Wedding Thank You´s 2016

We have come to the end of our 2016 Wedding Season and it seems that every other day we are receiving the most beautiful and heartfelt Wedding Thank You´s from our Clients. We wanted to share with you a sincerely meaningful Thank You, one from one of our very first clients that booked us, Emma and Rob!! They completely trusted in us from very beginning and as you can imagine over a few years you really build a strong relationship with them, saying good bye the day after their wedding was particularly tough!

It is completely clear to us that with each Wedding we have, the Wedding would be nothing without the team that have worked alongside us! Our Dj´s, Photographers, Musicians, Venues, Caterings, Wedding Officiants, Hair and Make up, Cake Makers, Transportation companies, Lighting etc… everyone that we have trusted to deliver for our dear clients across the year also deserves these Thank you´s too! So thank you to them as well, we look forward to another great year together in 2017 !!

a thank you note….

Dear Lucy,

Where do we begin! We have to start by saying a huge thank you and expressing our heartfelt appreciation for the critical part you played in making our wedding day so special.

From the moment we starting speaking to you and came out to Spain to meet you, we immediately warmed to you and admired your passion for what you do. It was an easy decision to hire you as our wedding planner and we have not looked back – we have so enjoyed meeting you and getting to know you over the last 2 years and hope to stay in touch!

One thing we have loved about having you as our wedding planner is that you strive to make each wedding unique and personal to each couple. You took the time to get to know us and understand what we wanted our wedding day to be, and then made it even better than we could have imagined!

Throughout the wedding planning process you have been super organised, calm and in control – as a couple planning our wedding from abroad this is exactly what we needed you to be as it reassured us that everything was in order and safe in your hands. You have been so responsive at all times, keeping us up to date and making sure we were always on track. Even though we are sure you have been very busy, you always treated us as a priority and never ever rushed us. In fact, you have spent countless hours talking to us on Skype and over email and you have maintained your passion and energy throughout – frankly you have had the patience of a saint working with us for the last 2 years!

You created a venue shortlist for us based on our specification which led to us finding our dream wedding venue. Casa la Siesta is truly a magical place and was everything we wanted for our wedding and more. We really enjoyed visiting the venues with you and sharing your company over some wonderful lunches too!

You have such a brilliant eye for style and are totally up to date with modern wedding trends. All of the styling of our wedding was so beautiful and tastefully put together. Your calligraphy skills are also amazing! You did such a fantastic job with our wedding stationery, the seating chart and hand written place cards were so authentic and stylish and you must have put a great deal of time and care into creating these for us.

We were reliant on you to help us source all of our vendors from photographer to DJ to hair and make up artists, flowers and cake etc. We trusted all of your recommendations – which paid off massively! We were honestly so happy with everything and your advice and guidance was invaluable to us. Not only did you source the vendors for us but you organised everything so efficiently, making sure our requirements were understood perfectly by all and that a smooth schedule ran on the day itself – this took all of the stress away from us, leaving us to simply enjoy our day to the fullest.

On the day itself both you and Jesus were fantastic. You worked so hard dressing the venue and setting up various areas, we especially loved our fabulous dessert station and polaroid photobooth. You also coordinated all of the vendors and make sure the wedding ran perfectly in our eyes. If there were any issues they were dealt with discreetly by you without us even noticing.  It felt like you were always one step ahead and anticipated what we might need before we even realised it – just amazing!

Many of our guests commented on how wonderful you were and it was a pleasure to have you play a part in our wedding. We cannot recommend you highly enough and think that any couple would be lucky to have you as their wedding planner!

Wishing you much success in the future – you really deserve it!

With love,

Emma & Rob Barton xxxx

To View Emma and Robs Wedding Images, please pop over to Romance Weddings Website

 

Wedding Suppliers for Emma and Rob

Wedding Planning and Styling and Design- Lucy and Jesus at The Boutique Wedding Co.

Wedding Photographers- Joseba and Mar Sandoval- Romance Weddings

Wedding Officiant- Liz Wilkinson

Wedding Venue- Casa La Siesta

Hair- Linda Rise- Hair by Linda

Make Up- Charlotte Lothigius make Up Artist

Videography- Evergreen

 

 

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A Fairy Tale Castle Wedding in Spain

For anyone in search of that Fairy Tale Castle feeling for their Wedding , Castillo Santa Catalina in Malaga is just the place.

Joyce and Fernando flew all the way with their family and friends from Los Angeles to celebrate the most heart felt beautiful wedding. It was September last year, and we, The Boutique Wedding Co had the pleasure of being their wedding planners in Spain!

The whole evening was magical.  The couple, two sincerely kind and sweet human beings came together in love under the warm Spanish September skies.

Their friends and family were witnesses of all the beauty. And the day is now part of their memories forever. The day when Fernando and Joyce declare their love.

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Photo by Eloy Munoz Photography

Andreas Holm was our Wedding photographer and he captured some truly stunning images of our gorgeous couple! The Castillo is a beautiful venue that makes a stunning backdrop to a Wedding in Spain. In truth it´s an ideal venue for a Small or Large group but due to supplements and Minimum numbers most of our couples choose to marry there on a week day, additionally it is for one day only!!

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Joyce visited all the way from Los Angeles with her friend to come and select her wedding Venue. As she works for an international beauty brand she was able to travel with work and take a few days for herself and the venue search! Convenience of location really drove her decision on Castillo and with the old part of the Castillo being so charming, Fernando her groom was guaranteed to love it!

Joyce and Fernando were visiting with a big group of friends and Family so Jesus arranged for a Tour to Ronda for them, which he ran himself! We also arranged for a rehearsal dinner at El Pimpi. This is a must for most of our clients marrying in Malaga and it never fails to impress.

 

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Their Wedding day started at 6pm with a meaningful, heartfelt ceremony conducted by a friend of theirs in the old part of the Castillo. Joyce arrived in the most beautiful elegant gown, truly stunning! Afterwards, drinks and canapes were served whilst Joyce and Fernando snuck of with Andreas Holm to capture some amazing Wedding Images!

 

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The Dinner was a lovely relaxed affair with short but sweet, speeches slotted between courses. After a quick dress change Joyce and Fernando were ready for their first dance and an hour of Cuban Salsa dancing, to start their party!

Thank you so much to everyone who was involved in the successful creation of Joyce and Fernando´s very special wedding day! A special thank you to Andreas Holm Photography for sharing his gorgeous images with us!

The Dream Team for Joyce and Fernando´s Wedding are listed below:

Photography- Andreas Holm Photography

Ceremony and Cocktail Music by Matt Mcgurk

The Flowers by Susana Sanchez

Hair By Alex Harrocks

Make Up By Georgina of Bridal beauty Bloom

Wedding Planning, Styling and Design was by The Boutique Wedding Co. Team- Lucy, Jesus and Jessie.

See you again soon!

Lucy  and Jesus x

 

 

 

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A Heart Felt Thank You

It isn´t  every week that we receive a Heart Felt Thank You note that is worthy of its own Blog Post, but this week is very special. Nicole and John contacted us around 16 months ago, we worked closely with them for over a year to bring to life their dream day. The only difference was, we never met in person and they had never been to Malaga or seen the Venue we had selected for them. This whole experience required a huge amount of trust, reassurance and Friendship built via Skype. Please read below the kindest words from Nicole and John, obviously I felt very emotional reading this. Its not everyday that clients touch your heart like this kind and sweet couple.

Dearest Lucy,

I hope you are both well and crushing the rest of this wedding season!  I just wanted to reach out with an true letter of thanks for all you did for us on what was the best day of both our lives.  It was beyond magical and carried us higher than we could even dream.  Every single person walked away from our wedding saying it was the best wedding they’d ever been to because of you and Jesus’ tireless work and commitment.  I could never thank you enough for crafting the most important and perfect day of our lives, it truly was everything we hoped for.

Below I have written a review for you to use on our experience with The Boutique Wedding Co.  I’m happy to post it to facebook/tripadvisor/any other blog, website or social media you would like.

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Review for Lucy Bennett:

**To be used by Boutique Wedding Company’s direction & discretion**

My husband and I were married in Malaga, Spain in late May of 2016 and hired The Boutique Wedding Co. as our international coordinators approximately one year prior.  I do not know where to begin or how to describe my experience with Lucy and Jesus (founders and primary coordinators).  I am not one to typically write reviews, but with Lucy I find myself wishing there was something even more I could do to honor her hard work and dedication to our day.  5 stars doesn’t adequately reflect the passion and commitment she shows her clients.  Below I’ve given a few of hundreds of reasons why the Boutique Wedding Company should be the first choice for any bride looking to get married in Spain:

1) The Planning

To be completely honest, I’d be shocked if you didn’t hire Lucy after a single skype interview; it takes one call to fall completely in love with her!  She is genuinely sweet, professional, and has this wonderful energy and fervor when she talks about what she does.  It is immediately apparent that she loves working in weddings and wants her brides to feel the same.  From the beginning, my husband and I felt very comfortable with Lucy.  She made us feel absolutely confident in her ability to structure and organize what felt like an overwhelming barrage of details and considerations by creating detailed spreadsheets and breakdowns of what to expect in the months to come.  She provided up-to-date budgeting lists and kept track of all deposits and monies to be paid.

Living in the U.S. and attempting to plan a wedding in Spain is daunting to say the least.  I was so worried we wouldn’t be able to find a planner willing or able to accommodate time differences, venue searches and tastings over email, and then there’s a trust factor of “will I actually get what I think I’m getting based on photos alone?”.  With Lucy, this was a complete non-issue.  She was up early and stayed up late to accommodate important calls; giving an incredible amount of her free time to be open and flexible with our schedules.  Every email was responded to promptly and as completely as possible.  There was never a moment where we doubted her suggestions or worried we were getting taken advantage of.  In fact, every great decision made for our wedding was her suggestion!  Our photographers, band, venues, transportation, entertainment, everything she recommended in those decision making processes ended up being the absolute best choice for what we wanted.

It was beyond impressive to see the dedication and commitment Lucy had to us for over a year!  Countless skype calls, emails and pinterest pins and she never once appeared or acted annoyed, bothered or disinterested.  She was so enthusiastic throughout the entire process, even my husband was getting excited talking about table settings!  Looking back, Lucy took all the anxiety, fear and stress out of the planning process. Conversations were fun and became one of the highlights of our weekends–we would even have little champagne brunches after to celebrate another great call.  I can honestly say that thanks to Lucy, I absolutely enjoyed and will miss planning my wedding, something every bride wants to think after her wedding but rarely does!

2) Styling & Decor

This is a biggie to me as I work in a similar field to event planning and design and have admittedly unrealistic expectations as far as aesthetic goes.  I am a bit of a perfectionist and went into this wedding wanting it to be an effortlessly romantic, organic wedding with the perfect Spanish backdrop.  Again, this was challenging given the abundance of beauty in Spain and the added worry of international planning.  I didn’t know if anyone in Spain would have the eye for what I was wanting or be able to execute my vision at the level I was really looking for.  And once again, this was a complete non-issue with Lucy.  From her site and blog alone, it is obvious her taste and ability to digest inspiration is impeccable.  We immediately found our venue in her website suggestions and things started falling into place easily after that.

Lucy has such an elevated aesthetic and knows all the current trends for event styling and decor; she was un-phased by even the craziest suggestions and had ideas for our every whim, never saying something wasn’t possible without offering a solution.  She is crafty and works with everything and anything at her disposal.  She will scour hundreds of pins and work with you as much as you want in every detail and decision until you feel 100% confident.  I was very impressed with her ability to navigate the intricacies of Spain and our expectations coming from the U.S. where we have hundreds of blogs devoted to any and every kind of wedding imaginable.  Ingenuity and creativity are her strengths for sure and she will be the first to admit that; even at the expense of her own time!

I will never forget the feeling of walking through my wedding reception after our ceremony and seeing everything we’d dreamed up and been inspired to do come to life in the most magical way possible.  Nothing was half done, nothing was missing; every sign and light and flower was exactly as we’d planned.  Even details I couldn’t imagine were there!  We had a Moroccan chill out area with a projector of old black and white movies–she brought in wrapped blankets with notes for guests to use them.  There was a color we had to drop from the scheme because it was difficult to source; surprise, surprise, on the day of the wedding there it was in small tea light vases and decor pieces scattered throughout the reception!  Surprise and delight are the best adjectives to describe the way we felt walking away from a wedding we expected to be amazing–it was truly beyond what we even asked for.

3) The Experience

This is where Lucy and Jesus really shine.  The wedding planning is fun, the execution is amazing and the result is a dream.  However, as far as service, flexibility and overall customer experience–I can’t imagine any wedding planning company being better than The Boutique Wedding Co.  My husband and I went into this experience really wanting to listen to our gut and while this could have led to utter disaster, hiring Lucy made that an impossibility.  She and Jesus are unique in their field in so many ways and are able to offer an intimate, curated experience.  They take the time to really get to know you and your lives together; they appreciate what’s unique and special in each couple and cater themselves completely to that couple’s needs.  There are hiccups and road blocks in every wedding but Lucy would do everything in her power to protect our experience.  She maneuvered and fought for the bigs and found the perfect compromises for the smalls.  If we felt concerned, cautious or couldn’t make a decision, she would set up a call and leave us wondering what we were ever worried about!

All in all,my husband and I along with every guest in attendance walked away knowing we’d experienced something truly amazing with memories that would last a lifetime and we have Lucy and The Boutique Wedding Co. to thank for it.  Thank you Lucy and Jesus (and team) for your countless hours, emails, calls and hard work; you gave us a magical experience that will carry us through a lifetime together!

I hope this shows in some small way how much we adore you Lucy.  We are here for anything and everything you ever need–please count us as friends and know we will be back within the next few years!

Thank you to John and Nicole for taking the time to Thank us in such an incredible way! We give our heart and soul to our clients across the year and on the Wedding days and a thanks like this makes all that hard work so very worth it!

We will so miss our monthly Skype calls with you!

Lucy and Jesus xxx

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