A Spring Wedding at the Castello

June 20, 2018 1:33 pm

Kimberly and Andrew have recently moved to Malta to fulfill their newly appointed career roles.  Andrew had proposed to Kim only a few weeks before moving here, thus making it an almost obvious choice to organize their spring wedding in Malta.

After viewing a number of venues together with the couple, Kim and Andy fell in love with the beautiful Castello dei Baroni, which they confirmed as the sole venue for their wedding. In a span of a few weeks preparations were well underway: the caterer was chosen, the most important vendors were secured and the colour scheme was decided – “sage green”, very ideal for a spring wedding. What was left was simply to count down to the big day and focus on fine details closer to the day.

As always, the entire team at I DO KNOT worked together to make sure everything went smoothly and Kim and Andy had nothing to worry about.  Different team members had different roles: Petra was in charge of the bridal party, Imke was in charge of transportation (picking up different guests from different hotels) and the boys were in charge of the venue and set up.

Whilst the girls were busy getting ready (and enjoying a glass of bubbly at the same time), the boys were kept under a watchful eye to make sure they were ready in time to make it to the venue before the guests. Meanwhile, set up was well underway and the venue was beautifully transformed with no detail spared – menus, name cards, seating plan and all the stationery was designed by the design team at I DO KNOT using a sage green textured paper to complement the colour scheme. The florist did a great job at replicating this by using a variety of white flowers with green foliage and a touch of herbs as requested by the bride.

When it was finally time for the ceremony to start, everyone was seated and waiting for the bride’s arrival. A few photos were snapped outside the Castello until the song to accompany the bridal procession was played. It was finally time for Andrew to get a first glimpse of his wife-to-be, in her beautiful flowing gown and a beaming smile.

After an intimate ceremony including a few readings by immediate family members and the exchanging of the rings, the couple was finally announced ‘husband and wife’ and everyone made their way outside for some prosecco and canapés. This was the time allocated for formal photos whilst everyone was happily enjoying a few pre-dinner drinks and nibbles.

Following a few customary speeches from a very emotional father-of-the-bride, the groom and the bestman (who apparently was very nervous about giving a speech, but made a great job at it), the party enjoyed a lavish 5-course dinner. IN the meantime, the inside area of the Castello was transformed for the cutting of the cake, first dance and after party.

This was the part we were looking forward to most because instead of a traditional wedding cake, Kim and Andy decided to have a cheese cake consisting of 4 different cheese wheels, decorated with herbs to go with the spring wedding theme and a cake topper portraying 2 mice, handmade by the bride herself.

The cake was cut and the after party kicked off with the couple’s first dance until more guests joined in.

With this being the first large wedding to open I DO KNOT’s 2016 wedding season, we are thankful that all went well and everyone was truly happy and satisfied. We are indebted to Kimberly and Andrew for entrusting us with the planning and coordination of their special celebration and also grateful to our team of vendors who helped us in making their wedding a success.