We love it when a couple gets creative about blending their backgrounds to add character to their big day. So naturally we’re pretty psyched to be sharing the American-British wedding of Rose and Joel (#joelpickedarose). Their choice to marry on the beach in sunny Spain was a nod to Rose’s Southern California upbringing, and the couple’s sweets table paired UK sweets with their American counterparts — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
We also love how hands-on these two got in crafting their big day–even from afar. Joel, the director of production for a bespoke kitchen and furniture company, put his design skills to full use, designing the lovely floral chuppah (while Rose decided on the peonies and eucalyptus), hand-building a donut wall (and shipping it off to Marbella from the couple’s home in London!), and even worked with Smashing The Glass Recommended Vendor Bigday Designs to design the beautiful rose gold-embossed invitation.
Rose, the London territory manager for haircare brands Moroccanoil and Olaplex, got in on the action too: when she couldn’t find the dress of her dreams in the shops, she got creative, pairing a reworked lace top from Martina Liana with a custom silk skirt to make it happen. The results were truly stunning, as you can see from Kellianne Photo’s beautiful pictures and the wonderful videography by Your Wedding Moments (edited by Rebecca Louise).
We’ll let the bride fill you in on the rest — including that wild shot glass table plan!
How we met
Rose, the bride: Joel and I met just over 4 years ago when I was living in Orange County. He was on a trip with my cousin to Las Vegas, and I went to visit my cousin. Joel and my cousin have been friends for over 20 years, and it turns out Joel and I had actually met multiple times but just didn’t remember! We did long distance for a little while until I moved to London in 2015.