Wedding of the Week

A Farm Wedding in the Heart of Mallorca, by Xavi Baeli

October 10, 2018

By Jacqueline Tobin

Photo © Xavi Baeli

When photographer Xavi Baeli, who lives “halfway between Barcelona, ​​Madrid and Murcia,” was asked to photograph the wedding of couple Layla and Rob, he was awestruck by the location, Fangar, “an old Mallorcan estate from the 18th century,” he explains, “with settlements in the previous centuries since the Arab period, located in the leafy valley of San Miquel between the forests of the northern Sierra de Tramuntana and the mountains of Fangar.”

All Photos © Xavi Baeli

Baeli says he was impressed by the couple’s exquisite taste and very clear ideas. “Layla and Rob had a ceremony full of emotional moments,” he says. “They had a fun exchange of vows surrounded by their families and friends, and they were constantly laughing and enjoying their day.” Later in the evening, he adds, the dinner included candle settings that created “an even more magical atmosphere,” and at the end of the night, it all culminated in a big way, “with a fabulous pool party!”

Even though the threat of rain persisted throughout the day—”and if it rained, everything would have changed,” Baeli admits—in the end, it stayed dry. “We had only 20 minutes for portraits,” he adds, “but we moved quickly through corners of the farm and through the fields, places that were all conveniently close to the cocktail hour and the dinner venue.”


Camera: Nikon D750

Lenses: Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4 (70 percent), NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 (15 percent), NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8 (15 percent, mostly used at the ceremony and speeches)

Lighting: Nikon SB-910 Speedlight (only for the party)


Wedding Planner: Fab Lab Events

Make up: Jennifer Jane

Catering: Exclusive Catering

Bride Dress: Rime Arodaky

Bride Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Groom: Tom Ford Gives London

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