Spring has officially arrived at Ruth Alexander Weddings HQ and we’re feeling the romance on the blog, courtesy of Patrick and Darren’s Ibiza wedding in October last year. Hosted at Villa Salomon, an Ibizan villa drenched in luxury, this gorgeous pair spoilt their guests with an elegant all-white dress code, sparkling disco balls, and an alfresco dining experience where florals and foliage were the focus. This Ibiza wedding is guaranteed to make you weak at the knees, so we suggest you get scrolling and soak up some seriously divine wedding inspiration.
From the moment Patrick & Darren’s guests arrived they were immersed in chic Ibizan style – exactly how Patrick and Darren had envisioned. They were greeted at the gates by our expert team before being guided through into the lush green gardens where a thirst-quenching cocktail awaited in the afternoon sunshine!
As guests finished sipping on their arrival drinks, the Master of Ceremonies announced for everyone to take their seats for the ceremony, where a grand reveal into the villa unfolds. There’s no doubt about it – Patrick and Darren’s guests were in total awe of their incredible décor and the unrivalled views of the Es Vedra that came with it. Barely-there ghost chairs sat stylishly underneath a sea of greenery, where their already dreamy wedding venue was transformed into an organic masterpiece by Aurea Floral Studio.
Wildly romantic vines lined the aisle, before climbing their way up the walls and reaching the roof space where an exquisite canopy took everyone’s breath away. The ceremony space boasted an array of architectural delights, with an iconic arch terraced that was adorned with a delicate arch featuring subtle hints of gypsophila. The overall vibe was dramatic, distinctive, and impossible not to fall in love with!
Patrick and Darren’s grooms women looked divine in gold silk slip dresses, as the grooms-to-be met at the fountain and walked down the aisle hand-in-hand to the melodic sounds of the harp, played beautifully by Claire Wakeman. After an emotional and heartfelt ceremony of personal vows and Gaelic, their loved ones showered the grooms with white petals and a whole lot of love. It really was an unforgettable moment.
As guests gradually arrived, an intentional sea of white, their tonal outfits perfectly complemented the venue and seamlessly blended in with the couple’s chosen colour palette. The happy couple looked incredibly handsome in pale linen suits that tied in effortlessly!
We worked alongside the team at Velvet Circus to style poseur tables with elegant white cloths that were carefully tied with foliage, and a minimalist welcome sign framed the walkway, setting the scene for the day. Friends and family drifted out onto the terrace, where white clothed poseur tables awaited with cocktails and the backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea.
If the interiors and architecture of Villa Salomon don’t make your heart skip a beat, the views of Es Vedra certainly will. As the sun began to set, Patrick and Darren made their way down to the tented dining space for some respite from the Ibizan sunshine and a moment to enjoy their wedding speeches.
Each long rustic table was dressed in simple yet chic décor of crystal cut glassware, ivory tapered candles and white linen napkins. For the top table, we added a handful of metallic accents through metal charger plates and white and gold flatware, for an extra hint of luxury.
Twinkling festoon lighting overhead added instant ambience as the evening drew in, while the team at Aurea Floral Studio had continued their foliage theme with plenty of greenery-based foliage arrangements to work alongside their dining décor.
After a set of wonderful speeches (where even our team at RA shed a few tears), they presented their stunning champagne tower to begin their intimate yet show-stopping dining celebrations.
As Patrick and Darren wined and dined with their guests, Jodie Kean sang a collection of sultry tones with covers of Fleetwood Mac taking them into the evening.
Following their wedding dinner, the party began to get started and Girls That Mix made a surprise entrance around the diners, leading the couple and their loved ones back to the terrace for the cake cutting and first dance.
The gang at Girls That Mix played them straight into the dancing mode, with drums and saxophone providing the ultimate soundtrack for an evening of fun, dancing and creating amazing memories into the early hours.
Lighting was a huge design focus for the evening, so we adorned the ceiling with sparkling disco balls of varying sizes, nestled alongside a canopy of greenery, as well as hurricane candle clusters and white uplighters that were dotted throughout the venue. The styling of Patrick and Darren’s wedding in Ibiza really was spectacular and we’ll never tire of looking back at their special day.
It's official – we are still seriously obsessed with Patrick and Darren’s incredible Ibiza wedding and we hope you feel utterly inspired. If you adore the thought of a wedding in Ibiza and you want a luxury wedding planner to bring your dreams to life, get in touch or make sure you’re following us on the ‘gram.
Venue - Villa Salomon
Velvet circus @velvetcircusibiza
Production - Ibiza pro dj - @ibizaprodj
Photography - @kuenzliphotography
Videography - @infin8_life
Floral - @aureafloralstudio
Musician - Harpist Claire Wakeman
Musician - @jodie.kean.singer
MUA - @annaclaireweddings
Hair - Riccardo - awaiting insta
Catering - @zestibiza
Suits - @cadandthedandy
Celebrant - @yourdayibiza
Band & DJ - @girlsthatmix