Abandoned Warehouse Wedding in Spain: Alberto + Yago

Spain Wedding

Friends, we think we have just the thing to get your Wednesday started off on the right foot. Alberto + Yago are a couple of creatives (wedding filmmakers!) who – after a long time of filming other couples in love – decided to take the plunge and say I do themselves!

Being in the industry gave them insight + ideas right off the bat, but also had them hesitant about choosing the right inspiration + design elements that would feel true to who they are together. Yago tells us, We decided to design and organize an intimate gathering, very personal, close to our hearts and which reflects who we are. Initially we were uncertain to take the first step without finding the perfect location. So when our planners, Lore and Rafa from Huis Clos Interiorismo talked to us of an old abandoned wine-making warehouse at Costa da Morte, we didn’t have any doubt!

We absolutely adore every last detail the guys put together + every last fame captured by their awesome photographer, Gore Vázquez!

kraft paper invitation

3D invitation

bow ties

blue suit

Such a fun shot!

abandonedwarehouse-wedding-06

Spain Wedding

powder blue suit

Here in Spain weddings are very traditional, and we wanted to do something different, that’s why we were the first to arrive at the venue, and welcomed our guest to the party with a Bloody Mary and some pickles, the door opening was one of the most unforgettable moments of all the day for us, seeing all of our friends faces, amazing and so exciting, they were so nervous because they know almost nothing about what they will find.

abandoned warehouse wedding

abandoned warehouse wedding

abandoned warehouse wedding

abandoned warehouse wedding

abandoned warehouse wedding

abandoned warehouse wedding

abandoned warehouse wedding

abandoned warehouse wedding

confetti exit

Adore this fun confetti recessional!

flower girl

balloons

Spain Wedding

Spain Wedding

tattoos

abandoned warehouse wedding

potted plant tablescape

We spent months collecting more than 30 vintage plates, individual napkins, name tagged glasses for every guest, with an old “dymo”, old travel postcards…

potted plant tablescape

potted plant tablescape

green vessels

abandoned warehouse wedding

abandoned warehouse wedding

protea in bud vases

abandoned warehouse wedding

naked cake with fruits

cake cutting

See even more in Alberto + Yago’s wedding film below by Mónika Frías:

We encourage every couple thinking about arranging their wedding to do what they really wanted to do, and break the established rules. Your wedding it’s avery special day, and it worths to organize it respecting your own personality and style. The help of experienced professionals is the key. They will guide and create your own idea (decorators and wedding planners, photographers, videographers, catering, music, etc.

photography: Gore Vázquez // planning + design: Huis Clos Interiorismo // venue: Bodegas LAPC in Costa da Morte, Spain // florals: Elisabeth Blumen // videography: Mónika Frías // invitations: Save the Date Projects // catering: Proxecto Garum // band: The Hellbuckers // music: Mas Music // cocktails: Vaova Gin Bar // cake: La Vecina del Primero // xylography + prints: Iria do Castelo // invitation + decoration videos: A&Y Videography // suits: The Kooples // bow ties: García Madrid // shoes: Doctor Martens & Underground // officiant: Alejandro Macías

Interested in advertising with us?



contact advertise@greenweddingshoes.com
for our current rates!

How to Help Your Groom Find his Wedding Day Look

Hot to Help Your Groom Find His Wedding Day Look

We hope you all have been loving following our Fashion Blogger gets Married Series with the lovely Chelsea from Hazel + Scout! It’s always amazing to get insight + advice from other brides-to-be as you embark on your wedding planning journey, and today Chelsea is sharing some essential tips for helping your groom (that’s her groom Ainsworth above!) find just the right style for the big day. She says, Choosing wedding day attire for your groom can be a challenge, especially if your fiancé isn’t exactly hung up on the details. With a little patience and a few tips (see below), dressing the groom can be a piece of [wedding] cake.

5 Fashion Blogger Tips for Styling Your Groom:

Tip #1: Set the tone for your wedding. At the very least, be sure that you’re choosing his look with your day in mind. Consider the venue, formality and vibe of your event. Is the wedding outdoors/during the day? Something casual (think light-colored suits or getups that forgo the jacket altogether) will be perfect. Hosting something a little more formal? Darker hues, slimmer fits or a tux will work best.

Casual Groom Fashion

1. Burberry London Stirling Sport Coat // 2. Slubbed Fedora // 3. Cole Haan Chukka Boot // 4. Denim Button Front Vest // 5. Plaid Bow Tie // 6. Paul Smith Bright Spot Socks // 7. Herringbone Sport Coat // 8. Ludlow Sportcoat in Houndstooth Cotton // 9. English Silk Tie

Formal Groom Fashion

1. Regent Fit Seersucker Tuxedo // 2. Black Patent Lace-Up Shoes // 3. Gold and White Hand Painted Enamel Cuff Links // 4. Satin Square End Self-Tie Bow Tie // 5. Regent Fit Tuxedo Jacket // 6. Valentino Uomo Eau de Toilette // 7. White Dinner Jacket

Tip #2: Keep your dress in mind. It might seem obvious, but be sure to mimic your bridal style when choosing his look. Your wedding is a great opportunity to express your style as a couple. You don’t have to show him your dress just yet (we’re choosing the traditional route and keeping my Rue De Seine gown a secret) but opt for a style similar to your own. Wearing something bohemian? You might want an easy, relaxed suit. Rocking a glam gown? Something a little more streamlined and modern will work for your guy!

chelsea_groom

Tip #3: Account for the weather. There’s nothing worse than being uncomfortable on the most important day of your life. Think about how he’ll feel on the big day and choose a look that will make him feel comfortable an confident. If temperatures will be high, cotton or linen fabrics can help keep him cool while tweed or wool are perfect for Winter ceremonies. September in the South is still considered Summer so we went with a lightweight linen suit… no sweat!

Groom Fashion Beach Wedding

1. Ludlow suit jacket in Italian cotton // 2. Cotton-linen Tie in bleached-out floral // 3. Downing Sunglasses in Striped Indigo // 4. Men’s Island Slipper® stripe flip-flops // 5. Straw Fedora // 6. Ludlow Suit Jacket in Fine-striped Cotton // 7. Sea Salt Texturizing Mist // 8. Hentsch Man Slip On Shoes

Tip #4:  Can he wear it again? If you’re on a budget (who isn’t?!) and considering something a bit more laid-back than a tux, go with a suit your groom can keep in his closet for years to come. While it may not be appropriate to wear your wedding dress again (I wish I could rock a pretty white gown everyday!), your man can recycle something smart for a ton of different occasions. Forgo super specific styles and invest in a quality look he can continue to love.

Groom Fashion on a budget

Wanna know GWS’ favorite two places to find fashionable + affordable looks for your groom? Definitely ASOS (top) and Zara (bottom).

Tip #5 Have fun! Weddings can be stressful and sometimes it feels like every detail needs to be perfect. It’s been my mission during this process to remember that Ainsworth’s shoes, whether his tie is the perfect shade of green or what his groomsmen wear won’t matter to me in 50 years. Try to remember that you’re marrying your best friend and have fun with this season of your lives. All the other things will fall away!

Looking for even more style inspiration for your guy? Shop our favorite looks for the groom below!

It’s so fun to share Chelsea + Ainsworth’s journey, right?! See our first post with Chelsea, all about Asking your Bridesmaids, and our second post with her – another fashion column – with ideas for What to wear for your Engagement Photos! And check back soon for more of their planning process – we’ll be keeping track of the entire Fashion Blogger series right here!

photography: Sleepy Fox Photography // styling + boutonniere: Hazel + Scout // Ainsworth’s groom attire: jacketpantstie + tie-clip all by J.Crew

Interested in advertising with us?



contact advertise@greenweddingshoes.com
for our current rates!

Intimate Fall Colorado Wedding: Keely + Aaron

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding

When you’re in the wedding industry AND planning your own big day, like Keely, the bride from today’s gorgeous wedding, you’ve definitely taken more than a couple mental notes from the many weddings you’ve attended. When she said, It’s almost overwhelming all the things that you can do to make your wedding unique and different and beautiful, we could totally understand where she was coming from. So with that, and being on a budget of about $7000, she and her now-hubby, Aaron, got inventive with DIY-ing their decor while simultaneously keeping things simple. Below, they share more about their epic location + throughout the post, we’re sharing more about how they made their beautiful day unique to them!

Aaron and I met in Colorado, where he’s from, so it’s always had a special place in our heart. We feel pretty at home in those mountains. Getting married right in the midst of that magnificent view was the most special thing in the world. That’s why it took us so long to find a ‘venue’… We knew we didn’t want a regular venue, where a bunch of people have gotten married before. We wanted something that could be unique to us, but inspiring. As soon as we stepped foot onto that trail that led to our wedding spot, we knew it was THE place.

And once you see David Matthew Fiser’s stunning images from the day, it’s easy to see why K + A chose this incredible spot for their I Dos…

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding

dress and suit

floral tie groom

groom

bride

Keely co-designed her amazing dress with the help of designer Leslie Pennel. Love that she even found appliqué’s from a vintage wedding dress that they sewed onto the back – such a fun touch!

Leslie Pennel Wedding Dress

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding

mountaintop first look

Leslie Pennel Wedding Dress

Leslie Pennel Wedding Dress

K’s stunning woodland bouquet was crafted by Passionate About Peonies.

Leslie Pennel Wedding Dress

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding

groomsmen12

wedding party

bridal party

leaf hair piece

cardigan bridesmaids

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding

little ones

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding

Some of our favorite memories consist of when we were taking photos. David was the best possible photographer we could have chosen, and made our day 100 times better. It felt like we were with a long time friend the whole time. When he took us away for portraits before and after the wedding, it felt like the only time we felt truly at peace and stress free. The whole wedding day was a bit stressful, but getting whisked away amongst beautiful scenery and getting to just cuddle and get lost in each other in front of the camera was so wonderful. Right after the ceremony, we drove down this insane mountain as MARRIED PEOPLE. It was the most amazing moment to take a breath and realize, wow, this is it. We are finally married. This is the best. We loved it. Having my little sister walk me down the aisle was also really amazing. It was just precious to walk hand in hand with her to my groom, who she also adores. That stunning backdrop, my perfect groom, it couldn't have been better. Seeing him shed a tear about made me want to run to him as fast as possible, too. I was so ready to just cuddle him and get married. The entire ceremony was really my favorite part.

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding

floral tie

Aaron assembled his look with a handful of super stylish thrift store finds…we love that tie! Shop more of our fave floral print ties + bow ties below, and if groom style is on your mind, be sure to stop back by GWS in just a bit. We have an entire feature dedicated to dressing the groom coming up!

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding

yellow trees

green tablescape garland

green tablescape garland

We collected different brass items for those few months and decorated our tables with those and fresh greenery and flowers. We wanted to keep things simple and more natural + rich colors, and mostly focus on the crazy beautiful scenery around us.

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding

silhouettes

Don't fall into a pinterest trap. Don't overthink it. Unless that's your style, then absolutely. Pinterest your heart out. I guess what I'm trying to say is... stick true to you. Your wedding is an outward reflection of your love and the two of you, leave it at that. If that means going in your backyard and having a simple wedding, please do that. If that means inviting 600 of your friends to have the biggest party ever, then do that. But always make your focus be on the love the two of you share. The photographer in me wants to remind everyone that you will only have beautiful memories of your day if you hire an incredible photographer to document it. It's so easy to get wrapped up in the small details, the things that don't last beyond that day. So make sure you get someone wonderful that will encapsulate those details forever. Also, put all of your expenses on a credit card that you'll pay off to get some air miles. I so regret not doing that!

photography: David Matthew Fiser // planning + design: The Bride // ceremony location: Guenalla Pass Idaho Springs, Colorado // reception venue: Hamill House // florals: Passionate About Peonies // dress: Esque by Leslie Pennel // rings: Thatch // catering: Da Kind Soup // groom’s jacket: Wallin and Brothers // tie: ASOS // bridesmaids dresses: ASOS //groomsmen attire: Thrifted // hair + makeup: Wedding Party and Friends

Interested in advertising with us?



contact advertise@greenweddingshoes.com
for our current rates!