We have some core values here at Rock My Wedding, and for those of you less familar with our ethos, (where have you been!) let me spell it out for you:
- We are all about having Your Day Your Way.
- We are all about love – Family, friends and the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.
- We are all about the pretty
That’s it really, you’ll find these basic Rock My Wedding elements threaded through every single picture and paragraph on these pages, and today is no exception. We have classic RMW, but with a significant difference. There is no groom.
Jenny and Kelly got married at Amante Beach Club in Ibiza in May 2011. Today we are all in for a treat, it’s a summer holiday, an exclusive party, and a celebration of love all rolled in to one neat destination wedding bundle.
Nick Tucker has taken some amazing shots that perfectly illustrate Jenny’s tale of her big day with Kelly…
I knew that I didn’t want to wear a dress, as I don’t in my day to day life, but I wanted something feminine and a bit different. After months of searching for the perfect outfit, I gave up looking and designed my own playsuit. I was recommended a great seamstress and took my design to her and she turned it into a reality. I went out and chose the fabric myself from Broadwick Silks, and bought some pretty vintage pearl buttons for the sleeves from Etsy.
Kelly wore a Grecian/Bohemian style dress. She never wears dresses either and knew she wanted to surprise people with what she wore and she sure did, she looked drop dead gorgeous on the day!
Top Shop Deconstruction.
We both wanted to keep it pretty simple and relaxed with the accessories. I had actually made myself a gorgeous headpiece out of lots of little fresh water pearls, but it ended up being a bit too much for me so sadly I didn’t wear it on the day. But I made use of it the following day at our after party so it didn’t go to waste!
On the day I ended up deconstructing an oversized flower headband from Topshop and attaching it to a hair clip. I loved the simplicity of the design and the drama of the size, and it tied in nicely with the flowers on the strap on Kelly’s dress.
As my legs were on show, I wanted to elongate them as much as possible so I opted for super high ivory satin heels from Kurt Geiger. Kelly also wanted some extra height on the day, especially standing next to me in those heels! She was marginally more sensible than me and chose some gorgeous Pewter summery wedges by Carvela, also from Kurt Geiger. The straps were encrusted with diamantes for that extra bit of glamour.
Having hair as short as mine, there weren’t many options available to me so I just curled it myself on the day for a softer look. However Kelly, who has long hair, knew that she wanted an up-do especially because of the heat. In keeping with the beach vibe, she wanted to incorporate a bohemian braid into the style. We were recommended Zest Ibiza who came to our villa on the day and did Kelly’s hair, and gave us both manicures and pedicures. We wanted quite natural make up and had to consider the heat too. Our friend Sara Vaughan is an amazing make-up artist, so after a few trial runs back home in London, she came and worked her magic on Kelly for the day!
Pretty And Vibrant.
We both love fresh flowers and knew exactly which ones we wanted. Having found a florist local to the venue online, Ramo de Flores who spoke fairly good English, we contacted them and emailed them the names and pictures of the flowers we wanted. Peonies are one of our favourites so we knew we had to have them, along with Ranunculus, Craspedia, feathery Astible and some tropical Pincushion Protea. We were worried about getting hold of certain flowers in Ibiza, but the florist did wonderfully in getting the exact flowers that we requested. We then had the flowers delivered to the venue, and a friend of ours who is a florist in London, came and arranged them for us. The flowers sat beautifully in glass blue mason jars that we bought on Etsy and somehow managed to bring over to Ibiza in our hand luggage! The colours were so pretty and so vibrant, and were were super pleased with the end result!
Fun, Love And Emotion.
We had chosen our photographer before we’d even booked our venue! Nick Tucker is a personal friend, and we are both huge followers and fans of his work. We were delighted when he agreed to come out to Ibiza and shoot our big day. He captured the essence of fun and the love and emotion of the day beautifully and we are thrilled with the pictures.
Photographer – Nick Tucker
Venue – Amante Beach Club
Hair – Zest Ibiza
shoes – Kurt Geiger
Headpiece – Topshop
Flowers – Ramo de Flores
If this isn’t a great big massive advert for “Destination Weddings” then frankly, I don’t know what is. All the white walls, blue skies and colour pop poms are making me want to reach for the Biz Buin and jump the next flight to somewhere sunny.