weddings in spain by Romance weddingsWe have come to the end of our 2016 Wedding Season and it seems that every other day we are receiving the most beautiful and heartfelt Wedding Thank You´s from our Clients. We wanted to share with you a sincerely meaningful Thank You, one from one of our very first clients that booked us, Emma and Rob!! They completely trusted in us from very beginning and as you can imagine over a few years you really build a strong relationship with them, saying good bye the day after their wedding was particularly tough!

It is completely clear to us that with each Wedding we have, the Wedding would be nothing without the team that have worked alongside us! Our Dj´s, Photographers, Musicians, Venues, Caterings, Wedding Officiants, Hair and Make up, Cake Makers, Transportation companies, Lighting etc… everyone that we have trusted to deliver for our dear clients across the year also deserves these Thank you´s too! So thank you to them as well, we look forward to another great year together in 2017 !!

a thank you note….

Dear Lucy,

Where do we begin! We have to start by saying a huge thank you and expressing our heartfelt appreciation for the critical part you played in making our wedding day so special.

From the moment we starting speaking to you and came out to Spain to meet you, we immediately warmed to you and admired your passion for what you do. It was an easy decision to hire you as our wedding planner and we have not looked back – we have so enjoyed meeting you and getting to know you over the last 2 years and hope to stay in touch!

One thing we have loved about having you as our wedding planner is that you strive to make each wedding unique and personal to each couple. You took the time to get to know us and understand what we wanted our wedding day to be, and then made it even better than we could have imagined!

Throughout the wedding planning process you have been super organised, calm and in control – as a couple planning our wedding from abroad this is exactly what we needed you to be as it reassured us that everything was in order and safe in your hands. You have been so responsive at all times, keeping us up to date and making sure we were always on track. Even though we are sure you have been very busy, you always treated us as a priority and never ever rushed us. In fact, you have spent countless hours talking to us on Skype and over email and you have maintained your passion and energy throughout – frankly you have had the patience of a saint working with us for the last 2 years!

You created a venue shortlist for us based on our specification which led to us finding our dream wedding venue. Casa la Siesta is truly a magical place and was everything we wanted for our wedding and more. We really enjoyed visiting the venues with you and sharing your company over some wonderful lunches too!

You have such a brilliant eye for style and are totally up to date with modern wedding trends. All of the styling of our wedding was so beautiful and tastefully put together. Your calligraphy skills are also amazing! You did such a fantastic job with our wedding stationery, the seating chart and hand written place cards were so authentic and stylish and you must have put a great deal of time and care into creating these for us.

We were reliant on you to help us source all of our vendors from photographer to DJ to hair and make up artists, flowers and cake etc. We trusted all of your recommendations – which paid off massively! We were honestly so happy with everything and your advice and guidance was invaluable to us. Not only did you source the vendors for us but you organised everything so efficiently, making sure our requirements were understood perfectly by all and that a smooth schedule ran on the day itself – this took all of the stress away from us, leaving us to simply enjoy our day to the fullest.

On the day itself both you and Jesus were fantastic. You worked so hard dressing the venue and setting up various areas, we especially loved our fabulous dessert station and polaroid photobooth. You also coordinated all of the vendors and make sure the wedding ran perfectly in our eyes. If there were any issues they were dealt with discreetly by you without us even noticing.  It felt like you were always one step ahead and anticipated what we might need before we even realised it – just amazing!

Many of our guests commented on how wonderful you were and it was a pleasure to have you play a part in our wedding. We cannot recommend you highly enough and think that any couple would be lucky to have you as their wedding planner!

Wishing you much success in the future – you really deserve it!

With love,

Emma & Rob Barton xxxx

To View Emma and Robs Wedding Images, please pop over to Romance Weddings Website

 

Wedding Suppliers for Emma and Rob

Wedding Planning and Styling and Design- Lucy and Jesus at The Boutique Wedding Co.

Wedding Photographers- Joseba and Mar Sandoval- Romance Weddings

Wedding Officiant- Liz Wilkinson

Wedding Venue- Casa La Siesta

Hair- Linda Rise- Hair by Linda

Make Up- Charlotte Lothigius make Up Artist

Videography- Evergreen

 

 

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A Fairy Tale Castle Wedding in Spain

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. It was September last year, and we, The Boutique Wedding Co had the pleasure of being their wedding planners in Spain!

The whole evening was magical.  The couple, two sincerely kind and sweet human beings came together in love under the warm Spanish September skies.

Their friends and family were witnesses of all the beauty. And the day is now part of their memories forever. The day when Fernando and Joyce declare their love.

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Photo by Eloy Munoz Photography

Andreas Holm was our Wedding photographer and he captured some truly stunning images of our gorgeous couple! The Castillo is a beautiful venue that makes a stunning backdrop to a Wedding in Spain. In truth it´s an ideal venue for a Small or Large group but due to supplements and Minimum numbers most of our couples choose to marry there on a week day, additionally it is for one day only!!

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Joyce visited all the way from Los Angeles with her friend to come and select her wedding Venue. As she works for an international beauty brand she was able to travel with work and take a few days for herself and the venue search! Convenience of location really drove her decision on Castillo and with the old part of the Castillo being so charming, Fernando her groom was guaranteed to love it!

Joyce and Fernando were visiting with a big group of friends and Family so Jesus arranged for a Tour to Ronda for them, which he ran himself! We also arranged for a rehearsal dinner at El Pimpi. This is a must for most of our clients marrying in Malaga and it never fails to impress.

 

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Their Wedding day started at 6pm with a meaningful, heartfelt ceremony conducted by a friend of theirs in the old part of the Castillo. Joyce arrived in the most beautiful elegant gown, truly stunning! Afterwards, drinks and canapes were served whilst Joyce and Fernando snuck of with Andreas Holm to capture some amazing Wedding Images!

 

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The Dinner was a lovely relaxed affair with short but sweet, speeches slotted between courses. After a quick dress change Joyce and Fernando were ready for their first dance and an hour of Cuban Salsa dancing, to start their party!

Thank you so much to everyone who was involved in the successful creation of Joyce and Fernando´s very special wedding day! A special thank you to Andreas Holm Photography for sharing his gorgeous images with us!

The Dream Team for Joyce and Fernando´s Wedding are listed below:

Photography- Andreas Holm Photography

Ceremony and Cocktail Music by Matt Mcgurk

The Flowers by Susana Sanchez

Hair By Alex Harrocks

Make Up By Georgina of Bridal beauty Bloom

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

See you again soon!

Lucy  and Jesus x

 

 

 

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A Heart Felt Thank You

It isn´t  every week that we receive a Heart Felt Thank You note that is worthy of its own Blog Post, but this week is very special. Nicole and John contacted us around 16 months ago, we worked closely with them for over a year to bring to life their dream day. The only difference was, we never met in person and they had never been to Malaga or seen the Venue we had selected for them. This whole experience required a huge amount of trust, reassurance and Friendship built via Skype. Please read below the kindest words from Nicole and John, obviously I felt very emotional reading this. Its not everyday that clients touch your heart like this kind and sweet couple.

Dearest Lucy,

I hope you are both well and crushing the rest of this wedding season!  I just wanted to reach out with an true letter of thanks for all you did for us on what was the best day of both our lives.  It was beyond magical and carried us higher than we could even dream.  Every single person walked away from our wedding saying it was the best wedding they’d ever been to because of you and Jesus’ tireless work and commitment.  I could never thank you enough for crafting the most important and perfect day of our lives, it truly was everything we hoped for.

Below I have written a review for you to use on our experience with The Boutique Wedding Co.  I’m happy to post it to facebook/tripadvisor/any other blog, website or social media you would like.

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Review for Lucy Bennett:

**To be used by Boutique Wedding Company’s direction & discretion**

My husband and I were married in Malaga, Spain in late May of 2016 and hired The Boutique Wedding Co. as our international coordinators approximately one year prior.  I do not know where to begin or how to describe my experience with Lucy and Jesus (founders and primary coordinators).  I am not one to typically write reviews, but with Lucy I find myself wishing there was something even more I could do to honor her hard work and dedication to our day.  5 stars doesn’t adequately reflect the passion and commitment she shows her clients.  Below I’ve given a few of hundreds of reasons why the Boutique Wedding Company should be the first choice for any bride looking to get married in Spain:

1) The Planning

To be completely honest, I’d be shocked if you didn’t hire Lucy after a single skype interview; it takes one call to fall completely in love with her!  She is genuinely sweet, professional, and has this wonderful energy and fervor when she talks about what she does.  It is immediately apparent that she loves working in weddings and wants her brides to feel the same.  From the beginning, my husband and I felt very comfortable with Lucy.  She made us feel absolutely confident in her ability to structure and organize what felt like an overwhelming barrage of details and considerations by creating detailed spreadsheets and breakdowns of what to expect in the months to come.  She provided up-to-date budgeting lists and kept track of all deposits and monies to be paid.

Living in the U.S. and attempting to plan a wedding in Spain is daunting to say the least.  I was so worried we wouldn’t be able to find a planner willing or able to accommodate time differences, venue searches and tastings over email, and then there’s a trust factor of “will I actually get what I think I’m getting based on photos alone?”.  With Lucy, this was a complete non-issue.  She was up early and stayed up late to accommodate important calls; giving an incredible amount of her free time to be open and flexible with our schedules.  Every email was responded to promptly and as completely as possible.  There was never a moment where we doubted her suggestions or worried we were getting taken advantage of.  In fact, every great decision made for our wedding was her suggestion!  Our photographers, band, venues, transportation, entertainment, everything she recommended in those decision making processes ended up being the absolute best choice for what we wanted.

It was beyond impressive to see the dedication and commitment Lucy had to us for over a year!  Countless skype calls, emails and pinterest pins and she never once appeared or acted annoyed, bothered or disinterested.  She was so enthusiastic throughout the entire process, even my husband was getting excited talking about table settings!  Looking back, Lucy took all the anxiety, fear and stress out of the planning process. Conversations were fun and became one of the highlights of our weekends–we would even have little champagne brunches after to celebrate another great call.  I can honestly say that thanks to Lucy, I absolutely enjoyed and will miss planning my wedding, something every bride wants to think after her wedding but rarely does!

2) Styling & Decor

This is a biggie to me as I work in a similar field to event planning and design and have admittedly unrealistic expectations as far as aesthetic goes.  I am a bit of a perfectionist and went into this wedding wanting it to be an effortlessly romantic, organic wedding with the perfect Spanish backdrop.  Again, this was challenging given the abundance of beauty in Spain and the added worry of international planning.  I didn’t know if anyone in Spain would have the eye for what I was wanting or be able to execute my vision at the level I was really looking for.  And once again, this was a complete non-issue with Lucy.  From her site and blog alone, it is obvious her taste and ability to digest inspiration is impeccable.  We immediately found our venue in her website suggestions and things started falling into place easily after that.

Lucy has such an elevated aesthetic and knows all the current trends for event styling and decor; she was un-phased by even the craziest suggestions and had ideas for our every whim, never saying something wasn’t possible without offering a solution.  She is crafty and works with everything and anything at her disposal.  She will scour hundreds of pins and work with you as much as you want in every detail and decision until you feel 100% confident.  I was very impressed with her ability to navigate the intricacies of Spain and our expectations coming from the U.S. where we have hundreds of blogs devoted to any and every kind of wedding imaginable.  Ingenuity and creativity are her strengths for sure and she will be the first to admit that; even at the expense of her own time!

I will never forget the feeling of walking through my wedding reception after our ceremony and seeing everything we’d dreamed up and been inspired to do come to life in the most magical way possible.  Nothing was half done, nothing was missing; every sign and light and flower was exactly as we’d planned.  Even details I couldn’t imagine were there!  We had a Moroccan chill out area with a projector of old black and white movies–she brought in wrapped blankets with notes for guests to use them.  There was a color we had to drop from the scheme because it was difficult to source; surprise, surprise, on the day of the wedding there it was in small tea light vases and decor pieces scattered throughout the reception!  Surprise and delight are the best adjectives to describe the way we felt walking away from a wedding we expected to be amazing–it was truly beyond what we even asked for.

3) The Experience

This is where Lucy and Jesus really shine.  The wedding planning is fun, the execution is amazing and the result is a dream.  However, as far as service, flexibility and overall customer experience–I can’t imagine any wedding planning company being better than The Boutique Wedding Co.  My husband and I went into this experience really wanting to listen to our gut and while this could have led to utter disaster, hiring Lucy made that an impossibility.  She and Jesus are unique in their field in so many ways and are able to offer an intimate, curated experience.  They take the time to really get to know you and your lives together; they appreciate what’s unique and special in each couple and cater themselves completely to that couple’s needs.  There are hiccups and road blocks in every wedding but Lucy would do everything in her power to protect our experience.  She maneuvered and fought for the bigs and found the perfect compromises for the smalls.  If we felt concerned, cautious or couldn’t make a decision, she would set up a call and leave us wondering what we were ever worried about!

All in all,my husband and I along with every guest in attendance walked away knowing we’d experienced something truly amazing with memories that would last a lifetime and we have Lucy and The Boutique Wedding Co. to thank for it.  Thank you Lucy and Jesus (and team) for your countless hours, emails, calls and hard work; you gave us a magical experience that will carry us through a lifetime together!

I hope this shows in some small way how much we adore you Lucy.  We are here for anything and everything you ever need–please count us as friends and know we will be back within the next few years!

Thank you to John and Nicole for taking the time to Thank us in such an incredible way! We give our heart and soul to our clients across the year and on the Wedding days and a thanks like this makes all that hard work so very worth it!

We will so miss our monthly Skype calls with you!

Lucy and Jesus xxx

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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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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 Cup 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 and  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 from 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.

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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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Romantic Elegance with Ellen and Tom

It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to the Wedding of Ellen and Tom which was last week  featured on the Style Me Pretty Blog. Shot by the fabulous Joseba and Mar Sandoval from Romance Weddings, the images capture the pure beauty and romance of this stunning wedding day in Spain! For the Style Me Pretty Feature, please click here.

Ellen and Tom were married in early September, high in the Madronal Hills  above Marbella! Far from the tourists is a little piece of paradise, endless views down to the sea with mountains and forest for miles around.

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Their Spanish Wedding was truly international, the Bride being Belgium and the Groom German/American. Their closest friends and family traveled from all around the world to join them on this balmy summers afternoon.

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Celebrations began with an early Wedding Ceremony on a grassy verge looking across to the Mediterranean.  The Bride and her Bridesmaids processional was timed to perfection and “True Entertainment welcomed them with a fabulous rendition of ´Somewhere over the Rainbow´. Michael and Simone were amazing throughout the ceremony and really bought the most fabulous Romanticism to the air! Michelle from Wedding Ceremonies in Spain performed a meaningful and entertaining wedding ceremony.

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The Bride chose Alex Harrocks and Charlotte Lothigius for her Hair and Make up. They created an elegant and natural look for Ellen, she looked absolutely stunning!

The Florist for the day was Susana Sanchez and the delicious Cakes were prepared by Marbella Cake Couture. both worked hard to ensure the colour theme of White, Mint, Pink and Gold was continued throughout. The Decor had a vintage elegance and was all created bespoke for Ellen and Tom. All of their wedding signage was created using vintage white chalk paint and Gold handwriting. and the little bottle and jars were all colour matched and created especially.

The implementation and creation of the most amazing Wedding Canapes and Dinner was created by Julia at Gusto Marbella Catering company, her immensely efficient team and highly talented Chef delivered the most delicious Wedding Food and drinks from 6 in the evening till 5 am! Every dish was cooked to perfection and the Bride and Groom could not have praised them more! The next day they helped to sooth away the guests hangovers with a delicious Paella served by the Pool!

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Thank you so much to everyone who was involved in the successful creation of Ellen and Thomas very special wedding day! A special thank you to Joseba and Mar Sandoval for sharing their gorgeous images not only with us but also with Style Me Pretty.

The Dream Team for Ellen and Thomas´s Wedding are listed below:

Photography- Romance Weddings- Joseba and Mar Sandoval

Hair by Alex Harrocks

Make Up By Charlotte Lothigius

Ceremony and Cocktail Music by Michael and Simone Harding of 2True entertainment

The Cakes and macaroons by Omaya at Cake Couture Marbella

The Flowers by Susana Sanchez

The Catering was Julia and Curro at Gusto Marbella

The Ceremony was performed by Michelle from Ceremonies in Spain

The Venue Was Supplied by Lindsay and Steve at The Luxury Villa Collection

Papergoods and stationary- Lou at Beyond Vintage UK

Sounds Equipment supplied by Mark at Costa Del Party

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

See you again soon!

Lucy x
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