You'll be forgiven for thinking today's real wedding is a styled shoot it is so beautifully curated, but, in fact, it is the wonderful beach wedding of Alexandra and Raoul. Filled with tropical blooms, lanterns and pouffe's, plus an adorable sweetheart table decorated with palm leaves and botanical stationery. The whole wedding party complement the decor in coral and jade green dresses, and the bride and groom dazzle in a white wedding suit and floaty wedding dress.

What Made Our Day Unique

A beach is always a good idea... especially when it comes to choosing your wedding location. Add a bohemian gown and a lush tropical bouquet and it's officially the elopement of your dreams. Just one look at this enchanting beach near Barcelona and you can't help but realise the romance and intimacy of eloping - it's truly something so special! To me, there's nothing more meaningful than vowing to be together forever in an intimate setting... and, at the end of the day, we watched the sun dipping behind the horizon and saw the sky turn into a myriad of candy colours....

Alexandra & Raoul

Beach Wedding

I can't think of anything more special than marrying on the beach with the sand between your toes and the sun beating down on you. Especially a-la Alexandra and Raoul style, who did it in such a beautifully intimate setting. There were tears, a hand fastening ritual and a Scottish Oating stone tradition which includes holding a stone in their hands whilst they say their vows. The stone is then preserved and placed in the foundations of their new home symbolising the promises they made to one another. Just. Adorable!

Inspiration & Styling

We wanted to break away from the stuff we are used to see, we wanted something different, a touch of tropical and a touch of boho style. We wanted colour and a cosy atmosphere, with the beautiful natural landscape of Spain as a backdrop. The rocky beaches gave a beautiful texture and, to bring our vision to life, we went for beautiful pink proteas, dried and fresh florals, colourful velvet pouffe's and pillows .... the result was exactly what we always dreamed!

Alexandra & Raoul
Even though Alexandra and Raoul had assisted friends to plan their weddings, and spent hours on Pinterest researching for their own, they knew they wanted to hire a professional to guide them through planning their own elopement wedding. They enlisted the help of the fabulous CheChic Weddings who did a truly wonderful job of visualising their tropical bohemian theme. In the words of Alexandra and Raoul " Seek out good-hearted, talented people to work with that share your vibes. These people will really be important throughout the process and support you during that day." You can find such people on our handpicked supplier directory The List.

Written by Lorna Shaw

Wedding Venue: Platja de la Roca Grossa, Matarò ( Barcelona) | Bridal Boutique: Colada Barcelona | Bridesmaid Dresses: Colada Barcelona | Grooms Suit: Colada Barcelona | Hair & Makeup: El Tocador Portatil | Stationery: Bee In Love | Planner/Stylist: CheChic Weddings | Decor & Hire: Ah Rental | Celebrant: Cerimonie Laiche | Textiles: Allegoria Textile Delights

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