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Engagement Session in Santorini

I’m kind of obsessed with this engagement session. And when I say obsessed, I mean totally head over heels in love. This couple was not only lucky enough to have their engagement session in stunning Santorini, but they also had the amazingly talented team at Bubblerock behind the lens to capture all the magic – leaving us with a gallery that almost seems to good to be true. 


From BubblerockRenee and Micheal were engaged on an island: Waiheke Island off the coast of Auckland in New Zealand and it’s on an island they also chose to have their engagement session.

Off on a tour of Europe before settling down in London for a few years, they happened to be in Santorini at the same time as we were so we booked in for an engagement session there. It made total sense.

From sunrise in Oia to sunset by a lost church at the end of a gravel road, we spent the day roaming the island in search of beautiful spots, screaming Santorini just as much as being far away from the obvious tourist locations. Their love for each other and the easy-going nature made for such a cool adventure in one of the cyclades’ most famous islands.

And no need for any styling when the location offers so much beauty already. Santorini is such a great place to come and visit but also a destination for weddings. We all fell in love with it.

Photography: Bubblerock | Film Lab: Carmencita Film Lab | Venue: Santorini

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Destination Florence Castle Wedding

Now that we’ve feasted our eyes on not one but two amazing Jen Huang weddings from Cape Cod to Singapore, we’re rounding out our world tour of pretty in a little place called Florence. It’s what happens when an Irish couple opts for a destination wedding, and brings Fly Away BrideHouse Of Hannah, and of course Jen and her camera lens along for the ride. And just when you think it can’t get any better, let me direct you to the gorgeous full gallery.

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From The Bride, Giselle… John and I got acquainted on a night out in our home town of Ennis, Ireland. It was a fresh autumn night in Ireland and he strolled up and introduced himself. It was getting late so after we had made introductions and had a quick chat I headed home for bed. After I left, John asked a mutual friend to ask me if he could have my phone number and I agreed! A few days past and eventually, 4 days later he texted me and asked me out for dinner.

Two years later, and after I had finished university, we decided we wanted to take some time out to travel so we departed Ireland for Australia. One year of travelling turned into two, and we both loved Australia so much we decided to stay a little longer. Fast forward 3 and half years to my birthday, we flew up to the beautiful Whitsundays Islands on the Great Barrier Reef. There, while walking back to our beach bungalow, after a stunning sunset, John got down on one knee and proposed. He carried out 6 months of research & planning to surprise me with the perfect ring!

Living in Australia and with friends and family located all over the world a destination wedding seemed the best option. After living in the beautiful stone village of Casole d’Elsa in Tuscany with my parents for 9 months when I was a child, I always dreamed of getting married in a little rustic chapel, followed by an outdoor dinner in romantic courtyard set in the Tuscan countryside. When searching the internet for our venue I had a good idea where and what I was looking for and when I came across Castello di Vincigliata and saw that courtyard I knew I had found our perfect venue! The 13th century castle located in the hilltops of Fiesole with breath taking views of Florence has their own winery which allowed us to serve truly authentic wines at our reception. Both being big foodies having good wine and food was a must and from the number of comments we received from guests about the incredible cocktail reception, dinner and “best wedding cake ever” our cater definitely delivered on this!

Planning a wedding in Italy from Australia was never going to be easy and I definitely couldn’t have done it without my fabulous wedding planners, Lindsay and Amy from House of Hannah and Fly Away Bride. As a bride you tend to get wrapped up in all the little details that no one else will notice, I had to have white chiavari chairs, lilac napkins, peonies and gold cutlery! Without Lindsay putting together an inspiration board with my colour scheme I would have been lost, it kept me focused on what would suit my wedding. There are so many beautiful wedding ideas out there it is easy to get side tracked trying to incorporate all of it and creating a monstrosity!

I loved every moment of our special day. From getting ready with my bridesmaids, to walking down the aisle surrounded by 80 of our closest family and friends, and arriving at the castle and seeing everything we had planned for the last year fall into place. However, there was something magical when it got dark, sitting down for dinner in the gorgeous castle courtyard, surrounded by hundreds of candles & sharing the most delicious food with such great company, it was truly amazing.

Photography: Jen Huang | Videographer: Celtic Video | Event Planning: Fly Away Bride | Florist: House Of Hannah | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Wedding Cake: Leonardo Catering | Invitations: Nikita Bazalo | Reception Venue: Castello Di Vincigliata | Brides Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Zimmermann | Catering: Leonardo Catering | Calligraphy: House Of Hannah | DJ: Alma Project | Grooms Attire: Michael Barrie | Groomsmen's Attire: Michael Barrie | Brides Rings: Henri Daussi | Car & Bus Hire: Alterini Bus | Chapel: Parrocchia Di San Martino A Mensola | Decor Rentals: House Of Hannah And Leonardo Catering | Hair & Make Up: Giulia Cresci | Wedding Stylist: House Of Hannah

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Seaside Castle Wedding in Spain

This wedding is the epitome of romantic.  It’s soft and ethereal with a jaw-droppingly gorgeous locale (hello sweet Castell De Tamarit), pretty pink blooms from Phlox and some of the most amazing details you will ever lay your eyes upon from Bodas De Cuento.  In other words?  It’s pure perfection.  See it all captured by Raquel Benito right here.

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From Bodas De Cuento… Julie and Bruno, a French couple living in Barcelona, got married in the stunning Castell de Tamarit, a castle located in Tarragona, 100 km from Barcelona. All the guests came mostly from France and Portugal.

Julie gave much importance to the moment of getting dressed. She dreamed to be dressed by her bridesmaids. Julie also made a gesture towards her ‘girls’ and she gave them a present: a tote bag with lots of girly stuff, such as a vanity kit with their names.

The ceremony took place just in front of the sea with a gorgeous arch of olive leaves and flowers especially made for the occasion. Julie wanted her wedding to have a soft air and that was the reason why all the flowers and most of the decoration elements were pinks and whites. For flowers we used roses, hydrangeas, astilbe… It was very important to have a soft inspiration but representing the Mediterranean style.

During the ceremony there was a balloons release in tribute to their parents. All the guests balloons were white, except Julie and Bruno’s, which were red. It was a very emotive moment, we knew that it was going to be, so we thought it would be perfect to prepare some fabric tissues for the “tears of joy”.

An authentic Cuban band took charge of the music during the ceremony and appetizers.

After the ceremony, our couple went to the beach for a very special photo shoot with a lit staircase. When they came back, they could enjoy the food and music with their guests.

As the food was served as a cocktail, there was a lettering board with all of the menu.

During the dinner, a rock and jazz band called ‘La Soul Machine’ entertained the guests. Also there was a magical tree of memories and a guest book. After the dinner there was a new surprise for all the guest, a vintage caravan of crêpes.

As Julie and Bruno wanted, they could enjoy of the wedding near the sea, a splendid weather and a magical night with hundreds of light garlands hanging from the trees and good live music.

Photography: Raquel Benito | Floral Design: Phlox | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Giulietta Cafè | Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Makeup Artist: Laia Martin Make Up | Bride Cape: Otaduy | Ceremony And Reception Venue: Castell De Tamarit | Cuban Band: Lo Promiscuo Del Son | Planning And Design: Bodas De Cuento | Rock Band: La Soul Machine | Video: Love Me Do Films | Vintage Caravan: La Creperie De Mariöne

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