December 12, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: Our Wedding Venue


I'm beyond excited for today's post because I'm finally showing you our wedding venue! We're getting married at La Garriga de Castelladral, in Catalonia, Spain. Castelladral is a tiny town 17 km away from Manresa, the city were I was born and where all my family lives. La Garriga de Castelladral is a house from the 15th century, now completely reworked by the nice family who owns it, and turned into an 8-room hotel and wedding venue. The house overlooks the famous Montserrat mountains, and with these views is how we will get married.

Finding the wedding venue is probably the first thing to do when planning a wedding, so I didn't waste my time and started looking for our wedding venue as soon as I could. Browsing the internet I came across hundreds of wedding venues in Catalonia, but there was just one to meet all our requirements {style, outdoor wedding ceremony, size, location}, and it's the only one we had to visit, because I felt it was the one as soon as we stepped in.


 

Before getting engaged, I had heard stories from brides-to-be saying they felt "something" when visiting their wedding venue for the first time, and just like that, they knew it was the one. I can now assure you this is TRUE, because it happened to me too. In fact, this happened not only with the wedding venue, but also, and way stronger, with J. Back in 2008 when we first saw each other, he took my breath away. Literally. I couldn't breath for a couple of seconds and I didn't know what was going on. Now, looking back, I realise my soul somehow knew he was the one for me, and finally seeing him must have been a shock. These are life changing experiences, that some will not believe. But I don't care, all I know is what I felt and what life finally gave me, and it all makes sense to me.
All these gorgeous images are via the official blog of La Garriga de Castelladral.




21 comments:

  1. this is such a beautiful place! perfect for the perfect day!


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  5. WOW! I love it! It's a perfect choice for your day! It's a very romantic place Olivia!

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  7. This is an absolute beautiful venue! So romantic, and I definitely believe you when you say you just knew. Sometimes, life just hits us that way ;) I'm so excited that you linked up this week my dear! You have such a lovely blog! xoxo

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  8. so beautiful - it sounds like it's perfect for you! the venue we chose was the first we visited, too, and I just knew. We did go see another place so that we could say we'd weighed all the options... but that was it!

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  10. What a perfect place! I really love the overview on the mountains up there, the place I dreamed of. It would be great to be there on my wedding day.

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  11. Congratulations, Olivia! I can’t help but be happy for you, knowing you are finalizing things about your wedding. Settling the venue issue is a big relief, I know. :] And I can see a breathtaking outdoor wedding ceremony happening there. It’s such a sight with the natural beauty all around. Best wishes!

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  12. Wedding Venues What an ideal place! I really really like the summary on the hills up there, the position I imagined of. It would be excellent to be there on my marriage day.

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  17. I'm not sure I can ever go back to any other place, after an experience like this. This place is appropriate in a space that lends so much gravitas to events.
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xx Olivia