Nikki and Gerry’s beautiful destination Persian wedding in Marbella…
A picturesque villa just five minutes from the city centre is the setting for today’s stunning bridal story, a Persian wedding overflowing with multi-cultural details and gorgeous décor.
With 14,000 metres of garden, this venue offers no end of possibilities when it comes to planning services for an outdoor wedding ceremony, alfresco dining and starry-night party. A picturesque venue which will wow you with its lush gardens, hidden walkways, waterfalls and unique corners as we discover in today’s feature article where we walk through Nikki and Gerry’s multicultural destination Wedding in Spain.
Towards the end of last summer, on a pleasantly warm afternoon late September, Nikki and Gerry’s wedding guests gathered on the grounds of this spacious wedding venue to enjoy the musical sound of a classical guitar repertoire at the hands of the accomplished Spanish guitarist, Jesus, whilst they savoured a refreshing welcome drink and a moment of relaxed chatter before being were invited to take their seats near the outdoor wedding ceremony.
Following Persian tradition, the handsome groom was seated on a bench in front of the guests. Above his head, held by four females in the family close to the couple, was a canopy symbolising unity. There he was soon joined by the radiant bride and the ceremony commenced.
In front of the bridal couple was a table (sofreyé aghd) which contained several highly symbolic elements representing the emblematic and traditional union of the bride and groom and where guests were delighted to witness some of the typical and fascinating ceremonial rites of the Persian culture take place, including the dipping of fingers in honey which signifies sweetness for the couple, so that they can start their new lives as husband and wife on a ‘sweet’ note.
Following of from the typical flower petal toss at the end of the reception, the newlyweds Nikki and Gerry walked back down the aisle to Marvin Gaye “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and joined their guests by a beautifully decorated pergola for refreshments, beer, cava and wine as well as an assortment of some 20 mouthwatering canopies.
In this charming space, some fun snaps and sunset shots were taken by in-demand Costa del Sol wedding photographer Racheal from Balance Photography and an amusing photo booth was also set up, which made a simple yet effective ice-breaker for the guests, complementing Racheal’s official photos perfectly.
After a moment of relaxed merriment, the wedding party headed down to the lower garden for a typical Spanish meal, with a selection of tasty tapas as starters including Chistorra sausage, Spanish omelette dices, Fried calamari and meatballs, followed by juicy sirloin medallions with smoked potato mushrooms or Sea Bass fillet over artichoke hearts and wild asparagus with romesco drop for the main course. After which the guests enjoyed refreshing mint and yuzu with red fruits for dessert.
In this grand garden space, moving and funny wedding speeches were said before all the guests were invited to the upper area, back to where the Pergola stood, which had now been converted into a beautifully lit dance area, ready for the newlyweds first dance to John Adams “Amen” followed by a typical Iranian dance. Afterwhich all the guests joined in and everyone partied the night away to DJ Steve Altman’s catchy playlist.
At Sunshine Weddings Spain, we embrace all different types of cultures and religions, and it was an absolute delight to help plan this spectacular Persian wedding in Marbella, so a huge thank you to Nikki and Gerry for trusting us with your special day. We wish you both all the very best for a long and happy marriage.