This is a gorgeous joy-filled Israeli wedding, set in a dream-like beach setting that as well as being phenomenally stylish, oozes a cool-factor and an almost Ibiza-like feel-good atmosphere. Get ready for some serious beach wedding eye candy!
Sandra had the awesome idea of giving wedding-branded flip-flops for her guests to wear once the dance party got in full swing. Genius and a great keepsake too!
A little bit about this über-cool couple: Sandra hails from Belgium, Re’em from Israel and they met whilst they both were living in London (where they still live) through mutual friends.
THE VENUE + THEME
Sandra, the Bride: I had always wanted to get married on the beach and I am really connected to Israel, and with my husband being Israeli it was the perfect place to celebrate! We decided on decided on Bamboo Village beach, in Poleg near Netanya, a beautiful coastal setting that was neither too big nor too small. It felt intimate enough, yet buzzy enough for what we were after. Obviously the theme of our wedding was the beach and we used sand and aqua green colours with white and touches of silver. We also added light balls on the sand, which made the path to the water glowing.
We had a venue designer and told her we wanted a simple beach design. I collected photos of styles I liked to make a mood board and she interpreted my ideas brilliantly. Everything from the chuppah to the seating to the lighting to the different zones (chill-out / party / bar) were designed by her beautifully with my creative lead.
My dress was by Johanne Riss. I always knew I wanted her to make my dress. She uses very natural looking styles and fabrics – very soft, flowing materials – perfect for the beach! I knew of her work and went straight to her boutique in Brussels as soon as I started looking for my dress. I told her exactly what I wanted and she came up with the goods!
We used our own rabbi and chazan, and one of my favourite moments of the day was when the chazan started to sing – he has a truly beautiful voice. The ceremony took place at sunset which was a bit cheesy but unbelievably romantic!
I wanted a very informal wedding – a feel-good atmosphere and of course the party of a lifetime! I had lots of friends making the trip over from abroad (a lot of whom had never been to Israel before – I was so incredibly touched that they came) and I wanted everyone to have the time of their lives!
SANDRA + RE’EM’S LITTLE WHITE BOOK
Venue – Bamboo Village beach, Poleg, Netanya
Photography – Avner Zarfati
Bride’s dress – Johanne Riss
Groom’s attire – Hugo Boss
Wedding Planner – Osnat Eldar
Wedding venue designer – Elki Jacobs
Personalised Flip Flops – Stav Ltd
Stationery + wedding branding – Cinnamon Creative
How fantastic are those final -sheet throwing dance pics? You just can’t help but smile when you look at them. *ADORE*!