Wedding in Spain

2014 wedding season starts for me in a month, quite an start early this year, and I just don’t know where the time has gone. I haven’t even been able to blog about all my lovely 2014 brides and grooms yet! 
 
As the time draws closer for weddings to start, and my sleep is filled with wedding nightmares, it not only calms me but also reassures me to look at past wedding photos. Photos like the ones in this blog remind me exactly what all these sleepless nights, worry, stress and taking it out on my kids is all about :)  
 
August 17th 2014 saw the wedding of the the lovely Louise and Thomas. 
 
It was a beautiful sunny day and the kind of weather people expect for a wedding in Spain. 
 
Louise and Thomas tied the knot in the ever popular church of La Encarnacion in Marbella Old Town and their guests were treated to a reception in the fabulous Don Pepe hotel. 
 
Today, I was asked by a potential client “Why would I pay a wedding planner when the venue offers a free wedding planner?”  There are several reasons why a good wedding planner is worth her/his weight in gold and I shall blog about this another day, but looking at these wedding photos reminded me of something – Louise wasn’t happy with her first hair trial and did not have time to have another trial before she went back to Ireland and would only be back in Spain a couple of days before the wedding. So Jane, the lovely hairdresser, did another trial for Louise ON ME. I sent Louise the photos of my hair trial (which she liked),  and I think this spared her from months of fretting and worrying about her hair. I think its safe to say a venue wedding planner wouldn’t have done that. Come to think of it, I don’t think any wedding planner would do that! 
 
Louise and Thomas thank you for having me. xx

Sea Shell Themed Wedding

Ok, so the weather is officially crazy. At the moment, it is hotter in the UK and Ireland than it is in Spain!?!? Hello? 

Generally the weather in Spain in May is good, but this year, Mother Nature almost gave me a breakdown. May saw a busy month for me, and unfortunately 2 of my weddings were effected by the rain and threatened most of the others! The funny thing is, I think I was more upset about the rain than the couples were. They were obviously clouded (no pun intended) by love bubbles and didnt care :) 

A prime example is the lovely Suzanne and Niall who got married in the Encaranacion church in Marbella Old Town and had their reception at The Don Pepe Hotel in Marbella. This gorgeous couple had planned to eat outside but had to be moved to a covered area because it started to rain :( I felt like crying, but Suzanne and Niall didnt have a care in the world. They were just delighted to be married and amongst their family and friends. 

I clearly remember Suzanne coming up to me as the rain was lashing down and said “I still really want my beach photos taken though” I laughed thinking she was joking, but oh no she was serious. She got her beach shots, and this resulted in the dirtiest wedding dress I have ever seen! Fair play to her though, Im pleased she still had them taken, but I know most brides would never have gone down to the beach in the rain LOL 

Thanks to Kris McGuirk for not letting the weather effect Suzanne and Niall´s wedding photos. I know you had to work EXTRA hard. x