Liz and Neil’s engagement was longer than most, but they made the wait more than worthwhile with their Spanish beach club wedding.
“We had a long engagement due to buying and renovating our first home, but after six years we decided to finally get married, the timing felt right,” says Liz.
Neil had his heart set on getting married on a beach, while both agreed they wanted their big day to be more of a party than a traditional wedding.
“After much research we decided on Spain, Marbella in particular, it’s somewhere we visited regularly and a place we loved,” Liz says.
The Coventry pair decided on Purobeach Marbella, in Estepona for their Spanish beach club wedding on June 3, 2016, with 90 family and friends flying in for the celebrations.
“For the actual ceremony, we got married on the beach and my twin brothers walked me down the aisle and gave me away, this was a special moment for me,” Liz says.
“The evening finished with dancing under the stars until the early hours, we had a DJ and another set from the sax player, which was brilliant, it was just the feeling we wanted from the whole day.
“Our wedding wasn’t just a day it was a week of celebrations surrounded by the people we love.”
Photos courtesy of Barney Walters Photography.
“I always knew the Jenny Packham Esme was the dress I wanted, it was the one I kept going back to, and when I finally tried it on I knew it was THE dress. I felt comfortable in it and I knew that would be key to me looking and feeling good on the day,” Liz says of her classic beaded gown.
The couple kept their florals simple with white roses and gypsophila.
“Every time I look at our photographs I see something new; Barney helped make our special day last a lifetime,” says Liz.
The couple had their Spanish beach wedding captured by the talented videographers at Blooming Lovely Films.
Following their destination wedding, Liz and Neil honeymooned in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Dubai.
“The venue is really sleek and stylish so didn’t need much decor,” describes Liz. “We opted for candles on the tables rather than flowers, and clusters of lanterns around the dance floor.”
“If we could do it again I can honestly say I wouldn’t change a thing! If I could have made the day last just a little bit longer I would have but it was perfect,” Liz says.
On what he enjoyed most about this wedding, photographer Barney Walters comments, “It’s always about the people for me, and when you have such kind and beautiful souls as Liz and Neil, it makes ‘working’ a breeze.”