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A tour of the provinces of Andalusia: destination wedding in Malaga

Today we finish our tour of the provinces of Andalusia, providing some ideas for your destination wedding in Malaga and its surroundings.

SIGHTS AND LANDMARKS IN MÁLAGA

The history of the city of Málaga has left numerous sites of archaeological remains that you can visit in many museums.

Strolling through its historic center, you can visit places such as the Roman Theater of the 1st century A.D. and whose remains were discovered in 1951. And also the Alcazaba, an Arab-era fortress built in the 11th century.

Málaga Cathedral is a majestic building whose aesthetic represents the time when it was built, the 15th century. It’s one of the Renaissance jewels of Andalusia.

Another must-see visit is the Picasso Museum where you can see a very interesting selection of the work of this artist.

And don’t forget to take a walk along the most commercial Street of the city, Larios Street, the main Street of the city center and one of the most beautiful streets in Spain.

In addition to visiting the city of Málaga, you can organize visits to charming villages in the province.

Frigiliana for example, is one of the most beautiful white villages with its narrow streets and whitewashed walls. Strolling through this village, you will find hidden corners, houses decorated with pots of various colors and craft shops.

destination wedding Málaga

Visiting Ronda means making a journey back in time, through its Palaces, Roman Theatres, its Arab baths and its caves. This city divided by a natural canyon, the Tajo, and connected by a bridge built in the 18th century, is one of the most picturesque places in Andalusia.

Another essential activity is undoubtedly to walk the Caminito del Rey. A walk of more than 7 kilometers through which you can walk the natural place Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, a canyon with stunning landscapes that will leave you open-mouthed.

Marbella, the jewel of the Costa del Sol, offers many activities of leisure, beach and sun. But also a walk through its historic center reveals the charm of a small typical Andalusian village.

Málaga and the Costa del Sol offer innumerable activities for your guests during their stay for your destination wedding in Andalusia, enjoying in addition to a Mediterranean climate with more than 300 days of sunshine a year.

GASTRONOMY

The gastronomy of the province of Málaga, is very varied, as it offers products from both the sea and the land. You can try fish dishes, especially grilled, and tasty meats and fresh vegetables.

Among the typical dishes we find the cold soups, the ajoblanco, espeto, rabo de Toro a la rondeña, and among the desserts, the torta malagueña.

VENUES FOR YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING IN MÁLAGA

If you would like to get married in the province of Málaga, this area offers different venues for a unique destination wedding.

You can choose castles with sea views or fincas surrounded by beautiful gardens, and with a typical Andalusian air.

boda de destino Málaga

But if you want a more elegant wedding in an extraordinary setting, you can choose venues in Marbella, such as mansions, estates and luxury hotels, or also private clubs for a beach wedding.

boda de destino Málaga

If you choose an amazing villa, you can have accomodation for yourself and your closest relatives.

In these villas you can have a very special and elegant wedding. A fairytale wedding for romantic couples…

As you can see, Andalusia offers a wide variety of venues for weddings of different styles. But always with that special touch that characterizes this land full of history, magic and a lot of charm.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHERS: Doncel y Alcoba / Anna & Mateo

 

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A tour of the provinces of Andalusia: destination weddings in Granada

Today we stroll through the streets of what was the last Nasrid kingdom, through its smell of spices, the charm of its old neighborhoods and the majesty of the Alhambra. And to discover places full of magic, perfect for your destination weddings in Granada.

SIGHTS AND LANDMARKS IN GRANADA

The neighborhoods of Albaycín, Sacromonte and Realejo, represent the essence and the enchantment of this city.

Getting lost walking through its streets, discovering beautiful corners and small squares that appear suddenly, and contemplating the Alhambra from a viewpoint, are just some of the pleasures that Granada offers its visitors.

boda de destino en Granada

In the center of the city we find the symbol of the Christianity of Granada, the Cathedral, built just after the conquest of the city by the Catholic Kings.

Although the initial project was Gothic in style, the new architect Diego de Siloé resumed the construction by modifying the previous idea and creating a fully Renaissance temple.

The Royal Chapel, located right next to the Cathedral, is Gothic style and was built on what was the old main mosque in the city.

The Catholic Kings commissioned its construction as their burial place, demonstrating their special bond with this city. Inside are the remains of Ferdinand of Aragon, Isabella I of Castile, Joanna the Mad, and Philip the Handsome.

Another place to visit during your stay in Granada, is without a doubt La Cartuja, symbol of Spanish Baroque arcitecture.

The Abbey of Sacromonte is an ancient abbey built at the end of the 16th century, after the remains of some martyrs were found and among them those of St. Cecilius. This place can be visited with the holy caves, located below the church.

Visiting Granada means an essential visit to one of the most visited monuments in Spain, the Alhambra. This set of palaces and gardens was built on a hill and began to be royal residence in the mid-13th century. To this fortress, the construction of the palace of Charles V was added after the conquest of the last Nasrid kingdom by the Catholic Kings.

The reddish color of its walls, its strategic position in front of the Albaycín neighborhood, its history and its impressive architecture, make this monument a special place that falls in love with any visitor.

boda de destino en Granada

GASTRONOMY

The gastronomy of Granada is a mixture of Arab and Christian influence. The use of spices combined with the typical products of this province, create a varied and very tasty cuisine.

Typical dishes include habas con jamón, tortilla del Sacromontepapas a lo pobre and olla de San Antón.

During your visit in this city you can taste the piononos, a dessert created in honor of Pope Pius IX, and famous all over the world.

 

VENUES FOR YOUR DESTINATION WEDDINGS IN GRANADA

Venues with amazing views of the Alhambra, can be the perfect setting for your destination weddings in Granada.

The beauty of this fortress as a background and a sunset of reddish colors can witness your “I do”, creating unforgettable moments for the couple and their guests.

Some of these venues represent the essence of neighborhoods such as Sacromonte, with its characteristic caves and terraces that offer the best views of the Alhambra and the city.

boda de destino en Granada

Others, with their gardens and fountains that take us to the Nasrid Granada, offer beautiful views of the Albaycín and the Alhambra, and where you can celebrate weddings in a more elegant style, but always in a typical context of this city.

destination wedding in Granada

A destination wedding in Granada means creating unforgettable memories in a city with enchantment and magic.

In the next few weeks we will continue our route through other provinces of Andalusia.

 

PHOTOGRAPHER: Francisco Montes Jiménez / La Coleccionista / Doncel y Alcoba

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A tour of the provinces of Andalusia: destination weddings in Seville

Today we start a series of posts dedicated to some provinces of Andalusia, in which we talk about their beauty, their history, the most characteristic venues to marry and their gastronomy, so that when choosing the destination for your wedding, you have a range of beautiful options.

Today we talk about the province of Seville, and in the coming weeks, we will continue with Granada, Jaén and Málaga.

The beauty and charm of Seville is evident. Its colors and essence are perceived as soon as you reach the Andalusian capital.

SIGHTS AND LANDMARKS IN SEVILLE

This city offers a large number of monuments through which you can get to the heart of its history and know the different civilizations that lived the city and left their mark on architecture, traditions and gastronomy.

The Cathedral, for example, is the largest Gothic catedral in the world, and is complemented by the Giralda, the Capilla Real and Patio de los Naranjos.

The Giralda that is a bell tower, is an example of the influence of different cultures and styles: Arabic, Christian and the renaissance style.

Another emblematic place of this city is undoubtedly the Real Alcázar. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987, this royal palace was built by the Arabs who used the fortresses as their residences.

It consists of several buildings from different periods and is a perfect blend of Arab and Christian art.

destination weddings in Seville

Another symbol of Seville is the Plaza de España. A unique palace-square in the world. Its shape, its proportions, the canal that extends along the perimeter of the square and the tiled benches representing the provinces of Spain, make this monument a unique and special place for Spanish people and tourists who come from anywhere in the world.

It would take more posts that talk about everything you can find in this magical city and what you can do during your stay. From a walk on the banks of the Guadalquivir to visiting the most authentic neighborhood of Seville, Triana.

But we leave you just a few ideas so that you can start discovering this city and its lifestyle.

GASTRONOMY

Choosing Seville as your destination for your wedding, means offering your guests a typical southern Spanish dining experience.

Indeed, being the capital of Andalusia, Seville collects a great variety of the traditional dishes of all the Andalusian provinces and also using the most typical products of this area. From pork to its legume and vegetables used for the famous Andalusian gazpacho.

VENUES FOR YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING IN SEVILLE

If you are going to choose Seville and its province for your destination wedding in Spain, you will definitely find charming venues that will transmit the true essence of southern Spain.

If you are looking for venues in the center of the city, there are beautiful places with a lot of history where you can organize your wedding. I always recommend that they be charming venues and that best reflect the concept and style of your wedding.

Stately manors of the 19th century, or palaces of Italian-Mudejar Renaissance style, can be the perfect setting for a wedding in the center of Seville.

Another advantage of choosing a venue in the city center, is the ease for your guests to go from their accomodations to the event venue, without having to rent buses and set fixed schedules for their return.

But if you are looking for some venue outside the city where you can live the true essence of Andalusia, you can definitely choose from many Haciendas. These big estates that began to spread between the 14th and 16th century, following the social idea of the “nostalgia of the countryside” typical of the transition to the Renaissance, became big buildings whose main activity was the production of oil. The Hacienda are made up of different houses, the stately, the homes of staff who worked daily in the building and the set of agricultural constructions.

destination weddings in Seville

Without a doubt, entering one of these spaces, i show to travel to another time… The warm colors of these buildings,  their patio and their characteristic facades make each of them a perfect venue for your wedding day.

In addition to the beauty and uniqueness of the venue, the Haciendas do not usually have sound restrictions, as many of them do not have neighbors or homes around them.

A wedding in a Sevillian Hacienda is a unique experience for all your guests who in a single day, will live your wedding with the 5 senses: from its beauty, its gastronomy and even the sound of a flamenco guitar enlivening dinner in an illuminated patio with candles…

We will continue our tour of the provinces of Andalusia in the coming weeks to give more ideas for your destination weddings in south of Spain.

 

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Tips for treatments and Bridal Makeup

In this month of January, we will have 3 special guests in our blog: Makeup professionals, hairdressers and experts in the latest trends in wedding dresses

Today we start with a great professional, close to her clients and always attentive to the needs of each one of them.

Merche Gijón is a specialist in integral esthetics with a long trajectory, and always on trend, participating each year in courses of improvement.  She also works in teaching at an academy of aesthetics and hairdressing in Granada.

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I asked her what are the steps that all brides should follow before their wedding.

 “Many brides think makeup is the most important thing for their wedding day. But they are not aware that having the skin ready and in top condition, makes the work of make-up professionals easier. Good higiene and various treatment sessions will leave the skin with less blemishes and ready for the big day. The type of treatment the skin needs depends on the age and habits of each bride”.

 “Our star treatment for brides is called SOIN FUNDAMENTAL DE LUMIÈRE. It is an illuminating treatment of Thalgo, the natural cosmetics line with which we work. It is a “light” care par excellence, that magnifies the glare and reveals the beauty of the subdued and tired cutis”.

 “The secret of its efficacy: its mask and extract are penetrated into the skin through virtual mesotherapy. You get a velvety skin 80% and 100% more luminous”.

When I ask her what advice she gives to the brides and what are the new trends in makeup, Merche is very clear…”You have to be very careful about the trends, because they don’t always fit everyone. The most important thing is that the bride feels comfortable, be herself and look pretty”.

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If you want to see the work of this great professional, you can visit her Facebook page Mg centro médico-estético.

And if you are in the vicinity of Granada and need her services, you can ask for an appointment by calling 858 12 03 86.

In the next post, more advice from professionals of the wedding industry!

 

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5 Original wedding photo booth ideas

If for your wedding you want a corner where your guests can have fun taking pictures, here I leave 5 original wedding photo booth ideas.

THE THEME OF THE PHOTO BOOTH

It is very important to always keep in mind the theme of your wedding, so that all the elements follow the same line and everything looks more harmonious.

VINTAGE PHOTO BOOTH

If your wedding has a vintage style, you could create a corner with old suitecases, elements like antiqued wood and bottles with flowers.

You can add an armchair or an old chair and create a pretty  background for the photos of your guests.

 

photocall estilo vintage

 

PHOTO BOOTH FOR AN OUTDOOR WEDDING

Will your wedding be between nature, in a forest or in a garden? Then, you can create an original photo booth with a vintage van that will also decorate the space and leave your guests speechless.

 

photocall con furgoneta

 

PHOTO BOOTH FOR AN ELEGANT WEDDING

If your wedding is more elegant, classic and romantic, you have to give the same touch to the corner of the photo booth. So, sofas, peonies, cushions and candelabra will be the perfect setting for your guests to pose for their photos.

 

photocall elegante

 

PHOTO BOOTH FOR A BOHEMIAN WEDDING

A bohemian wedding also needs a photo booth according to the theme. So, leave room for your creativity with boho cushions, flowers in vivid colors and wicker chairs!

 

photocall estilo boho

 

PHOTO BOOTH WITH DOORS AND FOLDING SCREEN

A simple idea but at the same time very nice and that gives a vintage chic touch to your wedding: antique doors or folding screen aged with a floral detail. Just beautiful!

 

photocall con biombos

 

These are just some ideas for an original photo booth for your big day. But you can create different backgrounds in different styles and using a wide variety of objects.

Are you ready to create your special corner for the photo booth?

 

Photos via Pinterest

 

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