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Sonho A Dois Algarve Weddings

Algarve, Portugal
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As professional awarded wedding planners in the Algarve we know that planning a wedding abroad can be overwhelming so for us the main goal is to help you enjoy planning your wedding in the Algarve as much as the special day itself.

We can assure you of a top class service leaving no stone unturned. We are passionate about our job and ensuring your wedding is perfect.

With a professional, personalized and enthusiastic attitude, we assist you throughout the planning process and we will be there on your wedding day to ensure that everything runs smoothly, so you can just relax and enjoy your very special day with your families and friends.

From the biggest decisions to the smallest of the details, we are able to provide a full range of services including:

  • Religious and/or Civil paperwork
  • Priest/Celebrant/Registrar
  • Ceremony location
  • Transportation of the bridal party and guests
  • Hairdresser & Make up
  • Reception venue/Catering
  • Music & Party Entertainment
  • Fireworks
  • Photography & Video
  • Flowers & Decoration
  • Wedding Cake
  • Babysitting & Children’s entertainment
  • Special requests & surprises

Your Dream, Our Passion!!

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A huge thanks to the team of Sonho a Dois, but Marisa especially, to make sure our big day went so smoothly and was THE best day ever. In the preparations phase she really understood our wishes and needs and made sure she gave us the right input to make the day so special. She really gave us the feeling we could contact her day and night (although we never did ;-)) and responded always so quickly. Even if you have the locations for the day already booked (like we had) it is absolutely advisable to hire Sonho a Dois to make sure all things you never even thought off are arranged as well. We couldn’t have done it without them! Love, Guus & Myrthe
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We have loved working with Sonho a Dois the wedding planning took 11 months total and we were lucky to have meant with Marisa in the UK, Manchester early on in the process when they came on their wedding tour. She gave us lots of information and ideas to think over and we scheduled Skype calls over the following months. They are amazing and very busy during wedding season as our wedding was in Oct at the very end of wedding season we couldn't always arrange appointments as often as we'd have wanted (everyday haha). However email was available at all times, We worked with only Marisa which was good consistency the whole year long! She was amazing :) On the day we had a brilliant time, the wedding was seamless and Marisa wad there all day! We would do it again with Sonho!
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We were married at the end of September 2018 in the Algarve and were so lucky to have come across Sonho a Dois in our search. We cannot praise them enough, especially Carla who was our main contact. It’s difficult enough planning a wedding, let alone one that is abroad where you aren’t familiar with anything and can’t just pop round to check on something. However, from the very first meeting scouting venues with Carla, we knew were in good hands and didn’t need to meet any other wedding planners. She is down to earth, friendly, patient, honest, and super-efficient! Even though the team is so busy she is always really good at responding to the millions of emails you will inevitably send her! I don’t know how she does it. I like having a lot of options to go through and doing my own research before making a decision, but I can seriously say that you can trust Carla on her recommendations for suppliers. They did an absolutely amazing job on the day and even surpassed expectations. On the day everything ran really smoothly and on time (thanks to Carla and the team) and we never felt we had to worry about anything. We cannot recommend Sonho a Dois highly enough! I am just so glad we came across them made the decision to work with them. It’s even more fantastic that they are locals.
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If I could give 10 stars I would! We had the most amazing wedding day thanks to the lovely ladies of Sonho A Dois. It was an absolute pleasure to have met these ladies who planned our perfect day. Not only are they professional but they are SO friendly and welcoming! We now call them our friends and will keep in touch with them. We had Sandra look after us, who was so helpful with everything from the paperwork and legal documents to the finer details like the seating plan. They have a wealth of knowledge to advise and suggest on your day as well as knowing the best suppliers in the area. No task is too big or small.. They will do almost anything to help you! They are organised and on the ball. But most importantly, they genuinely care about you and making your dream come true. This is all they care about... Making your day perfect. They will get to know your vision so they can make it happen. Once it's all over they are genuinely over the moon for you! I can't recommend them enough if you are getting married in the Algarve. If you are just looking and don't know where to start just contact them!
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I highly recommend these guys if you are planning a wedding in the Algarve. From our first meeting we knew we were in good hands. Sandra was born to do this - she is so professional and you can tell she has a passion for what she does. Nothing was too much trouble and we knew she would only recommend the best suppliers. Communication was excellent and we were never left waiting for a response. On the day of the wedding, everything was beautiful and ran stress free and if there were any problems I didn't know about them which is how it should be. We really couldn't have asked for more and are so glad that we chose these ladies to plan our wedding - worth every penny!
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Wow Wow Wow!!!! We first found out about Sonho Adois by a chance google search and that was where our journey began. From the first moment we met this wonderful lady Noelia we knew they were going to create something special. After a year of bouncing emails back and forth to plan the best day of our lives the unthinkable happened. The venue Sao Rafael Atlantico we'd originally booked with had some unforeseen circumstances and could no longer honour our booking. We had 6 weeks to start our search to find a new venue. We made the conscious decision to go back out to Portugal to view the potential new venues. We made plans to meet Noelia and she kindly picked us up from the hotel we were staying in and took us around to view the available venues for our wedding date that she recommended. We looked at several other hotels and our original venue but Noelia asked us to view one more venue which was a private custom built venue called Monte Das Oliveiras. The second we entered we looked at each other and knew this was it. The question we had for Noelia was how on earth were we going to plan a wedding in four weeks?!? She just smiled and told us not to worry, just give her the information she needed and she’d do the rest. Oh boy did she!! The day came, everything was set the panic starts to kick in, is everything in the right place? Will the day run to plan? We can honestly say we’ve never met anyone with the level of attention to detail as this incredible team and in particular Noelia, our guests have made comments since returning home that they thought it was like a Hollywood wedding. What she created for us wasn’t just another wedding to her, every single wedding she organises she treats it with the love and care as if it was her own and it really shows. Thank you Noelia, we wish we could do it all over again! Our wedding was on the 15th September 2018 at Monte Das Oliveiras, on that day Cinderella really did get to marry her prince.
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Myself and Dan would like to thank Carla and the team at Sonho a Dois for helping to make our day not only beautiful, but also for making it run like clockwork! From the moment we met Carla we were both really impressed! Not only with her warm personality and charm but also the fact she was very comfortable with taking control and helping guide is in the areas we were less sure about. I don't think myself or my husband really realised how difficult it can be to coordinate a wedding abroad and we genuinely could not have done it without Carla's continued help and support throughout the process. In the last few months we spoke almost daily and she always responded quickly even when she was on her days off. The suppliers she introduced us to were perfect and fit exactly the style and standard we had hoped for when planning the day. She guided us through all of the legal aspects including taking us to the registry office prior to the day to ensure all was official. This was a god send as I am not sure our Portuguese would have got us through that bit!! The day itself was spectacular and Carla was there from first thing in the morning until later at night ensuring all suppliers and organisation were managed with military precision to ensure we could focus on getting ready for the main event. I am not sure there are enough superlatives to really sum up what we thought of Carla but I am certain we couldn't have done it without her. I looked at a couple of other wedding planning service providers in the Algarve before we chose Sonho a Dois and its definitely the best decision we made! 10/10!! Our guests are still talking about how incredible the flowers and food were and the registrar absolutely made the day for us. Thank you all and especially Carla xxx
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We got married on the 1st July 2018 at a beautiful private villa just outside of Albufeira. Well, what can we say..... From the our first meeting with Noelia, we knew we would be in safe hands and Noelia and her amazing team, really didn't disappoint. We had just under 10 months to organise our wedding day and Noelia ensured that everything went as smoothly as possible to make our dream wedding a reality. We trusted Noelia with all of the recommendations from the caterers to the florist to the band and the most beautiful private Villa in the whole of the Algarve. For many reasons, we wanted our day to be the most magical day of our lives and we honestly do not know what we have done without Noelia. She was there for us from day one.... on messenger and email and any ask and/or question was never a problem. We have the most amazing memories of our day and it's all down to Noelia and her team and for that, we will be eternally grateful. Any couple looking for the most perfect Wedding Planners do not need to look any further.... you will not be disappointed!
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Exactly what was ordered with an extra topping of amazing!! the most amazing, friendly, professional, nothing too much people you will ever have help with your day. We contacted Carla and Marisa in August 2017, for our wedding in May 2018 in Portugal. The emails were informative, helpful and reassuring. We visited Manchester where they were in January (they did Dublin previous) and sorted flowers, car, photographer, hair and make up all in one day. Travelled to Algarve 26th May and the girls were on hand for everything. The day of the wedding Marisa was there on hand for everything professionally and discreetly and everything ran so smoothly and an amazing day had. Thank you ever so much for everything that you did, it made our day so special
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I would 100% recommend Noelia and her team, the attention to detail is absolutely brilliant, we were able to get everything we asked for and everything was perfect on the day, the decor, flowers, food....it was so great to have Noelia there looking after everything for us, we didn't have to worry about a thing. Noelia really is fantastic at her job, she knows exactly what she's doing and these girls really do go above and beyond to make sure everything is absolutely perfect Thank you again from Kirk & Roxane, xxx
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Amazing from start to finish! We met Carla and the team in Londonderry/Derry at their wedding show, from then on Carla has been brilliant. She has kept me updated and guided me through the whole planning process with ease. I never thought organising a wedding could be almost stress free, but it is actually possible!! After the wedding show myself and my husband to be travelled over to the Algarve where we met Carla to look at some venues and to taste come delicious cake! She was brilliant showing us lots of different options and talking us through everything. We went to see Suites Alba Resort and fell in love. It is an amazing place with outstanding views! The people are super friendly and couldn’t do enough to make everything special. We booked our wedding for 13th May 2018 straight away!! Before the wedding we travelled over to the Algarve a week prior to the big day, Carla met us at our villa and took us to some final meetings. She was great, everything was so organised and we could tell that our big day was going to be amazing! Even when I wanted to change the hairdresser (personal preference) Carla was great and organised for me to have a new one straight away with no hassle or stress! The day itself blew our minds, we didn’t think achieving something so perfect was possible! I had absolutely no stress on the day and Carla made sure everything ran smoothly and to plan. We can’t thank her enough for all of her organising and when we say it was the best day of our lives we really mean it, we will never forget it and have made some amazing memories with our family and friends thanks to Carla. We both would highly recommend using Sonho a Dois!
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Our wedding day was truly magical and beyond our dreams. During the year of planning, we were a bit apprehensive since we lived in the UK and didn’t know exactly what we would get. From speaking to Noelia, we knew immediately that her and her team were the planners for us. She was bubbly, honest and showed a genuine interest in her work and in making our day perfect. Noelia happily took my wife to the different options of wedding venues and gave us the honest pros and cons of each one. In the lead-up to the big day, she was calm and reassuring in our Skype meetings. She was always positive, always excited and she always paid attention to detail. However, it was on our big day that we really got to see how amazing her and her team was! We had a large group all travelling in from the UK and beyond. Her and the team seamlessly helped organise everyone getting to the ceremony and reception. To top things off, everything ran so smoothly! And when we did have a little hiccup (due to a mistake of mine), they handled things ever so professionally and Noelia in particular, was very reassuring. To no surprise, things were quickly back to being perfect. I would highly recommend the Sonho a Dios team, I really couldn’t have seen our big day running as perfectly without them. Thank you ever so much once again! Much love and regards.
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We can not recommend Noelia and the team at sonho a Dois enough!!! They were professional, supportive and amazing from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble and I can not believe the perfect day they gave us. Noelia was just fabulous she ensured we had the most perfect day and most of all without any stress involved!!! Can not recommend these enough! You won’t be disappointed!!! And if you go the Algarve you have to see this venue it truly is fairytale wedding and meets all expectations and more! The staff are so helpful and wonderful nothing is too much trouble they really make it an enjoyable experience and day!!!
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Where to start, Niall and I were absolutely blown away by Noelias professionalism and knowledge throughout the process of organising our wedding at the Sao Rafael. Without Noelia we certainly would not have had the relaxed and joyful day that we had hoped for. From the beginning, you were prompt in your responses to even to the silliest of questions and were amazing at holding our hand throughout the entire process. The day itself was outstanding down to the last detail and our friends and family were just as amazed we were to your attention to detail and your personable approach. Niall and I both work in people orientated jobs and appreciate how challenging it can be and can only imagine how magnified that that is when you are faced with organizing something so personal as a wedding, however on meeting Noelia we witnessed her genuine passion for weddings and ensuring that your clients have the best day of their lives. Niall and I would like would highly recommend you to future couples looking to get married in Portugal, it was honestly the best day of our lives. Thank you Mr and Mrs Kelleher
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Wow! What amazing wedding planners Sonho a Dois are, from the moment we first met Sandra in June 2016 to be shown around venues to the moment of our big day in August 2017, Sandra could not have done enough for us. Numerous meetings, emails and telephone calls, nothing was ever too much trouble. Not only is Sandra very professional at what she does, she also made us feel very relaxed about everything and will remain a friend for life now. How Sandra pulled together our amazing day was unbelievable, everything went to plan, it was just what we imagined and more. Sandra's recommended suppliers (Music & Entertainment, Photography, Videographer, Flowers & Decor) were all great recommendations and they were all outstanding, they all worked so well together. We we're looked after so well right from the start. We have already had amazing comments from our guests about how fabulous the wedding was, how they loved our venue, how beautiful the food was and how it was the best wedding they have been to, it really was a day everyone will always remember and this was all with the help from the fantastic Sandra. Sonho a Dois were recommended to us, and we would have no hesitation recommending them to others. If you are thinking of having your wedding on the Algarve, don't think twice, follow your dream, because this will be your dream come true. These planners take the stresses out of any wedding planning. A big thank you to Sandra and the team at Sonho a Dois. Love from Michelle & Steve, the new Mr & Mrs Pugh xxx
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Excellent, excellent, excellent...I really can't say enough how wonderful Sandra from Sonho a dois was. She helped with every single part of our wedding, from finding the venue to all the minor details and made it the most wonderful day ever, without her we never could have done it. If you are considering getting married in the algarve don't look any further than Sonho a Dois, we would 110% recommend them.
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Fantastic job! So glad we found these professionals! Marisa was our agent. From the beginning, she provided a lot of different options. The communication was great: often skype calls, on time emails, good advices. All our dreams came true!!!It was fantastic!There is nothing we regret about. Awesome job! Thank you so much!!!
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Thank you Carla for helping us organizing our wedding! We really enjoyed every second of it! Thank you for taking the time to always answer our questions and be available. We had the best time ever!
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We used Sonho A Dois Algarve Weddings as we wanted to take the stress and pressure off of organising our own wedding abroad. We were so right in our decision. Carla, an employee of Sonho A Dois and our personal wedding planner couldn't have made our lives any easier. All of the difficult complicated paperwork and translations were not even an issue. Carla was on hand what felt like 7 days a week. She was quick to respond to me and had so many solutions if we had the slightest of problems with anything. The companies that Carla found for us for our other services (photographer, catering etc) were top quality and represented her own company and judgement very well. If you are getting married in the Algarve, I wouldn't hesitate to get in touch with Sonho A Dois - the price was very reasonable compared to other companies and it is excellent value for money for the service that is provided.
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Marisa was brilliant, she went above and beyond to make our day absolutely perfect! Our brief was intimate, simple and elegant and everything was just that. Marisa provided some fabulous ideas and reassured us every step of the way. We put our trust in her and it certainly paid off! Would definitely recommend the girls at sonho a dois!
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We can't thank Sandra at Sonho a Dois enough for all her help to co-ordinate our wedding in Portugal. Having booked the venue first ourselves we initially only sought their services to help with the legal side of things as being UK citizens we felt it would just make things easier. Sandra ended up being a constant source of help to us. She would reply to all my queries within a matter of minutes sometimes even when they did not necessarily warrant a quick reply. We got married legally in Portugal which required us to provide a number of different documents at specific times to meet deadlines. Sandra ensured we knew what needed to be provided & when. She took us to meet the registrar prior to our wedding at the council offices in Albufeira. Sandra recommended a florist and co-ordinated this visit also, picking us up and taking us to meet her whilst on a visit out to Portugal prior to the wedding. Every query we had went through Sandra at Sonho a Dois. It was all very smooth and efficient. On the wedging day itself Sandra was here, there and everywhere for us. She delivered buttonholes & corsages to 3 different places in the afternoon. She helped the florist set up the venue, laying out name places etc we had made. She was there to greet John & the registrar & then there to meet me before I walked down the aisle. I wasn't sure I needed a wedding planner at first especially as I thought my wedding was fairly low key but because it was abroad and I was quite detached from a lot of things having Sandra was so re-assuring. I'm so glad we decided to use their services and I really don't feel we could have done it without them. We had the best day ever & we will always be so grateful.
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Thanks to Sandra at Sonho a dois we were able to have the wedding we had dreamed of. From day one she was there to help with every aspect of planning and took all the stress away of planning a wedding. I can't thank her and everyone else at Sonho a dois enough for all their hard work. I would recommend them to anyone looking at a wedding abroad, The whole experience was amazing ending with a perfect wedding.
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We couldn't recommend Sandra and Sonho a Dois anymore to plan your wedding abroad. Since the moment I enquired about a destination wedding until the evening of the wedding Sandra has been with me every step of the way. She took the time to listen to our ideas of what we wanted and organised everything we wanted to make our day perfect. We couldnt be any happier with the service provided. From meeting us in Manchester just to put a face to a name to showing us venues in the Algarve; Sandra has put up with my constant emails and questions and changes to things I wanted and has done it all gladly. We also had fabulous photographers, videographers, florist, dj, and our venue hotel São Rafael Atlântico was breathtaking with a beautiful overnight stay. We will miss our lovely Sandra and have made a beautiful friend and hope to keep intouch and meet up during our next trip to Algarve. Fabulous wedding planners who really care about making your day perfect ????????
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The girls at Sonho A Dois are the best you will ever find. Noelia looked after me and my new wife like we were the most important people ever. Everything we asked for she sorted wiothout fail. She provided us with the most magical day we could ever have asked for and provided memories forever. She really has become a good friend to us and we will forever be grateful for what Noelia and the team have done for us.
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From the moment that we decided to get married in Portugal and contacted Sonho a Dios in June 2015 (after reading all the fantastic reviews), nothing was ever too much trouble for Sandra and even during our stressful times, she would make recommendations when we couldn't decide about things and would keep reassuring us that everything would be okay. Any problems that's arose, Sandra dealt with. We met Sandra in Portugal in September 2015 to look at venues and discuss our thoughts for our big day - Sandra worked tirelessly through things so that we could have the day that we wanted. Everyone that Sandra recommended from the venue, caterers to the florist, DJ, photographer and the registrar were perfect! Everything went to plan on the day - it was so well organised even down to the timings. Sandra made sure we were both as relaxed as we could be on the day and was running between the 2 hotels to make sure that we were ok. We had the best day of our lives and didn't want it to end. All our friends and family said it was the best wedding that they had been to, down to every little intricate detail We now have a friend for life in Sandra. Such professionalism and organisational skills from Sandra, her team and the florist - what a fantastic group of people. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending Sonho a Dios to organise your wedding in Portugal - they are brilliant!
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If you are looking to get married in Portugal then you must speak to the girls at Sonho a dois. We have just got married in Portugal and thanks to them it honestly was the best day ever. Everyone at our wedding was saying it was the best wedding they have ever been to and it really was. Everything ran so smoothly on the day and the build up to the wedding. It was better than we could have ever imagined. From the minute we spoke with Noelia we knew we had made the right decision and nothing was ever an issue for her xxx
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Sandra was our wedding planner and from start to finish she did an amazing job. Nothing was too much, as soon as I had any questions regarding the planning she replied straight away. The day went without any problems and all off our guests enjoyed the wedding. Sandra made an effort to meet all guests and everyone loved her. We cannot thank her enough!!
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It was really helpful that before my wedding I had the chance to meet Noelia three times before the wedding; twice at the wedding fair in Manchester and once me and my husband flew over to wet her and do our food tasting. Noelia couldn't do enough for me and my husband, she picked us up and took us to sort out the wedding papers and took us to our venue. The week before the wedding I felt I should have been running round doing all kinds of jobs, but everything was under control by the team. All the stress was taken away from wedding planning and the day was more than perfect! All my family commented on the professionalism of the team and how perfect the day was thanks to everyone at Sonho a Dois. I can't thank you all enough!
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We got in touch with Sonho a dois in September 2015. We already had a holiday planned to Portugal that month and was hoping to meet some Different wedding planners. As soon as we met Noelia we didn't need to meet any others. She was warm, welcoming and made us feel like we were already friends. She showed us around some venues and we went from there. During the whole 2 year process up until our wedding day of 29 May 2017, nothing was too much trouble. Later on in our journey we met Sandra who would be looking after us on the wedding day and we were not let down. We were in constant contact & Noelia was always at the end of the phone or email to give advice and help. I like to think we were quite a chilled couple. We gave our ideas of what we wanted at our venue Suites Alba and left it in their hands- we were not let down. All I can say is our wedding day was the best day ever - it was absolutely amazing. Everything we could have hoped for and much more. Sandra started her morning with me and spent the whole day looking after me and my husband & our families. Our families are still talking now about how amazing everyone was & how lovely Sandra is. Sandra was still with us at 12.30am when we were dancing the night away & saying our goodbyes to our guests! Every detail was perfect make up, hair, The music, photographer, videographer, cake, flowers, venue and even the little details of love letters and LED balloons. They were so professional and friendly.We feel blessed to have Noelia and Sandra help us with our special day and when we next holiday in the Algarve we will be asking them for a drink with us ???? from the bottom Of our hearts - thank you. Love the new Mr & Mrs Wilmot. 29.5.17 xx
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We arranged our wedding through Noelia at Sonho a Dois, we first met in January 2016, she was very welcoming and managed our expectations well from the outset. Noelia helped set up our budget very quickly and it only increased because it was added to by ourselves, the items allowed for originally all came within budget. Noelia’s understanding of the English language is also very good, which helped massively for a Portuguese wedding as we do not understand the language. For every element of the wedding such as venue, food menus, DJ, photographer etc we were given numerous options to help make our decision. Noelia was very understanding and accommodating when we changed our minds on certain things and communicated with us proactively and clearly at all times. Noelia always kept us informed with developments in relation to the daytime plan for the wedding day so we knew what to expect. Formal matters such as issuing of birth certificates, passport details and meeting the registrar we were guided on very clearly to help this side of things. Noelia was also very helpful when it came to options for potential extras, we had some letters that stated LOVE and an ice cream cart for the children, no extras were added until we were happy with what we were getting for the price and our budget was taken into consideration at all times. Two days before the wedding we were taken to the venue where we finalised things such as locations of tables, where decorations would go etc, no detail was an inconvenience. The wedding day itself was perfect and so well co-ordinated from the flowers being delivered to the bride, co-ordinating our guests to where they should be before the ceremony to the speeches / dinner. The venue of the Alba Suites was stunning, the staff were very polite and the food was excellent. The photographer, DJ, Registrar and Childrens entertainer were all brilliant too. With the exception of our daughter being born, our wedding was the best day of our lives and in a part of the world where we wanted it, simply speaking it wouldn’t have happened without the help of Noelia and Sonho a Dois, for that we could not recommend them highly enough. Mr and Mrs Hamer
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Words cannot express my gratitude for Sandra of Sonho A Dois. My wedding exceeded my expectations and created life long memories for my husband and I and our guests. When we met Sandra her sunny disposition instantly confirmed that we were in good hands and gave us every confidence that she would plan our day to perfection. Sandra took us around a few venues and quickly secured our date once we decided on Sao Rafael Atlantico. We had a vague idea on our expectation for the wedding from décor to schedule etc and Sandra was able to transform our small ideas into what ended up being an intimate, fun filled, beautiful day. No request was too big to be dealt with and she always came back with options that eventually fitted together perfectly. A lot of assistance was offered in regards to the legal documents required and we were kept well informed throughout the whole process. Sandra was present on the day shuttling between my now husband, guests and myself to ensure that everything was on track. She was also able to deal with my last minute bridezilla request and kept me at ease in all aspects of the day including the weather. Sandra’s close attention to detail and fabulous organizational skills were also noticed by our guests including my Mother who still speaks highly of her. Her presence during the day gave my husband and I the comfort that everything was under control which meant that we could then enjoy our day. I highly recommend the use of Sonho A Dois as they made a significant day absolutely amazing! I will be eternally grateful to them and Sandra.
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I cant recommend Sonho A Dois enough. My wedding day was just perfect. There was no stress on the day. When i first met Noelia in 2015 i knew that day i was in safe hands and my day was being organised by a professional. With living in Northern Ireland and having my wedding in Portugal, Noelia and Sonho a Dois took care of everything . They even brought the florists, photographers, dj, entertainment and makeup artists and hairdressers to me to meet in Dublin. They covered every little detail. All the extra touches that i hadnt even thought of for the wedding day was covered from the centre pieces the table plans. They were just amazing. You build such a beautiful relationship with them that they manage to know everything about you and your groom that would make you special day just perfect.
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Attentive, friendly, helpful, efficient, flexible, smiling angels! Sandra and the rest of the team are so professional and they really do know the Portuguese wedding business. The suppliers (DJ's, Venues etc) that they use are of a very high quality. It really was one of the happiest days of my life. We had so much fun because we could relax because everything was taken care of. I cant recommend them enough
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My dream wedding became real thanks to Sonho a Dois! Since the first time we met in Algarve, Carla (from Sonho a Dois) showed to be super friendly and professional - not only she was super easy going, which is good to know that your wedding planner won't be opinianated!, but it was also obvious that she had a lot of contacts in Algarve and could make all our wishes come true. We found the experience really worth while and it brings you a lot of piece of mind, particularly when you live so far away from the place you are getting married into - she always replied promptly to our emails or texts and she would always find potential solutions for all requests within a couple of days! The must for me was that every single detail in the big day was exactly as planned - there were no nasty surprises in the day and even things we've chosen by combining different pictures (like table centre pieces) were absolutely like we've requested. She is also able to give you suggestions on things she's seen in different weddings, if you ask for it and only if you ask for it. Ours was not a traditional wedding as we got married in the beach, literally in the sand, but throughout planning all was so smooth that it looked like this was being done everyday! The setting was also absolutely gorgeous, looked like it was taken out of a catalogue! Sonho a dois also made sure that the person completing our wedding register was super nice, giving a personal touch to the civil ceremony, as they tend to be very doll! I absolutely loved my wedding day, it was exactly how I have dreamt and is mainly due to Sonho a Dois! For all they do, it is NOT expensive at all - I would definitely recommend their services to everyone, including any sisters (if I had them!).
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I can't speak highly enough of Sonho a Dois who made my wedding a dream come true. Sandra is the best wedding planner you could ever ask for who went over and beyond to make our wedding perfect. To be honest I will always be in contact with Sandra as she has become a great friend not just a wedding planner. My guests have been to many Weddings but they have all said my wedding was the best they have ever been too. Thanks to Sandra and the team at sonho a Dois.x
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We worked with Carla at Sonho a Dois and she was just amazing! We knew Carla from when she planned a previous family wedding, so consider her more of a friend and cannot recommend her highly enough. She planned the most amazing, perfect day for my husband (still fun to say that!) and I and we really couldn't have done it without her. From beginning to end, she was professional, helpful and just generally incredible, no matter the query, she would always respond to my many, many emails. Carla really was the best support system I could have asked for. We knew we wanted to get married in Portugal, but had no idea what sort of venue we wanted, Carla showed us various venue options, so that we could decide on the best place for us. I felt like she knew what we wanted before even we did! So if anyone is planning on a wedding in the Algarve, I highly suggest you go straight to Sonho a Dois!
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We planned everything through Sandra at Sonho A Dois. I can not praise her and her team enough. Everything on the day was perfect. She was a fantastic support and help from initial enquiry through to the end. All the planning was made easy and our day was over and above what we dreamed it would be Thank you.
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We wanted a small, simple yet beautiful wedding, which is exactly what we got. Sandra was always helpful, responsive and completely my delivered what we wanted. I have no hesitation in recommending them to other couples as they were faultless
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We recently celebrated our union in Algarve by organizing a long weekend of love celebrations with family and friends (August 19-22, 2016). We live in Dubai and had done our research online for local planners in Algarve. Sonho a Dois Weddings captured my heart from the first response. From the very first interaction the team was very friendly and sweet yet professional and very responsive. When i met Noelia for the first time a month later in Algarve, I knew i was in safe hands. in the space of 2 days, we had finished the venue hunting, food tasting and supplier selection for flowers, caterers even photography. The rest was all done thru emails and video calls and she made the whole experience stress free and super enjoyable. I never thought id actually be having fun planning for a wedding celebration :) Noelia and her team managed to pull 2 outstanding non-traditional events, one by the beach with a bonfire and one in a vineyard, by translating our thoughts and wishes into concrete out of this world evenings that absolutely everyone enjoyed until the last minute. The overall organization was super smooth, quality of service impeccable and agreeable. All suppliers exceeded our expectations and i could tell it's because of the relationship that Sonho a Dois team had built and nurtured with them. They all cared to provide the best experience to us and we felt we were surrounded by friends rather than suppliers. I also got a chance to interact with the rest of Sonho's team, all really wonderful women and man, very professional and delightful to work with. Sonho a Dois weddings are not just a team of event organizers and planners. They offer personal attention with big agency results. Look no further.. it's Sonho a Dois that you want. Sou & Lella
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Me and my husband got married this August in albufiera at the Sao Rafael Atlantico, recommended by our amazing wedding planner, Carla from sonho a dois Algarve wedding and events. I've been stress free from day one and this experience has truly been enjoyable. Carla helped from day one to the day of the events we held, having a Indian wedding abroad is always going to be difficult but she was able to get us everything we needed to make our wedding day perfect. From flowers, decoration, dj equipment as we brought our own Dj, nothing was ever too much to ask for. Communicating through emails and a personal visit earlier in the year was all we needed for the 8 months leading up to our big day. Carla gave us reassurance, confidence and always came up with a suitable solution when ever we had any doubt. Carla wasn't just the perfect wedding planner any bride can ask for but she has become a friend. Even after her work was done at our wedding she came to see us off at the airport the day we left which was truly heart warming. I would highly recommend Carla at sonho a Dois as she has made my dream wedding a reality and I love her for this. Thank you from the bottom of our heart
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What can we say... from the first moment we met Noelia we just knew she was going to do a fantastic job organising our wedding. I have to say I was a little apprehensive about organising a wedding abroad- not being able to see everything until the day was a bit daunting BUT as expected I didn't need to worry as Noelia sorted absolutely everything out for us. From flowers to cakes to meals to photographs to all the timings on the day, Noelia sorted the lot!! We had a few issues back in the UK but Noelia was on hand at all times of day and night and I can honestly say nothing was too much trouble plus she was so so reassuring about everything. We can't thank Noelia and all at Sonho a Dois enough, they made our Wedding Day just perfect. I just wish we could do it all again :) if your looking at getting married in the Algarve, look no further... Thank you again lots of love Mr & Mrs Stafford xxxx
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I got married in August 2016 in Albufeira and I highly recommend Carla from Sonho a Dois Algarve weddings to help you plan your wedding in the Algarve! Carla is ever the professional, we simply could not have done it without her. From the paperwork, to the church, hotel, flowers, photographers, video team.. the list is endless. We had the most amazing day of our lives, and everything was perfect from start to finish. Porches church was so beautiful and Sao Rafael hotel was spectacular. Our guests had a day to remember, and so many commented on Carla and her fantastic organising skills! Thank you so much for everything, Annette & Stephen
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I cannot emphasise enough what an amazing experience it has been with "Sonho a Dois Algarve Weddings". I started planning my wedding in January this year and had plans to get married in the Algarve. Since recommended by a friend of ours, I contacted Carla who has ever since been simply incredible. She made the entire experience seem effortless. I gathered ideas of what I wanted for the cake, the flowers & ornaments to look like and she made it happen. Her answer was always "Yes, we can do it" and she sure did. She had been in continuous contact with me throughout the entire planning stage and was always super responsive. Carla aims for perfection and the wedding day was nothing but perfect! Carla also made sure that the actual wedding day was as stress free for me as possible and I wish I could go back in time and relive everything all over again. There had never been a time where I felt stressed and worried about anything. I fully trust Carla and she is by far one of the best professionals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I highly recommend Sonho a Dois and their services. You guys are awesome! Much love for what you have done for us! Thank you.. Ah... and Beijinhos!
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Summer 2016 we got married in the Algarve, Sonho a Dois helped us create a dream wedding even better than we could have ever imagined!! Throughout planning the wedding Noelia helped us with every little detail to make the day absolutely perfect, all of our guests said it was the best wedding they have ever been to and we agree ... it was AMAZING!! We could not have had better help with Sonho a Dois and i recommend this wonderful company to any happy couple who are dreaming of having their special day abroad. We were lucky to find them! Sarah & Benjamin July 2016
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We were in contact with Sandra from Sonho a Dois for over a year from England, she made the planning of our wedding both relaxed and stress free! Her help and professionalism through out the whole process could not be beaten, we can't express how thankful we are to Sonho a Dois for literally giving us the best day of our lives! The contact Sandra had with us was excellent, the help with finding a venue, band, meal choice etc was amazing! We really couldn't have organised the day we had with out her!
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Excellent friendly wedding planners who made our day perfect and exactly how we wanted It to be. They were always quick to respond to emails and went above and beyond for us, even with our last minute changes. They use a fantastic group of suppliers, our food was the best BBQ banquet we have ever had and the disco with dj tiggy was out of this world!! Thank you so much Noelia, Sandra and co.
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Thank you to the best wedding planners in the business! Noelia made all our dreams come true & we had the most magical day. There aren't enough words to describe how thankful & impressed we were for everything that they did! If you are planning a wedding in Portugal there is no better place to start than with Sonho a Dois!
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We are just getting back to reality after our amazing month away celebrating our wedding in Portugal and honeymoon in Morocco. What a month! Noelia (with Carla and Sandra) from Sonhoadois organised our rustic Algarve seaside wedding to perfection. We had 2 ceremonies (outdoor civil & indoor church), icecream cart, cocktail & canapés hour outdoors and finally our seaside restaurant reception. We met Noelia in Dublin on 2 occasions, & in Portugal 3 months before the wedding where we saw our venues. Thanks to the endless and relentless emails (she must have the patience of a Goddess!) , everything was finalised which resulted in the most chilled out bride on the day! Blue skies, no breeze, low tide and a full moon- she arranged it all. All our family and guests still gushing about the "surprise after surprise" on the day. Thank you Noelia. Michelle & Adrian.
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A MASSIVE thank you to Sonho a Dois. Noelia was our wedding planner, and what an amazing job she did! We found Sonho a Dois after a recommendation from a Portuguese hotel – I had not thought of getting a wedding planner, but Noelia has been the BEST wedding planner ever! She has made the journey to our big day a smooth and easy one. I have found planning our wedding, even with the distance between London and Portugal to be simple. We booked our wedding on the Algarve in September 2015, after advice and guidance from Noelia, despite not having visited the area before. Noelia instantly understood what we wanted, needed and would suit us, and within 3 hours of being introduced to them (by email), we had booked. We visited the wedding location, and met Noelia, in December 2015. We were not disappointed. Our wedding on the 1st June was PERFECT. We had the most amazing day, made all the more simple by Noelia, who catered for every eventuality. The location was perfect, the flowers were amazing, as were our photographers - who relaxed us, engaged with us, and understood what we wanted! All our guests were amazed by the wedding, and have not stopped telling us how much fun they had! I cannot recommend Sonho a Dois and their planning expertise to you enough. They are BRILLIANT! You will not regret a decision to use them as your planners.
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From our initial enquiry, Noelia and the whole team at Sonho a Dois were so helpful. Before we had even signed a contract Noelia met with us in the Algarve and took us to see several venues giving us the pros and cons in her experiences with each of them. Once we had decided the venue, booked a date and secured their services, Noelia helped us arrange the details every step of the way. She recommended suppliers for everything from bands to photographers (and gave us her thoughts on any we found independently), liaised with them for us unless we wanted to talk to them directly, and nothing was ever to much trouble. For things like the cake and flowers, we just had to send her a photo of what we would like and she would give us a quote for it. It was very useful to meet her and some of the suppliers when they came to England to do a wedding fair as it helped discuss ideas, and she arranged hair and makeup trials, menu and cake tastings, and an engagement photo shoot for us when we went to the Algarve again a couple of months before the wedding. She really took so much of the stress and hassle out of wedding planning, keeping track of the budget, due dates for payments, planning the schedule for the day itself and coordinating everything else. On our wedding day she was on hand to sort everything out for us so we could just focus on enjoying it. She even advised us on the weather and reassured me it would all be fine (which it was, we had lovely sunshine) when we woke up to an unexpected thunderstorm! She worked with us to make sure our day was everything we wanted and we could not have asked for a better wedding planner.
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From the moment Sandra first replied to me I felt safe in her hands. She was professional, friendly, honest and had a genuine interest in making our wedding exactly what we wanted. She is full of ideas and nothing is too much trouble. By the time our wedding came around Sandra was like an old friend not our wedding planner :-) . The whole time it felt as if Sandra was only organising our special day and no one elses. The time she puts in and attention to detail are outstanding, I can not recommend Sonho A Dois enough. Our day was amazing, we were relaxed and chilled out knowing that everything was being looked after and overseen by such a competent lady. In our eyes the day could not have been any better and many of our guests commented on what a brilliant day it was and how perfect everything was. I would love to take credit but most of it is due to Sandra. She also arranged a next day BBQ for us and our guests in a beautiful venue with amazing fresh food. Yet again this was wonderful, everything went smoothly and the food wow! Sandra was still permanently on hand in case us or any of our guests needed anything at all. The Sonho A Dois team are very experienced and I am sure you couldn't do better than using these caring hardworking ladies to help plan your wedding.
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We got married a few weeks ago in the Albufeira, because I have been going since I was nine and completely in love with the place. My problem was as we had an apartment I never knew any wedding locations. After doing some research online I found Sonho a Dois wedding planners. We were going for a short break in June 2015 so we arranged to meet Noelia, which was the best decision we ever made. We have several email conversations about what we wanted, so she came prepared with some venue ideas. We both thought we knew what we wanted but it turns out Noelia knew what we wanted! We looked at getting married in a private villa!! But on turning up at the CS Sao Rafael Atlantico hotel we both fell completely in love! From the moment we said yes, Noelia was amazing she helped us book everything. Even down to what we thought was a wacky idea of having a characturist, she had it booked it within hours. The distance is never a problem and Noelia will always reply to any silly questions you have. When it came down to the actual day, Noelia was there whenever I needed her, it's like she had a second sense that I needed her, but she was always available for our guests as well. She is an amazing person as well as professional. So again if you want to get married in the algarve please use the girls at Sonho a Dois
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Sandra our wedding coordinator was amazing! Would highly recommend her for anyone getting married in Algarve! Words can not describe how amazing she made our wedding xxx
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Carla was so helpful kind patient and professional down to the last detail. Myself and my husband found Carla easy to talk to at ease in her presence. Also we changed our minds so many times as you would but Carla from sonho a dois was so patient nothing was a chore. Even down to the gentleman Leonard Beard who married us was so pleasant, easy to talk to and adjusted the service to exactly what we wanted. The catering staff who waited hand and foot on ourselves and guests couldn't do enough and the villa where the ceremony took place was so picturesque and well kept. The food was amazing everyone complimented us on how good the food was relaxed atmosphere no pressure just a beautiful family wedding which Carla and her team created for us. I would absolutely 110% recommend this service as it made our wedding day truly magical and one we will always remember. To.Carla and team thank you so much With all our love and best wishes Mary and Lar xxx
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Dear Mr & Mrs Casey :) Thank you very much for your lovely words and truly a pleasure to have been there on your very special and totally relaxed wedding day and for having the honor of teaching a word to your little princess. She is really fofinha :) Wishing you guys all the best Beijinhos
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One of the best decisions you can make when planning a wedding in the Algarve is by emailing Sonho a Dois. My wife and I cannot speak highly enough of them. Sandra was amazing from day one all the way through to the big day. We could never of made the day as special as it was without her help. So many ideas and so many quality reccomendations. All the people Sandra works with made our day more that we could ever of imagined. Beijinhos Lewis & Jo
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Dear Lewis & Jo Thank you very much for your kind words and for us it was a pleasure to have helped you on such a special day. We feel honored to have been a part of it and we only want the best for our couples. Beijinhos to you too
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We've booked with Sonho a Dois in January 2015 with our wedding in September 2015. Best wedding supplier decision ever! Sandra has been just amazing all the way through our planning process and has been an absolute star during the day. She is incredible lovely, calm, organised and nothing is too much. She picked us up from the airport, drove us around to suppliers, venues and even to Villamoura for a night to see our wedding band play with us (we were in Carvoeiro, about an hour away!). The suppliers also were lovely and so patient and supportive. Everything went so smoothly and her experience and contacts have been essential for our big day. It was everything we hoped for and better - all our sincere gratitude to these amazing people. We definitely hope to see Sandra again when we visit Portugal next time, highly highly recommended!
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Dear Joyce & Patrick Thank you very much for your kind words. You guys rocked and we really have very fond memories of your wedding. Sandra hopes to see you too next time you are around :) Beijinhos from the girls
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Carla was fantastic and we couldn't have planned our perfect wedding day in Alvor without her! It really helped that she was there throughout the wedding day and made sure everything went smoothly. She helped to organise the range of suppliers for the day and we're really grateful for all her support and guidance- thanks again to Carla and the team. Best wishes, Faye and Mike x
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Sandra looked after us from start to finish and was a pleasure to work with. We couldn't recommend their services more and their hard work ensured we had a perfect wedding in the Algarve.
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Dear Jon & Jo, What can we say? Your wedding has been a very special one and we can only wish you both all the best throughout your new journey together. Hope the knot you tied will be very tight. Beijinhos from us
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Carla and Sonho a dois did an amazing job at arranging what really was our perfect wedding! We did think that arranging a wedding abroad would be extremely hard, but in terms of all of the wedding day details - Carla had everything covered and kept our minds at rest! Not only was the quality of services such as hair, make up, cars and flowers absolutely fantastic - but Carla knows EVERYTHING there is to know about arranging a wedding in the Algarve and having the best day ever. Even staying right until the last person was on the coach, at 3:30am. The choice of venues were amazing, and we know we couldn't have got anywhere close to the dream wedding we had in Portugal, in England. The planning and attention to detail was meticulous and they went above and beyond what we thought they would do, even planning transport for the hen do and lunch the next day. They were a joy to work with and we're so grateful for all their services. Sam and Mark
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Dear Dawson's Thank you so much for your lovely words and for sure I don't know everything but what I and the girls do know is that we always try our best to deliver a great day and your feedback is like food for our souls. Thank you ever so much and had a great time on your wedding. Beijinhos Carla
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My husband Liam and I celebrated our dream wedding on the 13th of July 2015, surrounded by our family and friends with the amazing back drop of Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal. We would not have had our dream wedding if we didn't have the never ending, any time help of the amazing wedding planners of Sonho a Dois!! Liam and I already had high expectations when we hired Sonho a Dois after enjoying my best friends wedding in Vilamoura two years previous which the girls also organised. Sonho a Dois did not disappoint, they went above and beyond our expectations. Sandra was the planner assigned to our wedding and from the beginning she was a dream to work with. Sandra was easy to e-mail and before long I did not see her as my wedding planner but also my friend. Some people find weddings stressful to plan when at home never mind going abroad but I can honestly say that we never had one moment of stress and completely enjoyed the whole experience. No matter what I suggested or asked for when e-mailing Sandra she had it organised and booked in no time, Sandra also had loads of suggestions of things we could do or might like and always kept us updated of any progress. When we arrived in Vilamoura for the wedding after countless e-mails we finally met Sandra face to face and it was like greeting an old friend, we felt completely at ease and safe in the knowledge that Sandra had our wedding plans in hand. We also had booked a pre wedding BBQ which our guests are still talking about, suggested by Sandra. It was a great way to break the ice and by the time the wedding day came about our guests were not only in holiday party mode but they were all dying to see each other to continue on the fun of the BBQ. Liam and I got married in the beautiful Estoi Church, followed by ice cream cart outside (another one of Sandra's suggestions which our guests just LOVED) We had our BBQ and our wedding meal and party in the amazing private villa Casa Do Campo. Sonho a Dois work with suppliers of the highest standards and they are the friendliest people we have ever met who aim to make you as happy as can be. I had brought a few personal decorations over with me from Ireland that I had wanted on the day of the BBQ and wedding. Sandra listened to our ideas and on the day of the BBQ and wedding we didn't need to think of anything. My decorations were hung, our visions of our BBQ and wedding day came together perfectly before our eyes and Sandra was there every step of the way, in the background working tirelessly, going above and beyond making sure everything went to plan and our guests had an amazing time. Everyone is still talking about how amazing our wedding was, how they had a brilliant time and it was the best wedding they had ever been to!!! This is all down to Sandra and Sonho a Dois!!! We cannot say thank you enough or recommend them enough to anyone thinking of marrying in the Algarve!! ????????
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Hi lovely people Uauuuuu.... we're speechless by reading your comment. Thank you very much and we really are happy to know that now you consider us as friends. You guys are a great couple and one of the memories we have from you is your smiles. Beijinhos
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Thank you Carla for planning and organizing the most terrific day either of us could have asked for. The service you provided to us over the 18 months was beyond spectacular. From venue searching, to arranging florists, the ceremony, photographer, EVERYTHING, we could not have done without you. The day went by so flawlessly and this was all because of you. We kept having to remind ourselves that on the day we need not worry about anything ...you took care of everything and we are forever grateful! Our family and friends still talk about the day months later as the best wedding they have ever been to and we have to agree =) Thank you so much for everything you did for us, I would recommend you without hesitation to ANYONE looking for a wedding planner - you are the best. Beijinhos Nick and Krissy
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Hi Nick & Krissy Thank you also for the amazing wedding we were able to witness. A great crowd, great atmosphere and party. And the best really was the great news we got a few months ago. That's the best and thank you for sharing. Beijinhos
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Carla who works at Sonho a Dois was absolutely incredible. From the first day that we met her in Manchester we knew that she was the one that we trusted to make our special day the most amazing day we could possibly of imagined. She is such a professional and was always there to answer questions and make possible everything that we wanted. The whole day was magical and all the guest have not stopped talking about how it was the most perfect day, "something out of a film" they have said. We would highly recommend her to everyone and we are so glad that we chose her to plan our day.
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After getting married (twice) and attending many weddings, the most important tips I would share with anybody planning a wedding (at home or abroad) are 1: Hire the right wedding planner and 2: Have a dependable babysitter lined up - that's if you have children. These two things will allow you to enjoy your wedding to the full, instead of having to run around working and worrying. Trust me, there is no point having gorgeous flowers and an angelic dress if you are too busy to notice or enjoy them. A good wedding planner is a must because on the day they will do everything you need, it's their job to make your day run smoothly and protect you from any worries or stress. It really was the best investment I ever made. I didn't realise it until afterwards but so many things had to be smoothed out on my day. My wedding planner dealt with mum in law's hissy fit, missing guests, a registrar under pressure to head to another wedding and who knows what else, beyond all reasonable anticipation or control on the day. But I didn't know any of that until days later, when other family members filled me in! Sandra never mentioned any hassle at all and looked as calm as the perfect blue sky on the day. I just breezed through the most perfect, idyllic day I ever had : if Sandra hadn't been there I know I would have really struggled to enjoy it as I would have stressed out. Not only that, but Sandra's expertise meant the vendors all worked together seamlessly because she had co ordinated them all so well. And they were all really professional and helpful and excellent at their jobs. Even though I am a great organiser (it's my job to organise many events) I could never have managed that at such a geographical remove or without having good Portuguese. I actually suspect it saved money too and definitely saved so much time - but it was very definitely the best money we spent on our wedding. Now, if you are thinking of parting with hard earned cash on a planner, the next question is which one? The Algarve is brimming with planners all eager to take on business. I spoke to (I think) them all. The team I chose was Sonho a Dois. Initially I gave a budget well below what we had expected to spend to each of the planners I contacted. I told them what I wanted - an idyllic beach wedding, brimming with exquisite flowers, five star service but not stuffy : laid back luxury at its best. My expectations were high. Some of the planners started sending me venues that were triple my budget, others disappeared altogether - as if I was too much work! But it was a calculated move on my part - I wanted somebody who would work with me within budget, not somebody who would pressure me to spend more, not somebody who would judge me on spending power. The girls at Sonho gave me options and recommended the Suites Alba Resort and Spa in Albandeira (on a gorgeous, secluded little beach with a beautiful arching cliff). The hotel's website doesn't do it justice in fact and I turned it down initially - but in quite a brave move Sandra asked me to reconsider, reassuring me that Suites Alba had everything I wanted - superb staff and mouthwatering food as well as the beautiful natural surroundings, and a feeling of privacy and exclusivity. I looked at every single option and read all the reviews on Tripadvisor and dozens of other sites. Eventually I was persuaded to trust Sandra - and she was absolutely right, it was a superb venue with just the right ambience - really great for Irish families, so friendly and all the staff acted as if nothing was too much trouble. Sandra also helped with all the vendor choices and again her recommendations were spot on. I was so grateful to her for finding and co-ordinating everything so well. The florist exceeded my expectations, providing baskets for our favours (port, pashminas and flip flops) as well as creating the most stunning pink white and peach peony, freesia, bougainvillea and garden rose bouquets for me and my four bridesmaids, white rose corsages for the mum's, peach rose buttonholes for the boys (including a mini one for our little boy). Every pew was decorated with pink peonies and white ribbons, the gazebo fluttering with white muslin pinned back with more peonies. Oh and the dinner tables? Overflowing with even more blossoms bursting from eclectic glass vases. I had said I didn't want too uniform and Sandra had made sure each table was just unique... yet all held together in style. Each table had a Portuguese town as it's name and the guests found their table plan hanging on a delicate almond blossom tree. So Sandra had the venue perfect. She also had the hair and make up team totally co ordinated. We had extra people needing hair and make up at short notice - taken care of, no problem! We had fussy people who wanted to change their styles at the last moment - no problem! We had a mum of the groom who broke out in cold sores, and got sunburned the day before the wedding - the make up artist somehow managed to hide everything so well the photos look like there was nothing wrong at all. Honestly this could easily have gone so badly (and hysterically! ) wrong, but a dab had with concealer and lots of compliments from Sandra.... and mum in law felt like a princess. So - still need convinced? Well, Sandra managed to organise a breakfast for my daughter - I hadn't even realised she had missed it on the morning of the wedding. She also made a lovely fuss of her at my hair trial and gave her a full scale trial of her own. Oh and did I mention the fact Sandra gave us heaps of helpful tips on where to shop for groceries and which beautician mum in law should visit in the week of family holiday preceding the wedding? Nothing was too much trouble for Sandra. Actually, I almost forgot to mention the paperwork, which ought to have been a pain but wasn't - partly because Sandra had adroitly managed the paperwork process (so all I had to do was pop birth certificates and things in the post). In Portugal, she collected us by car and brought us to do the necessary meeting with our registrar. I was very glad that Sandra is a natural networker because the registry office staff were all smiles and politeness to us once they saw her. It was like being VIPs with a security detail - we just sailed through a huge queue of people and, after a flurry of Portuguese was spoken between herself and the registrar, he was so sweet to us and we were finished in no time. I had said from the start that I wanted a stress free event for me or my family - and my bridesmaids too. I wanted is to have fun and we really did. Nobody had any jobs to do on the day. The bridesmaids didn't even have chores or responsibilities - we all sipped prosecco and giggled and sang songs and laughed and joked together throughout getting ready. It was so relaxed! Sandra came to bring us down to the wedding area and I gave her a huge hug. She didn't feel like a wedding planner,she felt like a friend. She felt like a member of the big happy family gathered around me. Having worked for over twelve months together organising the details, having trusted her judgement and been wholeheartedly delighted with the results she achieved, having not got into any debts thanks to her constant monitoring of my budget... I was utterly stress free and ready to face the happiest moments of my whole life. I was so glad to have her there and that photo of her and me will so be in my wedding album! So there is not much more to tell about why you should choose Sonho a Dois but, when you call or email them, be sure to tell them I said hello and sent lots of love in their direction. Oh and very best of luck planning your wedding, I hope yours is as utterly perfect as mine was!!!
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We came across Sonho a Dois through online recommendation. As soon as we contacted them they were brilliant with information and helping us organise our dream day. By the time we went to Portugal to check out the venue we felt like we knew them always in contact with us through email etc. They are very one on one with you as a couple making you feel special also very professional. They were with us choosing and recommending everything from Flowers, Hotel, Food, Band lots of options. Nothing was a problem and always prompt to respond. They came with us for the civil ceremony organised the paper work we had nothing to worry about. They looked after guests arriving for the wedding if they needed transport even down to Babysitters for guests. For our wedding day Sandra was my wedding co ordinator. She was with me from 9am that morning till 1230 that night. We had nothing to worry about even when venue changed due to weather everything was flawless. We felt so laidback and able to enjoy the whole experience as everything was in their hands we just picked what we wanted. We would highly recommend them to create your dream wedding abroad.
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Carla was AMAZING throughout the whole run up, and on the day she was always there in the background making sure everything was running smoothly. No question was silly, she was so patient with us the whole time
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Carla was AMAZING throughout the whole run up, and on the day she was always there in the background making sure everything was running smoothly. No question was silly, she was so patient with us the whole time
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We would have no hesitation in recommending Noelia at Sonho a Dois. Our day was a fairytale dream come true and she made it all possible. If you are planning an Algarve wedding, look no further!
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Charlie & Sam, September 2014 I happened upon the Sonho a Dois website as I was trying to find some way to plan an Algarve wedding from London and it turned out to be the luckiest find I have ever made. A wedding is something that is very difficult psychologically to put into the hands of a stranger and trust can be a major issue, along with the “foreignness” of the whole thing. Would language be a problem? Do the Portuguese have ways of doing things and looks and styles that I would never want at my wedding? Would the team at Sonho a Dois understand what I wanted and would they be able to create what I asked for? I needn’t have worried because Noélia and her team created a day for us that just blew everyone away. It was amazing and it was entirely down to Sonho a Dois. The Sonho ladies seem to have some kind of sixth sense and know what you want and what you mean even when you can’t quite get it straight in your own mind. All the suppliers from the caterers to the venue owners to the florists to the photographers to the car suppliers have a huge amount of respect for the way the Sonho team works and are therefore willing to go that extra mile to give them what they, and therefore what you, want. The ones that aren’t willing to do that don’t last long on Sonho’s books. Noélia and her team took all the stress out of the eight months of planning, even for an impatient control freak like me. No detail was neglected and I never had to chase up emails or information. If Noélia wasn’t available then one of the others would always reply to me so I knew exactly what was happening and never had to worry. The whole process was so easy that I began to worry that I must have missed something but I hadn’t – Sonho a Dois had it all under control. On the day of the wedding Noélia and Sandra took complete control and everything ran like clockwork. Amazingly, however, once at the venue they just melted into the background and the only way we knew they were there was because everything was going right. There wasn’t a single thing we had to sort out or think about ourselves because the team had it covered, right down to getting the guests home again at the end of the night, and there were so many little details and extras that Noélia had thrown in throughout the day that it really was a stunning event, the like of which I’ve never experienced elsewhere. I didn’t have to “settle” for anything – everything was top quality and genuinely world-class. No compromises, no disappointments. It was perfect. It’s hard to find the words to adequately convey to a third party how utterly brilliant the Sonho a Dois team is and to reassure anyone trying to choose a wedding planner that you genuinely couldn’t get a better, more trustworthy, more professional group of people than the Sonho a Dois ladies. They are worth every penny (and more, in my opinion!) and really have to be seen in action to be believed. And like lots of other couples have already said (although you always assume this must just be an exaggeration, written while they’re still high on romance), these girls will become friends for life. It’s true. So thank you Sonho a Dois, from the bottom of our hearts. We couldn’t have done it without you and we wouldn’t have wanted to.
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Hi to all brides. I just got married on 21st of sep 14, I can't recommend these ladies enough. I had the pleasure of meeting Carla and telling her our idea of a good wedding and she listened and put us in touch with all the right people. She was always available to answer my long list of questions. Carla took the stress out of getting married which freed me up to party my socks off. Best money spent in the budget!!!
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From our very first email with the team at Sonho a Dois we knew that we wanted to work with them on planning our wedding day. We had been in touch with other planners who had almost put us completely off the idea of using a planner at all, but from that first email we knew we were in safe and professional hands. No query was too small and each question was met with a patient, prompt and honest reply. There was advice when we needed it and no pressure to do anything that we didnt want to do. Carla, Noelia and Vera took the stress from our wedding day and I think everyone around us was surprised at how laid back we were in the run up to the big day. We had complete trust in the girls which meant no last minute hysterics, we could just relish the build up and thoroughly enjoy the big day. We had a fabulous day and next day bbq and much of that was down to the hard work of Sonho a Dois. If we could do it all again we wouldn't change a thing, everything was exactly as we wanted and exceeded our expectations. Muito obrigado for all you did to make our special day truly amazing xx
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Both our families and guests are still talking about our fantastic day which would not have been possible without Carla and her team. From start to finish it was totally stress free thanks to the girls. Nothing was a problem and the day itself ran without a hitch. Everything was so professional and we knew Carla was there if we needed anything.......even our guests were amazed by her!!!! I can't recommended Sonho a Dois highly enough, we found them on line 9 months before our wedding and it was the best google search ever. Hair trials, make up, flowers, photographer, sparklers!!! Were all sorted in one quick per-wedding trip and everything else done by email. We arrived on a Saturday and got married on the Tuesday and relaxed and partied until the wedding thanks to the girls with on wedding stresses to think about. My huge words of thanks are not half enough for this fantastic team and Carla for being so patient and kind. Thanks again for everything and see ye all soon.
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We found Sonho a Dois online only 8 months before our wedding and they did an amazing job helping us plan it with such a short amount of time! Nothing was too much for these girls, I probably asked about a million questions and I always got a prompt reply from them. We first met them when they came to Dublin & this was great as it saved us a trip to the Algarve. We arrived in Portugal 5 days before the wedding and Noelia and Carla worked so hard getting everything finalised including all the legalities, hair and make up trial etc. On the day of the wedding Noelia and Vera set everything up and it was just beautiful. Vera also very kindly video recorded the ceremony, which we are so grateful for! We couldn?t have wished for a more perfect day and this was down to Sonho a Dois, so thank you very much!! We would definitely recommend these girls, they will make your wedding extra special.
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Just wanted to say, on behalf of myself and my new husband (!!) that our wedding was absolutely perfect and everything we dreamed and hoped it would be. Thank you so much for your help, assistance, support, attention to detail and for ensuring the whole thing ran like clockwork. I can?t even begin to tell you what an amazing day we had, and our guests! So many people have said it?s the best wedding they had ever been to, so thank you so so so much, it really would not have been possible without you. So yes, again, the biggest thanks we can possibly give you for making our dreams come true and helping to make our wedding a day which we will both treasure for the rest of our lives J With warm wishes from a chilly England
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To Noelia, Carla & Vera thank you so much for making our wedding day so special and a day we will never forget! From the moment we met you back in 2010 at Pat & Linda's wedding we knew we wanted to get married in the Algarve and you made that dream come true. We felt so relaxed from the moment we arrived, everything from start to finish was perfect! We couldn?t have done it without all your help, ye were just fantastic. Hopefully we?ll be back to the Algarve for another Sheehan wedding in the future!! Thanks for everything, ye are the best!
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Helen and Paul We are both truly grateful to Noellia and her team for delivering our perfect wedding. From the moment a friend of ours recommended Sonho A Dois who she had used to describe a sunny, relaxed, intimate and fun wedding we were hooked and we never looked back. From the initial contact through email in November 2012 to leaving the Algarve as a married couple in June 2013 (and everything in between) we were delighted with Noellia and the girls. In a short 3 day visit to the Algarve in December we saw hotels, pool bars, villas, churches, florists, bands, chefs, cakemakers etc etc. Through regular email contact for the next 5 months all the details came together and our vision for our perfect wedding was realised. Noellia and the team were always willing and able to make recommendations and give us options for any query we had. The service the girls provide is so professional that we found the whole process stress free and we could relax and enjoy all the time we had in Portugal with our guests. All our family and friends describe our wedding as the best wedding they have been too...and the one to beat and that is the best compliment Sonho A Dois can be paid!!!!!!! Thanks a million
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Hey Guys, I'm not the best at talking on forums etc but here goes!!!!! Two words describe Sonho a Dois - "Fairy Godmother" We meet Noelia and Carla in March 2012 and decided to get married 4-10-2013 just gone whoo hoo!!!! Noelia was our planner and I can't praise her enough.. We meet her in Cork 2012 and really connected with her straight away and then went to meet her in Portugal in May 2012 and we had everything sorted in two days nearly over there. She helped me with any queries I had over emails and was quick to respond no query was too small for her and believe me the things that went on in my head with questions :) She was so professional but so friendly at the same time I felt you could say anything to her and not feel foolish:) Days up to wedding met with Noelia to go through the plan for the day again and make sure everything was still ok!! Wedding day- OMG my nerves we're at me in the morning as normally I'm control freak and I like to know whats happening and whats going wrong and I did get a little bit stressed the morning of wedding but Sandra & Noeila said it was up to them to do the stressing ;) Our day was amazing and I will never forget it everyone loved the day we had and will be talking about it for a long time i reckon... They all got to know Noeila and feel in love with her too.... I did not get stressed over our wedding (except morn of wedding) and as i said previously I'm bit of control freak but I left everything in Noelia hands and it paid off I was the most relaxed bride I knew she would get everything done I really did have 150% faith in her.... Even when I fell in my wedding dress coming out of our apartment 3 steps I fell, she was their relaxed and to help straight away with plasters etc and that helped me to laugh it off once I knew my dress was ok thank god pphheeww!!!!! I Honestly would not recommend her if I didn't think the service paid off and it did.. Again thank you Sonho a Dois and especially to Noelia for all your help over the last 18 months or so
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Hi all future brides, Well its neally a month since our fabulous day in Vilamoura, I will never forget it- well obviously as it was my wedding day but it was the most amazing day of my life. From start to finish I could not of asked for a better day- everything went off without a glitch. We started our process in Oct 2011 after we got engaged, I thrawlled the internet looking for countries, and wedding planners that would suit our needs. I found Noelia and Carla through weddingsonline and I am so gratwful I did. I had no real idea where we wanted to get married -we just knew it should be abroad as we love hot weather and wanted to keep the numbers down. I sent a few emails to planners and Noelia got back to me by the end of the day with all the information that I asked for. I do everthing in an instant and when I found someone who worked the same way as I did I knew it would be an easy ride!!! Noelia answered every question, gave me straight answers regarding cost and what was possible and what was not. She also has the warmest personality that I really felt I knew her after a few emails. Then I needed to meet her to look at venues and make a few decisions- I wont bore you with all the details but it was a long process looking at venues and making the decisions- I thought I wasnt picky until I started looking!!! But Noelia had the utmost patience with me every step of the way- I really dont know how she put up with me. Noelia gave me all the options and I basically made the decisions it wanst a difficuklt process as so many descibe it was made east by working with someone who was so professional and on the ball all of the time. The energy and dedication that she has for her job as a planner is just crazy- from picking me up at the airport to getting hair and makeup trials done to looking at flowers and churches the list is really endless but she was there through every step of it!!!! And the week of the actaul wedding she was there when ever I needed her, the day before the wedding she was with me and the bridesmaids all day getting nails and beauty treatments done. Throughout the whole day of the wedding and the BBQ the next day she was there to deal with anything that needed sorted. I have also made a great friend in Noelai- she has a heart of gold and is a very kind loving person I got to see this side to her as we had such close contact for the 8 months leading up to our wedding!!!Im just raging it all had to end, but I am certain that both mu husband and I will always be in contact with Noelia and Carla. We had Double Cocktail as out wedding band they did the church music and the reception which was a real success- all our family and friends have not stopped raving about the amazing music at both the church and the reception!!! The party went on to the wee hours and everyone had a real ball, They played a real mix of music that suited everyone, they felt the crowd and went with what they thought would work and it did!!!!I am so happy we chose Sonho A Dois as our planners and DC as our wedding band. Please dont hesitate to pm me for further information as I could talk about my wedding all day every day- and my friends are sick of me already so feel free!!!!! Thank you for reading this very long winded report!!!! xxxxxxxx
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We contacted sonho a dois wedding planners after our engagement on new years eve 2011. We were immediately impressed with how quickly they replied to our emails with all the information we needed about getting married in Portugal and without putting any pressure on us to use them for our wedding. We were married in August this year at Villas d'agua and can't find enough words to describe how happy we are with our "dream wedding" The accomodation, venue, food, music, flowers and photography were all amazing! We can't thank Carla and Noelia and their team enough! If you want your perfect wedding in Portugal without any stress then sonho a dois wedding planners are who you need :-)
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We have just returned from Portugal, where we were married on the 6th August. Our whole day was planned by the wonderful girls at Sonho a Dois who, right from the start of the planning process were extremely helpful, patient, professional and full of great ideas. A huge thanks especially to Noelia, who was there for us throughout, answering all of our questions quickly and always smiling, despite the obvious hard work she does (but also obviously enjoys!). Our wedding day went without a hitch, and for this we defnintely have Noelia to thank - everything was so well planned and organised starting with the venue, the flowers, photography, transport, and even the 150 pretty lanterns she managed to scatter around the gardens without me even noticing! I of course can't write this without mentioning the fantastic entertainment by Dave and Steffi (Double Cocktail) - thank you! For anyone considering getting married in Portugal, I would firstly say DO IT!!! And if you take that piece of advice, make sure you use Sonho a Dois as your wedding planners!!!!! Lots of love Helen and Steve Pearce x
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Carla & Noelia , what can I say , words cannot describe how wonderful you were during our wedding planning and celebrations. Carla you were our rock , and you have to be the most patient lady on the planet!! You were so professional in every way and are clearly passionate about your job. In the weeks coming up to our wedding it was so nice not to be bombarded with stressfull calls and emails from suppliers. It meant that we could totally chill out and relax knowing everything was in Carla's capable hands in the run up to the wedding. On the day itself were able to enjoy every aspect of our big day and relax knowing that Sonho a Dois were on hand to ensure the smooth running of the event. And it really was smooth - everything flowed so well and Carla was like a little beaver in the backround making sure everything went as planned. We simply could not have achieved what we wanted without Carla and Noelia's hard work. What a fantastic way to start married life, totally stress free and happy! Thank you both from the bottom of our hearts , you were truly amazing and we will never forget what a huge brilliant impact you had during such a special time in our lives.
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Noelia & Carla, we can't thank you enough for helping to make our big day so special and flawless. As a self confessed control freak it was difficult at first to hand over to the professionals but I am so glad I did. Our day was just perfect! You took away all the stresses of the day and we had just the most magical time. All our guests were amazed at the details, the venue set up and the venue itself, the professional and friendly staff and most of all the 2 of you for making the day flow so well. We have already been told that the majority of our guests will be visiting the Algarve again, as the place is just breathtaking. I have to say a special thank you also for always answering my incessant questions with such politeness, professionalism and friendliness. You should be re-named fairy godmothers, as you worked your magic. It almost feels like a dream and I have only been a married lady for a month now. We do have our amazing photographs though and we will never forget all the help you gave us. Best of luck to all your future Brides and Grooms, hope their days are as wonderful as ours xx
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Words can't sum up the lengths these girls went to to make our day magical.. Their attention to detail and work ethic ceases to amassed me. I have very high standards and these girls exceeded expectations in EVERY way possible. I can't thank you enough.If anyone is thinking about having that very special day in a stunning location, stop and just do it, trust me you will not regret it. We had 35 people at the very elegant Vila Vita Parc and everything was like clockwork!! Family & friends are still amazed at the layout, the flowers, the food, the makeup, the hair, everything was made possible and perfect by both these girls.
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Well what can i say about Sonho a Dois from the moment we got in contact with them they were so professional, informative and made us feel that our wedding was so special. We went out to portugal to meet Noeila a few months before the wedding and any worries we had soon disappeared as she was so helpful and professional. I was a little worried about all the paper work and getting it right but once i mentioned this to Noeila she wrote out a step by step guide of what to do and she was always only and email away if i had any questions. They took there time to get to know us and what we wanted and no request was to much trouble for them. We were so happy with everything on the day of the wedding from the hair,makeup,flowers reception and the music everything went without a hitch and this was all down to the excellent planning and attention to detail fron Sonho a Dois. We were so relaxed and could enjoy our day without any worries. I cannot recomend Sonho a Dois highly enough if you are thinking of getting married in the Algarve Sonho a Dois are the wedding planners to use. We felt so lucky to have found them and would like to say a BIG THANKYOU to you for making our day so so special.
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We are just back in Dublin from our Easter wedding in the Algarve and could not have been happier with the way our week there went. From the start of our contact with them Carla and Noelia were so warm, informative, prompt and professional that we had no worries at all about organising a wedding in Portugal from Ireland. Our wedding was very small (immediate family) and we did not make a trip to Portugal prior to the event but by using the services of Carla and Noelia everything worked out perfectly. From when we landed and Carla took us to the registry office right through to after the ceremony they were amazing. We never felt as though because our wedding was so small it was less important, in fact Sonho a Dois went out of their way to ensure we were happy with everything. We spent most of our time with Carla and she truly is a joy to work with, warm and fun to be around yet so organised and professional we felt in safe hands. Our wedding day went off without a hitch, we loved our makeup artist and photographer and every detail we wanted was provided. It was completely stress free even with our 13 month old daughter as flower girl :) We can't say enough how grateful we are to Sonho a Dois and how we would have been lost without them! If you are thinking of a wedding in the Algarve then take our word for it, you should definitely use the services of these girls, they are amazing! x
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We have just been looking at our wedding photos and they bring back so many beautiful memories of our wedding in Portugal in September 2011. It was around this time last year that we decided to get married in Portugal and flew over to meet Noelia and Carla of Sonho a Dois. I scrolled through WOL looking for the right wedding planners for us and when I came across the website of Sonho a Dois I began to feel that they could be the right ones for us. When I emailed Noelia and Carla and received their first reply, I knew that these were the people we wanted to work with in creating our Big Day. Eoin and I always knew that we would get married abroad however because Eoins Dad was unable to travel to Portugal, we had a celebration here in Galway and we had a civil ceremony in the Registry office here. That meant that we didn’t have to do the legal bit over in Portugal. When I described the type of day and setting we were looking for, Noelia and Carla sent us lots of different options which included hotels, cliff tops, beaches but the wedding we wanted was to be in a garden with a marquee. So we travelled to The Algarve January 2011 to look at the venues. Arriving into the airport we were both feeling quite nervous as we had never met Noelia and Carla and had really only got to know them through emails. We were put at ease straight away with the typical Portuguese greeting of a kiss on both cheeks and off we went to the first venue with lunch afterwards. We chatted easily with the girls and I felt really happy that we were in safe hands! We spent 5 days out there looking at everything from venues to table settings. The girls even took me shopping for a wedding dress! When we arrived at Quinta das Figuieras near Montcarapacho I knew by the feeling in my heart and the look on Eoins face that this is where we would have our wedding. Even though it was a wet day in Portugal, we could really see the potential for a fabulous day. The garden was the perfect size for a small wedding. Sixty people travelled over for our wedding. We were shown different pictures of all the colour schemes the marquee had at previous weddings. We looked at menus and saw pictures of all the lovely food that Joao and his team created. When we left Figuieras and got back into the car, I felt so excited that we had finally found a place we both loved. That evening Eoin and I discussed the different venues and the only downfall of Figuieras was that it is 25 mins from the town of Vilamoura where we were planning to stay. But we didn’t let that get in the way. The girls were able to give us all the details we needed for buses and cars to and from the wedding. When we got home, I couldn’t wait to get cracking on the wedding invites. We had decided to get a caricature done of the two of us and put that on the invitation front. I found caricature.ie and got in touch with Drew who did a brilliant caricature of us and put in any detail we asked for. He made any changes we weren’t happy with. I did up a brochure of all the details people would need to travel to Portugal including stuff like airlines and airports to fly into, the meeting point of the bus, accomodation choices and just a little bit of info about the town of Vilamoura itself. We had also decided that with our budget we could have a bbq there so I included all that information too. We got great feedback from the invites and people were happy with all the info so I definitely would recommend putting in an information sheet for guests. It really meant that people weren’t ringing us with different questions. We also included contact details for Noelia and Carla so that people could get in touch with them too. Lots of the guests commented in the lead up to the wedding on how helpful andf friendly the girls were. It was so lovely for us aswell that people got to know them a bit and they got to know some of the guests. We took another trip to Portugal in April to do a food tasting, choose the cake and finalise table settings and centre pieces and of course one of the important aspects for us The Music. We had trawled the internet looking at bands of all different shapes and sizes. We had checked them on youtube but none were really standing out to us. So when we went back in April Noelia and Carla insisted that we go to see Twinflames playing. Now I have to say that we saw some clips of them on youtube and we didn’t really think that they were for us. We had both expressed this to the girls but they really insisted that we go. They even collected us in Vilamoura one night and brought us to see them in Albufeira where they were playing a gig. Well, to say that we were blown away by them would be an understatement. When Nicole and Tiago came out on stage and Nicole began singing her first song, I was almost in tears and I just looked at Eoin and he gave me the thumbs up and I looked at the girls and said thank you so much for making us come and see them. Both Nicole and Tiago are so talented and brilliant at what they do.And we were just thrilled that they were available the day of our wedding. We were two happy campers going back to Dublin as we had got through so much of the preparations in the few days. That is the great thing about Noelia and Carla, when you go over to meet them, they get straight into it, and they have all bases covered. They have appointments booked, arrangements made to meet people and alongside all of the hard stuff, there was just so much fun too. We laughed the whole time we were with them. They are both just so lovely to work with. Along with all these preparations, the dress was also being organised. I got my dress made by Sarah Foy Design in Clontarf. I had seen a picture on the internet and really loved the dress but it was very expensive so I decided to see if I could get it made for less. And I could. Sarah did a brilliant job on the dress. I was a bit of a stickler when it came to the colour as I wanted it to be a warm honey colour and every sample Sarah came with that I said no to, she just went off looking again. Sarah ended up going to London to get it and the colour she got was spot on. The dress was made exactly how I wanted it to be and the great thing was that it was a tailor made dress for me. I would highly reccommend getting a dress made because you don’t need as much time as if you were ordering it in a shop and also it’s just so much more personal. When the time finally came to go to Portugal we were just so excited. We flew over on a Saturday and I had my dress in my hand luggage along with Eoins suit. Anything that we could not do without on the wedding day went into the hand luggage and it just meant that we weren’t worrying about losing a bag! In the run up to the wedding there was great excitement. There were new guests arriving everyday into Vilamoura and it just made it so much fun. All of the guests had chosen to stay in Vilamoura and I have to say that everybody said what a lovely place it was and the thing about it is that there is something for everyone. Whether its a fancy hotel or apartment or cheap n cheerful, there was something to suit everyone’s needs. Noelia and Carla checked in with us everyday and brought us to the venue to do a run through beforehand. We had our friend say the ceremony and another friend do the music for us so we were lucky that it was small and intimate.My best friend read a beautiful poem during the ceremony which I had left for her to pick. Its amazing how people really get involved and enjoy being a part of your wedding day. There was no need for a major rehearsal. The girls rechecked everything with us and made sure that we had nothing to worry about on the day except getting ourselves dressed. On the day of the wedding(Friday 16th) myself mam and my sister who was also my wonderful bridesmaid had our hair done in the hairdressers underneath the Tivloi hotel on the Marina. We met the videographer Fernando but really after a while didn’t notice he was there. He just blended in and that was exactly what we wanted. Nickie from Blush photography met us at the apartment and again she just went with the flow and didn’t put any pressure on us at all. We had asked for natural shots and nothing too posey and that was exactly how the day went. When everyone left the apartment(except dad and sis) the photgrapher and videographer got lots of lovely snaps of the guests around the marina getting ready to go on the coach to Figuieras. There was also a minibus for the kids with safety seats so no worries there. I was collected by car along with dad and sis and we headed off to Figuieras. I was so nervous. So much thought and effort goes into your wedding day and I just wanted it all to go so well. The ceremony went beautifully and afterwards the guests had drinks and canapes while photos were being taken. Myself and Eoin snuck out for some couple shots while the guests enjoyed the Sangria. We sat down to dinner at around 6pm and had the speeches etc before the meal. The food itself was yummy. There was cataplana(traditional fish stew) for the fish course and beef for the meat course. The food was great and after the 4-course meal, a buffet was put on. There was lots of uneaten food which was the only thing I was sorry about. The food in the buffet was endless, everything from meat, to cheese, prawns to salads and every dessert you can think of! I think people were too busy taking advantage of the free bar! We had the cutting of the cake on a bridge at the end of the garden and it was lovely because everyone got involved waving a sparkler or two and having a toast of champagne with us. It was really a gorgeous way to do the cutting of the cake. From about 9pm Twinflames were playing and we had our first dance. We had requested a Paola Nutini song and we were nervous that they would find it difficult as its quite fast but no, they did a brilliant job of it. The guests were on the dancefloor all night long and so much fun was had by all. We got some great pics of all the moves! Everybody complimented Twinflames on there brilliant performance and people just kept asking us, where did ye find them? Well we had Noelia and Carla to thank for that. They truly know their clients and they knew what we wanted from listening to us and they made sure that we had the best band in the Algarve playing at our wedding. As the night went on, being an Irish wedding even in Portugal there was an oul sing song which lasted until the coach arrived to collect us. We were all dropped off at the Marina, right beside a taxi rank for those unable to make the walk home! We also arranged two minibuses leaving earlier in the night for guests who wanted to finish up at a reasonable hour! On the Sunday we had a bbq which was really another great day out. We had booked the coach to collect us all at 4pm on the Marina but when we realised that Dublin were playing in the All Ireland Final we had to change the time. Noelia and Carla sorted it straight away with no problem. They are both just so flexible and really make you feel at ease to change things if your unsure or if something comes up at the last minute. The bbq took place in Quinta da Pomona and I have to say it was just so enjoyable. The setting is fabulous, in an orange orchard and its very traditional. The music was great and we just danced the night away. Again we took a coach back and we sang all the way back. The driver even put on a karaoke which was hilarious and instead of dancing in the streets we were dancing in the ailes of the bus! As the week had begun with it being somebody’s first night every night, the week ended with it being somebody’s last night. We partied and celebrated every night and really had such a great time. It is such an amazing thing when people plan their holiday around your wedding and when all your friends and family come together in one place for a week or a few nights to be there with you and to celebrate such an important moment in your life and I have to say that it was truly a memorable experience. If I could, I would do it all again next year! I just want to say at this point that if anybody is planning to get married in Portugal I would really reccommend Sonho a Dois. Noelia and Carla are two honest, hardworking people who will treat your wedding as though it was their own. Even if I said I was happy with something and they felt that I wasn’t, they would call me or email me or in Portugal go for a coffee and ask us how sure we were about this or that. They have great instinct and they want the best for their clients. They will never take the easiest option, they only want the option that you are happy with. If you are looking for a planner who will treat your wedding like it is the most important day of their life well then I really recommend Noelia and Carla. To Noelia and Carla, thanks you both so much for making not just our day but our whole wedding experience such an amazing one. Beijinhos.
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We would like to say a BIG thankyou to Noelia and Carla for making our wedding day so special. Noelia made every thing run smoothly and nothing was too much trouble for her. We had a fantastic day from beginning to end. All of our 70 guests have said what a great day they had and how nice everything was. Thankyou thankyou for all your hard work. Luv Collette and Lonnie and a special thankyou from Audrey x
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Noelia & Carla, We can't thank you enough for planning our wedding ,It really was fantastic day. Everything was amazing from the Flowers,Hair and Makeup to the Music and the Church. Quinta Da Pomona was our perfect location, Staff and Food Were Fantastic!Our guests will remember our day for a long time to come. We look forward to been back in Algarve again possibly at another wedding by Noelia & Carla. Best wishes for the future.
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June 5th 2011 Day To Remember Well were to i Start!!!!! Thank you So Much Carla & Noelia!!!! Our Wedding was a Church wedding in the Old Town of Albufeira it was the most amazing Church and then our reception was at the Grande Real Santa Eulalia Hotel & Resort and OMG what a Venue. it was by far our Dream Wedding, when we arrive the girls Met with both of us and we all went to meet the priest, Floriest, hotel venue the works, from that moment any worries i had went out the window, the girls were the most professional and it was very important to them that our day would be a day to remember. Carla & Noelia our guest will never forget how brilliant the wedding was and some even say BEST WEDDING THEY HAVE EVER BEEN TO and that is down to both of you. You Guys made our day. I would recommend any one who is thinking about getting Married in Portugal to contact you girls. So hopefully some of my friends might do it and we can meet you girls again. Hope to Keep in Touch, thanks a million again Girlsxx Love always
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I guess this will be an unusual one to have a comment by the father of the groom. So here goes My son Graham and his now wife were the happy couple to get married and had Carla and Noella to plan their wedding with military precision. We arrived a few days before the wedding and were disappointed to find the Marquee sparse and undecorated. Our comment to the girls immediately sprang them into action calls were made and appointments arranged. I can only say the creative juices of both these girls were high octane. No detail was was ignored and every eventuality was planned for. Just to give one small example, the gardens of the hotel were stunning with mature vegetation waterfalls and lakes. To further enhance it beauty Noella suggest 200 small tea lights dotted around the trees and gardens it created a fairy tail scene which all the guests were awe struck by. At the cutting of the cake they had arranges for each guest to have a helium filled balloon which was released at the moment the cake cut. I personally felt the hair on the back of my neck stand up it was like a wonderful scene and a collective wow was expressed. I can not express our thanks enough to the girls for their hard work long hours in the night to make this the perfect wedding for my son and daughter in law. Their professionalism and creativity are unparalleled. Thanks you to you both with our best regards to you for the future.
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01/10/11. We can't recommend Noelia and Carla (Sonho a Dois) high enough! the girls are one of the kindest and nicest people we've known. They are very friendly and make you feel comfortable from the beginning. They take their time to get to know their couples and none of our requests or questions where too much for them. They are very capable in everything that's requested and had help made our day one of the most special days in our lives. The girls really make you feel their only and most special couple! We are so grateful and feel so lucky to have found them!
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Where do we begin.....Our Wedding was the dream Wedding that everybody wishes for and it was all thanks to Carla and Noelia. These two ladies made everything so perfect for us. We never worried about anything from the first meeting until the days following our Wedding. The girls organised absolutely everything for us and always with a professional and friendly smile! No request was disregarded. Sonho a Dois are truly the most orgainised and professional Company we have ever had the pleasure to deal with...Carla and Noelia are now lifelong friends who we will keep in touch with forever! Our Wedding would have been nothing without their services...My only problem is that i will never be able to use them to organise my Wedding again!! (Hopefully!!!) Basically if you want the dream Wedding that people talk about for years after then go with Carla and Noelia. You are guaranteed not to be disappointed! xx
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Sonho A Dois are our wedding planners for our upcoming wedding in May 2012, they have been amazing in helping us sort everything from the biggest to the smallest details, we are so excited and they are always there day or night with any questions or concerns we have had. We are confident that they are going to make our day so very special and so happy that we chose them to help plan our big day !
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Hi Carla and Noelia,we wanted to say a big thank you to both of you for making our wedding day unforgettable! When I was planning our wedding I wanted to know every detail of every other wedding day so Im gonna try and tell all future brides how you both made it so special. We arrived in the Algarve, Villamoura a week before the wedding, during this time we were greeted by the beautiful Carla who took us to meet the priest, see the church, the florist and the hotel where we would have the reception. She instantly put our minds at rest and we knew that the day was going to be perfect. On the morning of the wedding I woke up in our hotel The Tivoli Marina, with all my bridesmaids running around getting their tan, make up etc done. The hairdresser arrived promptly and so did the flowers. I had'nt got anything to do but just watch everything going on around me, perfect, I sat back with a glass of champagne and enjoyed! The photographers arrived and took plenty of pictures, and Carla and Noelia dropped in to make sure I was ok. The wedding cars again arrived promptly and our driver was fun and friendly. When I got to the church everybody was waiting, Double Cocktail our fab band played beautiful music as I walked down the isle and I think it was then that I realised it was finally happening! When we were officially married, all of our guests headed back to a cocktail reception in the Lake Resort Hotel, swing music played in the background and cold beers, wine and canapés were served to guests, it was lovely. We then went into main reception, the room was decorated beautifully, everything in place. Double Cocktail ensured the wedding party made a fantastic entrance and the food was perfect with drinks being served throughout the meal. After this Double Cocktail started playing live music and had everyone up dancing and Stephanie really made everyone feel like they had known her for years. At about 11 we were brought back out to the terrace where we cut our cake and champagne was served to all guests, I never thought I would sit down at that time and eat cake but everyone did and really enjoyed it. We then moved into another room where a DJ was set up and the party continued with more food and dancing! All of our guests enjoyed our day as much as we did, they still talk about it now. My wedding album was delivered to me 2 days after the wedding. I would highly recommend Carla and Noelia to plan any wedding, any event, they are both amazing, nothing was too much trouble for them, they made our day perfect in every way imaginable, thank you girls, lots of love
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I got married in the Algarve on 15th Sept 2011 and we used Sonho a Dois, Carla & Noelia and I can not fault there service, they are just so accommodating, nothing was ever a problem, They are so professional and really organised and this is what you need in a planner, the service you get for their fee is above and beyond the call of duty, They think of everything, which leaves you to enjoy your whole day, I really can not say enough good things about them both. I always felt like I was the only bride they were dealing with because their service is really so personal. Thanks a million for making our day so prefect. So if your looking for a genuinely caring wedding planners in the Algarve look no further than Sonho a Dois.
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We recently used the services of Sonha a Dois for our wedding in Lagos in the Western Algarve, Portugal and we could not be happier. We met with a couple of other Algarve Wedding Planners before Sonha a Dois and although we were thinking about using them, we felt they were restrictive in some areas. We felt that we would be obliged to use certain suppliers of services like a specific band or photographer and we were not very comfortable about this. From the start Noelia & Carla of Sonha a Dois were so easy to deal with. Upon contacting them, they promtly replied and asked us the type of Wedding we would like to have. No stone was left unturned on the details on what we wanted for our big day. We then arranged to fly over to The Algarve to meet with them, visit various venues and discuss all the possible options. The girls were very friendly and welcoming and had prepared a detailed dossier of all the prospective venues and our timetable for the next two days. As we travelled around with them to the different venues we were full of questions. They had a great knowledge of everywhere that we visited and gave us as much information as we needed to make our decision. Upon our return home we were undecided between two venues. Many more emails and questions later and we finally decided on Duna beach Club on Meia Praia in Lagos with the ceremony on the beach. it was exactly the type of place we were looking for. From then on it was a case of arranging all the finer details of flowers, Transport, Music, menu choice. Any requests, questions or issues were responded to very promptly. Noelia & Carla are very efficient at what they do. At no point was there any frustration on our end as everything was dealt with in a highly professional manner. There were many occasions where we were very indecisive on many aspects of the planning and exactly what we wanted. The ladies were always very patient with us and gently nudged us towards getting those last decisions made and getting everything in place. The day itself went off without a hitch and was amazing from start to finish. We hadn't told our guests the exact location of the venue and that we were getting married on the beach, so it was all a great supsrise for them when they arrived at Duna Beach with the lovely views out to sea. Noelia & Carla had been around our hotel since early morning making sure everything was ok. They were on hand for the entire day and night to ensure everything ran like clockwork and did not leave the beach club until the last guest did (sometime around 5am!!!) We were so happy at the end of the night and so many guests remarked on how great the day had been. The next evening we all boarded buses for an evening of entertainment at Pomona which was set in the grounds of an orange grove near the beautiful town of Silves. The planners were with us all the way again. We had a fantastic evening of great food and entertainment of a band, Fado singing, and traditional Portuguese dancing. The guests were once again amazed and delighted with the evening saying it was perfect for the day after the Wedding. The Ladies wer on hand all night to make sure everything went like clockwork again (which it did) Everyone was very impressed how everything was organized over the two days with many guests saying it was the best Wedding they were ever at. We can highly recommend the services of Sonha a Dois. Noelia & Carla are very proud of the Algarve and what it has to offer and it shows it how they do their jobs. They were very professional from start to finish and made us feel very comfortable that they would be able to deliver and they did. There are many Wedding Planners in the algarve, but we feel that these guys really care about what they do and make the whole process feel very personal.
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We couldn't recommend Noelia, Vera and all the team at Sonho a Dois highly enough. From our initial meeting in Dublin they have been flawless in their care and attention to detail in providing us with our dream wedding day. We travelled to Portugal twice before our wedding day and each trip was well organised with every last thing gone through and made sure we were happy with. As well as that, Noelia was always prompt on email with answers to any queries no matter how big or small. On the wedding day itself they were unbelievable. I don't know how they kept everything running so smoothly when you wouldn't even know they were there! All of our guests were so impressed with the high standard of absolutely everything and it was all down to them. We are so grateful to them for what they gave to us, it was more than we ever even dreamed it could be, a week we'll never ever forget, just perfect. Seriously, these girls know what they're doing, plus they're really sound!!

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