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An elegant wedding in King’s College Cambridge

Alexandra and Mark’s love story began nearly eight years ago in King’s College, Cambridge which with its stunning Chapel and rich university history, felt like a second home to them. They decided that it would be there, that they would tie the knot as their perfect wedding location. They wanted, however to add a special touch to their big day by creating a warm and inviting atmosphere that felt like an intimate family gathering.

 

 

 

Alexandra’s fashion-forward wedding dress was an absolute showstopper. Her choice of a Viktor and Rolf short dress, adorned with intricate and delicate floral appliqués, was a bold departure from the traditional bridal gown. To add a touch of regal elegance, she wore a custom-made exclusive Farah Novias cape that flowed behind her as she walked down the Chapel’s long aisle.

 

Viktor&Rolf

 

Farah Novias

 

Alexandra’s magnificent cape was inspired by the iconic couture designs of the 1960s. The result was a breathtaking cape that had the elegance of a kimono from the back, while resembling a magnificent bow. Crafted meticulously from luxurious natural silk, the cape showcased the delicate flowers that adorned the dress, creating a harmonious and enchanting look. To complete her bridal look Alexandra wore a matching hand crafted headpiece of the same exquisite flowers that perfectly accessorised her French twist hairdo.

 

Farah Novias

 

Farah Novias

 

Alexandra’s Manolo Blahnik shoes were the perfect complement to her chic and modern look, while a Simone Rocha purse added the final flourish of femininity. It was a stunning reflection of her impeccable taste and love for all things fashion. And to add a touch of something blue, the bride incorporated the iconic Manolos buckle into her ensemble, making it her own unique “something blue.”

 

 

Viktor & Rolf Mariage

 

 

The couple’s wedding day was an extraordinary affair, with the majestic King’s College Chapel providing a breathtaking backdrop for their ceremony. The Hall, decorated in an exquisite display of white flowers and elegant candelabras, created an enchanting ambiance for their reception. The air was filled with the melodious tunes of live music, a captivating showcase of the remarkable local talent hailing from the charming city of Cambridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The magnificent tale of Alexandra y mark is a true testament to the power of destiny and the enchantment of finding a soulmate. Their wedding at the majestic King’s College in Cambridge was a reflection of their individuality and a joyous celebration of their love, surrounded by their beloved family and friends. It was a day brimming with love, laughter, and cherished memories that will forever hold a special place in their hearts.

 

 

Photography: www.zachandgrace.co.uk

 

A SPECTACULAR WEDDING A FEW METERS FROM THE SEA

 

Viktor@Rolf para Farah Novias

 

We met on July 4, 2010 on the flight from Barcelona  to San Francisco, We were seated next to each other and didn’t stop talking during the whole flight. From that day my whole life changed and I realised how love at first sight really feels like.

On July 3, 2021, we got engaged in one of the most beautiful places in the world surrounded by family and friends  and finally tied the knot on July 2, 2022 during the most memorable ceremony.

 

Viktor&Rolf

 

 

 

The Venue 

It was an easy decision to hold the ceremony at our own restaurant which I opened with my father, named after my beloved grandmother CATALINA in GAVA Mar. It was a wonderful wedding and an unbelievable day. Natalia from Studio Floral helped us with the most beautiful color palette for the flowers. they really were stunning and complimented the decor perfectly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My wedding dresses, the best kept secret

Like many brides-to-be at the beginning I was not sure about the style of the wedding dress, however I had a clear idea of the styles that I didn’t like. After looking at many different bridal designers and visiting several ateliers, I felt most comfortable at Farah Novias. 

I knew that my wedding gown has to be perfect . I wasn’t looking for a minimalistic dress and always  believed that a bride should wear something special.  I was looking for a dress that I was going to wear only at my wedding but that I would remember forever.

 

 

 

Farah perfectly understood my needs and requested a specific Viktor&Rolf wedding gown that was traveling on trunk shows. I never felt more special than the moment I first stepped into my wedding dress. It was an iconic moment as I felt instantly that I have found my dream dress. It was clear to me that a pair of Manolo Blahnik would be the perfect match to complement my  beautiful wedding dress. I always dreamed of wearing the iconic blue Manolo for my wedding, a pair of shoes that unlike my wedding dress I can wear after the wedding. 

 

 

I loved the idea of a second dress and after the ceremony I changed into a gorgeous short Viktor & Rolf wedding dress and a pair of white Yves Saint Laurent sneakers. I wanted to be able to dance all night without worrying of getting my dress dirty or dragging my long train around .

 

 

It was a wonderful wedding and an unbelievable day. Thanks to Farah and her entire team to make me feel so special in my  stunning wedding dress. It made me so happy knowing that my husband loved how I looked in my dress. I had everyone commenting on how wonderful and breathtaking my wedding dress was. 

Photographer: Robin Ramos @Robinramosphotographer 

An Unforgettable Wedding

I always dreamed on getting married to the love of my life wearing the perfect  wedding dress in a beautiful  place. On July 31st my dream was fulfilled by marring the man of my life with the dress I imagined in an amazing setting in Girona and today I can say that it was the most incredible day of my life. 

Like many other couples, it wasn’t easy to get there in a global pandemic. The preparation of the wedding was hard and full of changes and uncertainties, but finally after three date changes we were able to celebrate the love we had shared for years in an unforgettable ceremony. We got engaged in 2018 on the day of our anniversary and from that moment we knew that we wanted to have an intimate wedding with our family and closest friends and that we didn’t want to plan a complicated wedding with too much preparations. If there is one thing to learn from this pandemic, it’s that we need very little to be truly happy.

 

Farah Novias bride

The Ceremony 

The wedding ceremony took place at Mas Marroch, a 15th-century gothic farmhouse located on the outskirts of Girona, owned by the Roca brothers. We fell in love with this beautiful rustic farmhouse from the first moment that we laid eyes upon it. The wedding celebration continued in the magnificent and elegant garden that surrounds the farmhouse and the floral decorations and live music gave a very romantic touch to the wedding.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wedding Venue

The wedding Reception was held in the Agora, a beautiful natural pavilion that all the guests fell in love with. For the dance, which was held where the banquet took place, I changed into a beautiful and comfortable dress that allowed me to move freely and enjoy the moment.

 

 

 

 

The Wedding Dress

As for my dresses… I discovered Farah’s bridal boutique through Instagram. After months of searching and thinking about how to describe the wedding dress of my dreams, I arrived accompanied by a large group of the most important women in my life. 

 

 

 

 

At the appointment, I remember Farah asking me about the wedding ceremony and the style of the wedding gown I was looking for, and to my surprise it only took a few minutes to find the dress of my dreams. All of her wedding dresses are perfect, but she captured the idea I wanted very quickly and the first wedding dress she took out was the gown that most defined my personalty. It was one of the most exciting moments in my preparations. We were all excited to see that this was finally the dress I was going to tie the knot in. Farah not only advised me on my two wedding dresses, but on all the bridal accessories I wore and she truly made me feel very special at all times.

 

 

 

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.