Booking a wedding during the Covid pandemic has been a risky business for many. But Cecilia and Dennis from Stockholm were very patient and persistent. And love really does conquer everything! On 12 June 2021 they enjoyed their big day, and it was so beautiful!
Mallorca is a favourite location for weddings. But when the Covid pandemic came the subsequent restrictions put a spanner in the works for the industry and all the couples.
In 2019 about 30,000 wedding couples got married in the Balearic islands, but in 2020 less than 3,000 weddings were celebrated. The severe restrictions made it necessary to reschedule lots of weddings from 2020 to 2021 and to 2022 as well.
Our fabulous couple Cecilia and Dennis from Sweden had booked the iconic venue Son Marroig in Mallorca and wanted to have their wedding there despite the many obstacles they encountered. First it looked as if the curfew in the Balearics might put a stop to the wedding, next it was their guest numbers that might not be allowed, then it was the number of guests allowed at each table and after that the ''no dancing policy'' before the ''end the party at midnight rule'' came along.
We planned several scenarios and set ups with various flower decorations at three different venues, as some island venues could cope with an earlier time table.
Then Dennis and Cecilia decided to stay firm and wait for the rules to change little by little. The wedding season started with strong restrictions for all private events in Mallorca and the rest of the Balearic Islands at least until the end of May, when only 15 people were allowed at an indoor setting and 30 outside.
Cecilia and Dennis were patient and positive through the process, and just a week before their wedding the rules changed to allow a more interesting 50 wedding guests outside, and 10 people per guest table instead of the initial 4.
“We are so glad – the venue is even lovelier and greener than I thought it would be”, says Cecilia. “And we got the place of our dreams!”
The guests were invited to a lovely ceremony by the Swedish priest Carin Saracco from the Swedish Church in Palma, and then they had a fun cocktail followed by a stunning sunset and a gorgeous fairy-light lit dinner with dancing under the stars (in masks of course!).
The pandemic has been hard for young couples wanting to start their new life with a wedding celebration. So many of them have had to reschedule their big day, which is very stressful. Seeing Dennis and Cecilia enjoying what they had planned and longed for with their loved ones was an immense pleasure for us.
The Covid rules seem to be improving even more. From mid June onwards 120 guests can come to Mallorca to enjoy a wedding or an event here, when all of them have ether had an antigen test before the wedding, or provided proof of having had two vaccinations.
With some luck the Covid rules will relax still further. The party hours are expected to get longer, and soon it may no longer be mandatory to wear masks outside.
Long live LOVE!