Beau & Mehrnoush, 28.09.2013
Ceremony and Reception: Hotel des Trois Couronnes
Martin and Elizabeth: Thank you for conducting a most graceful and meaningful wedding ceremony at Hotel des Trois Couronnes on the 28th of September, 2013. Your flawless coordination of the various events in celebration, especially after the wedding ceremony, went beyond all expectation. I am most grateful for your steady and careful attention to the needs of the wedding party and for your proactive interaction with Hotel Staff. I write to both you and to Elizabeth when I say your help was invaluable, unexpectedly needed, and very much in the spirit of the moment. I measure both your contributions to the success of the total event as being essential and greatly successful. You have my respect for your wealth of knowledge and experience. And I truely enjoyed the time spent with you that evening. I wish you the best in all your future endeavors, Rob Hunter, father of the groom.
Lindsay & Scott 27.09.2013
Ceremony and dinner arrangement: Glerolles Castle & Mirador Kempinski
We were very pleased with your personal attention September 26 and 27. We didn’t know if you’d be sending employees in your stead; it was so nice to meet the man himself! We also liked the friendliness of our time together. It wasn’t so formal that we became anxious and nervous; rather, it was laid-back and friendly wherein you and Elizabeth put us at ease.
We absolutely could not have had our dream wedding in Switzerland without you and your services. You helped us every step of the way – from completing the legal paperwork in California; accepting a pre-shipment of our personal belongs to open and have pressed!; to escorting us around Vevay and keeping us on time and on schedule; to having a celebratory and relaxed drink with us after it was all said and done. We cannot thank you enough! MyWeddingInSwitzerland is the very, very best! You and Elizabeth are so nice and we wish you both the very best.
Andrea & Jason: Interlaken, February 21, 2011
Dear Martin -
I cannot believe it has been over a year since I initially contacted you about a dream of having a wedding in Switzerland. We are contacting you now, after the wedding, to compliment your team on such a wonderful event. Something that started off as a vague idea turned into a wonderful reality for us and our friends and family. I am so grateful I randomly found your company!
Haike Marechal did a great job planning the wedding. She offered us great ideas, answered questions promptly, and took care of the details and timing of events perfectly. Because of her, we did not have to worry about many of the planning details. It was a comfort to have her with us on the day of the wedding to ensure everything went smoothly, and allowed us to enjoy our day even more! We were also very grateful for making the paperwork process from Switzerland to the USA very easy. The Swiss Embassy in Chicago was impressed with accuracy of our legal paper work. We could easily say this experience would not have been the same without her, or your team's fantastic resources. All of our guests have told us repeatedly how beautiful and unique their experiences were -- they loved it!
In retrospect, the only thing that we wish could have been easier was paying money to your company. The one time we used PayPal, that was very nice. Maybe our bank here in the USA just made it difficult for us, but that was our only real challenge.
Despite that, again -- from Jason and I both, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for an unforgettable experience! Should we meet anyone who would like a European wedding, I will definitely recommend your team! :o)
Best to you in the future!
Andrea and Jason JeVenn
Victoria & Mark: Lake Geneva, September 25, 2010
We are back from our honeymoon! This is just a quick email to say thank-you for your excellent organisation of our wedding day. It couldn't have gone better. All of our guests had a wonderful time and one of them even said it was the best wedding they have ever been too! Everyone is very much looking forward to the photographs.
We would be happy to provide some formal feedback for use on your website if you want. Just let me know. In the mean time, I would be grateful if you could confirm the return of the balance of the contingency fund.
We would also like to add, that the Hotel du Lac far exceeded expectations on every level. We have received so many compliments from our guests, on the quality of the food, the service and the friendlines of all the staff.
Overall we could not have hoped for a better wedding day. It flowed perfectly from start to finish.
Cheryl & Nicolas: Mont Pelerin, September 10, 2010
Nicolas and I wanted to send you a thank you note but immediately after the wedding we transferred to our temporary apartment and just recently have access to internet.
Haike, thank you so much for making our wedding celebration a very very meaningful and memorable event. We completely trusted on you and everything fell perfectly in place. Both Nicolas and I did not have to worry a single thing on the wedding day and it allowed us to mingle and spend time with our guests. It was very reassuring to know that there is someone whom we can fully rely on, especially since we were both not in Switzerland during the early stages of the wedding preparation.
The foreign guests who are now back in their countries, are still talking about the wedding. For them, the solemn church ceremony, the beautiful reception venue, the good food, the spectacular view and the fantastic weather made the whole experience magical. We owe it a lot to you Haike. Thank you for helping make it happen.
We will be meeting Oliver tomorrow to receive the pictures. We will definitely send you some pictures for you to enjoy.
Once again, thank you so much for making our wedding a very special day. We shall remember it years to come.
Do keep in touch and hope we can have coffee or a meal together one of these days when you are free.
Jennifer & Charl: Chillon Castle, September 3, 2010
We are back from our wonderful trip! We can't thank you enough for all of the planning and coordination you did throughout this year and on the day of our wedding. The day was perfect!
Our wedding day was fantastic! The wedding team at myWeddinginSwitzerland.com were very helpful and always available to answer our questions throughout the wedding planning process. On the day of the wedding we never once had to wonder or ask what was going on as the team had everything well organized. Thank you for a wonderful wedding experience!
Jennifer & Charl
Janneke & Gert: Saas Fee, August 9, 2010
first of all, thanks for our perfect wedding!!
We had a great day, there was nothing we could think of that could have been better...
That's saying a lot!
The barbeque was also good.
Nice place and everybody was tired, so we could sit down, relax and have a nice dinner.
No time pressure or anything, just like we hoped for.
We promised you to send some pictures of our day.
But it took us a while to ajust to our dayly routine in Holland again.
So we are still trying to adjust and we would like to come back to Swiss as soon as possible.
Because we don't have the pictures of the photographer yet, here a few of our own pictures...
Do you know when we can expect the photo's of Max?
We are very currious!!! And our familymembers and friends also...
Is it also possible to put some pictures on the website, so people can take a look there?
Or is our website closed? Is it possible for us to coordinate the website ourself?
Janneke & Gert
Debra & Jonathan: Zermatt, August 7, 2010
It was great to meet you in Visp last week.
We're now back home so could you please send the cd of photos to us.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for making our wedding go so smoothly.
The Revd Kelham was the perfect choice for the wedding service - her enthusiasm and sense of fun made the ceremony truly special and it is something that we will look back on with fond memories for the rest of our lives.
The arrangements with the hotel and florist were also perfect and we are looking forward to seeing the wedding photos. Sam was also really good - unobtrusive and happy to go along with our requests, and made that part of the process really good fun.
Thanks for a great job and for helping us make our special day just perfect.
Debra and Ross
April & Nicholas: Chateau Glerolles, August 2, 2010
I'm sorry I didn't email sooner. Would it be possible for you to ask Elisabeth for the readings and poems that she did during the ceremony? We really liked having her officiate and it would be a nice keepsake to have them. Thank you again for all of your help, everything turned out wonderful and I truly appreciate everything.
Aileen & Sam: Igloo - Zermatt, March 31, 2010
Dear Haike & Martin;
Aileen and I just wanted to thank you very much for organizing such a wonderful day yesterday. Everything was excellent and we thourghly enjoyed ourselves as did all our guests. We are looking forward to seeing your photos and the video, we hope to be able to use this at our wedding party in Edinburgh.
Thank you both again and hope you both had a safe journey home last night.
Sam & Aileen
Wendy & Marcus: Riffelberg Chapel, January 28, 2010
Pamela & Michael: Bettmeralp, June 10, 2009
Thank you so much for all of your help and making this happen for us! Both of our wedding ceremonies were perfect, and we couldn't imagine anything else that could have made it even better because it was exactly what we wanted and more. It was also so easy to work with you, and there was no stress regarding anything.
The night we were engaged in Dec. 2007, Michael said we should get married in Switzerland. He then showed me a picture of a cute, little chapel in the Alps and said, "...and in this chapel." Ever since Michael went to Switzerland for one day in 2006 while traveling in Italy, he knew I would absolutely love it. Although there are so many other beautiful, extravagant places to get married, Bettmeralp and its chapel really appealed to us. After seeing it, no other place compared, and we couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else. We had to get married in Bettmeralp, and the next step was figuring out if and how we could get married there. Thank goodness for myWeddinginSwitzerland!
Martin and Haike made everything so easy for us. Their communication and response time was exceptional throughout the entire process. During the beginning, Martin answered all of our questions and clarified any concerns immediately. Our wedding coordinator, Haike, was wonderful and extremely easy to work with, leaving us with not even a drop of stress at all! We had no doubt that everything would work out until the very end. The entire wedding planning, wedding ceremonies (civil & church) and wedding flowers were absolutely perfect. Everything was laid out for us with exactly what we needed to do, and to be honest, we had no worries in the world during our wedding. We wouldn’t have changed a thing.
Thank you so much for making our wedding even better than we could ever imagine.
Pamela & Michael Smochko
Jenny & James: Verbier, April 2, 2009
Once again I want to thank you for all your work on making mine and James's wedding all that we dreamt of. Please could you pass on our huge thanks to Mr Michel and the staff at the restaurant whose food was delicious and service excellent. Everyone says how good it all was! When I return to Verbier I will definitely be dropping in to Mr Michel for another fine dining experience! All the work that you put in behind the scenes (visas, extra balloons, flowers etc) were so appreciated.
Please could you ask Mark the photographer (who again we were extremely happy with!) when we will receive the DVD/CD of all the photos? We are off on our honeymoon next week but will return on the 6th May so if we could it arrive close to then, that would be great.
Lorna & Neil: Verbier, February 23, 2009
Thanks for everything. Everything was perfect. We had a fabulous day and we got great feedback from all the guests aswell.
We had a look at the website and are very pleased with the pictures. Can't wait to get them printed.
We both went straight back to work as soon as we got home but I get together with Neil at the weekend and fill out the questionnaire for you.
Colleen & Tom: May 10, 2008, Lausanne
Thank you very much for your email. We returned home from Europe on 23rd May after a fantastic honeymoon, and of course, a beautiful wedding!!! Haike, it was so lovely to meet you at long last. There is absolutely no doubt that I could not have organized our wedding in Switzerland without you. Tom and I appreciate everything you did to make our day so special.
Thank you also for sending a few photos! Everyone has been asking about the photos and I've been dying to see them myself. Of course, now I'd really like to see the rest.
Dalaal & Nick: Schilthorn, March 15, 2008
If we had to do it again, I would use Swiss SE. Martin was very helpful and not pushy. Any questions we had were always answered, and after going out to Switzerland and checking the venue and meeting Martin Dobes, we knew our wedding was going to be perfect. We wanted something totally unique and surrounded with snow. Once we saw Schilthorn, the James Bond 007 Venue, we knew we had to have it there.
I again can't thank you enough for all your hard work. We just had such a special time there in Switzerland and shall never forget it.
Keep in touch and best wishes,
Dalaal and Nick
Vicky & Tim: April 10, 2008, Verbier, Le Hameau Chapel
The service and communication we received was excellent. Our Wedding Coordinator, Haike was fantastic. The time between when we enquired through the website to the actual wedding day was relatively short. Haike responded to all our queries quickly and was extremely helpful throughout. Her advice was invaluable in getting everything organised. On the wedding day the service was spot on, Haike was there, she stood back and got involved at the right times when she needed to. We could not have asked for a better day or service. Apologies, but we can not think of how you could become better at providing a service!
Thanks to Swiss SE for ensuring we had a perfect wedding day!
Vicky and Tim
Kate & Andy: March 6, 2008, Vebier, Le Hameau Chapel
Having initially spoken with Martin Dobes via telephone and then meeting him in London we realised he would be able to help us organize exactly what we wanted. We wanted something small where we could also snowboard with our friends for the week but also have a proper white wedding.
Martin was very quick and punctual about coming straight back to me by phone and email. He came across as very efficient and put me at ease straight away. I didn't know what to expect from a wedding planner but we knew we needed help with the planning as had no idea where to start. Once we had decided we wanted to do it in Switzerland we definitely wanted Martin and his company involved, we would probably not have done it had we not spoken with your company.
The service provided by Swiss SE was excellent, and the whole process was made so much easier for Andy and I having people doing the leg work for us. The inspection trip was brilliant as it was a great way of choosing everything from venue, accommodation, flowers, church, etc., all in one trip. Then we could carry on with the finer details. The support from both Haike and Martin throughout the process was second to none and I could always get hold of them straight away.
The communication and time spent on calls, emails etc., was very attentive and the whole service we received was great. We would love to be references for Swiss Special Events ... We truly had the best wedding week ever - it went like clockwork and everyone that came said it was amazing. Everyone said that Kate was the most relaxed bride ever and seemed really chilled (which is not normally in my nature!) this was due to the fact that we were 100% confident that Haike and the staff had everything under control. It was great we could just sit back and enjoy the day
I just wanted to also mention how brilliant Haike was. We hadn't met and she came into the process later on and she was excellent. She made me feel very confident in what I wanted and the decoration etc etc... She was excellent at building a rapour with me over the phone and by email and was great at calming me down when I got stressed about things. I would always recommend using a wedding planner as it really does take away so much of the stress. We will be definitely keeping in touch with you guys and hope to see you next time when we are next in Verbier.
Claire & Rob: December 21, 2007, Aigle Castle
Thank you so much for all your hardwork ... it was a spectacular and very special day for all involved. We couldn't have wished for more!
Claire and Rob
Neil & Lorna: December 2007 Inspection Trip
We just wanted to thank you for meeting us in Verbier and taking the time to go through all the different options available to us. We were very impressed with your professionalism, local knowledge and ideas for the wedding, all of which really put us at ease. We have every confidence that you will deliver a wedding to remember, Le Hameau looked fabulous after the first snowfall of the season and I think it would be hard to find a more ideal setting. We will be in touch soon to confirm dates and locations so until then a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours.
Lorna and Neil
Stephanie & Davie: August 18, 2007, Montreux, Switzerland
Thank you so much for making our wedding so brilliant. Regards, Stephanie and David
Todd & Glenna: June 29, 2007, Murren, Switzerland
From the brother of the Groom
I wanted to thank you for helping Todd and Glenna have a very memorable wedding. Everything was very beautiful and your service was professional. It was a pleasure meeting you and sharing dinner together the night before.
Jane & Anderson: August 18, 2006, Chillon Castle
We would like to thank you very much for helping to make our wedding the most memorable day. Being able to have our wedding in Switzerland was a dream come true!
Thank you, Jane and Anderson
Elonlee & Trevor: April 2006, Lake Lugano
You did a fantastic job - we had the best wedding ever! - Thank you very much!
Communication was very good and on initial communication they appeared professional and confident that they could organise the wedding exactly how you wanted it to be. They were also able to facilitate us in a short period of time as we initially wanted to get married within two months of our initial queries.
Everything was organised to perfection with no stress or hassle to the bride and groom. We were very impressed at the service and communication from the beginning of planning our wedding right through until the day after - even now if I have any queries eg about photos etc Martin and Katerina are quick to respond - very good follow up service and you certainly do not feel like they have forgotten about you which is very nice. I really don't think they could have done more to make our day special. Thank you again!
Elonlee and Trevor
Lily & Christopher: July 3, 2006, Top of Europe, Jungfraujoch
I have to say, I can not remember a time when I was so thoroughly, absolutely, perfectly satisfied with a service. The work was done beautifully. We felt as if we were in very good hands and that we were "taken care of" from the very beginning of our relationship. We feel also, that everyone performed their duties with tremendous dignity, and poise, and professionalism. Lily and I were just commenting on how the experience was something more like being with friends and that the company of the team added, immensely, not just to our wedding, but to our entire stay in Switzerland. Martin, Katerina, and Klara were a delight to share time with socially and, additionally, they performed their duties with impossible grace. Also, I'd like to add that I'd made an observation while we were receiving our official paperwork. On that day we ran late because Lily and I had missed our train. I could see how much it bothered Martin to have been late to his meeting and I remember he apologized twice and with all sincerity to the person we'd met with. I believe this says allot about the quality, the professionalism and the dignity which Martin possesses and to the high standard to which he holds himself and his staff. Lily and I were very impressed at that moment and I think it's this reverence, and value of excellence that makes your team so great. Everything was wonderful. You've done a beautiful job and we couldn't possibly have asked for more.
We would be privileged and delighted to do act a reference to your potential future clients. In fact, we would be pleased to speak with your potential clients either by email or telephone if the need should arise. You may have them contact us any time.
We'd just like to say, sincerely, thank you. Thank you for making our special day so wonderful. Thank you for taking so much pride in your work and for caring about your clients. It's been wonderful and a privilege getting to know you.
Thank you again,
Christopher & Lily
Christopher & Kimberly: September 19, 2006, Montreux Castle
The communication and the amount of detail that Martin provided to assist us in making the decision was superb. This was the first time we‘ve entered into a business relationship with a foreign company. And, of course, you'll have concerns. Anytime we had a concern and explained to Martin what we would like to do to make us feel more comfortable he agreed to do without hesitation. I would recommend Swiss SE to anyone that was looking for a detail-oriented and very memorable wedding experience. Please accept our sincere appreciation for making our wedding day the most special day of our lives. It will always be remembered since we were able to concentrate on us and our day and not the details. Thank you for taking on our wedding day yourself rather than one of your coordinators, since we were so close to the actual day when we decided to enter into contract. It would not have been the same if you weren't a part of it. If you ever come to Florida, please look us up.