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“Within the first five minutes, I knew,” shares Isabelle Harvey as she remembers her first date along with her now husband, Martyn Harvey. The couple met 11 years in the past at a competition because of Isabelle’s cousin. “The following day, he made it his mission to take me out. After six months of asking, I eventually caved,” says Isabelle. “After a boozy date, we spent the entire weekend together and every other weekend since!”
Isabelle is a stylist and classic seller. She owns her personal classic enterprise, Fauntleroy, and her experience in each worlds was mirrored in each facet of the marriage. “I felt the only way to approach wedding plans was collaboratively and sustainably, as though it were an extension of my work. The vibe of my brand Fauntleroy, a curated vintage showroom in Barcelona, is present in every aspect of the wedding,” explains Isabelle. “It was important that my philosophy revolving around thrifting, sourcing unique details, and investing in local small businesses to reduce unnecessary waste and be mindful of cost was core to the entire wedding. I chose the expertise of set designers rather than conventional wedding planners [for] our Montseny wedding under the sun.”
The marriage befell at a Thirteenth-century monastery in Montseny, Spain, a location that hits near house for the couple, as they each reside in Barcelona and later recall that having the occasion in Catalonia was a “nonnegotiable.” They included their conventional Spanish roots into their ceremony, their love of classic into their ensembles, and their consideration to element into each a part of their special occasion. Scroll right down to learn extra concerning the Harvey marriage ceremony from the bride’s viewpoint, together with every part from on the brink of the after-party.
“I wanted everything to feel very chill, so me and my four bridesmaids picked an outside area with good light and cracked open our magnum specially made for us by [my] winemaker friend Lucy Chilvers. No robes or extra fluff. My friend Anna used to be a makeup artist, so when she agreed to do my makeup, I was so pleased, as she totally got the vibe. I wanted to look like me but just a little more fabulous.
“It felt like we had been preparing for an evening out or one thing. We even did our personal hair. We laughed, cried, and nervously wafted followers. It ended up being so informal that we did the run-through because the visitors had been arriving. Fortunately, the scrumptious vermut on arrival stored the visitors busy within the monastery. In true Izzy vogue, I am all the time late, and consequently, so is Marty!”
“My outfit was inspired by some of my favourite vintage I’ve sourced for Fauntleroy and a couture dress I’d seen online. I knew the look needed to be very different but still something I’d love 10 years from now. Trousers underneath was that unexpected twist and felt very me.
“Each bride’s worst vogue nightmare got here true when, six weeks earlier than getting married, the outfit arrived, and it was horrible. I labored with a Spanish crocheter to supply the primary design. Seems, she was wonderful at crochet however horrible at following briefs. Let’s simply say she took some severe inventive license, and it was too late earlier than I spotted. With troublesome crochet patterns, you may’t actually return and alter issues very simply. The worst half was I could not speak in confidence to Marty, who often is aware of precisely what to say.
“After a debrief with my best friend, several glasses of wine, and one internal breakdown, we decided I needed to find someone on Instagram in London. Six weeks to go, I’m a stylist, and I’m dressless—perfect! For three days straight, I was deep-diving into Central Saint Martins fashion-school graduates. I asked fashiony friends and eventually found my guardian angel, Beatrice, who runs Korlekie.
“She’d by no means even executed a marriage costume earlier than, and this was no small ask, however as quickly as I met her, I had whole religion. We sat in her lounge, and we laughed at my loopy request, however she fully bought my imaginative and prescient and elevated it to a spot I by no means even imagined. She even makes crochet crowns. I did not take into account myself a tiara woman, but when somebody reveals you a crochet tiara coated in gems, I assure you are immediately a tiara girly.”
“Marty and I source vintage suits together under my brand Fauntleroy. One day, I found this white tuxedo jacket with silk lapels. It inspired an idea for him to wear off-white silk trousers. He ended up wearing a women’s pair from Danish brand Malene Birger and getting them altered. He thought it was a little wild at first but always trusts me when it comes to styling. He was keen to wear a shirt for that cool-casual vibe, so I said, ‘Let’s make one.’ We found a vintage beautiful tablecloth at a flea market and asked a local designer to work her magic.
“The humorous factor is I did not go to any marriage ceremony outlets and get my ‘say sure to the costume’ second, however fortunately, Marty did. We went to gather the shirt with two of our greatest mates after a couple of white wines at lunch. When he pulled again the curtain, all of us gasped. The seamstress stated, ‘Effectively, do you?’ He stated, ‘Do I what?’ [She said,] ‘Say sure to decorate?’ All of us burst out laughing, and he stated, ‘Sure!'”
The bridesmaids and groomsmen.
“We saw five venues in total, but we fell in love with the beautiful 13th-century monastery. It was high up the mountain, so it felt like our own little world up there—like floating in the clouds with our nearest friends and family. It also had that outdoor rustic Sicilian vibe we love, but being in Catalunya was a nonnegotiable.”
WWW Weddings tip: “We created our own invites online. A destination wedding requires lots of details, so it didn’t feel like the best place to spend our money.”
“For us, the ceremony was the most important part. We’re both obsessed with music and wanted to make this one of the key elements, creating atmosphere, tension, and release and playing with visuals, sounds, and smells to evoke feelings, memories, and new experiences.”
“Walking in to a Fred again… instrumental from his NPR Tiny Desk, the song was ‘Faisal (envelops me).’ The tension was insane. Literally, everyone was crying. It was just such an emotional feeling. It’s incredible how music can create such an atmosphere like that.
“Persistently untraditional, our greatest pal Robyn Salt officiated the ceremony, main the visitors by particular moments, humorous moments, and milestones.”
“We wanted to recognize the influence living in Spain has had on us, borrowing from the Spanish wedding tradition ‘las arras matrimoniales,’ where godparents gift 13 coins signifying commitment and care. Making this concept our own, we asked 12 friends to make a promise by throwing a coin into a bowl to support the relationship, each coin representing a month of the year, producing a unique moment, playfully weaving between sincere or silly—a great representation of us.”
“After working together on a recent shoot for my brand Fauntleroy, I knew I needed film photographer Marcie Dvorak, whose work’s been published in Vogue, Teeth Magazine, and AD Spain. We work really well together. I love her and her work. She knows exactly our vibe, so we felt very relaxed with her behind the camera. She captured the magic perfectly in her signature style.”
WWW Weddings tip: “Be really proud of sharing and presenting a small window into your love, relationship, and your life with everyone involved.”
“I approached the day as though it were a photo shoot, collaborating with set designers Jess and Van Salgado. Being skilled in art direction and architecture, it felt like a natural fit [for them] to bring our concepts to life. Starting with mood boards, they broke down the elements of the wedding—table displays, floral arrangements, and lighting to create ‘sets’ that could capture different moments, creating a truly immersive and sensory experience.
“Our florist, Sabato Studio, was a newly certified florist who I predict would be the subsequent massive factor. She additionally designs jewellery, and I really feel like you may actually see that perspective for artwork and sculpture in her work. She likes to make daring and fascinating statements along with her work—similar to me!”
Visitors having fun with the reception.
“Food being a big part of our social life, we approached our favourite local restaurant Mambo. Head chef Martín Bado put together the menu for the day, focusing on seasonal and plant-based dishes. Having catered for events and fresh off a stint cooking in Madagascar, this was also Martín’s first wedding. He built the menu inspired by the aesthetics and floral displays, working in edible flowers and leaves to serve canapés, which really complemented the overall vision.”
“Many elements, right down to the favours, were handmade and crafted by creative and talented people. My bridesmaid and artist Aggie Davies made beautiful shrines in oyster shells for our guests, all with individual mantras to bring luck and good energy to everyone on the day and beyond.”
“Lucy Chilvers, a natural-wine producer and co-owner of Mambo, paired the wine list to the menu and helped us create our very own wine for the occasion called This Is Nice (one of our little sayings). It flows at sunset. Fresh off the back of Lucy’s collaboration with Italian fashion brand Sunnei x Highsnobiety for Sunnei’s Milan flagship store, we also wanted to utilize Lucy’s own vineyard, where she produces indigenous grapes representative of Catalunya’s thriving wine scene.”
“For tired partygoers, we created a fun ‘chill out’ area/smoking lounge decorated with thrifted vintage objects, props, and seating inspired by a glamorous, sexy after-party—with a touch of Gucci thrown in too.”
Everybody having fun with the meals.
“Marty’s cousins made the cake as her gift to us. She’s such a talented chef and baker and completely understood the brief being chaotically chic! It was more edible and sculptural than a wedding cake. She collaborated with Sabato for the final floral touches, delivering an unforgettable experience for us and the guests.”
WWW Weddings tip: “Get thrifty. Work smart by leaning on friends and small businesses within your community.”
“The dance-floor area didn’t need much, as we just wanted to elevate the monastery’s beautiful architecture. Placing two huge olive trees brought the outside indoors, and three humongous disco balls… We love a party. Our first dance was ‘Just the Two of Us’ by Grover Washington. It’s always been our song, and the lyrics are so true to us as a couple.
While sourcing one day, I found a vintage hot-pink cape, and as soon as it arrived, I fell in love, but there was one snag—it wasn’t white! After staring at this beautiful piece for a week, I thought, ‘Everything else in the wedding was unconventional, so why the hell can’t I wear a hot-pink cape to my own wedding?’ So I did!”
WWW Weddings tip: “Don’t be afraid to go against the grain. Don’t feel the need to conform to the traditional wedding format.”
Photographer: Marcie Dvorak
Videographer: Zoe Van Gorp
Make-up Artist: Anna Gerrans
Set Designers: Jessica Salgado and Vanessa Salgado in collaboration with Fauntleroy
Florist: Sabato Studio
Bouquet Florist: Viva Studio
Marriage ceremony Cake Baker: Rachel Cullen
Caterer: Martín Bado—Cocinero en Movimiento
Wine Maker: Lucy Chilvers Wine
Marriage ceremony Favour Designer: Aggie Davies
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