David first visited San Sebastian with his friend in 2001. He always spoke of it afterwards as a beautiful place with amazing food and wine………the perfect place for a wedding. So, 10 months before our big day, we travelled from Ireland to San Sebastian to check out wedding venues. I instantly fell in love with San Sebastian, especially the beautiful and luxurious Hotel Maria Cristina. We had planned on meeting a few different wedding planners during the short trip. However, as soon as we met Leire we knew we had found a real gem and we cancelled all our other appointments. Not only did Leire understand what we were looking for in terms of style, venue, and budget, she made the experience fun!
Leire demonstrated a high level of professionalism throughout the whole planning process and her commitment to making her clients happy is apparent at all times. We have no reservations about recommending Leire’s services. We could not have planned our wedding in San Sebastian without her and if we had to do it all again, we wouldn’t change a thing! It truly was the best day ever.
BRIDE&GROOMDear Leire,Nadim and I would like to thank you so much for making our idea of a special day come true.Not only you were up to the task in implementing all the tiny details of our wedding, but most importantly you immediately understood the spirit we wanted this day to have.Everything was perfect, from the vendors and specialists you recommended us with (they are true professionals with whom it was a pleasure to work) to the unique venue you found for our wedding (Machoenia is a small piece of paradise on earth).Everything exceeded our expectations despite the enormous hurdles that were in your path since the beginning of our collaboration (4000 KM distance, several cultures to accommodate, the weather, etc…).Everything went perfectly well, without a hitch, making this day memorable not only for us but for the 100 invitees that came from all four corners of the world.Dear Leire, if we are to do our wedding again, we wouldn’t change a thing! 🙂Thank you again for making true a fabulous day that we could only imagine…Nayla and Nadim.
BRIDE&GROOMWe decided to have a short engagement so a lot of our planning was done on the fly. We both loved San Sebastian and had visited on numerous occasion. Its an incredible city with amazing food, fantastic beaches and we were really excited to bring our guests there to help us celebrate.Despite the fact that San Sebastián is an amazing town for a wedding, actually planning a wedding there (especially from abroad and in 6 months….) is much more complicated. When we got in touch with Leire she immediately got to work, not only helping to realize our image for what we wanted, but also making little suggestions and showing us things we wouldn’t have known about otherwise. She is incredibly efficient and was alway available to reply to any little question or doubt we had.
She did a wonderful job with the decorations and was available throughout the wedding day making sure everything went smoothly.In the end she not only made sure everything we wanted happened when and where is was supposed to she really helped enrich the look and feel of the day.
BRIDE/GROOMWith the internet, anything is attainable nowadays and stumbling upon Leire’s webpage was the best thing that happened to us in September 2013. After countless months of “trying” to plan a destination wedding and getting nowhere, finding Leire was a Godsent. From the very beginning, Leire was warm, sweet, knowledgable and instantly made us feel that we could entrust her with our wedding and all the little details. Due to us living in California and with a 9 hour difference between us, Leire was always prompt with the return of emails, available to us whenever we needed to Skype and had a wide array of contacts and vendors to choose from when making all of our decisions. Her knowledge and expertise is beyond words. We never once had any doubts in the planning of our wedding and it’s all because of Leire. She provided a comfort for us that we needed because we were so far away.Leire not only planned our wedding day but also provided some excellent choices for a “Welcome Dinner” we hosted for all of our guests the night prior to the wedding. She communicated with the restaurant, sent us menus and pictures to better help make our choice, while also giving us her personal recommendations. Our “Welcome Dinner” was a huge success for all of our guests and is something I know we will never forget.On the actual wedding day, Leire was very professional and helped keep me (the bride) in one piece. Everything went smoothly, the decorations were exactly as I had asked, the food was superb, the church was amazing and our venue for our reception was a dream come dream. Leire did more than what we expected and we know that without her, our fond and precious memories wouldn’t be the same. I highly recommend Leire’s services and cannot say enough nice things about her, her work and her contacts.Thank you so much Leire for the wedding of our dreams and we cannot wait to visit San Sebastian and you again! You are amazing and truly gifted at what you do!Blessings,Michael and Crystal KeelingJune 30, 2014
Myra & Jan Paolo
NOVIOSPaolo and I decided that a destination wedding was the best fit for us and for our family and friends. We were looking at various cities across the world, but from our research, we knew San Sebastian offered exactly what we wanted: excellent food, a smaller relaxed comfortable setting and beautiful beaches. Our busy schedules did not permit us to visit San Sebastian until the very week of our wedding. Throughout our stay, San Sebastian began to exceed our expectations, and this was through the help of Leire and 20eventos. As the bride and groom, we were nervous at the thought of planning a wedding in a destination we have never visited and also sharing that risk with our family and friends. It was important for us to work with a local presence. I came across 20eventos and fell in love with Leire and her work. Leire has a fun personality and together with her hard work ethic and local knowledge of San Sebastian she provides confidence and removes any anxiety that are commonly tied with weddings and travel. After our first conversation with Leire online, we had full trust that she would make our wedding a success – and she did! Leire takes each wedding very seriously and will make sure not only the clients are comfortable, but their family and friends as well. That is important and a huge plus. We will forever be grateful for all of 20eventos’ support and guidance.Leire, you truly worked your magic up until the end of our wedding celebration! Paolo and I, and the rest of our family and friends had an incredible time in San Sebastian. It was such a memorable time for all of us, and we are so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with someone so passionate about weddings. Not only did we have an amazing wedding in San Sebastian, but we also gained a wonderful friend from abroad! Please continue to stay in touch with us, and thank you so very much to you and Ana!! “Vale!”
Charli y James
Dear Leire, Thank you once again for giving us what we believe is the best wedding we have ever attended, which just so happened to be our own. The whole day was a joy to be a part of and made the efforts of us and our guests to get to Spain from Australia more than worth it. We heard many of our guests echo our sentiments about it being the “best wedding ever”. We initially thought we may have bitten off more than we could chew; holding a wedding on the other side of the world, in a place we had never been, in a country where we don’t speak the language, with some guests who were not seasoned travellers, but somehow you made it all happen. We can’t thank you enough for your help from the very beginning – without you we would not have had the amazing location, great food, entertainment and decorations that you were able to organise for us. The regular contact we had throughout the preparations really helped manage our stress and made us understand the process, despite the distance between us. Neither of us really recall your coordination on the day, which is testament to how smoothly it all ran. All of the contractors you recommended were outstanding, especially Angel and the make up artists. And on top of coordinating the day you were a great celebrant for the ceremony. More than anything, you’re just a lovely person! We are very happy to have met you and made a new friend in a new country. We hope to keep in touch and continue to hear of the future amazing functions that 20eventos puts together. Sincerely, Charlotte and James