Josh and James met via an online dating app, and although lived in different cities, they made it a priority to see each other every month and Skyped every night, so their relationship blossomed. They decided to elope while on a trip to Spain in September 2018.
With their shared love of the ocean, they began searching for the perfect location via Google, stumbling upon Esculls de Canyet on the Costa Brava and were immediately in love. "We were blown away," said the couple. “We thought it wasn't real at first and both knew immediately this was the place we wanted to start our lives together. We were inspired by the rustic and rugged coastline on the Costa Brava, and we wanted to keep a somewhat formal beach theme. ”
After a long morning of getting ready and driving to the beach they arrived in the early morning just as the sun started to rise above the Mediterranean sea. “We were once again blown away,” they said, “as the beach was even more amazing than we had thought. We planned to meet our photographers for the first time there to take pictures before the wedding. After finding and meeting our photographers and scoping out the different areas of the beach we instantly clicked and we able to get started taking pictures right away. They made it fun and memorable, and were such a blast to work with. ”
“After climbing rocks and walking over ocean bridges, we finished up with pictures and moved to the beach side for our ceremony. Our friends arrived just on time for the ceremony as planned. During the ceremony, our friend who officiated the ceremony brought two jars of sand each symbolizing our lives separately. We then each poured our jars together into a bigger jar symbolizing our new-shared life together. It was a great moment at the end of our ceremony that neither of us knew was going to happen and tied well into our beach theme. ”
After the ceremony, the wedding party moved to a random local restaurant the celebrate. “It was something we both assumed we'd figure out, but when the big day came we still hadn't quite nailed down a location. We were very lucky to find a great restaurant overlooking the beach where we got married and had a good laugh about how everything worked out perfectly. ”