An Intimate & Natural, Vegan Food Inspired Wedding in Mallorca: Jen & Matt

 In All, Destination, Intimate, Real Wedding
Jungle shot

Jen & Matt were inspired to host their intimate, restaurant wedding in Mallorca after their original wedding venue fell through. Guided by the outdoor setting of Bellaverde in Mallorca and its beautiful 100-year-old fig trees and greenery, they planned a natural, vegan inspired big day.

Having tried the food there the previous year and knowing how amazing it was, that helped them decided to ask if they could host their wedding there too. 

Words by Jen. Images by Rachel McNeil Photography.

Inside Bellaverde
Wedding Dress Detail Shot
Wedding Dress
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My dress was from the Virgos Lounge bridal collection, I fell in love with the shape of this dress and the beadwork is beautiful.

last minute touches
Hostal cat
My mum putting my late grans necklace on me
Happiness

I wore my grandmother’s pendant necklace which was given to me after she passed away.

Flowers close up
My sister in law
Me seeing the flower girl
Night shot of shoes

My love heart bridal shoes were a pair of ‘Melissa’ Vivienne Westwoods.

My turn to hammer the box
Pension Bella Vista
Our wedding bands
Our wedding fans we handmade

My older brother Ally walked me down the aisle to ‘Landslide, by The Smashing Pumpkins.

Matt busy setting up
Flowergirl dress spin
Flower Shopping at Port de Pollenca Market
Matt seeing me
Rosie with her wedding fan
My mum laughing with friends
My mum giving the reading by Bob Marley – Only once in your life

Matt and I met through a close friend of ours 4 years ago, and he proposed to me whilst we were over on holiday in Mallorca the summer of 2016 –  which just so happened to be in Pension Bellavista next door to Bellaverde.

Walking out
We did it
Succulent centerpieces
Walking together

Rachel and Tonie our wedding photographers travelled to Mallorca with us and we immediately hit it off with one and other. They went above and beyond to capture our day so perfectly.

Kiss in the jungle
Roses close up
Jungle shot
Marina shot
Laughter during the speech
Heart shape details made by Svenja
Kev and Rosie

For decor, we added fairy lights to the fig trees and kept the focus on the setting itself. A variety of flowers were bought on the morning by ourselves and Svenja for the tables and chairs.

For wedding favours, I hand picked roses and made rose syrup infused with lustre powder which were put into tiny bottles that guests could add to their prosecco for a little extra shimmer. We also added bubbles shaped like ice creams to our tables.

Guestbook
Hammering the box shut
guests before the wedding recpetion
foliage backdrop

Looking around and just watching everyone laughing and smiling was the best feeling in the world and one of my most memorable moments!

If we could advise other couples planning their wedding day we would say…

Do what feels right for you both and just go with it. When we first started planning, we got caught up in going with a big wedding and when it fell through we then realised that we really wanted an intimate wedding.

I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason and wouldn’t change a thing about our day. Also, enjoy every moment, even the planning because it passes by so quickly.

Our guests sitting under the fairy lights
Tommy laughing
Svenja bringing the cake out
My favourite photo of us

wedding credits / photographer: rachel mcneil/ / wedding venue: bellaverde / brides dress: virgos lounge / grooms shirt: mambo vintage / brides shoes: vivienne westwood / grooms shoes: / bridesmaid dresses and shoes: asos / hair & makeup: / florist: local flowers

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  • Louise
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    Gorgeous and lovely to see a day inspired by veganism :)

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