Nothing is impossible for our clients. With our all-inclusive full service planning and design approach, our clients have access to our top list of venues, vendors, and our full assistance to plan and design an unforgettable day.
A few of our services include but are not limited to, handling the hiring and management of your vendor team, assistance with ceremony planning and the production schedule for the day, booking and coordinating transportation and hotel blocks, and attending catering tastings to lend our experience and expertise with service and menu planning. We also schedule all pertinent walkthroughs and vendor meetings with the appropriate contacts and make sure the logistics of the day are taken off your plate.
Also included in our services is the creation of a design based on the wedding of your dreams and what you dream it to be. We begin with a consultation to talk about your inspiration and ideas. From there we create a detailed mood board that includes colour schemes, layouts and renderings of the full day. We hand pick with you and manage your design on every front from flowers to rentals to linens to structures and also all your stationery designs.
On your wedding day, we oversee everything from: the set up and breakdown of your event from start to finish to ensure that you are able to relax and enjoy your family and closest friends on your big day. We have our team present throughout your entire day.
Our appreciation for events and curated experiences began almost 12 years ago. Hospitality and taking care of people is always one of our top priorities, being it our clients, their family or friends, we are here for everyone.
CEO & Founder, Claudia Mota is fluent in both English and Portuguese, thus eliminating the language barrier and ensuring that you get exactly what you want, especially in regard to local service providers. She has an extensive and long-standing background in the arts and design industry. Her expertise in styling and decor comes into play in providing you with a wedding day that is not only memorable but unique, as no two weddings are the same.
Our mission for events is to create a memorable and enjoyable experience in the planning process, and for guests to see, experience, and feel that from the time they arrive to the time they leave, they are appreciated.
Creating an environment that is authentic to the clients’ vision and the setting, while elevating the experience through well designed details and original designs is an added bonus.
It is without a doubt a fabulous, fun and stress-free experience for all couples. Your wedding should be as unique as you are, and Algarve Dream Weddings provides customized planning to meet each individual needs, and CM Stylist will work with you in the design and styling of your event. We provide unique styling and decorative designs in each of our weddings with Claudia Mota being the artistic designer and decorator behind CM Wedding & Events Stylist. No wedding is the same, so why should your decor be any different.
We speak 4 languages:
Our wedding services include:
We also have experience in Jewish & Persian Celebrations.
Your wedding is so much more than just an event in your lives as a couple, its how that event makes you feel.
The opportunity given to me and my amazing team to be part of your event is an honour and a privilege.
It will be an absolute pleasure to be your Wedding Planner & Stylist Expert.
I usually step in once planning is well underway and all the initial stress is taken care of. Designing your wedding should be fun and spontaneous!
I begin with a design Inspiration call after booking to understand your vision and talk through all your options, also looking at a possible mood board that you have created along the months.
I think firstly couples should book a wedding planner, its time consuming, they say on average you spend about 200/250 hours planning a wedding. If you’re feeling overwhelmed from the get go, I would suggest getting a wedding planner because it is a long process, about 12-18 months and the last thing you want to be doing is spending all of your time feeling really stressed and overwhelmed.
You really want to enjoy the lead up to your wedding, not just the day. Then having a designer who is also your planner is the perfect combination. Who better to design your wedding than the actual person who is planning it too!
If you’re design focused or not, you will definitely need a wedding stylist, because again you can become overwhelmed with the amount of ideas that you might have, so your stylist is your go-to and will help you condense all of your ideas.
I am here to make it all memorable and above all pleasant during all the weeks and months of the process.
The mission of our devoted ADW team is to fulfil the most demanding requirements of our clients. Through memorable experiences and lifestyle services, we can take care of all your needs during your stay in the Algarve. Always available to enhance and manage every aspect of your life, we look forward to your requests.
"Always at your service" is the Algarve Concierge ready to provide from the most sophisticated personalised lifestyle service during your holidays in the Algarve to the most practical domestic solution in your long stay 'day by day’ life.
Our services and logistics simplify hectic time consuming schedules, reduce stress and offer to our clients the most precious gift in today’s fast world: "Time and peace of mind to enjoy life".
Concierge's aim is to support national and international clientele who recently arrived in the Algarve for a short or long stay but also the residents who simply need dedicated expertise to assist them in organising their lives and provide memorable unique moments to their families and friends.
Our committed team is multilingual and very familiarised with Algarve resources and bureaucratic legalities and is looking for the privilege of taking care of you and making your life easy and unforgettable.
Where do I begin…. E & J, came to the Algarve to buy a holiday home, Lagos was the location. They wanted something old, something very typical with lots of character, and at the same time decided that the algarve would also be the perfect location for their Destination wedding. Something central for all their guests to travel too, considering they had guests from all 4 corners of the world traveling.During their research they found one of our exclusive venues, that we as wedding planners managed during 4 years. MQ – a wine estate with a history going back over 400 years in the same family line.
They booked a wine tasting & tour experience and immediately fell in love with the venue and all its history and all its magic.Eleonore is American/German and Joshua is south African/German. Straight away I was captured by their grace, their spark, and their love for each other. Joshua being South African, it was like it was meant to be, and Eleonore was and is the most kind and gentle young lady I have had the pleasure to meet. They are certainly the perfect match!
We met up each time they came to the Algarve, building and refurbishing a home has its challenges in Portugal, so it was great fun planning their wedding in person.
From beginning to end, amongst Covid and having to change their wedding date from October 2021 to April 2022, they only had 1 main goal and 1 main desire = to bring their families and friends from different continents together for their wedding celebration. It was challenging, especially for Joshua´s side of the family traveling from South Africa but together and finding loopholes we pulled off a fabulous 3-day wedding getaway for 74 amazing people.
E & J, both living in the UK, recently moved from the States got legally married back home with a close group of friends, so in April 2022 was their celebration party with a very personal ceremony conducted by Joshua´s father, Wolfgang. A very emotional and touching ceremony with personal vows. I must say this was one of my favourites of 2022.
Today… May 2023, E & J are parents to an amazing little boy, which I hope to meet soon when they travel in the summer to their finally finished holiday home in Lagos
Alice-mae got in contact with us back in March of 2019. Wanted to plan a destination wedding in the Algarve for August 2020.
Who would ever imagine that their special day would only come in September of 2022!
Alice & Bryan, both Scottish and living in Aberdeenshire wanted their legal ceremony to be held at Nossa Senhora da Rocha (NSDR), or otherwise known as Lady of the Rock in the Algarve. That was the most important note that Alice transmitted to me in one of our many conversations.
They had gotten engaged the year before at NSDR and back then had decided that they would hold their ceremony in the same location. We got started with the planning and straight away, before finding a reception venue we booked NSDR for August 2020.
Who would have ever imagined Covid would set them back 2 years, but still with NSDR. Even losing some of their deposits, they continued with their quest and 2 postponements later they had their day BUT not without more unexpected hiccups…. September 2022 = rain in the Algarve = why?? How??
In all the years, I had always been blessed with a record breaking “no rain” destination weddings in the Algarve, and of all couples – Alice-mae & Bryan.
I couldn’t unfortunately give Alice & Bryan their ceremony at NSDR, it was humanly impossible, but my team and I did go far and beyond to try and give them the best possible wedding day.
They were such an understanding couple, and Alice was the one comforting me, it was such a difficult day emotionally for myself and my team, but we managed to give it our best.
In the end, their wedding day was a blessing, with all the postponements they decided to get legally married at home with their immediate family. During the 2 years wait, Alice & Bryan also had a beautiful baby girl Macy, who was such an amazing part of their wedding in the Algarve.
Alice & Bryan were so chilled and so understanding with how different their wedding day turned out and made my job so much easier. Their indoor wedding was a blast, and Alice was on the dance floor from start to finish! What a crowd...
Thank you for giving us the pleasure to have been part of your journey during almost 4 years.