The Hotel is a spectacular place. It’s a five star luxury hotel set in the south west of the island near to Palma. It has beautiful views of the sea and is surrounded by lush gardens.
I absolutely love to photograph weddings here and it’s not hard to see why!
I caught up with Louisa lately and asked her some questions , that I hope you find interesting and may help you plan your big day.
How did you both meet?
We met in Faces Nightclub in Essex.
Why did you decide to get married in Mallorca ?
We decided to get married in Mallorca as it was our first place we went on holiday together & also we had a business in Puerto Portals so we knew the area and people quite well.
Did you look at lots of venues before choosing the St. Regis Mardavall Resort?
We looked at a few venues before the Mardavall because we honestly thought the Mardavall would be way over our budget, as it is probably one of the best hotels on the island. After curiosity got the better of us we looked in to their wedding packages & was pleasantly suprised to see that it was actually more reasonable than some of the other venues we had seen that had not even come close to the beauty & style of the Mardavall! We had a few children coming to our wedding and whilst we wanted them to be part of our day we also didn’t want them getting bored. The Mardavall has a kids club you can hire, which is adjacent to the reception area and we also hired 2 nannies who entertained the children throughout the day. It was the best decision we made, as well as our wonderful photographers Richard and Hannah.
Was it difficult planning your wedding from the UK?
We actually found planning our wedding really enjoyable & stress free. The hotel will basically arrange everything, if you want them to. For us their on site florist & pastry chef was exceptional. We booked our own DJ who we personally knew. We found Richard & Hannah Photography
online & after looking at their gallery instantly knew we wanted them to photograph and film our big day.
Where did you get your beautiful dress from?
My dress was from a beautiful shop called Bellisima Weddings in south Woodham ferrers. As soon as we walked in I knew I would find something, the staff we’re fantastic from start to finish. I actually went for something completely different to what I thought I was going to get!
They boxed it for me in a cabin sized box so it could come with me as hand luggage…I wasn’t going to risk it getting lost!!
I found it fine wearing it in the heat as we got married later in the day and also the bottom part wasn’t fitted round my legs.
Did the day go as well you had planned?
Our day was perfect from start to finish which we give credit to everyone who was a part of it for. Our only concern in the morning was the weather (torrential rain predicted , which we could do nothing about) but we were lucky & it turned out beautiful for the day!
Are you pleased you decided to have a professional photographer & videographer?
We are delighted with both our photographs & video. We always knew we would have a photographer but wasn’t really bothered about a video….turns out we look at this more than our photographs! It’s really nice to be able to show people who weren’t there, how our day went. We will be looking at these again on our 1st anniversary!
Whats your best piece of advice you can give Mallorca Brides?
Our best piece of advice would be to look at all venues you think you might like as some don’t match up to your expectations & others exceed your expectations. If you pick the right venue for you like we did they take the stress out of it & we were left to just enjoy every minute.
How do you intend to celebrate your one year anniversary next month!?
For our 1 year anniversary we are going back to the Mardavall for 2 days as we couldn’t think of a more special place to celebrate. We can’t wait to go back!
If you are interested in finding out more information, please contact Sara Herrero, the events co-ordinator at the Mardavall who will be happy to help you.