Wedding Letters Mallorca

A Really Colourful Wedding In Sóller, Mallorca

L married A at Sóller church, followed by a reception at a beautiful finca in Port de Sóller. They chose the villa because their wedding was quite small – they had only invited 60 guests and wanted it to feel as private as possible.

A and L picked food that was traditionally Spanish but with a twist. They opted for a two-hour canape reception, and for the main meal they chose a delicious buffet. For a midnight treat they surprised their guests with a paella cooking show.

They didn’t want anything too bold, so for their colour scheme, they chose lots of soft, natural colours to reflect the picturesque surrounding countryside.

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Port de Soller View

Port de Sóller: a picturesque village on the west coast of Mallorca

Four kilometres (two and a half miles) from Sóller, Port de Sóller is the antithesis of the brash resorts in the south-west and around the Bay of Palma. Family-oriented, slightly old-fashioned, slightly scruffy, it’s a lovely place to spend some time.

The port is spread in an arc around a pretty harbour, protected by cliffs either side, with a naval base at the north end and a couple of sandy beaches. Historically, it has always been Sóller’s gateway to the rest of the world, acting as a departure point for boats laden with citrus fruits making their way to France and mainland Spain. It was also a magnet for pirates; in 1561 the port was razed in an attack, forcing the Sóllerics to fortify the harbour with huge stone jetties and lighthouses; hence, the bay comes almost round on itself. The whole episode is re-encated with the chaotic, alcohol-fuelled moros i cristianos (Moors and Christians) fiesta in the second week of May.

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Train Itinerary Palma Sóller Mallorca

Sóller Railway

If you’re staying in Palma and make only one foray out of the city, make it a journey on the Ferrocarril de Sóller (Sóller Railway). You’ll be hard-pressed to find a local aboard this toytown-style service and, in truth, it’s very unlikely it would still be operational were it not for the tourist trade, but this in no way detracts from what is a hugely enjoyable hour-long journey through the mountains.
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