OH, HOW LIFE CHANGES…
Almost thirteen years ago, I planned my first wedding – by chance, surprisingly enough. At that time, I was working in the tourism industry, and specifically, in event planning. A friend of my husband´s was getting married, and wanted to be able to celebrate this union in a beautiful way, but had no idea how to go about organizing everything. So, he called me!
That day, I realized I was made for this work. I love to organize events, I love to help people. I strive for perfection and love to be able to deliver it. My satisfaction comes on the day of the wedding, on saying goodbye to the newlyweds and have them say, ¨THANK YOU CRISTINA, WITHOUT YOU, IT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN THE SAME!¨
For me, weddings are an opportunity to make emotions flow, and take note of the magic in the air. When I succeed in planning a wedding, I achieve more than a perfectly-executed event: I have had the opportunity to deliver a celebration to the couple, I have made an impact on their lives together, allowing them to recognize their union with both the solemnity and happiness this event deserves; in return, I have received the gift of making such a special connection with those who are moving on to a new, exciting stage of their lives.
For over thirteen years, I have been able to do the work I love most: plan weddings. This is my calling; this is the work that fulfills me.
Having organized over 200 weddings in these thirteen years, I have learned that the most important element of such a special ceremony is to create emotions – mere gifts alone are not sufficient. We must be conscious that life changes when a couple marries, and we must leave an imprint. We must celebrate such an incredible occasion. In the presence of their families and friends, two individuals say their ¨I-Do´s¨ and become a unit, allowing for the most beautiful display of feelings, emotions, and joy. Weddings should be one of the most beautiful moments shared by a couple, and a wonderful, unforgettable day for everyone involved.
BUT, weddings are exhausting events. It is important to ensure that the couple enjoys every moment (which they can do, once they have an experienced and talented wedding planner on the job).