Some weddings have certain elements about them that will always be etched in your memories and this fabulous wedding of Niamh and Andrew is one of them.
Actually for quite a few reasons, of which some they have no idea about, but firstly because of their tiny vintage 500 fiat car they hired for their wedding. For me, it just made their day, it was fun, cute and just probably the most unwise choice for a wedding car but gosh did we love it and doesn’t it make for some really great photos!
It was brilliant watching Niamh rock up at the church, with her father, both squeezed into the back seat and it certainly turned heads, then of course the challenging journey from the church to the venue which had to be undertaken via no hills and not over 70km.
During this time I had a phone call to inform me their final delivery of flip flops had arrived, another long story, but the joys of wedding world, so I had an advantage, combined with the tiny white car’s speed, this allowed me time to scream back to Marbella, collect the flip flop delivery and still be back to the reception in Velez Malaga before our delightful bride and groom arrived, leaving my trusted and brilliant assistants to run the show and finalise the set up ready for their impending arrival!
Niamh and Andrew had the most fabulous time, starting with the girls getting glamorous at the Aleyssa Vincci hotel in Benalmadena overlooking the beautiful Mediterranean, see dad in photos taking in the views!
Their beautiful and fun ceremony was hosted by the lovely priest at the Cristo Resucitado church in Torremolinos and then the guests were whipped off to enjoy a brilliant evening at the Cortijo Bravo Hotel in Velez Malaga.
The guests were treated to a lovely cocktail hour entertained with a Mariachi trio and a fun photo booth, followed by a sit down 3 course dinner and then the dancing started, I have seen quite a few new dance moves now especially to the rendition of Africa which was highly entertaining!
Complete with a fabulous cake, cupcakes, cheese tower and glo sticks the evening went down a storm, of which there was also one outside as lightening flashed across the Mediterranean sea.
Luckily the storm stayed there, although at one point when the large raindrops started, I did get slightly worried but thankfully it stayed dry and we did not have one of our famous Spanish deluges!!
Niamh and Andrew continued their celebratory weekend with a lovely beach party the following day at the Tropicana Beach Club, it was such a nice way of getting together with their friends and family the next day to share memories and enjoy a relaxing evening with plenty of great Spanish food. I lost my car keys, but again that is another wedding planner nightmare story so another long night and a lot of driving and quite a cost to replace everything!!!
Our thanks to Jeremy Standley for these lovely images and our congratulations to Niamh and Andrew.