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Rustic wedding Marbella | Destination wedding southern Spain


Martine and Tim’s wedding in the sun-kissed coastal town of Marbella was nothing short of magical. Guided by the Sunshine Weddings team, they embarked on a journey to create their dream wedding in Southern Spain. After careful consideration, they chose a breathtaking villa nestled atop a mountain in Ojen, offering panoramic views of the Costa del Sol. This idyllic setting, with its enchanting surroundings, provided the perfect backdrop for their fairytale celebration.

Today, we invite you to relive the magic of Martine and Tim’s special day as we journey through the highlights of their wedding, which took place last June at this picturesque venue.

Garden lanterns line the outdoor wedding aisle.
Garden lanterns line the outdoor wedding aisle.
Bridal Preparations – A Flurry of Activity

On the wedding morning, excitement filled the bridal suite as hair and makeup artists prepared the bride and her party. Flowers arrived for final arrangements, buttonholes were pinned, and laughter mingled with emotional exchanges. As the time drew nearer, the anticipation built. Each instance was a snapshot of heartfelt moments, and with a few last hugs and adjustments, the curtain was raised, revealing the radiant bride ready for her big day.

Welcome – Spanish Melodies

As guests arrived in the mid-afternoon at the rustic finca, they were greeted by the ambient melodies of a Spanish guitarist, David Cale, stationed in the pergola area. A water and cava station provided a refreshing pause amidst the tranquil surroundings, allowing guests to gather and mingle in the lush garden spaces. Meanwhile, the final preparations were underway in the bridal suite and the excitement grew.

Once all guests had gathered and enjoyed a moment of relaxed mingling, the groomsmen guided them to the ceremony area, seamlessly transitioning to the wedding formalities.

An elegant four-poster structure adorns the outdoor ceremony area.
An elegant four-poster structure adorns the outdoor ceremony area.
Ceremony – Surrounded by Lush Greenery

In the villa’s gardens, the bridal couple, surrounded by loved ones, exchanged vows in a touching ceremony led by Costa del Sol-based Humanist Minister Jeff Gurner. A simple, yet elegant canopy with draped fabric provided a picturesque backdrop and music played softly in the background, courtesy of local Spanish guitarist David, adding to the charm of the moment. With a petal-strewn aisle completing the scene, the chic setting served for some wonderful memories —and photographs.

Cocktail Hour Bliss – Drinks and Canapés

Following the touching ceremony, guests enjoyed drinks and canapés on the villa’s lawn. An assortment of cheese, Iberian hams, and delectable skewers were served, providing a variety of flavours for guests to enjoy. As they mingled and celebrated the newlyweds, laughter and chatter filled the air. Meanwhile, the photographer, Issy, whisked the newlyweds away for some more photos in the grounds of the villa, capturing moments of happiness and love amid the picturesque surroundings.

The wedding recessional to a petal shower.
The wedding recessional to a petal shower.
Al fresco Wedding Breakfast with Mediterranean-Inspired Dishes

The wedding breakfast took place outdoors in a garden area with distant sea views, providing guests with a picturesque setting. Tables were arranged amid the lush greenery, creating a relaxed atmosphere complemented by the gentle breeze carrying hints of the ocean. There, guests were treated to a selection of Mediterranean-inspired dishes, such as succulent Iberian Pork Sirloin Medallions and fresh Sea Bass fillets accompanied by seasonal vegetables and flavorful sauces.

As speeches were delivered, a local touch was introduced with a Pacharan shot, adding a taste of tradition to the celebration. Guests were also treated to freshly brewed coffees, served alongside a refreshing dessert of lemon pie on pineapple carpaccio. The burst of citrus flavour provided an exquisite conclusion to the wedding feast, signalling that it was time for the celebration to be taken to the next level.

An elegant white tablescape awaits for the wedding breakfast.
An elegant white tablescape awaits for the wedding breakfast.
Party – Dynamic Sax and DJ Duo

The party transitioned to the outdoor pergola area, where Martine and Tim shared their first dance to Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” inviting everyone to join in.

With a DJ and saxophonist duo at the helm and an open bar serving premium spirits, the festivities stretched into the early hours. Late-night snacks like decadent chocolates kept energy levels up, ensuring the celebration remained lively until the end.

A huge thank you to Martine and Tim for sharing their special day with us, here’s to a lifetime filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable moments.Thanks also to Issy, who’s stunning photography saw that every precious moment of the day was captured.

An al fresco feast with distant views of the sea as the backdrop.
An al fresco feast with distant views of the sea as the backdrop.
Venue Details

Nestled in Marbella’s countryside, this rustic finca offers unparalleled charm and natural beauty. With mountain and sea views, it provides a picturesque backdrop for weddings, and its lush gardens and secluded enclaves perfect for intimate moments and stunning portraits.

Just minutes from Marbella’s city centre, this wedding venue offers both tranquillity and accessibility, making it an ideal choice for couples seeking a romantic destination wedding venue in Southern Spain.

Furthermore, the venue’s 14,000 metres of garden space offer endless possibilities for customization, allowing couples to tailor their special day to their unique vision.

With its serene ambiance and breathtaking vistas, it’s no wonder this venue has been a top choice for weddings for over forty years.

The happy couple make their entrance to the outdoor dining area
The happy couple make their entrance to the outdoor dining area.

Additionally, the close proximity to a nearby church, just a short 10-minute drive away, offers couples seeking a religious ceremony the convenience of having multiple options for their wedding venue. This allows bridal couples to choose between an onsite ceremony at the rustic finca or a traditional church wedding, depending on preferences and religious beliefs.

For guests travelling from afar, the airport is conveniently located 30 minutes away, while the nearest beach is a mere 10-minute drive, offering the perfect opportunity for relaxation and leisure activities.

For further details about this venue, don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Sunshine Weddings Team today. With over two decades of experience, we specialise in finding the ideal wedding venue and meticulously organise every aspect of our couples’ special day. Our dedicated planners are readily available to offer guidance, advice, and support, ensuring that your wedding day is truly unforgettable.

The couple's first dance, surrounded by loved ones, beneath fairy lights.
The couple’s first dance, surrounded by loved ones, beneath fairy lights.