París, je t’aime
“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…” Yes, it’s nearly that time of year… cookies are baking in the oven, the house is all decorated and the minis are euphoric (I think one day I’ll have to write a post about our crazy Christmas here in L’Avellana… I love it!!!) and now the last wedding of the season, a winter wedding which was so beautiful. We’ve reached the end of a season filled with lovely couples, lots of love, a few tears, loads of work but above all a great sense of satisfaction. We’re anxiously awaiting the home stretch of 2016 and can’t wait to welcome the newest little mini avellana home!
Today with this super rainy day…. I’m going to present one of the most romantic weddings… this wedding tele transports us to the city of love and lights, Paris! Pack your bags, we’re going!
Elisenda and Nacho got engaged in Paris, under the lights of the Eiffel Tower. That’s why the common thread of this wedding was romantic French city. We just let go in this one and let our crazy ideas take over the place.
The ceremony took place in “el rincón de la Virgen”, which we converted into the Bistro de l’Amour, dedicated to the famous Parisian cafés, surrounded by retro items, flowers, suitcases.
We also played with the concept of messy and tidy in reference to the couples’ personalities… (not going to tell you any more than that… hahaha). On one side the guests’ chairs were organised and tidy, all of them were the same color, and on the other side we place an eclectic mix of chairs of different shapes and sizes.
The highlight of the ceremony was when one of their close friends that came from Singapur sang the song “Boig Per Tu” by Sau. What a surprise, made our hair stand on end! Yeah Cher!
We built a big Eiffer Tower with wooden figures which read, “Paris je t’aime” and the name of the guest with the corresponding table, situated in one of the Paris “quartiers.” The guests loved taking them home. 🙂
The guestbook was also one of the most original because we ordered a personalised globe, in which Paris was marked by a little heart and the guests could leave their messages all over the world.
A starlight dinner was served in the plaza de los olivos. The tables were covered with decorations which we had scoured our storage to find. A final touch was that each guest menu contained a crossword with a prize at the end.
After dinner came the dance party to top off Elisenda and Nacho’s beautiful wedding, which was published a few months ago on the wonderful blog, “Quiero una boda perfecta” (you can read the post here).
I’ll leave you here, with lots of hugs, a huge belly and lots of well wishes for Christmas!
Date: August 2015
Catering: Sirco Airlines
Photography: Raquel Benito
Bridal gown: Ramon Herrerías
Hair and Make-up: Rebeca Torres
Flowers and bouquet: 5 Floristería mood shop
Table settings: Alquiler hostelería Barcelona