Cristina & John’s Wedding set in French Provence
On a lovely sunny day Cristina & John came to our office. This day Cristina carried with her a new book; it was a gift from John. Then she opened the gorgeous book and showed us a purple field, it was lavender, it was a French lavender field in Provence. And here starts this love tale, the story of our princess and her lord. It starts with a beautiful picture in a book. This colour and smell would be very inspiring for us.
Cristina has definitely been the bride who has had the most encounters with us, but we promise you she has been the most organized. These meetings came from friendship, because we wanted to spend time together and catch up. She always wanted to know our opinion, almost without realizing we had become friends. She has helped us throughout and has been self-sufficient. She hired their wedding planners but it was clear that she would organize her wedding, and she did it. We make a great team: Cristina, John, Gema (the bride’s sister), Salva (the sister’s fiancé) and the girls from Weddings With Love. Together we created the wedding that our princess had always dreamed of.
The bridal bouquet was from Puka Flower. Cristina wanted a bouquet of wild flowers that seemed as if it were from a freshly cut field. Look how gorgeous it is!
ANECDOTE: Cristina forgot the bouquet in home! OMG Her marvellous photographer went to pick up the bouquet. We think that she had never run more than like Cristina’s special day. Finally, Cristina only was 30 minutes late.
John chose the Derby 1951 label, this brand is legendary Sevillian tailoring. Derby 1951 is our favourite label and the one which almost all our grooms have used.
We love the suspenders! They fit him perfectly! Being a discreet person, the groom preferred the blue colour, which he chose for the tie and cufflinks.
After the ceremony had finished, all the guests moved to the Hacienda Atalaya Alta, the place where we celebrate the lunch and party of Mr & Mrs Hayward 😉 For the transfer of the guests, we surprised the sister of the bride with a sign, hehe. She couldn’t have imagine that she would be the official guide to all the guests. Thanks Gema for this and a lot of more things!
Being a multicultural wedding we had to consider our guests. We made message corner for the bride and groom, it was the most useful for all the guest from abroad. Normally couples from UK or USA, don’t go around the tables to give the wedding favour and receive presents from the guests, so this card box was fabolous for the guests to leave their present.
The girls from WWL painted the box in purple, the colour of the wedding. Also, we customized another box with the wedding date. To continued with the country style, we made a garland with burlap fabrics and painted the word “CARDS” in white.
Everything in English and Spanish.
Ahm! The beautiful table and chairs were brought by Cristina from the village house. This house is a museum!
For the tables we chose circles wedding centerpieces with baby’s breath and lavender. We decorated all the tables with scattered lavender and we put a sprig of lavander in all the napkins. Also, the bride and the groom left a bookmark with “Thank you” & “Gracias”. Nice words in both languages to be grateful with all their family and friends.
A emotional moment came with the speeches: John’s best man, Christina’s father and John got to move with their beautiful words more than 200 people. Women wanted to have a husband as romantic as John, haha.
For the wedding favours, Cristina’s mother painted a gorgeous fans for the women and John chose a small bottle of extra virgin olive oil from Valdepeñas, Jaén, as wedding favour for the men. Cristina asked us if we want to give her wedding favour and we did it. It was amazing and was really nice welcome all the guests.
Our princess Cristina dreamed with a big candy table at her wedding. Her fairy godmothers couldn’t resist making her dream come true. So we created for our bride and groom this candy table with 4 metres long. For the preparation of this candy bar, we relied on a genius baker, Fanny, friend of the bride and like a good French girl, she has a special gift for sweets. She made a fabolous wedding cake decorated with lavender and she made cupcakes, mini cup akes, cake pops and biscuits that only lasted the blink of an eye. A big success! Thank you Fanny! We want purple to predominate the colour scheme but we combinated with pink, white and green. It looked beautiful!
The couple wanted to surprise to the guests with a photo both. The company was Risbox. The guests had a great time! It was a great idea!
The bride and groom propoused a fun dance competition. It was not only neccesary to be the best dancer, but also the winner would to be those who had been married the longest. They are the champions! More than 40 years married.
Thanks to Cristina and John for trusting us. Thanks to all the family and friends, in particular to Gema and Salva. And many thanks to all companies helped to make a great wedding.