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5 Spanish touches for your wedding

June 6, 2020


5 Spanish touches for your wedding

Congratulations! If you are reading this and soon to be wed, then I’m so excited for you. Spain is a fantastic wedding destination, so if you are looking for some Spanish wedding touches then read on!


Firstly, a professional ham cutter in Spain can add elegance to your Spanish wedding celebration and is a show in itself for your guests. For instance, I witnessed Fran martinez, an expert cortador de jamon at one of my recent weddings and the guests watched on fascinated as he cut the ham with his long, sword like, knife. In addition, it can be displayed beautifully on the table in front of the ham cutter or handed out by waiters as an aperitif.

Flamenco dancers and horses

Secondly, there’s flamenco! A couple of years ago, I witnessed some friends of the bride and groom surprise them with a dancing horse and flamenco dancer from El Picadero Morillo.  All the guests were blown away, and it resulted in several tearing up with emotion. Andalusian, or otherwise known as, Pura Raza Española horses are extremely beautiful and intelligent therefore watching them perform alongside a passionate flamenco dancer is just magical. Definitely an option if you want an unforgettable wedding for your guests.


Thirdly, jugs of the typical punch made up of red wine and fruit can be offered to your guests post or pre ceremony to add a fun vibe to your Spanish wedding. It’s  certainly one of the most popular drinks in Spain, often served in bars, pubs and festivities, and a great fruity addition to your wedding in Spain.

Live Flamenco Music

Similarly, a flamenco singer or Spanish guitarist definitely sets a Spanish ambiance. If you don’t want flamenco music for your whole wedding, you could just have some for your ceremony, meal or for an hour to start the wedding celebration off with a bang.

The 13 Gold Coins Ceremony

Finally, In this Spanish tradition known as, “arras,” the groom gives the bride thirteen gold coins to the bride which symbolise his willingness to support her and look after her forever. Although perhaps a little outdated, the offering can be a sweet souvenir for you and can be presented in a beautiful box or little bag. Traditionally, the godmother would give the coins to the priest who would bless them and then hand them to the groom, who would then pour them into the brides cupped hands. In addition, as a celebrant, I can think of many ways to incorporate this into your ceremony!

Your Wedding Officiant, Celebrant in Spain

Originally from the UK, I’m a celebrant/wedding officiator based in Andalusia. If you are considering getting married in Spain, I offer beautiful personalised ceremonies in Southern Spain click here for more information.


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