Last October I was contacted by the most charming Mother of the Bride about hosting her daughter´s wedding here in Spain. The family live in Canada but the grooms family are based in Sitges, so this was the area they wished to host their family wedding.
We narrowed down the venues and dates available eventually settling on the stunning location of the Casa Del Mar, an exclusive Mediterranean estate overlooking the sea.
After securing the venue the planning begun with Petra organising catering, entertainment, florals and all the details.
As the wedding day approached we saw storms were predicted. Having done quite a few weddings where the weather has been less than perfect, I already knew that it was going to be a great day regardless. I often find these weddings are more intimate as the guests rally around and become even more determined this will be the best day ever, and in this case it was. Whilst people focus on the weather often the less than perfect skies make the best parties!
It is never what our clients dream of when coming to Spain of course and we are still a fun country in the rain!, but a plan B had to be put into place and a marquee was erected.
On the day we were hourly weather watching and in these situations all checking our collective numerous weather apps which always creates a debate!, but we all agreed the storm was going to approach just as the ceremony was due to start.
Whilst we optimistically set the ceremony up outside, we had put plan B into action an hour before with the help of the amazing Maria from Atmosfera who decorated the interior of the marquee as well with more florals, when the rains finally arrived we quickly re arranged the seating and moved the ceremony under cover.
The best ceremony ever!! Marisa, who looked just amazing, was so happy, full of life and such a fun bride, rocked into a rapturous applause to marry the rather dashing Victor with a wonderful ceremony conducted by James Humber and guitar music by Javier Van Velthoven. The bridal party were beautifully dressed in deep claret colours and Teresa Snowball had really made all the girls look stunning with matching lips, the boys were equally dashing but without the lips!
After the ceremony the rains passed over us and we were able to continue the cocktail outside which really was a blessing in disguise. The happy couple and the guests were entertained with a wonderful surprise, by Marisa´s parents, of the Castellers creating a human tower and presenting a personalised flag they had unveiled during their performance, it really was fun to watch.
I was breathing a sigh of relief as we had been wondering how we were going to create a human tower under cover!
This was followed by a mouthwatering dinner created by Bubo Catering held under the marquee accompanied with lots of brilliant speeches and merriment.
We had created a wine theme so the table seating plan was styled with wine bottles, corks and grapes, the table linens were a beautiful deep claret colour, we provided gold charger plates and Maria created gorgeous tall centrepieces with twisted willow, cala lilies and bunches of grapes and the beautiful wedding cake from Doc Atelier was decorated with sugar grapes.
I personally found it quite an amazing evening as although the rains had gone there was an electric storm all night out over the sea which really was magical, exciting and mesmerizing to watch. I love a good storm!
Our congratulations to Marisa and Victor and a big thank you to all the fabulous suppliers we worked with, without you all we cannot host such wonderful weddings. These images are by the talented photographer Charlotte Van Den Berg and sent to us from Marisa.
One of these photos stands out as my photo of the year capturing the heart warming moment Marisa´s father sees her for the first time, it just makes my heart melt 🙂
I still miss my father every day but moments like this make my memories of him so very special and I love watching other families sharing these special times and creating lifelong memories xx