A private and privileged wedding villa in Benahavis, dominated by centuries old acacia trees and brimming with Spanish ambiance.
Join us for today’s bridal story which takes us to a privileged location in Marbella, only 5 minutes from Benahavis, surrounded by ancient trees and tropical Andalusian-style gardens.
On the grounds of this historic estate, the beautiful Lisa and Tom were recently joined as husband and wife.
On a stunning day last June guests arrived on the grounds of this two hectare estate and to the sound of the talented vocalist, Alice Reay, were guided to the lower verdient garden area where they were offered refreshing sangria, soft drinks and beer.
After a moment of pleasant mindling in the sunshine, it was time for the ceremony; with the elegantly dressed guests invited to be seated in a lovely rustic space located in the middle of the villa’s grand lawn.
There an elegant wedding arbour, with drapes and flowers in ivory, blush and a touch of blue had been set up, between the first and second row of the garden’s evergreen olive trees, facing East towards the shimmering Mediterranean.
With Alice Reay singing Cristina Perry’s romantic “A 1000 years” the radiant bride made her much-awaited entrance, looking stunning in an exquisite, figure-flattering, open-back wedding dress and glided down the rose petal strewn outdoor wedding aisle to where the dashing groom awaited.
There on the large expanse of grass—with a capacity for approximately 250 guests—the emotive and meaningful wedding ceremony, led by Celebrant Jeff, was said and the young couple were joined as husband and wife. A blissful moment which brought a tear or two to the intimate group of family and friends who had flown out especially to be a part of, and celebrate, this beautiful union in Southern Spain.
An emotional moment which finalised with a fun wedding recessional to the sound of Alice Reay singing “Florence and the machine” as the guests, who were invited to throw rose petals over the newlyweds, followed them to the drinks reception area which had been set up by the villa’s private outdoor swimming pool and open terrace area.
There, by the turquoise water, Lisa and Tom together with their guests enjoyed a glass of bubbly and some nibbles including mini beef steak on a garlic croute with salsa verde, mini tartlets with quail egg, spinach, serrano ham and Hollandaise sauce, pork brochettes with a whole grain mustard and orange glaze and chicken satay pinchitos with peanut sauce, whilst drinking in the Spanish sunshine.
After some ninety minutes enjoying good vibes, drinks and great company, a moment when the newlyweds together with their loved ones also enjoyed a photo session at the hands of the amazingly talented Talia, the wedding guests were ushered to a space dominated by the centuries-old acacia trees, with views of the sea and the countryside for a magnificent spread.
In this very private and privileged location in Marbella, surrounded by ancient trees and tropical Andalusian style gardens, the guests enjoyed a serving of tapas including: Ceviche with fresh fish and lime juice, camembert and date croquettes, chorizo and red onion tartlets and Spanish style meatballs in a rich tomato sauce, followed by a typical Spanish paella—3 options cooked in the very garden.
Dusk settled and everyone continued to enjoy the al-fresco dining under the stars, which finished with a flavourful trio of chocolate truffle cake, mojito fruit salad, and mini crème brule.
A change in settings throughout the day saw the dance floor laid out on the lawn where, after some sunset images were taken, the party kicked off with the bridal couple enjoying their first dance which then continued with four hours of open bar and a groovy DJ set—mainly old school RnB along with some classic club anthems—taking everyone through to 1am before wrapping up the most magical day and night for the lovely Lisa and Tom.