Georgina & Andy - Simply Perfect
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We met when I moved out to Spain for work and asked all my friends to put me in touch with anyone they knew on the Costa del Sol. A school friend knew Andy’s boss and introduced us via Facebook so he could help me settle in. We met the first weekend I was in Spain and have hardly been apart since – that was 11 years ago!
A breath of fresh air
We’ve lived in Spain a long time and couldn’t imagine holding our wedding anywhere else!
D´Blanco impressed us at once for its stunning setting right on the beach, the separate area that we could take over for the wedding and the amazing food. The lady in charge of events Rosa, immediately put us at ease, as she clearly knew exactly what she was doing and had everything organized to make it a relaxed and easy experience for us. As an event organizer myself I found that lacking in many of the venues we visited!
Stripped right back
We decided against traditional and went for a relaxed beach vibe, so my dress was short and simple, something I could wear day and night and be really comfortable in. It was important to us that the ceremony reflected our style, rather than ticking the boxes other people expect from a wedding, so we paired it right back, no bridesmaids, no bouquet or flowers, my Mum as the celebrant and a very laid back style. Rosa at D’Blanco took care of making the place look amazing, so we didn’t have to worry about anything.
Quirky little details
The food was served cocktail style, so people could mingle and enjoy, rather than be restricted to set seating. There were canapes, cheeses, sushi and a wonderful selection of BBQ meats, followed by yummy mini deserts.
We wanted a party atmosphere and a cool vibe through the day, so we used the DJ John Hobbs and his fantastic drummer to add a bit more of the wow factor. He played cool laid back music earlier on in the day and some real floor fillers later – everyone loved it.
Our cake was not what you would call traditional – it was an enormous French Fancy! The very talented Sarah from Sunshine Cakes created it for us and it looked and tasted amazing.
We used Lina Bodis a very talented photographer and friend, who was amazing at making us all feel comfortable and made sure we had some wonderful shots of the day. We were really happy with the pictures and the experience, and would highly recommend her.
The perfect fit
It was all so much fun, and a very fitting celebration of Andy and I. I loved seeing all my wonderful family and friends all together getting to know each other and hitting the dancefloor at the end of the day. If I could change one thing, I would remember to bring my Grandma’s watch that I was supposed to wear, but stupidly left at home.
My advice for future brides…
Don’t feel pressured to do the traditional wedding stuff. Just be yourselves and decide what you want and then do it! If you’re watching the budget, tell your suppliers that you are having an event rather than a wedding – it’s amazing how much people add on when they hear the word wedding, when in fact it is just an event after all!
Venue: D’Blanco Beach Club Alcaidesa https://dblancoalcaidesa.com/
Wedding Planner: Rosa at D’Blanco
Wedding Cake: Sunshine Cakes Estepona https://www.facebook.com/sunshinecakesestepona/
Wedding Dress: Dorothy Perkins
Hair & Make-up: Serendip Plus Hair Salon, Alcaidesa http://www.serendipplus.com
Photographer: Lina Bodis Photography http://linabodis.com/
Music: John Hobbs https://johnhobbsmusic.com/