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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

El Cortijo de los Caballos - Zoe & Roberto´s Mexican Fiesta

When I first met Zoe I was Scared, really scared!  She turned up with a very thick file and pages of questions, charts, schedules and I though woah this woman is organized.  Well nothing prepared me for just quite how organized she would prove to be and I must have asked myself 100´s of times why she even needed a wedding planner, I would employ her in a heartbeat!  It was actually quite wonderful to work with someone who knew exactly what she wanted and I enjoyed every minute of the planning process and miss her dearly.  So it was a pleasure to be able to look over her wedding album today when choosing some photos to add to my blog as it was just such a fun, happy day with nothing but laughter and smiles from start to finish.  Roberto is Mexican and they wanted this to be represented throughout the day and so we set about adding tequila bars, a mariachi band, lots of bright colours, the beautiful papel picado bunting that they sourced whilst in Mexico and Fiona made a stunning wedding cake replicating this in fine detail.  The BBQ with a Mexican twist supplied by Fiesta Sol was just delicious and the tequila bar went down a treat afterwards, as you will see from the photos and the crazy dance off shortly afterwards.  Congratulations Zoe and Roberto, I hope to see you both in Spain again soon xxx

Dear Rachel and Johnny

Where do we start?! Our wedding at your beautiful cortijo was the best and most happiest day of our lives, even better than our wildest dreams and we couldn't have done it without you.

... Just to name a few things....you dealt with my epic lists and plans and love of detail, made our Mexican vision a reality, traipsed round bars trying to find us a mariachi band, sorted out hair and make up crises, dealt with an alabamba playing guitarist (' thanks Luis' ' that's not Luis!'), setting up the tequila bar which was so cool and was responsible for a lot of very sore heads the next day! You were such a calming influence and you dealt with everything and everyone so naturally and wonderfully and without stress or panic. We always felt in safe hands.

The suppliers that you helped to source and recommended were faultless, the firecracker that is Anna gazda and her jaw droppingly beautiful photos, Fi and her show stopping cakes, the amazing food and service from fiesta sol, the booze supplied from a very reliable and professional BWS, adorable Salvador the videographer, the floor filler who is dj rob, Alex and Lisa for making us pretty, zoe struttons vibrant flowers and last but not least beautiful Natasha whose humanist ceremony made sure that there wasn't a dry eye left in the house!

The cortijo itself is beyond beautiful with lots of brilliant areas to enjoy different parts of the wedding. You have done such a great job with the place. Staying there with our family and friends, splashing round the pool and eating together around the big tables created some unforgettable memories that we will cherish for life.

Most of all you have become such a good friend over the year that we have planned the wedding and I thank you so much for that and I really miss you. We hope to be back in the not too distant future. We wish you all the luck and happiness and love and we are so grateful that you were such an important part of our special day and all your brides out there who have it all still to come are very lucky ladies indeed.

Loads of love

Zoe and Roberto Real xxxx

Photography by Anna Gazda @ Limelight

Catering by FiestaSol

Cake by SweetthingsbyFi

DJ Rob RockstheHouse

Minister Natasha Johnson

Flowers by FlowersInc

Hair by Alex

Make Up by Rachel

Decor and Planning by Me