My heart literally swelled when I started viewing the adorable first look pictures captured by the oh so talented Marcos Sánchez. Seriously you have to see them, it’s SO good for the soul. I literally felt every emotion as Bride Debbie glamorously walked up to her dapper Groom in her stunning Raimon Bundo gown and then as Giorgio turned to face her he just bursts with utter delight & pure love, it’s just SO, so lovely.
I absolutely LOVE the industrial vibe of the ceremony and reception venues. Both moderately decorated with red stems in vases, petals lining the aisle and a gorgeous heart wreath at the altar, keeping the main focus on the pure raw natural beauty of the buildings and surroundings.
They complete their fabulously stylish affair with an adorable heart balloon send off and sparkler exit. You just have to see…..
Debbie The Bride: As Giorgio is originally from Barcelona we like to go there quiet often. We walk a lot and often pass by some wedding dress stores. The window of Raimon Bundo was always the best and I liked it the most so I decided to get my wedding dress there.
I didn’t have an image in my head what the dress should look like so I just tried several different types. What was very important for me was that it reflects me and that I don’t get the feeling to be disguised.
Giorgio The Groom: I started thinking about the suit after we decided where to get married. The venue and the season had an influence on my decision. After looking for a tailor and checking out their styles I went to Alferano in Zurich. They have this style with dandy influence that I really like.
I had several meetings and it was pretty cool. Debbie sent a picture of her dress to the tailor so he could adapt my style to hers. I could and I did choose everything on my suit and vest, from the buttons to the collar and the inside of my jacket (I took a Vespa design as I’m driving one). The shoes are from Allen Edmonds and very comfortable from the beginning.
Die Giesserei (The foundry) was Debbie’s favourite from day one. It’s a very popular restaurant in a former foundry in Zurich. She really liked the idea of an industrial wedding. Debbie The Bride: Giorgio was thinking about a wedding on a vineyard but the most important thing for Giorgio was that the ceremony and the Restaurant were close to each other. Die Giesserei is perfect for that. They have a big hall for ceremonies and the restaurant is perfect for having dinner and party as they have two rooms next to each other.
As we got married in October, the colour scheme was a sort of given. The Autumn colours look pretty nice either with white (in the ceremony hall) or with the dark of the bricks of the foundry.
We only chose flower/autumn leaves and candles as decoration.
Anika from Krämer Flowers in Zurich was absolutely great. We went to a few florists and talked about the ideas we had and what they think could fit. From the beginning, Anika was on the same wavelength with us. She knew exactly what we wanted. Furthermore Krämer Flowers already worked a lot with Die Giesserei so they knew the venue already pretty good.
Wedding Party Fashion
The Maid of Honour Sandra and the Best Man Sergio (Giorgio’s Brother) chose their own outfit. Sandra picked a dress from BCBG and Sergio went to Felix W. to make his suit there.
As we’re not religious we decided for a free ceremony. Debbie entered to Vicente Avellas version of the bridal march, played by our friend Thomas on the piano. Erika led through the ceremony talking about the way we met, how Giorgio proposed to Debbie and about love. We chose different songs which where important to us and played them during the ceremony.
Two “little” mistakes where real icebreakers: first Giorgio didn’t mention where he deposited the rings and during the ceremony Sergio and Sandra realised that. Of course people noticed the little agitation and it caused some smiles. Good luck Giorgio realised it too and told Sandra where the rings were before it was too late. ☺
Later during a song Debbie’s Brother accidentally pushed the pause button what caused another laughter.
Two mistakes that contributed to a very good atmosphere.
We booked a jazz band called TRITONE for some sessions after the ceremony when all the guests where having their first drinks, some appetizers and for the party we booked a DJ.
The Maid of Honour and the Best Man also organised some surprise entertainment. They gave balloons to every guest with a card at the end of it. Everybody could write a wish on it and let it fly away. Weeks after the wedding we received the cards by mail from people who found them.
Some friends played songs (with the piano and a guitar) from our teenage holidays in Spain. Giorgio also had to sing with them.
After the dinner before the cake they also did a game in which we both were involved with questions about us and our guests.
During the whole night we also had a photo booth that was used frequently. The output is so hilarious and makes you smile every time you look at the photos again
After the wedding different appetizers were served with red and white wine and champagne or juice.
On the menu we had first a soup of Prosecco foam with a puff pastry Parmesan stick.
The main dish was beef tenderloin from the grill shallots on wine and honey, fried potatoes and carrots.
As dessert we had the wedding cake, a dessert buffet and a candy bar.
Later, during the night we served some sausages (similar to frankfurters). Most guests really enjoyed them after some drinks ☺
This was probably one of our best decisions. We looked on different blogs and found Marcos Sánchez from Madrid. After our first meeting on Skype Debbie was already convinced. It just matched from the first moment.
He flew in on a Thursday and we had a great time together. We made a pre wedding shooting on Friday, where we had a walk through Zurich and showed him the city. Every time he saw a good spot, he put us in pose for some pictures. It was a really nice and funny day. We felt no pressure at all. It was the day before the wedding but we were all relaxed. Mostly… ☺
The feedback we got from our guests was great. They thought he was a friend or a family member from Spain. So great worked the chemistry.
He was also the one who proposed to make a first look shooting what turned out to be a great idea. It was very intimate. We really struck luck with Marcos.