Wow, where do I start!? Julie gets all these lovely testimonials that you just go ‘wow’ when you read them, but a small bit of you thinks, ‘is it really true!?’. It is definitely that and so much more!
Danny and I knew that we wanted a beach wedding abroad. We found Julie on Google the day after Danny proposed to me (I didn’t hang about waiting! :-p) Julie sent a personal message back and that is what clinched it for me and started the magical journey of planning our wedding! Danny took a bit more persuading (it’s a man thing!) but after meeting her at the end of last year, he was fully on board to experience the most special and amazing 10 days of our lives!!
Danny and I went to Santa Maria not really knowing what to expect and very apprehensive as we have two small children, Jack (5) and Mia (2). We need not have worried as they loved it and everyone was so friendly to them! Thank you to Julie, Emillie, everyone at Hotel Garden Riviera and Santa Maria for being so welcoming, helpful and making the children feel special too! I think Jack had 4 girlfriends at 1 point!
The wedding day was amazing! I was so happy and excited and couldnt believe our day had arrived! I had all my girls, my daughter and my mum get ready with me at 1861 which was special in itself! We had lots of space to get ready and everything was laid back and organised! Prosecco was flowing and the flowers smelt and looked perfect. Julie managed to arrange for my bouquet to have freesias in, as they reminded me of my nan which meant a lot to me and also, that Julie had gone to so much trouble to get them for me. Anna, the hairdresser, blew my girls and I away with how she made us look great so easily! She knew what we wanted straight away and was such a lovely lady. Costabile, the make up guy, made me look great 🙂 he made me feel like a bride! as I’d never had my make up done before.
Finally I was ready to go meet the love of my life at the altar! The beach and lido were brilliant, rosanna had worked her magic on them! I won’t say any details, unless you want them! :-p, but the whole thing was amazing! (Definately have the band!! 🙂 )The most special, magical, amazing day of our lives! We now can’t wait for our photos from our awesome photographer who we highly recommend to anyone wanting amazing pictures! Thank you Neil for being excited with us!
Julie was the one who found all these amazing people! She organised them and passed on our ideas of what we wanted for our wedding day. Emillie, Julie’s daughter, is brilliant and was a huge hit with Jack :-p she was great with all the guests! Every one of our guests want to come back to Santa Maria and we will definitely be back too!
Julie is a very special lady, who I am very glad that came into my life. She has always been there, answering my many questions throughout the whole process of planning the wedding. Danny and I can’t thank you enough Julie for creating our magical holiday for us and for giving us the wedding that we had always dreamed of! I can’t speak highly enough of Julie! She puts everything into what she does and has become a firm friend who I hope to see again soon! If you are looking for a magical wedding day then Julie is your fairy godmother. She was definitely ours!
Lots of love, hugs and kisses from all of us!
Steph, Danny, Jack and Mia