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Hollie and Joe’s Dream Day!

Life is full of WOW factor moments, and for the team here at Sunshine Weddings, Hollie and Joe’s wedding day at one of the most beautiful rural Haciendas in southern Spain, was definitely one of those…

Nestled in the glorious Andalusian countryside, yet within striking distance of the exciting and cosmopolitan resorts of Mijas (and Marbella), this destination wedding venue villa truly offers its bridal couples – and their guests – the very best of both worlds.

An aerial shot of the stunning Hacienda – Hove & Co Photography

The Hacienda effortlessly blends tranquillity and zen with style and luxury. There really is no better, or more idyllic setting for a wedding celebration in this part of Spain.?’

The wonderful wedding ceremony on the Hacienda’s lawn – Hove & Co Photography

Hollie and Joe’s ceremony was held on the sweeping lawns of the property, amidst a tableau of rolling Mediterranean hills, the local white-washed village punctuating the panoramic views, and the cerulean sky.

The bride looked absolutely radiant in her off-the-shoulder wedding gown, dazzling all her guests – as well as, of course, her groom.

The bride and groom share a kiss in the grounds of the Hacienda – Hove & Co Photography

The Hacienda also dazzles, both inside and out!

Features include a luxurious swimming pool and charming poolside ?€?casita’, stunning shady seating areas – just perfect for mingling and sipping champagne, an Andalusian-style built-in BBQ and pizza oven, extensive grounds (some 10,000 square metres) flourishing with exotic tropical gardens and vast manicured lawns, and tennis facilities… not to forget those aforementioned 360 degree views to die for.

The bride and groom in the grounds of the Hacienda – Hove & Co Photography

Inside, the Hacienda is graced with elegant junior suites and double bedrooms, charming decor and convivial living spaces. There’s even a library!

Aerial shot of the garden layout and pool – Hove & Co Photography

This exquisite countryside retreat can sleep up to twenty people, making it super convenient for close family and friends to reside ?€?on-site’ before and after the special day, along with the bride and groom. Whilst the rest of the wedding party will be absolutely spoilt for choice with the vast array of accommodation options available in nearby Mijas, dotted along its coastline on Mijas Costa, or perhaps a little further afield in Marbella, Puerto Banus (both just twenty minutes away), or even the cultural city of Malaga. This part of the Costa del Sol has so much to offer, meaning the wedding can basically be turned into a holiday!

The relaxed and informal wedding breakfast in the grounds of the Hacienda – Hove & Co Photography

What makes this charming destination wedding venue property all the more appealing is its close proximity to the airports and motorway. Family and friends can choose to fly into either Malaga or Gibraltar airports, which are then connected via the convenience AP7 autovia. Malaga city also has a well-appointed train station.

After the fabulous ceremony, surrounded by family and friends – and conducted by the Costa’s wonderful Padre Peter – Hollie and Joe were whisked away by their photographer friend, who flew over especially from the UK for the event, for some awesome snapshots to capture the special moments of the day.

The bride and groom cut their cake – Hove & Co Photography

The wedding breakfast was a feast for all the senses with the beautifully decorated tables fringing the gorgeous turquoise pool. This was rounded off with the all-important speeches, which went down a treat, followed by another treat… that of the scrumptious wedding cake, artfully displayed on wine barrels. Another tableau straight out of a bridal magazine.

As the golden summer rays began to dip, the Hacienda’s grounds transform into nature’s dance floor – with a little help from some magical fairy lighting, lanterns… and of course, music. Here guests can party away until the small hours, safe in the knowledge there are far less noise restrictions than in the Costa del Sol’s busier parts!

Hollie, Joe and their guests did just that, partying beneath the sublime velvet canopy of the stars.

The Hacienda at sunset – Hove & Co Photography

From start to finish, what a fantastic day!

Our massive congratulations once again to this lovely couple. We also extend a HUGE thank you to the talented Joey of Hove & Co Photography for letting us feature his brilliant work in this blog.