Our journey began almost 2,5 half years ago when I asked my girlfriend at the time to marry me.
Meanwhile we’re together for as good as 7 years, so we’ve spoken about marriage before my proposal.
One thing was clear from the beginning, we’re going to marry in Portugal! My wife was born there but we both grew up in Luxemburg. We’ve been going to Portugal on vacation as from the first year we got together and I’m absolutely in love with this country and it’s culture, it’s people and it’s food of course.
So we started planning our wedding a good 2 years in advance and we quickly realized that we would need assistance from somebody in Portugal, because it would be practically impossible to organize a wedding from a distance. Then on our next trip to Portugal my beautiful wife planned a meeting with a wedding planner, being Vera Costa from Ideias de Veludo!
Our first impressions were great, we had a very nice conversation, Vera’s english is great, which was important to me because my Portuguese is not so great, yet. We kind of instantly knew we were going to hire Vera, and our next conversations via Skype and messages confirmed our decision.
She just has great taste herself which is very similar to ours, and what I’ve noticed throughout the process is that she really adapts to the taste individually and she pays attention to detail. All in all the whole planning is so much work and if you’re not there in person I think it would just be to stressful to handle, at least for me 😉
So we were really blessed with Vera and of course also her collaborators such as the photographers, videographers, makeup artists, dj’s and so on.
The whole collaboration between them ran super smoothly, as far as we noticed. And of course Vera knows whom to recommend and find the one that fits the best with the couple.
Because especially ”guys” implement yourself fully, actively participate and talk a lot about the wedding with your future bride! And also with your wedding planner.
On the magical day itself, well, it just ran even better than I expected. In the beginning I thought the schedule would be a bit to tight and maybe even to much but the whole day went by perfectly.
We have to give huge credit to Vera for her perfect coordination and planning during the day. If I could I would relive that day again and again!
If you want the best wedding for yourself you have to hire the best wedding planner!
Vera Costa, thank you!