Wombats Singer Matthew Murphy Weds in Marbella
When wedding powerhouses like Fine Art Curation members Ashley Ludaescher, and A Very Beloved Wedding are on your vendor team - you know it's going to be good. No... more like perfect. Today's gorgeous Marbella, Spain wedding is none other than the bohemian nuptials of Matthew Murphy, lead singer of the Wombats, and his stunning bride Akemi. It's the epitome of free spirited style from beginning to end, with breathtaking mountain views to top it all off. Oh, and did we mention the bride's knockout Victoria Kyriakides gown? Yeah, it's all too good. If you're looking for some stunning modern wedding inspo complete with a bold and colorful Rehearsal Dinner, then head on down to the full gallery and video to fall in love with every can't-miss detail...
From A Very Beloved Wedding: "This wedding was not a typical wedding. Akemi & Matthew's spirits were free, unscheduled, unpredictable, spontaneous, perfect but imperfect, effortless, light, fun, playful, energetic, positive, creative, and unique. The ceremony took place on the garden of a beautiful Finca in Marbella overlooking the sea. Under the shadows of the trees the guests experienced the bonding. Diverse furniture was placed in a very relaxed and chilled out way amongst those trees. The wedding reception took place on a lower floor of the Finca, surrounding one of the pool areas with the mountains as a backdrop. The cocktail after the ceremony took place on the terrace next to the garden. Flowers were already setting the mood for what came next, without revealing too much. The entire next part of the evening was a big surprise. During cocktail the guests found their escort cards on the dream catcher - seating chart - construction. The seating chart construction was made of a sort of dream catchers and ropes with crystals and the name tags of the guests. It was made of natural wood and the ropes were typical for dream catchers. The table area names - several tables formed a table area - were the phases of the moon: New moon, Quarter Moon, Half Moon, and Full Moon. In order to keep the connecting positive energy, all the areas were connected and part of a big One. Each guest got a stone and an escort card on a rope to cut. Each escort card had their names and the table area on it. After the cocktail at the upper garden, the guests were guided towards the pool area. Each place on the table had the same type of stone and the name on that stone and each table area had a cut crystal with the corresponding phase of the moon.The theme and mood were based on the couple's love story, personalities, and taste. The couple's wish was it to not make it appear a typical wedding with white flowers, a stiff program, and a tall cake. It should be a special, spontaneous, and free wedding. Just like the spirit of the couple. Thus, it was all about positive energy, Wes Anderson originality, and fun, fun, fun.
We worked with two different color palettes and moods. One for the welcome event and another for the wedding day. The welcome event mood and inspiration was Spanish, Moroccan, authentic, historic, unique, joyful, effortless, and relaxed. Guests were sitting on the Arabic lounge furniture and were able to enjoy Spanish food and drinks, such as Cruz campo beer, red and white wines, paellas, diverse types of hummus, hams, cheese, bred, fruits, nuts, spices, among others. The waiters were dressed like Moroccans, just helping at the stations. Nothing was served in a stiff cocktail kind of way. It was an effortless and unique get together in old Spain. Spanish guitar music set the relaxed Spanish mood and tone. It all looked spontaneous and natural with fruits, vegetables, diverse bottles, wooden pieces, and interesting porcelain. The food was served in stations dispersed in the inner patio of the Moroccan lounge. The actual wedding day, on the next day, was still relaxed and nontraditional, but clearly a festive, sharing, and deeply energetic moment. We had a full moon night, with a changing energy, and a night to embrace what comes next. A perfect time for new beginnings and the next chapter in life. The mood of the wedding day was totally different from the welcome event. It was Mediterranean, elegant but relaxed, perfect but imperfect, spontaneous, unifying, original, energetic, deep, honest, meaningful, and light. The color palette of the welcome event was earthy, with spicy tones of red, yellows, orange, and natural greens. The color palette of the wedding day was softer than on day one, going towards a more ethereal mood. The colors were Mediterranean, natural, and soft. Shades of blue, white, diverse olive greens, and some natural soft blush colors. We used many types of orchids, olives, Pampas grass, Eucalyptus, Pennisetum, Chrysanthemum salmon, Protea bridal blush, Euphorbia, Roses, among others. The table setting was Mediterranean, interesting, fun, and festive. According to the color palette with shades of blue and white, cremes and blush, fun flowers with olive greens. In order to keep the connection among the guests, we had flower arrangements and greens of the area connecting the tables with each other. As the color theme was Mediterranean, we had nice blue and white ceramic plates, transparent and blue glasses and special cutlery. The napkins and the menus were placed asymmetrically to make it more interesting and relaxed. The dinner backdrop was fresh, young, flowery and playful, hiding some unstylish elements of the venue. Transformation is key to make the design yours."
Photographer: Ashley Ludaescher | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Stylist / Planner: A Very Beloved Wedding | Floral Designer: Zweigstelle | Dress Designer: Victoria Kyriakides | Rentals: A Very Beloved Wedding | Venue: Finca in Spain | Videography: Sequence Five | Bridal shoes: Jimmy Choo | Grooms attire: Tom Ford | Grooms shoes and accessories: Gucci | Rehearsal dinner bridal dress: Zimmermann | After ceremony dress: Bo and Luca | Make up: My Wedding Mirror | Wedding Hair Styling: Clint Mattoni | Headpiece: Vintage from Gossamer | Wedding Rings: Single Stone | Engagement Ring: vintage from Single Stone | Stationery: Jolly Edition