Tucked away on an orchard near the Spanish coastline sits a vine-covered mansion that's just begging to be the venue for the fairytale wedding of your dreams! If you think it can't get better than that...wait till you see what this talented team of creatives did through the use of over-the-top florals and a team of lighting specialists to amp the perfect setting up a notch. This insanely romantic styled shoot is truly what dreams are made of.
Keep scrolling to see more photos by Carlos Lucca. Marina Orozco Barbero planned every detail of this wedding inspiration and A Flor De... created all of these incredible florals you'll see throughout. José Botella and La Tela Films were there to film as this inspiration came to life at Casa Santonja. All the images are in the full gallery, so be sure to click through and read on to hear more from event planner, Marina Orozco Barbero.
A TEAM WITH A VISION
“Lights and Roses” is a project made from the love and passion that all of the contributors feel towards their work. The idea was to tell a love story showcasing the exquisite bond between two people in order to inspire couples who are dreaming of a grand yet intimate wedding. Couples who want a unique and exclusive celebration with their loved ones, where everything rotates around the greatest reason to state the words 'Yes, I do': Love.
The team behind this project, Marina Orozco Barbero, Carlos Lucca, José Botella, Miriam Valcárcel, and Hervé Blais, looked for inspiration in sophisticated sources, historical buildings, and fairytale settings… places only found in dreams. Casa Santonja is both exuberant and mythical: a bucolic building in the middle of an orchard in the area of Alicante. A space that nobody expects to find and once discovered, nobody wants to leave.
The photographs taken by Carlos Lucca, transmit the location's nature and beauty. The balance between light, harmony, and peacefulness is materialized in a work of great artistic quality, where architecture and nature are mixed equally with the purest human emotions. The team formed by Sara Cobos from La Tela Films, along with the collaboration of videographer José Botella, gave this project an essence of New York and the high-end style that's en vogue in the United States which inspired this project.
Cynthia Berenguer and Dani Gascón are a real-life couple and professional models. From the very first moment, they wanted their love story to be part of ours. They both admire each other, as their looks of connection and mutual love show. Every story has an intention and ours, without a doubt, was that no detail should be missing, this is why we chose to present this shoot as a real wedding. Maresa Carles was in charge of capturing the concept, the nuances, and the fantasy of the wedding which she did through the hand-made stationery in pink, gold, and white tones, matching the character and elements that would be used for the event.
The style of the protagonists of our story is the result of the combination of Matilde Cano's wardrobe with the sweetness and exquisite taste of Miriam Valcárcel of Cu&Cu. All of the outfits were complemented by Bea Madrid's shoes and Di Marco's jewelry. The stunning hairstyles and makeup looks were designed for the wedding guests by taking into account the dresses and characteristics of the models.
The bride deserves a special mention: Matilde Cano's fine dress harmonized with the headdresses that Mayte, from Como Orito En Paño, designed specifically for the ceremony and reception. Elements of nature like a hummingbird, mix and blend to deify a unique bride. The tenderness that Cynthia exudes contrasts and complements the character and presence of Dani. Dressed in a black and white Hombre Duke tuxedo, he presents himself as a confident man and, above all, a man in love.
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
The scenes in which the groom's friends appear, especially those of the arrival at the farm in the blue Rolls Royce, are a demonstration of how important is to share the most important days of our lives with our friends. Every scene was designed to make the viewer fall in love. Hervé from A Flor De... was inspired by classic and luxury trends to make the most impressive spaces, where up to 3,120 flowers were used. Just the ceremony itself features thousands of flowers that were used to configure the waterfall covering the column of the main dome, the centerpieces, and the petals covering the steps.
The space destined for dinner was in the middle of one of the paths of the farm, so the light of the sunset was transmitted in the images along with the contrast of the pink, blue and red lights of the Event To Events team. Thanks to light control, the different shades of light control the color of the flowers. Candles were used to announce the night's arrival.
In our effort to materialize a wedding that we had not been able to do this year, catering company El Xato (a Michelin star restaurant) was involved. Events manager Pepe Cano, prepared a selection of dishes for the occasion, converting the dinner into an unprecedented banquet.
Kava's furniture was the perfect complement for each of the spaces. Fabrics, chairs, and tables were interspersed among the other elements and harmonize, giving shape to all of the images we wanted to create.
Pipos Gin was in charge of the open bar that got the participation of Malabusca gin to complement the cocktail hour and Ladrón De Lunas cava for the couple's toast. Both are suppliers of great quality and have gained nationwide recognition.
Finally, the team formed by La Tela Films alongside José Botella films captured the essence of our project in mere seconds, "De Luces y Rosas": a story to dream, enjoy, and feel. A story where the important thing was not the beginning, or the origin of the project, but the happy ending.