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#AylinundTobi

15. Juli 2018

ENGWhere do I begin and where do I finish? I had to let a couple of days pass, in order to relive and capture everything. We have been working on and thinking about the wedding in Mallorca for 13 months overall, and there were ups and downs but our excitement was always there. We could have never imagined the wedding to be this amazing, but let’s go back to the beginning.
We flew to Mallorca with our best man and maid of honour last Wednesday, and slept at the wonderful Es Princep Hotel, which is in walking distance from the cathedral of Palma and therefore the perfect starting point. The atmosphere amongst us friends was amazing right from the start, and we spent the two days almost exclusively by the pool and on the rooftop of our hotel. Right from the start our closest friends were with us and we had so much fun. Thursday and Friday many more friends checked into the hotel. You can’t imagine how amazing it feels that so many friends took out the time to fly to Spain to share these special moments with us.

DEWo fange ich nur an und wo soll ich aufhören?! Ich musste erst einmal ein paar Tage vergehen lassen, um all das Geschehene für mich einzuordnen und festzuhalten. Insgesamt 13 Monate haben wir uns mit der Hochzeitsfeier auf Mallorca beschäftigt, es gab immer wieder Höhen und Tiefen, dennoch war die Vorfreude stets ungebrochen. Wir hätten uns im Nachhinein niemals eine solch traumhafte Hochzeit ausmalen können aber fangen wir von vorne an.
Wir flogen am letzten Mittwoch mit unseren Trauzeugen nach Mallorca und nächtigten im wundervollen Es Princep Hotel, das fußläufig zur Kathedrale in Palma liegt und damit der ideale Ausgangspunkt für uns war. Schon bei der Ankunft war die Stimmung unter unseren Freunden einmalig positiv, die ersten zwei Tage verbrachten wir fast ausschließlich am Pool auf der Dachterrasse unseres Hotels. Von Beginn an waren unsere engsten Freunde dabei, mit denen wir in der gesamten Zeit unglaublich viel Spaß hatten. Sowohl am Donnerstag, als auch am Freitag haben dann nach und nach weitere Freunde bei uns im Hotel eingecheckt. Ihr könnt euch nicht vorstellen, wie toll dieses Gefühl ist, zu wissen, dass all eure Liebsten sich die Zeit nehmen und nach Mallorca fliegen, um gemeinsam mit euch diese besonderen Momente zu teilen.


Friday, 06. July 2018 | ‚get together evening’

 

ENG: Before we had the official part of the wedding on Saturday, we held a little ‘get together’ with almost all wedding guests the night before at the beautiful Puro Beach Club in Palma. It was really important to us that that friends and family could have some time to themselves the day before and get to know each other. The kick-off was at 8.30pm with canapes and drinks, surrounded by one of the most beautiful sunsets Mallorca has to offer. Everyone was filled with positive energy that night already. We left the location absolutely happy at midnight, and just as after the civil wedding, we were overwhelmed with emotion and could barely believe our luck.

DEBevor es am Samstag mit dem offiziellen Part der Hochzeit losging, gab es am Vorabend noch ein kleines ‚get together’ mit beinahe allen Hochzeitsgästen im wunderschönen Puro Beach Club in Palma. Uns war es in der gesamten Vorbereitungszeit extrem wichtig, dass sich Freunde und Familie schon vorab auf der Insel sehen und  sich Zeit füreinander nehmen können. Um 20:30 Uhr ging es mit einem Cocktail-Empfang und leckeren Canapes los, eingebettet in einen der wohl schönsten Sonnenuntergänge, die Mallorca zu bieten hat. Alle versprühten bereits an diesem Abend ausschließlich positive Energie und Lebensfreude. Um 24:00 Uhr verließen wir glückselig die Eventlocation, nach dem Standesamt überkamen uns hier wieder die Gefühle und Emotionen, da wir unser Glück einfach noch nicht fassen konnten. 


Saturday, 07. July | ‚big wedding day’

ENG: The start of the day could not have been much worse for me to be honest, since my body was suddenly going crazy. I am usually not someone to be nervous a lot, and even this time I was relatively relaxed, but my body said differently than my brain. The official part of the preparations with my bridesmaids was supposed to start at 1pm, but as you can imagine it was postponed a couple of time since I had to throw up numerous times and was barely able to leave the bed.
I started to panic, since I had been a wreck for a couple of hours by then, and my wonderful groomsmen (Pascal, David and Adri) tried everything to get me back on my feet. Eventually I felt as though I had to cancel the wedding. One thing beforehand though: I am not pregnant… haha.
David then called a doctor who came from Palma straight into my hotel room to give me a proper injection. Until today I have no idea what that injection actually was, but it worked wonders and after a couple of minutes I was back on my feet and felt relatively fit for the first time in a while.
When I came back to my suite to welcome my girls, they were in best company already and were getting pampered by Nevil (Make-Up Artist from Givenchy Beauty) and Kathleen. We got into our Agent Provocateur robes and enjoyed the calm before the storm.
The ceremony was planned for 6pm, even though it got serious at around 5pm already. My girls got the wedding dress and helped me get into my Galia Lahav dress, and this was the moment I suddenly felt incredibly nervous. The first, very emotional part of the day happened right in front of the hotel in a small alley, where my dad saw me in my wedding dress for the first time, and we both had tears in our eyes immediately. Alongside my parents, bridesmaids and groomsmen we then left, and my heart was beating like crazy and wouldn’t calm down anymore.

DEDer Start in den Tag hätte für mich ehrlicherweise nicht schlimmer starten können, da mein Körper schlagartig komplett verrückt spielte. Eigentlich bin ich kein Mensch, der häufig aufgeregt und nervös ist, auch dieses Mal war ich vom Kopf her relativ entspannt, nur mein Körper hat plötzlich einfach versagt. Um 13:00 Uhr sollte der offizielle Teil der Vorbereitung mit meinen Brautjungfern starten, wie ihr euch vorstellen könnt, hat sich dieser Moment doch um einige Zeit verzögert, da ich mich noch immer regelmäßig übergeben musste und keine Kraft hatte das Bett zu verlassen. Panik schlug in mir auf, ich lag bereits mehrere Stunden flach und meine wundervollen Trauzeugen (Pascal, David und Adri) haben wirklich alles versucht, um mich wieder auf die Beine zu bringen. Schließlich war ich an einem Punkt, wo ich einfach keine Kraft mehr hatte und kurz davor war die Hochzeit absagen zu müssen. Eines vorab: ich bin nicht schwanger… haha
Kurzerhand rief David einen Notarzt, der direkt aus Palma in unser Hotelzimmer kam und mir eine ordentliche Spritze verpasste. Ich habe bis heute keine Ahnung, was sich in dieser Spritze befand, allerdings bewirkte sie Wunder und ich war nach einigen Minuten wieder auf den Beinen und fühlte mich das erste Mal einigermaßen fit.
Als ich in unsere kleine Suite zurückkehrte, um meine Mädels in Empfang zu nehmen, waren diese schon in bester Gesellschaft und ließen sich von Nevil (Make-Up Artist von Givenchy Beauty) und Kathleen zurechtmachen. Wir schlüpften alle in unsere Agent Provocateur Morgenmäntel und genossen die Ruhe vor dem Sturm. Um 18 Uhr war die Trauung angesetzt, wobei es bereits gegen 17 Uhr richtig ernst für mich wurde. Meine Mädels holten das Brautkleid und halfen mir beim Einstieg meines Galia Lahav Kleides, in diesem Moment kam plötzlich eine positive Nervosität in mir auf. Der erste, sehr emotionale Part an diesem Tag fand direkt vor dem Hotel in einer wunderschönen, alten Gasse von Palma statt, wo mich mein Papa zum allerersten Mal in meinem Brautkleid sah, uns beiden schossen direkt die Tränen in die Augen. Gemeinsam mit meinen Eltern, Brautjungfern und Trauzeugen fuhren wir los, mein Herz pochte und wollte sich nicht mehr beruhigen.


The ceremony

ENG: The most emotional part of the post is coming now, and I immediately have tears in my eyes again. Once we had arrived at the location, which was by the way a military fortress from the middle ages, it got serious. Our wedding planner Katja had waited at the entrance and told me that all guests are impatiently waiting in their chairs and that Tobi was waiting for me. By girls adjusted my dress one last time, before our singer Jo Laureys started to sing the song ‘Perfect’ by Ed Sheeran, and of course I had tears in my eyes straight away, too. My two best men David and Pascal were the first ones up, followed by my four bridesmaids Laura, Julia, Vanessa and Nina. Shortly after my dad took my hand, to give me to Tobi at the wedding arch.
I can’t tell or describe to you how emotional this moment was, when I looked into Tobi’s eyes for the first time, having the dreamy view of the ocean on top, a breathtaking singer and very emotional wedding guests. Our wedding speaker Michaela made the ceremony incredibly personal and calm, which made it impossible to stop our emotions – so we have been giving the tissues around in a circle. :-)
Even though we have been together for many years, I don’t think I have cried as much as I have in the last two weeks – it is a magical feeling, which is indescribably beautiful and touching. I am sure many of you know the feeling and it is so strong, that all of the work and dedication beforehand was totally worth it.
The night was perfect – you know that a wedding can be planned to the last detail, but if the wedding guests are not in the right mood or don’t engage properly, the best organized wedding can be disappointing. We had the best friends there BY FAR, and really EVERYONE gave 200% and went along with the entire wedding. When we started planning 13 months ago, it became clear relatively quickly that we wanted to get married in the South, somewhere with a view of the ocean and dance under the sky full of stars. Our idea was received well by our guests and that we really went through with everything and everyone  in the end is just positively crazy.
I can remember the very emotional moment when I was on the dancefloor at four in the morning and looked at my friends and how happy I was to be with this group. Everybody danced, got along with everyone and that feeling can’t be bought with any money in the world. We speak about the moments every day and I cry almost daily too, when I think about these wonderful moments and how thankful I am for them. We danced until the sun came back up and could have doe even more, but as you know you’re supposed to stop when the party is at its peak.

I gave you an, as I think, very personal insight on our wedding and even if not everyone is ‘d’accord’ with it, you guys give me so much love, encouragement and courage, that I wanted to share my feelings with you. I have never gotten as many private messages (5000) and also the comments under the photos #AylinundTobi are overwhelming. I am so sorry that I can’t reply to everyone and I hope you understand. You can definitely believe me when I say: I am soooooo happy about my readers and I could not imagine better followers. Thank you SO MUCH for everything. :-)

DEDer emotionalste Teil dieses Beitrages folgt wohl exakt jetzt, da ich zur Sekunde wieder Tränen in den Augen habe. An der Location angekommen, bei der es sich übrigens um eine alte Militärfestung direkt am Wasser in Palma handelt, wurde es ernst. Unsere Hochzeitsplanerin Katja hatte schon am Eingang auf uns gewartet und verriet mir, dass bereits alle Gäste gespannt auf ihren Stühlen sitzen und Tobi oben auf mich wartet. Meine Mädels rückten noch ein letztes Mal mein Kleid zurecht, bevor unser Sänger Jo Laureys das Lied „Perfect“ von Ed Sheeran anstimmte, natürlich kamen mir auch in diesem Moment wieder direkt die Tränen. Meine beiden Trauzeugen, David und Pascal, machten den Anfang, gefolgt von meinen vier Brautjungfern Laura, Julia, Vanessa und Nina. Kurz danach nahm mich mein Papa an die Hand, um mich vor dem Traubogen an Tobi zu übergeben. Ich kann euch nicht sagen, geschweige denn beschreiben, wie emotional dieser Moment war, als ich das erste Mal in die Augen von Tobi schaute, dazu noch dieser traumhafte Blick aufs Meer, ein atemberaubender Sänger und eine ebenfalls emotionale Hochzeitsgesellschaft. Unsere freie Rednerin Michaela hat die Zeremonie so wahnsinnig persönlich und mit einer Ruhe vorgetragen, dass wir unsere Emotionen nicht mehr stoppen konnten, ständig schoben wir uns die Taschentücher von links nach rechts.
Auch wenn wir schon seit vielen Jahren zusammen sind, so viel, wie in den letzten zwei Wochen, haben wir vermutlich noch nie geweint – es ist einfach ein magisches Gefühl, das einfach unbeschreiblich schön und ergreifend ist. Sicherlich kennen einige von euch dieses Gefühl und es ist so stark, dass sich all die Mühen und der Aufwand vorweg mehr als gelohnt haben.
Der Abend war rundum perfekt, wisst ihr, eine Hochzeit kann noch so gut bis ins kleinste Detail geplant sein aber wenn die Hochzeitsgäste nicht in der richtigen Stimmung sind oder sich auf das Ganze einlassen, dann kann auch die organisatorisch beste Hochzeit enttäuschend werden. Wir hatten mit ABSTAND die besten Freunde und Familie vor Ort, wirklich JEDER hat 200% gegeben und sich auf die komplette Hochzeit eingelassen. Als wir vor 13 Monaten anfingen zu planen, war eigentlich schnell klar, dass wir im Süden heiraten möchte, am liebsten mit Blick aufs Meer und unter freiem Sternenhimmel tanzen möchten. Unsere Idee kam zwar schon damals bei den Hochzeitsgästen sehr gut an aber das wir es am Ende mit allen gemeinsam auch wirklich so umgesetzt haben, ist nach wie vor einfach im positiven Sinne gestört.
Ich kann mich noch an diesen für mich sehr emotionalen Moment erinnern, als ich um vier Uhr morgens auf der Tanzfläche stand, mich meine Freunde anschauten und ich einfach nur glücklich über unsere Truppe war. Jeder hat getanzt, sich mit Jedem gut verstanden und genau dieses Gefühl ist mit keinem Geld der Welt zu bezahlen. Wir reden noch immer täglich über diese Momente und ich weine auch noch täglich weil ich für diese unbezahlbaren Momente wahnsinnig dankbar bin.
Wir tanzten bis zum Morgengrauen und hätten noch Stunden weitermachen können aber man soll ja bekanntlich aufhören, wenn es am schönsten ist.

Auf Instagram habe ich euch einen, wie ich finde, sehr persönlichen Einblick in unsere Hochzeit gegeben und sicherlich ist nicht jeder ‚d’accord’ damit aber ihr gebt mir jeden Tag so viel Liebe, Zuspruch und Mut, so dass ich euch an meinen Gefühlen einfach teilhaben lassen möchte. Ich habe noch NIE so viele private Nachrichten bekommen (über 5.000), auch die Kommentare unter unseren Bildern #AylinunTobi sind überwältigend. Mir tut es vom Herzen weh, dass ich nicht Jedem antworten kann und bitte um euer Verständnis. Eines könnt ihr mir auf jeden Fall glauben: ich bin sooooo glücklich über meine Leserschaft und könnte mir keine besser vorstellen. Vielen lieben Dank für ALLES!

 


Photocredit: Tali ♥

Fashion, Favorite Looks

black & blue in Ibiza

7. Juni 2018

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ENGTo me there is almost no shooting location more beautiful than the old town of Ibiza. Every little street has their own, very special charme and combines ‘the new’ with ‘the old’ in a unique way. I love wearing simple and comfortable clothes when I am on holiday, but I still think the look needs a special piece to it. For today’s outfit I went for a oversized kimono with dots, loose denim shorts and a knotted top. In addition I wore my beloved Gucci Princetown Loafers, which I have neglected for a while and the perfect Gucci bag, which I borrowed from dear Karin.
Unfortunately I can’t find it online anymore, but I will keep my eyes open, since its perfect to combine in any outfit, and can be worn crossbody and as a belt bag.

Have you been to Ibiza and do you like this look?

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Bally retro sneaker with an all white look in Ibiza

3. Juni 2018

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ENGWe are currently in Ibiza, which is one of our favorite islands ever, since everything just comes together in the best way possible: the mediterranean flair, the positive attitude of the people, the historic old town with its little cafes and boutiques, but even in terms of fashion and lifestyle Ibiza is just unbelievably inspiring.
The small streets of the old town are the perfect surrounding for photo shoots, which is why I put the newest addition to my closet to work straight away.
In this case it’s a pair of the new Bally retro sneaker, which are available in a new design after their first edition in 1974. Bally was founded in 1851 in Switzerland and has been a premium seller of high quality women’s and men’s shoes for a long time.
The wide range of Bally products includes besides exclusive shoes bags, accessories and even clothes. Personally I am a great fan of the variety and quality of the shoes, which is why I wasn’t able to choose between the designs again. Eventually I went for the ankle top version The Vita Parcours’ and I am really happy with it. The sneaker is incredibly comfortable, made from soft leather and with a pleasant footbed. I am also a fan of the idea behind the shoes, as well as the design, which is why I went for a stylistic inconsistency with the outfit combination: A white, long skirt with slit and the simple shirt, worn with a knot are the perfect accessories for me to create a look and still preserve the charme of the retro sneaker. To make the look perfect, especially on an island like Ibiza, I decided to add my beloved leopard print headband and the obligatory pair of sunglasses. Take a look at Bally’s retro sneaker collection, which is a mix of classic forms and modern details and really cool designs – I think the pieces are incredibly well designed and something I can only recommend. Now back to you:

Do you like the combination of the look and how do you feel about the sneaker? I am always excited about your feedback!

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white bohemian ETRO dress | Palma de Mallorca

10. Mai 2018

ENG: At the moment I couldn’t be happier, Mallorca has a very special flair and the wedding preparations are running at full capacity. The island is perfectly suitable for wearing my new bohemian dress from ETRO, that I got from Net-A-Porter for our island stay this week. White colored boho dresses belong to my favourite clothes during the warm season, with regard to this model I’m totally obsessed with its details and the flowing material.
For this look I’ve decided to combine the dress with my beloved Fendi slipper, a leopard pattern cloth, converted into a headscarf, as well as my transparent Valentino bag as the perfect summer pocket. For me the perfect look for a warm summer day:

What do you think about this look?


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white & grey | Valentino Rockstud Spike bag

28. Januar 2018

ENGEven though I have already posted two Instagram-photos with this look, you guys were interested in even more details, which is why I decided to write a little blogpost about it, too! I was asked many times where I find the dresses to layer my looks and, to be honest – the answer isn’t even that difficult. :-) What’s important for these looks is that you use a dress with a soft and flowing material. This dress, for example, I found at H&M Trends about a year ago and I wear it with a grey knitted jumper, as well as my beloved Alexander McQueen Platform Sneakers. I think the look is very feminine, especially in combination with the new Valentino Ruckstud Spike bag in white, while the sneaker and my ACNE beanie along with the jumper create a cool change in style.


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#MBFW | Aquazzura heels & Chanel denim bag

19. Januar 2018

ENGHappy Friday! Especially in such cold and nasty weather, the longing for sunshine and warmer days is a huge thing for me, which is why I took the chance right in the first rays of sunshine to shoot one of my favorite looks for the upcoming season! These beautiful Aquazzura stiletto sandals are an absolute eye catcher and can easily be combined to different outfits and for various occasions. I took the chance and combined them with the Denim Chanel bag, since I feel like these two nuances of blue are perfect together. With a flowing dress and a soft H&M Trend sweater that moved in with me last week, the layering look I was going for is completed. The sunglasses by Chloé are a perfect add-on, since the soft rose color matches the dress and creates a harmonic color scale, that fits perfectly to the – hopefully soon to be here – spring season. And just like that another great look is ready, which can be worn to different occasions due to the number of different highlights that have been integrated into the look. But before we go into the next season – hopefully soon – I would like to know: Do you wear different layers to make the look more exciting too?

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Max Mara oversized coat & Gucci belt

7. Januar 2018

ENG: Happy sunny Sunday! The sun has been shining the entire day here in Hamburg, which honestly just felt so good – so we took the chance to take some photos straight away. With this outfit I would like to introduce you to my absolute favorite vintage find – this oversized Max Mara coat, which i spiced up with a Gucci belt. In combination with a black knitted sweater, a pair of Jeans, Gucci sneaker and the denim Chanel bag, this look isn’t only perfect for every day and every occasion, but also playful and stylish at the same time. The color combination of black, white and blue works well every time too, which is why I like to wear it to all kinds of events and occasions. Now I’m curious what you think:

Do you like the combination of ‘oversized’ coat and statement belt?

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a pop of pink | Valentino boots + Chanel Gabrielle bag

7. Dezember 2017

ENGIt’s cold in Hamburg! But – I am not trying to complain, since it’s the best way to get into the festive mood. I am perfectly prepared for the cold weather too: As you know, I am a huge fan of oversized teddy coats and would like to show you a different way of styling them with some of my favorites today.
I can combine the Max Mara coat in brown, which I also got in red during the Black Friday sales, with almost every piece in my wardrobe at the moment. In this case I am wearing it with a pair of jeans by Lovers + Friends in combination with a layering look, which is made up of an H&M Trend dress and my favorite knitted sweater by Edited (here you can find a blog post about the sweater). The Chanel bag provides a chic note, while the Valentino Boots add a cool flair to the look. My beanie by Mumshandmade adds the touch of color for today, because my outfit doesn’t have to match the colors of today’s weather. ;-)

Do you like the layering look? And do you wear colorful accessories in combination with earthy colors?

I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

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Max Mara teddy coat | Self-Portrait dress

5. November 2017

ENG: I’ve fallen in love with a new piece, that I wouldn’t like to miss any more: the Max Mara teddy coat. This item is just predestined for me based on its fantastic oversized cut and the ‚on point‘ design. On Instagram I’ve already posted my look with the Max Mara coat for today’s blog post but your feedback during the week was positive in such a way, that I would now like to go into details.
The outfit itself consists of a dark blue Self-Portrait dress being converted in a skirt through the combination with a short knitted sweater and a Gucci belt. Furthermore I’m wearing my beloved ankle boots and the small backpack from Louis Vuitton, everything connected with the Max Mara teddy coat ensures that certain something within in this look and guarantees an incredibly high wearing comfort. For sure the individual prices of this outfit are relatively high but the combination of boots with oversized coats in general is very trendy this season and with the appropriate jeans you’re dressed in a stylish and suitable for everyday life manner from my point of view.

What do you think about this look? Enjoy your Sunday!

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casual Edited coat & Chanel sneaker

11. Oktober 2017

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ENG: Back in Hamburg I would now like to introduce my first autumn look being very causal and suitable for everyday life. The autumn in Northern Germany is meanwhile in full swing, therefore I’m no longer afraid of wearing long and warm coats. One of my current favorites is this plaid oversized coat from Edited, that I’ve also ordered in rose. From my point of view the coat has the perfect overall package of cut, pattern and length, in addition to that the price-performance ration is more than fair. As appropriate combination I’ve decided for a cozy hoodie and a vinyl pants in black as well as for my beloved Chanel sneaker, that I haven’t worn for a long time. The Prada velvet bag ensures a certain spot of color within this look, I wouldn’t like to miss it anymore.

What do you think about the look? Do you like autumn and a hopefully ‚Golden October‘ as well?

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