Last week one of our beautiful brides, Aine, took us through the planning stages of her wedding in Malaga with Dean. Today we find out about the big day itself and which parts of the wedding the couple most enjoyed.
I started the day by getting ready in the bridal suite with my bridemaids and my mother. The room was breathtakingly beautiful – simply picture perfect. Winding wooden stairs led up to a stunning four poster bed that overlooked the countryside. I have to mention the bathroom as it wouldn’t have looked out of place in the movies. My ′maids took selfies in the sunken bath, which we all found hysterically funny.
We didn’t have any themes; we just wanted to keep things quiet and outdoorsy to suit the venue. As it is a quite naturally beautiful place with a lot of greenery it really didn’t require much. We didn’t want to take away from the natural features of the site. We just took advantage of the rustic feel, using brown paper cones for holding rose petals and miniature logs to hold the name tags for the place settings.
The ceremony was so much fun – I don’t know if that would be a normal way to describe the ceremony – but it is exactly how we wanted it. It was very memorable. Our celebrant Padre Peter was full of character, which we loved. One of my best friends and bridesmaid, Amy, wrote a personal poem about us which added such a lovely touch to the ceremony. And to top it off when Elen was singing Christy Moore’s The voyage all our guests joined in for a sing-song. It was brilliant.
For food we started with goat cheese au gratin on a bed of fruit and raisin cake with duck ham and tomato jam. For the main, guests were served sirloin of beef from Los Pedroches Valley with Mediterranean vegetables and dauphinoise potatoes. We finished with white chocolate and passion fruit mousse.
Our band were incredible. They had our guests dancing the whole way through the band’s sets. They were so engaging with the guests and had everyone on their feet. So many guests commented that it was like being at a concert. I could not recommend them enough, a big, big highlight on the day. Then DJ Fuller kept us dancing till dawn.
Rebecca Davidson came highly recommended by our wedding planners and on viewing her work she did seem the best photographer for us. From the moment we met her, we were so happy with our choice, and she was lovely to have around on the day and super helpful.
Our favourite moments were the ceremony and of course dancing when the band was on. I must also mention the speeches, as they were so touching and memorable.
The Sunshine Weddings team were delighted to be a part of making Aine’s and Dean’s wedding dreams come true and we have to say, the rumours are true – the Irish sure know how to party.