Summer Weddings

Bohemian, Colourful Wedding in an Old Amphitheatre

With Christmas just around the corner and the weather so cold, let’s transport ourselves for a minute back to the heat of those summer days with this super pretty August wedding. Loved ones gathered in a beautiful old amphitheatre in the centre of Amsterdam for this flower filled, bohemian wedding. It was a relaxed affair filled with colour, fun, some seriously cute flower girls and one sexy bride. The stunning images are taken by the lovely Eliška of Khiria Photography. I am completely in love with this bouquet too…

 

Bohemian, Colourful Wedding in an Old Amphitheatre | Read more at Whiter than White Weddings
Bohemian, Colourful Wedding in an Old Amphitheatre | Read more at Whiter than White Weddings
Bohemian, Colourful Wedding in an Old Amphitheatre | Read more at Whiter than White Weddings
 
I wore a long veil and a crown of fresh flowers in my hair. I borrowed earrings from my best friend and wore heels (I absolutely loved the pistachio colour of them!!).
 
Bohemian, Colourful Wedding in an Old Amphitheatre | Read more at Whiter than White Weddings
Bohemian, Colourful Wedding in an Old Amphitheatre | Read more at Whiter than White Weddings
Bohemian, Colourful Wedding in an Old Amphitheatre | Read more at Whiter than White Weddings
Bohemian, Colourful Wedding in an Old Amphitheatre, Amsterdam | Read more at Whiter than White Weddings
 
Our aim was to have a relaxed, colourful, cozy and bohemian wedding, almost like a mini festival! The ceremony was held in an old outside amphitheater at Rijk van de Keizer in Amsterdam. It was so, intimate and very personal, we prepared some words for some of our loved ones.
 
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For our favours we chose wooden spoons with our initials engraved, we tied our favourite recipe to them (homemade Buma BBQ sauce) and a red pepper!
 
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My dress was from Cymbeline and was the first one I tried on! It was originally long at the front as well, but we cut it out. I wanted to feel comfy in the dress but also be able to dance like crazy in it! The dress was elegant, romantic and flattering, yet super sexy at the same time.
 
Bohemian, Colourful Wedding in an Old Amphitheatre, Amsterdam | Read more at Whiter than White Weddings
Bohemian, Colourful Wedding in an Old Amphitheatre, Amsterdam | Read more at Whiter than White Weddings
Bohemian, Colourful Wedding in an Old Amphitheatre, Amsterdam | Read more at Whiter than White Weddings
Bohemian, Colourful Wedding in an Old Amphitheatre, Amsterdam | Read more at Whiter than White Weddings
Bohemian, Colourful Wedding in an Old Amphitheatre, Amsterdam | Read more at Whiter than White Weddings
Bohemian, Colourful Wedding in an Old Amphitheatre, Amsterdam | Read more at Whiter than White Weddings
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Bohemian, Colourful Wedding in an Old Amphitheatre, Amsterdam | Read more at Whiter than White Weddings
Bohemian, Colourful Wedding in an Old Amphitheatre, Amsterdam | Read more at Whiter than White Weddings
Bohemian, Colourful Wedding in an Old Amphitheatre, Amsterdam | Read more at Whiter than White Weddings
Bohemian, Colourful Wedding in an Old Amphitheatre, Amsterdam | Read more at Whiter than White Weddings
Bohemian, Colourful Wedding in an Old Amphitheatre, Amsterdam | Read more at Whiter than White Weddings
 
Instead of a cake we had a buffet table full of a variety of small deserts, all made by our friend Nicoline.
 
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In the evening we had small open fires where our guests could sit and eat marshmallows. There were hundreds of small candles and little glass vases filled with just a couple of field flowers.
 
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SHARON & TEUN
DATE: 24 August 2013

GUESTS: 210

 

THE PROPOSAL: It was Christmas day and we were on holiday in Udaipur, India. Teun got down on one knee in a beautiful Maharadja palace garden. Very romantic!!!
Our friends kindly made us a small rocking bench that was covered in flowers for the ceremony.
 
THE VENUE: Luckily the amphitheater was all part of our venue, which meant the day flowed beautifully from the marriage itself to drinks, diner and dancing. The venue was incredible, it had a rustic ambiance, great views and so much greenery considering it was in Amsterdam! It felt like we were abroad surrounded by all the beautiful flowers and scenery. Plus the staff were amazing!
 
PHOTOGRAPHY: We chose the incredible Eliška from Khiria Photography. We love her work and in Netherlands her style is very unique. Eliška traveled 1000 km from Prague to Amsterdam on the day!
 
BRIDESMAIDS: In Holland the parents tend to arrange the outfits for the flower-girls and page boys themselves. Most of their outfits were handmade or from Zara kids!
 
THE FLOWERS: We wanted field flowers, a little rustic and wild with lots of colour! The venues florist did an incredible job!
 
DECOR + DETAILS:  Our friends made the festival style wooden signs that were displayed throughout the grounds. Most of the decorations were organized by the venue but we brought some giant balloons and made some lanterns with long ribbons attached.
 
THE ENTERTAINMENT: We had a band during the reception drinks when we served homemade punch and lemonade followed by another band and DJ in the evening.
 
THE HONEYMOON: Morocco!
 
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: The ceremony itself and all the speeches and movies our friends & family put together for us – it was hilarious yet very moving!
 
OUR TOP TIPS: Don’t forget to enjoy the planning as well as the day itself and don’t be afraid to let people arrange things for you if they are willing to help!
 
CREDIT ROLL…

Photography: Eliška + Aneta Trajerová of Khiria Photography VenueRijk van de Keizer | Florist: Rijk van de Keizer  | Dress + Veil: Cymbeline | Brides Shoes: Supertrash | Groom: Tailor made, Belgium |  Bridesmaids: | Zara 
 
What a beautiful day, I love the relaxed vibe of the bride and groom and those adorable flower girls and page boys. Wishing Sharon and Teun every happiness together and a great big thank you to Eliška + Aneta for sharing this stunning wedding with us.

Love, Mrs White x

Exquisite English Country Wedding at Langar Hall

I have been so looking forward to sharing this truly breathtaking English Country Manor wedding with a Polish twist! Prepare to be inspired by an astonishingly beautiful antique lace dress, colourful neon flowers, a hot air balloon, pink ombre cake, homemade vodka shots and shisha pipes! This elegant and creative wedding took place on a sunny May day against the stunning backdrop of intimate Langar Hall in Nottinghamshire. Charlotte looked stunning in her romantic lace gown which she paired with gold python sandals from Tom Ford – a true English Rose! The super talented Simon Atkins captured every moment perfectly, I’m sure you’ll agree…

 

Charlotte and Nick Real English Country Manor Wedding | Whiter than White Weddings
Nick and Charlotte's English Country Wedding | Whiter than White Weddings
Nick and Charlotte's English Country Wedding | Whiter than White Weddings
Nick and Charlotte's English Country Wedding | Whiter than White Weddings

 

THE DRESS: I found the antique lace skirt to the dress at Jane Bouvis in Notting Hill, its over 150 years old but in excellent condition. It was the first thing I saw, and I liked it immediately and knew I could build something special around it. I never knew it was ‘the one’ though! I am very hard to please but I guessed if anything better came along I could always change my mind… It didn’t! I designed the top of the dress and then worked with an exceptionally talented Wedding dress designer & maker in Nottingham (Kirsty at Mango Couture). She is a complete perfectionist and helped make the dress come to life. Her sewing of the extremely difficult vein seams on the raglan chiffon sleeve were a bit of a tourist attraction amongst my designer friends!

 

Nick and Charlotte's English Country Wedding | Whiter than White Weddings
Nick and Charlotte's English Country Wedding | Whiter than White Weddings
Nick and Charlotte's English Country Wedding | Whiter than White Weddings

Nick & Charlotte's Quaint English Country Wedding | Whiter than White Weddings

 

THE FLOWERS: The inspiration for the flowers came initially from my bridesmaid print. I explained to our florist, Joanne Walker that I wanted bright, colourful and relaxed flowers, unlike any other wedding she had done before. I left the rest to her, she did a terrific job!

 

Nick & Charlotte's Quaint English Country Wedding | Whiter than

 

BRIDESMAIDS: I am a fashion print designer, with my own printed scarf label called Klements. I made my two bridesmaids dresses using my ‘Galapagos’ print from the Spring Summer 2013 collection. The dresses were long and fitted with small trains and had a neon coral gradient from the hem.

 

Nick & Charlotte's Quaint English Country Wedding | Whiter than
Nick & Charlotte's Quaint English Country Wedding | Whiter than

 

THE GROOM: Nick wore a beautiful navy Paul Smith Mainline suit, a white shirt, black tie and Paul Smith brogues.

 

Nick & Charlotte's Quaint English Country Wedding | Whiter than
Nick & Charlotte's Quaint English Country Wedding | Whiter than
Nick & Charlotte's Quaint English Country Wedding | Whiter than

Nick & Charlotte's Quaint English Country Wedding | Whiter than White Weddings

 

THE VENUE: We chose a traditional church service, followed by our reception held at Langar Hall. Its our favourite place in Nottingham, so calm, relaxing and stylish in a none try hard way. The furniture and decoration is very much to our taste. Also the food was exceptional and Imogen the owner is one of the most inspiring people you will ever meet.

 

Nick & Charlotte's Quaint English Country Wedding | Whiter than White Weddings
Nick & Charlotte's Quaint English Country Wedding | Whiter than White Weddings
Nick & Charlotte's Quaint English Country Wedding | Whiter than White Weddings
Nick & Charlotte's Quaint English Country Wedding | Whiter than White Weddings
Nick & Charlotte's Quaint English Country Wedding | Whiter than White Weddings
Nick & Charlotte's Quaint English Country Wedding | Whiter than White Weddings
Nick and Charlotte's Quaint English Country Wedding | Whiter than White Weddings
Nick and Charlotte's Quaint English Country Wedding | Whiter than White Weddings

 

I’m half Polish and its a tradition to serve shots during the speeches! Therefore we placed three bottles of home-made vodka on each table mixed amongst the flowers displayed in Victorian poison bottles. We made ‘Cherry’ for the Father of the Bride’s speech, ‘Beetroot’ for the Groom and ‘Lemongrass & Ginger’ for the best man. We had Faust potion (hangover cures) as the favours!

 

Nick and Charlotte's Quaint English Country Wedding | Whiter than White Weddings

Nick and Charlotte's Quaint English Country Wedding | Whiter than White Weddings

 

THE CAKE: Anna William’s from Hunkydory Cakes is an artist who I know from art college, her cakes are just incredible. I told her I was looking for something a little different and she created a mind blowing mood board, including the ombre coloured cake we chose!

 

Nick and Charlotte's Quaint English Country Wedding | Whiter than White Weddings
Nick and Charlotte's Quaint English Country Wedding | Whiter than White Weddings
Nick and Charlotte's Quaint English Country Wedding | Whiter than White Weddings

 

We purchased two parasol’s from the Indian Garden Company and had these on the lawn with a few shisha pipes underneath placed an old Persian rug. They went down very well!

 

Nick and Charlotte's Quaint English Country Wedding | Whiter than White Weddings
Nick and Charlotte's Quaint English Country Wedding | Whiter than White Weddings

 

NICK & CHARLOTTE
DATE: 26 May 2013

GUESTS: 55 day | 85 evening

 

THE PROPOSAL: Nick proposed on Christmas day, he made a blanket, featuring our two Basset Hound dogs and the big question! Then our parents turned up for Christmas dinner and we had a ready made party.

 

STYLE/ THEME: I dislike any sort of themed event, so at every twist and turn along the way we made a conscious effort to stay true to ourselves and hoped it would all come together OK on the day.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY: We chose Simon Atkin’s as we loved his dark photojournalist style and he didn’t do any of those ‘naff’ shots of the shoes placed in a bush etc! We didn’t want anything too ‘nice’. The church was such a dramatic environment; we didn’t want the stark beauty softening. He captured the day perfectly, especially the Church.

 

THE STATIONERY: I designed it all, working from my Klements print collections.

 

FIRST DANCE: We didn’t want to do anything at our wedding that would have made us feel uncomfortable and this most definitely would have! Neither of us likes the limelight, so we didn’t have one!

 

THE ENTERTAINMENT: We had a Gypsy Folk band called Maniere des Bohemiens. They were so much fun and everyone danced like crazy to them! We had a DJ for the evening disco, who turned out to be horrendous! He ignored the carefully crafted playlist and ended up playing ‘come on Eileen’ and ‘Love & Marriage’ but by this stage every one was very merry and actually enjoyed the cheese!

 

CARRIAGES: ‘Charlotte’ the light blue Daimler from Dennison’s. They are such lovely people!

 

THE HONEYMOON: It wasn’t a relaxing Honeymoon, but it was epic… The Galapagos Islands, The Ecuadorian Amazon and horse trekking in the Andes, which was our favourite part.

 

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: Seeing Nick smiling at me as I walked down the aisle & my Father’s speech were both incredible moments.

 

OUR TOP TIPS: Relax! Don’t stress too much or over do it, it’s only one day. Go with your heart and don’t worry about the little details, no one notice!

 

CREDIT ROLL…

Photography: Simon Atkins  | Venue: Langar Hall  | Church: St John’s, Colston Basset  | Florist: Joanne Walker  | Dress: Jane Bouvis & Mango Couture  | Brides Shoes: Tom Ford  | Groom: Paul Smith  | Bridesmaids: Klements  | Hair: James White  | Make-up: Ali Gunn  | Stationery: Klements  | Carriages: Dennison’s  | Cake: Hunkydory Cakes  | Band: Maniere des Bohemiens

 

A very special thank you to Charlotte and Nick for sharing their incredible day with us and of course to the amazing Simon Atkins. The shot of the couple leaving the church is out of this world! I loved that they chose homemade vodka shots over a traditional champagne toast and the shisha pipes looked like such good fun! There are just too many beautiful details to list but just how incredible is that dress, so refined and elegant. Not to mention the unique bridesmaids dresses designed by Charlotte. Her label Klements features some pretty incredible printed scarves so make sure you head on over and check out her inspiring website.

Katrin & Matthew | A Pretty Street Festival Wedding

I’m completely and utterly blown away by the sheer beauty and romance of this stunning street party wedding.

Following a romantic proposal in the rain, complete with flamingos and pelicans, Matthew & Katrin set to work, organizing their very own street festival wedding. The couple actually closed off Katrin’s parents ‘leafy’ street in Cape Town to host the reception! Think a divine matte sequin column dress, a wild flower bouquet, four-leafed clovers, dinner in an historic watermill, all washed down with home-brewed beer – Perfection!

The stunning photographs were beautifully captured by Deon and Irene from Modern Hearts Photography. They are the most talented photographers, I defy you not to fall in love with literally every single photo on their website!

Words cannot describe how beautiful this is…

 

Katrin & Matthew Wedding | Photo Modern Hearts
Katrin & Matthew Invite

 

THE STATIONERY: Matthew’s an art director and I’m an illustrator, so we simply made our own, drawing on a mixture of symbols that were special to us – pelicans, foliage, recycling and rosy-tinted specs!

 

Katrin and Matthew Wedding

 

DECOR + DETAILS: Matthew and Katrin filled their day with personal touches and DIY details. I just love the paper crown garlands strung across the street! Friends and family played a huge role by supplying chairs and antique tablecloths to brewing beer, baking cakes and decorating the street itself!

 

Katrin and Matthew WTWW Blog

 

THE DRESS: My godmother is a fashion design lecturer and very graciously made my simple, matte sequin column dress, exactly to my specifications. I decided not to wear any accessories at all. Three days before the wedding I found my favourite blue orchid on a mountain hike and decided to wear it in my hair. I would never otherwise condone picking flowers on the mountain, but thought just this once.

 

Photo-Modern-Hearts

 

THE GROOM: My husband wore a crisp white shirt and a blue linen blazer from Zara. He wore one of our favourite designs from our own small limited cotton tie enterprise ‘Good Heavens‘. Both of us wore brown leather shoes we’ve loved and worn for years.

 

Katrin & Matthew
First Look Katrin and Matthew
Real Wedding Katrin and Matthew
Katrin + Matthew
Whiter than White Wedding Blog - Katrin and Matthew
Confetti Moment Katrin and Matthew

 

THE FLOWERS: My mum and I had a huge amount of fun picking flowers at a rose farm and collecting natural foliage from hedgerows and neighbouring gardens in the mornings leading up to the wedding. Friends and family brought armfuls of foliage from their own gardens the day before and my bridesmaids and I pulled together some very wild but charming bouquets and centre pieces in the nick of time.

 

Katrin & Matthew Real Wedding
K & M Reception
Katrin and Matthew Reception

 

THE CAKE: I invited 7 of our wedding guests to each make their favourite simple cake for our cake table. Our friend brewed 100 bottles of beer and we also served gin & tonics, elderflower cordial and sparkling water.

 

Beautiful Simple Wedding Cakes
Katrin and Matthew Wedding Bouquet
Whiter than White Weddings / Real Wedding

 

PHOTOGRAPHY: Deon and Irene from Modern Hearts. We simply loved their aesthetic. Nothing other than documentary style would do for us since we’re both terribly camera shy. Their clean, sensitive and friendly (but also romantic) approach appealed to us. Of course, they are also really lovely people who understood us well.

 

Portrait Wedding Shots
Katrin & Matthew Wedding Day
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Street festival Wedding / Modern Hearts photography
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Outdoor Wedding

 

THE MUSIC: Our first dance was to ‘Home’ by Edward Sharpe and the magnetic Zero’s. The lyrics “Home is wherever I’m with you” say it all.

 

Katrin and Matthew / The First Dance

 

KATRINA & MATTHEW

DATE: Summer 2013

 

THE VENUE: We married in my family’s church in Rondebosch, Cape Town, in the neighborhood I grew up in. The ceremony was presided over by a minister we have deep respect for. Our cocktail hour was held in my parents’ leafy street, a short walk from the church. We had it closed off for the afternoon and enjoyed home-brewed beer, cake and live guitar. We followed this with dinner and dancing at a restaurant housed inside an historic watermill on the river – also in the same neighbourhood.

 

STYLE/ THEME: Although we both work in the creative industry, we decided to keep decorations to a minimum. We decided not to have favours, yet something special came up. In the eight months or so of our engagement, the two of us kept finding four-leafed clovers on walks with the dog and the occasional weekend away from the city. When we reached 20 we thought it must be some kind of a miracle and kept hunting for them up to two weeks before our wedding. We found sixty in total – which we pressed and presented to our wedding guests for love, luck, faith and happiness.

 

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: The strong feeling of presence and security I had all throughout the ceremony. And the moment Matthew and I took to be alone after the speeches topped it all. We stood in the dark under the trees, near the river and felt affirmed in everything that was good and right in the world.

 

OUR TOP TIPS: There are plenty of prescriptive ideas and opinions about weddings out there (some wise, some manufactured) which any couple intending to marry will be faced with. I think its very important to filter these ideas and only plan what feels right, real and special to you. Use local suppliers. It’s not for everybody and can take up a lot of time, but it suited our budget very well doing our own stationery and flowers.

 

CREDIT ROLL…

Photography: Modern Hearts Photography  | Venue: Josephine Mill  | Florist: Family & Friends  | Dress: Bride’s Godmother  | Men’s ties: Good Heavens  | Stationery: Katrin Coetzer 

 

If like me you were swooning over talented Katrin’s hand-painted illustrations on their invitations then head on over and check out her beautiful website Katrin Coetzer.

 

See what I mean about the amazing photography! I adore how Deon and Irene have captured those special tender moments so naturally in the portrait and first dance shots. A huge thank you for sharing this incredible day with us.

Mrs White x

Rox & San – A Creative Hand-crafted Wedding in Spain

Take my word for it… this couple are creative genius’s! Prepare to be blown away by the prettiness and remarkable attention to detail at the intimate wedding of photographers and artists, Rox and San. They literally did EVERYTHING themselves, from hand painting their invitations to designing the dress, picking and arranging their own flowers and taking all of the photographs themselves!! The list goes on and on and it takes DIY to a whole new level! Rox is Romanian, San is Dutch, and they live in Spain. They spend their time travelling, taking photographs, sharing the beautiful things in life and creating hand crafted albums. This is certainly one extremely unique, stylish and beautifully executed wedding. Make sure you read their touching proposal story below too! I really don’t need to say any more – the photos say it all. Pin it buttons at the ready…its gorgeous!!!
Rox and San Real Wedding
Rox and San Wedding
Real Wedding Valencia
Rox: “During a fitting, San came up with a great idea to have a beautiful floral fabric stitched inside my dress instead of plain white. So we bought a pretty fabric and once stitched inside, it turned out soo nice! When the dress was on, nobody could tell… it was just our little secret!”
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Rox and San Wedding Invitations
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Rox and San rummaged around in their parents homes for their old wedding albums. They were badly damaged with age, the pages torn, and the value of the pictures lost. They surprised their parents on the day by presenting them with their own, very special handcrafted albums reset with the original photographs. It was a wonderful opportunity for their families to share memories, tell stories and a great conversation starter!
Rox and San Wedding
Rox and San Evening Reception

 

ROX & SAN
DATE: 21st September 2012
GUESTS: 10

 

THE PROPOSAL: Amazingly, Rox and San only knew each other for 3 weeks before San proposed! When you know, well you just know don’t you?! San traveled to Valencia for a work trip and by chance, met Rox in a bar one night. San recalls sitting in the back of a cab, looking behind and watching Rox walk back to her apartment. He secretly promised her ‘I will come back for you…’
Rox: “This man kept his promise and within 3 weeks he was back in Valencia. Over a drink that night he just asked me out of nowhere “When?” I was confused and asked him…“What do you mean?” He then said “When do we get married?” We knew each other for less than a month, but somehow it all seemed so right! I simply said yes and jumped into his arms! Soon, San left everything behind in Holland and we moved in together in Valencia.

 

THE VENUE: We wanted to celebrate our wedding in Spain, because it is the place where we first met and we thought it was the perfect place for our families to meet for the first time. It was a very intimate wedding, celebrated with only our close family: parents, brother and sister, and their dates.We spent a long weekend in the beautiful surroundings of Valencia, where we had a simple civil ceremony and rented an authentic Spanish villa dating back to 1890. Here we organized a retro pool party and a garden-soiree with Spanish, Dutch and Romanian treats!

 

STYLE/ THEME: Our love of art, passion for vintage and authentic objects and our family history set the theme for the day. We framed a large collection of old family photographs and displayed these around the garden. Everything we used for the wedding was vintage and antique objects from our family collection or bought in antique markets during our travels. We also used our personal collection of vintage luggage and cameras. The signs, place cards and small decorative objects were all handcrafted by us!

 

PHOTOGRAPHY: Us! We took care of capturing every moment ourselves! We took pictures of each other, the guests and details (except during the ceremony) and had a great time too!

 

THE DRESS: Rox designed her own 50′s inspired silk and lace dress and had it custom made by a seamstress in Valencia. “I had always wanted to wear a short wedding dress. When I little I saw a picture of my great aunt on her wedding day, in the 50’s. It was the most beautiful gown and it was short! I never saw it again but the picture stayed in my mind and I always knew that on my wedding day, I wanted to look like that!

 

ACCESSORIES: I decided on an antique inspired bespoke silver necklace, adorned with natural pearls and a few Swarovski Crystals. It matched the dress beautifully and I chose a vintage silver hair clip to compliment it. I really wanted a bag for the day and when I couldn’t find anything I liked we decided to make one. We used a piece of silver leather and some of the floral fabric from inside my dress for the inside of the bag. A small detail that I absolutely loved!

 

THE SHOES: I also customized my shoes! I searched for the most comfortable heels I could find, applied three layers of silver glitter and then sealed them. They were perfect!

 

THE GROOM: San’s suit was inspired by his love of the style of dress in movies from the 50′s and 60′s. “I knew this was the perfect inspiration for my wedding suit. I picked a fabric in a color that suited me and went to a local tailoring store. I gave them my sketch and measurements, it was ready in 1 week!”

 

THE FLOWERS: We picked wild flowers from the gardens for our table decorations and I combined the same flowers with purple and pink roses for my bouquet.

 

THE STATIONERY: We hand painted our own invitations and combined this with calligraphy. They were printed on fine-art paper and sealed with wax stamps inside vintage style envelopes! We also designed and painted our own stamps, representing the three countries Romania, Holland and Spain. We made two different designs for the invitations as our wedding would be celebrated in both Spain and Romania. Spain is all about family, an intimate and simple celebration, that will help our families bond. In Bucharest we will take part of a religious ceremony followed by a celebration with more than two hundred guests, live music and all the family and friends together.

 

CATERING: Everyone present helped with cooking, and our mothers decorated the tables! The men were in charge of the drinks table! We served a mixture of Dutch cheeses and Spanish and Romanian meats. We drank Spanish and Romanian wines with our favourite Spanish dish Paella, followed by cocktails served by the pool.

 

THE CAKE: San’s mother baked an Apple Tart. It was delicious!

 

THE MUSIC: We prepared a short dance to Perry Como – Papa Loves Mambo. We just love this song, it has a funny vibe and story to it! We had a choreographer create a few dance steps and had so much fun trying to learn them!! Our dance was not perfect, but it definitely reflected our personalities. The memory of San spinning with me in his arms at the end is unforgettable!

 

THE ENTERTAINMENT: My brother was in charge of the music!

 

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: Seeing everyone together at the table, interacting and enjoying themselves despite the cultural and language barriers. We really felt that our wedding was not only our union, but also that of our families.

 

OUR TOP TIPS: Having my dress custom made by a local seamstress was a great money saving tip as was designing, planning and preparing everything together. It was a great opportunity to prove that we are a great team! Make sure you know what the legal requirements are when getting married abroad, that’s the part that takes the most time to arrange. We only had 4 months to arrange everything, but if you really want something, you can make it happen!

 

CREDIT ROLL…

Photography: ROXandSAN | Venue: Privately hired from a friend | Florist: Arranged by family | Dress: Designed by Rox + made by seamstress Maria Angeles in Valencia | Groom: Designed by San | Stationery: ROXandSAN | Cake: San’s Mum

 

The beauty and detail in this wedding has blown me away, as I’m sure it has you! How cute does Rox look in her beautiful short dress too?! I love how the day was all about their families and was so intimate. You don’t have to spend a fortune on a huge wedding, sometimes your special day, spent with just your nearest and dearest is what its all about! Congratulations to Rox and San, wishing you both lots of happy times ahead!  We’d love to hear your comments on their beautiful day below…

Their creativity doesn’t stop here either, more to come on the blog soon from the talented ROX and SAN!

 

Mrs White x