This is the first Marbella wedding gracing these pages and, as to be expected, the hotel venue where it took place is pretty amazing. Volvoreta Bodas sent us this traditional affair, and, as always with Spanish weddings, I love the stylish guests and the ladies’ headpieces. Speaking of which, note that the groom’s mother wore a Spanish comb (peineta) with mantilla veil, a headdress reserved for special occasions in the South.
The couple personalized the entire event with tons of details, so don’t miss what the bride has to say about that!
From the bride: “Our Wedding was with no doubt, the best day of our lives… well we should maybe say the best days of our lives, because it lasted one whole weekend!! On Friday we prepared an informal party and dinner right at the beach, in what we call a “Chiringuito” in Spanish, with typical Mediterranean food and, of course, good music and Cuban Mojitos. The next day we got married in a little-perfect church in Marbella.”
“The church was one of those little white chapels which already look perfect by themselves but, once the flower decoration was added, it was simply amazing. After the mass we proceeded to the hotel for the reception. Entering the terrace, surrounded by the sea and palm trees, where 300 friends were waiting for us. It was incredible…. After lunch (all Spanish time, so quite late by the way), it was the time to DANCE! Our DJ, Perico, coming from Madrid, had everyone non-stop dancing until 3 am in the morning…”
“We spent all summer collecting little stones which we turned into hand-painted escort cards that also served as favors. In addition to that, for the ladies, we offered Llellés (high heel protectors) for the garden cocktail and ballerina flats for the dance later on. Marbella always has sunny weather and that day was no exception, so to battle the heat, we gave out handmade Japanese fans (with the wedding program, our logo and a drawing of the chapel on them).”
“The majority of our friends were coming from outside of the area so we got personal “thank you” notes and left them in their rooms, together with a little welcome bag (some water, candy and chocolate).”
“We had a photocall with costumes, little metal badges with super-powers “to be the next to get married; to stay up all night, to attract all singles…. etc”. As customary at Spanish weddings, there were free cigars and cigarettes. There was also a gin bar and a polaroid guest book. Instead of the typical Candy Bar, we asked for some friends to bring a little boat and put it near the dance floor, in the gardens of the hotel with original maritime decoration, cookies, cupcakes, candy…”
Photography & video: Volvoreta Bodas // Venue & Catering: Hotel Kempiski de Estepona (chef Jordi Ballester) // Flowers: Estepona décor // Bride’s dress: Beba’s Closet // Shoes: Fanjul // Hairdresser and make up: Pepe Moreno (Marbella) // Chorus church: Arrayan // DJ: Perico