Anna and Hadley
After having had a frustrating experience with a different planner, we found Carole from Marry Me in Spain. She came highly recommended by some of her peers in the field which was really reassuring to us, given that we are based overseas and having to rely on Carole for absolutely everything.
She did a fantastic job from start to finish, piecing together every single detail and coming up with fantastic design and cost-saving ideas for the entire wedding weekend with multiple events per day. The whole process was smooth and easy with Carole’s warm, genuine and calm manner. We had a perfect 4-day celebration and our guests are still raving about it. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Carole to anyone looking to get married in Spain. She is truly the best.
Christina and Sam
Paola and Raul
My husband and I were flying from United States and decided to hire Carole from Marry Me in Spain; from day 1 she made what could have been stressful process seamless and fun. She expertly managed and executed every aspect of our wedding from choosing the venue, flowers, hair, makeup, photographer, videographer, officiant, transportation and food. Carole provided at least three options to choose from for every service. The team that Carole recommended were top quality and were among the best in the industry. Carole literally took the stress out of having a wedding and allowed me and my husband to focus on each other and enjoying the moment. She’s exactly what we wished for. We’re grateful to have found her!
Credit Photos : Andrea Ferrara
April and Jomar
Coming from overseas, Jomar and I had to choose our wedding planner well. I’m sure you all know how difficult and daunting that is considering we do not know of any supplier in Barcelona. We went through researching and talking to a number of possible wedding planners but, clearly, Carole and Mary Me In Spain is the most trusted and the expert in her field. Working with Carole was a breeze. She was always available for Skype calls when needed and responds within the day to messages and emails, which to us was important considering we were not physically there. The assurance brought about by her experience and reliability has helped us calm our nerves and just enjoy the wedding process. Also, her pool of suppliers are the best. We had a hard time choosing because the selections were all good. She will also explain to you each supplier, their strengths or why couples choose them, so you get to know them in depth aside from the usual photos. On the wedding day, everything was well prepared and went in as planned. All you had to do is show up and enjoy. Mary Me In Spain is the complete package. Carole will take away the stress that comes with organizing so you can relish this important moment in your life, and, likewise, allows you to focus on other things. Highly recommendable!
Credit Photos : Andrea Ferrara
Jasmine and Dan
Carole and team could not have pulled off a better event! From our first initial meeting until the very end of the night, we had their full attention. It’s hard to trust from overseas but Carole’s personality made it easy. When i began to panic (as many brides do) she welcomed a skype call and calmed my nerves. Our venue was perfect, from what we saw of our photos were perfect, and we cannot wait to see the final product. Carole is very patient as i changed my mind several times oon whether i wanted the video trailer and she was very flexible. I cannot say enough about our experience. We definently have no regrets and would use Carole over and over if we could. Thank you so much and looking forward to seeing the final masterpiece! ♥
Credit Photo : Andrea Ferrara
Wen and Santi
Conocí a Carole en la boda de una amiga que hace 6 años ya, en aquel momento, ya me dejó muy buena impresión: eficiente, profesional, detallista, simpática, etc…, Pues, cuando me taca a organizar mi propia boda, sin duda, contacté con ella. Y otra vez, nos ha mostrado su capacidad, que con Carole organizar una boda perfecta en 3 meses es POSIBLE! Además, todo el proceso, nos sentimos muy cómodos, la confiamos 100%. Aquí, me gustaría hacer un resumen de los puntos positivos que tiene ella.
1. TRANSPARIENTE: La comunicación con local, floretista, fotógrafo fue totalmente transparente y fluida, Carole presenta sus mejores proveedores y trasmite correctamente lo que queremos a ellos.
2. PILLA LO QUE QUIERE RAPIDAMENTE, eso nos hace ahorrar mucho tiempo en búsqueda de local, decoración, etc… Solo la hemos dicho una vez, qué estilo necesitaríamos, ella nos presentó todas las opciones que nos encajan muy bien. Pues, entre los buenos, elegimos la mejor.
3. DA MUCHOS CONSEJOS BRINLLANTES, MIENTRA RESPETA IDEAS DE LOS CLIENTES. Tiene mucha experiencia y te da consejos y opciones en cualquiera cosa que necesitas, si cliente tiene alguna idea personal, Carole muestra gran interés de escucharla y cumplirla.
4. Eficiente pero sin dar Presión. En el día de la boda, transmite una tranquilidad a los novios y a los invitados, soluciona los cambios/sorpresas de última hora muy rápido sin agobios. Guiando a los invitados ir a un sitio u a otro con mucha calma y con educación.
Muchos invitados nos han felicidad por el éxito de la boda, nos han dicho es la boda más bonito que habían ido, lo más sorprendente era podemos organizarla en 3 meses. Solo Santi y yo sabemos que todo esto gracias a Carole…, ella nos ayudó a cumplir este sueño inolvidable.
Credit Photo : Visual Foto
Jennifer and Aaron
Marry Me In Spain was a dream to work with from start to finish. From Carole’s prompt reply to our first enquiry to coordinating the big day itself, we knew we were in good hands. Months later, we still have guests telling us that our wedding was like a fairy tale, raving about our delicious food, the beautiful cake, the authenticity and warmth of our officiant, the breathtaking venue, and every other little detail that made it special. Carole’s relationships and supplier network are second to none; she simplified the supplier selection process for us, and we had total confidence in every business she works with.
When we first decided to get married in Spain, planning a wedding in a different country seemed like a huge task, but thanks to Carole it was remarkably stress-free and we actually enjoyed the process. On our wedding day, we had nothing to worry about as Carole had every moment and detail planned to perfection – all we had to do was get married and have a party! Her expertise combined with her personal touches and warm and calming manner made her truly a delight to work with, and we feel like we gained a friend along the way. We can’t recommend Marry Me In Spain enough.
Thank you Carole!!
Jennifer & Aaron
Photo : En Route Photography
Melissa and Steve
Hi Carole –
We’re back in Maryland now and finally catching up on some much needed sleep! I wanted to say THANK YOU for making our weekend as wonderful as we could have ever dreamed. We’ve received nothing but compliments from our family and friends on how perfectly the weekend was planned and how all the small details really made the weekend special. Everything went so smoothly and effortlessly thanks to all your hard work. We loved every moment of the weekend and thank you for making our vision for our day come to life! I know it was a lot of work and we are very appreciative – everything was just perfect.
Melissa & Steve
Credit Photo : En Route Photography
Sinead and Derek
We will never forget our amazing wedding in Barcelona – and so much of that is thanks to Carole and her amazing work. After contacting a number of wedding planners we chose Marry Me in Spain as we had seen the amazing reviews and just had a good feeling about Carole and the contact we’d had with her. We will always be thankful we chose Carole. Choosing your wedding planner is one of the first decisions of your wedding and is one of the biggest. Carole made great efforts to try to understand the vision we had for our wedding and then presented us with an incredible selection of venues and catering companies. At every stage we trusted her recommendations and she was always proved right.
In the build-up to the big day she was always there to answer any questions. The fact that we were so relaxed in those days before says a lot about how much confidence we had in Carole. On the big day she was calm and composed and always there when we needed something. She allowed us to just relax and enjoy every moment.
We really could not recommend Carole enough. She is an incredible wedding planner and also such a lovely person.
Credit Photo : Visual Foto
Irmary and Julio
Saludos Carole, esperamos te encuentres de maravilla.
Queremos expresar nuestro sincero y profundo agradecimiento por todo lo que hiciste por nosotros. Tuvimos un espacio único e inolvidable, no hemos dejado de hablar sobre ese día, todo fue perfecto.
Nos sentimos sumamente contentos y maravillados con el excelente equipo que tienes y la calidad humana de la que nos rodeamos ese día.
Le auguramos muchísimo éxito en sus proyectos personales y profesionales.
Irmary & Julio
Credit Photo : Carolina Sainz
Pegah and Jonas
When Jonas and me got engaged, we were eager to choose the perfect destination for our wedding. Why not marrying in Barcelona? We said so, skyped with several wedding planner and fell straight in love with Carole as she was very charming, dedicated, organized and totally understood what we were looking for. For us it was straight away clear that we wanted to have a wedding planner as we both have fulltime jobs, speak little Spanish, didn’t want to transfer any money to unknown people and of course needed the valuable advice of an expert, who keeps track of everything. It was the best decision ever to choose Carole and we can only recommend her.
She welcomed us in Barcelona and showed us various locations according to our budget and vision that we would not have found without her. Together we found the perfect wedding location for us . Later on, she guided us through the various planning steps and had many great ideas to make this day really special and to give it a personalized touch. We were so happy to have her on our side and we were constantly in contact. She was always there for us and had many valuable advices throughout the process. Having Carole and her assistant there at our wedding day was priceless. They even put up some special decoration and overlooked the whole day, so everything ran very smoothly and how we imagined it. There was nothing to worry about as Carole managed everything and we were able to only enjoy this day.
Thank you so much Carole, you are stunning and it was lovely planning with you our special day. See you soon again in Barcelona
Wir können Carole nur empfehlen!
Credit Photo : Visual Foto
Sierra and Chris
Once Christopher and I became engaged we knew neither of us had interest in staying local for a traditional wedding. The country of Spain is one we had planned on visiting for years and the city of Barcelona had special meaning for us. But getting married in Barcelona seemed so impossible until we found Carole.
Once we had done some research in the area we decided that Marry Me In Spain was the perfect choice for what we hoped our wedding day would be. Everything from start to finish went so smoothly from the first time we contacted Carole to saying goodbye and more! She was absolutely accommodating to all of our requests, and went above and beyond on the day to make us feel comfortable and happy. From coffee stops to restaurant recommendations, background history on proposed locations and how to get around Barcelona whilst on vacation, Carole was really much more than our wedding planner for the day. She maintained such a professional, happy attitude you can just tell she loves planning weddings for people in love.
The day itself could not have been more perfect. From the beautiful flowers, the professional and lovely photographer, wonderful makeup artist and stunning location, we could not have asked for more. Thank you Carole for everything!
Sierra and Chris
Credit Photo : Carolina Sainz
Louise and Jackson
Carole is fantastic!! Once we decided on Barcelona as our wedding destination we booked a visit in September 2015. After some research we decided to book Carole as our wedding planner and couldn’t be more delighted with that decision. We met Carole for the first time on that September trip and started the planning process including choosing a venue. The instant we met Carole, we just knew that we had made the right decision trusting her to plan our wedding. She is an amazing, warm and beautiful person who points you in the right direction and makes the whole process run perfectly.
She works with some fantastic vendors and her wealth of knowledge is incredible. Everyone we met during our wedding planning were so friendly and talented. Every time we visited Barcelona to plan our wedding Carole had everything perfectly organised for us to meet with vendors and visit our dream venue- we loved our planning trips to Barcelona!
We literally had the best day of our lives on our wedding day and this could not have been possible without Carole and all her hard work. Not to mention the Pre Wedding night where Carole had found the most stunning venue for us to enjoy drinks and canapés with a tremendous view of Barcelona. We had such lovely compliments from our guests and to share such a special time with everyone was priceless!
We will be forever thankful to Carole. We honestly cannot recommend her highly enough. If you are starting the process of planning a wedding in Barcelona then Carole is the best person to have by your side!
Love Louise & Jackson
Vanessa and Marc
My husband and I are from Canada and found Mary Me in Spain (And Carole) through searching the internet. We contacted a few other companies and quickly saw that Mary Me in Spain was clearly the best option for our wedding! Carole was amazing to work with. She is quick to respond to any questions (even with a large time difference) and always kept us updated on what was going on through the process. Everything was so easy, despite us living across the world! Carole took us step by step through the planning process. The photographers she works with are all extremely talented and we were beyond impressed with ours. As well for hair and make-up the artist she works with was fantastic. I felt very comfortable with her and she gave me exactly what I wanted (Very impressive artist). We came to Barcelona a few days prior to our wedding, in those days Carole met with us to go over our wedding day schedule. Which helped us feel much more at ease and it offered a familiar face on our wedding day. Carole was with us the entire day, helping translate with others and always offering knowledge about the area. My husband and I highly recommend Carole and Mary Me in Spain. We could not be happier about how our day went and the entire process leading up to it. There was never a stressful moment for us, everything was controlled and organized by Carole. We have nothing but amazing memories and it is all thanks to Carole!
Vanessa and Marc-Andre Gagniere
Credit Photos: Oliver & Viladoms Studio
Krystle and Rafael
My husband and I aren’t the most traditional couple out there and we knew we wanted something intimate and personal to us. So after picking Spain as our wedding destination we knew we needed help with the details since we lived in the US. Upon doing my research I came across Marrymeinspain and out of all the wedding planners I saw for the area, Carole was the only one who had the experience and testimonals to back up her experience.
Let me tell you about this wonderful woman Carole Bipat!! From the moment we sat down and had a video chat she easily made us feel at ease with all the planning details and at that moment we knew we had made a great choice. Carole made the planning so stress free, she provided me options and all I had to do was make choices. She stayed true to my vision which was a bit different from the average bride and got us a permit to take beautiful photos in a local cemetery. Carole worked a miracle for us when we had to delay our trip a day due to passport issues which pushed our wedding day back. I frantically emailed her and even at midnight her time she got back to me and told me not to worry she would contact the vendors and make it work! Carole’s team of vendors were so professional my hair, make up, flowers, and photos were flawless.
Carole from the bottom of our hearts we thank you so much for your hard work in making our big day a dream come true. We will forever be in love with Barcelona and we can’t wait to return!
Credit Photo : Say cute!
Karen and Nima
They say that in life, the best things come when you least expect them… I couldn t find a better way to describe Carole!
We had just gotten engaged and we had only selected a few venues we liked in Barcelona, that was it – and then by sheer luck we were introduced to Carole and fell in love with her immediately! 🙂 from that moment on, the 8 month planning seemed like a walk in the park and our big day ended up being everything we dreamed of and more!
She acted as a partner throughout the whole planning, like a friend who takes your hand and guides you all the way. She took the time to get to know us, understand what we like, visualize exactly to the slightest detail what we had in mind for our dream wedding so that she could make it a reality… And it was not only execution: she had full input, re-centered us when she thought we were off track and always had an alternative solution for everything! Nothing ever seems to be a problem for her and she always has a soothing smile in her voice…
And she always manages to minimize and calm the occasional bridezilla panic attacks 😉
Carole we could not have done this without you – it was a fairytale come true, just magical. The result was elegant, tasteful and classy, you did an exceptional job!! And we will be forever thankful, from the bottom of our hearts!
Any couple planning a wedding would be lucky to have you, we would recommend you in a blink!!!
We re sure you have many beautiful weddings ahead of you making other couples this happy and we wish you all the love in the world.
Karen & Nima
Credit Photo: Visual foto
Ivy and Peter
When my fiancé and I first started working on planning our wedding celebration in Spain, I must confess that I was ignorant about the role that a professional wedding planner would play. We are very detail-oriented and to be honest, I wasn’t sure what Carole’s role would be. We, however, ended up having quite an education about how complicated it is to organize an event from thousands of miles away. Carole was a massive help – she smoothly coordinated among multiple vendors and worked very well with them (and of course, with us).
What really impressed us was that she not only solved the problems, but also anticipated them. In fact, she helped save our wedding celebration!
The weather got unusually cold several days before our celebration. Carole suggested that we should arrange for propane heaters, which she helped find on very short notice. The heaters then saved the day and kept our guests comfortable. It would have been a disaster without her advice. She did far more than that, but this is just an example of her thoughtful help.
Thank you so much Carole, for helping make our event so special and successful.
Credit photo: Diez Bordons
Ana and Patrick
When Patrick and I were planning our wedding we realised how much organisation and planning and chaos goes into a perfect wedding. We knew we wanted a destination wedding but didn’t know where to start.
After going backwards and forwards with ideas for 4 months I suddenly came up with the brilliant idea of eloping.
I have a Spanish background and Patrick has never been to Spain and my abuelos and tio and primos lived in Madrid. We decided that getting married in Barcelona would be perfect for us. Our plan for our honeymoon was to jump on a cruise ship leaving the Barcelona port within the next few days after our elopement to explore the European Mediterranean. It was just a brilliant perfect idea for us.
The challenge was then to find a wedding planner in Spain who we could trust with our special day.
Luckily I stumbled across ‘marry me in spain’ after much delight from viewing the web page we decided to go with Carole and entrust her with our elopement.
That was the best decision we made!
Carole and her team was beyond amazing! They made our special day magical and the photographer who we selected Oliver studio was absolutely amazing and the photos were simply breathtaking!
My family witnessed our intimate elopement and said that it was the most beautiful sentimental elopement they have ever been to.
Even though it was storming while I was getting my hair and makeup done and I thought we would be doomed as the elopement was to take place in the gardens of gaudi Bellesguard Carole was quick to rectify the problem and arranged to have the wedding inside the gaudi house which was even more romantic and intimate then we would have ever imagined!
Luck was on our side as the storm cleared and allowed us to have our amazing photos at some of the most beautiful churches we have ever seen.
The celebrant Xavier was amazing too and also made our day wonderful and romantic, the beautiful Spanish guitarist we had playing for us was so lovely and amazing it really topped off our intimate ceremony!
Carole was so organised and professional from the very first contact until the very last day.
Since we live in Australia we communicated by email the entire way leading up to the big day which was perfect for me.
Everything from the flowers to the locations to the time schedule and makeup artist was organised and on the day I didn’t have to worry at all, Carole had done all the hard work putting everything together and making our special day magical!
Thank you so much Carole for everything you did and making our day the most amazing wonderful stress free elopement ever!
Muchísimo gracias Carole y su equipo increíble que hizo que nuestro día perfecto!
Ana y Patrick Pancur
Credit Photo: Oliver and Viladoms Studio
Melissa and Will
Missy and I knew we wanted to get married in Spain but we didn’t know where to start. I imagine this is the beginning for most of Carole’s clients, and we were no different. We knew we had fallen in love in Barcelona years earlier and that we loved Park Guell and Gaudi and that’s about everything we knew about getting married in Spain. Not only did we have no clue, it was relatively short notice — within 6 months.
Enter Carole. We hired her and she started putting things together and creating options for us. You love Gaudi? Why not get married in one of his buildings? La Perdera is too expensive for two people with no guests (was it ever…) and you want to see if you can do it in Park Guell? I’ll see what I can do. Ok, so Park Guell won’t allow you to have a ceremony there but you can take pictures if I work my magic and then maybe you can have a ceremony in Bellesguard, a newly opened Gaudi house that has a dragon on top of it.
Carole made everything work. Working out of her light-filled office, she lined up the hair and makeup, she cajoled the city to let us take pictures in Park Guell when they were not so eager (we ended up doing it very early in the morning, when it was just us and Japanese tourists), she arranged all the various people that were needed to facilitate the day (drivers, officiants, photographers, Bellesguard guardians). She even spoke personally to the owner of Bellesguard to better explain that it was just the two of us in order to arrange a better rate. She was fantastic.
Carole took the chaos we gave her and from that chaos created a beautiful wedding for Missy and me. For that we will always be grateful.
Credit Photo: Oliver and Viladoms Studio
Beatriz and Daniël
Dear Carole, and to all lovely brides and grooms-to be who are now in their beginning stages of how,what, when and countless other decisions that keep you up at night. Boy, what a great exciting position to be in. We would do it all again in a heartbeat thanks to Carole’s help!
For us the first stages of figuring out the details of what we wanted was definitely confusing, decision making is not our strength, and the more we saw, the more we got lost. We clearly knew the feeling we wanted for our wedding day, just not how to achieve it. We soon became aware there are people more professional and seasoned in this wedding thing than we were. Especially after deciding that ours was meant to be a destination wedding in Barcelona, Spain. So it was clear we wanted to work with a wedding planner…and then we found her, Carole. BEST DECISION EVER. And what an amazing and trustworthy vibe we got after our initial contact through email, and then Skype. At last, we found someone to guide us and make our dreamwedding a reality. The best thing for us is that Carole is a person who is so cool, collected and down to earth, she even matches the more down-to-earth of people, which admittingly we Dutchies are, that’s just in our make-up J. We like direct, straight-shooting people who could tell us: these are your possibilities for your budget and presented us with options a, b and c. But also always patiently willing to search for option d, e and if we wanted something else entirely. Carole knows! Wow does this woman possess some patience skills!;)
Wherever the road took us she remained calm, knew how to solve every little hitch underway and did it with poise whilst never panicking.
The truly great thing we want to especially thank Carole for, besides the preparation, the beautiful suggestions with so much taste and obviously being so nice to us and our guests during our wedding day, is driving around for kilometers and kilometers to find the perfect venue. She found it and it was exactly what we asked for: sophisticated, understated, but still luxurious and in plain nature reminding us so much of the surroundings of Beatriz’ native León. Also, never will we forget the amazing vendors and contacts she introduced us to. What lovely people, all of them. They all truly made our day perfect. It seems like a small thing, but really, to match the vendors to our wishes is in our opinion really her speciality, that, and always calming the bride when the water runs out in your venue!; )
Adding a little background information: the bride is from Leon, Spain but born and raised in the Netherlands and Daniel is a full Dutchie. Our wedding was intimate, rustic and with the intention to make our guests feel like they would have a mini holiday abroad. We decided on an intimate ceremony under a beautiful tree, with our 30 guests, each with a room in the wedding venue. A small cocktail party and a wonderful dinner afterwards. And then dancing, dancing, dancing, drinking, more silly dancemoves, laughing and eating crepes (is there a more perfect way to celebrate?) They day after we had a wonderful brunch with all our guests. Carole knew how to plan, and incorporate all our wishes for the day perfectly. Our guests LOVED every part of it, some even said that after having 5 weddings that summer, ours was the most personal, intimate and heartfelt they visited! Other said that all the details that day really reflected us as a couple and reminded them of our home back in Holland. Exactly what we were looking for.
Good job Carole, we cannot thank you enough, thank your for having spent these last months with us! BESAZOS ENORMES!
Credit Photo: Edwin
Evgeniya and Jose
Jose and me would like to say you “Muchissimas gracias” for your work. You are the best people who make such organizations. We would like to say that all our imaginations about the wedding ceremony that we ever wished were completed, our dreams of such important event for us were done – and it was thanks to YOU. Now we understand that it was best solution to have support from qualified people, people who know their work on a high level. I always was asked “Are you nervous?” – No, I was not nervous because I didn’t do anything for my wedding, nothing of organization, I had a great support from You. You decided all problems instead of us. We are glad that such good people supported our wedding. We will remember this day for ages.
Big big THANK you all for the time you spent with us. We will always say our friends, parents, children that we had the best wedding in the world :-).
Jose and Evgeniya
Attieha and Ashraf
Chers futurs mariés,
Après plusieurs mois de tergiversations pour décider où on se marierait (Montréal, Mexique, Nice, etc.), il y a plus d’un an, nous avons pris la décision de nous marier à Barcelone en Espagne. Ville et pays qui nous étaient complètement inconnus. Nous n’y avions jamais été et n’avions aucun parent ou ami qui y résidaient, MAIS on avait Carole!
Carole a été super et nous a organisé notre mariage de rêve!
Nous avions également pris la décision de ne pas nous rendre avant et de tout organiser à distance. C’était tout un défi, mais grâce à Carole tout a réussi. Nous sommes arrivés le matin du 4 octobre 2013 et, à notre demande, Carole nous avait planifié en deux jours intenses la tournée des prestataires (Bell Reco, Le Chef, Mireia, etc.). Nous voulions découvrir et profiter au maximum de la splendide ville de Barcelone avec nos invités qui avaient voyagé de France, de Belgique, du Canada, des États-Unis et de l’Afrique pour notre mariage.
Carole nous a également organisé un cocktail de bienvenue pour nos invités au Bimbas avec henné pour les dames. C’était une soirée magnifique et la nourriture était délicieuse! Merci encore!
Quant au jour J, alors que l’on devait célébrer notre mariage à l’extérieur, il y avait un ciel complètement couvert, tonnerre et pluie. Carole a été proactive pour nous rassurer et nous mettre en place le plan B …. et le reste de la journée a été impeccable et au-delà de nos attentes. Tout était parfait: Teresa (maquilleuse et coiffeuse), le célébrant qui avait un charmant accent en français, la chanteuse d’opéra qui nous a donné des frissons lors de la cérémonie, des magnifiques arrangements de fleurs de Mireia, de la nounou pour les enfants, du sympa chauffeur de car, du dééélicieux gâteau, des adorables Gabby et Rares, du DJ qui nous a fait dansé toute la soirée jusqu’à la dernière minute… Les invités ont tout simplement été charmés par le Bell Reco et renversés par la qualité du traiteur Le Chef (et nous aussi)!
Nos invités et nous avons passé une journée incroyable et magique! Et tout cela grâce au super travail de Carole!
Un énorme merci…
Attieha & Ashraf
Translation Marry me in Spain:
After few months hesitating where getting married (Montreal, Mexique, Nice, etc..), a little bit more than1 year ago, we decided to get married in Spain – Barcelona. Country and city completely unknown for us. We had never been there and had no parents neither friend who lived there , BUT we had Carole!
Carole was fantastic and organized us our dream wedding.
We had also decided not coming before the wedding and organise everything on distance. A true challenge but thanks to Carole everything went smoothly. We arrived on the 4th october 2013 and Carole planned a tour of 2 intensive days with all the vendors. We wanted to discover and enjoy the beautiful city of Barcelona.with our friends coming from France, Belgium, Canada, United States and Africa.
Carole organized a welcome cocktail 2 days before the wedding with a henna activity for the ladies. It was a beautiful evening and the food was delicous. Many thanks again.
Regarding the wedding day, the ceremony setting was outdoors but we had rain and storm in the morning. Carole was proactive and calm us and told us we would use the plan B… and all the rest of the day was impeccable and beyond of our expectations.
Everything was perfect. Teresa (makeup / hait artist), the officiant with a charming French accent, the soprano sent us the shivers d us during the ceremony, the gorgeous floral arrangements by Mireia, the baby-sitters, the nice driver of the coach, the deliciiiiiiicious wedding cake, the adorable Gabby and Rares, the DJ who made us danced all the night till the last minute… The guests were simply delighted by the venue and the quality of the catering.
Our guests and ourselves did spend an incredible and magical day. And everything thanks to Carole’s work.
Credit photo : Rares Pulberes
Sama and Mo
We trusted Carole from Marry Me in Spain with every single detail of our beautiful, glorious and dream like Barcelona wedding. Our wedding was honestly the best day of our lives, and even two months from now all our guests are still on cloud 9 and raving about it!!! My husband and I are very specific people with backgrounds in project and event planning so we both probably would have driven any other wedding planner mad with all our requests, specific needs and very high maintenance wedding party. I honestly say we had NOTHING to complain about when it came to the services provided, the amazing fantastic vendors Carole and her team have accumulated, the amazing advice and most of all the patience we got from working with an ANGEL like Carol…WE LOVE YOU CAROLE!
The key to a successful planner is the ability to take the vision of the couple ( no matter what that vision is) , to fully understand that dream , and then to offer a plan that delivers the best service, best options and best outcome within the couples budget without ever sacrificing quality. Another specific trait, is to treat every wedding and client as unique. The wedding planner uses their expertise as guides to create this unique event, and not to simply recreate a cookie cutter version of what they have achieved in the past. If a planner can manage to do this, and keep a positive and forward thinking attitude, then she is truly gifted. This is how Carole and Marry me in Spain operate, and we are truly blessed to have had the luck to hire them out of all other planners we spoke to!
Carole and her team organized everything, from my bachelorette party which was fantastic (how she managed to find a drag queen who could sing in Arabic still ceases to amaze everyone there!) Our wedding was the most picturesque and perfectly designed wedding I have ever attended, and my mind was set at ease knowing we could trust marrymeinspain to handle any hiccups with patience and positivity. No request was impossible (she managed to find us our dream wedding car, a Volkswagen Bus in my color palette FIVE DAYS before the wedding…) and all advice is given to you based on what is right for your special day.
If you are shopping wedding planners, you can actually just stop shopping and book marry me inspain NOW. Marry me in spain have the patience of stoic monks, listening to every single need we had, exploring every avenue , every option before offering their advice! We honestly did not feel that vibe from anyone else we spoke to who we felt was either imposing their opinions on us, or not really interested in giving us the proper direction (due to commission deals with existing vendours perhaps)! If you are anything like us, we shopped around speaking to countless wedding planners in Barcelona who all sounded lovely. The moment we spoke to Carole though, we knew she was the one for us
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Mercedes and Farooq
Big Thank you to Carole – you made the event the most relaxing wedding (for the bride at least 😉 that I have ever experienced, all worked like a charm, loved the music, the food, the decoration… you even managed to get us the perfect weather – Thanks!!!
Hola Carole! Todo bien, no paró de viaje todo el tiempo! Pero la vida de casada muy bien 🙂
Nuestros amigos no se cansan de decirnos lo estupenda que fue la boda, todo tan bien preparado, con mucho estilo y gusto…. Fue maravillosa! Las fotos son fantásticas así que estoy segura que el video también será genial! Un abrazo, gracias por todo!
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Vanessa and Godwin
Godwin and I are so grateful to Carole for her enthusiasm and professionalism in helping us plan our wedding. At first, the thought of planning a wedding from 10,000 kilometers away from home seemed like a daunting task, but Carole’s promptness and flexibility made it feel like we were working closely together. In the months leading up to our big day, she was in constant communication with us and did such a great job of choosing the vendors that suited our particular needs.
When we finally flew into Barcelona, Carole immediately contacted us and the day went as smoothly and joyously as we would have ever imagined. Carole seamlessly covered all the details that we would have overlooked, and the make-up artist and photographers she chose were talented, lovely people. Our wedding turned out to be such a relaxing, fun, and adventurous affair, and we couldn’t have done it without Carole!
Carole, muchas gracias para su ayuda. Siempre sera un parte de nuestras memorias. Viva los novios! 🙂
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Laura y Kike
Han pasado unos días desde que nos casamos y no sabíamos como empezar. Para nosotros Marry me in Spain ha significado TODO. No nos imaginábamos que una boda tuviera tantas cosas que organizar, contratar, tener en cuenta… cosas que se escapan y que con Carole queda todo controlado. Es una persona increíble, con mucha experiencia y que hace todo lo posible por conocer a sus clientes para organizarles la boda de sus sueños. Con nosotros se superó: desde enseñarnos el sitio hasta sus múltiples ideas que aportó y que luego plasmó el gran día. Queríamos una boda temática “NEW YORK» y con ella lo conseguimos. Empezando con sus opiniones sobre el diseño de las invitaciones hasta el más mínimo detalle como las tarjetas de los cestos de los baños. Me acuerdo todavía de la primera reunión que tuvimos y de la última antes de la boda, son momentos que se quedarán siempre en mi corazón ❤. Esos bombardeos de correos a las mil, las fotos que te enviaba de las manualidades que iba haciendo, las preocupaciones con los invitados… Pero ella siempre estaba ahí, para tranquilizarnos, para darnos sus consejos, sus opiniones que, al fin y a cabo, es ella la que sabe de todo esto. Gracias a ella encontramos a la mejor fotógrafa y a los mejores videografos del mundo.
Realmente fue el mejor día de nuestras vidas y estábamos tranquilos por que sabíamos que ella lo tenia bajo control.
Con todo lo que tenían que montar en el Club de Golf, se escapó antes para pasar por nuestras casas para vernos y la verdad que nos hizo ilusión por que tenían mucha faena…
Cuando llegamos y vimos todo lo bien que estaba montado todo, los detalles en las mesas, el photocall, la candy bar… todo tan perfecto y controlado que con nuestra confianza 100% en ella nos dejamos llevar y lo único que hicimos fue disfrutar de nuestro día. Todo lo que habíamos soñado estaba tal y como queríamos y gracias a la ayuda Marry me in Spain se hizo nuestro sueño realidad. Sólo tengo palabras de agradecimiento y cariño. Sabemos que esta boda no hubiera sido tan especial sin Carole que lo dio todo para que fuera el mejor día de nuestra vida.
Gracias de nuevo y que sepas que me he dado cuenta que de mayor quiero ser WEDDING PLANNER, así que si necesitas alguna colaboradora, yo me ofrezco jefe.
Muchísimos besos y GRACIAS INFINITAS
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Vanessa and Rob
«We want to express our deep gratitude to Carole for all her help and support of us throughout the wedding planning process. While we chose to have our wedding in the USA, this was a difficult decision due to how knowledgeable and passionate she is, and how easy it is to work with Carole. We appreciate her ability to synthesize our often erratic and ever-changing desires, the quality of vendors that she introduced us to, and her ongoing respect for our stated budget. She truly wants for every couple to create a memorable experience, and we are appreciative of her care for us and her dedication to her work. We can’t recommend Carole enough!»
Richard and Sal
» We would like to express our deep gratitude to the amazing work that Carole Bipat did on our wedding. As our friends and family keep telling us “it was one of the most amazing weddings they’ve ever attended” and this was completely because of the organization by Carole. Because we had a destination wedding with people attending from around the world we wanted to make sure they were entertained but also had some time to sight-see in Barcelona. Carole was able to help with every detail and made our experience a complete joy. From the venues to the food, cake and flowers, she gave us a variety of choices and prices to pick from, but not too many so choices were easier to make. We had a welcome cocktail party the day before that she organized and was truly memorable. And on the day of the wedding we actually got to really enjoy ourselves because everything was organized and went off without any issues. Carole was always there but never intrusive making sure every detail was taken care of so we could just take in our special day. We can’t recommend Carole highly enough to anyone planning to get married in Barcelona. «
Megan and Theo
Theo and I wanted to combine our wedding and honeymoon in a way that was simple yet special. It was all beyond our expectations due to Carole’s efforts. Suffice to say, we could not have done it without Carole particularly as a couple coming from outside Spain!
She carefully and intuitively curated options for us in terms of the venue, schedule, etc. and made our selection process easy. Even without meeting us face-to-face, she knew exactly what we needed and wanted. Carole is flexible, responsive and patient. On the day of the event, we did not have to think about anything which allowed us to relish the day even more. Carole truly takes care of her clients and we highly recommend her! We cannot thank her enough for making our wedding so beautiful.
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Eva y José
Como ya han expresado otras parejas que se han «casado contigo» una boda da muchísimo trabajo y quebraderos de cabeza, por eso tu ayuda y esfuerzo han sido imprescindibes para hacer realidad la boda de nuestros sueños.
Pero a nosotros nos gustaría ir más allá y agradecerte eso que los invitados no ven. Nos referimos a tus palabras de apoyo cuando las cosas se complican, la templanza que nos supiste transmitir cuando más nerviosos estábamos, y por supuesto las risas y la felicidad compartidas a lo largo de esta aventura juntos. En definitiva, eso tan especial que va más allá de elegir un espacio o unas flores. Ahí fue donde marcaste la diferencia.
Te lo agradecemos. Formarás siempre parte de nuestros mejores recuerdos.
Erin and Patrick
We got back to the states last night. We had a great trip.
I can’t express how much everyone loved the wedding. Everyone keeps talking about it and putting up millions of photos. The reception venue was perfect and I couldn’t have found it without you. The ceremony went off without a hitch and was so touching and perfect. Xavier was so great with his kind words and beautiful parchment in Catalan. I couldn’t have pulled off this wedding across the world without your help! You were so amazing to work with and Patrick and I can’t thank you enough. Marry Me in Spain is a great company and we’d tell anyone to use your services without hesitation!
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Mercedes y Jean-Marc
Nota de Marry me in Spain: aquí va el testimonial de nuestros queridos y simpáticos novios Mercedes y Jean-Marc. No lo decimos nosotros, lo dicen ellos 🙂 Gracias chicos!
¿Por qué una Wedding Planner? ¿Vale la pena el coste?
1. Te propone una lista de proveedores seleccionados, de los que puedes ver referencias de un tercero y no sólo aportadas por el propio proveedor. Quieres saber lo que han opinado otros novios o la wedding planner de él, no lo que dice el proveedor que opinan de él mismo… 😉 La alternativa es pasar horas buscando en Google o portales de bodas y haciendo más visitas :/ ¿Tienes tiempo?
2. Te puede aportar ideas creativas para hacer la boda más divertida – cosas que no se te ocurrirían a ti solo. Lo podrías encontrar por internet, ¿pero tienes tiempo? La wedding planner además te puede comentar qué es lo que ha funcionado y qué es lo que no.
3. Un proveedor que viene a través de la wedding planner es un proveedor «recurrente»: si no hace bien su trabajo sabe que la wedding planner no volverá a recomendarlo. Si te presta servicio sólo a ti, sabe que sólo te hará una y una sola venta: no existe el mismo incentivo para ponerse las pilas ¿verdad?
4. La wedding planner ya ha trabajado y pedido cotizaciones a una serie de proveedores en competencia (y que saben que lo están en mayor medida porque están tratando con una profesional cuyo trabajo es justamente éste ). También puedes hacer una lista tú mismo, ¿pero de qué información dispones para hacer esta lista, valorar diferencias de calidad y servicio entre los distintos proveedores y comparar precios? Otra vez, ¿tienes tiempo de hacerlo?
5. ¿El día de la boda quieres estar pendiente de tus amigos e invitados o de los detalles y de la logística de tu boda? Todo pasa volando y si sabes que alguien está a cargo y al mando de todos los detalles, te quedas más tranquilo y disfrutas más.
¿Valió la pena? ¡SIN NINGUNA DUDA!
Gracias Carole y José Luis por vuestra ayuda. ¡Si nuestra boda (y evento pré-boda) ha sido un éxito, en buena parte ha sido gracias a vosotros! 😀
¡Gracias por todo!»
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Esther y Juan
«Queríamos daros las gracias por vuestro trabajo, nos habéis ayudado a encontrar el sitio perfecto para nuestra boda, y hacer de ese día, un día inolvidable. Sin vuestra ayuda no lo hubiéramos conseguido. No te das cuenta de todo el trabajo que lleva la preparación de tu boda hasta que te encuentras con ella, con vuestros consejos ha sido todo más fácil, y hemos disfrutado preparando cada detalle para hacer de ese día uno de los mejores de nuestra vida.
Mil gracias por vuestra dedicación y vuestro gran trabajo.»
Patrick and Reshmi
«Hindu bride and Catholic groom from London, a hundred guests from over ten countries in the world, and a wedding spanning over four days encompassing both cultures in Barcelona.
Patrick and I have had our best times on holiday in cities or by the water, and what better place than Barcelona that combines the two? The biggest stumbling hitch was how to even start the planning, and after researching pretty much all wedding planners that claimed to organise foreign weddings in Barcelona, we decided on Marry Me in Spain’s Carole as she was the most keen and interested in taking up our project, by agreeing to meet us over skype and having an in-depth no-strings-attached chat! And we are so very glad we did as she has been the cornerstone in pulling this together.
Carole has never said no. Apart from the usual such as venues, photo/video, transportation, accomodation, legal requirements etc, no task was too small or too big for her to carry out. Be it visas, clothing, henna artists, Hindu priests, traditional altars or mandaps, specialist DJs, vintage cars – you name it and she’s got it covered.
Throughout the whole planning process, Carole has had other projects too, but she has always been on the ball, is punctual, a savvy bargainer working hard within budgets, sensitive and has a memory like an elephant! She has a methodical top-down approach which is the best way to organise a wedding and also has a fine eye for detail, making sure everything ties in smoothly together in the end beautifully.
While it is normal for any soon-to-be-married couple to be nervous and stressed before the wedding, and there will undoubtedly be last minute hurdles, Carole’s flexibility and ability to respond to situations quickly and calmly really helps dealing with the nerves, and completely enjoying the actual day.
Many big thanks to Carole and the team at Marry Me in Spain for giving us our dream wedding and memories to last a lifetime. Noone can believe how good it was!»
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Greetings from Kuwait.
We had great satisfaction and sense of accomplishment in doing our daughter’s marriage in Barcelona thanks to a large extent to your efforts and support .
We sincerely appreciate.
Events were planned well and went smoothly, disregarding some minor deviations. The arrangements with Church, Hotels,Florists, Photography and other things were effective and efficiently managed. All four, almost continuous, events were woven nicely together, went trouble free and thoroughly enjoyable.
I am sure all participants and guests will remember the Barcelona experience as a continuous joy-ride over 17-20 Aug 2011. Your presence during the activities were reassuring and we felt relaxed all the time.
A big THANK YOU from all of us for that.
Wish you more successes in your profession.»
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Lena and Paul
Planning a wedding in a foreign country (Spain) may become a nightmare!!! It is fun sometimes, I have to admit 🙂
For a bride in distress, every word of advice, every little bit of information is absolutely priceless. Thank you very much for your kindness, help and support. I think the best quality of Marry Me In Spain is your positive attitude and your commitment to concur any problem that gets thrown your way.
Who needs luck when you have a great wedding planner?
Tània y Yuya
¡Muchísimas gracias por todo!
Yuya y yo os damos las gracias por todo vuestro trabajo y ayuda.
Una boda da muchisimo trabajo y nosotros no sabíamos ni por donde empezar… Pero os encontramos! y gracias a vuestro trabajo y esfuerzo, al final tuvimos una preciosa boda.
Ha sido un placer trabajar tanto con Marry Me in Spain como con vuestros colaboradores, sois todos un encanto.
Fue muy fácil y divertido colaborar con vosotros, así que por todo esto…
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