Madeira Weddings

Categories: Venues, Ceremonies, Wedding Planners

Regions: Madeira

A wedding is a joyous occasion, bringing together two people saying “I love you and wish to spend my life with you.”

Madeira is the most beautiful and magical place to host your wedding, with stunning views, amazing scenery and dramatic mountains, what better back drop to make your commitment to the one you love.  Just a short flight from the UK and other european countries, it is becoming a popular choice for couples who want a destination wedding that they can celebrate with all their favourite friends and family.

Originally from the UK, I trained as Wedding Celebrant, and moved to the Algarve to conduct wedding ceremonies.  I am now living in Madeira and have expanded my business to assist and support couples to plan their perfect day.

Whether you choose to hold your wedding ceremony on the coast, at a villa, in a hotel or any other venue, I will ensure that the event is planned to perfection, so that you hold this special day in your hearts forever.

There are lots of elements to the day that I can assist you with. If you would like I can plan the whole event, locating a suitable venue and organising all the suppliers, including flowers, music and catering. This takes away all your stress of organising a wedding from abroad, so you can just arrive and enjoy.

If you would like to be more involved in your planning, I offer a Co-ordination Service which means that you organise everything you require but on the day I am there to ensure your plans run smoothly.  This can involve organising the table plans, decorations, flowers and assisting the other suppliers to know where they are needed, and organising the payments for suppliers. In effect, I become you for the day, allowing you to enjoy all the hard work you have done creating the perfect event.

As a Wedding Celebrant, you may like to use my services just to write and conduct your Ceremony. I can design you a ceremony that reflects all your personal hopes and dreams.  I am also able to assist you with the paperwork and organise a Portuguese Registrar to conduct your ceremony for you.  There is lots of information about this on the Ceremony Page.

A wedding in Madeira is never just a one day event and so I am also available to assist in organising tours, such as dolphin trips or a visit to the famous botanical gardens.

Please feel free to contact me for an information chat or Skype meeting.

Member Reviews

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Yvonne wrote on 19 January, 2018...

Hi Becky, I just wanted to say what a fabulous wedding we had, and that I couldn't have asked for more. Actually, it was better than I could have hoped or dreamed of and that is down to your exceptional skills as a Wedding Planner/Celebrant. I wanted to thank you for all your hard work that you put into planning our wedding, which given the tight time scales, New Years Eve and your holiday was not an easy task. but you pulled it out of the bag. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Hairdresser, florist and photographer were second to none. The venue and the wedding ceremony were simply more than I could of expected. You as a Celebrant are amazing, I couldn't stop smiling, I keep telling everyone that it was so personal, intimate and special, this was partly down to our Skype and emails conversations so that you got to know us. Getting married on New Years Eve 2017 was so romantic, and I know it wasn't the easiest to plan. The hotel staff couldn't do enough for us, we had champagne on the balcony watching the sunset, all night we were treated like royalty, not just by the staff but by the other guests celebrating New Year and the fireworks, well what can I say, superb. I have used lots of superlatives, but really mean everyone. You, Madeira and the Madeiran's are lovely and I cannot thank you enough for everything. We will be back, to explore more of your wonderful island. With my very deepest thanks and best wishes Yvonne Hallam xxx

Helen wrote on 20 November, 2017...

My (now) husband Chris and I were married in Madeira on the 1st September 2017. What a perfect day! Thank you so very much Becky! There were a few nervous moments, throughout the whole build up, however Becky was so reassuring, calm, but excited with us, and sure enough, everything went perfectly. We couldn't have wanted any more. We had a few FaceTime calls, and emails, however when we met Becky a few months before the big day, I felt like I already met her previously. She seemed to know exactly what we wanted, and was so friendly and accommodating. Becky not only arranged our wedding, including sourcing a fantastic hair and makeup team, and great photographer, but she also helped us find the best wedding venue, and location. The owner also couldn't have done enough for us. Becky certainly has the right contacts! Becky was also our Celebrant, and she again did a fantastic job. All in all, we are really happy that we came across Becky, and Madeira Weddings. They were amazing, just like our day! Thank you!

Helena wrote on 7 October, 2017...

Just would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the amazing ceremony we had at our wedding! Everyone came to us asking "where did you find that ceremonialist?" And also quite a few guys saying "you guys made me cry three times in the ceremony"!! That shows that our team work was really awesome! So easy to work with you... Easy communication, spot on ceremony draft and a super smooth way of doing things, respecting our ideas and opinions and allowing us to have a ceremony that was filled with love, light and fun!!! We watched a few videos yesterday and it was all just so so beautiful :)))) Johan and I really want send you our Big Thank You!!! A big hug, all the best Helena, Johan and Viggo :)

Ann wrote on 21 September, 2017...

Hi Becky Hope all is well with you! A heartfelt thanks to you from us both for making our day so special. We had such a wonderful time and our memories of that day will last a lifetime. Will you pass on our thanks to James (I hope we’ve got his name correct!) for being our translator on the day. Well we’re already looking forward to our next trip to Madeira in December ???? Thanks again Becky – have a good life???? Our very best regards Mr & Mrs Rose !

Leonor wrote on 20 September, 2017...

We're now back in Mozambique and have finally had our time to rest. We'd like to say a big thank you for all your hard work and support in these past 9 months and on our wedding day in particular. The wedding was perfect on may levels and your coordination with catering and DJ made everything look absolutely seamless. My family was very happy to have your support and we couldn't have done it without you! We'd also like to thank you for your recommendations. Phil's family and many other guests gave great feedback on Caires Taxi, and Bonita da Madeira was just excellent. Thanks also for your support to guests who got in touch with you. It was a true pleasure to work with you and I hope that many other couples will be as lucky as we were to have had your help. Best of luck for your business and future endeavours! All the very best, Leonor & Phil

Leandra wrote on 20 September, 2017...

Hiring Becky was the best decision we made while planning our wedding in Madeira. Becky took the time to get to know us, was an exceedingly attentive and prompt communicator, and made sure that every detail fit our vision of our big day. Unfortunately, she could not be available in person on our wedding day, but Becky was willing to go the extra mile at every turn to ensure that everything would be taken care of. She worked hard to find vendors who were willing to be available on New Year's Eve in a town 45 min from Funchal. I can imagine that this wasn't an easy task! Everyone from the hairdresser to the vintage bus driver exceeded our expectations and ensured that we were able to relax and enjoy our wedding day. We have to take a second to especially recognize Joao, the photographer. He did an absolutely fantastic job in challenging weather conditions and even went above and beyond by coordinating my entrance to the ceremony site and then planning an extra stop along the way to Funchal for some beachside photos. Becky also found a restaurant owner willing to work within our budget to design a fantastic meal for our wedding party that evening, and provided step-by-step guidance complete with pictures and maps to ensure our night out on the town went off without a hitch. We just can't say enough good things about Becky!

Geoff wrote on 20 September, 2017...

We can't thank Madeira Weddings enough for the time and effort they gave to us in arranging our daughters wedding. The venue was fabulous, and the wedding setting was just superb. Becky de Sancha was just so helpful and nothing was too much trouble and all done with a smile. Becky conducted the ceremony too and the wedding was an excellent and totally professional day. All the arrangements went as planned and without a single hitch (apart from the married couple) and we all had a fabulous time. I would not hesitate in recommending Madeira Weddings to anyone considering their wedding in Madeira. Geoff Stewart

Alison wrote on 18 September, 2017...

Thank you so much Becky for all your help and making our wedding day feel so easy. All the best to you, Alison and Davy

Mel wrote on 24 September, 2016...

Hi Becky Just wanted to say we thank you so much for your beautiful ceremony, everyone commented on what a fab service you gave, was very overwhelming ...we had the time of our lives can't believe how fast it went but we do have a reception over here to look forward to next Saturday thank you so much, take care xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Emily wrote on 24 September, 2016...

Hi Becky I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for our wedding on the 4th August at Casa Do Largo! It was amazing and everyone said what a lovely ceremony it was. Thanks again! Emily & Scott xxxxx

Tracy wrote on 12 September, 2016...

Hi Becky It was a beautiful ceremony, we couldn't have asked for anything else. Our family and friends also thought it was lovely. Thank you for making our day extra special. Tracy and John XX

Joanne wrote on 12 July, 2016...

Becky, both myself & Ian could never thank you enough planning our wedding ceremony. It was just how we imagined it. Thank you so much for all your help with everything, including finding the venue and photographer. We could have not have done it without you xxx You were an absolute pleasure to deal with. Many thanks Ian & Joanne xx

Steph wrote on 4 July, 2016...

Hi Becky Thank you so much for being part of our special day. The ceremony you wrote for us was so personal and heartfelt we felt as though you had known us for years. You took the time to find out about us as a couple and wrote us the most beautiful service that was well received both by us and our friends and family. Many commenting that it was the most personal and unique ceremony they had ever been part of. You have a way with words which captures the hearts and minds, and have given us such a loving platform to start our new life together with. Thanks for all your help and guidance with relation to picking vows and thanks for telling our story. Our day was perfect and you were a big part of making it that way. Kind Regards Steph and Chris Foster

Neeraj wrote on 25 June, 2016...

Dear Becky, Thank you once again for officiating our ceremony. It was beyond beautiful and the words you said were perfect! We are leaving Portugal tomorrow for the states but hope to come back again to this wonderful country. Thank you again! Neeraj

Lesley wrote on 25 June, 2016...

Thank you so much for doing our wedding ceremony. We had an amazing evening. Everyone loved the ceremony, thank you for making it so special.

Jenni wrote on 21 June, 2016...

I don't know where to even start to thank Becky for everything she did during the 9 months planning of my Portugal wedding. I found Becky online and sent her an email asking for information regarding getting married in portugal and to see if she was available to perform our ceremony. Becky was more than helpful but unfortunately was not available for our original date and passed on the contact details of a colleague. I had taken to her straight away, her responses were prompt & knowledgable and she had a very friendly nature. I was disappointed she was not available to perform our ceremony. The original wedding date we had planned fell through so I emailed Becky immediately to see when she was available. She was free on Saturday 11th June so this became our new wedding date. Due to our budget, my husband and I were going to arrange everything ourselves without the help of a wedding planner. Well it turns out I didn't need one anyway as I had found a celebrant, co-planner, counsellor, and friend the minute I hired Becky. Getting married on the beach requires a beach license - this can difficult to obtain when you don't speak the local lingo. Google translate had let me down so I emailed Becky - she went out of her way and took it to a Portuguese family to be translated for me. The next thing you need for a wedding is furniture. Again, Becky was able to provide recommendations regarding who to use. We hired Tom from Algarve Marquees based on Becky's recommendation and he was fabulous - he even provided a hard board for me to stand on so I could wear heels on the beach for the ceremony. Becky sent us a questionnaire to find out more about my husband and I as a couple - how we met, future plans etc. She then used this information to write the most beautiful and personalised ceremony I have ever read. Her email was entitled first draft but no changes were necessary - it was perfect the way it was. We had a few last minute changes to the ceremony and who would be doing what, my husband even changed who would be holding the rings about two hours before we were due to marry - Becky was able to accommodate this without any issue. We discovered the speakers my husband had brought to play music for my walk down the isle were not holding their charge. I emailed Becky to say we had had our first wedding day disaster - I was only doing this as a response to her email asking how everything was going and how I was feeling, I couldn't believe it when she responded to tell me that she had speakers and would call to the shop to get batteries for them on the way. Absolute life saver! She also came to the villa to see me and run through the ceremony with my friends before going down to the beach - I think she sensed I was stressed and knew her presence would calm me. She had everything under control. She then went to the beach to meet my husband and ran through the ceremony with the groomsmen. She also informed the local police that we had the license for the ceremony. After the ceremony, Becky again went above and beyond her job description by coming back to the villa and even brought some of my guests with her in her car to help with transportation. At the reception she spoke with everyone, ensured everything was running as it should be and announced for everyone to take their seats for the speeches. All in all, the ceremony and reception was exactly how we pictured it and I could not have done it without Becky. It was an honour to have her perform our ceremony and to attend our reception. I cannot recommend her enough. I am looking forward to the day my husband and I return to portugal to renew our vows and we get to do it all over again.' I just want to again say a massive thank you for everything you did for us - you are truly amazing!! Jenni xx

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