It was a real pleasure having Daniela from Caribe Cordial plan our dream wedding in Cartagena. It was an amazing experience and we are very pleased we trusted her. We had an Indian wedding in Cartagena - something unique but from the start Daniela found the concept an exciting challenge and worked with us to bring our ideas to life. We spoke with a few planners at the start of our process when we were deciding on Cartagena as a destination (we live in the UK but my wife Natalia is Colombian). Daniela was great from the start giving us lots of detail in terms of options, different budgets, venue types etc. from the very first email which no other planner gave us. We were also reassured by the fixed fee Caribe Cordial charges compared to other planners that charge based on the total cost of the wedding.....We had a year to plan the wedding including a very productive trip to Cartagena where we visited all the venues she had in mind and met various vendors. The visit was very well organised and a great part of our planning process was done in those few days. The year spent planning was fun and she was always on top of things, always happy to accommodate our ideas as well as contributing her own and very patient when we were deciding or changing our minds about different options. I would also say that we always felt she was on our side and honest in terms of where she felt we could push different vendors for better deals, where we didnt need certain items , were there might be a more practical or economical option etc. and was always understanding of our budget. I think the service we got made the wedding much less stressful than if we had done it ourselves or in the UK but I think other couples also agree as at times she was very busy with other weddings in the run up to ours even though she was always on top of our requests
Simply amazing food. All of our guests couldnt stop talking about the food. We had an extensive buffet catering for both vegetarians and non vegetarians and every dish was lovely. The cerviche, the prawns in tamarind sauce and the mushrooms stuffed with pistachios were highlights! She also provided the desserts which were lovely
Carlota exceeded our expectations. We had an Indian wedding in the day whilst we were going for a rustic look for the evening reception. Carlota managed to deliver everything we wanted in terms of ideas and our guests commented that the wedding was like a fairy tail. Superb!
Miguel was great. He has his own unique style of photography. His pictures tell the story of the wedding from start to finish and whenever you look at them you fell like you are there again. He was also very efficient in terms of sending us the pictures he had taken whilst he also put the pictures up on his own blog which has been a good link to send to people that were unable to make the wedding etc.
The Manhattan Band and the Hora Loca were great. The Hora Loca especially was a unique experience that turned the party into a carnival. Our guests loved it
Diego Moya stylist was very good in terms of make up and hair styling for the wedding. Very happy. In the evening before the reception as the day was really hot the bride had someone come and refresh her makeup. The person that did it (not Diego Moya) was good but not as skilled as Diego but charged nearly as much.
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