There was definitely something in the Ibiza air at the weekend with a host of wondrous weddings across the island.
Of course, Ibiza is a very popular location in which to tie the knot but this weekend saw some very special celebrations.
At what must be considered the upper end of wedding budget boundaries, if indeed there was a boundary at all, Meera and Prashant were married with celebrations reportedly costing between 5/6 million euros.
Having first reported on Nick Ferguson as ‘the most romantic man in Ibiza’ when he staged a (sickeningly :-)) special proposal to Charlotte Street, we are very happy to see the story come to conclusion with their marriage celebrated at Pikes hotel last weekend.
We were then very happy to see Nicole set her own story on its way with her engagement to Hernan Gomez.
This wedding wonder was made by the baker we hope to be representing Ibiza in the tent sometime, Sharon Edwards.
If you are inspired by all this news of nuptials, we even have a job being advertised with us to work for the Ibiza Wedding Guide.
We are certainly feeling the love….
Indian Wedding on Global Scale
- Rhian Gibbs
- Photos via Diario de Ibiza
It’s being dubbed as the wedding of the year and will probably be the largest wedding event recorded due to the scale of production, investment, exclusive locations and guests from five continents in attendance.
For Indian couple Meera Shah and Prashant Manek it was a dream come true after they fell in love with the island while on holiday last year and decided to ‘marry in style on this magical island’.
It is the first Indian wedding on this scale, which made the event so noteworthy. The families of the couple chose to stay in hotels like the Phoenician and ME, which also housed exclusively the 600 guests attending the event. Numerous companies were involved in the management of the celebrations, which started at Lio for a pre wedding get-together. The ceremony itself was finally held under a dome of flowers between the pines and junipers in the gardens of ME, after changing the location three times due to bad weather.
Eight chefs prepared delicious Indian dishes to public view, in a dining room decorated dramatically with thousands of roses. After the feast, the wedding party moved to Heart to continue in the festivities.
The local logistics were taken care of by Christina Van Ederen and her Ibiza Management company.
Christina, who we can safely assume to be quite some organiser, said after the event:
“It is an extraordinary international event, never before seen in Ibiza.
“Its production has been an amazing cultural journey between local teams and specialists in Indian weddings at all levels.
“Haute cuisine, style and hospitality care. The infrastructure has meant large production details that required an incredible effort and dedication of the professional companies working together from around the world”.
Es Canar Wedding; with 24 Bridesmaids
- Bridie McGlynn
On Tuesday 11th of October Ms Karen Skuse, long term visitor & ex-resident, married her partner Mr Robert Jones in Es Cana, with the bride attended by 24 bridesmaids! Karen’s ties to Es Cana began when she was first brought here at 3 years old by her parents. She then came to live and work in her 20s at Los Jarros, as a nanny to Nicole (a bridesmaid) and after 6 years for Patricia & Carlos at the Marvent as nanny to their daughter Susana, also a bridesmaid. She settled back in her native Bristol to raise her own daughter Drew, another bridesmaid!
Chief bridesmaid Vanessa had her work cut out for her and her daughter Rubie, was also bridesmaid. After many years and now living with Rob, the couple decided to up sticks from their pub in Bristol and moved lock, stock and barrel to Es Cana with Mum, Vera, brother Tony and Drew. Drew attended school here and so that explains some more of the bridesmaids! Karen moved back to Bristol where she has a Pub in Hanham, Bristol, explaining even more of the bridesmaids!!!
Rob was attended by his son, Ross, brothers Billy & Darren and friends, Jim Clive & Craig. Karen was given away by her brothers Tony & Terry. Rob`s stag do last Friday merited two stretch limousines. His daughter Amy is, yes, another bridesmaid! Rob’s dad Mervyn and Karen’s Mum, Vera were also present along with numerous family members from both families. Many friends from Bristol and Es Cana and Mainland Spain all made to journey and everyone had a fabulous day.
The service was held at the Jacaranda and the reception in the Marvent! Es Cana will remember this wedding!
- Ed: we wish to assure readers that no bridesmaids were hurt in the bunfight for the bouquet.
We spotted this spectacular cake creation by Ms Cupcake herself, Sharon Edwards.
Though Sharon didn’t offer us a slice, she was able to give us the spec …
“All made by me from scratch. Three tier, top tier is 6″, middle 8, bottom 10″. Three layer, three tier with cream cheese frosting and dressed with fresh flowers, and the flavour is red velvet.
You can follow Sharon’s creations online at:
- This article was published in the Ibizan issue 848