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March 6, 2016
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Petra + Marek

October, 2017.

''Marcela is the best wedding planner ever and she organized an unforgettable wedding for us! She is and excellent professional but also a friendly warm hearted person. Our wedding was all that we wanted and more thanks to Marcela and her team. If you want to get married in lovely Dubrovnik we would warmly recommend her services.''


Niki + Tristan

September 2016.

''Marcela is the Mary Poppins of weddings. A true dream came alive thanks to her and her great team. To get married in Dubrovnik helped by Marcela is the greatest decision ever made. We truly cannot thank the D'Inspiration team enough. We had such a wonderful day - it was truly the best day of our lives and we couldn't have dreamed of a better day, in fact I feel that I actually spent the day in heaven it was so perfect & magical. We know that this was all down to Marcela & her team. Her organization, co-ordination & dedication is second to none throughout the whole wedding process & on the day itself. What is also incredible is how you get such a personal service at such geat value. We have had so many letters of thanks from our guests & comments that it was the best wedding that they have ever been to & how amazing Marcela was at keeping everything running smoothly & all to plan. She was always on hand to help at any given moment. Our guests were all so sad that it was over & keep asking if we can do it again somehow!! We cannot thank you enough for all your support & everything you did to make it this way. You truly are amazing & I hope we can stay in touch with you even though we don't have a wedding to plan anymore, it felt like you became our friend from the moment we first met you due to your warmth & support you showed immediately. Anyone who chooses you and your team as their wedding planner will have the most amazing day & are truly lucky couples! They have chosen the best wedding planner in Dubrovnik! Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts''


Becky + Wu

September 2016.

''We found D'Inspiration after an exhaustive search online reading through countless profiles of wedding coordinators in Dubrovnik. Marcela stood out from all the rest because she was ultra responsive, detailed, and professional. These are important qualities for any wedding planner but it was especially important for us as we were planning from the other side of the world. She was on time for every scheduled phone call, Skype date, and in-person meeting. Each time we talked to her leading up to the first time we met her in person (2 days before our reception), we felt comfortable and at ease because she is so organized and helpful. We booked the venue and chose our menu entirely based on Marcela's recommendations and we have heard nothing but wonderful feedback from our guests. It is amazing Marcela put in so much time and provided so many recommendations to us all the while never once asking for payment up front. We felt like we were working with a dear friend the entire time. She also put up with our shenanigans (such as going silent on her for a long time because we were tired of wedding planning and didn't bother to let her know, or requesting to send explosive party toys to her house because we would not be able to get them through TSA) and still loved us enough to stay and party with us until 2am on our reception day. Our parents had never traveled before but were treated like visiting family by the D'Inspiration team. They helped to arrange services and activities unrelated to the wedding and did so with genuine care. This left such a lasting impression on our parents, they love Dubrovnik as much as we do. A heartfelt thank you to you Marcela and your lovely parents! We cannot recommend D'Inspiration enough!''


Elly + Andrew

August, 2016.

''I found D'inspiration from trip advisor, after reading a lot of reviews. Obviously it is a bit daunting choosing a wedding planner when you haven't met them (we are from Wales and had our wedding in Dubrovnik) but i need not had worried. Marcela was amazing, very friendly, understanding, listened to exactly what I wanted and went above and beyond what I could have expected. We were in contact through email and sometimes Skype. I always felt like I knew what was going on and if I ever got confused or worried Marcela would always put my mind at ease. On the actual wedding day herself or a member of her team were present from the start of the day , right til the very end, I can't thank her enough for arranging the day and keeping everything on track without any problems, having her there made everything so much easier and took off any pressure so we could just enjoy the day. Honestly cannot recommend her and the team enough, they were simply amazing! Everyone at the wedding said it was the best wedding they had been to, and it was all down to this team!''


Anna + Aron

July, 2016

''“Without Marcela Ljubomirac my dream wedding would not have been possible. From our very first meeting I knew we were in good hands due to her friendly but professional manner. Marcela really cares about making your big day perfect and spends quality time discussing your ideas and dreams for your wedding day.
Her sophisticated style and creative vision ensured our wedding day looked like something out of a celebrity magazine! Each location was decorated beautifully with the most amazing flowers I have ever seen. Marcela has a gift where you know she is constantly around ensuring things are going smoothly without actually seeing her!
Her relationship with local hotels/photographers/caterers is world class, nothing is too much to ask. Being British I was slightly concerned with the legal proceedings for getting married in Dubrovnik despite doing my homework online. After a quick email discussion with Marcela my mind was put immediately at rest. She fully explained everything and accompanied us to the town hall the day before our wedding to finalize all our legal documents.
Every single detail was accounted for during our wedding day and the day ran so smoothly without any hiccups. Apart from the big day Marcela also helped organize a pre-wedding meal at a local restaurant for 60 people the night before the wedding and a beach BBQ the day after. She was so helpful to us as a couple and all my wedding guests during our week stay in Dubrovnik. Only an email or phone call away for any advice we required.
Words cannot describe how lucky we feel to have placed our trust in Marcela to organize our big day. She constantly goes over and above her expected duties and cannot do enough to ensure you have what a wedding should be, the best day of your lives.
Thanks Marcela, you are a true pro and now a great friend we will value always.''


Debbie + Andrew

June, 2017.

''Thank you so much for our beautiful day, everything was just perfect. The memories are staying alive with the wonderful videos and pictures. Dubrovnik forever in our hearts!''


Lisa + Dave

June, 2017.

''Following our engagement David and I decided on getting married in Croatia. The challenge started, how an earth do you pick a wedding planner? We came across many agencies that would offer us a “package” but something didn't feel right. After hours of research we stumbled across D’Inspiration and an email was sent to Marcela.
Immediately our first response from her identified that she was going to offer a different service to all the other agencies, what was obvious was that she would work around our wishes and not try to fit us into a package. 
We had already arranged a visit to Dubrovnik prior to talking to Marcela but was then lucky enough to be able to go for a second time and stay in the complimentary accommodation for two nights.
Marcela was perfect, she listened to everything we wanted and really shared our vision. We had unlimited contact via emails and Skype and this was exactly what I needed when I was having a slight panic about something I was unclear about. She showed patience and understanding with regard to other commitments we had other than the wedding, which we are both so grateful for.
As a family run business, both her parents worked hard behind the scenes to ensure what we dreamt was a reality and all the fine details of the day were just as perfect as we wanted them to be. Marcela was available from the start to end of the day which was very reassuring.
The photographer and videographer were both fantastic and our flowers were exactly what we wanted. Admittedly, its pretty scary choosing a stranger to plan the most important day of your life but there has never been a doubt in my mind that we picked the best one available. David and I will be forever grateful for the most beautiful perfect day ever. It was a pleasure to have met you and thank you so much and all at D’inspiration.''


Emily + Mike

October, 2015.

''Marcela is an amazing and beautiful person who does fantastic work. Not only is she patient and kind, she is also meticulous with detail and will do everything possible to make your special day amazing. I highly recommend her company.''


Kelly + Lee

July, 2015.

''Amazing wedding planner who took all the stress out of planning my daughter's wedding. Everything on the day was just so perfect. Marcela and her lovely team go above and beyond to make everything perfect. So very glad Kelly and Lee chose to use D'inspiration and we now also have friends for life xxx.''


Amber + Michael

June, 2015.

''I can’t imagine having anyone else plan our wedding, as everything was absolutely perfect. Marcela, it is so clear that you and your team put your hearts and souls into every detail of what you do. We felt so welcome and so special during our time with you. Our friends and families are still raving about our wedding months later! We are so lucky to have found D’Inspiration! Thank you for everything!''


Sharon + Peter

October, 2014.

''Peter and I just had our dream wedding in Dubrovnik with more help than we can thank for from D'inspiration team. We had a rough idea of how our wedding to be and thanks to Marcela, she gave us exactly what we wanted and more. She knew exactly what to do and how to do it. We could have never gotten what we had without her. She has so many great ideas whilst respecting our tight budget. She truly is very versatile and very capable of delivering regardless of the criteria. Marcela has made the whole wedding planning such an enjoyable experience. I may be biased but the wedding ceremony and reception was so beautiful and totally blew us away. One more thing I have to point out that made us really glad we chose her as our wedding planner is when we said we wanted to get married in a chapel on a hill but we're not catholic, Marcela immediately knew where we'll have our wedding. Once she showed it to us, we knew that's it and we would never have been happier elsewhere. This shows how well Marcela knows the town and how local she is and I believe that is one of the main factor when choosing a planner. Thank you Marcela for everything!!''


Lisa + Lee

September, 2014.

"Myself and my husband would love to thank Marcela Ljubomirac and her whole family for their amazing job at our recent wedding! We are over the moon with the whole day and Marcela's attention to detail is amazing and she is so dedicated and worked so hard in making sure our day was perfect! She is not only an amazing wedding planner but an amazing person who I now class as a lovely friend who I will keep in touch with! We highly recommend D'Inspiration for that extra personal touch! thank you again! lots of love Mr and Mrs Dingwall xx"


Alexander + Maria

September, 2014.

"We would like to say "thank you very much" Marcela for the perfectly organized wedding for us. We are very grateful that we have found you, you are the perfect wedding planer, very responsible, very nice and friendly lady. Every thing was perfect from its beginning, from the first response from you we believed that you are the right person to help us to arrange the most important day in our live and to make it the real celebration of love and happiness. You were very kind and attentiveness to us and our wishes that to plan our wedding became more relaxing that we could imagine. It was pleasure to communicate with you and to share the ideas about decoration, music and other small but very important things. And the very interesting thing was that closer to our wedding day we were the more relaxed we feel our self’s about it due to your rapidly responses and clear understanding what we want. And when we eventually arrived in Dubrovnik and met you we even stronger feel that we are lucky! Of course in the wedding day we were worry about lots of things... but were not worry at all about all organizational moments, we were sure about it and it gave us an advantage to dedicate time for our self’s. And in our wedding day every thing was perfect, it was like a dream, all our guests were very impressed on the performance too, but the most important that we are very happy!
Thank you Marcela! We wish you to have more and more happy couples! And for the couples who decided to get married we wish love and happiness and recommend to arrange it in Dubrovnik with Marcela."


Jade + Paul

August, 2014.

"Unfortunately, the day we arrived, the rain was pouring it down and if I heard "It's the worst summer Croatia has ever experienced" once, I heard it a thousand times. Marcela could sense my anxiety told me she knew a storm chaser. I thought nothing more of it until she returned to our hotel in the evening to tell us that all would be ok...and sure enough it was.
The big day finally arrived and mum and I went down to have our hair and make-up done by a therapist down by the old town. Marcela had gone on about how amazing she was and when she was done, I couldn't quite believe it. What's even cooler is that this lady does the make-up for some of the Game of Thrones actors and actresses.
As I stepped out of the taxi, I literally felt like a Hollywood superstar which was very nerve racking as I walked through the Old Town. As I stood outside Sponza Palace, I envisaged all my ideas finally coming to fruition. When I stepped into the venue though, it was far superior to anything I had imagined...it was simply perfect. As man and wife, we were taken away to have some photos with the lovely Dean and Boris who continued to help us feel comfortable in our new role as catalogue models.
We joined our guests for the epic boat party which took us to the reception venue which was Neptun Hotel. 2 months down the line and many of our friends still talk about the boat ride. The view of the Old Town as we left the port, the sun as it beamed down on happy faces and the glamour of something just that bit different from the norm.
As we arrived at out reception, Marcela went just that extra mile again to ensure that all was perfect; she made a pathway of hearts leading to the entrance. The venue décor was absolutely stunning. Everything was exactly how I had pictured: the flower arrangements , the vintage feel of the decorative vases and jars, the mix of different textures and soft palette of color, the spiraling lights around the columns, the table plan and so many more intricate, subtle details which I absolutely adored. Once more, Marcela surprised us with another beautiful idea which as a picture frame which set the sea as it's background for our guests to be a part of.
I could never have imagined how lucky I could have been to land such a perfect wedding. It truly was a fairytale come true and even two months down the line, I continue to think about how perfect it was. It was perfect for many reasons...yes I married the man of my dreams (sorry...guess I had to start with this one), it was a dream location, I have great friends, the weather was great but really, without Marcela planning and coordinating every last detail, there is just no way it would have happened.
Thank you once more D'Inspiration for making such a perfect day. I have already recommended Marcela to a colleague who is actually planning her wedding in 2015 with D'Inspiration but would recommend this company for anyone looking for attention to detail, sensational one-to-one personalized dialogue, a beautiful friendly face and most importantly a passionate yet ambitious woman who loves planning weddings...and trust me, she is phenomenal!"


Anouska + Roddy

July, 2014.

"Organizing a wedding in another country was always going to be a difficult challenge. Especially for 150 people. But that is where Marcela and her fantastic team came in. We can honestly say that without the help of Marcela, our day would have been nowhere near as successful and special as it was. She went to the end of the earth to ensure everything was exactly as we wanted and the end result was the most amazing day of our lives. Her attention to detail, thoughtfulness, anticipation and kindness are second to none and I do not believe there is another wedding planner out there who offers the same personal and warm service that Marcela and her family offer. We cannot thank them enough. If you are thinking of getting married in Dubrovnik (which you should because it is heaven on earth) then you should most definitely enlist the help of Marcela and her team and you are guaranteed the happiest of times! "


Rachael + Sergio

July, 2013.

"We couldn't have wished for anything more for our wedding. Our dream day became a reality and this was down to the dedication and creativity of Marcela and her team. Marcela is a wonderful and warm person to work with. She gave everything she could in order to make our wedding perfect. Nothing was unachievable and she was there to help and support us no matter what (including the time of day). We couldn't have found anyone better to create the most wonderful experience and memories with us!"


Georgia + Adam

June, 2016.

"Georgia (my now wife) has a gift for creating a vision and working towards it and naturally our wedding day was no exception. Marcela was able to bring this vision to life and executed it perfectly...
If you're reading this then I'm assuming you already appreciate how stunning Dubrovnik is and why we chose this as our destination for our BIG day.
In short, we met with several wedding planners before deciding to work with Marcela. In my opinion, Marcela was able to offer something that no one else did; not only is Marcela native to Dubrovnik, well connected, highly professional etc etc - what she had that no one displayed, certainly not in the same way, was an overwhelming passion for what she does.
When first meeting with Marcela she instantly filled us with confidence that she could deliver! Her enthusiasm was infectious and she had loads of ideas/ suggestions, which Georgia and I (mainly Georgia) could go away and digest; while not being offended if we declined one of her suggestions. Another positive trait of Marcela was her ability to manage our expectations. Marcela would always do everything possible to bring an idea to life, but there were times that this was not possible (but not through a lack of trying), but an alternative solution was already put forward.
Now that I was definitely involved (to what extent, I'm not sure) in our wedding planning, the three of us would Skype frequently, where Marcela would be keeping us informed of what we needed to be considering, at the various stages of our planning timeline: From deciding on the colour themes, to logistics on the day, to the legalities, we were certainly well informed.
A couple of months prior to the wedding, Marcela invited us to Dubrovnik for our "inspection", although it felt more like bringing everything together and finalising everything that we had been discussing for the past 6 months. The inspection really helped me, a typical guy, visualise what the BIG day would look like (although you'll never know how it 'feels' until THE day).
To paint a vague picture of our day, our ceremony was based on the beautiful island of Lokrum, followed by drinks and canapés at Villa Orsula/ Victoria and then on to the sea terrace area at Grand Villa Argentina for our wedding breakfast and it was PERFECT! We could not have asked for anything more. All of our guests had an amazing time and it wouldn't have been made possible without the support of Marcela.
I cannot recommend Marcela more highly. She is someone who worked hard to truly create the best day of our lives and someone who we consider to now be our friend.
Look no further for a wedding planner! Adam Al - Badry

Everyone always says your wedding day is the best day of your life. And ours really was...everything we hoped for and more and we have Marcela to thank for this.
We always knew we wanted a destination wedding; the sun, beautiful surroundings and amazing food. We had been to Croatia once before and when I looked online it became clear quite quickly that Croatia was getting much more popular especially for weddings and there were a number of wedding venues and wedding planners easily accessible via email. We arranged to meet 5 planners and see a variety of venues.
When we met Marcela we knew she was the right lady for the job and we have absolutely no regrets. Marcela is so passionate and enthusiastic about her job and life in general. We quickly became good friends, Marcela always on hand via email or Skype to answer any queries. One concern I had about having a destination wedding was whether things like the cake, decor, flowers etc would be to our taste and whether there would be much choice. I wanted quite a big part in all of the choices of our wedding and so I sent visual photos of our ideas to Marcela. She created a mood board in her office (as she does for all her weddings) and delivered on every single detail: the amazing flower arch at the end of the aisle, the table decor, table plan, string quartet, candles, confetti, buttonholes just to name a few. Nothing too much trouble and there was plenty of choice. Marcela always listened to our wishes and really got to grips with the 'feel' of how we wanted our wedding. She has creative flare and attention to detail. At all times Marcela was open to our requests and suggestions.
Marcela runs a family run wedding planning business and because of this everything is so personable and dedicated. Marcela grew up in Dubrovnik so she really knows the area, and has built up reliable contacts with suppliers such as florists, taxis, boats, photographer/videographer, restaurants and hotels. We really felt that our wedding was the only one she was planning at the time even though it wasn't.
A big part of the wedding planning was that Marcela deals with the court in Croatian and so sorts out all of the documents and certificates you require. We don't feel we could have done this without her guidance.
A couple of months before the wedding Marcela met us in Dubrovnik for a run through (inspection visit) where we went to her office to run through everything, walked through the day and she arranged for food and wine tasting, and a hair and makeup trial.
On the day Marcela worked tirelessly throughout with her team to ensure everything ran smoothly and to time so we didn't have to worry about anything.
Little things like arriving at the hairdresser in the morning with croissants for myself and my bridesmaids was really lovely. We had our ceremony on the Island of Lokrum and the reception on the sea terrace of GVA. Due to rough seas we had to make a last minute change of having reception drinks on Lokrum to on the mainland Dubrovnik and with minutes to spare Marcela was able to arrange this with minimal disruption to guests.
We really would say that Marcela is the best wedding planner in Dubrovnik. All of our guests were blown away by our wedding and she created the wedding of our dreams. If you are thinking of getting married abroad choose Dubrovnik and if you know you want to get married in Dubrovnik choose Marcela. You won't regret it.
We already can't wait to get back to Dubrovnik and we will certainly be keeping in touch with Marcela. Georgia Al - Badry "

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