Last week, in Part 1 of Barry and Gen’s exciting wedding planning journey, we saw the happy couple hunting for the perfect location for their big day. Finally, we found them the perfect location, the spectacularly pretty Andalucian villa of Hacienda San Jose.
So, at last, the big day arrived and Gen was the epitome of the perfect bride. The ceremony was held in the palm-fringed gardens of Hacienda San Jose and was conducted by the much-loved and quirky celebrant Padre Peter. In fact Gen and Barry had loved him so much that they moved their wedding day forward by a day as he was booked on their original date!
The decor of the villa was really important to Gen, and she opted for a subtle vintage feel with a light pink and lilac colour theme running throughout – from their rustic roses and gypsophelia lining the wedding aisle in tiny glass vases, to the pretty dressing table centerpiece where guests were provided baskets of props for the photobooth.
Having fun was a huge part of Gen and Barry’s requirements for their wedding day, and Sunshine Weddings worked hard to ensure that all the providers chosen would fit toward the couple’s vision of the perfect day. They chose the wonderful Maite for hair, David Toms for photography (which, as you can see, was a fantastic choice as the images of their day captured the couple perfectly), Paco provided a moving film of their day and Fiesta Sol supplied the mouthwatering catering that was enjoyed pool-side.
The day was exactly as the bridal couple had planned – romantic, intimate and lots and lots of fun. As the sun set over the rolling hills in the distance and the moon rose over the festivities, guests danced into the early hours of the morning with the knowledge that the fantastic times would keep on coming at Hacienda San Jose. Their luxurious bedrooms were merely steps away and their chilled surroundings would still be there in the morning where they would lounge by the pool and reminisce on what a fantastic Andalucian wedding was had by all.
So what did the happy couple have to say about working with Scott and the rest of the Sunshine Weddings dream team? Here is just a small snippet from Gen’s letter to us:
“We met with Scott numerous times in Spain and Scott even agreed to meet with Barry in London while he was there to have a beer and go through wedding plans. You won’t get that kind of care with any other wedding planner. They always went above and beyond the call of duty. For example, we began to run a little low on drinks at one stage during the wedding and Scott went himself to the local supermarket to pick up more supplies. From beginning to end he looked after us.
Scott has great contacts in the area and really facilitated our vision for the wedding. On the wedding day itself he was always in complete control, allowing us to just enjoy the day. Everything came off without a hitch and we had the greatest day of our lives. It would not have been the same without Scott and everyone at Sunshine Weddings Spain.
Scott is just an all round great guy and we would truly consider him a friend.”
Try getting a wedding like that in Dublin or Chicago. Gen and Barry, it’s couples like you both that make our job the best in the world!