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Real Ibiza Wedding – Hollie & Harry

Destination Wedding at Elixir Ibiza ♥

 

As part of my series of Real Ibiza Weddings this week I’m with Harry and Hollie who celebrated their perfect day in Elixir Ibiza. One of my favourite Wedding Venues Elixir looked amazing and I couldn’t have asked for a better day for photos! 

But first we had the getting ready to do. Hollie was staying at the Migjorn Suites and Spa in Playa den Bossa  which is a lovely set of apartments built over various levels with their own roof terrace, ideal for those looking fabulous and almost ready shots! She had booked Smack Ibiza for hair and make up and as usual they blew everyone away with their skills. The girls looked AMAZING! 

 

 

Everyone was ready. Bags were packed, lip glosses were checked, flip flops for the beach photos were arranged and we were off. Hollie had chosen a very cool VW camper van for her arrival at Elixir which meant that she could travel with her mum and all her bridesmaids. 

One of the things I like best about this venue is their attention to every detail. Those moments before the ceremony are understandably stressful so it’s super important for everyone to not only know what they’re doing/where they’re going to walk/where they’re going to sit down, but to feel relaxed too. Mauricio and Anna are an amazing team when it comes to this! 

So with everyone placed and ready for the off it was time…

The ceremony was beautiful and was led by the very experienced Christine. Her style is relaxed and fun and within minutes she had everyone laughing and feeling completely at ease. The ceremony itself was around 30 minutes (perfect for the heat) and combined some lovely personal details as well as some unique to Ibiza rituals. The sand ceremony is something I think is one of the nicest moments and also makes for an everlasting momento that will certainly be treasured forever ♥

Cold drinks were by this time everyone’s number 1 priority! So as the ceremony came to an end ice cold cava and delicious canapes were very gratefully received and everyone could then relax. Views could be enjoyed and congratulations given to the couple who by the way couldn’t have looked happier! 

We usually have around an hour and a half for the mixing and mingling which is perfect for the couple to get to talk to everyone and get organised for some group pictures. There was even time for some shots with the camper van which was a great bonus! 

 

Food is a big deal at Elixir and never disappoints. Every plate is delicious and you see there has been some very hard work going on behind the scenes to ensure everything was so perfect. 

As the sun began to set this was my time. After a quick make up & veil check we were off down the stairs and onto the beach. Cala Codolar is a beautiful little cove and rarely gets busy. There are no hotels in the vicinity and access isn’t easy which means lots of photo opportunities without the crowds you can get in other places. 

The sun sat perfectly for us and it was easy to see just how happy Hollie and Harry were to be married! 

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This has been Hollie and Harry’s real Ibiza wedding experience in my own words. I’m going to hand over to them now to tell their story…

First up how did you meet?
We met through a mutual friend and futher best 🙂 Man Liam in a bar in Southend. After several dates we finally decided to make it official at the London marathon of all places – although neither of us were (and could) run it! 

Was there a special proposal? 
Yes! Harry woke me up at 4.30am on the first day of our holiday in Mexico to go and watch the sunrise on the beach. He tells me that getting me out of bed was actually more challenging than the proposal itself! 

Why did you choose ibiza for your wedding? 
Harry has a long history of visits to the island and has aspirations of living there together full time. We call it his happy place. When we visit the island I can see how much Harry loves it and it makes me love him even more. Plus it is stunningly beautiful! 

Why did you choose Elixir Ibiza as your Wedding Venue? – Because it is simply a stunning venue. The little details are what makes it really special. 

What was your experience there?
AMAZING. Everything was perfect, the staff were absolutely amazing, especially Mauricio who was just incredible from start to finish. All people are talking about is how good the food was, not to mention the amazing views.

How was the wedding planning process? 
Planning a wedding is obviously stressful but Leah our wedding planner was great. She really helped us plan everything perfectly and took a lot of stress away for us. The website elixir use for us to choose things like food and decor is just so convenient and made everything simple. We knew whatever we chose it would be great!

A few words for your photographer 🙂
Anne was absolutely unreal. The pictures we have received are just amazing and she has a true talent for really capturing the moment. She also put up with the fact we were a tad disorganised given the size of the wedding party! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Anne to anyone getting Married on the island. A really nice touch was when she made the effort to come to our hotel in Playa den Bossa to meet us face to face the day before. Thank you Anne for your incredible work.

Favourite place in Ibiza – Too tough to choose, but for Harry it has to be anywhere that gives a good view of Es Vedra (such as elixir!) 

Any Bars or restaurants you can recommend?
 Dunes in Playa den Bossa is a nice spot for an afternoon drink, it plays cool music and has a nice vibe. Cafe Mambo for sunset drinks (of course!) and a visit to Ibiza town is a must. We had a great dinner at S’antiga Barberia. Club wise, Glitterbox at HI! on Sundays is a must. Probably the happiest party I have ever set foot in and one I try to get back to every year!

 
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I hope you’ve found this Real Ibiza Weddings post helpful – if you’re still hungry for inspiration then you will definitely want to see my favourite Elixir Ibiza Wedding Photos

Or you can get in touch with me any time at info@ibizaphotography.com or Whatsapp +34 699 81 46 66 

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