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This week we have an invitation to Little Miss Alba’s Mummy and Daddy’s wedding. Little Miss Alba blogs here and can be found on Twitter @LittleMissAlba
Hi Alba, Introduce your family,
You may or may not know me from the blogging community – I’m pretty new on the circuit, so for those of you that don’t know me I’m Little Miss Alba. Me, Mummy, Daddy and brother Harley live in Brighton. Daddy is a professional footballer, Mummy is a dance choreographer and works in PR. Harley is at school and I’m a fashion/lifestyle blogger . Although Mummy and Daddy have been together quite a while now it was only recently that they got married. It was such a beautiful occasion I am thrilled that You Baby Me Mummy has given us this opportunity to share our special day with you all. I hope you enjoy our story.
Let’s set the scene..
How did they meet?
Mummy and Daddy met in the gym – love at first sight from across the running machine.
How long have they known each other?
It’s been nearly 6 years now since they both met.
How did he propose?
It was the most romantic proposal EVER. Mummy was pregnant with ME – Daddy had the whole of the back wall graffitid with ‘WILL YOU MARRY ME’ on it. It was all sprayed in scrabble letters as that’s their favourite game. The scrabble letters were hanging from ribbons on a ballet barre (as Mummy is a dancer) and it also had a stalk flying overhead which resembled me of course in Mummy’s tummy. AMAZING – he designed it himself. That sounds so romantic!
How long were they engaged before they were married?
5 years together before getting married.
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When did they get married?
How many guests, bridesmaids etc did they have?
We had 75 guests including 2 bestmen, 7 bridesmaids, 2 flower girls and 2 page boys.
Tell us about the venue?
Mummy and Daddy got married in Ibiza at a beautiful place called the Amante, where the ceremony and reception/evening doo were held. Such a truly magical place that was in a cove and all you could see was sea. That must have been amazing!
Did their wedding have a certain style?
It had a very relaxed Ibiza beach feel to it. The sun was shining, we ate outside then partied when the sun went down.
Tell us about the most important thing, the Dress?
It took Mummy a long time to find the dress of her dreams – she knew what she wanted so it was a case of searching and waiting. She wanted a Grecian feel to it and something that would look very Ibiza. Finally she found THE dress from Amanda Wakeley. It was the Cleopatra dress which Mummy had made specially for her. The beading was second to none and the draped chains down the back were amazing – not to mention the silk finish on the dress. To finish the look off Mummy brought a stunning head chain which she had made in Ireland from a place called Myrtle Ivory – PERFECT. So beautiful!
Describe the wedding?
I think everyone thinks it’s easy to just go away and get married abroad, but there is actually a lot of planning that goes in to it, especially as you can’t just visit the flower lady or try the cake when you want. Mummy and Daddy were lucky to have a fab team working on the wedding. The Amante sent through a whole load of suppliers to choose from, which really helped. The flowers were stunning – big balls of white, ivory and gold flowers sat on top of black iron candle stands, which lit up as the sun went down. Mummy’s bouquet was a big ball of ivory roses the bridesmaids had the same but on a smaller scale – us flower girls had baskets full of ivory petals and the men and page boys striking button holes. There were flowers and lanterns everywhere, it really did look breathtaking. For the food we had a mixed platter of Caprese salad, Asparagus and prawns straight from the sea. It was a choice of fillet beef and cod for mains with a gorge lemon and fresh fruit cheesecake. I’ve already told you about THE dress, but Daddy looked pretty dapper too in his Dolce & Gabanna suit, which had a gold shade jacket to match the black and gold theme of the wedding. The bridesmaids were stunning in Two Birds wrap dresses. Us littles wore Monsoon and the boys Benetton and Zara. There were 4 speeches – Daddy, Popsy (Mummy’s Daddy) and the two best men. They were all very good, heart felt, funny and brought tears and laughter to all the guests. WOW!
What was your favourite part of your Wedding?
If you asked me what my favourite part of the wedding was, it would probably be walking down the isle throwing handfuls of petals on my way – it was so much fun. If you ask Mummy and Daddy, they would say having all their close friends and family in one place sharing this special day.
What extra touches made it special?
I think it would be the distance some people travelled to be there for the wedding – the furthest being Hong Kong – that was very special.
Did anything not go as planned? Any funny stories?
There is always a drama and it is usually to do with me hehe. 15 minutues before we were leaving the hotel, I got my foot stuck under the revolving door of the hotel entrance! PAIN was an understatement, but the bruise was coming out straight away! Lots of ice and treats later and we were ready to go (but half an hour late), which left all the guests sweltering in the heat….eeeeeeek.
Would they do anything differently with hindsight?
NOTHING at all. It was perfect, wouldn’t have changed a thing.
What song did mummy walk into and what was their first dance song?
Mummy walked down to SHE, which is best known from Notting Hill by Elvis Costello. Great song.
Do Mummy & Daddy have any advice for the soon to be married?
I’m sure this has been said a million times before but enjoy every minute! The day flies by and then you just have the memories, all the hard work and planning needs to be enjoyed. Also take time out as a couple. Mummy and Daddy went and sat down on the beach for 15 minutes in the evening to just breathe – look at all their happy guests and have a little toast to each other.
Where did they go on honeymoon?
Honeymoon is next year for Mummy and Daddy and they are off to the Maldives. Daddy doesn’t get much time off, so it would have all been a bit of a rush seeing as we were away for a week. Something to look forward to as well.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your wedding?
It really was a dream wedding from start to finish, which was made by the stunning venue and backdrop. We were touched at the amount of guests who made the effort to be there and truly had the best day of our lives. xxx
Thanks again to Little Miss Alba for sharing her Mummy and Daddy’s wedding.
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