A Stylist’s Easy Elegant Wedding Overlooking the Ocean in Ibiza


Rae Boxer, a stylist and the fashion director of Mastermind Magazine, and Etienne Derœux, a fashion designer and creative consultant who works closely with the British rapper Skepta, were introduced at a dinner during Paris Fashion Week. “One of my bridesmaids, Sophie Conti, invited me to go with her that night,” Rae remembers. “We met later on when Etienne was looking for a stylist for his collection. Our friend Alice Pfeiffer set us up for lunch, and we worked together for a year before we started dating. We became best friends.”

The two had been seeing each other for a little more than a year when they became engaged in Ibiza. “We had just started our holiday and were staying at our favorite hotel Les Terrasses,” Rae says. “Etienne had been acting a bit reserved and strange during the first two days. I didn’t understand what was wrong with him, especially as this was the start of our month-long holiday.”

That night, they went out to dinner with some old friends of Rae’s, and when they got back to the hotel later that evening, Rae asked Etienne what was bothering him. “He got a bit nervous and said, ‘I have something to ask you.’ My response was ‘Okay . . . ‘ Side note: I was already in bed, retainer in, glasses on, and it was about 2:00 a.m. He then reach into his suitcase, pulled out a ring that he had designed, and asked if I would be his wife. It was beautifully imperfect and sweet.”

As soon as they started wedding planning, Rae and Etienne knew they wanted to show their guests the Ibiza they had grown to know and love after years of vacationing there. “We did not want your typical wedding,” Rae is quick to note. “We wanted to take everyone to our favorite restaurants, as well as show them the sea and the beach, so we searched all over the island for a place that spoke to us . . . and could also accommodate 150 people!”

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