A Gibraltar wedding – another stylish occasion captured by David Toms
Claire and Ralph from Gibraltar had all their wishes come true before Christmas, with a sunny December wedding full of joy and excitement. Over 200 beautifully attired and expectant guests attended the wedding ceremony at a pretty little chapel before heading off to the after party at the stylish San Roque Club in Sotogrande.
Now this was a grand affair, but it went off smoothly, even after a little wedding dress hitch. Wedding planner Monica Coumbe of Hour Concierge had it all under control, and I think it will take more than a little last-minute wardrobe malfunction to seriously test her.
The bride absolutely glowed and was beautiful, the groom grinned from ear to ear, and their family and guests shared in the happy day. I was really impressed with Deepak Ramchandani’s professionalism and artistic ability, but then again, he is a celebrity make-up artist so what did I expect.
I like to watch people like him at work – they make what they do look so easy, but in actual fact they have raised it to an art form. The same could be said of violinist Quike Navarro, who was accompanied by a sax player, while Jo Mccafferty of Chocolate Fountain Spain created a popular attraction. The uniquely decorated cake was created by Sweet Things…by Fi, with replica moldings of the bride and groom as the cake topper.
Another memorable day, this time Gibraltarian style, reminded me how the details and some of the customs may change from culture to culture, but the underlying emotions and feelings are universal to us all.