We are delighted to announce that one of our weddings has been featured in the lastest issue of Confetti Magazine. To read the full article on Soraya and Nicks real wedding in Spain, please see below.
A Very Modern Marriage
Soraya and Nick ‘clicked right’ away and it wasn’t long before they were saying their I dos at the Hacienda in Mijas.
Well, I swiped right and so did he! We met on Tinder. He was from the depths of Kent and I was an East London girl. We were very lucky to be in the same mile radius as we both worked in London, which is what made us pop up on each other’s apps.
I suspected the proposal was coming so, during a visit to my parents in Spain, we arranged to see a beautiful wedding venue which I had read about. We met Scott from Sunshine Weddings Spain and he drove us up into the Mijas hills to the venue. The Hacienda took our breath away, we fell in love with it and didn’t want to leave. Nick then pulled me to one side and asked if I want to marry him there. So that was his proposal and we left a few hours later with a booking for the following year.
A helping hand
My parents were a godsend, but there is only so much running around you could ask of them, so having a wedding planner was essential for us. I could not have done it without Sunshine Weddings; they were on hand 24/7 and they never made me feel daft, no question was too big or too small. They took so much pressure off us and we just can’t thank them enough for all their hard work. The team also helped us arrange a meal for the night before the wedding at a local beach restaurant, which was a great way for the guests to get to know each other before the big day.
The pretty list
I chose to shop in a local bridal boutique located in Chingford, which is where I grew up. I always wanted to support local businesses as my parents owned a bridal shop in East London during my youth, so it seemed only right. I wanted my dress to have a Spanish feel, so I tried on a gown from La Sposa and I loved it so much that I had to Skype my parents and show them straight away. They agreed it was perfect for me. It fitted like a glove, so I didn’t need to panic if I lost any weight during the year.
Look out next week for part 2!