My goodness I hope you guys are getting to enjoy this incredible sunshine we’re having, it’s a sublime day! And it’s with the sun streaming though our windows that we’re taking you off to beautiful Barcelona for the most gorgeous wedding today! Marta and Julen created a day that was all about celebrating their love with their friends and family. No pretence, no faff, just plenty of love, creativity, smiles and sunshine!
I mean, would you just look at Marta’s smile?! That is one chilled out, content bride! You can’t help but smile at the gorgeous shots of this pay by wonderful photographers, Say Cute.
Keep scrolling for major happy vibes and more details of their amazing wedding…
Where was the ceremony + reception held?
The ceremony was at Casa Periques, a catalan farmhouse with amazing views of the Montserrat mountain, in Barcelona, Spain.
How did you find your venue?
We were looking for the ideal place for a long time, until we found the perfect farmhouse, somewhere outdoors with views of the mountain, a place where the kids were able to run and play and where we’d have the opportunity to plan everything exactly how as we wanted.
Tell us about your outfits…
Marta wore a beautiful dress by Otaduy, with a partially sheer top and a pleated skirt, with shoes from a little shop in Barcelona and jewellery from her mum and grandmother. Her mum braided her hair for her, and together with a friend they created her makeup look; gentle definition on her eyes, and a pop of red to her lips!
Julen surprised everyone with a tie from Bond & Burlington, suspenders and shorts!
And what about your gorgeous bouquet, Marta?
The young disabled people from the “Estimia” Foundation made the bouquet.
What was the inspiration behind your ideas?
We relied on our own essence. We looked for anything that represented us and ran away from everything about weddings that we didn’t identify with.
We had white and green streamers and flowers everywhere, raffles, a waltz with confetti. Everything was original to us, leaving that day seared into our minds and our guests.
How would you describe your wedding theme?
Simple, far from any protocol!
It was an opportunity to celebrate our love with our families and friends. To do this, we left the the ‘norm’ far behind and broke with usual procedure; there were no guests unhappy in suits or in unwanted high heels!
Tell us about the food at your wedding…
Julen helped designing the menu for the wedding. To name but a few of the dishes: we had cod fritters, loin extremeños, ham, paella and homemade sweets!
And your wedding cake?
A big cake made of biscuits and Nutella, by Marta’s mother and her sister-in-law.
Tel us about your reception decor…
The tables were well dressed thanks to napkins made by Marta’s mother, boxes of strawberries and a few jars of preserves.
The guests received some gifts chosen with love by the couple: tote bags (Marta’s favourite!) and a few temporary tattoos designed by us which were such an amusement for children and the not-so-children!
What about music, you guys look like you had a good party!
Everyone contributed to a huge Spotify playlist, it was great! The party merged with the dawn of the next day!
And did you have a first dance?
Yes! We chose a techno-pop song for the first dance! Even the most introverted guests found themselves dancing!
The Line Up:
Photography: Say Cute
Venue: Casa Periques, Barcelona, Spain
Bride’s dress: Otaduy
Groom’s bow tie: Bond & Burlington
Bouquet: The young people of the Estimia Foundation