Wednesday 17 June 2015

An Elegant Mountain-View Wedding with Vintage Pink Louboutins

Wedding planners often say that once a bride has chosen her wedding venue and her wedding dress, everything else falls into place. Xenia and Jeff picked the incredible La Garriga de Castelladral in Spain, and Xenia found most exquisite Knightly Bridal gown I've ever seen, so you can guess that every other wedding detail is pretty exceptional as well. I'm going to let the lovely pictures by Noemi do the talking, but look out for Xenia's perfectly round miniature rose bouquet, her pink vintage Louboutins, and Jeff's smart black tie get-up. You'll also love their music choices - they picked a special song for every moment - so lots of great ideas for your own wedding! Huge thanks to the lovely Noemi Jariod for her fantastic pictures - look out for more of her work when I publish the reception photographs. Also - make sure you take a look at Xenia's blog - Olivia's Choice - it's packed with lots more details about her wedding planning.

We got married on October 6th at La Garriga de Castelladral, in inner Catalonia.  Since we didn't want a religious ceremony but a civil one, it was a must for us to find a venue that offered this service in the prettiest possible way. This is the main reason we fell in love with this venue. 

La Garriga de Castelladral has breathtaking views to the Montserrat mountains. We held our civil ceremony on the terrace, and it was more we ever could have wished for. Regarding the decoration, all I knew was I wanted it to be sweet, just like I am!

I've always dreamed of getting married in pink shoes, and these vintage Christian Louboutin heels couldn't have been more perfect.

I bought my dress in Guangzhou, China. We were living in Hong Kong at the time, and I knew wedding dresses were a steal in China, so I made up my mind to buy there. We spent several days looking around until we found the one. I got it at Knightly Bridal, a Chinese brand with amazing designs. 

I chose my bridesmaid’s outfits, which I got tailor-made in China as well. They were pretty pale pink long dresses, I absolutely loved them!

I wanted our wedding to have a sweet, pretty theme, with white and pink being the main colours of our decoration. My dress had a pretty pink ribbon in keeping with that colour palette.

My florist was La Flor, in Manresa, the town next to La Garriga de Castelladral. I desperately wanted pink peonies for my bouquet, it’s something I’ve always known, but in October, peonies were just a no-no. Admittedly, I was sad, but my florist came up with a gorgeous pink pitimini roses bouquet that I loved.

I chose baby's breath for my bridesmaids, and for the rest of our wedding flowers. Also, the white of the little flowers was the perfect match for the pink bridesmaids dresses, while my pink rose bouquet perfectly matched my white wedding gown. We complemented each other!

My husband got his outfit tailor-made in Shenzhen, the Chinese city that borders with Hong Kong. He designed the whole thing by himself and I was so impressed with the result! 

We chose a black tie theme for our wedding, so all the ushers dressed in black and white, with bow ties!

We chose a lot of music for our wedding ceremony. Jeff walked in to Bach's Trumpet Voluntary, our bridesmaids and groomsmen arrived while an orchestral version of Only Time by Enya played.

I walked up the aisle on the arm of my father to the sound of Bach's Canon in D Major.

At the end of our ceremony, our recessional music was Handel's Water Music, Suite 1, and as we left in a flurry of rose petals and rice, 'A moment like this' by Kelly Clarkson played.

We even had music for our romantic balloon release - we chose 'I do' by Colbie Caillat.

My photographer was Noemi Jariod, the most talented wedding photographer I’ve ever met. I’m so lucky to have met her through La Garriga de Castelladral, I’m SO in love with my pictures!

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