In September I attended the wedding of Abbi and Luke at the Hidden Bar in Ibiza. Now I wasn't the official photographer, that was the job of incredibly talented Nick Wild and his partner Amie, however I just had to bring my camera along and capture a few moments as a guest.
We have known Abbi and her family for years and years, frequently going on holidays together as families and spending many weekends at each other's houses when we were younger. Nothing could stop us from flying out to attend Abbi marry the love of her life, Luke. The pair are so totally suited to each other, they really couldn't be more perfect :)
Abbi and Luke chose to get married at the Hidden Bar in Cala San Vincente, an eclectic outdoor bar decorated with bizarre found items. It was an amazing backdrop for their day, as they could decorate it however they wanted and it had such a casual laid-back atmosphere. A small beach hut was chosen to be the ceremony location, it was decorated with multicoloured ribbons and crepe paper tassels. Inside on a table was a photo of Abbi's father, Peter, so he could be with his family throughout the day. Peter made an appearance on everyone's buttonholes too, which was a lovely touch. There were no flowers used for the bouquets or buttonholes, instead the family made them out of wires, beads and ribbons. Flamingos were a reoccurring theme for the decoration as well as moustaches which are Abbi's favourite!
After the ceremony, everyone grabbed jugs of sangria and rose wine and sat down to start the wedding breakfast! It was an amazing mix of tapas, starting with pasta, bread and salad and moving on to warm chorizo, a variety of cheeses and even shots of gazpacho soup! It was such a party atmosphere all day with someone different tending to the DJ booth every so often to change up the music.
Later that evening, everyone gathered around the DJ booth to listen to the speeches. They were incredibly hilarious and moving, with Adrian bringing along some paper masks, all of which had a different aged Abbi face on them! Luke had three best men who all did an amazing speech about their friendship with the groom. Abbi and Luke then cut their HUGE buttercream wedding cake, which turned out to be a massive rainbow cake inside! It was so amazingly tasty!
The newlyweds had their first dance under the stars, fairy lights and paper hearts. It was perfect to watch. After the first dance, no one left the dance floor and the party exploded into life. DJ Artwork even turned up to surprise the couple and everyone went crazy! What a party guys, what a party.