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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

An Andalucian Wedding at Puente Romano Hotel

Laura and Fred chose the Puente Romano Hotel as their wedding venue, to capture their dream day of an Andalucian wedding.
Both of them have parents that own holiday homes in Andalucia and they wanted to capture the charm of the white washed villages complete with geranium clad walls and terracotta tiles. The Puente Romano along with it's 5 star service and food and the beautifully established gardens made this venue the perfect location for their dream day.
The La Virginia Church, just 5 minutes drive away and set in a breathtaking Andalucian village setting was the perfect location for their ceremony.
Having booked the church and the venue, Laura and Fred needed to finish off all the details, decorations, music, cars and someone to be there to make sure everything ran smoothly throughout the day. We took over!!!
The wedding theme was pulled together using the hot pinks of the fabulous bouganvilla that grows here in Spain with a slight, but not overkill of a butterfly theme. Laura chose favour boxes for her guests in a butterfly filigree detail to bring in a slight element of lace detail that was also on her fabulous dress.
Carla, our coordinator, as always amazingly efficient and charming and filled in all the gaps organising the final details for Laura and Fred and holding their hands throughout the day to make sure it all ran smoothly, Laura has since said she wished Carla had been there from day one!
A wonderful day with superb service from Puente Romano, and many happy guests commenting on how fabulous it all was.
I would like to give credit to Loraine for the amazing flowers, Susana for dressing this so beautifully for me and Carla for just yet again being so efficient and organised! I have a dedicated team behind me that are able to pull together such wonderful occasions and they are always acknowledged.
Our thanks to Jennifer Jane, an associate of Jeremy Standley, for these beautiful photographs, without our photographers to capture the day our work would be long forgotten!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Pride and Prejudice Photo Shoot by Anne Sage

You have got to head over this way to Anne Sage to see her stunning Pride and Prejudice photo shoot, fabulous styling and love the setting.

Fabulous Cath Kidston styled wedding at Hacienda San Jose

Never in all my years as a stylist have I ever met my match with one of my brides, and I was truly astounded by Rebecca's talent and her attention to all the details that went into styling her wedding. A girl that is definitely in the wrong job for sure.
This wedding was organised and catered for by Heather at Fiestasol, beautifully photographed by Kris McGuirk and apparently, as I always leave far too early, a fabulous night of dancing followed with Rob the DJ.
Everything you see here was created by Rebecca, a graphic designer based in the UK.
I already knew this was going to be a stunning wedding, as Rebecca has been working hard on producing a portfolio of stationery for our shop here in Spain last winter, and I had been enlightened to most of what she was planning, but she still left my jaw dropping when I saw the amount of work she had put into her own fabulous day.
Nothing was left to chance, even the baby's nappy pants were styled with the baby's name and she was dressed in a mini Cath Kidston, but we do not have photos of this which is a shame, hoping we will get some though as it was so cute!
We filled in the gaps with Rebecca's flowers and dressed the tables for her, but her attention to the details was truly amazing from the table names with photos on, to the personalised sweet jars for every guests.
The fabulous candy and icecream bar for when hot guests arrived back from the church, the mirrored disco ball, the personalised wooden initials, the fairy lights her electrician father installed the day before, the list was endless.
Needless to say if Rebecca ever decides to up roots and move to Spain, we have already offered her a job. Rebecca is also promoting her stationery through our shop here in Spain so if you would like the same attention to details and stationery created here please do contact us for more information.
Our congratulations to Rebecca and Rob and hoping Rebecca is now having a well earned rest on her honeymoon!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A few recent testimonials from our lovely brides

Hi Laura
I'm getting weepy just thinking about the flowers and decor and about where I begin to thank you....I honestly cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and your commitment to the finer details.
We were rendered completely speechless by the flowers and by each and every single beautiful decoration.
I thought I wouldn't see half of it, but I took in each and every single detail, as did all our guests. Completely overwhelmed by your magic touch. I shed a few tears of joy when Loraine arrived over with the bouquets of flowers, they were so beautiful.
I have never seen or worked with such a talented and creative venue stylist/florist/decor lady or whatever it is that is your official title!
Perhaps the Gok Wan guru of the wedding decor world?!!
I will really miss our emails and conversations, you really do know how to get a bride excited and gushing when it comes to decor!! It was such fun working with you on all the finer details. As your biggest fan :)
I have copied Heather in this as I would like her to know just how much we struck gold when she recommended you for flowers & decor.
Really nice to have met you and I hope our paths cross again in the future.
With all our love,Claire & Jonathan Barry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
From Claire and Jonathan, Wedding La Finca de la Concepcion 21st June 2010, Planner and catering Fiestasol
Hi Laura
Thanks so much for all your help.
It was an amazing day and everything looked gorgeous. Around the time when the sun went down and the candles went on everything took on a magical glow and so many of our friends said it was the best wedding they had ever been to.
I am sure a lot of people get told that but they seemed genuine!
Everyone raved about the venue and the decor.
If you want an official testimonial let me know. But thanks again hugely for making it look absolutely lovely! L xx
Lisa and David, Mijas June 5th 2010, Planner Loraine at Dream Weddings In Spain

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Business of Weddings on the Costa Del Sol

I have just had the most fabulous week working with what we refer to as the 'A team' of weddings here on the Costa Del Sol.
We are a hard core group of wedding and event suppliers that love working together, are all hugely popular within the wedding industry here and always get very excited when we realise we are all working on a wedding together as we know the wedding will be beautiful, seamless and perfect in every way.
I am wondering whether to stick my neck out and list us but have decided it would be too political to do so. But having just completed 11 weddings in the past two weeks it has been fantastic fun and we have all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. All these weddings will be posted as and when we receive the photos, we have some fabulous ones coming up.

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Wedding Mist!

The wedding mist descended upon us at the end of May and we have created some fabulous weddings over the past few weeks, dotted of course around the World Cup.
Many photos to come soon as the photographers we have worked with send over images to us which will of course involve lots of nagging!
We are also creating some fabulous parties this year as well, perhaps to do with football, so watch this space!

Our Brides!!!

Ok so tonight and it is now 12.30am in the morning I have just received a table plan from my bride for tomorrow?! Talk about last minute and Claire you know who you are and you are the reason I look so tired :)
So looking forward to your wedding tomorrow especially now we have changed the colour scheme !!! x

Fabulous Wedding Cakes

I was racking my brains tonight as to how I met Fi from Sweet Things by Fi, and it was at the Fuengirola Wedding Fair last November.
I am a creative person and can spot another dedicated artistic professional within a mile that is truly commited to their art, whether it be styling, interiors, photography, writing skills or cakes.
Whatever their particular skill is, these fabulous characters live, eat and dream their professional lives, it is not a job, it is a passion which shows in their products.
Fi is one of these people that is truly dedicated to her profession and such a lovely fun person to get to know.
Fi recently launched her website and we have recommended her and used her for many of our weddings now, in one word fabulous:) Some of Fi's cakes are on display in our shop and are to die for apart from the fact they are dummy cakes!
If you are looking for the most up to date and modern wedding cake maker here, check out Fi's new site
All Fi's cakes are individually designed and are bespoke so email her for more information.
It is a delight to know and work with Fi and an experience if you meet her and her mother after a long lunch :)!!!!!!!