Extravagant Lavish Spanish Wedding

This wedding in Marbella Spain was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Due to copyright and privacy restrictions I am unable to show the clients or any guests but I am going to share some of the stunning details and sets from this luxury wedding in Spain.

The event lasted two days but I was required to be on site 2 days prior to the wedding to help with final decisions such as timings, logistics, lighting requirements and so on. I could see the dream coming alive day by day hour after hour while a vast amount of people were working non stop day and night to make everything possible.

It is indeed every girl’s dream to find a prince who will grant her the wish of the most lavish wedding you can possibly dream of. This was exactly what this groom granted to his bride to be, a “no budget wedding” where she could have anything she wanted to fulfil her lifelong dream.

The decorations, staging, floral design and concept was entirely developed and produced by the exceptionally talented Vincenzo Dascanio and his brilliant team.

This luxury wedding in Marbella Spain was perfectly executed by Grand Days. Marina Zubareva and her team organised and directed the event impeccably from start to finish.


Wedding in Marbella Spain – Luxury Location

Villa Padierna is a luxury resort near the town of Marbella, surrounded by a beautiful championship golf course it has views of the mountains and the Mediterranean sea. The Villa was a splendid canvas for the grand designs and decorations, with plenty of great locations where to host the various aspects of the wedding.

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Custom Made Designer Dress

The wedding dress was custom designed and made by British Maison Alexander McQueen, very well known for his theatrical designs fit for a queen, the dress features a bustier completely encrusted with precious stones and metals. The bride also wore a custom head piece and earrings to complete her amazing look.

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Rolls Royce, Tenors, Canons and Doves

A Rolls Royce brought the bride from her private villa near the beach to Villa Padierna where a beautiful wedding ceremony was held in the amphitheatre. The ceremony started with a surprise performance from 3 Tenors from La Scala in Milan; they were flown in specially to perform at various moments throughout the day and when they emerged from behind the columns at the amphitheatre the guests were delighted by their powerful singing.

Flower girls then entered followed by the groom and finally the bride. After a lovely wedding ceremony at the moment of their first kiss canons exploded and showered them in thousands of petals. At the end of the wedding the newly-weds released beautiful white doves that flew off into the perfect blue skies.

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Wedding Theme – The Oscars

After the wedding ceremony the guests were ushered to a secret area where the cocktails and refreshments were served. The theme for this wedding was “The Oscars”. The couple wanted a red carpet event that would playfully mirror the glamour and drama of the Oscar Awards Ceremony. After some time enjoying each others company the guests were invited inside to the wedding reception. They had to follow the red carpet and pass along a press wall where they could pose for photos.

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Stunning Wedding Reception

Inside there was a veritable feast for the senses. After 2 days of solid work Vincenzo Dascanio and his team had taken a bare room and transformed into a dreamland fit for a princess, it was simply breathtaking.

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Luxury Wedding Spain – Entertainment

During the dinner world class entertainment was provided by various acts including Caro Emerald. Sets and acts changed smoothly as you would expect at an event driven by a professional production team. The entire day and evening was hosted by a famous television presenter who introduced the different acts and gave explanations to the guests which kept everyone thoroughly involved and entertained.

A fantastic Russian dance troupe gave some very vibrant and spirited performances and many of the guests also joined in these more traditional moments. The speeches were then conducted and Oscar statues were given out in recognition to people. Once the awards were over another performance was given by the tenors, images of famous Italian landmarks were projected behind them creating an ideal backdrop.

The lighting, stage set-up and construction, audio and visual aspects were expertly managed by Fazeta Producciones.

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Desserts to Die For

Whilst all of the entertainment was going on inside people were working hard outside to prepare an stunning dessert corner and lounge areas. Once outdoors the guests enjoyed the cooler air and the delightful desserts. I took the bride and groom for a very short photo session as the sun was setting and brought them back to their guests before anyone had even noticed they were gone. More dancing and music followed as well as the cutting of the wedding cake.

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Epic Conclusion to a Perfect Wedding

At the end of the evening everyone gathered outdoors and the lights were turned off as the tenors made their crescendo performance to introduce a stunning light mapping show where butterflies and flowers grew on giant crystals. The bride was hidden on an automated platform that raised her up out of a crystal heart as the show reached it’s climax.

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Jules Bower

Italian and destination wedding photographer Jules Bower photographs weddings in Italy, Europe and worldwide. His unique approach and expertise arrive from not only an obsession with photography but also because he owned one of the first and most successful wedding planning agencies in Italy.

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