Laurinda MotaMonday, 7th August 2017
Sonho a Dois were amazing!
Carla is very friendly, knowledgeable and made our day as magic as the sunny cliff we got married on. We had an absolutely amazing day.
Thank you Carla and team.
Zoe WellerWednesday, 12th July 2017
We saw some photos online of a venue we liked in the Algarve and thought it would be great to get married there. I looked into the legal stuff and it was difficult to complete if you didn't speak Portuguese or live locally / visit in advance. That is when we contacted the team at Sonho A Dois after a quick google search. Carla replied to us quickly and ever since she has been awesome. We thought we would only use her help with all the legal paperwork and getting the ceremony official, but she was great at coordinating with the other suppliers, organising the cake etc and answering any questions we had. We couldn't rate Carla and the team any higher, everything was smooth sailing and they removed all the stress from us. We had never been to the Algarve before we flew two days before we got married, but it exceeded our expectations and was the perfect wedding for us. Thank you for everything!
(Mr + Mrs Weller 17/06/17)
NicolaWednesday, 5th July 2017
My husband and I got married in June 2017 in the Algarve and we can't recommend Sonho a Dois Algarve Weddings Team highly enough for how wonderful everything turned out!! We worked with Marisa in Sonho a Dois and she was absolutely excellent! Everything was expertly organized and all our questions and e-mail requests were handled without issue. The catering at our wedding was outstanding and every single guest commented on how amazing the food was and how well everything was organized. The venue, the flowers, the food, the attention to detail for all the timing was all brilliantly managed by Sonho a Dois and truly made our day magical.
We highly recommend the services of Sonho a Dois Algarve Weddings Team to anyone considering getting married in Portugal. Best of luck to you all!
KirstySunday, 2nd July 2017
We got in touch with Sonho a dois in September 2015. We already had a holiday planned to Portugal that month and was hoping to meet some
Different wedding planners. As soon as we met Noelia we didn't need to meet any others. She was warm, welcoming and made us feel like we were already friends. She showed us around some venues and we went from there. During the whole 2 year process up until our wedding day of 29 May 2017, nothing was too much trouble. Later on in our journey we met Sandra who would be looking after us on the wedding day and we were not let down. We were in constant contact & Noelia was always at the end of the phone or email to give advice and help. I like to think we were quite a chilled couple. We gave our ideas of what we wanted at our venue Suites Alba and left it in their hands- we were not let down. All I can say is our wedding day was the best day ever - it was absolutely amazing. Everything we could have hoped for and much more. Sandra started her morning with me and spent the whole day looking after me and my husband & our families. Our families are still talking now about how amazing everyone was & how lovely Sandra is. Sandra was still with us at 12.30am when we were dancing the night away & saying our goodbyes to our guests! Every detail was perfect make up, hair, The music, photographer, videographer, cake, flowers, venue and even the little details of love letters and LED balloons. They were so professional and friendly.We feel blessed to have Noelia and Sandra help us with our special day and when we next holiday in the Algarve we will be asking them for a drink with us
Nikki & JohnTuesday, 6th June 2017
We worked with Noelia and the team at Sonho a Dois to plan our wedding in the Algarve. The team are lovely and made getting married in a different country easy and completely stress free, meeting with us when we visited Portugal and also when they came to the UK. Their experience and advice proved invaluable and they ensured that the day ran like clockwork. They got to know us throughout the process which meant that they recommended entertainment and decor that they knew would suit our day. We would definitely recommend using the team to help plan your wedding - we had an amazing time and couldn't have done it without them!
Sharon and RichardThursday, 11th May 2017
We arranged our wedding through Noelia at Sonho a Dois, we first met in January 2016, she was very welcoming and managed our expectations well from the outset. Noelia helped set up our budget very quickly and it only increased because it was added to by ourselves, the items allowed for originally all came within budget. Noelia’s understanding of the English language is also very good, which helped massively for a Portuguese wedding as we do not understand the language.
For every element of the wedding such as venue, food menus, DJ, photographer etc we were given numerous options to help make our decision.
Noelia was very understanding and accommodating when we changed our minds on certain things and communicated with us proactively and clearly at all times. Noelia always kept us informed with developments in relation to the daytime plan for the wedding day so we knew what to expect.
Formal matters such as issuing of birth certificates, passport details and meeting the registrar we were guided on very clearly to help this side of things.
Noelia was also very helpful when it came to options for potential extras, we had some letters that stated LOVE and an ice cream cart for the children, no extras were added until we were happy with what we were getting for the price and our budget was taken into consideration at all times.
Two days before the wedding we were taken to the venue where we finalised things such as locations of tables, where decorations would go etc, no detail was an inconvenience.
The wedding day itself was perfect and so well co-ordinated from the flowers being delivered to the bride, co-ordinating our guests to where they should be before the ceremony to the speeches / dinner.
The venue of the Alba Suites was stunning, the staff were very polite and the food was excellent. The photographer, DJ, Registrar and Childrens entertainer were all brilliant too.
With the exception of our daughter being born, our wedding was the best day of our lives and in a part of the world where we wanted it, simply speaking it wouldn’t have happened without the help of Noelia and Sonho a Dois, for that we could not recommend them highly enough.
Mr and Mrs Hamer
Carla & JamesWednesday, 10th May 2017
Getting married in Portugal was the best thing my husband & I decided to do.. When we met Noelia in October 2015 we knew right away that she was exactly what we were looking for. Her attention to detail is second to none and no task was too big for her. We travelled to Portugal a couple of times before the big day where Noelia picked us up & showed us around different venues, ceremony set ups, ice cream tasting - the list goes on...
There was never a delay on a response for emails, she was just amazing and we can't thank her enough (along with all of the suppliers used) for helping us plan the most amazing day of our lives...
All of our guests complimented on how relaxed both myself & James were on the day of the wedding, and this is all because of Noelia - she was with us the whole day and we had no doubt leaving everything in her capable hands...
We couldn't recommend Sonho a Dois enough, they are amazing at what they do. We're both so sad its all over now, we would do it all again in a heartbeat.
Thanks again Noelia & Team - you're the best at what you do.
Lots of love
Carla & James xoxoxo
Karen KeownFriday, 5th May 2017
We just can’t find the words to thank Sonho a Dois enough for everything! They helped us to have our dream wedding. Everything was just perfect.
From the minute we emailed Carla she was fantastic. All emails were answered so quickly, even my silly little last minute questions!
Carla made the whole experience so enjoyable and exciting and took away any stress that we might have had. She met us 6 months before the wedding in Portugal to view our venue and also arranged for us to meet our suppliers. It gave us the extra reassurance that we had made the right choice. She was a like a friend to us, always providing advice and suggestions but fully respecting all our decisions.
Everything was perfect on the day, Carla was there all day long, sorting out any last minute problems and keeping us all calm! Everything was just perfect, from the English speaking registrar to the flowers (Oura Flores), musicians (2Exclusive & DJ Tiggy), photographer (Yes I do Photography), sparklers, cake, it was just an amazing day that we loved and simply couldn’t have done without Sonho a Dois!
I would recommend Sonho a Dois to everyone, they are fantastic, have a great knowledge of the Algarve and will help you plan the wedding of your dreams! We can’t thank them enough for all their help!
Jacqueline & AndrewSaturday, 29th October 2016
I don't even know where to start. Noelia was like family to me. You build such an amazing rapport with Sonho A Dois its like the fairytale you have dreamt of just comes true. Their attention to detail was just perfect. My husband and i cannot thank them enough for giving us the most perfect wedding day. It was so special. Everything went perfectly we had no stress. It was just beautiful. When i first met Noelia in 2015 i just knew i was in good hands. They are so professional but you still manage to build such a great friendship throughout the time of planning your wedding that they know everything about you and your partner that would help make your day complete. Thank you soo mych for everything you done for us. We may return to the suites alba for our first anniversary and hopefully see you plan another couples perfect day xxxx
Lucy & NickSunday, 18th September 2016
I cannot emphasise enough what an amazing experience it has been with "Sonho a Dois Algarve Weddings". I started planning my wedding in January this year and had plans to get married in the Algarve. Since recommended by a friend of ours, I contacted Carla who has ever since been simply incredible.
She made the entire experience seem effortless. I gathered ideas of what I wanted for the cake, the flowers & ornaments to look like and she made it happen. Her answer was always "Yes, we can do it" and she sure did. She had been in continuous contact with me throughout the entire planning stage and was always super responsive. Carla aims for perfection and the wedding day was nothing but perfect!
Carla also made sure that the actual wedding day was as stress free for me as possible and I wish I could go back in time and relive everything all over again.
There had never been a time where I felt stressed and worried about anything. I fully trust Carla and she is by far one of the best professionals I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
I highly recommend Sonho a Dois and their services.
You guys are awesome! Much love for what you have done for us! Thank you..
Ah... and Beijinhos!
Sousanne & LellaSunday, 21st August 2016
We recently celebrated our union in Algarve by organizing a long weekend of love celebrations with family and friends (August 19-22, 2016).
We live in Dubai and had done our research online for local planners in Algarve. Sonho a Dois Weddings captured my heart from the first response. From the very first interaction the team was very friendly and sweet yet professional and very responsive.
When i met Noelia for the first time a month later in Algarve, I knew i was in safe hands.
in the space of 2 days, we had finished the venue hunting, food tasting and supplier selection for flowers, caterers even photography. The rest was all done thru emails and video calls and she made the whole experience stress free and super enjoyable. I never thought id actually be having fun planning for a wedding celebration :)
Noelia and her team managed to pull 2 outstanding non-traditional events, one by the beach with a bonfire and one in a vineyard, by translating our thoughts and wishes into concrete out of this world evenings that absolutely everyone enjoyed until the last minute. The overall organization was super smooth, quality of service impeccable and agreeable.
All suppliers exceeded our expectations and i could tell it’s because of the relationship that Sonho a Dois team had built and nurtured with them. They all cared to provide the best experience to us and we felt we were surrounded by friends rather than suppliers.
I also got a chance to interact with the rest of Sonho’s team, all really wonderful women, very professional, considerate and delightful to work with.
Sonho a Dois weddings are not just a team of event organizers and planners. They offer personal attention with big agency results.
Thanks a million Noelia and Sonho's team.. keep on shining!
Loads of love
Hina & KishanSunday, 14th August 2016
Me and my husband got married this August in albufiera at the Sao Rafael Atlantico, recommended by our amazing wedding planner, Carla from sonho a dois Algarve wedding and events.
I've been stress free from day one and this experience has truly been enjoyable. Carla helped from day one to the day of the events we held, having a Indian wedding abroad is always going to be difficult but she was able to get us everything we needed to make our wedding day perfect. From flowers, decoration, dj equipment as we brought our own Dj, nothing was ever too much to ask for.
Communicating through emails and a personal visit earlier in the year was all we needed for the 8 months leading up to our big day. Carla gave us reassurance, confidence and always came up with a suitable solution when ever we had any doubt.
Carla wasn't just the perfect wedding planner any bride can ask for but she has become a friend. Even after her work was done at our wedding she came to see us off at the airport the day we left which was truly heart warming.
I would highly recommend Carla at sonho a Dois as she has made my dream wedding a reality and I love her for this.
Thank you from the bottom of our heart.
Darren & LingFriday, 12th August 2016
Ling and I decided on Portugal after searching the world for a unique and gorgeous wedding venue.
We were hooked after visiting the Algarve and seeing the small quaint white washed villages, fantastic small sandy coves and amazing unspoilt coastline and cliffs.
We contacted a few planners but had an immediate affinity towards Sandra and Sonho a Dois. After meeting Sandra we knew we could start to relax knowing our dream was in good hands.
Great communication and Sandra was always at the end of a phone for those moments of fear when you think you've forgotten something but actually, Sandra had it will in hand.
In fact, having seen quite a few venues over several days we fell immediately in love with Alba Suites, only to be told there was no availability for out chosen dates - gutted! However, Sandra took up our case and spoke to the resort management. She knew we had set our hearts on the resort and after a few nervous minutes and several calls Sandra had somehow convinced the resort to let us have the date we wanted and for the resort to plan around us. It is accurate to say that without Sandra's intervention we would not have had our dream wedding venue.
Nothing was too much trouble for Sonho a Dois and we felt looked after all the way through the planning, our visit to sort out the 'legals' and all through the wedding day. Sandra took on many roles, coordinated our photographers and musician and the resort staff to ensure we were as relaxed as possible.
We wanted an intimate family and close friends wedding with a few personal touches of decoration and quiet music. We got much more and our expectations were exceeded.
We have no hesitation in not only recommending Sonho a Dois to plan your wedding on the Algarve but would also place them well ahead of the other multiple planners that we meet and spent time with.
All our family and close friends were highly delighted with our day and our huge thanks go to Sonto a Dois and especially Sandra,who we now consider one of our dear friend
Annette & StephenSaturday, 6th August 2016
Stephen & I got married in August 2016 in Albufeira and I highly recommend Carla from Sonho a Dois Algarve weddings to help you plan your wedding in the Algarve! Carla is ever the professional, we simply could not have done it without her. From the paperwork, to the church, hotel, flowers, photographers, video team... the list is endless. We had the most amazing day of our lives, and everything was perfect from start to finish. Porches church was so beautiful and Sao Rafael hotel was spectacular. Our guests had a day to remember, and so many commented on Carla and her fantastic organising skills!
Thank you so much for everything, Annette & Stephen
Sarah & BenSaturday, 9th July 2016
Summer 2016 we got married in the Algarve, Sonho a Dois helped us create a dream wedding even better than we could have ever imagined!! Throughout planning the wedding Noelia helped us with every little detail to make the day absolutely perfect, all of our guests said it was the best wedding they have ever been to and we agree ... it was AMAZING!!
We could not have had better help with Sonho a Dois and i recommend this wonderful company to any happy couple who are dreaming of having their special day abroad. We were lucky to find them!
Emma & Barry Friday, 20th May 2016
Thank you so much Sandra for making our wedding perfect. If you want a stress free time planning your wedding then these are definitely the people to use. Sandra was fabulous from her first email to our post wedding BBQ we felt in safe hands. She was always on hand to answer any questions and full of enthusiasm and great ideas. We always felt as though Sandra was giving us 110 percent I don't know how she found time to plan other weddings at the same time as she put so much time and work into our special day. When we visited the Algarve to look at venues it was a joy to be shown around by Sandra, she spend all day making sure we had seen all the venues we wanted to. The experience was relaxed, almost like we were going out for the day with an old friend. On our wedding day all the suppliers she had recommended managed to exceed our high expectations. The hairdressers, florist, singer, d.j Tiggy, photographers and registrar were all wonderful. Many of our guests told us it was the best wedding they had ever attended with amazing attention to detail. Sandra also arranged a bbq for us the following day which again was fabulous, gorgeous venue and superb food. I would highly recommend doing this. During our two days of celebrations we were happy and relaxed as Sandra was so organised and always on hand in case you need her. She is a wonderful lady and a true credit to Sonho a Dois. We also met Carla and Noelia who seemed lovely too. Sandra I will miss your emails, we had the best day ever and we can't thank you enough.
Lisa & Patrick Saturday, 30th April 2016
We recently got married in Vilamoura in Portugal and we didn't know where to start when planning the wedding.
We were extremely lucky to find Sandra!!
We would recommend them in a heartbeat and since we have got married have generally missed corresponding with them!
They were so helpful, nothing was too much trouble and we never ever worried about anything! We basically went with the flow and let them take care of everything and didn't get stressed once which is unheard when planning a wedding. They kept us up to date with what needed doing or paying so we could relax and not worry about missing deadlines!
We had the most amazing day. Everything just fell into place without any problems! Every single person at our wedding had a fabulous day and not one person complained about food, service, organisation etc
We are eternally grateful for everything Sandra and her team did for us! There are not enough words to describe how happy we were/are!!!!!!
Tara & RichardSaturday, 17th October 2015
I cannot speak highly enough of Noelia at Sonho a Dois, she was simply wonderful from the start.
If I could offer any advice to prospective brides and Grooms it would be to hire Sonho a Dois. Her exceptional planning service means she can advise on the best products to suit your budget. Noelia is extremely professional and personable and I really felt I could trust her 100 per cent. She stayed by our sides on the lead up to our wedding and ensured everything ran smoothly.
I truly cannot thanks Noelia enough for making our day so wonderful!
Lewis & JoSaturday, 19th September 2015
One of the best decisions you can make when planning a wedding in the Algarve is by emailing Sonho a Dois. My wife and
I cannot speak highly enough of them. Sandra was amazing from day one all the way through to the big day. We could never
of made the day as special as it was without her help. So many ideas and so many quality reccomendations. All the people
Sandra works with made our day more that we could ever of imagined.
Beijinhos Lewis & Jo
Angela & GavinThursday, 10th September 2015
Obrigada Carla for helping us organise the most perfect Wedding Day, it was everything we had dreamt of and more. The help you have given us from the day we first contacted you has been fantastic; quick responses to hundreds of emails and nothing was ever too much trouble. You found us the dream Wedding Venue in Suites Alba, a breath taking place where the staff could not do enough for us and where we tasted the most beautiful food. All of our friends and family say it was the best wedding they have ever been to.....we just want to do it all over again!
A huge thank you also to our Florist who provided the most beautiful flower arrangements that were better than either of us expected and to the bakery for our gorgeous Naked Wedding Cake which was a huge hit with all of our guests. And lastly a very special thank you to our wonderful Photographers, Lapela Fotografia. It was a pleasure having you there to share and capture our special day, your talents are beyond words.
None of these details would have been so perfect had it not been for Carla. You truly are a fantastic Wedding Planner and a lovely person. We will miss emailing you countless questions and ideas but we will keep in touch as you have become a close friend over the last 18 months and not just the amazing lady who made our wedding day a dream come true!
Anyone looking for a Wedding Planner in Portugal do not hesitate to contact Carla and the team at Sonho a Dois - they truly are the most incredible Wedding Planners.
Angela & Gavin
Joyce & PatrickFriday, 4th September 2015
We've booked with Sonho a Dois in January 2015 with our wedding planned in September 2015. Best wedding decision ever! Sandra has been just amazing all the way through our planning process and has been an absolute star during the day. She is incredible lovely, calm, organised and nothing is too much. She picked us up from the airport, drove us around to suppliers, venues and even to Villamoura with us for a night to see our wedding band play (we were in Carvoeiro, about an hour away!). The suppliers we chose also were lovely and so patient and supportive. Everything went incredibly smoothly and her experience and contacts have been essential for our big day. It was everything we hoped for and better - all our sincere gratitude to these amazing people. We definitely hope to see Sandra again when we visit Portugal next time, highly highly recommended! Sandra, thank you so much for everything!! Beijinhos xxx
Tim & AlisonSaturday, 29th August 2015
Just a quick note to thank Sandra and the team for organising our small but perfect wedding this August. Everything went perfectly, all the arrangements were spot on and we both felt you did a lot more than you needed to to make sure we had a great experience. I couldn't agree more with the other testimonials, if you select Sonho a Dois, you couldn't be in better hands.
Tim and Ali
Samantha & DawsonMonday, 27th July 2015
We just wanted to say a huge OBRIGADO to Carla and Sonho a dois for arranging what really was our perfect wedding! We did think that arranging a wedding abroad would be extremely hard, but in terms of all of the wedding day details - Carla had everything covered and kept our minds at rest!
Not only was the quality of services such as hair, make up, cars and flowers absolutely fantastic - but Carla knows EVERYTHING there is to know about arranging a wedding in the Algarve and having the best day ever. Even staying right until the last person was on the coach, at 3:30am.
The choice of venues were amazing, and we know we couldn't have got anywhere close to the dream wedding we had in Portugal, in England.
So thank you so much for your patience with us and amazing planning and attention to detail. It was lovely getting to know you so well over the last 2 years!
Sam and Mark
Nadia & LiamMonday, 13th July 2015
My husband Liam and I celebrated our dream wedding on the 13th of July 2015, surrounded by our family and friends with the amazing back drop of Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal. We would not have had our dream wedding if we didn't have the never ending, any time help of the amazing wedding planners of Sonho a Dois!! Liam and I already had high expectations when we hired Sonho a Dois after enjoying my best friends wedding in Vilamoura two years previous which the girls also organised.
Sonho a Dois did not disappoint, they went above and beyond our expectations. Sandra was the planner assigned to our wedding and from the beginning she was a dream to work with. Sandra was easy to e-mail and before long I did not see her as my wedding planner but also my friend. Some people find weddings stressful to plan when at home never mind going abroad but I can honestly say that we never had one moment of stress and completely enjoyed the whole experience. No matter what I suggested or asked for when e-mailing Sandra she had it organised and booked in no time, Sandra also had loads of suggestions of things we could do or might like and always kept us updated of any progress. When we arrived in Vilamoura for the wedding after countless e-mails we finally met Sandra face to face and it was like greeting an old friend, we felt completely at ease and safe in the knowledge that Sandra had our wedding plans in hand. We also had booked a pre wedding BBQ which our guests are still talking about, suggested by Sandra. It was a great way to break the ice and by the time the wedding day came about our guests were not only in holiday party mode but they were all dying to see each other to continue on the fun of the BBQ.
Liam and I got married in the beautiful Estoi Church, followed by ice cream cart outside (another one of Sandra's suggestions which our guests just LOVED) We had our BBQ and our wedding meal and party in the amazing private villa Casa Do Campo. Sonho a Dois work with suppliers of the highest standards and they are the friendliest people we have ever met who aim to make you as happy as can be. I had brought a few personal decorations over with me from Ireland that I had wanted on the day of the BBQ and wedding. Sandra listened to our ideas and on the day of the BBQ and wedding we didn't need to think of anything. My decorations were hung, our visions of our BBQ and wedding day came together perfectly before our eyes and Sandra was there every step of the way, in the background working tirelessly, going above and beyond making sure everything went to plan and our guests had an amazing time.
Everyone is still talking about how amazing our wedding was, how they had a brilliant time and it was the best wedding they had ever been to!!! This is all down to Sandra and Sonho a Dois!!! We cannot say thank you enough or recommend them enough to anyone thinking of marrying in the Algarve!!
Nick & KristenMonday, 6th July 2015
Thank you Carla for planning and organizing the most terrific day either of us could have asked for. The service you provided to us over the 18 months was beyond spectacular. From venue searching, to arranging florists, the ceremony, photographer, EVERYTHING, we could not have done without you. The day went by so flawlessly and this was all because of you. We kept having to remind ourselves that on the day we need not worry about anything ...you took care of everything and we are forever grateful!
Our family and friends still talk about the day months later as the best wedding they have ever been to and we have to agree =)
Thank you so much for everything you did for us, I would recommend you without hesitation to ANYONE looking for a wedding planner - you are the best.
Nick and Krissy
Charlie & LaurenceSaturday, 4th July 2015
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Noelia and her team at Sonho a Dois for giving us the best wedding day possible! Without them the wedding could never has been as fantastic as it was. Nothing was too much bother for them and Noelia worked so hard on the day and leading up to the day to make sure no detail was missed. Even when our firework display had to be cancelled at the last minute she was there with another idea, which worked even better in the end! If you are thinking of getting married in Portugal do not do it without Sonho a Dois!!! They make the whole experience easy and totally enjoyable, like a wedding should be. Thank you again. The Harpers! x
Hannah & WayneSaturday, 27th June 2015
What can we say...THANK YOU!!! Our wedding day truly was everything we imagined and more! Everything you have done from the preparation to all of your hard work on the wedding day really did make it perfect and we could not have done it without you. Thank you so much!!! Hannah & Wayne x
Jess & JohnnyThursday, 25th June 2015
Thank you Carla for Everything! You were an absolute treasure from start to finish. Our wedding was everything and more than we expected.
Your organisation, planning and attention to detail allowed us to relax and actually enjoy what for some can be very stressful.
Not only did you ensure every request was attended too but you also gave some brilliant ideas that iced the wedding cake!
Incredible Wedding planner. Amazing person! Cant recommend highly enough!!! Thank you so much and best wishes for the future!!
Dawn & EddieFriday, 19th June 2015
Sonhoadois are nothing short of fantastic.We first met with them January 2014 in Dublin and knew from our first meeting that we wanted them to plan our wedding in portugal.when we went over in April to choose our venue for the following june they took a whole day to show us around different venues. I had no doubt that both Carla and sandra would help make our day special. For the next year i was mainly in contact with sandra through lots of emails. She was always there to answer any of my questions and I had a lot. All her advice and choice of suppliers were of top quality. When our day finally arrived june 19 2015 sandra was with us all day ensuring everything was perfect.all I can say for anyone choosing to have a wedding in portugal choose Sonho a Dois u won't be disappointed they are fantastic all our friends and family are still talking about our wedding and how brilliant sandra and her team are . Thank you so much sandra for a day we will never ever forget i wish I could rewind and do it all again.
Dawn and Eddie from ireland.
Maeve & AndrewFriday, 15th May 2015
We had attended a wedding hosted by Sonho a dois and absolutely loved it , so when it came to ours there was no other choice . Noelia and the girls were so good throughout all the planning. They were patient with all our annoying emails and so professional.
Noelia went out of her way to make sure we were 100% happy when we went to visit venues
On the day of the wedding one of the planners was always with me from early morning which completely relaxed and reassured me. I knew that if anything needed to be done they were right there, even when my veil blew off just before I walked up the aisle, Noelia was only 2 steps away and rescued me !!
The wedding went without a hitch and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the whole day and it was all down to the hard work of Noelia and the team
We can't thank them enough or fault them in any way. We have done and will continue to recommend them to friends and family
Thank you for making our day amazing
Maeve and Andrew Matheson
Jona & ErickTuesday, 5th May 2015
Wow – where to start? Carla is amazing! From the day we started communicating with Sonho until the very end she was 100% available, completely present and more than willing to ensure this becomes the most memorable day of our lives...and it has.
Nothing was ever a problem and her bright, bubbly, positive personality was an absolute pleasure to work with. From start to finish, Carla took meticulous care of every detail to ensure our vision was brought to life. When we stood there at the end of the evening (almost the next morning) we were at awe at how well everything turned out and I congratulate her for the perfect execution.
We wanted a wedding close to a beach. All her suggestions were laid out with their respective pros and cons along with alternatives. She is well connected and can had updates almost instantly. I personally saw how well and authentic her networking abilities are. Needless to say that got us everything on our list. We had numerous requirements,photographers, DJ, meals, flowers arrangement, hairdresser etc, all organized and arranged by her. We just showed up! We had her support even when we couldn't make decisions fast enough.
I am sure we have all heard planning a wedding is not easy, but it can be if you have Carla, Sonho by your side. In fact I will go even further and say expect to be bedazzled as she will not only meet your expectations but exceed them.
Thank you Carla. Beijinhos
Gill & JohnThursday, 18th September 2014
I really don't know where to start with these girls ! I looked through forums and googled Wedding planners from Algarve and Sonho a Dois always seemed to pop up ! I knew from the first email we would book through them not only because they were popular but because of how many UK weddings they have done that was important to us and also how professional they came across. Nothing was ever to much hassle for Noeila she went above and beyond for us I cannot begin to explain all the little things that she done for us that isn't what you would expect from your wedding planner just to make me feel competely at ease and extra special I never once felt that my wedding was not important too them the way Noeila dealt with us was like we were the only wedding she was planning ( she had loads on that week!!) We swapped pictures back and fourth loads of times if I was unsure about anything at all it got sorted my mind was always put at ease. Noeila actually came over to Scotland to meet with us which was amazing for us to meet our planner face to face and have your mind put to rest was great she answered all my questions about everything before I could even ask! The professionalism from her was second to none they don't push you into anything, tell them your budget and you will get a range of venues, photographers, videographers etc... I have to say every single supplier we had were absolutely fantastic I cannot thank them enough for everything they did to make our day what it was! All of our guest are still talking about our wedding and it's thanks to everyone of them but especially Noeila you were there from start to finish every step of the way you made me so relaxed and calm and that made my day so much better I could tell how much you love your job! You are so lovely and nothing was ever about money if you had a cheaper way of doing things for me you made sure I knew about it and actually saved us some money in the end!
I cannot thank you all enough, our day was everything we dreamed of and more, it truly was ! I find myself crying it is all over lol but we have our DVD and photo's to look forward too Miss you guys loads!!
Girls if you are reading through this for the perfect planners look no further I promise you won't be disappointed !!
Natalie & NickMonday, 15th September 2014
From day one, when i first ever contacted Sonho A Dois Algarve Wedding Planners about our nervous idea of a destination wedding, they have been truly supportive, understanding, knowledgeable and patient! They put our minds at ease from the beginning, and were on hand whenever we needed any further guidance, silly questions answering, and general help with the whole wedding. Their recommendations for suppliers was always unbiased, allowing us to decide for ourselves, whilst being on hand to help point out the pros/cons. We weren't disappointed with anything from our day as all involved were amazing and surpassed our expectations- from the venue, to the music, to the photographers, to the legal side etc etc- every detail was taken care of and then some. So much so that on the day itself, Nick and i both agree that we weren't really all that nervous and were just able to enjoy it! I would recommend their service hands down to absolutely anyone and would say to any couple considering a wedding in Portugal- DO IT! And if you want it done right, use these girls; they took all the stress out of the planning- truly the best money we spent above everything else. Thank again to the girls and Noelia especially- they truly are the best at what they do, and made our day beyond memorable.
Joanna and SimonThursday, 4th September 2014
We started to look at the prospect of getting married in the Algarve shortly after our engagement in September 2013 and wanted to set our date for September 2014. So we had a look online for wedding planners and venues. We flew out in December to have a look at venues and met Carla who took us to venues that would suit our needs. Carla was extremely helpful and patient and quick to communicate with us during our deliberations on which venue to choose and finally...we selected our special place. We then spent 8 months liaising with Carla on picking our suppliers for photographs and videographer, cake, florist, entertainment).
We visited Portugal again in April and July to confirm final arrangements and again Carla kindly took us to the wedding venue again....nothing was too much trouble. Carla also set up meetings with the other suppliers so we could meet those who would be involved in making our day special and memorable. Time quickly slipped by and we found ourselves back in Vilamoura for our special day. Carla met us again and introduced us to Sandra who would be with us throughout the wedding day. The day was fantastic...relaxed and such fun and these ladies are testament to the success of our wedding. We had a ball and every supplier we picked were outstanding. Carla never pushed one supplier over another, she was happy to show us the options and leave the final decision to us. As I am an Event Manager myself, my expectations are high, especially for communication, organisation and attention to detail and Sonho a Dois exceeded these..and more!!
Thank you Carla and Sandra....two special ladies who obviously adore your work...for giving us and our guests a wedding day we will never forget!
Deborah & ConorMonday, 1st September 2014
What can we say about Noelia and her team at Sonho a Dois? They are an amazing team and they saved our wedding day!
We first signed up with a different Algarve wedding planner in October 2013. To say this was a disaster would be an understatement, venue & church weren't booked or even reserved, etc etc, I won't go on. We cancelled this service in November 2013 and by coincidence Noelia & Carla were in Dublin that same weekend doing a meet & greet. We jumped in the car and drove to Dublin early on Saturday morning, Noelia kindly squeezed us in to their already hectic schedule. We explained where we had been at with the other planner and within 3-4 days Noelia had the venue, church etc pinned down and secured for our wedding date of 12th Sept, the rest was detail which we could sort out later. To say we were relieved would be an understatement!
We later found out that Noelia already had 2 weddings booked for the same date of 12th September and they normally will only do 2 weddings per day, so they could have easily said no. We felt so lucky.
After that everything was superb, Noelia, Carla & their team gave us an excellent service. I wasn't convinced on the idea of a wedding planner when my wife mentioned it at the start, but when you see how much there is to do with a wedding abroad and how much can go wrong, not to mention making sure you are legally married, it made a lot of sense and the extra expense was an absolute bargain!!
Noelia worked with us the whole way along to make sure we got what we wanted and also that we got good value for our money. They really work hard for you. Some people might say that wedding planners are pushy and out to sell you their own suppliers, but that is absolutely not the case here. If we wanted to change anything or swap to someone we had found (we found our own photographer, flowers and post wedding party venue, none of which Noelia had used before), it was no trouble at all.
On the big day, Noelia was like a sneaky ninja, she was always one step ahead and everything was really seamless, so we didn't have to worry. This meant that we and more particularly my wife, really got to enjoy and savour everything about our wedding day, as it can go so fast if you are rushing & worrying. We've been at 22 weddings in the last 3 years and at 21 of them the bride always looked worried about "have the band been paid" or "did mum get the right dessert" etc, all that stuff. Not so for us, Noelia was on top of everything and that meant a brilliant day for us.
In summary, Myself and my now wife, Deborah, couldn't have asked for better. If you're considering getting married in the Algarve, we couldn't recommend Sonho a Dois highly enough, they are BRILLIANT!
Thank you so much guys!!
Janine & AidanMonday, 12th August 2013
Dear Carla and the team at Sonho a dois,
How can we put into words how grateful we are to you for making our dream wedding come true!! We had the most amazing, albeit eventful day (thanks to the 5 minute torrential downpour) and even that couldn't put a dampener on the day!
From the moment my bridesmaid and I met Carla to discuss plans and visit potential venues, I had no doubts! Nothing was ever too much trouble for you, and you were always there to answer any questions and willing to go the extra mile. You made the 1 year planning the wedding a total breeze, especially with your step by step approach to the legal documents, so we never got flustered! We didn't even have 1 bride/groomzilla moment!!
Thank you so much for your assistance and support with creating our perfect wedding day! The memories will last forever! We're just sad its all over now, but along with our guests we are already planning the 5 year reunion.
Any couples considering a wedding in the Algarve should defintely get in contact with Sonho a Dois! They come highly recommended
Triona & OwenMonday, 10th June 2013
To Noelia & Carla thank you so much for making our wedding day so special and a day we will never forget! From the moment we met you back in 2010 at Pat & Linda's wedding we knew we wanted to get married in the Algarve and you made that dream come true. We felt so relaxed from the moment we arrived, everything from start to finish was perfect! We couldn’t have done it without all your help, ye were just fantastic. Hopefully we’ll be back to the Algarve for another Sheehan wedding in the future!! Thanks for everything, ye are the best!