Monthly Archives: August, 2013

Paul Gill

August 18th, 2013 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Paul Gill”

It is with great sadness we have learnt of the passing away of Paul Gill in the early hours of this morning.  

Paul Gill was a funny, charming man who conducted many ceremonies here on the Costa Del Sol and his sudden passing away will be a great loss to the wedding industry here.

Paul will leave many lovely memories to our couples whose ceremonies he beautifully conducted.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time.

If this affects your wedding arrangements please do get in touch with your wedding planner or directly with PaulĀ“s son in law Richard Hoddes

An Extraordinary Wedding at the Marbella Club

August 12th, 2013 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “An Extraordinary Wedding at the Marbella Club”

After months of planning, at the beginning of June, Ingrid and Hugo treated their guests to the most extraordinary wedding weekend here in Marbella.  

I knew from my second meeting with Ingrid, along with her friend, this was not going to be an ordinary wedding as we discussed balloons, stilt walkers, fire eaters and acrobatic entertainers šŸ™‚

Together with Ingrid and Hugo we planned a fabulously fun weekend of dining and entertainment for their guests travelling in from abroad.

A pre wedding dinner hosted at the Gran Gatsby overlooking the famous Puerto Banus harbour started the weekendĀ“s celebrations.

The wedding day was set in the iconic Marbella Club at the newly refurbished Villa Del Mar, a stunning setting and location.  

Guests were greeted with stilt walkers and it is not often a bride is accompanied with a stilt walker and low flying model aircraft, it made a change from flower girls!  

Hugo and Ingrid shared their meaningful ceremony by the fountain with their children and all were made to sign a wedding contract in the style of an old scroll.

White heart shaped balloons, decorated with flowers, were let off during the cocktail which was a stunning sight over Marbella!

The guests were then treated to an extraordinary evening of fine food and wines, live entertainment, fire eaters and some fabulous dancing.  We used a white and fresh green colour scheme for the florals, created by Virginia, and the garden of the Villa Del Mar was dressed with our famous fairy lights and candles creating a wonderful ambience for the guests to enjoy the eveningĀ“s entertainment and service.

The cake was based on a Dutch design Ingrid had sent us and white balloons with sparklers attached were let off during the evening into the night sky, I donĀ“t think Marbella has seen so many balloons in one evening šŸ™‚

The party continued the next day at the Trocadero Beach with their guests being treated to a wonderful beach lunch.  It was a fabulous weekend and one we loved planning and styling, well done to Carla for organising such a wonderful weekend and a big thank you to my team who all helped to put everything together and create such a fabulous party!

The photos are courtesy of Agata Jensen photography, we love them!

Our congratulations to Hugo and Ingrid and a thank you for letting us share such a special weekend with you, your family and friends.

Twilight Wedding at the Monasterio de San Martin, Sotogrande

August 7th, 2013 Posted by Spanish Wedding Stationery in Marbella, Stylish Weddings in Spain, Twilight Wedding, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Venues in Spain, Weddings in Marbella 0 thoughts on “Twilight Wedding at the Monasterio de San Martin, Sotogrande”
Stunningly gorgeous bride, cool funny groom and a wonderful family is what sums up this wedding for me.  

We had such a lovely time working with Nikki and Martin and her parents to plan, organise and design their dream wedding here at the Monasterio de San Martin in Sotogrande.

It was a gloriously June day and finally after a very iffy May and beginning of June the weather looked better, we even had wind plan b in place before it finally died down and the famous Mediterranean sun was out in full force.  It was a strange start to the year weather wise.

The ceremony had been planned outside in the grounds of this beautiful venue but on the actual day of the wedding a swarm of flies had hatched and a quick plan b had to be made the night before to move everything around and cover the entire marquee with a mossie net.

It is the first and probably last time I have ever seen Carla up a step ladder and she did the most amazing job of covering the marquee, fab wedding planner reigned again!

The ceremony was moved inside and we all loved the final effect of this beautiful twilight style, candle lit ceremony, it was ideal and kept the guests cool.  I always bring extra decorations to weddings just in case and on this occasion it was candles, raiding a local beach for asparagus ferns and generally quick thinking.

The result I think was better and a wonderfully romantic ceremony was accompanied by a string quartet and Nikki radiated in her beautiful dress and gorgeous Spanish style veil.

I am still giggling at this image of a nervous waiting groom as Martin was such a cool and funny man and could not wait to marry Nikki, it was wonderful and happy days šŸ™‚

Cocktails and canapes were served in the inner courtyard, which was not affected by the swarm out by the pool.  The guests were entertained with a fabulous band jazz style band and we set up a very cool Mojito bar with mason jars, paper straws and props.

We love the beautiful cake created by Sweet Things By Fi.

Afterwards the guests moved to the comfort of the by now mossie covered marquee and enjoyed a lovely dinner and reception.  We are still giggling at the stories of the speeches and the wonderful framed photo Nikki and Martin presented to her dad of the Father of the Bride poster.

Fly swarm gone and party underway in a beautifully decorated and lit venue with a Moroccan chill out, fabulous lighting courtesy of Nigel at Chez Vous Events, whom I call a Willy Wonka of parties, albeit he does not know this yet!

We are helping Nigel with his own wedding in a few weeks time and are very much looking forward to creating, styling and providing organisation for his wedding!

Fabulous details, signs, a jamon y queso table for later to keep guests going during the dancing and apparently, although not recorded, father of the bride jumping into the pool at 4.30am!

A wonderful day and year spent with a gorgeous and charming family who we hope to see and keep in contact with.

Our thanks to Andreas Holms for sending us such beautiful images telling the story of Nikki and MartinĀ“s special day which we are delighted to share with you.

Pierre Richardson Photography

August 4th, 2013 Posted by Beach Weddings, Beach Weddings in Marbella, Romantic Ideas, Trash the Dress, Weddding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Suppliers on the Costa Del Sol 0 thoughts on “Pierre Richardson Photography”
We recently had the pleasure of working with Pierre Richardson Photography
in June at one of our weddings.  

PierreĀ“s photo journalistic style combined with an eye for art produces some beautiful images that have earned him recognition within the wedding industry and have been featured in many publications and magazines.

I love being able to see what inspires people, particularly anyone in the art industry and PierreĀ“s inspiration and soul is beach, I can spot this a mile away as it is also mine!

The fact he lives in Tarifa as well is a dead give away and any of his clients that book Pierre for their wedding will also have the opportunity to visit Tarifa, near his fabulous home, for an hourĀ“s beach shoot complimentary with his full wedding photography package.

With all the latest hype on the trash the dress shoots I could not think of a more perfect setting than on the white beaches of Tarifa, with the backdrop of the African continent, for a more romantic place to trash that dress!

To find out more about Pierre Richardson do pop over to his website or his Facebook page and we hope we will see more of Pierre on our blog with some amazing trash that dress photos!

Storms in Marbella

August 2nd, 2013 Posted by Storms in Marbella, Weather in Marbella, Weddings in Marbella 0 thoughts on “Storms in Marbella”
We have storms here in Marbella tonight so I cannot sleep.

 Thought I would share some pink girly inspirations with you, always with a design in mind and a bit of glitter somewhere :)!

Images stolen from Zsa Zsa Bellagio!