A stunning Fornalutx destination wedding | Can Verdera, Mallorca

I was so looking forward to photograph Charlotte and Steven’s Fornalutx destination wedding in Mallorca.   A ceremony in the village church followed by a reception in the nearby boutique Hotel Can Verdera was not to be missed.  They had both fallen in love with Mallorca many years ago.  So, with a special family affiliation to Fornalutx, it’s no surprise that this was their choice for their wedding.

Probably one of the prettiest villages in Mallorca, Fornalutx is certainly a stunning location for a destination wedding.  No wonder, with its narrow cobbled streets and characterful stone houses with green-shuttered windows.  The small village square, the Plaza de Espanya, is busy with cafes and overlooked by the church.  It’s a popular tourist stop-off too, particularly for hikers and cyclists, who are often found wandering the cool streets before they head off down the Soller Valley.

As a wedding photographer, I appreciated Fornalutx’s relatively small size.  It was so easy to move between the buzz of the bridal preparations, the boys chilling out at a nearby hotel, the main square, and of course, the village church.

After a light breakfast in the square, I headed off to Can Verdera for the bridal preparations.   It was also Charlotte’s birthday so this was undoubtedly going to be her most memorable celebration ever!  Flowers, cards and gifts everywhere and a day of love with friends and family awaited.

Bridal preparations at Can Vedera in the beautiful Mallorca village of FornalutxA bridesmaid helps the bride to put on her wedding dress at Hotel Can Vedera in FornalutxThe bride and bridesmaid share a selfie at Hotel Can Vedera in Mallorca

Meanwhile, Steven and his best men, Adam and Ross, were a few hundred metres away at the Fornalutx Petit Hotel just chilling and joking around.  I think the huge surprise for Steven was the Tag Heuer watch that Charlotte dispatched over to him.  He was most definitely blown away by her gift.

The wedding guests conveniently assembled in the main square and before long the boys were on their way to meet them in their dashing wedding attire.

The groom and his bestmen at Petit Hotel in FornalutxThe groom and his bestmen leave Petit Hotel in Fornalutx, MallorcaThe groom meets his wedding guests in Plaza Major in Fornalutx

The minutes fly by at this time.  Before long, the bridal party joined Charlotte’s father, Gerald, as he waited patiently in the hotel lobby.  Then off we went on the walk through the cobbled streets.  Charlotte and the flower girls decided not to take any chances so walked bare-footed or in flip-flops to the church.  One of the things I love about Mallorca weddings is that we often get to walk through the streets with the public watching on, cheering or clapping along the way.  I’m sure it all helps to calm the nerves but also build the excitement for everyone.

Father-of-the-bride waits for his daughter at Hotel Can Vedera in FornalutxBridal party leaving Can Verdera for wedding at Fornalutx churchThe bridal party walk along the narrow streets of Fornalutx, MallorcaBridal party passing cafes for wedding at Fornalutx church by destination wedding photographer Graham WarrellowThe bridal party walk up the steps to the church in Fornalutx

The heels went back on after the gentle climb up to the church.  The doors opened, the music and choir started playing and the bridal party began their procession.  Charlotte looked stunning and smiled throughout the ceremony.  It was clearly a very happy occasion for everyone.

I noticed a local girl who seemed absolutely captivated by the wedding and watched attentively from the open doors.  She stayed close by as Charlotte and Steven left the church and followed us at some distance as we walked back to Can Verdera.  She may have been imagining her own wedding one day!

The flower girls enter the church in Fornalutx, MallorcaThe bride approaches the groom in the church in FornalutxAn amusing moment during the wedding ceremony at the church in FornalutxThe first kiss after their marriage at Fornalutx Church in MallorcaThe bride and groom hug after their wedding at the church in Fornalutx, MallorcaBride and groom leaving their wedding ceremony in Fornalutx churchBride and groom exiting Fornalutx church after their Mallorca wedding

Friends and family congregated in the square and waited for the bride and groom to join them for hugs and congratulations.  As expected, curious onlookers watched and added their congratulations as the newlyweds took the short walk to the reception venue.

Bride and groom meeting guests in Plaza Major in Fornalutx after their Mallorca weddingThe bride hugs guests in the Plaza Major in Fornalutx, MallorcaThe bride hugs guests in the main square in Fornalutx, MallorcaThe bride hugs guests in the main square in FornalutxA cheer for the bride and groom after their Mallorca weddingCheers for the bride and groom after their Mallorca destination wedding by destination wedding photographer Graham WarrellowThe bride and groom walk down the narrow streets of Fornalutx in Mallorca

Bride and groom return to Can Vedera by Mallorca wedding photographer Graham Warrellow

The hotel is in a stunning setting.  Its gardens, pool area and terrace overlook the valley towards Soller with amazing views to the surrounding Serra de Tramuntana.  Despite the threat of thunderstorms, the evening remained warm and dry.  The food and the wine flowed.

The amazing Muntaner Duo played their repertoire of guitar and ukulele music throughout the afternoon and early evening.  Later, the multi-talented Paul Martin then took over and entertained the guests over dinner with his Rat Pack sounds followed later with a poolside disco.

It was most definitely a memorable day.  Thanks to Charlotte, Steven and all their friends and family for making us so welcome!

The beautiful terrace at the boutique hotel Can Verdera waiting for the wedding guestsBride and groom kissing in the garden at Hotel Can Verdera by Mallorca destination wedding photographer Graham WarrellowBride and groom in the grounds of Hotel Can Verdera in Fornalutx

The bridal dress and beautiful flowers at Hotel Can Vedera in Mallorca by Mallorca destination wedding photographer Graham WarrellowA beautiful view across the valley in Fornalutx as the bride and groom walk to their wedding breakfast at Hotel Can Vedera in MallorcaBride and groom going to their wedding breakfast at the boutique hotel in Fornalutx, MallorcaThe bride and groom enter the terrace at the beautiful boutique hotel Can Vedera in Fornalutx, MallorcaThe bride and guest having fun with guests and the Muntaner Duo at their Fornalutx wedding

We love any excuse to visit Mallorca and would love the opportunity to photograph another Fornalutx wedding.  Contact me to check my availability if you need a destination wedding photographer!  You might find some of the suggestions on the Mallorca wedding photographer page useful as potential venues for your destination wedding.  Good luck!


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