When this lovely London couple first came to us, they had their hearts set on a wedding in a magical cave. Mallorca does indeed have a wedding venue set in a huge cave, but it seemed a shame not to check out other venues on the island's stunning coastline or set in the beautiful countryside. Soon, Jamie and Illana had booked their flight to come and see all that the island has to offer for themselves. They fell in love with Son Marroig with its gorgeous panoramic views and its white temple set high above the intensely blue sea.
Fast forward to the July wedding day, and as the guests arrived and enjoyed a refreshing glass of cava sangria, their warmth and affection for this vivacious couple were infectious.
Illana wore a stunningly elaborate lace dress with a plunging neckline and long train, set off by her bouquet of white roses, white astilbes, olive and eucalyptus leaves and lotus flowers. The venue's temple had a large arrangement of pure white hydrangeas, lisianthus and gerberas and two white pillars with urns flanked the approach to the aisle.
The couple wanted to include some Jewish rituals into their ceremony, including Illana walking around Jamie seven times- not easy with a substantial train! They also incorporated some traditional readings and after the ceremony, to enthusiastic cries of 'Mazel tof!!' the groom stamped on a wrapped wine glass in time-honored fashion.
The couple had requested their own special cocktail of blueberry and lavender vodka tonic, and cava was served too while the couple enjoyed some moments together in the lush gardens and on the finca's balcony terrace overlooking the sea. Canapes were soon circulating, including sashimi with salmon, wasabi and pickled ginger and steak and mustard with red onion and tomato marmalade.
The dinner area was set with black-clothed tables and gold chiarvari chairs. Each table had three gold goblets with creamy floral arrangements and the whole effect was dramatic and sophisticated against the paler shades of the stone dining terrace and the white temple in the background.
The starters included a trio of delicious ceviches, with flavoured hummus and pita bread and a crispy Thai duck salad. The main course was a smokey sea bass with venere rice, followed by a rich chocolate brownie with ice-cream for dessert.
Then the serious fun began! The couple were lifted aloft on chairs by the guests to be serenaded to the dynamic accompaniment of our star DJ with his electric violin. The couple then had to jump over a rolled up tablecloth before being tossed up and down in the same tablecloth. As a finale, the groomsmen lay down on the floor and Jamie had to clear them in a running leap.
With this mission accomplished, the party got underway with the illuminated electric violin bringing bursts of virtuoso live performance, At midnight, the disco continued in the indoor night club venue.with a well-stocked sweetie table of delicious goodies to keep energy levels high.
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Photographs: Ana Garcia