Real Bride Love Stories- Laura and Kristaps

Heather Mills

Posted on February 12 2021

Real Bride Love Stories- Laura and Kristaps


The final instalment of this weeks love stories is Laura and Kristaps wedding and it's a real beauty 😍 Stunning dress- check. Unbelievable florals- check. Mimosa Ivory- check!

Tell us a little bit about you as a couple?

It's funny we first met in year 2 at school. Then after secondary school we both went our separate ways and only met 21 years later! I still remember that day and it's very special to me as we have been together forever since.

That's why we made our wedding all about this day we met again- 1st of September 89. Our wedding was on 1st of September 2020.

Tell us about the wedding- theme, location, colours etc.

Our wedding theme was classic “first school day”. With autumn flowers, colours and beautiful olive trees.

Because trees are a symbol of love, we had olive trees on every guests table. It was amazing! We also had olive tree decor, which I also used in my hair, it all looked magical!

We held our wedding in a stunning country house that had panoramic, breathtaking views of the countryside. We had oysters and champagne after the ceremony outside.

My husband is a long time Porsche fan, he even has his own small collection of Porsche cars! He picked out an absolutely gorgeous classic Porsche as our wedding car and it was theme through the whole wedding.

Who was your wedding dress by? 

Is was long story because I knew how I wanted to look on my wedding day and I found it really hard to a classic dress style without lace, tulle and embellishment. I wanted a classic dress with amazing design, that was simply but stunning. So I went to Kiev (Ukraine) because there are very old wedding boutiques, there I found the amazing Rara Avis dress.

Which Rachel Simpson shoes did you pick and why?

Ohh, because it was love at first when I saw Rachel Simpson shoes and even before I met my Husband I knew I wanted to get married in Rachel Simpson Shoes! Also I love how these shoes will never go out of style- I love Mimosa- all colours!! 

Shop Mimosa Ivory

Tell us about the BEST wedding moment, something that will be unforgettable to you.

I will NEVER EVER forget the moment - my husband surprise me! He was singing a song for me live with band! He sang Nat King Cole - “Unforgettable”. OMG!! That was amazing :) I was trying to hold back tears, he was like Frank Sinatra. I found out he spent 3 months learning with a professional teacher before the wedding. He was truly amazing!

What was your first dance song?

So as I said before we met, 21 years after we left school. He wrote me an email and at the end of it there was an amazing song. So we picked this song for our first dance. 

Above and Beyond Acoustic - “Sun and Moon”

What would your advice be for future brides?

I have a very strong opinion that you should make your wedding everything you dreamed of. Don't stress and try to enjoy the day with all your heart. We did just that and it was absolutely amazing.

Credits below:

Bride: @laurarikane

Groom: @esrikano 

Photographer : @holdmephoto

Dress : @blond_and_bride 


MUAH: @juliabalinska

Hair: @hairstylesbychristine

Jewelry : @swarovski

Husband style : @etonshirts

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