MOMOLAND: BORJA AND LEYRE’S WONDERFUL WORLD
“We have a different concept about living life: the most important thing is being happy and everything is possible”.
These are the first words that Borja and Leyre wrote in their email or “letter to the three wise men” as they wrote on the subject of their email.
They both are uncommon people, and we realized about it as soon as we met them.
Their concept about life is not what is established and it is not conventional at all.
We had direct-line London-Spain. Our sponsor was“Skype”and it made everything so easy, it was like having them sitting in our office.
In order to understand this wedding, we need to describe the groom and the bride so you can get to know them a bit better.
Leyre is a sweetie pie; she is always smiling and excited about tiny-big things (and she doesn´t hide it). Borja is an enthusiastic about life, he has such a smart and easy humour and he is very expressive. He loves chickens (a must for their wedding). When Leyre is happy he just smiles.
They love dancing pretty bad and the like people being happy. They love stories with concept, vintage stuff, beautifulness, cute details, flowers and unplugged music. They love experiencing, travelling, they like any kind of dish in which they have to use sticks to eat, drinking beers with friends (Mahou)… They also like fish, Big Fish and Life of Pi. They love living life with a magic touch and seeing things from a different perspective.
This is their world, and their goal was pretty clear: giving a ticket for MOMOLAND to all their guests. The wedding had to be the party of love, full of surprises and where anything could happen. This project arrived to our offices and we wished sharing it with them even before we met them. By that time, Momoland didn’t exist, but we had the excitement to make it true.
We started searching venues in different cities. And, as we say in Spanish “if you search, you find”, so we found“Molino Tornero” a venue with a XV century style, full of charm and with a magic touch (close to El Escorial).
Once we had the venue selected, we started working on the invitation. Borja was in charge of the different designs.
The chicken-kid was Borja and the squirrel-girl was Leyre, they were the main characters of the uncommon XXL invitation. It gave some hints of what guests would experience on the wedding-day.
There was a personalized postcard from “the fairy godmothers of Momoland”. This postcard was created to confirm their guests’ assistance. We still remember how the postman brought letters coming from different countries (he brought them always with a big smile; I guess because he was aware about their content)
Welcome to Momoland
We welcomed the guests with a Passport to Momoland. There were different activities around the whole ranch; guests had to stamp their passports in every activity and they only could get access to this magic world if they participated in every activity.
Following fresh lemonade, the candles-ceremony started. We created a scene with paper lamps in a path full of trees. We also had a popcorns corner and there were seats with pillows on corn stalk bales. A chicken and a squirrel on a book and a candle with the luggage shape leaded the table for the ceremony.
Their reencounter in the ceremony was touching as their kiss at the end of it.
Friends and family read the wedding readings; they were emotional and full of anecdotes about their cute love story. All those anecdotes were told with great humour (we love that).
Later, activities started with the cocktail time; the woman from the future was a huge success! There was also the corner-time and the “book of complaints”also known as guests book, in which every guest had to fill up their file as “character from the world of Momoland”.
After the cocktail time, guests had to go to the upper side of the ranch. They had to walk through a path full of trees to get there. We already told you that in Momoland everything is possible, therefore leafs from the trees contained messages with beautiful quotes.
A bit further, we created a passage with balls of wool, an area with old sofas and a swing full of ivy where everybody could swing all night long. These were some of the photocalls where guests could pose.
Dishes were a fabulous mixture of cultures, and the presentation was created in detail within elephants, frogs and perfect plants for that world.
After having lunch, we put some baskets in every table. Inside those baskets there were alarm clocks and they all rang at the same time. In every clock there was a note “if I am ringing, you should go to the dance floor”. Borja and Leyre were waiting there; they were inside a circle done using popcorns , they were still as statutes. There was a music box song playing.
It was one of the most magic moments in Momoland and even more magic for Romeos y Julietas.
The nuptial dance with the sunset in the back was just perfect. They danced an amazing song! While they were dancing, they sang it…they love each other that much…and they were so happy!
We would lie if we did’nt admit that we cried with that beautiful scene.
The party was a change in the subject. We recreated an Arab scene where people could rest. It was full of carpets and Moroccan poufs with pillows. The stage was an amazing nomad tent crowned with a light-panel with the word “Momoland” in it. Everybody even the living beings, danced all night long.
Little by Little, the light was darker and the bulbs started getting more prominent, they created a warm atmosphere. Before the Arab dinner, we started giving sarees to every guest (typical Arab kerchief), and we explained them how to wear it. The last surprise started in that moment: a Bollywood dance!
We hired two professional dancers and they taught the choreography to all the guests. Some days before the wedding, Borja and Leyre practised this dance so they could also surprise their guests.nc At that point, we had to say goodbye, surrounded by lights and music.
Borja and Leyre are so enthusiastic about their world called Momoland that they passed it on to us from the very first moment.
Before getting to know them we felt such a big excitement about to make it real and helping them to create their magic world…but we were not aware that this magic world would catch us, and even some months later we still miss Momoland and we want to go back there. There is no doubt that we miss our “momos”.
It was a big pleasure sharing squirrels, chickens, wool balls, flowers, nice books, “red momoland” color, and invitations with guides, postcards received in the office for the “fairy godmothers”…and songs that even now move us.
Many thanks for counting on us and thanks for letting us enjoying this wonderful world with you.
Romeos y Julietas