Elena the Bride:
Our story started at University. We both studied Biotechnology in Madrid. Actually, our story is the typical one, he was trying to have an excuse to talk to me, so he asked me for my class notes. And it worked! We went together to USA to finish our final project there. When we came back to Spain we split up because he went to Cádiz (he was born there) to finish his PhD, and I stayed in Madrid studying my masters and working. Four years later, we met again in Madrid, where we live now, and we decide that we couldn’t be separate.
The ceremony was in San Francisco’s Parish (El Puerto de Santa María
, Cádiz). The celebration was in San Marcos’ Castle
, also in El Puerto de Santa María.
We had a reservation with another venue and church in Madrid, but we fell in love with San Marcos’ Castle so we decide to follow our heart and change the whole wedding. Also we got married in the same parish where Curro’s parents got married 35 years ago.
We decide to include lights as an important part of the decor, we choose festoon lights to create a magic ambience. We didn’t have any wedding planner, we wanted to participate in every step of the wedding. The bouquet was an unexpected gift from my father. He bought it in a local florist. I was planning to have a bouquet made of preserved flowers, but my father loves fresh flowers so I couldn’t resist his gift. I gave the other bouquet to my best friends during the dinner as a gift.
The fest was in San Marco’s Castle. We love the castle’s history so much, and it’s a unique place because it has a Mosque inside of the building. We wanted to have a long cocktail and after that a proper lunch at the table. We wanted to do this because we wanted to create a good atmosphere between our guest so they can talk to everyone. We had some starters from Cadiz and then partridge salad with peppers and glacé duck. All the food was made by Catering Davisson