Old World Segovia Wedding

Romantic Weddings

From gorgeous bohemian weddings, to authentic Old World nuptials, Spain has it all covered under the wedding sun. When Marta told us about a wedding that was held in a monastery, we knew we had to share it with you all! Marta Machín of Marlett designed an amazing day full of romantic details sure to inspire any couple.

outdoor spanish wedding gonzalo manera
outdoor spanish wedding gonzalo manera

From the event designer, Marta Machín of Marlett: Sara and Manu’s wedding took place in a private owned restored monastery in a village in Segovia, north of Madrid. The groom’s family comes from this village so the venue had a very special meaning to them both. The groom’s grandfather who was very close to him and just recently passed away used to walk from the village to the monastery every afternoon, and his grandson very often joined him.

segovia monastery wedding
candle lined wedding ceremony
outdoor spanish wedding gonzalo manera
outdoor spanish wedding gonzalo manera

The bride was very involved with the planning and the design, specially with the color palette. She wanted soft hued colors, mainly peach and cream, with hints of stronger colors. Being a forestal engineer, she wanted something that spoke of her love of trees and gardens. We chose to inspire ourselves in the botanical gardens of the monastery, all tables were named after herbs used in the monk’s pharmacy and we used these herbs throughout the decor, which had a romantic, rustic vibe.

segovia wedding decor
rustic wooden signs

Though held in the morning, the church was filled with candles that created an atmosphere of warmth and intimacy in the empty knave. We wanted to welcome the guests and make them part of the ceremony, and bring light to the wonderful empty space. The bride, wearing a custom made Basaldua silk gown and veil and her grandmother’s earrings entered the church surrounded by candles and paused a moment before continuing her walk along the aisle.

pink wedding bouquet

bridesmaid hair accessories

Afterwards the guests moved to the old cloister for the outdoor cocktail and again moved to the monks’ pantry for the lunch. It was the perfect spring day and everyone enjoyed the perfect weather, sitting in the garden after lunch for drinks and partying.

eucalyptus reception centerpiece
eucalyptus reception centerpiece

The bride was so mesmerized by the decor that she surprised me the following day by showing up to clean and pick up so she could see and take in everything at a slower pace.

floral wedding decor

vintage segovia wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors (Segovia, Spain):

Wedding Venue: Private restored monastery / Wedding Photographers: Gonzalo Manera and Beatriz Goiri / Wedding Flowers: Vince per Vinca / Bride’s Dress: Basaldua / Groom’s Morning Suit: El Ganso / Wedding Caterer: Ciboulette / Linen and Chair Rentals: New Way

  1. Pam Archer

    I’m with you, this wedding is lovely! The bride is gorgeous, and I love the dress! Everything was simple, elegant, romantic, and captivating.

  2. Calie Rose

    Love that first shot..you really get a sense of the old world feel. Also swoon over the brides coral peony wedding bouquet! So very, very pretty!

  3. chicago wedding photographer

    Love the rustic feel here.

  4. Mabiel

    I love the chairs in that table setting picture, somehow they compliment the whole theme very well.

  5. Megan

    So dreamy! The venue, vibe, and colors are lovely! I really like the candles in the first shot.

  6. Sarah McShane

    Gorgeous Wedding, I love the attention to detail, the brides dress, flowers, venue, it looks amazing!

  7. melanie

    the candles and flower arrangement for the ceremony are amazing. i have never seen it done this way before. it works very well with the old character of the church, it is not too overdone, but is very romantic

  8. Kerry Brearley

    What a gorgeous venue, love the flowers in jam jars idea, super!

  9. Oscar Costa

    Perfect details for this romanesque monastery in Segovia. Nice pictures os details. Perfect place

  10. Claire

    WOW!!! This wedding is gorgeous! Love all!!! this wedding looks so sweet and romantic. I love the dress, the bouquet, so perfect.

  11. Pilar

    Such a wonderful wedding for such a nice person.

    Congrats Sara!

  12. Sami

    Hi!! Amazing pictures!!
    Could you please tell me where the monastery is in Segovia? I am from Segovia myself and looking for wedding venues a bit more original than the usual suspects…!


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