An atmospheric Spanish wedding in a traditional southern Cortijo can only mean one thing; next level elegance with all the fun vibes of a destination bash…
It’s always a delight when a bridal couple reaches out to us with their dream wedding vision, and being a part of the wedding journey is always an honour. Every wedding is special and today we take a moment to reflect back on Grainne and Des’ special day held last October in what has to be one of the most divine wedding venues on the East side of Malaga.
If you’re looking for a natural setting that offers peace and quiet, gorgeous mountain views, carefully landscaped gardens and a place to stay with your loved ones on the run up to your big day, this 19th-century Andalucian boutique hotel which boasts some 21 rooms, 7 Traditional, 9 modern and 5 private suites and combines elegant decoration in keeping with a typical Andalucian stately home featured in today’s bridal story could be exactly what you’re looking for. So read on to get a stunning feel of what a wedding at this panoramic setting situated on the outskirts of Nerja could be like.
To the classic elegance of a string trio sounding in the background, Grainne and Des’ guests gathered near the entrance of this idyllic venue for a refreshing welcome drink of lemonade infused water, a moment which encouraged chatter within the group and the excitement of the day grew.
The welcome drink was enjoyed and it was time for the guests to be seated and the magic to commence.
As the late afternoon sun’s rays kissed the traditional Andalusian country estate and warmed the guests with a balmy autumnal glow, the emotive nuptials got underway, led by Minister Gareth, in a space under an elegant gazebo which boasts the most incredible views of the campo.
The wedding ceremony was very emotional and beautiful and witnessed by some 90 guests who had flown out especially for the occasion.
Serenaded once more by the classical sounds of the string trio, the guests enjoyed a ample array of hot and cold canapes including skewers of marinated sardines, pistachio macarons with goat paté, crunchy prawns with red curry and sweet chili as well as marinated chicken brochettes with yakitori to name but a few.
A moment which provided the newlyweds an occasion to mingle with their guests, as well an opportunity to sneak away for some photographs within the stunning grounds of the corijo at the hands of their amazing photographer, Racheal from Balance Photography.
A chilled cocktail hour which served as the perfect prelude for the beautiful dinner that would come later.
The meal started with friends and family of the bride and groom making their speeches provoking very funny and emotional moments and lead perfectly into a relaxed multi-course meal that started with a delicious serving of chestnut and mushroom cream with glazed goat cannelloni, followed by Iberian Sirloin or a vegetarian option and finished with a heavenly white chocolate and passion fruit hemisphere.
As night fell, the Cortijo was transformed into something quite ethereal as strings twinkly lights illuminated the outside spaces beneath the natural canopy of the moon and the stars.
A fabulous music set by popular Costa del Sol music band, Monkey Tennis, followed by a catchy playlist at the hands of DJ Fuller added perfectly to the atmosphere allowing everybody to dance the balmy Indian summer’s night away.
Thanks to Grainne and Des for sharing your beautiful wedding, held at this romantic hideaway in Nerja, with us. Wishing you well as you embark on this next chapter of life.
Thank you also to Racheal from Balance Photography, for the use of these incredible images and to all our providers for their continued professionalism and hard work to make each and every wedding unique and memorable.