Kate and Edgards invited us to their home country to document their very intimate al fresco style wedding in Latvia. We traveled to Berenati, a small town on the coast. Even though this was an intimate gathering, the bride and groom made sure their day would reflect their relationship. Such as what they love to do as a couple. Inspired by nature, they planned the wedding weekend around the beach villa and their mutual love for the outdoors.
How the Al Fresco Style Wedding came to life
Kate, an aspiring musician, and graphic designer made the vision of their day come to life together with her husband to be Edgards. With about 20 of their closest family members, Kate and Edgards tied the knot in the garden in front of the villa. Later they enjoyed an al fresco family style dinner. As a photographer, it’s an extreme honor to be invited to document a wedding in such an intimate setting. So thankful to have gotten this opportunity to visit beautiful Latvia. Thank you Kate & Edgards, I will forever treasure this. Expert advice from the bride herself below on how to plan an Al Fresco style wedding. She is describing their preparation process and favorite moments of the days. Reader, thank you for stopping by! I can not thank you enough for spending a few minutes on my blog, means a heck of a lot to me.
Ps, don’t miss Kate & Edgards’s wedding film created by Laia Lluch, scroll down to watch!
From the bride:
We both love nature and we wanted the ceremony and dinner to be outdoors. And to be an intimate one. Surrounded by silence and the sounds of nature and the wind in the trees. So we rented this lovely seaside house with a yard. Where we and our closest family members could have an intimate ceremony and an al fresco style dinner on the terrace. We also love the seaside and wanted to be near it.
It was a family celebration, and we did not want to get too many people involved. We wanted to do as much as possible by ourselves. Since we love the outdoors, Villa Sipoli Design was the perfect place for us. It’s an elegant little place with wooden elements. It has a yard and a terrace that we could center our day around. Making it feel like it was a family home and we were all just sitting outside and having a fancy al fresco style dining.
One of our friends helped us as a caterer. Preparing food right behind the house so there was a really friendly atmosphere. Usually, they only rent the house as a quiet weekend getaway for couples, but we were able to convince the owners to let us have our wedding there. And we’re so happy and grateful that they agreed!
As I made the invitations, I knew I wanted them to reflect the wooden theme. The lightness and softness I felt the day would carry. So I chose a photo with reindeer lichen, that I had made a few years ago. It’s one of my favorite photos. So the light color of reindeer lichen, is the colors of our day. Plus the light mix of shades of the flowers in my bouquet and on the dinner table.
We both arrived at the house the day before and started decorating it. Setting up the music, putting up string lights and other things. We really had no idea how it would turn out. But when the florists arrived and started putting up the dinner table with all the wonderful flower arrangements and the place was magically transformed. It turned into be perfect and all the details came together so beautifully. We were so proud of what we had organized.
My favorite moment of the day was the ceremony. Seeing the whole of our family looking at me and my husband. Him smiling as my brother led me down the aisle. It was very emotional and beautiful. And then holding his hand as we spoke our simple but beautiful vows. We had come up with the vows previous night in a brainstorming session whilst making the last minute preparations for the upcoming day. Everything was complete!
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