Just like Yoko Ono and John Lennon many years ago… For most people getting married and planning a wedding in Gibraltar is reasonably simple.
Even though they come from very different places, like Canada or Egypt, it’s not everyday that you can organise a trip to one of the last colonies of the Western world.
This is what happened in this couple’s case. After living through a pandemic, they were surer than ever that they wanted to say I DO for the rest of their days. So they looked into where it would be easiest to get married and plan a wedding in Europe, and just like in a romantic movie, they travelled to the peninsula to write their names in the Civil Registry in the British colony. Yes, they come here for getting married and planning a wedding in Gibraltar, finally.
They wrote to me a few days before, while I was at another wedding. I loved their wedding plan and we arranged a meeting at Hotel La Caleta, on the beachfront. A place close to the most meridional end of the colony called Europa Point. It was no coincidence that we would end the day of their wedding right there, where they exchanged their vows.
Let me introduce you to the newlyweds: Robert, who is Polish, and Aprille, who is French. They both live in Berlin, where they met and moved in together. As you do!
They had been planning it for a long time. They knew they wanted to take the next step, say I do, all dressed up and celebrate with family. But they had never been to Gibraltar. It was a pleasure for me to help them with the location, explain the best time to get great lighting and start the shoot.
And that’s what we did, until the sun set.