We’re excited to present today’s “Rosa Clara Bride”! Ana and Jonnhy got married in a Santa Clara chapel in Vigo, place they were both particularly fond of. Regarding the dress, Ana knew that the Adelfa dress from Rosa Clará 2012 collection would be the dress that she would wear on her wedding day before she even stepped into our store. We love how much you are enamored with our designs! Below we share all the details of an unforgettable wedding full of surprises, lots of little touches overflowing with love…
In which church did you get married?
We were wedded in the Santa Clara chapel, in Vigo. It’s the chapel that I grew up going to and where everyone in my family got married. There was no doubt in my mind that I too would get married there
Where did you get ready for the great moment?
Ana got ready at home. A house filled with sentimental value because it was her late grandparents’ home.
How did you find your Rosa Clará dress?
It was love at first sight! I found it on the Rosa CLara website and I thought, “if it fits me like the model, this is my dress”. I went to try it on at the Rosa Clará store and after trying it on; I knew it was for me. Then, I entertained the idea of trying on another dress, but afterwards I knew that Adelfa was designed with me in mind. I didn’t have any doubts.
Ana chose the Adelfa dress from the Rosa Clará 2012 collection
Which accessories did you wear on your wedding day?
They were simple, I just wore a white gold bracelet from my grandmother and I bought the earrings at Marabú. The shoes had a low heel and were open-toed. I bought them from Via Novia.
The bouquet was made up of fressias and pink callas.
Did you get nervous?
The truth is that I totally enjoyed the wedding so I didn’t get nervous at all. The most intense moment was when the car was on the way to the chapel, I remember breathing nervously perfectly.
Where was the reception held?
The reception was held at the Pazo Los Escudos Hotel and Resort. The room was spacious and luxurious, with high ceilings and beautiful views f the sea. We took beautiful pictures in their well-maintained gardens.
To whom did you give the bouquet, and the wedding cake figurines?
I gave the bouquet to my grandmother, who has Alzheimer. I realized that she wasn’t aware of everything going on around her so it was the best way I found to thank her for how much she loves us and how well she has taken care of us.
The figurines went to my best friend and her boyfriend, to see if they really are the next couple to get married and… We can have another party!
Do you remember any special or funny moments?
The most special moment, or most intense moment was when I sang to my husband in the chapel. Once the ceremony ended the violins started playing “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” by Elton John and everyone began crying. It was very emotional. I still get goose bumps when I see the video.
Do you remember any anecdotes that could help other brides?
I couldn’t believe it but I had the hardest time buttoning my dress! Everyone helped buttoning my dress-my mother, a friend, my father, and the photographer… Even now I remember it as something funny at the time we wasted a lot of time and thought that we wouldn’t be able to finish. So if your dress has many buttons give yourself plenty of time.
Did you have some original or different special touches in your wedding?
The wedding had a lot of special touches, but I don’t know if they were very original: we made a photo call, we put butterflies in each glass to thank the guests, a slideshow of all the guests, the figurines of the bride and groom, we danced a different dance, we personalized small tokens for the children, we threw two bouquets made of sweets…
But the most original addition was that there were two people we wanted to give the garter to, I gave the one I was wearing to one of them and my husband took the other one that was hidden in his trousers and gave it to the other person.
Any advice for future brides?
For me it was not just the wedding day itself, it was everything that surrounds it, so the best advice I can give is: enjoy, enjoy and enjoy the whole process, from choosing the invitations, wedding rings, clothing, trying different hairstyles… Even the post wedding activities like selecting your pictures…
Another piece of practical advice is to pay for a person to entertain and take care of the children. All guests thanked me for this because they were able to enjoy the wedding without having to take care of their children.
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* Fotografías por Paula Franco