Elizabeth and Robin’s intimate wedding was an emotional, warm and powerful one. Tears of joy, words that will be remembered for a lifetime and uncontrollable fits of laughter were shared amongst dear friends and family. Meaningful vows were read on a summer’s evening, in a wild overgrown meadow in the mountains of Andalusia, Spain. The bride, beautiful and goddess like wore a floaty bohemian gown with to-die-for flared sleeves, designed and made by her mother and the groom and bridal party dressed in warm earthy shades harmonising with the wedding design.
An Andalusian rustic country cottage that sits on acres and acres of luscious green land encircled with breathtaking mountain views is enough to make anyone feel giddy with excitement. But, when the owner’s ultimate goal is to design a space that is self-sufficient taking sustainability one step further, to land regeneration with the art of permaculture, then that’s the icing on the cake.
Boasting vast interior spaces that spill out onto beautiful patios. A maze of ruins overwhelming the exterior spaces, and the terracotta textured walls creating a perfect balance of such a magnificent building being located in a natural setting. The open gardens that surround the monastery, have their own charm and can be enjoyed peacefully during the hot summer days or even at night, under a thick ceiling of stars, as many stargazing activities take place at this very location.
Experiencing nature doesn’t mean giving up modern day comforts. In this luxury eco retreat that sits surrounded by organic farmland, in the Andalusian hills, you will get an authentic taste of living lavishly in a stylishly designed country house, while experiencing a deep connection with nature and yourself.
Secret Bali is magical. Even during the monsoon when the rain falls like waterfalls, washing clean the giant leaves of the jungle plants, drumming on the bamboo rooftops, down the sacred temple walls and through the large stretches of rice terraces. The smiling faces of the Balinese people will make you feel more than welcome on their blissful island and their connection to nature, wildlife and protecting the ecosystems are an inspiration for us all.
Autumn love and leaves, tells the story of an English boy moving to New York and falling for a quirky Portland girl at a friends party. Harry’s British sarcasm dominated most of the conversation that first night and Kate actually thought he found her dull and silly. So when Harry asked for her number later on, it wasn’t understood that it was for anything other than being friends. To spell it out, the charming London boy proclaimed he didn’t just want to be friends, got down on one knee and asked his future bride to be for her number, again. And that’s where this love story unfolds…
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.