REAL IBIZA WEDDING: JESSICA & FELIPE
A spiritual blessing and celebration of love at Elements Ibiza, photographed by Adela Baraja Photography .
Colombian lovebirds Jessica and Felipe first met in 2010 in Bogota, the metropolitan capital of their home country. It wasn’t until the two discovered they were both living in Europe two years later when love began to grow. “When we saw each other again, it was an immediate attraction,” says Jessica.
In September of 2013, the pair were vacationing in Greece, on the island of Crete – known for its raw beauty and gorgeous beaches. While exploring the island, they stumbled upon a beach unbeknownst to them had not a soul, and it was on these shallow shores of the azure Med that Felipe took out a ring and proposed to Jessica. Around the same time, Jessica and Felipe had been invited by friends to spend a week in Ibiza.
Expertly planned by Gema Lago of Elements Ibiza, and Christina West of Infinity Ibiza, the cosy celebration of love took place on the rocks overlooking the beautiful cove of Benirras at dusk; where a spiritual guru wed the two and performed a mixture of unique love rituals as the blazing sun set far behind the stunning rock of Cap Bernat, leaving a heavenly pinkish tint behind it.
Jessica opted for a whimsical sweetheart style dress, made from delicate lace designed by Rosa Clara; the strapless dress dipped down in the back to accentuate her svelte figure and trained ever so lightly behind her as she walked. Accessorised with stunning Badgley Mischka stilettoes bedazzled in impressive crystals and hair styled with gorgeous, cascading curls with braids woven throughout, Jessica gave new life to the way a beach bride would look on her wedding day.
Felipe looked equally as stylish as his bride, and in his own classy way, sporting an off-white tailored suit designed by Dos Leones paired with a crisp, baby-blue dress shirt accented perfectly with a camel-toned leather belt.
The entire wedding celebration spanned two days, starting with a pre-wedding cocktail and canape party in an intimate lounge to welcome guests and afterwards to Pacha to see superstar DJ David Guetta behind the decks. Guests were given a wedding gift bag that consisted of ibuprofen, sunglasses, chewing gum, breath mints and band-aids – a clever survival kit to perhaps get the guests through the next day of recovery after a wild night of dancing!