Tell us a little about yourselves, what you do, what you love, what is unique about you and your relationship…
We are from Venezuela, I am from Caracas and Rodolfo is from Puerto la Cruz. We have been together for six years and we came to live in the UK three years ago due to a work opportunity Rodolfo had. Venezuela used to be a beautiful place to live but over the years it became impossible to live the life we once had, just the basic necessity of safety was gone.
So Rodolfo took the opportunity and moved to Liverpool while I was in Venezuela waiting to graduate, we spent seven months apart and it was so hard. Being apart for so long reminded us of how much we valued each other.
We spoke everyday and counted the days down until I could also move over. It felt like seven years. As soon as I arrived to UK Rodolfo got down on one knee and he proposed. It is a moment I’ll hold in my heart forever.
We are a positive couple and like to see the best, always looking for new challenges and trying to learn as much we can from different experiences or situations. Something that we have in common is our love for the outdoors and sports. We love all sports but football is our big passion, both trying to keep as active as possible and play football as much as we can.
We also share a great love for travelling and learning from other cultures; we share the desire of visit at least one new place per year. We enjoy the cultural exchange, new landscapes, experience different traditions, and trying new food.
We believe that the best thing in our relationship is our honest communication. We accept each other as we are, we are so grateful for having this opportunity to share our experiences and life with each other. There is a great amount of respect in our relationship and we don’t take it for granted.
We believe happiness is a choice.
Tell us about your special day, was there a specific theme or style? Tell us a little about the setting, the styling and some of your favourite details…
For us it was literally the best weekend of our lives. We got the amazing opportunity to share this special day with our friends and family (who live around the world). They came from Venezuela, different parts of Spain, USA, South Arabia, UK, Italy and France. So, for us it was more than just a day to celebrate our love, but to also be with our closest friends and family that we hadn’t seen in two years.
Some words to describe our wedding weekend would be: Rustic, intimate, informal, free-spirited, dreamy, organic and elegant.
We really loved every single detail our wedding. We were lucky that we found Opi, from Open the door events, who organised our wedding from scratch. We told her our budget and what we envisioned and she really understood us. She ensured that every single detail was covered, things that we hadn’t even thought of. The atmosphere was unforgettable and all of our friends and family were stunned by it all as they had never experienced this relaxed style of wedding before.
The decoration was organic and natural, with a lot of natural greenery from the area and rustic elements like branches and second-hand furniture. Every single corner of the place had a reason and sense in the wedding. Every part of the space was used with different food and drink stands, chill out area, photocall… but if we need to pick a favourite area have to be the Tipi and the table styling. It was spectacular and made the food taste even better.
We love every single detail about the decoration of our wedding! Opi understood our style and ideas 100% and managed to wow us in every way.
Tell us about your main outfits:
We were looking for something elegant, comfortable and appropriate for the rustic theme. My dress was made by Patricia Avendaño. It had the option of removing the train, a feature that I love because the dress had a long train for the monastery and then in the finca, I used the dress without the train, so I was comfortable and in line with the theme of the finca.
Rodolfo had a navy blue suit tailored for him by Juan Moreno. For accessories, he had a pale pink bow, blue suspenders and brown shoes from Dune.
What were some of the most memorable/unique moments from the day?
We both agree that the entrance to the church was the most memorable moment for us. It was the most amazing moment, really exciting, and it was the first time we saw each other dressed for the wedding with all our friends and family around us.
Then we had some unique moments from the speech of the best man, Allan; we were speechless. Incredible words!
Something that we mentioned many times and the people that went to the wedding told us, was the delicious food, cake and the beautiful decoration: they were impressed; that was one of the top things of the wedding.
Also dancing until 6am was pretty amazing. 🙂
Any advice for other couples planning to spend the rest of their lives together?
Enjoy the process. It is hard work and a lot of decisions will need to be made, so follow your instinct and don’t dwell too much over little details. Remember the reason for all of this, it shouldn’t and doesn’t have to be a stressful time. Get help. Without Opi, our wedding wouldn’t have been the same. And try to involve the special people around you as well as they can support you and want to help.
Switch your phone off and really be in the moment; the day will fly by so you will want to remember every single detail.
We wish you the best in your married lives as well. BE HAPPY!
Photographer: Sttilo Photography | Videography: Older Garcia | Ceremony location: Monasterio St. Paular | Reception location: Finca Prados Riveros | Planning and Styling: Open the Door Events | Flora: Flores Mandragora | Entertainment: High Volume Events | Catering: Artigot | Cake: Corinne Cakes | Hair: AnBer | Makeup: Joanna Alonso | Wedding dress: Patricia Avendaño | Shoes: Marcelo Zapatero | Groom and groomsmen’s attire: Juan Moreno | Shoes: Dune London | Bridesmaids’ dresses: WED2BE