I love this time of year as this is when the Wedding season gets into full flow. If you are thinking about your future wedding day and the sun is shining you might be thinking about a wedding in a Marquee or perhaps a tepee or similar. There are lots of choices out there so do make sure you do your homework. Do not be under any illusion that a marquee wedding will be a cheaper option than a hotel venue as catering can be quite expensive. The plus side is though that you can do what ever you want regarding food, eat when you want, party when you want, have the day in what ever order you want. There are lots of great ways of keeping the menus inexpensive eg who doesn’t like sausage, mash, peas and gravy ? I did one where we had a beautiful selection of larger than normal canapés, ( I call them two bite canapés ) followed by fish and chips and then strawberries and cream, cheese and biscuits and of course Wedding cake. A word of warning though if you do lots of things together as a family do make sure you have lots of staff on the day to orchestrate it for you. Never assume someone will ‘just’ do this or that for you as ‘just’ is one of the words that takes a long time. To make your day run well I would advise you have a Wedding Planner to run the day, preferably someone who can be the Toastmaster too. This will take so much pressure of the Wedding party and ensure things don’t get forgotten, ( like the bride and Groom who found the desserts still under the table waiting to be served the next day). I have put together a few lovely images of marquee weddings I have overseen, enjoy !
Does your company or business have regular team building and team coaching sessions but are looking for something different ? Well I have found the perfect solution, Stella and Bernie from Mallorca Events planning have some fabulous events lined up for the perfect team building sessions, which include; Sailing, Golf and Yoga for starters.
They have also come up with a way that you, the boss, can try some of these events prior to making a decision about booking a session for your team. What a better excuse for a weekend away in the sun in beautiful Palma on the Island of Mallorca.
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Monnaber Estate in Soller Majorca saw the wedding of Lauren and Laurence in this beautiful venue in the Tramuntana Mountains around Soller on Saturday lunchtime.
Arriving early on Saturday I was greeted by an excited Groom and his groomsmen who were eagerly waiting to offer their services to set up the wedding! I soon put them to work putting the tables and chairs up.
Once they were all ready we put the table cloths on and set to setting them up – lots of volunteers to help. The talented and gorgeous Russell had done all the hard work making and coordinating the centre pieces.
With the Ceremony all set up it wasn’t long before the guests began to arrive to a refreshing glass of Cava to start the celebrations off ! The lovely Shirley, (the celebrant) soon arrived to perform the ceremony. The Groom was really relaxed and so excited – lovely to see. The groomsmen and the groom looked very stylish and very handsome in their jacket less suites. I made a visit to the Bride – who was relaxed and looking incredible in her beautiful off white dress which enhanced her amazing figure, her loosely put up hair by Tommy the local hairdresser in the Port. This being Majorca one of the taxis was late with an important guest – grandma ! We held back with the ceremony for this important guest to arrive.
Checking the weather !
Sangria awaited the New Bride and Groom and Guests after the ceremony and unfortunately the rain, which didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits at all ! Canapés were served to accomplice the sangria. We let the rain pass by then did a quick turn around with the tables, wet cloths removed replaced with dry ones. The sun came out in the beautiful blue sky making the surrounding mountains glow in beautiful colour.
The sun shone brightly over everyone, as they tucked into a tasty buffet made by the father of the Groom, The speeches were all greatly received !
The cake was cut whilst the band was setting up. Lots of dancing and drinking went on into the evening as the day finished with much merriment, dancing and laughter ! A fabulous day -Congratulations Lauren and Laurence.
On Saturday we made a visit to a gorgeous Finca on the West of the Island (W5PE). The weather was glorious and it helped to show this amazing venue off to its best advantage. Luckily it was in the process of being setup for a wedding that same day, so we got to see it at its best, (for wedding planners) we could really see how it really worked. And let me confirm for you it works really well!
The beautiful Monica showed us this amazing venue, there are lots of options for the ceremony from small intimate weddings to larger ones up to 300. The one that was being set up was for about 120. Again there are a couple of options for where to host your wedding breakfast and there is also space inside if you prefer or if it dares to rain ! Lots of space for caterers for the canapés and the main meal. Space is also in abundance for the evening dancing with a great ‘mama mia’ type dance floor and room for a large band with a permanent bar on site. Great comfy seating around the dance floor for when your legs wont jump about any more.
I love this place because it is just waiting for you to put your own personal stamp on it. I will let the photos speak for them self ;
On Thursday of this week we were invited by the lovely Marta to visit her stunning Hotel in the South West of the Island. We were made very welcome by this very professional yet very friendly young lady. She escorted us around the venue, her love and passion for this hotel shone through. She is very proud of where she works and she has every reason to be, it is truly stunning. As we arrived at the hotel, the bride from yesterdays wedding was gathering her things together. It was plain to see this Bride had had a wonderful time and of course Marta was there to give a helping hand.
This beautiful venue is situated in the South West overlooking the sea, the views are stunning! It is beautifully maintained and has a lovely feel about it. It was once a family home and I think the warmth it generates comes from that. There are lots of variations of how you can host your wedding here, different areas for the wedding vows, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening entertainment. It can also hold a small intimate wedding up to 100 plus!
The bedrooms are stunning with amazing views, some have their very own terrace overlooking the sea. It has only 21 bedrooms, therefore it is very quiet. I love this venue and am looking forward to working with Marta to make your wedding truly amazing !
Besides having a pleasant lunch in glorious sunshine and a beautiful setting, the company was great! I was also lucky enough to meet two very lovely people who own a fantastic events planning company.
Stella a very attractive bubbly lady and her business partner Bernie a handsome Italian, both have a very professional and welcoming way about them. You know instantly that any event they plan will be both perfect and a great experience.
Straightaway I wanted to tell so many of my links on LinkedIn about their wonderful events, perfect for team building events – taking them to a whole new level, I will certainly be passing on their details to many work associates. Imagine having team building events in Majorca with this great team incorporating a range of sporting events, your work force will love you. Finishing off with a great cocktail party.
A great team, I am looking forward to a future collaborating with this company and using the skills we all possess to make your event fantastic!