Soller, which is one of the main towns of Mallorca, has long been a great destination for tourists and the people of Mallorca. The importance of the town has long been recognised as the port and the town were in important for the island as a trading route for ships arriving from France from the north. In 1912 a railroad was built which linked the capital of Palma to Soller through the Tramuntana Mountains. An expensive and dangerous engineering feat.
Like anyone visiting or living on the island, I have spent hours exploring the town and enjoying a drink in the main square where the tram runs through, taking passengers down to the port. The church dominates the square and I have visited the church many times and admired the build. It has therefore been on our list to photograph a wedding in for some time. Built in the 1200’s in the typical Gothic style, the church was updated in the 1700’s in typical Baroque style and finally a disciple of Gaudi completed the transformation last century. Having photographed in many of the churches around the island, this one has alluded me thus far. However, a phone call late last year and a subsequent meeting has firmed up this as a location for a spectacular wedding later in the summer.
Instinctively, having the use of the church and the many iconic streets, buildings and landscape around Soller will lead to a great visual library of the wedding day for the couple and their relatives. After the wedding ceremony we will ascend the old road to the very top of the mountain range to enjoy the wedding reception at an exclusive restaurant which overlooks the city of Palma and the island to the south and the town of Soller and the Mediterranean to the north. The link below shows the spectacular views from where the wedding party will enjoy their afternnon and evening celebration.