Jessie Bush @wethepeoplestyle got married last year and celebrated by having two weddings on either side of the world. Epitomizing the CB bride, Jessie wore not just one, but two Charlie Brear dresses.
The first wedding featured a small official ceremony in New Zealand where Jessie and Sam are from. Wearing the Nyika dress from the ‘Day for Night’ 2019 collection, this intimate boho ceremony perfectly matched the effortless style of our kimono inspired gown. Photographer - Ana Galloway captured the stunning images on the hills of New Zealand.
“We never actually planned to have two weddings, and we organized our NZ ceremony in a matter of weeks. And yet with zero expectations we had the most relaxed, magical day. My heart has never been more full. We celebrated our love with an intimate ceremony back home in New Zealand, surrounded by family in the most perfectly untouched spot, ahead of our Mallorca wedding” - Jessie
With Jessie and Sam at the time being based in Barcelona, Spain, the second celebration was held in Mallorca. Featuring a bespoke dress designed in collaboration with Charlie and a beautiful venue, this wedding was full of wedding inspo and beautiful photos. Read on to learn more about Jessie’s big celebration.
1. Where did you choose to have your second wedding and why?
“Being based in Barcelona the Spanish celebration was our big bang. Through past travels we had fallen in love with the Balearic Islands – particularly Mallorca – which we though would be the perfect setting for the larger (but still intimate) celebration. The island is incredibly beautiful; sparse and rugged, with distinct Spanish village feel. It also has what we consider to be some of the most beautiful beaches we’ve seen. We chose Mallorca so that we could share our love of the island with our friends and family, for many of which this was the first trip to Spain.”
Favourite Memory of that day?
“Our favourite memory of the wedding day itself was dancing with our close friends and family. Cocktails in hand, sun setting, into the late evening. A magical moment for all involved, and something that we’ll continue to treasure.
One of our best decisions we made was to buy a number of disposable cameras and leave them around for guests to document the celebrations through their eyes. The joy of getting the film back and seeing all these unscripted moments – now lifetime memories – was overwhelmingly wonderful.”
What piece of advice would you give to others?
“Our advice for others planning to marry is to have patience. In this overly-rushed, fast paced world, take time to live and travel with your partner before considering marriage. Grow together and let your love take you as a couple to new places.”
Did your wedding have any unique features?
“The setting was an old traditional stone Spanish finca (country estate), built 500 years ago. We had the finca for a week, during which friends and family came and went, exploring the island and the local villages, navigating the rocky coastlines and diving into the still-fresh sea. It was wonderful to be able to spend so much time with friends and family. We also loved how everyone left the week having made new friends; some people who met during the wedding have ended up staying in touch and visiting each other, which is super sweet for us.
The food was simple, Spanish-inspired shared plates and local wines and beer, followed by bottomless cocktails.”
1. Plan in advance 2. Make lists 3. Accept help 4. Create mood boards 5. Try to eat!
Jessie’s Spanish wedding SUPPLIERS
Photography - Sarah Burton Weddings
Groom’s suit – Paul Smith
Cake – Kathi’s Cakes
Shoes - Manolo Blahik’s
Hair & Makeup – Laura Gisbert
Earrings – Jasmin Sparrow
Cattering – The Cutting Edge
Rings – Anna Sheffield
Bridesmaid Dresses - Ghost
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