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Awesome wedding official – made a fantastic day

Wedding official Monica was awesome. Very engaged and happy to help. Followed what we asked for and delivered more. Responsive in the build up and great on the day. I wouldn’t think twice about recommending Monica to a friend.

wedding official at quinta da pacheca
Simon Robinson

Mónica – words cannot express the gratitude in our hearts

Our wedding was not your normal, every day wedding. There we were, an ordinary couple living in South Africa with a dream to have our wedding in the beautiful country of Portugal (alright I’m being biased here because truth be told, I am Portuguese and my bride South African) but we will all agree that Portugal is a beautiful country to get married in for its breathtaking scenery!

Logistically you would be forgiven to think that it would be a nightmare to coordinate it all and truth be told, the thought of the logistics had us really concerned and almost made us abandon our dream until we came across Mónica. You know that amazing sensation you feel at sunrise when the warm sunlight touches you after a very cold night? Well that is what Tracy and I felt when we had our first meeting with Mónica to discuss our wedding.

She is a breath of fresh air. Her personality, warmth and kindness convinced us without a doubt to look no further. Without stress, fuss or anxiety, Mónica made our dream a reality. A reality that was and continues to be a dream in our hearts when we look back on our wedding day. She planned and assisted us on everything without ever wavering on our schedule, tackling any minor issues with such enthusiasm and passion and always with a “plan B” for the more challenging hiccups we encountered. Her calm demeanour on the day was a comforting presence, visiting us both (in our separate rooms) to resonate her confidence on us that we could truly enjoy our special day. All our guests felt welcomed by her and that too made us both appreciate her more so.

Would I recommend Mónica? Without doubt or hinderance a resounding YES!

We honestly cannot thank Mónica enough because she made our dream a reality and we left Portugal not only with this dream fulfilled but with a new friend discovered.

Ps. an added bonus was that Mónica can also speak English rather fluently which not only made it easier for my wife Tracy (I can call her that now) to communicate but also comforting for her too.

Rogério Silva

International wedding a success because of Monica!

If you are planning a wedding in Portugal- you NEED Mónica. My husband and I eloped in the Douro Valley August 18th and could not have done it without her

When I started looking for a wedding celebrant three months before our trip- I literally had nothing planned. When I landed on Monica’s page, I just felt her warmth through her photos and I knew I needed to contact her. From the get go she was warm, incredibly responsive (we also have a 12h difference!) and helpful. I went from not having anything booked to having a photographer,videoagrapher, make up and flowers all booked. She went above and beyond to help me with everything!
The day of was seamless- I didn’t have to worry about a thing! Mónica had organized with all the vendors to arrive at the same time and coordinated with our venue to secure the best spot to get married. She also secured the BEST makeup artist in Portugal. With one photo- Barbara was able to create exactly what I wanted- without any trials!! The photographer and videoagrapher were also amazing and so excellent to deal with! She was the best coordinator I could ever ask for!

As for our ceremony, it still brings tears to my eyes. Mónica takes the time to get to know you prior and reach out to family so the script is personal and tailored to your personalities – it was like a friend was marrying us. We laughed, cried and felt the magic that Mónica brings. It could not have been more perfect and it was all because of her.

To Mónica- I cant thank you enough for the beautiful day you created for us. You are a beautiful person that brings warmth and comfort. You will forever been on our hearts!!! Xx

Matt and Jessica from Canada

Passion and love

We found Mónica by searching the www and the homepage convinced me to contact her. We’d a long late Skype talk to get to know each other a bit and I told her our love story. After the Skype talk I had no doubts that I want her for our wedding ceremony. I felt like she really listened and is so passionate about her job.
So, we had a Portuguese- German- wedding in beautiful Alenquer’s countryside and the ceremony was basically held in English with some Portuguese passages.
The feedback we got by the guests was just positive: when male guests let you know that they were close to loose some tears during the ceremony then you know that Monica touches every heart and soul. When guests tell you that it was a different ceremony from all traditional ones in a church and they liked it much more, then you know it stay in their memories. Though I had in the beginning doubts if everyone will feel entertained on the ceremony, Mónica made very guest being part of our ceremony!
Mónica, continue your work with your energy and passion and happiness you put on every’s persons face! Your are amazing and will stay not only in our hearts and memories but also on our wedding guests mind! Unforgettable!
Beijos

Viola & André Alves