View Posts By:




Citrus-Infused Ibiza Wedding

Considering this beautiful Bride is a wedding planner herself, she knew the importance of showcasing a couple’s personality on their wedding, and so of course, created one uber chic celebration for her own special day. With pops of citrus, both in color and literally in the delicious decor, this autumn Ibiza wedding, captured by Ana Lui, is a feast for the eyes. Start the party in our VAULT right this way!

Al Fresco

From Ana Lui PhotographyThe beautiful wedding of a Swiss wedding planner Claudia at CM Weddings. Claudia planned and designed her own wedding in Ibiza with a little help from Can Gall’s owner Santi and Ana, and her catering dream team Cardamom Events.

From the Bride… Planning a wedding can be rather stressful. Even more so if it is abroad and you can’t just quickly go and look or go and do… It needs quite a bit more imagination and a clear vision of what you want and how you want the day to feel. Obviously this is easiest to achieve if you know the place and more importantly love it, and love how you feel there. Try to actually visit the venue at least once before the wedding. This will not only give you a sense of security for your big day but also the opportunity to meet with your photographer and videographer, catering company, florists, hair and make-up artist, etc… They will be very important to make your day perfect so make sure “it clicks.” Hiring a wedding planner is always a good idea… ;)

I was actually curious about how it would be to plan my own wedding being a wedding planner. Marlene – who is the co-founder of cm weddings – and I are very detail-oriented about every wedding and event we are planning. We believe it’s the little things that create the perfect big picture in the end. When we plan weddings for other people, a big part of the process is finding out what it is exactly the couple really likes and who they are. Only when we know we have completely understood the taste and style of a couple we can start with the actual planning, as our highest goal is to create the perfect day for the couple (and not for us…).

This time everything was different though… This time it was about Chris and I, about us as a couple and about us as a family with Miles. There was no wondering about what we would like and what not, where the wedding should take place or how we wanted the day to feel. Everything was right there in our hearts and minds, we just had to transform it into our perfect wedding. I had a very clear vision and I have to admit that I might have driven one or the other person involved a bit crazy… There was more than one situation where things had to be started over again because it wasn’t what I had in mind. We also did a lot ourselves as we wanted it to be as personal as possible and so we were sitting for hours designing, creating and making so many of the little touches. Being so fussy and strict in the planning phase of the wedding really paid-off on the big day. Not only was I able to totally relax and enjoy the day (it didn’t even worry me that the celebrant was not to be found 45 minutes after the ceremony should have started…) but seeing the vision coming true and being even better than in my wildest dreams was worth everything!

Peruse more amazing destination weddings here!

Photography: Ana Lui Photography | Cinematography: Studio By Ana Lui | Event Planning: CM Weddings | Floral Design: Floral Dreams Ibiza | Wedding Dress: Jésus Peiró | Invitations: Ana Lui Photography | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mishka | Catering: Cardamom Events | Makeup: Lianne Claire At Dream Reflection | Band: Lovely Laura & Tyrrell | Venue: Can Gall Ibiza

These Featured Designers are members of our Look Book.
For membership information, click here

You'll love these vendors in Europe

Greg Finck Photography
View Portfolio
Jacob and Pauline Photography
View Portfolio
Ben and Colleen
View Portfolio
The Youngrens
View Portfolio
Blanc Ricevimenti
View Portfolio
Lavender & Rose
View Portfolio
Romantic Destination Engagement Session in Ibiza

We can forget booking that wanderlust flight to Ibiza, because this sweet engagement? Well, it’s about to be our pretty lil’ passport. Layered with pastel sunsets and sweeter than sweet soulmates, Ana Lui Photography was behind the lens capturing every moment, and it’s all in THE VAULT!

From Ana Lui PhotographyI absolutely love this couple. We had a great time! We shot this super fun and creative engagement session with Linda and Jiancui around Ibiza´s salt flats called Salinas back in August.

I shot entire session on film, medium format, with Contax 645.When I spoke with Linda over email and Skype she created moodboard for the shoot which was very fashiony, still and showing the colours, mood and textures of the island.

See rings, engagements + proposals galore!

Photography: Ana Lui Photography | Makeup: Diva Borrelli | Venue: Salinas Ibiza

Romantic Spanish Sunset Engagement Session in Ibiza

You already knew we can’t get enough golden hour photography over here at SMP, but this stunning Spanish sunset engagement shoot from Ana Lui Photography might take the cake when it comes to easy, breezy romance — you can practically feel the passion coming out of you screen! Dive a little deeper into this desert island eseh in The Vault here!

From Ana Lui PhotographyNatassia and Joelle chosen Ibiza for the engagement shoot because it has so much meaning for them. The island has become their second home during the summer days.

“We got engaged here on the island, on a full moon night on top of a rock, making wishes to the Universe… it was magical!” says Natassia.

The peaceful side of the island has taken their breath away and has blessed the couple with the magical energy of the island.

“As soon as I saw Ana Lui’s photography I knew I wanted her to be part of our engagement shoot” says Natassia remembering the vibe and the feel that they were after “I wanted the shoot to capture the magical beauty of Ibiza, and the amazing soft and warm light you find just before the sunset”

Natassia wanted her engagement session to feel a little bohemian but at the same time to show the natural Ibizenco colors.
Pine trees, old Ibizenco fishing huts and beautiful sunset.

“We have chosen Sa Caleta as a location after going through the moodboard and choosing a place that would give us few different looks. Sa Caleta has it all! The fishing huts are super fun, with cool textures and colors, we also had sea right beside us and stunning pine forest overlooking the beach – picture perfect for the sunset!”- says Ana Lui

Ana Lui shot both film and digital and when she got her film scans back from the lab she was absolutely crazy about the images!

“The softness in Natassias and Joelle’s skin is increadible, you can almost see the wind playing with Natassia’s hair and feel the heat of the warm, orange sun through the photos. I am totally crazy about the film images!” says Ana Lui

Ibiza is the simply picture perfect. With 300 sunny days a year and stunning locations, the island provides amazing backdrop for engagement shoots or destination weddings.

Photography: Ana Lui Photography | Dress: Free People | Hair And Makeup: Diva Borrelli | Venue: Sa Caleta | Film Lab: Carmencita Film Lab