The Costa del Sol is not short of beach club wedding venues, but it’s rare to find one that can encapsulate elegance with a true bohemian vibe as that found in the Marbella wedding venue featured in today’s special bridal story.
But perhaps more than the charming corners of this venue, such as its chillax swimming pool area or tropical gardens on the beach, this particular wedding stood out for being perhaps one of the most fun celebrations in recent years.
From the get go it was clear that this wedding was going to be highly entertaining and have a cool vibe. The bridal couple, who knew the Costa del Sol well having family in Gibraltar and had visited many times before, came over a week before the wedding, setting Marbella and Puerto Banus on fire by going out almost every evening in the run-up to their big day.
Then finally, on the second to last Wednesday of September 2021—after several postponements due to Covid-19—it was time for Georgia and Ryan to tie the knot, which they did in a magical and chic space surrounded by family and friends.
Funnily enough, the bride had always joked that she would be late for her wedding day, “but not too late.” had been her words. But it turned out she wasn’t joking at all, as with five minutes for the ceremony to start, Georgia phoned Scott, founder of Sunshine Wedding Spain, to politely inform that she was remaining true to her word.
“I just want to let you know, I am going to be late,” she said, before elaborating with “I’m in the bar down the road with my bridesmaids and my dad, and we’re just about to sink a tequila shot.”—which they did.
Fortunately, they then headed straight to the wedding venue and arrived, “just a few minutes late,” as Georgia had promised, and in a very jovial mood which set the tone for the rest of the day.
By that point, all the guests, who had enjoyed a welcome drink, were seated in the sublime ceremony space, ready to watch Georgia and Ryan’s beautiful wedding unfold. To the sound of “1000 years” by Christina Perri, gracefully played by a violinist, the stunning bride made her entrance.
There under an open marquee, the bride and groom were joined in a hearty and uplifting ceremony led by wedding minister Jeff .
Once the vows were said and rings exchanged, Georgia and Ryan, now as husband and wife, exited to “Can’t help falling in love.” and joined their guests for an hour-long drinks reception before everyone was invited to the dining area for an amazing feast of typical Spanish cuisine.
The celebrations progressed with plenty of highlights scattered throughout the evening, including two protagonised by Tom, the father of the bride. Tom firstly instructed bottles of spirits and shot glasses to be placed on every table and on finishing his speech, he went around the room person by person waiting for them to do their shots, and high-fiving them until he’d gone through the whole room. A fabulous way to see everyone enjoying themselves after a very restrictive global pandemic.
But not only did Tom enjoy doing the rounds, saluting all the guests, he had also hired a lifeguard in order to fulfill a dream and vision he had, which was seeing his daughter happily get married to a great guy (which she did) and then enjoy a drink or two whilst lounging on an inflatable lilo in the pool, lifeguard and towel at the ready to continue with the festivities late into the night. After a dip in the pool, Tom joined his daughter and son-in-law, together with all their guests, for three hours of open bar and DJ.