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!!!
The photographers did an amazing job. There were 3-4 of them and the photos were breath-taking. We got a short video, photo book with 100 photos, and 20 printed photos with our package. All look AMAZING. Our only wish was that we would have gotten a longer video because ours was only the length of a song (4-5 minutes).
Florarte created the most beautiful flower arrangements for our wedding. We had both large and small arrangements on our tables and huge arrangements for the ceremony and reception. She did an awesome job creating arrangements that worked for both the ceremony and the reception to help with cost. The staff did an awesome job rushing to move everything from a 4th story roof-ceremony down to a 1st story reception area. It was almost impossible to tell that the arrangements were "reused" but they were so beautiful I wish I could keep using them to this day! My only critique was that at the end of the event, the flowers just disappeared in a flash. I am not sure where they went or who they went to... In the States, usually you have the option of donating them somewhere.
This house was GORGEOUS. We rented the entire house for three days and had family and friends stay there. It was perfect. The staff was amazing! They went above and beyond to make sure every need was met!
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