Silke & Martim
Having Claudia Mota and Algarve Dream Weddings organize our very special day was the best choice we could ever have made!! We could never have imagined, that it would have been possible to make our ideas come to life in a much more magic way than we could ever have dreamed it! The communication and organization from day one was reliable and perfect and felt much more like a „friendship like“ cooperation. Due to the situation we came in, there were some aspects where we simply had to trust Claudia and in the end she didn‘t only meet expecations we had, she literally overdelivered them in any aspect! Thanks to Claudia, Algarve Dream Weddings, her team and all of her business partners we had an unforgettable dream come true wedding day, which was way more than we could have ever imagined THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! Kind Regards, Silke & Martim
Nicole & Mathias
Thank you very much, for making our special day a very-awesome-magnificent-wonderful-lovely-glorious-marvelous day. You were a fantastic Weddingplaner, everything you did with so much love... Thank you, thank you and thank you... No words can describe how wonderful it was. Many many thanks and hugs, Nicole & Mathias
Lisa & Stephen
Claudia is amazing, words can't describe how good she is at her job. we got married on Saturday and Claudia was with us every step of the way for nearly 2 years, answering texts and emails straight away. she went above and beyond our expectations. cannot recommend Claudia and her team highly enough! if you are marrying in the Algarve, ADW is a must!! still in awe of our day! ❤ 5 stars isn't near enough!!!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ thank you once again Claudia! Lisa, Stephen & of course Zion 😘
Amber & Giedrius
If I could add more stars, would give 10 of them! Claudia is amazing! From the moment we met her, she was brilliant and helpful. We asked her to do a sweet table for us, the cake and Portuguese sweets which exceeded our expectations. Would recommend her 110%. Thank you for making our day special!
Alana & Craig
How do we put into words what Claudia and her team did for us? It's virtually impossible. Our day was STUNNING. I can't believe its over 3 years since we first met you and found our dream venue; VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve! From day one you understood the VISION we had in mind, you understood us as a couple and what the day was going to mean to us. When we received the worst news in our lives, when our world felt like it was shattering around us 2 months before the wedding I will never forget calling you and your words 'Alana, please don't worry - we'll just put a pin in it and when Craig is well, we will have your dream day.' You took the pressure off us so we could concentrate on what was going to be a huge challenge for us. This year, you made our dream come true. 15th June 2019. You pushed the boundaries and created the most amazing setting. The day was seamless (minus a fashionably late bride! haha) and we are still on cloud 9. Thank you to 5EX Band who rocked the night! Paul John Fuller, Charlie and Vitor Pina for capturing our day perfectly and following this diva bride and her TEN bridesmaids around all day. DJ Manu and our amazing Sax man Paulo Ribeiro for leading us back down the aisle and creating the Ibiza vibe. Our HILARIOUS celebrant Marianne Sousa - you made our ceremony unforgettable. Thank you for our day and thank you to your team but most of all thank you for to you, Cláudia for being our friend, being our rock and truly taking care of us beyond our just our wedding day. Simply the best. ❤️ All our love, Craig & Alana xxxxxx
Ana & Pedro
We could write lot of positive things! But in reality it wouldn’t be enough to describe the people that are part of this fantastic team! A big thank you for your fantastic organisation and orientation at our wedding! I definitely recommend! 5 thousand stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Ana & Tiago
"Claudia, não há palavras para descrever o sentimento de gratidão para consigo e toda a equipa. Obrigado por ter feito tudo possivel e impossivel para que tivéssemos um dia perfeito, dois dias perfeitos! Obrigado por toda a dedicação, disponibilidade, paciência e carinho ao longo de todos estes meses. Estes dias foram muito mais do que alguma vez poderiamos ter imaginado, estava tudo perfeito e não teria sido possivel em a vossa ajuda. Adoramos cada minuto, não só do casamento, mas de todo o planeamento e foi um enorme prazer trabalhar consigo. Foram longos meses e é fantástico chegar ao final com este sentimento de felicidade e imensa gratidão, ver que tudo estava planeado até ao mais pequeno detalhe, com muitas surpresas pelo meio, mas 100% perfeito e recheado de magia. Muito obrigado por tornar os nossos sonhos realidade. Um grande beijinho, Ana & Tiago Henriques
Alda & Tiago
BEST WEDDING PLANNER EVER!!! 👏👏👏👏😍😍😍 Eu e o meu marido tínhamos várias ideias para o nosso casamento, e assim que conhecemos a Cláudia sentimos que estávamos em casa, que nos percebia e transmitia exactamente quais os nossos gostos. Após meses a partilhar essas visões e sentirmos que estávamos sempre em sintonia foi realmente fantástico o que a Cláudia e a sua equipa fantástica conseguiram nos proporcionar. Tivemos exactamente tudo como imaginamos, melhor até! ultrapassaram todas as nossas espectativas!! Estava tudo maravilhoso, a decoração estava linda linda linda, nós amamos e temos tido um feedback fantástico por parte dos nossos que estiveram presentes. Tivemos sem dúvida o casamento dos nossos sonhos e não podíamos estar mais felizes. Muito obrigada Cláudia por tudo foste o nosso apoio, toda atenção e paciência a cada pormenor, és uma querida e temos um enorme carinho por ti e toda a equipa!! Desejamos o maior sucesso e felicidades, sem dúvida que merecem, um grande beijinho💙💚💛❤💜👏👏👏🙏🤗 Mr & Mrs Xuxu 🤵👰
Hayley & Daniel
Dream Weddings doesn't begin to describe it. From the first meeting with Claudia, we knew we were in good hands. She was a unique mix of being all about business, but still making us feel special. There was countless back-and-forth via email and phone in the 18 months of planning for this big day. Oh boy did she deliver. Claudia and her team were amazing. The venue looked incredible, her staff were attentive and helpful. I'm not exactly sure when she sleeps as we would receive responses to our emails so quickly, despite the time difference. My new wife and I could not be happier with how everything went. Claudia took our vision, and made it a reality. I guess dreams really can come true! The only reason that I wouldn't recommend this team, is that I wouldn't want anyone else's wedding to be as amazing as mine! Thank you to the whole team for all of the amazing work and tireless effort you put into making this day so special for us, and everyone who was there Hayley & daniel💕
Rachel & Gavin
We have just returned from our amazing wedding at Sao Rafael Atlantico arranged by Claudia da Mota at Algarve Dream Weddings. Music by Leandro Russo on piano. Everything was perfect! I would recommend both to the absolute highest regard. Thank you both for giving us such a fantastic day xx
Tracy & Gary
Our amazing wedding day ❤❤ 12 Sept 18 All truly amazing at what they do ❤ I can't recommend them all enough. Claudia our wedding planner made all of our dreams for our wedding day a reality from beginning to end down to the smallest detail. It exceeded all our expectations...Our guests had a ball! I can't thank you, Claudia, enough. I couldn't possibly have changed a single thing!! - Tracy & Gary ❤❤
Shannen & Nathan
Awww Claudia, where do we even start ... BEST DAY EVER ... that’s coming from me, Shannen and every guest. You’ve made it easy and fun since the beginning and I think we and your team pulled off the dream. Thank you’s don’t even cover it,. Algarve Dream Weddings are just amazing. We met Claudia on a visit to Portugal last year and straight away knew we had found the perfect person to plan our big day. Claudia is professional, full of ideas and will always go the extra mile. Me and my now wife wanted a wedding day that was not only special to us but a day that our guests would remember forever, we wanted to put on a show. What ever idea we put forward, regardless of how crazy some may have been, Claudia made it happen. I quote “I’ll never go to a wedding like that again in my life” which means we achieved what we had set out to do. We can’t thank Claudia, her team and her suppliers enough. Our thank you spreads to the photographers, videographers, caterers, venue, DJ, sax, cake supplier and everyone else who had an input in our big day. We met a wedding planner and left Portugal with a friend. Thanks for everything And ... what can we plan next? 😆😏
Jessica & Carlos
It is with great joy & satisfaction that we thank the you and your team for turning our dream into reality. You are all top 10, and created an excellent job. In you we deposited all our trust to organize our wedding and you exceeded all our expectations. As for our ceremony the perfect words where choosen for our celebration and did it so well in two distinct languages, our double thank you. Thank you for the gorgeous decoration, it was exactly as we had always dreamt of, the colours, the flowers, the table decor, it was all wonderful. My bouquet was simply beautiful and delicate, a little heavy 🙂 , you were briliant, we don´t know how it could have been possible if you weren't present, continue with the kind of professionalism because success is already a part of your life. To Vitor and his team, who came to register our best and special moments, a big thank you for making us feel so easy and laid back in front of the camara. The team is big, and so many where presente on our day, and altough we don´t mention all your names, you all made our dream come true and for this we thank you very much! And to end we would like to say that future couples will not regret having you to plan their day. Jéssica & Carlos Gouveia
Lenka & Conor
"Very special THANKS to Claudia and her team for organising our dream wedding!! she has been amazing from the first phone call to the very end! What a wonderful person inside and out, very professional, supportive and reassuring! Our wedding wouldn't be the same without Algarve Dream Weddings! ❤❤❤ Their attention to detail is out of this world, I nearly burst out crying when I saw the table decoration. Just beautiful!! All your suppliers praised you to heaven! So thank you so so much for everything you have done for us! ❤"
Megan & Paulo
I had originally planned to arrange our wedding myself, but when things got too much and I started to get stressed., I called on Claudia for her help. She certainly took the stress away She was able to help with everything no matter how small. I was worrying about little things like downloading music for the ceremony and creating a pretty cake table/guestbook she did all of this for me. Very professional and made me and my partner feel very comfortable. I certainly couldn't have done it without her x
Cindy & Pascal
Thank you, it was a wonderful day for us. We enjoyed it very much. We would also like to thank you again for the great service of you and your team. It really worked out perfectly, whether in advance the planning, the ceremony or the catering in the evening. The villas were really great even if there was a small breakdown in the run-up, but it turned out to be an advantage in hindsight. Our wedding anniversary has become an unforgettable day for us with your help. Best regards Pascal and Cindy
MIchelle & Mark
Hello Claudia! We can't thank you enough for everything you did to make our wedding, perfect. From the moment we met you, we knew we'd found someone very special to help us coordinate our big day. You have become more than just a "wedding planner" - you are now our friend. Sharing the journey from planning, to the moment we became Mr and Mrs, you gave us your time, your help and your advice. Going tirelessly above and beyond. We couldn't have achieved our dream wedding without you 👰🏻 ❤️ 🎩 xx
Renée & Ward
Claudia not only created the dream we had in mind for our wedding, she made it even better. First of all, she is a very friendly, caring and fun person. After just one skype call, she understood exactly our wishes and ideas we had in mind. She is hands-on, pro-active, fair and practical. We never had to ask twice about anything, she took care of it all. No challenge was too big, Claudia made it happen. Very quickly we noticed all the experience and knowledge she has. She is also transparent and honest. Next to this, she will make sure you get the best quality for the best and reasonable price. If she can make it happen she will, if she said no it is really not possible or not a good idea. She has a lot of feeling for design and details. She worked extremely hard to make sure everything was exactly like we wished for. As said, our wedding was even better, more beautiful and better organized than we hoped. The suppliers and our bridal team were very happy to work with her. Claudia is not the person that is just organizing a wedding, she puts her passion, dedication and hard work in it to make sure it will be your dream wedding. xx Renée & Ward de Voogd
Caroline & Tobias
We would like to say thank you for your support in the short-term planning of our wedding at the beach in Portugal. We would like to thank the service providers who made our day so special (hairdresser, make-up artist, Mrs. Schneider) for their great work. We were particularly enthusiastic about the funny and great photographer, who took the day for us in pictures. We would also like to thank you very much for the fulfillment of our "special wishes" such as a certain bridal bouquet. We wish you all the best.
Michelle & Tony
We would like to thank you very much for the great organization for our dream wedding! From the beginning till the end we were always competent, fast, helpful and very warmly advised. On our request, via e-mail, if you would plan our wedding, we get a quickly answer. Soon afterwards, the first telephone calls were made to go through the different possibilities. We were very competently advised. What we have also greatly appreciated is that we have always been given the necessary time to find our imaginations and ideas. Without wanting to convince us of something or to put pressure on us, but nevertheless to draw attention to important dates which are necessary for the realization of the given time. The more advanced the planning was, the more people were involved in it and yet (or precisely for this reason) the collaboration worked wonderfully. We were always kept up to date, and always knew who our contacts were. Thus, we could either directly or indirectly always ask the stand or convey our wishes. Regarding our wishes and ideas, we were also helpful. The eventual risks of the performances were discussed and alternatives were shown. In the end all our ideas and wishes were fulfilled, if not exceeded. So we could celebrate an unforgettable dream wedding.Thank you again! Michele & Tony
Kiran & Matt
My husband and I would like to offer our thanks to the whole team at Algarve Dream Weddings. They were absolutely brilliant when it came to organising our fusion wedding in Portugal, which was an English wedding with all of the Indian traditions. My husband and I live in England, so when it came to organising our 3 day wedding event in Portugal, we knew we would need the help of a wedding planner. We selected Algarve Dream Weddings because of their knowledge and experience of organising Indian weddings. We knew it would be difficult arranging a wedding abroad, but even harder trying to arrange one with Indian elements. Algarve Dream Weddings was very knowledgeable and put us in contact with the team of caterers who were not only fantastic in providing a lovely meal on the day, but also helping with the pre wedding days as well. Algarve Dream Weddings was always there to offer help, ideas and suggestions, and tried their best to help with all of the pre wedding events as well. We met up with the whole team on a number of occasions and spoke very often via email/phone. Algarve Dream Weddings were genuinely nice, wanting to make sure that everything ran smoothly for us on our wedding day, so that we enjoyed it without having any of the stress. The day itself posed no issues for us, as Algarve Dream Weddings and the team handled everything and the whole day was flawless. The best thing about choosing Algarve Dream Weddings, is that the Director speaks English, so the language barrier wasn’t a problem, and she listened to everything we had to say and worked with us on what we envisioned our wedding to be like. All of our friends and family couldn’t stop complimenting on how well the day had gone and how polite and helpful Algarve Dream Weddings and their team were. So once again, we wanted to thank you all, and we would have no hesitation in recommending Algarve Dream Weddings to anyone who was thinking of planning a wedding in Portugal.
Nadine & Andrew
Dear Claudia What can we say.. We cannot thank you enough for giving us the most perfect day, you exceeded our expectations and more, it really was our perfect day. It was so nice knowing that we had true professionals dealing with everything & making sure our day ran perfectly. The makeup artist & hairdressers made myself & my bridesmaids look like true princesses for the day. The photographer captured every moment amazingly & we couldn't have asked for more. You and your team are absolutely amazing at what you do, the venue Tivoli Marina Vilamoura was picturesque and the way you decorated the ceremony area just made it all the more perfect. All of our guests said how much they enjoyed the day and how relaxed the day felt.. Andy and I are so grateful and thankful to Algarve Dream Weddings for how you put on the perfect day for our wedding and reception. You truly are the best!! Thank you so much ❤️ Nadine & Andrew xxx
Danielle & John
"There are not enough words to express how thankful we are for everything you have done for our special day! From start to finish, Algarve Weddings were there to support our crazy ideas (even when we did ask them to plan a wedding in 5 months). Our special day was nothing less than perfect! Claudia and all the team were constantly on board and made us feel like our day was as special as the next couple’s. Thank you for helping us create our dream wedding and for allowing us to be able to look back on all the memories with huge smiles on our faces. Everything from the personal touches, the beautiful venue, the decor, the crazy fun atmosphere and all your amazing suggestions ... we couldn't have done it without you all! Our guests still to this day talk about the wedding and how amazing it was and it was all thanks to you girls! We were able to share our special connection with Portugal with our friends and family and are lucky enough to be able to relive it every year. Thank you for throwing one hell of a wedding and sharing our special day with us - you will never know how much it meant to us. Danielle and John. x"
Zoe & Matthew
Hi Claudia, Sorry for the delay, Matthew and I were in Spain visiting his mummy and daddy and the Internet wasn't great. We cannot begin to thank you enough for everything that you did for us, your kindness, patience and professionalism was first class and we are so very grateful to have you as our wedding planner. You really made the experience absolutely fantastic. Matthew and I didn't know where to start but you put use at ease from the word go. We are so sad it's all over, we would do it again in a heartbeat. I have attached some pictures of the wedding, feel free to take any others off Facebook. Again Claudia, it has been a pleasure having you plan our wedding and an extra thank you to Sandra who, only meeting her on the day, put us all at ease and was so friendly and welcoming. I'm going to miss receiving emails from you 🙁 it just confirms even more that it's all over. Hugest best wishes.
Michele & Damian
We were absolutely delighted with how everything turned out, I know there were a few issues, but aren't there always! The flowers were unbelievable, I was totally delighted with them in particular, the celebrant was a hoot, the photographer was great fun and produced some good pictures quickly. I was also delighted to see all the colours tied around the white chairs on the beach, I hadn't expected or remembered that we were doing that so it was a great surprise. You were always on hand to assist and all your work has not gone unnoticed .... thank you very much Claudia, you made things so easy and you were a calming influence overall. I have already given your number / details to a friend of my mothers in Ireland, she wants to do something similar and who better to do it! Thanks very much again Claudia and we will hope to meet again when we are back over. Cheers
We've been back home from Portugal for 2 weeks now and can't believe we've been married for over a month already! Thank you so much for everything you did on our wedding day and for all the preparations. It was the relaxed, fun day we always wanted at the villa and we enjoyed every minute so we couldn't be happier. The team you have put together are great, not just because they are brilliant at what they do but because they are such lovely people. To have At (catering), Mandy (make-up), Sally (photography) and DiAnne (ceremony) was a great combination and they added to the fun and enjoyment of the day Also, a special mention about the duo who performed live for us around the pool. We thought they were fantastic and all our guests thought they were brilliant too - they are still talking about them! They were the perfect beach bar kind of sound we were looking for with a great playlist. With our thanks and best wishes.
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your hard work in helping us plan our wedding. You were always so informative and helpful and we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for always answering our emails very promptly and setting us at ease where need be. We had such a fantastic day; everyone said how magical it was. The food was amazing and the staff were so polite and friendly. The cupcakes were delicious and the flowers were beautiful too. We could not fault anything. I wish we could have the day all over again. It was exactly how we wanted it and that’s all thanks to you and your team. We will also never forget our first meeting where you very kindly took us out and about to various beautiful locations to help Karen and I find what we wanted. We hope to see you next year when we go back to Portugal for our one anniversary. p.s. anyone reading this will not be disappointed with the service provided by Algarve Dream Weddings - it does exactly what is says on the tin!
Thank you very much for your lovely email, sorry for not replying sooner, we can't believe that it is over 1 month already! We would like to thank you for all of your assistance and organising. You made our dream wedding become a reality. Our day was magical and everything we had hoped for and more. The attention that you paid to the details was like you were reading our minds, it just enhanced our day and ensured that it was relaxing and stress free. Please pass on our thanks to all of your suppliers, everyone loved the food, it was prepared to a very high standard and kept us fed for our final couple of days at the villa. The blessing was also beautiful and we can't believe that we had the beach almost to ourselves, it couldn't have been more perfect. I know we had a few strange requests but we really appreciated the efforts that everyone made to accommodate us and join in with our fun. We are really looking forward to seeing the photographs from Sally, her patience with us all was commendable and without you both keeping everybody in check it would have been chaotic. We had such a wonderful day we really can't thank you enough. I'm more than certain that Nathan and I will be back to Lagos in the not too distant future, we absolutely love it and will be sure to let you know as it would be lovely to meet up. Our friends said it was the best wedding they've been to in such a beautiful setting. I will send you a couple of photos when we've received them. Again thank you for everything that you did for us and helping to create our special memories. We will be more than happy to do recommendations if you need us too. Best Regards
What can I say..... you guys are AWESOME! I cannot thank you enough for doing such a wonderful job with planning our wedding, and making it so so fun. We enjoyed every single minute, and I was so relaxed knowing that I had such hard working professionals taking care of everything for us. All the guests were blown away by the beautiful venue, the delicious food, and how smoothly the whole day went. Thank you for everything you did for us, all the great suggestions, and for indulging us in our silliness! It was so relaxed and fun, just what we wanted. We will surely be back in Praia Da Luz to relive the unforgettable memories which were made. I hope I'll be back even sooner for another wedding, my friends were very impressed ladies, you did yourselves proud. I am so very grateful to you all. I literally could not have done this myself, your expertise and skills are just amazing. Congratulations on throwing an absolutely epic party. It will be hard to beat!