love shoot: a mediterranean dream {esther & oscar}


Hey lovely ladies! As a blanket of snow still covers most of the country, today I thought we’d bring a little Mediterranean sunshine to these pretty b.loved pages.  This dreamy little anniversary shoot features blogging fave Esther from stylish wedding blog Belle & Chic (if you’re getting married in the Med, or just like pretty things, go check out her blog!!) and her husband Oscar who treated themselves on their fifth wedding anniversary with a celebratory shoot in the pretty coastal village of Cadaqués, Spain, where they had their first date.  A dreamy little coastal spot, their shoot is made all the more magical with two photographic geniuses behind the lens, André Teixeira of Brancoprata and Miguel Varona.  Their images are light, fresh and elegant and totally, totally dreamy, so needless to say I am overjoyed to share their work today!!

bloved-uk-wedding-blog-anniversary-shoot-a-mediterranean-dream (13)bloved-uk-wedding-blog-anniversary-shoot-a-mediterranean-dream (15)bloved-uk-wedding-blog-anniversary-shoot-a-mediterranean-dream (14)bloved-uk-wedding-blog-anniversary-shoot-a-mediterranean-dream (16)

Here’s Esther with their story ~

My husband and I met while I was on an Erasmus exchange in Barcelona. During my stay, I did an internship and Oscar worked in the same office building. We shared the break room and our romance basically began in front of the vending machine!  Four weeks after our first date it was clear to me that he was the one. Eight weeks after our first date we flew to Germany together and I introduced him to my family… and that was that.  Over one and a half years we had a long distance relationship while I was finishing my degree in Frankfurt, but as soon as I had the diploma in my pocket, I packed up my things and moved to Barcelona. We got engaged the same year.

bloved-uk-wedding-blog-anniversary-shoot-a-mediterranean-dream (9)bloved-uk-wedding-blog-anniversary-shoot-a-mediterranean-dream (29)bloved-uk-wedding-blog-anniversary-shoot-a-mediterranean-dream (28)bloved-uk-wedding-blog-anniversary-shoot-a-mediterranean-dream (17) bloved-uk-wedding-blog-anniversary-shoot-a-mediterranean-dream (12)bloved-uk-wedding-blog-anniversary-shoot-a-mediterranean-dream (11)

That was more than five years ago. We’ve been married for four years now and our little son, born almost exactly one year after our wedding, is three years old now (time really flies by).  I had always dreamt of having an elegant country wedding in a Tuscan Villa. Although I didn’t quite make it to Italy, it got close enough: We got married 45 minutes outside of Barcelona  in the Tuscan-style country house of a Catalan poet, built in the late 18th century.  My infatuation with weddings and the Mediterranean life style led me to become a wedding blogger. With Belle & Chic – Stylish Mediterranean Weddings I am trying to promote weddings in beautiful Southern Europe and provide advice and inspiration for destination brides.

bloved-uk-wedding-blog-anniversary-shoot-a-mediterranean-dream (20) bloved-uk-wedding-blog-anniversary-shoot-a-mediterranean-dream (22) bloved-uk-wedding-blog-anniversary-shoot-a-mediterranean-dream (30)bloved-uk-wedding-blog-anniversary-shoot-a-mediterranean-dream (23)bloved-uk-wedding-blog-anniversary-shoot-a-mediterranean-dream (24)bloved-uk-wedding-blog-anniversary-shoot-a-mediterranean-dream (26)bloved-uk-wedding-blog-anniversary-shoot-a-mediterranean-dream (25)

Cadaqués is a little coastal village with white houses and colourfully painted doors, a true Mediterranean gem, and a great place to have a destination wedding. The Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí used to spent his summers there when he was younger, and it is said that he discovered modern painting in Cadaqués.  When we had just started going out, my then-boyfriend/now-husband took me there on a mini vacation, showing me the beautiful area around Barcelona. We still cherish the memories of that first trip together, and it seemed fitting to go back to Cadaqués for our anniversary shoot almost 7 years later.  bloved-uk-wedding-blog-anniversary-shoot-a-mediterranean-dream (27)bloved-uk-wedding-blog-anniversary-shoot-a-mediterranean-dream (7)bloved-uk-wedding-blog-anniversary-shoot-a-mediterranean-dream (8)



Photography: André Teixeira of Brancoprata and Miguel Varona // Flowers: Sofia Ferreira of Brancoprata


After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

Warm honey & lavender makeup tutorial by Ana Ospina

Lavender & Honey: The Beauty

Morning lovelies!  How did you spend the Bank Holiday? I popped over to visit Mr B in Dub


love shoot #68: romantic beach wedding {

An elegant and romantic intimate beach wedding for two


love shoot #38: stronger than ever {jami

A lazy summer's afternoon picnic anniversary shoot


A Bright Boho Beach Shoot

Morning readers!  We’ve a little something to brighten up your day courtesy of Emma