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Thursday, 23 June 2011
Friday, 17 June 2011
I have been dying to post this wedding for ages as it's one very close to my heart.
Nearly two years ago, Darren and Carol married in front of 35 of their closest friends and family at the picturesque Puig de Missa in San Eulalia, Ibiza. The day was gorgeous in every aspect- the sun shone down, Carol was radiant and Darren looked completely besotted with his gorgeous bride.
I am so blessed to have been a part of this very special day- I was honoured when Carol asked me to design and create her bridal gown and spend time with them both to help style the groom and other parts of the wedding.
The very cool couple spend a lot of time on the White Isle so it seemed an appropriate backdrop for their nuptials and, in hiring boutique hotel Can Domo near to San Eulalia, Carol and Darren made a great choice. Looking out over the Ibizan countryside and olive groves, the traditional Spanish finca was the perfect romantic setting, rustic and unpretentious... It really was the most gorgeous of days.
Carol and Darren's favourite photo
Carol's choices of dress (ahem..!), accessories, venues and photographer all complimented the Ibizan surroundings to create the most perfectly chilled and beautiful Balearic wedding. It couldn't have been better... this is what destination weddings should aspire to (in my opinion)...
all photography Gypsy Westwood
venue Can Domo, Cala Llonga
bride's dress Philippa Winter (contact InspiredWinter)
bride's shoes Sergio Rossi
groom's suit Richard James
groom's shoes Cos
invitations & stationary James Akerman Design (contact InspiredWinter)
Friday, 10 June 2011
3. 3. Sterilise some glass bottles. Set the oven to 100c/200f/gas mark1/2. Stand the bottles in the sink and fill with boiling water. Hold with a cloth, tip out the water, then out the sides in the oven. Leave for 15 minutes. Turn off oven. When cold, stand bottles on a tea towel, so they don't slip. Using a funnel, fill each one with cordial.
4. To drink, dilute with plain or fizzy water, or add to some bubbles!
As a desert, poach fresh gooseberries in a few tablespoons of cordial, or simply spoon over vanilla ice cream.
To add to it's multiple uses..
...it works as a vinaigrette too. Mix with wine vinegar, mustard, salt pepper and olive oil and pour over a salad of cougettes, lettuce and broad beans.
Sunday, 5 June 2011
The good lady has thought of everything, and has very helpfully included a detachable map! Fabulous!
BUT I have to be honest here. The book was not what I was expecting- on reading the back cover, I almost sent the book back...
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
I do love this grecian dress- this would be so perfect for a wedding abroad.