Every wedding has a history and this can be said to have started in February. I still remember the first conversation. An unknown incoming call that iPhone identified from Luxembourg. Rarissimo. I did not know anyone known there. Who was going to tell me that day that months after that conversation would come out a beautiful and neat wedding that would be published in TELVA Novias, in Stylish Weddings by Telva.com, the section for which I have worked so long.
Yes, this wedding is already part of the TELVA wedding collection, but of mine too, and not like any other. This one is special.
Susana and Carlos met…
Four years ago, a holiday in Madrid. Although his friends had previously tried to present them in Luxembourg, it was not until that night when their lives really crossed to not separate anymore. At first they were forced to maintain a relationship at a distance for two years, due to Carlos’ work, until she decided to move with him and start a life together.
Your wedding was a beautiful link, taken care of in the purest detail, held in one of the most charming towns of Cádiz, Vejer de la Frontera. Perfect scenario for your yes, I want.
The preparations began early on Saturday morning, October 21. Susana, along with her two friends, Laura and Lorena, started the beauty session at the Montenmedio hotel.
Irene Taviel de Andrade was in charge of both the makeup and the hairstyle, and she knew how to perfectly understand what she wanted: a subtle and discreet look with a focus on the look, a semi-swept loose hair with a black touch, matching the dress. I especially highlight the ribbon. A personalized tie for her, organza and velvet, made with love by Irene’s aunt.
For her big day, Susana trusted the good work of Claudia Llagostera for the design of her wedding dress. From the beginning it was clear that it would be her. His designs, subtle and elegant, and his style, fit with her perfectly.
Claudia made a dress in crepe with long sleeves, fluid to the floor and neckline on the back with which she felt very comfortable and especially very she.
As only details, a lace embroidered on sword and sleeves, a ribbon at the waist and a small black buttons.
Instead of the traditional veil, Susana decided on a layer made of gauze that showed her back. And to dress her feet, she chose a model of Salo Madrid in maroon color to match her manicure and her bouquet.
Carolina and Mª Eugenia, the girls from Cotton Candy Floristería, took care of the bridal bouquet. His was an unstructured bouquet composed of anemones, astrantias, senecio, eucalyptus, erikas and astilbe.
Como únicas joyas, Susana llevó su anillo de pedida, una tanzanita con brillantes de Suárez, y unos pendientes largos con brillantes que pertenecieron a su madre.
On the other hand, Carlos, the night before the link, stayed at Hotel V de Vejer. A boutique hotel located in the center of town whose construction dates from the seventeenth century. Beautiful and with a special charm that you can not imagine until you put a foot inside.
Carlos llevó un chaqué confeccionado a medida para la ocasión en color azul que combinó con una camisa blanca y corbata verde. Como únicos accesorios, el reloj de pedida, un Rolex clásico, y unos gemelos pertenecientes al padrino, abuelo de la novia.
Susana and Carlos were married in the Church of the Divine Savior in Vejer de la Frontera. They chose this town of Cádiz because, in addition to the fact that the groom’s father is from there, it is a place with a lot of meaning for them. They visit it whenever they can either summer or winter.
Time, as usual, had us restless until the last moment. But that day, fortunately, the sky looked beautiful, without a cloud and I even saw it more blue than ever.
Carlos entered the church on the arm of his mother and godmother. She, as is tradition in Andalusia, wore for the occasion mantilla and comb. Correct and very elegant.
The first guests were not long in coming.
After a prudent delay, the bride arrived at the church with her grandfather and godfather, the former Real Madrid footballer and former Spain coach, José Emilio Santamaría, in an elegant vintage car in black.
The small cousins of the bride were waiting at the door, although they lived with their parents in New York, they did not miss the appointment.
The ceremony was set by the group Detiqeta Music, piano, violin, cello and soprano, and officiated by Father Ignacio of the Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Pilar, Marianistas de Jerez. Without a doubt, the Mass was very emotional, where there were laughs and some moments more senses.
After the religious ceremony, the couple and all those attending their link, they traveled to Montenmedio Golf & Country Club in Vejer de la Frontera.
Before leaving, Susana and Carlos were lost in the alleys with María Benítez, photographer responsible for this spectacular reporjarte, to immortalize some charming corners of the town and next to her, Banian, the boys of the video.
The bride and groom came to the pasture in an old white Volkswagen Beetle, owned by Carlos’ father.
The delights that the attendees tasted were given by Lambel Catering, directed by Rafael Juliá. It turned out to be a success since all the attendees congratulated the service and the quality at the end of the banquet. Although, personally, I can not pass without also congratulating Cristina and José, I met and responsible for the team on day b. Great job.
First there was a cocktail of hot and cold appetizers in the area of the cork oak and then the food in the tent that Montenmedio has in its facilities for this type of event.
The saxophonist Sergio Galán put the musical note during the cocktail.
Susana wanted to keep her city in mind somehow at the wedding. So between the two of us, we gave names to the tables with tourist sites and monuments of Madrid, and how could it be otherwise, his was called Santiago Bernabéu. I designed it to match the rest of the wedding stationery and decorated it with the fruits of the season: pomegranates, apples and pumpkins along with pineapples and branches.
The floral decoration, by Marta Ferraro de d-tallo, was made in reddish and orange colors mixed with slices of wood and glass vases.
I have seen many entries in wedding halls but never like that day. At the rhythm of You & I from Crystal Fighters, Susana and Carlos managed to get all of their guests standing by making them dance and sing.
Although without a doubt, the most emotional moment of the whole celebration was the delivery of the bridal bouquet. A nice detail that Susana wanted to have with her grandmother Nora.
The dance and the party:
They opened the dance in the Patio de los Naranjos first with a slow song, Strangers In The Night by Frank Sinatra and continued with a more rhythmic Let’s twist by Elvis Presley that gave the starting signal to the big party at the hands of Rafa Gilabert, Dj and friend of the groom.
A selection of chocolates delighted chocolate lovers during the party.
That was a party but a real party! because I testify that nobody, including the couple, wanted to leave.
To them, thanks for everything. For all these months and for that day and to her, for that and for much more.
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Beatriz Anelo for Bianca y Radiante, Wedding Planner & Events. Cádiz Weddings. Cadiz Wedding Planner