WEDDINGS IN IBIZA: LAUREN & PAUL
Photography by Maria Simon for Marnosuite
Newlyweds Paul and Lauren Dellow tied the knot in an intimate wedding ceremony atop the Patchwork rooftop terrace in the idyllic seaside area of Talamanca in Ibiza surrounded by nothing but the close embrace of friends, family and the beautiful backdrop of the calm Mediterranean Sea.
The love story of Lauren, a make-up artist, and Paul, a firefighter, both from Leigh-on-the Sea in England began at the tender age of 16 when the pair met while working at a children’s amusement park one summer. The summer romance turned into four years of blissful teenage love, becoming high school sweethearts and creating precious memories they’ll always have to look back upon.
Taking wedding planning into their own hands, Lauren and Paul immediately enlisted Ibiza wedding photographer Maria Simon of Marnosuite to capture the magical moments on the big day and chose vibrant and eclectic Patchwork restaurant – the rooftop space above the famous Sa Punta – as the venue. Set in the seaside area of Talamanca and offering sensational sunset views across the Med to Dalt Vila, Lauren and Paul couldn’t have dreamed of a more fitting location to say ‘I do.’
Lauren draped herself in a beautiful vintage style dress by Jenny Packham, a 50s inspired look featuring delicate beading and fine lace that adorned her chest and shoulders that perfectly matched her bejewelled headdress while her stylish pumps came from Nine West. Hair and make-up were done by the savvy bride herself.
“As we love Lebanese and Mediterranean food, Patchwork was perfect for us as it was the perfect blend of both,” Paul says of the catering. Instead of having a formal sit down meal the couple opted for a delicious spread of fresh ceviche, creamy hummus, cold mezze plates and slow roasted lamb while dessert was a homemade pavlova.
Dinner was followed by dancing beneath the starry skies of Ibiza with music curated by percussionist Rocky Ruffini, saxophonist Grabo and DJ Grant Collins that had everyone enjoying themselves well into the wee hours of the morning. Following the celebration, guests were given a wedding gift that consisted of Ibiza survival items in beach buckets that would perhaps aid in recovery the next day!