A couple with a love story that’s sure to inspire, breathtaking views of the Balearic Islands, and a dress that will leave you head over heels – these are just a few of the many can’t miss moments from today’s glamorous Ibiza wedding day. Eventoile planned their day to perfection while Bonphotage was behind the lens, capturing every last swoon-worthy detail. It came to no surprise when we found out Siloh Floral was responsible for the epic floral design, dripping in blush pink orchids. Don’t forget to check out the full gallery of inspo before you go and prepare to pin all your fave pics!
From the Bride… A mutual friend had suggested that Hunter and I meet one another after we both found ourselves single. So Hunter looked me up on Instagram and proceeded to tag me in a photo of himself having the time of his life out in NYC. His whimsical move worked, because I said yes to a date with a guy I knew literally nothing about.
I was really nervous about the blind date, and almost every one of my friends said the same thing to me: ‘It’s not like you’re going to marry the guy. Just go have fun.’
Well, they were right about one part! It has been nothing but fun with Hunter – my friends call him Funter – from the day we met a little over four years ago. And it’s his easygoing, thoughtful, problem-solving attitude that made destination wedding planning through a world pandemic not just manageable, but also really entertaining and fulfilling.
I never imagined I’d say this, but: thank goodness for social media and low expectations. Life has a way of surprising you in the best possible ways when it’s your time. And our wedding truly was a testament to the time of our lives ahead!
We like to think of ourselves as an unexpected pairing, because while we could not be more different, we really complement one another. And so, we wanted to bring that same unexpected vibe – by way of pairing contrasting but complementary elements – to our wedding experience.
We chose Ibiza, because we wanted to throw a truly epic party for our closest family and friends after the big, traditional Indian wedding my parents had hosted a month prior. That being said, we knew there was so much more to the White Island than the party scene. We wanted to share the beauty, magnetism and nature of the island with our guests, undoubtedly mixed in with the most memorable nights out!
Our venues, Hacienda Na Xamena and 7Pines, could not have been more mind blowing. The amphitheater at Na Xamena where we exchanged vows made us and all our guests feel like we were sitting on top of the waters; and we had the most stunning views of the mystical Es Vedra during our reception at 7Pines. People came to Ibiza expecting a beach wedding, and we wanted to give them the beauty of the Balearic Sea in an entirely different way.
I fell in love with Galia Lahav and her sexy wedding dress silhouettes after seeing so many gowns that made me feel like an imposter. Of course I chose the very first gown I tried on – the Maya gown – because it is daring without ever sacrificing style and sophistication. I wanted to be true to who I am, on my wedding day – a woman who likes to push boundaries but is also in love with love and traditions. Because I was wearing a sexy, sheer gown, I knew I wanted our photos to be incredibly classy and soft. I didn’t want to lose the romanticism of the day and what it meant for Hunter and I.
And so, I knew I had to work with Lynzie from Bonphotage. She and I actually went to high school together! And she is as beautiful, kind and talented now as she was then. Our venues were expansive and we had so many moving parts to our wedding day. Lynzie has an incredible eye for the big and small, while being able to make it all seem so intimate. She was able to capture the gravitas of this island with the same wow factor that she was able to capture the most subtle emotions on mine and Hunter’s faces. And the way she captured every element of our decor and entertainment makes me feel like I am truly reliving the day.
I worked with Lea from Eventoile to plan the Ibiza extravaganza. After our first meeting, she seemed to get who I am and who Hunter and I are as a couple. She described my style as sexy and gritty; and we landed on three words to capture our wedding style: Glamorous, Vibrant and Fun. Since it was an island wedding, even I expected that we may go a more Bohemian, pampas grass route for our decor and florals. But Lea pushed me to do what felt right for Hunter and I. And so, we brought black into our color palette in the most chic of ways; we mixed stone and granite into the tablescape; and Siloh Floral created the most sensual florals with modern and clean lines. For our reception, Lea and her team transformed the breakfast venue at 7Pines into one of our favorite Miami night clubs, complete with disco balls and hanging vines.
And from start to finish, we wanted to keep our guests delighted with entertainment that captured Hunter and my different personalities. We had a massively talented tenor from Barcelona perform my favorite opera aria as our wedding processional song. And as soon as our guests entered the reception, we had a shot bar set up for them to get the party started. We even had a separate Hierbas Bar where guests could be served hierbas liquor made specifically on the Balearic Islands by a traditional Ibizan bartender. All the guests got a bottle of hierbas to take home with them. During dinner, we surprised our guests with a group performance of The Bal Payes, a traditional Ibizan dance that displays a courtship between the man and woman. And as soon as we cut our cake, we had cowgirls and cowboys (to celebrate Hunter’s farming roots) come out and shoot shots of tequila and vodka into all our guests’ mouths, because now it was time to party!
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Photography: bonphotage | videography: bonphotage | Event Planning: Eventoile Destination Weddings | Floral Design: Siloh Floral | dress: Galia Lahav | Invitations: LetterInk | Ceremony Venue: Hacienda Na Xamena | Reception Venue: 7 pines ibiza | shoes: Jimmy Choo | Hair & Makeup: Diva Borrelli