Well, I cant even begin to explain what an amazing job Noelia & the girls at Sohno a Dois do to ensure your wedding day turns out to be everything you dreamed of. I initially stumbled across the name when I googled weddings in Portugal & emailed them a brief enquiry. Within an hour or two Noelia emailed back looking for some info on what we had in mind & following my reply sent on a few different options of venues & prices etc (which was great because we knew straight away what sort of price range we were in for what we wanted)After scanning through them we found exactly what we dreamed of when we thought of our wedding abroad, the stunning Lady of the Rock for our romantic ceremony & then Duna Beach afterwards for our fun beach bbq wedding reception. After reading a few testimonials we decided to use Sohno a Dois as our wedding planners, which to us now was the best decision we could have made! We met Noelia and Carla within 2 months of our initial correspondence when they were over in Dublin for a wedding fair, I was a bit apprehensive as I didn't know what to expect , but they are two of the nicest friendliest people you'd ever meet! Over the 18 month period of planning the wedding we met Noelia any time she was over in Dublin (about 4 times, all in all)to go through details of the day & what we had in mind for certain aspects & we made our decisions along the way with her assistance and advice. There was also an abundance of emails back & forth ( mainly me asking a ridiculous amount of questions, but all were replied to promptly & my mind put at ease quickly)We did get over for 3 days a year before the wedding to see the venue (which were amazing) and Noelia took us off for the day to meet some suppliers while there. Now, onto the additional team members that truly made our wedding day a dream come through: We initially met Joao from Joao Photography while in portugal for the few days. I'm not exactly fond of being in front of the camera, so the thoughts of all the posing etc on my wedding day filled me with dread! But after meeting Joao I knew I would be totally at ease as he was so relaxed and easing to talk to, plus he had some beautiful natural shot albums which was the way we wanted to go for the majority of our album. Joao and his team were great on the day , in no way intrusive or demanding, and really made us & our guests so comfortable around them. We received our digital album a few days after the wedding and I cannot describe what a stunning job he did. I have never seen anything like it, the photographs are so beautiful and natural, they truly capture every aspect and emotion of the day. We used Orlando Horta as our videographer, Noelia advised that Orlando & Joao work well together on the day, so we went with her advice & we weren't disappointed! They work great together, there was no competition for shots etc & both were great fun. Even the groom (who on the run up to the wedding was a bit apprehensive about the thought of all the photo taking & videos etc) had a great laugh with them and his groomsmen the morning of the wedding doing all their shots. They really were a great team & our guests couldn't get over how nice and un-intrusive they were. The did a great job of capturing the day. A last minute decision we made a few weeks before the wedding was to get a drone camera for aerial shots of the wedding at lady of the rock & duna beach. Our guests were blown away by this & the bit of footage we've seen so far looks out of this world, I honestly cant wait to see the video. I'd just like to throw in (from experience) that if anyone is thinking of trying to save by not having photographer or videographer think seriously about it, because our day just went by so fast that a month on I still cant believe its come & gone, the only saving grace is I have our stunning photo's to look back on (which does make all the difference) and the video to look forward to. Onto my band. WOW!! Nicole & Tiago from Twin Flames were AMAZING! I had heard and considered other wedding bands from the Algarve, but decided to book Twin Flames (without seeing them) as I knew I wanted a young band with amazing voices & energy and that covered all generation of songs. My god, they were brilliant from start to finish. They did our ceremony songs beautifully, did a great mc'ing for the walk ins/speeches & had everyone up dancing (old & young ) for the night. Tiago even learnt our first dance especially , Romeo & Juliet by the Dire Straits, which is no easy task. They were brilliant, better than anything I could have imagined & all our guests loved them. They were the main suppliers we had one on one dealings with, but the flowers & set up's of the venues were also done beautifully. The staff of Duna Beach were so attentive & friendly & the food was lovely too. Anyway, the long & short of it is that this day would not have happened without the wonderful Noelia, she guided us from start to finish on every aspect of the day and advised us on what she thought would & wouldn't work for us based on our personalities and they type of wedding we wanted. They truly put a personal touch to it all and give 110%.They were there with us from the morning of the wedding to the early hours of the morning , just to ensure that everything went to plan. Even Vera from Sonho a Dois met us the next day to ensure the boat trip they had helped us organise for our guests went to plan. I can honestly say we were blessed to have them plan our wedding as they truly made our dreams come through x Thank you all so much! Lou & Anto x (I want to do it all again after writing that!)
Thinking of getting married abroad in Portugal? Contact this company absolutely amazing, Carla helped us with everything from start to finish could not have done it without her! My husband & I are from Scotland and we both always wanted a small, intimate wedding in Portugal. We had 10 guests in total and everyone commented on how well everything was put together nothing was a hassle and was such a stress free day. We would just like to say Obrigado for everything our day was the best.
Carla, affectionately renamed, "the wee wedding wizard", we would both like to thank you so much for making our wedding the most perfect and special day ever! Nothing was ever too much bother, every single detail was complete perfection. Our day was amazing and this simply would not have been possible without you. The team at Suites Alba were attentive and professional, the food was truly out of this world! It felt like we just had extra friends at our wedding to join the fun with Carla, Sandra, Tanya and Helio. The photographs really captured the atmosphere, the flowers and decorations were stunning and hair and make up was just beautiful. All this with friendly and lovely people! Meeting Carlos and having him marry us made it all the more personal and special. I wish I could have taken you all home with us! Idyllic location, perfect team of people which really did make for the most special day for out family. I honestly can't thank or recommend you enough.
Dearest Noelia and the team at Sonho a Dois. We cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for our wedding in Suites Alba, Portugal. It has always been our dream to get married abroad, however as a same sex couple we came up against a number of hurdles when trying to arrange this. Not only would a number of British companies not even consider taking our wedding on, but we faced a number of barriers when choosing a destination too. It wasn't until we spoke to Noelia and the Sonho a Dois team did everything become so much easier. From day one they made us feel welcome and at ease. Nothing was ever a problem or too much to ask. We exchanged a considerable number of emails with Noelia; she was prompt and informative with every response. We arrived in Portugal for our wedding feeling confident and secure that Noelia and the team had organised everything as we had wanted... they did not disappoint!! Noelia pays close attention to all of the finer details, she is meticulously organised and most importantly she is one of the loveliest most approachable people we have ever met. We felt relaxed and comfortable with her immediately. When the big day arrived Noelia had quite a job in organising not one, but two brides for the day. She was however, such a calming presence, never appearing stressed even though she was running between both of our rooms, getting the flowers, organising the guests, the registrar, the photographers, the band and she even had time to arrange someone to fix my broken nail!! She is absolutely incredible and we have no doubt it is thanks to her that the day ran like clockwork. We had the wedding of our dreams, it was everything we could have wished for and a thousand times more. The photographers, the band, the registrar, the florist were all amazing and recommended by the Sonho a Dois team. The personal touch that Noelia and the team provide cannot be underated, their passion and love of their job is plain to see with their attention to detail and genuine care about the couple they are working for. We believe it is this that stands them out from the many other companies we researched before the wedding and we would recommend Noelia and the Sonho a Dois team to anyone thinking about having a wedding in the Algarve...you will not find a more outstanding wedding company and you will not regret it!! A special mention to Noelia who has not only been our rock throughout the whole wedding process but is an extremely talented and wonderful woman who has become our friend too. We will be back next year to celebrate our first anniversary xx
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 assitance 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 Janine & Aidan - 29th August 2013 xxx