Styling Your Dream Micro Beach Wedding in Spain

Micro Beach Wedding in Spain

With the rising trend of micro weddings, where couples opt for smaller, more personalized ceremonies, planning a beach wedding in Spain with only a handful of guests is easier than you think. 

Your perfect beach location

One of the first steps in styling your micro beach wedding in Spain is selecting the ideal location. Spain boasts a myriad of stunning coastal destinations, each offering its own unique charm. Consider iconic spots like the Costa del Sol, with its golden sands and azure waters, or the rugged beauty of the coastline of Cadiz. Whether you prefer a bustling beachfront or a secluded shoreline, Spain offers beaches to suit every couple's vision.


Permission top tip

Beaches are public spaces.

Top tip, if you find it difficult to get permission for your micro beach wedding in Spain, chat with the local chiringuitos or beach bars who already rent space on the beach. Many will offer you their beach space (outside of July and August) to hold your micro wedding in return for hosting your wedding reception. 


Embrace local colour

The sunlight can be especially powerful on the beach with the reflection of the light bouncing off the sea, washing out delicate pastel colours.
Draw inspiration from the vibrant colours of Spanish tiles, incorporating shades of azure, terracotta, and sun-kissed gold into your colour palette. 

Adorn your ceremony space (and save money) with lush bouquets of native seasonal blooms such as bougainvillea, roses, and orange blossoms, evoking the fragrant gardens of Andalucia.


Music creates atmosphere

Beaches can be wide, empty spaces!

Enhance the ambiance with traditional Spanish music, such as the soulful melodies of flamenco guitar.
Consider hiring local musicians to serenade you and your guests as you exchange vows against the backdrop of the Mediterranean.


Culinary delights

No Spanish wedding would be complete without a feast of culinary delights to tantalize the taste buds. 

Work with a local caterer to create a menu inspired by the rich flavors of Spanish cuisine. Graze on a selection of tapas, showcasing classic dishes like patatas bravas, gambas al ajillo, and jamón ibérico or a huge freshly cooked paella, big enough to feed all of your guests!

Toast to your love with glasses of sparkling cava, Spain's answer to champagne, or sip on refreshing glasses of sangria infused with seasonal fruits. 


Your micro beach wedding ceremony

As you plan your micro beach wedding in Spain, it is the personal touches during your ceremony itself that everyone will remember.

Ask your celebrant to write words that reflect your love story and personalities as a couple. Consider writing your own vows, expressing your promises to one another in heartfelt words that resonate with your journey together.

Personalise the details

It does not cost much to create custom signage and stationery guiding guests to their seats or providing thoughtful “wedding favours” for guests to take home. Spanish fans, Panama hats and paper parasols are not only useful ways of dealing with the strong beach sunshine, but also make lovely tokens of appreciation your guests can take home in memory of your special day.

Cheers to your dream beach wedding in Spain!


Featured photo by kind permission of @this_is_amy_photography

Author bio: Debbie Skyrme is "Celebrant Spain".  Award winning bilingual destination wedding celebrant officiating elopements, vow renewals and wedding ceremonies in the Spanish sunshine.