A Rock ‘N Roll Wedding

June 20, 2018 1:35 pm

The preparations for this destination wedding were slightly different as it was a  very long distance arrangement for us at I DO KNOT. The laid back couple are based in Australia; Darren is Australian with Maltese roots and Amanda is originally from the Netherlands but also living in Australia for some time.

They got in touch with us around a year ago and from the first moment we knew they were looking for a destination wedding that would encompass their relaxed and positive attitudes, definitely doable in Malta.

Due to distance, they didn’t visit Malta to see the different venues available, yet they really entrusted us with our proposals and ideas, leaving the venue inspection as a bonus for when they arrived in Malta.

They arrived in Malta a few days before the wedding to go over the final preparations and to check out their chosen venues, both leaving them impressed.

On the 8th July 2017 the destination wedding of Amanda and Darren begun. All was very relaxed with the bride and groom both getting ready together in the private residence they rented just outside Malta’s Ancient Capital City of Mdina with family and friends surrounding them. The ceremony was in the early evening at 6pm so the wedding party had plenty of time to enjoy the day and stay relaxed.

A hairstylist and make up artist visited Amanda in the afternoon, pampering her and making sure she felt a million dollars! Amanda looked beautiful and very stylish wearing a 50’s style gown that was three quarters in length. The gown was white with a delicate white lace with applique, tracing over the entire gown with the back shoulder piece having more lace detail than the front. Amanda’s footwear was a pair of royal blue ballerina shoes with ivory lace decorating the sides. Darren’s style reflected Amanda’s style with him wearing sharp blue suit trousers, a white shirt with a long black skinny tie and his footwear being a pair of black Converse; they both rocked the relaxed vibe look.

The flowers chosen by Amanda and Darren were vibrant and stunning, the bridal bouquet was a mixture of pastel green foliage mixed with deep purple flowers and a hint of blue, the bouquet really stood out against Amanda’s white dress. Darren’s corsage was of a similar style and the same colour whilst the reception tables had the same style of greens foliage with Lavendar roses and thistles.

During the afternoon preparations the photographer arrived to capture the first moments and to take them away for their personal photographs before the start of the ceremony. The couple didn’t want to leave their guests for long after the ceremony so opted to have their personal photos taken before, leaving them plenty of time to enjoy the wedding celebrations and quality time with their loved ones, ost of whom travelled from far to share the special day with them.

The couple were holding a symbolic ceremony that was being held on the picturesque Dingli Cliffs – a unique location as Malta’s highest point, enjoying breathtaking views of the blue Mediterranean.

They both travelled together to the ceremony in a luxury classic Beauford motor, adding the vintage twist upon their arrival. The ceremony set up was low key; chiavari chairs laid out for the wedding guests, a vintage table with a beautiful bouquet of ceremony flowers, tying in the wedding theme and also a punch table located on a separate side for refreshments after the ceremony. The location was so picturesque that nothing extra was needed.

As they walked down the aisle they both looked amazing and you could clearly see all of their family and friends thought the same. A close friend of theirs plus two readers undertook the symbolic ceremony, showing them both how much they are truly valued as friends and family.

After the ceremony celebrations they all enjoyed the punch table refreshments whilst having the opportunity to take in the stunning vista. During this time formal group photographs were taken, leaving the rest of the evening to relax amongst themselves.

The bride and groom arranged a surprise for their friends and family for their journey to Mdina for the reception ceremony. Upon arrival to the ceremony the guests were transported in air-conditioned minivans yet for the return transfer they were greeted by the vintage buses of Malta. These buses are really beautiful and retro, fitting right in with Amanda and Darren’s style of wedding; all the guests were thrilled…definitely adding a WOW factor to the whole event.

The reception ceremony was in Palazzo De Piro in Mdina, the dinner was set up on the terrace which has amazing views of Malta whilst the after-party and cutting of the cake were in the Sala Grande; a grand ballroom within the premises.

Upon their arrival the guests were blown away by the incredible view of the island, you can see practically half of the island from the terrace! There they enjoyed a welcome drink and an assortment of canapés and a good catch up with the newlyweds.

Before the start of the reception dinner, the speeches were made with many sincere thanks and congratulations offered around! Preceding this was dinner, which was a relaxing sit down 4-course fine dining meal.

With the wedding party being an intimate size and through personal preference the couple decided to play their own playlist throughout the reception ceremony. Music was played softly in the background during dinner and then after the courses were finished the after-party began where

We have had a huge pleasure coordinating this fabulous wedding for two very loving people.  From all the team at I DO KNOT we hope your future together is full of happiness and good fortune! Thank you for allowing us to be part of it!