For a rustic wedding in an unbeatable location check out today’s bridal story which takes place in a fabulous rural location in Southern Spain, just 30 minutes from Malaga Airport.
Set among rolling hills and farmland, with mountain views on one side, and a panoramic vista of the sea on the other, this wedding venue oozes Spanish charm and with 14,000 meters of garden, the finca offers no end of possibilities when it comes to planning an outdoor wedding service and celebration.
On a sun-filled day last August, after having had to postpone from the previous year because of Covid, it was finally time for the elegant bridal couple Marie and Brian to say “I do.”
A day filled with love and laughter which started with the guests arriving at the grounds of the rustic finca, there they gathered and mingled to the soulful interpretation of a romantic guitar repertoire at the hands of the accomplished Spanish guitarist Nano.
Before the bride arrived, all the guests moved to the ceremony area which had been set up in the on-site purpose built ceremony area in the garden, a space that made the ideal canvas in which to immortalise the event with amazing shots taken by the talented Isabel Benchetrit.
Finally it was time for the radiant bride to make her appearance. In a gorgeous effortless gown that was fitted to the waist and fell straight to the floor, Marie, looking absolutely stunning, made her way to the ceremony area where, surrounded by a green canopy of natural elements, she was joined with the handsome groom in a joyful and heartwarming service led by Humanist Minister Jeff.
Once the vows were said and the rings exchanged, the couple, now as husband and wife, walked back down the aisle of the delightful outdoor space to an uplifting Flamenco set by Nano where they joined their guests on the colonial style porch for some refreshments and a great feast of tapas including: Seabass and lime ceviche, tomato and mozzarella skewer with Basil emulsion, Langoustine with romesco sauce, an assortment of Iberian hams as well as an assortment of cheeses.
The main course was then held in the lower garden, where as night fell, an even more romantic scene unfolded – a tablescape set under string fairy lights which added a celestial array to this magical wedding venue. There the newlyweds and their loved ones enjoyed a choice of Iberian sirloin medallions millefeuille of smoked potato and mushrooms with crispy vegetables stick, or Sea Bass fillet over artichoke hearts and wild asparagus with romesco drop as the main followed by a delightful mint and yuzu with red fruits dessert.
A place where the all-important and emotive speeches were said before all the guests were then invited to join the newlyweds at the dance floor Pergola and witness the first dance to Ben E King’s “Stand by Me” performed by the funky Monkey Tennis music band—a soul and rock & roll band that have been performing in southern Spain for over 20 years.
The live music set went on for two hours and night settled, and thanks to the venue’s secluded surroundings, away from the bustle of city living, the newlyweds and their guests enjoyed an uninterrupted blanket of stars—which illuminating the night sky—and music at the hands of DJ Kmiss.
The fiesta went on until the wee hours of the morning, specifically to 2.15am, with all enjoying six hours of open bar.