23
Mar 2015

Sevannah + Ian

Beautiful Canadian Wedding with Awesome Groom and Groomsmen Attire!

Hi everybody! Have a look at this fantastic wedding that took place in Canada. I literally fell in love with the groom and his groomsmen’s attire and I am a great fan of those deep purple touches—well, I’m not really the pastel kind of girl. The pictures were taken by Lin and Leon of Orange Memories!
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The wedding took place on October, 3, 2014, in Hycroft Vancouver. Here’s the story of the couple:
We met in culinary school 3 years ago. Ian as a chef, and savannah as a pastry chef. Our first project together was about Bacon, which really launched our love for food and each other. We got engaged one year ago in Disney, florida, he proposed in front of the magic castle as the last firework went off at the end of the evening. We live in Vancouver together and own a cat, Donatello. We plan to open a bakery/café one day.

 
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Name one thing you regret…

I wouldn’t have made my own invitations. I sent months getting everything together and making every part from scratch, including the save the dates, which were magnets. It was so time consuming, they were beautiful but I would have preferred a little more free time.

 

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… And one thing you’re really happy you did.

Getting a wedding coordinator. No matter the size of your wedding or the style, having someone to take care of all the little details so you can enjoy the big day is so important. It takes all the weight off of your shoulders, just make sure its someone you trust and who shares your style.

 

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23
Feb 2015

Carla + Carles

Wedding in the Woods near Barcelona

Yeah, I’m back!! Sorry, I know it’s been a long time, but it looked like I really needed that time. I really do want to go on with the blog, despite the day job, the baby, and you know, trying to keep up friendships… But I must admit I can’t promise I’ll be as regular as before. So now more than ever, the best thing for you to do if you want to be kept informed about the latest updates here, is to enter you email somewhere on this website to be notified. But you know, it’s up to you.

Today’s wedding took place near Barcelona. I really really loved the spot, this little church in what looks like the deepest depths of the (Catalonia) forest. Let’s take a quick history break, apparently the church is an ancient construction from the XVII-th century called Pou de Glaç, where people used to store the ice. It was an intimate party with only 30 guests and the reception was celebrated in the woods near the construction. I hope that you’ll enjoy it and that it’ll inspire you (mojito soaps as a wedding favour? yes please!) Photography: Raquel Benito.

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Here’s from Carla and Carles about the kind of wedding they wanted.

Well, that was crystal clear since day 1. A special location and a few number of guests (family and close friends, basically). No obligations and things like that. Birthday party-like, but celebrating love instead of years. We were very lucky to be able to celebrate our engagement in a pretty magical place in the middle of the forest in Catalonia.

 

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Name one thing you regret…

We know it sounds cliché, but nothing. Second thought: Ok, maybe if we had eaten something during all the afternoon we would sure have appreciated the quality and diversity of our catering. According to everyone else in there, it was yummy. Not kidding, though.

 

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… And one thing that makes you proud.

Getting married in front of our little baby girl (we have a daughter), making our family and close friends feel happy and comfy on our day, hiring Bodas de Cuento to organize everything before and during the wedding, being able to call Marina & Ricky (from Bodas de Cuento) our friends right now, having wonderful memories about that day that will last forever thanks to Raquel Benito and her gorgeous photo essay… and yeah, why not? Having pretty less memories on the “after-party” thanks to tequila”.

 

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12
Jan 2015

Being Charlie

Thoughts Following the Attacks of January 7th

I dont believe in God. I’m not sure wether the exact word to describe my non-belief is atheism or agnosticism – all this religion stuff is something I’m still processing and may process for a very long time. But the thing is, I don’t believe in God.

I don’t believe in God and I think nobody in his right mind would believe in God if it wasn’t for the religious education we’re given when we still haven’t developed any sense of criticism.
Have you ever asked yourself whether you would believe that a mysterious invisible but omnipotent and omniscient wizard created the earth and everything on it if you weren’t taught so when you were a kid? Would you believe it if you only learned in your 20s that God’s son came out of a virgin and then resuscitated after his death?
Do you really think God would be good enough to help you pass that difficult exam or take that wonderful picture that got you an award, but would let millions of innocent children die of starvation or get sacrificed at war? And no, the answer “God works in mysterious ways” isn’t enough for me and just seems like a good excuse to make us close our eyes a little bit longer.
I know I may not be speaking about the God you believe in, and the above may not describe very well your faith, but then again, you won’t find two persons on this planet believing in the exact same God. And let’s have a quick look at all the religions in the world; any particular reason yours is the right one? Will all those good people go to hell except for you and the few others that share your beliefs AND interpreted the bible or whatever your sacred book is called in your religion in the exact same way you did?
It may be hard to accept that you were wrong this whole time and I am not saying you’ll agree with me or suddenly wake up and claim you don’t believe anymore, but it’s worth stopping and thinking about it. Because the thing is, when you allow yourself to start questioning your faith, the number of interrogations that arise is almost infinite.

My goal here isn’t to convince you in two or three easy sentences to not believe in your God anymore though. The reason I’m coming up with this subject is simply because I want to be able to say it.

I’ve been tempted to mention my lack of faith here many times. Why? Well, historically speaking, marriage is a religious act and today many wedding ceremonies still take place at church. So the subject isn’t exactly off topic. But I thought to myself “This is a wedding blog you’re running, how would people feel if they knew you don’t believe in God?”. I won’t hide I feared I’d loose a few followers too.
But then last Wednesday the massacre at the French Charlie Hebdo happened. 12 persons were murdered because the journal decided to publish drawings that represented Muhammad. The main target was the cartoonist and director of the journal Charb, but the attack was conducted so that as many other cartoonists and people related to the journal as possible would die along, not to count anybody standing between the murderers and the premises of the journal. The targets of the attack were defenders of the human rights and liberty of expression, they were against racism, good persons. They died because they thought we could talk about religion as we can of any other subject.
When I heard about the murders I was in shock. I didn’t think such a horrible thing could happen in my country. I felt indignant but at the same time powerless. I thought that changing my profile picture for a white “Je Suis Charlie” on a black background wasn’t enough. And then I stopped to think about all this. Did I think they had the right to draw the things the drew? Of course I did! To mention one of the victims “Religion is just another ideology hence there’s no reason we can’t criticise religion.”. Then why wouldn’t I, little wedding blogger, have the courage to admit here that I don’t believe in God?

The most revolting aspect of the attacks of the past days is the attack against the freedom of expression. So I’m not Charb, but this made me think I shouldn’t be afraid to tell you that I think religion is bullshit. These last days I’ve read a lot of “Religion isn’t the problem, extremism is.”. Well, I don’t agree. Where there’s religion there’s usually extremism, whether it’s Christianity, Islam, Judaism or else. I know believers get offended when non-believers bring up the topic of religion, but this is really something I should be able to say without making any of you feel disrespected. I think that being offended by someone simply disagreeing with your belief is somehow proving those extremists right. I don’t get offended because some people believe in God, I actually do respect people’s beliefs, but I expect them to not be offended by my misbelief in return and to be able to speak freely about the subject.

These guys paid with their lives for making use of a basic right. And I couldn’t feel #jesuischarlie while thinking at the same time that it would be best to keep this opinion to myself. I hope their death will inspire you to fight for your own right to express your ideas. Changing people’s mind and making the humanity evolve isn’t just the mission of a handful of journalists. It starts with all of us. If you can only make one person stop and think, then you’ve already done a lot.

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