Maria and Raj's Wedding

Yara is amazing and hiring her as our wedding planner was the best decision we could have made!

When my husband and I got engaged we were both very busy with our careers in Los Angeles. Planning a destination wedding can be very time consuming and so we decided to hire a wedding planner. After contacting many planners in Cartagena, Yara clearly stood out. She was the only one who was upfront about her fees and services. The other planners were unwilling to even provide estimates without an in-person meeting and other formalities. After the initial phone conversation we met in Cartagena and she paid close attention to what we envisioned. She also spent time getting to know me, my husband and our personalities. She organized a full day to view venues in Cartagena that fit our budget and requirements. She did all the legwork of contacting venues, fixing appointments etc. She has a tremendous work ethic!

Yara was very knowledgeable, patient, and well organized. I emphasize patient because we had a lot of last minute changes for the ceremony and reception and she adjusted everything accordingly without hesitation. My husband and I felt totally relaxed knowing that Yara had everything under control. She was on top of everything from vendors to seating arrangement to coordinating with hotel staff etc. She suggested and contracted with very professional and reliable vendors. She was always very quick with her email responses and always available through Skype, Whatsapp or phone calls.

On the day of our wedding everything ran perfectly! Yara and her team were there bright and early and did an amazing job directing everyone and making sure we stayed on schedule. Our wedding ceremony was beautiful and flawless. Yara’s suggested design for the flowers and decoration for the rooftop wedding was gorgeous. The reception was fantastic too and we got rave reviews from all of our guests, including those from the US, Europe and Asia (we had a very international guest list). Every minute of the reception was entertaining – from the dinner, toasts and cake cutting to the dances, music and hora loca. There was never a dull moment.

Yara’s suggested Javier Barrera Producciones for our band and they did a phenomenal job, playing live and diverse music including salsa, reggaeton, top 40 etc. She even organized a rapper to perform.. how awesome is that?!

We have already recommended Yara to our friends Matt and Ximena who will be getting married in next summer in Cartagena. It is a romantic city to get married in and Yara is your girl! You will not be disappointed I promise. My husband and I are so incredibly grateful to Yara and her team for their hard work; we now have memories for life :)

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