Global Wedding Awards 2024

Global Wedding Awards 2024 Weddings – the unity of two individuals, who bring their separate characteristics together to become an indomitable paragon of love and companionship. Whether extravagant or traditional, weddings exists to represent the intricate lives of both parties as they become one, and must therefore capture the whimsy of love, while upholding what makes each person them. However, doing so is far easier said than done. Thankfully, Ise Chaves of Red Velvet Weddings promises Costa Rica’s couples access to professional wedding coordination and customised wedding design services that are fully focused on making their dream day a reality. Join us as we eagerly explore how. LUXlife M A G A Z I N E Global Wedding Awards 2024 Central America Luxury Destination Wedding Planner of the Year 2024: Ise Chaves

LUXlife is excited to announce the launch of the Global Wedding Awards 2024! We have now been proud hosts of this prestigious award for eight consecutive years, and we look forward to shining a light once again on the top service providers making the Wedding industry what it is today. After facing a challenging period during the pandemic, the global Wedding sector has gone from strength to strength in recent years, bouncing back much more quickly than many experts had anticipated. The industry is projected to reach a value of over $410 billion by 2030, thanks to a variety of factors such as product innovations, growing market competition, regulatory changes, and evolving consumer demands. 4. Red Velvet Weddings: Central America Luxury Destination Wedding Planner of the Year 2024: Ise Chaves 6. Unforgettable Greek Weddings Ltd: Best Wedding & Vow Renewal Planning Company 2024 - Rhodes 8. Head Case Hair Studio: Best Vegan Hair & Beauty Salon 2024 - Texas 10. Sarah C. Brown Designs: Wedding Floral Design Expert of the Year 2024 (Southern California): Sarah Brown Sarah 12. Hatzi Mansion: Most Charming Luxury Wedding Venue 2024 – Athens & LUXlife Excellence in Hospitality Award 2024 14. Coastal Kreatives Candles: Best Artisan Candle Wedding Favor Producer 2024 - USA 16. Rosella Lanzafame: Best Luxury Wedding Planners 2024 - Sicily 18. Indian Destination Wedding: Best Indian Destination Wedding Agency 2024 – North America & LUXLife Bespoke Luxury Experience Award 2024 19. Zermatt.Wedding by Wedding in Style: Most Scenic Wedding Venue 2024 – Switzerland 20. Monafied: Best Luxury Beauty Experience 2024 – New Jersey 21. Oakfield Farm - Wedding & Function Venue: Best Country Wedding Venue 2024 – Gauteng & LUXlife Excellence Award for Country-Style Cuisine 2024 - Gauteng 22. Ilaria Weddings ltd: Best English Couple Destination Tuscany Wedding Planner 2024 23. TKM Photography: Best Domestic and Destination Wedding Photographer 2024 (Canada): Katrina Macdonald Contents Sofi Parry, Senior Editor Phone: +44 (0) 203 970 0018 Website: About the Global Wedding Awards 2024 No information contained on or in this website constitutes investment advice or an offer to invest or to provide management services and is subject to correction, completion and amendment without notice. Neither AI nor any of its associated entities are authorised to give financial advice of any nature nor are they regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Prior to making any investment, AI recommends that any prospective investor should consult with its own investment, accounting, legal and tax advisers to evaluate independently the risks, consequences and suitability of that investment. AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility.

24. Lune de Miel Studio: Destination Storytelling Wedding Videographer of the Year 2024 (UK): Joce Boissin 25. Gran Villa Rosa: Best Luxury Wedding Venue & Hotel 2024 UK & LUXlife Excellence in Hospitality Award 2024 26. Jardin Enchante Pte Ltd: Best Wedding & Events Planner 2024 - Singapore & LUXlife Client Service Excellence Award 2024 27. Taste Caterer: Most Client-Focused Wedding & Event Catering Business 2024 - Southeast England 28. Blissful Inspiration Cakes: Best Wedding Cake Bakery 2024 – Victoria & LUXlife Bespoke Creations Award 2024 29. Alexandra & Co.: Best Bridal Spa Service Provider 2024 - Hawaii 30. About You Bridal Ltd: Best Bridal Boutique Rising Star Award 2024 - Oxfordshire 31. Jasmine Rae Cakes: Best Fine Art Cake Maker 2024 32. Casablanca at Sandy Lane: Best Luxury Villa Wedding Venue 2024 - Barbados 33. Paphos Weddings Made Easy: Most Dedicated Wedding Planning Team 2024 – Paphos & LUXlife Wedding Awards Client Service Dedication Excellence Award 2024 34. W Bell/ Bells Florist: Best Wedding & Occasion Florist 2024 - Lanarkshire 35. Florala.Fun: Best Wedding Bouquet Preservation Business 2024 – Poland & LUXlife Wedding Memento Excellence Award 2024 36. Pitchfork Fondue Western Cookout: On & Off Site Event Catering Company 2024 - Wyoming 37. Posey Rose: Best Seasonal Wedding Florists 2024 - South West England 38. My Forever Weddings: Best Destination Wedding & Elopement Planner 2024 - the Netherlands 39. Chateau des Fleures: Most Opulent Estate Wedding Venue 2024 - North Carolina 40. Hen-Do: Best Hen Activity Company 2024 - Scotland 41. The Event Place: LUXlife Wedding Venue Hidden Gem Award 2024 - Southeast Texas 42. Steve Mulvey Photography: Best Storytelling Wedding Photographer 2024 (UK): Steve Mulvey 43. Curves and Lace Photography: Best Intimate Wedding Photography Team 2024 – Victoria & LUXlife Inclusive Wedding Services Award 2024: Photography 44. Vivaah Weddings: Best Destination Wedding Planning & Management Company 2024 - UAE 45. The Dried Petal Company: Best Eco-Friendly Wedding Confetti Provider 2024 - UK 46. Find Your Fairytale: Most Empowering Dating & Relationship Coach 2024: Jamie DeMarco & LUXlife Client Services Excellence Award 47. Fjord Weddings & Elopements: Best Elopement Venue 2024 – Norway & LUXlife Wedding Location Excellence Award 2024 48. JC Bespoke Events: Best Luxury Wedding & Event Planning Company 2024 - Ibiza 49. Elite Event Thailand: Best Wedding Coordination Company 2024 - Thailand 50. Haus der Braut & Gentleman by Sabine Kuch: Best Bespoke Bridal Groom Fashion Store 2024 – Germany & LUXlife Excellence Award for Alteration Services 2024 - Germany 51. The Bellagio Wedding Co: Best Lake Como Destination Wedding Planner 2024 - Italy

4 | LUXlife Magazine Regardless of how organised a person you may be, there’s event that is guaranteed to put your skills to the test – your wedding day. One moment, you’re putting together a lovely surprise birthday party. The next, you’re juggling a massive budget, picking out the perfect venue, deciding on the décor, developing the theme, seeking out the transport, sourcing the catering, and a whole myriad of other factors that may very well end up forgotten until it’s too late. The last thing you need is to be overwhelmed leading up to what is bound to be the best day of your life, so why should you subject yourself to it? This is the very question that led to the creation of Red Velvet Weddings – Ise Chaves’ way of alleviating the strain of wedding planning via her comprehensive planning packages. Whether couples are looking for a more intimate setting in which they can celebrate their love with a handful of their most cherished people, or are wanting to indulge in a large-scale extravaganza that’s designed to kick their marriage off with a bang, Ise is a master of making it happen. Accompanied by her two assistants, she works closely with a diverse range of clients spanning a multitude of ethnicities, sexualities, and backgrounds, promising to put together a wedding that’ll exceed their expectations. With such a breadth of experience at her fingertips, Ise prides herself on her versatility – from arranging distinctly traditional weddings steeped in the couple’s culture, to planning modern ceremonies that explore the definition of contemporary. No matter what a couple may be expecting from their wedding day, Ise is in the business of bringing it to life, while simultaneously adding her own insights wherever possible. To Ise, honouring the Mar24350 Central America Luxury Destination Wedding Planner of the Year 2024: Ise Chaves Weddings – the unity of two individuals, who bring their separate characteristics together to become an indomitable paragon of love and companionship. Whether extravagant or traditional, weddings exists to represent the intricate lives of both parties as they become one, and must therefore capture the whimsy of love, while upholding what makes each person them. However, doing so is far easier said than done. Thankfully, Ise Chaves of Red Velvet Weddings promises Costa Rica’s couples access to professional wedding coordination and customised wedding design services that are fully focused on making their dream day a reality. Join us as we eagerly explore how. personalities and preferences of the couples she meets is paramount to arranging their wedding day on their behalf, and she therefore goes above and beyond to ensure that her services encompass every aspect of the planning process. Be it venue selection, décor design, vendor coordination, or timeline management, Ise is fully committed to not only understanding her clients, but expressing their nuances in every little detail of each wedding she works on. All the while, she demonstrates an exemplary talent for removing all of the stresses associated with wedding planning, allowing couples to focus on what matters the most to them – celebrating their love and creating cherished memories.

Global Wedding Awards 2024 | 5 Since it onboarded its very first wedding planning process, Red Velvet Weddings has been dedicated to realising the unique nature of each couple through creative event planning and unapologetically professional wedding coordination. Now, it has proudly represented an abundance of happy couples, each granted access to everything they could have ever wanted from the most important day of their lives. In fact, Red Velvet Weddings grants a glimpse into its previous brilliance through an array of wedding stories, each depicting the immense lengths this small Costa Rican collective has gone to in order to capture the very essence of the couples themselves. Due to Ise’s work, Red Velvet Weddings has awed attendees and couples alike, resulting in a fantastic reputation that’s beyond earned. As previously touched upon, Red Velvet Weddings excels in showcasing the individuality of the couples that rely on it for the planning of their big days. However, Ise takes this notion one step further. In her own words – “We believe that love knows no bounds, and we are honoured to work with couples from all walks of life, backgrounds, and cultures. We celebrate love in all its forms, and are dedicated to creating inclusive spaces where every couple feels welcomed, respected, and valued.” After all, a wedding is supposed to stand as an expression of harmony – harmony filled with indiscriminate love that transcends all bounds. Ise understands this, and has developed Red Velvet Weddings around ensuring that every detail of a couple’s big day honours the parts of their lives that they cherish the most. In today’s age, wedding planners have become an invaluable part of any couple’s journey toward creating their dream ceremony. With costs rising, and lingering COVID-19 restrictions making things just that little bit trickier, there’s an increased demand for those who specialise in weaving around these roadblocks to ensure their wedding is as seamless as possible. Without a doubt, Ise Chaves is the best choice for professional wedding coordination in Costa Rica. Her expertise knows no equal – be it in how to aesthetically enhance any wedding, to navigating the wedding industry’s complex landscape in tandem with a client’s budget. Regardless of what is expected of her, Ise promises to deliver a result that’s bound to transcend what a couple may have initially visualised when dreaming of their wedding. To Ise, extracting the unique vision of each couple is second nature, and she effortlessly plans how to lift the thoughts and ideas from her clients’ heads and place them in reality. In doing so, Red Velvet Weddings has successfully planned a myriad of customised weddings, each honouring a couple’s individuality throughout every aspect of the process. As a result, this small collection of exceptional experts has earned its place among the very best of Costa Rica’s wedding planners, and we’re certain that it will only continue on its upward trajectory as we progress into the later months of 2024. Here at LUXlife Magazine, we founded the Global Wedding Awards to shine some light on the selfless individuals whose primary concern is ensuring that others get to have the wedding they always dreamed of. Whether they’ve had an idea in mind since childhood, or are seeking a little extra support in making their hopes a reality, Red Velvet Weddings stands as a glowing testament to Ise Chaves’ unwavering dedication to her craft. Combined with the prowess of her assistants, she has become a pivotal part of her clients’ wedding planning journeys, and it’s for this very reason that we have awarded her a place in this years Global Wedding Awards. We can’t wait to see what beautiful weddings she plans next. Contact: Ise Chaves Company: Red Velvet Weddings Web Address:

6 | LUXlife Magazine here are a host of reasons why you should seek out Unforgettable Greek Weddings to bring your dream wedding to life, but the primary one is quite simply that the level of experience and affordable luxury provided by Justine King and her team is unrivalled in this space. Regardless of which of the company’s Rhodes wedding packages you choose, you will receive much more than just a wedding planner. Rather, you will unlock unfiltered access to a business that is as passionate about your wedding as you are, rounded off with a service of the highest calibre that will ensure the most magical day of your life unrolls seamlessly. Unlike many of its competitors, Unforgettable Greek Weddings has the advantage of being based in Rhodes itself, the result being that this team are only a stone’s throw from your venue and suppliers should any issues arise. Of course, holding island resident status comes with other perks too, with Justine and her staff on hand yearround to guide you through every step of this process and provide invaluable advice on how to maximise your time on this island gem. From the crystal-clear waters that caress its sandy beaches through to the historical landmarks dotted around this island, Rhodes has something for every aesthetic. At the very heart of Unforgettable Greek Weddings’ approach is a celebration of the distinctive, or what makes you, you! This is something that is on display in abundance through the highly personalised nature of the company’s wedding services. As Justine explains it, “our team understand that every couple is unique. Whether you prefer a civil ceremony or a symbolic celebration, we have the expertise to create a personalised wedding experience that reflects your love story.” Best of all, this applies to all couples, with the company recognising that love is love and embracing gender diversity across its services. Whether it is arranging the wedding itself or organising a marriage renewal, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the planning of your special day, watching on as the stress melts away once these experts take the reins. From here, Justine and co. take your requirements, ideas, and budget and combine these with a deep-rooted knowledge of every inch of this industry and the island to help you make the right choices for your wedding. Trustworthiness is one of the defining characteristics everpresent across this operation, reflected accurately in a well-deserved reputation for excellence and the hundreds of positive testimonials this team garner. Best Wedding & Vow Renewal Planning Company 2024 - Rhodes Few places in the world are as beautiful to get married in as Greece, with this country and all of its serene islands providing peerless backdrops for those in search of a wedding in paradise. Helping to make these dreams a reality is Unforgettable Greek Weddings Ltd, an English company specialising in planning fairytale weddings in Rhodes, one of the Greece’s standout islands and a land rich with history, culture, and spectacle. Determined to make your big day unforgettable, this team offer a wedding experience as unique as you, and we speak with Justine King to find out more. T

Global Wedding Awards 2024 | 7 This undercurrent of trust can be felt from day one, when you first enquire about the array of services on offer from Unforgettable Greek Weddings and commence the planning process. In the months following this, you will collaborate closely with this team to craft a bespoke celebration that is representative of your love, before finalising the details. Then, when you arrive in Rhodes, a full consultation awaits you along with an itinerary that can be provided to guests. Now for the best part. The ceremony. Beginning with a paragraph in Greek, things can then be tailored however you like, before you head to the reception to celebrate. From grand weddings with hundreds of guests through to a much more intimate affair, Unforgettable Greek Weddings has the right wedding package for you. Across the seven packages that are available, your every request can be catered to, whether this be a religious requirement, the desire for an all-inclusive style approach that takes care of everything from the photography to the DJ, or a meaningful vow renewal or commitment ceremony. No matter the selection, you will be blown away with the swift and professional manner in which things are handled, from the booking of the ceremony through to paying accrued local taxes. This is not to mention the array of finishing touches that can be added to any of the packages should these elements not be included already, with these consisting of such staples as photo and video services, hair and makeup for the bride and bridesmaids, flowers, entertainment throughout the day, accessories and decorations, cakes, transport, and so much more. Then there are the number of ceremony and reception venues dotted across Rhodes, including in the popular tourist village of Lindos, with this broad selection being comprised of everything from Mamma Mia-style churches through to lavish and modern beachfront restaurants. “From photographers and florists to caterers and musicians, we only work with the best to ensure that your wedding day is nothing short of perfection.” Having explored the specifics, it is now time to truly underpin what makes this business so special. Justine and her staff. The attention to detail afforded by this team of unabashed experts defines what excellence in the wedding planning sphere should look like. Commenting on the strengths of this unit, Justine explains, “our dedicated wedding planners with over 20 years of experience are passionate about creating unforgettable moments.” This is clearly managed proactively, as in the more than 60 testimonials left by clients whose diverse weddings were last year alone, the one common thread is the distinction of this team. Justine remains humble, but the relentless passion she has for her craft is unmatched on the island of Rhodes and reverberates across Greece. With Justine at the helm, your celebration of love will be as unique and as special as you are, with every effort taken to make sure that things are as perfect as can be every step of the way, from the minute you step off the plane to the final, “thank you for coming” as your last guest retires for the evening. After all, your wedding is perhaps the most special day of your life (the renewing of vows is also up there), and you deserve to remember these most sacred of life’s moments for all the right reasons. As Justine herself aptly states in closing, “don’t settle for anything less than an unforgettable wedding experience on the enchanting island of Rhodes. Contact us today to start planning your magical celebration of love.” Echoing this sentiment, we wholeheartedly recommend Unforgettable Greek Weddings Ltd for your Rhodes wedding, urging anybody in the UK interested in making their Greek fairytale wedding a reality to visit the link below to kickstart this incredibly exciting. Love knows no boundaries at Unforgettable Greek Weddings, so why should the biggest and most memorable day of your life? Contact: Justine King Company: Unforgettable Greek Weddings Ltd Web Address:

Jun22596 8 | LUXlife Magazine Head Case Hair Studio was founded in 2016 by Kelley Swing after several years of working corporate jobs. Based in Keller, the company runs with a sustainable approach to product sourcing and wastage, a cause that Kelley is incredibly dedicated to personally. After experiencing chronic health issues, including sinusitis, autoimmune disease, and hair loss, Kelley realised that the beauty industry needed a sustainable shakeup. Members of her local community were echoing similar ailments after spending extensive time in the beauty industry. With over 20 years of experience in Management and District Management within the sector, Kelley possessed the knowledge and skillset to begin her journey of founding Head Case Hair Studio. The company offers many haircare services and operates with sustainability at its forefront. Kelley says, “Each product we endorse and every service we provide is a testament to our resolve in safeguarding our planet through eco-friendly practices to minimize our environmental impact.” Head Case Hair Studio can guarantee that its products are organic and natural, ammonia-free, and vegan. Not only is this amazing for the environment, but these products are also very beneficial to the customer. Products used at the studio are easier on your hair and don’t put it through any chemical-filled process that damages hair in the long run. Being in constant exposure to such chemicals can be detrimental to the health of both the client and the hairdresser, but the products used at Head Case Hair Studio promises excellent results at no cost to health. In order to maintain this strong ethos, Kelley is sure to only partner with companies that mirror her beliefs. Natulique and Lykkegaard are brands that share a similar commitment to creating an organic and sustainable future, which means that clients at the studio are receiving consistent treatments across the board. At Head Case Hair Studio, clients can book in to receive colours, cuts, blowouts, facials, full body waxing, and special occasion hair and makeup services. Through the website, clients are able to take a short test that assigns the most suitable stylists for what they require. With Jun2 Mar24498 2596 Best Vegan Hair & Beauty Salon 2024 - Texas Everybody deserves to feel good about themselves. With many forms of beauty treatments on the market, hairdressing is a surefire way to freshen your look up and boost your confidence. But many of us do not consider the sustainability of our favourite treatments and just how much wastage they produce. Here, we speak to Head Case Hair Studio founder Kelley Swing about her business’ commitment to sustainability and what the future of hairdressing looks like to her. questions about the clients’ style and personality, the test ensures that each client has an excellent experience with treatment that suits them. As well as in-house services, the studio also offers both onsite and offsite wedding hair and makeup services. Kelley tells us, “Our team of specialised wedding stylists takes pride in being the highlight of our clients’ special day.” Providing hair and makeup for a wedding is a job that can’t be taken lightly, as the end result can often set the tone for their clients’ big day. Getting it exactly right is key to ensuring successful service. Running these types of services does not come without its challenges, however. Due to the nature of the industry, the studio occasionally receives calls from bridal parties that have had a cancellation and are desperate to book in. Head Case Hair Studio works extremely hard to accommodate in these circumstances, but Kelley says that unfortunately there are instances in which the salon is fully booked. Attempting to organise last minute appointments for an important occasion can be an incredibly stressful experience, but clients can be assured that the team at Head Case Hair Studio will always try their hardest to save the day. The studio is renowned for its excellent work and has been featured in multiple publications over the years, including Living Magazine, Society Life, and Rolling Stone. Kelley is a recognised thought leader for the Rolling Stone Culture Council and has contributed multiple articles on sustainable practices in hair salons. Her expertise on the subject is well recognised and in May of 2023, Kelley published her book ‘$ustainable Salons Make Millions: The Right Way to Build Your Profitable, Organic Beauty Business’. This book gives readers an insight into proven strategies to making their salon sustainable and profitable. Kelley has a true passion for sustainability, and this is clear throughout the book as she convinces readers to make the switch to sustainability. Kelley’s strong values have been at the heart of the studio and shines through in each business decision she makes. She describes the salon as “an oasis born from the desire to meld my deep-seated passion for beauty with an unwavering commitment

Global Wedding Awards 2024 | 9 to sustainability.” Not only are the products vegan, natural, and ammonia-free, but the salon also makes commitments to charities and eco-friendly practices. The salon is a Certified Green Business through Green America as well as a Certified Green Circle Salon. Green Circle Salons is an organisation committed to reducing the waste created by the beauty industry. According to their website, the beauty industry sends 877 pounds of waste to the landfill every single minute. By reducing the wastage of products, hair clippings and packaging, salons can continue to transform their clients at no cost to the environment. Head Case Hair Studio is proud to announce that it recycles over 95% of wastage produced by its services. Head Case Hair Studio works closely with likeminded charities to further its positive impact on the world. Through the studio’s website, clients can be directed to One Tree Planted who has partnered with the studio to plant trees around the world and promote reforestation. As well as serving the environment, the company has also made commitments to provide cruelty-free products and services and stands against animal testing and child labour. Clients at Head Case Hair Studio can be assured that their beauty treatments have as little impact on the world around them as possible. All of this would not be possible without the incredible team working at the studio, or ‘tribe’ as Kelley affectionally refers to them. In order to keep things fresh amongst the stylists, the studio holds collaborative brainstorming to generate new ideas at monthly meetings. Kelley is sure to value and incorporate everyone’s input into their plans, saying “This approach ensures that everyone shares the same vision, as we’ve developed it together.” Head Case Hair Studio is constantly developing and evolving, with plans to continue sharing its passion for sustainability with the world. The salon is opening its second store, in Kansas City this year, as well as celebrating the ongoing growth of their original Keller studio. Speaking on the developments, Kelley says “This expansion provides us with the exciting opportunity to bring our unique services and values to new areas, while also offering incredible opportunities.” We are excited to find out what the rest of 2024 has in store for this vegan salon and look forward to seeing Head Case Hair Studio’s future plans for a better world. Contact: Kelley Swing Company: Head Case Hair Studio Web Address:

Jun22596 10 | LUXlife Magazine Wedding Floral Design Expert of the Year 2024 (Southern California): Sarah Brown Sarah C. Brown Designs For couples seeking a unique way to elevate their wedding love story, bespoke floral designs are guaranteed to leave an unforgettable mark on their special day. With its distinctive blend of artistry and luxury, Sarah C. Brown Designs specialises in creating exquisite floral designs that tell the love story of the happy couple. Whether planning an intimate ceremony or a sophisticated celebration, Sarah C. Brown Designs strives to bring couples’ dreams to life with its luxury wedding floral designs. Based in Southern California, Sarah C. Brown Designs is a luxury wedding floral studio dedicated to capturing the essence of a couple’s magical day. Its experienced team of floral designers create stunning floral arrangements that will ensure a client’s celebration will receive the focus it deserves. At Sarah C. Brown Designs, each wedding receives the team’s undivided attention to ensure that the day is a memorable occasion for all. Its clients are couples who desire a high-end wedding that is equally unique, luxurious, and authentic to them. Sarah C. Brown Designs is distinct in its approach to floral design, taking the time to listen to a client’s story in order to truly understand their wedding vision. The dedicated team get to know clients on an individual basis to pick up on the nuances that are different in every love story and recreate these using various botanicals. Sarah C. Brown Designs is an allinclusive wedding floral studio that takes clients on a journey from the initial concept and design stages to delivering their bespoke floral designs on the day. Sarah C. Brown Designs offers exquisite floral arrangements that are also works of art, designed to evoke emotions and create lasting memories. During personal consultations, the team will listen to couples’ needs and desires to create a bespoke floral concept that reflects their personality. Each design is a visual story curated to amaze guests with its intricate details and carefully thought-out design. For couples seeking an elevated wedding, Sarah C. Brown Designs offers a Full Luxury service which promises to deliver clients the day of their dreams. This comprehensive service includes custom designs, site visits, mock ups, delivery, set up, and tear down. Other exclusive services are the elopement package, which features a single beautiful bridal

Global Wedding Awards 2024 | 11 bouquet and boutonnière, and the luxury engagement package, which offers floral designs that incorporate the couples’ favourite flowers, colours, and themes. Sarah C. Brown Designs also creates custom designs for private events to enhance the overall experience for clients’ valued guests. Founder Sarah Brown EMC shares, “One of our core missions is to not replicate what has already been done. No two weddings are ever alike for us. We aim to provide our clients with the day of their dreams and beyond. Because of this mission, it is our goal to change the landscape when it comes to what wedding floristry looks like here in Southern California. We aim to create individualised designs that set the bar high, to be the trend setters for luxury wedding floral designs.” Sarah Brown is an award-winning wedding and event florist, passionate about emboldening couples to tell their love stories through magnificent blooms. What began as a hobby for Sarah quickly became a lifelong passion for the craft. Sarah enrolled at Goldenwest College where she completed their Floral Design program and obtained a certificate in Floral Artistry. She would later enrol in the esteemed European Masters Certification program, a globally recognised and distinguished certificate to further enhance her design skills. Working alongside Sarah is a carefully selected team of talented floral designers who share a love of floristry and high-quality floral design. Each team member has been professionally trained and possesses their own credentials and certifications. Most importantly, the team share Sarah’s love of floristry and are dedicated to enriching their skills at every opportunity. Sarah C. Brown Designs has established a culture of continuous learning and growth with team members consistently pushing themselves to do better. In this nurturing environment, the business can ensure that couples receive consistently exceptional service and access to the latest floral designs for their luxury weddings. While the company’s primary goal is to create magical weddings for clients, Sarah is also committed to keeping space for her team to grow as individual florists. If a team member wants to branch out with their own business, Sarah encourages them to pursue their career aspirations. One passionate member of her team creates elegant rose bouquets for birthdays and anniversaries, while another has her own dried botanical art business where she uses leftover arrangements to create timeless art. Sarah C. Brown Designs has achieved success thanks to the team’s expertise and drive to push the boundaries of innovation in floral design. In today’s wedding industry, couples are currently waiting longer to book their vendors. Sarah Brown says, “While we understand the hesitation to hold off, due to the economy and current political environment, this may impact which vendor you are able to book. Since we are selective in who we work with, and how many clients we take on each year, we have had to turn away quite a few potential clients due to waiting until a month or so before their wedding florist. Our advice to newly engaged couples, is to book your florist and other vendors as soon as you possibly can.” As Sarah C. Brown Designs continues to evolve, the company has plans to expand its services on a national scale. Having recently done several corporate events outside of its regular market, Sarah now feels able to offer her services to wedding clients in other regions and states. With its exceptional services, Sarah C. Brown Designs weaves couples’ unique love stories into meticulously crafted floral arrangements for their special day. Distinct for its attention to detail, the team is passionate about transforming clients’ visions into captivating reality. Recognised in this year’s Global Wedding Awards, Sarah C. Brown Designs remains steadfast in its mission to deliver one-of-a-kind celebrations that couples will remember for a lifetime. To begin your exquisite floral experience, please visit www. to find out more about Sarah C. Brown Designs’ luxury services. Contact: Sarah Brown Company: Sarah C. Brown Designs Web Address:

Jun22596 12 | LUXlife Magazine Built atop an astounding Anavyssosan hill situated in the Athenian Riviera, more commonly known as Synterina, Hatzi Mansion is a 500 year old Byzantine stone mansion whose fairytale atmosphere has to be experienced to be believed. Capturing the unique historical identity of Greece, this illustrious venue provides the perfect place for couples looking to tie the knot under the spectacular Athenian sunset. Enhanced both by the legacy the venue carries and the horizon over which the mansion looks, Hatzi Mansion presents a whimsical environment that perfectly balances every element needed to make a couple’s big day distinct. Thriving off of tradition, Hatzi Mansion has quickly become a coveted choice for couples who are fascinated by the rich history of the region. Not only is its surrounding area capable of providing an aura of exclusivity that greatly adds to the intimate nature of every ceremony, but it does so while telling a tale of days passed. Captured in its atmosphere is a sense of unapologetic timelessness – a trait that has long since attracted all manner of couples and guests alike. When marrying the one you intend to spend the rest of your life with, you deserve to do so in a place that promises to weave your story into its colourful tapestry of history, and Hatzi Mansion does so to the utmost degree of seamless elegance. From its painted cobbles, to its 300 year old olive grove, lemon trees, orange trees, almond orchard, and acre of picturesque lawns overlooking Athens’ world-famous sunsets, Hatzi Mansion provides guests and newly weds alike with a little slice of perfection in which they can spend the most important day of their lives. There’s truly something for everyone to enjoy, with its perfectly kept scenery Mar24546 Most Charming Luxury Wedding Venue 2024 – Athens & LUXlife Excellence in Hospitality Award 2024 Nestled away in a hidden olive grove that has watched centuries come and go, Hatzi Mansion is a historical venue whose legacy is etched into every nook and cranny. A legacy that, over the years, has been further enriched by the exciting experiences of newly weds sharing their vows against the sun-kissed horizon of Athens. Hatzi Mansion truly is an opulent spectacle – one that’s proud to welcome the couples who are ready to commit themselves to their boundless futures as spouses. Join us as we delve into how, by combining historical beauty with traditional values, Hatzi Mansion has become LUXlife Magazine’s definitive choice for Athens’ Most Charming Luxury Wedding Venue 2024. only elevating an already beautiful experience. From the moment attendees and couples arrive, they’ll be treated to sights unlike anything they’ve ever seen, allowing each ceremony to flourish as a standout event that’s bound to transcend the constraints of time and memory. Of course, it’s impossible to discuss the elegance and luxury of Hatzi Mansion without mentioning the dedicated team behind the magic. From the moment Hatzi Mansion was chosen to serve as a wedding venue, its collection of professionals have gone above and beyond to keep the grounds true to their legacy, while

Global Wedding Awards 2024 | 13 managing to still imbue its most outstanding features with a fresh exploration of opulence. To Hatzi Mansion’s team, attaining the maximum level of quality is essential to crafting the perfect wedding ceremony, inspiring it to invest a great deal of time and attention into perfecting the aesthetics of the venue. As a result, Hatzi Mansion itself stands as a marriage in its own right – a union of age-old history and modern luxury. Additionally, Hatzi Mansion not only presents couples and guests with a stunning environment, but also offers a myriad of comprehensive services to ultimately alleviate any stresses surrounding the big day. As such a character of a building, Hatzi Mansion deserves to be appreciated in all its beauty, and it’s for this very reason that its team has tirelessly worked to develop services that are simply invaluable to any wedding party. Be it arranging accommodation, transfers, videographers, photographers, flower decoration, pre-wedding beach parties, and much more, Hatzi Mansion’s experts truly excel in creating a seamless experience that pays heed to what matters the most – the love shared between couples as they embark on their new journey as one. Whether couples are looking to be wed in the Olive Grove – an area boasting sculpture-like olive trees that have overseen a quarter of a century of history – the Entrance of the Knights in Hatzi Mansion’s grand gate, or on the 300 year old Byzantine-style mosaic floor that depicts the symbol of everlasting love, immortality, renewal, and protection between two Byzantine peacocks, Hatzi Mansion is happy to accommodate. From the moment it was selected to host its very first wedding, Hatzi Mansion has masterfully united lavish beauty and Grecian history to create an unbridled air of exclusivity that hasn’t gone unnoticed. Capable of performing a myriad of ceremonies – be they religious, civil, symbolic, etc. - Hatzi Mansion specialises in realising the wishes of its couples, and creating the perfect environment for them. Not everybody wants to have a huge, blowout wedding after all, and Hatzi Mansion prides itself on its ability to balance both types of preferences. Intimacy is as equally honoured as extravagancy, defining Hatzi Mansion has a wedding venue that has long since understood its role in bringing together two people hopelessly in love. Their unity is what matters, and Hatzi Mansion is nothing if not a paragon of ensuring that every experience under its roof is one filled with historical harmony. LUXlife Magazine prides itself on discovering those who are reinventing the meaning of luxury, but what we love seeing most is how historical settings are enriched with their own definition of glamour. Hatzi Mansion is one such setting – a wedding venue that promises to immerse couples and guests alike in a traditional Grecian atmosphere. Comprised of picturesque grounds and surrounded by some of Athens’ most compelling sights, Hatzi Mansion is undeniably the region’s best possible choice for any looking to start of the next chapter of their lives in an unforgettable way. It's for this very reason that we have been unable to resist featuring Hatzi Mansion in LUXlife Magazine’s Global Wedding Awards 2024. To close, we’d be honoured to share some words from the venue’s team itself – “Get to know Hatzi Mansion, its unique architecture, its tastes, and its people. Meet... Greece.” Contact: Evgenia Limantzaki Company: Hatzi Mansion Web Address:

14 | LUXlife Magazine t’s no secret that weddings are expensive. In fact, your wedding may very well be the priciest commitment you ever make. And yet, it’s all worth it to spend an entire day with the person you wish to spend a lifetime with, tying yourself to them in an everlasting bond of love. Despite this, no couple can ignore that every aspect of their big day – from the venue to even the tiniest decoration – is going to cost them. Especially when, from the moment something is intended for a wedding, the price tends to soar. In circumstances where the happy couple are already close to exceeding their budget, possibly the last thing on their minds is the wedding favours. Because, surely, these little gifts for your guests are going to cost just as much as everything else. Right? Coastal Kreatives Candles answers this question with a resounding ‘no’. Created by the wonderful Cassandra Behrendsen – a woman who understands just how integral wedding favours are to elevating the experiences of both the guests and the newlyweds – and exclusively run by her and her husband, Coastal Kreatives Candles is a small business that promises to make costs the least of anyone’s worries. Specialising in Best Artisan Candle Wedding Favor Producer 2024 - USA Though they may often come as an afterthought to most, wedding favours are what can elevate a great wedding day to an unforgettable one for you and your guests. Think back to all of the weddings you’ve attended over the years. We can guarantee that the ones that stand out the most are those that cherished your presence enough to present you with a gift at the end of the day. Wedding favours are a simple, yet effective, way to honour your connection with your guests, and nobody understands this better than Coastal Kreatives Candles. Specialising in creating award-winning artisan candles, this small business has already had a big impact on happy couples across the US. selling hand-crafted, 100% soy based candles, Cassandra has spent her years connecting with couples across the US, all in the hopes that her products can help to elevate their wedding to an unforgettable status. Eager to work with anyone, be it the bride-to-be, couples, mothers of the bride or groom, event planners, and event coordinators alike, Coastal Kreatives Candles brings an entirely new perspective to the handmade wedding favours sphere. Since the art of gift giving was popularised, candles have been unanimously accepted as one of the most delightful items to receive, with their unique scents able to transport people back to the day they received them. Identifying this, Cassandra founded Coastal Kreatives Candles to capture this very essence. Providing candle favours ranging from 2oz to 16oz – ones that are completely free from dyes in order to ensure a clean burn time – Cassandra brings a welcome breath of fresh air to the art of handmade wedding favours. Empowered by the desire to be as budget friendly as possible, while simultaneously delivering an elegant product that perfectly aligns with the theming and atmosphere of any wedding, Coastal Kreatives Candles has quickly become a popular choice for couples looking to further enrich their guests’ attendance. And yet, some may be dissuaded from choosing candles as a wedding favour, mostly due to the unpredictable nature of how various scents may manifest. For example, lavender can smell different to different manufacturers, ultimately creating something of a gamble for any selecting candles as their main wedding favour. How can you guarantee that you’ll love the scent if you’re buying from an online store, after all? Coastal Kreatives Candles understands this concern, and therefore provides couples with the chance to purchase a selection of sample fragrances. Individually packaged to perfection, these samples allow clients to actually smell their candles before they’re made, granting them the freedom to choose whatever scent they believe their guests will love. This personalised nature is what truly distinguishes Coastal Kreatives Candles – where most would have customers purchasing without smelling, Cassandra presents an opportunity that eliminates any and all risks. As such, couples can purchase a bundle of candle favours that they love, detracting from the worry of any being left behind. Since they chose the fragrance, there’s a guarantee that every cherished favour will see use, whether guests take them home or not. I

Global Wedding Awards 2024 | 15 Adding to this exceptional selection of personalisation, Coastal Kreatives Candles also offers customers the option to customise the labels on their candles, should they wish to further integrate them into the overall theming of the event. No two weddings are the same, and this variation is what truly empowers such a handmade oriented business. To Cassandra, presenting couples with totally unique products to gift to their guests is paramount, and she has thought of every possible way to further individualise her items. In doing so, she has imbued Coastal Kreatives Candles with the means to flourish as a renowned, made-toorder business that any couple would be delighted to support. Mason jar candles have become all the rage in recent years, and yet it’s this very popularity that has contributed to their more coveted nature. With such a high increase in demand, one would think that every collective selling such products would be eager to raise their prices to contend with one another. However, Coastal Kreatives Candles was founded to provide couples with a budget-friendly solution to their wedding favour conundrums, and Cassandra has made it clear that she intends to uphold this founding ethos, regardless of how the industry may shift. To her, enriching the experience of newlyweds and their guests alike is the most important part of her craft, and it’s this characteristic that continuously attracts all kinds of customers to her beautiful business. Coastal Kreatives Candles is an exemplary small business who, guided forward by both an exceptional woman and her equally wonderful husband, has consistently elevated weddings across the US. Though simple, its made to order, 100% soy candles capture the art of customisation, without demanding that customers exceed their budget in order to indulge. Creating connections, and seeing the impact that its products have on any couple’s big day, form the foundations upon which Coastal Kreatives Candles has built itself, and we’re certain that 2024’s wedding season will only continue to showcase the brilliance of this business. Here at LUXlife Magazine, we are always looking to shed light on those who have dedicated themselves to injecting a little extra luxury into the lives of their customers, and Coastal Kreatives Candles is a shining example of this. As such, we’re delighted to present the business with this award, and we hope that this feature can assure couples that, no matter what, your wedding favours will be in great hands with Cassandra of Coastal Kreatives Candles. Contact: Cassandra Behrendsen Company: Coastal Kreatives Candles Web Address:

Jun22596 16 | LUXlife Magazine For over sixteen years, Rosella Lanzafame has been delighting couples across Sicily with her exceptional eye for organising showstopping weddings. From the moment she onboarded her very first client, Rosella has proven that she’s able to not only understand what couples want, but how to bring these very wishes to life. After all, marriage is beautiful, and the ceremony itself should possess a matching beauty that’s carried through even the tiniest of details. Couples want their big day to be absolutely perfect – flawless even – and it’s here that Rosella Lanzafame truly thrives. To her, removing the potential to make irreversible mistakes is paramount when putting together a wedding, and she therefore offers her aid to couples who boast an abundance of complex dreams just waiting to be realised. Going as far as to say that, should a client ask for a wedding on the moon, she’d be the one to make it happen, Rosella Lanzafame continuously expresses an honest love for her work. It’s clear that wedding planning is her true calling, and it’s what inspires her to be the very best version of herself each and every day. Only then can she home in on every element of whichever wedding she may be working on. From the obvious features, such as the venue and décor, down to the tiny wedding favours, Rosella Lanzafame excels at exploring the intricacies of the wedding planning process. In doing so, she presents couples with access to thoughtful, meticulous planning that’s set to guarantee absolute perfection. Despite taking on roughly fifteen weddings a year, Rosella Lanzafame manages to continuously inject an incredible essence of personality into each ceremony. However, she only accomplishes this through the connections that she forms with her newly weds to be. In fact, this aspect is one that wholly defines Rosella’s approach to the art of wedding planning – she strives to create an empathetic relationship that’s built on the foundations of trust and understanding. In forging such invaluable bonds, Rosella Lanzafame is able to truly recognise their nuances as a pair, allowing her to map out a wedding that’s catered to their unique characteristics. On such an important day, the spouses must be at the forefront of everyone’s attention, and this begins with representing them through every single detail. Branching off of this approach, Rosella Lanzafame also integrates a more advanced sense of comfort into the ceremonies she plans. To Mar24236 Best Luxury Wedding Planners 2024 - Sicily Anybody set to get married will tell you that, above all else, their big day must be perfect. It needs to showcase the love between the lucky couple, while wowing guests with its splendour. However, while you may know exactly what you want for your wedding, actually planning it can create a wealth of problems that aren’t so easily solved alone. Thankfully, Rosella Lanzafame is an award-winning luxury wedding planner that specialises in opulence, allowing couples to capture what beauty means to them, without having to do any of the heavy lifting. Below, we venture into how Rosella Lanzafame goes above and beyond to make your special day all the more memorable. both Rosella and her team, ensuring that both parties not only feel captured by their surroundings, but are made to feel at home from the moment they arrive at the venue, is essential, and it’s this very mindset that distinguishes this magnificent wedding planning collective from all others. Truly, Rosella Lanzafame is the best wedding planner in Sicily, with its eye for detail and knack for developing unique atmospheres only lending to its remarkable reputation. In terms of both aesthetics and logistics, Rosella Lanzafame ensures that couples can keep their focus on enjoying the entire process of celebrating their one-of-a-kind wedding day, from start to finish. Rosella Lanzafame itself details how – “Rossella Lanzafame collaborates with a selected team, and each married couple receives our complete attention. This is why we can dedicate ourselves to a limited number of couples during the year. Our work is meticulous and accurate - from the evaluation of suppliers, who must respect the needs of the bride and groom, to the smallest details, the timing of the wedding phases, and much more. In practice, we become the eyes and ears of the spouses during the event, making sure that everything goes as planned.” Nobody wants the biggest day of their lives to go awry, so Rosella has situated both herself and her team in the optimal position to ensure there isn’t so much as a hair out of place from the initial consultation to the very end of the reception. From the moment one sets their eyes on Rosella Lanzafame’s website, the first thing they’ll notice is the shining smile of a woman who clearly adores the part she plays in changing the lives of all sorts of couples. From those dreaming of a Sicilian spectacle, to couples with their sights set on a more understated ceremony, no couple is excluded from the welcoming embrace of this wonderful wedding planner. Rosella expresses how it’s this very approach – one that sees her realising the dreams of her clients – that brings her the truest form of happiness. In her own words – “My most complete satisfaction is the joy I see in the eyes of my spouses every time I make their dreams come true, and the awareness that I have contributed to making such an important day special makes me love my job more than anything else in the world.” In an age where weddings have become increasingly commercialised, Rosella brings the wonder and whimsy back to the forefront of the