In Part 1 we shared with you the beautiful beach wedding in Estepona of Anna and Adam. We love hearing back from our brides and grooms after their special day, and not long after their return home we received an email from this wonderful family:
We got back from Spain on Friday and are suffering from a serious case of holidays blues!
When we decided to get married in Spain, a friend recommended that we get a wedding planner. We were dubious and I’m ashamed to say that we had visions of being ripped off at every opportunity, but I couldn’t have been more wrong.
We met with Scott from Sunshine Weddings Spain a whole year before we were due to get married in Estepona and discussed our requirements with him, he was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the area, suitable venues and suppliers and was also extremely patient with our two lively young daughters who had joined us on the trip!
Following that meeting with Scott, he arranged for a member of his team to show us around possible Estepona venues, and once we had chosen our beach-side venue Scott introduced us to our personal planner, Julie. I canít stress how helpful and patient Julie was with us! I know I probably drove her crazy with endless questions and requests throughout the year leading up to our wedding, but she always got back to me immediately and was always extremely polite and professional!
Julie created a checklist for us which she regularly updated and sent to me. Another member of the team also set up a wedding website for our guests which contained details of hotels, car hire, local attractions and things to do in Estepona and the surrounding areas – such as Marbella, Puerto Banus and the mountain villages.
All of the suppliers recommended to us by Sunshine Weddings Spain were amazing, I couldn’t fault any of them, from the photographer to the children’s entertainer to the saxophone player. They were all true professionals and lovely people to match.
A few months before the wedding we went back to Spain and Scott met us again to take us to meet all of the suppliers we’d chosen and arranged my hair and make-up trials. Scott also attended the food and wine tasting with us, which was lovely as we got to know him a bit better. Scott then also put together a very detailed itinerary of the actual wedding day which he got us to review and approve.
The one thing that impressed us so much about Scott and the Sunshine Weddings Spain team was that they didn’t want any money up front and didn’t want any payment until a week before the wedding. We thought this was so commendable and feel it really says something about Scott and the business he is running, given that they had been working with us on our wedding for a whole year before asking for any money.
A few days before the wedding, Scott ran through everything for the big day with us again and then on the actual day was there from the very beginning until the very end, to make sure everything ran smoothly.
We had such an amazing, perfect wedding day in Estepona. It was everything we had dreamed it would be and more. All of our guests loved the venue and said it was the best wedding they had ever been to!
We would highly recommend getting a wedding planner if youíre planning a destination wedding in Spain and would most definitely recommend Sunshine Weddings Spain!
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Scott and the Sunshine Weddings Spain team for all of their help in making sure we had the wedding of our dreams – thank you!!!!
Lots of Love,
Anna Adam xx
And itís emails like that this one make our job the best in the world. Congratulations Anna and Adam, and your lovely girls, it was a pleasure working with you!