Today’s bridal story transports us to the beautiful island of Mallorca, there in a beautiful corner of Palma old town sits a beautiful Medieval basilica and it was at this stunning church wedding venue, originally erected in the 13th century, that the elegant Korean couple, Suk-Rae and Na-Hyeon, recently tied the knot.
To kick off the celebrations, the bridal couple, who live in Germany, organised a fantastic get together in the centre of Palma the evening before their big day. There, the wedding party met for an intimate pre-wedding do which provided the perfect opportunity for guests to catch up with friends that they hadn’t seen in over a year because of covid, and for those guests who hadn’t met before to finally put a face to a name.
In fact, because of covid, this wedding had been postponed on three occasions, but finally the big day arrived bringing together guests from Asia and all over Europe to witness a traditional Catholic wedding—in Spain, a Catholic church wedding is possible even for non-residents.
As the radiant bride made her entrance to the stunning Basilica, solo organist, Arnau, played Elvis Presley’s “Can’t help falling in love with you.” There, at the altar, the bride was united with the elegant groom, by Father Andrew who performed a bilingual, English and German, ceremony in order to accommodate the international, cosmopolitan guestlist and make sure everyone was able to follow the uniting of Suk-Rae and Na-Hyeon as husband and wife.
Following on from the church, the guests were transferred by coach to a classical Spanish finca where they were greeted to the sound of guitarist, Javier, who played an uplifting flamenco set as everybody enjoyed the delights of a “Pata Negra’ ham cutter, and an array of 12 different mouthwatering canopies.
To help break the ice a fun photobooth was set up in a party room where some entertaining snaps were taken before the guests were invited to the upper lawn for the main course. There the guests were offered a fantastic feast of typical Spanish cuisine including yellow gazpacho with lobster, cous cous and mango for starters and Galician beef filet with charred spring onions and romesco sauce for the main course.
The sound of a cool Jazz band trio, with songs like Frank Sinatra’s “Fly me to the moon” and “The way you look tonight,” sounded throughout the dinner which finished on a sweet note with a Mini Magnum of yogurt with strawberry gazpacho and white chocolate for dessert.
Following on from the first class dinner, it was time for the happily ever after party to kick off with Suk-Rae and Na-Hyeon enjoying their first dance to The Mamas and the Papas’ “Dream a little Dream of Me.” The partying took place in a large outdoor terrace where the newlyweds, together with their guests, enjoyed an open bar for four hours and a catchy playlist with plenty of old hip hop and pop rock tunes at the hands of Lomusic DJ, all the while enjoying the flow of late night snacks provided by the newlyweds including a selection of traditional pastries, mini hamburgers with cheese and leftover wedding cake.
Approximately 65 guests were able to share this storybook wedding, which just weeks before it was to take place, the covid restrictions made it uncertain if an after party would be permitted, but, after three postponements, Suk-Rae and Na-Hyeon were determined to get married whatever the scenario. Fortunately, the restrictions were lifted just before their wedding, permitting the bridal couple and their guests to party well into the night, the icing on the cake to a truly memorable wedding day filled with lots of good wine, a great atmosphere and a stunning location.