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We tend to associate the perfect wedding day with tonnes of guests and heaps of planning, but for Jess and Blainey, that just wasn’t what they had in mind.

“I’m not sure if it was our Australian laidback natures or just the thought of a puffy dress and seating arrangements that put us off an extravagant wedding, but when Blainey and I got engaged it didn’t take long to realise we didn’t want a traditionally large or over-the-top event.”

Envisioning a private, intimate exchange of vows on the European seaside with just their parents and a friend each by their sides, the couple tied the knot only two weeks later in San Sebastian. The extent of their planning was booking a celebrant online and buying outfits, like the adorable bridesmaids dress from Alice McCall.

“I needed flowers, a cake, a hairdresser, a location for the ceremony and a restaurant for our reception – and all in a day,” explains Jess, who admits organising the event wasn’t without some effort.

Despite the short notice and the language barrier, the day, captured by Pedro Bellido Photography, still came together flawlessly. “The restaurant staff. The people. The atmosphere. The weather. The ocean. The old buildings and the cobblestone streets. It was all sensational.”

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CREDITS Photos Pedro Bellido Photography // Bridal gown and shoes The White Boutique // Hair piece, flowers and cake topper Floristeria Villaflores // Rings Vintage Jewellers London // Jewellery Ayala Bar // Bridesmaids dresses Alice McCall // Grooms shoes and groomsmen shoes Timberland // Ceremony Monte Igueldo, Spain // Reception and catering Atari Restaurant, Spain // Hair and Make up Noventa Grados // Celebrant Bojan Ivic.