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Lake Garda ~ September 2017

From start to finish Jean & the team at Heffernan’s were amazing, the team abroad that took over were just as amazing! We married at the castle in Malcesine, Lake Garda Italy on 14th September 2017 just us two, a beautiful civil ceremony. The registrar was so thoughtful & her words, “in Italian” translated to English by the fabulous Deborah, were so heartfelt & meant the world to me & my husband! We had photos taken & ate a beautiful meal at Al Corsaro restaurant by the lake, all so romantic & the staff couldn’t do enough for us, a truly wonderful day & we couldn’t be happier that we chose Malcesine for our special day X

Portugal ~ October 2017

Hi Michelle,

How strongly can I word this. I want to thank you so so much for all your professionalism and help and most of all your patience and understanding with all our correspondence during the lead up to the most fantastic few days in Portugal last week. Everything about the wedding was fairy-tale material. No problems whatsoever from the moment we touched down in Faro to be collected by our transfers to the moment we arrived back in Dublin. The hotel was second to none – location, service, food, housekeeping etc etc.
The views are to die for. The staff could teach us all a lesson on how to work at a pace we Irish do not know – relaxed and professional. The resort was beautiful! The photographers and videographers were brilliant.
The make up artist and hairdressers acted as if we knew them all our lives. The band sensed we were there to party and they facilitated that. And even though I know you could not and did not do anything about the weather but it was just glorious – much much better than we anticipated. If only we could do it again….
Please accept my warmest thanks and if ever anyone is looking for a recommendation I most certainly will recommend you and your company – Heffernans Travel.
Kindest regards
Mary (mammy of the bride)

Rome ~ October 2017

Hi Jean, Just to let you know we had a great wedding last Saturday. The wedding ceremony went very well and the flowers were beautiful. The pre-reception meal was lovely too. The restaurant was outstanding and all guests enjoyed it there. The flowers, candles and balloons worked really well. It was great that we could dance there too to the music. I never realised so many guests would be dancing!
Thank you for all the help you gave us throughout the year.
Regards,
Eoin and Kate

Rome ~ September 2017

We booked our wedding in Rome with Heffernan’s and I can’t rate them highly enough. Jean was amazing and organised absolutely everything. Everything went so smoothly. It was such a pleasure to deal with Heffernan’s.
Rosie & John Smith.

Rome ~ October 2016

I just want to thank Nichola in Heffernan’s Travel so much for organising our Wedding in Rome. She did absolutely everything for us, it was so relaxing and stress free! She was always at the end of the phone if we needed her. Louise, who did my hair and makeup did a wonderful job, I would highly recommend her, we had such a great laugh. St. Patrick’s Church was beautiful, Fr. Tony was a lovely man, he made our ceremony so personal and special. The organist and tenor were brilliant and the flowers – my bouquet and the altar flowers – were beautiful. We had a gorgeous meal in a lovely restaurant and the next day we went for a papal blessing. We will never forget the amazing experience we had. Thanks so much again! Carmel and Roger, Rome.

Antigua ~ November 2016

Dear Nichola,
At last a word from two very satisfied customers of yours! We’ve been very busy since our return, and I do apologise for the long delay, but we’re very keen to let you – and all those also involved at Heffernan’s – have our very sincere thanks for all you did to make our wedding week on Antigua the memorable occasion it was. But we’d like to send you a little more information about our experience in Galley Bay so that you can recommend it to others with more details.
First of all, everything went exactly according to plan (planes, taxi transfers, accommodation, registry office visit and wedding ceremony, etc.) and there were absolutely no logistical hitches of any kind, so thank you for your part in that.
Secondly, the resort itself – the place, the people and the services provided – more than lived up to our expectations, and we had nothing whatever to complain of on any score.
Everything was provided:
- drinks and snacks at any time of day, superb meals with extensive menus, each available over a long period, and lunches and dinners in two or three restaurants,
- fully equipped spacious rooms (‘Deluxe Beachfront’)with large en-suite and walk-in wardrobe, well-stocked fridge, first-class bathrobes, etc.
- bar, snack-bar, coffee-bar, sailing instruction, kayaking, pool-table, table tennis, croquet lawn, bicycles, fully staffed spa, small shop, gym, probably more I’ve forgotten!
And yet we were not waited on hand and foot, never plagued with offers of more to eat, drink or do – the atmosphere was one of ‘provide everything but insist on nothing’. We were told on the first evening a good deal about all the excursions and trips we could take (at extra cost), so we were able to plan exactly what we wanted to do on which day. In fact we were perfectly happy to enjoy the resort, with its gardens and bird-sanctuary/lagoon and beach, for the days around the wedding, and we weren’t troubled by insistence that we should do more or spend more.
Apparently the resort has a return-rate of 40%, which we found remarkable – and sure enough, soon after leaving we were invited by text to return for an anniversary, with priority booking and so on! (There is even a special dinner, in the ‘supplementary-charge’ restaurant once a week for those returning to the resort!)
So, all in all a wonderful experience that we shan’t forget. Thank you once again for all your help in arranging it all from this end.
Best Wishes
Geoff & Linda

St Lucia ~ November 2016

Hi Nichola,
Thanks very much for everything, we had such a great time and wedding. Can’t say enough about the hotel and staff, the attention to detail was amazing and everything surpassed our expectations.
Thanks again for everything we had an amazing day in St Lucia.
Denise & Conor

Lake Garda ~ Sept 2016

Hi Nichola,
Thank you so so much for everything you did for us, we had a brilliant time! I would highly recommend Heffernan’s Travel for your wedding. Everything is thought of, including the legal paperwork. It’s so much easier to plan a wedding when you have such support and knowledge. Myself and my husband went to Lake Garda, I could not recommended this place enough! It’s so beautiful and it’s such an amazing place to get married. We were so relaxed and the support when we got to Lake Garda was incredible. We would not change a thing about our wedding day, only that it only lasts a day. We enjoyed every moment of it so much!
If you are thinking about getting married abroad you won’t regret it and Heffernan’s just make it easier (especially Nichola)!
Thanks again,
Helena & Ger

Rome ~ July 2016

Hi Nichola,
I hope you are keeping well. Myself and John would like to thank you for all your help with our wedding. It was truly amazing and it was the best day of our lives. The hotel and staff were wonderful. Fr. Finn was amazing and really made the ceremony very special. All our family and friends had an amazing trip and we cannot thank you and Heffernans travel enough.
Kindest regards
Stephanie and John

Sorrento ~ Italy

Hi Nichola,
Thank you for all your help planning our wedding aboard. When Declan and I decided to get married in Italy, we had no idea what to do. So we googled weddings abroad and Heffernons came up. From the very first phone call we knew we had made the right decision!
You reassured us on everything from how to start the online application to the last little details like flowers and make-up. You made the planning stress free and people couldn’t believe how relaxed I was. All I had to do was get a dress.
As we were only bringing our 2 kids with us we looked for a 2 bed apartment, no problem. The Esperidi resort in Sorrento had everything we were looking for. We had a civil ceremony and the location was stunning. The view was amazing and the photographer did his job so well (even when our little girl wasn’t getting all the attention, he got her to take our picture). The interpreter did her job to perfection and made our day very special. The hairdresser and make up ladies were amazing – so amazing that I shed a little tear :) Even our driver helped out so much on the day driving us around for more photos and we received our photos a couple of days later. The restaurant we had our meal in couldn’t do enough for us, they made us feel so special.
I would recommend you and your company to take the stress and hassle out of getting married.
Thank you again for everything.
Yvonne and Declan and family xx

Rome ~ July 2016

Hi Nichola,
Michael and I are most grateful for everything you did for us in organising our wedding in Rome this summer. You made the planning of our wedding so easy and stress free which is what we always wanted. Thank you for your time and for answering our numerous emails and phone calls. You were always so patient and helpful to us. We always received excellent advice and helpful tips from you. We were always made feel very welcome and at ease each time we met with you.
Rome was everything we had imagined and much more. The hotel was perfect for our needs. It was in an excellent location. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
We were privileged to have Fr. Tony to marry us. He is such a kind priest. He gave up a lot of his time showing us around and making excellent restaurant recommendations to us. The day prior to our wedding he made phone calls to confirm that everything was in order for our big day in relation to car hire, photographer etc. He took us to the florist where we were able to order the flowers for our wedding. Fr Tony made our wedding ceremony so personal. This was very special to us. We felt like we had known him with years! We were delighted to get the opportunity to meet with him on a few more occasions before we left Rome.
All the arrangements that you put in place for us worked out perfect. We were very pleased with the quality of our photographs and the dvd. Patrizio our photographer did an excellent job. The tenor and organist who performed at our wedding were unbelievable. Louise who did my hair and make up was so helpful to me. She was a pleasure to deal with and the time spent with her flew by. The restaurant was superb! They could not do enough for us. The food was delicious and the service second to none.
Once again Nicola, we express our sincere gratitude and thanks to you for everything you did for us.

Kind regards,
Michael & Aine

Mijas ~ June 2016

Nichola, we felt so looked after this past year, we were able to just relax and have fun. For the hard work, the many many emails you put in & with your representative’s help on the other end, you all literally made our day! It is and always will be one of our favourite days in our lives, and you guys are a part of it. You’re incredible at what you do and we are so grateful and impressed with how things came together. Everyone was so wowed by the luxury bestowed on them! We had such a ball!!
We wish you both the very best!
Love and thanks,
Amy and Daniel xxxxxxx

Rome ~ June 2016

We got married in Rome, June of this year and it was an amazing place for our wedding. Everything was perfect!! Thanks to Nichola for the great work she had done for us, it was just ourselves & our children and it worked out very well for us.
We got married in St. Patrick’s Church, it was such a beautiful church and amazing for photos. Our priest was so nice, he arranged a beautiful car for us on the day and he also brought us around to different places showing us where was nice to eat.
The photographer we had was great and the photos were stunning. We are very happy with how they turned out! The hotel was beautiful, a great place to go back to after the busy day of sightseeing. The staff were all very welcoming & friendly, they always spoke to us as we passed by. The rooms were very comfortable and the rooftop terrace was very relaxing with its rooftop bar being great in the evening for a cool drink.
The woman who did my hair and make-up was fantastic, I would highly recommend her. She knew exactly what I wanted and did an amazing job. I was so pleased with the outcome and on the day she made me feel very relaxed.
Nichola, our wedding planner, arranged the legal paperwork, we were very glad of this because at times we were not sure of what to do. We were very thankful to have Nichola as we knew she was only a phone call away and was able to help.
If you are planning a wedding abroad, we would highly recommend “Weddings Abroad”, by Heffernans Travel. Without them, our dream wedding in Rome would not have been possible, so thank you so much, From,
Aimee and Donal Grannell

Sicily ~ May 2016

Kev and I want to send you our deepest thanks for EVERYTHING you did for us. There was a lot of emails and phone calls and you were always so helpful and patient and polite. We had the most amazing time in Sicily and then on honeymoon. I’d also like if you could pass on the message below to your local co-ord Silvia and Alessandra also, they took such fantastic care of us.

Sicily was absolutely breath taking. I never thought I could say my wedding would be perfect, but this was. It surpassed everything I imagined it would be. The view in Taormina is so much nicer than what you see online. The town itself is stunning. The people are so nice, the food is out of this world and there are a lot of excursions too. The trip to Etna was absolutely super. Our tour guide was fantastic, lots of knowledge on Etna and had a good sense of humour, we had the craic with him! Anyone going to Taormina, must take a visit to Etna. And to top it off for us, Etna started to erupt on our wedding day!!!

We met Alessandra the day before, she had us well spotted with me carrying my veil! She was so very helpful and nice. We had a run through of the day and she took us to get the legal paperwork signed. She then took us to get my veil steamed and then to the hair and make up trial and finally to Villa Antonio. It was so nice to see it the day before to have an idea of what it would be like.

The day itself was absolutely seamless. Alessandra was just so on top of everything. There was things we didn’t even think of done for us! The ceremony itself was so lovely. We also want to pass on our gratitude and thanks to:
• The lady who did my hair and make up. It looked better than what I imagined in the photos. I brought some of my own make up and she worked on both. It took a bit of going back and forth to get it right but she was so good and patient.
• The photographer, we just loved our photos. We got a link from Alessandra the next day with our photos and they are fab. He took beautiful pics when we didn’t even realise he was around!
• The Celloist was fantastic and I didn’t get a chance to thank her on the day. The music was beautiful and she had to learn the song we requested too but did such a great job. It really added to the ceremony.
• To the staff at Villa Antonio. The food and drink was amazing and the staff were so nice. They had it decorated beautifully, didn’t even expect it. They had a Cake and all for us which was only divine.
• And finally to Alessandra and Silvia. The wedding surpassed our expectations and we enjoyed every minute of it. There was so much work put into it and it showed.

The hotel you booked for us was so luxurious. We had a hut by the beach and I was sad to check out the next day, wished we had more time to enjoy it. When we go back to Taormina we will definitely stay a couple of days in the hotel.

The honeymoon was super too. We were pleasantly surprised by The Lex Hotel, nicer than what we expected. If I go back to NY I would definitely stay there again. The Aria in Las Vegas was only fab also. We had such a great time.
Once again, our sincere gratitude and thanks for all your help.

Kind regards,
Louise & Kevin O’Connor.

Rome ~ April 2016

Thanks everything went off well. Everyone had a great time, everything was great, food was lovely and we got nice weather for the day. We had a great the stay @ Savoy Hotel.
Thanks very much for all your help and the mass was lovely too and Fr Finn was great…
Thanks Samantha & Aidan

Rome ~ April 2016

Hi Nicola,
Tommy & I both wish to thank you for organising what, for us was a magical day. Fr. Tony was wonderful & made everything so personal and stress free. Thank you again for making the perfect day for us possible.
All our best wishes,
Mary &Tommy.

Salzburg ~ November 2015

Hi Nichola/Michelle,
Just want to say a huge thanks from myself and Dave for organising the wedding in Salzburg. Everything went perfect and we had an amazing day, weather was incredible for that time of year. Big thanks to Ingrid too for organising all in Salzburg. We will definitely recommend yourselves to anyone we know considering marrying abroad. I have attached a picture, Mirabell Palace and gardens were amazing.
Regards
Helen

Malta ~ September 2015

Hi Girls- just wanted to drop you a few lines about our wedding in Malta, that happened on 1-Sep-2015.
A massive thanks to Michelle for all the help organising everything for us, she’s been so good and helpful.
Everything was perfect- the Westin Dragonara Hotel was fabulous, we stayed in spacious Executive Club rooms with the sea view. Everyone was very nice and organised when it came to our wedding- we met Robert a couple of days before the wedding and he kindly offered to have both wine/canapes & wedding dinner in the Quadro restaurant instead of having wine in the lobby veranda and moving to the Quadro for the dinner. The dinner table was decorated and the views were breath-taking!
We met Fr Charles the weekend before the wedding in our hotel- what a lovely person- we discussed the ceremony with him which was great, we were so much more relaxed then. Fr Charles accommodated my wish to get married in St Paul’s church in Valletta, I was absolutely delighted with that as the Church is simply magnificent, you can see how beautiful it looks in the wedding pictures. Malta is fab for pictures- its tiny streets in Valletta are so cozy and beautiful.
Overall it was an absolutely amazing experience!
Regards, Giedre

Rome ~ September 2015

Hi Nichola,
Just getting in touch to thank you for organising our wedding in Rome. Sardinia was stunning and the hotel was top class. You done an excellent job, we are delighted with how everything went.
We know another couple thinking of getting married abroad next year and we will give them your details.
We might also be in contact about booking holidays in the future.
Thanks again.
Kind Regards,
Gary & Eileen Foley

Sorrento ~ September 2015

Hi Nichola,
I would just like to thank you for all the help and support that you provided over the last six months or so. We got back from Italy last night after an absolutely perfect time. Everything went like clock work. The ceremony, the witness, the photos, the flowers, the hair & make-up, the car and transport, the hotel, everything was 100%. The location was beautiful, both Sorrento where we stayed and Positano for the actual wedding ceremony. Thanks again for organising every last detail and having everything so spot on. It meant everything went so smoothly and we didn’t have to think or worry about anything. You were excellent and I have already given your name to anyone that has asked how we managed to organise everything from home.
Thanks again Nichola for all your help and advice.

Kind Regards,
Emma & Colin

Rome ~ August 2015

Hi Nicola,
We would just like to thank you for all your help, advice and guidance throughout the past year which made our wedding day possible and so special. We were delighted with everything and had a fantastic day. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.
Fidelma and Pawel

Portugal ~ May 2015

Just an email to say how thankful we are to you for helping us organise an amazing wedding! Thursday the 21st of May in Alvor Portugal was one of the best and most relaxed days of my life! My Make up artist Rui was amazing & our make up was simply stunning! My hairdresser Tamsyn was so friendly and our hair was just fabulous! My photographer Nikki from Blush was so friendly and easy going and I cannot wait to see the pictures! The church in Alvor was gorgeous and our church singer Jane sang beautifully. Our reception in the Tivoli Marina was gorgeous, the layout and service was amazing. Claudia was lovely and helped us to feel relaxed and welcome. The food was gorgeous and there was such a huge choice for guests to choose from. The cake was perfect and dj Tiggy played songs to suit young and old. Overall my wedding day was so beautiful and Nichola had everything organised so perfectly.

Mandy, David, Lauryn and Charley!

Sorrento ~ June 2015

Hi Nichola,

Just wanted to thank you so much for all your wedding planning. We had the best day of our lives and everything exceeded our expectations. Our guests are still talking about it.

Thank you again,

Joanne and Fergus

Austria ~ June 2015

Our wedding in Mondsee could not have been more special. We married in early June in Austria in glorious sunshine and summer flowers and we felt like Captain Von Trapp, Maria and little Von Trapps bounding through the meadows (but without the Lederhosen and headscarves!) It was exactly like that!

Every thing was organised so beautifully by Michelle at Heffernan’s Travel and no detail was too much trouble to arrange; the flowers, the ceremony, the paperwork etc. With two small girls, we had to accommodate fun things to do and Mondsee had great parks, boat rides and play options for them, ice-cream at every turn and old fashioned glamour for us. Our tiny chapel on the hillside overlooking the lake on a beautiful summer’s day was the perfect setting and everything was very relaxed and fun. We even got to announce our marriage to everyone in the town by ringing the chapel bells ourselves! Our families from Ireland and Germany really enjoyed Mondsee also and it has something for all ages. We’ll never forget it, what a memory forever! Thanks so much Michelle for everything.

Mary & Dirk

Honeymoon ~ St Lucia & Barbados – February 2014

Hi Nichola,

We had an absolutely fantastic time on our honeymoon. Both locations were amazing especially St Lucia and the butler service in Sandals was worth the extra money. Would highly recommend both places, but the only problem was having to come home!!
Thank you so much again for everything and we both have recommended you to others planning a holiday of a lifetime. Thank you and wishing you all the very best in the future. Superb service and recommendations provided,

Mel & Ronan

Sorrento ~ June 2014

Hi Nichola,

Just want to say thank you for organising our amazing wedding and honeymoon. Everything was spot on. The hotel, the venue, flowers, hair and make-up, the meal, DJ… everything was perfect and it all went off without a problem and everyone had a great time. It was fantastic.

The only problem was that we had to come home.

Kind Regards,
Billy and Deborah

Sorrento ~ August 2014

To Nichola and everyone at Heffernan’s Travel:

Firstly, can we say a huge “Thank you” for the amazing help we received in organising our recent dream wedding in the Amalfi Coast.
We celebrated our marriage in the Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta in Positano in July of this year and held our reception in the beautiful Bristol Hotel in Sorrento.
After deciding to get married in this area, we were encouraged to get in touch with Heffernan’s Travel and are delighted that we were directed to Nichola.
Every aspect of our wedding was seamless, from the transfers to and from the airport, to the flowers, to the hair and make-up, to travel arrangements for the guests, and to planning our Californian honeymoon. Considering the fact that we had many guests travelling from a variety of different countries, we were so impressed with the attention and care everyone received and have had many good reports.
We cannot recommend Nichola highly enough – she was always available and prompt in replying to our many queries! She really made us feel at ease and took away the stress that many people experience with planning a wedding. We have had an amazing experience with Heffernan’s and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them.

Mille Grazie!
Rory & Ann Marie

Sorrento ~ August 2014

Thank you so much for organising our wedding in perfect detail. It was exactly what we wanted- beautiful place, suitable for all our guests & we loved the Parco Dei Principi Hotel. Organising an Italian wedding for 100 Irish people from our home in Australia sounds like a nightmare but Nichola and Heffernan’s Travel made it a dream.

Regards,
Brigid

Sorrento/Positano ~ September 2014

We had an absolutely fantastic time, thank you very much for all the work you did for us.

The hotel Bristol was fantastic and would highly recommend it. We’re planning to go back for a holiday next year if we save enough!! The staff were very friendly & very professional. The villa was stunning and we were extremely happy with it.

Our chauffeur on the day of the wedding was brilliant and would highly recommend him for any wedding. He was very polite & helpful.

Both the Violinist & camera man were fantastic and great fun as you had recommended.

The cruise was fantastic, could not fault it in any way. We enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks for the heads up on the drinks package they definitely made a loss on us!

Thank you very much for following up on our trip. We were very happy with the service you provided.

Thank a million,
Eimear & Iain

Cuba ~ March 2013

We would like to thank Michelle and the staff at Heffernan’s travel Weddings Abroad for making our wedding day in Cuba one of the most memorable days of our lives. From the minute we landed in Havana we were looked after completely. Our wedding day went off without one hitch, from hair and makeup in the hotel room to our wedding car, photographer, Cathedral where we were married right back to the drinks reception to our sit down meal. It was an amazing day , one we both will never forget.

Thanks so much guys,

Selena and Kevin