It’s International Week!

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If you caught up with the blog this morning or checked into our Facebook page then you’ll be aware that this week is International Week on RMW. Hello and welcome!!

International week you ask? What’s that? Is it where we all dress up as parodies of countrymen from various nations (think berets and necklaces of garlic for the French, lederhosen for the Germans) and eat their national dish by the bucketload? (Did you ever do that at school?!)

No folks. It’s much, MUCH better than that!

International week is all about treating you folk to the most sublime, awe-inspiring and fun weddings from around the world. Yep that’s right, we’ve gone GLOBAL.

And why have we decided to do that then? Well I’m glad you asked…

It’s all because our Love Lust List, our handpicked directory of wedding suppliers, has gone international!

If you haven’t already found our Love Lust List – then where have you been?! It’s THE place to go to source suppliers who have the official Rock My Wedding seal of approval – lovely people who we know will help you create the wedding of your dreams.

And now, we’re proud to announce that regardless of where you might be marrying we can now help you find great suppliers from all over the world!

Awesome!

We thought we’d help kick the week off by sharing the RMW Team’s favourite past destination weddings…the ones that made our hearts flutter and our eyes get a bit wet.

I guarantee you’ll love them all!

Adam:

Adam - Dan The Man

What keeps me coming back again and again to this wedding is the so-laid-back-it’s-horizontal approach that Dan and Rommalee took to wedding planning. They decided to scrap their UK wedding half way through the planning process and moved the location to Vejer de la Frontera, the small hilltop town in Southern Spain where Dan had proposed two years previously.

With non-traditional bridal gown (it’s actually a bridesmaid dress) and not a suit in sight this wedding is a lesson in how you can still have a beautiful and moving occasion without the staples of a regular wedding. These choices also make perfect sense when you are tying the knot in the peak of the Mediterranean summer. No one wants to be a sweaty betty (or barry) on their wedding day.

Final reasons why I love this wedding are that Dan was a graphic designer (with some considerable skill) so all the design and decor of the day is spot on, the photography by Mister Phill is pixel perfect and as an added bonus Dan the Groom wrote the report for RMW (which was a first for us). I can’t quite believe this wedding was first published in 2011 but it has certainly stood the test of time. You can read the report in two parts starting here and continuing here.

Adam - Dan The Man 2

Becky:

Becky - Champagne Love

If I’d attended this wedding I may well have spent the entire time stuffing my face with profiteroles. They. looked. incredible. Or maybe not. I may well have been distracted by the following things (and then popped back for a profiterole or two)

The setting for this wedding is simply a dream. My favourite part being the fountain that was the focal piece of their wedding breakfast. And gosh did Katy and Rob make a big deal out of it. It was dressed to perfection with blooms galore, floating petals and hanging lanterns. Just magical. We must also mention Katy’s shoes. Hot shocking pink. Immense.

Becky - A Crazy Idea

Firstly, I love Ibiza so I was thrilled to see this wedding grace our pages. What struck me about Heather and Steve’s day was that it felt so… homely. What I mean by that is they had all the lovely personal touches that any wedding should have.

I think often people think if they get married abroad they may not be able to personalise it, they get a package deal which includes table details, standard flowers and that’s it… how do they put their own stamp on it? Well this is the perfect example of how. They took their on the day stationery, resulting in some brilliant table names, a lovely table plan and a brilliant photo wall. That’s why I love this wedding.

Also Heather’s frock is the perfect Ibizan dress and they had a BBQ. What more could you want?

Fern:

Fern - Amongst The Orange Trees

For me, this is the ultimate in sun-drenched weddings. You can almost smell the citrusy aroma of the orange grove and the delicious scent of rosemary and lavender from the images alone…

The venue was dressed with hessian, dried lemons, herbs and orange trees – simple and rustic but perfect for a Portuguese venue. Bride Lou looked gorgeously sun kissed in a white Jenny Packham gown and I’m head-over-heels in love with the bridesmaids’ sparkly ASOS dresses.

I also think for a summer wedding, you can’t beat boys in blue and this pack of Groomsmen look great in sky blue ties and royal blue suits. The menu sounded divine too – a fig and mozzarella salad, sea bass fillet and creme brûlée? Now that’s my kind of dinner.

But I think the best thing about this wedding is that Lou and Phil didn’t have a particular connection with Portugal – they just wanted to get married somewhere with sun, sand and holiday fun. And it looks like this was an excellent decision…

Fern - La Vie Est Belle

I also love this wedding too – I think it will remain as one of my all time favourite RMW weddings for a very long time. I’m not even sure exactly what it is I warm to about it. It just really makes me really, really happy and very teary.

Olivia and Marc are a beautiful looking couple, the venue is stunning, there’s a vintage cream Mercedes and there are some seriously cool guests, which is all amazing…but I think what hits me the most is how much Olivia and Marc love each other. The fact that you can tell that from the images is testament to them as a couple and also to the talent of M&J Photography.

Shots I particularly adore are the one with the rain beating down outside the ancient stone archway entrance to the venue, the image of Olivia and Marc listening to the speeches – both overwhelmed with joy, the image of the pair embracing underneath a tree and the image of Marc with his and Olivia’s gorgeous little boy.

It’s like no-one else in the world exists apart from Olivia and Marc, and their friends and family, in this stunning Swiss Chateau. Which I think is exactly the feeling a wedding should create. If my own wedding day could be even one-tenth as heartwarming – I’d be a very happy girl.

Lolly:

Lolly - Nick Tucker

If you’re a regular RMW reader then you’ll know that I’m more than slightly obsessed with weddings that have a furry friend or two attending, so add a crumbling Moorish castle in Spain, a sexy flirty dress and a white steed into the mix and it’s safe to say that I’m a goner!

I adore Astrid and Steven’s big day for so many reasons including Astrid’s choice of super cute tasselled boots rather than a more traditional bridal shoe, the super chic black bridesmaid dresses and the fact they cut their wedding cake with a SWORD!

Honestly check it out!

Lolly - Shotgun Wedding

This EPIC wedding had possibly one of the most dedicated brides we’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting on Rock My Wedding. From the off I had serious respect for red-haired beauty Meg. Why? Because she only ruddy renovated her wedding reception didn’t she. Yep. You heard right. Meg gutted an entire barn on the farm where she first met her husband Adam because the place holds so many special memories for them.

I also adore the emerald green bridesmaid dresses, their antler motif which appears on all their paper goods, the beautiful outdoor ceremony, the wedding favour pickles and the decor details.

There is SO much to take in that I say you should go and experience it for yourselves.

And there you have it. The Rock My Wedding Team favourites.

Is there a past wedding that floats your boat that we haven’t mentioned here?

Are you marrying abroad? If so, where?

Tell us all about it!

All my love Lolly xxx

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Author: Lauren Gautier-Ollerenshaw
Lolly is a self-professed frustrated florist and styling maven with an endless passion for all things pretty.
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