Wedding in Gran Canaria – Ivana & Vladimir

Wedding in Gran Canaria

Is there a better place for a winter wedding than wedding in Gran Canaria?

Canary Islands have been always my favourite destination. The sun all year round, amazing food and friendly people. I visit as often as I can. Getting married in Gran Canaria is not complicated, although you can have legal ceremony only if one of the partners is a resident. However you can still have a symbolic wedding, a blessing or vows renewal in Gran Canaria.

Rustic wedding venue in the Canary Islands

It’s been a while since I photographed an elopement in Gran Canaria – a ceremony at Svenska Kyrkan Gran Canaria. This time I got to experience a wedding at a finca near Las Palmas. Fincas are very popular wedding venues -while a lot of couples dream of a sea view during their wedding ceremony I think it is so much better to get married under banana trees than in an open sun!

Ivana & Vladimir, a couple from Montenegro, were already married. Their wedding took place a long time ago, with a simple ceremony at the city hall, so they wanted to renew their wedding vows in more spectacular way.

With a beautifully decorated wedding arch, sweet ceremony at the finca, and a meal after, it was a wedding to remember. Ivana was wearing a bridal dress for the very first time, a fairytale gown from Pronovias Las Palmas. It is such a better idea to get a dress from a local shop rather than drag it trough the airports!

The ceremony was short and emotional, the couple exchanged the rings and their vows in front of the local celebrant. Ivana also used her DJ skills for some tunes.

Inspiration for couples getting married in Gran Canaria.One of wedding venues in Gran Canaria.

Finca La Suerte Grande

Located high in Telde, near Las Palmas, the finca is one the newest wedding venues in Gran Canaria. Here the temperatures a bit cooler than on the south of the island which makes it easier to enjoy the day. Plus trees provide lots of shade.

The finca provides an onsite accommodation for 19 people , ideal for a micro wedding or an elopement in Gran Canaria. There is a pool too. Many couples choose resorts and hotels for their destination wedding in the Canary Islands. But fincas are great alternative for a truly Spanish wedding.

Wedding decor for elopement style wedding at the finca in Gran Canaria. Bride wearing Pronovias dress posing for wedding photos in Gran Canaria. Wedding couple exchanging rings at the finca in Gran Canaria.   Ivana and Vladimir holding each other after their wedding in Canary Islands.  Bride and Groom at their chosen wedding venue in Canary Islands.

Why getting married in Gran Canaria?

Still thinking about Gran Canaria for your destination wedding in the Canary Islands? Here are 3 reasons why you should get married in the Canary Islands:

  • Beautiful setting. Gran Canaria has stunning natural landscapes, making it an ideal location. The island offers diverse environments, including stunning beaches, dramatic cliffs, picturesque mountains and even sandy dunes! Whether you prefer a beachfront ceremony with the ocean as your backdrop or a mountaintop celebration with panoramic views, Gran Canaria provides breathtaking settings that will create unique wedding memories.
  • Perfect Climate. Gran Canaria boasts a mild and pleasant climate all year round, making it an excellent choice for a destination wedding. With average temperatures ranging from 20 to 26 degrees Celsius (68 to 79 degrees Fahrenheit), you can enjoy comfortable outdoor celebrations regardless of the season. The island’s warm and sunny weather will ensure a great experience for you and your guests.
  • Diverse Wedding Options. Gran Canaria is well-equipped to host weddings, offering a wide range of wedding services and accommodation options to suit various preferences and budgets. From luxurious beachfront venues to rustic fincas and villas and beachfront venues, you’ll find a range of choices to accommodate your wedding party and guests. Additionally, the island features experienced wedding planners, photographers, caterers, and other professionals. It is easy to plan a wedding in Gran Canaria!

Overall, Gran Canaria provides a combination of natural beauty, favorable weather, and comprehensive wedding services, making it an a great destination for couples looking to get married in a romantic and unforgettable setting.


Gran Canaria wedding planners and other suppliers

It is certainly not easy to book local suppliers if you don’t speak Spanish, this is why it’s essential to hire a wedding planner for your wedding in Gran Canaria.

The vow renewal was arranged by Neena Davis who has great connections around the island. There are abridal dress shops in Gran Canaria, with a lovely Pronovias Las Palmas on top. I adore their dresses!

Bride was getting ready near Maspalomas where she was staying and travelled for the late afternoon ceremony. The island is not too big so you can easily reach north and south on the same day. As for the couple photoshoot, we didn’t need to travel far as finca had a lot to offer. Bu if you are looking for ideas, the mountains and the dunes are great options for wedding photos in Gran Canaria.

planner: Neena Davis

venue: Finca La Suerte Grande

video: Yes Films

flowers/decor: Diego Paradis Internacional

catering: Vintia

dress: Pronovias Las Palmas

wedding stationery: Pat’s Prints

hair: Peluqueria Nuevo Estilo

makeup: Yolanda Vara Spinola

Bride doing DJ job at her own wedding.