1After sharing the photographs from our nautical chic wedding rehearsal dinner, along with snaps from the morning we spent at our favourite beach with our friends, it’s a pleasure to now share the photographic story of our wedding ceremony and reception. I’d like to start by thanking all of our guests for so generously travelling to Menorca to celebrate with us, and to everyone, from family and friends right through to the vineyard staff and everyone else who helped us set up the wedding. Thank you to Rachie for being the most warm-hearted and genuine woman I know – it was an absolute honour to have you by my side as my best girl. Thanks also to Arianna and Philippa for your beautifully read readings; to Brooke for creating such a personalised and creative memento for us with the illustration and thumbprints artwork; and to Stephen for his violin piece. Finally, a huge thank you to Hannah. Hannah is our friend from university and flew all the way from Sydney, Australia to act as our officiant at the wedding. Her oh-so-charming Welsh accent, vivacious and bubbly personality, and hilarious anecdotes meant Hannah was who we hoped would marry us right from the moment we got engaged. The wedding wouldn’t have been half as special without her there, and we are forever grateful for her making the ceremony so memorable.
The photographs I’m sharing of the wedding day are in chronological order, starting from when Toby and I got ready through to the end of the wedding. They are so visually moving and powerful that I don’t think any descriptions are needed. The beauty and raw emotion of the day pours out of the pictures, and each one tells a part of the story. So instead of writing about flowers and clothes, I’d like to share both Toby’s vows and mine with you as the promises we made for our future together are what really matters. (I also love how in sync our vows were given we hadn’t heard one another’s until the ceremony!) We walked down the isle to Ellie Goulding’s track ‘How Long Will I Love You’, so I’ve included the YouTube video below if you would like to listen as you scroll. The words are simply perfect…

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– I promise that after we get our first Whippet you will still be allowed in the bed and I will still hug you tight every single night.
– I promise to continue never letting us go to bed on an unresolved argument and for richer or poorer, I promise not to spend all our money at J.Crew.
– I promise to dream with you, celebrate with you and walk beside you through whatever our lives may bring. No matter how difficult the situation or how high the mountain that needs climbing; I know that side-by-side we’ll climb it together.
– I vow to have the patience that love demands, to speak when words are needed and to share in the silence when they are not.
– I promise to love and care for you, and I will try in every way to be worthy of your love.
I will always be honest with you, kind, faithful and forgiving. But most of all, I promise to be a true and loyal heartmate to you.
– I vow to cherish your boundless wisdom, to nurture your ambitions, and to appreciate and reciprocate the warmth and joy you bring to my life every day.
– Just as I give you my hand to hold today, I give you my heart to keep, forever and always.Will_Toby_DestinationWedding_Menorca_JeanLaurentGaudy_323TOBY’S VOWS TO WILL
– I promise to let you have a dog and not to get angry when you spend all day posting Instagrams of it.
– I promise to support and love you through all your wacky and hair brained schemes.
– I promise to try to be more tidy and not let everything I touch become messy.
– I promise to always share my stupid stories from my day with you.
– I promise to try and learn from you, dreaming big, just like you do and not worry so much about obstacles.
– I promise I will never get tired of waking up next you – it’s my favourite part of the day.
– I promise to always love you, you’re my best friend and have been for eight years and I can’t wait for a lifetime of adventures with you.

The day we told one another we loved each other and Toby asked me to marry him used to be the best day of my life. I know now that it was our wedding day.

// Photography by Jean-Laurent Gaudy


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. Awww Will, your vows made me verklempt and the thumbprint illustration is such a sweet touch. Mazel Tov to you and Toby! Thanks so much for sharing and I can’t wait to see the instagram pics of your new puppy 😉

  2. This is such a very beautiful post – as have all your wedding posts been. The colours, the setting…..but most of all, because I can feel the love radiating out from the pictures. From you and your husband, from your friends and family, from the magical light surrounding you…..it must have been the most amazing day for you all. Thank you so much for sharing this here with us all.

  3. Thanks you so much for sharing with us all again.
    Thanks for all the bright!
    For all the love that you put in your blog.
    Los colores, el fondo y la forma.
    Muchas gracias

  4. These posts need to come with a mascara warning, Will! The love and joy absolutely pours out of these photos, just wonderful x

  5. Will, what a beautiful day and collection of images (which have me in tears, thank you very much!). Huge congratulations to you both and may this be the start of a beautiful new adventure for you as a married couple. Much love from the Netherlands. Holly x

  6. hi there
    I’m following from istanbul turkey
    I love you very much and what you share
    I wish a fabulous life

  7. Wow what a beautiful wedding, had to wipe a tear from my eye looking at the photos. Good luck and best wishes for your future together.

  8. SO SO beautiful and thanks again for a tearjerker of a post!
    I love the pic of Arianna dancing, my heart broke when I saw the pic of you crying and I am filled with happy from the whole thing.
    I take 2 things away from this…
    1. The beauty of love

  9. Dear Will,
    Of course I have been avidly reading you account of your wedding. I am so moved and so happy for you and Toby!
    Deepest and warmest best wishes.
    Xoxo ,

  10. Oh my, you got me all teary! What a beautiful day, and what a beautiful wedding!
    Sending you and Toby lots of love, and best wishes for your life together – you are a lovely couple 🙂
    P.S. Love both your wedding vows!

  11. hey will,

    thx again for sharing the wonderful moments of your wedding with us. the world is full of millions of people, and to find the ONE person is one of our life tasks. it always makes me happy, when I see people who found their soul mate.
    your wedding vows just moved me to tears – AGAIN! 🙂

    i read your last 3 posts and all of them moved me to tears. please stop that…. i’m running out of tear fluid ;-)))

    i’m looking forward to travel to mallorca this year. i’ve never been there, but the pictures in the internet look just like yours from menorca. can’t wait to see the beautiful landscape. and our next destination will be menorca next year.

    once again i wish you all the best for your future with toby &all the love from the universe. i’m happy to have the man of my life on my side too, and i’m waiting for the day he will ask me to marry him, but unfortunately he is as romantical as a piece of charcoal. maybe i have to show him the pictures of your wedding, just to give him a little hint. 😉

    best wishes from germany,

    ps: i also can’t wait to buy your book, when it’s published in german this year 😉

    • @Markus – Thank you so much for your kind words and support (and sorry for making you cry so many times!). So happy that you have a loving guy by your side, too. I’m sure he’ll pop that special question to you when you least expect it. Sending hugs to Germany! 🙂

  12. So so beautiful!!! So happy that you got to have such a gorgeous wedding and celebrate your love! 🙂

  13. I’m tearing up over here! Love both your vows. This is just like I want to do – simple ceremony, lovely dinner and party with our loved ones. Congrats again!

  14. Aww, seeing these gorgeous photos and playing that beautiful song takes me right back there! SO beautiful and touching Will! And of course no thanks required for the sketch and thumb print, it was my pleasure and I’m so glad you loved it Love you both.

  15. Wow, I LOVE all of these incredibly gorgeous photos and love seeing all the emotion on everyone’s faces even more! What a beautiful event, and quite a stunning location!

    Congratulations to you and here’s to a lifetime of love!

  16. First of all: congratulations to you both!! The pictures are wonderful and I’m sure the wedding itself was even more magical! Thank you for sharing this with us all!!

  17. Amazing photos, setting and styling Will and Toby. I have my hanky out now. x

  18. Congratulations! What wonderful pictures, it clearly was a very magical day. I wish you all of the best for your future together.

  19. Congratulations from an anon internet stranger! You two make a lovely couple and I wish you many years of wedded bliss. And yes to the Whippet! I’ve had several over the years. Wonderful dogs.

  20. Awww it’s all so stunning! So happy for you both and as for the vows… no, I’m fine, there was just something in my eye 😉 xxx

  21. Absolutely beautiful Will. Tears in my eyes. Such a wonderful documentary of the day and all of it’s love xx

  22. Looks like an absolutely perfect evening – you can tell everyone there was truly celebrating you and Toby! Hugs to you both, and all the best, brightest, happiest wishes for the rest of your lives together! xx, cass

  23. Oh my, how beautiful it is to see all the love and devotion to creating the most intimate space for probably one of the most sacred events of your lives. Your tears made me tear up….you both are such a wonderful example to the world. Much love to you both, Jocelyn xx

  24. Congratulations! It looks like your day was absolutely perfect & beautiful. I am so happy for you both.

  25. so, so beautiful and touching…I listened to the song as I scrolled (per your wonderful suggestion) and can feel the love!! congratulations to you both. xo

  26. Congratulations!! What a gorgeous wedding…love everything about it. But most of all, the vows both of you exchanged were simply outstanding! Such a beautiful moment, captured so well. I wish you both joy and happiness, laughter and craziness, and a very very happy life together !
    And oh, you got married on my birthday! yay!!

  27. Many congratulations, what beautiful photos, a perfect wedding day, full of smiles and happy tears :O)
    Wishing you a very happy life together.

  28. Congratulations! I totally teared up listening to that track and reading your vows and I don’t even know you, so I can’t imagine how your friends and family must have felt, let alone the two of you.

    What an utterly beautiful wedding. Thank you for sharing – I am sure you have inspired so many to cherish the ones they love.

    Wishing you a long and happy life together.

  29. Such a beautiful wedding Will & Toby!!!! Keep on holding onto each other!!! To love and to be loved is just the greatest thing you can feel and you found it!!!!W ishing you both all the happiness in the world!!!

  30. Will, I loved your wedding photography SO much that I booked Jean-Laurent for our upcoming wedding and engagement shoot in the States! We’re so lucky he’s relocating to NYC in the Fall, so we snatched him up right away!! I’m so excited to have him capture our day! Congrats and wishing you and your “heartmate” a lifetime of joy and happiness! 🙂 xo

  31. Oh Will!!! Those are so beautiful pictures. Your wedding was really a magical day. Your vows were so wonderful, funny and profound together. Thanks for sharing such intimate and wonderful pictures of such a special day. Take Care.

  32. Will, you got me choking up over here with all these beautiful photos and wonderful words. Wishing you and Tobes forever happiness and forever heartmates. <3

  33. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous wedding photos! It looks like you had such a beautiful and magical day! Congratulations, here’s to a wonderful future to you both. 🙂

  34. this is so sweet and absolutely beautiful. Came across this as I was looking at things as my partner and I plan our wedding.

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  37. Juan Pablo Reply

    Felicitaciones desde Colombia, solo el amor puede producir tan bellas imágenes y momentos, les deseo solo lo mejor y les felicito por el blog que es genial !, gracias por compartirlo con todos, si viajan por mi país háganmelo saber.

    Congratulations from Colombia, just love can make possible this wonderful moments and pictures, i wish you just the best!, and also congraulations for the blog, is great, Thank you for sharing this with us all!, if you travel to my country, just let me know.

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  39. Hi will

    You wedding looks amazing. Myself and my fiancé are planning on getting married here as we have family in es canutells. Is there any chance you could send me an email as there are lots of questions I would love to ask you about the legalities of it all and how you planned it? Any help would be greatly appreciated


  40. Glen Jorna Reply

    Lovely post Will. I’m getting married next year in New Zealand, and you’ve given us lots of inspiration.
    Glen and Andy

  41. Oh my goodness! This was so beautiful, a lot of Great Tips and Very nicely written. I have learned a lot from your article Thank you for sharing with us.

  42. Will, this is so inspiring beyond so many levels! ❤👬
    Love conquers all and it always will. Your vows were cute yet full of love and sincerity. Thanks for sharing. Everything was perfection.

  43. I’ve been reading your blog from quite long time ago but just until now I read this post. It’s so beautiful. Thank you for share those special moments of your life. It inspires me so much. I love to read your blog.

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Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.