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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Sarah & Declan - Cortijo Pedro Jimenez


Hi Rachel,as you know Dec and I are back in Ireland and back to work after 5 weeks away!I am back on nights and so therefore I have a quiet moment to myself to write and tell you how unbelievably appreciative we are of every thing you have done for us not just on the day of our wedding but for being there every step of the way during the year long planning period!You are phenomenal at what you do,you make it all look so easy and effortless.The moment we saw your website and in turn saw your weddings I knew immediately we wanted you to help us plan our wedding.Your individual style and stunning taste makes every wedding you turn your hand to look like something straight out of a movie set.Throughout the year you were so efficient,quick and helpful with every e mail I sent you,you were back to me within minutes.Every question or request I had was never a problem to you and I only had to ask you something once and you never forgot it.


You are surrounded by an amazing team of people.Declan and I and both of our families really cannot say enough good things about Mike.He is a true professional and a fabulous guy.The way he looked after us in the Cortijo for the week we were there will never be forgotten by any of us.He works so so hard and we think you are so lucky to have a man of his caliber working with you,no request was too big for Mike and we really hope to meet up with him for a drink when we are over again.

All of the people that you recommended to us were just amazing. Radka Horvath was just firstly the nicest person ever,she was so unassuming and gentle and warm on the day,and then when we received her pictures we were truly blown away by her unbelievable talent.I mean we were in shock as were our families when we saw the images,she captured beautiful moments throughout the day and we really couldn't recommend her highly enough to any future brides and grooms.

Toni was such a lady and a gem to deal with,when we did our tasting Dec and I looked at each other and couldn't believe that this was the quality of food that was going to be served at our wedding,we were blown away,it was five star quality food and as for the wine and the canapes,they were to die for.Thankfully on the day all of our guests agreed as we got so many people raving to us about the food.One of our guests said he could have 'cut his steak with a butter knife' a real compliment indeed!Kurt was so kind and presided so beautifully over our ceremony.

Salvador was such a charming gentleman on the day.He was so friendly and was so encouraging throughout the day even giving Declan kissing tips for the portrait part of the shoot!He showed us snippets of what he was filming on the day and we have no doubt the video will be amazing so we are so excited to see it.You recommend Lydnsey Cavanagh to me as well and I can honestly say I have never seen a make up artist like her,she is gifted and so so nice and easy to be around,very calm.I am so glad she works in Ireland too as I am dying for an excuse to get my make up done from her again!Gabriela did our hair and it was gorgeous too.The flowers were beautiful and exactly what I wanted.Anoulka from nulki nulks was brilliant too,there were no fans left the next day as everyone wanted to keep them as a momento of the day,they were a beautiful touch and also came in very handy for the ladies to keep cool.I could go on forever about everything.We know you hadn't heard of our band 'Vicky and the Bottomless'  but we really could not have been happier with them,Vicky Madera the lead singer also sang at our ceremony and she was amazing so much so most of our guests thought it was a recording!Then when they played after the meal they brought the place to life and had everyone up on the dancefloor,they were the perfect band for an Irish Wedding with the saxaphone adding a real special touch.The Cortijo was the star of the show though,it is a spectacular venue and you and Johnny and your team look after it so well.The day we arrived it was absolutely spotless and it felt like we were moving into a 7 star hotel for the week.I know how busy you are now with weddings but I can say that I could have sworn we were your only wedding for the Summer as everything was perfect on the day and you left no stone unturned.You and your team helped in making our Wedding Day the very best day of our lives,it was magical and from the very bottom of our hearts we Thank You.

Lots of Love Declan and Sarah Conlon xxxxxxx

Photography - www.radkahorvath.com