I am more than a little bit in love with this colourful affair…..
Not only is it ULTIMATE eye candy with a whole bunch of completely unique ideas but you would be hard pressed to find a couple who made it more THEIR day THEIR way than Ines and Jordan Banks.
Even with an incredibly short time scale as long as you maintain a confident can-do attitude it’s amazing just what a beautiful event you can pull off.
Oh and as some of you will know Jordan was the O’Shea Big Day photographer, so I knew from experience that there was no way his wedding was going to be anything but cool, relaxed and a ton of fun and of course would be held in Croatia where the gorgeous Ines is from.
All images courtesy of Sue Castle at Source Images.
MAC Magic and Shakira Inspiration
My bridesmaid Zowie is a professional makeup artist for MAC so I didn’t have to worry about the thing. She did mine and my maid of honour make up.
Ivana is one of my oldest friends and she kindly offered us her salon in the morning to get ready. She also did our hair – I just had one thing in my mind. Shakira hair! I really love her bouncy curls and I knew from the start I want my hair down and curly and bouncy. I told my bridesmaids to choose the hair styles that will make them comfortable on the day.
And The Bride Wore….Black
I wore a black one off original from the House of Ines (fancy way of saying homemade). I always wanted to have a black wedding dress. Since I was fifteen years old. I dreamed about it maybe because it is different or maybe because I knew that Black was original/traditional colour to get married in until the beginning of the century. It was made from scratch, I spotted the big underskirt at one of the wedding fairs we attended.
The corset was a difficult one though and I finally managed to find it in Agent Provocateur three weeks before the wedding. Top bit of the skirt was handmade by a lovely seamstress called Joanne who lives just down the road from us. She couldn’t believe I left it a week before my flight to Croatia!!
Dolce Vita Vintage
I have seen Dolce vita roses before (doing a lot of weddings I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted). They look so rustic and vintage and made a perfect match to my purple nails and eye shadow. My
Bridesmaids had big two tone margaritas to match with the shoes, handbags and dresses.
Jordan decided to go with light linen trousers, and a white shirt from Kenneth Cole with a loosely slung tie, from Paul Smith. The best man and the ushers wore the same only without the tie. Who says that opposites don’t attract?
Fate Brought Us Together
We met randomly….. Jordan came over to Croatia to look at buying property and I was working for my dad’s real estate company. I wasn’t supposing to work that day but my colleage called in sick. It was the first day he was there and we spent the next two weeks together before he went back home to pack some things. He was back in Croatia a couple of days later. Being between assignments we decided to rent an apartment for the next six months before work took us to Guatemala and Mexico for 2 years.
Right then, I want Shakira hair – right now!
Come back tomorrow for what are perhaps the coolest bridesmaids I have ever seen….
And a whole lot more gorgeousness.
Big Colourful Love