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

Irish wedding in Spain

Since October last year, my youngest son has been asking “when is it May Mum?” “How many days until May Mummy?”-  the reason being that he had been invited to Donna and Owen´s wedding to take place on the 22nd May 2013. To say he was excited was an understatement, he was dying to experience a wedding and see what all the fuss was about, and of course, see his Mummy in action.

Donna, I have to say, was probably the happiest bride I have met. She was just SOO happy to be marrying her prince, and didnt really care about anything else. On the day itself, she grinned from ear to ear ALL day. Im sure her cheeks would be aching :)

Penguin lover Donna would have had real penguins at her wedding in Spain if she could have, but she had to settle for penguin cake toppers and penguins appearing in her mass booklet. 

Donna and Owen´s wedding was a small intimate affair with her nearest and dearest. Their wedding was at the beautiful Encarnacion Church in Marbella Old Town. This church is my second home this wedding season! Their reception was held in Fuerte Marbella. It was my first wedding at this hotel, and I have to say I was VERY impressed by the hotel´s service and staff. 

In true Donna and Owen style, whilst they were whisked away by their photographer Kris McGuirk, they stopped off at a jewellery shop for Owen to buy his new wife her first present of a trinket they had ordered a year ago when they were in Spain looking at venues. How sweet is that? and you can imagine the surprise the shop keeper had :) 
The church and wedding venue were very close to each other, so Donna and Owen strolled through the quaint Spanish streets of Marbella Old Town with their guests to their wedding reception. 
I wish Donna and Owen, and their son Vaughan ALL the happiness in the world. xxx