Party on; A Mallorca wedding with drinking and dancing galore
01 Oct 2019
Libby Barwick and Sean Eastman from Essex celebrated their wedding day with 128 guests in Alcudia
How did you meet?
In a bar in Brentwood.
Tell us about the proposal.
In Val d'Isere while skiing! At the highest point of the mountains, my sister asked for a picture of us overlooking the mountains and Sean snuck up behind me and got on one knee. My first response was: "No, no, no... this isn’t happening." But of course I said 'yes'.
What was the theme for the day, and did you have a colour scheme?
Elegant and blush pink.
What venue did you choose and why did you choose it?
Alcanada Golf Club, a stunning venue with a beautiful view of Alcudia Bay.
When did you know when you’d found ‘the’ dress?
It was so 'me'. I’d tried on around 30 dresses and really stressed myself out as I didn’t find one I liked. I thought I may have had to get one made, but thankfully I didn’t as I was to find my dream dress shortly after... by Ronald Joyce.
What did the bridesmaids wear?
I had four bridesmaids: my two sisters, one cousin and my best friend – two of which were pregnant. They wore blush pink TFNC dresses in a maxi style.
What did the mother of the bride wear?
A bright pink and very beautiful Joseph Ribkoff dress.
Where did you find your suits?
We had trousers made to measure and jackets were by Charles Tyrwhitt.
Tell us about your floral arrangements.
Minimalistic, as I didn’t want to take away from the venue.
Often the aspect that makes a wedding original to the couple is the detail – tell us about the details of the day.
One of my favourite details was the place cards - a selfie of every guest.
How did you feel as you walked down the aisle?
Excited and nervous.
How did you make the ceremony personal to you?
We had two readings, one from my sister-in law and one by my uncle that had been read at both my sisters' weddings.
What was your most memorable moment?
Having two minutes just me and Sean and saying: "This is really our day, this is the day we’ve always wanted. Can you believe it?!" We couldn’t stop smiling all day.
What was the most challenging aspect of planning this wedding?
The wedding being abroad and the language barrier.
What was the most important investment for you?
Drink! Our crowd love a good party, so we brought in our own rosé from Provence.
What song did you choose for your first dance, and why?
Leon Bridges, Beyond. A song that is very special to us.
Did you have any evening entertainment?
We had a band that sung throughout dinner, although not a lot of people ate as they were too busy dancing.
Tell us about your wedding cake.
Very simple; this was low priority in terms of budget.
If you could go back and change anything, what would it be?
To make the day longer, maybe by just another hour.
Did anything go wrong on the day?
The band played the welcome song too early. We had to quickly think of another one and my mum came up with We Are Family.
Was there anything you wish you’d known before?
Ordered more rosé!
Where did you go on honeymoon?
We’re going in November, to the Maldives.
Do you have any advice for couples in the planning stages?
Communicate and try not to argue.
Photography by Lindrum Photography
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