My goodness to we have a wonderful wedding to share with your eyes today. Sent all the way from La Rioja in Spain and featuring the photography of the simply brilliant People Producciones, Layla & Ramón’s wedding is the perfect day of laughter, love, family, friends and those all important individual elements that make a wedding so unique and personal.
Having held their civil ceremony a few days before, Layla and Ramón threw a laid back afternoon party in Ramon’s parents back garden with plenty of festival vibes, hand made decorations, wooden elements and fresh flowers. They kept things informal and relaxed and just focused on spending time with 120 of their closest friends and family…
From the very beginning we knew that instead of having a formal wedding, we wanted to celebrate a party with our closest friends and family. We were already married, since we got legally married on July 1st in a intimate celebration, so the idea of the celebration was to hold an afternoon garden party, with nice food, drinks and good music.
We are a laid-back couple and we wanted the atmosphere of the wedding to be like that, simple and casual, where everybody could feel like at home and have a great night.
This is the second wedding we have featured of People Producciones and I have to say that I love the way they capture and document weddings. They tell the story of the day beautifully and their images have a fabulous artistic edge to them making each photo feel like it could be a still from a film. I especially love the way they capture some of the couple shots in an unobtrusive and private way. You almost feel as if you are spying on the couple (in a good way!) and witnessing a very special and intimate moment they are having with each other. You’ll get what I mean when you view this gorgeous wedding.
Look out for the animal masks, the bumps and their amazing food.
Here is Layla and Ramón’s “summer festival in white, pink-purple and green…….”
Menorca at Midnight…..
It was in Menorca, at midnight in a wonderful and empty beach in July 2013. It was very romantic and special, and “Simply the best” was playing in the back since there was an orchestra playing in a hotel near by.
Jesus Peiró, Gold Shoes and a Flower Headpiece….
My dress was Jesus Peiró. It was a narrow A-line type dress, with straps and v-neck, made of Chantilly lace, with a short tail. My shoes were golden & glitter Bibi Lou sandals, with low heel, but I changed into golden flat sandals after the reception. In my hair I had a flower headpiece matching the bouquet.
My jewellery was a rose gold engagement ring by G de Joies, Gold bracelet (mother of the bride gift) and Gold earrings.
Natural Hair and Make-Up….
I wanted a natural look for my hair so I opted for a pony tail with a small fresh flower headpiece and after the first dance (or so, I’m not really sure tbh!) I let my hair down. My make up I did myself. Same as the hair, I wanted to look natural, so I opted for soft makeup, with pink lips and a raspberry manicure.
Ramón wore a slimfit blue Hugo Boss suit with a white and blue polka dots shirt. Brown leather shoes and belt.
Baby’s breath, Statice and Limonium….
All the flowers arrangements and the bride’s bouquet were a combination of wild flowers in white, green, pink and purple. We used mainly baby’s breath, statice and limonium. We also use some ivy from Ramon’s grandma’s house to decorate the tent.
An Afternoon Party in A Small Town….
The wedding took place in Alesanco, la Rioja, a small town with less than 400 inhabitants in the north of La Rioja. It’s the village where Ramon’s family came from and where their parents are living currently.
There were 120 people, our closest family and friends, so basically everybody was in their 30’s but our families.
It was an afternoon party, it begun with a brief speech from us, then there was a cocktail and later on a buffet diner with open bar, we ended the night with a DJ. There was no ceremony since we were already married.
We wanted the wedding to be a party, were the guests could sit everywhere, so we only placed a few tables for the older people. We provide cushions, blankets and chairs, so people could sit anywhere they wanted.
We also had a tent, were the food was served, to be protected from the weather (actually it rained for like 5 mins, so it was worth it).
Simple Decor, Pictures, Wooden Boxes and A Beauty Corner….
We had a wedding planner that helped us with the vendors, decoration and coordination of the wedding.
Since it was a garden we did not need much decoration, but we placed wildflowers in some areas of the garden and at the tables. At the entrance of the house there was a big table decorated with flowers and pictures from the civil ceremony. We also created a cloakroom with old wooden boxes and there was a “beauty corner” with a make-up artist. We created a “guests corner” were there was a signature book & a globe world where they could leave us their fingerprints. There was a photo call following the invitation design. We also provided a lot of costumes and animal masks for the party. The tent was decorated with fabric garlands and we also fabricated a light bulb garland to decorate the garden.
Buffet Food Stations, BBQ and Wine….
At the reception cocktail there was a selection of finger food and iberic ham. For the dinner we had buffet with different thematic areas. There was a table with a wide range of cheeses & breads and a table with typical food from the south of Spain (Ramón lived in Cádiz until he was 18th y.o) so there was gazpacho (tomato soup), papas aliñadas (boiled &marinated potatoes), puntillitas (baby squids deep fried) and arroz marinero (seafood rice). As the main meal, we wanted something typical from our area (Navarra & La Rioja) and that would remind us of our family & friends celebrations. So, one of the typical celebration food is a BBQ, but we use old & dry vineyards branches as wood. So, the main dish was a meat & vegetables BBQ, “Chuletillas, panceta & txistorra “al sarmiento”. We served some lovely wines from La Rioja.
A Personal Playlist….
We took care personally of the music selection since we did not want to have the standard cheesy songs that sound in every wedding (we are more into indie pop rock). We created a playlist for the whole party. During the evening we chose a mix of R&B, soul & funky, and during the night there was a selection of indie rock, pop and dance music. We ended the night with a selection of old EDM themes from when we were young.
It is hard to choose only one, but maybe it was right after the end, when we were dancing in a circle with all of our friends and family.
To enjoy the whole process and during the wedding day to have fun and not to worry about what anything that could go wrong, because the guests are not there to judge them, but to share their joy and happiness with them.
The Line Up
Photography: People Producciones
Venue: Groom’s Family Home
Brides’s Dress: Jesús Peiró
Bride’s Shoes: Bibi Lou
Hair: E Y R Peluqueras
Bride’s Jewellery: G De Joies (engagement ring)
Groom’s Outfit: Hugo Boss
Flowers: Espacios Verdes
DJ: Los Cachis
Caterers: Catering García
Tent: Evento Kit