For a beach wedding in Marbella, think of soft white sand, the soothing sound of the waves breaking on the shore and a glowing orange horizon sunset…
It sounds like paradise and a beach wedding is a very popular option for many bridal couples, as was the case of Danielle and Dean who were recently wed at a stunning beach wedding venue in Marbella where they enjoyed an intimate pre-sunset ceremony surrounded by their nearest and dearest as we are going discover in today’s romantic bridal story.
The soothing sound of the waves breaking on the shore welcomed the wedding guests as they arrived at what has to be one of the best beaches in Marbella offering stunning views of Africa and Gibraltar. There the wedding party were invited to a welcome drink of fresh Aperol with lemonade, for a moment of easy mingling, all the while enjoying some ambient guitar music at the hands of flamenco artist Nano, before they were all invited to make their way to the ceremony area.
Fresh yellow rose petals decorated the outdoor aisle and guided the guests who made their way to the ceremony area, set up just a stone’s throw away from the shimmering shoreline, there adorning the beachfront was a wedding ceremony frame made from natural tree branches with white drapes and white flowers adding a bohemian vibe to the dreamy set-up. To the sound of Ed Sheeran’s – “Perfect” played by Nano on guitar, the guests settled and eagerly awaited the arrival of the beautiful bride.
The highly anticipated moment finally arrived with the stunning bride making her appearance on the arm of her father, and together they walked down the yellow-rose petal pathway to where the handsome groom awaited.
There, in a special ceremony led by Minister Garath and filled with rustic details and beachy ambiance, the wedding nuptials took place, uniting the lovely Danielle and Dean as husband and wife.
Following on from the ceremony, which finished with an up-beat version of Gypsy Kings’ “Bamboleo” played by Nano as the chosen wedding recessional song, the newlyweds joined their guests back on the near side of the traditional style chiringuito terrace for some refreshments and a selection of appetising canopies including: avocado salad with fresh fruit and cocktail sauce, anchovies in vinegar tartare with Cantabrian anchovies, grilled skewered sardines and fried squid, all the while enjoying an up-lifting flamenco set, with the talented Nano, once again on guitar.
A moment that also allowed the bridal couple to enjoy a private, sunset photo shoot on the sandy shore with Rachel from Balance Photography creating striking wedding pictures.
The decked terrace of the rustic style restaurant, with its ample seating space made the ideal location to enjoy a wonderful meal overlooking the beach. There, with the sound of crashing waves as a lulling background melody, the newlyweds, together with their close family and friends enjoyed an array of local food in a rustic ambience including mouthwatering: Sea bass tenderloin in prawn sauce accompanied with rice and baby potatoes, followed by green apple sorbet and mains of Iberian pork tenderloin medallion accompanied with violet potatoes “del teide”, green asparagus and grilled tomato. The exceptional menu was finished with a delicious selection of desserts, alternative to each guest, with Malaga cake with raisins and sweet wine for the gentlemen present and chocolate coulis with vanilla ice cream for the ladies.
In this dreamy beachfront setting, moving, unique and funny wedding speeches were said and several more heartwarming moments were captured by the wonderful Rachel from Balance photography before it was time to hit the dance floor.
The party then continued inside the rustic style restaurant, in a large indoor space, where the newlyweds enjoyed their romantic first dance to Ed Sheeran “Perfect” sounding again, before DJ Fuller took over the entertainment for the evening. Fuller’s catchy playlist, together with three hour open bar saw everyone through until 2:30am sealing the most magical of days in this most romantic of beach-front settings.
The bridal couple prepare to cut their wedding cake.