Uncategorized – Villais http://www.villais.com/en Custom made bridal gowns on demand. Discover the 2016 bridal fashion that better fits you in this years’ collections. One bride, one dress. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:30:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1 http://www.villais.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cropped-512x512-favicon-villais-320x320.png Uncategorized – Villais http://www.villais.com/en 32 32 GO FOR AN AUTUMNAL WEDDING! http://www.villais.com/en/go-for-an-autumnal-wedding/ http://www.villais.com/en/go-for-an-autumnal-wedding/#respond Thu, 02 Nov 2017 18:20:28 +0000 http://www.villais.com/en/?p=4871 Hi, girls!! It seems the cold is on its way, right? And since when has that been an obstacle when it comes to getting married? We have some advice to set you thinking and, you’ll see, soon you’ll be dying to throw yourself into autumn!   What should I wear? Yes, girls, I would wave […]

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Hi, girls!! It seems the cold is on its way, right?

And since when has that been an obstacle when it comes to getting married?

We have some advice to set you thinking and, you’ll see, soon you’ll be dying to throw yourself into autumn!

 

What should I wear?

Yes, girls, I would wave goodbye to the CALA collection which is better suited to the good weather (unless you’re from somewhere more temperate) and go for our VILLAIS, LOVE or COSMO CITY BRIDE collections.

As for the dress, I have three suggestions for you, depending on how daring you are:

1.- A long dress with a slight lace sleeve and, sure enough, you’ll look incredible!

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2.-  If you’re feeling somewhat daring, I would choose a dress with a beiger tone or even a pale pink. It’s ideal for this time of year!

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3.-  And… at the highest level… Only if you’re someone who’s as daring as they come… Get married in trousers or a jumpsuit! More and more celebrities are opting for this option and we think it’s spot on.

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What’s more, it’s a season in which it’s neither hot nor cold. These are the perfect climatic conditions for choosing the fabric which favours you the most.

 

Where should I hold it?

It’s autumn, let’s not be alarmed.

We can choose either a covered area or one that’s outside.

The key lies in finding a place that’s cosy. If you decide to get married outside, I would decorate the area with some torches or lanterns and choose somewhere a little sheltered. This way, I’m sure you’ll manage to give your big day that special touch that you’re looking for.

 

Do you see yourself getting married on a terrace with breath-taking views of the sea?

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And walking upon a blanket of dry leaves?

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Also, in both October and November the light is incredible for photographs, if you don’t believe it, take my word for it and tell me about it later!

 

Which accessories are fitting?

Starting with the bouquet, which is often the focus of everyone’s attention, dried flowers can give it a look which is both very autumnal and beautiful at the same time.

As for jewellery and other accessories:

If you decide on a white dress, I would go for brown, gold, burgundy, purple or blue tones which are perfect for this season.

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But, if you have taken a risk with the colour of your dress, then I would choose less striking tones such as pearls, whites or silvers.

Also, this time of the year lends itself splendidly to flowers in duller tones, which doesn’t make them any less beautiful, and many natural elements which, personally, I think are thrilling. Above all in flower wreaths (with ears of wheat, sunflowers or wild flowers).

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Still not convinced?

Put on some boots which are more comfortable and warm, give out soft pashminas to your guests (instead of the espadrilles that are always given in summer) and don’t skimp on expenses as it’s low seasons for weddings and you’ll save a lot of money.

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And that’s all, girls, if you’re up for it don’t forget to tell us everything: details, the chosen place, dress and experience… Happy Autumn!

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DETAILS MATTER: ACCESSORIES + TRENDS http://www.villais.com/en/details-matter-accessories-trends/ http://www.villais.com/en/details-matter-accessories-trends/#respond Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:19:00 +0000 http://www.villais.com/en/?p=4805 Sometimes it’s easy to fall in love with a dress but when it comes down to the accessories be at a complete loss. Has it ever happened to you? Don’t fret. Let’s analyze all this season’s trends. Check it out and I hope it helps you! XXL earrings and a trendy necklace in order to […]

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Sometimes it’s easy to fall in love with a dress but when it comes down to the accessories be at a complete loss. Has it ever happened to you? Don’t fret.

Let’s analyze all this season’s trends.

Check it out and I hope it helps you!

XXL earrings and a trendy necklace in order to shine more than ever

Obviously I haven’t forgotten about wedding traditions: something used, something borrowed, something blue. These traditions are really lifesavers regarding jewelry. Trust me, the results are amazing.

Choose XXL blue baroque style earrings borrowed from your mother, grandmother or even your mother in law… It could be the key! This way you’ll add a personal and eye catching touch to your look. If you don’t want to wear something borrowed I recommend my favorite stores: ACUS, Tiahra, Aristocrazy or TOUS (ranked from cheaper to more expensive).

As necklaces go I wouldn’t take chokers out of the table since they have really made a mark at Dior, Chanel and Saint Laurent’s shows. I agree, it’s risky but if the choice is good it’ll look astonishing!

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Wedding trends

All aboard the bralette train

Not everything that matters is at plain sight. You must be comfortable and the way to achieve that comfort is the perfect lingerie. Choose according to your dress’ neckline and look for items that adapt to it.

I personally love brallettes… So romantic! Brands like Women Secret and Urban Outfiters offer some good quality economic options. If you are looking for something more upscale Andrés Sardá or La Perla are your go to brands.

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Urban Outfiters

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Love your shoes

I know I’ve already told you this but the most crucial aspect is for you to be comfortable and enjoy your day. If you are not used to wearing heels it may be in your best interest to choose sandals or wedges (perfect with our CALA collection).

If you go for the heels I really love sandal style and thick heels. My fetish color is white but pastel or nude tones would look perfect while adding a beautiful touch to your look.

Needless to say I’d go for crystals, jewels and lace on the shoes. I really love those!

 

A very important “just in case”

Latest trends tell us that a jacket can be an essential piece of your wedding look. You heard well: more than the dress. How? It’s simple: a blazer!

You wouldn’t believe how this item can change a dress and in my opinion it’s perfect with overalls like this one from our colección LOVE or dresses with a lot of see through fabric.
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If you want to take it up a notch even more wear a stole, a bolero or a chal which are perfect for the occasion.

 

What about my hair?

I must say I saved best for last…

I’ve got to tell you a secret. I am a sucker for flower crowns (as I said before on this very blog). I really think they are ideal for all seasons. They have that natural and gorgeous essence we all look for on our wedding day.

They can be really simple if you don’t like to overdo it or be extravagant and spectacular if you prefer.

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But for a change… let me say that this season I’m in love with tiaras and headbands. Thay have so much personality to add to your dress they’ll make you look the exact gorgeous bride you set out to be. You can even achieve the Greek goddess look!

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In addition I really like turbans this season. Along a LOVE or CALA collection dress by Villais they allow you to get that boho-chic look you were looking for. But if a turban is a bit too much for you can get the same effect by using bobby pins and ornaments on a braid.

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Girls, I really hope you are now up to speed with the latest trends on accessories for your wedding look. They really are perfect for the VILLAIS collections.

 

Now it’s your turn to speak, which one is your favorite?

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CALA Brides from Ibiza: season two http://www.villais.com/en/cala-brides-from-ibiza-season-two/ http://www.villais.com/en/cala-brides-from-ibiza-season-two/#respond Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:41:31 +0000 http://82.196.8.243/en/?p=1617 Same time last year we were about to launch our new brand CALA Brides from Ibiza. It was very exciting! A brand new collection inspired by the sea, the beaches and summer breeze. For me CALA meant the opportunity to express myself and experiment with no limits, and it still is nowadays. We are extremely […]

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Same time last year we were about to launch our new brand CALA Brides from Ibiza. It was very exciting! A brand new collection inspired by the sea, the beaches and summer breeze.

For me CALA meant the opportunity to express myself and experiment with no limits, and it still is nowadays. We are extremely proud of the job we did with the new brand. The outcome couldn’t be any better. Thanks everyone for the warm welcoming! ?

CALA was a big challenge for me and not just because I had to let my imagination fly. It was a high bet and we wanted the dresses to be liked. Well, results say you didn’t just like them, you loved them .-)

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CALA Brides from Ibiza

August is almost here and it comes with a big surprise. The newest CALA Brides from Ibiza collection! We design this collection from scratch and it includes 24 different models that maintain the Mediterranean essence that brings the smell of the sea, the touch of the sand and the beauty of sunsets…

We have our hopes up. It is a collection for modern, daring, sensible, elegant and tasteful women… And as you already know you will have complete freedom to tweak, change and add any ideas to the dress so that it is perfect for you.

Soon you will be able to get a full detail look at it. Thanks a bunch for being there ?

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Coming Soon: Villais 2016 New Collection http://www.villais.com/en/coming-soon-villais-2016-new-collection/ http://www.villais.com/en/coming-soon-villais-2016-new-collection/#respond Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:16:13 +0000 http://82.196.8.243/en/?p=1591 Every Summer around these dates my nerves are on edge and great anticipation invades me. That tickling won’t go away until we release the new Villais Custom Made Brides and CALA Brides from Ibiza collections. How exciting! 🙂 I suppose it all comes from the deep respect I have for my profession, the eagerness to […]

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Villais 2016 New Collection

Every Summer around these dates my nerves are on edge and great anticipation invades me. That tickling won’t go away until we release the new Villais Custom Made Brides and CALA Brides from Ibiza collections. How exciting! 🙂

I suppose it all comes from the deep respect I have for my profession, the eagerness to keep growing and how grateful I am to be able to express myself, each season, through my designs. In only a few days they won’t be mine anymore. They’ll be all the brides’ getting married in 2016. Congratulations to all of you. You are going to live one of the best experiences of your lifetime. 🙂

The new collection

The Villais collection will follow, as usual, the style of elegance that answers to the need of modern brides around the world. I aimed towards simplicity and variety. From the classic dresses we have always had to more innovative design for adventurous brides.

Villais 2016 New Collection

Villais 2016 New Collection

You will be certainly surprised with the changes. I’m eager to see your reactions. I love listening to your feedback and learn what you seek or avoid in a wedding dress. That is the reason why we offer a custom made dress service: so that each bride can pick fabrics, decorations, cuts and details that weren’t on the original designs but can improve the model.

For any Villais dress to become the one you always dreamed about you need to feel it as your own and feel your identity reflected on it. In order to achieve that it’s necessary that you pour your differentiating touches on it. Those touches that nobody else will have on their dress and will turn you into a unique bride. A Custom Made Bride

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Next station: Interbride (Düsseldorf) http://www.villais.com/en/next-station-interbride-dusseldorf/ http://www.villais.com/en/next-station-interbride-dusseldorf/#respond Fri, 05 Jun 2015 14:37:46 +0000 http://82.196.8.243/en/?p=1550 Next station? Germany! June 6th through June 9th we’ll be in Interbride Düsseldorf premiering our brand new 2016 collections, possibly one of the finest bridal fashion show in Germany. Had anybody told me some years ago that our gowns would be welcomed in such a great way in that country I wouldn’t had believed it. […]

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Next station? Germany! June 6th through June 9th we’ll be in Interbride Düsseldorf premiering our brand new 2016 collections, possibly one of the finest bridal fashion show in Germany.

Had anybody told me some years ago that our gowns would be welcomed in such a great way in that country I wouldn’t had believed it. Much less that the most liked collection would be CALA Brides from Ibiza since it’s a warm, creative and out of the box line of dresses that escape from classicism.

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Could you imagine German brides deciding to wear gowns like CALA? I couldn’t, to be honest. And the truth is I can only be thankful for that along with our distributors hospitality always solicitous and open to receiving new proposals.

And that is why we are so eager for tomorrow to come, show our new work and see what the reaction is. I am sure they are going to love next year’s collection since they loved the previous one 🙂

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All our dresses are 100 percent Spanish from design to manufacturing. Fashion from Spain is one of world’s most relevant and respected so it is an honor for us to share our origins with great brands. Germans sure know what distinction means and that is why Villais and CALA raise so much interest.

See you all in Düsseldorf! We’ll wait for you there!

 

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Dreams in the Capital of Fashion http://www.villais.com/en/dreams-in-the-capital-of-fashion/ http://www.villais.com/en/dreams-in-the-capital-of-fashion/#respond Fri, 22 May 2015 14:29:38 +0000 http://82.196.8.243/en/?p=1539 When I started dressing my dolls I couldn’t foresee that one day I’d be premiering my own collections in Milan, world’s fashion capital. Guess how I feel when I hop on the plane after pouring my love and sweat on all the new designs we’ll be launching there. This show is like no other. Tens […]

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When I started dressing my dolls I couldn’t foresee that one day I’d be premiering my own collections in Milan, world’s fashion capital. Guess how I feel when I hop on the plane after pouring my love and sweat on all the new designs we’ll be launching there.

This show is like no other. Tens of brands from all over the world and thousands of professional and nonprofessional attendants will be there along with the Press and well known fashion bloggers. But if Si’ Sposa Italia excites us is for taking place in a city that smells like fashion, design and catwalks.

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After BBW’s success is important for us to see how international experts welcomes our new 2016 CALA and Villais (Romantic and Couture) collections. We’re looking forward to it. We’re eager to see what happens and tell you all about it 🙂

I wish to thank our team at Villais for achieving so much in the last years. I want to recognize their merit for our success. I design the dresses but I have a lot to thank to all the people that work hard to make Villais and CALA shine at every show we attend.

It’s in time like these that I feel blessed for being able to rely on a team of highly skilled professionals that understand that every gown needs to be made out of something special and inspire in Spain’s best designers and global trends. We are a one hundred percent Made in Spain brand and we are proud of it.

You’ll be able to discover our new 2016 collections shortly. Until that moment comes I will keep you all posted on our adventures in shows all around the world. As an advance I can tell you we are ecstatic for all that lies on the road ahead of us 🙂 <3

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Barcelona Bridal Week: a big success http://www.villais.com/en/barcelona-bridal-week-a-big-success/ http://www.villais.com/en/barcelona-bridal-week-a-big-success/#respond Tue, 12 May 2015 14:19:52 +0000 http://82.196.8.243/en/?p=1525 Barcelona’s Bridal Week never lets you down. It’s been three days of hard and intense work but the outcome was really positive 🙂 Our latest CALA Brides From Ibiza really stood out. It is an original, groundbreaking, unique collection. You’ll get to see it really soon 🙂 The Villais collection also got a warm welcome since […]

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Barcelona Bridal Week

Barcelona’s Bridal Week never lets you down. It’s been three days of hard and intense work but the outcome was really positive 🙂

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Our latest CALA Brides From Ibiza really stood out. It is an original, groundbreaking, unique collection. You’ll get to see it really soon 🙂 The Villais collection also got a warm welcome since it offers a wide range of possibilities for brides to be.

In addition to this and as every previous year several international potential clients attended so we were able to contact and get to know some of them. There’s news. We named a new distributor for the South American region where our designs are highly demanded. This distributor will be based in Uruguay and will provide service for all  surrounding countries 🙂

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Our business grew in Germany thanks to ou clients there: Im Palais Kirschwald with stores in Frankfurt and Main; Havekost in Ovelgönne; Lautenbacher in Ausburg and Rena Sposa  in Stuttgart. We are very grateful for your hard and proffessional work 🙂

It is no surprise are business has kept growing in Spain thanks to al the effort put in by our distributors Fontelos Novia in Lugo, Lunas de Boda a must-go store in downtown Madrid or Centro de Novias in Albolote (Granada). Our brand new CALA Brides From Ibiza and Villais 2016 collections could be found in these and all of our other client’s stores all over Spain. We really hope you like them as much as they liked it in Barcelona’s Bridal Week. More details to come shortly. Be #CustomMade

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Villais at the Barcelona Bridal Week http://www.villais.com/en/villais-at-the-barcelona-bridal-week/ http://www.villais.com/en/villais-at-the-barcelona-bridal-week/#respond Fri, 08 May 2015 14:11:45 +0000 http://82.196.8.243/en/?p=1517 I anticipated this date for a long time. We’re going to the Barcelona Bridal Week! The whole Villais Team will attend this season’s first big show in bridal fashion. We wouldn’t miss it for the world because it gives us a chance to soak in the latest trends and our sector’s news. Everything is spectacular […]

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I anticipated this date for a long time. We’re going to the Barcelona Bridal Week! The whole Villais Team will attend this season’s first big show in bridal fashion. We wouldn’t miss it for the world because it gives us a chance to soak in the latest trends and our sector’s news.

Everything is spectacular in here: lots of people show an interest in your work and ask extremely specific questions about it. There’s also the undercover work of the competition trying to learn your tricks and secrets. It’s a fun place to be so I always recommend it to all my colleagues.

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You can find us in stand B231 all weekend long. Imagine the number of companies showing their work here from international brands to small and exclusive design studies.  This is a great opportunity to learn from each and everyone of them.

It’s impressive to see how big firms work and how they navigate international markets and trends although you get a different and quality expertise from small ones. It’s their essence I admire and it helps me get inspiration and drive to keep working in the journey of designing the best bridal gown possible regardless fleeting trends.

Barcelona Bridal Week is a must go show for us professionals, even more because we all premiere our new 2016 collections here. A year’s work submitted to critics, comments and hopefully the first round of applause. I’m soooo excited!

You wouldn’t even imagine the emotional turmoil we go through these days. But the privilege of doing what you love the most everyday makes up for it, specially when you get to do it surrounded by the team of passionate professionals I’ve come to call the Villais Family. We’ll try to get the most out of the experience and tell you guys all about it once we get back from Barcelona.

See you online, friends!

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Four Ideas For World Book Day http://www.villais.com/en/four-ideas-for-world-book-day/ http://www.villais.com/en/four-ideas-for-world-book-day/#respond Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:05:55 +0000 http://82.196.8.243/en/?p=1507 I read somewhere that World Book Day is celebrated on April 23rd because Shakespeare and Cervantes died that very same day. It seemed to me like a beautiful fact as well as a tiny coincidence worth remembering. And then I thought I could write this post with some books you should read and even touch […]

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I read somewhere that World Book Day is celebrated on April 23rd because Shakespeare and Cervantes died that very same day. It seemed to me like a beautiful fact as well as a tiny coincidence worth remembering.

And then I thought I could write this post with some books you should read and even touch and make you feel. Those books where I find inspiration and peace of mind or just have a good time with when I arrive home tired from the study.

Without further ado here are my recommendations:

Paula Bonet

“Qué hacer cuando en la pantalla aparece The End” (What to do when The End shows up on the screen) by Paula Bonet. She’s one of my favourite illustrators and she mixes very personal drawings and a poetic atmosphere that inspire me and make me feel allright.

Nickolas Butler

“Shotgun Lovesongs” by Nickolas Butler is a great novel on couples, relationships and how we age whilst looking for our place in the world. It has kept me company these past months and taught me important lessons.

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Rayuela

“Hopscotch” by Julio Cortázar is an all-time classic everyone knows but very few have read. It’s a book one should read several times. It ages with the reader and instills different emotions on every new reading. It’s an absolute wonder of literature.

These are my recommendations for World Book Day. What are yours?

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The Song for Your Wedding Day http://www.villais.com/en/the-song-for-your-wedding-day/ http://www.villais.com/en/the-song-for-your-wedding-day/#respond Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:57:26 +0000 http://82.196.8.243/en/?p=1498 Today I want to share one of my biggest hobbies. It’s the one that helps me soothe or focus depending on the day. I love music! And I have a collection of songs that compose the soundtrack to the designing process towards the gown of your dreams 🙂 This made me wonder, have you chosen the […]

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Today I want to share one of my biggest hobbies. It’s the one that helps me soothe or focus depending on the day. I love music! And I have a collection of songs that compose the soundtrack to the designing process towards the gown of your dreams 🙂 This made me wonder, have you chosen the first song you are going to dance to as a married woman?

You may be still wavering between several songs so I decided to suggest some of my favourite ones. I’ll open my suggestions with Michael Bublé, one of my most admired artists. Romantic, elegant and almost perfect in this song featuring Idina Menzel

Another artist that comes to mind for your wedding is Ed Sheeran. His song “Thinking Out Loud” is spectacular to dance to very close to your partner while everybody joyfully watches. And if you are lucky enough to have the very artist attend to your wedding and sing it live for the two of you it’ll be a unique once-in-a-lifetime experience.

There are plenty to pick from: Marvin Gaye’s “Lets Get It On”; “Los Dos Cogidos De La Mano” by Alejandro Sanz; Aerosmith’s “Don’t Want to Miss A Thing” or one of the classic of the classics: “Everything I Do I Do It For You” by Bryan Adams. It may even happen like in that wedding in which the waiters started singing. Terrific!!

There’s a myriad of perfect songs for your wedding day… But I’m sure your partner and you have that meaningful, full of history song that makes you travel to a perfect memory or place you were together. It is “your song” and even if it’s what people expect from a wedding it has a unique and special meaning for you two. And since you guys are the stars of the day, why not using it? Be #CustomMade

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