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Surrounded by trees, our pretty white church is an ideal location for getting married. However, getting married in Spain is not a simple matter unless you have been resident here for some time.
To get married in Spain, one of the parties must either be a Spanish national or be recognized as a Spanish resident (with the correct paperwork and at least one years’ residence in Spain). The paperwork to arrange this is very complicated and can be obtained from the British Consulate in Alicante.
Unfortunately, the paperwork has to be completed by the couple and neither the church nor the Consulate can help.
The more usual service, and the one that is most often performed in our church, is that of a wedding blessing. The couple get married in a civil registry (in the UK or Gibraltar) and then return to Spain for the blessing ceremony.
The Wedding Blessing Service takes the form of a traditional wedding, with exchange of rings etc. The only difference is in the wording of parts of the service. As you can see from our photo gallery, the wedding blessings have all the trappings of full weddings.
In fact many couples who are resident here prefer to go this route as it is so much easier than trying to deal with the paperwork for a full wedding service in Spain. It is very important, however, that you have the Certificate of Civil Marriage before the wedding blessing as there are legal implications.
Below are a few images from some of the many ceremonies that have taken place here.