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Monday, 22 April 2013

Spanish Wedding Inspiration

I wanted to share this absolutely stunning styled wedding shoot that I just stumbled across on blog.karentran.com whilst looking for spanish design influences for one of my brides.  The shoot was actually styled as a Moroccan theme but with us being located just across the wáter from Morocco, the architecture of southern Andalucia has lots of moorish influences and this styling would suit a wedding at one of our venues perfectly.  I love the mix of extravagent luxury mixed with rustic and vintage touches, the spanish lace, the gold brushed wedding cake, the use of fresh fruit and to die for flowers.  A wedding to dream about!

Friday, 19 April 2013

My love affair with Lavender

I have just finished planting 300 lavender plants in the gardens of Cortijo Pedro Jimenez so I thought I would share some beautiful lavender wedding inspirations with you.  It is one of my favorite plants due to its pretty muted tones, wonderful fragrance when fresh or dried and of course it is very easy to grow, a definite bonus as I´m not very green fingered!  It works well with so many colour schemes and adds a touch of feminine romance to so many different elements of your wedding day.  Sadly it is not available in our peak summer weddings here but is in abundance at this time of year and late summer. Here are some very pretty images and ideas to inspire you, enjoy x

Photography Credits : KT Merry, Elizabeth Messina, Lane Dittoe, Krista Fox Photography

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Getting married in Spain and surviving the heat

So you have decided to book your wedding in Spain and we don’t blame you as who wants to risk the wonderfully wet and cold weather of the great British Summer.  Now you just need to make sure that your wedding guests don’t melt in shock of the heat of a Spanish Summer.  Here are some of our favorite ideas to keep your guests cool and refreshed throughout the day, ensuring they party long into the night!

Wedding Fans – an absolute essential and available in a wide range to suit all wedding styles.  They are also great as doubling up as favors for your guests and can be personalized with a simple gift tag or even printed with your order of service or your menus.

Paper Parasols – not only practical but also very pretty and can offer a welcome bit of shade for your guests during your wedding ceremony.

 Lemonade Stand – what is more cooling and refreshing than ice cold homemade lemonade, loved by both adults and children alike.

Cooling Station – our favorite idea and a fun and thoughtful addition to any cocktail hour to greet your guests with after the ceremony.  You can include ice cold towels, refreshing facial sprays in cucumber, mint and lavender,  buckets of ice cold drinks or vintage glass dispensers filled with your favorite chilled cocktail. Fans, insect repellents and sun screen are also a nice practical touch along with some flipflops for any tired feet.

 Refreshing Cocktails - With Signature Cocktails being all the rage this year we love these simple Prosecco and Ice Lolly Cocktails.

Ice Lollies - Lastly and another of our favorites are these super cute and super yummy Mojito Popsicles.