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Wedding in Spain:” I asked her to marry me and she said yes!”

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We had been together for three years before I popped the question. Though the time was ripe for marriage, neither my wife nor I had put much weight into this question. A little teaser, we had our wedding in Spain.

Like many modern couples, we were already living together, and had been for some time. So, we were simply going on with our daily lives, almost feeling like a married couple already. But even still, that idea of putting it on paper, was simmering somewhere on the back of my head. And as I later found out, also in my wife’s mind.

So, the day we celebrated our third-year anniversary, I took her out for dinner, to the place where we had our first date. I asked her to marry med and she said yes! Not long after that, the wedding planning started, or at least the brainstorming about how to go about it.

We had a lot of options on the table. Should we go for a church ceremony or for city hall? Where to have the celebration, and who to invite. One of the ideas that my wife came up with was to have the wedding in Spain.

At first, I thought this was an unrealistic idea. How was that ever going to work? Bringing all the guests there, etc. But the more we talked about it, the more it seemed like a fantastic idea. Of course I wanted to give my wife to-be, the wedding of her dreams, so we finally decided on having the wedding in Spain. My wife quickly powered through, and started to organize the details. We managed to get everything in place, even a professional wedding photographer in Spain.

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For the destination we decided on Malaga, because of the many available venues, amazing beaches and not least, the easy access by plane, for us and our guests. We decided to keep the actual wedding rather small. Just the closest family and friends, in fact just 18 people in total. It was without a doubt the most memorable experience of my life, and I can only recommend all of you guys out there to do the same. Your wife will love it, and both of you can spend some days in the sun surrounded by the people you love. Of course you and your fiancé will know what the right choice for you is. But for us, having the wedding in Spain was definitely the right choice.

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The city of Malaga is as beautiful and charming as you could possibly wish for.

Not to mention, that you have access to a beautiful beach, and amazing, local food and wine, to pamper your guests with. It’s also a lively place with lots of bars and nightlife, so can arrive some days early and have your stag party in these gorgeous surroundings.

I know we will cherish the memories from the wedding forever, and since we booked a professional wedding photographer in Spain, we can always look through all the photos from those special days.

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Destination wedding photographer in Spain, Malaga

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Getting a destination wedding photographer in Spain, especially in Malaga is super fun and super easy! Many people oppose wedding photographers, and I think it’s the stupidest thing a wedding couple can ever do. Destination wedding photographer are pros, they know what they are doing and they deliver quality on time. As they say, it’s not their first rodeo!

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Are you getting married in Malaga? Great choice! Malaga is the place to be, to have a wedding in Spain. You’ll definitely enjoy the party atmosphere, the delicious food, the sangria, the meat (steaks), and most importantly the sun. A wedding in Spain is fantastic and if I had a man, I would go there and get married myself.

So, let’s say, you’ve decided to get married in Malaga, and you’ve booked your hotel, your church, your priest, your everything. The last thing, and might I say the most important is to book the destination wedding photographer in Spain. Again, many people don’t go for this option as they think that it’s too expensive, therefore they’d rather hire a friend. Worst possible choice ever!

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Not only will your friend, speaking politely, screw up your wedding photos, however there might be a lot more in stake for you. It might even cost you a lot more, like your friendship. The photos will look amateurish, the memory card can get lost, the camera might get stolen. I am telling you. I’ve heard it all. And this is the type of things that ruins long friendships. Definitely hire someone who knows what they are doing and who is good at it! You should celebrate with your friends anyway. You shouldn’t make them work.

Where can I find an amazing destination wedding photographer in Spain, Malaga?

I know that this sounds like a lot of research. I can cut the chase for you right now, and recommend you one of the best destination wedding photographers in Spain I know. I highly recommend Milla. You can learn more about her here: https://studio-milla.com/about. Obviously, the best marketing a photographer can get is word of mouth. Check out her portfolio and look at her references.

She is the type of person who smiles constantly, loves what she does and goes above and beyond for her client’s special day. Definitely one of the best destination wedding photographers around!

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What should I ask the wedding photographer?

Being a pro, the destination wedding photographer in Spain usually has tons and tons of experience for weddings in Spain. Therefore, you can even ask about the type of venue, or about the best places to have the actual wedding in Spain. Trust me, these people know all the inside tricks and the best type of places to get the best wedding photos for your album. Don’t be shy to ask. If I were you, I’d contact the destination wedding photographer in Spain as soon as possible. The most talented ones are booked out fast! Send Milla an email and she’ll happily respond to you, and all the possible questions you might have!

 

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Why you shouldn’t use a drone for your wedding photos

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Oh, I have news for you! If you are planning a wedding in Spain, or actually any wedding at all, you better pay attention. My little weekend experience might save you from making a horrible mistake on your most important day.

Last weekend, was the first wedding I ever attended. I know this sounds crazy, but it’s true. I couldn’t believe it either. However, I found the reason behind this. It just happens, that all my lady friends are ambitious career women and have had multiple successes in their professional lives. A lot of my friends still don’t plan to get married until they reach a point, where they feel stable and self-sufficient. I think this is also my case. Anyways, Susanne was the first from the group to tie the knot and say I do. She had her wedding in Spain, more specifically in Marbella.

The wedding

It was a wonderful ceremony. They had their wedding with a wonderful view of the beach. This is why there is a growing demand to have a wedding in Spain. The groom’s eyes totally lit up as Susanne walked down the aisle, with the warm sun making her dress shine. As she approached the altar, there were violins playing in the background. Everything was perfect at that point. When the music stopped, everything changed. There was a sudden buzzing that was coming up from above, and at that moment I realized, that Susanne didn’t book a professional photographer. She has a drone take her wedding photos. Big mistake!

 

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The noise

Imagine someone mowing your lawn right next to you, as you are saying your I-do’s at your wedding in Spain. It was so incredibly annoying, there are no words in describing the horrible buzzing sounds. The drone was flying around above us, beside us, in front of us. It was everywhere and it wouldn’t shut up. It was so loud and distracting, that it ruined the whole ceremony. None of the guests could hear anything, and I totally missed every word from the couple’s vows. I couldn’t hear anything at all! Moreover, I couldn’t keep focus on the couple for the rest of the ceremony, as I was distracted by the drone moving around. Horrible! Really horrible. Susanne told me later, that she got really frustrated with it too.

 

Not really worth it

As a result of the drone being so high and flying around all the time, it didn’t get to take any high-quality close-ups. They have a lot of panorama photos and good videos, but no photographs showcasing those special moments, e.g. the exchange of vows. The drone definitely didn’t capture the look in the groom’s eyes, as the bride walked down the aisle. The photos from the drone have no emotions. Although, the photos will show stunning scenery and prove that you had a wedding in Spain, my advice is simple and clear. Get yourself a professional wedding photographer. The noise, the distraction and the bird’s eye photos are definitely not worth it. Hire a pro!

 

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Find the perfect flowers for your wedding in Spain!

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We all look for the perfect flower decorations and the flower bouquet for our marvellous wedding. The never-ending question – which flowers should I use? Your wedding in Spain shouldn’t be an exception to hold back on your flower dreams! Flowers are the perfect decoration to your dress and your wedding in Spain.

Many celebrities are fully aware of this fact. Beyoncé, for example, had an exclusive wedding in New York and she had over 100,000 orchids! Can you imagine how beautiful it must have been? They were all tailor made within a couple of days. The poor florist had teams of people assembling each orchid decoration manually. Only the best of the best for Beyoncé. The cost of course was undisclosed. However, I think more planning is needed for your wedding in Spain.

The appropriate flower

The most popular and appropriate flower used for a wedding in Spain are carnations. Did you know that carnations are the national flower of Spain? How fitting for your wedding in Spain. They will probably be cheaper than the usual roses, and you will have a wide range of colours you can select from. They are visually stunning and are beautiful when they fully bloom.
If you are a Sex and the City fan, you might remember the time when Charlotte told Carrie that pink carnations are according to her “eeew”. In fact, I remember when Jack Berger gave Carrie pink carnations the night before he dumped her. However, this is definitely not the case for your wedding in Spain. Carnations in Spain are said to symbolise passion and it’s no surprise that red carnations are the national flower. Hence, carnations are the perfect flower for your wedding in Spain.

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Common practices

You have probably seen many cartoons where people dance with a carnation gripped in between one’s teeth. Believe it or not, you might see this practice while you are in Spain with your family. It’s very common to hold the carnation flower between your teeth! Maybe not a great idea to grasp the carnations in your teeth while you walk down the aisle for your wedding in Spain. It might not send the right message to your guests arriving from the UK. They might not understand that this, in fact is a symbol of passion.
It is also said, that if you receive a bouquet of red carnations from a man, it means that he absolutely adores you. If you receive white carnations, it suggests that the man is still single and is looking to date you. These are of course traditions in some parts of Spain. So, do your research on the meaning of flowers for your wedding in Spain. People take these things very seriously and selecting the wrong flower can ruin the vibe of your wedding.

Other suggestions

My best friend has recently chosen lavender as her wedding theme. Yes, you guessed right! Everything is also in the colour of lavender. What’s your favourite flower you’ve seen in weddings? I personally like king lilies, but they are so aromatic, it might be too much for some people. Leave a comment!

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How to communicate your vision with your professional wedding photographer in Spain

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It’s very important that you get yourself a professional wedding photographer is Spain. How else are you going to capture those special moments on camera? You want something worthy of a beautiful frame, don’t you?

If you hire an amateur, I guarantee you’ll be really disappointed in the end. And this is usually how friendships end. I can tell you countless stories when brides hire their friends for their wedding pictures as a favour. If you are thinking of hiring a friend, think twice and evaluate what your friendship is worth. Hiring a professional wedding photographer in Spain is the best thing you can do! They know what they are doing and will guarantee you a gorgeous outcome.

Nonetheless, even if you hire a professional wedding photographer in Spain, you still have to remember that you are working with people, and even that can sometimes be a challenge. If you have a clear vision of how you want your wedding photos to look, be sure that you communicate this very clearly and as early as possible to your professional wedding photographer in Spain. Here are some tips and tricks that may prepare you and help you achieve what you want.

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Set clear expectations

Show the wedding photographer the types of photos you like. Do your research online and print out a couple of pictures. Make sure you communicate your vision very clearly. Mention size, colours, focus, tone of photos, and special moments. With your clear guidance, the professional wedding photographer in Spain can go in the direction you want her/him to go after. If you are a control freak and want to have a safety option, make a brief for the professional wedding photographer. The brief should include the types of photos you want, include all specifications and deadlines.

Set clear and realistic deadlines

Deadlines are extremely important. Make sure you discuss these in advance and ask your photographer whether they are realistic from his/her side. The deadlines you should discuss are on the delivery and printing of the photos. Editing and proofing takes time. A professional wedding photographer will take time correcting and colouring photos, so make sure that you also don’t put too much pressure on the wedding photographer. Hence, you both need to sit down and agree on a common deadline. This way, the professional wedding photographer can deliver your photos on time. Yay!

If you don’t like something, say it immediately

Once the photos are delivered, make sure you don’t waste any time reviewing them. If there are elements which you are not happy about, tell the professional wedding photographer in Spain immediately! He/she is a pro after all and is used to this all the time. He/she is there to make you happy. What the photographer usually does, is that he/she saves the originals (never throwing out any proofs) in case the client has more requests. So don’t be shy, and tell the photographer exactly what your request is. The professional wedding photographer will be more than happy to help you.
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Easter is Over Ladies!

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That’s right! Easter is over and it’s time to start thinking about fitting into that beautiful dress.Like I am the one to talk! I’ve gained around 6 pounds over the Easter break as a result of attending family dinners and eating that lovely food from my grandma. It’s really unfair to think of your wedding in Spain during Easter.

No one can resist grandma’s old pie. If you can, then you deserve a gold medal! So what now? Your wedding in Spain is coming up and the dress is tight. Time to start working ladies! Here are a couple of tricks that might help with getting your desired results.

 

No carbs

 

I know it’s an obvious one, but this method has proven to be very effective. Start with eliminating bread. It’s spring and fresh vegetables are accessible everywhere. Not only will the veggies taste great, but they will also help you fit in your dress by your wedding in Spain. Don’t eat pasta either! It’s hard to complete this diet without cheating, but it you push yourself it might be worth it.

Lemon water

Yes! When you wake up in the morning, cut a lemon in half. Squeeze the juice of the lemon and add room temperature water. Don’t you dare add sugar. Then it’ll be even worse. Make sure you drink the lemonade. I lost 2 pounds in a week just by doing this. Some people go a bit extreme and take a shot of freshly juiced ginger, lemon and cayenne pepper. That’s too extreme for me.

 

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No sweets

This one is the hardest one. If you have a sweet tooth like I do, then you are up for a challenge. It all depends on how badly you need to lose a couple of pounds by your wedding in Spain. Also, its great if your wedding dress has stretchy fabric. Beware, most don’t. I have most trouble with omitting sweets and candies. Needless to say, avoiding sweet drinks. What I found that really helped me fit in my dress, were dried dates, apricots and sweet potatoes. These are the types of snacks diabetics use to regulate the sugar in their blood. It will help you control your cravings for sugar. Great technique to monitor your weight. Soon, you’ll find that your body is bikini ready for your wedding in Spain.

Exercise

You should engage in an intense cardio session at least once a week for a full hour. A one hour running session will burn around 700 calories on average. If you are not a big fan of running, I also found an excellent technique to keep in shape. Walk to work! If work is too far, simply take a thirty-minute walk after dinner. The Italians do this regularly. Why do you think they are so fit? I tried this, and I can honestly tell you that it worked for me. If it worked for me, it will work for you as well and will ultimately get you fitting in that dress in no time for your wedding in Spain!

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Easter weddings in Spain

Easter weddings in Spain

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Listen up beautiful Easter brides! I can already tell you right now, that if you are planning to get married in Spain during the Easter holidays, you might want to reconsider.

I am not talking about the lack of fabulous weather or food. These two factors will always remain a guarantee for weddings in Spain. However, the Easter holidays in Spain are known for their festivity, drawing lots of locals to celebrate these sacred holidays.

Easter celebrations in Spain

Spain is known as a pretty religious country, so you can expect that Easter holidays are taken very seriously there. Following the Christian calendar, the Easter week in Spain is very sacred and is also known as the Semana Santa. The week starts with Palm Sunday, where the locals worship at churches, carrying always branches of palm trees. Ash Wednesday, which also happens to be the first day of Lent, which lasts until Good Friday. Here, usually people give up sweets, alcohol and even food in some cases. Still think Easter weddings in Spain are a good idea? The lent is then followed by a huge feast on Easter Sunday, where the people enjoy lovely traditional Spanish food. Finally, Easter Monday concludes the Easter week or Semana Santa. Spanish locals generally perceive this as the day of rest and worship.

 

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Availability of locals

The Spanish locals are very friendly, generous and willing to show you the best places to eat, drink or party. However, as the locals also engage in various Easter activities as mentioned above, they might be less willing to focus on the tourists, as they have to attend to their family celebrations. Many of them might even be out of town, visiting their grannies and other relatives.

Food

During Easter, you may come across traditional Spanish dishes such as torrijas. What on earth are torrijas? It’s actually slices of bread, prepared in mixtures that consists of eggs, milk and lots of sugar. The pieces of bread are then fried in olive oil and served warm. Do you think it sounds delicious?

Shops

Shops will most likely be closed for the holidays. If you and your bridesmaid expect to have fun doing activities such as shopping and going out on bar crawls, Easter might not be the best time to do all of that. A lot of the shops will be closed for Easter and will only reopen after Easter Monday. Hence, Easter weddings in Spain might not be the best idea.

Church

It’s not only the shops that won’t be available for weddings in Spain, but the churches will be booked out of sermons. Good luck finding a Church and a priest available during these holy days in Spain. It is highly unlikely that you do. If you dream about getting married in a beautiful Spanish church, do it either before or after the Easter holidays. Easter celebrations in Spain heavily involve going to church, so that’s where you’ll also find the locals. Weddings in Spain during Easter are thus impossible in some areas.

Do your research, if you really want to get married in Spain during Easter so you can prepare for everything!

 

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Wedding in Spain and Mother’s Day in one!

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What will you be doing for Mother’s Day? We Britons, are mostly popular for sending gorgeous Mother’s Day cards. Why not surprise your mum and send her a save the date or a wedding invitation for your wedding in Spain in one year?

 

I bet you that she won’t be expecting that! Just imagine her reaction when she sees your wedding invitation for your wedding in Spain instead of her Mother’s Day card. Let’s hope she won’t faint out of shock! And if you plan one year ahead, you can have your wedding in Spain on Mother’s Day as well.

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If you book your wedding in Spain one year in advance, it leaves room for you to experiment with your wedding date. Why not get married during Mother’s Day in Spain on a beach? Not only will you give the perfect gift to your mum, but you will also get the perfect weather. May in Spain is a fabulous time to get married on the beach. You won’t need to research weather statistics or worry if it might rain on that special day in May. It will be sunny and warm, hot enough for you to wear your dress without a sweater. Moreover, not too hot that your beautiful wedding hairstyle might get ruined from the humidity. Weddings in Spain are just perfect in May, so you should choose Mother’s Day!

Attention

No worries. If you do decide to book your wedding in Spain on Mother’s Day, the spotlight will still be on you and your fabulous dress. In fact, I think your mum will even be grateful that you choose Mother’s Day for your wedding in Spain. She will interpret it as a token of appreciation. This will give you an excuse to have to huge celebrations in one day. Let’s face it, our mums are worth celebrating and we should be thankful to have them around every day! Make sure you thank you mum this coming Mother’s Day for all her efforts and love over the years.

The Plan

Don’t talk about your surprise to anyone. You know how people talk and never actually can keep a secret. If you really want to surprise your mum on Mother’s Day, then shush! Only let your second half on this clever plan. Make sure you have a red envelope at home. This way, you can place your wedding invitation and sneakily fool anyone that you are sending a Mother’s Day card for your mum. The red colour won’t give away the contents of the envelope and your mum won’t expect a thing! Next, your should ask your local post office when you should send your envelope so it arrives precisely at the time you want. My best guess it roughly two to three days in advance. For some security, you can also put the envelope in the mailbox yourself.

Then all you have to do, is wait for the huge surprise. Will you do it? You think you’ve got the guts to pull this off?

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Important items a bride should NEVER forget for her wedding in Malaga

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Important items a bride should NEVER forget for her wedding in Malaga

  •  Herself

Please please pleaaaaase don’t miss your flight for your wedding in Malaga. I know that you can get cheap flights easily from the UK to Malaga. Try not to party too hard with your besties the night before. You can start the party on the plane and once you are in Malaga.

  • Wedding Dress

A lot of brides make this mistake. They forget their wedding dress! Make sure you pack it carefully and take it with you for your wedding in Malaga. In the worst-case scenario, you can buy a dress in one of the luxurious bridal shops in the city center. But it will cost you extra of course.

  •  Wedding bands

Another common mistake, but an understandable one. It is very easy to forget a tiny box of rings. Make sure you pack these. You don’t want to figure out that you are missing the bands at the altar!

  •  Passport & Birth certificate

Very important not to forget your official documents. Otherwise you won’t be able to tie the knot officially! In Spain, you won’t need anything else than your birth certificate and passport. Don’t worry, if you forgot your passport, you ‘ll find out soon enough at the airport. Naturally, if you already have your wedding license, bring it with you! Very important!

  •  Sun cream – 30+ SPF

Sun cream for anyone coming from a colder northern destination, is an absolute must! Taking care of that skin before your wedding is so important. I can tell you countless stories where the bride didn’t put sun cream on, and she turned out so red on her wedding day. Didn’t look great with the white dress. The lesson learned is that you should put sun cream before your wedding in Malaga. The sun can be quite direct.

  •  Bikini

With sun cream comes the beach and the sea. Take a nice bikini to show off your dedication over the couple of months to fit into your wedding dress. With a fit body ready for a wedding in Malaga, you can enjoy a dip in the sea. It wont be as cold as in the UK

  •  Summer dress

Take a nice dress for you to enjoy, a lovely promenade with your bridal party. With a dress, you will be able to feel to gentle sea breeze, that Malaga has to offer.

  •  Sunglasses

Same way you should protect your skin, you should also protect your eyes. If you have a nice pair of glasses like Dolce’s or Channel, take them and show them off! You will definitely need those sunglasses when you are with your girls on the beach in Malaga drinking your delicious cocktail.

  • Phone and charger

Don’t forget your phone and charger with an adapter. You’ll need them for selfies and in case you go missing on your wedding day in Malaga. No need to explain more

  •  Professional wedding photographer

How else will you document everything? You should absolutely hire a professional wedding photographer in Malaga and make sure you hear clicking sounds of the camera every 5 seconds. You wont regret the pictures and the memories you’ll get out from hiring a professional wedding photographer in Malaga.

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Romantic wedding in Malaga

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Many couples hesitate towards choosing the perfect destination for their wedding. A wedding in Malaga is perfect if you like elegance with a slight side of party. If you are one of those couples who like privacy in their luxurious villas or beach houses with access to a lively town center, then you should have a wedding in Malaga.

First of all, you can access Malaga anytime from anywhere! We have all had that doubt in mind whether we should have a destination wedding. We constantly ask questions like- is it too expensive for our guests to get there? The answer is NO. Malaga is known for cheap Ryan Air flights from all over Europe. There is no excuse for your closest friends and family to miss out on your wedding in Malaga.

Malaga lies on the Costa del Sol with the Mediterranean seaside. Did you know that Malaga is one of the oldest cities in the world?

If you are fascinated by culture and history, you should get married in Malaga. You can have beautiful wedding shots taken by a professional wedding photographer in Malaga from the panoramic view from the castle of Gibralfaro. Your bridesmaids and groomsmen can enjoy a spectacular view of the city while taking in the history of the city.

Another fun fact – did you know that Pablo Picasso was from Malaga?

Many people don’t. Some couples get their portraits done Picasso style in Malaga. Imagine how amazing it would be to hold a Picasso portrait of you and your beloved. It will be a great story to tell the kids one day. Also, you can brag about having your own Picasso .

If you are really keen for a party and want to keep your wedding guests entertained, you should have your wedding in Malaga in August during the Feria de Malaga. This festival is one of the main highlights of the year, where you can enjoy tapas, wine and souvenirs on the historical streets. Did we mention that flamenco (traditional music of Malaga) is played throughout the Fiera de Malaga?

If you have your wedding in Malaga during August, you will give your guests a memory of a lifetime by supplying them with one big street party they’ll never forget. What happens in Malaga during this event stays in Malaga ;-).

You can also have a dream beach wedding in Malaga by the sunset, or you can private villa wedding. Either way, you will enjoy a cozy pedestrian city center full of history, sophisticated restaurants and hotels, bars on rooftop terraces and amazing tapas.

All in all, cheap flights and a great destination venue. You can fly your guests in cheaply and no one will miss out. No excuses!

Your wedding photos will be amazing with sunset views captured by a professional wedding photographer in Malaga. You can party away with amazing rooftop bars and have the party of a lifetime! Weddings in Malaga are simply amazing!

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