Pati the Bride:
We chose Marcos
because of his photojournalistic style, his calm, positive nature and the way he worked in tandem with our videographer Monika. They were our dynamic duo; everywhere at all times. Marcos' images from our big day are nothing short of incredible. We are thrilled.
We chose Monika
because of her warm, Charming personality and the way she sees each video as a self contained story told through her incredible vision. She made us feel so positive about our wedding; that we didn't have to take it too seriously, that we could be ourselves and enjoy every moment. We weren't looking for a standard video; we wanted someone to come in with their own ideas, vision and style to interpret our wedding in their own way. We're so excited to see what Monika comes up with.
is an Eastern European fashion boutique in Melbourne specialised in ready to wear and custom made garments. I chose Nevenka for the connection it has between Australia (Melbourne) and Europe as well as the stunning fabrics and hand crafted work. Rosemary Masic, owner and designer, did an amazing job understanding what I was looking for and creating a unique custom made dress which breathes personality and femininity. I am in love with it.
I was keen to support local art and design, so decided to work with Natalie
who designed and crafted our wedding bands and a fine and delicate bespoke engagement ring with a parti sapphire that symbolises my connection to the sea throughout my personal experiences across Barcelona, Solomon Islands, Melbourne and Sydney.
We chose Estudio Sauvage
because we find their work organic, natural and at the same time sassy and adventurous. We love their work.
We chose Can Valldaura
because of its history which you can feel in every corner of the house. It's a beautiful location overlooking Barcelona and it's industrial yet rural and at the same time has a modern vibe. If the walls of this spectacular house could talk...
We did not want to have a wedding cake, as it was not something meaningful to us but what we knew is that we wanted to support local artisans in Barcelona, so Miquel Coulibaly aka Bizcochoman created the most delicious chocolate bites for the night. They were specially made to complement our dessert choice - PAVLOVA!
Maria and Angela from xCollage Studio
were incredible partners, friends and sources of much happiness and laughter for us through the entire process of planning our wedding, until the very last moments of the night (& morning...). Their design style brought such a positive style to the little details. Nothing was too difficult, they were thorough and thoughtful with their research, ideas. They helped us design some small little touches - like some take-away Hola/G'day messages and traditional recipes for guests, and even some very helpful (and much used!) anti-hangover packs in the bathrooms. They were amazing and we really miss having Angela and Maria as part of our little team!
Wine and Cava
It was important for us to share the outstanding wines and Cava from Codorniu
given that we have a special connection through Pati's best friend Marc, who is part of a family of winemakers whose history starts back to 1551.