Being a wedding and event planner gives us the best advantages when knowing about the most beautiful private venues available, I was very lucky to be able to arrange an intimate celebration for my own birthday in one of our all-time favourites. Bringing together a small group of friends for dinner, music, dancing, and plenty of laughter under the stars could not have been more perfect.
We brought together some of the creme de la creme of suppliers on the Costa del Sol to make the event perfect. The evening started with us all gathering in the gardens by the pool for the welcome drinks and cocktails, it has been a while since we have all been together so the air was filled with excitement. Feeling like the Queen, I opened gifts and sipped on champagne before we moved to the courtyard in front of the stunning house for dinner. The wine and champagne flowed as the evening went on with friends commenting on the gorgeous setup and floral display supplied for us by these wonderful companies; Floral decoration: Susana Sanchez – @susana_sanchez. Decoration: MDM Rent&decor @mdmrentdecor, the wonderful catering and table, and tableware came from Goyo @goyocatering.
The colours and styling all complementing the venue, as always when we start to plan an event we look at the space and backdrop that we have to work with always making the most of our natural surroundings making sure as in this instance to keep the feel of the venue. For my party, the gardens were stunning so we kept the very natural and elegant rustic look in line with the magnificent house we sat in front of.
To make sure that we had the perfect atmosphere we brought along a soul singer: Simone – @simonekennedyharding with the voice of an angel she entertained us during dinner until we were unable to sit any longer and just had to dance!! Guillermo Fernández accompanied her on the Sax – @guillermofernandez, this is the perfect combination creating a party right from the start.
It was important to me that each guest knew how important they are to me so I wrote a small note to each which they found at their place at the table, a few personal words to each is a perfect way to say I love you and a tiny keepsake to take home to remember the night.
After speeches and dancing, we were all ready to make our way home, it was a small group and the perfect way to start my birthday.
For those wishing to celebrate with a small group be it a birthday, special anniversary, intimate wedding, taking a private venue, and making it your own is the perfect way, or even doing it in your own gardens.
I loved this experience, being with some of the most important people.
The world is changing intimate is the new grand event, at optimum weddings and events we can take your dreams and make them a reality just as we did for my own.
Planners: optimum weddings – @optimum_weddings / @dyana.optimumweddings / @jess.optimumweddings
Photographer: Fran @evenpic
Videographer: Lua @luafilmmaker
Floral decoration: Susana Sanchez @susana_sanchez
Decoration: MDM Rent&decor @mdmrentdecor
Venue: Molino del Duque @elmolinodelduque
Catering / Tableware: – Goyo @goyocatering
Cupcakes: Rosas Cafe Marbella – @rosascafemarbella
Singer: Simone – @simonekennedyharding
Sax: Guillermo Fernández – @guillermofernandez
Wines: Richard Bell-Young Vinomarket – @vinomarket_guardiaro
Stationary: Optimum team @optimum_weddings