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Taya and Ben

Just a few months after announcing their engagement, Taya Smith and Ben Gaukrodger got married on March 22, 2018, in a private yet stunningly romantic ceremony.

Taya looked timeless and beautiful in her Kendel gown from the Liz Martinez Barcelona 2016 collection. A beautifully beaded bodice with intricate detailing, followed by a fitted silk skirt and elegant train. 

Taya described the lead up to their special day as ‘little kisses from heaven’, with everything falling into place and making their dreams come true. Their day truly looked like a storybook fairytale, and we are just exciting that Taya chose one of our dresses to make her wedding dreams come true. 

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Photographer: Bel Litchfield

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Shaked and Elad

Beautiful Shaked and Elad met working at a bar, dated and then parted ways, knowing that if it was meant to be, they would find their way back to one another. And of course, they did. When they rekindled, they knew it was meant to be and on an important trip to New York, considering to relocate from Israel, Elad proposed to Shaked, completely surprising her.

What they didn’t know was shortly after the proposal corona would break its way into the world, but that didn’t stop them. They decided they would get married in 2021 to avoid any disappointment. Then Elad had an idea, as Israel decided events were allowed again, he thought, why not get married where we worked, at the bar of the hotel. Shaked loved the idea, and within a month they planned their dream wedding. 

Having their special day in a sentimental location, with both staff and guests being their closest, the bride and groom were truly surrounded by everyone that loves and cares about them. Not only that, but their wedding, without trying, ended up being unconventional and exactly what represents the two as a couple. The style was elegant and natural, with cotton and warm pastel flora decorating the tables and room. 

Shaked spent a long time searching the internet for her dream dress feeling uninspired, until she came across a photographer who happened to photograph her dream dress. She immediately searched for the designer, and booked an appointment at Liz Martinez. The dress was Bulent, from the Istanbul 2019 collection. With a plunging neckline, thin straps, and gorgeous 3D floral appliques adorning the bodice, the skirt is a simple sheer tulle with polka dot detailing. Simple and elegant, Shaked looked absolutely stunning, and said she felt like the dress was made for her.

The stunning couple want to let anyone due to get married to know that it’s definitely a difficult time, but whether it be 250 or 10 people attending, your day will be special no matter what, as long as you are surrounded by love and focus on what’s important, you and your partner. And mostly important, to smile and enjoy yourself!

Photographer: Shay Ashkenazi

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Raquel and Michael

Nine months after groom Michael traveled to Miami to find Raquel, a girl he met back in college in Boston, he popped the question in Peurto Rico. From a risky yet romantic gesture, the couple was set to plan their wedding.

Inspired by Raquel’s family heritage and personal connection, they decided to get married in Peru. The weekend-long celebration took place in 2017, with the parties leading up to their special day full of colour and elegant detailing. 

The next day they woke up to their wedding day. Raquel wore the beautiful Collette, from collection Morocco 2017. The stunning gown is adorned in floral applique on the bodice and a big tulle skirt. Her stunning veil matched the wedding gown, including the applique detailing.

 Their six hundred guests were treated to a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony, followed by a reception that took place in a clear cube. The room was decorated with flowers overhead and romantic lighting, and the DJ kept the crowd dancing until early hours in the morning. Those left were even treated to a typical Peurto Rican breakfast, reminiscent of their engagement while complimenting the Peruvian and Asian dishes that were served throughout the night.

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Photographer: El Marco Rojo

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Portia and Pete

It was love at first sight for this Liz Martinez couple, when they were set up on a blind date back in 2008. Portia has graced the runway for designers and on her wedding day she chose to wear a traditional Liz Martinez gown, with her own edgy twist.

As a little girl, Portia had dreamed of a dress just like this, and said it was the first one she tried on and knew it was the one. With carefully embroidered floral appliques and a train to match, she felt like a true Liz Martinez princess. Dress Aniella, from collection Paris 2018, looked absolutely stunning on our LM bride.

The fairytale event took place in Dorset 2018, for their 10 year anniversary. A day so effortlessly chic and romantic, surrounded with love, friends, and family. The couple both love good food, and made sure the focal point of their reception was the delicious food, a menu designed specifically for the event. 

Portia’s wedding tip is to take a step back with your special partner and take in all of the love in the room, and from the photos, it is clear that the room was abounding with love. When it comes to your special day, remember to take in every moment, enjoy, eat, and let the drinks flow! 

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Photographer: Andrew Leo

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Molly and John

Molly McCook and John Krause spent the course of their relationship sharing adventures together, visiting the zoo in every city they visited, so deciding to share a lifetime of adventures together was all the more reason to officially start the beginning of their forever.

Inspired by their favourite adventure, they got married at the California Zoo surrounded by friends and family, and wildlife. Molly chose her dream dress because of the fairy-like layers of sparkle that look like branches, a design she found reminiscent of the location of her special day. 

She chose the Celine dress from the Liz Martinez Lisbon 2018 collection. A deep-v neckline adorned in silver embroidery, lots of tulle and a belted waist with the same beautifully intricate detailing.  

After choosing the perfect spot and the perfect dress the couple were able to spend their day surrounded by those they love most, a day that exuded romance and fun, they were just excited to be able to go home and spend forever together.

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Photographer: Lucas Rossi