroquia Nuestra Señora del Pilarhttps://goo.gl/maps/zn8WQJBx8NuojZW99
      02Torrevieja center catholic churchParroquia de la Inmaculada Concepciónhttps://goo.gl/maps/WKXke53RzTdb7igc9
      03La Zenia catholic churchParroquia Cristo Resucitado – Centro Ecuménicohttps://goo.gl/maps/BuopkMnYj1G319UY6
      04La Zenia catholic churchCapilla Ntra. Sra. del Marhttps://goo.gl/maps/hyw5E3MGEkyvPa5Z9
      05Punta Prima catholic church Iglesia Punta Primahttps://goo.gl/maps/zNtypsf8zeYWw8wC6
      06Torre de la Horadada catholic churchIglesia Torre de la Horadadahttps://goo.gl/maps/TvZqf1xPf9G5LM527
      07Dehesa de Campoamor catholic churchParroquia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (near Montepiedra hotel)https://goo.gl/maps/mZaZbiQgffaQMdU56
      08Los BalconesLos Balcones Church of Englandhttps://goo.gl/maps/tNsTeRvk4tDLLaVL7
      09Norwegian Sjømannskirken in La SiestaSjømannskirken Torreviejahttps://goo.gl/maps/Q9BzU2ae5XbbqPZ6A
      10La SiestaIglesia Evangélica Española IEEhttps://goo.gl/maps/1zsNqqcwZ7wBNt9H8

      Other catholic churches in the Alicante region can be found here

      Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Pilar

      Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Pilar

      Torrevieja wedding – find the most romantic way to say “I do”

      With plenty of wedding planners and fantastic locations, your wedding will be no less than a fairy tale. Enjoy a Spanish holiday along with your wedding guests and ring the wedding bell in the romantic setting of the perfect backdrop of Spain.

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      wedding prep Orihuela Costa

      I work with some of the best wedding venues of Alicante and Murcia. Do you want a cheap wedding, do you want a traditional wedding, do you want a lavish wedding, do you want a wedding ceremony with stunning views, do you want a small and intimate wedding or are you just looking for an affordable wedding were walking down the aisle to your groom to exchange vows in front of all the people that are important to you? Spain has it all, no joke.

      And it does not end there because Spain also has countless honeymoon  possibilities for newlyweds but more about that in a different blogpost. Leave a comment below if you are interested in that and I will share some ideas about that on my blog.

      Wedding photography

      And last but not least the wedding photography. Getting married is a special event that just begs for the service of a professional photographer. Don’t fall for the trap of thinking that your ‘ free’ uncle John with an expensive camera will be there to have you photographed as make your entrance, when you walk down the aisle in your carefully chosen wedding dress, take your vows, cut the wedding cake, pose with the bridesmaids and bridal party or do the first dance with your hubby.  Not to make it more than it is, it is not a stress free job for the untrained and unconditioned hobbyist with a great camera. Things move fast and there is no second take. Maybe you think a family member ‘knows you best’ but there isn’t anything that a dialog between you and me can’t clear up before we start to plan the wedding shoot.

      I have had the honour to have worked with hundreds of paying clients, brides and grooms at real weddings these past 25 years. I help and I direct where needed, that is what us photographers do. With me you will be in safe and very capable hands – no matter what the conditions are or what the situation is.

      So, after the wedding day when all guests have gone home and  all the cava is finished you have one more thing to look forward to and that is the wedding photo gallery. You can enjoy and relive all the warm memories of your Spanish wedding for years to come.

      Conclusion having your wedding in the torrevieja area

      Spain is a great country for a destination wedding. Less than 2,5 hours flight from London to Alicante, the many days of sun. There is very affordable food and drink, lots of accommodation possibilities and Catholic churches for a catholic wedding. Venues that have a wow factor and beautiful backdrops. The area of Alicante has endless types of venue for you to choose from in a variety of budgets and the language does not have to be a barrier (most event managers speak English). You really cannot go wrong with a wedding in Spain or having your wedding in the Torrevieja area.  Have a look at the portfolio to get an idea of what a destination wedding can look like.

      What do you think or what would be your concerns? Drop a comment below.

      Contact

      Would you like to have a chat with me about your wedding planning? Do you have questions about my work process or anything mentioned in this blog post? Let’s have a virtual coffee together before you make the guest list and send out invitations.

      Click here to drop me a message or give me a call on my mobile (I use whatsapp).

      Look forward to hearing from you

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        A dream wedding in Alicante

        Imagine walking hand in hand with your newlywed husband on the endless sandy beaches of Spain. Or having your first kiss against the backdrop of a monumental fortress set on the legendary Mount Benacantil. You may dream of taking bride and groom photos or your group photos against a typical Spanish backdrop. Or photos with bridesmaids and bridal party in a classic Mediterranean town. Making it complete with its white-washed houses and cobbled streets.

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        Wedding in the region of Alicante

         

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        Montiboli hotel beach front

        If you dream of a lavish Spanish wedding in a perfect wedding venue, consider Alicante. Known as the City of Light, Alicante is the capital of Costa Blanca of Spain. It is a region known for pristine beaches and catholic  churches.

        Alicante region is know for its many wedding venues and honeymoon locations. The area is suitable for a beach wedding if you like that.  Keep in mind that in July and August the beaches can get very hot and busy. In addition make sure you have good make up and a suitable wedding dress.

        Beach wedding in Alicante

        To get married on a beach in Spain you need to have a license from the town hall. You can try and arrange this yourself when you start wedding planning. Having a translator helps, but a wedding planner knows exactly which people to contact as they have the experience. Wedding ceremonies on a beach seem super romantic. Despite breathtaking views of the Mediterranean sea many couples do not find it very private. Sunbathers will always be near by and your wedding photos will have them in the background unfortunately. Still, there are ways of having an outdoor wedding in Spain.

        Moraira Castle wedding

        Right on the costa of Moraira there is a little castle and around the castle there is tiled pavement. From this tiled terrace you will have panoramic views of the ocean without having sun bathers nearby. The beach is actually about a 4-5 mins walk. Therefore you have the advantage of the cooler sea breeze. The wedding officiant normally makes sure tourist keep a respectful distance from your wedding.

        Ultimately you can have a carpet rolled out where you walk down the aisle. The wedding guests sit on folding chairs either side of the aisle. You and all your guests could even have a mini wedding reception. Have a drink of champagne after you say i do and tie the knot. It is a very picturesque location and perfect for a beautiful wedding. This spot will also require a license from Moraira townhall. This could be part of your wedding package and wedding planners can apply for the license.

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        Look at the amazing backdrop at Moraira Castle!
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        Perfect spot for a sun set photoshoot at Moraira Castle if you ask me

        A dream wedding in Alicante

        No matter what you are planning: a beach wedding or an outdoor one. Alicante and its neighbouring cities can provide you with the most romantic wedding destinations to say your vows. Similarly choose Alicante, Santa Pola, Villajoyosa, Altea or San Juan area to have a dream wedding. Why? Because the Costa Blanca is the home of best wedding venues along the Spanish east coast.

        Undoubtedly with such striking views and exotic wedding locations like a castle or a finca, wedding photography would be amazing. Along with a vineyard which Spain has many of. Absolutely rest assured that I will capture the fantastic moments of your wedding. Moreover I will create a romantic wedding documentary that you would treasure for many years.

        If you are looking for a dream wedding destination, come to Alicante. There are breath-taking locations like Benissa with Casa del Maco. In addition  Denia and Benidorm. With extended beaches, rocky covers and excellent climate, you can find the perfect location for your fairy-tale wedding. Additionally Hotel Montiboli gives you the option to have your wedding on the grounds of the hotel. It is almost on the beach front. See image below.

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        Unlike a wedding at home, it is easy to get into a relaxed mood. Let the Mediterranean climate soothe you while you embark on the most important journey of your life. Following that, tie your knot at the most idyllic locations of Altea or Calpe. There you have the Sol y Mar hotel or Moraira with Moraira Castle which is on the beach front.

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        Beach front Moraira castle

        Best location for European destination wedding

        Clearly Alicante has a history dating back to hundreds of years and the historic architecture is still intact. Unquestionably these places will offer the most perfect backdrops for celebrating your wedding.

        Without a doubt booking me as your photographer by your side, you are in good hands. All the shots will be fun, relaxed and perfectly timed. Finally I will create some timeless and authentic imagery of you and your loved ones. Did I mention that I have the best job in the world? And that there is nothing else I enjoy doing more? Without a doubt important ingredients for a successful photo shoot.

        Conclusion

        With so many resorts and hotels, the Alicante region has some of the best locations of Spain for your destination wedding. Therefore, with my photography services, your wedding experience will be a good one. But don’t take my word for it.

        Contact

        Would you like to have a chat with me about your wedding plans? Do you have questions about my work process? Or would you like to talk about some of my experiences with some of the venues on the Costa Blanca? Let’s have a virtual coffee together! Click here to drop me a message or give me a call on my mobile (I use whatsapp).

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          Wedding Torre de la Horadada – Ellinor and Mattias

          A wedding in Torre de la Horadada, service performed by Svenska Kyrkan Costa Blanca in Torrevieja. 

          Mattias contacted my about this small intimate wedding in the rocky beach in Torre de la Horadada. It offers a cool breeze and panoramic views of the ocean. 

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          Would you like to know more about a ceremony on the beach of Torre de la Horadada? Or would you like to tell me about your wedding plans? Or maybe you just want to discover more about my work. Click here for more real weddings and here (new window will open to different website) and click here to contact me.

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