When starting up Open the Door events four years ago, there was nothing that mattered more to me than founding a business that synchronised with my beliefs and values. Designing minimal waste sustainable events was essential, as well as working with ethical businesses and supporting the local community. To celebrate our four year anniversary, I’m excited to announce that we will be giving back to something incredible that is happening right here in Spain.
Their vows were read under a canopy of trees and flowers, a Spanish guitarist played softly, the sunset painted the sky with oranges, pinks and purples and left a lingering warm glow behind. Bold, vibrant tones were the basis for the styling, the florals were an explosion of colour and the places settings individually hand painted. Laura and Jamie shared a romantic dinner with their nearest and dearest under a million sparkly lights. Speeches were given, laughter, tears and love filled the atmosphere.
This charming farmhouse in Andalusia seems as though it was built on the wrong continent with the Moroccan style orange textured walls, long hallways and arched ceilings. The tropical biodiversity surrounding the farmhouse may also give you that impression. But, when you step into the interiors, a whole other feeling takes over…
An old Spanish colonial house in the woods, tall trees blocking out the hot august sunlight, macrame and wild flowers hanging at the altar, guests being greeted with refreshing mojitos and delicious organic local food, the most fun-loving couple and wild party vibes until the early hours of the morning.
It is a dream to work with clients who trust in your work but even more of a dream when they are completely aligned with your philosophy and live by it. Elin and Oliver are a couple who work hard and live life to the fullest with strong beliefs of living in the present moment, constantly showing gratitude and giving back whenever possible. A clear example of this is that their whole wedding gift was donated to WWF (world wildlife fund for nature) and Doctors Without Borders and their place of work (Google), matched the amount.
This wedding is overwhelmingly beautiful, so sit back and enjoy the ride.
For most visiting the city of Cordoba, what lies behind the rustic doors in the tiny streets couldn't even be imagined. Hundreds of secret gardens, full of overgrown flower pots, vines growing up the walls, the sounds of running water and the sweet smell of orange blossom and jasmine lingering in the air.