Same sex weddings in Tenerife

Same sex weddings in Tenerife

Sam and Andrew have been holidaying in the Canary Islands for many years and met each other in Gran Canaria almost 10 years ago. In 2021 Sam proposed to Andrew whilst parasailing above the same beach where they first met. 5 years ago they came to Tenerife with their baby for a holiday in Costa Adeje and fell in love with the island, so when it came to deciding on a place for their wedding, Tenerife was an easy choice.

They found Claire Lopez from Weddings in Tenerife online and started discussing their ideas with her. Having had previous experience of same sex marriages, Clarie and her team were able to start the process of organising a bespoke and memorable wedding.

Sam and Andrew came over to Tenerife last May and visited a number of hotels, agreeing that the Iberostar Anthelia (where they stayed in 2019) would be the perfect venue.

They found that getting married abroad was extra special as all of their guests came for 3 or more nights and joined them for drinks and meals in the days before the wedding. Some friends and family reunited after not seeing each other for 20 years and many made new friends before the big day.

Sam and Andrew chose a rainbow theme to celebrate LGTQ+ and took time to reflect that what everyone was witnessing is a privilege. A freedom that, is enjoyed by British people, who live in one of the 36 countries out of 195 in the world which allow a same sex marriage.

Andrew reminded their guests that there are 65 countries which criminalise same sex activity and of those 65 countries, 12 of them would impose the death penalty for what they were doing.

Tenerife, and in particular, Spain are forward thinking and changed their laws in July 2005 which allowed wedding like theirs to take place. This relaxed environment made it really easy for them to enjoy their special day in Tenerife and celebrate their love for each other.

If you would like more information about any type of wedding in Tenerife, then contact Weddings in Tenerife on (+34) 690 083 226 or visit their website: 

Same sex weddings in Tenerife