When the day finally arrived, I felt like I was floating softly through the best dream that had ever been had: from arriving with my father to the castle to the glimmering farewell of petals and sea of candles at our exit.

During the aperitivo, we sipped cava, ate freshly cut jamon and innovative Spanish cuisine as the golden sun faded. At twilight, we moved up under the canopy of trees to dine at long tables lined with simple garland of olive branches. My cousin serenaded us with an opera song that could not have started the night off on a better note. At the end of our meal, guests leisurely enjoyed cigars, customary in Spain at weddings, and the glowing lawn below before breaking out into dancing until dawn. We are extremely blessed to have had such a special night, sharing our love with our friends and family, and we are grateful to have had Bryce so exquisitely capture our memories that we will cherish forever.

The planning, styling and execution were flawless and I cannot stress enough how important it was to work with great people who understand and shared my vision and are willing to go above and beyond to produce a beautiful event. That night they pulled an all-nighter, arriving at 8 am to their hotels, after an already long week in Barcelona preparing for our engagement shoot, boudoir session, welcome dinner, and finally the wedding. They are superstars and I cannot sing their praises enough. Many thanks to all of the great people who worked so hard during the year and throughout the weekend in Spain to make it so memorable!

Styling, planning, & production: Joy Thigpen Environments | Photography: Bryce Covey | Custom Bridal Dress, Veil, & Headpiece: Cheryl Taylor | Second Dress: Antonio Berardi via theOutnet | Custom Earrings and Ring: Shahrzad Vasseghi of Royal Designs Atlanta Shoes: Valentino via Net-a-Porter & Zara Groom’s Attire: Carolina Herrera Floral Design: Joy Thigpen Environments  with assistance by Kelly Lenard of Intertwine Style Floral Studio Rental: Covadonga de Eguilior Venue Coordinator: Samantha Hellsman | Photobooth: Fotomaton Barcelona  | Videography: Marc Galver of Frame Crew | Vintage Car: Grupo Limousines | Buses for guest transport: Dachs Limousines | Spanish trio of guitars: Javier Van Velthoven Sound, DJ, Pianist and lighting: Frank Poole Producciones | Table & furniture rental: Nuovi Piatti Other rentals: Luz de Ohcan | Catering: Hotel des Arts Arola Restaurant Cake & Sweets: Think Sweets Hair & Makeup: Salon Bigudi | Ribbons: Frou Frou Chic Custom Illustrations & crest: Happy Menocal | Invitation design & printing: Alee & Press | Day of Calligraphy: Antiquaria | Invitation Calligraphy: Danica Cindell of BP Invites & Calligraphy


Comments (21)

Kina | Reply

I mean… seriously?!? Perfection.

Jane | Reply


Amazing work, Bryce.

RiverOaks Charleston | Reply

Beautiful venue, beautiful people, lovely details, lovely images. You know our hearts and style are rooted in Europe so we are in love with this feature, though not at all surprised with Joy Thigpen’s talent. Thank you Once Wed for sharing it with us.

Monique | Reply

This is classy. I want to be her!

Vickie | Reply

This is one of the most beautiful weddings I have seen. I can only imagine how magical it would have been to experience it!

V x

Sara | Reply

I -NEED- veil for my upcoming wedding!! I never cared for veils but this is stunning!

Sara | Reply

I followed the link for gown and veil and it came up with a search site. I couldn’t find the place where to get it.

Diamond Bridal Gallery -- Laura | Reply

Beyond perfection. Everything about this wedding is beautiful!

Crystal Thomas | Reply

Wow, what an amazing wedding! I’m beyond words!!!

House cleaner | Reply

This wedding looks so magical and romantic! Everything is just perfect!

Bill @ Eastport Photography | Reply

That venue couldn’t be any more perfect! I love how they setup all the candles once it got dark. Amazing wedding!

Opaline Pictures | Reply

Wow this wedding is stunning. I especially love the brides veil. It’s such a lovely style.

Chloe | Reply

This wedding is SO insanely picture-perfect, it literally made my jaw drop. Incredibly beautiful photos!

Shana | Reply

What is the name of this castle? I’ve searched castles in barcelona, and can’t seem to find it. I absolutely love this venue and would like it for my own wedding. It’s perfect!

Lex | Reply

Any chance this is an actual available venue still? Didn’t see any responses, but I love it and would like to know venue name,

Mary Verett | Reply

Hi Lex,

Here is a link to the venue: http://www.castelldesantmarsal.com/en

Hope that helps!

Abby Faron | Reply

I love the dress!!! I searched and searched and cannot figure out where it came from. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Mary Verett | Reply

Hi Abby,

This dress was actually custom from designer Cheryl Taylor. You can find her link in the vendors list above.

Sarah Chancey | Reply

The image of the long reception table, scattered with votives and garlands has been a favorite of mine for years. I love revisiting this stunning, yet simple wedding. It’s just the best and her gown, wow. This is a classic wedding, that will set trends for years. I always recommend our clients go for long reception tables, it’s the biggest free impact from a decor perspective, I love it! Cheers! Sarah Chancey of Chancey Charm

Bianca Fernandez | Reply

What is the name of this venue? and where in Spain is this? Beautiful!

Once Wed | Reply

Hi Bianca. The only info we have about this is listed with the feature.