Posted on September 03 2012
HANNAH & NELSON'S PICTURE PERFECT WEDDING
One year on from her picture perfect Algarve wedding to her childhood sweetheart, Nelson Laurencia, Hannah talks to us about the highlights and memories from her wedding day, and why the venue was so important to her and Nelson. Venue:SheratonPineCliffsHotel,Algarve Date: 3rd September 2011 Bride: Hannah Nicole Beaumont, founder of Beaumont Organic Groom: Nelson Laurencia, Cancer Research Event Manager Here are some of the highlights…. The venue was without a doubt one of the most important things for us when we were in the initial panning stages. We knew we didn’t want to get married at a religious venue and wanted a place that was sentimental to us. When we found this idyllic cliff-top location, we knew it was for us. It was in theAlgarve, where Nelson was born, and near to the beach where we had met eleven years earlier and where Nelson had proposed to me. It is a place we love and return to regularly. As an avid fashionista, the preparations were not a chore but an exciting journey of both designing and buying. I designed passport invitations for our 180 guests, 150 of whom had to travel from various countries to attend the wedding. Bespoke orders of service, table settings, name places, bridesmaid dresses all had unique designs which called for careful advance planning. I worked alongside the florist to create stunning displays of roses and hydrangeas throughout the venue. In true ‘me’ style, everything was white, simple, chic and elegant. When organising a big occasion like this, you need a lot of support and I was very lucky to have my mum by my side helping with all decisions. We have very similar taste and precise attention to detail, which made her the perfect partner for an event like this. My dress was designed by the Canadian designer Paloma Blanca and I still adore it! I smiled the whole day – it was the happiest day of my life! My cake was inspired by several different photos which I found in magazines. I pieced them together and the head patisserie at the hotel created the most incredible cake I have ever seen with intricate detailing and 350 white roses. The wedding was an alfresco affair and so lighting was crucial. Nelson and I wanted the garden to look enchanted and atmospheric. We had an incredible day and looking back now, the most important thing is that all our best friends shared our special day with us.