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Bright Bazaar’s Destination Wedding

Remember that time we (virtually) trekked to London for Bright Bazaar’s ridiculously adorable engagement? Well today, my dears, we get to find out what happened next. I’m talking a destination wedding on the Spanish island of Minorca filled with color, style and no shortage of love all photographed by Jean-Laurent Gaudy. Sit back and get comfy because this party is just getting started. 

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From Jean-Laurent Gaudy… What an incredible adventure have I lived with Will & Toby this year. First for their engagement session in London, and then in Minorca for their Mediterranean wedding. They were both so kind and so generous. The memories of these fabulous moments will stay with me for sure.

Words from Will… Toby and I met while we were at university in 2009 and have been together ever since. Toby proposed to me in December 2012 on top of the Pompidou Centre during a trip to Paris. We decided to have a destination wedding and chose to get married on the Spanish Balearic Island, Menorca. This was because we had vacationed together on the island for many years, visiting the same winery at which we eventually held the ceremony and reception for many years; knowing the staff and seeing it grow meant it felt personal and special to us. The wedding was intimate, relaxed and informal, just the way we had hoped it would be.

Photography: Jean-Laurent Gaudy | Stationery: Minted | Best Girls' Dresses: Boden, BHD, Zara | Illustration: Brooke Hagel | Napkins: H&M Home | Strung Lights: Cox & Cox | Table Runners: H&M Home | Toby's Attire: : Jacket: Zara, Trousers: J.Crew, Shoes: Ted Baker, Belt: Topman, Shirt: Topman, Tie: Handmade, Pocket Square: Jack Willis, Watch: | Vases And Succulent Pots: West Elm | Vineyard: Binifadet | Will's Attire: Jacket: Zara, Trousers: J.Crew, Shoes: Office, Belt: ASOS, Shirt: Topman, Tie: Mrs. Bow Tie, Pocket Square: Jack Willis, Watch:

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Romantic Pink Navidad Wedding Inspiration

I’m kind of wishing this rosy pink Maria Lluisa Rabell skirt was mine right about now. I’d get my twirl on for a good while, that’s for sure. But alas, it isn’t hanging in my closet, so I’m soaking up every bit of it’s loveliness à la this darling shoot from Mireia Cordomí. With it’s sweet hints of the upcoming Navidad, every pretty capture emits a festive femininity like no other. Commence swooning right here!

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From Mireia CordomiWe had inspired in a Pink and white christmas wedding shoot with a perfect girl. At night she became a free girl.

She was a good girl, obedient and polite. She didn’t like to upset and she didn’t like to disappoint. A glimmer of a smile always played on her lips, but it was a sad smile made of dreams and memories. Her need to be perfect was her golden cage, a cage she dreamed of breaking free from to a hidden place, a secret place where there was no one to judge. She longed to escape for a day, an hour, a second; to run from herself toward her liberation.

She was on the brink of a new life, she was leaving behind her role as the perfect daughter to become the ideal wife. It was expected of her, she had no choice. But she knew that she would never be free from her own shackles if she was deceiving herself.

So she chose to marry at Christmas time, her favorite time of year. And like her, her day was sweet, elegant and perfect in every way, a joyous celebration in pinks and whites. To her Christmas would always be pink, it was about new beginnings and purity, it was about light and love. On that day she made a vow to herself, she decided she would remain that perfect girl and a perfect wife. But on the evening of Christmas Eve each year, once the last candle had been blown out, she would return to that day and to her true self. She would be untied from her restraints of perfection and would set herself free, running away from her home and back to nature for one night only. That grey still evening was hers alone. In the Christmas night air, the frosty ground crackling under her feet, she would dance, run, and finally escape. With red leaves falling about her like snowflakes, the perfect girl glowed beneath the light of the Christmas moon. 

“Memories, like life itself, shine brighter at Christmas” – Charles Dickens. 

Photography: Mireia Cordomí | Flowers: Oh Fleurs! | Wedding Dress: Maria Lluisa Rabell | Stationery: Project Party Studio | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridal Shoes & Headdress Hair: Mr Right | Makeup & Hair: Diana Galí | Private Villa: Castell De L’Alberg | Production & Stylist Event Planning:: Bodas Deluxe

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Colorful Multicultural Marbella Wedding

Not only is this gorgeous garden-style soiree in the Marbella countryside jam-packed full of intricate and charming details, thanks to Caprichia Weddings & Occasions, but it’s the most beautiful blend of culture and family. From the first stunning image to the very last, Pedro Bellido is behind every powerful capture in this gallery.

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From Caprichia Weddings & OccasionsShilpa & Eguiar are an amazing couple full of energy and a positive vibe. From the minute they contacted me, I just wanted to find a dream venue for them. I couldn’t help falling in love with the idea of blending the Indian, Spanish and American cultures, and celebrating a traditional Indian ceremony within a garden party feel. Having achieved such a highlight in their lives is truly fulfilling.

From the beautiful Bride…Eguiar and I both met in grad school at Georgetown University. We started off as good friends and over the course of a year started to develop less platonic feelings for one another. From the beginning of the relationship, I think both of us sensed that this was a relationship for the long haul. About two and a half years of dating, we both grabbed a drink after a friend’s holiday party and started joking about what our wedding would look like. After a few drinks, we both looked at each other and couldn’t find any reason to not make it happen right away.

Eguiar was born and raised in the Canary Islands of Spain, and my parents were Indian immigrants that came over to the US in their 20s. We wanted to honor both our Spanish and Indian heritages, recognizing that at times they can be diametrically in opposition of one another. Spain seemed like a perfect midpoint for my relatives in India and friends in the US, while making it easier for his friends and family to travel. We settled on Marbella, Spain for its proximity to the beach, mountains and the oft-visited sites of Sevilla, Granada and Morocco.

In true Indian style, the wedding was a five-day affair, starting off with a backyard party on that Wednesday and ending with a beachside brunch on Sunday. There was a sangeet and mehndi party, as well as flamenco and traditional Andalucian horse dancing. However, for the wedding, I wanted the actual ceremony and reception to feel like an intimate backyard party, which was definitely a challenge with 240 guests coming in from all over the world.

Lucia, our wedding planner, found us the most stunning venue I have ever seen in my life, which was cliffside off the mountains, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Gibraltar and the coast of Morocco. I was adamant that the Hindu ceremony, dinner and dancing all be outside. The landscape was too perfect to take second fiddle to formalities. We started off the groom’s baraat (the Indian procession by horse) by the gate of the house to the mandap (the traditional Hindu altar for wedding ceremonies). After our ceremony, guests had cocktail hour overlooking the Costa del Sol and the valley near the pool of the house. Dinner and dancing took place on top of a grassed terrace that oversaw the residence and the distant twinkling lights coming from the coast of Africa.

We had long tables in front of the dancefloor that way people could mingle, get to know each other and feel like they were having dinner with old friends. You could hear Spanish, English and Hindi circulating among our guests. It was truly a multicultural gathering in every sense. Lucia perfectly captured the garden party feel that I was going for, by integrating local flowers on the table, customizing menus for each of the guests with their name, and hanging lanterns over the dancefloor.

There is so much emphasis on throwing a dream wedding, which is silly, but I’m fairly certain that the wedding was as close to what I imagine heaven would be – family, friends, good food, great drinks, stunning location, and dancing until sunset.

I cannot tell you how much the wedding was a hit. I still get emails from Indians, Spaniards and our friends telling them that it was a once in a lifetime experience. People have said that sincerely it was one of the most beautiful, unique weddings and that all throughout Saturday folks would say things like “they have thought of everything; they have thought of all these details”. All of these comments are due to you and your teams execution.

And there is much credit due to your patience and your imagination in blending the Indian elements so perfectly. The mandap and everything surrounding the ceremony was just ideal. I cannot say enough about the venue, too. People were OBSESSED with the view from the cocktail hour, making jokes like “could you see Africa when you got married??”. I can just tell you have such perfect instincts for memorable moments.

I am so grateful to have worked with you and I am just in awe of your great ethic, your amazing classiness, your response to everything. You created the highlight of not only mine and Eguiar’s life but of our parents, too.

Photography: Pedro Bellido | Videography: Studio Krrusel | Bride's Shoes: Alexander Wang | DJ: Romain Bailly | Groom's Suit: J. Lindberg | Indian Wedding Dress: Sabyasachi | Save The Dates/Stationery/Invitation: Mr. Boddington's Studio | Table Stationery: Caprichia Weddings & Occasions | Wedding Bands, Hairpiece, Necklace: Customized Pieces By Misa Jewelry | Wedding Planning, Styling, Venue & Local Vendors : Caprichia Weddings & Occasions | Wedding Website And Customized Design: Una Piranha | White Wedding Dress : Delphine Manivet

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