Set in the traditional and picturesque village of Benahavis in Southern Spain is the Casa Rose wedding venue where this gorgeous couple held their outdoor wedding. Taking full advantage of the picturesque Spanish landscapes coupled with rustic English country garden styling from The List member Rachel Rose Weddings that is just mind glowingly beautiful is the most fabulous destination wedding you can dream of. There isn't anything Rachel's forgotten or hasn't finished to perfection. From the show stopping outdoor ceremony with rose petal carpet leading up to a shutter alter and the sweetest floral chair backs to the vintage step ladder table plan and adorable order of the day frames on a nearby tree. Everything is adorned with spring lilac blooms and captured beautifully by Radha Horvath Photography for you to swoon over and pin to your hearts content. Can we also just take a moment to appreciate how utterly gorgeous Bride Claire is, especially that bridal up do and her beaming smile.

Love Story

Claire the Bride: Lenny and I first met at university in 2006 and even from our first date I knew he was the one. He took a while to pop the question though but finally proposed in 2014 whilst we were overlooking Niagra Falls.


As my parents have an apartment in Southern Spain we had our heart set on a wedding abroad. Having looked at a few different venues we knew we had found the one when we visited Casa Rosa, nestled between the mountains in the beautiful village of Benahavis.


We officially married in Gibraltar 2 days before our wedding ceremony at the villa. We were lucky enough to have Rachel Rose Weddings as our wedding planner and stylist and cannot recommend them highly enough, they took away any stress and without them we would not have been able to realize our wedding dream.


We wanted a natural spring feel to the styling and flowers, so that it would sit perfectly with the villa and its natural surroundings. We chose muted spring colours with lots of herbs and lavender, the centerpieces were arranged in various zinc containers and were just stunning. NulkiNulks designed a table plan that was displayed on an old ladder complete with miniature zinc watering cans filled with herbs.


We decided to opt for one of Rachel Rose’s cheese towers instead of a traditional wedding cake, this was beautifully styled on a wine barrel with fresh fruits and our guests gratefully devoured this later in the evening so was a great choice.

Special Moments

The highlight of our day was finding out that we were going to have a baby just shortly before our wedding. So William was able to be at our wedding even if he was only the size of a kidney bean. Rachel and our caterers helped to keep this a secret from our guests by discreetly giving me grape juice instead of champagne. One of my favorite moments was when we escaped for a stolen moment on the roof terrace. It was just incredible to be husband and wife and feeling so lucky to have such wonderful family and friends
Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero | Venue: Casa Rosa | Wedding Planner / Stylist: Rachel Rose Weddings | Florist: Florvalentin | Catering: SanaCatering | Make Up Artist: Ella Megan Makeup

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