Don’t you just love it when families from two different cultures come together to celebrate the union of their children? I for one have a special weakness for bicultural couples, and even more so if they are so detail-obsessed like this one. I absolutely adore how Merce and Gary tied the knot in a masia in the Empordrá region north of Barcelona. From the yarn-wrapped letters on the guestbook table, the photobooth with bales of straw and a streamer background, to the seating chart with individually made paper boats – this wedding, photographed beautifully by Wedding’s Art, is a real labor of love!
The bride on getting married in the Mediterranean: “For us, it was important to be surrounded by all our family and friends and a wedding in Australia (where we currently reside) would have been too far away. Initially we wanted to get married by the sea, because that’s where we met, but we couldn’t find a venue that fitted what we wanted. We changed our plans, and after looking a lot we found Mas Terrats. That was it. It was the perfect reflection for my Catalan background and the venue could not be more beautiful and perfect for what we wanted to do.”
On organizing their destination affair: “We organized the wedding by ourselves, through the Internet. We found all the vendors by spending hours and hours doing research on the computer, reading blogs and sending emails. The result we had, could not have been better. If we had to do it again, we would definitely use the same vendors!!!
Organizing a destination wedding is a big job. If you have the time, do it yourself but if not, definitely get the help of a good professional wedding coordinator who is totally and absolutely transparent with fees.”
This destination couple DIYed a lot of the wedding décor and details: “Everything was handmade by us. Every single detail was made for the occasion. We spend a lot of nights making crafts, the worst part was transporting them from Australia to Spain.”
Photography: Wedding’s Art // Venue: Mas Terrats // Flowers: Flors Bahi // Catering: Cal Blay // Invitations & Stationery: handmade by the bride // Bride’s dress: Aire Barcelona // Bride’s shoes: Mascaró // Groom’s attire: Señor // Groom’s shoes: Yanko // Bridesmaids’ dresses: Dessy // Groomsmen attire: Señor