Friday, 12 July 2013



Sunday, 23 June 2013

Lagos algarve portugsl wedding feedback

We just returned from the most amazing wedding and we felt we had to pass on our experience. Although everything turned out fantastic on the day and felt like all our dreams had come true this was not without some hard work and some hiccups along the way! We hope we can help some couples avoid pitfalls!We love Lagos, Portugal and have holidayed many times here. So when we decided to get married it had to be Lagos and the Tivoli hotel and its beach resort Duna Beach.We signed up with a main Algarve wedding planner in February 2012 to help us organise our wedding and all seemed to be going well. However on a visit to the Tivoli in October 2012 we found out that they had not booked the hotel rooms or even the venue Duna beach!! The hotel contacted their booking firm and the hotel was told that there would be no wedding in the Tivoli in Lagos in May.We were shocked and upset at this news as most guests had their flights booked and holidays planned. We immediately dismissed the wedding planner and with the help of our band, ‘Double Cocktail’ which we had booked ourselves and Luciana from the Tivoli, we organised our own wedding. The result was a wedding never to forget.‘Double Cocktail’ went well beyond the call of duty to assist us in our preparations. It was no surprise they are accredited as the best wedding band in Portugal and Spain, so good in fact they are now doing weddings in Ireland. If you are getting married they are a MUST!Luciana from the Tivoli Lagos was also superb and the attention to detail and excellence was unbelievable! The staff from the Tivoli were out of this world and the Tivoli hotel even supplied a magician as a surprise wedding gift to mingle with the wedding party before our 5 star meal.‘Manuel Neto Santos’ was our celebrant and he made our day so special with his beautiful ceremony and words.‘Yes I Do’ did our photos and again we hit the jackpot with them. Our flowers were done by Vera from ‘Aquaflor’ who done a very professional and artistic job.Over two thirds of our guests stayed in the hotel and others stayed in apartments nearby. ‘Yellow Fish Transfers’ did all the transfers and were very professional and reasonably priced.It is hard to believe how everything came together so well despite being so let down at the beginning by our wedding planner. If you are stuck with a wedding planner make sure you have everything in writing even if you have paid cash for it as when family and friends have flights etc booked you are then at the mercy of these wedding planners and extras are often then added. We also felt we had to write to let future couples know about an ideal place for a wedding…. Duna Beach LagosBest wishes and enjoy every minute of your journey! 

Jen and Gavin

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Algarve BBQ algarve wedding

On the lookout for somewhere to have a get-together the night prior or after the wedding? Share your ideas for party finger foods, a buffet or barbecue & a few drinks with a relaxed, chilled out atmosphere on this forum below.....
BBQ ideas for pre or after day party - DOUBLE COCKTAIL WEDDING FORUM

Wedding Attire What to wear Algarve wedding

Wedding Attire What to wear? Share your ideas and tips on Wedding dresses, Suits, Brides maid dresses, accessories and much more on this forum below

Algarve honeymoon

Can't decide on where to honeymoon? Or do you have tips on where to honeymoon? Use this Forum to help plan your Honeymoon. ... honeymoon countdowns, congratulations, share information on below link....

Algarve Accommodation

Wedding Guest Accomodations - Trying to find hotels in your area for your wedding guests? Share here your news tips and queries to find the perfect guest accommodations for your wedding.
click below link.  Accommodation - DOUBLE COCKTAIL WEDDING FORUM.

Algarve make up and hair

Make-up and Hair Having your wedding in the Portugal or Spain??...... but dont know where to turn for your Bridal Make-up and hair? Mother of the bride make–up, Bridal Party make-up, mobile wedding hair styling service....Share here all your beauty related queries..... Click below link


Algarve Wedding Proposals

Wedding proposal.When did he pop the question and how? share your story here with other beliw link

Algarve Wedding Band

Evening Entertainment / Party Band - Together with your Ceremony, one of the most important moments on the day to have Entertainment. Our band has the experience to interact with your guests and has a bespoke reputation of full dancefloors. Give us the challenge to arrange your wedding night and we will guarantee you, you will not regret it! Post here all related queries about your party entertainment
Click below link.....
Evening Entertainment / Party Band - DOUBLE COCKTAIL WEDDING FORUM

Algarve Ceremony Music

Ceremony Music - Choosing songs for your wedding ceremony will be a fun and exciting part for you both to share. The songs performed during your wedding ceremony you and your guests will remember forever...share your queries or ideas here... click the link below....

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Fabulous UK Wedding Vila Vita Parc Porches

Live SHOWCASE DOUBLE COCKTAIL ALGARVE BAND in Dublin Saturday 9th November 2013.

Hi all,

We like to invite you to our Live SHOWCASE in Dublin Saturday 9th November 2013.
Free entry.
Early presence advised for the best seats.
Venue: Bewleys Ballsbridge Hotel
Show Starts 21:00 hrs
We are also available for private meetings throughout the weekend.
schedule your private slot by sending us an email to
Looking forward to meet you all :D
Dave and Steffie x


Portugal: Algarve Albufeira, Lagos, Alvor, Vilamoura, Portimao, Carvoeiro, Luz, Tavira, Lisbon , Cascais, Ericeira, Sintra etc.

South Spain: Costa del Sol Marbella, San Pedro, Benalmadena, Mijas, Fuengirola, Nerja, Estepona, Murcia, Sevilla, Granada, Almunecar etc

Ireland and UK: On special request.


Tuesday, 7 May 2013

first dance wedding

A Crazy dance for First dance? - DOUBLE COCKTAIL WEDDING FORUM

April May wedding Algarve Dublin and Roscommon Algarve wedding band

Hiya to all followers appologies for delay in posting... with the wedding season in full swing its busy times.
We had a great month this april with weddings in the Algarve Portugal, Dublin Ireland and Roscommon Ireland. One for one all beautiful sunny days and happpy memories to look back on...find below some of the shots we took at the recent weddings soon Steffie

Wedding Clip: 

Special thanks to Amy and Richard and all their guests from the UK and Dubai! :-))


with Sinead and Bernard in  Dublin After the ceremony
First Dance Margo and Antho Roscommon 
 Amy and Richard Uk Wedding Vila Vita Parc Algarve

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Algarve wedding Nerja wedding Abroad Marbella wedfings

At the end of the season we select our Forum Prins or Princess....who was most helpful on the forum ? CHECK THE LINK ABOVE

Who enjoyed chatting and interacting with other brides and grooms the most?? 
Register now to make a chance to a DISCOUNT on your Wedding Planning, Wedding cakes and more...There are also beautiful prizes to win for our newly weds and happy this space for more info... 
TO MAKE A CHANCE TO WIN, register now and interact with our other brides and grooms to be, newly weds, happy chatters or wedding friends, planners and of luck to you all Cheers Dave and Steffie

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Algarve Wedding proposals

" At Last" Etta James is one of the most popular first dance choices of last season.....
Is this because of a special reason? long did it take you to engage to get married?


ALGARVE WEDDING CHAT. chat to other brides and grooms getting married in Algarve Portugal

Hiya Folks today we finsihed our new layout for our DC Chat.

Join us and chat with other DC brides and grooms in the same situation or ask one of our friends in the wedding business like suppliers, planners or venues for advise.

Happy Chatting and Posting! Cheers DC


Monday, 8 April 2013

Studio rehearsals for our weddings in Dublin and Roscommon

Dear followers,

Another week has started with studio rehearsals for our weddings in Dublin and Roscommon.
Some really good song ideas crossed our path and we are delighted to learn them to personalize the big day...

Today our forum is alive for one week and we are delighted with all the positive feedback we got from our friends in the wedding business and of course our happy couples, the reason why we started this in the first place... its such a great feeling our brides and grooms can exchange ideas and we are able to help you do it....
A lot of our friends in the wedding business have joined also just ask away any queries you have and we are sure they will do their utmost to be of help..

Dave has expanded his Vintage guitar collection......  check out below photo for all guitar lovers ! .-)

chat to all soon!

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Sunday, 31 March 2013

What is your favourite venue check below link


Double Cocktail Wedding Forum

Dear Fans and friends we are delighted to introduce our very own Wedding forum. which gives you the opportunity to chat to other brides and grooms in the same situation or planners and suppliers who became our friends over the years Happy chatting to you all. find below link and register for some fun :)

Friday, 29 March 2013

Easter weekend

atfer a busy week with emails and meetings its time to relax for the Easter weekend. On Monday the last preparations for our wedding at the gorgeous Vila Vita Parc the coming week...HAPPY EASTER everyone!

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Portuguese Wedding pictures

Just wanted to share the below link with you all. Amazing pictures from our Portuguese weddings throughout the season enjoy!
Monday 25th march 2013,

We got up in the morning and it was raining....oh no!..... our first wedding of the season and it had to rain? this cant be happening?! At around 11.00am we got ourselves to the venue Grande Real Santa Eulalia Hotel where we started to unload the equipment and still raining.
However with the outside ceremony stating at 2:00pm we had hope the weather would change and after checking the we were crossing our fingers they would be right about it.

The happy couple asked us to perform "Somewhere over the rainbow" as their special wish for bride entrance and it was pretty close to having a rainbow right there and then, as at 1:00 pm an hour before the actual ceremony started, we saw the sky opened up and the sun came out.....

After a wonderful touching ceremony the guests had cocktails on the terrace and it really made everyone forget how the day started off that same morning, wonderful dinner followed outside on the Le Club terrace and after the first dance the guests didn´t leave the dancefloor from the begiining of our show untill the end ...whooohoo what a great way to start the season!!

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Hello Season 2013

24 March 2013

Hello Season 2013

The Wedding season is about to start this week. Winter season is over and we cant wait to get the ball rolling ´despite the weather being a bit unstable, we have our fingers crossed for the popular Algarve sunshine for our first Algarve wedding couple of the season, the sunshine after all being one of the main reasons why so many brides and grooms decide to get married abroad.

At the Grande Real Santa Eulália we know what to expect, it will feel like a warm bath seeing the staff again after the winter break. 

The fabulous Le Club delivers the guaranteed environment to party! Vamos!