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Mallorca wedding giveaway update | Q&A with the lucky winner

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Highlighted in our previous weekly articles, Sunshine Weddings Spain has actively promoted an extraordinary opportunity across various social media platforms: the chance to win a free wedding or vow renewal on the stunning island of Mallorca. This giveaway follows the success of our 2022 event in Malaga, marking 20 years of planning weddings in Spain. Today, we are thrilled to present an exclusive Q&A session with the fortunate winner of our wedding giveaway.

Joshua and Madison, the winners of the Mallorca free wedding giveaway.
Joshua and Madison, the winners of the Mallorca free wedding giveaway.

On a warm spring day just a couple of weeks ago, May 16th, we hosted a fantastic celebration for our staff and top wedding providers to celebrate this exciting prize draw. The event and winner announcement took place at Finca Son Mir—one of our premier venues on the island. The names of all the entries were displayed on a large projection screen, and as the virtual roulette wheel spun, the winner was revealed: Joshua Howard Tripp from the United States!

Immediately contacted by Sunshine Weddings’ CEO and founder, Scott Gibbons, Joshua was personally informed of his incredible win and provided with details of this amazing prize. Following this, we then engaged with Joshua, capturing his initial reaction and thoughts on winning in a Q&A session, which we are thrilled to present in today’s feature article. Here are his happy words upon winning:

How did you hear about our wedding giveaway?

My Fiance and I were already looking to have a destination wedding in Spain and while researching the best wedding planners in Spain, we stumbled upon the Sunshine Weddings’ page. We quickly saw the announcement of the giveaway and decided to try our luck.

Joshua and Madison, the winners of the Mallorca free wedding giveaway.
Joshua and Madison, set to tie the knot in a stunning Mallorca wedding.

What prompted you to enter the giveaway?

We took a look through Sunshine Weddings Spain’s Internet page and loved the look of everything and thought we have to enter this even if it’s a slim chance of winning.

What was your first reaction when you received the message from Sunshine Weddings’ CEO and founder, Scott Gibbons?

I was honestly in total shock. I first received an email from Scott asking for my contact details and immediately phoned Madison and told her the competition we entered just emailed me asking for my contact details what should I do. I then sent over my phone number and got a call from Scott two minutes later saying that we had won the contest! My initial reaction was maybe a little reserved,  because I couldn’t believe what was happening. Then finally after a couple seconds on the call, reality hit me and I was really overjoyed.

How did you share the news with your fiancée, or were you together when you found out? What was her reaction?

We weren’t together because she was at her sister’s bachelorette party, but straight after I got off the phone with Scott I gave her a call and she was in absolute disbelief! I don’t think she truly believed we had won until the official post of the winners ceremony was shared.

Who was the first person you told about winning, other than your fiancée?

I went and phoned both my parents right after speaking to Madison and they were so excited for us. They just couldn’t believe that we had managed to win this wedding and they knew how much it meant to us.

The happy bridal couple at a football game.
Joshua and Madison, the bridal couple to be, enjoying a football match.

How do you plan to share this exciting news with your wedding guests?

We plan on formally sharing the news with our wedding invites.

What are you most looking forward to about getting married in Mallorca?

We’re excited to get a great feeling of Mallorca and fully indulge in the island’s culture and all the amazing experiences that Mallorca has to offer.

In what ways do you think winning this giveaway will make your wedding day even more memorable for you and your guests?

We gratefully get to have our dream wedding experience, thanks to all the generous sponsors. We truly get to focus more on the memories and shared experience with our loved ones, instead of stressing over the financial aspects.

Joshua and Madison, newly engaged, enjoying a photo session.
Joshua and Madison, newly engaged, enjoying a photo session.

 

Getting to Know the Winning Bridal Couple: A Love Story Across Continents

So I am from Johannesburg, South Africa and my fiance is from the United States. I came to the U.S. for college tennis in 2017 and attended the University of Arkansas for my Freshman and Sophomore years. This is where I met Madison and instantly felt a connection. She was on the Women’s soccer team at the University of Arkansas and we quickly met through mutual friends, as the athletic teams mix with each other quite often. I knew she was the one back then and the rest is history. 

We would like to thank Joshua for his time in responding and both him and his fiancée, Madison, for putting their trust in Sunshine Weddings. We are thrilled to be part of their journey and look forward to making their special day magical.

Joshua and Madison’s special prize will include complimentary wedding planning and coordination by Sunshine Weddings, free venue rental at Finca Son Mir, and one night’s accommodation in the bridal suite. Joshua, Madison, and their wedding guests will also enjoy a welcome drink with 30 minutes of refreshment drinks, including homemade lemonade. The ceremony setup will feature complimentary chairs and beautiful styling by Joanna Walton Flowers, with an English-speaking celebrant, Toni Pons, conducting a heartfelt symbolic wedding blessing.

Catering will be expertly handled by Fosh Catering, providing a 60-minute drinks reception with unlimited beverages and delicious canapés, followed by a sumptuous three-course BBQ-style meal with a three-hour service and unlimited drinks.

To capture every precious moment, photography and videography coverage will be provided by Epic Film, ensuring that Joshua and Madison’s treasured wedding photo albums are filled with beautiful memories.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in the competition and to all the bridal couples, past and present, who have placed their trust in us. Here’s to making many more beautiful dreams come true in Mallorca and Southern Spain.

The lovely couple, Joshua and Madison, will say 'I do' in Mallorca, Spain.
The lovely couple, Joshua and Madison, will say ‘I do’ in Mallorca, Spain.