Testimonials 2005 – 2007

These are a selection of Testimonials from year 2005 – 2007.

Brian and Carol Marsh – Married 27th May 2005 – Santa Rosa Hotel

Brian and Carol Wedding SpainMy experience  with Celebrations in Spain started when I was struggling to find a suitable  venue for my wedding.  Within a couple of days they had found the perfect  location for us and we were sitting down discussing menus etc.
During the few months preceding the wedding, when the inevitable hiccups  occurred, I quickly learned that our wedding organisers would take care of it  for us.
On the day they gave the appearance of quiet calm, although I am certain there  must have been a lot of behind the scenes panic, the resuly was the perfect  wedding we wanted.
To sum up their service, I would say above all else, they give total peace of  mind during what is one of life’s more stressful times.

Liz and Ian Williams – married September 2005 – Padierna Hotel

Liz and Ian Wedding SpainThe BEST time of all was and always will be the blessing.   For us it certainly was the WOW factor and that was because you made it happen.  We were absolutely thrilled with Andrew (minister) and the service which was so  relaxed and personal. The whole experience was just so meaningful and allowed us  to celebrate “ourselves and our future life together” which was exactly what we  wanted. I hope that doesn’t come across as being selfish but we felt that the  marriage was about our commitment to each other and not to please everybody else  which is why we chose to do it the way we did. We can’t put into words what it  meant to us and can’t thank you enough for making it happen. You definitely  exceeded our expectations and made sure everything went so smoothly on the day  right down to the smallest detail ( the rose petals on the dining table didn’t  go un-noticed).
Also thank you so much for the photos which captured the  day in such a relaxed manor. Exactly what we wanted and you got it spot on! As  did Neil on the film clips. Thank you to both of you.

John Jackson and JJCork   (England & Australia wed in Spain 2005)

John and JJ wedding spainWe accidently found Kerry & Neil of   www.celebrationsinspain.com through a Google search to establish current   legality of same sex unions. Kerry’s website was so simple yet so   comprehensive and answered every conceivable question on weddings.
We thought that we received far more advice, support and service than what we   actually paid for in the one off fee.
Kerry was always full of ideas and was also up to date with laws, procedures   and no nos and her fluent Spanish has been immensely helpful in the way   Spanish law and suppliers operate.
John and I had exactly in mind what we wanted for our day and Kerry & Neil   only added to our plans with assurance of someone else having their fingers on   the pulse both before the event and especially on the morning of the day, when   we had enough
trouble getting ourselves ready. We can’t Thank or recommend highly enough Kerry & Neil to pull everything, or just a few things together for YOUR   special day or event! Thank You to our new friends Kerry & Neil and all the   best for their  fabulous site and service.

Bob and Barbara Grafton married on Gibraltar, Costa del Sol, Spain 14th February 2006

Bob and BarbaraHaving  decided on a wedding in Spain we contacted Kerry Vear-Smyth of Celebrations in  Spain through the internet and then by telephone.
As our plans  began to evolve, with Kerry adding her expertise and local knowledge, we had  what we considered to be the perfect day.
Celebrations in Spain worked to a very high standard of professionalism and  friendliness at the same time ensuring that the whole day ran smoothly and  efficiently.  We would have no hesitation in recommending her company to anyone  planning to marry in Spain, it was money very well spent and contributed  significantly to making our day very special.
Kerry’s  local knowledge of the Registrars Office, restaurants, and local people for  flowers, cake etc was invaluable and furthermore she delivered the services  within the budget specified.
Well done  Celebrations in Spain it was a pleasure to deal with a company so professional  and efficient.  We both wish you every success for your future.

Carol & Gary Milner – Married in Gibraltar, Costa del Sol, Spain 6th April 2006

Gary and CarolJust wanted to say again ‘thank you’ for the  arrangements from Thursday. I don’t think that we would have made it without  you!!!
Once again, thanks for your support over the last few  months. We would recommend you to anyone in the future – so maybe we’ll meet up  again in the no so distant future.



Virginia and Bernie Daly – Married in Santo Cristo, Marbella, 29th June 2006

Virginia and BernardJust wanted to thank you so much for helping with our  wedding, you were invaluable to us and we appreciated it very much. Everything  went so smoothly.
Everyone is still talking about it now saying what a  fabulous day it was.
Once again, thank you and I just wish I could do it all  over again!



Zoe and Daniel Doherty-Drew, Married at Torres de San Juan, Nerja, 12th  August 2006

Zoe and Daniel Wedding SpainI wanted to send you an email to thank you SO, SO MUCH  for everything you did for Daniel and I on our wedding day and during the build  up to it. We were all so impressed with the venue (Torres de San Juan, Nerja)  you found for us, which was so reasonable and yet absolutely fabulous (food, location..etc), everyone who attended our blessing and all the guests in the  evening had a wonderful time. We are also over the moon with our photos, Justin  was brilliant and he was so good with the kids!! Andrew was fantastic too, the  service was just perfect and I liked the personal touches which Andrew added.
All in all it was a perfect day, both Daniel and I had the time of our lives and  we know we couldn’t have done it without you!! Many, many thanks

Rebecca and Johnny – Married Gibraltar with reception at La Marina  Restaurant, La Linea, 1st September 2006

Rebecca and Johnny wedding SpainThank you both for the most  wonderful wedding.  We wouldn’t change a thing. (Except perhaps 1½ hour longer at  La Marina!!)  The whole family has not stopped talking about it and I am sure  you will get a repeat family wedding, you are warned!!.  Anyway anything in  England will be boring after that.
Everyone, all 58 of us had a  fantastic time.  The food was indescribably good, I kept shouting to people as  they piled their plates with the fish tapas ‘This is not your dinner, I don’t  think anyone could believe how much you got and the quality and service were  superb.  The wine was good too and the beer welcomed by a good proportion of the  men.  We were worried that you had got the price wrong.  Ron decided half way  through that even if there had been an extra cost it still would have been worth  it.  I have written a thank you card to La Marina, please when you are next  there could you check that they got it and if not tell them how fantastic we  thought they were.
Neil did an excellent job, I  don’t think we were the easiest lot to organise and any queries or problems we  had he sorted most efficiently.

Shauna and Justin Walton, Married at Santo Cristo Chapel with  Reception at Guadalmina Golf on 4th September 2006

Shauna and Justin Wedding MarbellaWe found  Celebrations in Spain by chance on an internet search. From the moment we  started to communicate with Kerry everything was plain sailing. She did  everything for us and we felt very relaxed through the whole planning process.  We met Kerry & her husband nearly a year before the wedding and she was very  professional and friendly. From there everything was organised to perfection.  All the suppliers Kerry referred us to we would highly recommend. The DVD of our  wedding day is fantastic. Our wedding day was amazing and Kerry was there to  make sure it all went well. All our guests are still raving about how beautiful  the whole day was. We want Kerry and the celebrations in Spain team to know we  had the best day anyone could wish for.

Chris and Maggie Allen, married at Hotel La Vinuela, 29th September 2006

Maggie and Chris Wedding La VinuelaWe live in England but own a property  in Spain.  It was our dream to be married in Spain but we found it very  difficult to make any arrangements.  After trawling the web we decided to  contact Celebrations in Spain.  We first met Kerry in Nerja and  explained to her of our wishes for a small civil wedding in the gardens of a  hotel.  Immediately all of our stress was taken away as Kerry explained the  many options available to us.  Kerry was prepared to take us to various  hotels to see at first hand what was on offer.  The first venue Kerry took  us to, the hotel Vinuela was amazing, everything we wanted.  A beautiful  rustic, but modern Spanish hotel, set in the foot hills of the Sierra Nevada  with a backdrop of a tranquil lake.  We did not need to look any further,  Kerry knew exactly what was required.
Kerry then proceeded to complete all  the legal paperwork required for our wedding, even driving 6 hours to present  the required paperwork at our local town hall in Spain.
At last the day arrived for our  wedding and again Kerry was there on hand at the hotel to supervise any last  minute details.
We cannot thank Kerry, not forgetting  her husband Neil, for the total service that Celebrations in Spain provides and  would without doubt recommend any future clients to use the first class service  provided by Celebrations in Spain.

Emma and David Walsh – married in El Salvador Church, Nerja with reception  at Villa Romeral – 17th May 2007

Emma and David Wedding Nerja

Thank you so much for making our wedding day  one to remember you are a credit to yourself and I can see why you are so busy  all the time.  From start to finish you have been fantastic.  I have  recommeded you to everyone I speak to back home and already two of the family  are thinking of doing what you did for us. You made our day stress free from  start to finish and we are very greatful.  Also watching the video back  David never thanked you in his speech (sorry – MEN) so from both myself David  and our family Thank you so so much.  I wish you every success in your life.

Jennifer and Johnny Treacy – Married at Santo Cristo Chapel, Marbella with  reception at Melia Don Pepe on 18th May 2007

Jennifer and John Marbella weddingMyself and Johnny just wanted to say Thanks to  yourself and Neil for everything on the wedding day.  We had a fantastic day and  everything was perfect.
Thanks again



Philip and Nuala Butler – Married at El Salvador in Nerja with the  reception at Torres de San Juan on 15th June 2007

Philip and Nuala Wedding NerjaHope you are keeping  well and enjoying the weather there.  It’s been raining the whole time here  since we arrived back.  Myself and Nuala would sincerely like to thank you for  all your help for our wedding.  Without your help it would not have been  possible.  Everything ran so smoothly on the day, and from talking to our guests  that came over they couldn’t believe it, everything was perfect.  It’s an  absolute credit to you, how organised you are.  From the moment we arrived to  the church, to the end of the disco we can definitely say it was the best day of  our lives.  Even some of the guests have been saying the same.  The food in the  restaurant was terrific and the service was second to none.  I would have no  hesitation in recommending you to anyone who was thinking of getting married  abroad.  Hope you enjoy your time off in August you deserve it.

Danielle and Lee – Married at Don Carlos on 17th June 2007 with Reception  also at Don Carlos

Danielle and Lee Wedding MarbellaWe cannot thank you enough for all your hard work  and commitment to ensure that we had the most wonderful day. Why on earth do you  do this for a living!!!!!!
Justin was great and we are still looking at the photographs please thank him  for us. We will be in touch soon to choose the contents for the album.
Vincente & Laura were first class and as you said the Don Carlos looked after us  and we had the opportunity to thank them on the Monday morning. Danielle cried  when we arrived to collect them as she did not want it to end ! As you said from  the outset family and friends are all still saying what a fabulous  wedding, hotel and setting it all was. Again thank you so much. If you ever need  references etc please feel free to contact us we would only be too happy to  recommend your services, Kerry you’re the best what more can we say. We will be  in touch for that drink.

Sarah and John Howarth – married at El Salvador church, Nerja with  reception at the Hotel Balcon de Europa on 21st June 2007 

Sarah and John Wedding NerjaWe didn’t get round to thanking you both  personally after our wedding.  It’s only now over 6 months later that we trully  appreciate what you did for us.
Everything about our day was perfect.  Looking back at our photos made us  both realise that we couldn’t have had the wedding of our dreams without help  from you both.
So thank you so much.  You never know we might bump into you again in  Nerja.
P.S. we are still happily married after 6 months – always a good sign.


Tara and Stephen – Married at El Salvador church, Nerja with Reception at  Torres de San Juan on 3rd July 2007

Tara and Stephen Nerja WeddingJust wanted to thank you for making our day so special.  Everyone was so  impressed by the whole day.  We didn’t even have to think about anything  except enjoyng every minute of it…and we did.  We will never forget what a  fabulous time we had and neither will any of our guests.
Thank you so so much,


Mary and Pearce Klevan – Wedding and Reception at La Herriza, Gaucin on  the 7th July 2007

Mary and Pearce Wedding SpainWell, we’ve settled back into normal life again in Miami. It was a bit hard  coming back after such a wonderful time in Spain.
We just wanted to drop you a quick email to thank you both so much for all the  hard work and effort you put into our wedding. It couldn’t have been a more  perfect day! If any of our friends plan on getting married in the south of Spain  in the near future, we will be sure to recommend your services!


Sinead and Nick Burchett – Wedding at El Salvador, Nerja with Reception at  Hotel Balcon de Europa on 31st July 2007

Sinead and NickJust wanted to thank you for everything, it all went so well,My friends and  family are still talking about it.  your husband is a gentleman. He made our day  and made sure all went great.  I will be recommending you in the future.




Victoria and Miguel Velasco – Wedding and  Reception at la Herriza, Gaucin 24th August 2007

Victoria and Miguel with goats

Im sorry it has taken so  long but myself and Miguel just wanted to say thankyou so much for making our  wedding so special.
We had a fantastic time and all the guests have said it was the best wedding  they have been too!
The day seemed to go in such a whirlwind and it was great to have you there to  organise everything.
We have got some great memories so thankyou again for everything and please  thank Neil for us.
Please thank Susan too as she was brilliant!(Has she got a website yet?) As was  Dawn!
With many thanks

Ben and Laura Dempsey – Wedding at the Alameda Gardens, Gibraltar with  reception in restaurant in Fuengirola 28th August 2007

Ben and Laura Wedding GibraltarThank you  so much for organising our day.  We did not dream it would be as amazing as  it was.  The gardens were beautiful and everybody enjoyed the day.




Michelle and Alex Hillier – Wedding and Reception at the Hotel Kempinski  on 1st September 2007

Michelle and Alex Wedding Marbella SpainI just wanted to thank you both so much for everything you did for me and Alex  last week.  You were both fantastic and there is no way everything would have  gone smoothly without your help on the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Everyone had a fantastic day and we hope you managed to enjoy some of it also.
We now have a few friends who are considering their weddings in Spain in the  next year or two so I will be passing your details onto them and you never know  we might see you again at one of them soon!!

Julie and Ian MacAulay – Wedding and Reception at the Hotel Marinas de Nerja on  14th September 2007

Julie and Ian Wedding SpainJust a note to thank you so much for all your hard work you put in to make our  day perfect! It was fantastic from beginning to end, we couldn’t have done it  without you
Would definitely recommend your services to anyone planning to get married in  the costa del sol
We had a fantastic day!!


Faye and Peter  Barnes – Catholic Wedding in Santo Cristo, Marbella and Reception at El Oceano  20th September 2007

Faye and Peter Wedding SpainI’m sorry its taken so long  for me to get round to this, i feel like we were not long back from honeymoon  (although that was the end of Oct!) and Christmas has been and gone already..  time has just flown by!
Anyway we just wanted to say a big thank you for all your (and your Husband’s!)  help in planning our wedding – we really couldn’t have done it without you.  Although plans got a bit stressful at times, (which i think is probably  unavoidable anyway)..  the actual day was perfect!!- even better than we  imagined it to be.
We are settling into married life very well and i actually feel that sometimes  our wedding day was one big dream if it wasn’t for the photos (which Dawn made a  fantastic job of). Lots of our guests were also complimentary of the choir, my  bouquet and the woman liked the fans after all.. Only one of our guests won £10  on the lottery…but nevermind!
I hope you and your Husband are well and are enjoying the Christmas break.

Caroline and Andrew Dunne – Wedding at El Salvador Church and Reception  at Hotel Balcon de Europa – 5th October 2007

Caroline and Andrew Nerja Wedding

We just wanted   to email you both to thank you so much for the fabulous day that we had! Everything was   just so well planned and beautiful. All of our family and friends have been   saying how fab everything was. It was certainly a day that we will never   forget. Thank you for   all of your help, we really couldn’t have done it without you! We would  recommend you highly to anyone as your service is so professional! I think Nerja  is going to get all of the wedding guests back on holidays at some stage! I hope that you   guys are able to take a well deserved break soon.

Tara and Brian Riley – Wedding and Reception at the La Herriza, Gaucin –  6th October 2007

Tara and Brien Wedding SpainI’m sorry it’s  taken me so long to get this to you – it’s long overdue.  Brian and I want  to thank you (and Neil too) for all your hard work and time spent helping make  our wedding so perfect.  We could not have wished for a more special day.   Many of our guests said it was the best wedding they’d ever been to and one that  won’t easily be forgotten.
Your knowledge of the area and recommendations for various vendors were  exceptional and your calm manner in dealing with everything was a blessing to  work with.
We wish you all the best in the future and will gladly refer your services to  anyone thinking of marrying in Southern Spain.

Nicole and Gerard Kearney – Wedding at El Salvador church and reception at  Hotel Balcon de Europa – 11th October 2007

Nicole and Gerard Nerja WeddingWe just want to say thank you, a million  times, for making our day so special. You did a wonderful job and many of our  guests said how great you were. Please say thank you to your husband also. I  think I’ll always remember him bringing in the flowers to the room when I was  getting my hair done! That brought on the first tears of the day.
So thank you for everything. My Dad reckons it was the best wedding he was ever  at!!!



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