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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Simply stylish weekend

We have just had the most amazing weekend with four fabulously stylish weddings all over Andalucia.  I have to admit it has been hard work with the temperatures here in the south of spain reaching the late 40's, as we have been enduring a heatwave in Spain, and trust me a heatwave in Spain means hot!

We have plodded along slowly, giving ourselves enough time to make sure we have created these beautiful days for our delightful brides.

I am still amazed as to how gorgeous all our brides have all looked despite the heat!

The professional photos will follow but having decided to buy a decent digital camera, combined with a talented daughter Maddie, here are some of our snapshots of the weekend.

We started on Saturday with a long drive up to Las Cabezas de San Juan, near Seville, for the beautiful wedding of Claire and Rob in the Hacienda San Rafael

There are times when you meet some people and you walk away feeling they have enriched your life and Anthony, the proprietor at the Hacienda is one of them.

Anthony is truly the most enchanting host you could ever wish to meet, a most interesting and lovely character with such a family history that I really would love to hear more about, and I am sure I will as this venue is truly fantastic but perhaps not at the end of August!!!

We have another wedding there next weekend as well so hoping it will be cooler for Imogen!

Carla was, in the meantime, with Julia and Jamie in Frigiliana, looking after them with a lovely ceremony in the church at Frigiliana, followed by a reception at the beautiful Cortijo Bravo in Velez Malaga, photos to come soon as Jeremy and Jenny were photographing this fabulous wedding.

We drove back on Saturday night, from Seville, past a huge, raging forest fire in Sotogrande.  We had to be back in order we were ready for the wonderfully stylish wedding of Michelle and Harry at the Cortijo de la Perdiz the next day. 

Michelle was a fantastically creative bride and had incorporated many, very personal ideas for her wedding including cute labels dotted around the foliage, with love quotes on, to get her guests in the mood :)  A wishing tree, plus fabulous favours and gifts on the tables for all her guests including some diamante napkin rings, heart shaped placecard holders and heart shaped favour boxes filled with sweets. 

 Michelle had even designed her own wedding dress, photos above, which was so Audrey style, she looked beautiful.  Her amazing hair and make up was created by the hugely talented Kathryn Parr.

Heather from Fiestasol was the wedding planner for the day.  Heather, I absolutely love, as she is just so charming, along with her professional catering team she had again organised this wedding to perfection. 

Lizzie Marriage, to my delight, appeared as she was officiating this wedding, Lizzie is the most delightful character who makes a room or a garden light up.   She and I were chatting crystals and she, I have to say, and I hope she does not mind, said the most loveliest thing to me, that no one here does weddings like you do, they are so stylish with such beautiful attention to details, I was really taken back. 

Today was onto the Villa Bancales, one of my favourite venues, as it is so unshowy, unlike many Marbella villas, for the lovely wedding of Bonnie and Bryan. 

Bonnie, I have to day to date, was one of our most laid back brides, she was certainly not going to get stressed in any shape or form about anything and looked amazing today. 

Bonnie, without realising it, had booked what we call the A team, mostly on line, and just needed someone to oversee the day so Carla from Reviva Weddings was on hand to make sure it all ran smoothly, Heather and her fabulous catering, Jeremy and Jenny taking the photos, us creating the flowers and decoration, Matt on guitar, Rob Rocks the House as the DJ, and the lovely Natasha officiating the wedding ceremony.

Most of the A team were out tonight making sure Bonnie has the most perfect day.

A long hot weekend but thorougly enjoyed it and an even busier weekend to look forward too next weekend, just hoping the heat dies down! 

One note though from Reviva to all brides is please do make sure you have not missed any of the men out with the buttonholes.

I have had so many last minute panics this weekend it is really quite alarming, we have had two fathers of the brides forgotten, plus even a groom, so please do double check this, as although it might seem small in the grand plan, on the actual day it can become upsetting for all involved, as of course everyone is hugely important on such a special day.

I did not like seeing the father's of the brides, this weekend, asking where their buttonholes were...when there were none booked.

Luckily we were able to quickly resolve these both times but there maybe a time when we won't be able to, so check and double check as you get nearer to the day that everyone is accounted for.

We will be back with some fabulous photos of this weekend plus of course some of our July weddings that we are currently waiting for photos of.  


Wannabe Goddess said...

Wowsa, what a few days! Gorgeous photos. Cx

Marbella Mummy said...

Phew! I'm exhausted just reading about it! Well done all looks amazing as usual!! x

Marbella Mummy said...

Phew! I am exhausted just reading all this! Looks amazing as usual!!! x