Blessing Ceremonies in Spain

Every wedding season is always very different. This year the season started alot earlier in the year.  Last year, La Encarnacion Church in Marbella Old Town was my second home, and this year the trend seems to be swaying away from church weddings.  This season, I only have a hand full of church weddings and the majority of couples have opted for a blessing ceremony at the venue.
Logistically, blessings are much easier for me as guests are all in the same venue all day and I dont have to try and prize drinks out of guests hands outside the church and bribe them to get on the bus. I have to admit that I have had to lie and tell some guests there were drinks waiting for them on the coach to get them to move LOL
With blessing ceremonies, there are no restrictions on timings and what kind of music you can have during the ceremony like you would have in a church either!  You can include different elements to a blessing ceremony like a sand ceremony, where there are two glass containers each containing a different coloured sand that is poured by the bride and groom into another glass container. The mixing of the sands signifies “two becoming one” as the grains of sand can never be separated.
Its also makes a lovely photo to have your wedding outside :)

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