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Mi Boda En Cartagena

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Mi Boda En Cartagena


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

Mi Boda En Cartagena is a wedding planning company based in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, offering personalized full-event coordination service for couples living outside and wanting to have a stylish wedding that really "looks like them" --

http://mibodaencartagena.com/es/mi-boda/

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Aydin Arefi
September 01, 2017
Cartagena
Coordinators/Planners

If we were to pick one decision during the wedding process as "the best", it would be the decision of us choosing Itala Vasquez (Mi Boda En Cartagena) as our wedding planner. Itala is truly amazing at what she does and the fact that she treats every wedding like her own makes her unique and far above everybody else. Itala and her staff made our night as beautiful as one can imagine. Our parents, family and friends were amazed at what they saw. The church and Persian ceremony was stunning and the decorations looked beautiful. The way Itala executed the ceremonies, cocktail, reception and everything else was flawless. Her and the staff made Wendy and I feel so comfortable and so relaxed before and during the wedding and in the entire process. We would like to Thank Mi Boda En Cartagena for being there for us in every step of the way and supporting us throughout. We not only picked an amazing wedding planner but also made a very good friend in the process.


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Cat & Yomar Gonzalez
April 29, 2017
Cartegena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

We just wanted to take this opportunity to say how blessed and fortunate we are to have Itala in our life. WE LOVE YOU for planning the BEST LOVE celebration we have ever been a part of. All of our family and friends keep reminding us how much fun they had and how wonderful the whole day was! Our main goal was to share our Cartagena experience with our family and friends, but your work and perfect planning has left them astonished (todos quedaron boca abiertos). Some of them want to move to Cartagena now. Even Catherine's parents are looking for real estate online to buy and retire down there jajaja (we would love that - so we can go more often).

All the pictures came out spectacular! To be honest, Cat and I are still dreaming on how beautiful everything came out. You and your team has surpassed our wildest expectations on our love celebration! From the little details like the stickers on the cool napkins to the attention to everything around the tables. We can't thank you enough. You will hold a very special place in our hearts forever.

We want you know you will always have friends in New York/New Jersey. Please let us know whenever you visit this area. We will make sure to show around the city.

Please keep in touch and let us know if you ever need anything...

Huge hugs and kisses to you, Cecilia and Valentina!

Mi Boda En Cartagena has truly delivered the best experience of our lives!

Love Forever,

Cat&Yom


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Cesar Vence
March 08, 2017
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

We are both Colombians who live in the USA. Neither one of us is from Cartagena but we always knew that is where we wanted to get married the problem was finding the right person to make our dreams come true of a fun, enjoyable and streamlined wedding planning process and we found all of that and more with Itala. No words to describe how pleased and happy we are to have been able to work with Itala. From the first conversation that we had with Itala over a year ago, where she wanted to get to know us and share with us how she worked, to after our magical wedding, our experience was flawless, could not have been better. Let's just start with the fact that our wedding was a dream come true, Itala exceeded our expectations and more. She worked with our ideas and created a fairy tail. Our guest described the wedding ceremony and reception as MAGICAL.

The wedding planning experience was great, Itala is so knowledgeable, organized, full of ideas, accommodating and very detailed oriented (FYI her spreadsheets are like none you have every seen!). We had interviewed other wedding planner but knew Itala was the one from the moment we first spoke. We really liked the fact that Itala spent time getting to know us and getting to understand what we wanted, even though it was via Skype or email, it always felt very personal. Itala is also very responsive, she always replied to our messages, even if it was just to acknowledge that she received the message and let us know that she would get back to us shortly. She also great list with prices of all the venues and vendors in Cartagena so that you can get pick and choose exactly what you want with ease.

When I (the bride) and my mother went to Cartagena to finalize some of the details, Itala had all the appointments planned out, took my mother and I to each meeting, took notes of everything I had requested to confirmed with all the vendors, was able to help me make choices when I felt overwhelmed with so many choices, and even organized an additional appointment on the spot when my mom and I were not please with the first cake tasting. More than anything thought, Itala gave my mom the piece of mind that she need to know that everything would be taken care and all she had to do was enjoy. My mom, who tends to want to control everything, was perfectly at ease and able to actually enjoy the wedding planning process after she met Itala and that to me was priceless.

The week of the wedding we met with Itala in Cartagena, she was so on point, had everything ready to go, appointments, meetings, etc... We met with our priest, distributors, musicians, and she was always with us. Itala had notes of everything we had requested even the things we had forgotten and we felt a complete ease and were able to enjoy time with our family and friends instead of having to worry about the wedding. For the rehearsal, we were so impressed with her coolness and how she was able to organize and direct our crazy group of family and friends. On the big DAY, things could not have gone better, the ceremony was beautiful, the church was decorated beautifully, and Itala made sure that the little details that we had asked for were there. The reception was unreal, when we walked into the house we thought we were in the wrong place. Itala took our ideas and suggestions and created a piece of art. The decorations were beautiful, the food was delicious, the live band, the DJ and the hora loca group were just terrific. We and our guest had the time of our lives.

To sum up, we highly recommend Itala, hiring her was the best investment we could have made for our wedding. Itala not only made out day surpass anything we could have ever wanted she made the entire process fun for us. From the moment we spoke to her until the days after the wedding, she was always attentive, always making sure that we had what we needed, and conscious of our budget and wishes. Many guest both already married and single said they wanted to come back and get married in Cartagena with Itala so if you are wonder if you should reach out don't give it a second thought she is worth it! We not only feel like we found an amazing wedding planner but also a friend for life.

Mil gracias Itala y un abrazo muy grande, Luisa y Cesar


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Lina López
February 11, 2017
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

La preparación de una boda implica mucho trabajo, aunque lo haces con toda la ilusión y amor, existen mil detalles por tener en cuenta y más si decides hacer una boda de destino, mi ahora esposo fué el que encontro a Itala navegando por la web, desde el primer contacto tuvimos una conexión extraordinaria, Itala es una mujer increible, es trabajadora , super organizada, apasionada en lo que hace y eso se noto en nuestra boda, ya que fué mejor de lo que un día soñamos, nos guío en todo momento y nos facilito muchísimo el proceso, disfrutamos en la preparación de nuestra boda y eso fue posible gracias a la implicación,conocimiento,calidez humana y etica de trabajo de Itala. Que afortunados hemos sido al haber tenido una boda preciosa y ademas tener el gran privilegio de conocer personas tan especiales.
El valor de las cosas no esta en el tiempo que duren sino en la intensidad con la que suceden por eso existen momentos inolvidables, cosas inexplicables y personas incomparables.
MIL Gracias Itala!!!

Te queremos,

Lina e Ignasi


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Bernadette Suico
September 03, 2016
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

We had a wonderful experience with Mi Boda En Cartagena. Itala is Amazing. Her excellent communication , organizational skills and attention to every little detail made it easy to plan our wedding in Cartagena from afar. She understood our vision and what she produced on our wedding day far exceeded our expectations! Our wedding day was absolutely AMAZING....it was such a beautiful night. All the vendors were top notch from the food, flowers, production, photographers, and all the assistants that made sure everything went smoothly- it was a first class overall experience! If you are getting married in Cartagena we highly recommend Mi Boda En Cartagena. I guarantee your wedding will be an unforgettable experience! Itala is the BEST!


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Diana Berger
August 06, 2016
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

We had a fantastic experience working with Itala to plan our wedding. Living in San Francisco, we didn't know where to start, but she was able to guide us through the process in a very thoughtful and professional manner. Itala ensured every important detail was captured and ultimately brought to life during our wedding day. Although there were many moving parts, we never felt completely overwhelmed because Itala organized and managed the process using a very clear timeline a list of tasks to hit the various milestones. We really appreciated her effort to get to know us, and her ability to recognize and understand our vision for the wedding. Her personable approach made it very easy to collaborate and to share thoughts and ideas. We truly valued her ability to connect with and host our families and friends during the ceremony and festivities. A few months before the wedding, and after a brief visit to Cartagena to work through final details, we felt completely confident and comfortable with the various vendors introduced by Itala and how it would all come together. We are certainly going to miss interacting with Itala on a regular basis, and feel lucky to have found her to help us put together such a fantastic wedding. We've received numerous compliments from family and friends regarding Itala's work and how pleasant she is as a person. If we had the opportunity to do it all over again, we would without a doubt choose Itala as our wedding planner!


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Diana Berger
August 06, 2016
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

We had a fantastic experience working with Itala to plan our wedding. Living in San Francisco, we didn't know where to start, but she was able to guide us through the process in a very thoughtful and professional manner. Itala ensured every important detail was captured and ultimately brought to life during our wedding day. Although there were many moving parts, we never felt completely overwhelmed because Itala organized and managed the process using a very clear timeline a list of tasks to hit the various milestones. We really appreciated her effort to get to know us, and her ability to recognize and understand our vision for the wedding. Her personable approach made it very easy to collaborate and to share thoughts and ideas. We truly valued her ability to connect with and host our families and friends during the ceremony and festivities. A few months before the wedding, and after a brief visit to Cartagena to work through final details, we felt completely confident and comfortable with the various vendors introduced by Itala and how it would all come together. We are certainly going to miss interacting with Itala on a regular basis, and feel lucky to have found her to help us put together such a fantastic wedding. We've received numerous compliments from family and friends regarding Itala's work and how pleasant she is as a person. If we had the opportunity to do it all over again, we would without a doubt choose Itala as our wedding planner!


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Vivian Galarza
August 19, 2016
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

We couldn't have asked for a better wedding planner. From the very first time we spoke to Itala she was very excited, energized, encouraging, and accommodating to everything that we requested. I traveled to Colombia six months before the wedding with my mom to meet with Itala and with the vendors. Itala made sure that everything was planned out perfectly and we accomplished everything that we set out to do. She's very organized. My husband and I arrived in Colombia a week before the wedding, and just like the first trip, Itala was very organized and let us know where we needed to be and when, to make sure we took care of last minute details. She made sure to let us know in advance and planned around the activities and time that we wanted to spend with our guests. We had a pretty "hyper" and crazy wedding party (10 groomsmen, 5 bridesmaids) and Itala was very patient and friendly with everyone, they all loved her! Itala was also very great with my mom. I'm very close with my mother and she was very much involved with the planning. In the months leading up to the wedding, I must admit, I was not very responsive to all of the emails, but Itala and my mom were in constant communication so I did not stress at all. At the end of the day EVERY SINGLE detail was taken care of and everything was more beautiful than I ever imagined.
The day of the wedding, Itala and her assistants (Cecilia & Cecilia) were amazing. They were patient, and super helpful. (Specially when the clasp on my dress broke minutes before I was to leave the hotel! Gasp! - I survived :) ) Itala has great relationships with all of the vendors and the staff at the hotels and churches. Every time we met with someone they were very happy to see her, I thought that was important because with any request that we made, she seemed very comfortable going to them to make changes.

During the wedding, immediately after the wedding, and for weeks after the wedding we had people continue to talk about how great the wedding was and that it was the best wedding they have ever been to! None of it would have been possible without Itala. I felt very comfortable working Itala and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding planner in Cartagena. She's the best!


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Pamella Roque
June 25, 2016
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Itala was our Colombian Fairy Godmother! We found Itala via Facebook and after our initial skype consultation, we immediately fell in love with her charisma, charm and go-getter attitude. Since we are American and live in Boston, we wanted to find someone who we could trust whole-heartedly and who knew the best vendors and venues in Cartagena. Also, we were on a very tight timeline. 5 months before our wedding date, we decided to switch from a wedding in Florida to a destination wedding in Cartagena. We needed to find someone who was detail-oriented and was well connected in Cartagena. Itala did not disappoint! From selecting the venue all the way through the food, music, and flowers, Itala would provide us various options and really worked to make our vision fit our budget. We would continuously bounce back ideas via email, which she always responded in a timely manner. Itala made us feel like we were her only couple (even though I'm sure she was extremely busy)! She even answered ALL of my questions ( and I had tons). Another great thing about Itala is that she speaks fluent English! This was very important for my husband and his family since they don't speak Spanish. Unlike most of her couples, we couldn't find the time to visit Cartagena prior to the wedding. We had to trust Itala to make the decisions on our behalf.

On our wedding weekend, we met Itala for the first time in person and it was magical! She exudes confidence and calmness, which is something you need when your emotions are all over the place leading up to the big day. The day of our wedding, we were amazed at how wonderful it all turned out! She and her staff were so attentive and accommodating. Not once did we have to worry about anything. Although there were some hiccups ( like me forgetting the garter at the hotel), she was always ready with a plan B. We were not at all stressed during our wedding and we got to enjoy every last second of our big day! Everything from the ceremony, margarita bar during cocktail hour, the buffet dinner, the reception decoration, the crazy hour, etc. was well thought out and organized. Our guests danced, ate, and drank the whole night and left saying it was the best wedding they have ever been to. We wish we could relive this day over and over again. It felt surreal. Itala made our fairytale wedding come to life. I cannot recommend her enough. Although we were sad to leave Colombia, we now know we have a dear friend that we can visit. If you are planning a wedding in Cartagena, you won't be disappointed with Itala as your Fairy Godmother! She truly does have superpowers!


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Andrea Lopez
March 19, 2016
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

When we decided we were going to have a destination wedding in Cartagena, Colombia, we knew we were going to need someone we could trust when it came to making critical decisions about the wedding. Before meeting Itala, we had already fallen in love with a wedding venue - Casa del Conde de Pestagua - so when we had our interview with Itala and found out that she already had experience working with that venue, we immediately had a good feeling about her, but I think what really sold us was how genuine she seemed about helping us realize the wedding of our dreams.

Here are the reasons we were so glad we went with Itala:
- She is organized and detail-oriented. If you're as busy as we are, you can rest assured that she will follow up with you (in the nicest way possible) to obtain the information she needs in the appropriate timeframe.
- She has a strong reputation with the top vendors in Cartagena. I never once felt like any vendor was trying to take advantage, and I think that was because Itala knows how to expectations with them and with her couples.
- Itala will be on your side when it comes to the budget. She even identified several opportunities for us to save money when we were not expecting it.
- She is quick on her feet. Your wedding probably won't go 100% as planned, but Itala was always prepared - no one noticed, for example, when we ran out of beer because she was two steps ahead.

Best of all, we gained a wonderful friend who we plan on staying in touch with and visiting when we return to Cartagena!!

We highly recommend Itala to be your wedding planner. She will not let you down.

Xo,
Andrea & Johann


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Marisol Villegas
February 13, 2016
cartagena, colombia
Coordinators/Planners

It's true what they say, planning a destination wedding is like a marathon, so be sure to pace yourself and have a wedding planner you can trust. Itala is one of the most professional planners in the business truly who understands her clients. The amount of attention, detail, and organization that she will give to your wedding is incomparable to anyone else. It is the best investment that sets every other aspect of your wedding in motion. She has strong relationships with the top vendors in Cartagena, and it truly shows as they work their magic and convert your ideas into the most amazing production of your life. She always has your best interest in mind, no matter what, without any pressure and allows you time to process your decisions, change your mind, but she keeps you on a schedule, so there is no unnecessary stress. She will entertain any and all of your crazy ideas. Even when you have doubts and want to consider going back to a previous idea, she will give you all the options, so ultimately you and your fiance/husband to be can do what you truly want. She's open to feedback and is willing to keep giving additional options so your vision truly comes to life. At times, we weren't sure what we wanted, but the collaboration truly paid off. So, get ready to have the best coach, cheerleader, and voice of reason throughout the process. We were amazed how efficient she could be. We were honest up front that living in NYC, we both had crazy work schedules and wanted to do as much prep up front. Seven months prior to the wedding, we made one trip to Cartagena where we visited all the venues, vendors, had our taste testing and Itala even arranged the bride makeup and hair trial so I would not have to worry about that the week leading up to the wedding. Prior to this trip, my husband whose Dominican/New Yorker, had never been to Colombia and he never felt happier and more confident in Itala leading up to, during our trip, and for the rest of the wedding planning process. Then came the week leading up to the wedding where Itala and her team (including the Cecilias) took great care of us, our family and friends. All the hiccups were resolved with a smile and without anyone noticing it wasn't a part of the original plan. Because let's be honest, things will happen, and you have to trust and stay calm that it will all work out. From recommending an urgent care early in the week for family members that got sick, to helping us with the menu for certain guests that had dietary restrictions, to getting one of her assistants to run back to the ceremony to pick up one of the bridal parties diaper bags, and always reassuring us via whatsapp that everything was on schedule 24/7. (BTW everyone that attends your wedding needs to have whatsapp. It's a lifesaver for communication in Colombia.) So when the ceremony and reception were in full force, it was a fairy tale come true where we felt like we were in a movie. We just did not want it to end. Every single person danced, ate and drank all night long! And our friends and family said they had so much fun, and it was the best wedding they had ever attended. This is hard to do when you have Colombianos, Dominicanos, and lots of Americanos from all the big cities in the US and Spain attending. I remember towards the end of the night, I told Itala that I did not want to break up with her because we had built such a strong relationship! Let's just say we made a lifetime friendship and couldn't have been happier with the leap of faith we took after interviewing with Itala on Skype.


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Diana Valencia
August 22, 2015
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Since we got engaged we always thought about having our wedding in Colombia which is where both of us are from. We live in New York. We went to Cartagena a few years ago and we fell in love with this city. it's truly magical. Planning a destination wedding is not an easy task so we started researching online for wedding planners, that's when when we found a youtube video of "Mi Boda en Cartagena" when I watched that video I said OMG I want my wedding like this, so we immediately contacted Itala Vasquez. The first time I talked to Itala I felt so comfortable with her, she was so organized and asked us the right questions. I told my fiancé at the time she is the one, she is perfect she is going to be our wedding planner. I did not need to look for anyone else. Itala was AMAZING!!!!!!!! I don't even know where to start...she made our dream wedding come true. She has the best team (Las Cecilias, Valentina etc) and works with the best vendors in Cartagena. My wedding day was perfect!!! Every email from the beginning to the end was very helpful. I will miss talking to her and asking her questions all the time that she would answer so quickly by the way :). Itala I want to Thank you for being a 100% with us during this whole process. Thank you for making SPIKE (our little baby) part of our Special day!!! I couldn't done it without you!!! Gracias infinitas Itala por hacer de nuestra boda algo tan especial. sin ti esto no hubiera side posible. eres una gran persona y esperamos verte muy pronto! Thank you! I wouldn't change a THING about our Wedding it was PERFECT!!! :)

Love,
Diana, Kabir and Spike!!!


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Diana Valencia
August 22, 2015
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Since we got engaged we always thought about having our wedding in Colombia which is where both of us are from. We live in New York. We went to Cartagena a few years ago and we fell in love with this city. it's truly magical. Planning a destination wedding is not an easy task so we started researching online for wedding planners, that's when when we found a youtube video of "Mi Boda en Cartagena" when I watched that video I said OMG I want my wedding like this, so we immediately contacted Itala Vasquez. The first time I talked to Itala I felt so comfortable with her, she was so organized and asked us the right questions. I told my fiancé at the time she is the one, she is perfect she is going to be our wedding planner. I did not need to look for anyone else. Itala was AMAZING!!!!!!!! I don't even know where to start...she made our dream wedding come true. She has the best team (Las Cecilias, Valentina etc) and works with the best vendors in Cartagena. My wedding day was perfect!!! Every email from the beginning to the end was very helpful. I will miss talking to her and asking her questions all the time that she would answer so quickly by the way :). Itala I want to Thank you for being a 100% with us during this whole process. Thank you for making SPIKE (our little baby) part of our Special day!!! I couldn't done it without you!!! Gracias infinitas Itala por hacer de nuestra boda algo tan especial. sin ti esto no hubiera side posible. eres una gran persona y esperamos verte muy pronto! Thank you! I wouldn't change a THING about our Wedding it was PERFECT!!! :)

Love,
Diana, Kabir and Spike!!!


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Keith Lane
July 31, 2015
Cartagena Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

We selected Itala and Mi Boda en Cartagena to plan our wedding after reviewing several wedding planers. Living in the United States, we felt like we really needed to trust the vendor we selected as we would not be present in Cartagena until the week before the wedding! We really liked Itala and her transparency with the process of paying vendors. We always felt like we had good visibility to how the financials were handled, which was important to us being so far away. Plus, Itala's reviews were excellent and a review of the wedding that she had done on facebook and instagram showed us that she could really put together a beautiful ceremony and great party. A week and a half after our wedding, I can honestly say she did an incredible job and we have ZERO regrets. Itala was terrific. The decorations were perfect for both the ceremony and the reception. We actually sent her a picture of a alter from instangram that involved overarching birch trees that we liked and she replicated it exactly! I don't know how. I don't even think they have birch trees in colombia. The flowers, tablesettings, and lights were incredible during the reception. The caterors she selected were phenomenal. And the music was out of this world. I'm 34 and most of my friends are married and many of them came up to me after the wedding and told me it was the best wedding they had ever seen by far. Needless to say, we recommend Itala fully!


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Joshua Gadsden
April 11, 2015
Cartagena, Cartagena De Indias (Distrito Turístico Y Cultural), Bolívar, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Our wedding planner was Itala Vasquez. We don't know where to start. Our wedding was so perfect that it's still hard to put into words. Itala surpassed all of our hopes in all she did for us. She won our confidence from day one with her enthusiasm and her lovely demeanour over Skype video chat. She understood us. She just 'got it'. That understanding and patience of hers soon became such standout, crucial traits that we were/are so thankful for. We didn't have the chance to go to Cartagena before the wedding trip but her correspondence through emails and Skype was such that we never felt this was an issue for us. We put our trust 100% in her about how everything would look and she certainly didn't let us down. We were blown away.
Itala had a way of making sure we felt very minimal stress leading up to the big day. Our three or four meetings during the lead-up week were actually very relaxing and pleasant. We enjoyed them. Especially meeting her for the first time, meeting our priest,our rehearsal and, of course, the degustation catering session with Adriana.

The day itself was perfect. Itala was always there for us, guiding us all so seamlessly, even when we decided to make last minute changes.

We have been and are still being told by guests that this has been the best wedding they have been to which is absolutely humbling but we certainly feel that way. Everything was just magical.

We feel like we have gained a friend in Itala and we'll be forever grateful for having her guide us through this amazing journey.


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Joshua Gadsden
April 11, 2015
Cartagena, Cartagena De Indias (Distrito Turístico Y Cultural), Bolívar, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Ricardo did an amazing job - He transformed an already amazing place into a dream!
The DJ, Danny, and Miro Pablo, our guitarrist, were fantastic!


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Paola Diaz Cordero
February 14, 2015
Carthagène des Indes, Bolívar, Colombie
Coordinators/Planners

Itala, since our first contact, we knew that you were the one for the organization of one the best days of our life. It was a very good decision working with you so, today, we would like to express you our most sincere thanks for transforming our dreams into reality. We only have positive memories, emotions and comments of our wedding. Your responsibility, professionalism and the quality of the persons and providers your works with, allowed us to fully enjoy this moment. Our guests were surprised by each detail but what they don’t know is that we were even more surprised!! Our expectations have been exceeded at every step!

Mille fois Merci a la MEJOR WEDDING PLANNER :D


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Johana Rubio
December 06, 2014
Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

We are extremely lucky to have chosen Itala as our wedding planer. In fact, she is far more than that. She truly becomes your closest friend during your wedding preparation, she always dedicates time to your questions, doubts, confusions, etc in a very kind and professional way, every email is replied incredibly quick, so that made me feel more relaxed, knowing that I had such a great and capable person in charge of everything, therefore, we could focus more on spending time with our guests and enjoy the lovely Cartagena.

We had guests from various countries such as the US, UK, Australia, Japan, China and of course Colombia and there was no one person that didn't compliment Itala and her team's job. They kept on and on saying that this was the best wedding they had ever been to!! Honestly! and they still do! They were absolutely amazed for the excellent vendors Itala helped us choose and how fantastically well they do their job.

Itala also has this particularly resourceful side to her, that she will have a plan B for everything, so if something goes wrong she would already have a solution for it, or if you happen to change your mind at the last minute she would make the effort to make it possible for you to feel truly happy...she did that with us and we feel blessed for having "Mi Boda en Cartagena" made our day the most special one.


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Matt Clark
October 11, 2014
Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Itala is more than a wedding planner, she is a magician. We were amazed at how she was able to transform ordinary people and places into a fairy tale setting. Most of our wedding guests now use the words 'magical experience' to describe our wedding to others. Another good characteristic about Itala is how she will go out of her way to accommodate unique ideas and requests. My wife had a few unique ideas for our wedding, and Itala gladly put in extra effort to help my wife make arrangements for these ideas.

My mother wanted to include these words for other parents who might be helping out with the wedding planning: If you are planning a wedding in Cartagena, Colombia, we highly recommend the
services of Itala Vasguez and her company Mi Boda En Cartagena. Itala planned
the wedding of my son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Angela in October 2014.
She did an excellent job and as a result, we were able to enjoy every minute of
the wedding and reception, knowing she and her staff were taking care of all
the details.
We arrived in Cartagena five days before the wedding and Itala met with us
that afternoon with a color coded chart of the rehearsal plan and answered all questions
we had about the events of the weekend.
Itala is personable, competent and detail oriented. She is a master coordinator of
catering, lighting, flowers, musicians, photographers, transportation, church and reception
site reservations and contracts, etc. All persons involved in the preparation tasks performed
their duties competently and in a timely fashion.
Itala took care of all our needs both in English and Spanish. She took care of all fees and
service charges. It was a delightful wedding! Thank you Itala and staff!!


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Kara Gil
September 18, 2014
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

My husband and I had almost two years to plan our wedding and we knew we wanted to have it in Cartagena, Colombia. We had no idea how to plan or where to start. We received a referral to Itala & Mi Boda en Cartagena from a friend of a friend who had also planned a wedding in Cartagena. We were NOT disappointed. We worked with Itala over the course of a year and a half and every step of the way was easy and exciting. Itala was there for us every step of the way with helpful suggestions and knowledgeable advice. Neither my husband nor I was able to visit Cartagena until right before the wedding so we placed a lot of trust in Itala to meet with vendors and make decisions on our behalf. She always did so with our desires and style in mind.
The wedding was beyond what we could have expected and much more than we could have ever accomplished ourselves. Words cannot describe how gorgeous it was!!! Everything ran smoothly and PERFECTLY from the morning until the last guest left. I have always heard that the wedding and reception go so fast and there is so much to do that you end up missing most of the reception and don't even get a chance to enjoy it. I can honestly say that was NOT the case for us. We enjoyed every moment and never had to worry. Itala and her assistants (Cecila & Cecila) had everything covered!! Thank you for allowing us not to worry and to just have fun!
Our family and friends cannot stop talking about how amazing everything was. They have been comparing it to a “celebrity wedding from a magazine.” We even felt like celebrities!! Itala, you are so amazing at what you do!!!!!! We will never ever forget that night for the rest of our lives and each time I see photos, I fall in love with the decor and everything all over again!!!
I wish I could give 10 stars!!!


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camila hernandez
August 02, 2014
Cartagena, Cartagena De Indias (Distrito Turístico Y Cultural), Bolívar, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Words cannot even explain how incredible our wedding was and it is all because of Itala and her team. Our wedding was a little tricky since we live in Boston and we wanted to incorporate Cameroonian, Colombian, and American traditions into our wedding. Itala made the planning process so easy and enjoyable. When we hear copules talk about how stressful the planning process was we cannot even remember any moment where planning was stressful. Itala was able to take ideas we had and make our wedding a complete dream come true. She had the incredible gift to understand us so well even if we didn't quite see our visión. She took our ideas and created this masterpiece!!! Our guests and families were absolutely amazed by how seamless the entire wedding was and comment of how it was so clear the amount of meetings and coordinating Itala had in order for all the vendors and everyone to be on the same page.What was most spectacular was that everyone seemed excited to be working our wedding and it didn't just seem like they were just doing another one. Itala created this excitement in her team and with all the vendors. We cannot say enough good things about Itala….what we can say is that she made our wedding the most incredible of our lives and we left Cartagena with a friend. THANKYOU for your generosity, your professionalism, and for creating this amazing evening for us!!!!


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Luisa Betancourt
June 28, 2014
Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
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After we decided we wanted to have a destination wedding in Cartagena, one of our friends who lives in the US, recommended that we contact Itala Vasquez about being our wedding planner. Our friend told us she had a dream wedding, in large part due to Itala. Fortunately for us, we contacted here, and we definitely had a very similar experience! From the very first consultation, we enjoyed working with Itala. She guided us through the whole wedding process, and was very good at working with us on things we were not quite sure about. Throughout the entire process, Itala was calm, organized, able to provide us with the information we needed to make the best decisions possible, and took care of every detail.
Everything for our wedding was gorgeous, and thanks to Itala and her team, everything went smoothly. This despite an unplanned major national event (World Cup) happening on the same day, almost at the same time, as our wedding. In the end, our friends and family were impressed with how gorgeous everything was, and we know that we couldn’t have done it without Itala. We truly had an amazing wedding, one we believe others dream about. Having Itala plan it was one of the best decisions we could have made.


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Ellen
May 27, 2014
Cartagena, Colombia
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Itala’s attention to detail is amazing and always seems to anticipate questions and situations that might come up during the wedding. The wedding was a day to remember and you never realize all that goes into the ‘big day’ until you see it live. Itala and her team made our vision a reality and it was a seamless process from start to finish. I would recommend her to anyone planning a wedding in Cartagena.


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Patricia Lopez
March 15, 2014
Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
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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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Lily Escorcia
March 15, 2014
Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
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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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Brenda Asalde
July 26, 2013
Cartagena, Colombia
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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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Julie
March 30, 2013
cartagena, colombia
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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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Brenda Ledesma
December 22, 2012
Cartagena, COlombia
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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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Ivan Colmenares
July 07, 2012
Cartagena, Colombia
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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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Lina Germe
May 19, 2012
Cartagena, Colombia
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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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natalia serrano
February 18, 2012
Cartagena
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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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natalia serrano
February 18, 2012
Cartagena
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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Glenda Habeych Randall
June 04, 2011
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
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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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Jessica Bedoya
May 28, 2011
Cartagena, Colombia
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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Maria Paula Luna
October 08, 2010
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
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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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Diego Gonzalez
August 20, 2010
Cartagena, Colombia
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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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Margarita Miranda
April 24, 2010
Cartagena,Colombia
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Itala was absolutely wonderful! SHe took care of every single detail...was perfection! We really appreciate her hard work!


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William Serrano
January 16, 2010
Cartagena, Colombia
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The best of the best. MBC was a delight to work with. She made all our dreams come true!


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Pamela Rodriguez
July 11, 2009
Cartagena, Coombia
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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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Lina Sáenz
June 14, 2009
Cartagena, colombia
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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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Paula Nino
April 19, 2009
Cartagena, Colombia
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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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Maria Kelley
July 21, 2007
Cartagena, Colombia
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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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June 04, 2011
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
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