Oh these destination weddings are playing with my travel loving soul. I seriously cannot get enough. And now this Ibiza wedding is teasing me with its gorgeousness thanks to the downright stunning images from Gypsy Westwood Photography. The dress is enough to make me enter a full-on swoonfest, so when you put the dress and the destination together - I surrender. For even more destination dreaming, check out the full gallery of images.
From the Bride... Del and I had been together for 9 years when whilst skiing in the Alps in the February, he got down on one knee at the top of the glacier and proposed holding up an antique mine cut diamond ring he'd had made in hatton garden.
When we started deciding on a venue we visited a few UK venues but they all had something missing. It didn't feel like 'the one'. So we started googling for ideas overseas. When Ibiza wedding's site came up, I knew Ibiza was it! I remembered our family holidays to the Island. The smell of pine trees, the landscape, the beaches. Many happy childhood memories. We Booked to come over in the July and met with Gemma from Ibiza Wedding. We spent the day with her, visiting many venues for the ceremony and reception. The moment we laid eyes on Amante we knew that that was the one! The private cove, the sea, just everything about it was perfect!
To choose my dress I wanted to have the venue chosen first. I tried on many dresses and knew I wanted either silk, cut on the bias or lace. So when I found a dress that had all in one it was ment to be. It fitted perfectly, a lovely 1930's shape. The sandals, I knew needed to be flat as I wanted a bit of a casual feel, I was tempted to be bare foot but finding these sandals was a great in between. The bracelet was my nanna's, she was given when she was evacuated in the war by the family looking after her and as she and my grandad were unable to come over due to ill health I knew I wanted to wear it. My hair I also wanted in a 1930's style but wanted to keep it casual.
For the decoration, flowers and cake I wanted a vintage but rustic feel, that was also simple. We had white washed terracotta pots at center pieces for the flowers. I got this idea from our favorite restaurant on the island in San Miquel (a village in Ibiza). I wanted a 1930/40's style bouquet and to incorporate the dusty pink colour from the bridsmaids dresses. The cake was carrot cake, our favorite and again wanted the rustic feel to it. We had hundreds of tea lights and candles scattered all over Amante, it looked so beautiful in the dark.
Our first dance was Led Zeppelin Thank-you. The words our lovely and perfect for us. The DJ was fantastic, and the sax and bongos jammin' with him was just amazing, They got everybody up dancing.
Wedding Photography: Gypsy Westwood Photography / Wedding Planners: Ibiza Wedding / Hair & Makeup: Louise Maxwell / Wedding Venue: Amante Beach Club / Celebrant: Ibiza Ceremony / Accommodations: Es Cucons / Wedding Dress: David Fielden / Bride's Sandals: Giuseppe Zanotti / Bride's Bracelet: Vintage / Bride's Earrings: Benirras Beach / Bridesmaid Dresses: twobirds Bridesmaid / Wedding Invitations: Diagnostic Design / Groom's Attire: Reiss / Best Man & Usher Attire: Topman / DJ: B! / Wedding Cake: Cardamom Catering