WEDDINGS IN IBIZA: KERRI AND JAMES
Photography by Ana Lui
Choosing Ibiza wedding photographer Ana Lui for their island nuptials was an easy decision for England-based couple Kerri and James. “We knew immediately we wanted Ana Lui as our photographer, even before we booked the venue,” says Kerri. “We had seen a lot of her work online and fell in love with her romantic style. She was incredible and we are so happy with the photos and video from her and her team!”
The decision to tie the knot on the white isle was also a no-brainer, as it’s the very place the pair’s budding romance began back in 2010. Kerri – a social media and PR powerhouse – was holidaying at a hotel in Ibiza with her girlfriends in Ibiza, in a room right next to her soon-to-be professional footballer beau, and as they say, the rest is history!
“We really wanted to get married in the sunshine and Ibiza made so much sense to us,” says James. “It was close enough for our family and friends to make the journey and we knew they would love it as much as we do.” When it came time to design their dream wedding the couple began by enlisting Kerry Anne Winton from bespoke wedding planning agency Ibiza Wedding and off they went to choose the perfect venue.
“As soon as we stepped foot inside, the view just blew us away. It literally takes your breath away,” reminisces Kerri about Amante Ibiza, the beautiful beach restaurant they selected for the big day. “It’s an incredible location and the different levels make it feel like you are in different places throughout each stage of the day. We wanted the wedding to feel like it was in Ibiza – but not just anywhere – and Amante was that.”
When it was time to shake it on the dancefloor, Spanish guitarist Paco R provided live music during the reception, while after dinner talented DJ Luis Baker had everyone grooving well into the evening. “Everyone loved the music!” says Kerri. “After dinner, we also had an illusionist who was amazing.”
The wedding party looked just as beautiful as the setting they were surrounded by. James wore a custom made tuxedo from Next while Kerri chose a stunning strapless dress by contemporary European wedding dress designer Enzoani and finished her look with Yves Saint Laurent pumps and diamond earrings from Carat London. Renowned on-island hair and makeup stylist Louise Maxwell created her glamorous look and her bouquet of white orchids, peonies, hydrangeas and roses came courtesy of El Ramo De Flores.