Laura & David live in rainy & cloudy Amsterdam so took full advantage of the warm Spanish weather and picturesque countryside and enjoyed a relaxed outdoor ceremony with loved ones sharing readings and heart felt personal messages; everybody also danced the night away under festoon lights and ate al fresco; my idea of heaven and the perfect destination wedding!
Each image captured by the talented Marcos Sánchez has a stunning golden aura surrounding it making them extra dreamy. I loved SO many of the portraits of Laura & David that I couldn’t resist sharing nearly all of them!
One) because Laura & David are SO so beautiful and fabulously dressed! You wait until you see Laura’s backless Laure De Sagazan gown and floral headpiece, if you’re anything like me, your chin will drop to the floor and your be swooning for days! David is ever bit the handsome bearded Groom too in his bow tie and dapper Lander Urquijo suit.
And two) because they are so evidently in love! They are literally beaming from ear to ear, and giggling and just having the time of their lives. Simply adorable!
Laura The Bride: Laura the Bride: It was clear for me that I didn’t want to dress up in my wedding day and the most important thing for me was felt comfortable and beauty in my own style. When I saw Laure De Sagazan dresses on the website I knew that my dress will be one of them. And I was not mistaken; all their dresses are just amazing, elegant, delicates and very comfortable, with a bohemian touch and very feminine.
The Palma model was the first that I tried at the Flor de Asoka Atelier and I fell completely in love with it. These half sleeves, the dedicate lace, the soft silk, these natty buttons and the incredible back… the decision was already taken.
I didn’t want uncomfortable high heels and I was looking for a shoes that I can use in future situations. I found online the Rachel Simpson designs and a little shop in Madrid that was selling my favorite model, the Mimosa. I went to the shop, tried them and after 5 minutes I was on the street with my wedding shoes. Easy. I was wearing these shoes during all the wedding, from 7pm until 9am. I recommended them 100%, super comfortable, delicate and feminine.
I love flowers and as the wedding happen to be in a country side I decided to wear fresh flowers on my head. My wedding planner, Carmen Fernandez, recommended me one flower designer called Maria Salazar. She made my crown and my bouquet exactly as I had imagined, rural, relaxed and nothing stuffy. They matched perfectly with all the wedding look and all my family and friends were astonished with my beautiful crown.
The stylist (make-up and hair styling) was made by Sandro Nonna, another amazing recommendation made by Carmen Fernandez from Something Blue. Sandro is a great professional, he caught all my ideas at the first minute and he is a relax person that made everything so easy.
I’m not a person who is wearing super-size jewellery usually that it is why I decided just to wear my diamond engagement ring and one diamond earring. To keep consistently with my look.
The Grooms Attire
David was exactly the same opinion, he didn’t want to look like a typical Groom and he wanted to felt comfortable in his own style (and also be able to reuse the suit after our wedding).
Thanks to a friend’s recommendation he went to Lander Urquijo Atelier in Madrid, and he found the entire look there. The suit, a white custom-made shirt, the straps suit with dots, the white handkerchief for his lapel and the bow tie. For the Italian shoes they were bought at Bow-tie Madrid shop, where the golden mille sits.
He was wearing a Junkers watch that was a present made for a friend the day before than the wedding, and a pair of cufflinks shaped as PlayStation controllers, that were a gift from the bridge.
The ceremony and all the party was made in La Encomienda Restaurant. It is a rural restaurant with a huge garden in the backyard. We love the traditional food of this restaurant and the rural style. The restaurant is in a countryside which was exactly what we were looking for, an outdoor party!
We made everything alfresco: the ceremony was under the trees, the cocktail was in a garden and the dinner was in an open carp. Then we move the guest to the disco area and it was outside as well.
All decoration was made by Carmen Fernandez (Something Blue). We were planning everything during the months before the wedding. She understood perfectly the rural and relaxed style that we were looking for.
We put long wooden tables with free seating for the youngest guests, and round tables for the family. All the tables were decorated with flowers and candles, and we put a thank you card on every plate.
Everything was perfect, the flowers, the candles, the tablecloths, the chairs, illumination…she created everything we had envisioned.
We booked the flowers and the candles in a local flower shop called Diaz Floristas and the rest of the decoration was made by our wedding planner (light, atrezzo etc.) All the style was rural and relaxed, just as we wanted.
For me was really emotional when my song started playing and I started walking from my Father´s arm to the ceremony place. We didn’t practice it and this is why we were super-fast, almost running.
During the ceremony, David and I were sitting in front of our guests to see all their faces; it was really emotional seeing all of them together their to celebrate our special day. Guests travelled from all over the world just to share this day with us, from Panama, USA, China, London, Amsterdam, Scotland, France, Belgium…we are so grateful to our friends.
Our three Brothers and two of our best friends wrote their own speeches, all of them were funny and emotional at the same time and completely different. It was one of the most emotional moments for us.
After the dinner we gave our brother an “Oscar for the best speech of the world”. I also gave the bouquet to one of my best friends that talked during the ceremony, and a little surprise for two friends that were coming from Panamá.
We didn’t want to do the typical wedding with our guests being busy all the time, signing guest books, taking polaroid pictures, using the photo booth, eating sweets in the candy bar, catching the bouquet etc, we just wanted a party with our family and friends, not stress for anyone, just enjoying and doing whatever they want.
The only thing that we asked them for was a song suggestion that they would like to dance at our party. We made a Spotify list and they were adding music the previous months.
One funny thing that we did was to send on email to our single guests, with a little description and photo with the info of the other single guests. It was a kind of joke for them (all of them are using Tinder app to meet people) and they really liked it! At the end of the wedding all the singles were talking with each other.
The food was made by La Encomienda restaurant. We added few extra corners to make it more personal: one with different type of cheese (from Galicia were the David is from, Manchego from my town and Dutch cheese as we are living there), another with octopus (typical from Galicia), and another with beers and Cava.
We enjoyed a long time in the garden eating canapés, and after that we started with a sort dinner in the carp.
We had a Chinese buffet in the evening, as we are Asian food lovers, to recover the energy and continue the party until the morning.
Our photographer was Marcos Sánchez. He was a recommendation to us by one of my friends and he is the best photographer ever! Non-intrusive, creative, natural and was so friendly. After the dinner he came to our table and gave us a present, a wood box with few pictures for the ceremony in Polaroid format!! It was an amazing surprise to get a premier of our wedding photos.
All his photos were natural and showing the happiness of all of us that day!