Colourful, Hedonistic Ibiza Wedding…
What a wedding to start the week!
Cara & Tod’s incredible Ibiza wedding included two ceremonies which took place over five days; ending up at the iconic Pikes Hotel for a hedonistic, colourful celebration filled with glitter, sequins, pink tropical suits and mermaids… Yes you heard right MERMAIDS!
I can honestly say that if I was to get married now, this style of wedding would be right up my street. I can’t think of anything better than jetting off to the white island with my nearest and dearest to soak up the warm weather, Ibiza music scene and to party on the island that never sleeps!
Over to Cara and Tod to tell us more about their incredible celebration…
Cara & Tod…
Tell us how you got engaged…
On a houseboat in Kerala, India. We had no signal for 2 days and by the time we could tell friends and family it was April 1st 2015, everyone thought it was an April fool.
Why did you decide on an Ibiza Wedding?
We both love the island and visit as much as possible. There was only ever one location it was going to be, we didn’t consider any other options!
What was your plan for the wedding weekend?
As it was a destination wedding we had all of our guests fly in for 5 days, we hired the whole of Pikes for 5 nights of wedding fun.
How would you describe your wedding theme?
It was musically themed from the invites (personalised records), the place names (cassettes) and the rock and roll location: Pikes.
What were your favourite details?
Tod got together a group of mates and set up a band for the wedding as a secret surprise for our guests. They were absolutely amazing, performing classics such as David Bowie ‘Let’s Dance’ and Depece Modes ‘Enjoy the silence’ – I had no idea my husband was also a rockstar…..
Was your favourite part of the weekend?
Having all of our favourite people in one place, we were so humbled by the amount of people who made the effort to come and celebrate with us.
How was your day unique?
I guess not many couples end up in Freddie Mercury’s bathtub singing Karaoke?!
What made you chose Pikes Hotel?
We wanted our guests to experience the real hedonistic side of Ibiza. Pikes has everything; a beautiful Balearic setting by day and a debaucherous naughty side after dark.
Tell us about your wedding outfits and why you picked them…
We wanted a contrast for the two days; a more traditional theme for the beach ceremony and a very non-traditional one for the party. Our dress code to our guests for Pikes was ‘Glitter, sequins, tropical, festival vibes’.
How did you save money?
We are lucky and have very talented friends who helped us out with music, hair & make up and a glitter boutique.
What was it like working with Matt Parry your photographer?
It was amazing to work with Matt, we specifically wanted someone who would capture the day as it happens rather than lots of posed shots, we couldn’t be happier with the outcome.
Advice to any couples about to get married?
Spread it over a weekend….why have one day when you can have two ;)
As a foreigner, you can’t legally get married in Spain so we chose a very good friend to take the beach service for us. This made the whole ceremony very personal, funny and emotional.
Huge CONGRATS Cara & Tod… I wish you every happiness for the future :)
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Photographer: Matt Parry Photography
Wedding Venue: El Chiringuito, Cala Gracionetta
Wedding planner: Mambo Weddings
Wedding Reception: Pikes Hotel
Wedding Dress: Olivia Van Der Horst
Brides Accessories: Pica Pica feathers
Hair & Make-up: Carrie Jones and Jade Maguire
Glitter boutique: Sophie Starlight
Flowers: Holly and Gary
Cake: Sharon Edwards