Pre-wedding session

Our prewedding session was also an engagement session, a combination of both. I wanted to try on the make-up and hair I’ll use on our big day, as well as have the first experience with our photographer, that is get use to him, also making sure he knows what we really want. Let’s call it a trial session. So, from this trial session we made some decisions of which I will talk about later below.

Nuestra sesión de pre-boda era un día de prueba, queríamos tomar el primer contacto con nuestro fotógrafo, probar el maquillaje y la peluquería y un poco asegurarnos que las personas que habíamos contratado para nuestro gran día saben lo que realmente queremos. A partir de allí, hicimos los cambios necesarios, lo cual os comentaré más adelante.

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When we received our picture, I told Nikoleta that I’d like a stronger make-up, since it all appeared faded out in the engagement sessions with all the greenery scenario. I do not want to appear disguised, nevertheless I only wanted my natural beauty to be enhanced. I like the hair style but not for our Big day, neither did my husband.

Al recibir las fotos, le comenté a Nikoleta que el maquillaje casi no se aprecia en las fotos, que me gustaría algo un poquito más fuerte, nos reímos por que el paisaje tan verde que habíamos elegido lo ha absorbido todo. Tampoco quería un maquillaje muy fuerte, simplemente quería resaltar mi belleza natural. Ella, sin problemas tomó nota. Mi marido ni yo nos gustaban el peinado, pensábamos que era un peinado bonito pero que no encajaba en nuestra boda.

Our Save the date video below / Vídeo preboda abajo

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Photographer / Fotógrafo: Andrea Ferrara

Make-up artist / Maquillaje: Nikoleta Make-up

Location / LugarParc Natural del Montseny. Reserva de la Biosfera very close to Sant Esteve de Palautordera Barcelona

Dress / vestido: Rare London

Ankle boots / Botas: Fosco



Helpful Wedding Blogs

First I met my bestie and her mother to discuss wedding things. She said my decisions were so unlike me. Actually, my wedding is not something I had always thought about, I had no particular idea of what type of wedding I wanted. Neither did he. What I am trying to say is that, we are  not one of those  people who already have a clear vision of  what their wedding would be. In our own case, we simply wanted to make our relationship official. My initial plan was to elope, he objected. Then we decided to only invite those very close family members and then BBQ for friends.

Anyway, after thinking it all over, we decided that we were going to not only invite families but also invite our friends to our real wedding. How on earth aren’t we going to invite our friends? Well this decision changed the whole concept of what we have initially planned until then. I told my husband there was no way I was going to pack 100 guest (more or less) in a hotel basement. The reception must be out doors. No objections! Again began the hunt for a wedding reception venue, wedding professional photographer, real wedding dress, professional make-up artist and hair dresser and tons of other wedding details I will talk about later. In order to educate my self a bit about weddings I desperately started visiting wedding blogs and website in search of inspiration. Below in order of preference are the most helpful ones.

  1. I registered in  local on-line wedding planner. Helpful indeed. Helped with wedding venue and some wedding suppliers. Could be overwhelming and time-consuming some times though, because there are tons of information.
  2. The Knot
  3. Wedding Paper Divas
  4. Wedding chick
  5. Elysium Productions
  6. Love My Dress
  7. MunaLuchi Bride
  8. Style me pretty

My other source of inspiration were from Pinterest, of course. I was bombarded with lots of information. When I realized that I actually needed a wedding planner I already had half of the job done.

My advice ***

A wedding planner always comes in handy!