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A Mid Summer Night’s Dream Wedding of Cristina and Fran

A love story that began in February 2013, Cristina and Fran met at the Pompeu Fabra University studying Business Administration and a few years later they ended up working together in a the same company in Barcelona which led to many beautiful memories.

The Wedding Dress 

Cristina wore a gorgeous off-the-shoulder Oscar de la Renta floral embroidered lace ballgown  .The  dramatic watteau train draping down to the floor, gave an original and spectacular feel to the dress. To complete her look, Cristiana wore a delicate long veil of silk tulle with embroidered lace trim by Homa Bridal and a pair of beautiful ivory shoes by Jimmy Choo. 

The Ceremony

The wedding ceremony took place in Llerona, in the church of “Santa María de Llerona”, which is located in a very scenic environment, with the view of Montseny and Cingles de Bertí mountains. What made it truly special was  the Romanesque, tiny church that dates back to the 900 AD  whose “feeling of intimacy” made it the perfect place for such a special occasion.

The  Wedding Reception 

Shortly after the  romantic church wedding, a warm reception was organised at the Masía “Can Ribas de Montbui”, located in Bigues i Riells. The Pairal Farmhouse has a long-standing family tradition, in which it is committed to highlight the environment and incredible landscapes that surrounds the area. The entrance to the farmhouse has a long corridor of cypresses, which illuminate at nightfall and that makes Can Ribas a very special place. The familiar tower, covered with Buganvilla, and other climbing plants, was the perfect setting for a fairytale wedding that lasted until the early hours of the next morning with close family and friends.  Cristina and Fran provided their guests, the experience of an unforgettable night, complete with emotional speeches , spectacular gifts , soprano songs and breath-taking entertainment… all accompanied with lots of emotional and personal touches. During the ceremony and the reception Cristina and Fran couldn’t help whispering to each other about everything, from the unique wedding they organised together to how excited they were to start their lives together. 

“We will never forget that memorable day, especially since the sensations we lived can never be explained in words.”

 

 

A story of Love and The Nature

A beautiful  summer wedding filled with love, laughter and precious details, in a particularly important place for Alba and Carlos. They were surrounded by nature with their loved ones and had the sea as their witness. Alba wore a romantic and minimalistic boho-chic wedding gown designed by Catherine Deane which was filled with exquisite details and fitted perfectly with her personality. It was without the doubt the perfect choice for the style of her wedding. 

Nicole Warne’s Three Wedding Dresses

The Australian influencer Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl decided to got married in Rippon Hall, a biodynamic vineyard in Lake Wanaka, New Zealand. With 1.7 million instagram followers and an online presence that was launched 9 years ago, Nicole decided to wear 3 different stunning couture dresses for the occasion.

For the ceremony she wore a Valentino Haute Couture gown made out of 38 meters of silk organza embellished with handmade silk flowers and petals encrusted with crystals and sequins. Twenty embroiders used 17 meters of silk tulle to create the embroidery during the period of 4 weeks and the result was one of a kind gown of silk organza with long sleeves.

Nicole Warne Wedding Dress Valentino

After the stunning ceremony, Nicole changed into an espectacular Oscar de la Renta gown for the reception . The ruffled gown was created with seven layers of materials bonded together to create the dramatic Spanish flair that Oscar injects in most of his gowns. It took the experts of Oscar de la Renta atelier 300 hours to make the dress, which was designed by the creative directors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia.

Nicole Warne Wedding dress Oscar de la Renta

For the after-party, Nicole chose to wear a dress by one of her favourite designers Dion Lee. It was a short white satin dress with asymmetric neckline and cut out details that allowed her to dance all night and enjoy one of the most special nights of her life.

Nicole Warne wedding dress Dion Lee

The Beautiful Country Wedding of Monica

The perfect country style wedding of Monica was simple but full of  special rustic details. The bride wore a romantic ivory silk chiffon dress of Vera Wang.

“I fell in love with a beautiful dress that conveyed the delicacy of the silk chiffon, a Vera Wang design of very flowing lines and romantic cut that was absolutely perfect for me.”

 

A Sophisticated Black and White Wedding

We continue this week with a brief summary of the wedding of Gemma and Alberto in black and white. The bride wore a romantic dress by Vera Wang in silk tulle with a velvet black sash. We believe that all the information that we  are give by our brides through their photographs and their Comments can serve as inspirations to all our future brides to be, so we always thank them for sharing with us their very special day.

How I Planned My Wedding Day…

My wedding was in red and white, the color red is associated with passion, desire and love. It is a very intense color on the emotional level and has a high visibility.

The best kept secret: An Oscar de la Renta dress in silk faille with a detachable over skirt

The most memorable moment of the wedding: Minutes after saying “I do” !

The bouquet: They made me a very natural bouquet of roses

My wedding car: An American  red Chevrolet

A Yellow and Gray Rustic Wedding

Holly and Dan planned their idyllic North Yorkshire countryside W-day all the way from Barcelona where they were living at the time. Obviously quite a challenge, especially when your wedding party are hundreds of miles away.

However, this didn’t mean that Holly due to time and location constraints doesn’t end up finding the most perfect Vera Wang gown….sometimes these things are just meant to be.

Our colour scheme was always going to be grey – it’s Dan’s favourite colour! But, he did agree that we needed something to brighten it up and so I drew up a shortlist and he went for yellow – it seemed a bit brave but we both loved the summery combo!

I was quite nervous about walking down the aisle (despite our tiny church and having my Dad to hold onto!) but once I saw Dan, I completely forgot about making sure that I didn’t fall over and just couldn’t think about anything apart from how happy and lucky I was that I was about to become his wife!

My dress was ‘Dinah’ by Vera Wang, purchased from Farah Novias in Barcelona. My Mum came out to Barcelona and we had a fabulous day trying on beautiful dresses but nothing jumped out as ‘the one’ and the stores put a bit of pressure on about timings, which wasn’t very comforting.

I was then recommended Farah Novias by a colleague at work and squeezed in an appointment during my lunch break on my Mum’s last day in Barcelona – I’m so glad we did! The ladies there are absolutely lovely and offer great advice. After trying a few different dresses they got a feel for what I was looking for and then brought out ‘my’ dress and I instantly felt excited just seeing it in the bag. When I put it on my Mum and I just looked at each other and said ‘yes’ simultaneously – with a few tears.

My two older bridesmaids (my best friend Elle, and my sister-in-law Mel) wore grey chiffon dresses. Mel was over 6 months pregnant at the wedding and these dresses work perfectly with or without a bump – both the girls looked absolutely stunning in them.

I really wanted to have a lot of flowers for décor – I love them! That said I’m no expert on types of flowers, I just wanted them to look beautifully bright, rustic, hand picked and incorporate our colour theme.

For the table centrepieces, we had a mixture of tall glass vases filled with big displays, and flower rings surrounding hurricane vases filled with candles. We also dotted small tea light holders of flowers and candles everywhere. We sourced all the glassware from Ikea and the next day we gave these to people who had helped us as a momento of the day – it’s really nice to now see them as part of their home when we visit!

Some of my favourite memories of our day are of Dan & I having our portrait shots done, as it was an opportunity for us to have a bit of time just the two of us and revel in the magic of the day. We had two short portrait sessions instead of one, and this was great as it meant that the Photographers captured two completely different times of the day, and that we weren’t away from the celebrations doing photos for too long at one time. We absolutely love our photos, so much so that choosing the shortlist for the album was an absolute mission but we received it just before Christmas and its amazing!!

Our wedding was more than we could have ever hoped for, and ultimately it was because we were surrounded by our wonderful family and friends, celebrating the start of the rest of our lives, which in itself is an absolutely magical experience! Living abroad means that we don’t get to see our loved ones nearly as much as we would like, so having them all together to share in our day was just amazing.

Simply Classic…

We are happy to share with you the pictures of our beautiful bride Samar on her wedding day. she looked stunning in her Oscar de la Renta Lace wedding gown.

 

 

 

 

Princess For One Day…

Take a look at the amazing pictures of our real bride Violant who looked absolutely stunning in Anne Barge silk mikado embroidered gown and a hand crafted lace mantilla by Homa Bridal.

Anne Hathaway’s wedding dress

Hollywood princess, Anne Hathaway wore a fairy-tale custome made Valentino wedding gown when she married actor and jwelery designer Adam Shulman last week. The wedding took place in the natural, scenic Big Sur on the California coast .The bride looked every inch a celebrity wearing a 1920’s inspired headband.