I’m glad you found us easy to deal with. Especially because I’m such a detailed person, it can be frustrating for others sometimes 🙈 It was an absolute pleasure to deal with you and Matea too – I’ll miss the excitement of getting emails about wedding planning (especially when I’m at work!).
Everyone deserved Prosecco on the wedding day. They actually deserved more than that to be honest; it was such a hot day and they had to work in those temperatures. We really really appreciated their efforts! Also special shout out to DJ Speed for playing one more song at the end of the night 😉 And obviously even more of a special shout out to Matea for keeping me calm on the day!
It’s hard to believe it’s been over a week since the wedding day – people are still messaging us to say what a great day it was. So many of the guests have said it was the best day of their lives which is unbelievable for me – I knew our wedding would be good, but I never expected it to reach the level of amazing that it did. It truly was the best day ever. We couldn’t have done it without you, Matea and everyone else you put us in touch with along the way.
Thanks again 😊
Dear Ines and Matea,
Both me and Hamdi would like to thank you both for all your time and effort in planning this wedding and for having the patience to deal with 10000 of my emails.
Everyone had a lovely time and had only the nicest things to say about the venue.
The staff at Villa Arg/Sheh was very friendly and attentive, not to mention how lovely Miso and Dean were. From just the few pictures you sent over the other day we had tears in our eyes- really can’t wait to see all the pictures.
Thank you so much for everything over the past year. We truly had the best day of our lives and everything was perfect. I still can’t believe how well our vision was brought to life. Everything was beautiful. We really can’t thank you and Matea enough for all you have done and for the day it’s self.Can’t wait for the photos!
Lots of love to you both and again a massive thank you for allowing us to have the day and experience we had.
We have a card we would like to send so would appreciate you sending us the best address to post it too.
Danielle and Ryan xxx
To echo Andrew’s words
– thank you both so much for the effort you put in to making this a reality for us. The wedding was everything we had dreamed of and exceeded all of our expectations. Every last detail was perfect and my only wish was that I could have spent even longer savouring every aspect of it! I particularly wanted to mention also, the floral arrangements were stunning and Barbara and Dube did a wonderful job with our hair and makeup. We are very much looking forward to our photographs to relive the day again!
Matea / Ines,
Thank you both so much for the kind emails, and for your hard work for our wedding! You were both amazing!
Thanks again for everything! You were both spectacular.
With kind regards,
Andrew & Marguerite
I really dont know where to begin only to say thank you so much, from the bottom of our hearts, for everything you have done for us. The whole experience was PERFECT. We enjoyed every moment of the day and our guests are still talking about it. It was truly so special and we are so happy with the whole experience from the very beginning to the very end!
We arrived back in Ireland yesterday, and we will carry the memories of our wedding and holiday with us for the rest of our lives. I still cant believe it was so perfect! Everything ran so smoothly and we were really able to enjoy every moment because of all the hard work that you guys did behind the scenes. So again, thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts.
I’m so excited to see the rest of the photographs! We are still on a high from how great everything was. It would be our absolute pleasure to leave a review for you all. Please extend our thanks to Ines and Marin!
Lots of love,
Sarah and Ciaran 🙂
You guys literally are the DREAMTEAM. We can’t thank you enough from the bottom of our hearts for creating the perfect day for us. Everything was just so perfect and we couldn’t have dreamed of anything more, your attention to detail is just phenomenal and you truly are a gift to every person you work with.
Thank you again for the most magical day, I’ll be forever grateful for the not only the memories of yesterday but for this entire week and the memories we have made leading up to our special day.
Lots of love
A very full hearted
Mr & Mrs Hudson
Sorry about the delay in replying, we arrived home yesterday and I wanted to have a chance to properly write down our appreciation for everything you have done for us since we decided to get married in Dubrovnik 18 months ago!
Matea, Marin and yourself have been simply fantastic from day one, we owe you so much for giving us the perfect wedding weekend! We couldn’t have asked for better!
So many of our guests commented on the impeccable organisation of everything on the day, and they are still praising you now that we are back. Everyone was just blown away by your attention to detail!
So thank you so much for everything!
Ellen and Hugh
Hi Ines, Matea & Marin,
Now that the confetti has settled and most of our wedding party have gone home, we have finally had some time to sit and reflect on our big day….
We want you to know how much we truly appreciate everything you have done for us over the last 18 months leading up to our wedding.
From our first meeting with Marin back in Oct 17′ we had no doubt that we wanted to book our wedding with you. Marin was so easy to get along with and we went away knowing we would be in very good hands.
When we first started the wedding planning process we originally had our hearts set on another venue, but when that was not available, Ines helped guide us toward Sponza and Villa Rose and we cannot thank you enough for this, as your suggestions were just perfect.
We know that we only had a modest budget, which can’t have made it easy for you to work with, however you still managed to make everything look absolutely stunning, all of our guests have commented on how magical Villa Rose was!
Matea, we have been emailing back and forth so much on the run up to the wedding and you have been so, SO fantastic! You always got back to me on every question (and I know there was a lot of them! Lol) but you always put our minds and ease, nothing seemed too much trouble for you and everything was done with a big smile. You made everything seem so easy and stress free.
On the day itself we were nervous about the weather when we saw the dark storm clouds and lightening from the boat! Haha. But you were so calm & thank you so much for moving everything inside and then back outside again, at such short notice. We know that can not have been easy for Matea & Marin to deal with, but both transitions were seamless, and we hope you’ll agree that it actually worked perfectly having speeches inside and then the meal outside just in time for the beautiful sunset and we even got a rainbow for our pictures!!
We could not be happier with how the day went, it was truly perfect and that is all down to the 3 of you. The only thing missing was Marin and Matea on the dancefloor with us at the end of the night haha. We tried so hard to get you guys up with us, but ever the professinals you left us to it. Haha.
Please say a big thank you to Veronica as well, she really put us at ease during our photo shoots and made everything really fun, we cannot wait to see the pictures!
Thank you again so, so much for everything. You have given us and our guests a day we will remember for the rest of our lives!
We wish Dubrovnik Event the best of luck for the future. We know that you will continue to make many people as happy as you have made us for years to come!
Lots of love
Rachel & John
After all the thousands of wedding pictures I’ve posted, I have saved the best ones for last. To begin the journey of planning a wedding, you first need a couple that is wanting celebrate their relationship, the union of their marriage and their future together with friends and family. But believe me when I tell you that this wedding would NOT have happened in the grand fashion it did without these people right here with Dubrovnik Event: Ines Nanić, Matea Oberan and Marin Nanić.
As with some (or most?) women, I’ve dreamed about this day literally since I was 5 and have pictures in little frilly white dresses to prove it. So planning this wedding was no small task, along with years of Pinterest inspo boards at my disposal. And planning a destination wedding in a place we’ve never been added an entirely other layer of crazy. Aaron and I knew really very little about Croatia when we first began researching options. We heard it was the little known gem of the Adriatic (thanks Tiana Mandukich) and saw it as the backdrop to many Game of Thrones scenes. When we finally started to really focus on Dubrovnik, Croatia we were lucky enough to find Ines and her team at Dubrovnik Event.
From the very first correspondence with her, I could tell that she was no BS and that’s exactly what we needed in our planning adventure. She was always a straight- shooter, honest with quick and direct responses and we could tell she was very well-connected in the area. When we began to describe our vision of what we wanted, Ines was able to offer us amazing options that fit exactly what we were looking for. We would ask if certain things were possible, and she’s like “of course” and was quick to let us know how she could make it work. She would answer my 20+ question emails like it was no big deal (and there were a lot of those emails!). Matea also was there to jump in on a lot of my requests and was just a joy to work with. We did not have to do any vendor research or any major correspondence with our vendors. It was all Ines and her team. We were confident that they were choosing the best of the best in the city for our big day.
When we got the chance to travel to Dubrovnik in July 2018 to meet Ines and our team of vendors before the wedding, it was like everything was already planned. She set up all our meetings with everyone including an engagement shoot with our photographer, hair and makeup trial, menu tasting, tablescape viewing, etc. We were only there for two days and it made us feel so great and comfortable by the time we left there. It already felt like we had been there before. We now just felt excited as we knew Ines and her team were on it.
The wedding weekend finally arrived and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. As expected on any wedding day, things happen. Hair and makeup went a bit long and the groomsmen and groom’s family got stuck in the hotel elevator on the way to the ceremony (true story!), so the timeline had to shift a bit. Aaron and I also walked down the aisle at the wrong time when we thought the ceremony was over and Ines was right there, telling us that we had to suck it up and turn around and head back to the altar so we could finish our ceremony and officially be married – HAHA (also another hilarious story). I’m sure other issues came up that we had no idea about because that is what a true wedding professional does. THEY HANDLE IT. And Ines handled sh*t.
What a very special person it takes to plan the most memorable and important day in a someone’s life. When the stakes and emotions are high. What pressure that brings and to do it with such ease! I commend her and the team for what they did for us and for all the other couples that came before us and will come after us. Special thanks to Marin as well for helping in the planning process and being our “security” at our post-wedding brunch when people tried to crash our party. You all deserve all the accolades in the world. Already featured in Vogue and I know that’s just the beginning for Dubrovnik Event. Thank you for making that weekend more than a dream.
For anyone who is thinking of doing a destination wedding: DO IT. It’s 100% possible, with the right planner. We found Croatia to be the most reasonable when it came to value for how stunning the country is and the venue options. We looked at many places in Mexico and Europe and for the “wow” factor that Dubrovnik offered, it was the perfect fit. For anyone that has questions about destination weddings, I am happy to answer help, especially re: Dubrovnik. I also think I have the perfect planner I can recommend there 😉
Matea & Ines,
Thank you will never suffice for helping Ruben and I have such a perfect wedding day. I was honestly really concerned that I had scoured over so many images of Dubrovnik and the wedding location that it could live up to the expectation, but it exceeded every one. Thank you for being flexible answering every question I had and making sure that I was comfortable with every decision that was made. You were always so prompt and never left me wondering even with the large time difference.
Matea, THANK YOU! Ruben and I especially would like to thank you for helping us charter a boat two days before the wedding. Second to the wedding it was probably our favorite part of the trip. Thank you for being so accommodating and sharing with us your love for your job but also your love for Dubrovnik. You were always so responsive once we were in town and helped calm all my nerves the day of. The wedding table was BEAUTIFUL and you helped with any and every detail! I could not imagine having to face the day without your help and guidance!
If you could share this with Veronica that would be wonderful!
Ruben told me that when you came over to take pictures, he was so nervous he could barely talk but your laughter and spirit helped make everything a little easier. I would have to say that I agree as well. Your energy was perfect, and we had so much fun taking our photos in Old Town afterward. Thank you again!!!
Again, Matea and Ines we could never say thank you enough!