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CONTENTS Features, advice, tips, ideas and suggestions to help arrange THE PERFECT WEDDING IN SPAIN AND GIBRALTAR Fashion & Beauty 12 Confeti Loves

Original Ideas for your Wedding

14 Theme Your Day 70s Wanderlust

16 Find Your Dress

Confeti browsed this season’s favourite designer looks

22 Designer Profile

Exclusive Interview with Elise Hameau

86 Trend Alert!

Wild & Exotic Embellishments

34 Roses Never Lie

Madi Lane 2019 Collection

48 It’s All Coming Undone By Reflections’ Paul MacFarlane

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Cover Photo: BODAKIDS bodakids.com Kai & Gabi Real Wedding

Staff PUBLISHER Andy Clark andy@iconpublishing.es EDITOR Sinéad Cameron sinead@iconpublishing.es FEATURES EDITOR Anna Bianca Gerlach anna@iconpublishing.es

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CREATIVE DIRECTOR Constanza Martínez constanza@iconpublishing.es

86 Aisle Style

CONTRIBUTORS Natasha Johnson, Padre Peter, Nicola McGeorge, Paul MacFarlane

Berta Bridal 2019 Collection

The Harrogate Bridal Show 2018

Real Weddings 62 Celebrity Wedding of the Season #TheFerragnez

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Details 90 A Pearl Of Great Price By Padre Peter

92 DIY Tip of the Season Doughnut Wall

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his season is all about doing things a little differently and going wild with daring bridal styles, the hottest new catwalk trends and a whole bunch of beautiful real wedding inspiration from sunset beach ceremonies to fairy tales that will have you ready to run down the aisle. Bridesto-be will enjoy our exclusive interview with Parisbased bridal designer Elise Hameau who talks about her new collection “Toute La Vie,” a story inspired by the chicness of Paris and 70’s rock bands. We will introduce you to the latest wedding dress styles with look book editorials by Berta Bridal, as well as the latest collection by Madi Lane. Moreover, we debut “Find Your Dress,” where we are introducing you to four amazing bridal labels and their latest designs. Theme your day this season with 70’s wanderlust details and go behind the scenes at Harrogate’s Bridal show to discover the latest catwalk creations. So when it comes to finding your PERFECT dress, we have got you covered with the absolute best brands, trends and inspiration that you could wish for! But what would Confeti be without covering an amazing celebrity wedding? This time, we are giving you the low down on big-time fashion and lifestyle blogger Chiara Ferragni who is the brains behind one of the most visited fashion blogs, The Blonde Salad. The superwoman married Italian rapper Federico Leonardo “Fedez” Lucia in September and we spill the beans on this wedding extravaganza in marvellous Sicily, Italy.

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“Sabina Layered Mini Dress” by For Love & Lemons “Toute La Vie” Necklace by Elise Hameau

“Heart Drop” Earrings by For Love & Lemons

Table Setting Decó by poppinsdream.com

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ooking for your ‘something new’? This season we bring you sexy velvet wedding shoes by Charla Storey, beautiful floral hair pieces by Luna Bea and daring high-waisted panties with heart detailing and delicate lace by American luxury brand, For Love & Lemons. It may be Winter but we still want to keep this season’s style fresh and beautiful; envisage pastel tones and beautiful rose bouquets that will never lose their timeless charm. If you want to add a Royal touch to your wedding plans, check out the “Stella” crown by Bo&Luca; a piece that will definitely make you feel like a princess on your big day! What else? How about a unique way to thank your bridesmaids? Try these Japanese fan inspired hand-painted cookies for your bridal party by Lemon Tree Cakes? Nothing says thank you quite like a gorgeous sweet treat!

“Heavens Medow” by Luna Bea

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“Heart Drop” Earrings by For Love & Lemons

Flowers by deseosflorist.com Photo by nanideperez.com

Wedding Cake by bakewitht.com

See Real Wedding Claudia & Adam

Japanese Fan hand painted cookies by Lemon Tree Cakes

“Stella” Crown by Bo&Luca “La Abbey Panty” by For Love & Lemons

“Will You Be My Bridesmaid” Card by Bo&Luca

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Sometimes it comes with ease, at other times it can more difficult to find the perfect dress for your special day. Your dress should represent you and your own personal style. To give you a helping hand the team at Confeti browsed this season’s favourite designer looks and pulled together the ultimate collection of bridal designs to help you find your perfectly ever-after dress!

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anyukta Shrestha puts a different spin on “flower power�. This collection was inspired by the natural beauty, form, delicacy and vibrant colours of endangered and rare flowers. The collection features unique bridal attire made of ecofriendly fabrics like bamboo, hemp & organic silk in classic ivory, champagne and cream colours with intricate beading, delicate lace and dreamy tulle. Echoing the silhouettes of flowers, the collection includes whimsical fulllength gowns, ethereal silk chiffon dresses, exquisite organic silk jumpsuits, fashionforward two-pieces and edgy blazers providing a variety of options for brides to make a statement.

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arquise Bridal has this daring, though very feminine, elegant touch that every bride dreams of when looking for the perfect dress. With beautiful floral lace elements, a deep v-neck and a delicate belt, Marquise Bridal’s dresses reflect the perfect fairytale flavour that we’ve been looking for!

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liza Jane Howell “The Grand Voyage“ 2019 collection is a masterful fusion of contemporary style with a classic sensibility, inspired by the 17th and 18th century. Choosing a dress like these will make your wedding day not merely unforgettable, but truly historic.

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eorgia Osborne

started her career working for leading Australian fashion designers before launching her own ready-to-wear label in 2012. Best known for her hand embellishments and use of Solstiss French lace, Georgia has further honed her skills at the renowned Ecole Lesage in Paris, an artisan workshop that provides exquisite needlework for the top fashion houses Chanel, Louis Vuitton & Christian Dior.

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lise Hameau created her same-named label in 2012 in Paris. Her first dress that she designed for a friend, was quickly followed by a debut Haute Couture collection. The French designer’s style is inspired by 70’s singers, and so is the 2019 collection “Toute La Vie”: Sassy and urban meets vintage rock accents. Flocked silk georgette and handmade embroideries in gold, silk crepe and tulle are the high quality fabrics that have been used for this special collection. Within the campaign imagery, a couple celebrates their love under the neon lights of Pigalle. In addition to her wedding dress collection, she also has a ready-to-wear line with t-shirts and bomber jackets with mesmerizing messages… We have absolutely fallen in LOVE with her uniqueness and beautiful designs!

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his issue we had the opportunity to talk with the bridal designer in this exclusive interview. We can’t wait for you to discover where she gets her inspiration from, what made her want to become a fashion designer in the first place, as well as facts about her personal style and what she thinks will be on trend next season….

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I KNEW THAT BEING A FASHION DESIGNER WAS MY VOCATION WHEN... I got my very first sewing machine at age 8. I was so excited that I never stopped dreaming about becoming a fashion designer! Today I am more than happy that I was actually able to realize that dream.

I SPECIALIZED IN WEDDING DRESSES BECAUSE... I wanted to make young girls dream about their wedding day in a special way. Moreover, I wanted to be able to work with beautiful, unique materials and to promote the manufacturing label “Made in France” within the bridal sector.

MY PERSONAL STYLE IS... quite urban and simplistic. I love huge cities such as Paris, London, New York - all those urban styles inspire me a lot.

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AT THE MOMENT, I’M WORKING ON... a collection for wedding guests and different collaborations with other brands.

WHAT BRIDES CAN EXPECT FROM MY DRESSES... high quality, elegance and relaxation, because the fit is what counts: I want the bride to feel comfortable in her dress on her big day. There is no sense in feeling itchy or not being able to breathe because the dress doesn’t fit well.

MY CREATIONS STAND OUT FROM OTHER LABELS BECAUSE... they are very comfortable and light. Simplistic, but unique as they always tell a story, just like “Toute La Vie”. Thanks to the exceptional materials, the fits are always amazing and when I see the brides, they always appear to feel fantastic in their wedding dress.

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Want the wedding day hairstyle of your dreams? Reflections very own Paul MacFarlane, who specialises in bespoke bridal hairdressing, shares his W-Day wisdom with you.

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LOOSE TENDRILS ARE BACK, BLAME MEGHAN MARKLE. TWO LONG FACEFRAMING PIECES, CURLED AWAY FROM THE FACE, IS ALL YOU NEED TO MAKE A BASIC CHIGNON LOOK OH-SO-2019 ‘DONE’.

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he Spring 2019 bridal shows threw the hair world into disarray. We were shocked to see there were no structured up-dos at all. Everything was loose and undone giving a real ethereal, whimsical feel. The models could have stepped straight out of a fairytale. Curls got even prettier, with heavenly waves seen on the Monique Lhuillier, Pronovias and Maggie Sottero runways and flowers also took centre stage. At Elie Saab, white flowers were glued along the length of the hair for one of the most romantic and fun hair looks of the season. Fresh floral arrangements topped off hair with and without veils at Reem Acra. The blooms were frequently coordinated with corresponding bouquets. Oversized flower crowns in bright blooms of every colour under the sun were also seen at Reem Acra. It certainly isn’t a look for the faint hearted. No flower headpiece is complete without textured, lived-in hair. Pair statement flower crowns with the ultimate boho bridal beach waves by spritzing the hair with a generous dose of Redken’s Fashion Waves, a medium control sea salt spray which adds texture and body.

EVERYTHING WAS LOOSE AND UNDONE GIVING A REAL ETHEREAL, WHIMSICAL FEEL.

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Make a statement 2019 is much more about what is going into the hair rather than the hair itself, add personality and style to your bridal look by opting for a statement hair piece. If you are wanting to wear your hair in a stylish low bun, a statement hair piece is perfect to add some glam to your look.

Pump up the volume I was very excited to see lots of 80s references at the shows, think big, think wavy. The voluminous 80s-inspired hair flip made it into the Oleg Cassini show and is perfect for the bride who wants to look casual but not beachy or undone.

Get Shorty The bridal lob is bigger than ever, and makes any gown look a little more modern and cool. Show off short hair with a smooth blow-dry that grazes your shoulders and a minimalist veil. The easiest way to add edge back to a voluminous tulle gown? Pair with an ultra-sleek blunt bob as shown at Vera.

Softly does it You can never go wrong with a classic chignon—the key for the new season is to keep it low and style a soft centre part. If it’s a fashion-forward edge you’re after, get inspired by the likes of Gracy Accad, Eliza Jane Howell and Yolan Cris who picked out everything from feathers and pearls pretty pins

Half way there The half-up bridal hairstyle got a cool makeover this bridal season. Moving away from the

big fat gypsy wedding styles, instead of pulling hair into a voluminous half-up section, just the face-framing layers are pulled back and laid flat with a few bobby pins.

Royal approval Loose tendrils are back, blame Meghan Markle. Two long face-framing pieces, curled away from the face, is all you need to make a basic chignon look oh-so-2019 ‘done’. If you wear your hair down every day, then of course wear it down on your wedding day but add a little wave or curl, and pull the front section back off your face. Go with the flow of your natural texture, creating a loose half updo with trailing tendrils.

Join the pony club My favorite look from the shows had to be from Leila Rose. Hair was styled in loose waves and then held back by white ribbons tied around the neck. To achieve this style prep hair with sea salt spray, then curl the hair to create textured waves. After scooping hair into a low ponytail, rough up the waves even more with a blast of texture spray. To finish take a long strip of white velvet ribbon and tie a bow, wrapping it around the neck and tying securely with an uneven knot in the hair. Ponytails are so versatile; you can do them high and you can do them low. You can curl your hair for added texture or keep things sleek and sexy. The possibilities are truly endless. The sleek pony is also ideal for destination weddings as you don’t have to worry about the humidity ruining your hairstyle.

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because he loved me and he just wanted to say thank you for being such an amazing girlfriend and so I still had no clue what he was about to do. It was after dinner when Bhavesh suggested that we go for a walk on the beach. As we walked towards the sea, I was holding on to him and walking with precaution as it was dark with only the moonlight to guide us, and the deck that led to the rocks above the shore had large enough gaps for my stilettos to become wedged in! When we arrived at the beach, the moonlight hit the waves that were rolling onto the sand - we just stood there in awe of the scenery. We held each other tight and reminisced about the amazing times we had been through together over all the years we had known each other. He then suddenly said, ‘Can you see that?’ I turned around to see what he was pointing at, and as I looked down, a light shone on to the rocks where there was a sign that read, ‘Marry Me?’. I then turned back around to see that Bhavesh had got down on one knee! He told me that he wanted to spend the rest of his life and more with me

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idea of Initially I had a very different thought years earlier I sunshine. About three how I wanted my wedding, were relaxed Jake and I (newly engaged) I wanted more of a hippy beach as soon as I walking down the Marbella drink at feel to everything but go for a changed. front and decided to saw the venue everything restaurant. perfect but The Marbella Club beach The entire wedding was through the most sentiWe then had a little walk I would have to say the knew the speeches hotel grounds and I instantly of mental moments were that I had found the destination villa, and, of course, the ceremony. private and friends my dreams. The hotel’s Seeing all of our family and holds all that they had Villa del Mar is beautiful together and knowing 1950’s. I could the world of its charm from the all flown in from across parties that they all visualise all the glamorous was amazing. The fact in the past and as much as we that took place there enjoyed themselves my wedding; on the cake. that’s how I visualised did was truly the icing timeless. classic, glamorous and

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We went back to our table where we finished off our champagne, when Bhavesh told me he had another surprise for me! What could possibly be better than this? I thought he may have booked us in for a spa day or he would take me shopping… No. He had booked us both in for a skydive! Fancy being proposed to and then kicked out of a helicopter at 12000 ft... romantic at first, daringly devilish to end.

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went to Cuba and that was where Bhavesh proposed to me. We were on a tiny island off the south coast of Cuba and on our last night on the island (we were due to fly to Varadero the next day to continue our holiday), Bhavesh had booked us a table at a restaurant. When we arrived, I was surprised to see that he had arranged for us to dine in a private cabana that was beautifully decorated with candles, flowers and white curtains that were softly blowing in the breeze. During our meal, we were serenaded with beautiful Spanish love songs. At this point he told me that he did this for me

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davidtoms-weddings.com morning, the blessing ceremony in the afternoon followed by cocktails and the reception party into the night. All were outdoors, the weather was amazing and all this infused with the surroundings and the ‘buzz’ our guests came with made it truly the best wedding, I myself, had ever been to, and I still can’t believe that it was my own. I knew I wanted a traditional Hindu wedding with a twist of vintage and regal attire. Dianna from Party People and the team at Beau Rivaaaj ensured that the setting was just that and the planning was impeccable. The mandap was decorated with beautiful fabrics and hanging ornaments. It looked exquisite with traditional but subtle colours. The large pillars surrounding the amphitheatre were draped with beautiful images of Lord Ganesh. For the blessing ceremony, Dianna had stripped away the colours and left a beautiful plain white chuppah that was complemented by the surroundings of the Roman Stone amphitheatre. The ivory and soft pink flowers paired with our outfits made a perfect combination against the sunlight and the greenery.

I wanted a wedding with a difAfter the sounds of the Spanference and I loved the idea of ish guitar and a few champagne davidtoms-weddings.com our closest friends and family all cocktails later, guests were coming to celebrate our wedding ushered to the reception on the davidtoms-weddings.com abroad and also enjoying a holioutdoor terrace surrounded by day at the same time. We decided olive trees with suspended Chito have a three day event, with the nese lanterns and wicker hearts. Michael and Melan first being the Surprises for our guests, and our night. The two day mendhi ie marri celeb second day ed in a elega was a selves, leisure ration were ‘wow’ factors starting day at family, friend surrounde nt the Crowne Plaza s with flamenco dancing, speeches Estepona d by their and son, with Dexter. golf and spa in the morning, and performances from our loved a pool party in the afternoon and ones to large glow sticks on our a dinner in the evening and the entrance, a live bongo player over last day wasOUR our big a UK DJ spinning the best beats dayY… STOR - with the Vedic Hindu Micha ceremony and then a firework finale. el and I in the met throug ing and h workliving in Marbe the Real Estate secto lla, in years ago. r about 8 CONFETI 61 property I was working for developer a for a renow and Micha el company. ned Real Estate He was professiona charming, polite and l, kind way about him, had a very of misch with a hint ief After a few in those blue eyes. each other, years of not seeing each other we bumped into again and meet up decided for coffee to tea, and or hence forth in my case good friend became s. We were ing for differe worknt comp then and anies by we chat, laugh would meet up to woes over , tell each other our a ner. Micha bit of lunch or dinel board and was my sound ing confid ante. enjoyed each others We really everything company, plicated. was easy and uncom OUR VISIO One day shortly after one of my Spain holdsN… birthdays, my age and the in our hearts a very special (not telling of cours wedd as we have place e) we met normal and all the ladies ing date, given lived here up both to for many turned out kissed’ and things changed, as real treat our son to be ‘we Dexter was years and and also was born. Michael and Melan proved to a an excell Costa del born in the ent be ie Sol Hospi friends and memento for our sion was tal. Our vito share family. Michael our and this proposed special time wedding 2 month later, on OUR MOST with our s the last loved ones. in our lives TREASURE day of an amazing MOM we We knew wanted to D ENTS cruise holida get everyo beautiful It is hard … together ne all ring. It was y, with a to select and for our ful surpri just one moment a and wond neare deare se erst from our st to be wedding even start and before we could as each a initiation day and every planning into marrie part of our I was pregn perfect. the wedd minute was addition, d life and However ing, for some ant. when the churc , who had in yet had the h and Julie- I entered not soprano our darlin pleasure, to meet singer beganAnn our g son. Ave Maria singing my heart also dedic melted. We chose She ated Villa Tiberi ing the recep a song to us location o as our duras tion dinne created such wond it is decorated with a very speci r, which for Micha fountains. erful gardens and al memo el ry A simple the funnie and myself. I think scheme colour of st mome nt when my pale blue just off-white and mother was had to be was select Flamenco perfectly complemened, which dance and doing her cided he simple and Dexter deted our could elegant grandmothe n´t be withou adorned vision. We t his the main r, ‘Abu’ for moment table with crystals even one so and blue her on the he decided to join place cards chose invitations, dance floor! and a stunn all, having seating Above ing plan in the everyone cherish The pale same hues. we love together and blue Spani for two whole days ultima embellished sh fans, with our ding everyt tely made our wednames ever wishe hing we could have d for and more.

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hiara Ferragni is one of the world’s mostrecognized fashion bloggers. What started out as a simple blog, has now become an online fashion store and magazine. Being said to have the perfect mix of glamour and personal style, Chiara was ranked first in the Forbes list of the most powerful fashion influencers, thanks to the success of her blog, The Blonde Salad. On September 1st 2018 the beautiful business woman and mother of 7 month old son, Leone Lucia, married singer and Italian X

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better word would be the “dresses”! Chiara wore not one, but two haute couture Dior dresses for her wedding day, designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri. The ceremony dress boasted 400 metres of fabric and took an impressive 1600 hours to complete. With its crochet bodice,

Factor judge Federico Leonardo “Fedez” Lucia in the stunning setting of Palazzo Ducezio, a grand 18th-century building just outside of Noto, Sicily that is traditionally used as a town hall. A non-religious open-air ceremony, the wedding was inspired by the Coachella music festival, with a funfair, fireworks, a Ferris wheel and a stage with live acts and karaoke, followed by a three-day celebration at boutique hotel Dimora delle Balze, which has 62 acres of gardens and

beautiful citrus groves. In true influencer style the wedding photos flooded Instagram with the hashtag #theFerragnez.

THE DRESS long sleeves, high neck and full-bodied tulle skirt it showcased a contemporary twist on a classic style. Chuiri told Vogue: “We made a crochet jumpsuit that recalls the ancient practice of southern Italy and France, where the technique is strongly associated to a female tradition.” Her second dress, a pale pink tulle and silk organza evening gown was embroidered with motifs that evoke Chiara and Fedez’s shared history. For the after party Chiara wore a shorter, ballet-inspired dress with matching embroidered ballet pumps.

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he wedding ceremony took place on the evening of 1st September 2018. The wedding coordination was organised by Alessandra Grillo and florals were created by Vincenzo Dascanio; large garlands with white and champagne-coloured roses, hanging from the trees. If you watched the wedding video on Chiara Ferragni’s Instagram account (@chiaraferragni), you will probably know what we are talking about! The incredible open-air garden ceremony hosted 160 guests, including Chiara’s six bridesmaids; Pardis Zarei, her sisters Francesca and Valentina Ferragni, Martina Maccherone, Michela Gombacci and Veronica Ferraro. All of them wore handmade dresses designed by Alberta Ferretti in collaboration with Eco-Age. The pink silk georgette pleated gowns were covered with lace inlays with either a deep V neckline or a sweetheart neckline.

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The wedding rings were designed by Pomellato. Two identically crafted golden rings with a subtle diamond pave and inside engraved with their wedding date and names. Ferragni told Vogue: “I am totally in love with the idea of being in love.” she continued, “I always say ‘I love love’, which may sound silly but it means a lot. Everything with Federico has been incredible, and of course it still is, but it was so unexpected. He taught me to believe in the unexpected.” If you don’t love Chiara already you will now. Instead of a registry, the couple encouraged their fans to nominate their favourite charities of which Ferragni and Fedez chose one for their guests to make a donation to.

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"We went out with the group and we kept talking the whole night about life! We would never be the same after that ..." Falling in love in Bangkok We met in Bangkok, two doctors speaking at the same meeting. Kai saw me in the event program and tried to send me a cordial message but I never responded. However a mutual friend from Istanbul was chatting with Kai, and commented on what a nice group of people were at the event, mentioned my name and ended up putting Kai in contact with me. I hesitated in the beginning but he was so friendly! We met in the lobby and from the first

moment our eyes made contact we knew there was a strangely strong connection! We went out with the group but stayed together the whole time, talking about life! From that moment things would never be the same again… An intimate wedding   Kai was already living in Spain and I was planning to move over so Spain was the obvious destination. We knew we wanted a very intimate event so we decided to get married in his house.

Making it personal It was very important to us for our wedding to reflect who we are and the new life we were starting to build together.   Brazilian flavour & clarity As I was very pregnant at the time of our wedding and we are proud of our new son, I chose a designer in Brazil to make a satin bucol dress that would highlight the curves of my belly and also would reflect an elegant and simple

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character. My bridesmaids, as well as his best man, were selected among other friends because they were with us through many important moments of our life. As our garden has many colourful flowers, we decided to go with a white theme, to highlight the contrast with the gardens and to add clarity, as it was an evening event. The main colour for our flowers was green, giving a fresh look to add to the beauty of our garden, the decor was minimalist and supposed to be comfortable.

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The ceremony was held by a notary and our friends made a speech about our lives and our special story. Â Cocktails & ceviche We wanted something chilled and relaxed, so we chose a ceviche and oyster buffet with self-service, so everyone could help themselves and to ensure a relaxed vibe. Plus we offered a range of international cocktails for our guests to enjoy during dinner.


Perfect photography Our wedding photographers came from Bodakids and they captured everything perfectly!   Magical moments   Our highlight was walking down the aisle as husband and wife. It was magical! Kai’s personal favourite moment was the speech I made, and mine was his.   I would change...   Absolutely nothing! The entire day was just exactly as we had imagined. My advice! Make decisions for you and not to please others, it’s your day, so make choices for you and your partner and no one else. Let your ceremony showcase who you are as a couple and be an extension of your life.

Address Book Venue: Private house Caterer & Wedding Cake: Vanina Favale / Aitor Perurena – Estudio gastronomico @ aitorperurena Flowers: Lara Gonzalez Navarro – Evento Shop Flowers eventoshop.com Wedding Dress: Valdir Nicolau Hair & Make-up: Nicoleta Fus Facebook: Nicoleta Fus Photography: Bodakids bodakids.com Singer: Fany Olmedo @ faniamusic Entertainment / Lights /Audio:  One2one Events one2onemk.com @ one2one_mk

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APART Rose and Joel mixed Jewish traditions with contemporary dĂŠcor and personal touches for a one of a kind celebration.

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Real Weddings FINDERS KEEPERS Joel and I met while I was living in LA and he was still living in London. Joel’s childhood best friend is also my cousin, and when the pair of them decided to go on a trip to Vegas, my cousin called me up to see if I wanted to join them. Thankfully I said yes, because this is how Joel and I met. We did the long distance relationship thing for six months, with the two of us going back and forth or meeting in New York, but we knew we couldn’t go on like that forever. As my family lives in London and I have dual citizenship I decided to make the big move and relocated to London in May 2015. HERE COMES THE SUN I visited Marbella for the first time in October 2015 and fell in love immediately. Southern California, where I grew up is very Spanish influenced, so I felt very at home. I have always wanted to have my wedding ceremony outside by the beach, so Marbella was a no brainer for our destination wedding. BEYOND LUXURY The deciding factor for our wedding venue, the Gran Meliá Don Pepe was the ceremony area, which overlooks the ocean. The hotel’s picturesque gardens were filled with an abundance of flowers and the venue is exactly what I had envisioned for my big day. THE SHOWSTOPPER I tried on at least fifty dresses before realizing that what I wanted didn’t exist! I knew from the beginning I wanted a silk/ satin skirt. The shape of the skirt was really difficult, as I wanted it wide at the sides and long at the back, but I didn’t want it puffy at the front. Not too much to ask is it? So we ended up having the dress made from scratch. The skirt was designed by a dress maker I knew

in St Albans. The top I ordered from Martiana Liana separates collection and then I changed the sleeves, top and back, adding straps and boning to make it more of a basque shape. I couldn’t believe how well it all came together. I knew the moment I got engaged I wanted the nude YSL tribute heels and it worked perfectly with the nude underlay in the bodice of my dress. I also wore my grandmother’s garter from 54 years ago, when she got married, and my other grandmother’s handkerchief from her wedding 56 years ago. I always wanted the bridesmaids in silk to match my dress material so I bought all matching dresses for the bridesmaids. I had two maids of honour so their dresses also matched and were a slightly darker shade and different shape from the bridesmaids, but I kept the material the same throughout. The groom had a bespoke suit made and a bespoke waistcoat. Before deciding on the suit, he and his brother bought matching Guissepe Zannotti loafers so they could wear the trousers shorter and not have to wear socks. RETRO CHIC My entire look was very 60’s, Bridget Bardot inspired. I never wanted my hair up as my long hair is pretty much always down. Having it slicked down at the front made it feel more elegant than my every day look. My makeup I just completely trusted Nicola with. I wanted it to be very bronzed and dewy with the focus on my eyes. I have never been happier with hair and makeup in my life. All the bridesmaids looked incredible. I wanted them to have their hair down in loose waves and the makeup was flawless, they all looked like dolls.

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SURPRISE SURPRISE We wanted a eucalyptus and blush flower theme, there was eucalyptus literally everywhere. The bridesmaids bouquets were simple but stunning, astilbe, (my favourite flower) and eucalyptus hand tied with ribbon. We opted for soft lighting to compliment the flowers. There were also little surprises dotted around the venue such as a doughnut wall built by the groom and the table plan was shot glasses with each guests name attached.

For the cocktail reception we had Asian themed foods such as sushi and spring rolls. Then for the main meal tuna tartare was served, followed by spicy sea bass and finished off with a trio desserts; apple crumble, creme brulee, and chocolate strawberries. At 1am we brought out fruit platters and churros with chocolate. Guests were able to enjoy a mojito station for the entire evening to accompany the open bar. We wanted a real party atmosphere. MY FAVOURITE MOMENTS...

ADD A TWIST We had a traditional Jewish ceremony but we made it slightly more modern by having the bedeken (which is typically done in private) take place on the aisle for all of our guests to see. We also included the American tradition of having all the bridesmaids and groomsmen stand on either side of the chuppah. We flew in our Rabbi from London, which made it feel very personal and special to us.

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Seeing Joel as I walked down the aisle was incredible. We chose not to see each other for the week leading up to the wedding, so it was a very special and emotional moment. I also was very lucky to have over thirty of my friends fly over from America to be there, that is something I will never forget. I HAVE to mention that one of my wedding day highlights was having the band play Spice Girls and Britney Spears for me. That really made my day.


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Wedding Meet online, fall in love, get married abroad… welcome to a true 21st century kind of love. Claudia and Adam’s wedding exuded festival-chic but the ultimate highlight was the memories created by their guests and loved ones. Confeti was blown away by the love, intimacy and natural beauty of this truly “real” wedding!

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Here’s to dating in the 21st century… Adam and I met on a dating app. Although we grew up in the same town we never would have met each other without the internet. It’s not a cliché anymore; it’s a real place to actually meet and fall in love. Wedding day?... Let’s do a Wedding Weekend!   My family has an apartment in Spain, so it was a very natural choice – plus the beautiful weather definitely helps! We also love hosting parties, so we thought, why not?! Let’s turn our wedding into a whole weekend celebration.   A Finca-dream coming true   When we walked into the Finca for the first time, it was love at first sight. The setting is breathtaking, and we immediately began envisioning our picture-perfect wedding.   #Essensebride   My dress was from “Essense of Australia”, a brand boasting a modern spin on bohemian style. For the bridesmaids’ dresses I decided to opt for designs by Sorella Vita, in a sparkly rose gold as I wanted them to shimmer in the sunlight. I told Karen, head of Deseos Florists, my vision of simplicity with an elegant touch. The venue sold itself, and she delivered exactly what I wanted!  


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Venue: Finca La Concepción @ fincalaconcepcion Wedding Planner: Sunshine Weddings @ sunshineweddingspain Caterer: Lepanto Flowers: Karen from Deseos Florists, deseosflorist.com Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia @essenseofaustralia Hair & Make-up: Liza Mayne @ lizamayne_makeupartist & Louise Hill Photographers / Videographers: Nani De Perez @ nanideperezphotography & Antonio De Perez @ antoniodeperezfilm Music: Club Live @clubliveuk

Festival Feeling We had a kosher wedding with catering by Lepanto. For the main course, we went for lamb chops, and the band “Club Live,” gave the wedding the festival vibe we had imagined. It was really fantastic, especially when they managed to place a grand piano on the dance floor and even convinced me to sing with them! Make the photographers part of your family   I booked Nani and Antonio Perez to take care of all the photos and videography. They were just amazing and on our big day it felt like they were part of the family. They kindly treated us to a few sneak-peaks of the images whilst the editing process took place and every one was overwhelmingly beautiful.  

Sneaking off The highlight of the day, for me, was walking down the aisle, seeing the setting for the first time truly exceeded my expectations. Number two has to be the first dance with my husband which was a moment I will hold dear to my heart forever. Afterwards, we snuck off and quietly watched the party from the edge of the dancefloor, just the two of us. The feeling of seeing all our guests enjoying themselves and the love in the room was the perfect end to a perfect day.  

What I would change? Absolutely nothing.   Let your guests create the atmosphere   You can plan as much as you like, but trust me, on your big day it will be the people that make the memories, so just surround yourself by everyone you love, smile and simply enjoy the happiest day of your life!

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Chris and Helen said ‘Yes’ in the Philippines and ‘I do’ under the Spanish sun with traditional entertainment and a beach inspired theme completing their fairytale day.

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Chris and I met at work in 2013. My brother in law owns a design consultancy in Nottingham and Chris came to work for him a year before I started. On the 30th of December 2015, we were both visiting my parents in the Philippines. Chris decided to play a game on the beach, whoever found the prettiest shell won! I found one that looked like a winner, a beautiful clam that Chris proceeded to open with a teaspoon, (which he unsuspiciously had in his pocket!) and inside the clam was a ring. My first thought was that we had found treasure! Until Chris got down on his knee and asked me to marry him. I was so stunned he had to ask me twice!

green garden and the terrace we immediately felt it was the one. We knew if we loved how it looked in the rain then it would certainly look spectacular in the sunshine. We weren’t wrong! A LIGHT GRECIAN STYLE

My wedding dress had to be made of light, airy fabric. First of all, because it would be hot, and second, I had to fit it in a wedding box and travel with it as hand carry luggage on the plane. I didn’t want to risk it getting lost in check-in luggage! I have always loved Grecian style dresses, with long flowing chiffon fabric, so I immediately had a clear idea in my head of what I wanted, this made it considerably easier to choose!

RAINY DAY, LUCKY DAY…

After spending one day in 3 shops, I found the one! It was a beautiful Justin Alexander dress in ivory, with no bling, just some delicate ruching on the bodice. I immediately fell in love with it because it looked classic and simple. Likewise my make-up on the wedding day was simple and not too heavy. Lorraine, my hair and make-up artist was the best, the waterproof make-up she applied did not budge in the heat!

Sunshine Weddings showed us several venues, and when we arrived at Tikitano, it was pouring down with rain! We walked along the soggy grass and as soon as we saw the sea views, the

The colour theme we had picked was aqua and peach, typical beach wedding colours, not too bright, more relaxed tones. I chose Grecian style dresses with light airy fabrics for the bridesmaids, in a

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We both wanted somewhere that was warm, with guaranteed sunshine, and not too far for family and friends to travel. We love the Spanish culture and food plus there is Spanish blood in the past generations of our family.

light aqua colour. For the The wedding ceremony was performed by the quirkiest man in all of Malaga! We were so lucky to have been recommended Padre Peter, whose eccentric charm and jokes made everyone laugh and feel comfortable during the ceremony. Our guests commented that he looked like Shakespeare with his curled moustache and ruff! It was a non-religious ceremony, more of a blessing really, because at this point Chris and I were already officially married. We had done all the legal stuff in the registry office back in the UK two weeks before we flew to Spain. So at this point we could all relax and concentrate on the celebrations!

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We had a very talented Spanish guitarist, called Nano. He entertained our guests when they arrived at the venue. He also played a Spanish love song as I walked down the aisle and a celebratory flamenco as we made our exit as a couple, he was amazing!

We also had a wonderful DJ recommended to us by Sunshine weddings, DJ KMiss. Our first dance was to Newton Faulkner’s “All I Got” and ended the night with Elton John’s “Your Song”. DJ KMiss played a good mix of dance tunes, even my dad, who had just turned 80, was up there dancing before anybody else! Our cake wasn’t the typical vanilla buttercream cake, we were celebrating in Spain so I told Chris (I pretty much decided for him) that we should have an orange sponge with chocolate ganache cake. Again, Sunshine Wedding recommended Omaya from Cake Couture Marbella, and she made us a beautiful seashell inspired cake (echoing our engagement by the sea!) and it was 5 tiers of scrumptiousness! Regarding the special touches, Chris and I knew it was going to be hot before and during the ceremony so we bought some white fans for people to use and to keep.

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The menu was provided by our venue, Tikitano. We had quite a few guests with various dietary requirements! Halyna from Tikitano was so very patient and accommodating to every request we made regarding the menu. On top of the main menu, we had vegetarian, vegan, crudivegano, gluten-free, seafood-free, tomatofree and nut-free meals!

We also had a polaroid guest book for our friends and family to leave messages in. It’s so nice to go through it now and see the messages with a photo of their smiling faces next to it! We also bought a hamper full of white flip flops (assorted sizes) with a sign that read “Shake Away Those Dancing Blues And Put On These Boogie Shoes!” We know it can be uncomfortable for the ladies to dance in heels after a long day walking in them, surprisingly even the men started wearing them on the dance floor! For the kids we brought along a “Fun Box”, which had an assortment of bubbles and bouncy balls that light up and flash. IN LOVE WITH CANDID SNAPSHOTS

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ended up going with Isabel Benchetrit, who also worked alongside David Toms. Chris and I were very happy with our photographs, they are all so beautiful and a good mix of candid and posed. Isabel captured the mood of the wedding very well, and we especially love the candid snapshots of our guests! UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES

It’s hard to choose a favourite moment and the day went by so fast! I would say maybe the time I was being walked down the garden by my dad to the ceremony. My dad was all relaxed and smiling and telling me not to be nervous. We started walking, and as we turned the corner I saw the bamboo canopy, the flowers, the guests all smiling, my husband-to-be in the distance, the beautiful view of the sea, it was such a tranquil happy scene, combined with Nano’s beautiful guitar strumming… it was almost dreamlike. That memory will stay with me forever. A CELEBRATION OF TWO

Advice, let’s see… don’t be a stress head or a ‘bridezilla’! Enjoy the planning, and give yourself plenty of time to plan as well, don’t rush it. Always consult your partner every step of the way and always ask for their opinion, it’s a celebration of two people, not one! And I would strongly advice couples to hire a wedding planner (if you can afford it), especially when getting married abroad, because they have priceless local knowledge and contacts (just be sure to get a good one! Read as many reviews as you can and do your research!) And lastly, the best advice ever, GET MARRIED IN SPAIN!!! Guaranteed sunshine and stunning scenery, there’s nothing worse than rain pouring on your wedding day! 76 76 CONFETI CONFETI

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Venue & Caterer: Tikitano tikitano.com

Wedding Planner: Sunshine Weddings sunshineweddingsspain.com @sunshineweddingsspain Wedding Cake: Omaya from Cake Couture Marbella cakecouturemarbella.com Flowers: Karen from Deseos Florists deseosflorists.com Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander dress bought from Beautiful Brides in Nottingham, U.K. justinalexander.com Hair & Make-up: Lorraine from Princess Bride Photographer: Isabel Benchetrit ibimagery.com @ benchetritisabel Music: DJ KMiss Entertainment: Spanish Guitarist - Nano


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is the best medicine Doctors Jai and Resh enjoyed a simple and elegant celebration held in a stylish villa in Ronda.

All laid back We’re both Indian (Sikh) by background. We liked the idea of having a laid back, nontraditional civil ceremony in the Spanish outdoors. We envisioned getting married in a rural villa in the Andalusian mountains, somewhere personal and intimate where we could have the whole place to ourselves, party it up, and make as much noise as we wanted late into the night. We built our wedding weekend around the idea of staying at our chosen villa with our immediate families over a long four day weekend and inviting our guests over to celebrate our wedding with us. Our chosen venue, Cortijo el Rosero, was visually stunning, without being too pretentious. It is surrounded by rolling hills and mountains, which became the picturesque backdrop for the sunset on the balmy summer’s evening that was our alfresco wedding breakfast.

Recipe for success Our wedding planner, Jessica at White Wedding Days, was so enthusiastic from the word go. She had endless amounts of time to spend with us on Skype calls and email. Our experience of using a planner was that it makes the process so incredibly easy. She sourced out all the suppliers and kept it all under budget. It was as easy as, ‘guys, here’s a choice of three caterers that meet your requirements’. All we had to do was choose one. It was a dream.. We made a quick pre-wedding trip to Ronda a few months before the big day, and Jessica was integral in planning this for us. 78 CONFETI

She accompanied us to see the venue, helped organise our menu tasting (one of the highlights!) and meetings with the suppliers.

All things pretty I opted to wear an effortless white dress to fit in with the theme and surroundings, instead of traditional Indian clothes. My dress was a Rime Arodaky gown from a Notting Hill Boutique called ‘The Mews Bridal’. My shoes were a steal from Missguided, the same ones were actually used on the runway models for that particular bridal collection. I love Rime’s style which encompasses a French boho chic, slightly rocker, vibe. I accessorized with antique style silver stacking rings and earrings. Resh stuck to his native roots and wore a Scottish kilt, he said it was surprisingly comfortable, even in the afternoon heat. I went for a classic brown smokey eye and nude peachy lip makeup look. My make up artist Nicola has an impressive resume that includes working in film and fashion, as well as the added benefit of being a health and beauty journalist. I felt I looked a better version of myself on my wedding day, and was so happy with the overall look. Alex did a wonderful job on my hair working with the extensions I had in, creating loose waves on one side and adding an orchid for some extra glam.

Naturally perfect We didn’t have a theme as such. We wanted to enhance the natural beauty of the place with rustic tones and classically simple


décor; white candles, hanging white flowers and simple long tables. Jessica sourced a florist and helped us to create a setting that transformed from an elegant, boho day affair to a romantic, candle lit reception by night.

Keeping it personal I walked down the aisle with my dad to the sound of ‘Sapphire’ by Bonobo, led by my little nephew and niece, the flower bearers. We exchanged vows at the villa’s characteristic facade adorned with hanging white flowers. Our Minister Liz is a humanist, and our ceremony very much reflected these values. My mum gave a reading about marriage, and my sister in law recited a touching poem. We tried to keep guests as cool as possible under the parasols, with ice water and sangria on tap. Once the ceremony was over, guests indulged in cocktails and canapés centered around a main water feature, before being led to a sitdown alfresco meal overlooking the mountains. Later, the courtyard transformed once again into an atmospheric space with ambient lighting, DJ booth and open bar.

rapport with us on the day and blended seamlessly into the wedding day, capturing some stunning moments that we will cherish forever.

I will never forget... My favourite moment was when I finally had the chance to sit down and gaze at the breathtaking views of the Andalusian sunset with a cold glass of wine, watching our guests mingle and settle down to listen to my husband make the most unforgettable wedding speech, as his kilt gently, and occasionally, blew up in the warm summer’s evening breeze.

The beat goes on The music was very much Resh’s forte. He would be proud to admit he spent hours building a Spotify playlist in the weeks leading up to the wedding. Tristan, our DJ, expertly blended the sounds to take our guests on a journey of jazz, instrumental hip hop, downtempo electronic, house and 80’s pop classics with music by Frank Sinatra, Bonobo, George Michael, Disclosure and Maceo Plex amongst others. Being Punjabi, we had to have some bhangra music in there too.

Snap Snap Our Spanish wedding photographer, Mireia Cordomi, was an easy choice. Her photography style is rich and nostalgic. She is an expert at using the natural light to her advantage. The pictures turned out very natural, exactly what we wanted. She immediately built a

Address Book Wedding planner: Jessica White, White Wedding Days,  whiteweddingdays.com @whiteweddingdays Dress: Rime Arodaky @ rimearodaky Makeup: Nicola McGeorge @nicolamcgeorge   Hair: Alex Harrocks alex-bridal.com @ alexbridal Minister: Liz Wilkinson Music: Tristan Harper Venue: Ronda Mountain Resort rondamountainresort.com @ rondamountainresort Photographer: Mireia Cordomi mireiacordomi.com @ mireiacordomi

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Allie and Dale’s intimate wedding at the Cortijo Pedro Jimenez in Casares centered around good food, great music and making memories that last a life time.

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During the long process of immigrating from Toronto to Bermuda last year, Dale proposed with a surprise sunset picnic at my favourite beach, secluded about 1km into a National Nature Reserve. It was a random weekday and I thought we were going for a casual swim after work; yes there was a romantic picnic spread, but without sounding too smug, Dale knows I love a good surprise and he’s quite romantic so this wasn’t strange. I was stunned, and after about 20 minutes of yelling, I remembered to say “YES”.

After getting engaged we set a date and then pretty much forgot about wedding planning for the next 5 months. It wasn’t until December rolled around, and we’d sent out our save the dates, that we both hit panic mode. Having visited Málaga and explored the province back in October 2017, we realised that the language and cultural barriers were going to be an issue. We emailed a number of planners but my first live conversation was with Jessica White of White Wedding Days (WWD). What’s that cliche about finding your soulmate? “When you know, you

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know.” She was amazing out the gate and we 100% could not have pulled off our day under the time constraint of 5 months, to the caliber that we did, had we not had Jessica and her team on our side. Jessica was just a lovely human to have around on our day. Best unofficial bridesmaid ever!

WHEN IT'S MEANT TO BE My wedding dress was by Crystal Design Couture. One of my bridesmaids and I went to have a peek at the shop without an appointment, as soon as we entered the bridal section the dress caught my eye and within an hour I had been measured, paid the 50% down payment,

submitted the order and was on my way home. I always wear my hair down so I wanted relaxed elegance in a romantic up-do. Hair stylist, Alex Harrocks arrived on the day, no trial and an indecisive bride, but left behind five beautiful updos. I asked that she give us a transferable style in case anyone wanted to literally let their hair down post-ceremony, but we were all in up-do’s until well after the photographers and videographer left. For make up I asked for a glammed up version of a day-look I’d worn on a recent photoshoot. I brought on makeup artist Nicola McGeorge and again


had not done a trial with her, but she listened to my concerns and questions via email and her obvious expertise put my mind at ease in addressing each item. A sweaty night of dancing is a recipe for a make-up disaster yet I didn’t do a single touch up the entire day.

THE PERFECT PALETTE We tried to keep things simple in deciding on a colour palette of ivory and green with gold accents peppering the decor which matched and played off our location and time of year easily. The food was kept as locally sourced as possible to reflect (and take advantage of) the delicious cuisine you find in Southern Spain. Otherwise the day was planned to focus on intimacy and celebrating love, our venue and location would be novelty to our guests by default, so I felt it would have been silly to fight that.

LIGHT OF MY LIFE When I started on decor my emphasis was on fairy lights to create that intimate space and atmosphere. Dale and I wanted a cosy, naturally elegant back drop that wasn’t trying too hard and fit the overall feel of the venue, season and region. For flowers I asked for a variety of lush, elegant white blooms mixing with foliage and textures, again, local wherever possible. Dale wanted the ceremonial arch wrapped in lush white fabric, accented by florals and foliage which was delivered perfectly.

ONCE WED The ceremony was short, fun and so so sweet! Our officiant was Dale’s sister, Jill Cashman and she nailed it. There was something so personal and special about having someone guide the ceremony who knows us, whom we are comfortable with and love very much. Though she is normally a happy-go-lucky, funny lady, she took her role very seriously and delivered on the balance we were going for between solemnity and relaxed.

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Oh so many!! From a hilarious impromptu garter-toss, special moments in the bridal suite, beautiful speeches, the energy that the Mariachi band brought; our day was packed with humour and emotionally charged moments that had me teetering between cracking-up laughing and/or tearing up at any given moment. The dances were another favourite moment. Other than our vows, our first dance was essentially the first conversation Dale and I had the entire day. I really missed him! We were careful to select a timeless song that spoke to us as a couple and went with a classic favourite “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis. By the end I

Dress: Crystal Design Couture crystaldesigncouture.com Bridal Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes bellabelleshoes.com Makeup: Nicola McGeorge @nicolageorge Hair: Alex Harrocks alex-bridal.com wished we had chosen something longer. “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys, was our pick for our parental dances, a song loaded with sentiment, I did all I could to not ugly-cry on Dad’s suit.

Groomsmen Suits: The Dirty Inc thedirtyinc.com Flowers: White Wedding Days Wedding Stationary: Lace & Confetti Design Studio laceandconfetti.com Minister: Sister of the groom - Jill Cashman Caterer: Gusto Marbella gustomarbella.com Music: DJ: Tristan Harper / weddingdjmarbella.co.uk Cocktail Mariache: Marbella Entertainments Venue: El Cortijo Pedro Jiminez

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Claire and Bill married in a traditional church setting with bright colours, live music and some authentic Spanish touches.

A Friendly Encounter We met through our best friends Emma and Bill in Fulham. We hit it off straight away and had some really fun dates which we still laugh about now.

Childhood Memories Bill has been going to Spain with his family since he was a baby. Since we have been together we have always stayed around the Mijas area and absolutely love it there so it seemed the perfect location for our wedding. We try to squeeze in a couple of trips per year and have even booked our first Christmas there as a married couple this year! When we came to meet our wedding planners, Sunshine Weddings, we met founder Scott Gibbons who kindly took us from Fuengirola to Nerja. Whilst on the car journey having chit chat, Scott asked Bill where he was from (he was born in Fulham) to discover that Scott

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is a HUGE lifelong Fulham fan and they actually have friends in common! Needless to say the hour and a half journey was an interesting one and we knew we had made the right choice choosing Sunshine Weddings.

Shine Bright in the Sunshine We wanted it to be a relaxed atmosphere with wonderful views and outdoor catering . The most important thing to us was having one big party in the sun with all of our close friends and family dancing the night away!

My style was bright and colourful, almost a fiesta feel. From my invites to my flowers, there were bright colours included wherever I could! I chose coral for my bridesmaids as I really didn’t want to opt for traditional pastels and felt that they needed a bold summer colour. My dress was Zac Posen and was a sweetheart satin fishtail with a gorgeous bow detail on the train. I didn’t want anything too fussy and I don’t think anyone was surprised at my choice as it was very “me”. My bouquet was a bright mix of different flowers with a sunflower being the main one. My flower girls also had one each too. I kept my colours to coral,

yellow and blue but wasn’t too fussy about everything matching as long as it felt fun and bright. As my family are Irish Catholics, it was important to me that we had a traditional church ceremony. El Salvador church in Nerja was the perfect venue. It really is a beautiful church. During the ceremony we had a Spanish guitarist who played an acoustic version of Bruno Mars Marry Me as we walked down the aisle. He then went on to welcome the guests in the venue with some traditional Spanish flamenco music. It really set the scene. We also included some of the children in the ceremony getting them to say some prayers and mentioning our close family members that are no longer with us.

Spanish Style Once the guests had arrived at the venue we had a mixture of canapes which included chorizo


lollipops, sweet chilli prawns and mini tortillas with a mango salsa. We also had tinto, cava and beer on tap to cool the guests down in the scorching heat! For our main we had Paella and an Argentinian BBQ with a selection of marinated meats & salads which went down really well. The music was a mix of wedding classics with a few Irish songs thrown in. It was a mixture of both live singers and a DJ and we also had a few performers from the wedding party singing too! Our masters of ceremony was Bill’s godson Henry Oliver who has just turned 7. He welcomed the guests into the church handing out colourful fans and also introduced all of the important parts of the day. He even sung a

bit of Johnny Cash at the end of the night!

Memories to Cherish Gary Tapp from Your Wedding moments did both the videography and photography, he was very friendly and relaxed and we hardly noticed he was there. We have some real natural shots which really captured the atmosphere. The posed shots were really fun and we were giggling through all of them.

Walking down the aisle and seeing all of our close friends and family congratulating us was definitely a favourite moment! Also the best man’s speech, it was a really funny and heart felt poem about the two of us.

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I don’t think we would change anything at all! It was exactly how we wanted it and to hear people tell us now how much they enjoyed themselves says it all to us.

Our advice Don’t sweat the small stuff! On the day people do not notice the things that may not go to plan as long as they are well fed and watered the rest will follow.

Address Book Venue: El Salvador Church, Nerja Cortijo Maria Luisa, Nerja Wedding Planner: Scott Gibbons of Sunshine Weddings, SunshineWeddings.com Caterer: Food for thought, foodforthought.es Wedding Dress: Zac Posen Hair & Make-up: Golden Tarts, Marbella Photographer and Videographer: Gary Tapp, Your Wedding Moments Music: Ian Jacks / Nano (Spanish guitarist) CONFETI 85


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amazing show! Every part of the exhibition looked beautiful, the catwalk was incredible and the amount of customers that visited our stand (and ordered) was more than I could have hoped for in year one!”

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A Pearl

OF GREAT PRICE According to the Book of Proverbs a good woman is more to be valued than fine rubies, but more generally we find such a good woman to be compared to a pearl. The reason for this is simple. Pearls have been regarded as objects of beauty for centuries, and have come to be identified with anything that is rare, fine, admirable or valuable.

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rides especially may be so regarded, and many wear these gems to emphasise the inner glow that invariably comes on such a joyous occasion. I have never seen an ugly bride! Of course, not everybody can afford natural (or wild) pearls, which are very rare and very valuable. Many hundreds of pearl oysters and mussels have to be gathered and opened before even one pearl is found.

“It was named La Peregrina and is perhaps the finest Margarita pearl ever found.”

pearl ever found. Such pearls are extremely rare today, and none match La Peregrina, although President Romulo Betancourt presented a string of Margarita pearls to Jacqueline Kennedy on the occasion of President Kennedy’s official visit to Venezuela. The yellow colour of very valuable Margarita pearls emphasises the fact that a pearl does not have to be a lustrous silvery white. They can be anything from black to pink, purple to green, or practically anything in between. Similarly, whilst a perfectly round and smooth pearl is the most desirable shape, many other shapes occur. These are known as “baroque” pearls, with perhaps the “tear drop” shape being the most popular.

In a haul of three tons, only three or four oysters will produce perfect pearls. It does not take a degree in mathematics to calculate that the pearl tiara belonging to the Empress Eugenie, dating from 1853 and now to be found in the Louvre Museum in Paris, which features 212 natural pearls needed about 160 tons of oysters!

“MANY HUNDREDS OF PEARL, OYSTERS AND MUSSELS HAVE TO BE GATHERED AND OPENED BEFORE EVEN ONE PEARL IS FOUND. “

These oysters, at that period of history, were gathered by divers manually pulling the shellfish from the floors of oceans and rivers. Ibn Battuta in the 14th century records how pearl divers attached cords to their waists to ensure their return to the surface! From prehistoric times such activity was centred on the Indian ocean, and in such areas as the Persian gulf, the Red Sea and the gulf of Mannar.

But it is not only oysters and mussels which produce pearls. Under the right circumstances any shelled mollusc can produce pearls, although these generally lack lustre and are usually valueless, although an exception is the abalone in New Zealand, which produces “blister” pearls. These pearls are admired for their intense lustre and naturally bright colour, which may be compared to the opal.

It was here in Mannar that the great 5th century epic Mahavamsa records the visit of Prince Vijaya to Sri Lanka bearing a gift of eight varieties of pearls to the Pandyan king. The Chinese of the Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD) hunted for pearls in the South China Sea. And when the conquistadors arrived in the Americas they found extensive oyster beds around the islands of Cubagua and Margarita, some 200 kilometres north of the Venezuelan coast.

They are usually referred to as “blue pearls”. “Pink pearls” come from conches found in the Caribbean sea, and are very rare, as is the similar “orange pearl” from the horse conch. The second largest pearl known was found in the Philippines in 1934 and is known as the “Pearl of Lao Tzu”.

In 1560 a slave found a large yellowish pearl near Panama. He was rewarded with his liberty, his owner was made Alcalde of Panama, and the gem was presented to Elisabeth of Valois, the queen of King Philip II of Spain. It was named La Peregrina and is perhaps the finest Margarita

It was found in a giant clam. It is not “pearly” in appearance, but has a surface like porcelain. It weighs 6.4 kilos. It pales into insignificance besides the largest pearl ever found, also in a giant clam and also in the Philippines. This monster, 30 centimetres wide, 67 centimetres long, weighs in at 34 kilos! Too large for the average necklace or pendant! With natural pearls being so valuable it is natural that alternatives

Padre Peter, cleric for wedding ceremonies and regular contributor to CONFETI Magazine should be sought, in the same way that cubic zirconia is often a substitute for diamonds. Imitation pearls range from those made from glass, covered in “essence d’orient” (a derivation from fish scales) to those made from “mother of pearl” or conch shell. They may look the part initially, but their lustre is soon dimmed. “Cultured” pearls are a different matter. Nowadays, two methods are employed, in both salt and fresh water. Either a tiny piece of mantle tissue (a graft) is taken from a donor shell and transplanted into a recipient shell, which then forms a protective sac. Or a tiny bead is used instead of the graft. The difference between the two methods can only be determined by x-ray. The “beaded” pearls show a solid centre with no growth rings, whereas a natural pearl has such rings. The “grafted” pearl will also show growth rings, but has a complex central cavity. In 1914 Japanese pearl farmers began growing cultured pearls in lake Biwa. So extensive and successful was this enterprise that “Biwa pearls” at one time became almost synonymous with cultured pearls in general. In 1971 Biwa pearl farmers produced nearly six tons of cultured pearls. In recent years such production has virtually ceased on account of pollution. An attempt to revive the industry in lake Kasumigaura, using Biwa pearl mussels and a related species from China also failed due to pollution. Japan has now been overtaken by China in pearl production, although Japan imports the majority of the production for processing and re-export. China now produces more than 1,500 tons per year. For smaller amounts the “momme” is used. This has been used in Japan for centuries. It was standardised in 1891 with one momme corresponding to 1/1000 kan or 3.75 grammes (simple, no? So China exports 400,000 kan per year or in momme terms…oh, forget it!) CONFETI 91


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Get some of your favourite flowers and attach them to the corners of your wall. Flowers are always a good idea! Moreover, you can integrate the wall into your overall colour theme.

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Clogau Damselfly Pendant 596 Euros clogau.co.uk

We know Christmas is a popular time for proposals but many of you may be celebrating an anniversary around this time too. To help you pick a picture perfect present for your Prince Charming we have put together this Anniversary Gift Guide! From amazing jewellery pieces by Chupi, Clogau and Loveness Lee, to beautiful lovebird maxi dresses by For Love & Lemons... We have got you covered with some pieces that are the ultimate must-haves! Daring lingerie by Eres will make you look and feel sexy and this beautiful bouquet from Wild At Heart will probably make your heart melt!

ASTRA Anchor the Soul ÂŁ89 astrajewellery.com

ASTRA Constellation Pendant ÂŁ89 astrajewellery.com

Silver Wedding Chupi Solid Gold Ring Drop in the Wild Morganite 1720 Euros chupi.com

Clogau Welsh Poppy Diamond & Ruby Ring 527 Euros clogau.co.uk

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Loveness Lee Tendresse 309 Euros lovenesslee.com

Chupi Print Rose Gold Ring Drop In The Wild in Rose Quartz 241 Euros chupi.com

Chupi Drop In The Wild Ring Amethyst in Silver 269 Euros chupi.com

Chupi Drop In The Wild Ring Citrine in Silver 269 Euros chupi.com


Anniversary Guide

Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque rosé 230 Euros Selfridges

Molly Goddard T-Shirt 155 Euros Dover Street Market

Kate Spade Hayes Street Pearl Hazel 250 Euros katespade.com/eu

Ralph Lauren Women Fragrance 92 Euros debenhams.com

Annoushka x The Vampire’s Wife Love Letter Charm 1375 Euros Matchesfashion.com

For Love & Lemons Lovebird Maxi Dress ANNIVERSARY SALE 300,73 Euro forloveandlemons.com

Wild At Heart Fleur De L’eau 86 Euros wildatheart.com

Eres Lingerie set 210 Euros net-a-porter.com

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PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

CAKES

FASHION & ACCESSORIES

Alyson’s Cakes +34 646435771 Alysonscakes@gmail.com

Anthony’s Diamonds +34 609 529 633/ 952 588 795, diamonds@anthonys-diamonds.com, anthonys-diamonds.com

Boda Kids +34 952 109 287, info@bodakids.es, bodakids.com

De La Fuente +34 951 508 084, info@delafuentefinejewellery.com delafuentefinejewellery.com

Greenland Photography +44 7917 885 854 info@greenlandphotography.com greenlandphotography.com

FLORISTS

The Love Hunters +34 675 590 010 info@thelovehunters.com thelovehunters.com

Cake Couture +34 693 379 397, marbellacake@gmail.com, cakecouturemarbella.com Marbella Cake Design +34 693 864 959, mcdesign100@yahoo.com, marbellacakedesign.com CATERERS Beers Wines & Spirits SL +34 952 373 233, info@bwsdrinksdistribution.com, bwsdrinksdistribution.com

Deseos +34 952 811 301, info@deseosflorist.com, deseosflorist.com

Sana Catering +34 639 626 096, toni@sanacateringmarbella. com, sanacateringmarbella.com

Flor Valentin +34 669 061 234, florvalentin.es Virginia Florista +34 952 898 722, comercial@virginiaflorista. com, virginiaflorista.com

CELEBRANTS

HEALTHY & BEAUTY

Humanist Wedding Celebrant info@malagaminister.com, malagaminister.com

Bardou +34 951 518 680 Playas del Duque Puerto Banús salon.thebardou.com/marbella

Padre Peter padrepeter1@gmail.com ENTERTAINMENT

The Beauty Spot +34 675 01 63 51, thebeautyspotmarbella@ gmail.com

Chica DJs +34 661 155 174, bookchicadjs@gmail.com, chicadjs.com

Jess Hill +34 609 631 409, jess.hill83@gmail.com jesshillmakeupartist.com

DJ Ryan Fuller +34 674 882 402, fullerdj.com fullerdeehay@gmail.com,

Lash Crowd +34 951 765 408, info@lashcrowd.com, lashcrowd.com

Nani & Antonio de Perez nanideperez@gmail.com, nanideperez.com antoniodeperez.com

Irie J +34 674 636 584, +44 7881 637 551, iriej.com sandielenton1@icloud.com, Marbella Weddings +34 687 508 257 info@marbellaweddings.com marbellaweddings.com

Nicola McGeorge +34 665 361 964, info@nicolamcgeorge.com Ocean Clinic +34 951 775 518, info@oceanclinic.net, oceanclinic.net

Hotel Castellar +34 956 693 018, reservas@hotelcastellar.com, hotelcastellar.com Kempinski Hotel Bahía +34 952 809 500, kempinski.com/marbella

Kitch Casa Rusia, Marbella +34 659 09 12 44 contact@kitch.es kitch.es Villa Del Mar, Marbella Club +34 952 822 211, marbellaclub.com

WEDDING PLANNERS Sunshine Weddings +44 (0) 207 305 7011 sunshineweddings.com Optimum Weddings +34 670 636 063 / +44 (0)2033 711766, info@ theweddingscompany.co.uk, spanishweddingscompany.com Tucco Weddings and Unique Affairs +34 680 164 747, info@tucco.es tucco.es Designer Occasion designeroccasion.com WEDDING LIST

DJ Sky Fly +34 635 341 872, info@skyfly.es, skyfly.es

Hotel Castillo de Monda +34 952 459 836, info@castillodemonda.com, castillodemonda.com

King of Cotton +34 951 127 116 Centro Comercial La Colonia San Pedro de Alcantara kingofcotton.es

El Oceano Beach Hotel +34 952 587 550, info@oceanohotel.com, oceanohotel.com Puente Romano +34 952 820 900, hotel@puenteromano.com, puenteromano.com La Sala Gibraltar +350 20016870, info@lasalagibraltar.com, lasalagibraltar.com Sunborn Hotel +350 20016000, info@sunborngibraltar.com, sunbornhotels.com/gibraltar Sunset Beach Club Hotel +34 952 579 400, info@sunsetbeachclub.com, sunsetbeachclub.com

VENUES

Trocadero Sotogrande +34 956 795 012, recepcion@ trocaderosotogrande.com, trocaderosotogrande.com

Cappuccino +34 952 868 790, info@grupocappuccino.com, grupocappuccino.com

Villa Padierna +34 902 200 676, info@ villapadiernapalacehotel.com, villapadiernapalacehotel.com

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Confeti is a specialist wedding magazine and website featuring all the information and advice you need – plus more – to make your special da...

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