Monday, June 24, 2013

Arrival on Dream Island

We arrived in Ibiza one week before the big day.  We had lots to do to get set for the party.
Since we did not move into the villa until Saturday we spend the first two nights at Hotel Santos, a very newly opened boutique hotel in Playa de Bossa,





right on the beach.


I think it's a great new hotel option in Playa den Bossa.  The rooms are one bedroom suites with a little kitchenette.  Very convenient for storing numerous bottles of Cava, as we did.  The best part about the hotel is that they have a few pool parties a week and it's free to go if you stay at the hotel.  We didn't get to enjoy one since we were so busy, but the pool area looked super cool.

The first thing we did when we got to the island... is go to a party of course.  To my luck, one of my favorite DJs was hosting his opening party that night at Ushuaia.  The perfect opportunity since I had never been to Ushuiaia before.



I love Loco Dice... He never fails to absolutely kill it.  And he did so this night.



It was the perfect start to a wedding week on my favorite island.


The next day we really had to get down to business. We started off by Cava tasting.

We had not yet purchased the truckloads of Cava we would need for the wedding.  So we ran around the island stopping at different supermarkets and picking up bottles to sample for our taste test.

It took a while but we finally agreed on our perfect bottle in both taste and price, then loaded up the car.

The next days were spent meeting with various vendors to make sure everything was just so, and going out to buy the wedding favors.  For the favors we picked up a bunch of little souvenirs for our guests.  Each one was different.

We also needed to scope out some spots for taking photos.








I really wanted to have them done on the beach, but the only problem was that our church and venue weren't exactly close to any of the places I really loved.  We settled on a spot that was still a bit far and then decided we would make a game time decision on the day.

We also spent quite a bit of time greeting our close family at the airport. They had all traveled from far... the Netherlands, France, South America, the US, and even Australia!  For some, like my parents, it was their first time taking an intercontinental flight and their first time in Europe.

For my little niece, it was her first ever flight and she was super excited.


We spend the remainder the week delivering welcome gifts, and of course, just relaxing and hanging out with our friends and family.



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