Imagine getting married in a castle on an enchanted private estate…
For an unparalleled romantic castle experience let your imagination take wing as we wisk you to southern Spain for today’s magical bridal story set in a castle, steeped in Spanish history and dating back to 1624.
This majestic and imposing building, declared of Cultural Interest, occupies an area of more than 3,500 square metres full of charming corners and idyllic spaces and has tailored a number of bespoke weddings.
This magnificent location has halls and outdoor areas capable of hosting banquets for up to 500 guests and cocktail parties for an impressive 1,000 guests and offers all kinds of services for wedding celebrations.
The big day arrived and all were welcomed into the magical setting to the timeless sound of highland bagpipes played by Jamie near the reception area.
There the guests enjoyed a choice of welcome drinks: gin & tonic, cava, wine, beer, water and soft drinks and the floral, earthy and nutty taste of traditional Spanish Jamon, expertly cut by a ham cutter positioned at the front terrace of these majestic grounds, where all enjoyed the opportunity to mix and mingle before they were invited to take their seats in the ceremony area—facing the iridescent sea—of this imposing fortress originally built under the orders of King Philip IV to defend the city of Malaga from enemy attacks.
The bride looked simply stunning in her elegant chic gown as she walked down the outdoor aisle to sweet and romantic strumming from Nano, a great Spanish guitarist, who set the tone perfectly as the fairy-tale ceremony overlooking the bay of Malaga commenced.
At the beautifully decorated wedding arch, the bride was united with the groom, who looked the most dashing in his smart tartan suit, by officiant Tony, who made the ceremony all the more emotive as Tony was actually “Uncle Tony” Richie’s uncle.
Now as husband and wife, Rosie and Richie walked back up the aisle to the sound of the bagpipes; the immemorial sound of Scotland where they joined their guests on the grounds of this stately stone palace, surrounded by lush verdant gardens for wine and refreshments as well as an array of delectable canapes.
The main course was held in the ancient stately courtyard where the wedding reception tables were decorated in an elegant white styling with delicate white flower arrangements at the hands of the wonderful florist Shona, a central fountain and mosaic tiling on the floor. There the wedding guests were offered a fantastic feast of diverse textures including: spider crab cannelloni, Paul Bocuse style bass mille feuille, spinach and prawns, or avocado and tomato tartare.
For the main course they had a choice of safari style suckling lamb shoulder and quinoa eggplant lasagna with cheese as well as a vegan option of aubergine stuffed with zucchini chips. And a tropical fruity dessert with green apple sorbet half served with white and dark chocolate outside providing the icing on the cake to this mouthwatering feast.
After the all-important speeches, the cake, by Lepanto catering, was cut and some stunning pre-sunset photos taken, the bride, groom and their guests made their way to the dance floor that had been set up in an interior space of this historic castle, to party the night away. Starting with the traditional first dance between the newlyweds who had chosen “Thinking of you” by Sister Sledge for this iconic wedding moment.
Afterwhich six hours of partying at the hands of DJ (Lepanto) and five hours of open bar plus late night snacks served, saw bride and groom together with their nearest and dearest party until 3am.
When Rosie and Richie asked Sunshine Weddings Spain to find them a wedding venue with a difference, we knew that this fairy-tale castle wedding venue in Spain had everything they wanted and more.