Duncan & Pieta’s Rustic Oceanside Wedding
Subtle simplicity is the only way I can think to describe the wedding of Duncan and Pieta who married last September at Cap Des Falco in Ibiza. The couple decided to cut back on the details and focus more on the experience of their day keeping decor and colour simple and rustic to fit in with the theme of their location. Here Pieta tells us her story…
“We both love the island and adore the rustic oceanside location set in a nature reserve – the sunset here is the best on the island. Duncan is from the UK and I’m from NZ, so we wanted somewhere that was neutral ground. Plus we invited our 100 guests to stay for the week, and Ibiza catered for everything we wanted. The team at Caps Des Falco were brilliant as was the venue & reception restaurant.
We really focused more on making our wedding an experience and less on small details as we didn’t think anyone would notice. To achieve that we decided to really embrace the culture of Ibiza. We had a Bossa Nova spanish guitarist play for our guests while they waited for me to arrive. We chose natural flowers such as Lavender and Rosemary and food & wine that were from the island itself which consisted of fresh fish for our main and local spanish Cavas with red & white wines. Our whole wedding & reception was held al fresco – so the décor was very simple but emphasising the beauty of the oceanside setting. The colours consisted of lots of natural sandy beige, whites, greens and golds. Our wedding planner was Serena from Deliciously Sorted, she did a wonderful job of arranging it all for us. When planning a wedding aboard in a country you don’t speak the language, Serena’s team were worth their weight in gold.
One of our favourite DIY ideas were the table names which we named after special places that Dunc & I had visited together. We also hand wrote our guests names on travel tags and slotted them into the top of a green lime ( as it’s stand ) – we saw this online somewhere and loved the idea. Our wedding invites were Airline Boarding Cards, and given everyone had travelled to be there for us – we liked the subtle travel theme, hence the travel tag for their table place name. Our ‘cake’ was actually a wedding cake Pinata filled with old school sweets. We loved bashing the hell out of it, good entertainment for the guests too. It was like a lolly scramble once it burst open, guests loved it.
My dress was a Pronovias one-off that I bought in New Zealand, I thought it was a bargain as when I bought it, it had 60% off! My Shoes were Jimmy Choo silver/gold slingbacks, and Duncan’s suit was a Richard James from Saville Row with Church dark brown shoes. I found the bridesmaid dresses from an online store called ‘Myriad 6’. They were brilliant soft silk jersey maxi dresses which could be tied in a variety of ways, so comfortable and cheap!! ( I even bought a couple for myself! ), the girls loved them too.
We had 2 photographers to capture us getting ready, but also ensuring everything was captured .. Both photographers were amazing ( Arno Lippert & Maria Simon ) – she was everywhere but not there ( if you know what I mean, like a fly on the wall ), we wanted everyone to feel relaxed and not have to pose for photos, we wanted to capture the essence of the experience and she did that perfectly. Everyone just looks so happy.
If I could give any advice to couples getting married in the future it would be to agree from the start that you will both have fun with it. Don’t take it too seriously and always remember it’s about you both & your incredible journey together. Too many couples have a stressful time organising their special day which is sad, the whole process should be amazing from beginning to end. Live everyday like it’s your last. Also stick to your budget and don’t be swayed by the ‘extra costs’ – ask yourself ‘do we really need this?’.. We stuck to our budget and are so happy with our decisions to not sweat the small detail ( that no one would notice anyway ). We focused on the best setting, good food, excellent wine, flowing bar all night and amazing music/DJ & dancing under the stars. Oh and we had a ‘no-kids’ policy – which meant we had a 100 delinquent friends without kids running around Ibiza having the time of their lives. Best time ever!”
♥ Venue – Cap Del Falco, Ibiza
♥ Brides Dress – Pronovia
♥ Bridal Shoes – Jimmy Choo
♥ Grooms Outfit – Richard James, Saville Row
♥ Bridesmaid Dresses – Myriad 6
♥ Photographer – Maria Simon & Arno Lippert, Marnosuite
♥ Wedding Planner – Deliciously Sorted
A huge thank you to Maria for submitting the stunning photography of Duncan & Pieta’s wedding day. You have to admit it makes you want to book the next plane to Ibiza doesn’t it?
Much Bespoke Love