Wedding in Marbella Spain
I hope I'm posting in the right section, I just wanted to post some feedback now that the Wedding day is done! It is quite sad, but also a huge relief when I no longer have to worry about who we are/aren't inviting, who's eating what and who is friendly with who, it is officially no longer my problem!
I am a Wedding planner myself, so I planned the bulk of my day myself, I must say, it is much harder to do my own than to do other peoples', there are so many other emotions that come in to it when it is your own, I now know exactly how my brides are feeling!
Anyway, on to the details of the day:
Venue - Vincci Estrella del Mar 5*****, Marbella, Spain
This is venue I work with occassionally, but not so much so that it felt like work, I was treated like an absolute princess from the second I arrived at the door to the hotel until the second we checked out. There were bellboys there to help me carry the thousands of decorations I had with me, and of course The Dress. Each and every single member of staff were completely faultless, I have slight control issues, and I suppose being in the industry didn't make it any easier for me, but they were truly exceptional. The food was outstanding and everyone commented on the attentive waiters and barmen. I was abolutely devasted when it came to checking out, but I cannot wait to return for our anniversary trip!
Photography - Pierre Richardson
We are yet to receive the professional photos and are trying very hard to wait as patiently as possible, but judging from his previous work, I'm sure they will be fabulous. Pierre was fantastic on the day and made sure it was definitely more of a Wedding day than a photoshoot!
Videography - Bob Long & Chloe
We have just received the first of our video edits and we are absolutely delighted with it! It's had the whole family in tears so can't wait to see the longer edits also. Bob and Chloe are always super professional, it felt very strange to be the bride and to be on that side of the lens, but they were both great on the day and very unobtrusive.
Hair & Make-up - Sharon Crutchley & Paula
These girls were just fabulous, they made us all feel like princesses and were super friendly throughout the hours they spent helping us prepare. I also had Sharon come back in the evening for a make-up pitstop which was fantastic, ideal for topping up the makeup and a quick fix for the hair after the first of the dancing!
Ceremony music - Amanda Rosa
Amanda learnt some new songs especially for our ceremony, as she knows how much I hear the traditional Wedding songs and was desperate for something different. Our family and friends were absolutely blown away by her talent and we've had a few asking for her to make them a CD!
Drinks reception music - Kurt (Guitar)
This bit was my mum's input. As far as mothers of the bride go, mine was very laid back, her only request was that we have acoustic guitar at one part of the day. Kurst was great in giving the laid back relaxed atmosphere that we wanted for the drinks reception, it was perfect music in the beachside setting.
Entertainment - Masquerade
Masquerade are a singer and guitar duo, they are outstanding and don't do a huge amount of Weddings, which was my main reason in booking them! The music is a great mix of 90s & 00s dance, as well as lots of modern stuff. They pleased everyone from the kids to the grandparents and had the dancefloor full all night!
DJ - David Hixson
We knew that our party was likely to last longer than Masquerade's 3 sets, so we chose Dave for the music after the band finished. He was great and kept the par