We hope you enjoy reading the following testimonials and receive value feedback on how we have supported bridal couples throughout the wedding planning process.
We are featuring Sunshine Weddings most recent weddings of 2016 and will add to them as we receive them.
If you would like to obtain specific feedback from any of our bridal couples please contact susie@SunshineWeddings.com who will be happy to help you with your request.
Eilidh and Paul Marbela Wedding 22nd September
My wife and I would like to say a big thank you for all your help and putting up with us in general……I hope we were not too annoying for you with all our constant questions. However from our point of view you have been excellent and you organised a very fluent and amazing wedding for us. It was truly something very very special.
I don’t have enough time to give you all the feedback from our family and friends – but the overall opinion from everyone is WOW!! – Both the Marbella Beach Wedding Venue and Hacienda Mijas were amazing venues…….food at both venues were top top quality and everything else just went very smoothly!!!!
Thank you very much for sourcing Fergus as he was magic and the wedding party loved him……very useful for any scottish weddings in Marbs!!
Been a strange week – no emails from you and we will both miss that……..its been a tremendous come down since coming home!!!
Although what happened to the “Tartan bus”? – Slightly disappointed that it never made an appearance J but thanks for coming past on the BBQ party……nice to put a face to your emails.
Mrs Williams has thanked everyone else through emails but thought she would leave me to thank you as I was the stupidest!!
Really like to wish you all the best for the rest of the year !!!!……
Paul and Eilidh Williams xxxxx
Sarah and Ray Marbella Wedding 18th August
So it’s now 8 weeks since I married the man of my dreams and we had thee best day of our lives thanks to sunshine weddings. Yes we got married 18/8/16 and I should really apologise for only getting in touch again now.
Firstly I would like to thank Susie. From the moment I made contact with sunshine weddings she was there to answer questions, suggest various options for our budget and to then arrange the itinerary for our visit to Spain to choose a venue. I felt completely at ease as it’s difficult to trust a company especially only corresponding over email when u don’t meet them face to face. Susie was so pleasant and I was put at ease immediately.
Then we visited the Costa del Sol and met the Scott. Scott took us around various venues and when we told him we wanted somewhere we could make our own she introduced us to the Estepona Beach club and we loved it instantly. My now hubby was very emotional that day and seeing him that way I knew this was the place for us!
From then on the wonderful Julie took the helm and answered every query, no matter how ridiculous and was really calming and reassuring throughout! She helped with ideas and we corresponded like friends. She introduced us to all our providers and made the process of getting married abroad so easy to arrange!
I loved every minute of arranging our wedding and would do it all over again! Julie you really were a star!
Then we met Scott several times (and Carla a few days before the wedding). We couldn’t have been without them on the day! They went out of their way to ensure everything ran smoothly and that we had the best day of our lives and it definitely was that!
We gave them a suitcase full of personal items a few days before the wedding and the venue and church looked fab and everyone had an amazing time!
With almost 90 guests it was no mean feat ensuring everyone got from their accommodation to the church then onto the reception as a whole! They even arranged for one of our guests who got a little lost (shall we say) to get to the reception from Torremolinos!
Scott is so friendly and so professional and we loved sharing stories of our Grandparents lives too. He just knows weddings and knows people and knew exactly how to look after us all!
The day couldn’t have been better and my new husband and I want to thank sunshine weddings from the bottom of our hearts for making our day about us and making it as special as it was!
Love Mr and Mrs Braniff xx
Carly & Gerard – 27th August 2016
To Sunshine Weddings team or should I just refer to you all as legends!!!!
Tomorrow will be 3 weeks since our Wedding day and it is only now I am trying to put on paper and put into words something that has left Gerard and I speechless!! There are no words good enough for the description of our Wedding Day but we will give it a go!!
Firstly a big thank you to Julie, who has the patience of a Saint and did the utmost amazing job of introducing us to the Vincci Aleysa Hotel on the coast of Benelamadena. This Hotel is a diamond on the Mediterranean Sea. It is worth every one of its 5 stars and more! We were treated like Royality from the outset , as were each and every one of our guests. The food was glorious and the drinks didn’t stop flowing all day, being Irish we do like our grub and beer!! We weren’t left at all dry for a second! The service in the place is on another level to anything Gerard and I have ever experienced before. We are sad to hear that they are no longer taking bookings for wedding because of its exclusivity and clientele, however also slightly glad that we are one of the last couples to have our wedding there, as it is a very special place for us now.
We married in Mijas Church, to which I have to thank Scott and Julie for their reassurance that this was be a great experience for our guests as I was slightly apprehensive about it due to the distance from Benelamadena. I was worried about guests travelling in the heat, but with fantastic air conned coaches this was never going to be a problem. To have our ceremony out in Mijas, was by far the best decision we made in regards to the whole wedding. What a beautiful town with astonishing views. We had visited Mijas the previous year and loved it, our guests where blown away wondering how ever did we discover this little church!?….well that was down to Sunshine Weddings Spain and the great introductory meeting we had with Scott in August 2015 who drove us around to view different Churches and scenery. Again, thanks to Julie and Scott, we and our guests loved having a cold beer waiting on us at the tapas bar in the square, this set the tone for the day , with the sun shining how could anyone not enjoy themselves?!!
Scott you are a true perfectionist and our Wedding was run like a military operation, to which we was oblivious as we were having too much fun to notice you. But you were noticed by others who have told us about your attentiveness and dedication to our Wedding day ensuring that it was smooth and stress free, and that it was! It was truly amazing & we cannot thank you enough.
Julie, I am going to miss your emails and I do mean this, you are a star at what you do, you are such a fantastic organiser and I feel like I owe you more than the fee of sunshine weddings for what you have done for us this past year.
Together your team gave us the most memorable day of our lives, which was honestly MORE than we ever dreamed of! I now believe that dreams come true, we both admit it was the happiest day of our lives and would do it all in a heartbeat if we could!
Sending that enquiry email to Sunshine Weddings was the second best thing we have ever done, as the Wedding day proved to be the first!!!
We will be recommending Sunshine weddings Spain to anyone and everyone!
Thank you so much.
Lots of love Mr & Mrs McFall x
Soraya & Nick – 10th September, Mijas
To the SWS team,
Thank you for asking us to write a testimonial for you.
Myself and Nick were first introduced to SWS through my colleagues who had been married at the Hacienda Mijas a few years ago. When I saw their pictures I was blown away by the beauty of the building and the surrounding areas. I could just imagine my wedding day being as special.
My parents live along the Mijas Costa so I thought it would be the perfect venue and location for our wedding day.
We planned our first meeting with Scott from the UK with the lovely Susie. Then one sunny day during a visit to see my parents we went up into the La Cala hills to view the setting of what would then become our wedding venue.
Scott took the time to discuss with us all the little details and timings of the day, he set the scene and just made us fall in love with the venue, and also ourselves, as this was the moment Nick officially proposed to me, by asking if I wanted to marry him at the Hacienda San Jose.
During our visit we met with another co-ordinator and Yvonne the Haciendas in house decoration goddess!
We left with a wedding date pencilled in for the following year and massive smiles on our faces.
Now I thought I would be the worst bridezilla known to mankind, however Camilla who was our appointed contact and wedding planner was simply amazing. She always had the time to answer any questions I might have had and believe me there were hundreds of emails I sent. What I also loved was that were given choices on photographers, florists, DJ’s, cake makers etc, so we never felt forced to use anyone. But they all came highly recommended.
After months of emails, we booked a date earlier in the year to pop over and meet the team again, but also this time to meet all the suppliers including the yummy food tasting and the best part of all, the cake tasting J. This was when the dream started to feel real. The Hacienda blew us away again and Scott sat with us for a full day completing a schedule for the wedding day, leaving nothing uncovered.
We left feeling totally in control and knowing that we could trust Scott and the team fully.
We had a couple of hick ups along the way. Unfortunately David Toms was in an accident and we were gutted because he is such a talented photographer and a lovely man. The SWS team were very quick to put us at ease and help us get a new photographer booked in.
Yvonne at the Hacienda was a great help in bringing the visual element to the day. She kept in touch via watsapp and by sending me mood boards and I loved to bug her for pictures of other weddings at the Hacienda so I could see firsthand what wonderful arrangements she could put on. This helped us picking the florist as we fell in love with particular arrangements which we saw in pictures. Nick thought he was having an Elton John wedding so the more flowers the better for him!
People used to ask “what theme are you having?” we didn’t need a theme, the Hacienda was a theme by its self. The grounds and views are breathtaking so you didn’t need too much decoration either.
The wedding eve we arranged a dinner at a beach front restaurant in La Cala, SWS sent down our coordinator to make sure everything went smoothly and that we were all ready for the big day the next day.
From then on the weekend was in full swing. Before I knew it Scott was there presenting me with the bouquet I would be holding and getting us all ready to get into our starting positions. It feels like a dream so apologies that I can’t say much more, everything ran perfectly and all the suppliers were great, I am gobsmacked at the cake by Lous Cakealicious, not only did it look amazing, the taste and quality lasted for days after. Having Scott there to see me off down the isle was like the ending of a year of planning, all the hours he and the team have put into making it come together we can never forget. It is a shame we didn’t get to meet Camilla to thank her personally, but thank you for all your hard work and keeping me calm and letting me rant and question so many things over and over again throughout the whole process!
Thank you SWS you rock! Now we can’t wait to see the photos x
10h September Danielle & Billy, Casares
Hi Camilla and Scott,
We want to thank you so much for all your help leading up to our wedding day- the vendors you suggested were absolutely perfect! Our guests couldn’t stop talking about the flowers, food, music, …
I also want to extend a special thanks to Veronica and the entire day-of team. They are a true asset to SWS and were on hand for anything and everything we could have needed. It was truly the best day of our lives and we couldn’t have pulled it off without the help of Sunshine Weddings Spain.
I’ve attached a few photos from our magical day.
Many thanks again,
Danielle & Bill
7th September Nicola and Gary, Estepona
To Everyone at Sunshine Weddings,
We really can’t thank-you enough for everything you have all done from the first visit until after the wedding!
You made the day perfect from start to finish and all the preparation in between enjoyable and stress free.
Your knowledge of the different service providers in Marbella made our decisions much easier and we couldn’t criticise a things.
We can’t recommend you enough and hope to meet the team again on our many visits to come in Marbella.
Mr & Mrs Beagan x
Laura and Lee 12th June Estepona
Well what can we say?
We had the most amazing day everything we could have imagined. Scott and his team ensured our day went without a hitch, even calming me down before walking down the aisle.
They made sure everyone was so happy and everything went smoothly. Throughout the process, Scott, Julie and Susie were amazing. So helpful and always reassuring us that everything was fine and in place, no question was any trouble. Scott showed us round a few venues, made us feel confident about our decisions, he was amazing to deal with. All of our guests commented on how well it was organised and how amazing the venue was. The beach venue in Estepona was amazing, just what we were looking for. Everyone had the best time and they are still talking about it now.
We would recommend Sunshine Weddings Spain to anyone as we truly had the best experience from start to finish.
Thank you all so much,
Lee & Laura
Vanessa & Adam – 19th August, 2016
On behalf of my husband and myself we would both like to say thank you so much for the amazing wedding of our daughter Vanessa and now Son in Law Adam.
A big thank you to Scott who did a fantastic job not only on the day but also the time he spent with us in the October when we came over to check out the venue etc.
It was a little worrying for us before the event as not knowing really what was going to happen on the day, what the food was going to be like, what the service was going to be like etc. etc., all I can say it was well above our expectations it was 5* service, every one of our guest was blown over by the whole occasion, some of them have been to weddings abroad before but never experienced one like ours, the service from the staff at the hotel was excellent, glasses of cava, wine were never below half full, the canapes were excellent nobody wanted to leave the terrace it was so beautiful, the main meal was excellent no way would we ever have had that service in England.
Also the photographer Gary (I think that is his name) was lovely he has done an amazing job with the photo’s and I don’t want to miss out the lovely lady who did the flowers they were beautiful, the hairdresser was very nice, I hope I haven’t missed anybody out, I have passed your web site over to a lady at work who has just got engaged and told her it’s a must to get married abroad I would certainly recommend yourselves.
Thank you once again from us all and the guest who attended for making the day so perfect.
Liz & Dave Pickstock
Lauren & Ben 16/08/2016
To Sunshine Weddings,
I cannot believe all that planning and now it is over.
We wanted to email you Camilla to say thank you for your help along the way, and thank you to Susie who got all of this rolling. Her persistence at the start was what really helped move everything along.
A massive thank you goes out to Scott and his team on the day of our wedding. We cannot get over how smoothly everything went and it was all down to Scott and the rest of the team. They were so attentive but also so nice. All of our wedding party absolutely loved them and couldn’t get over how nice the team were. Also the food, oh wow!!!! Me and my Husband along with EVERY SINGLE OTHER PERSON at the wedding absolutely loved the food. They said it was top notch!
Please please please pass on our thanks to everyone involved in this wedding and making it happen, it was the best day of our lives.
No but seriously those memories made on that day just wow, it was so special and the venue was AMAZING. We are beyond happy that we decided to do our wedding abroad and specifically at the Hacienda with Sunshine Weddings.
I really do not think Sunshine Weddings will every truly understand how perfect everything was, it’s so hard to put into words! If it helps, all we want to do is go back and re live every second of that day.
Do not hesitate to use Sunshine Weddings as your wedding planners as they do the most superb job in the most stunning venues.
Lauren & Ben Darcy xxxx
Matt & Meher 27th June 2016
Dear Julie and Scott,
As we are now back in Mumbai after our wedding and honeymoon, I just wanted to follow up with you and send over some feedback and express our immense gratitude for all of your help.
We are both so grateful for all of the hard work that you and your team put forth, and we cannot imagine trying to plan this wedding without you. Everything from the rehearsal dinner to the wedding itself exceeded our expectations, and we owe it all to you and your awesome team.
We were so pleased with how the functions went, and everything went off without an incident. The food was consistently delicious, and the service was exceptional. All of the vendors you recommended exceeded our expectations, from the flowers to the lighting and beyond. David was an incredible photographer and was professional as well as fun and engaging. The DJ was exactly what we had hoped for and Quike was nothing short of a revelation, and probably the highlight of the wedding for many people.
From start to finish, the wedding was beyond even our most optimistic of expectations, and we cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work and effort. It is because of you and your team that we had such an incredible and unforgettable wedding, and we are so grateful for all of your hard work.
Thank you for helping make our special day so wonderful, I cannot imagine trying to plan this without you. I have nothing but positive things to say about you and your team, and I will surely share your name if I know anyone looking to get married in Marbella!
Do drop us a line if you are ever in Mumbai, and have a wonderful rest of the summer. Thanks again!
Matt and Meher
John & Louise 18th June 2016
To Sunshine Weddings, Scott, Julie & Angel,
We would just like to say a massive thank you for making everything perfect on our special day! From the first day we met in February 2015, then again in February 2016, throughout and finally on our wedding day 18th June 2016 the communication and attention to detail was excellent!
We have had numerous guests saying that our wedding was amazing and has been the best they have ever been too! We can’t thank everyone enough who played a part in helping us create such a memorable day!
Thank you very much
John & Louise
Steven & Annice (Parents)
Karyn & Josh 4th June 2016
Apologies for not writing to you sooner. Karyn and I would like to thank you, Scott and the rest of the team at Sunshine weddings and all the other parties involved in making our wedding a dream come through. It was exactly what we wanted.
From the very beginning when we met Angel in Estepona last year on our initial visit to the last day we were taken very good care of. Also Julie thank you with the help you provided after our fireworks for cancelled. It all worked out worked out especially with the cold fireworks and we cannot wait to see the pictures from David Toms.
We cannot begin to explain how grateful we are for all your help over the last few months. It was a great ease knowing that you were able to take care of everything.
The day itself couldn’t of ran any smoother. We want to thank Scott for all his help on the day, keeping things in order and also sorting out the DJ issue. Karyn and I were able to relax and enjoy our day. Unfortunately for us though it seemed to go way too quickly and we would love to be having out day all over again.
From start to finish you were absolutely outstanding. No stone was left unturned and I can’t thank you all enough for helping us achieve our dream wedding. Amazing service and genuinely beautiful people.
Once again thank you all so much.
Karyn and Josh
Laura and Jamie Mijas 6th May 2016
A MASSIVE THANK YOU to all at SUNSHINE WEDDINGS SPAIN. Although I was apprehensive about the rain and a plan B (that Scott and yourself came up with only the Thursday) we truly had the best day ever! We all actually preferred plan b to plan a and we didn’t have any rain at all!
I would most definitely recommend sunshine weddings over and over. My parents were so impressed and pass on their thanks too.
I feel sad that our journey of planning has come to an end, but everyone is still talking about the great wedding they went to in Spain and also the innuendos from Padre Peter!!!
All the suppliers you recommended were fantastic! Again everyone was impressed.
I wish everyone well at sunshine weddings and thank you again from the moment of my heart for giving a girl the wedding she always dreamed of.
Laura & Jamie xxxxx
Zaneta and Raj Benalmadena 4th May 2016
You have been amazing through out the wedding and all the planning since December, we really can’t thank you enough you have done more than we asked for and we couldn’t be happier .
The whole team of people were amazing You have delivered exactly what we’ve asked for and more thanks to you our fairytale wedding has been fulfilled .
It was a pleasure having you there all of my family said that you just too kind and that you’ve done an amazing job they couldn’t believe their eyes.
Thank you lots of love and kind regards
Grainne and Eoin Estepona 23rd April 2016
We just wanted to say thank you so much for everything that yourself, Carla and especially Julie did for us for our wedding.
We had an absolutely brilliant day and couldn’t have imagined it being any better.
All our guests fell in love with the place and a few were thinking of having their weddings here.
Carla was just great on the day and it was so reassuring to have her there. Also we can’t thank Julie enough for everything she organised for us. I must have exchanged hundreds of emails and she was so professional. We felt so confident with her for the beginning. It was a great experience from the priest to the makeup and hair dressers. The band were fab and cakes were amazing. The photographer was just so brilliant. We couldn’t fault anything.
Again we are just so thankful we were recommended your website and thank you for such an amazing experience.
All the best
Grainne and Eoin xxx
Rosie and Mike Mijas April 19th 2016
When our daughter Rosie became engaged last July to Mike she decided that she wanted a wedding that was one step above an elopement with her closest family sharing in her special day. Living in California and with all of our family living in England, it didn’t take long to decide that the celebrations should be in the UK, however, after trying unsuccessfully for a few weeks, it became apparent that it was going to be almost impossible for us to arrange a wedding in England from the US.
My husband came across Sunshine Weddings Spain on line and I sent them an e-mail letting then know what we were looking for. I immediately received a response from Susie with a suggestion for the most perfect location for Rosie & Mike’s small intimate wedding. Susie certainly put the excitement back into the wedding planning for us and before long we had booked the Hacienda in Mijas and had been introduced to Camilla and Scott. From then onwards, the attention to detail was unbelievable. Camilla was so organized and detailed oriented and literally left no stone unturned. We e-mailed backwards and forwards for the next 7 months booking the DJ, photographer, videographer, beautician, cake-maker, Spanish guitarist and florist all on Camilla and Scott’s suggestions. We skyped with Scott many times and even had a face-to-face meeting in the UK in November with him and the Rabbi that he had recommended to us for the ceremony!
By the time we arrived in Spain we were all very excited. We met with Scott the day before and went over all the fine details of how the day would play out. The next day, when we arrived at the stunning Hacienda San Jose, we were greeted by Yvonne who couldn’t have been nicer. She really understood the romantic theme that Rosie and Mike were looking for and decorated the outside areas of the Hacienda with candles and fairy lights throughout, it looked beautiful. That evening a 24 seater bus picked us up and took us into the town of Mijas Costa where we enjoyed the most amazing welcome dinner at the Avanto Restaurant. It was a stunning modern location right on the water. The food was wonderful and our guests enjoyed some impromptu dancing to the live music that the restaurant provided. Mike even sang to Rosie – so romantic.
On the day of the wedding, while all of us ladies were enjoying having our hair and make-up attended to, Scott and his team were busy expediting Plan B due to the imminent threat of rain. A stunning marquee was set up on the grounds and decorated beautifully by Yvonne and the ceremony was moved into the courtyard. The ceremony was so meaningful and beautiful that nobody even noticed that it was raining! The rest of the evening went by way too quickly. The food was incredible and we danced all night long. Everyone was having so much fun that the DJ stayed on and we took the party inside after 11pm. Scott and his assistant guided us through the whole evening and all we had left to do was just enjoy ourselves, which we certainly did!
The following day we hosted a really fun paella party on the stunning grounds of the Hacienda where the Spanish sun came out in all it’s glory.
It was pretty incredible to think that the whole wedding was arranged by e-mails without us ever seeing the location or having met any of the wonderful people who helped make the day so successful. Every single vendor that was suggested to us turned out to be so incredible and professional. We put our trust into Sunshine Weddings and it really paid off. Thank you so much to Scott, Camilla and Susie for making Rosie and Mike’s wedding so amazing. I think Mike said it best when he stated that the wedding had exceeded both of his and Rosie’s expectations beyond what they could have ever imagined!!
Carrie and Gregg Mijas 7th April 2016
Where to Start?????
That was the question of the days, months and year ahead after our engagement. After an exhaustive search of all possible options, the team that answered that question for us best was Sunshine Weddings Spain. From start to finish, they were there for every step of the process. Making it simple, fun and devoid of stress. From showing us the local surroundings, having plenty of stunning venues to choose from, minute by minute planning of the day, to providing the all contacts one could ever need and so much more. There was never a question that went unanswered, without a well thought out, timely and extremely relevant response.
On the day its self, their tireless efforts made for the perfect day, which was seamless, very professional and invisible. It really was amazing, what they achieved with the feeling that they were never actually there, yet right by our sides all along.
We could not have asked for a better experience in terms of the planning and execution of our weddingcelebrations. Scott Gibbons and his team, are amazingly knowledgeable, dedicated and professional. Their contacts are amazing too, and all at the best prices around in this day and age.
Sunshine Weddings Spain, we salute you for a day to treasure for the rest our lives, and as it happens, our friends and family too, who could not give enough praise to the entire day/event. “Best wedding ever” they said, we would not have asked for more!!!
With all our thanks, regards and many of the most unforgettable memories we’ll surely ever have,
Gregg and Carrie Hawson
04.10.14 Laura and Rich Wedding Estepona
Hello Scott and the rest of the team,
Firstly huge apologies in the severe delay in getting back to you! We have had a hectic few months following the wedding, we have both been travelling a lot with work and we have some exciting news that we have a baby boy on the way. Pretty unexpected and possibly an Estepona Baby. However, we owe you some formal feedback for you to use with other bridal couples so here you go.
“We had decided we wanted a beach wedding in Europe but didn’t know if we could make this a reality as we lived in Asia so very far away. However, when we found Sunshine Weddings on the internet the whole process fell into place. Sunshine weddings offered free and impartial advice about the procedures involved in marrying in Spain as well as offering a free guided tour of possible venues. So we took ourselves to Spain and were met with a professional team who went out of their way to show us different possible venues and listened to our personal needs and requirements. Once we had found our perfect location Sunshine weddings helped arrange the date booking, costs, food menu as well as introduce us to all of the other essential services we required; a cake, flowers, make up, hair, photographer, DJ, etc. All of these would have been so difficult but sunshine weddings had numerous recommendations and contacts and optional price ranges of such services.
We also had to coordinate our friends and family getting to Spain and a website was set up as well as flight information provided and hotel options. We also arranged several other events before and after the wedding for all guests and sunshine weddings stepped in again to recommend best venues and negotiate the best deals for us.
They really did make our dream wedding possible. Not only all of the planning and organising up to 12 months before but the actual time spent in Spain and the big day itself. I would recommend Sunshine Weddings to anyone looking for an unforgettable wedding experience in Spain. We are so grateful to all the team for making our day so special.”
Please feel free to quote as necessary
Thank you all so much
And again please accept our apologies for such a delay. We hope the rest of the wedding season went well.
Wishing you all the very best
Laura and Rich Davis
27.09.14 Kate and Charlie Wedding Marbella
We just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for all of your help with our wedding.
We had the most amazing few days and couldn’t have done it without Julie, Scott and the rest of the SSW team.
Planning our wedding was such an enjoyable experience – you put us in touch with excellent suppliers, all know the Marbella area so well and clearly have lots of experience with wedding planning.
Scott was nothing but positive on the day and made everybody feel totally at ease, regardless of the slight change in plan due to a few rain showers!
We would not hesitate in recommending Sunshine Weddings.
Kate and Charlie Wilson, Villa Malaga, 27th September 2014 xxx
19.09.14 Claire & Barney Wedding Mijas
When Barn said to me that he wanted to get married abroad I immediately thought sun, sea and honeymoon all in one.
So I agreed and we started searching the web.
My now mother in-law came across Sunshine Weddings Spain and asked me to send them an e-mail. I put my details in and the following day I had an e-mail back from Suzie.
Suzie explained everything to me about what they do as a company. There were pictures attached to the e-mail sent with venue suggestions, and there was one that stood out to me.
I fell in love with the Hacienda just by looking at the photo, I could not believe that this was everything I have ever wanted. I e-mailed Suzie to ask about the Hacienda. I had lots of questions and Suzie was there with all the answers. Suzie e-mailed me back with a quick response and I then realised that the Hacienda was great value for money.
It was suggested that we come over to look at the Hacienda and see what we thought of the place.
We booked our flights for October ’13 and stayed for 3 days.
Suzie recommended a great hotel, which was local to the Hacienda so we could also enjoy our stay. We arrived in October and got a taxi from the airport to the hotel.
The next day we met with Scott who also is the senior planner in souther Spain, for Sunshine Weddings Spain.
Scott took use to see the Hacienda, I still remember the feeling I got when we pulled up to the Hacienda, Barn & I smiled at each other and new that this was the place for us.
Scott took us all around the Hacienda inside and out. It was beautiful.
Scott then took us to a little tapas restaurant in the square of Mijas were we talked though everything. Scott wanted us to leave Malaga with a clear idea of how much this could cost us, so we could then make a decision if we could afford everything or not.
Scott put a schedule together for us. This put all the average costs in for each item we would need e.g Rev, Flowers, DJ, Food, Venue, Drink and Cake ect.
This gave us a good idea of the cost that we would be looking at.
Scott sent us through the schedule via e-mail.
Barn and I then spent that last day around the pool which was great as we could talk about everything and relax. Barn and I paid the deposit for the Hacienda when we got back to the UK as we knew this was what we wanted.
I’m not going to lie to you I was nervous about paying money to someone abroad but I spoke about this with Scott and he and Suzie reassured me that this was safe and secure.
We had nothing to worry about.
Scott then introduced me to Julie via e-mail, Julie turned out to be everything to me. Julie helped me in so many ways. Helping me find everything I needed, Julie also helped me when I was freeking out at 1 am in the morning, there would always be a reply the next day to calm me down and re-assure me.
Julie kept me up to date with the progress of everything including the schedule.
Barn and I then went out to Mijas in Malaga for a second time to be introduced to everyone who would be part of our wedding. We meet the rev, the florist the cateres and the lady who made our wedding cake. We had to go and see the Hacienda again to, it was to hard to resist.
We then went through the schedule with Scott this was including the timings of everything.
This showed us how thorough. Sunshine Weddings Spain were – it was fantastic. Everything all started to come together.
We then flew out in September ’14 with all our guests, and we had a paella evening on the beach the night before the wedding which was great watching the sun set over a few drinks. The next day was the wedding it was the most perfect day I could have ever imagined.
Scott was with us from 12:00, making sure everything ran smoothly and everything was going to be on time.
We then had a day after pool party with a BBQ this was a wedding that lasted three days and it was such fun.
My wedding day was amazing, this could not have been as amazing as it was if I did not have Sunshine Wedding Spain by my side. They are a great company and I would recommend them to anyone who was thinking of getting married abroad.
Claire Barnard x
13.09.14 Henry & Danny Wedding Mijas
Wedding In Mijas
Henry and Danny 13th September
Hi Scott & Susie, Only just got back to UK, had an amazing time thank you.
We were extremely pleased with how the day went and have been emailing all the suppliers to say thanks personally.
“Thank you Sunshine Weddings Spain for making our big day so special!! When we first looked at planning a wedding in Spain we were slightly nervous about how it could be done, as soon as we met Scott we felt confident that he and his team at Sunshine Weddings Spain would be able to support and guide us through the planning of our Spanish wedding.
All of the suppliers provided by Sunshine Weddings Spain were amazing and helped to make our big day the best day of our lives!
Throughout the whole process Scott and Susie were on hand to answer any of our questions and provide advice based on their extensive experience. We can’t recommend them enough!”
All the best,
Danny & Henry
13.09.14 Danny & Jo Wedding Cadiz
We both always knew that getting married abroad was what we wanted to do and loved the idea of doing so in Spain. Danny had met Scott previously at a good friend’s wedding (Carla and Daniel – 20th September 2011 Marbella), seen what he done there and received a very high recommendation for him and the whole Sunshine Weddings Spain team so we arranged a visit and venue tour with them back in Summer 2013.
From the moment we drove up the winding drive way we knew that this rustic wedding venue was exactly what we had been looking for, finding out there was an onsite chapel just sealed the deal for us and we booked straight away for the following September!
Then came what we thought would be the difficult part; planning a wedding abroad!
In all honesty it could not have been easier, both Scott and Julie were amazing throughout the whole process with Julie being absolutely fantastic throughout the process. There was never an email that was too big or trivial that was not answered straight away and she put my mind at ease on a number of occasions of bridal doubt! We cannot speak highly enough of Julie and all the help she gave us both!
In the week leading up to and on the wedding day itself, Scott was brilliant! Even accommodating a very late request from us in finding the most amazing singers (which our guests still talk about to this day!) just 5 days from the actual day. Scott was calm and collected throughout the whole wedding day, ensuring both ourselves and our guests had a stress free time and knew where to be at what times.
We would not have been able to enjoy our day the way we did without him there!
Sunshine Weddings Spain also assisted in planning a Tapas Night on the night before the wedding and a Beach Party the day after…both of which were great and definitely helped in making it a wedding weekend to remember!!
We can’t thank Scott, Julie and all at Sunshine Weddings Spain enough for making our wedding day beautiful and more than we dared dream it would be!
Jo and Danny xx
We really cannot thank you enough for all of your help and will be singing your praises to anyone thinking of getting married in Spain, Caymen Islands or Santorini now ha ha!!
09.09.14 Danielle & Joe Wedding Mijas
Hope you’ve had a a good week.
A massive thank you to you and Julie for your amazing work leading up to the wedding and for making our special day run so smoothly!
It really was dream and your kind nature and professionalism really shone through.
I’m happy all the stresses are over and it really was worth it but I will miss the amazing Sunshine Weddings Spain team and even the daily emails. I hope Joe and I get to see you in the near future & I’ve been told by my husband a date on the cards to watch the video with a few beers (can’t wait)!
So much love and keep up the good work, you guys are worth every penny!
Lots of love
Mr & Mrs Foy xxxx
07.09.14 Yolanda & Robert Wedding Estepona
Yolanda and Robert 7th September
Sunshine Weddings Spain helped us plan and deliver our wedding, which was held on 7th Sept 2014. We first met our wedding planner Scott in London back in Feb 2014. At this initial meeting my other half and I highlighted our preferred requirements and Scott ran through various options with us. This meeting was useful as it’s hard enough planning a wedding in the U.K., let alone in Spain! We wanted a wedding with a different kind of feel and having seen some of the wonderful venues Sunshine Weddings Spain were offering we knew Spain was the only way forward.
We visited Spain a few weeks after this initial meeting and Sunshine Weddings Spain drove us around various shortlisted venues. Having chosen the Beach Restaurant and Lounge in Estpona we then worked with Scott and his dedicated team to settle all other details, e.g. food options, church, photographer, etc. The wedding day wouldn’t have been possible without Sunshine Weddings Spain and we would thoroughly recommend them to other couples looking to celebrate their own wedding in Spain! Their local contacts proved invaluable and saved us countless hours researching a wide range of suppliers, e.g. for flowers, airport transfers, musicians, etc. All in all a fantastic company topped only by the brilliant sunshine we had on the day!
Rob and Yolanda
06.09.14 Juliette & Tom Wedding Cadiz
Dear Sunshine Weddings Spain,
I cannot describe in words just how grateful we all are to you but I’m going to give it a go…
After months of searching for the perfect venue to no avail we stumbled across your website. You listened and really understood the style of wedding we were looking for then made your recommendations accordingly to help us find not only our dream venue but an entire team covering all areas of the wedding; The stylists, florist, photographer, videographer, caterers, minister, entertainment…EVERYONE!! And they all worked so well together that the day seemed effortless. You also gave us advise that we were not even aware that we needed! i.e. the time the sun will be low enough to shade the tables – saving us money on parasol’s.
A big thank you to Julie for having the patience of a saint and never saying ‘no’ to any of my diva-like requests.
Also a big thank you to Scott for having the natural ability to install confidence in us when we (mainly I) had a wobble of any sort. You really were the professional we needed but we also found a new friend in you!!
We all agree that if we had to go back in time and start all over again we would absolutely be on your doorstep.
Our last thank you to all of Sunshine Weddings Spain for giving us what we can only describe (as cliché as it sounds) as the best weekend of our lives.
Juliette and Tom Anderson
04.09.14 Katie & Matt Wedding Malaga
Wedding In Malaga
Katie and Matt 4th September
Hello Julie and Scott,
Well where can we begin? THANK YOU!!!! – probably the best place to start;
you have no idea how much we enjoyed our wedding day and how much our guests have raved about it since. It surpassed all our expectations and our wildest dreams. It turned out to be more than we imagined and it wouldn’t have been possible without Sunshine Weddings Spain. You thought of the smallest ofthings that made our day so unique to us and our guests.
Your professionalism and organisational skills on the day put me at great ease- and believe me that is no mean feat! (I thought I would be climbing the walls; there was no need.)
Julie, thank you for answering our endless emails and for the constant reassurance. I will miss emailing you! I have no need for email now!!
We so wished you could have stayed and partied with us!! We hope the rest of the weddings you have all go smoothly, we are sure they will in your capable hands.
Farewell for now- we will hold you to that drink and catch up Scott!!
With love and great thanks,
Mr and Mrs Edwards
23.08.14 Rebecca & Larry Wedding Mijas
Rebecca and Larry 23rd August
Hi Scott & Team, Thank you so much for all your planning and preparation you put into organising our wedding abroad.We would have been lost without you !
When we first made contact myself and Larry (now husband) were not to sure on what we wanted for a wedding abroad, but when we started talking to Susie and Julie they really helped us along the we soon knew what we wanted and how we wanted the day to turn out.
When we had our 1st visit we meet Angel (lovely women). She brought us around to look at venues and churches.
As soon as we saw the church we knew that it was the one we wanted, also when Angel showed us our venue the Hacienda we were lost for words it was absolutely beautiful the garden and views we had, the whole lot of it we could not fault it in any way it was stunning.
Also the suppliers were excellent with the catering Heather + BWS, Talia the photographer was brilliant and Liza who done the make up on the day was gorgeous and also Shona who decorated the tables which were gorgeous also.
Our wedding day was amazing everything from the church to the cocktail hour to the dinner, food was excellent. Everyone loved it !.We didn’t have to worry about a thing that day, it was so relaxing and laid back you wouldn’t even think we were getting married !! Everyone was just enjoying themselves and the views and the weather.
We would highly recommend Scott and his team in helping organise your big day
Rebecca and Larry
25.7.14 Lisa & Daniel Wedding Mijas
Wedding In Mijas
Lisa and Daniel 25th July
Good afternoon! We have just landed home from our amazing week in Spain, I just wanted to send an email to let you know how unbelievably grateful we are for your help in planning our dream wedding.
You have continually outdone yourselves and have been an absolute pleasure to work with in helping us plan our day. Each and every recommendation you made, from the caterers, the florist, the minister and the photographer also went well above any of our expectations, from start to finish our whole day was so slick, and well planned.
The amount of guests that have spoken to me about how hard every single person worked on the wedding day is unbelievable, but I must say, Scott you never stopped and your planning was flawless!!
To Julie- thank you so much for your continuous contact and speedy replies! You have been a credit to sunshine weddings Spain!
We will never be able to thank you enough for all of your help, and I think I may have a few friends re thinking their own wedding plans!!! To which I will of course be recommending yourselves!!!
Thank you again!
Lisa & Daniel Rigby
16.07.14 Chantelle & Paul Wedding Mijas
Rural Wedding Spain
Chantelle and Paul 16th July
We are just back from our amazing wedding and holiday in Spain.
Not only was it the best time of our lives a number of our guests have told us it was the best wedding/ holiday they have been to/on themselves!!
This was largely down to the hard work of Scott and his team at Sunshine Weddings Spain.
First of all he found us the perfect location to suit our requirements.
Scott listened to exactly what we wanted for our wedding day and put us in contact with the people he thought would best carry that out.
Everyone he recommended was excellent; The caterers, florist, minister, photographer and videographer.
We could not be happier we decided to get married in Spain and used Scott and Sunshine Weddings Spain to help us.
Chantel and Paul
12.07.14 Jill & Michael Wedding Estepona
Beach Venue Estepona
Jill and Michael 12th July
Dear Scott, We would like to thank you for the way both you and your team organised the day.
I would especially like to mention some points that I feel you excelled in ensuring that the day turned out so successfully.
1. Your prompt reply’s to all the queries by email and text on and before the big day.
2. The courteous and very helpful staff (Susie and Julie)
3. Your knowledge of hotels and all the necessary services associated and needed on the day.
4. Your recommendations on photographer, florist, make up artist and hair stylists who all made great efforts to make the day what it turned out to be.
5. Your attention to every detail and your experience conveyed in the days before to make Jill relaxed and prepared.
I would have no hesitations in recommending your team to any would be bride and can only express my gratitude to you all and wish you continued success.
Michael and Jill Gallagher.
08.07.14 Angharad & Ali Wedding Mijas
Angharad and Ali 8th July
Hi Scott! It’s been just over a month since the best day of our lives, a day which only went as fantastically as it did due to Scott and the rest of the team at Sunshine Weddings Spain.
Ali and I always wanted to get married on the Costa del Sol as I had lived there for a few years, we holidayed there often and Ali proposed on the beach during one of those holidays. After having met with a few planners and caterers we felt Sunshine Weddings Spain instantly knew what they were talking about, had tons of the right contacts and suppliers and spent a lot of time via email and in meetings just listening to the type of wedding we wanted.
Being introduced to Julie via email was straightforward and she was excellent at answering any questions (no matter how small or ridiculous!) I had right from the start and right up until the days before we flew out! She arranged a couple of venue viewings for me on one of my first wedding prep visits. The first one I had to do without my fiance as he was serving in Afghanistan, so the big venue decision was down to me! We met with Angel who was lovely and she took us to a stunning villa in Casares, but after viewing Hacienda it won hands down. The character and special features of this venue lend themselves perfectly to a wedding and, as we made it, a week long holiday for all our friends and family.
I also met with Scott on this visit, and assured him I definitely DID have a hubby to be! He went through all details with a fine tooth comb and all over a couple of cervezas at Cabopino beach!
On our second visit, along with Ali this time, we had the most amazing tasting experience with Toni so amazing it was hard to narrow down which foods to choose as we could have had them all!! On our second viewing of the Hacienda Scott helped us visualise the wedding day and we left Spain so excited for the big day.
We were fortunate enough to have a large amount of guests at our wedding and a full house at the Hacienda. A couple of days before the wedding Scott came up to the Hacienda to run through everything and he was not at all fazed by my crazy family running in and out every 2 minutes! Scott had also suggested on night before the wedding to have a Paella party at a local chiringuito in La Cala. We went for this and it was just a great way to see all our guests and chill before the big day – big thanks to Ramon and his team there.
I am a worrier by nature, but on the day everything went like clockwork, we both sat back, relaxed and enjoyed every second. Scott had everything completed organised and when he came to tell me it was time to go I felt completely relaxed and knew it was going to be perfect. Scott’s recommendations of musician, videographer, caterers, florists, cake and DJ were all spot on. On the day they all went the extra mile to give us exactly what we wanted. Mark, the guitarist was happy to accompany our close friend who was singing for us and did a fantastic job playing in the courtyard. We are so excited to get our video from Paco who was excellent on the day – his experience at the Hacienda shows! All our guests could not stop talking about how great the food that Toni and his team created – especially the Beef Cheeks – amazing! Shona and her daughter at Bunches were just wonderful to deal with and made us stunning bouquets, wrist corsages, centrepieces and the amazing floral arch for our ceremony. Louise at Cupcake made us the most gorgeous cake along with 70 sunflower cupcakes which were devoured on the day and the day after. Dez our DJ did the most fantastic job at mixing old and new tunes and dealing with my many requests – the party was so banging that he stayed longer than initially booked for!
All our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been too! What a result! When planning a wedding abroad, all you want is for all your guests to enjoy themselves, especially if they’ve traveled a distance to be with you, all of ours certainly did – the party didn’t end until 5am!
Scott, Julie, Susie and Angel, we cannot thank you enough for making our ideas come to life. We never could have done it without you. You helped us create a day which will last in ours and our friends and family’s memories forever.
Angharad and Ali (Mr and Mrs Wall!) xxxx
30.06.14 Laura & Gary Wedding Malaga
Laura and Gary 30th June
We wanted to thank Sunshine Weddings Spain for organising our wedding in the beautiful reception venue & Santo Domingo Church Benalmadena Pueblo. We had such an amazing time and our friends and family can’t stop talking about what a fantastic day they had. We were relaxed from start to finish, as we knew that the team at Sunshine Weddings Spain had taken care of everything.
We would also like to thank Angel, who took us to see numerous venues near Malaga on our first visit and suggested the stunning venue and its stunning outdoor gardens, which was ultimately the perfect venue for our reception.
Furthermore, when we had a second visit, Scott took us there to do a food tasting and Olaya was there, on hand to answer any questions we had. Everything and everyone was so professional, which meant that we had absolutely nothing to feel stressed about in the lead up to the wedding.
Then Scott, Julie and Susie organised everything from then on, suggesting David Toms for our photography, who created such a great atmosphere, keeping ourselves and the guests laughing and joking throughout and also Shona who made up the beautiful flowers.
The day began at the gorgeous Santo Domingo church with the delightful Padre Antonio conducting our service with the help of Catriona, our translator. The church was the perfect choice, set high up in Benalmadena Pueblo looking down at the town below.
We then, as suggested by Scott, led our guests down to the tapas bar at the square in the Pueblo, where the lovely Maribel had beer, sangria and tapas awaiting our guests, it was stunning!
A big thank you also goes out to Olaya and all the staff, who created such a beautiful venue and provided us with delicious food and drink which flowed all night. The canapés were unbelievable, they were so tasty and so well presented and were served in abundance, which just set us up for the exquisite meal that was served later on in the evening. The service from the staff was outstanding all day/night and nothing was too much trouble.
Thanks so much again to Scott and the team at Sunshine Weddings Spain for organising such an amazing wedding! We loved every minute of it from start to finish, so much so that when we discussed it the next day neither of us could think of anything we would have changed, you had thought of everything, it was perfect. All of our guests have commented on what an amazing day they had and have also all commented on how fantastic the food was. Many of the guests said it was the best wedding they had been to.
So thank you!
Laura and Gary x
29.06.14 Holly & Michaels Wedding
The whole experience with Sunshine Weddings Spain was brilliant and we were very happy with the customer services provided.
Sunshine Weddings Spain took us round all the different hotels we wanted to view for our wedding and showed us the church etc they also arranged everything which was perfect and kept in contact the whole time, I felt everything was in hand with Sunshine Weddings Spain and nothing was to much trouble for them.
I would highly recommend them to all my friends and family.
27.06.14 Gen & Bar Wedding Mijas
Gen and Bar 27th June
Scott, A combined effort form me and Genno!
We hope this email can in some way show our appreciation and how much you all meant to us and our wedding. We can’t wait to have a drink together again. If you ever need us for anything or a reference please never hesitate! We know you will have nothing but success in the future. We have a feeling you’ll need an even bigger team! I’m always available!
Where do we begin?! Scott and Julie were simply remarkable and very much at the core of our whole wedding experience. From the moment Scott met us on our first trip to Spain, all the way to the wedding day we felt completely at ease and knew everything would be perfect. He spent a whole day with us on our initial trip giving us impartial information about all our potential options.
We knew straight away that Scott was our guy. He just puts you at ease and there was never any doubt that with his support the wedding would be amazing.
They have a fantastic set up with Scott at the front and Julie keeping things going from the office. They were always easy to reach and quick to respond. Julie was a godsend and was probably delighted to see the back of me! Patience of a saint!
We met with Scott numerous times in Spain and Scott even agreed to meet with Barry in London while he was there to have a beer and go through wedding plans. You won’t get that kind of care with any other wedding planner. They always went above and beyond the call of duty. For example, we began to run a little low on drinks at one stage during the wedding and Scott went himself to the local super market to pick up more supplies. From beginning to end he looked after us.
Scott has great contacts in the area and really facilitated our vision for the wedding. On the wedding day itself he was always in complete control, allowing us to just enjoy the day. Everything came off with out a hitch and we had the greatest day of our lives. It would not have been the same without Scott and everyone at Sunshine Weddings Spain.
Scott is just an all round great guy and we would truly consider him a friend. We will 100% stay in touch in the future.
We couldn’t recommend Scott and the Sunshine Weddings Spain team highly enough. You will not be disappointed. We’re only sad now our wedding is over, but are beyond grateful for everything Scott did for us. They will forever be apart of our wedding story. If any future brides and grooms would like to contact us with any questions please feel free to contact us. Best of luck and enjoy the process, it’s over so quickly and you will miss it so much!
Gen and Bar
15.06.14 Maryna & Teddy Wedding Marbella
Maryna and Teddy 15th June
Wedding Mijas Spain
Trying to plan a wedding weekend in Mijas Spain from New York City is not for the weak… especially given we had no plans to travel to Spain prior. Brilliant idea. Tried to do it ourselves with family who live local. Not good. 6 hour time difference. Not helping. And not to mention that our families were coming from all over the world from Ukraine, Israel, Singapore, California, and everywhere between.
In comes Scott & the Sunshine Wedding Spain team. Boom! We had regular Skype calls for 9 months leading to our non-stop entertainment wedding weekend. Overall, the Sunshine Weddings Spain team is 100% required for planning any wedding, especially from out of town. Their connections to great providers from flowers to translators to musicians were spot on. I won’t lie that there were times of frustration but guess that’s the fun of any wedding but fortunately everything worked out extremely well. The ability to spend so much time with us the week prior was exceptional and allowed everything to move flawlessly. There was even a point when the band had a sound problem and in superman fashion Scott came running with a cord to fix the outage!
Appreciated the open suggestions and ability to listen and incorporate our suggestions. From the beach paella party with an electric saxophonist that turned into a dance party to the classy upscale touches of this luxury beach hotel, the wedding was magic.
Not only would we have Scott and Sunshine Weddings Spain do our wedding again, but they would be guests at the head table. Truly now friends and great people.
Keep up the success and fun spirits,
Maryna & Teddy
29.05.14 Sharon & Callum Wedding Mijas
Sharon and Callum 29th May
We always knew that we wanted to get married abroad and have a wedding in the sun but worried about the logistics of how to plan a wedding overseas. As soon as we started liasing with Sunshine Weddings by email, from the efficiency of the responses to their friendly tone we knew that we had found the people we could trust to plan the best day of our lives!
We met Scott in May 2012 who showed us a few of our favourite venues. We instantly fell in love with Hacienda which is situated near Mijas and is truly a stunning venue.
Over the course of the next 2 years, Scott and his team at Sunshine weddings introduced us to florists, caterers, photographers, cake makers, Ministers, Flamenco bands and DJs and made everything so easy for us. They even arranged coach pickups for all our wedding guests who were staying at a number of different locations all over the south of Spain!
Our wedding took place on 29th May 2014 and we were both so relaxed and knew that Scott had everything in hand. Everything ran like clockwork and I cannot thank Scott, Michelle and Susie at Sunshine Weddings, enough for everything that they did in the run up and on the day.
We certainly did have the best day of our lives and feel that we have made a good friend in Scott who played such a special part on our wedding day and we will be sure to come visit in the future.
I know we’re biased, but all our guests have commented on how it was the best wedding that they have ever been to and are still talking about the wedding 2 months on.
For anyone considering getting married in the south of Spain, we cannot recommend Sunshine Weddings Spain enough. Having them there to answer any queries we had (no matter how silly, or many, they may have been) they were there to put our minds at ease and took away all the stress.
Thank you Scott from the bottom of our hearts.
Callum & Sharon
25.05.14 Jo & Tom’s Wedding Estepona
To Scott, Julie and Susie
Thank you so much for all of your help organising what was a simply beautiful wedding.
We would never have found our dream location without the help of Scott and we will be eternally grateful for that. He listened to what we liked, managed to understand our vision and introduce us to a venue which suited us in every way.
From there Susie was at the end of any email I sent with a calm and friendly tone, before handing over to Julie to look after us.
A big thank you to Julie for responding to my emails (at times frequent emails!) and ensuring that she was on top of everything.
We had some of the best people helping on our day, all recommended by Scott and his team- thank you for a brilliant photographer, creative florist, absolutely unbelievably amazing band, entertaining magician and anyone else I have forgotten in my post wedding haze!
We loved our wedding and would recommend Sunshine weddings Spain for anyone choosing to marry abroad- they provide some great recommendations as well as that comforting security that someone else is overseeing your wedding. On top of that they will be at your wedding to ensure everything goes to plan, which is priceless.
Thanks for everything,
Jo and Tom xxx
24.05.14 Sue & Richard Wedding Mijas
What can I say other than thank you.
Our wedding at the Hacienda was everything we wanted it to be and more. Without Sunshine Weddings Spain this would not have been possible.
From showing us round venues through to the last guest leaving everything was taken care of. You make the decisions and SWS carry them out. There is no way we could have had a wedding in Spain without them.
Emails are answered quickly and efficiently by a wonderful team. Don’t under estimate how important it is to get the answer to your question and a speedy response. The staff you never get to meet are wonderful. Friendly, helpful and full of helpful advice and suggestions.
When the wedding day arrives everything has been organised and thought of. Scott arrived early to start the preparations and the suppliers arrive shortly after. This is when you realise what a well oiled machine SWS are. Whilst we were getting ready and enjoying a glass of wine, Scott and his team are busy at work. No detail was too small and you can tell they have a passion for making sure your wedding is just how you would want it.
Planning a wedding is a journey. At the end of our journey we look back and realise what a fantastic time we all had. Lots of credit must go to Scott and his team at SWS.
19.05.14 Caitlin & Simon’s Wedding Cordoba
“When we decided to get married in Spain we knew if would be best to seek some professional assistance in making our day run smoothly. We made contact with potential wedding planners in the area and were met with an variety of responses. Some bombarded us with irrelevant information, not taking the time to listen to what we wanted. Others listened, but didn’t understand us as a couple. Sunshine Weddings were different. From the outset they were friendly and informative, but took the time to get to know us as a couple rather than treating us to a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
Scott and his team are thoroughly professional, whilst at the same time managing to inject a sense of enjoyment, humour and enthusiasm into the planning process. We met with Scott to view potential properties, and valued his input into the suitability of venues. His communication was timely, and he even took the time to meet up with us when he was over in London, which really helped with putting us at ease that all would run according to plan.
Our day was perfect, and we will treasure the memories we have. The success of the day was in no small part down to Scott and his team, and we will be forever grateful to Sunshine Weddings Spain. My advice to any couple considering using Scott and the team is you can rest assured you’re in the best hands with Sunshine Weddings Spain. 5* service, and in Scott we’ve made a friend for life.
17.05.14 Jean & Steve Wedding Nerja
Boutique Hotel Nerja
Jean and Steve 17th May
Just a little email to say a big thank you for all your help with preparations for our big day, also to Angel, Michelle and of course Scott, our day wouldn’t have ran as smoothly without all your help and input which was invaluable to us especially being so far away.
Going to Spain was definitely the right decision for us to get married, all family and friends had a blast of a week (half of us are definitely going back again next year) everybody raved about the church in Frigiliana and obviously the hotel where we stayed. The food, drink & service second to none, and we cannot say enough good things about them.
I could go on and on, but all of our expectations were exceeded so thank you all so much,
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sunshine Weddings Spain to friends or anyone I hear of thinking of having a wedding in Spain.
Big thanks to you again guys,
The happy couple,
Mr & Mrs Donnellan
18.04.14 Amie & Adam Wedding Nerja
Amie & Adam 18th April 2014
We would like to say a massive thank you to Sunshine Weddings for making our day so amazing, it really was perfect from beginning to end and we truly believe you guys played a huge part in making it so wonderful.
When we met Scott for the first time we knew straight away that this company was the right one for us, his dedication to his work combined with his laid back personality completely complimented our requirements! Sunshine Weddings understood exactly what we were trying to achieve and Scott, Suzie and Julie worked so hard to make it incredible, not just on the wedding day but for the months leading up to the day! Not only did you introduce us to fantastic caterers, videographers, photographer etc but Scott you are also responsible for introducing us to the best cortado in Nerja, I think now Adam has a serious cortado addiction!!
I really can’t thank you enough, and as a message to all future brides who are thinking of getting married in the South of Spain – DO IT! and when you do make sure you use Sunshine Weddings!!
Amy & Adam xxx
08.04.14 Leslie & Barrie Wedding Mijas
Leslie and Barrie 8th April
Dear Scott, We just wanted to take the opportunity to extend our sincere thanks to you and the team at Sunshine Weddings for all of your help in organising our special day and making sure everything went exactly as planned.
I would especially like to thank all of the ladies, Susie, Julie and Angel as they were all so helpful from start to finish. I knew we had made the right choice from my first conversation with Susie and her reassurance and confidence was exactly what I needed to hear.
You helped us choose an amazing venue in the Hacienda for our intimate day and we couldn’t have been happier.
Padre Peter was just perfect and the catering provided by Heather and Alex was fantastic! We must give a special mention to David, our photographer, who’s patience and attention to detail is second to none!
Organising a wedding from abroad is never an easy task, even more so given that we didn’t have the opportunity to visit beforehand, but you made the whole process completely stress free and seamless. Your recommendations were absolutely perfect and your understanding of our needs was so reassuring. We honestly could not have asked for more.
Lesley & Barrie
Jennifer and Milciades, Malaga, February 22nd 2014
Beach Hotel Malaga
Jennifer and Milciades 22nd February
So many people told us that organising a wedding was one of the most stressful events you can ever go through. For us that was certainly not the case. Not only was it not stressful it was the most enjoyable, pleasant experience and all thanks to Sunshine Weddings Spain.
From the first contact everyone was incredibly helpful, they listened to what we wanted and found us our perfect location that met every one of our desires. Actually that is not true, they did not meet them, they surpassed them! All the hassle was taken out of the process as Sunshine Weddings organised every detail finding us the most incredible florist, cake maker, beautician, musician, legal paperwork, church documents…everything we needed.
No query was too much, the organisation for the day was perfect, all the suggestions were excellent and every email answered promptly and in a friendly helpful way…no matter how many I sent in one day!
On the actual day Scott was there making sure everything ran to plan and it did. We truly had our dream wedding without any stress or hassle at any point. All of this was thanks to Sunshine Weddings who I honestly cannot thank enough or recommend highly enough.
Guest after guest told us it was the best wedding they had ever attended, something we agree with, and that is thanks to Scott and his team!!
Jennifer and Milciades
Carl & Tom 28th September 2013
Same sex wedding in Spain
Karl and Tom 28th September
When we first met Scott for a coffee in London in March 2013, we had an idea that we wanted to have our ceremony and celebration in the Malaga area in September 2013 but no idea how we were going to make it happen. From the beginning, working with Scott, these short timescales weren’t a problem at all and he helped to guide us through the planning every step of the way.
Scott listened carefully to what we had in mind and took us to see a number of great venues in the Costa del Sol area later that month. He was spot on with his recommendations and when we saw the Hacienda near Mijas, we knew that it had everything we wanted for a great celebration.
After meeting Scott again in London and corresponding by email, we were able to quickly book in all the essential ingredients for our big day, from the catering to the photographer. Scott, Angel, Michelle and the team were quick to reply to emails and always kept us confident that they had everything under control.
On the day itself, the team were fantastic, making sure everything ran like clockwork and leaving us free to enjoy ourselves from start to finish. The pool party the next day was the icing on the cake. We want to say thank you to the entire team at Sunshine Weddings Spain and definitely recommend them to anyone considering getting married in the sunniest place in Spain.
Thanks a million,
Karl and Tom
Sam & James September 18th 2013
Beach Club Estepona
Sam and James September 18th
Dear Scott and team, Where do I start…..you guys are simply the best. Our wedding would not have been as perfect as it was with out all your support and guidance. Being a busy business women myself, I was a little off the radar off at times, Scott and Susie made me feel so relaxed and reassured and pulled everything together with sometimes very little notice. Even the most bizare of tasks (my request of a white Spanish horse) which I wanted for our photos, they still managed to find exactly what I wanted. Susie you were amazing in finding out all the information. Your super star.
When we first met Scott he immediately picked up on our taste and vision for our wedding day and absolutely swept me off my feet when he presented me our Beach wedding venue which is simply breath taking and exactly what ours dreams were made of.
Scotts enthusiasm and passion kept us up beat and enabled us to have complete trust in him. Our wedding day was completely with out hitch, perfect from start to finish. Scott was constantly on the ball and remained a calming influence on myself and James throughout.
All the recommendations offered by Scott such as David Toms, the photographer (totally amazing at his craft), Karen, the florist (inspirational), Sue, the cake maker (lovely, lovely lady) and not to mention Padre Peter ( totes amazeballs). They were all fantastic, nicest people and all so in tune with our vision.
The entertainment provided and recommended by Scott were off the hook, they really got the party started. The sax player in the evening was a great hit, alongside the bongo player….it was perfect.
I could not recommend Sunshine weddings Spain enough. You guys are the best. Myself and James cannot thank you enough for arranging what has been the most amazing day of our lives. Our guest were all blown away and even said it was like something from a movie scene.
Thank you so very much. When we renew ours vows in a few years we will be calling upon your fault less services once again.
Take us back…
All our love
Sam and James x
Emma & Tom – Mijas, September 16th 2012
Emma and Tom 16th September
Hi Scott, Thank you so much for all of your support with the planning and preparation of our recent wedding. Your energy, passion and enthusiasm was so infectious right from the word go when made initial contact with you. You really listened to our requirements and were instantly able to recommend THE most amazing venue.
We were literally so blown away by the Hacienda that we didn’t need to see any other venues! Your support, advice and guidance throughout the end to end planning process has been phenomenal – we were absolutely thrilled with every single one of the suppliers you recommended and the end result was just incredible.
You did such a great job of instilling confidence and completely took the stress away from planning such an important event. During the day itself it was an absolute pleasure to have you on board – you were such a calming influence for both myself and Tom, plus you integrated so well with the rest of our guests. Everyone commented on how well planned and executed the ceremony, dinner and celebrations were. Our wedding day was completely seamless and if there were any ‘blips’ then we certainly weren’t aware of them!
It has been great working with you during the last 12 months – your professionalism, integrity, energy, honesty and passion for delivering a quality service have been a breath of fresh air. We would absolutely recommend your services to any other bride and groom thinking of holding their wedding in Southern Spain. We truly are very grateful for the phenomenal day you co-ordinated for us – everyone had an amazing time and we will treasure those happy memories forever. ’
Lynsey & Paul 14th September 2013
Villa Wedding in Marbella
Lynsey and Paul 14th September
“We met Scott in July, 2012 to have a look at villa locations for our wedding in Puerto Banus. From day 1 he was fantastic! He toured us around for a whole day and listened to all our ideas and wishes for our big day. From then on Scott and his team corresponded with us by e-mail. Paul and I e-mailed a lot questions to Scott and his team and always received friendly and helpful responses. We met again in Spain in February, 2013 to decide on the flowers, do some food and wine tasting and go over the finer details for the big day! We had a fantastic short break in Spain and felt reassured that everything was in hand! As the big day approached Scott and his team were excellent in keeping us updated of progress and deciding on last minute details! The big day itself was amazing! The contacts that Scott has are fantastic! From the entertaining Padre Peter, the outstanding caterers who were first class and exceeded all our expectations, the florist who was excellent and provided the most stunning flowers and decor, the outstanding flamenco dancers, the fantastic dj who kept us dancing all night, the makeup artist who made us all feel extra special on the big day and the amazing David Toms who took our photographs!A big big big thank you to Scott and his team for all their dedication, support and flair in providing us with our dream wedding! Lynsey & Paul xxx”
Lynsey & Paul xx
Lisa & Simon 22nd July 2013
Villa wedding in Spain
Lisa and Simon 22nd July 2013
Hi Scott, I hope you are well and are not too busy at the moment with wedding planning!
We really wanted to write and formally say what a fantastic wedding we had and have not stopped talking about it since! We know that when we met up with you in Malaga, and you showed us the Hacienda, it was ‘love at first sight’!
The Hacienda was a superb venue for our wedding and the courtyard was amazing and such a romantic setting for our service. Peter was brilliant.
In the run up to the wedding you have worked so hard to ensure that everything ran smoothly on the day and it really did. Thank you.
All your suppliers that you recommended also worked so hard to ensure that we had the wedding day of our dreams.
Please can you thank Heather and her team for their incredibly hard work on the day. The food was amazing and their service was absolutely faultless.
Liza’s make up on the day also made me feel like a million dollars!
All our family & friends said it was one of the ‘Best weddings’ that they had ever been too! What a testimony. We felt that you were a massive part of that journey.
We are looking forward to seeing the photos from David now to re-live it all over again! He was amazing and so funny!
We cannot believe that it is 5 weeks this Saturday since we got married where does the time go?
Thank you Scott for everything. We will never forget you. We are hoping to revisit the Hacienda again one day for an anniversary perhaps…who knows! Hopefully then we can meet up again for a sangria or if you are in the UK please give us a call and we can meet up.
Kind regards and best wishes always.
Lisa & Simon
Louise & James 26th May 2013
Villa wedding in Mijas Spain
Louise and James 26th May
From the moment we met Scott we immediately realised he had an extensive knowledge of organising weddings abroad (not only Spain). His suggested suppliers (caterers, florist, music, make up etc) were all very professional and had experience of working together on previous weddings.
The confidence we gained from our original meeting and subsequent meetings allowed us to have a stress free build up to our wedding. Knowing we had Scott in Spain coordinating things for us was a great help.
Further confidence was gained due to the efficient nature of Scott and his staff when replying to queries no matter how big or small or time of day!!!!!
On the day, the schedule that Scott helped us to develop meant our wedding ran seamlessly and stress free from start to finish. Our day will be one we’ll remember and cherish for the rest of our lives.
If you are thinking of a wedding abroad we would highly recommend Sunshine Weddings Spain to help coordinate and make your day one to remember.
Thanks again Scott, Susie, Michelle and Jen
Louise and James
Adele and Mike 25th May 2013
Adele and Mike 25th May
Hi Scott, Like you a busy few weeks since we returned from Spain, but at last it seems to be settling down a bit.
We would both like to thank you and your team at Sunshine Weddings for all the effort you put into our great day, from Angel at the start helping us in finding the perfect location to the military precision of the day knowing who was doing what and when. It certainly took pressure off Adele on the day and I’ve never seen her so relaxed – not so restful for me however.
We knew we had the right location and were delighted once we had secured this on an exclusive basis, knowing it would only be our friends and family with us on the day. As most agreed this was not a usual wedding as we all had a few days both before and after the big day and was more akin to a major event. From the organisation of the tapas evening the night before to the paella afternoon the following day to soak up any excesses of the night before all worked perfectly. On the big day, once we saw the endless stream of suppliers arriving and setting up we realised what a big operation it was to arrange, then how seamlessly it all fell into place. Without the support of your team both before and on the day this would not have been possible.
Next time we are over we will certainly get in touch, as it would be great to catch up with the team to say a personal thank you from us both.
Mike and Adele
Jainaba & Seyi – Marbella, June 1st 2012
Wedding In Marbella
Jainba and Seyi 1st June
Scott and Sunshine Weddings definitely know how to arrange a fantastic wedding. They could not have been more helpful and organised. Weddings can be stressful at the best of times. From the start of the planning proses to finding the location,flowers,music,photographer. Scott ensured that everything was as stress free as possible.
When the big day arrived, myself and my now husband could just enjoy ourselves with our family and friends and everything else Scott took care of.
The venue was a dream come true and although our wedding day was some time ago, our guest are still talking about it. We had the time of our lives.
We would definitely recommend Sunshine Weddings to anyone who is thinking about getting married in Spain.
Thank you for making our day so special
Jainaba & Seyi
Marilyn & Alon – Marbella, June 22nd 2012
Marilyn and Alon 22nd June
Scott, Happy new year to you and wishing you all the best for 2013!
A massive thank you again for all your help in making the wedding the spectacular day (and night) that it was. The team of people that you introduced us to and all your and their hard work created a fairytale wedding that was totally magical and exceeded all our expectations. What a year it was. We are super excited to get the video soon and relive it all…
Marilyn & Alon
Nicola & Ian – Marbella, September 18th 2012
Beach Venue Marbella
Nicola and Ian 18th September
Hi Scott, I hope this email finds you well and that you are now relaxing a little after your busy busy summer.
Ian and I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you so very much for organising a truly amazing wedding. Literally from start to finish you were fantastic, nothing was ever too much trouble and every single person you recommended was ‘amazing’, you clearly have good taste!!
The venue was out of this world, Sergio and the rest of the team were absolutely amazing, I have never seen so much food and drink in my life and all guests commented on the friendly and lovely the staff were at, I cant wait to go back next year.
You hope that your wedding day is as great as you imagine and I can honestly say it was that and then some more, this was down to your organisation, pleasant manner, professionalism, amazing recommendations and desire to deliver an amazing experience and boy did it show!!! Ian and I completely trusted you in your thoughts and suggestions and we were so right too.
Thank you so much for all of the work you put into making the day so special, we will always remember it and be grateful for all your time and effort.
Beers on us next time we are over !!
Nic and Ian
Chloe & Richard – Estepona, 8th Sep 2012
Chloe and Richard 8th September
Hi Scott, I can’t believe the wedding is now two weeks behind us. We are still on a high from what we believe was a most wonderful day and exactly what Chloe and Richard dreamed of. This was made possible in so many ways by your efforts to create and deliver the perfect day which you did with great attention to detail and we are truly grateful. The whole team including Karen of Deseos Flowers, David Toms and Dani, the photographer and videographer all worked together with great professionalism and creativity to make the day exceptional and we thank them for their hard work.
I will be back in Spain later in the year so perhaps we can catch up then.
Lucy & Dave – Mijas, August 24th 2012
Dear Scott and all the team at Sunshine Weddings,
We really cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for our wedding! We can honestly say that we had the most brilliant of days and could not have asked for anymore!
We found yourselves on the internet and initially contacted you via email which was promptly followed up with a phone call from Scott ! As soon as we spoke to you Scott we did not hesitate in booking our wedding with yourselves and even confirming our venue on your recommendations. We most certainly were not disappointed in our choices! The venue was far, far better than we had anticipated !
In the year or so running up to the wedding we visited Spain twice to meet with various people and organising different aspects of the wedding, Scott and Susie made it all very easy with a pre- arranged schedules that ensured to accommodate our needs. The food tasting was by far my most favorite part!!
We mainly communicated via email and we always had a prompt response regardless of how small the matter was.
Scott, all you recommendations for various services i.e caterers, DJ, drink suppliers, photographers, make-up artists, the church etc were all spot on ! We loved working with everyone involved and made for the most perfect wedding, it was the relaxed affair we were going for ! The wedding day itself just seemed to flow and it was just so reassuring having you there ! You made it very easy for us .
Thank you so much for all your time and we really hope to keep in touch and look forward to coming and visiting you all again soon!
I would most certainly highly recommend your services to other brides and grooms.
Many many thanks,
Lucy and Dave
AKA MRS & MR PHILLIPS XXX
Lucie & Petro – Mijas, July 22nd 2012
Thank you so much for all your help with our wedding. We both have such wedding blues as it was just the most amazing day ever for both of us.
Can’t thank you enough for bringing the day together and for introducing us to other fantastic people that made our day the best ever. Everyone at the wedding commented on how amazing you were and saw you working so hard and we really appreciate it.
Have and will recommend you in the future to any friends that plan to marry abroad! Hope the rest of your summer goes well!!
Contact Petro and I if you are ever having any big parties in London and we shall contact you to meet for some tapas when we are next in spain!!
Lots of love from us both,
Mr and Mrs Mnych xxx
Gemma & Gary – Marbella, June 6th 2012
Beach Club Marbella
Gemma and Gary 6th June
Scott, Just wanted to send to you a few words to attempt to express our appreciation for all you have done for us.
From the first email I was more than sure that I wanted you involved in our special day and with a little persuasion Gary also came round to the idea of a planner- although from first meeting Gary like I had fell for your professional, creative and caring approach.
18months has flown from our first contact and everything we had created together on paper became a reality on the 6th of June. This was down to you… Many of our guests have described our wedding day as “magical” which We think sums it up perfectly.
If anyone reading this is in any hesitation as to whether or not to hire a planner, our advice is do it, and if you do, only hire the best which is ‘Sunshine weddings Spain’.
Our eternal gratitude to you Scott, the best planner we could ever have and now a special friend in our lives too.
Gary & Gemma Lorimer
Sarah & Nick – Marbella, September 22nd 2012
Now that we have come back down to earth, I wanted to email you to thank you for all of your help over the last year. From start to finish you have been an absolute joy to work with, you helped us create an exceptional day and weekend, and we couldn’t have done it without you! You and your team were an incredible support to us every step of the way, and the finishing touches that you suggested in our first few meetings such as the sax man and the spanish guitarists are what truly made it so special, and turned our wedding from a ‘wedding’ into a fantastic party and event that people will remember for years! I personally appreciated your patience and calm manner in dealing with everything in the run up to the day and before that. Please also thank Liz from us, she was fantastic to have around on the day, and I felt much calmer knowing that she was there behind the scenes in the run up to the day keeping everything on track!
We will hopefully be coming back to Spain before Christmas, and if you are around would love to get together for a drink and thank you in person!
Thanks again, and hopefully see you soon!
All our best,
Sarah and Nick x x
PS: Please do forward on to Liz, I don’t have her email to hand.
Carla and Daniel – 20th September 2011 Marbella
My wife and I knew we wanted to get married in Spain, so we began to research wedding planers on the internet. We came across the sunshine wedding Spain website and dropped them a quick email query and within 1 day we received a phone call from Scott Gibbons, who was very professional and helpful from the very first moment.
It was a pleasure working with Scott in the lead up to the wedding and with his help, a task that could be seen as stressful and arduous, became a pleasurable and enjoyable experience.
The week my wife and I had in Spain was the best week of our lives and the actual wedding day was definitely the single best day of our lives to date, and this was largely down to the professionalism and attention to detail that Scott contributed in the build up and on the day itself.
From our experiences we would definitely recommend that anyone thinking of taking the plunge and getting married in Spain does so, and to quote the new mother in law “that man is worth his weight in gold!”
Carla and Daniel
Orla & Liam – Nerja, 8th September 2011
Lakeside Hotel Nerja
Orla and Liam 8th September
I want to thank you for everything and the fantastic experience that was Orla’s wedding. Naturally I was a little apprehensive before we went out and keeping my fingers crossed that Orla had thought of everything and that you would help her pull it all together. I have to say I couldn’t be more pleased with how things went.
The church and ceremony were fantastic. The setting of Frigilliana, the narrow streets and little cafe opposite the church all added to the occassion. The music during the ceremony was absolutely beautiful and really added to the occassion as did the humour of the priest and Belinda. The Hotel was amazing and all our guests were blown away by the beautiful setting by the lake and the relaxing atmosphere during the drinks and canapes reception when we arrived back from the church. So many of the guests commented how good the band were and they really were fantastic. I think most guests were on the floor dancing for most of the night which is a credit to the quality of the band and they’re music choice.
The photographer, David Tomms was excellent on the day, he added to the day by doing his job without intruding and he stayed on right in to the evening. I can’t wait to see the results of his work. We all really enjoyed the reception on the beach the following day and I’m really pleased we decided to go ahead with that. I brought all the guests together in a more relaxed atmosphere and all the guests really enjoyed themselves. All in all we had a really fantastic time and what was really important to me was that Orla thought her day was absolutely perfect.
So thank you Scott for everything and I would have no hesitation recommending you to anyone.