When Paula from Hello, Sugar Photography asked me to provide make-up applications for her bridal photography retreat, I jumped at the chance and had my bags packed before she’d even finished talking! Set within the golden Andulisian hills is Retiro Sambana, where three days of magic happened amongst a group of European and American wedding creatives. The style, imagery, friendships and memories that were formed over those days were even more incredible than I ever imagined, as I’m sure my followers of Facebook and Instagram will have seen.
The time, effort and work Paula and Radka from Radka Horvath Photography put in to making the retreat happen deserves so much credit. For any of you budding photographers out there wanting to specialise in wedding photography, or even just wanting to build upon your destination wedding portfolio, then I would definitely recommend you get in touch with these guys.
Any of you who follow me on social media you will know that it wasn’t all hard work, and we certainly tried our very best to make time for pool-side fun, recovering flyaway drones from palm trees and the odd glass of sangria!
The lovely Kerry from Ivy and White provided stunning bridal gowns and jewellery which tied in to create the perfect look for the natural, boho, modern bride. Designers included Bo and Luca, Made with Love Bridal and Flutter Dresses.
Take a look for yourself, and if you are thinking of having a destination wedding abroad just have a look at the work created for some #weddinginspiration.
There are whispers of another retreat next year with a different theme – so I’m already away to pack my case!
Here’s to making memories, creating friendships and bridal inspiration to last a lifetime. Retiro Sambana you were amazing!
Love, Sinead x