Are you thinking of getting married in Spain?
The venue for your big day is everything, and Spain has plenty of gorgeous and breathtaking options to choose from.
Whether you’re into sunny beach weddings, forest weddings, traditional churches or rustic settings, Spain has all this and much more, especially if you love a good “fiesta” full of fun, delicious cuisine and sunshine.
Best of all Spain has wedding venues to suit all budgets and tastes and it’s not hard to see why the country is one of the top destinations for a wedding abroad, especially the Costa del Sol region, which stretches for over 150 km, for 54 km east of Malaga, and as far as the provincial border of Cadiz.
And along that breathtaking coastline, set in the picturesque foothills of Mijas Costa, you can find one of the most luxurious cortijo in the region, and the chosen wedding venue for our next bridal story.
Unfortunately Covid restrictions saw this particular wedding day rescheduled on several occasions, however the Sunshine Weddings Spain team were always at the end of the phone or email to make any additional stress due to the restrictions as pain free as possible.
So finally, on a glorious summer’s day, Wednesday the 4th August, it was time for the elegant bridal couple Sarah and Jack to say “I do.”
A day filled with love and laughter which started with the ever entertaining wedding celebrant, Padre Peter, who led a uplifting and jovial wedding ceremony on the grounds of this luxurious cortijo full of authentic Spanish ambiance.
Following on from the ceremony, Sarah and Jack, now as husband and wife joined their guests on the upper lawn, which overlooks the beautiful hacienda, for some refreshments and a selection of canopies including: melon ham skewers, carrot patty with onion marmalade and sun dried tomatoes. Once they finished those, they went on to enjoy some Serrano ham and Manchego cheese croquettes. All the while listening to a great set on guitar and vocals by Josh, a talented musician and friend to the newlyweds.
The beautiful venue offered a private and relaxed location for the bridal couple and their guests to celebrate in style and the beauty of the house and gardens created fantastic photo opportunities, taken by the accomplished photographer Agata.
The bridal couple also brought over a videographer from the UK, Greg, who, likewise, did a wonderful job capturing the day’s magical moments.
Dinner was then served in the lush garden area overlooking the pool where the wedding guests were treated to a typical Spanish feast of sizzling prawn pil pil, served in a garlic and chili oil with Spanish sun dried tomato as one of the starter options and from there they went on to enjoy a fantastic spread including Serrano wrap chicken breasts, Capone topped with fried onion rings, vegetables and confit potatoes.
To finish off the mouthwatering feast, a dessert trio of fruit pavlova, rich chocolate tart with passion fruit and chocolate brownie was served. And if that wasn’t sweet enough, the three-tier cake, with vanilla and raspberry cake with lemon curd as the lower tier, lemon as the middle tier and coffee cake with a coffee cream as the top tier by wedding cake designer Louise, was brought out for the newlyweds to cut and enjoy with their loved ones.
The guests were then invited to make their way downstairs to the lower courtyard where, under a star-filled sky, they enjoyed a hip playlist from DJ Alex, who did a fabulous job in getting everyone on their feet and grooving. There, DJ Alex was joined by Antonio on sax and the incredible violinist Maya, who took the party to the next level with her incredible electric violin playing.
The party went on into the early hours, ending an incredible day where a lifetime of memories for the newlyweds and their guests were made.