Today’s wedding planner interview is with Marcella Koronna of Ma Chérie Weddings Ibiza! Enjoy:
Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.
My name is Marcella Koronna and I am the Wedding Planner of Ma Chérie Weddings. We are based on Ibiza and specialise in beach, villa, sea view or cliff top weddings as well as beautiful countryside weddings. We have our own beach wedding venue, catering company and wedding cake bakery and our passion is to create the most beautiful day for our couples. We believe that every wedding is unique and therefore we offer all kind of wedding styles. I personally love to organise boho inspired weddings.
Read the full interview after the cut!
How did you get into wedding planning?
I studied Event Management and Marketing in the Netherlands – however it was always my goal to live in Ibiza and to combine Event Management with Marketing. I started organising events at a Beach Club on the island and due to the high demand for weddings it became a natural flow to build up a company that is focusing on weddings only.
What’s your favorite part of the job?
You get to know very inspiring couples, suppliers and venues! It offers a great balance between an office job and out of office job. I like the fact that I can be creative, inspire other people with my ideas & event design as well as creating a day they will never forget! To see your work come alive after more or less a year of planning, is a very special moment too!
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned, and would pass along to other new wedding planners just getting started?
Obviously you need to be very organised. One little detail that isn’t as planned can be a nightmare for a planner. Also you need to be a people oriented person, open minded, full of ideas, patient and a good improviser. My advice to all new wedding planners is to make sure you work with professional and reliable suppliers. You can be the best planner but if your suppliers are not doing their work properly then you won’t be successful. Make your own experiences with the supplier and don’t rely on other people’s opinion only. Also treat your suppliers as you treat you clients – a good working relationship is a must to have a good time organising events.
What are your hobbies or non-work-related activities?
I always loved music (also one of the reasons I choose to live in Ibiza). When I am not at work I DJ myself occasionally and play the drums. Furthermore, I enjoy taking photographs of the beautiful island; enjoy some of the very inspiring events and meeting new people and spending time with the people close to me. Another hobby is running. It is what keeps me balanced, focused and stress resistant.
Any great stories from working with a client?
Every couple comes with a great story. I like it when couples have a strong connection to the island and choose to marry on Ibiza because they met there, got engaged or fell in love on the island.
What is your current favorite color combination?
I have seen so many beautiful colour combinations – also the latest trends for this year. However, I like to choose the colour depending on the venue. If it is a beach wedding I like to focus on white – since it is underlining the blue colour of the sea and mostly matches the wooden floors and chairs of the beach venue. If it is a countryside wedding then I like to match it with the colours of the surroundings. Many countryside venues are surrounded by beautiful nature with lots of different colours. Using the same colours to match your ceremony and bridal bouquet or table flowers gives you the real countryside experience. But again it depends on your wedding style! The boho flower bouquets can be extremely colourful and look amazing next to a white dress, but also white with green, can give the perfect boho style effect.
Are there any trends that you absolutely love or would love to see brides leave behind?
I like that the dresses are getting a more casual with a modern-romantic twist. For years women were choosing very uncomfortable, too poufy and old-fashioned dresses that are not related to our fashion today. A touch of vintage or classic is of course very beautiful but old-fashioned and humongous dresses are only uncomfortable and are out of time.
What tips or advice can you give to couples who are in the midst of planning?
One tip is don’t save money on music and photography – these are two very underestimated aspects of a great celebration and unforgettable moments – captured forever! But most importantly – enjoy planning your wedding! Don’t ever forget the reason why you are planning this event and choose your favourite food and styles, not the ones from your family or friends – it is your day and you should have fun organising it.
Thanks Marcella! For more information about Ma Chérie Weddings Ibiza, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.
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