Your Dream Wedding In Spain

3 Carrer de les Penyetes, 03728 Alcalali, Alicante, Spain
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What a wonderful place to tie the knot in Spain

The traditional Irish wedding with all its rules and etiquette can be so overwhelming! A wedding overseas makes everything just a bit more informal and much more fun.  Finding a good venue is top of most brides to be to do list but selecting somewhere that stands out from the rest is easier said than done.  If you are considering Spain as that special place to say I do.  Then please read on...  

The “Costa Blanca North” with centuries of history, beautiful spots that preserve the essences of the Mediterraneanis located approximately half-way along the east coast of Spain. The Coastline is indisputably the most beautiful and picturesque area - the dramatic mountain ranges meet the landscapes of orange, olive and almond groves nestling between thetypically Spanish towns which hail the famous white sands of the Costa Blanca.

With an average annual temperature of 17 º C and rainfall rates lowest in Spain, Costa Blanca guarantees nearly 300 days of sunshine a year.Weather sure, that virtually guarantees good weather whatever the timing of your wedding.

Hundreds of couples choose the Costa Blanca for a location for their wedding. It offers a life time of memories that you will be able to cherish forever and your wedding will be totally unique and so different from the run of the mill weddings at home.  Your wedding is guaranteed to be different & fun and your guests will praise your originality. It is an unforgettable life time experience for the bride, groom, and their guests.

For everything you need for your wedding on the Costa Blanca- giving you dependable support whenever and wherever you need it please contact Marcella at  “Your Dream Wedding in Spain” for more information..

 Message from Marcella:

"My aim is to make each couples dream come true by providing only the highest quality service possible. We use only the top suppliers in the business and understand that each couple is different and needs bespoke ideas to achieve their dream wedding. The most important thing is to understand the couples vision and to make that vision a reality."

It is precisely this, which makes Marcella one of the most sought after wedding organisers on the Costa Blanca, Spain.

"...from flowers to firework displays, all in a days work for Marcella & her team at "Your Dream Wedding in Spain"

Reviews of Your Dream Wedding In Spain

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Kate and Kevin Duffy
5.0
Married on 25th Sep 2022
Marcella and her exceptional team are really gifted at what you do. Lorraine and Rachel are such pros at what they do, so kind, so full of warmth and lovely and absolutely brilliant to have on the day from start to finish. We had so many positive comments from our guests on how professional and amazing they were.
If I could give any advice to future brides and grooms, it would be to trust in them, they are the experts and can advise on absolutely everything. Future couples are in very safe hands, so they should simply enjoy every second of the lead-up to the wedding and not sweat the small stuff because the day goes by so quickly.
Thank you again Marcella for making it so special for us.
Response from Your Dream Wedding In Spain
My truly beautiful Kate & Kevin. Thank you so much for your amazing words. We had the most incredible time looking after you both. You made us smile with your so infectious personalities and it truly was our honor. We just adore you both so much. All our love today and forever. Enjoy the honeymoon https://evoke.ie/2022/08/29/entertainment/louise-duffy-brother-gets-married
Added 21st Nov 2022
Lucy & Dave Lawrence
5.0
Married on 23rd Aug 2022
Marcella & her whole team are simply incredible! We were heartbroken when we sadly had to postpone from last year, but marcella made everything so easy and stress free (unlike some other stories I?ve heard from other brides ????). Everything was just easily transferred over to this year, with all of our suppliers still free for us on our new date, thank god!

Everything leading up to and on the day was perfect. From selecting the table details, to tasing the food & wine, to every single detail on the day itself. Amazing.

Let?s start with the venue Marcella found for us - UNREAL. Pretty much every single guest said that it was like a wedding you?d only see in the movies, the sort of place you?d only see celebrities get married. They were all ?wow?ed? as much as we were as they came down the driveway ????

Rachel & Loraine - AMAZING! They made everything worry free. Rachel was on hand as soon as we arrived and ready to take everything off me to set it all up. Loraine even watched our baby boy for me while he napped during the speeches, which I will always be so grateful for as it meant that no one missed that big part of the day. I found out a few days later that she turned 60 at midnight during the party! I wish I?d had known as I would have loved for us all to be able to sing happy birthday to her! Please pass on my thanks to them both for being so so lovely, helpful and just plain incredible at their job. Everyone has commented on how lovely and fun all three of you were & we both felt like celebrities because of these three ????

Heidi & her team - the flowers were beautiful. The decor round the chapel at the end of the aisle were STUNNING. Everything was so so pretty, I wouldn?t have changed a thing.

Rebecca - literally THE BEST makeup artist I have ever come across. The only makeup artist who has ever done my makeup and I hadn?t felt the need to sneak off and make some changes ???? the bridesmaids all said the same.

Debbie - incredible! She actually convinced me to try my hair up, as I turned up at my trial quite sure I would have it down - and I?m so glad she did! My hair looked amazing and was way better than I imagined it would be. Thanks to both Rebecca & Debbie all of us looked amazing and so beautiful (if I do say so myself ????). Seriously, since I?d had a baby only 9 months before I hadn?t felt quite like myself since (????) I wasn?t sure how I?d feel on the day but they both made me look and feel incredible and I?ll be forever grateful for that. They?re also both such lovely friendly girls and I?m so glad I met them both. I wish I could have them do my hair and makeup every day!

Anna, Ricardo & their teams - Both me and Dave are awkward in front of a camera and wasn?t sure how we?d feel with all eyes being on us on the day. However, we barely noticed they were there! There were a few quick group shots and a few of us together but the rest of the day was just natural shots of everyone having a great time, which is exactly what we wanted. I?m dying to see some of the photos and video footage! We actually only have 2 photos of the two of us together from the day from mobile phones, so I?m VERY excited to finally see and share some of Anna?s photos when the time comes ????I?m so glad we used both Anna & Ricardo and their teams.

Lee was brilliant and made the ceremony both fun and emotional at the same time. He?s very good at what he does and I felt like he was the perfect man for the job ????

Frank - pure entertainment! He was incredible. His chilled jazz music during the canap?s was fab. He even surprised us by singing ?New York New York? and played a few little songs to get the party started. Everyone says that was their favourite part of the day, and I think it might be mine too ???? I?ll never forget everyone just singing and dancing away on the terrace with the beautiful backdrop of the Casa. It?s definitely one of my favourite memories from the day.

El Poblets - it goes without saying they are 5 star pure excellence. Unbelievable. Not just the food, the drinks, the service - all outstanding. Even with the hiccup with our starters I couldn?t fault them. Every single staff member had a smile on their face and seemed genuinely happy to be there.

Darrell - brilliant! The party was insane. Everyone had such a great time and the garage hour was amazing! I could have stayed and partied for hours, which is not something I?d usually say ????

Pedro/Peter Funk - I have no words! I totally forgot I?d booked him so when he came out and played it was the best surprise ever! I think he really gave the party the wow factor and everyone said how they?d never seen anything like that before. I could have listened to him play all night.

And finally Marcella, she is amazing at what she does. Since I met her I?ve never had a single doubt that she was the right woman for the job. We had a wedding that most people could only dream about thanks to Marcella and her Incredible team. I never could have imagined we?d ever get such a perfect fairytale wedding. I wouldn?t have changed a single thing for the world. I?m so glad I found her on Instagram back in 2019 and even though we had to wait a little longer than planned, it was worth it. BEST WEDDING EVER (majority of the guests said that too!) all thanks to marcella, our wedding fairy god mother! I can?t thank her and every single person on the team enough. I want to do it all again! And if & when we do, I?ll be coming back to Your Dream Wedding in Spain!

Lots of love & thanks again for being the best!
Response from Your Dream Wedding In Spain
Thank you so so much my beautiful couple. It was an incredible day spent with the most precious people and it was a complete joy to finally see you have the day you deserve. You have always and continue to my favorite little family and I can’t wait to see you back on the Costa. Much love today and always xxxx
Added 10th Nov 2022
Gemma Oneill (Broome)
5.0
Married on 28th Jul 2022
To Marcella,
And your wonderful and beautiful team!
I don?t know where to start ??
From the moment I met you over 3 years ago you have helped me every step of the way to have the wedding of our dreams!
We had to postpone our wedding for 2 years due to the struggles with covid and you helped me stay calm throughout these times.
We finally had our amazing wedding day on the 28th July 2022 and it was more then we could have dreamed off!
From the Team at the beautiful venue Casa Santonja, Heidi and her team who are amazing and went above and beyond to make mine and my bridesmaids flowers, table decorations and ceremony decorations (which was a wonderful surprise!) and the 3 Tier Cheese cake which doubled as evening food, it all was incredible and not forgetting the wonderful spread we had in our bridal suite whilst getting ready x
Lee who made our wedding ceremony everything we wanted, sharp, funny, loving and just perfect! People were commenting on the ceremony all day! It really was a perfect representation of me, Darren and our beautiful boys family/relationship.
Maria did mine and some of our bridesmaids make up and she was excellent and done exactly what I wanted.
We had the amazing Adam Daniels for cocktail hour singing our favourite songs and he also joined Gatecrash for the party in the rave cave! They were amazing! So energetic and sounded fantastic, and Niamh even let me sing a couple of songs myself ????????
After the band we had Darrel who is great DJ and helped us party the night away.
During the dinner we had Joey at Kids Party Javea set up a amazing kids area with a beautiful large Tipi Tent with games and bubbles, entertainment and caring for the kids while all the adults could relax and eat there dinner ????
And of course the fantastic caterers El Poblets, wow, what can I say! Amazing nibbles during cocktail hour and a outstanding 5 course meal, people are still messaging me saying it really was the best food ever! Everything and the service really was Michelin star ?? quality.
Marcella I could not have done it without you and your team, everything ran so smoothly I was a really relaxed bride and was able to just enjoy every moment of the day! Every detail was taken care of the from getting all my family and friends to and from the venue on the coaches and making sure everyone was safe and happy x
I can?t thank you enough, you truly made our dreams come true ?? I want to do it all again! Trying to convince Darren to a big 1 year anniversary party! ????????
Lots of love, Mr & Mrs Broome, Beautiful Buddy & Amazing Albie
Response from Your Dream Wedding In Spain
What an absolute pleasure to look after one of my favorite couples & their precious babies of all time. Thank you so so much sweetie for your amazing review!! It was a day filled with so much love & laughter and we are just so chuffed and proud that you chose us to be part of it. They say the best comes to those that wait, but gosh it was some party.. Love you Mr & Mrs Broome.. and my adorable Buddy & Albie xxx
Added 15th Nov 2022
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Tina Connolly
5.0
Married on 8th May 2024

The day was absolutely perfect! From the first email exchange, followed by meeting Marcella in Dublin and visiting in Spain we just knew the team were the ones we needed for our wedding.
The day was more magical than we could imagine! Our guests were absolutely blown away. They have said they have never seen anything like it.
There was zero stress on the day! The morning went so beautifully, massive thanks to your dream wedding in Spain for keeping all the girls happy. Couldn’t ask for any better!
They are absolutely magical in every way
Added 18th May 2024
Sian Moody
5.0
Married on 26th Nov 2022
Firstly, our day was absolutely amazing and we couldnt of wished for it to be any better. There is absolutely nothing we would change about any aspect.

El poblets are outstanding. We have had so many comments on the food, so many have said it's the best wedding food they had ever been served. The service was outstanding, they didn't once bother anyone and plates were taken and replaced in seconds and so quietly! Plus the magical filling glasses of wine that never stopped being full! The food really was amazing, the sea bass was our favourite and cooked to perfection along side everything else. Special thanks to the gorgeous Ivan, he's really wonderful.

Paul & Jola at Schillings- absolutely fantastic. They were so patient, taking lots of snaps and half the time we didn't realise they were there. Ed refers to Jola as the secret ninja, she hides everywhere to get the most beautiful natural shots. Even on the Spanish steps, as we were walking up the steps she had magically appeared behind a plant at the top ???? they were super efficient which is what we wanted for group shots and the photos we have had back are just unbelievable. They are natural, beautiful and make our hearts smile. We absolutely couldn't have asked for better photographers to capture our special day and in decades time, they will still bring us the absolute joy they have today.

Maria- my lovely Maria!! Everyone's make up was perfect, she listen to us all, changed things we wanted changing to achieve that perfect look for our personalities. She was so kind and made us all very comfortable. My make up was still in tact at 3am, having cried (a lot!) & It did not need touching up once, no even one ounce of mascara run! She's 5* and an absolute diamond.

Jo- aaaaaa so happy we chose Jo. She is so funny, a proper British gal and had us in stitches, she felt like one of the wedding party! Not to mention the absolute talent she has. 3 of the wedding party showed up on the day not having a clue what they wanted (helpful I know haha) but she somehow managed to pull it out of them and produce perfection. Everyone loved their hair, I adored mine and it stayed in tact ALL day and night, even after some hardcore raving. Brilliant!


DJ Darryl- absolute class. He had such a great range from classics to house to regatton. Any requests were played and I love that he changed the music to suit whoever was dancing. We were only a small wedding and the dancefloor had people on it all night. He was superb and we couldn't have asked for a better DJ!

The Spanish amigos were brilliant and exactly what we wanted. Our goal was for guests to know they were at a Spanish wedding & they gave it that Spanish touch.

And finally.. you and your ladies. I cannot tell you the amount of love I have for you all. The day went so smooth and everything was perfect with so many thanks to you. The decor was beautiful and I loved that you guys thought of ways to utilise what we had. The cake table was stunning, the flowers for noelia hand picked by you all and even with a *small fire caused by my child ???? you hid it from me and I genuinely didn't have a clue until the next day! You are all so lovely, kind, caring and charasmatic. The help you gave us the week leading to the wedding I am extremely greatful for. Thankyou Marcella especially, for answering all of my 1000s of WhatsApps & dealing with an OCD organiser of a bride.

I think that's everyone! There's a reason you were recommended to me and I'm eternally grateful. Love you all so much & if we could do it all again, we would choose you all the same.

All of our love,
Sian & Ed ??????
Added 8th Dec 2022
Ross & ?ine
5.0
Married on 8th Jul 2022
We just want to say the biggest THANK YOU, to Marcella personally and her amazing team. Our wedding was the best day of our lives and it was all down to Marcella?s professionalism and organization that made the day so special.

From start to finish the day ran smoothly and there was absolutely no stress involved at all (besides the paperwork beforehand). All our guests had the best day and haven?t stopped talking about it! We just wish we could do it all over again.

Thank you to Marcella and her very glamorous assistants who made light work of a hectic day. Thank you to all of the suppliers that we used. Everything was absolutely perfect.

We cannot thank Marcella and her team enough for the most perfect day! We will be out again to Altea so we will definitely have to catch up over a coffee or a wine!

Lots of love,
Ross and ?ine xo
Response from Your Dream Wedding In Spain
Thank you so much my adorable “Aine & Ross” It was an absolute pleasure to look after you both. It took a bit of time due to Covid but you never lost sight of Your Dream Wedding in Spain. I beamed from ear to ear, when I finally seen you walk down the aisle in the beautiful church in Altea. Your Dream church!! We are so chuffed that you allowed us to part of the magic!! Wishing you both all the love in the world and can’t wait to catch up next year.. all our love today and always xxxx
Added 10th Nov 2022
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Leyla Smith
5.0
Married on 18th Sep 2020
Our wedding hasn?t even happened yet!!! It?s September 2020 but already Marcella has been amazing and are so excited for our actual wedding day! Marcella was fabulous when we met her and made us feel so relaxed and was so honest with us that it made our mind up straight away on the type of wedding we were after. I honestly would be so nervous getting married if I didn?t have her!! Any questions are answered straight away and she always makes you feel at ease! Roll on our wedding day! Xx
Response from Your Dream Wedding In Spain
Thank you so much my gorgeous bride to be???? we are super excited to be on this exciting journey with you both... roll on the planning ????xx
Added 23rd Nov 2018
Hannah and Jake
5.0
Married on 19th Sep 2019
We haven?t even got married yet (next September) and we are already amazed by how much Marcella has done for us! She is there every step of the way, even when I have little stressy moments haha.
Fabulous woman, we cannot thank her enough already. Roll on the wedding!
Response from Your Dream Wedding In Spain
Super excited Hannah & Jake - can’t wait to share your big day with you both. Happy fun planning. Xx
Added 22nd Nov 2018
Rhian
Married on 22nd Jun 2019
What an amazing lady Marcella is. We used her services to organise my step-daughter's wedding in Spain in 2013. We are now using her to organise my own daughter's wedding next June. She takes all the worry and stress out of planning the big day, leaving you to just enjoy. I can't sing her praises enough.
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Thanks so much my lovely x you are amazing! Roll on to next year.. can’t wait x
Added 25th Nov 2018
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Bart & celine
Married on 5th Oct 2018
Perfection from start to finish
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Thank you so much your fantastic people..
Added 22nd Nov 2018
Ella & Joe
5.0
Married on 13th Sep 2018
We got married at the beautiful Casa Santonja in September 2018 but my now Husband and I met Marcella back in March 2017. We promised ourselves we wouldn't be impulsive and book the venue straight away, we'd come away and home to the UK and think about it. Well, within a few hours of seeing the venue which was/is undeniably stunning and meeting Marcella we booked for 13th September 2018. It's easy to love a venue but to gel with your wedding planner straight away is just a dream come true. The biggest day of your life in a (more or less) stranger's hands can be scary but I was 100% at ease from the moment we met and for the 18 months we spent planning the wedding. I flew back out to Spain a further 3 times before the wedding and every visit was a pleasure as was all correspondence between myself and Marcella. Faultless service from Marcella and her whole team start to finish and I could not recommend highly enough. We had our dream wedding in Spain x
Response from Your Dream Wedding In Spain
My beautiful couple Ella & Joe x thank you so much. Such an amazing day with just the most amazing people. Your photos are out of this world. Big hugs to you both xx
Added 23rd Nov 2018
Linda Molnes
5.0
Married on 18th Sep 2017
Amazing wedding planner and organisation second to none, so lovely to work with in the prep for our wedding! We have the best memories from the whole experience and can wholeheartedly recommend Marcella and team to anyone considering them!
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Thank you so much Linda x have the best memories of your fabulous day. You were the most beautiful bride x
Added 23rd Nov 2018
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Claire
5.0
Married on 14th Sep 2017
Marcella and her team are so fantastic to work with. Professional, consistent friendly and some of the nicest people we have met. She made our wedding magical and everything and more that we hoped for!
Response from Your Dream Wedding In Spain
Thank you so much my beautiful girlie x what a day and you looked so beautiful! Sending you lots of love xx
Added 22nd Nov 2018
Nancy Dean
Married on 23rd Aug 2017
Marcella planned and assisted with our daughters wedding
The day was perfect and totally seamless ,nothing was too much trouble
Her team were amazing as was she
As a wedding professional in the UK I was very nervous about putting our daughters day in someone else?s hands
We were in safe hands from start to finish
The day was perfect but was over too soon we want to do it all over again
Thank you again
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Thanks so much Nancy... what a fabulous day with just the most amazing people. I will remember you all for your kindness towards me and the team x
Added 22nd Nov 2018
Rebecca
Married on 6th Jul 2017
I work along side Marcella and her team and she is undoubtably one of the most hard-working, dedicated organised wedding planners I have ever met. She makes everyone's experience unique and personable to them and nothing is too much trouble . The costa Blanca is lucky to have someone so talented arranging the most stunning weddings
Added 22nd Nov 2018
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Angela & Paul
5.0
Married on 22nd Sep 2016
I can't tell you how grateful we were to find Marcella and how wonderful our wedding day was because of her. Nothing was too much trouble and no matter how many questions I had she was more than happy to help. Her knowledge of everything wedding related in Spain is so broad we really wouldn't have been able to do it without her. We didn't have to worry about a single thing and the whole day went without a hitch. We told her "the dream" and she provided and arranged absolutely everything perfectly. We were spoilt for choice of venues, they were all a dream. We can't recommend her highly enough and have recommended her to family and friends.
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Thank you so much Angela & Paul x it was an absolute pleasure to work with you both... what the most amazing day with just the most fantastic people. Photos were out of this world x love to you both x
Added 22nd Nov 2018
Ruth McGirr Dunleavy
5.0
Married on 30th Aug 2016
I would highly recommend Marcella Doran and Your Dream Wedding in Spain. From the very first day we contacted Marcella right through to our wedding day she was fantastic to deal with and answered all questions and queries and gave us a wedding day we will never forget. Her team are super and very professional and she guided us through very step. We had a wedding day that holds a very special place in our hearts and also in the hearts of our family and friends. Anyone thinking of getting married in Spain should contact Your Dream Wedding in Spain as you will not be disappointed and you are in very safe hands. All the best for the future Marcella. Ruth McGirr & Peter
Response from Your Dream Wedding In Spain
Thank you so much Ruth & Peter x you are truly a star!! What a day we had! It’s couples like you who make our job such a pleasure. Thank you, thank you x
Added 22nd Nov 2018
L Peters
5.0
Married on 10th Oct 2015
I could not rate Marcella and her team more highly. We got married in 2015 and she went above and beyond to make our wedding in Valencia everything we could have asked for. From sorting out every aspect of the legalisation of the wedding, reaching out to the Church and arranging for us to share the flowers inside the Church with a wedding that was happening later that day (saving us a small fortune), organising the drinks the night before, travelling to the City centre for the weekend (to name but a few), she was incredible. The day / weekend couldn?t have run more smoothly. It truly was the best day of our lives and we are so so grateful to Marcella for making that happen! She works with an incredible team and she?s so professional and friendly. She?s makes the impossible, possible and is incredibly responsive. I couldn?t rate her more highly! Please choose dream weddings in Spain if you?re planning a wedding in Costa Blanca ????
Added 18th Sep 2020
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Christine & Liam Ruddy
4.9
Married on 25th Sep 2015
From our very first meeting Marcella put us at ease and took the stress of planning a wedding away. She took the time to show us some amazing venues and churches all the while really listening to what was important to us and tailoring everything to suit our needs. She introduced us to her fantastic contacts to provide all of the services and went above and beyond to make our day perfect. We couldn?t have asked for a better service or a lovelier person to help us celebrate our special day. Thank you Marcella and all of your amazing team xxx
Response from Your Dream Wedding In Spain
Thank you so much Christine & Liam x what a fabulous review of such a magical day. Will never forget your kindness always to me x much love from Spain x
Added 23rd Nov 2018
Leanne & Mark
5.0
Married on 15th Sep 2015
Our Wedding really was everything we wished for and more. Every step of the way Marcella and her team were so supportive and helpful! Everyone of the suppliers are easy to work with, a super talented bunch of individuals who put everything into what they do. The thought of organising a wedding abroad was a little daunting at the beginning but it was honestly the most stress-free process thanks to Marcella who is totally organised in every aspect. Three years on our family are still talking about our Wedding and how they had the best time and are wondering when we will be going back to renew our vows so we can experience it all again! Which we will certainly do in the future.
Added 29th Nov 2018
Lenneke van der Aart
5.0
Married on 24th Aug 2015
We got married in Spain in 2015. Marcella made our day the most amazing wedding day ever!!! We could always discuss everything with her and she would like into the options. Also she had the most amazing contacts and they all work together so well. People still talk about our wedding up to this day and we are so gratefull that Marcella has made this possible for us.
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My beautiful girlie x thank you so much... such an amazing day with the most beautiful couple x sending lots of love to you both x
Added 26th Nov 2018
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Noelle & Daryl Felton
5.0
Married on 6th Jul 2015
We got married in Calpe in July 2015 and thanks to Marcella and her wonderful team we had a day we will remember for the rest of our lives. From start to finish Marcella made the whole process so easy, stress free and catered our every needs no matter how big or small. This lady will hold a very special place in our hearts as she helped make our wedding into a beautiful fairytale. If you are looking to get married in Spain look no further as Marcella is the one ????????????
Added 28th Nov 2018
Altea
5.0
Married on 27th Jun 2015
Our Day was perfect - Marcella and the entire team made sure we had our dream wedding.
Response from Your Dream Wedding In Spain
Thank you so much my lovely x it was my absolute pleasure for you allowing us to be part of such a magical day x
Added 22nd Nov 2018
Danielle
5.0
Married on 27th Jun 2015
I could not recommend Marcella enough to any couple. She is the best she will give you and your guests the most amazing day of your lives. Her and her team are all amazing from cakes to flowers, hair and make up, music, venues, photographers and videographers. Our day was absolutely perfect!
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My beautiful Danielle x thank you so much for you lovely review.. what a laugh we had with you and your guests that day. Big hugs to you both xx
Added 22nd Nov 2018
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Niamh Asple
5.0
Married on 5th Jun 2015
Our wedding in Altea 3 years ago was beyond spectacular, our friends and family still rave about how amazing it really was!! The venue, flowers, food, music.... Everything was just so perfect! Thank You Marcela and all the team at Dream Weddings Spain for all that you do! xxxxx
Response from Your Dream Wedding In Spain
Thanks so much my absolute gorgeous girlie x what a day! Truly magical and I will always remember you both x sending all the love xx
Added 24th Nov 2018
Just fantastic
5.0
Married on 10th Oct 2014
We had an amazing wedding arranged with Marcella and her team, we are from the UK so having a planner in situ helped take away any pressures. Marcella has such a great team of support and takes care of everything. Our day went off without a hitch our guests enjoyed themselves, we had excellent food, flowers and entertainment all arranged by the fabulous Marcella. Highly recommend this lady. Thank you for making our day extra special. Kerry and Joss.
Response from Your Dream Wedding In Spain
Thanks so much Kerry and Josh x my wonderful couple!! What a hoot we had... still remember the red heart shoes!! Biggest hugs & kisses to you both x
Added 22nd Nov 2018
Frederiek
5.0
Married on 6th Sep 2014
We live overseas, and decided we didn?t want to marry in our home country Holland, but in Spain. To keep it an intimate affair. We met with a couple of wedding planners, but Marcella stood out from the eginning.

Without her knowledge of amazing locations, great suppliers, caterer and more, we would not have been able to have such a great day. Everything was arranged from start to finish, and we didn?t have to worry about anything. Marcella took care ofit all!

Thanks Marcella. We?d choose you over and over again to organize our wedding day! Thanks for making it so special for us and our guests!
Response from Your Dream Wedding In Spain
My gorgeous girlie x thank you so much. Remember every single detail of first meet to your fabulous day! Sending you all the love in the world x
Added 22nd Nov 2018
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Irene Davison
5.0
Married on 28th Jul 2014
Amazing is the only way to describe this lady. Our sons wedding in Altea was so perfect it was like a dream come true and this was down to the expert local knowledge, contacts and her skill at organising a truly memorable day from start to finish
Response from Your Dream Wedding In Spain
Thanks so much my lovely x such an amazing day spent with the most fantastic family. Thank you so much for allowing us to part of such a magical day x
Added 22nd Nov 2018
Diana & Alex Brown
5.0
Married on 7th Jun 2013
There are not enough words to express how amazing Marcella is. From the first point of contact she went above & beyond to give us our dream wedding. Even though our wedding was back in 2013, our guests still say to us how amazing it was! Marcella?s team are a complete credit to her and offered a fantastic service.

We have since been back to Altea and again Marcella went out of her way to come see us and take us for lunch... definitely a friend for life.

All the best

Diana & Alex Brown
Added 27th Nov 2018
Pat
Married on 30th May 2013
Attended a nieces wedding organised by Marcella and team. It was absolutely amazing and one of the best weddings I've ever been to!
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Thanks so much Pat x what a magical time we had x can’t wait to have a rerun in 2020!! So looking forward to seeing you all in Spain again. Much love x
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Gran Hotel Solymar
Married on 20th May 2013
Best wedding experience ever. Marcella had everything under her control. Everything was to such a high standard from start to finish. Can't wait to experience a wedding planned by Marcella again, still talking about that wedding which was 5 years ago
Added 22nd Nov 2018
Patrice
Married on 4th May 2013
Have watched Marcella and her team in action and they are amazing! We have friends and family who have had Marcella plan a superb wedding experience.
Perfection from start to finish and enjoyable for everyone. Well done Marcella!
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Thanks so much my lovely x can’t wait to see you in 2020. Mucho excited!! Sending you lots of love x
Added 25th Nov 2018
Sandra O'Connor
5.0
Married on 23rd Sep 2011
Marcella was amazing from.the moment we made contact til the last detail of the wedding was over the line. She just made everything so easy and the was one that my friends and family still talk about.
Her team are amazing..choices of venues...and knowledge of what we would want and need for a destination wedding.
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Edward Reid
5.0
Married on 11th Jul 2011
From the beginning of our planning process to the final follow up, and even since keeping in touch online, Marcella was an absolute pleasure to have plan our wedding day. I am a wedding photographer in Ireland myself and I get to see first hand sometimes how stressful planning a wedding can be. Marcella removed all the stress for us! Honestly, the only thing we had to do when we arrived in Spain for the wedding was Hair & Makeup trials for my wife, but she thoroughly enjoyed that. We had the most relaxing time with our family and it is a time we are really glad we had with them. We have since had two additions to our own family and have often returned to beautiful Calpe. We had our reception at Villa Gadea in Altea and stayed in Gran Hotel Sol y Mar in Calpe, both hotels are amazing with exceptionally high standards and relatively reasonable prices. Marcella's team were also exceptional, so professional and nothing was a trouble. The most thing we loved about the planning process was Marcella's personality, professionalism and her straight up approach, after years of wedding experience in her area you can trust that she will know if something will work or not. Weddings can be stress if you allow them to be, if you are considering a wedding abroad, don't do another thing without getting in touch with Marcella. Thank you again, Edward & Rachel Reid.
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Thanks so much you fabulous people x it was truly my absolute pleasure to be part of such a magical day x so fantastic to see you become one of the most sought after photographers in the west of Ireland... you are amazing! Much love to you both and that beautiful family of yours xx
Added 26th Nov 2018
Maria and Dermot
5.0
Married on 17th Sep 2010
Got married in Sept 2010 and had a absolute fantastic experience and beautiful wedding day thanks to Marcella and her team. Our guests still talk about the fantastic eperience and memories. Recommend Marcella 100% for her professionalism in everything. Still have her freindship after 8 years!
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Thanks so much you fabulous people x what an amazing time we had and so lovely to catch up to relive it all.. much love to you both my beautiful friends x
Added 23rd Nov 2018
Linda D
5.0
Married on 26th Jun 2010
From the initial email to day after our wedding & beyond , Marcella & her team provided the highest consistent wedding package that is still being spoken about to this day (8yrs on ) memories of a life time were created for all our guests & it wouldn?t have happened without this lady . She listens to her clients as individuals, then the magic happens & guaranteed a day to remember forever . Thank you Marcella & team .
I wish I could do it all over again ;)
Linda & Jason
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Thank you so much Linda & Jasonx gosh 8 years already. My beautiful bride & groom what an amazing day we had with you and your lovely guests.. I remember every detail as if it was yesterday. Sending you so much love x
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Rhiannon & Rich
Hi Marcella

Well we are back on UK soil and wanted to send you a little note to thank you again for everything you and your fabulous team did to make our wedding the happiest and most wonderful day of our lives. We could not have asked for a better day and we are eternally grateful to you, Fr John, Jo, Maria, Paul, Ricardo, Adolfo & everyone else who helped. So many of our guests have told us it was the best wedding they have ever been to and although we are slightly biased, we couldn't agree more!!!

Thank you again, keep in touch as we'll be back in Rafol in no time. Hope the rest of your wedding season goes well, we'll never forget you!
Added 26th May 2014
Lisa, Paul & Ruby
Hi Marcella,
How I miss our emails:(
Yes, Paul sent us the link & OMG they are spectacular! We are in a state of shock at how well we both look!!!;) On a serious note they are truly out of this world!
Our day was so so special & we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you done for us! I actually have tears in my eyes writing this as I'm sad that it's over but overwhelmed with the beautiful memories we have! The word around town is that there never has been a wedding like it! A lady approached my sister Fiona in Spar today to say that she heard it was the best organised wedding ever! Our guests are still talking & those who were invited but didn't attend are sorry now!!
From the moment we met you in the Coffee shop in Bangor we knew you were for us! I knew Marcella, from your own style & elegance that our wedding would replicate all you personify! We had no problem leaving everything in your capable hands & we never feared once that something wouldn't be right! The morning of the wedding was so relaxed & I'm not sure if I would have been so relaxed if you weren't around!! There is nothing I could fault on the day & guests are also raving about the music in the church which again you put together for us!!

We genuinely thank you so much for making our day so special! It was so personal to us & we couldn't have done it without you! You are amazing at what you do, you made us feel like we were the only couple ever to get married!!

Lots of love x
Added 23rd Apr 2014
Michelle & Kieran
"Hi Marcella, just wanted to leave you a quick message on behalf of myself and Kieran, Thank you so so much for the most perfect and relaxed wedding day! It could not have been done without you and your team, you are always a pleasure to deal with and we will never forget your attention to detail which made it all the more special for us both! Thank you for everything, we couldn't be happier to have planned our wedding through you and your team!
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Clare & Joe
"Marcella you need to change your name... It should be BEYOND your dream wedding in Spain! Thank you for the most perfect day of our lives, it was above and beyond everything we could have wished for and was all thanks to you! Literally all of the guests couldn't stop complimenting every single detail... Your team are amazing and we can't wait for the album and video now, it will be another excuse for a party :)

Thanks so much Marcella, it was really what dreams are made of xxxxx"
Added 24th Sep 2013
April & Dave
Hi Marcella,

Well we are now back at home and back at work?.. like we never left!! It?s very sad!

So, where to start?. Well it was an amazing experience?.. I can?t stop looking at the photos that are on facebook ? all of which have been saved to my phone. I can?t wait to see Paul?s photo?s.. They will be gorgeous..

The ceremony was just amazing, I?ve just emailed Malcolm to thank him ? I get goose bumps every time I think about it and cry my eyes out listening back to the music!! The setting was perfect ? the old town, the blue sky & blue sea, the music, singing & readings ? it was totally stunning & amazing?? it was the standout part of the whole day for me.

Then the winery, the canap?s, the meal, the wine, the setting, the table settings? everything was stunning and all our guests were blown away by the whole day and the whole experience.

You have an amazing team of people, Paul & his wife were fab, Jo was brilliant (I?ve read her book), Heidi ? I loved the flowers ? and looking back on the photos the flowers look even better, Malcolm put us at total ease, the caterers was so nice the day we went for the menu tasting and the whole meal & drinks the day of the wedding ? everything was fabulous. The band were brilliant & Darrell was so nice also..

So thanks for everything that you did for us, it was great working with you and you are a marvelous woman, I don?t know how you do it??..

I wish you the very best with your future wedding planning, and hope that you get to enjoy a well deserved break sometime soon.

All the best xxx
Added 22nd Sep 2013
Alicia
Thank you very much for your wonderful class in Denia (La Glorieta).
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Mari & Peter xxxxx
Mari & Peter - 2nd July 2012
Hi Marcella,

How are you keeping? Are you still going strong with the weddings or is it
winding down yet..?!

Well the madness of this summer has come to an end now and I'm back to work, and I just wanted to sit down and write you a proper thank you.

I don't really know where to begin... Let me just say that on 2 July this summer we had the most fantastic, memorable and magical wedding that we could ever have hoped for, and we owe it all to you.

When we first went over and met you in Calpe last year, we knew straight away that this was the place for our wedding, and that it would be in safe hands with you!! You were so generous with your time, bringing us around to all the different locations, and when you showed us Puerto Blanco we were so thrilled at having found such a beautiful venue for our reception...It was exactly what we'd wanted... And the gorgeous old church in La Nucia with its stone steps was exactly what I'd envisaged when I imagined a wedding in Spain!

We would never have found these places if it wasn't for you, and our base location in Calpe was absolutely brilliant... We knew it would be perfect for our guests!

And so from then on, as the planning of our wedding unfolded over the following year, you were always so efficient and reliable, giving us guidance and help and answering all of our questions... Any time I had a query about anything such as paperwork etc. you always had the answer for me straight away, and made everything seem so simple and straightforward... Any time I felt a bit stressed during the planning, I just remembered that everything was in your capable hands! :-)

When the time finally came this summer and we headed back over to Calpe with all of our wedding paraphernalia (lots of it!), you met us the next day and went through everything that would happen on the wedding day, including the ceremony, and you took charge of all those little final arrangements and made us feel so relaxed about everything and assured us that everything was all in order... :-)

Then as for the day itself.. well it all just ran like clockwork, as you were there every step of the way to coordinate everything.. And what a fantastic day it was!!

Everything was so perfect...The weather was gorgeous... the guests got to sit out and have a drink at the little tapas bar across from the church before the wedding... the ceremony was beautiful... and Heidi had decorated the church so well with the lovely flowers and lanterns... After the ceremony Paul and Jola took us off for our photos and we went to some amazing locations which were such beautiful settings for wedding photos.. It was all like a dream!!

After that it was on to Puerto Blanco for the reception, and the venue was just stunning. You were there again looking after everything and coordinating the whole evening.. and it was just a brilliant night! Our guests are still talking about what a great wedding it was!

Your team were absolutely amazing.... Maria and Jo did such a great job on our hair, make up, tans etc... The lads also really enjoyed their hot towel shave treatments from Harri!... Heidi did a beautiful job with our bouquets, the church and the venue table centrepieces... Fr. John was so nice and laid back... Paul & Jola were brilliant and really put us at ease for the photos (which turned out gorgeous, by the way.. - getting the album soon!)... Ricardo our videographer was excellent, so professional and dedicated, can't wait for the DVD!... The meal at Puerto Blanco was delicious, and such great service there - thanks to Patrick and staff... The cake by Jo'an & Linda was really lovely - they made us exactly what we wanted and it looked amazing... The band Strikland were absolutely brilliant! Our guests are still talking about how great they were, and they had everyone up dancing the whole time - we were really impressed by their performance... And finally Darrell the DJ was excellent and really kept the night going after Strikland had finished!

But our biggest thanks has to go to you Marcella for pulling the whole thing together. You gave us the wedding of our dreams, and we really cannot thank you enough. It was just an amazing day and we'll have such great memories of it always.

Our guests had an absolute ball in Calpe for the week, and we are so glad
that we chose to get married there!!

So Marcella, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us such an amazing wedding. You are so dedicated to what you do, so professional, and just a fantastic person. We hope we'll see you again... we'll have to go back to Calpe sometime for a holiday!

Take care of yourself...

Lots of love always,
Added 2nd Jul 2012
Lorna and Colm xxxxxx
Hi Marcella

I never got to write you properly to thank you for the most beautiful
special day of our lives.

From start to finish the day couldn't of gone better. Everyone still talks about it. It was so special having all of our family and closest friends there for that period of time it will probably never happen again! We will treasure the memories forever and ever!

Jo and Maria did the most wonderful job even my sister who got married in February had her hair and make up done but said it was nothing compared to they way Jo and Maria had done hers! That's no mean feat for a bride to admit! She wanted to fly them over! As I always say Marcella only has the best! It lasted all day and my eyelashes were perfect for the night after too! My mum and sisters still had theirs too! I have never had GHD curls last the whole day and night (definitely the not so wee hours of the morning!) and I spent the whole night on the dance floor and my hair (and makeup) was perfect I have photos to prove it!! I would recommend any bride getting the tan and exfoliation from Maria she is amazing and your skin just glows..

Heidi did a wonderful job on the flowers, she is so creative and totally got what I wanted - shabby chic - we through up some great ideas together! loved my lavender place names with the brown tags, lanterns in the church and of course the tablepieces and not forgetting the beautiful bouquets and my lovely flowergirls crown of flowers!

The cake was out of this world! The attention to detail was unbelievable - Vanessa even had a little feather on the mini me to match my head piece! Everyone commented on it. I didn't mind not getting to taste before hand as I knew it would be divine just wished I had the whole flavour as orange conitreau! It was so delicious we enjoyed it at the pool the next afternoon!

Fr John did a really beautiful ceremony my cousin was saying he should record childrens books for a living he has the most wonderful calm soothing voice, and is a lovely man.

The Church music was wonderful, her voice was just stunning! Spine tingling! Everyone commented on it listening back to it on the DVD it really set a beautiful atmosphere, perfect!

Loved loved loved the photos, Paul and Jola are both really talented
photographers and beautiful people! It was like we knew them forever! We got some amazing shots in the old town. I still have to put a storybook album together but cannot wait to get started on that!

Darrell the DJ was so lovely he came up and introduced himself to me and my family and later on I saw him about to start all spruced up in a suit! I thought that was lovely even though what he was wearing before was fine!! He
was kept busy but kept the best tunes coming I remember him playing Rhiannas new one (We Found love) except I didn't even hear it yet it was literally just out that past week! Hot off the press !!

Strikland were fantastic kept us dancing all night and as you said somethings happen for a reason and we couldn't of been happier with Niamh!

I just emailed Ricardo to say thanks as you know..Colm didn't want a DVD but is so unbelievably glad we did. To any of the future Altea brides honestly girls get it! You put so much into the day its beautiful to have it all captured in such a romantic special detailed and beautiful way. Ricardo is really the best there is. Its like watching a film all the things I didn't notice I did then just seeing everyone so relaxed ..I love the way he put the ceremony on a separate DVD and a lovely edited version in the main DVD friends and family commented on how wonderful that was too! Oh good we don't have to fast forward! Nice eh?!! The day goes by so quick we can forever go back in our hearts but its just extra special to have it all on film forever (its blu ray so forever it is!!)!

Finally the biggest thanks goes to you our Marcella. You are so talented at what you do as I said some people never find their calling in life but you wonderful Marcella have. You make peoples dreams come true. You made ours. It was so wonderful knowing you were there all along making sure everything went smoothly. I'm sure you have done this hundreds of times but you made us feel like we were the first! All the emails, all the questions, the lovely champagne and other surprises you did on the day..no stone was left unturned. You go above and beyond and that and the wonderful people you have working with you, is why you are the best in the business I defy anyone else to take that title.

You are amazing and we love you lots and will always be forever grateful for giving us the best day of our lives.

Do pass this on and my details to any other bride that might have questions I would be happy to speak to them!
Added 11th Oct 2011
Denise & Brian
Our wedding was in the beautiful Costa Blanca Region in a little town called Altea. We had the most fantastic day that i have dreamed about for a long time and i just want to share it with you all.

We arrived in Alicante airport on Friday 23rd Sept. All our family and friends were coming on the Sunday/Monday so it was just us and 1 of my aunts and uncles. I was so excited. After having a manic week at home of ironing shirts/collecting dresses/packing it was so exciting to be eventually on the plane with my hubby to be! When we first arrived it was raining - I couldn?t believe it. Obviously me being pessimistic feared the worst but it was only spits and the weather right up and including our special day was just bliss. Blue skies and temperatures soaring near 30 every day. We soon settled in to sun, sea and bliss. We were staying in the town of Calpe just 15 mins away from Altea town. The reason for this was that it was just a bit livelier for our wild guests!! Calpe is beautiful but a lot more built up with a gorgeous beach/shops/restaurant and also includes a beautiful old town.

We met up with our wedding planner Marcella on the Saturday. She excited us even more. We were sitting in the gorgeous Sol Y Mar hotel in Calpe looking out over the beach having a chilled out drink. Marcella calmly went through the whole process of the day from start to finish. She couldn?t have made me any calmer. I am a total stress ball so it takes someone to make me this relaxed! She went through from when the hairdresser and beautician arriving to my room the morning of the wedding, to the flowers, timings of bus etc. At this stage of it everything was arranged anyway as I had been in constant contact with Marcella and she had all the best suppliers so it was just a few last minute preps at this stage. She stood us up and made us practice our vows - it was so lovely and made it all feel so real. Any questions I had she had the answer at the tip of her tongue - of course she has probably heard everything 1000 times before! There was no stone she left unturned. She also went through the exact routine of the ceremony and we went to the hotel were we were having the reception to go through our table plans etc and iron all little details out. That evening myself and hubby to be were relieved that all was in order.

For the next few days we just relaxed by the gorgeous pool at the hotel and greeted all our guests that arrived. All our guests apart from a few stayed in the Sol Y Mar Calpe with a lot staying in their apartments. My guests could not get over the apartments. They were huge and so so modern. Everyone was delighted and no bad reports at all. Of course I had all these really nice cocktail bars and restaurants picked out in the town, but to my despair, there was an Irish pub right beside the hotel and this is where my party pretty much retired for the whole week!! I didn?t mind at all though as the atmosphere was just great. The barmen went to so many lengths for us putting banners up the day before and day after the wedding. They were delighted just to get the business. I have to admit in the day or 2 before the wedding I did, through my own fault, get fairly stressed and emotional. When I look back now I am not sure why or what about, but I was a bride, and well I just wanted everything to be so perfect!

The night before the wedding we had a few sociable altogether in the Irish pub. Of course I was keeping to tradition and my Mum and Dad made sure I was out of there by midnight. It was great fun. My sister (bridesmaid) stayed with me that night. Didn?t sleep a wink and woke up at one stage and thought it was lashing rain. But no, when we did get up it was a picture perfect day. I agreed with my hubby that I would be back in my room for 10.00 am as he as staying in the hotel too. So I went to breakfast with all my family. Then back to the room to start the preparations! The hairdresser and beautician arrived at the hotel shortly after. I was pacing the apartment while all the girls and mums got their bits done. Jo our hairdresser had brought extra girls with her for the guests to get their hairs done in a separate apartment - it was excellent to have this service that we had everything come to us in the hotel and didn?t have to rush around to them! One of my best friends who were moving to Australia that day gave me a surprise phone call to wish me good luck and of course that set me off! But Marcella was up shortly after to give me a hug and calm me down in hand with a bottle of Cava! Yum! So after the girls and Mums were done my prep work started for hair and makeup. I felt like an age and didn?t know quite how I would look after it was all completed but I have to say that I was gob smacked at the results they were able to achieve but for me, my bridesmaids and my Mum. My Mum wouldn?t be used to all this treatment so she was delighted. My hair was exactly how I wanted and she added in extensions to give it that volume. I was delighted with my make up also - both of them did trials on before also.

In between all this commotion - Heidi the flower lady had arrived up with my flowers - which were absolutely gorgeous - every little detail was just amazing. Then the photographer arrived later and started picturing little details like my dress, the rings, my little flower girl etc. At about 2.45 I could hear this big bus taking off down on the street and had suddenly realized it was my hubby to be and all my guests taking off for the church! I was too busy thinking about myself!!! Marcella had planned to take them all up to the village where the church was, which was La Nucia in Altea Hills. Up there she had organized that the little pub across from the church was reserved for the guests to have a chilled out drink before the ceremony at 4pm! They loved it!! They also had little Spanish drummer boys playing while walking down the cobbled streets!

So I was all ready to go - it was a bit of a tight squeeze in the end for time and well my poor mum and bridesmaids got the brunt of it when they were trying to lace up my dress telling them to hurry up!! In the end I actually ended up being a bit early and the car had to wait up the hill before going in. I loved my car - I was unsure about whether to spend money on this but in the end went for the old Rolls Royce - it was everything I ever dreamed of and was so special going up with Daddy in it. The chauffer was the nicest man ever and made us feel so relaxed. The views were so amazing on the way up the mountain with the breeze in our hair. When we got to the church the little drummer boys kicked off again to let the guys in the church know I was there! I felt so special, this whole build up was for us!! My ma was there outside to give me a hug before going in. As I walked up the grand steps to the church I soaked it all in. Marcella was standing there to give me a hug and fix my dress as I had such a long trail and was all pleated so needed to sit just right. She guided the bridesmaids and us exactly when to walk. It just felt amazing - walking down with my dad to Songbird by Eva Cassidy sang by the gorgeous Sophie - again supplied by Marcella. When I got to the top I was just shaking. But he was just as nervous too. He put his arm round me and held my hand the whole time. I just couldn?t believe our time was here. Lighting the candles was a bit of a disaster! I could not hold my hand still that my Dad had to come up and help me!! The music was just divine throughout and it was just so nice to hear all the songs we had chosen sang so beautifully. So we got hitched, had a big smooch and were so happy!! My favourite part was walking back down the aisle as the guests were blowing out bubbles and clapping. Then when were outside all celebrating Marcella let off these bangers and everyone was so excited!! It was great. We took a bunch of pics of course as the steps outside the church were just divine. Everyone ventured back to the pub for one in the meantime. We took off in the car before everyone to get some pics in Altea town. The photographers - Schillings Photography were the nicest couple ever. She kept telling me how beautiful I was and they were so easy with us. The great thing was that I didn?t feel that hot in my dress at all and we had to climb some hills!! We then ventured up the Villa Gadea were everyone was waiting for us. They were enjoying the cocktail reception outside when we were introduced. Everyone kept saying to us how they could not get over how beautiful the place was. It was superb - looking out over the Sea with the gorgeous gardens of the hotel. Everything I could have wished for. That was when I was glad that we stayed somewhere else from where we were having the reception from as it leaves an element of surprise there.

Around 7.30 pm we sat down for our meal. Everyone enjoyed and the wine was flowing. We then had the speeches after which was great fun. Then the party began. The DJ came on first so we could do our first dance. We danced to "It Feel Like Home to Me" from the Notebook and My Sisters Keeper. It was amazing and Marcella let off steamers and smoke. Everyone else joined in for a few more slow ones and then the Band started - Stickland plus an Irish girl called Niamh. They were just fantastic - they even played Irish songs, such as Irish Rover, Galway girl. The craic was just flowing - i even produced some Irish dancing!

At 12pm we had to move in doors to the banquet room although we would have just loved to have stayed outside but rules are rules. The DJ started and we danced and laughed to the wee hours. We did the whole removal of garter, cutting of cake and throwing of bouquet. Marcella knew when to call for everything. DJ Darrell was great, he played all requests and kept the party upbeat although many were smokers and sat outside!

Eventually at 3am we started to dwindle. Myself and my new hubby were staying in the Villa Gadea and everyone else was going back to Calpe.It was lovely to have the honeymoon suite there. Marcella had the room organized lovely with my bouquets on the bed with flower petals everywhere. We had strawberries and chocolate (yum) and Cava and had our own Jacuzzi outside. It was bliss.

So that was my experience in a nutshell! I really had the most amazing day. Without our wedding planner Marcella we could not have done it. But she and her suppliers could not have made it any easier for us. For any of you picturing and wishing for a dream wedding in Spain I would urge you all to follow your dream as I got everything out of my day that I ever wanted. The only regret I have is that I stressed for no reason at all! So just relax and enjoy it all. Marcella if you are reading this thank you so much for being such a wonderful person and listening to me for the last year to ensure my day went perfect. xx
Added 12th Sep 2011
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Edel and Peter
Hey Marcella,

I hope you are well. I have finally gotten time to sit down and write you an email after digesting all the craziness over the past few weeks!

I can't tell you how pleased Peter and I are with how everything went, we just keep saying how absolutely perfect everything was and we can't believe that there is nothing we would have changed about the day. Having you there to make sure it all goes smoothly was a god send. I can't imagine how nervous I would have been if I had to deal with all of that myself :) And I really enjoyed your little surprises throughout the day. I swear everyone thought they were back in belfast when they heard the fire crackers go off haha some of them actually ran for cover!!! lol it was very funny.

Jo and Maria are absolute beauty geniuses! I can't tell you how much I was impressed with Maria's makeup skills. I originally planned to do my own and changed my mind. I'm so glad I did as she just made me look amazing! My mum had major reservations about getting her makeup done, and even she was very impressed!! She's a hard woman to please. Jo has opened up new possibilities for me with the hair extensions haha it's amazing that you can just show her a pic and she does the job :)

Paul and Jolanta were amazing, I think it says a lot that a photographer can make you feel very comfortable and not feel stupid for "posing". We had a great day with them, they are really lovely people. We're so happy with the photos that they have taken and all our friends and family keep saying they look like something from a bridal magazine.

The winery is such a great place to have a wedding; I just loved wondering around with my cava soaking up the atmosphere with the Spanish guitarists. The service and food provided by Christina and Co was second to none, all of our guests were so impressed with everything. I really want to send them a small gift, but I'm not sure what to get.

Of course the music throughout the day was brilliant and it was very nice of Strikland to let us have a spot while they were on their break :) Again everyone commented about how good they were.

Everyone is still talking about the wedding and saying it's the best they have ever been to and that it will be hard for anyone to beat it! That's exactly the kind of comments I wanted to hear :) You should definitely be very proud of the work you do. To each couple, their wedding day is so important to them, you can see how much I'd built it up in my own head, and it all centres around hoping everything goes ok. Your experience and ideas are what makes the weddings so amazing. And most couples have never done a wedding before, so they don't really know what works and what doesn't. Without you, we never would have found our dream venue and your great suppliers. We managed to have an amazing day without going over board on budget.

I really want to visit El Xato again and this time manage to eat everything on my plate!!

Thanks again for everything and replying to millions of emails, your quick response to small queries really does help with a brides sanity! lol

Good luck for the rest of your weddings this season :)
Added 27th May 2011
Gemma & Ken
Marcella

We just wanted to thank you for everything you did for us from the moment we met you. I can honestly say with hand on heart that I wasn't at all stressed or worried about our day knowing it was all in your capable hands. I can relate to brides that have said their day flies by because I can't believe how fast it went, from the morning getting ready to the ceremony itself to the dinner & reception. I am sad its over now!!

I want you to pass on our sincere appreciation to all your suppliers.....
Jo - what a lady, an incredible professional full of love and laughter, she would put anyone at ease. She has a friend for life with my sister Aishling!!!!!

Maria - All I can say is I put all my trust in her, I know she felt a little overwhelmed with the amount of information my gang thought they knew about make up but I just let her do her thing and looking back now she got it spot on.

Fr. John & Fr. Juan - they delivered a memorable and beautiful mass that we will keep in our hearts for the rest of our lives. Fr. Juan nearly had me in A&E when he was looking through our files but how nice of him to say how beautiful I looked.

Passion Doble & Sophies - For all our guests and ourselves they were one of the best parts of the day. I think they had everyone in tears with the beautiful music they performed in the church, they really were exactly what I wanted and gave me goose pimples going up the isle. They are fantastic artists.

Spanish Guitarists & Fan Fair - well I think these guys started off the day so well and prepared guests for what was to come. I was as cool as a cucumber until I got out of the car at the church & the lads started playing, I couldn't control my emtions and ended up walking up the isle like a blubbering idiot!!!! The spanish guitartists at the hotel were a great for getting people talking and mingling. Great fun.

Coach Transfer - I hear there was great banter on the bus going to and from the church, I can't say thank you enough for him making the pit stop at Benidorm to pick up some of our guests.

Heidi - All I can say is WOW WOW WOW, she didn't half disappoint. Everyone was raving about our flowers and centre pieces, she did an AMAZING job and I even managed to bring my own bouquet home to treasure forever. The colours and arrangement was exactly how I had imagined it and she went over and beyond to deliver.

Vanessa - Well I think everyone will talk about that cake for a very long time. I am sooooo happy I decided to go with something quirky as I believe a beautiful tradional cake will soon be forgotten. Ken couldn't believe his surprise and it was worth all the secrets. The cake was brilliant to look at but nicer to eat, I managed to get some cake back to Ireland aswell!!!!!
Strikland - they were amazing, I was worried the atmosphere wouldn't be like a wedding at home with so little guests but those guys are tru professionals, they just got the party started and it never stopped!!! Would go see them gig the next time we are over.

DJ - For the life of me I can't remember his name which upsets me because he really was a character, I enjoyed him so much and if any of your brides want a recommendation I couldn't fault him. He played everything and even sang - great character, a great find.

Paul & Yolanda - well what can I say about these guys. They made our day. We can't wait to see their shots and get our hands on our book. They are both so professional but they treated us like friends. No-one felt uncomfortable around them and they were not intrusive of our day at all. I can't say enough nice things about them they are one in a million (well two I suppose!!!!) and they will both remain in our hearts for a very long time.

Emma & staff - everything about the day went so well, the drinks flowed & the wine never stopped!!! The food was cooked to perfection and I cannot fault one aspect of the day. I know we were hoping to eat outside but believe me when I say there was nothing better than having the reception drinks outside and moving the party inside. I really appreciate how much Emma, the waiting staff, drinks staff and the Maitre D did for us, first class service.

And finally to you Marcella, our dream wedding planner. I think you were the key that brought our whole day together. You were amazing and I can't speak highly enough of you. All our guests are still talking about you and how brilliant you were on the day. You are a true diamond, a professional and to me a great friend. I felt so at ease knowing you were looking after us, so much so I believe I gave up contacting you as the wedding drew close!!! We will never forget you Marcella and want to send all our friends and family to you to arrange their weddings!!!! Although then ours wouldn't be the "wedding of the year" as one guest commented - poor Kate Midleton eh, little did she know a small Cork wedding in Altea would out do hers!!!!! If you ever want to use us as reference or would like us to write a testimonial for your website all you need to do is ask, I believe we are forever in debt to you for making our dreams come true.

So with all that said, I can't wait to come back and visit Altea and you and Emma again. I miss you all so much and its been no more than a week since we left the shores!!!!
Added 12th May 2011
Miriam Valentine
Hi Marcella ,
Myself and Alan just wanted to say once again how delighted we were with how you looked after our wedding for us.
From the very first day we met you we knew our wedding was in safe hands. You and your team are so professional and so efficient.
Everybody kept commenting on how calm I was on the day!! I was so relaxed because I knew everything was taken care of and all I had to worry about was enjoying myself.
We had 107 guests over with us and they all had a fantastic time. They loved the Villa gadea hotel. It is such a gorgeous hotel in such a lovely location.
My favourite was the church in La Nucia. When we look at our photographs we have to pinch ourselves because it is so fabulous.
It was an absolute fairytale wedding.
Maria and Joe were brilliant. I loved my hair and make up. My mam looked fab aswell and she was so delighted to be made a fuss off. My two bridesmaids looked stunning aswell. Our flowers were perfect. Heidi listened to everything I said..right down to the little jewels in my bouquet. The room looked so lovely with the centrpieces. Vanessa did a fantastic job with the cake. Again she did exactly what we asked for and it was fab!!!
What can I say about Lesley. She was brilliant. She was with us all day and she was such a pleasure. We love the photographs and cant want to see our album all done. She was such a pleasure. She never intruded but got all the shots that we asked for. She was so lovely with my mam and the bridesmaids. I had such a lovely time getting ready that morning. Ricardo aswell.. he just seemed to melt into the background. Cant wait to see the DVD.

Fr. John is such a sweetheart. The ceremony was lovely. It was so relaxed. When we look through our photos we can see him smiling away.

Of course yourself!! We just cant say enough. Our guests were all talking about you!! They were telling me about you given them the tour on the way up to the church in the coach. It made our wedding so personal. You had everything organised to a tee. Again you were never intrusive but got our guests were they needed to be.

A very sincere thank you to you for honestly making our day so special.

Our guests loved the drummer boy on the way to the church. The little bar at the church aswell was great. Everyone loved all the fireworks. All the little touches made the whole day so special.

Would you believe very few of our guests had never been to a wedding in spain and they werent sure what to expect. Well they are all converted now and they could not beleive how brilliant it was. In fact a few of our friends are re-thinking their own wedding plans. We loved the fact that we could provide a free bar for all those who travelled over.

For anybody considering going to Spain to get married I would so go for it. It was a truly magical week. I would howver make sure to choose Marcella and her team beacuse I can honestly say they are brilliant!!

It is an absolute pleasure to deal with Marcella. We never felt like we were 'just' another wedding. We were made to feel special and it was like our wedding was the only one in the world. Even though I know for a fact Marcella is so busy.
Once again Marcella myself and alan want to say a huge thank you for everything.
Miriam & Alan. 16th June 2009
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Miriam & Alan. 16th June 2009
Hi Marcella ,

Myself and Alan just wanted to say once again how delighted we were with how you looked after our wedding for us.

From the very first day we met you we knew our wedding was in safe hands. You and your team are so professional and so efficient.

You had everything organised to a tee. You were never intrusive but got our guests where they needed to be.

A very sincere thank you to you for honestly making our day so special.

For anybody considering going to Spain to get married I would so go for it. It was a truly magical week. I would however make sure to choose Marcella and her team because I can honestly say they are brilliant!!

It is an absolute pleasure to deal with Marcella. We never felt like we were 'just' another wedding. We were made to feel special and it was like our wedding was the only one in the world. Even though I know for a fact Marcella is so busy.

Once again Marcella myself and alan want to say a huge thank you for everything.
Added 16th Jun 2009
Lizzie and Dermot Molloy. (Galway) xxxxxxxxxxx
Marcella, we can't thank you and the girls enough for giving us such a
fantastic wedding day. Every single detail of the day was covered to such
perfection and in such a professional way. My Nana recons that you should be
given the Victoria Cross for organising the two of us and 128 of our mad
families and friends!!

Since we came home from Spain everyone has been talking about the day, even
people who weren't there! Every single element was so perfect, like a
magazine wedding but soo much better!

Heidi's flowers were just so beautiful, she just knew exactly what would
suit us. The colours were stunnning and they are the first thing that people
who see the pics have been commenting on. The little lanterns and petals up
the ailse were, such a beautiful finishing touch, I just can't describe how
much I loved everything.

As for vanessa's cake, WOW. It was so cool, the firework on the top really
made it, usually wedding cakes look great but doesn't taste to good but not
Vanessa's- It was gorgeous. I had really left the design quite open for
vanessa I didn't know what to expect. We were blown away. She really gives
her idol "Peggy Portion" a run for her money!!!

Sophie and Pasion Doble really made the ceremony, their music was magical
and really moved our guests. Dermot and I were so sorry that we never got an
opportunity to thank them in person for giving our wedding ceremony a
fairytale atmosphere.
Darrel and the Splashes were just fab in the evening, once everyone got onto
the dancefloor they didn't leave. We danced all night and had such a great
time. Darrell judged the crowds taste in music perfectly and had the perfect
mix of everything, he finished off with Queen's classic, Bohemian Rhapsody.
I'll never forget it!!!!

Jo and Maria were brilliant, patient and proffessional, they managed to make
quite and unruly bunch look pretty glamorous on the day!! Jo is hillarious.

Your house keeper Jill was really lovely, she kept us all calm, made us feel
really comfortable and made a great cupppa!

I can't forget Lesley, she was brilliant, kept us moving on time on the day
and made us all feel really comfortable and relaxed. We've heard so many
nightmare stories about wedding photographers but Lesley is totally
different and she let us enjoy have the time of our lives with minimum
interference but with maximum outcome.

God there are so many little things to thank you for. Agreeing to take us on
in the first place, putting up with my brutal communication and
procrastination. The fire crackers outside the church, scary but really
cool. Apparently you were a great tour guide for our guests who knew more
about the area than we did!! The lovely pressie that you gave us which has
pride of place on our new mantle piece. Thank you to Lee and your boys for
letting us use your beautiful home that just must be filled with such love
from all the emotions that it soaks up.

We really have a Special thankyou for Fr Pablo for letting us use his
beautifull church for our special occasion and for all the lovely people of
Alcalai who let us invade thier village and take over the bar for a life
changing couple of hours. Your Village will always hold a special place in
our hearts. Everyday I remember somthing different, another detail about the
wedding. It really was, as promised, Our Dream Wedding in Spain.

Thankyou Marcella, from the very bottom of our hearts,

All our love,
Added 6th May 2009
Clare and Conor
Hi Marcella,

Hope things have dyed down for you a bit..

Now we are settled back into things back here, seems like it was all a long time ago.

I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your hard work in the lead up and on the actual day, you were fantastic. You made it a very special and unforgettable for both of us, and for everyone else... People are still talking about it now, saying how it was a fairytale wedding and one of the best weddings they have been too...

It really was a great day... You did so much and it showed!!!!

Thank you so much
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Karen & Chris 19th Sept 2008
Time Of Our Lives
Hi Marcella,
We just really wanted to thank you for an absolutely fabulous day. You and your team are priceless and on the day don't get the credit you's deserve.
From the moment we both got up on Friday everything was just perfect and down to a tee right up until we went to bed. When you guaranteed us your services we never expected what we got we were and still are gob smacked by the quality and detail you put into our day. We're home now since wed and people just haven't stopped talking about it and most of all the question who was your wedding planner she was amazing. You and your team should be really proud of what you's do your all amazing. Thanks again so much Chris and Karen and all 82 guests.
Added 19th Sep 2008
Teresa and Gary
As the name suggests, 'Your Dream Wedding in Spain' ensures that your wedding day turns out to be everything you dreamed it would be and more!
We got married on October 1st 2007 in Altea and there is not a single thing we would change about our dream wedding. Marcella's attention to detail and professionalism are second to none.
The whole wedding package supplied by Marcella and her wonderful team meant that the stress of organising our wedding was lifted from us which afforded us the luxury of putting our feet up and relaxing for the 4 days leading up to our wedding day in Altea.
During our weding day, Marcella made sure that we did not want for anything. It was amazing to have Marcella there during the day as she ensured that the day flowed effortlesly us allowing us both to be more relaxed and enjoy ourselves even more.
The location and quality of the hotel were first class. Every detail from the food and drink right down to the fireworks and music were amazing leaving all our wedding guests with that 'WOW' factor that we wanted to achieve.
Without a doubt, we would never have been able to have such a spectacular wedding without the Dream Wedding team with us.
Added 3rd Jan 2008
N. Fernandez
Re: DVD - We LOVE it! it is so funny in parts!!! we can't stop watching it! Ant has even had his mates round while I have been at work to watch it!! We are getting the family together this Saturday so we can call watch it together. It really is fantastic & we are over the moon! Everything about the wedding was just perfect! so thank you again and again.


May 2007
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Aisling & Kieran Hurley" July 2007
Thank you so much for making my day so special. I would do it all over again tomorrow. everything was perfect better than I ever imagined it was magical from start to finish. Please pass on my thanks to Vanessa
the cake was perfect just what we wanted even got compliments written on the guest book about the cake!! And also please thank Heidi for me, my flowers and everything was beautiful she did everything so perfect I loved it. Thank you again for everything and I will keep in touch (hope max's arm is on the mend ) Give my email address out to people who want to speak to me for reference or anything I will leave them in no doubt about getting married in Spain, with you as the wedding planner.....I am so glad I got married in Spain no one will ever have the fab memories that I have. Irish weddings everyones day is the same nothing will ever top mine !!! Thanks - Aisling
Added 9th Nov 2007
Shane & Marie O'Toole
Marcella, Marie & I have just watched our dvd's and
we're absolutely ecstatic over them, they really are
superb! Please thank Ricardo for doing such a
fantastic job! We'd both just like to thank you & all your team, our wedding was absolutely perfect and that's due to the efforts of all involved. We really couldn't have asked for anything else! Not to pick favourites from your team but Lesley was absolutely brilliant & we just can't thank her enough for the album & photos, they are just unbelievable. Hope you & your family are keeping well & best wishes for the future. Kindest Regards
Added 9th Nov 2007
Majella & Paraig- Altea 10th September 2007
Hi Marcella, I feel so bad that I haven't been in touch for ages. Things have just been absolutely hectic here from the minute we got back from honeymoon. I'm up and running in the business. I'm absolutely loving being self-employed but you really don't have a minute for yourself!! Anyway, enough of me making excuses.
Marcella, we had a really really fantastic time in Spain and I cannot thank you enough for everything. Everything on the day from the scenery on the way to the Church to the Church itself; the string quartet to the fire-works was absolutely perfect and we could not have asked for a better day.
Our honeymoon was just brilliant, Maurititus in particular. So, we're an old married couple now and we're very, very, very happy!
Added 9th Nov 2007
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