OMG HOW dreamy is Jade and Andy’s destination Jewish wedding in marvelous Mallorca?! Their venue, Park Hyatt Mallorca, is just BEYOND – it may be a hotel, but it feels like an ultra-glam villa. Of course, the stunning natural surroundings – mountains AND oceans – don’t hurt, and neither does the fact that beautiful bride Jade is a pro wedding planner herself at Fantastique London (she also has a fab lifestyle blog!).
Unsurprisingly, she made some AMAZING design choices – we’re obsessed with the super cool mirrored silver chuppah – cleverly set up to reflect the gorgeous grove of olive trees in the sunken garden surrounding the ceremony space!
We also love how Jade and Andy opted to seat their guests in a square formation on all sides of the chuppah, to enhance the intimate feel of the day – such a nice idea, especially if you’re having a smaller wedding like these two did.
Weddings don’t come much more photogenic than this one, and Smashing The Glass Recommended Vendor Denee Motion absolutely made the most of the cinematic surroundings – the aerial shot that opens his epic trailer is unforgettable – as did Signe Dzile Photography in her beautiful images.
Gorgeous Jade looked totally smashing in her Eliza Jane Howell dress from STG Recommended Vendor Mirror Mirror in London, and we’re not at all surprised to read her rave review of the “amazing” personalized experience. Jade, over to you…
A Destination Wedding in Mallorca
Jade, the bride: We frequently go to Mallorca but had never visited this side of the island and wanted something different from the center of Palma. Being an event planner, I didn’t want a typical hotel look.
Park Hyatt Mallorca has been open for 2 years and has been built like a Mallorcan town. The resort has stunning mountain views and sea views of Canyamel beach. It offers 5* luxury but without that typical hotel feel.
I think it’s really difficult to plan a wedding when you are an event planner, as you don’t want to let go. But there was never really any question that I’d plan every single detail myself. I brought all of my suppliers over from London, plus my production team, to build the space we wanted.
The idea for the reception was white and mirrored furniture, florals, and production mixed with crystal glassware and candles. We brought silver mirror toppers and used crystal vintage charger plates and glassware to reflect off the tables.
For the flower design, we went for large, striking arrangements in all white using hydrangeas and roses on a thin silver base, with low arrangements and candles to accompany.
For the lounge area we built a cabana with customized white sofas with florals, with “Andy & Jade” attached on to the top, perfect for that Instagram moment.
An Eliza Jane Howell Dress
I bought my dress from Mirror Mirror in Islington. The designer is Eliza Jane Howell. I actually didn’t know it was the one; I took my bridesmaids to buy a completely different dress and they ended making me try my dress instead – and forced me to buy it on the spot.
I originally wanted to go for something very plain with no embellishment, but the dress worked perfectly for the venue and had the perfect detailing, yet was still tight and classic.
Maria at Mirror Mirror London was just amazing and really understood what I was looking for from the get-go. They instantly made me feel comfortable, and the alterations and fittings were amazing too. Highly recommended if you’re looking for a more personal experience.
A Silver Mirror Chuppah
We put the chuppah in the center and chairs in a square setup all around it. We felt this worked better as we only had 80 x guests and wanted to make the most of the intimate feel.
I decided to design a silver mirror chuppah and stage to reflect the beautiful olive trees in the sunken garden, along with using white and green florals to tie into the natural surroundings.
Our favorite part of the ceremony was our individual vows – we wrote our own, which was something very special for us. We also included one of our ushers and bridesmaids in the ceremony; they shared prayers for us.
Given that it was a destination wedding, we didn’t want the traditional wedding look. We chose Signe Dzile Photography – her work reflected the true Mallorcan look we wanted, plus effortless pictures of friends and family.
My maid of honor wrote me a beautiful poem, and the other girls made some amazing speeches. Andrew’s best man did an amazing speech too. As it was so intimate my dad addressed most guests during his speech, including my grandma who came all the way from America at 86 and danced all night long. There was just the pure happiness on everyone’s faces, the day was just perfect, and we could not have imagined it any other way.
Advice to couples currently planning their own wedding
Enjoy every minute of the planning process, and choose your suppliers wisely – or hire a wedding planner, which takes the stress off. If you’re looking to get married abroad it is definitely more stressful, but if you have a good planner that always makes it easier.
When it comes to the day you just want to switch off and not think about anything and just enjoy it. Everyone says “make sure you take it all in and don’t let the day fly away with you.” this is something that stayed with us, and we took in every single moment.
Jade & Andy’s little white book
Photography – Signe Dzile Photography
Videography – Denee Motion
Bride’s dress – Eliza Jane Howell purchased at Mirror Mirror
Venue – Park Hyatt Mallorca
Wedding planner – Fantastique London
Bride’s shoes – Dune
Hair + Makeup – Sophie Sugarman and Jo Freeman
Flowers – Ars Festum
Production, sound and lighting – Trendset Productions
Band – Salut Band
Toastmaster – Jamie Paskin