Sabtu, 27 November 2010

Lilacs and Sage Green Wedding at Hacienda San Jose

As we draw to the end of our fabulous year, I have the pleasure of sharing one of our favourite weddings here in October with so many delightful details and the A team rolled into one day!

How lucky we were with the weather it was one of Spain's gloriously sunny autumn days with the temperature still in the 20's and a cloudless sky.   Alma and John had put a lot of thought into their wedding and have children so this played an integral role in how the wedding was going to be designed and decorated and to include the family.

A beautiful ceremony was conducted  by Andrew Hunter incorporating the sand ceremony for the whole family and we also provided some silver arras coins, a spanish tradition, symbolising sharing wealth.

We will create a post about sand ceremonies and different ideas shortly to give our readers more information on how these can be incorporated into your day.

The delightful voices of Tres Divos serendaded the guests during the ceremony and cocktail as Alma and John stood under a decorated arch shaded with our Bali Umbrellas, I so love these, they do look fabulous in photos.

Alma had chosen a relaxed style for her wedding decor, using sage greens and lilacs.  Alma and her daughter's bouquets were created with ivory roses with a touch of delicate foliage in sage with a hint of purple.  We dressed the tables with our floaty pale green and white covers and the chairs with our olive sashes.  The table centrepieces were delightful white shabby chic buckets, tied with lilac grosgrain ribbons and filled with a beautiful combination of sage and lilac flowers, sadly we do not seem to have photos of these but we also created some vintage style silver glassware simply filled with sage and purple hydrangea heads which were used to decorate the cocktail area and the sweetheart table.

A clever idea Alma had was to use their surname as the table seating plan, so each initial was a table, from this we created ribbons with the initial at the top and the guests names attached to the ribbon, these were hung in the cocktail area.  We used silver frames to place the table initial in.

As this was a family orientated day, we had a childrens area with the bouncy castle and decorated the children's table with lots of colourful chair sashes, balloons and of course party bags and goodies to keep them amused!  The food and catering was provided by the fabulous Fiestasol with Heather overseeing the wedding day.

There is a lovely bar and chill out area at this venue, with so many props already to hand, we found some terracotta jugs, filled these with local flowers from the garden and my girls set up a really cute display on the bar with blue glassware they found, I love this detail and it was completely random!

As the sunset came the venue looked stunning, the gardens were lit with our lanterns and candles and a romantic serene setting enveloped the evening's festivities.

I don't like being photographed but I am caught in action here!  Perhaps I should start a spot the me competition!!

Our thanks to Jeremy and Jenni from Jeremy Standley for sharing these beautiful photos with us.

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