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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Starry Night in Sotogrande

Mix a lot of Australians with a crowd of Irish and throw in a golden wheelbarrow full of beer and you have a party made!  What a lot of fun this fabulous wedding was of Shanelle and Paddy, held in the picturesque grounds of the polo club in Sotogrande.

You may recall, for our avid followers, the sad tale of Shanelle and Paddy's friends who were horrifically attacked earlier this year and sadly one of them could not make it to the wedding but everyone was there from as far afield as Australia, to help Shanelle and Paddy celebrate their memorable wedding day.

Shanelle had of course been sidetracked before her wedding so she left us to sweat over the details!  We had a lot of fun creating this gorgeous wedding, using a lace, gold and pearl theme with blush, pale pink and ivory colours.  Shanelle was up for anything that was going to make her smile on her big day, from a retro sweet candy bar for a sweet toothed Paddy, to giant balloons, the hugely popular flips flops and fun photo booth.

After a beautiful church ceremony, we headed off to the polo grounds to enjoy a cocktail under the trees, here we kept the details more rustic with some of Isabel's wonderfully creative signs, a lovely table seating plan made on a wooden background using a selection of our frames, the famous golden wheelbarrow full of iced beers and of course we managed to throw in a bit of sparkle with our gorgeous gold sequin table runners on the cocktail tables.

The dinner and dancing was up at the main restaurant and set in a marquee, although we were at the end of May, the evenings here can still be chilly and a marquee was a good excuse to add in some more sparkle and twinkle with fairy lights and chandeliers.  The sparkle and twinkle continued to the tables which were dressed with ivory vintage lace runners, gold charger plates, , soft pink blush napkins which matched the gold tiffany seat covers, mirrors with beautiful blush, ivory and pink floral arrangements on, vintage style gold frames for table names and finished off with strings of pearls and gold tealights.

The team at Cancha, headed up by Justo were amazing, the food was delicious and the party got into full swing with Monkey Tennis leading the music followed by Rob the DJ, who was in heaven having been positioned again near the candy bar!  Guests were entertained all evening and had a ball at the photo booth.

This was a perfect wedding day for such deserving clients, we had a ball, the whole day was filled with laughter and smiles with such a fun crowd all having a lovely time.  A congratulations to our fabulous suppliers whom without their professionalism and experience we could not create our dream weddings.   

Andreas Holm for these awesome photos, Rebecca Louise for her video, Sweet Things by Fi for her stunning vintage and pearl wedding cake, Amanda Rosa and Matt McGurk for their beautiful music, Chez Vous for their teccie things and lighting!, Pedro Navarro for his beautiful chairs, Justo and his team for the catering and Monkey Tennis and Rob the DJ for keeping everyone partying until the early hours.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Luxurious Floral Romantic Wedding in Marbella

We have created so many gorgeous weddings over the past few months and we are delighted to now be receiving the photographs so we can share these with you.  

You can imagine my delight when we received these fabulous photos from Joseba and Mar at Romance Weddings Photography.   

Luica and David were a delightful couple who wished to create their dream day here in Marbella combined with a touch of luxury and style.  Working with this criteria we located a stunning luxury villa set in the hills behind Marbella, providing the perfect venue for their wedding day.  As it was a smaller wedding party, the courtyard was the perfect setting for their dinner reception and the magical gazebo area already in the gardens was a beautiful location for the ceremony.  Luica and David loved the different areas we could use for their wedding day and the property offered a lot of privacy so they could relax and enjoy their day with their close family and friends.

Florals were high on Luica's agenda and the talented Pedro Navarro and his team created stunning floral displays using Juliet roses, white peonies and ranunculus combined with lace draped over the main table and plenty of vintage styling from the chairs to the extra props drafted in for the day, the overall style was pure romance. 

We loved the watercolour and calligraphy stationery created for the day by the Design House of Moira which matched the original invitations and each place setting had a beautiful menu and placecard which was pinned to a peach.  I do love combining florals with fruits and this was done perfectly.

The candy bar created by Dulce Serendipia and our cheese table were styled with the same romantic theme and us girls even managed to sneak a bit of glitter in!  Mar from Romance Weddings created some fabulous cocktail stirrers, paper flowers and vintage props, we always love her attention to details and styling, especially when it comes to taking the photographs.  A girl after our own heart!

The gorgeous wedding cake, that I was banned from going near, was designed and created by Sweet Things By Fi, it looked stunning and had been designed to match Luica's dress, sadly I did not get to test it on this occasion!

Luica's dreamy dress was from Chiavano Couture, we swooned when we saw Luica appear from her dressing room and David looked equally handsome in his Hugo Boss suit.

A wonderful day was had by our charming couple along with their families and friends who partied well into the evening.

To see more of this fabulous wedding do hop over to Romance Weddings.