Sunday, 24 June 2012

Bride and Tested: A White Aisle Wedding

Last year I was super lucky enough to be asked to help partially plan one of my best friend's wedding in the White party Isle that is Ibiza.  Being a UK wedding planner (and a somewhat previous party girl) I jumped at the chance to help plan this destination wedding.  And what a destination it was! 


So dancing shoes packed we flew out 2nd June for a week long HAG do before the day of all days, Friday 8th June 2012. 

We stayed in the picturesque Santa Eularia, close by to the stunning harbour adorned with trendy eateries and bars.  Our days were spent milling round here or frequenting the luxurious Aquas de Ibiza; a 5 star hotel with a gorgeous roof terrace bar and pool.  Cocktail chic at its best.  Muy bien!

The actual wedding day was breathtaking; the setting, the atmosphere, and of course the newlyweds themselves!  50 guests, all close family and friends helped celebrate their day in true Ibizan style, very chic and very chilled. 

Arriving at the Amante Beach Club near Santa Eularia des Riu at 4pm for delicious cocktails, guests oohed and aahed at the spectacular setting before waiting for the bride's arrival at 5pm (and true to a bride's prerogative, Charlotte was fashionably late).  The very Princess of Pop Kylie had previously hosted a bash here so we were very lucky, lucky lucky (sorry) to have celebrated our friends wedding in such stylish and beautiful surroundings. 

The ceremony itself was on the edge of a cliff top and was performed by the lovely Terry Freeth of  Blessing on Ibiza.
Charlotte looked an absolute vision in her Jenny Packham gown and accessories, a real Balearic Beauty!  And Groom Andrew looked very dashing too.

Bride arriving with her big cousin Stephen, who made a very humorous and sincere speech

The photographer was the very talented Ana Lui.  The snaps that you see on here were taken on an iPhone so I can't WAIT to see Ana's magical shots. 

The Bride's and Bridesmaids' hair and makeup was done by the lovely ladies at Smack Ibiza and it's got to be said they all looked like supermodels. 

Only thing missing?  The Ok! magazine...
Best Friends Forever!
The lovely Lauren Kaycee, Ibiza Wedding Singer and her guitarist entertained us during the champagne reception following the ceremony.  They were amazing and really set the scene.  Lauren is a local Liverpool lovely who lives in Ibiza!

waiting for bubbles!

The cake created by Eileen of Ibiza Cakes was perfect and complemented Charlotte's theme beautifully, cascading roses and sparkly cupcakes in purple and cream.

Escort cards and fun favours!

So after a wonderful wedding breakfast, a lot of belly laughs and some tiny tears, we all hit the dancefloor until our feet could take no more!

Flowers supplied by Mireya Estevez and arranged by the super talented Veronica Loftus Bennett

A Big Up to Zeta at Amante who has the best job in the world! 

keeping the ladies cool!
But the biggest thanks goes to Charlotte and Andrew for hosting a beautiful week, one that all your family and friends shall never forget.  Here's to love, laughter, and your happy ever after.

Much Love bdx

Friday, 22 June 2012

We're Loved by Boho!

Last autumn 2011, wedding planner and blogger Kelly from Boho Weddings and Events launched the Boho Blog Readers Survey to her loyal lovelies, offering an amazing prize draw of £4,000 worth of wedding wonders to those bride and grooms who participated.
Wedding Blog - Boho
Bespoken Dreams were honoured to donate our For Better or Verse service to 2nd prize winners Charlotte and James. Both bride and groom to be Charlotte and James were delighted with their bespoke poem telling their beautiful story in rhyme saying, “Thank you very much for the poem. It made us laugh a lot!”
Charlotte and James’ big day is July 2012 so I cannot share any of the poem with you just yet!
Bespoken Dreams is delighted to wear our Boho Badge with pride.

Much Love bd x