Fait Accompli– Remember the flamboyant wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and the spectacular wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Both events were organised by Fait Accompli. This wedding planning agency prides itself as ‘makers of legendary events’ and orchestrates weddings with extraordinary results. It was founded by Camilla Monckton, and has offices in London and Luxembourg.
Yifat Oren– Yifat Oren is the founder of Oren Co, and is regarded as one of the industry’s top tastemakers. She is the image architect behind some of the world’s most memorable celebrations, and is known for her ability to create personalized, authentic affairs with refined, tasteful restraint and her signature discretion. She has been involved in the planning of weddings and other events for many Hollywood A-listers including, Anne Hathaway, Cameron Diaz, Natalie Portman, and Adam Levine. She was behind the planning of NBA’s Mc Collum’s wedding in 2020, and Ariana Grande’s wedding this year.
Preston Bailey– This renowned artist possesses a unique skill of transforming spaces into theatrical environments, by using the most recent technologies in the market place. Bailey opened his design studio in 1980 and has since steadily climbed to the top league of event planners around the world. He was the set designer for the wedding of Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian as well as the extravagant weddings of Lebron James to Savannah Brinson. Among his other clients are Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, The Trump family, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas. Bailey is also internationally famous for art installations.
Mindy Weiss– For nearly three decades (since 1992), Mindy Weiss has been planning weddings, destination weddings and events all over the world. She is one of the most creative minds in the industry, and has organized events for a number of celebrities including the wedding of Justin Bieber and Hailey, Fergie and Josh Duhamel, Ciara and Russell Wilson, Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz, and Nicole Richie and Joel Madden.
Bryan Rafanelli– Rafanelli Events is a premier event planning and production company with expertise in weddings and social events. It was involved in the wedding of Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former US President Bill Clinton and former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, to Marc Mezvinsky. Many of Obama’s White House State Dinners and events were hosted by him; he was also the designer behind the White House holiday décor in 2015 and 2016.
Motwane Entertainment & Weddings- This wedding organiser planned the illustrious wedding of Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas. The agency planned and executed the event in line with the couple’s vision. It also planned the Hyderabad wedding of Arpita Khan Sharma, who is Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s sister, to Aayush Sharma. The firm organises weddings in world famous tourist destinations such as Marrakesh in Morocco.
Colin Cowie– During a period of two decades, Cowie has built a stellar reputation as one of the most creative event planners in the world, no matter the scale of the event. The American event planning firm extends its service across the world and organizes destination weddings in Italy, India, South Africa and several places in the world. He was the brain behind the design of Oprah Winfrey’s Civil Rights Legends Gala in 2014. Cowie’s clients are some of the biggest names from the entertainment world, including Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian.
Jennifer Zabinski– While Preston Bailey was the man behind the attractive decor at the wedding of Serena Williams and Alexis; it was Zabinsky who managed the planning. Her firm ‘JZ Events’ organises weddings and destination weddings, milestone celebrations, and special events. It was also the planner of Meghan Markle’s baby shower.
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