A Look at One Couple’s Fairy-tale Wedding in the Catalan Countryside
Sitting there, alone, it’s the wedding photographer. He’s taking a break. A few puffs before continuing his work. His name is James Frost, and he was commissioned to document the wedding of my beloved friends Carlota and Francesc—a great responsibility. James has Spanish roots, and his granddad was a well-known wedding photographer; he promised the couple he would not just take pictures, but tell a story. And the tale that follows is the climax of the love story of Carlota and Francesc after 10 years together.
Two hours away from Barcelona, against the amazing backdrop of La Vall de Bianya, La Garrotxa, family and friends were reunited to celebrate love. It was emotional and beautiful. Carlota works in fashion and Francesc in graphic design, so the ceremony was full of delicious details—from the wedding invitations delivered in wine bottles to the special-edition prints reading “Set Tota la Vida.” The quote is from one of the best-known songs by Mishima (a famous Catalan band reviewed recently in WSJ.). It roughly translates to “thirsty for life.”
The bride was wearing a bespoke wedding dress from Otaduy, the indie brand where she works, which specializes in gowns handmade in Barcelona. Founded just three years ago by Carolina Otaduy, the label has become a reference for the woman who is searching for something different—far from the pompous wedding dress or what her parents expect her to be. Carlota had a really clear idea about what her gown should look like, and with the help of Otaduy, her dream dress came true.
Here’s a sneak peek of that precious day. If you are eager for more, here is the full story that Frost captured with his sharp eye. And as a soundtrack, there’s nothing better than the newlyweds’ favorite song.
“Diu que et transporta a un altre
planeta, t’inflama el cor amb
mil somriures i del cel fa caure
espurnes d’or per cada moment
que tornes a viure.”