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Winter Beach Wedding In Ibiza

Ibiza. Do I really need to say anymore? A white dress, a handsome groom, the shores of one of the most captivating places on earth. It’s the very contents that make up the most beautiful wedding story ever and with a few amazing vendors behind the wheel (we’re talking to you Ana Lui for these stunning images), this celebration is loveliness defined. Make sure to stick around in the gallery for even more!

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From the Bride … The first time we visited Ibiza, we instantly fell in love with the island. We go back about once a year and now Ibiza really feels like home to us. A nice ‘home’ where the sun always shines and a beautiful beach around every corner. For destination brides, I really suggest you go and visit the venue before you book anything. When you walk around the venue you really get a good feeling of the vibe and style of the venue, and if it is the right size for your number of guests. You won’t really get that from some pictures on the web. Since you have to arrange everything from a distance, a good local wedding planner who can advise you, has great ideas and help you find good local vendors, is really almost essential.

Our wedding was one of the most beautiful days of our life. 

Cake: Vickki | Getting Ready Venue: Sa Talaia Ibiza Boutique Hotel | Groom's Attire: Solo Per Lui | Groom's Shoes: Reinhart Frans | Invitations: Mevrouw Knot | Photography: Ana Lui Photography | Reception Venue: Elixir Ibiza | Wedding Dress: Cymbeline | Wedding Paper: Mevrouw Knot | Wedding Planning: Elixir

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Romantic Summer Spanish Wedding

There isn’t an adjective in the book that would justly define this Mallorca beauty captured by Jimena Roquero and planned by Bodas De Cuento.  The ceremony venue alone, Son Marroig, might be one of the most gorgeous I’ve ever seen, giving this couple and their guests one memorable place to say I do. See even more here. 

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From Jimena RoqueroAna & Jenson flew from California to the Balearic Island of Mallorca to celebrate their love among their very close friends and family surrounded by thousands of white and pink roses. They got married at the unique location of Son Marroig, an old pavillion at the top of a cliff with amazing views. The reception was at La Residencia in Deia, a beautiful small town in the North-West of the island. These gorgeous locations were key on their wedding evening as the couple with all their guests were able to enjoy the sunset.

From the Bride… Jenson and I met each other in college while we were both attending Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. He was on the tennis team and I was on the running team. His two best friends, while going through our third year, came up to me at a school event and told me about Jenson and how they thought that we should meet each other. The next week we met at another school event and talked all night and exchanged numbers at the end. The next day he invited me to his house for dinner to cook his “specialty,” which included pasta and a cucumber salad. I liked him so much that I didn’t want to tell him that I was very allergic to cucumbers and I saw how hard he tried to make the dinner perfect that I ate every last bite and just dealt with an itchy and swollen throat without saying anything about my allergy. The next night he invited me over to cook for me again, and this time he ended up making steak with his cucumber salad again! He didn’t find out that I was actually allergic to cucumbers until a few months into our relationship. Ever since those first two nights, we never left each other’s side and he proposed to me on the beach two years later at our “special spot” the hour after we finished finals of our last semester.

We wanted to have a long engagement so that we could enjoy being each other’s fiancé. Even though we had an almost two year engagement, we didn’t decide on the venue until about 6 months before we got married! We went back and forth between venues for over a year until we decided on the island of Mallorca in Spain. We knew that we wanted to get married in a town where we had never had any previous memories so that the town only represented the memory of our wedding to us . We also wanted to have a very small wedding because we loved how small weddings were very intimate and romantic. We decided to find a place to hold our wedding in Europe!

As we went through the possible cities, we knew that we wanted to be in a place that had the beauty and charm of one of the countryside villages such as those in the South of France, while also being close to the Mediterranean Sea. We felt that being in a beach town, there would be more activities for everyone to do, which was very important to both Jenson and I as well our family and close friends. We heard about Mallorca a few months before because one of our favorite tennis players, Rafael Nadal, grew up there. Both of our families, being very into tennis, made us start to look at this small island off the coast of Spain. Jenson and I fell onto the website of the hotel La Residencia located in Deia, Mallorca, and immediately fell in love with the gardens and Olive groves that surrounded it. After looking at this small town and learning that it is a romantic, picturesque, coastal town where many poets and artists retire to, we knew it would be the perfect place balancing beauty and romance for our wedding day!

Once we chose the destination for where our wedding would be held, we found Carmen and Paula from Bodas De Cuento and started to work with them and their team during the next six months before our wedding! Jenson and I had to plan everything over Skype and were only able to go visit the venue and Mallorca one time a few months before the wedding. Even though we were gone for most of the planning process, Carmen and Paula were able to place everything together in the short amount of time we had before the wedding and without having Jenson and I there to help decide on everything in person.

We wanted the wedding to be whimsical, elegant, and beautifully romantic, with everything covered in roses and with the color tones of ivory, cream and blush. Once September rolled around and most of our guests arrived about five days before the wedding day, we had daily treats such as cake pops, cookies, and petit fours brought to them representing the theme of the rose. On the wedding day, I wore a lace gown and even though I had collected my something new, old, blue, and borrowed, I decided the only piece of jewelry I wanted to wear was my engagement ring my husband gave to me nearly two years before. We held our ceremony at the historic 19th century manor, Son Marroig, located just before the village of Deia, and got married under its beautiful marble gazebo overlooking the Mediterranean Sea at sunset. After the ceremony, we went back to La Residencia for the reception to eat at its award-winning restaurant, El Olivo, run by executive chef Guillermo Méndez and his team. We ate the candlelit dinner under a ceiling of hanging hydrangeas and roses. After dinner, Jenson and I spent the rest of the night dancing in the middle of our family and friends as they waved sparklers and savored the last hour of the most magical day of our life.

From the Groom… My best friend and I, when we both started Pepperdine University our freshman year, each had one girl that if we had the chance to date, we would marry. For me, that girl was Ana Christine. Every time I saw her, I would stop in my tracks and admire her. However, during the first couple of years at Pepperdine, she was in a long-term relationship, so I wasn’t able to get to know her. One day, at the end of our first semester of sophomore year, my best friend noticed that her relationship ended on Facebook and we started jumping up and down celebrating. The next year, after she came back from being abroad, both of my best friends (later my two best men at the wedding) went up to her at different times at a school event without me knowing, to tell her that I really wanted to meet her. The next week, she and I finally met and talked all night. By the end of it, I was leaving the event with my friends, and told them that was the girl I was going to marry. Two years later, I proposed.

Ceremony Venue: Son Marroig | Event Planning: Bodas De Cuento | Hair & Makeup: Sherrie Long | Photography: Jimena Roquero | Photography - Assistance: Volvoreta | Reception Venue: La Residencia De Deia In Mallorca From Belmond Hotels | Videography: Focus Lab | Wedding Dress: Jin Wang

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Soft Pink + Gold Barcelona Wedding

You might not be surprised to learn that the bride behind this ahhh-mazing wedding? Well, she’s none other than European fashion blogger, Mes Voyages à Paris. Along with Bodas De Cuento helping plan by her side, she pulled off the ultimate lovefest complete with a Rosa Clará gown fit for a princess. See every dreamy pink and gold detail captured by Joseba Sandoval sitting pretty right here.

From The Bride…Even before becoming engaged I knew my wedding would breathe the nostalgia of the past. It had to be rustic and vintage but with the glamour of Paris – our favorite city.

The first thing we did was to decide to work with Bodas de Cuento, our wedding planners, who helped us during the organization and wedding design process. Then, we worked to find the perfect venue for the reception which could achieve this mix of feelings and contrasts. When I saw that classic Catalan country house from the 18th century, Masia Ribas, I realized it was the place for us. It had to be there. The gorgeous forest would be the perfect and bucolic rustic scenery and the house will allow us to achieve that combination of a vintage, romantic and glamorous atmosphere for the moment of the dinner.

Then we knew we had to think of colors. Colors were really important for us thinking about our wedding decoration and ambience. We needed some golden to evoke that palace air, off-white and brown would get the vintage-rustic atmosphere and pale pink would wrap everything in an atmosphere of romance and sweetness.

As a fashion blogger, I have worked with many photographers and to me was really important the style of photography I wanted for our wedding memories. When I found Joseba Sandoval of Romance Weddings, I knew that him and Mar had to be part of our big day. I discovered their work on Style Me Pretty and it was love at first sight. They do a magical work, and it was just a dream for us to count on them to shoot our big day. We also found Basilico Studio for our wedding film and they were able to perfectly capture all the emotions experienced that day.

After the colors, we wanted to set the tables decor and we tried different combinations of chair, shallow dish, cups … at first moment it was not easy because I already had the picture on my mind of what I was looking for, but finally we found the perfect one. When I visualized the pink linen tablecloth and golden Napoleon chair, I just could imagine how would the full salon look like, and all the other wedding stuff was really easy to find: the flowers, the details and even my dress.

The dress was almost the last thing I decided a few months before the wedding. Once again, I had to unify vintage, glamour, rustic, princess dress but far away from the obvious style. Working in fashion, I just wanted to feel very unique with my own personal touch. It was a Rosa Clará amazing gown in which creation process I could participate: strapless dress and cut at the waist, crafted in rustic ottoman silk skirt with a skirt full of scarves and open back. Also, for the church I wore a French bolero in guipure lace with mounted sleeves and boat neckline. The veil was silky tulle, off-white color. I also chose non-traditional wedding shoes -iconic YSL Tribute sandals in pale pink, a gift from my lovely sister. The tiara and the belt were made by order because I wanted something gold in my dress just to be paired with the golden details in the tables.

For the party I wore a second wedding dress: strapless pink tulle gown of Hellenic inspiration. And to continue with the decor, outdoor details like a large chandelier that hung from an ancient tree were those little things that made the wedding be our dreamed wedding. The photocall in pink and with an Instax camera created a magical and totally vintage corner. Like the corner of the seating plan, made of wooden boards hanging from an ancient tree. Like the swing, an element that was the delight of the guests and, at the same time, fulfilled a dream.

The floral design was made by Pedro Navarro, his work is really gorgeous and he worked in an amazing way our inspiration. My wedding bouquet was made also by him, with hydrangeas in pink and pistachios tones, branched roses in pastel champagne and pink English roses, white and pink astilbe and Italian green eucalyptus. The bouquet was holded by a piece of vintage lace that I found in Paris, and dated from the 20’s (Belle Époque). Like a secret treasure I could hold in my hands with tons of love while I was walking down the aisle, with Beyonce’s Ave Maria, to be reunited with my future husband, at Santa Maria Reina de Pedralbes church, in Barcelona.

Bridal Robe: Victoria´s Secret | Caligraphist: Happy Letters | Catering : Le Chef | Church: Santa Maria Reina De Pedralbes | Design: Two Little Draws | Floral Artist : Pedro Navarro | Hair: Backstage Barcelona | Headpieces And Belt: India Tiaras Y Tocados | Make Up : Laia Martin | Photography : Joseba Sandoval - Romance Weddings | Shoes: Tribut Ives Saint Laurent | Videographer: Basilico Studio | Wedding Cake: Victoria´s Cake | Wedding Design: Bodas De Cuento | Wedding Design : Mónica Sors | Wedding Gown : Rosa Clará | Wedding Planner : Bodas De Cuento | Wedding Rings: Joyeria Santa Ana | Wedding Venue: Masia Ribas | Wood Signs: Woow Low

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Spanish Seaside Bridal Inspiration

I visited Spain years ago but the vibrancy of that region still remains strong in my memories. With the oranges and sunny colors, I was transported then, and once again here, with this photo shoot by Renee Hollingshead. The Boutique Wedding Co. created a beautiful beach scene, complete with Poppy & Scooter invites and some delightful desserts. Get swept away with all the colorful creations right here.

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From Renée Hollingshead Photography… When I booked my first trip to Europe, I knew I had to find a way to photograph internationally. I had dreamed of visiting Spain ever since I studied Spanish in high school. After researching planners in each of our destinations during our backpacking trip, I came across Lucy of The Boutique Wedding Co. I was immediately excited when she expressed interest and we planned to skip our day in Madrid to travel to Malaga for a romantic Spanish shoot.

We e-mailed, skyped, and planned ideas for our Coastal Spanish Romance shoot for weeks. Inspired by Pantone’s Spring 2015 colors, we opted for a very vibrant Strawberry Ice and Tangerine against the blue skies of the Andalucian Coast of Spain. Oranges are local to this region this time of year, so it was the perfect element to include. Lucy gathered an incredible team of vendors including a handmade gown by Claudia Arrieta and beautiful jewelry from Meriko London.

Fast forward a few months later and I’m finally in Spain. After leaving the train station I was in complete awe of this beautiful city. Rolling hills right on a beautiful coast, I didn’t want to leave! Malaga was indeed the perfect location for our coastal shoot and everything I had hoped it would be. I was completely blown away by all the beautiful details Lucy put together including vintage items passed down from her family, natural olive and lavender garlands right from their neighborhood, dip-dyed lace, and beautiful florals. Poppy & Scooter provided a gorgeous invitation suite complete with gold calligraphy and hand-painted citrus designs to match our look. It was hands-down one of the prettiest shoots I’ve ever seen. We photographed right until the end of sunset before getting back on a train to Madrid. I truly left my heart in Spain and I cannot wait to get back and work with this talented team again.

Behind the Scenes Photographer: Eloy Muñoz & Aleksandra Foit | Cake Stand: Zara Home | Cakes + Florals: The Boutique Wedding Co. | Event Design: Lucy Bennett of The Boutique Wedding Co. | Gown # 2: Claudia Arrieta | Gown #1: Bailly Bijoux | Hair: Evelin Valentinsson | Invitations + Paper Goods: Poppy & Scooter | Jewelry: Meriko London | Love in Letters: Names in Lights | Make-Up: Nicola McGeorge | Meringue Tower: The Meringue Shops | Model: Mariana from MAC Models & Casting | Photography: Renee Hollingshead Photography | Restaurant + Beach: Chiringuito El Espeto

Colorful + Chic Spanish Villa Wedding

From kicking off the festivities with their rehearsal dinner, to uniting a global guestbook in Spain, this impossibly cute couple tied the knot with plenty of style. Amongst cobblestone streets and colorful houses, Sandra Åberg captured their emotional ceremony complete with a traditional exchange of coins. Holland Flowers adorned the evening at Villa Poniente, and you can see it all here!

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From Sandra Aberg… This impossibly cute couple chose to bring their friends and family from all around the world to the most quaint little chapel in an area of Marbella known as La Virginia to tie the knot with a collision of American, Dutch/Flemish, and Spanish traditions and style.

The cobblestone streets and colorful houses made the perfect backdrop for the bride’s walk to the church with her father. An emotional and extremely warm ceremony was capped off with a traditional exchange of coins.

The reception was held at the gorgeous Villa Poniente, where the bride and groom spent an entire week with their friends enjoying everything that Marbella has to offer. On the day of the wedding, the grounds at the villa were transformed into an outdoor lounge, complete with large pillows and cosy blankets to add a moroccan boho feel. Giant teepees and countless lanterns added to the ambience throughout the night.

The laid back couple was anything but traditional and a classic Austin Mini Moke was their choice for a wedding car. They had a blast bombing around the streets of Marbella in that little thing, and it was so fun to see a couple who dared to just be themselves and do things their way.

It goes without saying that this couple’s engagement session and rehearsal dinner, kept the same theme were just as incredible as their wedding day.

Brides Shoes: Guess | Car: Austin Mini Moke | Flowers: Holland Flowers | Groom Suit: Burberry | Photography: Sandra Åberg | Venue: Villa Poniente | Wedding Dress: Pnina Tornai