To say we were stoked would be a massive understatement when we got the call to be this couple’s Can Gall Ibiza wedding photographer.
This epic Ibiza wedding venue delivers romance by the bucket load, with soft stone walls, water features and orchards all around. But their approach is strikingly contemporary, combining enchantment with all the modern touches that make for a super stylish party.
Iain and Sophie took full advantage of their Ibiza wedding location and planned an open-air party to remember. Here, we’re heading behind the scenes for their beautiful wedding day – enjoy!
Popping the question
This jet-setting duo got engaged on the stunning isle of Santorini, so it’s little surprise their hearts landed on an Ibiza wedding too.
“We were sitting in a quiet corner of a bar, way after a beautiful sunset had passed, and Iain decided to pop the question there and then. I immediately said yes and there were tears! It was a perfect setting for us. He knows I would have hated anything that attracted attention and having done it near the start of the holiday meant we could celebrate for the rest of the week.”
“I don’t think it’s what he had in mind,” giggles Sophie, “but we laugh about it now especially knowing all the thoughts that went through his head that night and his attempts to whisk me off to somewhere more romantic!”
We’re going to Ibiza!
“We knew exactly what we wanted for our wedding but couldn’t find it in the UK. I had always wanted an outdoor ceremony and both of us wanted something very relaxed and personal. We also wanted to make a weekend of it so that we could spend quality time with everyone. Finding somewhere that would host us for two days in the UK, with an outdoor licensed space but with a good plan B option should it likely rain, was proving to be very difficult,” Sophie explains.
The couple then cast their venue hunting net further afield and flew to Ibiza one November weekend.
“The incredible reviews of the venue and Santi and his team had my heart set on Can Gall,” the bride explains. “When the tour finished and Santi went off to get the Cava, Iain just looked at me and said ‘I LOVE IT!’. It was literally everything we wanted and more.”
Choosing their Can Gall Ibiza wedding photographer
“We were lucky enough to be recommended Beziique by James & Ellie at Ground Films. As soon as we looked at the website we knew they were right for us. I’d left the final decision for our Can Gall Ibiza wedding photographer to Iain because he’s the creative one of us and had a firm idea of what he was looking for. He didn’t feel like he needed to look anywhere else having seen the photos on Beziique’s site and Instagram account!”
The perfect complement to their luxe outdoor setting, Sophie opted for a Mikaella design for her bridal gown.
“I did the classic and went for something completely different to what I’d envisaged I’d wear,” Sophie admits. “Having tried on what I’d consider now to be my safe option and deciding it was the one, I went on to another bridal appointment that afternoon. The owner persuaded me to try on the Mikaella dress. The look on my bridesmaids faces said it all – I had to have it.”
Iain’s suit was custom-made in Dubai, where the couple live.
“Taking a bit of a gamble, we decided on a peacock blue colour. It was similar to what the best men and ushers were going to be in.”
Eight bridesmaids also joined Sophie. The total dream team, these ladies not only helped ensure a calm wedding morning for Sophie, they also helped with the set-up, taking videos to show the bride when she was tied up with hair and makeup!
The bride’s brother walked her down the aisle. Alongside seeing her soon-to-be husband for the first time, these were highlights of the day.
“Nell Shakespeare sung solo during the ceremony. She also sung us in and out and performed as we signed the certificate. She was joined by another musician to perform an acoustic duet, too.”
With a lush green backdrop and picturesque white arbour, it was a stunning backdrop to capture as this couple’s Can Gall Ibiza wedding photographer.
Shades of grey
“We wanted our guests to feel like they were at a garden party, so we didn’t go overboard with a theme. We chose a colour scheme of light grey and blue and wanted the day to reflect us. The venue was so beautiful we didn’t need to decorate much at all.”
“We hired a few bits from the Wedding Shop on the island – mainly lighting and lanterns, as well as some crates for displays. The main one was ‘Gordon’s cigar bar” in the evening, which hosted an assortment of cigars for our guests in memory of my dad who I lost when I was younger,” Sophie explains.
The couple also created a romantic ambience from day to dusk and into the night with artfully installed lighting.
“We had festoon lighting over the alfresco wedding breakfast and fairy lights up the palm trees. There were yet more fairy light curtains around the pergola for the party. Iain and I are both big on lighting and creating the right ambience.”
“Nell Shakespeare’s band, The Ibiza Feeling, played our first dance and opened the dance floor. They were incredible – we specifically told Nell what we wanted percussion, sax and a female vocalist and she delivered it!” gushes Sophie.
A DJ followed and kept the dance floor buzzing into the early hours.
Portraits at sunset
“We have so many favourite Ibiza wedding photos, but some of the sunset ones have to be my favourite,” smiles Sophie.
Delivering on sizzling colours as intense as the love you’re feeling right there in that moment, we’re huge fans of golden hour wedding photos too. We made it our mission to perfect the art and would love to create them as your Can Gall Ibiza wedding photographer too. Get in touch and let the magic begin!
Can Gall Ibiza Wedding Vendors
Venue: Agroturismo Can Gall
Dress: Mikaella dress from May and Grace Bridal, Surrey
Suit: Custom Suit Shop, Dubai
Shoes: Emmy London
Hair and Makeup: Smack Beauty
Flowers: Floral Dreams
Décor: The Wedding Shop, Ibiza
Styling: The Can Gall team and The Wedding Shop
Cake and Catering: The Chef, Ibiza
Videographer: Ground Films
Entertainment: Nell Shakespeare curated all the live music throughout the day