An Infinite Love

an-infinite-love-1Vicki and Keiran brought a hint of Scottish style to their Spanish wedding celebration.

Eyes Wide Shut

Kieran and I met on a blind date. One of Kieran’s colleagues, who was a client of mine at the time, set the whole thing up. After a happy five years together, Kieran took me completely by surprise and proposed to me on a gondola in Venice. The hopelessly romantic setting of Venice was the perfect place for Kieran to ask that all-important question and I, of course, said yes!

From Scotland to Spain

Kieran’s sister inspired us to get married in Marbella after she chose it as her wedding destination eight years earlier. Weather was also a huge factor for us - Scotland doesn’t often offer cloudless skies whereas the Coast boasts all-year round sunshine. We visited Marbella a few times before the wedding and

loved it; everything from the scenery, the lifestyle and cuisine was just spot on. The Costa del Sol was not too far from home for all our friends and family to travel to so this was another factor, which made Spain the ultimate destination for our big day.

When we saw the Iglesia de la Encarnación we were blown away - it was stunning. Instantly we knew that this was where we wanted to get married. We chose to host the reception at La Quinta after my parents had previously stayed there on holiday and recommended its unparalleled views of the sea and mountains.

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Paint the Town Red

On the Saturday before the wedding, Kieran and I had our hen and stag parties. The ladies went to Black and White in Puerto Banús, which was lovely and the guys went to the legendary Sinatra’s bar for drinks. We later all met up at Pangea nightclub to party until the small wee hours in this open air venue overlooking the Port.

We had a pre-wedding get-together on the Sunday at La Sala By The Sea, which was the perfect setting for a relaxed afternoon with a touch of glamour. guests enjoyed canapés, paella, sangria and beer while our photographers, Graham and Aileen took some informal shots and footage, which was fantastic to look back on once the celebrations were over.
A Vintage Dress to Impress For the big day itself, I wore a Justin Alexander white wedding dress, which had a distinctly vintage feel with its lace fabric. I only had one bridesmaid and she wore a simple and elegant white dress, which perfectly complemented my own bridal gown.

We incorporated a subtle Scottish influence into our Spanish wedding celebration so the groom, groom’s men and pageboys all wore thistles and tartan bows. We chose a colour theme of white and navy, which was classic and elegant.

Pamper Session

We hired the executive suite at La Quinta, which was the ideal space to manage the hair and make-up. My friend Vanessa was put in charge of hair on the day; she created vintage inspired styles, which looked amazing.

Travel in Style

an-infinite-love-3Guests were piped into the Iglesia de la Encarnación by a traditional Scottish piper, while a horse and carriage took my father and I to the church. I will never forget travelling along Marbella’s Golden Mile with everyone waving and cheering - we felt like royalty! There were lots of locals and tourists waiting on our arrival in the main square where the church was located, which made us feel really special. The ceremony was beautiful and the organist, who was playing on the biggest pipes in the whole of Spain, made it extra memorable.

Following the ceremony, guests congregated on the terrace at La Quinta for some cocktails accompanied by Spanish guitarists The Latino Twins who were fantastic.

A Decadent Feast

The evening meal took place in La Quinta’s magnificent ballroom. Guests tucked into a quintessentially Spanish dish, jamón iberico with melon, before enjoying a vodka sorbet, fillet steak and a trio of desserts. Everyone commented on the golf club’s attention to detail and impeccable service – we couldn’t have asked for more.

Party band “Double Cocktail” kick started the party straight after dinner. They kept everyone on the dance floor until 3a.m. We also had flamenco dancers half way through the evening who were superb and even encouraged guest participation, which was hilarious.

Picture Perfect

Graham and Aileen did a fantastic job capturing the whole wedding celebration on camera and video. They checked the venues out beforehand and we met them a few times before the wedding as well, which made everything go smoothly on the day. The pre-wedding shoot around Marbella Old Town was also an extra special touch. We found both Graham and Aileen easy to talk to and we will be forever thankful to them for capturing the day so that we can treasure the memories forever.

Vicki´s Address Book:

Wedding Planner – Marbella Wedding Angels marbellaweddingangels.com
Photographer and Videographer – Graham and Ailleen Mackay, grahammackay.co.uk
Spanish Guitarists – Latino twins
Florist - Flowers Inc, grahammackay.co.uk
Wedding Venue – La Quinta Golf, laquintaresort.com

 
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