Dear Laura & Michael,
Time has flown by since our wedding day, so we are sorry this has taken too long!!
Thank you so much for making our wedding perfect for us. Every step of the way you have been brilliant, helpful and just lovely!! It is such a shame it's all over, I miss talking to you by email so I hope we will keep in touch. You gave us the best service possible in arranging our wedding weekend, replying so promptly to emails and you were so supportive in our choices, and nothing was too much trouble! As well as all of that it was obvious to all of us that you are genuinely fantastic, reliable people who are lucky enough to simply love your job! We hope you will remain friends and we would certainly not hesitate in recommending you and your services. Thank you for ntroducing us to this beautiful hotel over a year before and helping us create everything we had hoped for our Wedding day..... and soooo much more! The hotel was the perfect place for a long weekend of relaxation for our closest family and dearest friends to unwind, celebrate and enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery. All the rooms were stunning! It was perfect for intimate, candle lit evening meals for our small party, and we all had the space to enjoy the wonderful olive tree lined mountain view from the beautiful courtyard, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and gorgeous rose and lavender gardens during the sunny daytimes.
Thank you again - honestly, we wouldn't have changed anything.
Clare & Charles (Suffolk, U.K.)
Dearest Michael & Laura,
Well, where would be without you?!! Quite honestly, I´m just not sure how anyone can plan a wedding without the two of you!! You have made the entire wedding planning process a COMPLETE joy, and I have felt like a princess the whole time! We want to say thank you because without your passion, creativity and commitment to give us the most special of days, none of this would have been possible. Right from the beautiful and stunning location, all the way to the smaller (by no means less effort!!) details such as the fairy lights - it all looked PERFECT. What else could a bride and groom want on their wedding day??!
So thank you from the very bottom of our hearts!
Jess xxx and Clarky xxx (London and Wales, U.K.)
Dear Laura and Michael,
We would like to thank you for the great job you did for our wedding in Andalucia ..... Calling it a "job" is understating your performance! You put your heart and soul into the wedding and you displayed organizational talent beyond anything we have ever witnessed.
Also, your deep knowledge on how to negotiate for the possible best price and connections with local area was invaluable in making our wedding an unforgettable weekend.
In addition, you paid attention so much to minute detail that we could relax and really enjoy the whole weekend as much as our guests did! By the way, the guests were extremely impressed and satisfied with your responsiveness.
This might sound as a cliche, but your exceptional efforts and emotional contributions touched us! You have become friends for life!
Reg and Beatrijs (Belgium and U.S.A.)
Hi Michael and Laura,
We think the title of the first dance sums up the two of you and your company - SIMPLY THE BEST! You have been brillant in every aspect since we first met over a year ago right through to the end of our fantastic honeymoon. Our wedding day was sooooooo special and those decorations, pea-bulbs, flowers, torches and candles made it the real fairytale. "Gracias" for everything and also from all our family and friends for taking care of all their accommodation, car hire, coaches etc in such a professional way - they too, are all singing your praises.
Mr and Mrs Collins - how cool is that!
(South Africa and London).
Laura and Michael, Greetings from Scotland.
As we drove down from the hotel and the olive groves to Malaga on Monday, we were very much aware that we had just experienced a remarkable ' lifetime event '. We arrived with high hopes and great expectations but nothing could have prepared us for the perfection of our family wedding.
Though the over-tanned, over-indulged ' madding crowd ' at Malaga Airport quickly brought us back to reality, we left Andalusia with stunning memories and we eagerly await the photographs - if only to confirm that it wasn't all a dream !!!
Long after the relentless pounding of the music had ceased and after the old dog had finally given up pining for her master, there was a lone Scottish piper in the light of that full moon on the hillside among the olive trees playing the ' Tunes of Glory ' - or perhaps that was just the effects of the emotion, the heat and the whisky !
Words cannot fully express our thanks to you both for your help and advice on e-mail during recent months, your long days of hard work last week, your meticulous attention to detail and for your kindness and friendship.
Ros and Steve were completely stunned by their spectacular wedding - a very fine start to their married life together.
Nancy and Jim - Parents of the Bride
Dear Laura & Michael,
Ben and I would like to say thank you to you both for all the care, creativity and hard work you put into being our wedding planners. We were truly fortunate to find you both. Everything you did contributed to us having the most wonderful wedding day and celebration overall. So many people commented that I seemed to be a very relaxed bride and that was due in no small part to your efforts! We had always thought that it would be a great day but it surpassed even our expectations. There are several areas I would like to highlight and praise:
- From the first time I spoke to you on the phone I was impressed by how personable and professional you both are. This was confirmed when we met you in person to visit our shortlist of potential wedding venues. You also showed a great understanding of the kind of wedding we wanted and we were always confident in your ability to deliver.
- Throughout the organization of the wedding, your response to questions from both us and our guests was incredibly prompt and informative.
- Your attention to detail and creative flair was something we both appreciated and added something special to our wedding day. To name but a few - my bridal bouquet, the table centres, the fans for our guests when you realized it was still going to be very warm during the ceremony, the decorations in the courtyard where we had our meal - I could go on and on!
- The balance you struck between making our guests feel welcome and socializing with them whilst still ensuring everything ran smoothly.
So thank you again for helping us create an amazing wedding and memories we will cherish forever.
Karen & Ben
(Northern Ireland and Australia)
Dear Michael and Laura,
When our daughter asked us last year if we would allow their wedding to be celebrated at our estate in Andalucía, we as proud parents, of course said yes.
When they unfolded their plan of bringing a group of 150 international guests together for a 3 day celebration, we realized it was going to be something special, requiring a lot of preparation, local knowledge, organisational skills, a sense for perfection and a respectful but guiding approach for what the young couple wanted and what was possible within their budget.
As parents, (especially as a father) you quickly realize that parental involvement in such a case is better to be avoided if you want to enjoy the wedding itself and the good contacts with family, guests, bridal staff etc.
We quickly decided to involve your organisation in view of your experience, reputation and skill at managing weddings in similar circumstances where more days are involved, 4 different locations, heavy preparation on a local level where language and knowledge is paramount to succeed. You provided it all. We enjoyed it greatly, and the reports we recieved from our guests have been more than positive. The catering was fantastic, and preparing the hotel, the church and our Cortijo for the big event went flawlessly.
We want to thank you again making this all possible for Iske and Stefan.
With warmest personal regards,
Peter and Catelijne Krudde-Weseman
Cortijo de Brácanas
Villanueva de la Concepción, Spain (Holland and Germany)
I know I have said this before, but thanks to you and Laura once again for making our day so special. Your attention to detail throughout the day was second to none. I loved all of the little surprises from the rose petals in the fountain, to the confetti as we walked into the reception, to the goats parading through the village, to the mojito surprise on the Friday night, to the decorated crutches! I could keep going... You're both true professionals. Many of our guests have commented that you have changed their perception of wedding planners. I am delighted that you were both part of our day.
Just getting to read this now, thanks for such a nice email and for the enormously great job you have both done for us throughout. We have nothing but good things to say about the whole process, we loved every minute of it. Everything met, and then exceeded our expectations.
Anyway, I have to return to my wife!! She is back in the honeymoon hotel room (which is lovely) and I am having a beer in the wi-fi bar a few doors up.
Finally, you are both excellent and wonderful people who have touched our lives and I would like to think we can stay in contact and see each other when you are able to kick back with a nice glass of wine (or 2) over a good meal with us.
Hello Laura and Michael,
Life picked up right where we left it when we arrived home and the time since has been very busy. Our wedding in Andalucia and honeymoon throughout Spain was incredible (and equally exhausting!) and it was definitely one of the most enriching experiences we have had. Thank you for all your help and services in the months leading up to it. Our time there would have been much less satisfying and pleasurable without your assistance and hard work.
All our family and friends have commented on our special day - the memory will live with us all forever.
All the honeymoon hotels were excellent and the service was of a high quality. Each hotel had their own distinct flavour and style which made for a great overall hotel experience. All the locations were prime and much better than what we had expected. I loved my view of the Guggenheim in Bilbao! When we reached our point of daily maximum exhaustion it was nice to look forward to hiding away and relaxing in our hotel and room.
You were absolutely right about the Villa Oniria in Granada. It was an extremely elegant hotel and a much needed pamper after a week of hard travel. And we stayed in the penthouse suite! Not only were we the only suite on the top floor but we had access to a very large outdoor deck with a beautiful view and scenery of Granada's interesting roof lines. We were so enamoured with our accommodations that we had a hard time pulling ourselves away from the room!
Thank you again for all your efforts. When we make our way back to Spain we will contact you again and, of course, if any friends and colleagues are planning a wedding or honeymoon there, we will refer them to you as we have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending your "amazing" services!
David and Caroline
(New York, U.S.A.)
To tell you the truth – I am crazy about the little details ( candles, vases, flowers, table clothes, compliments for guests, etc), everything has to be perfect and simple, nothing TOO MUCH , that is why I thought my wedding planners, Laura and Michael of andaluciaweddings.com would eventually be quite tired of me! I had all these little ideas in my head and hundreds of photos that I sent to them with my inspiration. But they helped sooooooo much and NEVER seem tired of my ideas, photos etc! I couldn´t imagine my life during the wedding preparation without them! They were like my best friends and were an amazing help and support for me as all my family and close friends are in Moscow. Laura was going to hundreds of shops trying to find the material for the table clothes exactly like I had seen on one of the inspiration photos ..... and she found it and had the table cloths made to measure for the tables!! Thousands of candles and holders of different shapes and colors but in the same elegant style etc… again, all sourced and bought! Michael was managing all the technical actions and connections, having such a patience with us that I was really surprised. We were very very lucky to have them as a wedding planners - very responsible, kind, honest, punctual people , who love their work so much! We had met other wedding planners before while trying to find the ones who really cared about us and who showed that they had an eye for every detail, and Andalucia Weddings were really the best!!!
Love Nadia (Marbella and Moscow)