Hacienda De San Rafael Destination Wedding

It’s impossible not to like Avalon + Chris from the moment you first meet them. They’re genuine, passionate people who have an incredible amount of love for each other and the people closest to them. So rather than plan a larger wedding home in Halifax, they followed their passion for travel, picking one of the most romantic destinations on earth – Seville, Spain, at the breathtaking Hacienda de San Rafael, with a small group of their closest friends and family along for the adventure.

Chris + Av’s biggest focus for the entire week wasn’t the wedding … it was making sure that their friends and family, who had travelled from all over the world, were enjoying themselves to the fullest. And it was impossible not to enjoy because the food and wine was impeccable. Throughout the week, everyone embraced the culture, enjoying all of the tastes and sounds that Spain offered in quaintest of bars and cafes that line the narrow, winding, colourful cobblestone streets of Seville.

Their wedding day was like something out of a dream. An emotional spanish ceremony at the Parroquia de San Juan Bautista followed by an amazing sunset over the cotton fields that surrounded the Hacienda, ending with one of the most magical moments of the week … dining amongst the olive trees, under a blanket of stars, lost somewhere in the Spanish countryside. Seeing Chris and Av so truly happy, listening to such heartfelt speeches, indulging in the most delectable olive oil at dinner that was bottled right at the Hacienda, great conversations, dancing, drinks, cigars … and of course, an impromptu dip in a pool. It was truly an unforgettable wedding.

Chris and Av have since become wonderful friends, and I know that their guests will never stop talking about how amazing their destination wedding was … and more so, what an incredible connection they have as a couple. Thank you for everything, and cheers to I love you.

Photography by Jeff Cooke w/ Jenn Nauss