The first time we had contact with María and Sergio was three years ago, when we covered María’s sister, Silvia, wedding. It was in that wedding (or super wedding, as my godson would say) in Lugar de Sestelo in A Coruña, where we had the chance to get to know the union, respect and hospitality of the Galician family. Due to the work that we did at Silvia and Rafa’s wedding, María and Sergio decided to hire us for theirs two years before even choosing the date!
It is wonderful to get to know a culture from inside (whatever culture), and it is through families that we got the key to understand much more of the world we live in. Our way to understand what faces us is through observation and photography.
The evening before María and Sergio’s big day, we went to their house to visit the awesome gallegan family that we almost felt like ours, and we had the chance to eat Polbo à Feira in Santiago de Compostela (our job is full of different pleasures).
The following day the big marriage dance started: tears, laughs and a lot of emotion at Pazo do Tambre, a gorgeous place where we felt supported. They prepared a beautiful Celtic ritual next to the river, surrounded by big trees, for the couple. To start with, María’s niece circled them with salt on the floor. After that, they tied their hands together with a bow, while they gave to each other a little branch of their power plant… Those were magical moments.
After maximizing the space to take the family photos, we took a tour around Pazo do Tambre. The horses, birds and also little animals of the property came with us in our tour around lakes and great fields. As photographers is amazing to find a place with so many possibilities.
Once we sat down to eat, there were some gifts from the bride and groom for us (when this happens my heart melts down). Due to all that had happened until then, we were starving. Well, Adri started eating bread like crazy and suddenly… the feast started! Seafood, fish, meat… It was an amazing banquet. We were so grateful that we decided to give them a post wedding. María and Sergio’s tears of joy moved us. This couple appreciates our photography and glows with it. That is how two days later they put on their gowns again and we also took our cameras and went to a magic place called Castro de Baroña, a Celtic fort in a little islet at foot of the beach…
Is there any better way to end a wedding?