A sunny, beautiful Spanish island, Mallorca’s coastlines and mountains are just as gorgeous and rich as its history. A place of spectacular sunsets, food and wine featuring striking Moorish and Roman ruins, it’ll steal your heart, so much so that people buy homes there on a whim.
Jessica and Ignacio fell under the island’s spell, too. Shortly after becoming engaged, these two knew they wanted to wed in Spain. When they arrived at Cap Rocat, a former military fortress, it was a done deal.
Our lovely bride describes her Mallorca destination wedding as a “magical day filled with love, laughs and dancing,” an enchanting mixture!
Drink it all in and get the story about how Jessica chose a gown perfect for a Spanish fortress as well as how they planned their fete below.
How did your sweetie propose?
“Ignacio planned a trip to Antigua after the Christmas holidays so we could both relax. On our first night there, he suggested we take a walk on the beach for sunset. The sunset was picture perfect, and as we sat in the sand admiring the view and the passing boats he proposed. “
How did you choose your gown?
“I had a hard time finding the right dress for my venue and style. I wanted to be comfortable and feel like me yet I knew I needed a dress that had presence to stand up to our venue (an old Spanish fortress). I actually tried on the Madeleine the first day I went dress shopping with my mother and my sister, but I decided to keep trying some dresses. After not being able to find what I was looking for, my sister reminded me of the Madeleine dress and suggested we go back to Lea-Ann Belter. The moment I tried it on again I knew it was the one. I never thought I’d get emotional about finding my dress but definitely teared up. My dress was perfect for my wedding day. I had a dress for dancing but never changed into it because I was so happy in my dress.”
Tell us a little about your day! Did you have a theme or style in mind?
“Ignacio and I knew we wanted a destination wedding. We had decided on Spain and flew there shortly after we got engaged to find a venue. When we saw Cap Rocat in Mallorca, we knew we had found it. Mallorca is the most beautiful island and Cap Rocat combines modern elegance and old world Spanish charm. We had 100 guests fly in from Canada, US, South America and Europe and we wanted them to experience the beauty and magic of Mallorca throughout our wedding day. We had local flowers, food and of course cava. Our ceremony was held within a circle of local pampas grass on the upper terrace looking over the island of Mallorca and the Mediterranean Sea.
Dinner was served in a beautiful courtyard in the centre of the fortress and we danced the night away (until 5am) in an old bunker turned dance cave. It was the most amazing day filled with love from every single person.”
What’s your funniest wedding day memory?
“We had a wine box ceremony, where we were supposed to nail shut a box filled with notes from our guests and each other as well as a bottle of Mallorcan wine. The nails were too large and not only didn’t go into the box but splintered the wood badly and broke the box. We both laughed at the fail and all our guests laughed with us. Our ceremony was filled with laughter and smiles.”
Describe your wedding day in 5 words or less:
“Magical day filled with love, laughs and dancing…”
Three words that best describe your significant other
Any advice for future brides/grooms?
“Take a moment during your wedding day to look around at all the wonderful people in your life who came to celebrate this special day. These are the people who have been with you up to this day and will continue to support you as you take on this new chapter in your life. It’s a magical and overwhelming feeling.”
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
“We decided to travel around for our honeymoon – we started off in Hawaii, then traveled to Japan, Cambodia and Vietnam.”