For anyone in search of that Fairy Tale Castle feeling for their Wedding Castillo Santa Catalina in Malaga is just the place. Joyce and Fernando Flew all the way with their family and friends from Los Angeles to celebrate the most heart felt, beautiful wedding here in September last year, and we had the pleasure of being their wedding planners! Two truly, sweet and kind individuals came together in love with the most caring and sentimental family and friends under the warm Spanish September skies, it was a magical evening.

Joyce and Fernando 17.09.2015

Joyce and Fernando 17.09.2015

 

Andreas Holm was out photogrpaher

 

 

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800 Blush Roses for Donnette and Nicholas

Our last Wedding of the year last year,  took us all the way up to the mountains that surrounds Malaga for the Wedding of Donnette and Nicholas. The wedding took place across 2 houses, El Carligto and Casa Wills.  Perched high on a ´Loma´in the middle of the Montes de Malaga stand these two amazing properties.

El Carligo had been the very first property we added to our Wedding Venue list 3 years ago when we launched our business! When we discovered this secret hideaway, the owners Mark and Alan were delightful and keen to extend the capabilities of this luxury holiday Villa. We knew we could help them and within 6 months we had a Wedding booked with them. Donnette and Nicholas were the first couple that we had showed the houses too and they were smitten right away.

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Don and Nick Wedding by Eloy Munoz Photography

Initially Donnette and Nicholas came to us asking for a Villa on the Costa Del Sol. As the ´Costa del Sol´is not really our specialty (as you know we are much more lost in the mountains, far away secret wedding venue type wedding planners!!) . So I asked them lots of questions about what would really make their dream Wedding Venue.  In actual fact from the briefing, their dream venue was more lost in the mountains than Costa beach front so I knew we could help them!

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Don and Nick Wedding by Eloy Munoz Photography – The Boutique Wedding Co.

To satisfy their first requests (private Villas not far form Marbella and the Costa del sol) we showed them a few Villas hidden away near to Marbella, Casares and Istan.  None of these properties really ticked the box for them, nothing blew them away. Luckily we knew we had this gem saved for the last.  Off we drove an hour away form the costs to this tiny cliff top. When we describe the venue as ´lost in the mountains´you have to believe us it really is ´LOST´in the mountains. After many a dirt track and bumpy,  bendy road  we arrived.  Donnette and Nicholas were instantly in love!! The Mountains high above us, the sea in the far distance, the silence and tranquility. They knew right away that this was their dream Wedding Venue.  And we had found it for them!!

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18 months on and over 100 hours of wedding planning later, we finally arrived to the wedding day. From the original plan of only using El Carltigo to expanding up to a house 1 KM away for the ceremony and the Cocktail and Dinner. Casa Wills, is another stunning property. Owned by the family of Mark and Alan, the house has a special style and with views across to Lake Vinuela and the Mediterranean Sea the situation cannot really be beaten!

The ceremony was truly remarkable. An arch with over 800 Roses created by Susana Sanchez. A carpet of Petals laid thickly  by myself. The setting was perfect. Natasha, Malaga Minister Conducted a  heartfelt, family focused and sentimental. Donnette and Nicholas are true friends and that really showed through in the beautiful ceremony!

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The style of the venue merges perfectly with the theme of the Wedding. Donnette Chose the colours Blush Pink, White and Emerald Green. I designed the individual decor pieces, flowers and signs to complement this. Donnette had a clear vision of the colours and style. As always we worked closely with the bride and groom to bring their personal vision to life.  Always with a touch of our own creativity and hard work sourcing all of the important elements that would make it special. I worked especially hard on creating beautiful bespoke signage for the couple. Their welcome sign was hand painted and all of the signs weer designed and handwritten by me. They were keen for a really rustic authentic feel. To achieve this, I insisted on hiring Pedro Navarro´s wooden tables and Cross backed chairs. To  finish of the rustic look in an elegant way we hired the soft pink napkins!

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The floral´s were immense, Susana Sanchez came all the way from Fuengirola with a giant floral Arch and almost 800 Roses! From the aisle pedestals to the table centers Susana captured the feeling of what Donnette had dreamed of perfectly! She really brought to life the elegant rustic feel that we were after!

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Donnette is a Music teacher, a singer and a Musician so having a quality musical line up was a really important factor. We started of with a small simple wedding brief and ended up with a huge musical production!! For the Ceremony we had Quike Navarro and his String Quartet. The Cocktail time was serenaded by the magical Spanish guitar of Matt McGurk, don´t let the name fool you he really plays the spanish guitar like a native. Matt also arranged for a fantastic Flamenco Extravaganza for after Dinner. The night time party kept the house pumping with awesome sounds from DJ Scott MacNaughton!

Food is really important to Donnette and Nicholas; he proposed in a Michelin Star restaurant and these guys love to eat out in London’s best restaurants all the time so we knew we had to find them the best of the best! Luckily, the in-house chef at El Carligto is somewhat of a foodie superstar.  We had the pleasure to taste the wonders of his cooking at his own Casa Rural – Cortijo Juan Salvador!!  The couple wanted traditional food so David put a special touch to some Tapas Canapes and starters and then a fabulous chicken Paella as the main course!

To accompany the Flamenco show we served Cava and Cake, the cake, macaroons and Cu`cakes were created by Omaya from Cake Couture Marbella, the cake table designed by myself! For the boys I styled and designed Nicks Sherry Station, with a beautiful rustic table and  lots of manly elements!

Thank you so much to everyone who was involved in the successful creation of Donnette and Nicholas very special wedding day! A special thank you to Aleksandra and Eloy from Eloy Muñoz Photography for sharing their gorgeous images with us!

The Dream Team for Donnette and Nicks Wedding are listed below:

Photography- Eloy Muñoz Photogrpahy

Ceremony  Music by Quike Navarro and his string Quartet

Cocktail Music by Matt Mcgurk

Evening Entertainment by Matt McGurk and his Flamenco Crew

Nightime Party- DJ Scott MacNaughton

Tables and Chairs – Pedro Navarro

The Cakes and Macaroons by Omaya at Cake Couture Marbella

The Flowers by Susana Sanchez

The Catering was David Palacios from Cortijo Juan Salvador

Cocktail Bar and Waiter by Marbella Parties

The Ceremony was performed by Natasha- Malaga Minister

The Venue – El Carligto and Casa Wills

Wedding Planning, Styling and Design was by The Boutique Wedding Co. Team- Lucy, Jesus and Lara.

See you again soon!

Lucy  and Jesus x
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A Wild Spanish Elopement on the Costa De La Luz

Back in February this year we were so honored to be featured on the UK´s best Wedding Blog- Love My Dress with our a Wild Spanish Elopement shoot.  I was just flying off to Thailand  in December when Annabel Beeforth Contacted me to say our shoot had been accepted. I was completely ecstatic and so excited to see our hard work feature on my Favorite UK Blog!! You can view the Feature on Love My Dress by clicking through here.

This shoot is very special, so much of it is made up of our own dreams of a wedding in Spain. in reality it was a bit of a fantasy pulled together by myself and two extremely talented ladies from the UK- Beccy form Rebecca Goddard Photography and Frances from Reel Love Films. Beccy and Frances approached me to work on a Shoot in March 2015, 3 months later we were all meeting for the first time in my favourite place in the World, El Palmar on the Costa De La Luz.

First Take a Peek at the amazing Video by Frances from Reel Love Films UK.

A Wild Spanish Elopement

In our first call together Beccy, Frances and I decided to create something quote unique from the standard looking ´Wedding in Spain´. We wanted to show people what could be done beyond your average ´Beach Wedding in Spain´so we created a story, a romantic and wild depiction of young love. ´Young Love Wanderlust´, is inspired by our own love of weddings and our never dying wanderlust to see the world.  Both Beccy and Frances are International Wedding vendors with a passion for travel and were keen to travel to Spain to create this editorial. I myself, a brit, love to travel each year and have settled on the wild and unknown SW coast of Spain to create our wedding planning and styling business The Boutique Wedding Co.

When the girls approached me they envisioned a Wild elopement between two young bohemian lovers on a Spanish Cliff Top. Unifying this with my passion to share my favourite Cliff topped beaches, El Palmar the best Surf spot on the Costa de la Luz and the hill top town of Vejer de la Frontera, we have created a beautiful wedding day story that perfectly showcases the wonderful and wild world of the Costa De La Luz, in Andalucia!

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We wanted to create a wedding day story- two lovers preparing to commit to endless love. Our Wedding day begins in the Hill Top Village of Vejer de la Frontera, our young bride collects her wild and romantic bouquet, contemplates love and walks through the streets of the ancient Moorish town. Down at EL Palmar our young groom enjoys his 2nd love, surfing. Whisked away by their romanticism and passion for each other this young couple Elope to a stunning cliff top and later, entwined in each others arms dine on the beach watching the sun set.

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The Wedding Look

We wanted to design an editorial where the location and the landscape did the talking, the Costa De La Luz is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe and the prettiest little villages.  Our colour palette of Marsala Red, grey/blue and a soft pink are a subtle complement to the natural textures and colours of the shoot. We were keen for the flowers to be wild and natural, super greens mixed with pops of our key colours.

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The Wedding Dresses

Our dresses were both so beautiful and captured the bohemian bride look perfectly. First we used the Sara Dress from Limor Rosen. A timeless bohemian dress with a beautiful shape and flow. Hand beaded lace with a nude stretch lining. For our beach shots our bride changed to the Diablo by Rembo Styling, a bohemian two piece with camisole top and a simple lace edged skirt. The flow and look of both dresses is informal and bohemian perfect for a beach wedding.

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The Wedding Bouquet and Headress

Our Bouquet was created by John William of JW Design in Marbella, an absolute perfectionist. John has so perfectly captured the colours of the palette and the wild and bohemian look. We tied the bouquet with a long, rough grey/blue ribbon. A special delivery from England, our Floral crown is an epic creation by Nadia and Philippa from Florrie and Eve.

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Wedding Styling

For the elopement dinner I wanted to create a unique table setting, vintage chalk-painted pallets, complimented with rich colours and flavours of Spain. Here in the Costa De La Luz we are at the closest point that Europe sits to Africa. With a rich past of Islamic rule, the Moorish influence is so strong in the architecture, food and decor of of the houses here, especaillly around the Village of Vejer. For this reason I wanted to incorporate an ethnic feel to the decor so asked my Dad if I could use his Moroccan style Rugs and cushions!  I used the fruit display to infuse the marsala red colour, some antique plates and books from my grandmother, my home died dip dye napkins and plenty of grey/blue accessories. The cake I made at home, it was (before the models devoured it) a banana cake, iced with a rich red buttercream, and the plates were adorned with a fig leaf and succulent. Welcome sweetness after a long day of shooting.

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Wedding Hair and Make up

Our soft bohemian beauty look was created by Linda Rise (hair) and Charlotte Lothigius Make up). They work together across Andalucia as a wedding hair and makeup dream team, working to enhance the natural beauty of our US, UK, Irish and Australian brides that choose to marry here!

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Collaborators List

Photographer- Beccy Goddard-  http://rebeccagoddardphotography.zenfolio.com/ https://www.facebook.com/rebeccagoddardphotography/timeline @beccygoddard

Videographer- Frances Maddell- http://www.reellovefilms.co.uk/   https://www.facebook.com/reellovefilms?fref=ts @reellovefilms

Model- male- Momo Vasco- @momo_v_arza

Model- female- Daniela Garratt-  FB- https://www.facebook.com/daniela.garratt  @naturally.happy

Dress 1- Luellas Boudoir-  http://www.luellasboudoir.co.uk/  https://www.facebook.com/luellas.boudoir.bridal?fref=ts FB @luellasboudoir

Dress 2- Rembo Styling- http://rembo-styling.com/  https://www.facebook.com/RemboStyling?fref=ts FB and INSTAGRAM @rembostyling

Floral Crown- Nadia and Penny from Florrie and Eve- http://nadiaditullio.com/florrie-eve/index.aspx  https://www.facebook.com/florrieandeve?fref=ts  @florrieandeve

Jewellery- Flower Ring- Meri from Meriko London- http://merikolondon.com/ https://www.facebook.com/MerikoLondonJewellery?fref=ts @merikolondon

Flowers – John William- from JW Design- https://www.facebook.com/pages/JW-Design/701859096590530 FB- @JW-Design and  Instagram- JWDESIGNMARBELLA

Hair- Linda Rise- From Hair by Linda- https://www.facebook.com/hairbylindas  FB- @hairbylindas Instagram – @linda.rise

Make up- Charlotte Lothigius- http://charlottelothigius.com/   @charlotteLothigiusmakeupartist  Instagram- @charlottelothigius

Styling and Design- Lucy Bennett from The Boutique Wedding Co. www.boutiqueweddingsinspain.com https://www.facebook.com/boutiqueweddingsinspain?fref=ts

FB and Instagram @theboutiquewedco

 

Thank you to everyone who took part in creating this wonderful shoot! It was an amazing and fun  day and the results are beautiful!! So proud!!!

LOVE Lucy xxxx
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