More than words...

Quiero compartir mi bonita experiencia de preparativos para mi boda con Vera. Apenas tenia 4 meses viviendo en Portugal cuando decidimos casarnos con mi actual esposo. No conocia a nadie quien podria recomendar buen peluquero, estilista, ayudar en la organizacion, etc…. Estaba en la ciega busqueda, viendo miles de perfiles en instagram… un dia consegui el perfil de Vera y me gusto toooooodo…. los colores, su vision… Desde la primera conversacion entendi que es una persona que me comprende y que definitivamente sera ELLA quien me va a ayudar a hacer este dia inolvidable.

Hemos cambiado la fecha de la boda, sin exagerar como 5 veces. Vera nunca perdio paciencia conmigo, siempre demostro su profesionalismo y trato de comprender. Ella es aquella persona que de “nada” lo hace “todo”. Yo siempre he soñaba con un boda en mi familia, algo simple y romantico, elegante y bonito. No se como pero asi ella lo realizo… Todos los invitados dijeron que era la boda mas bonita e intima que ellos habian asistido en su vida. De verdad, fue asi…. Vera, no canse de agradecerte por todo! Ame este dia que nunca olvidaremos.

Victoria & Rene

O que dizer das Ideias de Veludo? O que dizer da Vera e da sua equipa? O que dizer da melhor pessoa que podíamos ter escolhido para nos acompanhar neste percurso que deu origem ao dia mais incrível das Nossas Vidas?!?! 

A Vera foi mais do que a nossa Weeding Planner, foi uma amiga, uma conselheira, uma pessoa maravilhosa. 

Trabalhar contigo foi a nossa melhor escolha, porque tu soubeste escolher o melhor para nós. Desde a Quinta, aos fotógrafos, ao vídeo, à decoração, à música, aos designers, a todos os mínimos pormenores. 

Tornaste o nosso dia Perfeito, Maravilhoso, superaste todas as nossas expectativas, foste incansável em tudo, e tudo ficou exactamente como queríamos…ou ainda melhor. 

Obrigada, dos teus noivos e agora marido e mulher, Lígia & Rui

Ligia & Rui

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!

Sonia & Jonah

Não há palavras suficientes para descrever o quão agradecidos estamos por ter encontrado a Vera e a sua equipa. São poucas as palavras necessárias para que a Vera imagine logo o que nos está a passar pela cabeça e conseguir idealizar os nossos sonhos da maneira mais incrível! Tivemos um dia inesquecível, todo planeado ao pormenor, com uma decoração de sonho e que seria impossível sem a Vera, principalmente tendo em conta que todos os nossos planos tiveram de ser alterados no dia anterior devido à chuva. Vera Costa, do fundo do coração, obrigada!!! Recomendamos de olhos fechados.

Corine & Pedro

I found Vera after multiple hours of research and Skype interviews with 5 other planners in Portugal. Me and husband live in the United States, have a very demanding job and also little time to plan a destination wedding. For me (the bride) finding someone that could understand my style, the level of detail I was looking for and how much this wedding meant to me was very important. After talking with Vera for about 5 min a knew she was exactly what I was looking for. Someone who can listen to what was important to me and my husband, someone that could speak perfect english and Portuguese to communicate with both families and more importantly someone that will help me understand what’s important and what’s not. When we started talking (1 year before the wedding) we looked at our budget, the things that matter to us and she helped me deciding were it was worth investing our money and what were some of the things that will be unnoticeable and not worth the investment.Without Vera, our wedding wouldn’t have been possible. She responded to all my text messages for 1 year, she connected with me over Skype almost every week for 1 year and for at least a couple hours, she helped us with all the paper work needed to get married in Church in Portugal, she has an EXCEPTIONAL team of people that she works with (but if you want to work with someone specifically she is fine with that too) and she even showed up to our rehearsal dinner and stayed at the hotel with us the night before, as a surprise, to make sure everything was perfect.I can’t thank you enough for making our day the most special day. Our wedding was not only beautiful, it was so perfectly organized that every moment flawlessly transitioned to the next one without any of us even noticing it. Having you allowed us to fully enjoy our day knowing that you had it under control.THANK YOU VERA! Your work absolutely exceeded my expectations, you went above and beyond.

Fanny & Paul

Precisava de uma constelação de estrelas para a Vera: primeiro ela ouviu e entendeu o que imaginámos para a nossa festa… Pouco depois já os olhos dela brilhavam e percebi que ela já sonhava mais alto que nós. Criou e sonhou os detalhes como se fosse a sua festa, ajudou-me a sonhar mas mantendo os meus pés no chão. A certa altura passou a ser uma amiga. É criativa e corre riscos, foge sempre do clichê. Mas é metódica e organizada, tira-nos fardos das costas e nós confiamos, vai correr bem. E correu! Obrigada Vera e equipa por nos ajudarem a criar o dia mais mágico de sempre (o nosso).

Joana & Angelo

Agradecer ainda é pouco! Devemos à Vera a colocação em prática de um sonho. Pensamos em ter uma pequena reunião em família após uma cerimónia religiosa. Mas a Vera Costa, com seu toque de originalidade e sua percepção única, entregou-nos muito mais: uma celebração tocante, única, elegante e, com a simplicidade que queríamos, soberba!
Objetiva, perceptiva, e, acima de tudo, competente.
Fotógrafos, maquilhadoras, músicos e equipa de profissionais que nos assistiram souberam também nos atender da melhor forma.

Anna & Thiago