We fell in love with Marta’s bridal look and her wedding styling. This time the bride is telling us the story in her own words.
Edu is from Barcelona and I’m from Madrid. We met halfway between both cities, in Zaragoza, 12 years ago. We had a long distance relationship for years and did a lot of flying back and forth. Then, after living together for several years, we decided to get married.
Because we live in Madrid, we thought it would nice to get married in Barcelona… and so we did. Everything was very special and full of meaning but of course, organising a wedding at a distance is a tricky task. Luckily we had plenty of help from my friend Violeta at Wednesday Wedding Planners, who organised and coordinated the entire wedding.
We got married in a Romanesque church in Santa Perpetua de Mogoda, which is very close to Barcelona and is the town where Edu was born and lived until the day he moved to Madrid. The party was at Masía Ribas, a typical Catalan mansion dating back to 1779 which still has all its original charm… it was like a little journey back in time!
I have to admit that I fell in love with Masia Ribas at first sight.
Not only did I fall in love at first sight with my husband and the mansion, but also with my dress. The first stop was Pronovias. I took along nine or ten printed photographs of the dresses which I wanted to try on. One of them was Ores. I tried it on halfway through the session and I really didn’t want to take it off. Then I went to one or two other stores, but I couldn’t get it out of my head. That’s when I decided to stop searching and to go back to Pronovias to get it.
My issue with most of the dresses was that, although they looked nice on me, I felt as though I was wearing a fancy dress… The first time I first tried my dress the woman I saw in the mirror was me… dressed as a bride.
Vanessa, one of my best friends, had been telling me I should wear an Empire wedding dress for years, “I can see you getting married in something like this”… and I had said absolutely no way, because I wanted something fitted to the waist. However, the day I went to Pronovias and tried on Ores I had to admit that my friend knew me very well.
I wore it with a veil made of the same tulle as the skirt of the dress, also by Pronovias, over a headdress made of tulle and white fabric flowers designed for me by Agnes Sunyer and which looked stunning against my dark hair when I removed the veil after the ceremony. Agnes and her team took care of the hair and make-up not only for me but also for my mother, my sister and my only first cousin (who is like another sister to me). I wanted to look natural, so I chose to wear my hair down in big waves and over one of my shoulders.
The only jewellery I wore was my wedding ring: the Oui style by Dior in white gold, some diamond earrings given to me by my school friends and some champagne coloured Jimmy Choo sandals which were a gift from my sister.
I carried a bouquet in powder and pink shades with a touch of purple prepared by Baobab.
Air travel was an everyday occurrence during our long-distance relationship, which is why we decided to use this as a symbol at our wedding. Borboleta Produccions did all the printing for the wedding. They quickly realised what we wanted and designed the wedding invitations and everything else we needed. They also did the wedding video.
One of the big moments of the day happened when I was walking into the church for the ceremony and a guest stepped on my veil in the middle of the aisle and I almost fell over. The church was quite small and intimate, so the general OOOH and giggling afterwards were captured in stereo.
The cocktail party and dinner were served by Le Chef catering and were a great success with all the guests.
The finishing touch was when the guests went home between trees bedecked with lights by Masia Ribas with some energy bags to give them a boost for the homeward journey, containing some juice, a muffin and a chocolate bar.
All the photos of the wedding day were taken by Padilla & Rigau, who made us feel at home throughout and who got some very natural photos.