Event design is about more than just pretty flowers or beautiful decorations — it is about highlighting both the bold and understated details of your love story.
As we begin the design process, I will help you define your vision by getting to know you; what you like, what you dislike, what inspires you, what doesn’t. I will then curate all the visual elements of your wedding, and propose a design that delivers a cohesive story that reflects your style and personality. From colour palette, to typography, to your core design team, every detail will be intentional, and every decision thoughtful.
A wedding is a large production that requires a production manager to oversee, and orchestrate all the different moving pieces. If there is no solid foundation, a beautifully designed wedding can quickly fall apart in the details. Wedding planning is about providing the structural support for all the different elements and vendors to work in tandem for your wedding.
Logistically, I will help you scout for the perfect venue, select your key vendors, negotiate fees and review contracts, and of course, construct a timeline and budget that maps out the foundation of your wedding. Behind the scenes, I advise you on wedding etiquette, offer my professional insight, mediate between family dynamics, and most importantly, I remain your biggest advocate behind your every decision.
Choosing to have a destination wedding opens up an endless possibility of stunning locations, and I am eager to help you create a beautiful experience for you and your loved ones.
Specializing in France and Italy, I offer my full-service planning and design world-wide, saving you the countless hours of additional research involved with a destination wedding. I will work closely with your venue and team to manage the logistics, accommodation, and overall travel experience for you and your guests.
For pre-wedding shoots, I take care of the planning details including dress rental, makeup artist, photographer, and all your travel needs for an unforgettable experience.
Although my passion is weddings, I am honoured to be a part of my couples lives beyond the wedding day. Whether you are hosting a shower, a birthday, or anniversary party, I am excited to help you celebrate the milestones in life. I will help you book your vendors, invite your loved ones, and design a celebration that allows for you and your guests to enjoy the moments that matter.
This editorial experience is designed for the creative entrepreneur looking to build their brand, or grow their destination portfolio. Planning a shoot in a new destination can be incredibly overwhelming, so let me bring my network and expertise to you. I will work with you on your branding and design inspiration, and take care of all the sourcing and logistics involved with producing a destination editorial.
Finding a planner is a great place to start at the beginning of your engagement. We can guide you through all other decisions, and help keep things simple and stress-free from the start.
Yes, I am fluent in English and Mandarin, as are a few members of my team!
12-18 months is the ideal timeframe, especially for destination weddings. However, my team and I have planned and executed weddings in less than 5 months. It's all about great connections, prioritizing, and staying organized!
If you've had your heart set on a venue for a long time, book it, then find a planner who has strong experience with weddings there. If you don't know where to begin, a great planner can show you amazing venues in your style and budget, saving you tons of time and research.
Wedding planning is the foundation of your wedding, and event design is all the visual elements. Even the most beautifully designed wedding will fall apart without a foundation, which is why it's so important to have one professional managing both aspects hand-in-hand.
Absolutely! I've had experience working with couples and vendors around the world, and understand how to navigate different timezones, as well as maximize our time together when in person.
Send an enquiry, and schedule a complimentary consultation with me. From there, I will create a custom proposal based on your specific needs and inspiration.
On your wedding day, I will oversee all your vendors, and handle the overall creative direction and logistics necessary to produce your celebration.
Once your foundation is complete, I manage all logistics leading up to the wedding. This includes timelines, floor plans, payment scheduling, guest RSVPs, and vendor management.
In the design phase, I will help you define your wedding vision. I will curate all the visual elements of your wedding, and present a full design proposal.
My job is to then help you manage your budget in the most effective way possible, and pair you with suitable vendors.
Once you join the Wonderstruck family, a series of questionnaires will help me understand you as a couple, and assess your wedding priorities and overall vision.
"Ariel notices every detail, is so knowledgeable, and respectful of opinions and different cultures. She also has a great eye for design. There was never a single moment where we felt worried or stressed or confused. Ariel is an excellent communicator and goes above and beyond to ensure everything is as perfect as perfect can be! My mom is extremely picky and difficult to please - and she could not stop raving about how much she loves Ariel and how appreciative she was of everything Ariel did for us on our wedding day."
"Ariel is phenomenal! We can’t thank her enough for all the support she provided throughout our wedding planning journey. Not only she carefully listened to our ideas but also meticulously implemented them through her implacable professionalism, vast knowledge and great deal of expertise. She provided incredible support on the wedding day and went above and beyond to allow us to enjoy the moment.
We are so happy that we worked with Ariel and we do believe it was our best decision to meet her."
"Ariel was an absolute delight to work with and I couldn't have asked for anyone better! Ariel made sure to send us reminders for things that are often overlooked to make sure that the wedding ran perfectly to the tee on every level.
She went above and beyond her job making sure that the groom and I were stress-free on the big day contacting all vendors beforehand and meticulously analyzing every detail. Ariel is always on-time, hardworking, organized, and meticulous. Thank you Ariel for everything and Peng and I couldn't have done it without you!"
"I really enjoyed the whole wedding planning experience. Thank you for making it so stress-free for us. We knew a lot of work was done behind the scenes. It was beyond our expectations. From the design proposal, you knew what kind of wedding we wanted and you executed it flawlessly. It’s one thing to brainstorm a bunch of ideas, and it’s another to make it happen."
"Ariel is very friendly, professional and reliable.
From one meeting and one questionnaire, she fully understood our preference and style, and she make our dream wedding coming true. Ariel has an exquisite taste for decors and colours. All the guests were impressed by the beautiful setup. She being able to speak Mandarin is another big help for my parents and relatives. Highly recommend her to anyone who is planning a wedding."
"Ariel has supported me for a number of events and has always an incredibly helpful, strong understanding of our needs, responsive and flexible with all of our changing requirements. She has always placed incredible effort to make any necessary changes, assist when there are issues, and has seen to every need with incredible diligence."
"Ariel looks at the whole picture to make sure no detail is missed, and truly enjoys what she does! We were so thankful to have Ariel as our wedding planner!"
"Ariel is a knowledgable professional and delightful person.
She is very detail oriented and organized, and goes above and beyond to exceed the tasks requested of her. I highly recommend working with Ariel, she will not disappoint."
"Thank you for being part of our journey and helping us plan an amazing wedding. We appreciated your structure and helping us stay on top of things, as we both lead very busy lives. You helped create the vision we pictured, and that day is one we will never forget."
"We truly appreciate everything you have done for us and our wedding. We have received so many compliments about the amazing flow and organizing of our wedding day. A million thanks to you and your team."
"Each detail was impeccable and we are so grateful for your work.
We couldn’t have done it without you — thank you for everything!"