We love the beach, but weddings… they drive us crazy! At the Hotel Montiboli we combine two of our passions to celebrate your dream wedding in a spectacular setting, La Caleta beach.
We are not going to deceive you, getting married on the beach is only for daring couples looking for a different type of wedding, one that is so different from the conventional. Through cinema, magazines or even Instagram, we have all witnessed fairy tale ceremonies with the sea as a backdrop, but perhaps few know that what seems like a dream can come true without leaving the province of Alicante.
A picture-perfect cove, signature cuisine and five-star service are what you are looking for, ensuring that every detail is perfect on this unique and unforgettable day. We take care of everything, we want you and your guests to enjoy an experience to remember.
But have you been invited to a beach wedding and you don't know how to dress? Don't worry, it's something we always hear when we organize our weddings. The beach is the perfect place to let yourself go, take risks and forget the strict protocols. Next, we want to give you some tips so that you can be the perfect guest.
The perfect dress is the one you feel most comfortable with
Attending as a guest, at a beach wedding, is the perfect occasion to let loose with the look that you most want, going with a fresh and chic style. But how do you choose the right dress for a beach wedding?
The relaxed atmosphere of the sea lends itself to a great variety of shapes and lengths, but mostly light and airy dresses, soft and subtle fabrics, are head and shoulders above the rest, which lend themselves to playing along with the breeze of the waves, giving your outfit a great deal of movement.
On the beach, sobriety is not mandatory, so dare to sparkle with light or striking colours and patterns letting yourself be infected by the Mediterranean light that captivates all eyes at night and by day.
If we are talking about textures, follow the trends of the season with fringes, embroideries, or tulle to get a fun and sophisticated look.
Accessories are what really makes a difference
They say that he who dares, wins and what better occasion to dare with the most surprising proposals than a wedding on the beach. Choose the accessories with which you most identify and put the perfect touch to your style.
Hats or no hats? On the one hand, they may be useful to protect you from the sun if the wedding is during the day, but they can also be a handicap when dealing with the sea breeze. We recommend floral or raffia headbands, these are so identified with local craftsman and are the essence of the Mediterranean land. Unique creations from artisan hands that will add a different touch to any dress.
The beach is a place to take risks with the most original jewellery that, could not be more fashionable. Choose striking earrings or necklaces made of mother-of-pearl, raffia, crochet or other light materials that won't stop you from dancing and enjoying yourself for hours on end.
Regarding the hairstyle, weddings by the sea are an ideal occasion to dare with special updos that add an original touch to your look while helping you keep your hair in place at all times despite being outside. Nature is wise, but you are more so.
If there is a winner, that would be raffia. In addition to being a trend in the world of fashion today, it is a very characteristic material of this area that is handcrafted and is considered a true art. In the nearby town of Gata de Gorgos, the epicentre of esparto and raffia in our region, crafts and fashion go hand in hand with the most interesting proposals to add your own identity to your outfit.
Forget about stilettos!
At any wedding there comes a time when heels give way to bare feet that dance for hours, but at beach weddings the terrain discourages heels from the first moment. The natural setting that the beach offers invites you to wear a different type of shoe than you would in any other setting.
If you are a lover of heels and do not want to give up height, choose some type of wedges, always more comfortable and lighter, although we recommend flat sandals so that you can move with total comfort and can get closer to the shore with each step. And if you are daring, opt for braided slippers, loafers or clogs that will give a hippie-chic stamp to your look.
The province of Alicante is an area known internationally for its footwear firms that innovate every year looking for new designs to turn the best materials into authentic works of art. Cities like Elche or Elda have an important shoe industry that dresses the feet of personalities from all over the world.
But don't worry, we are sure that you will end up barefoot feeling the sand between your toes and checking the warmth of the water on the shore. Have fun!
You just have to be clear about one thing and that is that the priority has to be on having a good time and enjoy your friends, a good menu and a magical environment. In this way, the keys to being the perfect guest at a beach wedding can be summed up in two words: comfort and joy. A feeling that is transmitted to the way we dress and which the best guests show off.
Is the day approaching and you still don't have a dress?
Follow our advice, be yourself and you will be right for sure. Meanwhile, we will be waiting for you at the Hotel Montíboli.
Event organization: Eventos Bombón
Accessories: Verbena Madrid
Fashion: Hinsomnia, Missoni and Reveligion
Florist: Esencia Floral
Photography: Alex Ly
Beauty: Alejandra Sirvent y Dina Estilistas
Articles published in 2018