Ibizan Idyll: Linda & Abel in Ibiza, Spain

When Ibiza residents Abel Matutes Prats and Linda Scaperotto became engaged, the couple knew they wanted to incorporate elements from both of their heritages. “We recited the traditional wedding vows, but Abel read his in Spanish and I read mine in English, to represent our backgrounds,” says Linda, originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Fairy-princess flower girls are just tu-tu adorable as they wait to greet the couple.
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When Ibiza residents Abel Matutes Prats and Linda Scaperotto became engaged, the couple knew they wanted to incorporate elements from both of their heritages. “We recited the traditional wedding vows, but Abel read his in Spanish and I read mine in English, to represent our backgrounds,” says Linda, originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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For the ceremony—held at an Ibizan cathedral overlooking the Mediterranean—Linda wore a custom-made silk tulle gown with an antique lace-accented bodice and a six-foot train, designed by Navascués, a bridal shop in Madrid.

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Following the ceremony, the couple shared a toast with guests, while enjoying local music, before heading to the cream-and-gold-themed reception at the resort. 
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Spanish and American flags decorate the reception entrance.
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To honor Abel’s Spanish heritage, the couple arranged for traditional Catalán dancers and musicians to entertain guests.
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“We continued our bicultural theme by hosting a Spanish flamenco-inspired cocktail party and assigning each reception table the name of a state in the USA,” says Linda. Later, the resort team surprised the couple with a fireworks display in honor of the Fourth of July. Says Linda, “It was completely unexpected, and gave the party an American feel in the heart of Ibiza.”
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Linda carried a traditional Spanish fan, fashioned out of the same lace as her gown; as a practical touch, fans were also distributed to guests to help them stay cool and comfortable during the ceremony.
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The bride's elegant bouquet of cream-colored peonies and yellow spray roses.
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