Same sex wedding in Spain
Karl and Tom 28th September
When we first met Scott for a coffee in London in March 2013, we had an idea that we wanted to have our ceremony and celebration in the Malaga area in September 2013 but no idea how we were going to make it happen. From the beginning, working with Scott, these short timescales weren’t a problem at all and he helped to guide us through the planning every step of the way.
Scott listened carefully to what we had in mind and took us to see a number of great venues in the Costa del Sol area later that month. He was spot on with his recommendations and when we saw the Hacienda near Mijas, we knew that it had everything we wanted for a great celebration.
After meeting Scott again in London and corresponding by email, we were able to quickly book in all the essential ingredients for our big day, from the catering to the photographer. Scott, Angel, Michelle and the team were quick to reply to emails and always kept us confident that they had everything under control.
On the day itself, the team were fantastic, making sure everything ran like clockwork and leaving us free to enjoy ourselves from start to finish. The pool party the next day was the icing on the cake. We want to say thank you to the entire team at Sunshine Weddings Spain and definitely recommend them to anyone considering getting married in the sunniest place in Spain.
Thanks a million,
Karl and Tom
Carl & Tom 28th September 2013
To the SWS team,
Thank you for asking us to write a testimonial for you.
Myself and Nick were first introduced to SWS through my colleagues who had been married at the Hacienda Mijas a few years ago. When I saw their pictures I was blown away by the beauty of the building and the surrounding areas. I could just imagine my wedding day being as special.
My parents live along the Mijas Costa so I thought it would be the perfect venue and location for our wedding day.
We planned our first meeting with Scott from the UK with the lovely Susie. Then one sunny day during a visit to see my parents we went up into the La Cala hills to view the setting of what would then become our wedding venue.
Scott took the time to discuss with us all the little details and timings of the day, he set the scene and just made us fall in love with the venue, and also ourselves, as this was the moment Nick officially proposed to me, by asking if I wanted to marry him at the Hacienda San Jose.
During our visit we met with another co-ordinator and Yvonne the Haciendas in house decoration goddess!
We left with a wedding date pencilled in for the following year and massive smiles on our faces.
Now I thought I would be the worst bridezilla known to mankind, however Camilla who was our appointed contact and wedding planner was simply amazing. She always had the time to answer any questions I might have had and believe me there were hundreds of emails I sent. What I also loved was that were given choices on photographers, florists, DJ’s, cake makers etc, so we never felt forced to use anyone. But they all came highly recommended.
After months of emails, we booked a date earlier in the year to pop over and meet the team again, but also this time to meet all the suppliers including the yummy food tasting and the best part of all, the cake tasting J. This was when the dream started to feel real. The Hacienda blew us away again and Scott sat with us for a full day completing a schedule for the wedding day, leaving nothing uncovered.
We left feeling totally in control and knowing that we could trust Scott and the team fully.
We had a couple of hick ups along the way. Unfortunately David Toms was in an accident and we were gutted because he is such a talented photographer and a lovely man. The SWS team were very quick to put us at ease and help us get a new photographer booked in.
Yvonne at the Hacienda was a great help in bringing the visual element to the day. She kept in touch via watsapp and by sending me mood boards and I loved to bug her for pictures of other weddings at the Hacienda so I could see firsthand what wonderful arrangements she could put on. This helped us picking the florist as we fell in love with particular arrangements which we saw in pictures. Nick thought he was having an Elton John wedding so the more flowers the better for him!
People used to ask “what theme are you having?” we didn’t need a theme, the Hacienda was a theme by its self. The grounds and views are breathtaking so you didn’t need too much decoration either.
The wedding eve we arranged a dinner at a beach front restaurant in La Cala, SWS sent down our coordinator to make sure everything went smoothly and that we were all ready for the big day the next day.
From then on the weekend was in full swing. Before I knew it Scott was there presenting me with the bouquet I would be holding and getting us all ready to get into our starting positions. It feels like a dream so apologies that I can’t say much more, everything ran perfectly and all the suppliers were great, I am gobsmacked at the cake by Lous Cakealicious, not only did it look amazing, the taste and quality lasted for days after. Having Scott there to see me off down the isle was like the ending of a year of planning, all the hours he and the team have put into making it come together we can never forget. It is a shame we didn’t get to meet Camilla to thank her personally, but thank you for all your hard work and keeping me calm and letting me rant and question so many things over and over again throughout the whole process!
Thank you SWS you rock! Now we can’t wait to see the photos x
Soraya & Nick – 10th September, Mijas