Take a large industrial space, add some magic dust and it transforms into a street market rocking party…
Amy & Maram wanted a Maltby Street Market feel to their wedding party. We started brain storming and came up with wine barrels, mixed with industrial cable rollers, pallets, antique chairs in red and mustards, directors chairs, huge wooden table, leather puffs, a French Sofa with small cushions…an eclectic fun mix of furniture to say the least! A Wine barrel for the Cavas and a bathtub on paws for the beers!
Flowers were chosen in deep dark forest romantic berries, burgundy, wine, Spanish olives olive branches. Amy collected big Olive jars which she brought to Barcelona. PearlSandals brought wine and champagne bottles, old tile, vintage bird cage, tea light holders, glass and steel holders, various tiny vintage vases. Table cloths in rusty red, forest green, red stripes, floral ones for the normal bar and the cocktail bar.
Josep from MediaJockey designed the Sound & Light using garlands of light bulbs giving off a soft, warm yellow orange glowing light. Old vintage lamps from film sets framed the Persian rug that acted as a stage for the Gipsy Hits, blending in nicely with the Bohemian theme. Different light settings were used during Aperitif, Live Band and Disco, amongst other things leaves where projected in shadows on the walls, all in perfect tune.
Glorious food! Sauleda presented 5 buffets who were brilliantly decorated with fishing nets, crates for the paella, hanging vegetables and pots of herbs for the salad buffet and a pyramid of crates for cheese and cold cuts… you get the idea! The gorgeous three trier, three flavours wedding cake by Lolita Bakery was presented on an old vintage mirror. It had golden split figs as a tribute to fruit in season in Barcelona when the wedding was held. Chocolate, Devil’s food Cake and chocolate caramel, a naked wonder of a cake!
Tunes. Spanish guitar during the aperitif and A gypsy band Gipsy Hits to dance to followed by disco with anything from the Smiths to the latest pop songs from Iraq. Men and women, young and old rocked the dance floor. Groom was hoisted, the women called out for Amy. The groom’s grandmother Bibi was the given Queen of the Dance floor and it was great to see where her daughters Dina and Zina and grandson Maram got their moves from! The first dance was a fast rumba “Amor Amor Amor” and the newlyweds certainly did it justice!
Choice of different venues
On the Friday evening the young folks had a get together at Xiringuito Escriba on Bogatell Beach with Paella and Seafood Bonanza.
The fabulous, magical garden at Hotel Alma was the setting for the Welcome drinks, snacks and family photos. We decorated it with lower table settings with hydrangeas in soft grey blue and rust and put fairy lights in the trees. Guests were encouraged to write Well wishes on luggage tags which were then hung up in the trees as well. All whilst Santiago de Cecilia played Recuerdos de Alhambra on Spanish guitar.
El Portal was the perfect place and Carta blanca to transform into our Street Market. Yasmina and Karim were amazing and extremely helpful during the whole process. The building is Art Nouveau with impressive entrance with chandelier lamps, marble floor.
Mutis was the perfect place to end the evening at. An exclusive, private club in the heart of Eixample which has been voted Best bar in Europe by Time Out Magazine. Wicked cocktails like Hugo Sanchez and a great Jazz Fusion jam session going on as we arrived after a short walk on foot from El Portal.
We loved every minute of the planning process where creativity had no limits and a great project came to a fantastic finish in this breath-taking wedding for Amy & Maram!
Photographer: Mujer y Marido
Venue 1: Hotel Alma Barcelona
Venue 2: El Portal Eixample
Flowers: Vidiella Flors
Cake: Lolita Bakery
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