real wedding: fly away with me {sasha & ivar}

Woohoo it’s wedding Wednesday! And I’ve SUCH a pretty one to share today!  You might remember this gorgeous couple from their beautiful autumn engagement shoot.  Their love story is one of my favourites of the year!  It’s a such a classic, Sacha is a flight attendant and Ivar a pilot.  They met on board Sacha’s first flight, and there was love in the air (quite literally!) from that very first moment.   Their wedding is full of style and personal touches, with gorgeous bride Sascha (seriously, isn’t she just stunning!) picking a short and daring Vera Wang dress with puffball skirt.  They created their own decor using ripped fabric scraps in their colours of pink and blue, and incorporated references to their travelling background in a sophisticated style.  My favourite detail has to be the handmade wooden planes adorned with their wedding logo, but I also love their emotional first look.  Huge thanks to Anouschka Rokebrand for sharing her beautiful images.

Here’s Sascha with their wedding story ~

We wanted to use the things that brought us together; travel, aviation and photography to create a day that would reflect ‘us’. We didn’t want any hassle with different locations or very tight schedules. Just a laid back day we could both enjoy and remember for the rest of our lives, surrounded by the people we love the most. So we picked out a location where we could marry, have our reception and could stay.

As we didn’t have a very big budget we tried to save money by doing a lot of DIY projects. In that way we did not only save a lot of money, it also gave our day a personal touch! We used a pastel color scheme which we used in our invitations and decorations. A month before the wedding we invited our friends to help us make the garlands and other decorations. Our living room was filled with fabrics, scissors, glue, rope and laughter. So much fun!!

We used balsa wood planes (on the wing I had hand-painted our ‘logo’) which had a double function as seating-card and favor for our dinner guests. One of our best friends drew aviation related items which we used as table numbers. For the evening we had created a ‘photobooth’ with our own camera and some photo’s as backdrop.

My cousin and his girlfriend coordinated our whole day and they did it perfectly! As a surprise, they had made us a guestbook out of an old atlas and asked our guests to bring along a travelguide/lonelyplanet/etc of their favorite holiday destination. On a very big fabric world map the guests could pin their destination. So cool!

I knew I didn’t want a traditional long dress. Not that I don’t like them, on the contrary. I just felt it wasn’t me. So my search began, I browsed all the available wedding blogs for dresses but without any luck. At the moment when I thought, ‘I am never going to find a dress’, I stumbled upon THE (affordable) dress. Because they did not sell the dress in The Netherlands I had to order it via internet! It was still 8 months before the wedding and my aunt is a seamstress, so I took my chances and ordered it. When I got my dress, it fitted perfectly.  I had a birdcage veil which I also ordered via the internet, I only made a small black bow on top of the comb to match my dress and shoes. My husband wore a blue linen suit with a blue woollen tie and blue shoes.

Do you have any advice for couples currently planning their wedding?

Plan a day where you both feel comfortable with even if that means you are being different. Different is good and most of all original :) The use of personal decoration is so much fun but choose something where you can relate to, not because it is ‘fashion’ or a hype.  Just enjoy everything, time literately flies by.



Dress: Vera Wang from David’s Bridal // Shoes: Badgley & Mischka // Veil & Accessories: Ringkussens // Stationery: DIY printed by // Venue & Catering: Restaurant Niven // Flowers: De Blomster // Cake: Taartcreations



After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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