Balearic bliss – Finca Son Berga, Mallorca

The rustic charm of Finca Son Berga, at the base of the Tramuntana mountain range of Mallorca, has a history dating back to the 16th Century. It’s jaw dropping vistas and perfectly restored buildings and antique farming equipment, provided the perfect setting for this beautiful couple’s celebration of love.

The Date : October 5th 2019

The Couple : Zora & Ryan

The Venue : Finca Son Berga, Mallorca


W It sometimes feels like a ‘pinch me’ moment when you are setting up to perform at a venue like Son Berga. Fonoteca has been fortunate enough to have curated three, full day wedding programmes at this stunning venue, but this one in particular was a wedding we’ll never forget. From their truly moving ceremony all the way through to a party that really brought everyone together on the dance floor.

They had settled in Mallorca in recent years, and decided to fly both families to the island to see why they had fallen in love with the Balearic Islands. Don’t be fooled, however, their love story dates back to a shared childhood in Botswana, and in person they exude a total and utter respect and admiration for one another, along with a childlike joy and gratitude that was heartwarming to see.

They are a couple with great taste and their wide ranging music requests were ample proof. These are always a treat for us as musicians. They’d decided on some gorgeous songs to commemorate their love and it was a pleasure to put it all together.

We started with a bespoke playlist as their guests entered the courtyard, with songs from the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae, Ben Howard, Jamiroquai, Paul Simon, Norah Jones & Main Ingredient.

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Once we moved to ceremony, Nell Shakespeare sang “Hallelujah” for the bridesmaid’s entrance, followed by a special performance from Zora’s cousins, who sang “River” by Leon Bridges, certainly a beautiful tribute. The ceremony itself was moving and heartfelt and the setting was perfect. For their exit as a married couple, they’d opted for a performance of Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours”.

Moving on from their ceremony, guests were invited to enjoy a incredible array of canapés from their expert caterers and an acoustic trio performed unique renditions of some of their favourites with percussion, guitar, sax and vocals. Here’s a snippet of of Elton John’s “Your Song”.

If you’re looking to create an electrifying party but also include other types musical performances, Fonoteca can provide an experienced party band fusing live musicians with a DJ performance, playing all of your favourite party classics.

Once the guests were sat for dinner, Zora and Ryan made their entrance into the courtyard through this enchanting curtain of light you see above. The whole place truly looks like a fairytale and sang the glowing newly-weds up to the head of the table with “Walking On Sunshine”. We had another dinner playlist prepared for them, warming up from the likes of Daniel Caesar and Sade up to Ray Charles and Natalie Cole as the drinks flowed and laughter during the speeches filled the air.

With one set of speakers set up for the dinner, we’d brought another, more powerful set of speakers and set it up in the same courtyard where the guests first met on that gorgeous October day, but now it was time to party! Our guests were ready for it and so were we. With no stage, we were on the same level as the party people.


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It’s always a joy to see the happiness on people’s faces at how much energy we manage to find for that party moment. Bearing in mind we’d all woken up early that morning, took the ferry together with all the equipment, arrived and set up our equipment, sound-checked… we’d already performed and then eaten dinner! And that was just that day! We probably performed between 4 or 5 times that week already. The truth is, we’re made for those moments and love what we do.

After that electric performance, if I do say so myself, Rocky and Dom packed up their equipment and drove to our Palma overnight accommodation, but there was still had a job to do – the party wasn’t over yet! At Son Berga, there’s a little indoor club and the guests still had some dancing to do.

Zora and Ryan are a wonderful couple, and they’ll be fantastic parents to what’s bound to be a crazy beautiful baby. Congratulations!

Planned by Marta at Appetite Weddings.

Photography by Billie Media.


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