I always say to my brides enjoy the bridal journey as its one that you will always remember. From the minute I got engaged and I know other brides too, I was all set out to plan plan plan. Magazines bought the next day! When the clock strikes midnight on New years eve that’s it , its your wedding year. Hens dos, bridal fittings, bridesmaids lunches and maybe another hen do…
I say why not go for it , Celebrate everything , When dates are confirmed , your dress arriving, buying your wedding shoes… A wedding organiser is key to plan all the details and of course the dreaded budget. Of course if your getting married on the Island that is Ibiza you must visit to check out your wedding venue and maybe meet your planner. Also any excuse to get away and even more so to Ibiza…
Ibiza is getting so popular each year getting busier and busier with weddings, I can see why this is. The island is so one of a kind. MAGICAL.
Here are a few little tips…
Be in contact with your wedding planner but don’t panic when they don’t respond straight away…
Each day of each month in Ibiza their is a wedding so don’t panic your time will come for all the final planning and attention from your planner
Sun cream and strapless swimsuits or strapless bikini’s you don’t want to look burnt or have tan lines
Follow all your people your using, florists, hairstylists. MUA and more all on social media
Planning and being organized the morning of your wedding makes it more enjoyable
Don’t have your room overcrowded when getting ready the morning of your big day
ENOY it all……..
I cant wait to meet my brides of 2018 UK and Ibiza, its going to be a great year!
When your little brother gets engaged, your over the moon for him and his fiancée. Then he tells you the wedding is in Mexico!!! Well you become ecstatic!!! Not only a family holiday of a lifetime but a wedding too! Two things I LOVE most!!!
Getting married abroad and only dealing with all your bridal details over email can be stressful for any bride but anything you do in the U.K before your arrival can only help matters! Katie the bride my now sister in law! Took control of lots of things UK side including having her flowers made to take over with her and all her table names and table décor! What Katie found helpful was of course little things like finding their Facebook page and speaking to other brdies for advice. This also saved my brother a fortune! Ha ha. One of the biggest pieces of advice I can give to getting married abroad is to join as many social media groups as possible that relate to your destination and venue. Social media will help you pick up tips and ideas. Not only that, its helps with all the excitement and build up!
Now back to our Mexico wedding!!! My younger sister and I are hairdressers which is always helpful at family and friends weddings!
On the morning of the wedding, all the girlys met up. No husbands, boyfriends or kids were allowed ( such a shame ) 🙂 We had breakfast altogether with a glass of bucks fizz and we were all extremely chatty and giddy for the day ahead! Katie the bride was calm and excited as we headed back the room!
Getting ready all together I believe is such a big part of your wedding day. Its all about the bride and spending time getting ready all girlys together! One of the key facts to help the preparation go smoothly is the schedule of hair & make up and giving yourself enough time so you can enjoy it rather than stressing! Katie loved it and was GLOWING! I love wedding morning’s for any bride, but for my new sister to be it was so nice to be so involved as I was a bridesmaid too! Me and my sister between us decided on the hair styles and worked together to create them. Even the bride Katie’s hair my sister created the shape at the back of her hair and I finished the front and the finishing touches! Team work 🙂 Us as bridesmaids went for a side up do of softly curls and height on top! Katie went for a romantic up do at the nape of her neck which showcased her beautiful hair vine and her cascading veil! Hair done, make up done by Katie’s sister who isn’t a make up artist but has a natural talent. Then its time to get the bride ready to become a Princess !
Katie put her wedding dress on and it took our breath away, all three of us! Katie has a amazing figure and the dress fitted her perfectly! She became a real life princess in front of our eyes! Just Stunning! It was really emotional, I do love a cry though! ha. Dress on all ready it was photo time then time to leave! Now this is when the nerves rush in for any bride! Such a wonderful powerful moment taking your final steps as a single lady!
When we arrived at the top of the aisle we could see the Caribbean ocean behind the wedding gazebo. Here we were met by the two page boys, may I say the cutest page boys I have ever seen! Being biased I know as one is my little Francisco and my Nephew Ollie my brother and Katie’s little boy! This then started the tears seeing the boys there it all became quite real! The music started and that was it! Katie was walking down the aisle to marry the love of her life!
Katie strolled down the aisle with her father with the biggest smile on her face that didn’t leave all day! As I was walking down I stole a look at my brothers face. I have never seen him smile like that he was gleaming with happiness, transfixed on Katie coming towards him! The vows being quoted in the Caribbean air was just love all around! Cheesy as it may sound but I don’t care when two people love each other so much all the guest absorb this and these two lovebirds really do!
The ceremony was very special and personal, with both mums doing a reading! Then it was confetti time and time to celebrate the new MR & MRS FAIRFELD on the beach in Mexico followed by a yummy dinner and private party by the pool! Arrribaaaa!
I want to wish the newlyweds all the best and to enjoy their journey through life together ! I believe in soul mates and you are definitely each others love you both and our Ollie pop!
Your wedding day was like a dream and a day we will all remember forever!
A holiday of a lifetime with all the family and a Fairytale wedding ! AM going to leave you with this line-:
”I wanna dance by the water underneath the Mexican sky”
I thought I would write a little blog on a few tips for all you brides to be getting married not just in Ibiza but hot climates. These are just things I have come across when working on wedding here in Ibiza and hopefully this will help you not come across these problems yourself!
Now first of all when you and your bridal party arrive at your destination the party normally begins as even though it is your wedding it’s all your guests and of course bridesmaids holidays! Now as us brides know we can decide what they wear etc but we can’t tell they what to eat and drink when they are on holiday! Now if your wedding is not till a week after you all arrive this is where I have seen disasters happen! Like on the big day the bridesmaids haven’t tried their dresses on for a few weeks just half hour before the ceremony and they put them on!! o no they don’t fit! Now I am not saying this happens all the time but it has happened and I have had to sew bridesmaids in too their dresses! Lady of many talents you see! 🙂
So top tip one don’t get your dress to fitted or took in too much as remember we all swell in the heat (that’s my excuse all the time anyway) . Also don’t leave it till last-minute before the ceremony to put your dress on as this wedding was a 45 minutes late and the poor bride was very stressed!
Another top tip shoes!!! Now we all love our shoes I am really thinking of going for it with my shoes, I have always wanted a pair of Louboutin’s or Jimmy Choo’s and I think now is the time to treat myself as if I can’t for my wedding day then I never will!!! But anyways again remember you feet can swell in the heat so may be not so strappy shoes!
At my wedding as I know all my girlfriends with be all heeled up I am putting just next to the dance floor a flip-flop basket! So my guests can keep on dancing all night long without the pain of their shoes stopping them…
Weddings abroad means also you are dependent of a lot of people turning up ie hairdressers , make up artists even to your wedding car! I would make sure you personally make a connection with these people, add them on Facebook and Twitter so you can see their work and what they are up to business wise before your big day!
If you have a wedding planner they keep in touch with them with emails and never be afraid to ask away. My wedding planner has been really good and sent me a lot of information. All this leads to a more relaxed wedding day!
With my wedding getting closer am sure like all your brides to be it is the most exciting times! My mum is over in Ibiza beginning of July , I literally can’t wait as I am going to see the venue and decide on seating plan, meet with my cake lady and also a meeting with my florist Floral Dreams (WHOM have just been in Hello magazine should I point out) So I will let you know!
I think all these details on the run up to the wedding arranging it all is a great excuse for spending time with your closest and always an excuse to celebrate with a glass of bubbly or two!!!