The bride was in awe of the outdoor wedding reception and quite frankly so are we! Every detail planned and styled by Paloma Cruz will knock your socks off. There are peach flowers to complement the bride's firey red hair mixed with pampas grass and foliage, plus copper chairs and vases, and the pièce de résistance, the bride and groom and their wedding party who are hitting all the style stakes with heavely updos, gorgeous gowns and dapper suits. Captured to perfection by Serafin Castillo whose weddings we are always honoured to share.

What Made Our Day Unique

Everything about our day was unique. Nestled between the mountains and the sea, we were blessed with the stunning setting of Finca Marques de Montemolar - but it was the little touches that meant our wedding will never be replicated. We both felt like we were floating in a dream the entire time - completely drenched in the love of our family and friends and the love we have for one another. Because we chose to have our wedding abroad, it meant so much that our guests had travelled all that way for us. We had friends fly from San Francisco & LA, and my 85-year-old grandmother even made the trip! Her being there with us was the longest she had ever been apart from my grandfather in 62 years - I dedicated my speech to them and their love for one another.

Kathryn & Matthew

Outdoor Wedding Reception

One of Kathryn's favourite moments was during the wedding morning when she sat outside the front of the wedding venue with a glass of champagne and watched in awe as the florists were working their magic on the flower installations, the festoon lights were being raised, and the Persian rugs were being laid out for their chill-out area. When she eventually sat down at the outdoor wedding reception it made her appreciate every single detail she had talked about with Paloma Cruz for 18 months that bit more because she watched it all come together before her very eyes. Now that's amazing planning.

Inspiration & Styling

Intimate, relaxed, emotional, bursting with love. Once we were in the capable hands of the epic duo that are Paloma Cruz, we knew the decor was going to be like nothing we have ever seen before. But it still blew us away. It started with one colour - peach - when Paloma said she wanted me to choose colours that would compliment my red hair - and from there we built up a portfolio together of Ibiza-inspired natural, wicker tones of oranges, yellows, creams and green.

Kathryn & Matthew


Invite the people who you love and love you, and your day will be the most special day of your life. Build a relationship with your suppliers and get to know them it made such a difference on the day. Enjoy the moment, watch others enjoy it too. It is impossible to take everything in so hire a good photographer who is going to capture those moments you may have missed that you can relive for years to come.

Kathryn & Matthew
If you're unsure who you should invite to your wedding day, and who should have a plus one, we've created two handy flow charts so you can decide wisely. You're welcome.
Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

Planner: Paloma Cruz Eventos | Wedding Venue: Marques de Montemolar | Catering: Murri | Florist: Atelier de la flor | Stationery: De pluma y letras | Entertainment : Roman Rodriguez | Decor & Hire: Kava | Wedding Favours (handmade Spanish tiles): Atelier de la Flor | Illumination: Ledilux | Sound: Cenval Music | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Accessories: Javier Mas Tocados | Bridal Shoes: Dune | Hair: Javier Mas | Makeup Artist: Raquel Castillo | Bridesmaid Dresses: Coast | Grooms Suit: Marks and Spencer

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