Destination Weddings

  • Happy New Year! 🎉

    Happy New Year! Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy 2017!

    To those of you planning your 2017 Wedding, we hope the arrangements are going well!

    Our first Wedding of the year takes place next weekend at Oxwich Bay in the Gower - very exciting! 🥂

    This blog post features some shots from our last three Weddings of 2016, each with an Autumnal / Winter theme. Here are a few shots below... 📸

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  • Destination Wedding Photography - Mallorca

    The idea of a Destination Wedding is not a new one, nor is the idea of taking a Destination Wedding Photographer with you, but in May, Phil photographed Lensmonkey’s first Destination Wedding.

    Taking your wedding photographer with you is something that a lot of people who get married abroad don’t necessarily consider. It can be seen as an extra expense when there are local photographers to do the job. However, the advantages can certainly outweigh the perceived extra cost.

    When booking a photographer for your wedding in the UK, it is advisable to meet with them, discuss their style, view their portfolios and generally get a feel for someone who will, like it or not, be around you and your guests on your big day. So why should this be any different if you’re getting married abroad? Many resorts and companies that can facilitate your wedding abroad will have their own “in-house” Photographers. Whilst these may be good photographically, by the very nature of them being based abroad, they may not be as available to discuss the nuances of your day. There is also the question of what happens after the wedding; how long will it take to see your pictures? How will your album be transported? The after wedding service provided by a photographer can be as important as their performance on the day.

    Phil was booked by Gareth and Rebecca for their destination wedding as he’s an experienced wedding photographer, having photographed well over 200 weddings. Together with his experience of working abroad as a Television Cameraman, it was a perfect fit. They also knew they could be in contact with Lensmonkey every step of the way, from meeting up to discuss the planning of the day, through to providing a selection of slideshow images for their wedding party back in the UK. With a very intimate wedding planned it was important Phil just blended in with his candid and natural style.

    Gareth & Rebecca chose to get married in a very special place. Ca’s Xorc is a charming Boutique Hotel placed in the heart of the Sôller Valley in Mallorca. Built in the 18th Century it has been sympathetically renovated with attention paid to every detail. 

    Arriving the day before the wedding meant that there was time to meet friends and family as well as fit in a Pre-Wedding shoot.

    Set in the mountains of northern Mallorca, Ca’s Xorc hosts a spectacular backdrop for a wedding.

    Gareth and Rebecca’s wedding was the first of three destination weddings Lensmonkey will be photographing this year. Look out for more Blog posts featuring Lake Garda and Como!

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  • Destination Wedding Photography – Lake Garda

    Destination Wedding Photography – Lake Garda

    We were fortunate enough to photograph Dave and Laura’s destination wedding in Italy earlier in the Summer.

    Lake Garda was the beautiful backdrop for their special day. Dave and Laura were married at Malcesine Castle, which is situated on Lake Garda in North Italy.

    Having arrived a couple of days before the ceremony we had the opportunity to have a pre-wedding shoot on Monte Baldo. The backdrop was just breathtaking.

    Following years of planning, the day finally arrived for Dave & Laura.

    Transportation for the day was provided in the form of a classic Fiat 500, which was just about the right size to fit through the narrow streets of Malcesine!

    The Wedding party and guests had the opportunity to cool down from the 35 degree heat on a boat trip over to nearby Limone. And no day would be complete without a “selfie”!

    It was an absolutely awesome few days spent with Dave and Laura, alongside two very talented videographers.

    The day was impeccably organised with the planning expertise of Italian Lakes Weddings. They ensured the day ran smoothly and that every detail was covered. For more information visit

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