Halfway between Malaga, Granada and Almeria, is one of the Costa Tropical’s most beautiful destination wedding venues: the Casa; a glorious period Hacienda-style house built and furnished with love. What better place for Steph and Bradley to hold their wedding in the sun?
Sunshine Weddings was delighted to be asked to help plan the details, big and small, of the couple’s special day. It’s such an impressive property; flourishing with beauty in so many ways from the stunning interior to the colourful and elegant gardens, adding a certain je ne sais quoi to a Spanish wedding. We couldn’t wait to see all of that translate into the celebration of the couple’s marriage surrounded by their family and friends.
The heart of the 19th century house simply oozes harmony and warmth from each of its wonderfully styled rooms, and is catalogued as an Artistic Historical Monument of the City of Motril. Living-rooms are spacious, bedrooms are named after flowers and plants – each complete with en-suite and a distinct personality, and family objects are dotted about the Casa adding a lovely personal touch.
Outside in the extensive gardens, the sheer variety of flora is absolutely breathtaking and beyond impressive. It is clear that this is a property created with enjoyment and celebration at the forefront of everything. A large terrace offers a charming setting for the wedding breakfast, from where the grandeur of the house’s facade, the palms and the tropical fruit trees of the garden can be enjoyed in the captivating Andalusian light. Just perfect for capturing all of those special wedding day memories with guests! The Casa is also located on a stunning hill making for some exceptional vistas of the Mediterranean Sea, the Sierra Nevada mountain range (even as late as spring its tips can often be covered in a mantle of snow, making for a stunning backdrop), and the city of Motril.
There is so much history to the Casa, too…
At the end of the Muslim era there was a linen and sugar factory standing in its grounds, and at the turn of the 17th century, the land upon which the Casa now stands was acquired by the ruler of Motril, during which era a paper mill was added, later changed into a flour mill. It has even housed a hunting lodge whose structure was designed by one Gustave Eiffel!
In the 18th century, the Casa incorporated a botanical garden within its grounds, and in the 19th century a romantic one; their historical gifts still in abundance today in the form of ancient trees such as magnolias and cypresses, and a whole host of verdant and tropical palms.
Finally the property passed hands to its current owners, the Rodríguez Martín Feriche family, who rehabilitated the gardens and the house to the phenomenal standard that both are today; a place where bougainvillea, jasmine and gerberas thrive amidst the lush green trees; a place whose many hues and wonderful aromas it’s simply impossible to forget…
As we said, what better place to get married?
Steph looked truly radiant on her Big Day in her gorgeous gown; the colours of her dress contrasting beautifully with the variations of green and the colour pop of the exotic flowers.
There is even a staircase joining the two gardens together, which in itself is a gem, for it leads guests to caves made of intricate coral. Alongside the fountains, every aspect of the gardens is the epitome of an elegant Spanish wedding, yet as the small hours approach, the spacious lounge rooms of the house allow guests to continue to soak up the very special atmosphere and continue the celebrations.
With destinations such as the mesmerising Alhambra of Granada nearby; the ski-resorts of the Sierra Nevada, and the white-washed villages of Las Alpujarras, a destination wedding at the Casa is the perfect excuse for every member of the bridal party to extend their visit to a holiday in this glorious part of southern Spain!