A rustic Mediterranean Outdoor Wedding

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2014 has definitely been the year that the planning and design services of Detallerie have popped onto my radar. I love their organic and Mediterranean style, and I am very happy to feature this rustic wedding of theirs today, captured beautifully, as always, by my friends Díez & Bordons. I am in love with the simple table décor and the vintage caravan that served crêpes as a late night snack!

 

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From the planners: “The couple wanted a natural and intimate feel to the wedding, and it was a big challenge for us to create that atmosphere, even though it was a big event with lots of guests. Therefore, the ceremony chairs were placed in a semi-circle, so that the couple could feel more “protected” by their families. Instead of traditional round banquet tables, we opted for long wooden tables in order to create that cozy and rusting setting bride and groom had imagined.”

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If you enjoyed this wedding, check out the video from Padilla & Rigau, you’ll be able to see even more details!

 

Complete wedding planning & design: Detallerie // Photography: Díez & Bordons // Graphic design: Detallerie // Catering: Jubany // Venue: Mas Bonvilar // Flowers: Moshi Floristería // Video: Padilla & Rigau // DJ: Alex Permanyer // Crepe caravan: Creperie Marione

Santorini Honeymoon Shoot on Film

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Ok, I might have gone just a little overboard with the sheer number of pictures in today’s feature…but guys, it’s Santorini! And film photography from Peaches & Mint! It was hard to chose only a few of these beauties, because a honeymoon shoot in the Mediterranean captured on film, in my humble opinion, is simply a perfect combination. But judge for yourselves…

 

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Photography: Peaches & Mint by Pia Clodi 

 

Tarifa Engagement with Arabian Details

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Tarifa, a small town situated on the Costa de la Luz, is the southernmost point in Spain, and on a clear day, you can see Morocco across the sea. This engagement shoot from Ramón Garher was taken on a beach in Tarifa and it reflects the geographical closeness to Northern Africa with certain decorative elements: The bride-to-be’s tunic, Morrocan tea glasses, interwoven with the couple’s own bohemian beach style. What a beautiful session! What do you think about styled engagements, is that something you consider for yourself?

 

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Photography: Ramón Garher // Coordination: Silva Gonzalez

 

Catania Destination Wedding + A Carolina Herrera Dress

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Today we have an Italian groom and a Spanish bride, who had a destination wedding in the Med (yes, you read that correctly). Explains the bride: “My husband is from Lecce, Italy, and I from Málaga originally, but we live in Barcelona. We definitely wanted to keep it Mediterranean, but we thought it was better to bring the guests to a third place, different from where we were born or where we live. We visited the Catania area for the first time a few years ago. We had such a great time that we decided it was the perfect place to get married.”
And they got married in style, that’s all I can say. I love the short-haired bride’s modern and elegant look (it’s Carolina Herrera, swoon) and the effortless way in which MaranoVisionArt captured it all.

 

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From the bride: “Initially we hired a wedding planner. After a few months we realized that we had different views about our dreamed wedding so we dismissed her and decided to continue on our own. It was difficult to organize everything by ourselves, but every single vendor was there to help. In the end we felt very close to every vendor involved in our wedding. They helped us to create what we wanted.”

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Tips on organizing a destination wedding: “Choose the place you truly like. Do not be afraid of organizational issues (even if the destination is not close to the place where you live), in the end everything will come along. And enjoy the destination as much as you can. We visited Catania 3 times before the wedding to organize it. And then we married on a Friday so that our guest stayed with us for the weekend after the wedding day. We organized trips and activities on the Saturday and Sunday after. It was like a mini-holiday for all of us. We all enjoyed the destination so much.”

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Photography: MaranoVisionArt // Venue: Zash Country Boutique Hotel (Riposto, Catania) // Flowers: Michelangelo Finocchiaro (Aci S. Antonio Catania) // Catering: Shalai Resort (Linguaglossa, Catania) // Invitations & Stationery: EO Disseny Gràfic (Granollers, Barcelona) // Bride’s dress: Carolina Herrera // Bride’s shoes: Karen Millen // Bride’s jewelry: Earrings Majorica, bracelet Swarovski // Groom’s attire: Burberry // Wedding favors: Heel protectors for the ladies not to ruin their shoes in the grass, and ballerinas to dance all night long.
 

Three easy tapenades recipes

I am thrilled to welcome Ana from Fluxi on Tour back to the blog today with an exclusive food feature for Belle & Chic… want to enjoy your late summer evenings Mediterranean style? Try these three delicious tapenades recipes!

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“Late-summer evenings call for time spent with friends outside on the porch, balcony, in the park or even out on the stoop, to enjoy the mild temperatures while they last. They call for long conversation, fun stories and interesting thoughts – which, in true Mediterranean fashion, are best savored over some wine and good food.

Sometimes the simplest food is the best one to keep the company cheerful and vivid for hours. Fresh bread, nibbling on some cheese and salami, snacking on olives and dried fruit is all we need. Yet to jazz up those classic spreads from time to time, I have created three tapenades that can be whipped up in no time with ingredients you probably always have on hand: Sweet and salty Olive-Fig, fruity White Bean-Artichoke and creamy Tuna-Feta tapenade.

You can make all of these the day before, store them in the fridge and just use when it’s time. Or you can make them 15 minutes before your company arrives. They are also great for picnics, pot luck dinners or a brunch spread. Nicely packed and you can even give them as a gift to someone special.”

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Tuna-Feta Tapenade

What you need:

1 tuna can, with water
110g ( 5 oz) cream cheese
2 tbsp feta cheese, crumbled
3 tbsp chives, minced

What to do:

1. In a medium bowl place all ingredients and stir well until tuna and cheese are totally incorporated and the cream is smooth.
2. Place in a bowl and store it up to one day before serving.

 

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Olive-Fig Tapenade

You will need:

5-6 dried figs
½ cup black olives
3 tbsp olive oil
3 springs thyme, minced
2 tbsp balsamic
3 tsp honey
pinch salt

What to do:

1. Chop roughly dried fig and olives. Place in a bowl.
2. Add olive oil, balsamic, honey , thyme, salt and mix until figs and olives are coated.
3. Place the mixture on the cutting board and chop finely with a knife until everything is well incorporated.
4. Place in a plastic container and store in the fridge until ready to use.

 

White Bean-Artichoke Tapenade

You will need:

1 can of white beans
4-5 artichoke hearts from the can
3 tbsp dried tomatoes in oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp cilantro, minced
salt & papper to taste

What to do:

1. Place all ingredients in a big bowl. Toss them well.
2. Place on a cutting board and chop roughly.
3. Store in the fridge up to 3 days.

 

Photos, text and recipes: Fluxi on Tour