Picture this… you head to Tenerife in the Canary Islands, rent a villa at the foot of a cliff with your closest friends, have a cliff top ceremony with Spanish musicians serenading you, followed by a procession down to the ocean upon which you board a yacht and head out to sea where you have dolphins swimming alongside you. In the clear warm evening you hold a small intimate dinner party at the aforementioned villa, with a local chef whipping up some Spanish culinary delights right in front of your eyes!
Ok seriously doesn’t this sound like your dream wedding celebration? This SO SO makes me wish I’d got married in this fashion… it sounds and looks utterly dreamy thanks to these beautiful images by KSENIA MILUSHKINA.
Although the official marriage registration took place in Moscow – on their ‘dating anniversary’, they had always dreamt of an ocean ceremony so they enlisted the help of MERRYMARRY to make their vision come to light. Using local colour and organic materials from the island, the styling was kept to a minimum. A beautiful arch made from tree branches and ferns was created and placed at the stunning spot on the cliff where they held the ceremony.
TELL US ABOUT FINDING YOUR WEDDING DRESS: I was trying to find a weightless and simple dress online. Finally, I’ve found it not so far, in Belarus. This dress bringing a feeling of sea was the only wedding dress I tried. At a glance, I enjoyed the lace and a scattering of pearls. Fortunately, I could pick up the last one with such design, it was brought to me from its homeland.
DESCRIBE YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS: Maria, our planner, told us, that ferns are a common decor for a Canarian weddings. We liked this tradition and we asked to use it in brides and bridesmaids bouquets. After the ceremony, I took my bouquet for us to enjoy throughout the honeymoon.
WHAT ADVISE WOULD YOU GIVE OUT TO A COUPLE PLANNING THEIR WEDDING? To listen to yourself and create the day you dreamt of. Leave all preparation to professionals. Don’t save on photo and video, you’ll be watching beautiful shots through the rest of your life to remember that day. Don’t worry if something goes wrong, just enjoy every minute of the day. As our photographer told us before the ceremony, a few unscheduled moments happens at every wedding, but they will be your moments and you will remember them with a smile.
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT? Our friends prepared a small soulful concert as a wedding present. One of our favourite songs, playing a strange music instrument and a poem, written for us, pulled at our heartstrings and will always stick in memory.