Photo Shoot with Ibiza Photographer Masha Kart

At the beginning of February I met up with Masha in Marina Botafoch, on the east coast of Ibiza.

Marina Botafoch is located in between Talamanca beach and Ibiza town. I has incredible views of the old town and Dalt Vila from across the water (as you will see later!), as well as gardens, parks, restaurants and shops, and most obviously, lots of gorgeous boats docked in the marina!

We took a stroll around the gardens with Buffy, and Masha told me to strike a pose and angled me with precision….

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Real Wedding: Gayle & Thibault's Luxe & Fun Wedding Day at Aguas de Ibiza

If you’re planning your wedding day and wondering if it’s possible to make it both classy & luxe AND fun & relaxed - Gayle and Thibault’s wedding day last October at Aguas de Ibiza Grand Luxe Hotel is the perfect example of how it can be done!

Not only is Aguas de Ibiza super-chic, they have lots of different spaces that can be used in different ways, depending on each couples style and requirements.

Gayle and Thibault had their ceremony on the rooftop, next to the pool, with a panoramic view over the mariner, followed by cocktails at the rooftop bar and later, a BBQ dinner and disco in the garden!

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Real Wedding: Aimme & Leon's Wedding Day at Elixir, Ibiza

Aimme and Leon married last June at the gorgeous wedding venue Elixir Shore Club, which is one of the most popular wedding locations on the island - and for lots of good reasons!

The ceremonies take place on a large terrace which is easily transformed with decoration to suit every couples style, theme, colour scheme and floral arrangements. Elixir have a team of caterers and decorators, so you can arrange almost everything in-house via their own wedding planner.

Plus, the view is beautiful.

(And wait until you see the secret path leading down to the beach… )

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Real Wedding: Anthony and Bethany's Wedding Ceremony at La Escollera, Ibiza

Anthony and Bethany got in touch with me in January this year after booking their venue Restaurant La Escollera in Es Cavallet, a beach restaurant on the south of Ibiza with an incredible food and cocktail menu - and most importantly - its stunning panoramic sea view.
They chose the Written For You ceremony package, and from there we created a ceremony which reflected them perfectly….

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Chiara Ferragni and Fedez's Wedding Vows Will Make You Cry

The Ferragnez Wedding - The wedding day of Chiara Ferragni and Fedez - was a HUGE event that everyone has been talking about for the last 5 days, the dresses, the fair ground, the decoration... But for me there is something even more important, and something I think they did perfectly.
Read their vows and tell me I am not the only one who cried at these?!

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Interview With Wedding Ceremony Blog, Engaged and Ready!

Engaged and Ready have just posted an interview with yours truly! It's such an honour to be featured there, the site which really inspired me from the beginning of my journey to become a Celebrant. 

To find out about my favourite ceremonies rituals, the highlights of my career so far, some almost-embarrassing bloopers, and what I love doing when I’m not performing ceremonies, click here -

http://www.engagedandready.com/getting-married-in-ibiza-check-out-awesome-wedding-celebrant-danielle-balmer/

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My Favourites - Top 10 Ibiza Wedding Venues

Choosing a wedding venue on Ibiza is a trick task, and choosing a list of favourite venues is even harder - but, a few weeks ago on my Instagram stories, this blog post was requested the most over ALL of the other topics. So, here it is!
These venues all have their own unique styles, features, charms, so this list is in no particular order - it's actually impossible to rate them that way, because they are all so different!

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My Favourite Wedding Planning Podcasts ....& Other Ones I Love!

I listen to LOADS of Podcasts, wedding related, marketing, relationship advice, interviews with inspirational people and light, funny series too. I love them because you can listen while doing something else, like in the car or doing things around the house, and time is valuable, so I think they’re an especially good tool to assist you in your wedding planning.

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My Favourites - High Street Wedding Dresses

I have always loved high street wedding dresses. I love the idea that you can get something pretty from your favourite store and wear it on your special day - and then again and again for different occasions. I like the idea of going out on a date or to a party and saying to people "this is the dress I wore to my wedding / this is my wedding dress / I got MARRIED in this!". I think that's so cool. 

So, here I’ve listed a few current lines that you can find on the high street or online right now! Enjoy x


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My Favourites - Top 5 Wedding Instagram Accounts

This is the first in my new blog series "My Favourites", a feature which will be running every week throughout July and August 2018, listing lots of wedding related things that I love. The subjects will revolve around Instagram, Ibiza weddings, vendors and trends. 

To start of the My Favourites series, is a list of my Top 5 Wedding Instagram Accounts to follow if you are planning a wedding, want inspiration and ideas.... or just love romantic stories!

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Book Your Wedding Ceremony Safely & Easily via yourdayibiza.com!

Up until recently, I was taking all payments for bookings through PayPal. However, this method hasn’t been a particularly smooth or seamless way to go about things.

Sending my couples to a different website that doesn’t have my branding, my style, or provide me with nearly enough relevant information that I need is crazy for my business and also not a simple and straightforward method for my customers either – so I have made a big change! Woohoo!

You can now book with me directly through my website, via Stripe.

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A Day In The Life Of A Celebrant: Valencia Wedding

Before I became a Celebrant, I honestly had no idea what the job fully entailed or what the day to day would look like, and it is one of the things people ask me the most and are most surprised about.

This blog series “A Day In The Life” will hopefully give you an insight into what I do and will answer lots of questions that I get about how I spend my time, and what I actually do when I'm not at weddings!

Here is my diary from Friday 8th June, when I travelled to Valencia to perform a wedding ceremony.


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10 Beautiful, Touching & Funny Ways To Honour Your Deceased Loved Ones on Your Wedding Day

Your wedding day is an exciting, happy, emotional and joyous occasion, but it is also completely natural for it to be tinged with a little bit of sadness.

Losing someone important to you, no matter how long ago it may have been, can make a big impact on you on your wedding day. It is an occasion that you would have loved for them to share with you, for them to see how happy, loved, and in love you are.

To honour, remember and celebrate the importance of those who are no longer with us, there are lots of lovely, fun and creative ideas that you can incorporate into your wedding ceremony.

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5 Lighthearted, Funny & Realistic Wedding Ceremony Readings

Readings are a wonderful addition to wedding ceremonies, as you can get friends and family involved, and you can really use them to show your personality, style and feelings.

This selection of poems is great for those of you who aren't into all the lovey-dovey stuff, and if you can't help cringing or rolling your eyes at most of the readings you've found so far. They have humour, real-life situations, and light-heartedness, and still describe love and relationships in a very sweet way.

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An Announcement On My Availability For 2018 Wedding Ceremonies

Hi all! I have a quite a big announcement to make…

After taking lots of bookings in the last week, all for this upcoming summer, 2018, I am now on my way to getting totally booked up.

So.. If you are still looking for a Celebrant to perform your wedding ceremony or baby naming ceremony in 2018, on Ibiza, Formentera or mainland Spain, please get in touch with me and I will reply asap to let you know my availability.

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Kate Middleton and Prince Williams New Baby Is Here! Take a Break From Name Guessing With Their Best Ever Quotes

A HUGE congratulations to the happy couple and now parents-of-3, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, or rather, as we all know and love them, Will and Kate!

They welcomed their baby boy on Monday morning, the 23rd April 2018 at 11.01am, weighing 8lbs and 7oz.

As we await the announcement of the baby boys name, some clever people in media have aptly dubbed him, "Cutie The Third" - I LOVE IT!

To celebrate, and also distract ourselves from the name guessing game, here are some of the couples cutest, funniest and most insightful quotes about their relationship and parenting.

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