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Old World Segovia Wedding

Romantic Weddings

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From gorgeous bohemian weddings, to authentic Old World nuptials, Spain has it all covered under the wedding sun. When Marta told us about a wedding that was held in a monastery, we knew we had to share it with you all! Marta Machín of Marlett designed an amazing day full of romantic details sure to inspire any couple.

outdoor spanish wedding gonzalo manera
outdoor spanish wedding gonzalo manera

From the event designer, Marta Machín of Marlett: Sara and Manu’s wedding took place in a private owned restored monastery in a village in Segovia, north of Madrid. The groom’s family comes from this village so the venue had a very special meaning to them both. The groom’s grandfather who was very close to him and just recently passed away used to walk from the village to the monastery every afternoon, and his grandson very often joined him.

segovia monastery wedding
candle lined wedding ceremony
outdoor spanish wedding gonzalo manera
outdoor spanish wedding gonzalo manera

The bride was very involved with the planning and the design, specially with the color palette. She wanted soft hued colors, mainly peach and cream, with hints of stronger colors. Being a forestal engineer, she wanted something that spoke of her love of trees and gardens. We chose to inspire ourselves in the botanical gardens of the monastery, all tables were named after herbs used in the monk’s pharmacy and we used these herbs throughout the decor, which had a romantic, rustic vibe.

segovia wedding decor
rustic wooden signs

Though held in the morning, the church was filled with candles that created an atmosphere of warmth and intimacy in the empty knave. We wanted to welcome the guests and make them part of the ceremony, and bring light to the wonderful empty space. The bride, wearing a custom made Basaldua silk gown and veil and her grandmother’s earrings entered the church surrounded by candles and paused a moment before continuing her walk along the aisle.

pink wedding bouquet

bridesmaid hair accessories

Afterwards the guests moved to the old cloister for the outdoor cocktail and again moved to the monks’ pantry for the lunch. It was the perfect spring day and everyone enjoyed the perfect weather, sitting in the garden after lunch for drinks and partying.

eucalyptus reception centerpiece
eucalyptus reception centerpiece

The bride was so mesmerized by the decor that she surprised me the following day by showing up to clean and pick up so she could see and take in everything at a slower pace.

floral wedding decor

vintage segovia wedding

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Wedding Vendors (Segovia, Spain):

Wedding Venue: Private restored monastery / Wedding Photographers: Gonzalo Manera and Beatriz Goiri / Wedding Flowers: Vince per Vinca / Bride’s Dress: Basaldua / Groom’s Morning Suit: El Ganso / Wedding Caterer: Ciboulette / Linen and Chair Rentals: New Way

Intimate Lake Tahoe Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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Not that we need one more reason to fall in love with lake weddings, but this Lake Tahoe fête from Heidi Huber definitely reminds us why we crush so hard on them. Bride Christy is a former event planner, and it shows through all of her thoughtful touches for the ceremony and reception. One of our favorite details? Bags full of goodies for all the children!

rustic wedding table chartfloral rustic centerpieces
outdoor lake tahoe wedding portrait

I had a lot of fun incorporating their personalities into the wedding! Christy was an event planner at local resort in Incline Village and was thoroughly striving to create her own personality into the details of her wedding at a brand new Tahoe venue, The Tahoe Tree Company. Her rustic and vintage details blended with the nursery so impeccably perfectly; Christy had spend months designing the details from the centerpieces of milk vases and wild flowers to the invitations and direction signage to the ceremony and reception. She had the idea of milk vases to hold the flowers, which florist, Holly Fleur, ran with, incorporating different wild flowers and centerpieces to reflect on the guests sitting at each table. Not one centerpiece was the same!

floral rustic centerpieces

rustic wedding table chartfloral rustic centerpieces

blue and green boutonnieres

vintage wedding photosvintage redheaded bride

blue escort cards

Christy has a very fun, playful and detailed personality and this is seen everywhere with the vibrant summer flowers from the bouquets to the colors on her bridesmaid dresses to the flowers in the bridesmaids’ hair to punches of color throughout the reception. We were striving for an overall casually vintage with a natural, warm inviting feel.

outdoor wedding portrait lake tahoe

pink and blue wedding bouquet

wedding reception jam favorsreception lounge area

outdoor lake tahoe wedding ceremony

Christy framed several photographs from her parents’ and Mike’s parents’ weddings to complement the photographs taken by Heidi Huber Photography during the engagement session. The ceremony details were exquisite with the framed photographs, the flowers by Holly Fleur and the vintage wooden card box and lemonade with striped straws.

wedding reception smoreswooden cake toppers

outdoor lake tahoe wedding reception

blue escort cardswedding goodie bags

couple cake cutting

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Wedding Vendors (Lake Tahoe, CA):

Wedding Venue: Tahoe Tree Company / Wedding Photographer: Heidi Huber Photography / Wedding Flowers: Holly Fleur / Wedding Caterer: Elegant Affair Catering / Wedding Cake: Katie Cakes Tahoe / Linens: La Tavola / Equipment Rentals: Camelot Party Rentals

Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Ups

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Closing the week with one of our favorite color cards for spring: mint, ice and wisteria. We may be biased on the lavender shades, but there’s nothing like a soft and cool palette for a spring or summer wedding!

mint lilac wedding colors

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In case you missed any features from this week…

This bohemian wedding all the way from Madrid
Our Local Wedding Guide for the Pacific Northwest
Whimsical garden wedding ideas
A DIY tutorial for no-sew table runners
This sweet, intimate Australian wedding
An autumn Chicago wedding
A Canadian summer camp wedding
This modern wedding at the Ames Hotel in Chicago
A darling intimate Virginia wedding
Oodles of dessert table inspiration from the book Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas

A few finds for sale from Recycle Your Wedding this week:

Handmade pinwheels
Twigs and Honey veil
Vintage wooden crates
Seychelles I Do shoes
Nataya wedding dress
White square centerpieces

List your wedding items for sale here. We don’t charge a fee or commission…just list to sell!