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A Seville Cortijo for a Destination Wedding

Happy Easter Weekend to you all and what better way to celebrate than to share with you this Blog post ‘A Seville Cortijo for a Destination Wedding’. This fun and colourful Wedding full of love and laughter will brighten your slightly cloudy Easter weekend!

The day you get engaged is a day many of your dreams come true, you have found your true love, the person that fills your heart and soul. From this day forward your life with be lived, loved and celebrated together! Planning your wedding is all about realising your dreams, and when we begin the planning process with you, we work hard to discover what those dreams look like and how we can help you make them real! So when we met Jess and Nathaniel we did our research and discovered that a Seville Cortijo for their destination wedding was completely what their dream was about! The traditional and charming, culturally rich and historical, the heat, the food, the passion…this is Seville, this is Spain and this is why so many of our clients come here to get married! An experience out of the ordinary, a wedding with style and uniqueness, a wedding menu that offers experience, inspiration, excitement and above all a day that says it is yours. Not copied not duplicated, as unique to you as your finger prints!

I loved this wedding from start to finish. To begin with, Jess and Nate are funny and sweet and kind people, I knew right away it would be a positive planning experience with lots of laughs. They dreamed of a relaxed day, personalised; a genuinely heartfelt and enjoyable celebration of their love. It was all about the very closest family, friends and pets…yes, they wanted to bring their little dog along too! I am mad about dogs so could not wait to finally have one at one of our weddings and oh what a cutie little Pickle was!

Mid August in Seville could have been unbearably hot, but luckily we were blessed with a beautiful summers day! Our Venue El Esparragal, has beautiful gardens that offer so much natural shade so even in the August sun you cool always find a cool spot to relax, which is a blessing for any wedding in Spain. The day went perfectly, with a pre-planned schedule for breakfast and Pool attendance the Bride and Groom managed to not cross paths until the key moment of the day! The ceremony, conducted by the fabulous Kurt, was personal, unique and fun, everyone was encouraged to get involved with lead to tears of joy and laughter!

We celebrated their cocktail reception across the two inner courtyards, kept cool by the fountains and greenery; adorned with tropical plants and orange trees the space is tranquil and beautiful! Adding some Spanish spice, we organised a spectacular flamenco show to entertain guests throughout the hour whilst they sipped on their ‘Tinto de Verano’.  A spectacular dinner of Spanish Paella followed with tables adorned with gold teapots jars and candles, topped off with rich coral flowers! The colours were spectacular. The dinner came to a close with some serious belly laughs and the speeches and everyone moved across for the party! A seriously fabulous time was had by all and most important of all Nate and Jess did not stop smiling!

Here’s what our groom had to say:

Creation of the most perfect experience, with wonderful memories that will stay with us for a lifetime. I honestly couldn’t put in to words how Lucy and Jesus made our wedding the most magical, enjoyable and memorable time we could have ever wished for. Every detail was perfect, the engagement process was about getting to know what we are like as people and then through their many years of expertise they channelled that into our crafting our special day. With recommendations, insights on vendors and their pros and cons we couldn’t have wished to be more informed about which choice to make. There is plenty to think about when organising a wedding, but their easy step by step guide meant there was never a need to worry unnecessarily about what to do next or if we had missed something. To use another Company in Spain to organise your wedding would be to do your lifelong memory a disservice. Our guests are still talking about how much they enjoyed our wedding still, so its not just our word that they are superheroes. 10 stars!

Thank you so much to Eloy and Aleksandra from Eloy Muñoz Photography for the gorgeous images.

 

 

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Cortijo Destination Wedding

With every client that enquires with us, each Wedding Planning Brief is different. Amanda and Jason were looking for a unique and fun Cortijo Destination Wedding.

Their destination Wedding Weekend was a truly international event. Planned across 3 continents no less and guests from all around the world. What better wedding venue for an international and eclectic couple than the diverse and beautiful Cortijo Fain Viejo. This unique Spanish Cortijo has over 500 years of history behind it, from superstitious tales to its early Arab Origins, Fain Viejo is an interesting and delightful destination for a Wedding in Spain.

We started their wedding weekend with some fun Games and Challenges for the Groom, a Traditional Chinese Tea ceremony celebrated with a fantastic Tapas and Paella dinner with bespoke Sherry station by the Pool and a Flamenco extravaganza !

Saturday was the day for their White Wedding. A relaxed affair with lots of cute Spanish elements, plush florals and hundreds of candles. Complimented by amazing food, a simple white cake decorated with natural flowers and a Ferrero Rocher Tower! All in all these elements perfected their dream of a perfect wedding weekend in Spain!

A few words from Amanda and Jason- Having Lucy and Jesus at The Boutique Wedding Co plan our wedding in Spain this past May was undoubtedly the best decision we made. Lucy was the first and last wedding planner to whom we spoke. From the first introductory Skype call to the last chat before we flew out to Spain for the festivities, Lucy was unwavering in her enthusiasm and commitment in planning the wedding of our dreams.

Throughout the 9 months leading up to the wedding, my husband and I were in different countries more often than not, and Lucy always accommodated our ridiculous tri-continent time zone differences (US, Europe and Asia) for our monthly calls. No questions were too many and no details were too small for them during the planning stages – Lucy and Jesus were truly incredibly patient and helpful. Their vendor, decor, and general recommendations were spot on – whether it be in choosing a DJ, finding the best bodega for sherry tasting or picking the color of straws. We trusted in their taste wholly and unconditionally – and our wedding turned out to be everything and more!!

For both days of our wedding festivities, we can truly say we had no worries whatsoever. The events ran without any hiccups (if there were, we certainly had no idea and that is a testament to Lucy and Jesus’ work!) and all the details came together beautifully. Our friends and family have told us many times over how wonderful the wedding was and how they all loved Lucy!

We are forever grateful to Lucy and Jesus for giving us such a lovely wedding & creating such wonderful memories. We cannot recommend them enough, and one needs to look no further if planning a wedding in the south of Spain! They are simply the best!!

Thank you so very much Lucy and Jesus! xx

Thank you to Serafin Castillo for the wonderful Wedding Images!

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Marbella Villa Wedding

Alina and Andre travelled all the way from Chicago for their Wedding in Spain. Alina being of Russian heritage and Andre being of Spanish/Romanian heritage, meant that most of their wedding party would be travelling in from around the globe! I worked closely with Alina and Andre to assist them with finding their dream Wedding Venue here in Spain. We spent a fun day out visiting some of the most beautiful Wedding Villas along the Costa Del Sol. In actual fact like many of our couples they settled on the first Venue we had seen. A beautiful Spanish Villa, nestled in to the Benahavis countryside.

The Wedding villa that Alina and Andre chose, is a traditional style white washed villa with stylish green painted windows and doors. The inside has a high quality luxurious feel to it and Spanish simplicity. The house has many beautiful terraces where they were able to enjoy the time between their wedding events. The vast lawn at the front of the house, allows all the space you could possibly need for your dream Wedding. The spectacular views and the natural beauty of the valley, provide a splendid back drop for your Wedding Day and the multitude of beautiful trees offers natural shade. Choosing this gorgeous villa was an easy decision for them as they wanted to be close to Puerto Banus, where most of their friends and family would be staying but also be able to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the countryside.

We planned a two day wedding event for Alina and Andre, Sunday saw them welcome all of their guests with an informal Barbecue and on Monday we held their wedding day! As the Villa is a 7 day rental only, they had plenty of time to relax with their family and friends for a few days after all of the fun and activity of their wedding days. Alina and Andre wanted a wedding that was elegant and romantic, with soft feminine colours!

What Alina and Andre had to say :

When we decided to get married in Spain our friends & family said we were crazy. However, since our first consultation skype with Lucy we knew that we will be taken care of and that our wedding will be perfect. Truthfully, planning a wedding abroad is hard. Different time zone, different language, and different currency. Lucy made it so easy. I have to admit that we were not worried about a thing, as Lucy has so many ideas & plans, along with phenomenal taste, and a great amount of experience. All the vendors that she recommended were great – we really enjoyed working with every single one of them. Our wedding & welcome party were absolutely amazing! Better than we could ever imagine, and our parents & friends are still talking about it. We were so lucky to find Lucy & Jesus, thank you! PS: A lot of our friends are thinking about destination weddings, and we always suggest the south of Spain & Boutique Wedding Co.

Thank you to Radka and James from Radka Horvath Photography for the Fabulous Images!

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