If you dream of getting married in San Sebastian, do yourself and your fiancé a favor and hire Leire. She's the PERFECT planner: she's creative, responsive, positive, passionate, and best of all -- no drama. She immediately puts you at ease with her kind, patient demeanor and honestly is a a real rarity because she's incredibly talented too.
When we first got engaged, I interviewed 20 different wedding planners in different countries (Italy, Spain, Greece, and France). Our heart was set on Spain, but had noticed that many of the planners were not nearly as savvy as the ones in Italy. Italy event planners had too much of a franchise vibe and it really turned us away from wanting to get married there. We went back to the drawing board to try to find someone in Spain... We got super lucky and somehow found Leire's website. When we met her on the first call, she was immediately unlike any of the other planners. She saw us for our love and our love for Spain, not just as business to sell to. She's priced well, took care of every single little detail, and even though we are located in the US --- responded insanely fast.
My favorite example of Leire being a no drama planner is that she allowed us to change things all the way up to the last minute and didn't throw a fuss.
Our wedding day was an utter dream. Every single detail was perfection. I thought for sure that something crazy would happen the wedding day, but Leire made sure nothing unfortunate happened. Could not be more grateful for such an incredible woman!! Every single one of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever attended. I have mostly Leire to thank for that.
If you have any questions, I am happy to share any details -- feel free to reach out and/or check out photos on my IG @lifewithchristine . You will have NO regrets hiring Leire, do it for one of the most important moments of your life!
Los Ángeles (USA)
Craig and I are a couple from Los Angeles, and Leire from 20eventos helped plan our dream destination wedding and welcome event in San Sebastian. We fell in love with the city when we first visited in 2017 and knew since then that we would get married there. We initially found Leire through Instagram (@20eventosweddingplanners) and reached out to her about a year before our desired date. She quickly responded and we immediately felt a great warmth and sense of care from Leire in all our conversations – we could tell right away that we would love working with her.
She gave us plenty of creative options and ideas while understanding our aesthetic, and connected us to a team of the most professional and exceptional vendors – from the venue (the wonderful Hika winery) to the food, entertainment, flowers, photo/video – everyone was amazing to work with. We made a trip in May for the tasting, and Leire was an amazing host, able to introduce us to vendors personally and help us make decisions as a team.
All our efforts and planning paid off with a magical day, with multiple guests commenting afterwards that this was hands down the best wedding they’ve ever attended (you’ll see that as a recurring theme in these reviews!). We truly enjoyed working with Leire and would wholeheartedly recommend her creative savvy and heartfelt guidance to anyone planning a destination wedding in the region. We’re sure she’ll give you the same care and attention to your own dream wedding!
Ben & Craig
LOS ANGELES (USA)
My name is Katelyn Ctvrtlik Tower, I am originally from Los Angeles, CA. I just had my dream wedding all thanks to Leire. Let me start from the beginning...
I fell in love with San Sebastián when we got engaged there in 2022. Shortly after I decided I wanted to do a destination wedding and San Sebastián was a no brainer!
I started researching weddings in San Sebastián and came across Leires page. I talked to numerous brides to get their input on Leire and every single of them had amazing things to say.
My dad and I decided to fly out and meet with her in November to plan a September wedding. We spent 3 days touring about a dozen venues. Leire was so accommodating and took the time to drive into France and further south into the vineyards of Spain…We saw everything!!
We eventually set our events out like this:
1. Pinxtos tour for our first night
2. Welcome party at Palacio Miramar
3. Wedding at Finca Machoneia
Leire helped us with every event and every little detail. We couldn’t make the time to get back to San Sebastián so she even did our wedding tasting menu!! She went out of her way to make our wedding beyond special. She connected us with so many vendors that we would have never known about. Our lightening came from Valencia, our salsa dancers came from Madrid, the list goes on! She saw my vision and brought it to life.
After our wedding, I got endless texts from guests saying that it was the best wedding they had ever been too! It was an absolute fairytale and ran so smooth! I wouldn’t change a thing about my wedding day and I wish I could go relive it over and over again!
Thank you leire for making my dream come true!! I am forever grateful!
Katelyn and Bryant
Our wedding was absolutely perfect, all thanks to our incredible wedding planner, Leire! She handled every little detail , from coordinating with vendors to managing the timeline. Leire’s network of vendors are high quality and professional. We felt like guests at our own wedding because she took care of everything seamlessly. On the day the weather started out poor, so we couldn’t go with the original plan, however, Leire adapted quickly and reorganized the ceremony so that we did not have to worry about the weather and still maintained the intimate vibe we wanted. Our guests still can’t stop raving about how great the food, decorations and party was. It was truly the best day of our lives, thanks to Leire!
Highly recommended her if you live internationally and want a magical San Sebastien wedding .