Alexandra & Dmitry first contacted me in November 2018 and after learning that they wanted a villa wedding in Marbella the following March I knew things would need to move quickly. They only wanted an intimate wedding with just family and close friends and after much discussion on the phone about the style of venue that they wanted; I knew immediately which would be the best one for them.
One of our fabulous villas located in an urbanisation just a few minutes’ drive from San Pedro provided them with their ideal wedding villa and offered enough bedrooms for all of the guests to stay on site. They trusted my judgement completely and booked it without coming to see it in person first. Therefore, when they came over for a visit in January to see the villa and finalise the details, I was a little apprehensive… but, they loved it and could not have been happier. For them, it was their ideal villa for their wedding in Marbella!
We had discussed the catering and their ideal menu in the lead up to their visit so I was confident that they would love Gusto Catering and all they could offer for the wedding. Their menu was chosen to be a fluid and full of dishes to share, including sumptuous barbecued meats and fresh shellfish and fish dishes.
For the music they wanted something very traditional for the ceremony and cocktail hour so the wonderful guitarist Mark Honeyman provided the music for the ceremony followed by an energetic and all-encompassing flamenco show during the cocktail hour where they couple and their guests even got involved. Miss Gin Band got the party started after dinner with guests dancing away until the early hours.
The wonderful Natasha Johnson presided over the ceremony and Radka Horvath captured the magic from the day.
Once the suppliers had all been ticked off, Alexandra wanted to concentrate on the styling and decoration and we couldn’t wait to get stuck in. We had decided to include flowers in-house this year and the team and I were so excited to begin with this wedding.
Alexandra had a clear idea of the colours, style and overall effect of the flowers especially the altar which she wanted us to recreate from a photo she had seen. With the ceremony on a grassed area on the edge of the mountain and strong winds on the wedding day, I was a little apprehensive about the flowers and the altar itself staying put… but as usual the décor team knocked it out of the park and made it work seamlessly.
We’d discussed her bouquet at length and I just knew she had to have something small but not too structured to fit in with her beautiful dress.
For the table, we’d decided upon one long table and the brief for this was just pale spring colours and lots of them with a touch of navy somewhere if possible. So, I decided to use a navy table runner over the white tablecloth and then along with hurricane candles and tealights, the entire middle of the table was covered with different sized jars in different heights in all the pretty spring florals.
We added fairy lights above the table for that extra twinkle and a few extra decorations to really accentuate the table décor.
It was such a pleasure to work with these two beautiful souls on their wedding day and we wish them a lifetime of happiness.