This Bride wins awards even before she walked down the aisle. After forgetting her dress as she jetted off for her destination wedding, she went to work and got the gorgeous Inbal Dror gown back to her, safe and sound the night before her “I do’s” – it had traveled through five airports! Relieved? Oh yes. Worth it? Totally. It’s one beyond beautiful bit from this whole stunning celebration in Barcelona, captured by 2 Brides Photography and Ankerprod. A Spanish I Do planned it all and the results are just jaw dropping. See it all right this way!
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From the Bride… We wanted to ensure our guests let loose and had an unforgettable evening. They were, after all, traveling a long way (flight commute times ranged from 7.5 hours to 25 hours). We incorporated various modern references that we love in our lives in our wedding such as have a string quartet perform the Game of Thrones opening song for the bridal party’s walk down the aisle and EDM music for our entrance.
We are also very big foodies so food and drink played an instrumental part of our day. Charles wouldn’t let me have a wedding without traveling to Barcelona (after 30 hours of flying and five airports later) to taste the food and sample the wine list. We greeted our guests with specialty cocktails of our favorite drinks, jamon leg station, a paella booth, along with 13 other appetizers… all before their three-course dinner (in case they were hungry).
What was your favorite moment?
Let me start with the fact I actually left for my destination wedding forgetting to bring my wedding dress. After much stress, my favorite moment would definitely be when I received my wedding dress the night before the wedding. After it’s made a pit stop through five airports and two days in Munich during Oktoberfest.
My other favorite moment was seeing the reaction of my guests’ faces as they arrived at our venue. We had kept the location a secret (no sneak peek Google pictures) and arranged for bus shuttle service to pick everyone up (I also had to ban my bridal party from social media posting before guests arrived). Our guests’ stunned faces as they arrived, just filled our hearts with joy! The ceremony was also absolutely amazing where we could declare our love in such a romantic flower-filled arches and hear each other’s vows.
Tell us about your flowers, your gown, your favors, your cake, etc.
I wanted white, cream and green colors for my flowers to match my theme as well as my dress.
I wore this amazing Inbal Dror mermaid dress with detailed beading with a long nude colored train. I tried on quite a lot of dresses (and fell in love with many) but I think you need to choose a dress that you look best in photos as the dress can come out very different on film!
What is one piece of advice that you could give brides-to-be?
Hire a planner! I really enjoyed working with my planners who had such excellent taste and incredible organizational skills. My planners sorted out all the coordination during the day with details such as ensuring we didn’t accidentally bump into each other during getting ready shots. Due to weather, we had to scrap our original plans for the wedding in the garden but they pulled everything together on the day better than we could have hoped for.
Another tip is, please book a few days off work before needing to fly to your destination wedding. I didn’t take any time off and I felt so rushed in the end – I filled six suitcases to carry for my wedding and honeymoon in Amalfi Coast and as a result, I accidentally left my wedding dress at home as I left for the airport!
Photography: 2 Brides Photography | Videography: AnkerProd | Event Planning: A Spanish Do | Floral Design: Alblanc Atelier | Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Hair + Makeup: Nikoleta Makeup | String Quartet: Quarteto Gaudi | Wedding Venue: Finca Mas Solers