Making you smile and swoon at the same time

Making-you-smile-and-swoon-at-the-same-timeThis season’s issue began its life with some campaign images from the bold and beautiful Maria Senvo bridal label. The dress designs are stunning in their simplicity – scoop detail backs and razor sharp features make these gowns ideal for a unique destination wedding in a hot and sunny climate. The CONFETI team is excited by these young and daring designers and can’t wait to see what’s in store for the brand in the coming months.

Following in the theme of brides overseas, we introduce you to Rime Arodaky. This Parisian bridal house gains its inspiration from legendary couples such as Brigitte Bardot and musician Serge Gainsbourg, creating dresses for the individual who wears them rather than the trends they follow. The collection is sultry, sexy and seductive, casting away the notion that brides have to be demure and staid on their wedding day. Turn to page 26 for an exclusive chat with the designer.

Confeti in Gibraltar - Mons Calpe Suite

Spring12MonsCalpe1With minimal legalities and stunning views, the Mons Calpe Suite truly is the ultimate wedding destination.

The timeless rock of Gibraltar crouched at the Southern tip of Europe, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, has for centuries welcomed a wealth of couples to its shores to make their love official. Gibraltar legislation permits marriages to take place outside of the registry office. Local marriage law doesn’t contain any residential requirements, to get married at the registry office couples are required to present themselves to the registry, at the latest, the morning of the day before they wish to get married. Couples will then be guided through the simple paperwork and a marriage licence will be ordered the next day. Birth certificates, passports and if either the bride or groom has been married before, a copy of their divorce decree bearing the seal of the Court in original are the only administration requirements. As the legalities are minimal and a Gibraltar marriage is recognised worldwide, the Rock, has become one of the number one locations for destination weddings.

Food for Thought - Dona Francisquita

Spring12DonaFrancisquita6Doña Francisquita combines elite gastronomy with breathtaking locations.

Doña Francisquita was founded in 1991 by Jose Manuel and Pilar. After more than twenty years in the hospitality sector, they decided to start their own catering company. Thus the Dona Francisquita restaurant in Torremolinos was born, the catering division developed in parallel to begin with but soon became their main line of business. In 1995 they took on the Guadalhorce Golf Club, followed by the Torrequebrada Golf Club in 1999 and the Torrequebrada Casino in 2006. Doña Francisquita has since become the one of the most innovative catering companies on the coast, having succeeded in perfecting the concept of authentic Andalusian and Mediterranean style food using the best products available and the latest trends from the world of gastronomy.

A Rustic Romance - Victoria & Jamie

Spring12Victoria3Victoria and Jamie added small details from their travels to their globetrotting inspired wedding in the heart of the Granada countryside.

We met in 2004 as students of Nottingham University and were together for most of our time there. During university we travelled a lot together visiting Europe, Asia, Morocco and Central America. I graduated in History and Archaeology in 2006, and then did a Masters in TV Journalism followed by a PGCE. Jamie graduated in Medicine in 2009, we then moved to Bristol where he worked as a junior doctor.

Aria - Beauty Timeline


Look picture perfect and feel beautifully radiant on your special day with pre-wedding cosmetic plastic surgery and treatments. Rejuvenate your skin, enhance your lips or contour your body just the way you’ve always wanted. The Beauty Timeline below can help you select and schedule the cosmetic plastic surgery or treatments you most desire; enjoy walking down the aisle with glowing beauty and confidence. Dr. Marco Vricella and his team from Aria Medical Group offer a wide range of cosmetic surgery procedures, using the most up-to-date techniques. These encompass the most popular and most requested facial & body cosmetic surgery procedures which will let you realise your true, personal beauty. Let them turn back the clock, giving you a more youthful look or correct features that are out of balance.

Thoroughly Gorgeous - Bringing out the Beauty

Spring12Thoroughly-Gorgeous1Confeti chats to Talia Giraudo, one of the Coast’s most in demand photographers..

What challenges you in your line of work?

The challenge is making every wedding individual, personal and relevant to each couple. This starts with the first moment of contact, gaining information about the bride and groom, their life and their relationship. I prefer to meet the couple in person but if this is not possible then good email correspondence with them is a necessity to enable us to form a bond of trust.

MedWeddings - Event 27th April 2012

Spring12HitchedWithoutHitch1Planning the happiest day of your life should be a fun and rewarding process however constraints of time, money and knowledge can turn a labour of love into a daily nightmare. Local specialists MedWeddings are on hand to spare you from an emotional meltdown with their dedicated wedding workshop at the Eliott Hotel on Friday 27 April 2012.

Jeanette Obytz of MedWeddings has been helping love struck couples get married in Gibraltar for over a decade and believes the wedding workshop will save brides-to-be time, money and stress.

Je Taime Celine

Spring12Celine3OUR STORY

Mikael and I met in France in the Loire Valley where I was completing training in a restaurant and he was working as a chef. Both originally from France, we moved to Spain five years ago and toiled with a variety of jobs for approximately two years. Before the crisis hit Spain, we made the decision to move to Australia as my aunt lives in Brisbane. We bought a campervan and travelled all around Oz working in Port Douglas, Brisban and in a ski resort near Melbourne. We loved Australia so much that we continued our adventure for another year. Then the reality hit us; we were too far away from everything, especially from our family and friends so we decided to return to Spain and began working in a restaurant together. Back to reality!

BodaKids - Picture This

Spring12Boda-Kids3Confeti talks to the creative geniuses behind photography and videography team Bodakids.

Who are Bodakids?

We are a young and professional team specializing in wedding photography and videography comprising of two female photographers and three male videographers all with college careers and creative passion. This allows us to offer a unique style of wedding video film. We tell stories of love, joy, passion and friendship and capture feelings of laughter, excitement and tears.

Cupcake Class with Sweet Things By Fi

Spring12FiestaSol2jpgGet Crafty Indulge yourself in a delicious hands-on cupcake decorating class with Sweet Things by Fi...

With deadline looming the Confeti team have been enduring sleepless nights and hectic days so when we were offered the opportunity to sample Sweet Things by Fi’s cupcake decorating class, we jumped at the chance. On a sunny Thursday afternoon myself, Confeti’s Editor, Nicola and Features Editor, Laura arrived at Fiesta Sol’s picturesque showroom in Marbella, the location for our creative tutorial. Fi, her normal bright and bubbly self, welcomed us in and directed us to our seats. An array of intriguing looking tools were pitched in front of each chair, the layout was tremendously professional with each participant presented with their own individual decorating materials and utensils. A stunning selection of perfectly decorated cupcakes adorned with handmade roses, bows, blossoms and pearls took centre stage on the table. We immediately warned her that our attempts would in no way mimic her beautiful designs and asked our photographer to be sure she snapped away at Fi’s samples just in case we were truly as terrible as we anticipated!

An Idyllic Afternoon - Tara & Jonny

Spring12Tara1Tara and Johnny enjoyed a vibrant and colourful celebration full of unique and quirky moments.

Jonny and I met at a friend’s birthday trip to Thorpe Park. My old school friend (and maid of honour,) thought Jonny and I would make a great match so when we all finally got together we were the topic of conversation! I got bashful and proceeded not to chat or sit next to Jonny on any of the rides! It wasn’t until after Thorpe Park that my friend gave Jonny my email address and he got in touch to ask me out for a date. For our first date we went to two different bars in  Soho; one thing I will always remember is Jonny getting ID-ed trying to go into the latter bar, Floridita! We continued to see each other and it wasn’t long before I fell for Jonny’s cheeky and sometimes cheesy charms. We planned a lovely holiday in Kenya in November 2010 visiting Diane Beach followed by a safari in Tsavo East and West. When we got back to our lodge Jonny asked me to come and look at the impalas in the watering hole, as I went to see he got down on one knee and proposed.

Medieval Grandeur

Spring12Tia1Medieval Grandeur Tia Seifert & Jim Clements married in a ruined castle nestled in the Andalucian hills.


Jim and I first met in my hometown of Toronto in 2003 where we worked together at a publishing house and got to know each other over lengthy lunch breaks. Jim eventually moved back to his birth city of London, England and we lost touch. Three years later, after deciding to quit my job to travel to India for my close friend’s wedding, I was at a loose end with what to do with my life, when a friend encouraged me to move to London and invited me to stay with his family. After settling into my new life in the UK, I was out one night when a friend spotted someone looking at me on the dance floor. It was Jim! He found his way over to me and we spent the rest of the year getting to know each other again and eventually spent the rest of my stay in London side-by-side until deciding to move to Dubai together in 2009.

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