Francesca & Kyle @ the Olive Gardens.

Hey Elliot, we’ve just looked through the photos and watched the slideshow and we’re absolutely amazed at what you captured! We really really love them - thank you so much! So excited to share them with everyone. 🙂 Thanks again the photos couldn’t be better.
— Francesca & Kyle

Francesca & Kyle from St Helens, UK, are great bubbly couple and their fun and excitement is infectious. They decided to have their destination wedding on the tiny sunny Mediterranean island of Malta. Wedding guests and family had joined them from the UK as well as having their Maltese family and friends celebrating with them on their special day.

We met and started photographing Francesca and her bridal parties wedding day preparations at the Villa Belvedere. The accommodation is ideally located on the outskirts of St Julians with easy reach of everything but far away from the crowds and noise for some peace and quiet.

After leaving Francesca just before she departed for her wedding, we arrived and met Kyle, his groomsmen and guests at the ceremony & reception venue at the Olive Gardens at the foot of the Silent City, Mdina. The Olive Gardens has a rustic feel to it with wooden beams and large apertures leading to a well-groomed garden area, pool area and stunning views of Mdina. Mdina is an alternative setting for photographs that both Francesca and Kyle opted for as they wanted Bride & Groom portraits within the medieval city with it's stunning Norman and Baroque architecture and it's narrow stone streets.

This really is a beautiful location for a wedding in the heart of the Maltese countryside with it's breathtaking backdrop can be appreciated both during the day, with its luscious greenery and olive groves surrounding the venue, as well as during the evening, when the bastions and spectacular floodlit Cathedral are illuminated.

 

The images below are from Francesca & Kyle's wedding in Mdina, Malta.

Brides wedding dress and wedding shoes
Destination wedding bride in Malta getting ready. Photography by Elliot Nichol.
Engagement ring placed on Brides perfume bottle.
Bride having her makeup done.
Wedding guests getting ready
bride in her wedding dress put on her veil.
wedding invitation
View of Mdina from the Olive Gardens in Malta.
Wedding ceremony venue set up at the Olive Gardens with Mdina in the background.
Groom suit detail
Bride arrives at the wedding ceremony at the Olive Gardens in Malta.
bride procession with her father at her wedding ceremony at the Olive Gardens, malta
Olive Gardens, Mdina, Malta wedding ceremony.
bride during the wedding ceremony at the Olive Gardens, Malta.
bride and groom say their vows during their wedding ceremony.
wedding ring exchange during the civil ceremony
bride and groom are now husband and wife
wedding guest sings during the wedding ceremony
Bride and groom clapping at the performace during their wedding ceremony
wedding ceremony reading
Wedding guest plays his guitar during the wedding ceremony
bride and groom walk down the aisle at the Olive Gardens, Malta.
wedding rings
brides portrait in Mdina
Bride & Groom portrait in Mdina, Malta.
Bride and groom walk through the streets of Mdina, Malta. wedding photographer Elliot Nichol
Bride and groom in Mdina, Malta. Wedding Photography by Elliot Nichol
Mdina wedding portrait
wedding day rules
wedding band playing
wedding guests looking at photos on a mobile device
father of the bride makes his wedding speech
bride and grooms reaction during the wedding speeches
Grooms speech during the wedding reception at the Olive Gardens, Mdina, Malta.
bride and her fathers reaction during the wedding reception at the Olive Gardens in Mdina
Bride and groom start's their first dance together.
Groom during his frist dance in the Olive Gardens in Mdina, Malta.
Bride and Groom dnacing at their wedding reception at the Olive Gardens
bride and groom's reaction to some surprise fireworks at the Olive Gardens, Mdina, Malta
wedding guest joins the band and sings during the wedding reception at the Olive Gardns
wedding singer at the Olive gardens, in Mdina
Brides surprise during her wedding reception - Mdina, Malta wedding photography
Bride and groom dancing together at their wedding reception at the Olive Gardens, Malta
Bride and groom cut thier cake at the Olive Gardens, Malta.
Bride feeding wedding cake with her groom with Mdina in the background, Malta
Bride and groom with Mdina in the background, Malta wedding photographer
wedding portrait - Mdina at night. Wedding photographer Elliot Nichol