Henrieta & Stuart

Wedding Accommodation: - The Palace Hotel

Wedding Ceremony & Reception: - Villa Bologna

Stunning couple Henrieta & Stuart that are currently living in Dubai, decided to host their dream destination wedding in sunny Malta so their wedding guests from all sides of the globe to join them in celebrating their special day.

This was also a dream wedding for me as it was one of the first 'Unplugged' wedding as Henrieta & Stuart has asked family, friends and guests to turn off their phones, iPads, cameras and other digital distractions during the ceremony and reception. Another thing that I loved about this particular wedding was that they didn't want any formal photo's at their wedding. 

This is an easy one... we really want to move away from the usual “posed” pictures and the usual hour- long session of photo taking we see at most weddings. We’d simply love if the pictures just captured the happiness of the day, and are of us and our guests “in action” - no need for a roll-call of posed pictures :)
— H&S x

The wedding day started off with both parties preparations in the Palace Hotel in Sliema starting off with the ladies within 'The View Suite'. The Palace had many themed rooms but the View suite with it's clean lines and the interesting reflections from the many mirrors placed on the walls is very modern and elegant. The Palace is a great choice of Hotel which is nestled in heart of Sliema and one that many destination wedding couples like to stay.

The wedding ceremony was held within the Baroque gardens of the Villa Bologna which is a one  of the best wedding venues on the island and one I never get tired of photographing. After the ceremony everyone made the way to the wedding reception that was set in the larger rear garden right next to the famous Dolphin fountain.

Thankfully the Villa does have a huge Marquee within it's garden which is an excellent option when mother nature mis-behaves, something that she did do that late on in the evening during the reception. The skies unexpectedly opened with a downpour, catching everyone by surprise including the band which had all their electronic equipment in the open air of the garden. 

In some cultures, rain on your wedding day is considered very good luck. Here's to wishing both Henrieta & Stuart all the luck and happiness in the world for their new exciting adventure as husband & wife.

Below of some of the highlights of Henrieta & Stuarts wedding @ Villa Bologna.

The Palace 5 star Hotel in Sliema, Malta.
Brides dress hanging in the window of her hotel room at the Palace Hotel in Sliema, Malta.
Bridesmaid getting ready in the wall of mirrors in the Palace Hotel's suite in Sliema, Malta.
Bride getting ready on her wedding day in her hotel suite at the Palace Hotel in Sliema, Malta.
Destination bride with her hair stylist in her hotel suite at the Palace Hotel in Sliema, Malta.
Destination bride in her hotel suite. Destination wedding photographer.
Bride in her hotel room at the Palace Hotel in Sliema, getting ready for her special day. Destination wedding photographer. 
Groom's wedding suit, waitscoat and watch.
Groom getting ready in front of the bathroom mirror.
Groom getting ready in his hotel suite at the Palace Hotel, Sliema, Malta.
The Palace Hotel, Sliema, Malta. Wedding destination photographer Elliot Nichol.
Destination Bride with her bridal party getting ready for the wedding in their hotel suite at the Palace Hotel in Sliema, Malta.
Brides party getting ready in their hotel suite at the Palace Hotel in Sliema, Malta.
Bride getting ready in her room at the Palace Hotel in Sliema, Malta. 
Bride getting into her wedding dress.
Bride putting her wedding earrings in at the Palace Hotel in Sliema, Malta while she gets ready for her wedding day.
The destination wedding venue Villa Bologna in Attard, Malta.
Groom's button hole - Florist Villa Bologna Weddings.
Groom and his bestman getting their flower buttonholes but Villa Bologna weddings. 
Groom with his wedding buttonhole from Villa Bologna Weddings.
Wedding drinks and decoration at Villa Bologna, Attard, Malta.
musicians playing before the wedding ceremony while guests arrive at the Villa Bologna in Malta.
Wedding guest arrive and enjoy champagne in the Baroque garden of Villa Bologna.
View of the Dolphin fountain and wedding reception setup within the gardens of Villa Bologna, Malta.
happy groom with his wedding guests in the gardens of the Villa Bologna.
Bride arrives with her mother at the garden wedding ceremony within the Baroque garden at Villa Bologna, Malta.
Destination wedding ceremony within the Baroque gardens at Villa Bologna, Malta.
Destination wedding at the Villa Bologna in Attard, Malta. Destination wedding photographer Elliot Nichol.
Groom places the brides wedding ring on her finger during the wedding ceremony at Villa Bologna. 
wedding ring detail
Bride during her wedding ceremony within the Baroque gardens of the Villa Bologna, Malta.
Wedding guests congratuale the bride and groom after their wedding ceremony in the gardens of Villa Bologna.
bride hugging one of her wedding guests after the wedding ceremony.
wedding guests at Villa Bologna
Bride talking with one of her wedding guests in the gardens of the Villa Bologna.
wedding guests in the Baroque gardens of Villa Bologna. Malta
wedding-guests-villa-bologna
Musicians playing in the gardens of the Villa Bologna during the wedding reception.
Villa Bologna bride in the gardens at her destination wedding in Malta.
Portrait of the beautiful destination bride in the gardens of the wedding venue, Villa Bologna, Malta.
Bride and groom within the gardens of thier destaintion wedding venue in Malta, Villa Bologna.
Bride and Groom in the gardens of Villa Bologna during their wedding in Malta.
wedding reception in the gardens of Villa Bologna, Malta.
Wedding guests rise their glasses for a toast during the wedding reception in the gardens of the Villa Bologna, Malta.
Bride meets the Villa Bologna dog during the wedding reception in the gardens.
View through the Dolphin fountain in gardens of the Villa Bologna during a destination wedding reception.
wedding guests writing a message for the Bride and grooms on their guest jigsaw during the wedding reception.
Destination wedding reception in the gardens of the Villa Bologna, Malta.
Villa Bologna wedding reception where the wedding guests are sitting for their meal.
bride and groom in the gardens of Villa Bologna, Malta.
Bride & groom in the gardens of Villa Bologna, Malta.
Wedding reception - wedding guests on the garden dance floor at Villa Bologna, Malta.
Wedding reception - eating wedding cake and sweets
Female wedding guest smoking a cigar during the wedding reception at Villa Bologna, Malta.
wedding reception at Villa Bologna, Malta.
Female wedding guests and bride toasting each other at Villa Bologna. Wedding destination photographer Elliot Nichol.
Bride shots wedding cake towards her wedding guests at Villa Bologna, Malta.