Our work

How do we work?

Here at Dalmatia Events we are wedding planners driven by the passion for weddings, genuine emotion and of course – love! We work with the best vendors and during many events we’ve done together we’ve developed great relationships, understand each other very well and of course – can vouch for the professionalism and commitment of their work.

We’ve chosen and are always on the lookout for partners who do the best work, offer the best work and services and of course share our values in the wedding industry. So when our team and you – our lovely couples are creating your day, we’ve got everything covered!

The talented and experienced people we work with are key to success – which is a smooth, beautiful and unforgettable wedding day.

Milda

Milda

Founder and main planner

I have always been interested in event planning. After organizing several events for my friends, I began to plan events for various organizations. After planning events throughout several different industries I realized that the one area I was really passionate about was wedding planning. That being said…I’ve been planning destination weddings in beautiful Croatia for five years now!

My goal is to create a day that the bride, groom and their guests will never forget! Together with my team, we make sure that our couples’ personalities and wishes come to life through locations, entertainment, styling and all other elements of the wedding. Every detail counts, but what counts the most is the stress free months of planning before the BIG day that our couples can enjoy knowing that everything is taken care of. I love the exciting look on their faces after they say their “I do’s” – those looks shine with happiness and shout “WE DID IT!”.

When I’m not planning weddings I travel, do yoga and read obsessively. Travelling gives me the opportunity to learn more about and experience different cultures, while meeting unique,inspiring people. When I need to relax or just be with myself I listen to Diana Krall, Jamiroquai or The White Stripes. I am a life-long fan of author John Irving, Scandinavian thrillers (Jo Nesbo, Stieg Larson..), Jack Kerouac’s “On the road”, but I also love non-fiction such as Malcom Gladwell, Nassim Taleb and various history books too.

Irena

Wedding planner and event designer

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to make things beautiful. As a child on play dates I would always be more interested in my playmate’s bedroom decor than in her newest toy collection. As a young adult rather than pursuing a career in design, I chose to climb the corporate ladder. After several successful years in business marketing I realized I still wanted to redecorate every room I walked into. This is when I decided to make my dream a reality, and began an apprenticeship with a wedding design company in Vancouver, Canada. Shortly after my career change,another life altering decision was made when my family and I decided to leave Vancouver and move to Split, Croatia. Hence, the creation of Prestiž Dizajn in 2009. Since then I have had the pleasure of designing hundreds of weddings and events in Dalmatia.

During this time I have also traveled to the United States and received my certification as an Accredited Event Designer through the Institute of Wedding and Event Design. I pride myself on the personal touch I give to each client, and every time I expect to exceed rather than meet their expectations. My greatest reward is making each clients dream design come to life!

Besides being an event designer, I am also a wife, mother of two teenagers, and an avid baker! My favourite pastime is entertaining friends and family at our summer home in the coutryside.

Irena

Mario

Mario

Wedding planner, logistics and operations manager

My first job within the event industry was working at an international tourism fair and movie festival as an assistant to the senior event planning committee. From there I worked my way up to becoming the festival project coordinator.

I loved every part of that job, especially the opportunity to help create the general concept and overall vision of the project, as well as dealing with all the little details that are so crucial for any successful event. Working on these major projects provided me with a vast amount of experience and industry contacts. It also allowed me the opportunity to develop my own personal style and approach to event planning. A transition from these projects to the more personal events was somehow natural for me. I’ve always loved being in direct contact with my clients.

In my free time I am a little bit of a sports geek – I enjoy playing football and running (but not too much) and I follow every possible sport and sporting event. Apart from sports, I simply love to travel (but who doesn’t) …whether it’s a trip to a local island in Croatia, a weekend road trip, or a bigger trip abroad, I love it all! And yes, my grandpa has a little vineyard and an olive orchard. I am trying to learn the tricks of the trade so that I can carry on our family tradition of wine and olive oil making.

Testimonials

Our happy couples

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“We had the most wonderful time thanks to Milda and Mario, and the rest of the team on the day! We had a great day and were so lucky to have such lovely weather on our wedding day. I cannot thank you enough for helping us make this occasion so special.“
Tracy + Paul
(United Kingdom)
“I can’t thank enough Milda for everything she did for us. It was the most perfect day.
Natasha + James
(United Kingdom)
“What can we say?!? We so appreciate the time and effort you gave in making this a wonderful, memorable and just plain fun occasion! Your attention to details was just amazing and was taken care of in a very professional manner! Since our first contact we had peace of mind and you did not disappoint. You really made the whole organisation easy and the day of completely stress free for us and our families. If we would do it over again we wouldn’t even think twice about hiring you again and we wouldn’t change a thing! Thank you so very much for all of your hard work, planning and making our wedding so unforgettable!!!”
Ivana + Ante
(Germany)
"We are so grateful for all the work Milda has done to make our special day come true. We got married in Hvar, and everything turned out to be even better than we imagined. Living in Norway, we would not have been able to arrange everything on our own, and we both agree; except for the decision to get married of course, the best choice we made was to hire Milda as our wedding planner! She is very creative, organized and available; we always received swift answers to our questions. Milda assisted with everything, from planning to organizing, booking and paperwork, and she and Mario also followed us on the wedding day to make sure everything went as planned. It did, and we are very thankful. One of the things we enjoyed the most was that we could really relax and focus on ourselves and our guests on the wedding day. Our warmest recommendation goes to Milda and Dalmatia Events.”
Kjersti + Nicolai
Norway
“We made the decision to get married at Fort George on the small island of Vis and at the time the Fort was being renovated. Until we visited in May, Mario and Milda worked tirelessly to provide us with updates on the renovations whilst working with us on the creative and legal aspects. Milda has such a creative flair and completely understood our vision to have a wedding which was more of a relaxed affair. She worked with her localcontacts to provide some really great additions to the wedding such as flowers, menus and a wedding arch, which were completely to our taste. Milda and Mario provided support throughout the year and when we visited the island four months before our wedding they spent an entire day giving us a tour of the Fort but also neighbouring islands to meet farmers and sample some of their local wine! It was a really special visit for us. Milda suggested and booked the most amazing restaurant for us in Split for the arrival of our guests and also booked a restaurant for a drinks evening the next day in Vis. She went above and beyond helping us with our plans outside of the actual wedding and both of their local knowledge made the experience very relaxing.On the day everything ran smoothly and was completely organised from dressing the Fort, to arranging the logistics of moving people to a boat and back to the Fort again. It really helps that both Mario and Milda are absolutely lovely people but they are also extremely professional and fantastic at their jobs. We would wholly recommend them to anyone getting married“
Gemma + Tom
(United Kingdom)
“Finding Milda was really like finding our fairy godmother! It made the distance between the UK and Croatia a very minor detail. She found us the most magical location for our wedding in Bol, Brac and turned all our wishes for the day into reality. All her recommendations for photographer, musician and “cake artist” were excellent and we have the best memories of our wedding day. All our guests had an amazing time and Milda ensured that things ran perfectly on the day. Milda has the ability to translate ideas into exactly what you imagine and she has a very good eye for detail and many great ideas of her own. We’re sure before long Milda and her team will come to be known as THE wedding planners in Croatia.!!!”
Katherine + Erik
(United Kingdom)
“We knew we wanted to get married in another country and we knew it wouldn’t be easy. Once we met Milda and Mario all of our worries settled. From the moment we sat down with them we felt that they really grasped exactly what we wanted for our big day. Even though we lived 3000 miles away from Croatia we had no trouble contacting and discussing the wedding. Milda was extremely thorough in every detail regarding bookings and budget which really gave us a sense of ease. She constantly provided us with options based on our requests and helped us stay within our agreed budget. Once we arrived in Croatia a week before our big day Milda met us immediately. She assisted us on all last minute meetings, wardrobe failures, tastings, and whatever unexpected incidents pop up when planing a destination wedding. Everything went so smooth it was unbelievable. From the rehearsal dinner two nights before to the ceremony to the reception, everything was perfect. We couldn’t have done it without them, and come to think of it, we wouldn’t have wanted to. Over those ten months of planning we never felt like we were not their top priority. Thank you Milda and Mario for giving us a day we and 85 others will never forget.“
Andrea + Justin
(Sweden, USA)
“Well we don’t know where to start with Thanking Milda & Mario for all they have done! We are so lucky to have found Milda to organise our wedding. From the first email she was so friendly and professional. We have to admit it is scary putting all your trust in someone you have never met to organise such an important day. Their attitude is so positive, nothing is too much and she will do her best to give you everything you want. We showed Milda inspiration boards with images of what we wanted for our wedding and her reply to everything was “yes, we can do that!”. Milda & Mario helped us with everything not just for the wedding day but with getting all our guests to the beautiful island of Hvar, finding accommodation, booking trips and recommending restaurants. Nothing was too much for them and we are so grateful. Our wedding day was truly amazing; we had the best day of our lives. The day went from start to finish without any problems. Milda and Mario were there the whole time taking charge and sorting out everything so we did not have anything to worry about. We thank them both for a truly memorable wedding week and wish them all the best and success for the future. Thank you so very much :0)”
Naomi + Lee
(United Kingdom)
“My wife and I got married on the beautiful island of Hvar, in Croatia. With the help from Dalmatia Events we managed to plan the whole wedding from Norway and it turned out even better than we pictured it and pretty much exceeded our expectations. My wife, who is quite the perfectionist, had a very specific idea about how she wanted the decorations and flower arrangements to be, so she was quite nervous that things may not turn out how we wanted them to be. However, we quickly found out that these are very professional people, who do their outmost to fulfil the clients’ demands and wishes. We were on a budget, and didn’t have very high hopes for a very grand wedding, but Dalmatia Events helped us get good local deals and made the whole wedding look like a million dollars! It would be wrong to say that I will be a recurring customer, but I have no problems whatsoever to recommend Dalmatia Events to anyone who are looking into getting married in Croatia.”
Silje + Kyril
(Norway)
“We can honestly not thank Milda enough for everything she did for us over the last 12 months to make our wedding day the most beautiful, memorable day of our lives! Living in the England and deciding to get married in Hvar was a huge decision for us and not one we took lightly, our first point of call was to find someone we could trust to help us plan and organize such an important event. After contacting numerous wedding planners in the area Milda stood out to us as being very organized, honest, enthusiastic and extremely personable – after the initial discussions with Milda we knew right away she was the right person to help us. Milda provided us with numerous fantastic ideas and suggestions for venues and entertainment for the day, managed all the bookings, dealt with all aspects relating to the legal requirements for a wedding in Croatia and was on hand throughout the planning process to answer any questions or eradicate any concerns we had! Milda has such a calm, approachable and helpful manner that despite us being so far away from the location we felt so relaxed and confident that our special day was in extremely capable hands. The service she provided to us before the wedding and on the day was completely faultless. Milda went above and beyond what was expected and we cannot recommend her highly enough to anyone arranging a wedding. She is amazing!”
Susanna + Mark
(United Kingdom)
“Thanks again for everything, you made our day/week everything we wished for and more.“
Sarah + Tom
(United Kingdom)
“Thank you both again for all of your hard work. It is greatly appreciated. In Emma’s words “the day was absolutely perfect.“
Emma + Anthony
(United Kingdom)
“The wedding day was amazing … it all went sooooo fast. Saying goodbye to our guests on Sunday was very hard, lots of them started crying as they had such a great time.Thank you for everything. “Too bad” you only marry once … this way we wont be able to see each other again“
Andrea + Martin
(Switzerland)
“Thanks for everything, we had a great time this summer and will always remember our wedding as the most beautiful time of our lives.”
Martyna + Mario
(Lithuania, Croatia)
“It was remarkable event full of positive emotions which our event organizers created – thank you, or AČIU as we say in Lithuania once again. The town on the seaside just charmed us completely, the weather was perfect, the weaving sea just brought so calm feelings inside, the hills around kept the majesty of the day. All the team working with us was so helpful, flexible and professional: the agenda went smoothly, the places for all activities during the day were fascinating, cute and the ones you could dream about :). So NO STRESS JUST POSITIVE FEELINGS were leading us all the day and night long.”
Andzelika + Nerijus
(Lithuania)

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