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Today's guest blog is a boutique cake business in Spain. We have worked with this company for many years and can highly recommend them. We asked Designer Cakes Spain a few questions to give our customers a bit more information on them and also a few photos to see their work.


Designer Cakes Spain


1) a photo of your company team, bit about the company and your services in Spain
My team is me Margaret Wilde.... and only me :) 
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2) how long have you been working along side Perfect Spanish Weddings? Your experience in working with them?
Can´t remember exactly, but goes back a good few years and always good, especially with Paula. 
3) what is your favourite wedding trend? and Why?
No favourite - love the way things come and go and how I have to adapt & keep up - never boring!
4) if you could recommend a place to visit whilst in Spain to our couples where would it be and why?
So many places and beautiful cities, but as we are on the Costa del Sol, I suggest Nerja as it is unique.
5) What is your favourite Spanish Dish?
Favorite Spanish dish has to be Sardinas al Espeto eaten on the beach in sea air... Lots of other Mediterannean and intenational cooking available here too.
6) what does 2018 wedding season have in store for you?
2018?  Uff.. looking like being the busiest ever!
A few photos of Margaret's work
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If you would like to book Designer Cakes in Spain for your Spanish wedding then get in touch and we would be happy to assist you

The past couple of weeks it seems hen parties have been popular for me, A few weeks ago I taught a couple of hen's a chicago themed dance as part of their hen party package and then a good friend of mine gets married next year so hen party discussions have started...... this has inspired me for this weeks blog:

What type of hen party are you having?


Is your hen party all planned? if so what are you doing?


With so many different options out there it is quite a daunty task for your maid of honour/bridesmaids to plan the perfect night/weekend/week hen party for the bride to be and after all it has to be what the bride will love doing, the last think you want to do is organise something the bride to be will not enjoy. So I have put together a few different ideas I have come across to maybe give you a bit of inspiration.

1) A popular choice for many - a relaxing spa day, a day to unwind with your girls, get pampered and a spot of lunch.

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2) A big night out - VIP treatment into a big club - brush of those heels and dance the night away

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3) A cocktail making class - A FAB experience with plenty of laughs - plus you get to drink the cocktails

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4) An extreme sport day - this could involve a range of watersports, or land based activities eg rockclimbing, clay pigeon shooting - a fun day experiencing something a bit different



5) A weekend away - maybe a city break with a mix of seeing the sights and of course plenty of food and drinks in the evening - or maybe head to a beach resort to soak up the sun in the day and then dance the night away in the bars and clubs.

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6) A murder mystery themed dinner event - A great opportunity to get all dresses up into your themed charactor and take part as the mystery unfolds. 

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7) A dance lessons - this is what I taught a few weeks back to a hen party, they came all dressed up in frapper dresses as the dance themed they chose was Chicago, I taught them a dance which they learnt perfected and then i filmed it. It was a good giggle and it is suitable for all ages.

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8) A boat river cruise with dinner and evening entertainment - A lovely way to enjoy the views plus something a bit different then being in a bar.

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Of course you can also combine many of these things together to make it the perfect Hen Party. This is just a few ideas for you, I hope it has given you a few ideas.


Would love to hear what your hen party has planned? 


Happy Planning and have a FAB hen party.

We pride ourselves in working with the best suppliers in Spain and have built up a reliable, professional datebase of suppliers who not only do an excellent job but we also have a great working relationship with them.

We feel that it is important for our customers to also get to know our suppliers and our relationship with them, hense why we have now introduced Guest Blogs.

Today's guest blog is one of our talented wedding photographers - Pierre Richardson.


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pierre himself1) a photo of your company team, bit about the company and your services in Spain

 My name is Pierre, I am a full-time professional wedding photographer based in Tarifa, just south of Gibraltar where the Costa del Sol meets Africa. This is where I have made my home, and where I have established my studio for the last 14 years.

I am often asked what it's like to live here, and do what I do, and the short answer is I believe I have the best job in the world: I am permanently surrounded by happy people in beautiful settings, who invite me to the happiest day of their lives to help them remember it forever. And all this in guaranteed sunshine..!

Fun and light-hearted as all this may be, it is also for me a great responsibility, as your wedding photographs are the foundation for preserving all those wonderful memories, which you and your loved ones will cherish for years to come.

I always feel very honoured when couples entrust me with photographing their wedding day, and it really inspires me to capture it in a way that reflects their vision, with all the love, the joy, the beauty, and the sacredness of such a special occasion. So to all you lovely happy people, a genuine and heartfelt "thank you"!



2) how long have you been working along side Perfect Spanish Weddings? Your experience in working with them?

I have worked with Perfect Spanish Weddings for a couple of years now, and I have found Moira and all her team to be very professional, easy going and just great to work with.


3) what is your favourite wedding trend? and Why?

The vintage-glamour look, as much for the couples' outfits as for the settings and decorations, I like this new classy trend of mixing old and new, it's fresh and makes for great photos!


4) if you could recommend a place to visit whilst in Spain to our couples where would it be and why?

It has to be Tarifa, my home town, with its 7 km of white sandy beaches, where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic ocean, and Africa is just a short hop across the strait. It is one of the most beautiful places in Europe, perfect for wedding photography, especially "trash the dress" shoots! 


5) What is your favourite Spanish Dish?

Tapas, tapas!


6) what does 2018 wedding season have in store for you?

It's already shaping up to be a very busy season here in Spain, but I have established a base in Dublin this year, so I hope to develop more business opportunities there for 2018.


Some FAB examples of Pierre's work:

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If you would like to book Pierre as your Wedding Photographer then feel free to get in touch and we would be happy to help

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This venue is simply stunning....... A restored Boutique Hotel situated in the Spanish Countryside surrounded by natural beauty. It is only 30 minutes from Malaga Airport and Torremolinos beaches making it a perfect location for your wedding in Spain and then to explore and enjoy the Spanish beauty.

Boutique Hotel Costa del Sol

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There are 8 bedrooms at this venue, all with en-suites and the interior is beautifully decorated.

The outside boasts 7 individual gardens providing plenty of space for you and your guests to enjoy the views and the Spanish sunshine, plus the perfect opportunity to get some amazing wedding photos.

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There is a large Morcoccan inspired courtyard in the centre of the hotel, which includes a lovely tiled fountain and chimaera and orange trees - this location is ideal for your wedding banquet.

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There is also a perfect walled Alhambra garden which has a central waterway and fountains which is perfect for your wedding ceremony.

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This hotel has so much to offer and it is one of the most stylist wedding venues in Southern Spain. You can see why people choose to make this their Wedding Venue, with the stunning views, intimate location and stunning interior and exterior of the Hotel.

A few helpful facts:

  • Location : Inland
  • Suitable for Wedding Ceremony : Yes
  • Suitable for Wedding Reception : Yes
  • Near to Church : Yes
  • Accommodation Availability : 8 Rooms
  • Nearest Airport : Malaga
  • Distance from Airport : 30 minutes
  • Closest Towns:  Antequera

Further information on Antequera which is the nearest town to this venue


 If you think that this beautiful Boutique Hotel is your dream wedding venue in Spain then drop us a message and we would be happy to provide you with further information

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We work with so many amazing suppliers in Southern Spain that all help create your dream wedding in Spain. Today's guest blog is about one of our lovely Wedding Singer's Amanda Rosa. We asked Amanda a couple of questions both Business and Personal related so you can find out more about her services and also a bit more about Amanda herself.


Amanda Rosa - Wedding Singer


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Amanda Rosa Classically Trained Wedding and Event Singer.

Amanda offers music for your Wedding Ceremony and or for your Drinks Reception (Cocktail hour).

Whether you are having a Church Ceremony or Wedding Blessing, Amanda´s repertoire is extensive and she is a very versatile performer. She is happy to help you tailor your music to suit your special day. The music you choose is important and should reflect you both and highlight the love you share.

For your Drinks Reception (Cocktail hour) Amanda can offer either a chill out theme or perhaps you´d prefer a mixture of styles that will keep you and all your guests entertained while you begin the celebrations of your big day. Amanda´s repertoire includes many different styles such as Ballards, Jazz, Blues, R & B, Motown, Swing, Pop and Rock.

Sometimes couples who are fans of the Westend Musicals or Opera Classics choose to include a few Showstoppers mixed into their Wedding day music. It is your day and the music should be the type and style that suits you personally.

Your Wedding day is such an important occasion and Amanda is always dedicated to ensuring that your Wedding music will be nothing but perfect!

  1. How long have you been working along side Perfect Spanish Weddings? Your experience in working with them?

I have been working alongside Perfect Spanish Weddings for the last 8 years and I have always found the company to be reliable and efficient.  They are always pleasant to work with and have a very professional manor.  This all helps to make each couples day nothing but perfect.

  1. What is your favourite wedding trend? and Why?


  1. If you could recommend a place to visit whilst in Spain to our couples where would it be and why?

Nerja.  It is just the most lovely place to be with stunning coastline.

  1. What is your favourite Spanish Dish?

Probably tapas as you can try many different varieties of Spanish cuisine at once.  It´s also a fun way to eat and socialise.

  1. What does 2018 wedding season have in store for you?

The honour of being involved in plenty more happy days for some very special couples to be.  Can´t wait!


Here are a few more photos of Amanda Rosa.

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If you would like to book Amanda Rosa's services then just drop us a message and we would be happy to arrange this for you

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Where will you be buying your wedding dress from? and How much are you willing to pay?

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There is a mixed opinion about wedding dresses some brides say its only a dress you wear for one day so they wouldnt spend too much on it, but then others say you its a big part of the wedding and they would spend a couple of thousand pounds for the right dress..... where do you stand?

Its seems to be a growing trend that more and more people buy their wedding dresses online, and if im honest I can see why they do, with the cost of some wedding dresses today.

But would you risk buying your wedding dress online??

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I can honestly say when I got married it never even crossed my mind to buy my dress online, and I am a bargain Queenbut I loved going from bridal shop to bridal shop and having the experience of trying all the different styles on, and I was on a budget too. I was very lucky to find my dream dress for £550…. yes this was 12 years ago but I do believe you can still snap up a bargain from a bridal shop. 

Having worked in the Bridal Industry it does seem that more and more Brides are looking for a bargain and Iam fully with them on this, you dont need to spend thousands of pounds on a dress you can still finda stunning dress for £600 and under depending on what style of dress you are looking for. This does however mean some people looking at purchasing online but it is so risky and it is something you really need to consider. Its great getting ideas of dresses online and getting a feel as to what you like but just really think long and hard about buying online. There are so many horror stories where Brides have brought online, their dress arrives and it is nothing like the original photo.

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At least buying from a shop you can

1) try it on

2) get the whole “bridal” experience

3) have somewhere to go if there are any problems – security

So with all of this is mind there are many other ways of being able to get your dream wedding dress at a more affordable price.

  1. Check out your nearby Bridal shops as they may have Sale dresses or discontinued dresses where you can snap up a BARGAIN
  2. Look on Facebook at your local wedding sale pages as loads of shops and people sell dresses on there
  3. Larger department shores with have a range of dresses at reasonable prices
  4. Have a look around for lower cost wedding dress shops, there are a few around where you can grab yourself a good deal. Wholesaler, discontiued dresses warehouse

So please just think before you go buy that cheaper dress online – as you only plan to get married once and it is YOUR wedding dress you are buying and not just an evening dress

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Happy Shopping

Some ideas for your wedding dress on our Pinterest Board

Wedding Cakes In Spain 


We are pleased to be introducing guest blogs from all our lovely supppliers. Today's blog is from Wedding Cakes In Spain.


1) A photo of your company team, bit about the company and your services in Spain


 Wedding Cakes In Spain was started in 2003 and has gone from strength to strength. We specialise in designing and create bespoke wedding cakes for your special occasion. Two years ago we opened our own wedding cake and decoration showroom to showcase our designs and wedding ideas.











2) How long have you been working along side Perfect Spanish Weddings? Your experience in working with them?

Wedding Cakes In Spain has worked alongside PSW since 2009, I remember the first cake I made for PSW, it was a 4 tier creation decorated with lots of lemon coloured sugar roses for a wedding at the Villa Padierna Hotel. My experience working with PSW has always been positive and enjoyable.


3) What is your favourite wedding trend? and Why?

I think all weddings are beautiful, but if I were to pick a favourite trend I would choose the 20’s 30’s vintage look, inspired by a favourite TV program of mine Downton Abbey. I love the fashion of this era and the influence it has had on many weddings I have worked with over the past year or so.


4) If you could recommend a place to visit whilst in Spain to our couples where would it be and why?

As a huge skiing fan I would have to recommend a trip to Sierra Nevada. The scenery is breathtaking whether you visit to ski in the winter months or walk in the summer months, I absolutely love it up there.


5) What is your favourite Spanish Dish?

This just has to be gambas pil pil, spicey and hot with lots of garlic.... to die for!


6) What does 2018 wedding season have in store for you?

Busy... but to be perfectly honest I would just like to focus on getting to the end of the 2017 wedding season before I can give any real thought to next year!


A few examples of their work:

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If you would like to know more about Weddings Cakes In Spain and would like to book their services then please feel free to get in touch and we would be happy to help.


Have you decided what type of wedding cake you would like for your wedding in Spain? With so many different options to choose from it can be a hard decision. Do you have sponge or maybe chocolate or do you stick with a traditional and go with fruit?....

Here at Perfect Spanish Weddings we are hear to help with all your wedding planning needs including arranging your wedding cake. We work with a range of local cake makers that create the most amazing wedding cakes. They will discuss with you all your requirements and any dietary needs and then create the perfect cake.

Here are a few examples of our Cake Suppliers creations:

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As you can see from our pictures there is a huge range of wedding cakes that we can offer you for your wedding in Spain, from our more traditional tiered cakes, to cupcakes, to the popular naked cake (last photo). 

If however you do have another idea for your wedding cake then please feel free to get in touch and we would be happy to discuss this with you and see whether it is something our suppliers can arrange for you.

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A few ideas for what is in trend for 2017 that might also be of interest to you:

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This venue is simple stunning and has so much to offer making it perfect for your wedding in Spain. It is set inland with amazing views of the Spanish Countryside but only a short drive to the coast. Only 7km from the Southern Spain Coastline situated between Marbella, Ronda and Estepona.




It has a large banqueting room that can accomodate up to 330 guests or you can use their amazing terrace if its a more intimate wedding, this can accomodate up to 90 guests. 





The terrace takes in the lovely views whilst sipping your reception drink and watching the Spanish sunset.



This 4 star hotel also has beautiful landscaped grounds perfect to capture some amazing wedding photos.


A few facts:

  • Location : Inland
  • Suitable for Wedding Ceremony : Yes
  • Suitable for Wedding Reception : Yes
  • Near to Church : Yes
  • Accommodation Availability : 95 Rooms
  • Nearest Airport : Malaga
  • Distance from Airport : 1 Hour
  • Closest Towns:  Marbella


If you think this stunning rural 4 star Hotel is the Spanish Venue you have been searching for then please feel free to get in touch and we would be happy to help plan your wedding in Southern Spain.

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A bit more information on the surrounding areas of this lovely Venue




Choosing the right centrepiece for your wedding tables can be hard word as there are so many different options out that that offer so much. Here are Perfect Spanish Weddings we here to help with all your wedding decoration needs. We work closely with some FAB Spanish Florists that create the most amazing centrepieces and also we have a very talented venue decorators which work their magic and can transform any of our Venues into your dream wedding.

So with this in mind this blog is all about some ideas and inspiration for your wedding centrepieces.



Having flowers are always a popular choice, you can add you colour scheme into them and they do look so pretty. With so many different flowers to choose from too you can create the most amazing looking centrepieces. You can use flowers in glass jars, bottles, wooden boxes and tin containers for a few examples. Below are a few photos of our work.

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Candles create a very romantic atmosphere to a wedding table. You could have a tall candelabra or small tea lights in a tea-light holder. You can also add petals to the table to add a little bit more, or flowers or stones/pebbles, these are just a few ideas for you there are many more you can find on our pinterest page or google. Here are a few examples of candle centrepieces.

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Tall Centrepieces:

Having a tall centrepiece can make a real impact on the table and works really well if your in a grand building or maybe outside in a grand garden. You can use tall glasses for this and add flowers or maybe feathers. Or you could have a large candelabra and then add decorations to this. A large wishing tree also looks lovely and by adding some hanging crystals and maybe candles in glass jars also looks beautiful. A few pictures below of some examples.

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When using lanterns for your centrepieces you can add many different things to them to create different looks. They do look stunning just with a candle in them however you can also put flowers in and around them to create a different look. A few pictures to show you some of our past couples and their lantern centrepieces.

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Long Centrepieces:

If you choose to have a long table you can always add a long centrepiece onto the table rather then a few individual ones. It adds the look of a table runner but with a use of different things from wood, leaves, candles to name a few it can really make a table stand out. A few ideas for you.

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I hope this blog has given you a few ideas and some inspiration with your centrepieces. Hope you have a lovely wedding day.

If you would like to discuss your table decorations for your up and coming wedding with us then please feel free to get in touch.

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This stunning venue is perfect for your wedding in Spain. It is a large 4 star Hotel situated in Estepona. This area is known for is gorgeous coastline. This venue has so much to offer:

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You can have your ceremony on the beach or on one of the terraces that takes in the lovely views.

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With 7 function rooms to choose from you will not be disappointed with this venue for your wedding. 

This hotel can accomodate up to 200 guests for your wedding banquet and has plenty of cuisine options to meet all your requirements.

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There is a large terrace that is perfect for your reception drinks, whilst sipping those drinks you can take in the amazing views of the Mediterranean sea, Africa and Gibraltar


A few useful facts about this Hotel Venue


  • Location : Coastal
  • Suitable for Wedding Ceremony : Yes
  • Suitable for Wedding Reception : Yes
  • Near to Church : Yes
  • Accommodation Availability : 237 Rooms
  • Nearest Airport : Malaga
  • Distance from Airport : 1 Hour
  • Closest Town : Estepona


Estepona is a beautiful resort, just one hour from Malaga Airport. It has been awarded blue flag beaches, has plenty of lovely restaurants and lots of shops to browse if you want to take yourself away from  the Spanish sunshine and beaches for a while.


More information on Estepona


If you feel that this venue is the perfect place you have been looking for, for your wedding in Spain then please feel free to drop us a message and we would be happy to help with further details.

More information on this Beachfront Hotel in Marbella

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WOW... how do you decide what to have in your hair on your wedding day with so many things to choose from!






I suppose it all comes down to what type of wedding you are planning on having and your hairstyle as to what will look amazing in your hair.


The Veil - a tradition that has been around for hundreds of years and as we see many wedding traditions change over the years this is one tradition that has always stuck. Many brides these days still do choose to wear a veil and its not always if they are getting married in a Church. Veils vary from length from a shoulder length to a cathedral veil which is to the floor and the detail in the veils can be very plain and simple to lace or diamontes.

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A birdcage is a trend that has come in over the past few years and it fits perfectly with your vintage themed weddings which are still a big trend. Its a lovely hairpiece that adds that slight tradition of your face being covered but is still modern.



Tiara or Headband - most brides always want a bit of sparkle in their hair and tiaras or headbands are still very popular. You can have something thats quite small and delecate or something that really stands out. A tiara works lovely if you have a simple elegant dress as it just makes it pop out. Having a tiara or headband can also work well if your having a veil. Every bride can enjoy being a princess for one day :)

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Hairpieces are a big trend and there are so many different styles and designs you can choose from. You can have pearls and/or diamonds in them they can be side clips, back clips, pieces that run around the back of your head and also run around the front of your head. Hairpieces work well with all dresses and all types of weddings its a great way to add a bit of sparkle to your hair but it doesnt have to be huge.... some of the smaller pieces can also work well with a veil.

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Floral hair - a big trend if your having a boho style wedding. Having just flowers in your hair can look lovely. You can have flowers just put through your hairstyle, or have a floral headband or maybe just simply have a large flower tucked behind your ear. This look also looks beautiful if you having a beach wedding.

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I hope this has given you a bit of inspiration as to what you would like to have in your hair on your wedding day. Just remember to try things on as part of your wedding dress shoppping experience as you will probably find that the one thing you said you didnt really want you end up buying and to be honest it is amazing how a dress tranforms once you accessory.


Happy shopping and I know whatever you decide to have you will look stunning on your wedding day.


Today's blog is about a lovely 2015 wedding which was held at the stunning 16th Century Spanish Castle Castillo De Santa Catalina.


Barbara and Paddy choose this stunning venue for their wedding in Sunny Spain. Their day was surrounded by their Family and Friends and the Spanish sunshine. It was a wonderful day filled with many memories and will be remembered by all for many years to come.

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They had the Ceremony over looking the sea which was truly breathtaking.

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After a lovely ceremony Barbara and Paddy plus their guests then got to enjoy a cold drink, and take in the castle surroundings and it was the perfect opportunity to get some photos.


Next Stop Honeymoon


Are you the one who will be booking their Honeymoon as one of the first things on the list or will you be leaving it until the last minute once everything else is paid for?

Having chatted to a few couples there really is a mix of opinions with regards to a Honeymoon..... some say they are getting it booked straight away as its an important part of the wedding planning preparations and then others have said they hadn't even thought about it yet and that they will look into into once everything is paid for.


A honeymoon is not just a holiday it is the first time away as Husband and Wife, a time to relax after all the stress of planning your wedding and also having the opportunity of maybe visiting somewhere you have always wanted to go but would never really do it as just your normally annual holiday.

Then its deciding what type of honeymoon to have..... do you go with Beach, City, Adventure, Ski or maybe even a Road Trip.


Beach - A perfect way to unwind, chill in the sunshine and basically not do much. With so many places to choose from this. You could go with an All Inclusive Hotel or maybe just a small island bungalow. With your days spent relaxing by the pool or beach, maybe a bit of sightseeing and then watching the sunset with a cocktail in your hand. A few location ideas for you Thailand, Fiji, Bali, Seychelles to name a few..... Is this your type of Honeymoon?



City - If you are not a beach bum and enjoy the city life and exploring then this could be the honeymoon that is perfect for you. You can spend your days walking, cycling or maybe bus tours around the stunning city sights then come the evenings visit the restaurants, Bars or maybe even the theatres. A few ideas for you New York, Boston, Rome, Paris. Is this your type of Honeymoon?

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Adventure - for all the adrenaline junkies out there, if your an active pair and love trying new things then this is an great honeymoon option for you. Spend your days jumping off cliffs, scuba diving into the lush turquoise seas, spend the day with the orangutans or if your feeling really tough then climb a mountain. A couple of location ideas for you Killimanjaro, Red Sea, Borneo, Brazil, Costa Rica...... So is this your type of Honeymoon.

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Ski - So a snowing break is more what your looking for. Hitting the slopes by day, feeling the fresh air against your face and then by night cosying up by the fire with a glass of wine with your loved one. Sounds lovely doesnt it. A few location options for your France, Bulgaria, Italy, Canada.... Is this your type of Honeymoon.




Road Trip - for the explorers at heart. Touring from place to place, exploring new things and getting to see everything from mountains to beaches to national parks. You can do this with a campervan or grab a convertable and stay in hotels for a bit more luxury. A few ideas for this USA, Australia, New Zealand, Europe... Is this your Honeymoon.



We would live to hear what type of honeymoon you plan on having?


Enjoy your honeymoon together and make many memories :)

This stunning Beachfront Hotel Venue situated on the beautiful Andalusia coastline is perfect for a Spanish Wedding. The Venue itself is simply breathtaking with elegant and modern decor inside and out. With excellent indoor facilities to hold your wedding inside if you desire or you can of course make use of the beachfront location, the poolside area and the stunning grounds to hold your ceremony and reception.






And the views are amazing - Beach, Mountains and all panoramic!!

There is also a private beach club which is open in the summer months which has the most amazing atmosphere making it one of the top wedding venues in Marbella







A few Facts:

    Location : Coastal

    Suitable for Wedding Ceremony : Yes

    Suitable for Wedding Reception : Yes

    Near to Church : Yes

    Accommodation Available :  Yes

    Nearest Airport : Malaga

    Distance from Airport : 45 Minutes

    Closest Town : Marbella


You can see why this Venue is so popular with many couples wanting to tie the knot in Sunny Spain. It is modern, fresh and sophisticated.


If you feel that this Spanish venue is your wedding venue then please feel free to get in touch and we would be happy to help plan your dream wedding in Spain.


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Hayley and Shane had a stunning Wedding Day at one of our beautiful venues. They decided that Hotel Cortijo Bravo was the perfect venue for them to have their dream Spanish Wedding and you can see why they choose it.

Their day was surrounded by their Family and Friends and it was truly a day to remember.

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Hotel Cortijo Bravo is a beautiful venue with amazing views of the sea and mountains and is perfect for holding your wedding there.

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Feeding your guests is a big part of the day otherwise you will end up with unhappy guests :( not a good start to a wedding day. But deciding on what type of food you want for your wedding day can be a big decision.

Deciding on what style of food comes down to:

1) Style of wedding - rustic, garden, beach, highend hotel

2) Budget

3) Time of Wedding - as this may decide whether you have just the main meal and then not have an evening buffet

There are so many different options for your wedding reception food for example:

1) Sit down meal

2) BBQ

3) Canapes

4) Buffet

5) Food Carts 

6) Food Bars

A sit down meal tends to be the more traditional way of serving food but tends to be the more expensive one. Normally looking at 3-4 courses and you have more of a formal sitting plan for everyone. 

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BBQ is a great option if your on a smaller budget and having an outdoor wedding. Its a lot more relaxed and you can then opted for a seating plan or just let people get comfy where they please. You could also have a Hog roast as an option too.


Canapes can be nice for your guests once they arrive at the venue, if your wedding food isnt going to be for a few hours its a good way of keeping your guests happy until the main food comes out. Some canapes can be pricey depending on your venue and what you have.

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Buffet is a another great option if your on a tighter budget. You can use the buffet for your main meal or for your evening guests when they arrive. Its a good way of letting your guests have a range of food and they can help themselves. Again adds a more relaxed atmosphere to the wedding.

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Food Carts/Trucks are a great alternative to wedding food and adds something different to your wedding. There are many options out there from A Fish and Chip Van, Mexican Van, Jacket Potato Van for example. I think this sort of food works perfect if your having a garden wedding or a festival themed wedding. Creates a lovely relaxed wedding feel perfect for a couple that isnt looking for your traditional wedding.

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Food Bars/Carts are great. Mainly tend to be more for your desserts but thats fine as everyone loves a good dessert. You can have a Candy bar, Popcorn Bar, Icecream Bar or maybe a Cake Bar. Really ends a FAB twist to serving your desserts.

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So a few different ideas there for your food at your up and coming wedding. I hope this has given you a bit of inspiration and maybe made you think more about what food you want to eat at your wedding.

Would love to hear what you went for in the end............. I had your traditional sit down meal but did have a chocolate fountain for the evening...yummy. 

Happy Wedding Planning



With so many wonderful wedding venues in Costa Del Sol its hard to choose your perfect venue. We have so many amazing venues to offer that will meet everyones requirements.

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However today's blog we are going to focus on this beautiful venue in Vinuela. It is a boutique hotel set in one of the most beautiful natural areas in Andalucia. Plus situation on the stunning Lake Vinuela by the National Park of Sierra Tejeda you can see why this venue is popular to get married at.



The Hotel has lovely landscaped gardens that surround the property perfect to grab some amazing wedding photos and also as the sun sets to walk around them in the night time is definately memorable.

The property has a range of suitable areas within its grounds to hold your ceremony and wedding reception from a choice of restaurants, function rooms to gardens spaces. All perfect to take in the stunning views. Guests can stay onsite or with only a 15 minute drive to the coast there will be other accomodation available.





Lake Vinuela has a range of small beaches great for chilling out and enjoying the spanish sunshine and if your feeling adventureous then there is also a range of non motorised watersports to have a go at. The Village is a typical spanish village and its known for its fabulous wine.

Torrox is your costal resort near by and its definately your pretty spanish resort with white washed houses, many restaurants to dine in plus a lovely coastline.

A few facts about this Venue:

Location : Inland

Suitable for Wedding Ceremony : Yes

Suitable for Wedding Reception : Yes

Near to Church : Yes

Accommodation Availability : Yes

Nearest Airport : MalagaDistance from Airport : 50 Minutes

Closest Town : Viñuela and Torrox


If you think this could be the Spanish Wedding Venue you have been searching for then feel free to get in touch for more information

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Nikita and Paul came all the way from Australia to celebrate their wedding day in sunny Spain with their Friends and Family.

They chose to get married at our stunning Frigiliana Church in Nerja. This is a beautiful church inside and out and is set in a typical Spanish Village. Their 74 guests sat waiting for them to say I Do.

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They then went onto our lovely Casa De Los Bates venue to continue their celebrations.

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This is a beautiful traditional that has been around for many years. By adding these 4 things onto the bride they say it will not only bring you good luck on your Wedding Day but also it will help with fertility and prosperity.

The Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue and a sixpence in your shoe has come from an Old English Rhyme. Something Old represents continuity; Something New offers optimism for the future; Something Borrowed symbolises borrowed happiness; Something Blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity, although this remains largely a British custom. These 4 things are usually something that is given to you by a family member or a guest, although there is no harm in you buying any of them yourself.

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There are so many different ways of including these things into your wedding attire, from jewellery, shoes, pins for your bouquet, garter, blue writing inside your dress, small tokens added to your bracelet or bouquet, a vintage piece of clothing or an underskirt or veil borrowed.


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I would love to hear if you followed this tradition and how you incorporated them into your wedding attire.

I had as my......                                                                                                                                                     something old - a pearl necklace I got as a gift for my 18th birthday                                                                         something new - was earings and a bracelet                                                                                                   something borrowed - was my underskirt                                                                                                             something blue - was my garter                                                                                                                           And i didnt do the lucky sixpence as I wasnt aware of that one.

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Sinead and Shane had a wonderful wedding day shared with their Family and Friends. Their day started at Frigiliana Church, Nerja where their 200 guests sat in this beautiful church waiting for them to say I Do. It was a lovely service and this church is truly beautiful.

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They then moved onto our stunning popular venue Casa De Los Bates for their wedding reception.

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This venue is simply stunning. Set in a breathtaking location with the spanish countryside around you whilst overlooking sea views of Rincon de la Victoria you can see why people choose to get married here.


This hotel is family run and has so much to offer. With beautifully landscaped gardens perfect to get some amazing photos. You can have your ceremony in the gardens if you wish and then your wedding reception outside too, to make use of the wonderful backdrop. You guests will enjoy a scroll around the property whilst taking in the views with a drink in their hand.




It can accomodate small intimate weddings or large weddings. And has many bedrooms to look after your guests.


Rincon de la Victoria is on the east coast of Costa Del Sol. It has 9km of glorious beaches to make us of plus a large golf course if you fancy it. With plenty of restaurants to choose from you will be spoilt for choice. 

If you would like more information about this venue then please get in touch

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We look forward to planning your wedding in Southern Spain


As we start to get close to the end of 2016 its time to think about those amazing colours that will be on trend for your up and coming 2017 wedding. It is exciting times ahead for all you lovely couples that will be tying the knot next year and I hope your wedding planning is going well.

Here is what you have to look forward to for Spring colours 2017

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Here are a couple examples of some moodboards using these beautiful colours

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There is some lovely colours for next year and combining a more vibrant colour with a softer shade seems to work so well and offers a real WOW factor.

Here is a sipet into what else is to come for the other seasons

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Happy Wedding Planning for 2017 :) 

Choosing the right wedding venue in Spain can be hardwork as after all there are so many lovely options over there. We have many different types of venues from Spanish Countryside to Castles to restaurants, all offering something different.

Todays Blog is all about a stunning typical Spanish Hacienda Venue, this beautiful venue is beachfront so you have the option of getting married on the beach or on the venue grounds.

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This Boutique Beach Hotel is 30 metres from the beach, so sea views all around you. With 9 bedrooms to choose from it makes it perfect for your guests to stay onsite but also being close to Torre Del Mar where there are many other hotels for other guests if need be.

Torre Del Mar, Malaga is a popular tourist destination on the East coast, It has plenty of bars and restaurants and with a stunning esplanda that follows the coast to the Marina of Calenta de Velez.

The hotel has large landscaped grounds that are perfect to have your wedding reception in and can accomodate over 100 guests.





This is truely an amazing beachfront venue and you can see why our customers choose to have their wedding in Spain here.

If you think this could be your wedding venue you have been looking for then please feel free to drop us a message for further information

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More information on this Venue

We look forward to planning your wedding in Southern Spain


Michelle and Cian has a wonderful wedding day in Sunny Spain. Filled with laughter, happy tears and memories to last a lifetime. 

Their day started at our stunning Frigiliana Church, this church is set in a typical Spanish village with amazing views. The interior and exterior decoration of the church is beautiful and you can see why Michelle and Cian chose to have their wedding ceremony there.

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Michelle, Cian and their wedding guests then continued the celebrations at our very popular Cortijo Bravo Venue for the wedding reception and to dance the night away.


trash the dress 6It seems to be a growing trend of brides trashing their wedding dresses in a photo shoot. But will you be doing it?

I have to say I still have my dress in my loft 11 years later - yes it just sits there but I do sometimes think about maybe should I do a trash the dress photoshoot for one of our big anniversaries. As it does make some AMAZING photos and you can be so creative with it.



It is a growing trend all around the world now and started back in the USA in the late 90s. With so many different ways of trashing your dress and it doesnt always have to be that you ruin your wedding dress as it depends on how wild you want to be, from inwater/underwater photo shoots, to paint fights or a photo shoot at a muddy farm you can be so creative and its a lovely way to show yours and your partners personality. 

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The trend has got that big that back in September 2009 they staged a huge Trash the Dress event on a beach in the Netherlands and this then happened in 2010,2011 and 2012. Now I think this would have been a great experience and so much fun.

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So in the name of Art - will you be Trashing Your Dress??

We would love to hear from any brides that are or have trashed their dress, send us in a photo and a brief on where and why you chose that type of shoot and we will share it on our Facebook page and into our Trash the Dress Photo Album

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