Ibiza always held a very special place in the hearts of Natalie and Edward, who have visited the White Isle very often. It was along the coastline of Cala Conta where Edward proposed, so it was quite natural for these two fun-loving free spirits to get married in Ibiza.
The wedding was held at Boutique Hostel Salinas, a stunning boutique hotel hidden away in the spectacular Las Salinas nature reserve, boasting sand dunes, pine forests, salt plains and beautiful beaches. The celebration took place on a gorgeous sunny day in May and Milena’s beautiful photos capture it all perfectly.
A warm climate calls for a light and dreamy wedding dress and Natalie chose a modern chiffon and rose gold sequin wedding dress as her bridal gown – absolutely perfect for staying cool and comfortable whilst looking utterly romantic. And it wasn’t only the bride who rocked a gorgeous look on the big day, Edward wore a gold camo print suit paired with a plain white shirt and bespoke Nike trainers.
Natalie had her hair done in the UK by Reuben Wood’s team before they flew out. Lauren Buckley did Natalie’s make up on the day of the wedding, perfectly nailing her love for subtle glitter and a natural finish.
The blessing ceremony took place in the intimate garden of Boutique Hostal Salinas. The celebrant, Sunny Ramzan, gave a little overview of the couple’s lives before they read their own vows.
The style of the day was laid back and natural. Natalie was very pleased to have had complete freedom in putting together the delicious wedding menu:
• Canapes and prosecco on arrival
• A selection of Ibicencan tapas to start (including tortilla, chorizo, olives, bread + aioli and padrón peppers)
• Monkfish or fillet steak as a main course
• A dulce de leche wedding cake with a triple layer of buttercream, made by Cupcake Collection Ibiza.
To add an extra personal touch, the couple handmade the invitations and table plan which were all drawn by Edward.
Advice for other couples
Getting married in Ibiza may seem daunting and expensive, but it actually worked out cheaper than if we were to get married in England – and the weather is almost faultless. Leave plenty of time to get the suppliers you want because Spanish life is more laid back than English, and also make sure you physically visit your venue and iron everything out with them verbally. Also I believe a lot of venues don’t charge a hire fee, especially out of season, so where the UK would be at least a £3,000 fee just for the space alone, in Ibiza this doesn’t seem to be the case.
The Wedding Details
Venue & Catering: Boutique Hostal Salinas
Photographer: Milena of The Galaxy’s Edge
Cake: Cupcake Collection Ibiza
Styling and makeup: Lauren Buckley