Get to Know a Wedding Planner in Chicago, IL: Alexandra Michele Events (7)

Today we’re excited to bring you this interview with Alexandra of Alexandra Michele Events, based in Chicago, IL! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

Alexandra Michele Events is a full-service Event Planner based in the Chicagoland area. As a certified professional wedding consultant, we pride ourselves on our highly customized and unique events. Whether planning your next Wedding, Corporate Event, or Birthday Party, we are here to make sure that each and every event we are involved with is truly unforgettable.

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Get to Know a Wedding Planner in Italy: HeraEl Wedding Planner (2)

Today we’re bringing you an interview with Elena, the CEO and founder of HeraEl Wedding Planner, based in Italy! Enjoy:

How did you get into wedding planning?

I became part of the world of weddings because I am incredibly in love with emotions, every hug, every kiss and every caress excite me, almost to make me move (for 90% of the time;)). In addition to this sensitivity, working before close contact with couples, (but not as a wedding planner) I started to understand and perceive what their real needs were, so I started to specialize myself, with courses, training sessions, manual books to excel in this wonderful role.

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Get to Know a Wedding Planner in Anaheim, CA: Exceptionally Yours Weddings & Events (1)

We’re so pleased to bring you this interview with Crystal, the owner of Exceptionally Yours Weddings & Events based in Anaheim, California! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I graduated from CSU Dominguez Hills in 2013 with a degree in Psychology and Marketing. While in school, I started working as a dance teacher, helping a lot of my dance studios put together their huge recitals. After spending a couple of years coordinating dance recitals with up to 350 kids, I decided to expand my horizons and go into wedding and event planning.

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Get to Know a Wedding Planner in Sonoma, CA: Marilyn Ambra Party Consultants, Inc (2)

Today we’re excited to bring you this interview with Marilyn of Marilyn Ambra Party Consultants, based in Sonoma/San Francisco/Napa California! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I’m passionate about weddings. It’s a joy to share clients’ stories through the wedding day we collectively create. Marilyn Ambra Party Consultants was born serendipitously when a friend asked me to plan her wedding. Our company focuses on creating weddings that exceed clients’ expectations. Each is uniquely designed and produced, with a backbone of meticulous planning. My background is in event project management. I’m a born organizer with keen attention to detail. Our approach to wedding planning is holistic, encompassing every aspect from custom design to the final detail of the event.

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Get to Know a Wedding Planner in San Francisco, CA: ROQUE Events (2)
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Today we’re so excited to bring you this interview with Raquel, of Napa Valley-based ROQUE Events! Without further ado:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

Founded in 2014 and rooted in Napa Valley, ROQUE Events is dedicated to flawless event concepts that punctuate the importance of individual style. Driven by a desire to create, our events are unique visions that come to life in one of the most stunning destinations in the world. We work with exclusive venues and wineries in Napa Valley to produce lifestyle and corporate events with elevated food and wine experiences.

Raquel Bickford Oranges has spent years ​creating a detailed process that helps her clients develop a vision efficiently and beautifully. After graduating from FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design + Merchandising) and working with international brands, she returned to her home of Napa Valley to bring together her passions of event design and hospitality. In 2014, she founded ROQUE Events, an event and wedding production company dedicated to flawless event concepts including social, corporate and weddings. In just four years, ROQUE Events has expanded nationwide. We have had the pleasure of working on weddings for several media + sports stars with numerous press pieces on their events and services.

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Get to Know a Wedding Planner: Ibiza Wedding Planner (6)

Today we’re thrilled to bring you this interview with Marcella of Ibiza Wedding Blog! Take it away Marcella:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

My name is Marcella Koronna and I am the owner and Wedding Planner of Ibiza Wedding Blog. I am based on Ibiza and have been planning weddings and events here on the island since 2014. I specialise in beach, villa, sea view or boat as well as beautiful countryside weddings. In my blog you will find inspiration, advice, planning services, trends and directory regarding the best vendors on Ibiza. Modern, boho inspired and fine art weddings are my main focus.

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Get to Know a Wedding Planner in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: Bliss Events (1)

Today we’re here with Bonnie of Bliss Events, based in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico! Take it away, Bonnie:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

Bliss Events has evolved tremendously over the last 5 years from a small event planning operation in Los Cabos, Mexico, to an international planning and design firm, executing luxury weddings and events in other destinations in Mexico and around the world. While our company continues to grow, and we have a talented team of professionals supporting our events, I still stay personally involved in all of them.

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Get to Know a Wedding Planner: Michelle Durpetti Events (1)
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Happy Monday lovelies! Today we have an interview with the lovely Michelle of Michelle Durpetti Events, based in Chicago, IL. Take it away, Michelle!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

My name is Michelle Durpetti, I have been planning and producing events my entire career, and have owned by own business for ten years. (Time flies!)

In 2010 I steered McGowan Durpetti & Associates (previously owned with a business partner and focused on events more than weddings) in a new direction with the re-launch of the company as Michelle Durpetti Events, expanding its list of services to include wedding coordination and destination management in addition to event management and creative development. I come from a long line of entrepreneurial spirit and I am really proud of my company’s perpetual commitment to excellence.

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Meet a Wedding Photographer in Arona, Italy: Sogni Confettati (1)

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Today’s wedding planner interview is with Veronica of Sogni Confettati, based in Arona, Italy! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

Born in Milan, I definitely moved to lake Maggiore some years ago, because there I found my love. After my Bachelor’s Degree in Politics Science at Cattolica University of Milan, I started to think about my future and I was fascinated by wedding industry and so I decided to follow different courses for wedding planners and floral designers. Yes, also courses for floral design, because I love so much flowers and all the décors and arrangements that I can create, thanks also to my husband that passed on his passion for flowers and plants. Meanwhile, 4 months before my postgraduate Master’s Degree in Politics Science, I opened my business, not only a wedding planning agency and floral design, but also a concept store where buy different products for weddings and events; my goal was to give the possibility to couples that are getting married to have in the same place all the things that they need for their special day and give also precise advice and consulting.

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