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Lisa & Shane – Our La Encarnacion Church Wedding July 2017



Estrella Del Mar Beach Club, Princesa Playa, El Faro Hotel

Lisa and Shane – 12th July 2017


Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our wedding website!

Looks like the big day is finally happening! Some might say at long last!

As Shane always says “it’s a marathon, not a sprint”!!!

We can’t wait to celebrate with our family and friends on Wednesday 12th July 2017! Exciting times ahead! As you all probobly know by now we’re heading to Marbella for the celebrations.


Wednesday 12th July 2017


Marbella, Spain (approximately 45 minutes drive from Málaga airport)

The Big Day:

The ceremony will be held in La Encarnacion Church In Marbella at 4pm.


Encarnacion Church Marbella

The address of the Encarnacion Church in Marbella, where the wedding is taking place, is:

Plaza de la Iglesia s/n,

Marbella, 29601

You can find the church on Google Maps following this like:

Map to church

Wedding Venue:

Estrella Del Mar Beach Club (Approx. 8km from Marbella Town Centre)

Estrella Del Mar Beach Club is located in one of the nicest areas of Spain and the Costa del Sol. It is part of the Estrella Del Mar Hotel (Vincci Hotels) which is one of the best hotels in Marbella. It is located on the very edge of what is considered the best beach in the area. This is known as Playa Real de Zaragoza and better known as Golden Beach. ‘




The closest airport to Marbella is Málaga (AGP) which is a 45 minute drive.

You can find flights on’ or

Transportation to Marbella

Transfer company:


We would recommend a company called Malaga Transfer and have negotiated discounted prices to Marbella centre as follows:

Marbella ”””””’

  • Standard car ( type Ford Mondeo or similar) ‘with capacity for 4 people + 3 medium suitcases: 68 euros””””””
  • In a luxury car type Mercedes S class or similar’capacity for 4 people +’ 3 medium suitcases :110euros ””””””
  • In a people carrier up to 7 people: 98 euros ””
  • Microbus up to 12 people: 120 euros ‘
  • Microbus up to 19 people: 143 euros. ‘

Toll road not included.

Baby /child/ booster seats: 5 euros

Please contact Anabel who is the manager at Malaga transfers directly by email quoting “Lisa&Shane” to ensure to receive VIP service and the prices above.


A taxi to Marbella centre will cost approximately €80 one way.


You can get a bus from the arrivals terminal in Malaga to Marbella bus station. This is €6 one way. It is then possible to get a taxi from the bus station to Marbella centre which will be approximately €10. The bus will take up to one hour and we advise you to check bus times to co-ordinate with your flight arrival time.

Car hire:’

In our opinion the most trusted car hire company at Malaga airport. The father and son relationship offer a very personal service, and they speak fluent English offering good rates with NO hidden extras.

Please contact them directly to receive favourable rates quoting Lisa and Shanes’s wedding


Contact: Michael or Antonio

We recommend a car hire company called Delpaso ‘

The 15% discount will be added to the Delpaso Car Hire text and the discount code of “Sunshine Weddings”.

We would advise that you book well in advance if you plan to rent a car as the prices rise as your get nearer the date of travel. Also we recommend that you get the ‘All Inclusive’ option as this covers you for every possible event. Delpaso provide a courtesy bus which will bring you from arrivals in Malaga airport to their premises.



How to book the Estrella del Mar


Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar 5* is a 5-Star establishment belonging to the Vincci Hotels chain. Among the hotels in Marbella Spain, Estrella del Mar Hotel is well located just besides the sea, with access to a wonderful beach.

The Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar is in Marbella, 8 km from the centre of town and 43 km from Malaga airport.

The hotel is set in an exceptional location in the heart of the Costa del Sol, in the area known as “Elviria-Las Chapas”, regarded as one of the town’s most desirable spots and near what is surely the best beach on this part of the coast.

Built in a modern Mediterranean style with Arab influence, it has 137 rooms and suites, all imbued with Vincci Hoteles trademark style and elegance.

Please contact the hotel direct, and inform them you are part of the wedding party and they will apply a 10% discount to the best available price.

Please book as soon as possible to ensure you are given these discounted rates.



Telephone: +34 951 05 39 70

Princesa Playa Hotel

Modern Apart-Hotel’situated in an exclusive and privileged area of the “Paseo Marítimo” of Marbella. In front of the Sea, between the sports and fishing harbours, only five minutes walking distance to the old town and 5 Km. away from Puerto Banús.

The Princesa Playa offers 100 rooms apartment studios fully equiped wih the most modern facilites for your comfort. 24 hours hall-reception, meeting room, reading lounge, cafeteria, terrace-bar and outside swimming pool, heated during the winter.

Totally refurbished in 2006.

El Faro Hotel – Marbella (AWAITING DISCOUNT CODE)
Only 100 metres from the beach and the Marbella Port and a mere five minute walk from the Old Town Perfect location to enjoy Marbella and Puerto Banus which is only a 10 minute drive away Local public transport is on the doorstep so you can explore other areas of the coast too. ‘

Fuerte Hotel Marbella – 3 nights minimum stay

175.00€ ‘night in twin room, with buffet breakfast included

166.25€’ night in twin single use room, with buffet breakfast included


To Book: Email -‘ advise that you are guests of Lisa & Shane’s’wedding. We will require guests name, contact number, email address and credit card information as a guarantee (credit card number and expiry date)

Amare Beach Hotel Marbella’ – 3 nights minimum stay
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254.25’€ ‘night in twin My Way Side Sea View room, with buffet breakfast included

246.25 € night in twin My Way Side Sea View for single use room, with buffet breakfast included


We offer this group FREE of charge:

-”””” WIFI connection

-”””” All the rooms Side Sea View

– ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘Free Spa Circuit at our Spa by Germaine de Capuccini'(for breaks lasting at least 2 nights) check availability appointment

Rooms rates are held as detailed above until 18 November 2016 then are subject to change

To Book: Email -‘ advise that you are guests of Lisa & Shane’s’wedding. We will require guests name, contact number, email address and credit card information as a guarantee (credit card number and expiry date).

The payment will be made at the hotel and there is a free cancellation policy if this is done 7 days prior to arrival. Maximum 10 rooms in each hotel are held at these rates.

Hostal Tak – Marbella Old Town

There is a great restaurant on the sea front in Marbella called La Red and is very popular with pre and post wedding parties They have recently opened a bright, modern hostal in the Old Town of Marbella called – Hostal Tak This establishment is one of the most complete accommodation options in Marbella, given its strategic location and comfortable rooms offers.

The Hostal Tak has 7 bright and comfortable rooms with single beds, double beds and a suite for up to four people. It also has a large terrace with a chill out area with wonderful views. Stay at Hostal Tak and feel at home.

Since opening in March, the hostal has achieved the number two spot on Trip Advisor and is currently ranked 9/10 on

All rooms have private bath, TV, air conditioning and free wifi.

Discount offered – 10% quoting “Sunshine Weddings” when booking If you book all 7 rooms, the discount increases to 15%

SKOL Apartments – Marbella Beachfront

We also recommended the Skol apartments along the promenade in Marbella. These are located very centrally. The contact for these apartments is and the code is LISA EDMONDS WEDDING

Other accommodation options are available in nearby areas such as Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Mijas. Please remember to consider that these areas are between a 20-30 minute drive from Marbella

Options to rent private villas are also possible. This may suit larger groups

Please note that some third party web pages, like, may have cheaper rates displayed throughout the year for these hotels but the types of rooms they offer and the views etc may not be the same standard as those when booking with the hotels using the contacts and codes provided

Wedding events

Tuesday 11th July 2017

Welcome drinks will be held in Marbella (venue to be decided) ”””””””””””” ”””””

Wednesday 12th‘July

Wedding ceremony will start at 4pm. Transport to the venue from the church will be provided.

  • 4.00pm – Ceremony
  • 5.30pm – Cocktails and canapes
  • 8.30pm – Dinner
  • 10.30pm til late – Party – with live band and DJ.

Dress code

Dressy/casual – be comfortable and cool – ladies heels are definitely not essential!!


Activities in Marbella

We plan to be in Marbella from 5th – 19th‘July and would love to meet up with you outside of the wedding events but also want you to make the most of your holiday! Feel free to explore Marbella and its surroundings, below are some suggestions of things to do.

Marbella town‘- the old town itself is very scenic. It is lovely to wander the narrow streets of the old town, browse the shops and maybe have a drink or ten!!! You could even have a bite to eat or some tapas. The oldest building in Marbella is now a lovely restaurant called The Farm (

Day trips to Gibraltar – many companies provide day trips to Gibraltar. Don’t forget your passport!

Beaches‘- Marbella is well known for its’ beautiful beaches. Don’t forget the factor 50!!


The promenade

Marbella has a fab promenade which stretches along the beach. There are loads of restaurants and pubs to choose from.


Marbella is famous world-wide for its buzzing nightlife and classy watering holes. This exclusive holiday resort has no shortage of super cool bars, fine restaurants and legendary night clubs that attract visitors and celebrities year after year.

There is a great clubbing scene with top DJs. If this what you are looking for, the Sintillate nights at Tibu and Pangea in Puerto Banus are a must and Aqwamist, just a short walk out of the port is also a great choice!

Fellas beware! Entrance to clubs is often free for girls but not but the lads

Puerto Banus is a definite must for at least one night to see how the other half live!! Mind your step when walking along the street as you might get hit by a Ferrari, Porsche or Lamborghini! It’s well worth a walk along the port to see the yachts and their occupants!

Aqualand Torremolinos‘-

Aqualand is an amazing waterpark in Torremolinos. We went there last August and had a ball! There’s loads of different slides for kids of all ages. A great day out! We’ll be going back for sure in July!