Deciding on a short engagement, plans commenced almost immediately and the hunt was on to design the perfect wedding before the end of the summer season. The couple took on all the responsibilities of planning the wedding themselves, enlisting the services of Le Jour Du Oui for flowers and decoration, Food IT for catering and photographer Sofia Gomez Fonzo of Gypsy Westwood Photography to capture it all on camera. “We loved the natural style of her photographers and the way she captured the light,” says Manuela.
The couple opted for a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony, in the stunning church of San Carlos in the north. Manuela arrived in a funky red Citroen 2CV, dazzling in a tailor-made Antonio Riva dress accessorised only with diamonds – a girl’s best friend – and a fabulous pair of oversized shades. Her groom was equally as stylish, decked top to toe in Dolce & Gabbana – for a couple who live in the world’s fashion capital, you’d expect no less. Following the ceremony, Manuela and Giacomo emerged, officially as husband and wife, from the church to be doused in confetti – just the beginning of the fun and frolics that were to come.
As the clock struck 12, a very special aerial performance (incorporating the hosts!) Circomentario Ibiza took place, setting the mood for the party that was to come, with music by sensational local DJ Jamie Porteous. Keeping the delicious food coming, Food IT served guests a late night selection of hot and cold sweets was served up, followed by the traditional wedding cake with fruit as the couple listened to speeches and watched a cool video projection documenting their love story. As a memento of the event, guests were gifted with customised beach towels, personal old Polaroid instant photos alongside the newlyweds plus a secret message in a bottle.