Emma and Andrés got married in Spain, moths after they received the Pope’s blessing at The Vatican. And what a coincidence! They ran into Rosa Clará in Saint Peter’s square. Find out what happened!
Where was the ceremony held?
We were married on July 12Th in a Parish in Castellón, Spain. Three months later we travelled to Vatican City State in Italy to attend a very important event.
How did you feel when you saw yourself in your Rosa Clará dress the day of the wedding?
I couldn’t wait to put on my dress! When I finally got it on, I looked in the mirror and knew it was the perfect dress for that day. I felt very happy about my successful choice.
How and where did you find your Rosa Clarà dress?
I found my dress in a Rosa Clará shop in Castellón. Their style was a perfect fit for me. So I made an appointment immediately. I fell in love when I saw the dress in the catalogue. It captured my personality very well. But in true bride fashion-I still tried on other dresses. But none complemented me as much as the model I chose.
What made you choose this model? Was it the dress you always envisioned?
The model I chose had many qualities that I could not find in other dresses. I always dreamed of a silk princess style dress, with a close neckline and a majestic train. The dress had a lovely back with two bows. I also opted for an elegant Swarovski belt.
I felt very special.
When did you go to the Vatican to get the father’s blessing? What it is the blessing ceremony?
We attended the hearing on October 8Th. San Pedro square in Rome,Italy, fills every Wednesday to hear Papa Francisco. The church reserves a special place for newlyweds and brides are expected to attend in their bridal gowns. When the hearing concluded, newlyweds stand on the steps where Papa Francisco gave us the benediction and Virgin Mary’s protection. Later we spoke with him. It was an amazing moment for all of us.
Is there a special moment you remember? How was the moment with Rosa Clarà?
We were sitting near Papa Francisco and the seats next to us were reserved. Then suddenly Rosa Clarà approaches me because she recognized her dress! Words cannot describe how excited I was!
You were spectacular! What did she say to you?
Thank you! When she saw me, she was so kind and introduced herself. She told me that I was so pretty and the dress looked gorgeous on me. She asked me where I bought the dress and ensured that I got a great deal. I loved meeting Rosa and I thought she was a very nice person and so elegant.
We see in your pictures that you turned to wear in white, How did you felt the second time?
I wore the dress for 20 hours on my wedding day but that wasn’t enough. I wore it again for the wedding report and also to go to Rome where we took some lovely pictures.
Enjoy every moment leading up to the big day. My husband and I enjoyed planning everything together, making decisions, going from here to there… everything to make our wedding special for us. The wedding day goes by especially fast so try to enjoy every moment. It is a magical day, full of emotions and surprises.
Who was your photographer?
Galart Fotógrafos. They are prestigious photographers in Castellón, with a long professional career. They continue with the family tradition. You have to visit his studio to see their great work.They have received many awards and nominations.
They won the Goya awards for photography in 2010.