The Fábrica del Canal and the planning of the most romantic wedding

 Have you ever imagined yourself sailing in a boat wearing a wedding dress or crossing stone bridges with your partner? Of course, planning a wedding like this is possible! Because there is a magical venue full of rich culture and gastronomy, and which has also been declared as a Property of Cultural Interest, and this venue is…

La Fábrica de Canal… It has it all!

That’s right! A factory has been transformed into a hotel and restaurant. This old factory was a flour mill, one of the most famous of its region, which even nowadays continues to preserve all of its machinery and character so that a couple like this could get married in this historic wonder.

In general, the weddings celebrated at this venue usually involve civil ceremonies, like the one that our couple had, allowing you to enjoy the large terraces and gardens, or even the inside of the venue where you can find a rustic atmosphere combined with the industrial.

But religious ceremonies can also take place here in one of the nearby churches that stand a few kilometres away from the old mill.

The bride and groom, throughout the day, were able to enjoy the events hall, the outdoor chill-out zone, the terrace with views of the Castle canal, DJ, a creche for the children, a children’s entertainer, a photobooth and accommodation for their wedding night.

The dream wedding decorations

The bouquet was both classic and modern at the same time, as not only did it consist of roses in pink and orange pastel shades, but it also had different types of leaves and hydrangeas. Furthermore, the stems were tied together with an elegant pink ribbon.

The bouquet matched the flowers that were placed in clear jars with water all over the venue. The altar looked most romantic as it was made with planks of wood that were covered by pink mesh fabrics with flowers to the right of it.

On the floor there were also some white fairy lights and wooden crates, and hanging from the ceiling were baskets with green palm tree leaves.

The company Celebra DIY, who directed the wedding, offered a personalized service where they not only took care of every little detail, but also designed the decorations for the entire wedding and venue, so that the bride and groom could enjoy the setting of their dreams for their wedding.

The banquet table… elegant and delicious!

The wooden table was decorated with the same flowers as those in the bouquet and the glass jars. They were laid in a vertical line along the centre of the table on top of a white tablecloth, alongside gold bottles and candles in glass jars.

The crockery was classic, with white plates, metal cutlery and engraved glasses. Furthermore, the plates were accompanied by serviettes which hung from the flowers on the table.

The Fábrica del Canal has its own kitchen and offers menus, various cocktails, showcooking, a wine bar, chill-out areas, a free bar, a ham carver, an oyster opener, a sushi bar, a candy bar, chocolate fountains… so that the beautifully decorated table was also full of delicacies!

A couple full of romance

The bride was dressed by Jesús Peiro, who has had great success with his CALA and HERITAGE collections and whose business philosophy is quality, exclusive accessories and an elegant and romantic style. This meant that our bride shone in one of his designs!

The dress was comprised of a top half consisting of a simple straight pattern with a bardot neckline, an open back and frills at the bottom. The bottom half was made completely from tulle.

The hair and makeup looks were created by Splash by Verónica Barcenilla and were also very romantic, with a wavy half-up half-down hairstyle and smoky silver and black eyeshadow with black eyeliner for the makeup.

The groom also looked very elegant wearing a navy-blue suit, a white shirt and a matching tie in another blue tone with fine lines going across to add decorative touch.

The team that made the magic happen

The photos by Riga Montano captured the colours of the decorations, the waters of the canal and the beaming smiles of the bride and groom. This spectacular wedding was organised by Weddings and Events by Natalia Ortiz.

We love venues that are filled with history! Do you know about the ones that we have? Write us: info@nataliaortizevents.com

Lydia and Sandro’s wedding under the Mudejar roofs of Belmonte Castle

Just 90 minutes from the Spanish capital, on the hill of San Cristobal, in the heart of cuenca province, is a magical castle, where a dream event was held: Lydia and Sandro committed to a wedding in the castle of Belmonte.

The castle, a national monument

This emblematic medieval fortress of the fifteenth century allows the most original bride and groom to marry since 2010, and that is what our boyfriends did, set off for one of the best maintained and guarded castles of this country.

With its own rooms and galleries of 1456, and after being rehabilitated, there are still its Mudejar roofs, which make it a perfectly adapted dream place with all the comforts for your wedding.

Outdoor and indoor, the bride and groom were able to enjoy all the stages for their ceremony, including the yard, all of them perfectly decorated.

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The decoration, in tune with the space

Mostly predominantly the tones of white, with a bridal bouquet of hydrangeas formed only by this color. A variety of white flowers accompanied by green leaves as a waterfall were also located on the stairs of the castle.

But the exception was at the tables where, in addition to the white roses, paniculatas and orbicular leaves, the roses were added in pastel orange and pinkish tones that, on a long pink cloth, formed a row that crossed the entire table.

The Azalea florist was the family business responsible for putting this touch of sophistication that, with its long history in the floral sector, achieved a delicate work of natural flowers that preserved the highest quality.

To increase the harmony of the decoration with the space, the table was added candles of different models on glass boats.

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Lydia, a very medieval bride

With a design by Jesús Peiro, one of the first bridal firms to incorporate pockets, the bride dazzled through the castle spaces in a butterfly sleeve dress reminiscent of medieval costumes.

The model, fitted to the waist, had a line of transparencies on the chest and sleeves, as chantilly and embroidery. This one also had an uncovered back and was fastened in a long row of buttons. Behind it was formed a slight tail.

Mari Carmen Arenas, from Arpa Art, moved between passion, dedication and professionalism when making the makeup and hairstyle of the bride, giving a result whenever it adapts to the style of the bride so that it does not cease to be herself.

And that’s how Lydia felt, who could feel comfortable and very identified with shades of bronze tones, a black liner on the watermark and very natural lashes bathed in black mascara. To this she added a pink stick lipstick and a touch of illuminator that made her shine even more.

For the hairstyle, the winning option was a full bass pick-up, with some loose locks and a jewel crown, a must-have medieval ornament!

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A groom with attitude in his garments

Sandro, our elegant boyfriend, was dressed by Bere Casillas in a tailored suit, and a customization of even the smallest detail!

The chosen jacket suit was navy blue, paired with a dark mauve vest with salmon moles on a white shirt and a salmon bow tie a great personal seal!

A memory embodied for eternity

And all thanks to Natali, our photographer from Valencia who moved to Belmonte Castle, one of the five best wedding photographers of 2014!

And thanks to Julian Meneses, the falconer who allowed the groom to enjoy an owl and photograph with him, a very medieval icon, where these animals were believed to be witches and wizards in disguise! 

Wedding Planner was none other than Weddings and Events by Natalia Ortiz, Have you noticed the perfect organization, too?

A love story with a wedding among the books of Peralada Castle

Let us tell you how the wedding is at Peralada Castle! For this we moved to Girona, with Luca and Lolita, our bride and groom who got married in the heart of Alt Empordà, surrounded by the nature of the Costa Brava and the Aiguamolls del Empordà.

But the couple not only enjoyed this environment full of nature, but also said to each other “yes, I” between history, culture and Catalan architecture.

They walked to the altar through the central nave of the Church of Carmen, a 14th century Gothic temple, perfect to celebrate the traditional and religious ceremony they had always dreamed of.

But after the church the story continued! When the newlyweds crossed the exterior of the castle, gardens surrounded by nature and a courtyard of medieval aesthetics to reach the library.

Have you ever imagined a wedding between books, historical archives and large wooden shelves? The most unique and exclusive place to capture in your wedding photos!

Next, the bride and groom went to the Mirador del Castillo, the hall where they held their banquet overlooking the castle towers, perfect for the most intimate celebrations! And more if it has such a beautiful decoration!

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A simplified decoration is what these boyfriends were looking for …

and a simplified decoration is what they got! Because a classic and simple wedding could not have other decoration that was not elegant and select, thanks to Xavi and Susana, with more than 20 years of dedication to flowers, decoration and floral photocalls, which put all their effort and care.

Two long pink velvet ties were those that knotted the stems of the bride’s bouquet, a traditional bridal bouquet made up of white flowers and pinkish tones, among which the peonies, magnolias and dried garlic flower stood out.

As a different touch, small herbs that simulated feathers were added, and all the flowers accompanied by orbicular green leaves!

The decoration of the tables followed the same line, decorated with a large golden candlestick, with white candles, under it, a centerpiece formed by green leaves and pink lilies, and for the rest of the table geometric candle holders and glass boats that accompanied the transparent, white, and silver glass tableware.

The bride, classic and timeless

The bride, Lolita, did not choose another bridal designer that was not Jordi Anguera, who made a dress that allowed the bride to walk between natural silk tulle, chiffon and crepe, between subtle lines.

The romantic touch of the dress was in the sleeves, totally timeless that mixed textures in chantillís and lace with transparencies, in addition to the V back and the lateral leg opening. Elegant while sensual!

For shoes she opted for a gray velvet heel, nothing conventional! with those who stepped very hard to the beat of her hair bathed in waves.

Sandra Martínez, a wedding specialist in Barcelona, ​​was in charge of makeup as the semi-collected hairstyle, which decorated it with a simple flower like those of the bouquet, although finally the bride chose to release her long hair, to the wind and to live the moment!

The makeup was composed of simplicity and naturalness through pinkish and brown shadows along with a fine black eyeliner, while the lips gave a touch of shine. A very nude look!

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A boyfriend setting a trend

Luca, our young boyfriend, opted for a jacket suit consisting of a navy blue blazer and gray pants, the two same-colored clothes were left behind! Or is it that you still do not know what are the trends in wedding dresses for this 2020?

Next to this suit, he wore a classic white shirt and a striped tie in these same tones, which accompanied him with a lapel pin with green leaves and small flowers, along with the rest of the decoration.

The perfection of details, captured forever

Anastasia and Sasha did not stop looking for the objective to capture all the dream moments lived on the big day, and so there was a photo shoot! Because few boyfriends are the ones who can boast of having photographs through the spaces of an old library inside a castle.

Weddings and Events by Natalia Ortiz, got this exclusive space for the celebration of Luca and Lolita’s wedding, finishing every detail to remember this day for its perfection, detail and care for everything.

Surely you would also want to have!

Among wines, grapes, vineyards and barrels: a wedding in a wine cellar

There are periods of time that define us, environments that make us feel at home and landscapes that transport us with just one glance. This is what happened to our bride and groom of the day, at the bodegas de Francisco Gómez.

It was for this reason that they chose this venue to celebrate their big day; a wedding in modern, active wine cellars where the main values are quality and the environment.

The guests were witnesses to this, surrounded by barrels and whilst walking around the venue they enjoyed both the indoor and outdoor spaces during the ceremony, the banquet, and even the disco!

If you also would like to hold your wedding in some vineyards, keep reading this article until the end!

An altar with many flowers

Along the path down the aisle there were wooden seats on both sides so that the guests could participate in the event, the same for the altar which consisted of a large wooden bench for the bride and groom, a lectern and a large barrel accompanied by flowerpots.

The red and white roses, the hydrangeas, the dahlias and the green leaves were the main event for the bouquets, from Arlet Artesanía Floral, who make up a large team of professionals and gave each flower and each petal a special meaning for the married couple. They even have an online shop!

A wine-themed banquet

The tables for the banquet were decorated to match the rest of the ceremony: with large bowls made from gold tin, amongst candles and bunches of grapes as centrepieces with golden cutlery and wicker placemats.  

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A variety of invitations

The invitations, made by Tuinvi Creativa, were the most original and a souvenir to keep forever, as inside, they truly captured the essence of the wedding venue: The Bodegas Francisco Gómez.

Inside the envelopes there was beautiful artwork, in black and white. The invitations had the initials of the bride and groom with tassels and lace to decorate.

Brides with dresses made to measure

The bride, dressed by Yolanda Novias, was wearing a fully embroidered dress with mesh, and a belt at the waist made from blush pink satin.

The bottom half was made from a simple fabric that rested on an enormous train of tulle, with the back of the dress kept secure by a thin line of buttons.

To add a touch of colour, bride wore red boots that perfectly matched the red roses in her bouquet.

Did you know that if you would like an exclusive dress for your wedding, at Yolanda Novias they design it for you? Even if you don’t know exactly what you are looking for, they will accompany you throughout the process in order to create your dress with a large combination and variety of textiles until it suits you perfectly.

The makeup artist was Natalia Fuentes, a professional from Alicante who gave the bride ombre pink eyeshadow with a black smoke together with eyeliner, and for the lips she put on a soft, natural pink.

The hairstyle was at the hands of Bionda Estilistas, who, along with bride, came to the conclusion that a low ponytail with a side fringe would be the best option for this magical day.

The groom was dressed by Garrido Ceremonias in a suit with a brown blazer that matched perfectly the colour of the wine at the cellar. He had black lapels and a black bowtie together with a white shirt and a grey waistcoat.

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Every photo was a dream

You couldn’t miss the wedding photoshoot throughout the wine cellar venue, together with its barrels and bottles, as well as in the olive mill where they make the oils with the press, the boiler and the chutes.

The Wedding Planner Natalia Ortiz took care immensely of every little detail so that, once again, this wedding turned our perfect. Tell us your idea!

Elegant wedding with charm and essence in Fábrica de Tapices

There are places with special history, unique places where the event becomes magical and unique. Real Factory de Tapices is one of such places.

This venue located in the heart of Madrid, with more than 300 years of history, provides a unique place for the wedding. Venue surrounded by art, with unique and exclusive rooms, also with perfect gastronomic proposal and one of the most scenic gardens, Real Factory de Tapices is considered to be one of the attractions of capital to celebrate dream wedding.

We had the opportunity to participate in one of the events that was celebrated in this unique place, wedding of the  beautiful couple, Alejandro and Elianny.

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Couple wanted to share with us one of the most special moments of their lives, their “yes, I do” in Real Factory de Tapices.

For her special day, Elianny chose a simple, but beautiful dress by Jesús Peiró.

Dress with thin straps, square cleavage and with embroidered lace, tender and thin, that gives special elegance to the bride. A falling skirt decorated with soft flower motives ends with a small tail in the mermaid style, convenient and functional.

The original and distinguishing touch of the style is the bouquet created by Monceau Fleurs. The bouquet is based on green leaves and vary balls of different shades in the natural cotton and with small flowers that reflect the style of locations, fabrics of various materials, textures and flowers, and create a harmonious point of contact. Bouquet is also with yellow cotton floss. Beautiful details, and charming couple.

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The floral decoration of tables is based on green leaves and roses in light and pink shades, which are perfectly combined with shades of tablecloth in shades of nature and with  furniture in the color of the light tree.

The fiancé is harmoniously continuing the style of the bride with his dark-blue suit, white shirt and details: a handlebars and a dark tie corresponding to his shoes.

The bride’s hairstyle is the work of the Javier Miro – hairdresser. Natural uplift from one side through a simple color ornament in green and white shades, all in accordance to the dress, carefully curly hair brings fresh and natural feelings to the bride. Makeup, in brown shades and lipstick in the same shades, brings a pleasant light on the color of the bride.

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The locations chosen for photo session made by photographer Mario Trueba are beautiful historical gardens of textiles, stairs that lead to entry into the factory and its charming stamped and brick facade, also various internal locations like the teniers Hall, in which the ceremony was held, near the wooden bulk points of ceilings, near thin carpets and behind the greatness of various historical tapes, and Goya’s Hall was chosen for the banquet, decorated with various trees, plants and the portrayal light, which brings the enjoyable atmosphere to the event.

We were pleased to be part of this big day of Alejandro and Elianny and we enjoyed the elegance and charm of Real Factory de Tapices.

We hope you liked photos, that was made during this amazing event and you want to organize your perfect wedding in Madrid in Real Factory de Tapices.

Why a Destination Wedding Planner is right for you

Let’s face it, since the proposal all you have been able to think about is the wedding. You’ve definitely thought about a wedding in a wonderful location like a beach in sun. Who can blame you? A romantic wedding in a faraway location is the stuff dreams are made of, but just how do you turn that dream into a reality? Going it alone can be a really complicated and stressful task. A wedding is hard enough to plan, let alone a destination wedding! How are you going to pick the perfect venue, get the best food your money can buy and create the day of your dreams when you don’t know anything about the location? In comes the destination wedding planner. Not just experts in wedding planning, but experts in the destination. It won’t just save you the stress, it will save you money and time too. Destination Weddings will put you in touch with a specialist with invaluable knowledge of your dream location and put all the pieces together for you. Now just why should you choose a destination wedding planner? Here are our top 5 reasons.

Local knoweledge

A destination wedding planner is what links you with the destination of your dreams. They will be able to advise you on the best venues for each part of the day and recommend vendors they know and trust to ensure your day lives up to all your expectations. You won’t waste any time looking down dead ends, your destination wedding planner will have a list of recommendations ready for you.

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Photography: Tanya Vasiliuk / Organisation: Natalia Ortiz
It can be the smart financial choice, remember they have all the local connections

The sad truth is that unfortunately, vendors in destinations will often set their prices higher if they think you don’t have any knowledge of the area. You will not be able to know if they are giving you a fair deal or not. A destination wedding planner knows how much what you’re looking for should cost and won’t let someone take advantage of you. They will also have good relationships with their recommended vendors and may be able to use the connections to benefit you! You can rest easy knowing your flowers, cake, photos are all being taken care of by someone your planner knows and trusts, at a fair price.  Don’t forget about programs within planning services, such as Destination Wedding’s preferred partner program, which offers you the opportunity of spa treatments, private events, room upgrades and more.

They do the heavy lifting

Nothing about the research, booking or scheduling of a destination wedding is easy. When you start looking for a venue in a location you are unfamiliar with, it can be a very difficult task to even start looking in the right kind of places, or you might find yourself with too many choices and you won’t know what to do. Now add in a full-time job, a time difference and you’ve got yourself a real problem. Fortunately, your destination wedding planner will do all the research for you, and bring you a curated list of options, and then you can make a much better, well informed decision. When you’ve made your choices, they’ll make sure everything gets booked and scheduled exactly as you wanted.

Photography: Tanya Vasiliuk / Organisation: Natalia Ortiz
Offering your guests travel advice

Your planner is not just your best friend, but they can be an incredibly useful tool for all of your guests too. There’s a pretty good chance that your guests won’t have visited the location before, and might know absolutely nothing about the area, and will need guidance on hotels, travel, places to eat and things to do before they travel. Your destination wedding planner will give you recommendations on where best for them to stay, great restaurants and the perfect local activities. When booking for a large number of people, try using a booking service like HotelPlanner.com, where you can reserve a large number of rooms at a lower price.

Photography: Olya Kobruseva / Organisation: Natalia Ortiz
They’ll make sure you stick to your budget

Setting a budget can be difficult to begin with, so your planner will help you decide what budget you need to get the day of your dreams. From there, they will work with you, making any adjustments necessary to make sure your wedding is everything you dreamt, and it stays below budget.

Photography: Tanya Vasiliuk / Organisation: Natalia Ortiz

Remember, destination wedding planners understand the stresses and strains of trying to plan a destination wedding, it is their job after all! They will make the experience as simple and relaxing as it possibly can be for you, your partner and all your guests. Always stay in touch, and you’ll sleep well knowing someone trustworthy is taking care of your dreams. It will all make the day an all-round better experience, which will live long in your memory.

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