Sophie & Simon’s La Baronia Wedding: Interview with our Bride
Due to covid, Simon and Sophie had to reschedule their wedding not once, not twice but three times. And it was worth the wait, they were blessed with a perfect sunny day for their wedding at La Baronia and their post wedding pool party at Melia Sky.
La Baronia is a stunning example of Art Nouveau architecture 40 minutes from Barcelona. Designed Gaudí disciple, Joan Rubio y Bellver and filled with ancient Roman and baroque artefacts and paintings.
We sat down with Sophie to hear all about her la Baronia wedding. Thank you Sophie we loved working with you and are so grateful for your review (at the bottom of the page).
Sophie please describe your la Baronia wedding day in 3 words!
Laughter, gratefulness, and pure unfiltered love!
What was your favourite memory from your Barcelona wedding?
There was a song I used to listen to all the time in the lead up to the wedding and I would always daydream thinking about dancing with all my friends and family to that song. There were so many times when our day just didn’t seem possible because of covid that when that song finally came on after the first dance and I was surround by the people I loved most in the world I couldn’t have been happier in that moment and I looked at my best mate (who was crying) and just said ‘we did it!’ (Real Love x Sunchyme).
Why did you choose Barcelona and La Baronia as you wedding destination?
Barcelona was the first place my husband and I went on holiday 11 years ago when we first started dating, and it was where he first told me he loved me. We live in London and love the city vibe and it was the perfect mix of city, beach and beautiful scenery. We also wanted to get married outside and so we had a higher chance of sun getting married in Spain. Also, Barcelona has so many flight and hotel options to make life easier for our guests.
What did you love most about your wedding dress? How and where did you find it?
I chose my dress pre-pandemic and with waiting such a long time to get married I was worried I would see something else I liked more in that time, but I loved it more than ever when I finally got to wear it! I love that it was a little unusual with the pattern in the lace and the low neckline is very ‘me’. I also had a jumpsuit for the evening as I knew I wanted to dance the night away and not be held back from any moves with too much material!
If you did it all again what might you change?
The only thing I would change would be not getting married in the middle of covid! But guess you can’t change that. The one thing I would change would be not getting Botox in the lead up the wedding, I think there is so much pressure to look your ‘best’ and I think it took away something from my expression, I’m sure other people wouldn’t notice but it was something I wish I had left.
Tell us about the blooms. What was your favourite thing about your wedding flowers?
Molist did my flowers, and they were amazing! I didn’t have a colour scheme for the wedding but just found colours and flowers I liked – blues, pinks, purples and it came together well. Also, I loved the hanging flowers above the tables, I wasn’t sure how it would look but it filled the space really well and was something a little different.
What is your advice for other couples getting married in Barcelona?
Wedding planner will really make your life easier and worth the money, Rebecca of Barcelona Brides is the dream!
We had a WhatsApp group (only Bride and Groom as admin and guests couldn’t write in it and clog up the group) but it helped give people instructions across the weekend.
Think about distances, 40/45 mins is the most I think people will travel to get to different places La Baronia was just close enough. We nearly had a villa an hour away and so glad we ended up in Melia Sky Hotel.
Welcome drinks were really great because by the time the wedding came everyone knew each other.
Polaroid camera was a perfect touch and loved those photos to look at straight away – something physical from the day.
Take a moment to step back and watch from a distance on your own or with your husband – it slowed the day down a little and allowed me to take it all in.
There will be lots of little questions and things to think about in the weeks before, if you aren’t sure just trust the experts and don’t worry about the small stuff.
Always have a little power on standby so no sweaty photos!
What cultural aspects did you include in your big day?
We just did the traditions that suited and meant something to us, we didn’t cut the cake, but we wanted a first dance. We threw the confetti as we walked down the aisle at the end of ceremony to save all the lining up again and I (the bride) did a speech as well as the groom, father of the bride and best man. But other than that, it was a very typical ‘English’ wedding under the Spanish sun!
Florals: Molist of @molist_floristes
Rebecca came on board and helped save our wedding. Another planner had let us down and double their prices in the middle of planning and Rebecca came on board. She was an absolute joy to work with, especially in the middle of such a hard time for weddings. She was so responsive, and also incredibly organised with a platform that had all the information, contracts, payments structures, conversation in once place. She has great knowledge and relationships with all the suppliers, if we lost a supplier she was instantly coming up with a new and better one. She helped us find great accommodation for guests and has good instincts for what looks good and doesn’t cost too much! Even though it was a tough time with the pandemic, we worked together so well, she was calm and practical, finding a way to make sure we had the perfect weekend even in tough times. On the day she was amazing to have around, everything ran to time and was better than we could ever imagine! I could not recommend her more!!!