I first met with Lucy and Mark back in 2015 and they had a clear idea of what they wanted for their three day wedding in Marbella. Firstly they wanted their guests to be amazed and wowed throughout the three days, and for it to be a celebration that was elaborate yet relaxed.
They also had a clear view of the style of venue for their separate events with a Ibiza style white party for the pre-wedding event followed by a full day at a breath-taking venue for the wedding itself. The final day would be at their private villa and would be a relaxed affair with good food, chilled music and laughter.
Once the initial preparations were in place, Lucy & Mark wanted to organise the accommodation for everyone and all guests were able to to spend three nights at the wedding venue, Villa Padierna Palace Hotel. The team and I worked closely with all guests to book their nights at the hotel and transfers from the airport to make their stay as easy as possible, as most guests had not been to the area before.
With a popular airline cancelling flights from London on the day most guests were arriving, we had a little extra stress and a lot of last minute changes trying to get guests and some suppliers moved to different airlines and even different airports so that they could arrive on time and be there for the start of the three day wedding in Marbella.
As the pre-wedding party was to be a white party event, the obvious choice was the beach club at the Los Monteros Hotel, La Cabane. Guests arrived to a cocktail reception with hand-picked canapés to match the drinks in the La Luna terrace of the beach club. We then moved the party to the pool area and guests were wowed with a fire show overlooking the stunning backdrop. Asian style canapés followed with background music provided by a DJ that we had flown over from the UK, especially for the event.
As the night drew in, the party moved inside and guests were welcomed by white party entertainment who gave out the specifically designed gift bags for all guests – including personalised flip flops, power bank chargers, sunglasses and even a personalised, bespoke babygro for the newborn baby attending.
With a dessert bar featuring all white desserts and the DJ cranking up the tunes until midnight, guests partied away to some of their favourite music.
The following morning we were all up early to prepare the details for the wedding including some hidden surprises for guests to be showcased throughout the day.
Lucy walked down the aisle with her father and the adorable bridesmaids and page boys plus a surprise entrance from the couple’s dog, Honey, complete with tutu and the rings. To surprise the guests, we had hidden the singers from The Rat Pack behind the pillars of the amphitheatre, and as the couple were announced as Mr & Mrs for the first time by the lovely Lizzie Marriage, the singers started with Lucy’s favourite ‘You’re Just Too Good to be True’.
The Rat Pack sang through the cocktail hour and once dinner was complete and the couple had cut the cake (surrounded by Mark’s favourite donuts), the band took to the stage once more with a full eight-piece band for the first dance and more dancing.
With a few children also attending the event, Lucy and Mark wanted to create an area for them to have fun so we transformed one of the banquet rooms at the hotel into a circus fair including games, a bouncy castle, cosy tepee for relaxing and more.
Meanwhile the adults moved inside when DJ Tristan Harper took over the music duties and continued the party to the early hours.
The day after the wedding started later in the afternoon, to give guests a chance to relax after the festivities the night before; and, once guests were taken to Lucy and Mark’s house, they could enjoy a relaxed BBQ provided by Gusto Catering and some rejuvenating smoothies and cocktails.
The three day wedding in Marbella was a huge success, so much so that the couple are thinking of doing it all again to celebrate their anniversary in a few years!
A huge thank you to everyone involved in the celebrations and to the talented Mireia Cordomi who captured it all in pictures.