As Ibiza’s most highly requested manicurist, Ibiza beauty expert Pauline Boom (alongside her superb team of technicians) has been buffing the nails and soothing the skin of the island’s movers, shakers, fashionistas and jetset since swapping her Dutch home for Ibiza digs in 2002. Fast forward to 2013 and BOOM Ibiza Nails & Beauty is born, a sparkling new sun-filled salon in Santa Gertrudis. Read more
When choosing your Ibiza wedding shoes, the first thing to ask yourself (well, perhaps second to, ‘Can I afford them?’) is, ‘Will they be practical for my venue?’ Be it beach and sand, countryside and grass or the old town, village churches and cobbled stones, of course it’s tempting to opt for sky-high Jimmy Choos, but if it means you’re stuck in your chair for the night, what’s the point?
Catering to the aesthetic needs of Ibiza’s beautiful brides, mobile hair and make-up service Smack Ibiza was launched in Ibiza in 2009, by pro UK make-up artists Corina Smith and Sara Muhammad. Today, they are the most highly sought after team in bridal beauty on the island, prepping precious skins with REN, and using the finest professional make-up including MAC, plus BeauBronz spray tans (completely natural!). Co-founder Sara gives us the scoop on make-up trends for Ibiza brides in 2013.
Ibiza designer Natasha Collis meticulously makes every piece of jewellery by hand, spending one-to-one time with clients to incorporate their personal taste with her signature style for unique results to be loved, honoured and cherished forever. Read more
A fountain of knowledge when it comes to the energy of stones, crystal healing and symbolism, plus an advocate of ethically mined materials, designer Cyd Hutton of JOY Jewellery consults each couple to get a feel for their vision and union prior to creating bespoke wedding rings, or bridal jewellery. The personal process includes sketching, talking, handling metals, selecting stones, looking through images, colours, sizes and technical details, until a final design is agreed upon, although for those who prefer to be literally more hands on, you can even do a weekend course to make your own wedding rings with Cyd.
From a French boudoir-themed extravaganzas and classic all-white Ibiza beach weddings to full-scale Oriental, vintage, boho chic, Moroccan and Persian themes and even a colourful countryside flower-themed event, Cardamom Events’ styling team are experts at making your visualisations come to life, working specifically to your brief, taste, theme, budget and style.
You want it, they’ll style it! A dedicated wedding stylist means your personalities will shine through in even the smallest details of the event, from location and menu to decoration, sound, lighting and much more. See below for examples of Cardamom Events‘ happily styled couples, and for more inspiration on how they can help style your Ibiza wedding.
Hurrah, it’s time to get creative! Now that you’ve got the nitty gritty number crunching out of the way, you can make way for the Ibiza wedding stationery, invitations, sparkles, florals, pastels and more (should you desire them). Sure, you’ve sent out a ‘save the date’ email, but your official invites will sit on people’s desks, mantels and fridge doors for months, so it’s well worth getting it right!
[Main image by Gypsy Westwood]
Wedding rings represent a symbol of eternal love, worn proudly as a public declaration that you’ve found ‘the one’. Here in Ibiza, fine jewellery designer Natasha Collis offers a bespoke wedding ring service, for one-of-a-kind, handmade pieces designed to be loved, honoured and cherished forever. Read more