Lisa & Stuart @ The Dolmen Resort Hotel, Malta.

Lisa and Stuart from Belfast in Northern Ireland booked me to photograph and capture the special moments of their small intimate destination wedding at The Dolmen in Qawra in St Paul's Bay, Malta.

The wedding ceremony was setup on the Amazonia Lower Deck right next to the Mediterranean sea.  The Amazonia Lower Deck area is the largest outdoor function area in the resort, with breathtaking views of the St.Paul’s Islands and the Mediterranean Sea.

I don't as a rule, try not to re-arrange any wedding setups as this has been a couples choice on where they wanted their wedding ceremony located. But due to the low sun at that time of day (19:00 CET) and the direction of the setup - guests would find it difficult to watch and enjoy the ceremony due to the intensity of the sunlight.

This is definitely something to think about if your are planning a evening wedding by the sea. This would also cause problems for photography and videography when dealing with a strongly backlight scene.

How I solved the problem (BIG thank you to all the dolmen staff that helped) was to changed the angle of whole wedding ceremony setup therefore reducing the glare from the sun and it's reflection on the sea.

The wedding reception was held in the Aqua Terrance which is a  large terrace overlooks St. Paul’s Islands and offers direct access from the Qawra Promenade.

Weddings at the Dolmen generally have a very causal and relaxed holiday feel to them.

Here are a few highlights for their wedding at the Dolmen Resort Hotel in Qawra, Malta.

Daughter helping her mother get ready for her wedding day at the Dolmen Hotel, Qawra, Malta
daughter helping put her mothers necklace on while getting ready on the wedding day.
Wedding ceremony setup detail at the Dolmen Resort Hotel, Malta.
Groom arrives at the Amazonia Lower Deck for the wedding at Dolmen Hotel in Malta.
Bride and her brother arrive at the wedding ceremony at the Dolmen Resort Hotel, Malta.
Groom and guests wait at the wedding ceremony at the Dolmen Hotel in Malta.
Bride arrives at the wedding ceremony with her brother
Wedding ceremony on the Amazonia Lower Deck at the Dolmen Resort in Qawra, Malta
Groom during the wedding ceremony at Dolmen Hotel, Qawra
Wedding ceremony at the Amazonia Lower Deck, Dolmen Resort, Malta
Bride during the wedding ceremony in Malta by the sea
Bride saying her vows during the wedding ceremony in Malta.
Wedding guests crying during the wedding ceremony at The Dolmen Hotel
Groom puts on the wedding ring onto his Brides finger diuring the wqedding ceremony
Husband and wife kiss for the first time at the Dolmen Hotel in Malta
Bride gives the thumbs up after signing the wedding registrar in Malta
Bride and Groom walk down the aisle together
Bride and Groom under a shower of confetti at the Dolmen Hotel in Qawra.
Bride hugs her wedding guests at her destination wedding in Malta
Wedding reception setup on the Aqua Terrace at the Dolmen Resort Hotel in Qawra in Malta.
wedding guests waiting and taking photos on the wedding day in Malta.
Wedding guests sitting down in the Aqua Terrace for the wedding reception at the Dolmen.
wedding guest during the wedding speeches
Bride holds the hand of her sin during his wedding speech
Wedding party on the Aqua Terrace at the Dolmen Resort Hotel in Qawra, Malta
 Silhouette of bride and groom at sun sets in Malta. 
Sunset view over the St Paul's Island in Malta from the Dolemen Hotel

Wedding planner: - Jackie @ GEM Events Malta

Location: - Dolmen Restort Hotel