Angelina and Mitchell did not want their wedding to be ruled by tradition. With their inner most circle of friends, the couple went to Mallorca and arranged a stylish, relaxed wedding weekend. This included a ceremony amongst the beauty of nature, a cocktail hour by the pool and a long table for guests to dine together under the lemon trees. We spoke with Angelina about how she organized this celebration, as well as her love story with Mitchell.
Tell us a little about yourselves.
Mitchell and I met in Berlin. At that time, I was studying fashion and design management while he was playing for a football club in Berlin. We met through mutual friends and while Mitchell speaks of love at first sight, it took a little while longer for me. Once I did realize, it was clear that we would spend the rest of our lives together. Two years later, Mitchell changed clubs and we moved to Cologne, where our first daughter was born. A marriage proposal and another pregnancy followed. Mitchell and I are different in probably every way, and that's why we complement each other perfectly. We enjoy life as a family, find fun in everything we do together and try not to take life too seriously.
What was the concept behind your wedding and how did you find your inspiration?
It was important to us that our wedding reflects who we are as a couple. We wanted to break with typical traditions and just have two unforgettable days with our loved ones, filled with love and laughter and a party we will never forget. Being vegan for quite some time we went for exclusively plant-based catering. Similar to our lifestyle, I wanted our wedding to make use of natural elements, be kept in muted colors, be minimalistic and without any frills. In terms of design, I wanted to create something modern and stylish that hadn't been seen a number of times before. In order to implement this, we searched for a wedding planner and found Marina, who understood us as a couple and our ideas and presented us with the perfect concept.
Where was your wedding? Why did you choose this venue?
We always agreed on getting married in Mallorca. We have a lot of unforgettable memories of time spend in Mallorca both as a couples and as a family. When we visited Finca Morneta in Binissalem a good year before the wedding date, we were overwhelmed from the first minute. Every corner of this property seemed made for us. We could immediately imagine having the wedding under the big tree and the reception dinner in the open air between the ancient lemon trees. The building has been beautifully restored and features an imposing 18th-century tafona. This is where the party was supposed to be. The colors, materials and textures found in this location perfectly matched the vision we had. It was just perfect.
How many guests did you have?
Around 70 plus a few kids.
Tell us about your outfits.
I always thought finding the right dress for me would be a huge challenge. I just couldn't picture myself in a wedding dress. So I just decided to try something on. I started the search for the perfect dress at Ritual Unions, a small label in Berlin for rather unconventional bridal wear. The moment I put my dress on, I knew this was it. We all knew. Was it really that easy in the end? It was actually a corset and skirt two-piece, but we decided to make a dress out of it. The shimmering sequins and pearls on sheer fabric in combination with the to me very special fit of the corset make the dress unique. Totally caught in the wedding fever I thought why not a second dress for the party and so Karin, the designer, made me a second dream dress, made out of satin, with a wide leg, beautiful draping, a halterneck and a low back. This dress was the perfect fit for a long night of fun and dancing. I paired it with my Amina Muaddi Crystal Bow Heels. I thought long and hard about what kind of jewelery I wanted to wear, since my first dress already contained a lot of sparkle and glitter. My parents surprised me with a pair of simple diamond studs from Tiffanys on my wedding day, which is where my engagement ring and wedding band come from. I combined it with a simple diamond bracelet that Mitchell once gave me.
What was your first dance song?
We didn't have one. It was clear from the start that we wouldn't be dancing tightly to a cheesy love song. It's just not us. Sometime during the night, I can't even remember what song it was, maybe it was "Teach Me How To Dougie" from Cali Swag District, our friends pushed us into the middle of a circle and that was our dance. That's how we learned to love each other, dancing and laughing, surrounded by loud music and just enjoying life.
What flowers did you choose for the bride's bouquet and why?
I wanted a rather small, not too obtrusive bouquet. All different kinds of white flowers of different lengths arranged in an irregular shape. I think the contrast between the natural, unexcited bouquet and the more sexy glittering dress was a perfect match.
What was your wedding cake like? And where did you order it?
When we talked about our wedding cake, we assumed it wouldn't taste good anyway and just look beautiful. We had never eaten a cake with fondant that was really tasty. Since the selection of vegan bakeries on Mallorca is small, there was actually only one option: Nom Nom Craft Bakery. And let me tell you, it may have been the best cake I've ever eaten in my life. So juicy and fresh, the perfect level of sweetness. We opted for a three-tier cake consisting of Carrot Cake with Citrus Notes Cream, a Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Passion Fruit Cream and Curd and finally a chocolate Sponge Cake with Vegan Nutella. The entire cake was covered with a white cream and only decorated with flowers here and there. In addition to using sustainable ingredients, Nom Nom seeks to offer the healthiest option: without using any refined products as white sugar or industrialized margarines, lowering the sweetness level and adding color by only using natural products. We loved that.
Are there any vendors that you would like to tell us a little more about?
Where do I even start? We owe the most unforgettable party of our lives to every single service provider. None of this would have happened without Marina Fuchs from Oh Yes Concept Weddings. This woman is an artist. Her concepts are unique, every wedding is different and yet you can see her handwriting in each one. She immediately understood us as a couple and transformed everything we are and what is important to us into a concept tailored to our needs. She knew what we wanted when we didn't know how to put it in words. I thank her and her colleague Catharina Conrad for their patience and for making the planning process and the day of the wedding as stress free as possible.
Our photographers Danilo and Sharon exceeded all of our expectations. Their style is unique and far from anything we've seen in wedding photography before. By being the nicest and coolest people ever, they managed to pull me out of my comfort zone while still making me feel comfortable. I'm insecure in front of the camera and end up disliking every photo of myself anyway, but when we got our wedding album, I liked every one of them. Editorial or candid, each photo was a piece of art. There couldn't have been anyone better for us.
Finally, I have to say that nothing and no one, not even my dresses, has received as many compliments as our wedding menu from Villa Vegana. The food was just out of this world. After four years of vegan restaurant visits in what are probably the most progressive cities in the world when it comes to plant-based food, this was the best food we have ever eaten. It has to be said that the Villa Vegana is actually a small vegan hotel on Mallorca, with a small team, without much experience in wedding catering outside of their own walls. So it was a small experiment for all service providers involved, which took a lot of planning and preparation time. And they couldn't have done better. I cannot put into words how special, creative and above all delicious every single dish was.