I am in desperate need of a holiday so when this beautiful Madrid Wedding landed in my inbox from photographer Kristhanthi Williams, I decided to live vicariously through it. Bride and Groom, Julia and Giulio consider themselves an ‘International couple’ (they have shared Spanish, French and Italian and live in London) so it was important that their Wedding reflect their shared heritage.
After a few bridal boutique visits, Julia fell in love with this Caroline Castigliano all-over lace gown. Given the heat you know a Madrid Wedding will entail and the intricate nature of the dress, our Bijou bride sensibly kept accessories to a minimum. Jewellery was small and delicate in the form of earrings borrowed from her Mum teamed with a simple necklace and bracelet gift from her Grandmother.
Hair and make-up were similarly minimalistic, a soft low bun worn with natural make-up.
But you can’t beat a pair of nude Jimmy Choo slingbacks for a luxe statement. As Julia put it “I adore shoes so any excuse was good!”
When I asked Julia if she had a particular standout memory from her Madrid Wedding, she told me about this uh-mazing profiterole Wedding cake collapsing. More importantly it started collapsing during her father’s speech! I always tell my Wedding clients to expect the unexpected and as Julia explains “Although I was rather shocked at the time in hindsight it was actually very funny! It has remained a talking point whenever we mention our wedding!”
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