These images and this video tell the story of the real wedding of Silvia and Juanma. They were ready to challenge 2020 and Covid. They decided to celebrate with a romantic elopement in the middle of a sea of olive trees in Andalusia, Spain. Keep scrolling to see all of the beautiful photos by María Espinosa with amazing florals Machuno Arte Floral. Lorena León filmed this very special day at tucked away in the olive trees. Trust us, you'll want to see every last image in the full gallery and hear more from María Espinosa.
Elopement amidst the olive trees in Spain
In the midst of a pandemic, Juanma and Silvia, a couple since 2018, decided it was the right time to say yes and move forward in their relationship. We decided to make an elopement in the middle of the olive trees as they are a symbol of their land and their childhood.
They wanted it to be something simple but chic, and thanks to the decoration and the flowers, the atmosphere was magical. Candela, their dog, was a witness and protagonist, together with the centenary olive tree, of this great moment in their lives.
The wardrobe was Zara's. Silvia and Juanma are very aware of the environment and try to make their actions as respectful as possible, so they wanted to wear something they could use again.
And as the icing on the cake, Tot-em made the wedding rings, lovingly and elegantly stored in the Luxal Laser wedding ring holders.
Juanma and Silvia are a couple who, without needing much, attract those who are close to them. They are charismatic and pleasant, as well as sharing their passion for fashion, tattoos and traveling. Silvia is a physiotherapist and spends her free time reading, fashion and make-up, and on social networks, where she is very active. Juanma, on the other hand, is studying to be a policeman and in his free time he goes on motorbike tours and does tattoos.
This elopement was special because it was made in the middle of a pandemic, showing that what matters most is the love that the couple feels. And this is the line that the video of his elopement has followed, being emotional and at the same time motivating because somehow everything starts again. In addition, it was a reason for all the suppliers to regain hope towards the recovery of our sector, which is currently in crisis because of the Covid-19, and of a new stage for weddings.
Also because Candela, Silvia's dog, was one of the protagonists of the day and we are not used to seeing that. The bride's dress and the groom's suit are by Zara. Although Silvia loved designer dresses, she didn't want a dress she could only wear once and as soon as she saw the dress when she entered Zara she knew it was hers.
María López The place where this elopement was officiated by and celebrated was, of course, in the middle of a sea of olive trees. Silvia and Juanma got dressed together in a country house on the outskirts of an Andalusian village. Later they got married in a thousand-year-old olive tree nearby. In the distance you could see the Castle of Alcaudete, a beautiful Calatrava castle. In the same farmhouse there was an industrial area where the couple had an intimate moment and did their dance.
The bouquet was amaranthus, sinf white pearl, pampa, brunia, kalanchoe, white rose, ornitogalun and olive to match the table and the landscape. The decorator wanted to give a lot of importance to natural and ordinary elements, hence all the wood and flowers. He also used many elements typical of the country house, resulting in something rustic but modern as the couple wanted.
The ritual was the most symbolic and special part of the ceremony. The couple ate two olives that they then planted so that one day those seeds would grow into a large olive tree as a reminder of their union.