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MI BODA EN CARTAGENA

“Tu boda debe estar rodeada de magia, detalles espectaculares y recuerdos inolvidables. Mi Boda En Cartagena se dedica a planear bodas exactamente así”--

“Your wedding must be surrounded by magic, spectacular details and unforgettable moments. Mi Boda En Cartagena is devoted to plan weddings just like that”

http://www.mibodaencartagena.net/mis_parejas.html


Category: Coordinators/Planners
Address: Cartagena de Indias,, Colombia
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Lily and James 's Wedding
Cartagena   |   March, 2014   |   Coordinators/Planners

"I can't put into words how thankful I am that my husband and I found Itala to help us plan our wedding. I am originally from Colombia and wanted to get married in Cartagena partly because a lot of my family would be able to attend, but mainly because of the charm that this colonial city radiates. The problem was that we live in Chicago, and didn't actually know anyone in Cartagena. That's where Itala comes in. My mom read reviews about her and her team (mibodaencartagena) and recommended that we have a Skype meeting with her. So we did. We immediately signed up. Best decision we ever made. Itala was super organized from day 1. This was very important because both my husband and I are attorneys and work 80+ hour weeks. She made the entire process not only easy, but FUN! Emails were our best friend. She would promptly respond to all of my questions, even when they were silly. At no point did I ever feel like I was far away. Itala assumed the role of my eyes and ears, and I couldn't have asked for anyone better. In no time, she knew our taste and sought out the vendors that could help us achieve the "look" and "feel" we were going for. In fact, there were moments when I would just tell her to make the final decision because I trusted her THAT much. In addition to the planning process, I have to say that our actual stay on Cartagena was more than we could have ever asked for. She took us around to run errands and always made sure we felt like we were on vacation! Even more importantly, Itala made our guests feel welcome and safe! Everybody loved her! I can honestly say that this woman will always have a special place in out hearts and we will always have very fond memories of our wedding week because of her. A life-long friendship is what we developed. If you are even considering a wedding in Cartagena, I would HIGHLY recommend mibodaencartagena and Itala Vasquez. You won't be sorry, I promise!"

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Have you ever heard Zac Brown Band's "Chicken Fried"? You have to!!! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4ujS1er1r0) I knew this hit song thanks to Lily and Jimmy: they asked me to coordinate and play it to have a special dance during their wedding… Ohhh, what a wonderful moment, but most of all, WHAT TRULY A CAPTIVATING LOVING COUPLE! So, to put things in perspective, "Chicken Fried" initiates with "You know I like my chicken fried, A cold beer on a Friday night, A pair of jeans that fit just right, And the radio on... I like to see the sunrise, See the love in my woman's eyes, Feel the touch of my precious child, And know a mothers love"… I have to agree that's REAL love! That's a perfect reflection of when a couple have reached that stage of loving, and comprehend each other that much to KNOW how "I like my chicken Fried", right? As a music lover myself, this wedding will 4-Ever be close to my heart with special songs that accompanied the couple throughout every moment of their night: "Chelsea Dagger" (The Fratellis), Call of Magic (Jeremy Soule), I hope you dance (Lee Ann Womack), Marry me (Train), Let's stay together (Al Green), and more! Finally, the reply to Lily and Jimmy's review wouldn't be complete with the same song lyrics "It's funny how its the little things in life, That mean the most, Not where you live or what you drive, Or the price tag on your clothes, There's no dollar sign on peace of mind, This I've come to know, So if you agree, have a drink with me, Raise your glasses for a toast" Cheers to Liliana and James!!! "Thank God for my/YOUR life, "And for the stars and stripes, May freedom forever fly, Let it ring". YOU ARE THE ONES who will always have a special place in our hearts!

Liliana and James's Wedding
Cartagena   |   March, 2014   |   Coordinators/Planners

"Absolutely wonderful!!! Thanks Itala for this amazing, outstanding, and MAGICAL night we had. To tell you the truth, it was far beyond our expectations. Everything happened so naturally, synchronized, and spectacular like a movie. Of course, Itala was behind the scenes like an orchestra director, managing and supervising every single detail with her impressive agenda to make the wedding of our daughter a true fairy tale. We somehow knew this, because of the impressive reviews we read about mibodaencartagena and Itala Vasquez one year ago. They convinced us that she was the right person to MAKE our daughter's dreams come true. It was confirmed with the overwhelming messages we received from our American and Colombian guests. The planning process was also totally smooth and enjoyable, even though we never physically went to Cartagena during this time. Working for about 12 months with Itala, we realized how incredible, lovely, dedicated, incredibly organized and honest she is. We have no words to express our gratitude not only for her but also for the team and her wonderful vendors that fulfilled all of our desires. Thanks so much!"

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The first time Patricia and Otoniel contacted me to plan their daughter's wedding -Lily- we instantly had that special "chemistry" and sparkle sooo required between the parts planning such an important day! I remember that day specially since I went to rest, turned on the TV and found a classic I have seen a dozen times, but a favorite: "The Father of the Bride". I recall that now, since as the main character in the movie -George-, "Oto and Patry" make me have that remembrance of what a wedding really is, and THAT makes me LOVE WHAT I DO. These are some lines from George: "I used to think a wedding was a simple affair. Boy and girl meet, they fall in love, he buys a ring, she buys a dress, they say I do. I was wrong. That's getting married. A wedding is an entirely different proposition. I know. I've just been through one… Well, that's the thing about life... is, the surprises. The little things that sneak up on you and grab hold of you. Still happens to me." So I've been around planning weddings since 2005 and THESE little things still happens to me!!! Therefore I LOVE what I do; I love knowing great, adorable, trusting, unforgettable parents like Oto and Patricia. Folks, you are the ones I remember when having-hard-moments-at-work; you are the ones I embrace and keep in my heart forever. And putting together the final song from the movie, when the house is empty, and the wedding finished while George finds solace with Nina and dances with her, I sing: "Just thinking' of you... There is nothing' for me but to love you, Just the way you are".

Julie and Alvaro Wedding
Cartagena   |   March, 2013   |   Coordinators/Planners

"When planning a destination wedding, you need someone who knows the local vendors and all the tips and tricks that you have no hope of knowing as a foreigner and as someone who does not work in the event planning area. Itala had all the connections we needed in Cartagena and gave us advice on how to deal with vendors and a few complex challenges we ran into along the way. She was also full of ideas and ready to accommodate our ideas as well. There was nothing that was off the table when it came to what we could do for our wedding and she immediately knew who to contact and how to proceed to vet our ideas if needed. She and her team were very instrumental the day of the wedding in making sure everything went according to plan and even our guests let us know how attentive and cordial her team were. She was also very patient and helped us through some stressful situations before, during, and after the wedding. Itala was exactly who we needed to pull off our wedding and it wouldn't have been as amazing as it was without her help."

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As Julie and Alvaro wrote, their wedding was absolutely amazing, captivating and full of so many details everyone enjoyed all day and all night long! Their wedding was merely a reflection of how fascinating they are as a couple: from the first day they came to me, later when we met and walked "all Cartagena", when we dedicate ourselves to realize every idea, all the process was full of adventures, culminating in the most beautiful wedding in March. The ceremony was most cute by the tender vows of love they professed with family and friends as witnesses. Musicians and dancers put a cheerful note when accompanied Alvaro & Julie dancing through the streets of the walled city, while his friends also followed their steps to a reception venue full of flowers in planters and topiaries of white and purple roses and orchids. Mmmmm, the food definitely was featured star of the wedding: we were dedicated to accompany each special moment with appetizers, seafood station, Cartagena food station, live grill, paella station, Colombian soup station, hog dogs cart, and variety of snacks such as french fries and egg rolls, not counting the delicious cakes of godiva/chocolate and vanilla/passion fruit, plus a cart loaded with gelatos of intriguing flavors for the guests as "zapote, níspero, coco, maracuyá y corozo". Flowers, food, ice cream, musicians, live bands, dancers, mulatas, fireworks and more, were protagonists of this wedding, but none could stand out more than the happiness we all saw in Julie and Alvaro's eyes during their wedding. SEE THIS GREAT COUPLE & SMILES AT: http://vimeo.com/65307990

Brenda and Alfonso 's Wedding
Cartagena   |   July, 2013   |   Coordinators/Planners

"Five stars is not enough to rate Itala! We never thought that we could literally have our dream wedding until we hired Itala! She took all our ideas and our dreams and turned them into reality! Everything that we wanted she offered us, not only that but she also gave us choices according to our budget and was very honest with EVERYTHING. Her main interest was also our vision and our wedding. We never went to Cartagena prior to our wedding, everything was done through pictures and email. Itala captured our vision and our wedding party style perfectly! You can tell she has the experience because she knew exactly what we wanted and made it come true. We live in Miami so having that email contact was crucial, Itala was great about answering my 10000 emails on a daily basis. She made us feel comfortable about all our decisions. When we got to Cartagena the week before our wedding is when our love for Itala and her work really flourished. She had EVERYTHING and I mean everything planned. She is so organized that nothing slipped by her. She had everything ready and planned for us to see and do. Once we saw everything in person we had no doubt in our minds that our wedding would be perfect and...IT WAS! It has been a little over a month since Alfonso and I got married and every day we want to go back to that magical day. Itala made all our wishes come true and if it wasnt for her vision, her organization, and all her AMAZING AMAZING vendors (especially the catering) our wedding would have not been the same. We had the time of our lives and we partied until the literally I was put in a cab. I think of our wedding day every day and I would not change anything about it. It was perfect. it was beautiful. it was filled with love. We wish we could go back. We want to thank Itala from the bottom of our hearts for all she did for us. For making our day SOOOOO special. We will forever remember her with a smile on our face and warmth in our hearts!"

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It is when I meet couples like Brenda and Alfonso when I smile, smile and smile more when doing my job. "Brenso" -as they lovingly taught me to say- were absolutely special and tender throughout the planning process. A year before the wedding, Brenda wrote me "we live in Miami and the process seems to be very overwhelming from so far away... We need to hire a wedding planner ASAP... It seems that you have done beautiful weddings and come highly recommended". I love my job and like to help my couples achieve their dreams for such a special moment they decide to share with me, so those 10,000 emails were the most productive ones between Brenso and I that whole year, for absolutely everything to be ready and waiting them to celebrate. The romantic ceremony took place among vivid peach roses, with a "canvas" of old Cartagena as upstage. The food as we plan it, had to do remembrance not only of the wedding destination, also the country of origin of the bride, so there was Peruvian and Colombian food stations and desserts, which were chosen by Brenso in addition to the typical fries and a hot dogs cart. Guests were dazzled when they entered the room and saw a wonderful decoration in coral and gold tones with hints of white, pink and fuchsia, star colors of this wedding. The flowers, arrangements, topiaries, wreaths, tablecloths, chairs, bridal bouquets, cake, everything was meticulously planned to reflect the palette of colors Brenso dreamed. To quote the bride, I can also say about Brenda and Alfonso's wedding that " I would not change anything about it. It was perfect. It was beautiful. It was filled with love". I FEEL SO CLOSE TO YOU RIGHT NOW GUYS! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuD8g-B4_zI&list=UU9eUxQaTvuQvZRtbI_lRjGA&feature=c4-overview

Brenda and Ivan's Wedding
Cartagena   |   December, 2012   |   Coordinators/Planners

"he one word that can best describe Itala and her team is EXCELLENT; everything that was done was done to perfection. I can describe every step of what she did but she did so much to make that day the most special and the best day of my life that is hard to put one thing into play. I can say that her words, her professionalism and her charisma made me feel at ease the whole time and her team was wonderful at keeping time and the whole bridal party in order. I would recommend her to everyone willing to be served in the best way possible. Before starting to plan anything about your wedding you would need to be in contact with her; it will save you money, time, headaches and you will enjoy he process how its supposed to be... with a smile in your face the whole time."

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... And with a smile on their faces the whole time I wanted to see Brenda, Ivan and Julian, in one of the most special days of their lives. One random day I received a call from Brenda to discuss the details of her wedding, she was a charm! This bride has an overwhelming energy, an absolutely captivating personality and, of course, we had so much chemistry that I could not refuse to stay and accompany her on her wedding during the Christmas holidays. This same should be the feeling of Ivan every day and from day one when he met Brenda; this is an absolutely loving and caring couple, and he, a gentleman that shows love for his beloved and child in each new day they spend together. They dreamed to have their beautiful wedding reception in a historic bastion inside the walled city, and had a non-stopping party with DJ, tropical band, reggaeton group, typical gaita, dancers, clowns, and could not miss a mariachi to tune in families. Torches and candles everywhere! The most stunning-magnificent "dusty pink" Vera Wang wedding dress! So intense deep-purple calla lilies in the centerpieces stood out beautifully in "dusty pink" tablecloths, which made perfect game with "dusty pink" ruffled-saches in the white chiavari chairs. The sweetest note of the night: a superb table of American and Mexican treats, together with a "raspao" cart handing ice-shaved cones to every guest. Brenda and Ivan, thanks for sharing your friendship and love with me; your kid, your families, your 12 friends in the bridal party, your guests, and you, were perfect to keep pumping my heart and passion for what I do as a wedding planner! And as a note says in your wedding invitation: this is just the beginning, "the beginning of our new life together." DON'T MISS THEIR VIDEO "ERES MI SUEÑO" at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjn_ek_GeQg

Ivan and Kristina's Wedding
Cartagena   |   July, 2012   |   Coordinators/Planners

"Itala was simply amazing and diligent from the moment we met her. Itala is the kind of professional that anticipates the couple's needs and throw different options for you to evaluate so you don't have to start from scratch. Itala is also very good at the details that you think are not so important during the planning process but when you see them on the wedding day you understand she added them for a reason and just demonstrates she is the best at what she does. The vendors and the staff the she works with are simply the best. If you want your guests to tell you they had the best food ever, the best service ever and that your wedding was truly above standards then i will highly recommend that you choose Itala."

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Ivan and Kristina met in NYC and are the main characters of a beautiful love story. After dating and falling in love, he proposed to her at the beach and that day they decided to have 2 weddings, one in New York City's Central Park and one in Colombia. They both had the same expectation and dreams for the wedding so Cartagena would be the chosen city: Kristina travelled there and loved the romantic, fairy-tale feeling of the walled city. As they tell it, she thought it would be an amazing place to get married: "Cartagena has history, the beach and amazing food! It was also really important that my family experience Ivan’s culture and country". Likewise, Ivan wanted to get married in a historic, beautiful city and wanted it to be the setting to bring both worlds together. --So one day I also met Ivan and Kristina... and I also fell in love with them, and immediately wanted to be part of their love story! When we met in Cartagena to start preparing the wedding, we had fun looking at each venue, knowing each vendor, planning every detail... we even had fun in the rain in one of those days! --They picked a beautiful XVII century colonial house to have their wedding ceremony and reception, and desired to embellish it with flowers and decorations. In this wedding the stars were the gerberas! Beautiful white gerberas and candles for the ceremony, and beautiful colored gerberas in fuchsia, purple, yellow and orange for cocktail, dinner and party areas... Colorful gerberas and candles everywhere! in the entrance arrangements, in the food-stations arrangements, in the centerpieces, in the cocktail tables, in the pool floats like flowers islands... Gerberas accompanied by beautiful lanterns in the same colors of the flowers... Gerberas colors in the dramatic lighting reflected in the dance floor and the chiffon veils hanging from the balconies. Everything was shining thanks to the colorful Ivan and Kristina dreamed in this house for their wedding... I will never forget the look on their faces when they entered the reception area and saw the assembly of all! Kristina cried for joy, kissed Ivan and hugged me with deep emotion. --Another star of the night at this wedding was the music: the guests were treated with something special planned for every moment: pianist at the ceremony, cuban quartet during cocktail, bossa nova at dinner, and to liven up the party a crossover DJ and a 10-piece band playing genres such as salsa, reggae, calypso, merengue, rock and pop... --Everything was set to party all night! And indeed they had fun and enjoyed every moment until the end! But weddings like this will never end: one is talking about them forever! And with couples like Ivan and Kristina there's never an end: one remembers and loves them forever! KNOW WHAT IVAN AND KRISTINA did after "found love in a hopeless place" at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pYCPEk5Sgk

Lina and François 's Wedding
Cartagena   |   May, 2012   |   Coordinators/Planners

"To hire Itala was the smartest decision we have ever made. She is much more of what you can expect from. She is professional and highly organised, what gave us peace during this amazing process. We don’t live in Cartagena, but it was our dream to get married in such amazing city, that's why we did our research and thankfully we found Itala. Since day 1 (more than a year before the wedding) we knew that everything was going to be ok even though we couldn't be there to do everything. She was there all the time, with a great reactivity and solutions to every question mark that we had. She is known for working with the best vendors, so we knew we were going to have the best quality, what we confirmed when we met them. She has an answer to everything and she is full of great ideas. The wedding day, we were able to have a great time and not worry about anything, with her beautiful smile and energy we felt assured and we had the best day ever, thanks to her. We would highly recommend her!"

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Lina and François live in Lille, France ... so far from Colombia but so close to my heart! We started working together in their wedding and there was chemistry all along the process, the emails, the phone calls, and the visit to Cartagena, everything ran smoothly all the way. --One of the most beautiful details that we developed with the caterer for this couple, was the assembly of two food stations to join the culinary culture of two countries: Colombian Station and French Station: guests found in their tables the printed menu with Colombian treats to taste in the station called "Lina" as "Posta negra a la criolla, Mero con mantequilla de limón, Arroz de Ají Dulce, Plátano en tentación, Cazuelita de fríjoles con Chicharroncitos, Criollitas y Arepitas de queso con Hogao, Costillitas de credo agridulces, etc"... and things to taste in the station called "François" with french delicacies as "Ensalada con queso roquefort y nueces, Lomo en mostaza francesa, Pollo en vino rosé, Magret de Pato, Definoise de papas, Quiches, pan francés, mini croissants, y más." --Their wedding décor was very trendy: in shades of blue and brown with white accents, we were dedicated to plan every element to keep that desired color palette: the white emphasis was in the fine gypsophilia (baby's breath), the blue tone was given by the blue belladonna, and brown was in many decorative details including props, calligraphy and linens. We designed with the florist low centerpieces in belladonna and gypsophilia surrounding a candle that provided light and warmth. The tables wore beautiful runners in turquoise and chocolate, tied turquoise and brown napkins; chocolate-brown chivary chairs contrasted with their pads and twisted bands, both in turquoise blue. ¡Not to mention the beautiful bouquet and its perfect match boutonnier: both designed with plenty gypsophilia evoking a romantic rain of stars in Lille! --Every detail of this wedding was designed for each occasion entirely; we thought them with love, with joy, with anticipation for the wedding day to arrive... and how wonderful was to coordinate each of them for Lina, François, Tobita, their families and friends to noticed... to enjoy every moment, to remember the event as unique and magical. Personally I love it when we have so many beautiful details in a wedding, so I enjoyed every moment of this planning... and I will always remember Lina's wide laughters and smiles to François, and the tender and loving glances with which François looked her back! --LINA AND FRANCOIS FOUND LOVE AND HAVE THIS TO SAY TO YOU: http://vimeo.com/65310288

natalia and chris's Wedding
Cartagena   |   February, 2012   |   Coordinators/Planners

"Itala y el equipo de mi boda en Cartagena es todo lo que uno necesita para poder hacer un matrimonio espectacular sin vivir en Colombia y sin vivir en Cartagena. Itala nos hizo sentir como unos principes y el dia de nuestro matrimonio no nos tuvimos que preocupara absolutamente por nada, para todos nuestros invitados fue una de las mejores fiestas en las que han estado y nosotros estuvimos muy pero muy felices, creo que sera un dia que nunca olvidaremos!"

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Así como lo fue para Natalia y Chris, también para mí será un día y una pareja que nunca olvidaré. Comencé a organizar esta boda junto a ellos precisamente un año antes y ¡qué gran año tuvimos!, el tiempo justo para lograr construir una linda relación que más de trabajo era de absoluto compromiso para lograr un resultado hermoso. Ellos desde Australia y yo desde Colombia, emprendimos una travesía llena de detalles y en completa armonía, que resultó en un cálido, romántico y exitoso evento que tuvo lugar en una señorial e imponente casa de la ciudad amurallada con más de 4 siglos de historia. De lo más increíble para los invitados fue tener el cocktail en plena Plaza de La Proclamación y que disfrutaran las deliciosas bebidas y canapés al son de un show típico de danzas folclóricas en pleno atardecer cartagenero. La decoración fue extraordinaria: el salón parecía un colorido jardín colmado de variadas flores como hortensias, gérberas, lirios, mini rosas, ghypsofilia, solidago, mini delfinios... todas daban forma a los coloridos centros de mesa al estilo "campestre natural" que fascinó a los novios. Manteniendo la tendencia de utilizar fibras naturales, la mantelería de lino crudo blanco se destacaba con caminos de yute/fique especialmente confeccionados para la ocasión. Tiernas grullas en técnica origami fueron un regalo personal del papá de la novia: coloridas para la recepción, blancas colgadas para la ceremonia, como queriendo ser testigos y cómplices de la pareja en su día soñado. Estos y más accesorios fueron especialmente diseñados para esta boda llena de detalles hermosos y especiales! Desde que los conocí Natalia, Chris, sus familiares y amigos fueron muy cálidos, afectuosos, simpáticos y claro, alegres y fiesteros durante toda la noche... Estarán en mi corazón: siempre! --TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS WEDDING IN CARTAGENA GO TO: http://mbcartagena.blogspot.com/2012/04/alquimia-una-boda-en-cartagena-que.html

natalia and chris's Wedding
Cartagena   |   February, 2012   |   Coordinators/Planners

"Itala y el equipo de mi boda en cartagena son lo mejor que nos ha podido pasar. Planear un matrimonio desde Australia y Chicago no es facil, pero gracias a ella fue posible y recibimos los mejore comentarios de todos nuestros invitados. Todo fue como un sueño y lo mejor de todo es que nosotros ese dia no nos tuvimos que preocupar absolutamente de nada porque ella y su equipo estuvieron ahi hasta el final. definitivamente es lo mejor!"

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Así como lo fue para Natalia y Chris, también para mí será un día y una pareja que nunca olvidaré. Comencé a organizar esta boda junto a ellos precisamente un año antes y ¡qué gran año tuvimos!, el tiempo justo para lograr construir una linda relación que más de trabajo era de absoluto compromiso para lograr un resultado hermoso. Ellos desde Australia y yo desde Colombia, emprendimos una travesía llena de detalles y en completa armonía, que resultó en un cálido, romántico y exitoso evento que tuvo lugar en una señorial e imponente casa de la ciudad amurallada con más de 4 siglos de historia. De lo más increíble para los invitados fue tener el cocktail en plena Plaza de La Proclamación y que disfrutaran las deliciosas bebidas y canapés al son de un show típico de danzas folclóricas en pleno atardecer cartagenero. La decoración fue extraordinaria: el salón parecía un colorido jardín colmado de variadas flores como hortensias, gérberas, lirios, mini rosas, ghypsofilia, solidago, mini delfinios... todas daban forma a los coloridos centros de mesa al estilo "campestre natural" que fascinó a los novios. Manteniendo la tendencia de utilizar fibras naturales, la mantelería de lino crudo blanco se destacaba con caminos de yute/fique especialmente confeccionados para la ocasión. Tiernas grullas en técnica origami fueron un regalo personal del papá de la novia: coloridas para la recepción, blancas colgadas para la ceremonia, como queriendo ser testigos y cómplices de la pareja en su día soñado. Estos y más accesorios fueron especialmente diseñados para esta boda llena de detalles hermosos y especiales! Desde que los conocí Natalia, Chris, sus familiares y amigos fueron muy cálidos, afectuosos, simpáticos y claro, alegres y fiesteros durante toda la noche... Estarán en mi corazón: siempre! --TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS WEDDING IN CARTAGENA GO TO: http://mbcartagena.blogspot.com/2012/04/alquimia-una-boda-en-cartagena-que.html

Glenda and Mitchell's Wedding
Cartagena   |   June, 2011   |   Coordinators/Planners

"Words cannot simply describe how happy and blessed we were to have Itala Vasquez from “MiBodaenCartagena.com” as our Wedding Planner. You always dream of a prefect wedding, the perfect decoration, catering, music, and, having absolutely no detail overlooked; with MiBodaenCartagena, we accomplished all of that and more, however the most important thing of all was how our wedding planner Itala Vasquez made us feel. We didn’t simply feel like just another client, but the “red carpet” was rolled out every step of the way to make us truly feel like superstars! Itala is a true perfectionist and her attention to detail, and passion for wedding planning comes across in every little detail. The finished product of all of her effort allowed us to have the most magical day of our lives."

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Once again I have the luck to meet a perfect match! Thanks and more thanks because I'm always surrounded by fabulous brides and grooms! I also feel blessed! Glenda and Mitch are no exception; they were fantastic, always receptive to my advice and suggestions, always attentive to our communications, always listening to innovations and trends that may apply to their wedding to make it a day even more special. The wedding decoration was absolutely beautiful, full of details in fuchsia, purple, ice blue and silver, the fashionable color palette chosen by the couple that one could even see in the design of the 5 layer delicious cake. Linens: fabulous! Exclusive black tablecloths were used to delicately highlight the shimmering silver organza. They combined perfectly with the silver paper lanterns made especially for this occasion. The majestic view from the bastion was even more adorned by beautiful centerpieces with mirrors, water, votive candles, elegant orchids and callas. The nicest thing: the same floral arrangements in 2 colors! Exactly the same pattern but in some tables in white with fuchsia lights, in others purple with blue lights, simply chic! Glenda and Mitch were happy and dancing until dawn; they shined! And since we started planning their wedding, they inspire even more my passion for weddings mentioned. They won my heart and my admiration eternally! --SEE GLENDA AND MITCHELL'S WEDDING VIDEOCLIP AT: http://vimeo.com/27136334

Jessica and Jason's Wedding
Cartagena   |   May, 2011   |   Coordinators/Planners

"I truly don't even know where to begin with this review. Itala and her staff will never be forgotten! I know people say that there are no perfect weddings but my wedding was truly perfect and it is all do to Itala and her hard work. I first visited this website as a confused and overwhelmed bride. I had no idea what to do or who to choose as my wedding planner. After doing some research I kept hearing "Mi boda en Cartagena". Well my choice could not have been more fitting and perfect for Jason and I. We are both very detailed and organized people and I never thought I'd meet someone more organized than my husband! But I did in Itala. Her style, dedication to details and relationships with every vendor involved with our wedding was impeccable. Her company runs like a well oiled machine:) But on top of her reliability, she is also a sweet, caring and passionate woman who loves what she does... and it shows! We have so many incredible memories from our trip to Cartagena and our wedding and none of them would have been possible with out her! She will always hold a place in our heart! If you are planning a wedding in Cartagena and you are lucky enough to have her as your wedding planner... you are in good hands! Trust her with everything as I did and you will not be disappointed!"

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With Jessica and Jason I experienced what it means to feel total empathy… what a beautiful couple, so real, so organized… since we met they were very sweet and open when saying they loved my method and organizational style… my perfect match! All the details in the reception were carefully chosen of the couple's hand, and they were the perfect reflection of the dedication that they put in their wedding. Majestic Cattleya Trianae Orchids in white and fuchsia, recently flourished Dendrobium Orchids and romantic votive candles stole all the looks in the centerpieces and in the floating arrangements that adorned the whole place. All the details were special, from the beautiful and modern illumination that fell on the lounge furniture and the central patio, until the delicious j+j signature cocktails, created with tropical mixers, the exquisite Chambord Flavored Vodka and the unique Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur. In my pleasant job as a Wedding Planner I feel fortunate knowing such adorable couples, and thanks to them there are many histories of success I can tell; thanks to them and to Jessica & Jason I realize that these words are certain: “There are some things success is not: is not fame, is not money or power. Success is waking up in the morning so excited about what you have to do, that you literally fly out the door. Is getting to work with people you love. Success is connecting with the world and making people feel. Is finding a way to bind together people who have nothing in common but a dream. Is falling sleep at night knowing you did the best job you could. Success is Joy, and Freedom and Friendship, and Success is Love”… And it is Love the main character of this wedding, the one that joined Jessica and Jason, and the one that we were attracted by to work together… from that first call and that first "click", we knew at once that we were made for each other!!! --SEE JESSICA AND JASON AS CINDERELLA AND HIS PRINCE AT: http://mbcartagena.blogspot.com/2011/07/cinderella-esta-la-moda.html

Maria Paula and Ignacio F.'s Wedding
Cartagena   |   October, 2010   |   Coordinators/Planners

"I have to say MiBodaEnCartagena has been the best thing ever happened to us when we decided to get married in Cartagena. Since the beginning, Itala was the most proactive and amazingly organized person I could ever find. She is very very well known by all the vendors and all of them give excellent references of her, and that gives a lot of peace of mind! The first time I e-mailed her I was really impressed by all her accurate answers that showed experience in her work. Once we decided to go with her, we met twice in Cartagena: first meeting, check and reserve venues, second one, all the other arrangements. For the first meeting she had all the venues arranged and everything was set in order for us tom choose. For the second meeting she had a three full day agenda ready, including appointment for hair and make up for me and two girl friends for another wedding I had to attend in Cartagena! That was amazing; she did not only take car of all the things for my wedding but also, other things I had to get done there during those days. Those days were great since I got to meet every single person who was going to be working on my wedding, including stylist! Another great thing about her is that she really keeps you up to speed on everything. My husband and I were making all the decisions together and, since we both travel a lot for work it was hard to coordinate and give quick responses, but she was patient and responsive in every single detail, and always sending very nice reminders of the things we needed to get done. And the best part is she ALWAYS has a plan B!! If there is something you want but cannot do or get for whatever reason, she will always give you another alternative that will leave you as happy as your first idea. There is no question left un answered and there is no way she will leave you hesitating about anything! In a nutshell, she really knows her business and whereabouts! I could spend the rest of the day writing all the anecdotes and great experiences with Itala. Do not have pictures yet because we just got married less than two weeks ago but will post them as soon as I get them It was MAGICAL. Elegant, informal, romantic and fun. All at the same time. I wish I was back there every day! All our friends left saying that it has been THE best party they have ever been in a long time (and Spaniards know how to party!) and if they ever got married, it would have to be in Cartagena! One of the most beautiful comments: “everything was so perfect, and impressive, that no picture could capture the beauty of it” . We both know all this was possible thanks to Itala and her team, who were there 2000%!"

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… and 2000% was the affection that we all received from Maria Paula and Ignacio at their wedding! I had the great luck to receive the call from one of my dearest childhood friends to speak to me about them and what a formidable couple she put in my hands. They are absolutely brilliant, affectionate, courteous, friendly and confident of what they like. This was a really beautiful and romantic wedding where the coloring of fuchsia, orange and yellow gerberas prevailed next to the contrasting warmth of the violet and fashion fuchsia lighting. During the crazy hour the love for soccer showed up, specially for Spaniards who enjoyed one to one the video with their team’s goals, a sweet promise that his adorable girlfriend made to Ignacio if they won the 2010 World Cup at South Africa…. And they did!, and what a crazy/grrreat/unique time we had on their champions behalf singing with Shakira and David Visbal “…in the streets are exalted people, as we lose our inhibitions, celebration is around us, every nation all around us… en las calles muchas manos levantadas celebrando, una fiesta sin descanso, los países como hermanos”… an ode to the fraternity everybody lived in this wedding!!! Maria Paula & Ignacio wrote me: “…nunca imaginamos que nuestra boda fuera a ser tan espectacular como fue. No solamente pudimos disfrutar de cada momento, sino también de cada detalle!… nunca habíamos estado en una boda tan linda como la nuestra jajaja!… fue espectacular todo!… Tenemos que decirte que sin tu asesoría y experiencia probablemente nada de esto habría pasado!” And I should say that without their friendliness and trust neither! -- SEE MARIA PAULA & IGNACIO HONORING "VIVA LA VIDA" BY COLDPLAY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96wTA1qPkhU&list=PL3109E3366ED5C24C&feature=c4-overview-vl

La Pulga y El Rey's Wedding
Cartagena, Colombia   |   August, 2010   |   Coordinators/Planners

"We had the chance of meeting Itala Vasquez on February, 2010, when we started planning our wedding. She suggested several alternatives and took us one place after another looking for the right church, priest, ornaments, flowers, music, party site, catering, DJ, photographer, driver, hairdresser et al. Her professionalism is guaranteed, as she has the ability of organizing an executive agenda involving the best of the best for that special day. On our wedding day, not a single detail was missing. She coordinated the whole team; the bride had one advisor and the groom another. They had an agenda in which we did not have to worry about NOTHING, and we mean NOTHING. Itala and her team handled absolutely everything. We just had to enjoy the mass, taste the extraordinary food and beverages and go wild with the party. Two-thumbs up for Itala and her team. Definitivelly, you get what you pay."

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I can use many special words to describe Maria Clara and Diego, “La Pulga y El Rey”... come to my mind some I quote in Spanish: alucinantes, fascinantes, asombran al mundo, dan esperanza y ganas nuevas… all these from a melody sung by their friend Mariana during their wedding! This was an adorable ceremony, where the white lilies and roses stood out with subtle touches of red gerberas, matching with the Thai style bouquet the bride offered to the Monstserrat Black Virgin. The reception décor and centerpieces on the contrary had emphasis in the red gerberas with few white details given by lilies, and the splendid of unique/attractive tablecloth in black and silver organza… the most chic detail was the elegant red silk lanterns brought specially for this night, so intensely illuminated that seemed like fire! All guests enjoyed five stations of exquisite food: Spanish, Peruvian, Mexican, Colombian delights and the sweetness of typical desserts from Cartagena. The best in the night was the 3 Crazy Hours! Yes, 3 spectacular different hours with Spanish/Mexican/Colombian music and accessories. Maria Clara & Diego wrote to me: “Queremos agradecerte por haber hecho que nuestra boda fuera simplemente perfecta! Qué profesionalismo, qué organización, qué tranquilidad la que nos diste desde que te conocimos y por supuesto en los meses venideros, culminando con la boda más maravillosa del mundo… en serio lograste con tu equipo que ese 20 de agosto sea para siempre!!!!!”. I feel very fortunate of having shared so rich moments with El Rey, La Pulga, Nico, Bibi, Maria Lucia, Clau, with ALL! They gratifyingly touched our hearts, and when I say ours I refer to all the people who worked next to me in the wedding; I promise this family they will always be in our hearts… and like the previous mentioned song says: es éste un amor para la historia, cada memoria nos marcará la vida entera! Ellos saben a qué me refiero al decirles que TODOS estuvimos in the arms of two angels! -- MIRA COMO LLUEVE EL AMOR PARA LA PULGA Y EL REY EN: http://vimeo.com/19216174

Margarita and Kevin 's Wedding
Cartagena   |   April, 2010   |   Coordinators/Planners

"Itala was absolutely wonderful! SHe took care of every single detail...was perfection! We really appreciate her hard work!"

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I'm glad I met Margarita & Kevin, they're just a wonderful, adoring and tender couple! She was always laughing, he was always smiling back to her! What a nice gesture of love! Margarita and Kevin chose gorgeous white hydrangeas for the bench-bouquets and arrangements that beautified much more the magnificent church where they had their ceremony. At the reception the nice white hydrangeas were combined with royal purple calla lilies and dendrobium orchids that stood out even more with the dramatic lavender illumination. How sweet a wedding can be? Well, the couple go beyond with the trend of the night: a fantastic Candy Bar where delicious purple colored sweets delighted all guests, working double time as both reception décor and wedding favor!!! They wrote me: “Itala, Kevin y yo te queremos agradecer porque todo salió suuuuper lindo, sin problema alguno! … Gracias por organizar todo lo que había en mi cabeza, y hacer que todo fuera un sueño! Nos encantó conocerte, Mil y mil gracias... un abrazo enorme de los dos!” I’m really the one who thank them for having me as their wedding planner! They can count on me always! (see more reviews on www.mibodaencartagena.com) -- SEE WHAT MARGARITA DOES WHILE KEVIN TAKES IT EASY AT: http://mbcartagena.blogspot.com/2011/08/ding-dong-weddings-here-and-boys-take.html

William and Yvonne's Wedding
Cartagena   |   January, 2010   |   Coordinators/Planners

"The best of the best. MBC was a delight to work with. She made all our dreams come true!"

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Yvonne & William had a fantastic, magic wedding! From the begging till the end they had unique surprises for their guests; they picked beautiful settings, fuchsia roses decorations, delicious gourmet food, a great band, etc. etc… I loved their cake! The most romantic one so far, with pink cymbidium orchids as the bride's bouquet! We met in Cartagena months prior to the wedding and had a great time! We established a nice friendship and had an incredible time planning their wedding day! They wrote me: “Itala, todo fue un sueño y todo salió perfecto. Nuestros amigos y familiares están súper, pero súper contentos con nuestra boda, se divirtieron mucho y quedaron encantados… Te damos mil gracias por todo! … Hiciste un maravilloso trabajo”. William was involved in every detail -the best groom ever since the bride had his support and concern- Yvonne was always so sweet and trusting! It was a pleasure working for them; I’m glad to say they can count on me, since I know I can count on them also – 4ever, 4 all time ;) --SEE MORE REVIEWS CLICKING COUPLES AT www.mibodaencartagena.com

Our Wedding
Cartagena   |   July, 2009   |   Coordinators/Planners

"Itala is the most wonderful wedding planner!! I would highly recommend her to anyone who is planning a wedding in Cartagena. Our wedding was truly magical thanks to her. She knows the best vendors in Cartagena and because she has been working with them for a while and is friends with them, when you are with her, you will only get the best. Itala is not only an extremely nice and friendly person, she is also very professional and makes sure that everything, down to the last detail, is exactly what the bride and groom asked for. My husband and I had so much fun and we were able to enjoy our wedding because we knew Itala would take care of everything and do an excellent job. All of our guests had a wonderful time as well and a lot of them said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. Itala is wonderful and we are truly thankful to her for making our wedding the best day in our lives!"

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Not only Pamela & Leandro are an extraordinary couple, their families are also great! Moms, Dads, siblings, everyone where nice, caring, and willing to have a great time at their wedding. As the bride & groom were always relaxed and glad to be together in Cartagena, their pictures result to be amazing; I love the way Leandro kissed Pamela’s hand once they met to be married, what a nice picture, so romantic, so amorous, so tender… The civil marriage of Pamela & Leandro took place at an historical house inside the walled city and under a beautiful arch of lilac roses and veils; a dreamy path with candles marked the road toward the place of the reception, where the floral arrangements were a gorgeous combination of lilac roses, pink lilies, pink dendrobium and yellow oncidium orchids, among others. They wrote me: “Itala, te queremos dar las gracias por hacer nuestra boda tan especial. Todo estuvo absolutamente perfecto!... Nos encantó que pudimos disfrutar al máximo nuestra propia boda porque sabíamos que tu ibas a encargarte de todo y hacer un excelente trabajo!! Muchísimas gracias mil veces más, verdaderamente fue una boda para recordar” And I’ll always remember them! They’ll be in my heart, always! -- SEE PAMELA & LEANDRO'S AMAZING SUNSET PIC IN: http://mbcartagena.blogspot.com/2012/02/amazing-sunsets-for-perfect-weddings-in.html

Our Wedding
Cartagena   |   June, 2009   |   Coordinators/Planners

"We recommend 100% Itala as a wedding planning. She is absolutely fabulous and this is because she loves what she does! Our wedding was just AMAZING it overcome all our excpectations and the best of all was that we could enjoyed every second of it without worring about anything because Itala had everything under control, even the most simple detail. I never had to chase her before the wedding because she always kept me update with all the preparation details... And the best... She always listened and pay attention (very pattiently :)) to all our crazy ideas for the wedding!!!! As you could read, we aré completely grateful :)"

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Lina & Richard had the most romantic wedding in the beach, with a beautiful sunset, dreamy music, tropical heliconias and ginger flowers, and the best detail of all: their son as witness: an only 3 months blue-eyed baby as ring carrier!!! … This is another couple who is soooo in love; Richard is just crazy about Lina and Samuel, and they both adore him!!! They had an astounding reception décor with pink stargazer lilies and orchids, delicious food, amazing music with boleros, tango and more… and this is unforgettable: the craziest Hora Loca no matter the rain, no matter who gets into the pool!!! They wrote me: “Itala, mil gracias!!! Todo nos salió tal como lo habíamos soñado gracias a tu planeación, profesionalismo y organización… Fue una boda espectacular en todos los sentidos y no le cambiaríamos nada…”. And I wouldn’t change anything from them and from their wedding day… I had the most fun-tastic night! --SEE HOW RICHARD LOVES LINA IN: http://mbcartagena.blogspot.com/2011/08/when-man-loves-colombian-woman.html

Paula and David's Wedding
Cartagena   |   April, 2009   |   Coordinators/Planners

"Itala was fantastic to work with. She made our wedding planning a breeze, was responsive to our questions and emails, was patient with our changes and requests and made our event more beautiful than we dreamed of. It was a pleasure working with her and I would recommend her to anyone planning a wedding in Cartagena."

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Paula and David was also a fantastic couple to work for! As a bride Paula was great from the begging, and David is the tenderest, affectionate groom… Oh but both their families: absolutely extraordinary! What a beautiful couples their parents are, both long-lasting marriages, over 40 years together, nice example of what truly love is! I’m sure Paula and David are going to be same, they are soooo in love, they are sooo kind to each other! Graceful white calla lilies and romantic candles lit in the ceremony turned even more magic the colonial church where Paula and David received God’s blessing, while at the reception the romantic trio-bouquets in orange roses and gerberas harmonized the color of the icing ribbons and lilies from the cake, a distinctive asymmetric model made of passion fruit flavor. They wrote me: “Itala, no hay suficientes maneras para expresar nuestra gratitud por todo lo que hiciste por nosotros y para nuestro matrimonio... La verdad que fue inolvidable, mejor de lo que lo esperábamos… Todo, todo salió perfecto y fue gracias a tu organización y atención a todo detalle… No lo hubiéramos logrado sin ti” What a great wedding, what an amazing couple! XOXOXO 4E -- SEE PAULA & DAVID'S AMAZING PICTURES OF THEIR WEDDING IN CARTAGENA AT: http://mbcartagena.blogspot.com/2011/08/ding-dong-weddings-here-and-boys-take.html

Maria Fernanda and Jeff Kelley's Wedding
Cartagena   |   July, 2007   |   Coordinators/Planners

"Itala was the best! Our wedding was unforgettable. She knows the best vendors in Cartagena, all the details made our wedding "the best wedding ever" according all of our guests."

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Maria Fernanda & Jeff are not only one of the many couples I assisted, they remain in my heart as friends and in my vendors minds as one of the best couples ever: Maria was always affectionate and trusting, Jeff was always easy going with everyone… they had a great party and dance till the end of it! Their wedding reception took place at a magic/very unique venue in Cartagena, with view to the ocean and the whole modern and old city, having as witness a beautiful and warm sunset, with romantic centerpieces in a bed of white roses and orchids and the subtle contrast of orange colored candles. They wrote me: “Itala, queremos darte las gracias por habernos ayudado a convertir nuestro sueño de hacer nuestra boda en Cartagena. Todo salió lindísimo, mejor no pudo estar. Como un cuento de hadas! Tu trabajo fue impecable… It was a blast!”… I have to say their wedding really Was a Blast but knowing and working for them was better than that! --SEE HOW JEFF LOVES MARIA FERNANDA IN: http://mbcartagena.blogspot.com/2011/08/when-man-loves-colombian-woman.html

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