If you have every dreamed of getting married abroad then you´ll probably enjoy this post. I can´t think of a better setting than the magical city of Granada for a Spain wedding.

On 27th April 2014 I attended an event called´The Wedding Day´ showcasing  Spain wedding services in Granada. I was quite impressed at the standard of what was on offer and I must confess I am not easy to please.

Granada Spain wedding

So let me think, what would you need to set up a wedding in Granada?

Here are 10 things for your Spain Wedding:

  1. Jawdropping venue to wow your guests. In Granada there are quite a few that spring to mind. This showroom event was held inside Carmen de los Martires. This building has beautiful interiors in a French baroque style. A large terrace with views over its gardens and the city. Peacocks wander around the lush grounds. The scent of plants and flowers meets you as you walk though the gardens. This Carmen is very close to the Alhambra palace which would be perfect for the happy couple´s photo session.
  2. A traditional Wedding Cake. In Granada the typical option is Pionono cake but there are some bakers now working with fondant and ilusion cakes too.
  3. Sassy Suit for the Bridegroom. DNovios Granada have sensibly priced suits, perfect for special occasions. They have classic designs and more modern ones if the groom prefers an up-to-date look. Their store is in the Zaidin neighbourhood on Avenida Barcelona.
  4. Wedding planner. If you are planning a wedding from afar, a helpful wedding planner will be your best ally. In Granada there are a few that I know personally who speak Native English.
  5. Hair and makeup. To make you look fresh and natural despite all those nerves, you will need a good hairdresser. There are some great stylists in Granada. They will take care of your manicure and make-up too.
  6. Beautiful hats. For the Mother of the bride and your new Mother in law you can choose an original design by Ecoco Tocados.  I had fun trying on some of the designs that day.
  7. Fabulous floral decoration. Carolina Bouquet will not only create you a beautiful bridal bouquet, but can also decorate the space for the ceremony. Whether it be a civil or church wedding. I have to confess that since I moved to Granada in 2006 this lady has been the only florist I have dealt with. As I am a trained florist myself I am not the easiest customer to convince. I previously worked at an Interflora shop just off the Market Square in Nottingham for several years. Carolina offers creative designs rather than just the standard roses and carnations. Her ideas are fresh and right up to date.   
  8. Gifts for your guests I love Jabones Baya de Oro vintage packaging. These soaps are a local product. Made with moisturizing Olive oil. Ma José will personalize the soaps and the packaging specifically for your wedding. These are sweet keepsakes for your guests to take with them after the event. Alfileres Encarna also creates personalized gifts. These hatpins are made according to your description. I saw one of her recent orders and it was for Surgeon hatpins for a local doctor who was getting married. The hatpin figures had their surgeon’s masks and green coats on!
  9. A fun wedding party. After the ceremony, photos and food you´ll all want to celebrate. At this event I had huge fun with the photo booth from Boxparty Granada. Inside this box you can get 6 or 7 people. Like a passport photo booth but larger. The photos are taken after 5 second intervals. Between photos you have chance to switch positions or use different props. Afterwards you get to keep the strip of four photos which soon shoots out from the machine when processed.
  10. Eye-catching food. The food for this event was prepared by La Borraja Catering.  Their stand was heaving with bread and different varieties of cheese. It looked like an 18th century oil painting, although we were encouraged to try the food, I didn´t want to disturb the immaculate presentation. As well as event catering service they have a popular restaurant in Granada´s Realejo district. More recently they have opened a  Spain wedding venue in nearby Otura called Torre del Rey

Spain wedding

The event was fun to attend but the services on offer are a great wedding package for anyone interested in a wedding abroad.