Testimonials

Joerg celebrant wedding portugal

Dear Jörg,
Again we’d like to emphasize that you made it possible for us to experience an unforgettable and perfect day. We found the perfect location under the bright sunny sky, overlooking the exciting old town of Lisboa! Your calming words were the most valuable gift you could give us in stressful moments on the wedding day and – even more important – during some shaky situations while organising the wedding.
With both of us working and therefore always lacking of time it was a pleasure having Jörg by our side knowing he has quick answers to all of our numerous questions and handling all of our affairs being our representative in Portugal. Without his support our wedding abroad would have stayed an unfulfilled dream – yet this dream has come true. Thank you so much for everything!
Hugs
Joana and Alex

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Liebe Maria,
lieber Jörg,

wir möchten uns nochmals bei Euch beiden recht herzlich für unsere Traumhochzeit bedanken. Ihr habt es geschafft, dass es für uns beide ein unvergesslicher Tag wurde und immer bleiben wird. Wir hätten es nicht gedacht aber es war wirklich unsere Traumhochzeit ☺ viel besser als wir uns es vorstellen konnten…

Vielen Dank Jörg für die perfekte Vorbereitung, Hilfe und Unterstützung bei der Planung. Trotz der großen Distanz hat die Kommunikation immer wunderbar geklappt.
Auch einen riesen Dank an Dich, liebe Maria für die tolle und lockere Zeremonie, an welche wir immer wieder zurück denken!

Bitte richtet nochmals allen Beteiligten (Fotograf, Floristin, MakeUp, Konditorin, etc.) auch ein riesen Dankeschön aus. Die Hochzeitstorte hat super geschmeckt und sah wunderbar aus. Der Brautstrauß war einfach der Hammer! Und die Deko am Strand war auch wunderschön. Das Fotografen-Team war super engagiert und hat traumhafte Bilder gemacht.

Hätten wir euch nicht bereits weiter empfohlen würden wir es jetzt spätesten machen 🙂 Vielen, vielen Dank für den unvergesslichen Tag!

Liebe Grüße aus Nürnberg
Betti und Andi 🙂

(Praia de Furnas, 8.09.2016)

wedding-joerg“Jörg hat einen SUPER Job gemacht. Der Kontakt und die Absprache vor der Hochzeit liefen genau so, wie wir es uns vorgestellt haben. Jörg ist auf alle Wünsche eingegangen und hat sie super und zeitgerecht umgesetzt, sodass wir uns an unserem Hochzeitstag um nichts mehr sorgen oder kümmern mussten. Es war ein absolut perfekter Tag mit einer tollen Zeremonie. Vielen Dank dafür! Anka & Hendrik”
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The services that Gloria and Wedding Portugal provided us with were really great. It was always easy to communicate over email and Gloria was able to recommend some musicians for us just in line with what we were looking for. The whole process was easy and simple even though we were on the other side of the world from her.

The two young musicians that she co-ordinated, Valter Freitas, were absolutely amazing. We wanted some live music to frame our day and their mix of modern and classic song played by string instruments were great. They even learnt the two songs that we wanted for our ceremony and also looked very hip and cool!

I would recommend them for any wedding and also the services of Wedding Portugal.

Thanks!

Josefine

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Hallo Gloria,

vielen Dank für die Glückwünsche!

Es hat alles super geklappt und war genauso wie wir es uns vorgestellt haben.
Die Location war super schön und für den Anlass echt toll. Die Trauung fand auf
der Strandterrasse der Lokaliltät statt und dadurch, dass wir nur eine sehr kleine
Gesellschaft waren und nah zusammenrücken konnten hat auch das Meeresrauschen
nicht gestört. Die Übersetzerin hat die Zeremonie auch wirklich sehr schön gestaltet.
Nach der Trauung haben wir dann noch alle auf der Strandterrasse angestoßen und
Fotos geschossen und sind dann zum Abendessen übergangen. Gehobene Küche und
wirklich sehr gute Qualität! Man konnte durch die Glasfront direkt auf’s Meer gucken
und den Sonnenuntergang genießen 🙂
Vielen Dank nochmal für die Organisation. Es war für uns der perfekte Tag!

Anbei noch ein paar Fotos.

Liebe Grüße
Mandy und Andreas

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Dear Jorg,

I would like to thank you for all your hard work in arranging our vow renewal on the 11th July in Alvor. You made us feel at ease and the ceremony was beautiful. You took excellent care of us from the start of my many emails to the last minute, so thank you. I would definitely recommend weddingportugal.com for weddings and celebrations in the Algarve…. I will look you up when we do it all again… in another 15 years time!! 🙂

Best wishes,
Jennifer & Stuart

Algarve, Alvor, 11th of July 2016

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Meike _ Stephan-OptimizedMeike & Stephan,  06.04.2015

Liebe Maria,

fuer uns war die Trauung ein wunderschoenes Erlebnis mit einer sehr sympathischen Celebrantin und Standesbeamtin. Es war für uns ein wunderschöner und gelungener Tag. Vielen herzlichen Dank nochmals fuer die tolle Organisation.

Liebe Gruesse von Meike und Stephan

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Tina _ Carsten-OptimizedTina & Carsten, 20.05.2015

Hallo Maria,

Ja, wir sind wieder gut angekommen 🙂 Es war sehr schön in portugal und wir wären gern noch länger geblieben! Wir haben die Fotos schon gesehen und sie sind sehr schön! Du warst eine super Weddingplanerin und deine rede am Strand zur Trauung war wunderschön, sehr rührend 🙂 Es war von uns die richtige Entscheidung unsere Hochzeit so zu feiern, einfach traumhaft schön, der Tag war toll!!! Vielen Dank an dich maria, sei ganz lieb gegrüßt von uns

Mia, Tina & Carsten

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Madeleine & Oliver, 13.10.2014

Hallo Maria,
wir sind wieder zurück in Hamburg und denken viel an die schöne Zeit in Portugal und unsere unvergessliche und unfassbar schöne Hochzeit!
Wir möchten dir noch einmal ganz lieb danken für deinen Einsatz und deine Spontanität und Freundlichkeit! Wir würden gerne ein positives Feedback geben, so etwas ist ja immer wichtig und da wir selbst anfangs sehr unsicher waren, ob wir unsere Hochzeit tatsächlich per Email organisieren sollten, können wir mit Sicherheit unsicheren Paaren dabei helfen, sich für dich als Wedding Plannerin zu
entscheiden. Sag uns einfach, wie und wo wir ein Feedback geben können oder wo wir unsere Kontaktdaten als Ansprechpartner hinterlegen können.

Madeleine und Olli

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Jana _ Patrick-OptimizedJana & Patrick , 23.05.2015

Gloria & Maria,

Der strand, aber auch der ganze rest der Hochzeit waren so wunderschön. Danke dass ihr uns das alles ermöglicht habt. Es war schöner als wir es uns erträumt haben! Wir wünschen dir und deinen lieben

Alles gute patrick und jana

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Ellen _ Erich-OptimizedEllen & Erich, 21.05.2015

Oi Maria 🙂 o dia de ontem foi excelente, tudo ocorreu como pøanejado e superou todas as nossas expectativas. Em outras palavras, foi inesquecivel 🙂

Hello Maria 🙂 Thank you for organizing a beautiful wedding for us. The ceremony was beautiful, Melanie did a very good job 🙂 The wedding cake was very beautiful, tasty and very big, hehe. The food was excelente ! But the portions was MUCH to big, we did not have room for wine cos we were so full….and very little cake;-) The chef did a very good job in that small kitchen. And the waiter was very proffesional. The table looked nice. The bouquet was beautiful ! We just loved the photographer ! I saw a few of the pictures, and they looked good  🙂

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Claire & Mick, 19.06.2015

We had such a fantastic day – it was magical 🙂
Thanks again for arranging such a lovely day for us yesterday. We had a fantastic time, as did all our guests – many said it was the best wedding they’d ever been to!
We wouldn’t have been able to do it without all your help and ideas =) Hope you have a lovely weekend,

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Claire Francesco & Teresa, 21.06.2015

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Ciao Maria,
Erst einmal nochmal ein grosses Dankeschön für den perfekten Tag den du organisiert hast. Die Zeremonie hat ins sehr gut gefallen.

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Marie-Kristin & Florian, 20.06.2015

Marie_Kristin _ Florian-OptimizedLiebe Maria,
Liebe Gloria,

vielen, vielen Dank für all die Hilfe und Unterstützung an unserem schönsten Tag!
Wir hatten nie das Ziel, DEN schönsten Tag daraus zu machen, wir wollten einfach nur einen wunderschönen Tag. Doch dieser Tag hat sich den Titel definitiv verdient, weil einfach alles von morgens bis abends so perfekt gepasst hat. Ihr hattet einen nicht unerheblichen Anteil daran. Danke für alles!
Warum Portugal?
Wir hatten dieses Bild im Kopf von einer Hochzeit bei Sonnenschein am Strand. An Portugal hat uns gefallen, dass man legal am Strand heiraten konnte, ohne danach nochmal zum Standesamt zu müssen. In Europa ist das nur in zwei Ländern möglich. Für Portugal haben wir uns deswegen entschieden, weil wir hier noch nie waren und es so nah an Deutschland liegt, dass wir und unsere Trauzeugen sich die Reise und die Flüge leisten konnten.
Wir haben uns auch deswegen für ein anderes Land entschieden, weil wir diesen ganzen heimischen Hochzeitstrubel nicht wollten. Wir wollten entspannt heiraten.
Es ging uns um uns. Klingt vielleicht egoistisch, aber das darf man an seinem Hochzeitstag schon mal sein…
Warum ihr?
Wir hatten eine bestimmte Vorstellung davon, wie wir unsere Hochzeit feiern wollten. Wir wollten eine sehr individuelle, einfache Hochzeit am Strand. Im Internet haben wir mehrere Anbieter gefunden. Bei euch hat uns das
Preis/Leistungsverhältnis überzeugt. Es werden sehr viele Services angeboten, die man alle nutzen kann, aber nicht muss. So kann man entweder die große, all-inclusive Fete durchziehen oder sich auf das Wesentliche beschränken.
Wie war der Service?
Wir haben uns sehr gut betreut gefühlt. Gloria, unsere Planerin und Maria, die sich um die ganzen offiziellen Dinge gekümmert hat und später auch die Zeremonie geleitet hat, waren wirklich super. Wir wünschen euch beiden alles Gute für die Zukunft und dass ihr viele weitere Brautpaare so glücklich macht wie uns.
Am Anfang standen wir der ganzen Sache noch eher skeptisch gegenüber. Schließlich muss man jemandem, dem man zuvor noch nie begegnet ist, viele persönliche Daten und viel Geld übermitteln. Doch manchmal muss man ein wenig Vertrauen zeigen und am Ende hat sich gezeigt, dass unser Gefühl richtig war.
Danke für diese Erfahrung!
Was uns besonders gut gefallen hat:
Besonders gut hat uns die Location Praia das Furnas gefallen. Es war einzigartig in einer Kulisse wie dieser unsere Hochzeit verbringen zu können. Wir sind auch danach noch an dem Strand gewesen und haben die Zeit dort sehr genossen!
Marie: Eine meiner schönsten Erinnerungen an meine Hochzeit ist außerdem, dass ich loslassen konnte. Ich hatte ein paar Tage vor der Hochzeit das Gefühl fertig zu sein und nun nichts mehr machen zu müssen. Ein Gefühl, dass ich aus dem Alltag kaum noch kenne. Und die Entspannung, die mit diesem Gefühl verbunden ist, ist eine einmalige Erinnerung.
Flo: Mir hat die Zeremonie am besten gefallen. Maria ist eine tolle Rednerin. Sie hat nicht nur in den eher trockenen Teil, den die Standesbeamtin vorgelesen hat, interessant gemacht, sondern auch die freie Zeremonie im Anschluss sehr fröhlich und lebhaft gestaltet. Sie hat es mir und allen anderen leicht gemacht, so lange zu
stehen und zuzuhören!
Wir werden uns unser Leben lang an unsere Traumhochzeit erinnern können.
Danke!
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Robert & Maja, 18.06.2015

Liebe Maria,

die Urkunde hat uns bereits in Deutschland erwartet.
Wir waren gestern hier auf dem Standesamt und alles hat problemlos geklappt. Wir sind jetzt auch in Deutschland verheiratet.
Vielen Dank für alles. Es war wirklich ganz toll und hat unsere Vorstellungen sehr übertroffen. Alle sind noch immer begeistert.
Das Foto darfst du gerne nutzen.  Monserrate war wirklich der absolut perfekte Ort!

Alles Gute für dich,
Maja & Robert
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Alison & Florian, 16.06.2015

Hi Maria,

I wanted to thank you for helping me make the whole event happen, especially for suggesting the location. Suites Alba was amazing. My family and friends could not agree more.
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Josephine & Taner, 15.08.2015

Huhu Maria,

ja wir sind alle gut zuhause angekommen. Der Hochzeitstag war super schön und wir können immer noch nicht glauben, dass es Wirklichkeit und alles schon  geschehen ist.

Die Deko, die Privatsphäre, das Wetter, die tollen Sänger, das leckere Catering – echt super klasse! Du hast viele Komplimente für deine Art und Weise, unsere Zeremonie zu leiten, erhalten. Die Idee, dass alle Trauzeugen werden, war unglaublich süß… 🙂 Und die kleinen türkischen Elemente haben uns auch sehr gut gefallen.

Der Brautstrauß war auch ganz toll – die Blumen waren schön zart und haben perfekt zum Strandthema gepasst. Er sieht auch auf den Fotos toll aus, auch die Größe…..

Eine rundum supertolle, wunderschöne Zeremonie! Vielen Dank dafür! Und nun zu Dan. Ich verstehe dich – Dan ist wundervoll – so ein Schatz! Man hat sofort Vertrauen zu ihm und fühlt sich wohl. Nathasha war auch dabei – nicht als Fotografin, aber sie hat uns umhergeführt, Taschen gehalten, tolle Locations gewählt. Sie ist auch so sympathisch. Dan hat sogar extra länger gewartet, um noch das Anschneiden der Cupcakes zu fotografieren, weil wir länger auf das Essen warten mussten….Das war sehr nett!

Wir sind so gespannt auf die Fotos…..Wenn wir dich auf irgendwelchen Internetportalen weiterempfehlen können, würden wir das gerne machen – sag uns einfach Bescheid, wo es dir am liebsten ist. 🙂 Vielen Dank noch einmal für die tolle Organisation, insgesamt deine top Arbeit. Es war wirklich ein ganz toller Tag für uns, wenn wir es nochmal machen würden, würden wir es wieder genauso machen. 🙂

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Felix & Katharina,  05.09.2015

Hallo Gloria,

wir hoffen bei dir ist alles gut und du hattest letzten Samstag genauso wie wir

deinen schönsten Tag in deinem Leben. Wir danken dir noch einmal sehr für die

tolle Organisation und die Art und Weise, wie du unsere Hochzeit vorbereitet hast. Wir hatten wirklich eine für uns perfekte Hochzeit und einen wundervollen Tag. Vielen Dank an dich und Maria, dass ihr das möglich gemacht habt. Wir sind echt überglücklich, dass und wie alles geklappt hat.

Viele Grüße

Felix und Katharina

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natascha_sebastian-22-OptimizedNathalie & Sebastian, 13.09.2015

Hallo Maria,

vielen Dank, ja wir sind gut angekommen unsere Hochzeitsparty zu Hause war auch sehr schön. Wir möchten uns recht herzlich bei dir und deinem Team sehr bedanken. Ihr habt uns unseren Tag unvergesslich gemacht. Meine Familie uns Freunde sprechen bis heute noch davon wie einmalig die Trauung gewesen ist. Tausend Dank nochmal.

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Ricardo & Antoneta,  26.09.2015

Hallo Maria,

Danke der Rest der Hochzeit verlief auch wunderbar. Ehrlich gesagt, danken wir dir. Du hast unsere besten Vorstellungen übertroffen.  Dass die Zeremonie so wurde ist absolut dein Verdienst. An dieser Stelle können wir  nicht mehr als uns nochmals herzlichst bedanken.

Danke Danke Danke

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Emily & Mamadu,  05.09.2015

Hi Maria

I wanted to thank you very much for your help with the wedding. You provided an excellent service and were always so professional, friendly and informative. I will definitely recommend you to anyone getting married in Portugal. I hope your wedding planning business takes off and becomes even more successful! If you want me to right a testimony for your website or anything like that, just let me know!

Thanks again

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Annette & Erik, 09.09.2015

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Hallo Maria,

Die Feier war noch wunderschön! Vielen Dank für deine Hilfe! Wir können es gar nicht glauben wie schnell die Zeit vergeht.. Wir sind schon wieder hart im Alltag angekommen! Alle sprechen von einer unvergesslichen Zeit in Portugal mit einer wunderschönen Hochzeit!

Das werden wir niemals vergessen! Gerne werden wir wieder kommen!

Liebe Grüße

Annette und Erik

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Marion & Hardy , 20.10.2015

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Liebe Maria,

Vorab schon mal ganz lieben Dank für Deine höchst korrekte, schnelle und zuverlässige Planung unserer Hochzeit. Wir hatten stets das gute Gefühl, bei Dir in kompetentesten Händen zu sein und können uns nun ganz frei und unbeschwert auf unserer Hochzeit am 20. Oktober freuen.

 

Liebe Sabine, liebe Maria,

anbei nochmal ein “kleiner Auszug” an Fotos von unserem großen Tag. Wie man sehen kann, unsere Herzen waren erfüllt von Glück, Liebe und ganz viel Spaß. Seit 2 Tagen versuche ich nun schon ganz viele Bilder zu senden, was jedoch leider immer mißglückt ist. Drum habe ich diese nun auf ein Minimum wohl eingeschränkt. Der Zeremonie im Os Salgados, der anschließende Shuttle ins Weingut Cliff Richard, danach Old Town Albufeira mit Köstlichkeiten im Da Fonte und anschließendem Tanzbeinschwingen im Rockcafé bei Alex. ….es war für uns perfekt !!! Ganz herzlichen Dank an Dich liebe Sabine für die wunderbare festliche Zeremonie.Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Und ganz herzlichen Dank an Dich liebe Maria für Deine stetige Erreichbarkeit, der Organisation der Dokumente und auch bei Dir hatten wir stets das wohlige Gefühl, daß alles klappt und dieses zu keiner Zeit in Frage gestellt.

Herzliche Grüße vom derzeit nebligen Bodensee

Eure

Marion & Hardy

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Steve & Andrea, 11.11.2015

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Hi Maria Everything went perfect you done a wonderful job thank you so much.

Andrea is still I’ll but she made it

Hello Maria

Thank you so much for organising our wedding,  it was a wonderful day with memories to cherish forever. Unfortunately I missed a lot of the holiday due to sickness so Steve is going to bring me back in march so we can have a honeymoon together.  Hope you and your family are well and thank you again for making our day perfect for us

Andrea xx

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Saskia & Felix

Wedding data: 28.10.2015

Liebe Maria, liebe Gloria, liebe Sabine,

wir wollten wir uns noch mal GANZ herzlich für diese wunderschöne Hochzeit am Praia das Furnas bedanken. Auch am 27. waren wir schon überglücklich, aber mit mehr Abstand und zurück zu Hause wird uns nochmal deutlicher, dass es genau das war, was wir uns erhofft und gewünscht haben. Maria und GLoria, 1000 Dank für die Organisation und die Auswahl von diesem echt traumhaften Strand, und Sabine, dir 1000 Dank für die schöne, bodenständige und angenehme Zeremonie.

Liebe Grüße aus Hamburg

Saskia & Felix Fester 🙂

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Julia & Ahmet , 02.05.2015

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Hi Maria :),

war wirklich SUPER 🙂 total schön und auch die Zeremonie hast du perfekt umgesetzt 🙂 danke nochmal dafür.

🙂

Dankeeee

Bjs Julia

Hi Maria,

es tut mir total leid, dass ich so spät dran bin. Die Zeit nach der Hochzeit war sehr stressig, es ist dann doch einiges zutun wenn man plötzlich “eine Familie” ist :-). Dennoch wollte ich es mir nicht nehmen lassen endlich einmal DANKE zu sagen. Du warst mir von Beginn der Planung eine sehr große Hilfe. Als wir weder Location, noch andere Ideen hatten, hast du mir in einem Skype Gespräch sehr weitergeholfen.  Das erste was mir in der ganzen Planung bewusst war, ist das du unsere Zeremonie planen / bzw. auch unsere Sprecherin sein sollst. Du warst mir von Anfang an sehr sympatisch, was sich im Laufe der Zeit nur bestätigt hat. Wir waren mit den Papieren super spät dran (immer diese blöde Bürokratie 😀 – ok und wir waren auch Schuld) und du konntest uns erst sehr spät einen Termin mit dem Standesamt machen – dennoch hat alles PERFEKT geklappt und dafür bin ich dir auch mehr als Dankbar. Ich dachte schon wegen uns Schusseln läuft alles schief :-). Am Tag der Zeremonie (ENDLICH) war dann auch alles einfach wunderbar. Du und die Standesbeamtin von Mafra habt einfach ALLES perfekt gemacht. Mit deinen Sprüchen und der auflockernden Rede haben wir und die Gäste oft gelacht und es war einfach nur schön, mehr noch – PERFEKT! Ich empfehle Maria zu 100% weiter. Du warst ein sehr wichtiger Teil dieses perfekten Tages. DANKE!

Beijinhos grandes :-*

Julia & Ahmet

Du darfst auch gerne das Video verlinken (
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsjS_juBmfg)
aber wenn Video dann erwähn auch Bitte

  • Foto/Video: joelferreira.net
  • Venue/Place: quintadesantana.com
  • Makeup/Hair: Joana Moreira

das waren dann auch alle die beteiligt waren 🙂

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Jana & Thomas , 14.08.2015

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Hallo meine liebe Maria,

sorry, dass ich mich jetzt erst bei Dir melde, der Alltragsstress hatte uns sofort wieder eingeholt!!!

Wir sind gut wieder zu Hause angekommen und haben viele Glückwünsche entgegen genommen und wurden auch von unserer gesamten Nachbarschaft mit  einem geschmückten Haus mit Luftballons überrascht.

Die Fotos von Vladimir sind echt klasse geworden, da freue ich mich sehr. Man muss Dir halt vertrauen J! Dickes Dankeschön an Vladimir. Der restliche Tag bei unserer Hochzeit war sehr schön und entspannend. Wir haben bei Gulli noch lecker gegessen und sind dann gemütlich nach Hause und waren auch –obwohl es sehr stressfrei und entspannend war- trotzdem geschafft.

Ich richte Kati liebe Grüße aus, sie hat sogar schon mal wieder nach Dir gefragt und fand Dich unheimlich nett und hübsch!!!

Sei lieb gedrückt von uns allen und vielen Dank für Deine tolle Arbeit!!!

Du kannst auch gern auf Deiner Website auch ein paar Fotos von einem „normalen Brautpaar“  einstellen J!

LG Deine Jana

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We are writing to thank you for organising our wedding on 1st June 2016 on Adraga beach, Portugal.
Having never visited the area before we were putting our faith in a company we knew nothing about, in a location completely foreign to us. All we had to go by was some pictures online.
During the process you took onboard our ideas and quickly gave us suggestions and options on how you could accommodate them. The prices were incredibly reasonable and you always endeavoured to save costs where you could. It all seemed too good to be true.
Our budget was not the largest, and we had to take some risks- for example having my hair and makeup done without a trial, not knowing what the quality of the flowers would be like. We were not disappointed.

On the day of the wedding we were blessed with the most beautiful sunshine. (Until a sea mist dramatically rolled in almost instantly as I arrived at the beach!) I couldn’t believe how beautiful the set up was. The archway was just how I had dreamed covered with flowers. This was also complemented by my bouquet which was exactly as I had asked for.
My hair and make up was breathtaking. I felt like a movie star. I couldn’t have hoped for anything better.
We are incredibly grateful for everything you have done for us. We look forward to seeing the professional pictures!

Kindest regards,
Florence and Michael Lockhart

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2. Ceremony

 

 

Melanie is absolutely wonderful to work with, and made our dream of getting married on the

beach in Sao Miguel come true. It was everything we’d wished for and much, much more.

Living in England made it very difficult for Thomas and me to arrange our wedding ourselves. Our wedding request was very simple, we wanted a ceremony on the beach and it was just going to be the two of us. We had contacted several wedding planners in Portugal with our request, but it was only Melanie who responded. Since it was such a small wedding, we assumed this is why the others didn’t respond, but it wasn’t an issue for Melanie. She was extremely friendly, helpful and accommodating right from the start. She gave our wedding the same amount of care and attention she would any larger wedding.
Melanie gave us a choice of beaches on Sao Miguel Island, and emailed us photographs to help us make our decision. She arranged everything for us, the photographer, the celebrant, the flowers, our certificate and the sand ceremony.
It was a true bespoke wedding, where we could choose our own text for the ceremony and could write our own vows. Melanie arranged it so that we were flexible with the date, so that we could have the perfect weather for our day.
We really felt looked after by Melanie and her team. Arrangements were made for Filipe, the photographer, to meet us at our hotel the day before our planned wedding date. He was extremely friendly and helpful.
Unfortunately the wedding date had to be postponed due to heavy rain. Melanie contacted us at our hotel and informed us as soon as it was clear it couldn’t take place. She was just as disappointed as we were, but reassured us that the wedding will take place one way or another, and it did the following week. She did everything she could to make sure we had a beach wedding.
Thomas and I weren’t sure how it would be with just the two of us being there, but with Melanie’s help and her wonderful team, we had the most perfect wedding we could have wished for.
It was a sunset wedding and the evening turned out to be absolutely perfect. The weather was gorgeous, and the beach and landscape was just breath taking.
It really helped meeting Filipe before the actual wedding day because it was nice to see a friendly face when we arrived at our meeting point. Filipe, Andre, the celebrant, and Anna, who also helped, were all so lovely and we felt completely at ease with them. It was like being with friends.
The whole ceremony was incredibly romantic and very beautiful. We couldn’t have wished for anything more.
After the ceremony Filipe continued taking photographs of us, and he took us to some stunning spots. Thomas and I usually hate having our photos taken, but Filipe put us at ease and made it a lot of fun.
When we returned to our hotel, after going to a romantic restaurant recommended by Filipe, we were surprised to be greeted by the gorgeous flowers used for the ceremony. Andre and Anna kindly dropped them off for us to enjoy. It was so lovely and thoughtful of them. Our wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect. Thank you so much Melanie for giving us the magical wedding we had dreamed of. It wouldn’t have been possible without you and your wonderful team. You have given us a day we will remember for the rest of our lives.
Thank you!

Priti & Thomas – Azores 2015

happy_coupleAdmittedly, our almost delirious excitement and deep felt joy on our wedding day on the beach of Da Adraga was equally matched by our fear that this dream of a European Wedding could never happen or that something was going to go terribly wrong. No one we knew, neither in Japan nor in Canada, ever dared to dream of having a coastal European wedding let alone plan one. Although we contacted other planners, something in that initial exchange with Melanie and Catarina over Skype made us feel the magic that they both promised to deliver. Naturally, as the day approached so did our nervousness increase. However, once we met at the hotel and our eyes made contact, it was like a psychological gasp of air was let out. This was really going to happen!! Ironically, finally meeting face to face was like meeting “old” friends.

Melanie and Catarina are so professional. Although we were new to Portugal and felt like strangers there, the whole team immediately made us feel comfortable with every one else– the photographers, the hair stylist, the driver, the accordion player, the horse carriage driver and the good folks at the local bakery that made our wedding cake – every one was over the top awesome and lived up to the reputation that the Portuguese have for being very friendly and hospitable people. The whole experience really touched our hearts and made us feel that Sintra and the memories we had there, as well as at Praia Da Adraga will forever be that special place and time where we, as a couple, became closer, stronger and more in love than ever before.

We feel truly honoured to have had Melanie, Catarina and their team to make our dream come true.

See you in five years when we will retake our wedding vows. Same place, same time only this time we hope to hire a baby-sitter (wink, wink)

All the best,

Chizuru and Dan Ferreira

Chizuru & Dan, Wedding celebration, Sintra, September 2013

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Melanie was amazing with planning our wedding – we definitely could not have done it without her.  She was particularly helpful regarding the legal side of things (which was something we had no idea about).  She prepared a step by step guide with a breakdown of what we needed to do, the documents required and a timeline.  When we registered for the civil ceremony in Portugal for the wedding (a few months prior) she arranged for someone to be with us.
Melanie was also great with the reception planning.  She knew our budget and negotiated prices for various services. She was also present at the wedding to make sure everything was running smoothly and also acted as the translator during the civil ceremony.
Melanie was also very transparent with her fees and pricing.  There were no hidden costs or surprises.  She was also very honest when I asked about her services giving us a breakdown and when I asked about an additional service she was honest about telling us the cost and then adding that she does not think we require it and therefore it was unnecessary to pay her for that particular thing.
Our wedding was beautiful and everything that we could have hoped for.  Thank you again Melanie!

Michelle and Dan, Civil & celebration wedding, Mafra, June 2013
Marco and Josephine

Melanie was recommended to us by our wedding venue to help us with all the legal documentation and booking the registrar for our wedding in Portugal. Nobody tells you how complicated this can be especially when one half of the couple is Irish and the other is Portuguese! And reside in the UK! We did not know where to start. We are so pleased that we listened and had Melanie’s help! If we tried to do this on our own we would of been completely lost! She made the process of getting married abroad so easy, she broke down into simple steps what paperwork we needed, when it was needed and where to get it from in the UK, so that she was able to sort out everything in Portugal on our behalf, without us having to travel there to do anything, saving us additional costs!

At all times Melanie was professional, gave us great advice and has a clear knowledge of all legal requirements needed to marry abroad. Our advice to anyone contemplating using Melanie’s services are: Do it! Her fees are reasonable and will save you from any unnecessary stress or extra costs of making mistakes trying to work out the legalities yourself! Melanie knew exactly what to do and when it needed to be done, from getting the paperwork in order to book the register for the ceremony, to organising transport for the registrar on the day.

Aside from the legal documents Melanie helped us organise our ceremony wording. She gave us lots of examples of vows and wording that we could use as well as translating our chosen words into Portuguese, for our ceremony booklets. Marco himself said he would not have been able to do it as accurate or as professional as Melanie did, considering Portuguese is his first language! Melanie did these translations for us at a late stage, as we were delayed in getting the wording to her, but again she was very patient and super efficient, we had the trancelations back to us ready to print within a couple of days.

On the day of the wedding Melanie was very supportive and once again super efficient! Ensuring we were both happy, checking last minute details before the ceremony, even down to checking name pronoucations! Melanie did a fantastic job translating for the registrar and conducting the celebration ceremony for us in both English and Portuguese for our families and friends, some of whom only spoke one of the languages. Our guests have told us how lovely and relaxed the ceremony was, which is just what we wanted to achieve.

Melanie thank you so much for all you did for us in the run up to the wedding and on our wedding day, you made the legal nightmare of organising a wedding abroad stress free and so easy and for that we thank you!

Josephine and Marco, civil and celebration, Mafra, August 2013

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We were lucky enough to find Melanie and have her assistance in preparing

our wedding in Portugal.  Organizing things, even with a few months of preparation, was a nightmare and Melanie went above and beyond to help us organize everything.  She tolerated our getting our vows to her very late in the process, and was a wonderfully warm, friendly and generous, and a very positive presence at our wedding.

Margarida & Christopher, civil & celebration ceremony,  August 2013, Mafra

 

Wedding in Portugal Carmen & MichaelHaving Melanie as our wedding planner enabled us to plan our destination wedding that would be the wedding that our guests and we would never be able to forget.

Your wedding day is the best day and biggest event in a couples life, that milestone that you must get right and most importantly position yourself to be able to enjoy the day.

Melanie’s professionalism and determination enabled us to deliver our vision with her help, advice, guidance and expertise.

Melanie was our eyes, our ears and voice as we reside outside of Portugal in the United Kingdom, she was the perfect person to plan with us.

Melanie is organsied, forward thinking and a hardworking business woman who clearly loves what she does. Her technology abilities also helped me a great deal, as technology wizard myself I was able to communicate with Melanie via Skype, Phone and Email which helped.

Melanie, finally we would like to say how much fun it was working with you to create such a perfect, bright and cultural day for our family and friends.
Michael and I would like to thank you deeply from the bottom of our hearts for all your endless efforts and support.

Blessed seconds, minutes, hours and days.

Carmen & Michael, catholic wedding ,  July 2013, Lisbon &  Cascais

‘Melanie thank you very much for helping out with all of the legal documentation and organising the Registrar. I’m not sure how we would have coped without your assistance.

We had a lovely day. We would have no hesitation in recommending you’

Elaine & Grahame, civil wedding,  May 2013, Silver Coast

 

Photographer Sara FalugoHi Melanie

Firstly, we would like to say thank you for all your efforts towards coordinating what turned out to be a fantastic and memorable weekend for everyone.

Friday night with Anthony was a really great way to start the wedding celebration. He is a wonderful host and excellent chef.
The wedding day was magical and the palace was even more stunning than we remember. The entertainment during the cocktail was superb and the food throughout the evening was of an excellent standard.

…. the event as a whole was absolutely amazing. Everyone, including us, had a truly amazing time and we look forward to visiting Sintra again.

Thank you once again Melanie for a job well done.

Kind regards

Ben and Liz

Catholic wedding, Sintra,  July 2012

Thank you for helping us celebrate our love with the wonderful ceremony.  Everyone loved it.

Nicole and Manny

Wedding Celebration, Braga, August 2012

453Liebe Melanie,

der Trubel hat sich gelegt und endlich komme ich dazu Dir zu antworten.
Wir haben Dich nicht vergessen, nur wollte ich mir Zeit nehmen, um Dir zu antworten ;).

Das Extra war wirklich mehr als nötig, denn ohne Dich hätten wir die Hochzeit nicht ansatzsweise so umsetzen können, wie wir uns das vorgestellt hätten. Du hast wirklich unsere Traumhochzeit wahr werden lassen.
Du hast Deinen Job wirklich jederzeit super und voller Engagement gemacht. Nicht nur hast Du uns IMMER unterstützt, Du hast uns oft auch neue Vorschläge geliefert und das fand ich so toll. Keine blinde Umsetzung der Kundenwünsche, sondern auch eigene kreative Vorschläge.
Am eigentlich Hochzeitstag warst Du Überall und jederzeit da, aber dennoch dezent im Hintergrund. Sei es vom Zeltaufbau, der Dekoration und Führung der Trauungszeremonie am Strand bis zur liebevollen Dekoration am Abend in Casa do Valle. Bitte sei Dir bewusst, dass wir Deinen Aufwand und Herzblut gesehen und gespürt haben.

Für uns waren es 3 hoch emotionale und wundervolle Tage, die ich nie vergessen werde und Du hast einen wesentlichen (wenn nicht sogar den grössten) Teil dazu beigetragen. Wir können uns nur immer wieder von Herzen bedanken.
Danke Dir und auch Moritz. Sollte jemals jemand in Portugal heiraten, wirst Du die erste Adresse sein, denn wir werden Dich jederzeit weiterempfehlen.

Dir und Deiner Famile wünschen wir nun alles alles Liebe und Gute  passt auf Euch auf und mache weiter die Wünsche verrückter Brautpaare möglich.

Alles Liebe,
My-Tu und Attila

Wedding Celebration, Sintra September 2012

Hi Melanie!

Thank you for everything, we had a great day and everyone loved Andreas. We were very happy with his service and will recommend to anyone we can.
We were really happy with all the options in the samples and being able to rearrange it as we wanted to make it more “us”. We loved the fact you didn’t impose anything and worked with our needs, giving us valuable advice.
Thanks again for a great service.
Regards,Ana and Christian

Wedding Celebration August 2012, Gradil

Hi Roo,

Cant even begin to explain how perfect it was – the ceremony was absolutely great – you were right no need for a rehearsal, and we both found it flowed really well etc
Few people commented that “you would never have know I wasn’t a real wedding”…clearly we werent trying to hide it from anyone, everyone knew – but was good that it felt just like the real thing

Thanks so much again we had a great day

Rachel and Ian

Wedding celebration, Cascais, June 2011

Hi Melanie ,

Stephen and I would just like to say “A really big thank you” for making our wedding day the best!
We are so glad we found you, and the vows you wrote for us were perfect. Everyone said it was a beautiful ceremony all thanks to you, not to mention everything else you did for us. It was lovely to meet you.
Kind regards
Suzie and Stephen

Wedding celebration, Lousã, May 2011

We cannot thank you enough for your help planning our wedding. Everything went exactly as planned! Our friends and family have been amazed that we were able to plan a wedding in another country, and that everything worked out so well.

We really appreciate the way that you were able to incorporate the ideas we had for the wedding, and suggest things we might have forgotten. We truly appreciate all of the time you spent making sure the details of our ceremony were all in place.

Thank you for being such a big part of our special day!

Best Regards,
Natalie and Jorge

Wedding celebration, Sintra, April 2011

Lisbon wedding celebrational 2010Hi Melanie,

Just wanted to say a big thank you for organising the ceremony for us at Peixnalinha on September 19th. Everything went perfectly and I would like to say thank you for all help and professionalism

Best wishes

Gina and Mark

Gina & Mark – September 2010 | Wedding Celebration – Parede

We are delighted that we decided to use your services for part of our wedding planning.
We were definately satisfied with the services you provided for us. We
really appreciated how efficient you were with everything. We knew we
could completely trust and rely on you and that was a great feeling
when we were at times frustrated dealing with Portuguese suppliers who were not always efficient and had a very different response time.
We really had a great day. Everything went so well. To start with
Raquel did a great job on our hair on the morning of the wedding.
Myself and my mum and sisters got a lot of compliments, which was
nice! Raquel was also very nice and patient playing with my 2 yr old
niece when we were getting ready.
The ceremony was one of my favourite parts of the whole day. It was
very moving for us. We loved working with Andreas. He did a brilliant
job and all of our guests thought he was great. Please send him our
regards.
We truly had a wonderful day. The staff at the Pousada
de Sao Filipe were excellent and it was the perfect venue for us.
We’ll never forget it. Thank you again for everything.

Tina & Conor – July 2010 | Wedding Celebration  – Setubal

I would like to express my thanks for helping us organise our wedding.
It really helped to know that we had someone who could do all the calling around and price checking for us.
Roo was absolutely fabulous as our co-ordinator, and helped us out immensely by lending an extra pair of hands in decorating the church and organising the decorations in our reception.
At the event, Roo was on hand but unobtrusive, I felt that everything was totally under control, and I had no worries – exactly how a bride should feel.
My husband and I had a perfect day!

Claire and Helder, July 2010 |Church of England Wedding – Lisbon

We did enjoy our wedding day to the fullest. Everything was so beautiful and we can’t thank you enough for helping us organize everything. It was great to finally meet you.

We were extremely happy with your service; all our expectations were exceeded! Your patience, suggestions/recommendations and tireless efforts in making our wedding day so special were truly appreciated. You were an extremely valuable liaison with our vendors and helped make the day run so smoothly.

It was a pleasure working with you. I would definitely recommend your services to any newly-weds-to-be.

Thank you so much! We wish you all the best!

Sue and Jason, June 2010 |Wedding Celebration Ceremony – Cascais

Algarve_catholic_wedding 2010Hey Melanie

thanks again for all your help and hard work in making our wedding day so perfect… all our guests were amazed with the whole day and you made the planning process so easy!!!

We honestly had the best day of our lives!! And of course you can use a few pictures, it would be our honor to be associated with such a wonderful service and woman as yourself!!!

Rach & Sean, April 2010 | Catholic Wedding Ceremony – Praia da Luz

Hi Melanie, I would like to thank you and Berndt for helping us make our day so special. Everything was beautiful and Berndt did a wonderful job, we really liked him. I wish your company all the best and our day would not have been the same without your help!”

Alexandra & Aidan, September 2009 | Wedding Celebration Ceremony – Evora

Planning a wedding in Portugal wouldn’t have been possible without Melanie Reeg. Language barriers not withstanding she was professional, efficient, responsive and excellent to deal with. She halved our stress levels by taking on all the fiddly jobs and finding solutions to all our requests. From the very first email and phone call with her our lives were immediately easier and our wedding was everything we wished for, at a very reasonable price.

She managed all of our logistics and various musicians & entertainers, organised all of our transport and even found amazing stilt-walkers for us! From the moment she arrived on our wedding day, we knew we could just switch off and enjoy the day, having spoken to so many people who didn’t have a co-ordinator or had a bad experience with one, we’re just so grateful to her for making our day everything we wanted and more. We’re just sorry we didn’t get her involved earlier!

Aoife & Dave – September 2009 | Catholic Wedding – Gradil/Mafra

” We like to thank you a lot for all you’ve done for us, our day was fabulous and we couldn’t have asked for anything better. J The Hotel was gorgeous, the staff was very nice as the celebrant, driver and the photgrapher was very good he took 400 photos and we are very pleased with it all J . We like to send you few photos. Again thank you a lot for everything you’ve done for us. “

Svava & Fridrik, September 2009 | Wedding Celebration Ceremony – Madeira

“I just wanted to say thank you very much for helping us with the wedding ceremony. We thoroughly enjoyed it and you did a great job.

Joana & David – August 2009 | Wedding Celebration Ceremony – Alentejo

“…Well we are back in Dublin now after a fantastic two weeks in Portugal. The wedding was absolutely amazing, no hitches at all. Zoran and the singer were brilliant, the flowers were beautiful and as for the Fortaleza just spectacular, this wedding will be talked about for along time.

We had an absolutely brilliant day, all worked out ok with the priest and he was really good. The setting of the Fortaleza was amazing, food was delicious, weather amazing. The cake was lovely, we put the 3 bouquets around it for pictures. Music, photographer, dj all brilliant. The dj had a great time with us all, very accomodating regarding music as guests were requesting some songs. I haven’t one bad thing to say at all Melanie just thanks a mill for all your help. I would do it again in a heartbeat so would highly recommend you to anyone getting married and everything you organised for us was excellent.”

Kelly and João –   April 2009 | Wedding Celebration Ceremony – Lisbon

“Thank you for everything prior and on the wedding day, you were great!”

Niamh & Gary – May 2009 | Catholic Wedding – Algarve

“Thank you so much for all of your help planning our wedding ceremony in Lisbon! The wedding was smooth and beautiful! The bouquet was perfect and so was the hairdresser! We could not have done this without your help!
Many thanks!!”

Lauren and Alfred – March 2009 | Catholic Wedding – Lisbon

We did enjoy our wedding day to the fullest. Everything was so beautiful and we can’t thank you enough for helping us organize everything. It was great to finally meet you.

We were extremely happy with your service; all our expectations were exceeded! Your patience, suggestions/recommendations and tireless efforts in making our wedding day so special were truly appreciated. You were an extremely valuable liaison with our vendors and helped make the day run so smoothly.

It was a pleasure working with you. I would definitely recommend your services to any newly-weds-to-be.

Thank you so much! We wish you all the best!

Sue and Jason

 

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