September 11, a unique date on which Hannah Rodríguez (35) and Tiago Ferreira da Cruz (34) got married. An idyllic wedding at the Palácio de Seteais, Portugal.
The place was not new to them. From the first time he wore it, he envisioned “a wedding in a garden overlooking the sea and it seemed like a dream to me,” Hannah tells Vanitas. This businesswoman is the co-founder of the jewelry firm Gold & Roses. Indeed her brand will sound familiar to you since one of her biggest fans is Queen Letizia, who wears it very often, even repeating some of her pieces. Tiago has a digital marketing company called Blog.
They met two and a half years ago, and after many plans and dances, Tiago asked her to marry him in Cascais, in Boca do Inferno, an exceptional beach he always went to when he lived there. In that beloved corner, they did the pre-wedding during the sunset.
Hannah with her friend Daria von der Pahlen, director of communications for Estée Lauder.
The engagement ring, of course, was from her brand, Gold & Roses. Since Tiago wanted to surprise her, Sonia, his partner, designed it. Two rings that fit together to form one, full of symbology: “Tiago gave me the first one by surprise in Cascais, which is a gold band with two teardrop-shaped diamonds, and on the day of the request he gave me the other, which is a cushion-cut solitaire with a diamond band.”
They had a marriage proposal in the garden of their house “with our family and friends, and although it was not the initial plan, people got excited and it became a party. Thanks to our favorite DJ who plays the best music, @delicalisten”.
This businesswoman is the co-founder of the jewelry firm Gold & Roses. Her brand will surely ring a bell. One of her fans is Queen Letizia.
They got married in Portugal, but “we live in Spain and he also asked me there…”. How do you organize a wedding like this? We ask. “It’s hard and in yet another country, we tried to make it easy and we knew that no matter what happened we would adapt, but we would get married that day. Tiago was very involved because being in Portugal was even more difficult for me, I loved that he always found time and enthusiasm for the things that had to be done. My mother, who is wonderful, came to Portugal a lot and my sister Vicky, who is a decorator (@virginianieto), did everything related to the tables, flowers…”.
Who photographed the day?
Berta De la Presa, I liked her above all because she is a wedding photographer, but she also does fashion, and it shows in her photo style.
Are you one of those who always dreamed of a type of wedding? Did you have things clear?
She wanted it to be minor, just family and closest friends, but she had nothing else on her mind.
Who made your dress?
It was from Loewe. It was clear that he wanted a personalized suit and custom jewelry. It seems to me that there are many beautiful costumes already made. I prefer another story, which you must like a lot and only for one day because you don’t use it again.
With jewels, you can do wonders, wear them whenever you want throughout your life and then give them to your children so that your story will always remain. In addition to the custom earrings I designed from embroidery on the dress, I wore an emerald and diamond ring on my little finger.
And the bouquet?
Loreto Aycuens made it for me, and a close friend brought it to me by car from Madrid. I wanted a lot of green, and as a special touch, she put some ‘blushing bride’ flowers on it, and it turned out just the way she wanted. She is an artist.
Who dressed your family?
My mother was gorgeous and super stylish in a cape by Jan Taminiau. She is also very lively, and she stays until the end dancing. My niece Mónica is a stylist (@monicanoz), and she helped us all. She was wearing a Gucci dress; my niece Inés, her sister, was Rosie Assoulin.
We wanted it to be a casual wedding, enjoyable and very danceable
The morning suit was made in Budiman, and the shirt was from Sohan. The shoes were from the firm Qüero, made of leather by hand in Spain. All Spanish brands of young entrepreneurs.
The chosen church was São Martinho de Sintra, with a viewpoint overlooking the valley, at 12:30 p.m. A perfect time to enjoy a long day. “The decoration was devised by my sister Virginia Nieto, who has a decoration studio and the best creative ideas, she makes everything beautiful, and I loved giving her the freedom to do what she liked the most. In the church, she put pots where green predominated and colored gerberas. The banks and our benches were lined with a striped fabric she designed from a typical fabric from Toledo with artisanal preparation in a small workshop. We wanted to have touches of Spain and Portugal mixed as much as possible. The alliances that we exchanged were also from Gold&Roses. We make many alliances of all kinds. Ours is a classic half-round model. But we do personalized custom designs according to the taste of each couple.
Another detail that was a success was the pages. Our nephews wanted honeycomb suits, so I bought a liberty fabric, and Ana de Mi Limonero made them for me. They were just as I imagined. The children’s clothes were made by my dear Ester, who is the artist behind @pompomburgos. My brother-in-law Javier lent us his fabulous old light blue Triumph TR4A convertible. They came from Madrid, making a beautiful route and stopping in towns and restaurants, it was incredible to be able to go in that car, and I loved that it belonged to someone so special in my family”.
Did you have any extraordinary whims or ideas?
We wanted it to be casual, entertaining, and very danceable; For example, I threw the bouquet among all the single men and women at the party. Our goal was to mix many Portuguese and Spanish customs. In the centerpieces, the Barcelos roosters with green and lemons and the red and white gingham napkins were the protagonists. My sister María painted the watercolors for me and did the lettering for the details of the tables and also for the invitations. The Mallorca catering was in charge of the food, it was a success, in the appetizers; there was a Spain-Portugal show cooking with typical foods of each country, Portuguese rice, paella, ham and cod croquettes… I wanted long tables. It seemed very funny, so we put three, which was beautiful.
Did any particular song play?
We also tried to make music meaningful for both of us. There was fado and bossa nova in the aperitif and the rest of what we heard in Spain. DJ Mikistrello played. I danced with my father first and the same song in Portuguese later with Tiago, right away ‘Relight my fire’ was played to encourage everyone and start dancing. When the party ended, we slept at the Palácio de Seteais, where the wedding took place, and our idea is to celebrate many anniversaries there… Our first trip was to Uganda to see gorillas, and then we jumped to Seychelles to dive, which is the hobby favorite of the two.