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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Getting Married in Spain....

A question I am regularly asked by my couples is “Will our wedding blessing ceremony feel like a real wedding?”
As getting married legally in Spain is not possible unless you are catholic or a Spanish resident my couples often worry about whether their Blessing ceremony will feel like the real thing… my answer is always yes.

My advice is to have a very low key visit to your local registry office in the UK before coming over to Spain.  You should see this as only a formality and similar to getting a licence for legalizing your wedding in Spain.  Never exchange rings or vows, saving these personal components for your actual wedding day.  Dress down and only take 2 witnesses with you.  If it makes you feel better you don’t even have to tell your family and friends that you are doing this, they will be none the wiser and will think your wedding in Spain is the real deal.

There is also the option of visiting the registry office in Gibraltar whilst you are here in Spain but I do advise against this as it takes up valuable holiday time and with the problems between the Spanish and Gibraltar borders you can sometimes end up queuing for 3 or 4 hours, much better time can be spent around the pool!

If you are still worried that you will already feel married or that it will somehow feel like a fake wedding you only have to look at some of my couples below to see that your wedding in Spain is your only true wedding day.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

El Cortijo de los Caballos - Lianne & Jem

Congratulations to Lianne & Jem who married at El Cortijo de los Caballos in early October.  Lianne wanted a simple and elegant style to her day so we decided on a colour scheme of white with an accent of tiffany blue and chose orchids for the centrepieces and a simple yet stunning bouquet of white orchids and astilbe.  There was a very laid back vibe to the day with the children playing in the pool and an intimate family atmosphere - perfect!

Thank you Rachel for helping us have the best day of our lives at El Cortijo De-los Caballos in Spain. Who knew organising a wedding could be so easy and stress free! We could not have picked a more perfect venue for our wedding day! xxx

 Photography by Anna Gazda www.limelight.pl

Catering by Antonia Foran www.sanacateringmarbella.com

Hair & Make Up by Lorraine www.princess-bride.co.uk

Flowers by Janne @ FlorValentin

Decor & Styling by Rachel Rose Weddings

Music by Monkey Tennis

Monday, 8 October 2012

El Cortijo de los Caballos - Nicola & Reza

Congratulations to Nicola & Reza who were married earlier this month at El Cortijo de los Caballos.  Their wedding ceremony was held in the beautiful parks of Benahavis, my personal favorite as is where Johnny and I married last year.  The reception was then held at the Cortijo with partying long into the night.  Nicola´s stunning gown was from Pronovias and we decided on a Spanish theme to match the dress using lace, olive trees and seville oranges.  It is definately one of my favorite decors this year.

Photography by www.andreasholm.com

Music by Sarah Howard and the Maia Project

Planning and Styling by Rachel Rose Weddings