Spain, in particular Marbella, is a wonderful blend of cultures from all over the world that have chosen to settle in this very Cosmopolitan part of Europe.
Our bride and groom here were no exception, Marina and Juan both speak completely fluent English, probably better than me, completely fluent Spanish and yet Marina is Russian and Juan is Argentinian (OK they speak Spanish but I was impressed with Marina!)
Marina and Juan met whilst working in Madrid, and contacted us to help them organise the final details for their dream wedding here in Marbella.
They had already booked most of the details, the venue, the entertainment, photography, etc and just wanted flowers, decorations, a cake and a minister.
I have to admit that I was flat out when Marina first contacted me working 24/7 as we do here in the wedding season. Marina almost threw the towel in with me :) but I managed to win her back, thank goodness as the light at the end of the tunnel was emerging, and we finished off the details for the wedding, created the bridal flowers and some fabulous groups of large candles dotted around the beach bar to set off a beautiful evening. Carla organised the spanish speaking minister and a fabulous dulce de leche wedding cake.
How beautiful it was, how lucky were we all with the weather, it was a perfect November Mediterranean evening and the wedding ceremony was set on the beach at Poco Loco as the sun set, it was stunning and a beautiful ceremony conducted by our new charming spanish speaking minister. The winter sunsets here in Marbella are stunning and this was no exception. The temperature this day was 24 degrees. It is a lottery though as today it has chucked it down for over 17 hours and now we have clear skies :)
Marina and Juan having tied the knot officially in Gibraltar the day before the blessing on the beach, had the most romantic setting and ceremony under a fabulous sunset. Fairy lights and candles then twinkled as the ceremony finished and a fabulous party and dancing was had by all. We recently blogged our wonderful testimonial from Marina and Juan
Thank you Marina for bearing with me! Watch this space as Marina might be joining us as our Russian wedding coordinator, we hope so and 2011 is looking very exciting, it is lovely to meet brides who then become good friends!
Having received the photos this weekend I am was rather alarmed at the empty dress hanging up after the ceremony! But I have since heard it was the day before!! This could be a step up from our trash the dress wedding!
Images courtesy of Mar at Las Madrinas