Rosa and Cristina
Today we introduce you to two Julietas totally in love with their unique style and with music. Rosa and Cristina decided to get married and to share with all their guests the best concert of their lives.
They live together in Madrid, but the ceremony and celebration took place in La Clariana. A place with gorgeous surroundings we took no time in finding its potential. As soon as we set foot there, one particular area caught our attention. One path full of spectacular fir trees were calling for a leading role in our story. Although the venue had other areas specifically designed to celebrate the ceremony, we did not hesitate in voting for this new location.
Taking the love of our girls for the music, there was no doubts in the theme for the wedding.
Their invitation emulated a concert ticket, but not just any concert, this was “the concert of their lives”. This particular sentence was used to build the ceremony access in a retro illuminated structure.
Next to this structure, we put some flight cases. For those of you that don´t know, flight cases are those black boxes with metal edges that are normally used in concerts to transport speakers and sound and lights gear. These cases are usually hidden when not in use. In this particular case, we decided that they had to be present as homage to the great concert we were about to witness. We used the cases for decoration purposes and to support some guitar covers full of flower cones for the rain after the “Yes, I do”.
Green garlands and floral bouquets with a chevron marsala lace draw the path to the altar. This decoration matched perfectly with the table runners we had specifically created for this occasion.
And there it stood Rosa´s drum set. We could not go for a conventional table for the ceremony. We had the idea to use a drum set as a table for the ceremony to keep using the music theme, and we could not believe when Rosa told us she plays the drums and that she had one set, even in the color we wanted. You would not believe how happy we were when we heard the news. We had a drums set!
All the ceremony´s area was surrounded by lights curtains. We are sorry to say it ourselves, but that moment at dusk when the lights turned on was superb.
The time to start had arrived and our Julietas with their rocker style arrived to the venue on two motorcycles driven by their godfathers. This was another great moment of the evening. Guests were already in their seats when a Harley Davidson roar broke the silence. It was Rosa´s father´s Harley. She was wearing a short dress, tulle skirt, black boots and her leather jacket. We loved the moment and its style.
After a few minutes, Cristina showed up. She made a grand entrance in a spectacular red motorcycle that left the guests open-mouthed. She chose a long dress and white leather jacket.
And the ceremony begun, where lots of friends and family members had beautiful words to say. They decided to perform the sand ritual, but again, they did it their own way. Both are Ireland and Celtic music lovers and took advantage of their last visit to the island to bring back with them some Irish sand.
As a grand finale for the ceremony, white balloons took the sky as Rosa and Cristina exited the area.
After the hugs and greetings they all walked into the cocktail area where they enjoyed a nice warm-up aperitif, a Guinness beer corner and the seating plan, or better yet, “The Wall of Fame”.
We took our girl´s favorite bar in Ireland and created a wall inspired by it. We then hung on it the original covers of their favorite bands golden records that indicated in which table should each of their guest seat.
In the dining hall we placed light garlands instead of the original lights to create a warmer atmosphere. Our girls love international beers, so we decided to use several brands beer bottles as containers for our center flower bouquets.
It was a night full of surprises. Live music, confetti and Irish style gifts. No doubt Rosa and Cristina were surrounded of people willing to make that night really special.
And so it was the first wedding of our 2016 season. We leave you to enjoy with the pictures that describe all we just told you in a more visual way. Pictures by Cristina Yabiku.