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A Wedding Day That “Surpassed  Expectations”

Those were pretty much the words of groom, Chris when he gave his fabulous speech to celebrate his and Lauren’s magical wedding day at one of Marbella’s loveliest villas this spring.

And it’s always music to our ears when we receive such heartfelt feedback!

Today’s featured bridal couple, Lauren and Chris hail from London, UK. They first flew out to the Costa del Sol in southern Spain to visit us some eighteen months ago, amidst a backdrop of unusually dull wintery weather. But we set to it with the vision of sunshine for their future nuptials and showed them a selection of destination wedding villas in and around Marbella. It soon became clear that bride and groom were eager to secure a venue as close to Marbella’s Old Town as possible; a quaint location whose charm proved absolutely irresistible for them…

We all knew when we had struck it lucky with the perfect setting!

The bride and groom exchanging their vows in the villa's stunning gardens
The bride and groom exchanging their vows in the villa’s stunning gardens

The couple returned at a later date to meet with the Sunshine Weddings team, also taking the opportunity to enjoy food tastings, as well as to talk the bouquet and floral décor through with their florist. We always encourage our clients to make a second visit like this, if they can, as it really is the best way for all the intricate details of the wedding day to take shape.

Prior to the Big Day, hen and stag dos were also celebrated in the nearby – and glamorous – resort of Puerto Banus.

In fact, both Lauren and Chris loved the Old Town so much that they decided to make it an integral part of the wedding experience – for themselves and their guests. Indeed, the wedding photographer captured some superb shots of Lauren on the morning of the ceremony as she had her hair done and make-up expertly applied, in her room in the Old Town. Chris didn’t miss out on the photographic action either, and posed for some amazing pictures with his best man in and around the rustic squares of the casco antiguo; Marbella’s eye-catching orange trees and striking blue flower pots looking incredible too in the background.

The groom in Marbella's Old Town
The groom in Marbella’s Old Town

Meanwhile, guests enjoyed an extra special welcome courtesy of some beautiful Spanish guitar music as they took their seats in preparation for the ceremony at the villa. All of which only further enhanced the very pleasant wait for the bride; family and friends could soak up the gentle May sunshine in the wonderful open-air setting which extended from the cerulean waves of the Mediterranean Sea in one direction, to the majestic backdrop of the mountains that frame the charming white-washed village of Ojen in the other.

Wedding guests await the arrival of the bride
Wedding guests await the arrival of the bride

The couple’s chosen Marbella wedding villa really befitted the saying, ‘location, location, location’!

As if all of this wasn’t picture perfect enough, Lauren was the epitome of elegance in an absolutely stunning bridal gown as she made her way into the very unique gardens towards Chris, taking everybody’s breath away and sending cameras flashing.

The beautiful bride and her bridesmaids in the unique villa gardens
The beautiful bride and her bridesmaids in the unique villa gardens

After the beautiful ceremony, Lauren and Chris and their guests dined on a fabulous wedding breakfast.

Stylish floral-themed dining with a panoramic sea view

Stylish floral-themed dining with a panoramic sea view

The delightful flavours and stunning vistas were followed up by the much-awaited first dance of the newly-weds. At which point… along came a surprise saxophonist who re-ignited the party for all of the couple’s nearest and dearest!

Wedding saxophonist
Wedding saxophonist

Family and friends really didn’t take too much convincing to join the couple on the dance floor, where they continued to party under the twinkly lights, enjoying the luxurious surroundings until the early hours.

Lauren and Chris make a fantastic couple. We immensely enjoyed helping them plan their special day. It was a truly great experience for the Sunshine Weddings team and we wish them all the very best for a long and happy future together.