Only two short months before the wedding date, Roser and Christian contacted Yes I do to plan their dream wedding featuring music and love, in record time. We designed the event with this central theme in mind, with a nod to the different cultural backgrounds of the soon-to-be bride and groom, (she is Catalan and he is French with an Italian mother and Lebanese father.) We designed a day of splendor and sweetness with venues at the Parish of Maria Reina, the Monastery of Pedralbes and the Liceu. The colors chosen were gold, black and white, and the wedding invitations designed by Yes I do’s team replicated a program leaflet from the Liceu announcing the performance of the opera “The Wedding.”
After the couple said, “Yes, I do,” they were ushered through a glistening cloud of bubbles made by the guests with bubble tubes that had been personalized with the wedding logo. At the exit, the bride and groom were showered with White balloons and the guests, with gold- colored ones. Still carrying the balloons, everyone headed for the pedralbes monastery where the guests all wrote down wishes on cards bearing the wedding logo and released them into the air with the balloons; this is a German custom that was included because the bride studied at the German school of Barcelona.
From that moment on, it was all about the special details and the hopes and dreams of all; the bubble blowers stamped with the wedding logo used to shower the newlyweds with a cacophony of glistening bubbles after the exchanging of vows; the wish balloons, a German custom drawn from the bride’s education; the forty-five taxis bearing the wedding logo that transported the guests to the Liceu; the backdrop bearing the couple’s logo; a guided tour by the Liceu staff for the guests; a ticket to the show as a place setting; the tables with the names of famous operas; the chairs, table numbers and individual seating at the tables in keeping with the central theme; the toast with glowing cava glasses and music from la Traviatta; the dance in the foyer with Venetian masks; the dessert table with candy and typical Catalan seasonal desserts, like panellets and marrón glaçe, and a tower of gold and white macaroni in tribute to the groom’s French nationality, and as a simple “must have”, a photo call with a tightrope walker setting against backdrops of Barcelona and Paris to add a touch of fun to the guests’ pictures.