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Andalusian Cortijo Wedding

Elle and Adam Chose to marry in a magical Andalusian Cortijo near to Arcos. Their wedding was intimate, personal, sentimental and fun! Late September makes for a beautiful time to get married here in Spain, temperatures have dropped a little but its still warm enough to enjoy some pool time! Thank you to Keisy and Rocky for the fabulous photos and Flowers from Flores La Boheme.

Elle and Adams beautiful rustic and organic Andalusian Cortijo Wedding was a pleasure to work on an create! As with all of our clients, we helped Elle and Adam to find their dream wedding Venue. They chose Cortijo Arcos, a favourite for us and a venue we have been working with for 4 years now. When they first saw the venue they were completely blown away by the orange and olive groves, stunning Andalusian courtyards and the huge swimming pool. The owner of Fain loves animals, it is certainly a huge part of the charm of the wedding venue. Meeting the mini piglets was probably what sealed it for them as well as the delicious canapes we had the opportunity to try on our venue tour!!

The whole look of their wedding day was created with an organic feel. We wanted to keep everything looking very natural and fuss free. Tons of fresh eucalyptus and Olive, mixed with delicate white flowers weaved between. Plenty of fairy lights, candles and overhead festoons bought the dinner to life.

From the Bride and Groom:

Lucy and Jesus from The Boutique Wedding Co organised our wedding at Fain Viejo in September 2017. Having them both there to plan, organise and look after all of the tiny details took the pressure off us so much and allowed us to be able to focus on having a great time with our guests. We’ve had so many people commenting to us that it was the most beautiful, fun and smoothly organised wedding they have ever been too – we have Lucy and Jesus to thank so much for that! It was great to see all of the details come to together and we were really happy with everything looked and felt. Thank you!

Thank you so much to the fabulous Keisy and Rocky for the amazing Images!

 

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, 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.

 

 

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, it 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!

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. We spent a fun day out visiting some of the most beautiful Wedding Villas along the Costa Del Sol. 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!

A Glamorous Cortijo Wedding

For their Wedding in Spain, Saskia and Sam had dreamed of a glamorous Cortijo Wedding! When they first got in touch, they described their dream wedding!

‘A rustic spanish ‘fiesta’ in a picturesque, refined hacienda or cortijo. A sensory sensation where we can enjoy great, authentic spanish cuisine, good wine, great music. As the sun goes down the venue twinkles from the gentle glow of lights and lanterns and the smell of dama de noche fills the air. Guests are entertained by spanish guitar and flamenco dancing, before a dj gets the party started.’

Its always funny to look back 2 years on a first enquiry, remembering the conversations with the clients over the 18 months of planning, the styling and design discussions and of course how it all turned out on their wedding day. I have to say Saskia and Sam’s days was nothing short of the dream they had from the beginning!

I am proud to say we certainly hit the nail on the head! Saskia works for Bobby Brown Make-up and manages Bridal Events herself, her standards are pretty high, because her knowledge and experience was like our own! It was such fun to bounce ideas off each other, working out how we could implement their dream in the spaces provided at their wedding venue in an innovative and original way!

As with many Brides these days Saskia wanted to have a lot of input on her wedding design and styling. She produced the beautiful guest name cards, wedding table plan and wedding menus! We are always really happy to create these personal touches for you, its what we specialise in, but if you are crafty yourself and would like to get involved then we also greatly encourage this. It is after all your wedding day.

The stylish decor ideas mixed with the incredible outfits of this gorgeous couple really made for one of my favourite weddings for 2018!

Here’s what Saskia and Sam had to say :

Working with Lucy and Jesus was the best decision we made throughout our wedding process. Our wedding was more magical than we could have hoped, and the dream of a ‘colourful spanish fiesta’ was truly surpassed. All of the guests were blown away by the thought and detail that had gone into every touch, and so many told us it was the best wedding they had ever been to. Lucy and Jesus have so much passion for what they do, are a joy to work with and will care about your big day just as much as you do.

Saskia and Sam’s wedding Photographer on the day was Mireia Cordomi– Mireia has a wonderful relaxed style and likes to have a bit of fun with the Bride and Groom which always results in gorgeous portrait images. Thanks to Mireia for sharing her work with us.

If you are dreaming of a Spanish Cortijo Wedding like Saskia and Sam’s please do get in touch. We love what we do and would love nothing more than to help bring your dream to life too!

A Spanish Villa Wedding

I am so excited to finally be sharing the incredible images of Anna and Chads Spanish Villa Wedding in Spain! This was a dream wedding to create and not only for the absolutely fabulous clients who were super nice and also such a beautiful pair!

When we first came to work with Anna and Chad they were dreaming of a Spanish Villa wedding in the South of Spain. They also wanted to be able to party late, host a large number of people and have no sound or time restrictions. For me, instantly one of my favourite Wedding Venues came to mind! There are very few Villas where you can actually host weddings without sound restrictions these days, so this one is a great find! A beautiful countryside wedding villa, tucked away in the picturesque Ronda hills. A place where you can truly relax and enjoy with your family and friends for a 3 day wedding event.

Anna herself has Spanish and Gibraltarian family so being in close proximity for them was very important. Having been bought up in Australia and currently living in London, Anna and Chad had an incredibly diverse guest list with 130 people travelling from Spain, the UK, Australia and beyond! We had many different people to consider and also travelling such a long way, we needed to guarantee an experience that was hassle free and easy, with plenty of accommodation close by so they could all spend as much time together as possible and we also had to accommodate a complex menu choice that would suit the Kosher side of the family as well.

This extravagant 3 day wedding was so much fun from start to finish! Starting their wedding weekend with an amazing sunset canape reception in an ancient Palace, overlooking the famous Ronda ‘El Tajo’ Gorge, accompanied by a Spanish guitar. There wedding day began with everyone relaxing by the huge swimming pool or hanging out on the beautiful terrace. At this venue, the views are some of the best in Andalucia so its all about sitting back relaxing and enjoying this incredible space.

Once hair and make up arrived the atmosphere heated up and the girls cracked on with the champagne!  I personally don’t think a wedding day should be spent any other way. Anna was a picture of elegance in her beautiful gown and her bridesmaids were all dressed in gorgeous blue cocktail dresses. The ceremony took place in the shade of a huge weeping willow tree, providing natural shade to those lucky enough. With the sun setting the cocktails commenced and the views of Ronda old town were the unforgettable backdrop to this wedding reception.

With dusk creeping in, we moved across to the dinner area. A beautifully manicured garden space. edged by century olive trees. The table set up consisted of 3 huge tables 40 people long! decorated down the centre with plush garlands of Eucalyptus, olive, hydrangeas and David Austen roses. Overhead, we had arranged for some fabulous bare bulb lights to be strung. The speeches were both sentimental and fun, heartfelt and jovial! The July Full moon shone over the wedding guests as darkness came and it was time to hit the dance floor! It was  a fun filled and colourful wedding day, followed on Sunday by a recovery Paella! It was truly incredible, a weekend to remember for eternity!

From the very beginning I knew that Anna and Chads Wedding Vision would be incredible and it was nothing less than that!

What Our Bride and Groom had to Say!

If you are having a wedding in the south of Spain you have to speak to the Boutique Wedding Co. Lucy and Jesus take the time to get to know you as a couple and design a wedding to suit the couple. They provide open, honest communication throughout the process and make planning the special day easy and allowed us to enjoy the whole experience. They have fantastic taste and style, but more importantly they can adapt to suit your requirements. The personal approach that they take helps to make you feel at ease and you can tell they genuinely care about the couple and making sure they have the best day possible.

Thank you to Eloy and Alexandra form Eloy Munoz Photography for the beautiful images! If you would like to talk about panning your Spanish Villa Wedding in Spain, please do get in touch via our CONTACTS page here.