Today we’re sharing the romantic wedding of Samanta and Jordi in Vilabertrán, Spain. Samanta explains how she found the Badajoz dress from the Rosa Clará 2012 and proves that sometimes the dress you wind up with is one you had never imagined!
In which church did you get married?
The ceremony took place on 10th August 2013 in the Santa Maria de Vilabertran Church. It’s a very well conserved romantic building from the XII century located in Vilabertran. The village where Jordi is from.
Where did you get ready for the great moment?
We currently live in Paris, so we ended up choosing the Hotel El Molí to get ready and spend our first night of marriage. The size of the room was considerable and the natural elements that surrounded us serves as perfect backdrops for some nice pictures of these moments leading up to the wedding. My immediate family (from Madrid and Galicia) was also staying at this hotel in order to share all the last moments of my single life.
How did you find your Rosa Clará dress?
We live in Paris, so finding the right dress wasn’t easy. I wanted my mother to help me choose it, so one weekend we went to Madrid and we visited all the bridal shops in the capital. I have to admit that my dress wasn’t one that I chose, but it was recommended by a sales consultant. “It’s a gem of a dress,” she said. Indeed, as soon as I tried on I knew that it was the one. Even dreamed about it that night!
My dress was the model Badajoz: simple and elegant, but with a twist that made it different and pristine. I love the fact that it’s backless, and has a huge and removable train-the best of both worlds. My mother and I agreed immediately, she cried, she was so excited.
During the fittings I felt like the dress was designed especially for me, as it was a perfect fit to my personality. I felt at ease in it all day, and what is more important, I felt like myself, not as if I were wearing a costume.
And the headdress (if you wore one) where was it from?
I didn’t wear a headdress; I had my hair tied back in a loose bun, which went perfectly with the dress’s high collar and the veil, also from Rosa Clara. I wore a silver comb with the veil; it was a gift from my mother.
Which accessories did you wear on your wedding day?
I went crazy over my shoes from the moment I saw them in the catalog. They were from Angel Alarcon, transparent, slightly glossy and the heel was the color of the dress. They weren’t excessively high. I danced in them all night.
The earrings were a gift from my aunt. They were white diamond gold jewelry bought at Suarez Madrid. I’ve never had anything so valuable in my hands- I still get nervous when I see them! They complimented the dress perfectly; in fact they suited each other, without outdoing one another.
I also wore a bracelet, gifted from one of my best friends, Lorena. It was very special to me to wear it, she is a person with whom I have shared so many things in life, and it bought me special pleasure to wear something from her on my wedding day. Last but not least, I was wearing the engagement ring my fiancé gave me when he asked me to marry him at the Eiffel Tower. A moment that I will never forget.
Where did you hold the reception?
We had the reception in Marroch Mas, from the Roca brothers in Girona. We found that to be a beautiful place when we visited it. The gardens were well maintained, and the inside was spacious and modern. We knew that we chose the food well, and all the guests were surprised and delighted. Encarna, the maître’d, was aware of all the details, she treated us with love and made us feel like our wedding was unique and special.
Do you remember any special or funny moments?
The most special moment was definitely when I entered the church, because I saw all the people who were there for us, and my future husband looking and waiting for me. A funny moment was when all the guests stood up at dinner and stuck colorful stickers and clothespins on us, an unexpected joke our friends had prepared. The worst part was taking the stickers off take off each other, that part hurt lol.
Did you have some original or different special touches in your wedding?
Our wedding had several Parisian touches, which created an intimate feeling. The seating chart was a flat in Paris, the tables were named after parisian streets, on every table we placed postcards for guests and wrote a few deep words. Our first dance was the Waltz of Amelie and we prepared a photocall with a cabaret theme. And the Candy bar was a giant Eiffel Tower!
Do you have any advice for the future brides?
Prepare the wedding the way you want it, because this is your day and has to be whatever you want and your style. Do not fail to do something that you want, and do not settle for what anyone tells you if it isn’t what you want. The wedding is yours and you decide. People had already told me, but it is certainly true: enjoy the food tasting as much as possible, because on the wedding day you will be very busy and won’t have time to eat. For example, I found out what the reception looked like in the guests’ pictures! I was so happy and talking to everyone that I didn’t even see half of the reception. On the wedding day, don’t try to control everything, trust the professionals you have hired, and enjoy every moment, because it’s true that the day goes by quickly.
Who was your photographer?
Wedding’s Art and we stuck gold, because we loved both, the pictures and the video! From the moment I saw their work on their website I knew that they were the professionals we were looking for, and when we met in person our first impressions were confirmed.
Love is in the air!