The sweetest feeling – Agroturismo Can Gall, Ibiza
The summer of 2019 began with the wedding of Sophie and Iain, one of pure love and fun, and took place at the beautiful, traditional finca, Agroturismo Can Gall.
We’d had a lot of communication in the run up to their big day via email as well as a really lovely meeting in person at the picturesque Golden Buddha in San Antonio. We got on instantly and they’re a great example of the kind of clients that we love to work with, ie: music lovers.
They wanted funk, soul, Motown, house, disco and a bit of pop and although there were some changes to the plan over the course of the run up, we definitely got there in the end! Selecting music for your wedding day, especially as a music lover, can feel like huge responsibility.
Helping couples to make a musical plan for the day is what Fonoteca does best. When the decisions are made, the musicians are booked, the timings are agreed, the special songs are chosen… we can then take over, and leave you to focus on the rest.
The guests arrived at 3pm, so we made our way to the idilic Can Gall at around midday to set up and soundcheck. The first sound-system was at the entrance, for the guests to take in the beauty of their surroundings and quench their thirst, whilst listening to a planned playlist of tropical, uplifting sounds.
After this, of course, it was time for the ceremony, and “Sweetest Feeling” by Jackie Wilson sung by Nell Shakespeare, as the bridal party walked down the aisle…
When you turn on your smile
I feel my heart go wildI’m like a child with a brand new toy
And I get the sweetest feeling
When a couple chooses to get married in Ibiza, they probably enjoy a party. If they enjoy a party, then we always recommend booking a DJ/Live ensemble. We kicked off proceedings with their first dance, “Ain’t Nobody” by the incredible Chaka Khan. Once again they chose one of those utterly perfect songs that nobody can argue against.
You may be wondering where any evidence of Dominique de Larrard’s involvement in this day… I cannot find a single photo or video that places him at the scene but I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT HE WAS SENSATIONAL! (I know that because he quite literally always is) – here’s a photo of him anyway because I can’t just leave him out! Read about the wedding this absolute gem was taken here.
JOCELYN BROWN – “SOMEBODY ELSE’S GUY”
BEYONCE – “CRAZY IN LOVE”
LYKKE LI – “I FOLLOW RIVERS”
We kept on for until 11:30pm and then Ian Kennedy took over on the decks playing nothing but belters like this bit of Teddy Pendergrass, with Rocky providing the extra percussion.
We would recommend Can Gall to any couple looking for a private paradise in which to hold the whole wedding celebration at. With beautiful rooms to stay in, amazingly well-kept grounds and perfect different areas to hold each part of the day at, but still put your stamp on things… It’s run by one of Ibiza’s wedding heroes Santi, who is simply a pleasure to work alongside and is just fantastic at his job and spreading the love. It’s one of the wedding venues, and it’s always been a brilliant party!
Here’s what they had to say:
After initially starting off with some slightly off-piste ideas for the ceremony, which in hindsight probably would have been an epic fail, we settled for simplicity on the day and had Nell and her guitar serenade the bridal party down the aisle.
We upped the tempo slightly for the drinks and canapes reception but still wanted an acoustic ambience – Nell had Nastasha join her and together they performed some amazing harmonies. That was one of our favourite parts of the day, the sun was beaming, the drinks were flowing and the venue provided what felt like an intimate private garden backdrop – it was everything we had envisioned and made even more.
Finally, after the food was devoured and the speeches came to a close, we moved from the garden to the pagoda for the first dance – a beautiful rendition of Ain’t Nobody – which allowed us to have the first 5 minutes to ourselves before getting everyone to join us on the dance floor for the chorus. We wanted something fun as a first dance song but with a fitting sentiment so this was the perfect choice for us – it went down very well and got everyone fully into the party spirit! The band were absolutely fantastic and had everyone on the dance floor with their renditions of all the cool classics as well as some more modern belters! As if that wasn’t all enough, Ian closed the day with a DJ set to keep everyone going into the early hours…
Sophie & Iain