A very Spanish Irish Wedding

Dont get me wrong, I love all sorts of wedding themes and decoration – vintage, bling, beach themes, pretty in pink….. but there is nothing I like more than a Spanish themed wedding. How cool that you bring your guests to Spain and give them a taste of REAL Spain. This is exactly what Deirdre and Connor did last September. Dee and Connor had a hard time finding a venue that ticked all the boxes for them, but when I took them to a Cortijo near Marbella, they knew they had their venue.

Their guests were treated to spanish “gypsy king” style gutairists during their drinks reception, a surprise horse show, flamenco show (which I personally always look forward to watching), cigar bar, sunglasses, band, great food, lots of drink and sunshine! Ahhh perfect……. x

Monasterio de San Martin wedding

So its November and Im still only just getting round to posting some of 2013´s weddings. This is supposed to be my down time, but I have been a very busy bee showing future couples round the Costa del Sol and preparing 2014 weddings.
Looking back at photos of Emma and Gavin´s wedding, one word springs to mind – SOULMATES. Emma and Gavin had been together for many years before they tied the knot in Marbella Old Town. Not only were they in love, but it was clear to everyone around them, that they were best friends too.
Emma and Gavin’s wedding took place in La Encarnacion church in Marbella Old Town and then guests were taken on a little road trip to Monasterio de San Martin for their reception. This venue is one of my favourite venues and its absolutely stunning.
Id love to say there were no dramas at this wedding, but due to the garden area at the venue being swarmed with flying fruit flies we had to ditch our original plan of setting up the dinner area outside and move under a covered terrace. I remember thinking “Oh God, how am I going to tell the bride” but when I told her she was totally calm and wasn’t at all bothered. Honestly, I thought it was only the weather than could make a reception be moved under cover, but oh no, we also have to consider flying insects now! LOL
I have said this before, but I LOVE LOVE bold colour schemes at weddings. You can see from the photos below how the blue stands out :) Emma and Gavin’s table plan was a huge hit too – each guest had a Polaroid photo of themselves next to the table they were sat at.
This couple were a pleasure to work with and wish they all the happiness in the world.
Congratulations Emma and Gavin 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