Fully plan, design and manage your wedding from beginning to end, under an incredibly streamlined structure for the busy couples with limited time
Engage in consulting hours for addressing any questions you may have about your wedding
Claire is the founder of Ceremonia and founder and creative director of luxury planning firm Claire Duran Weddings & Events. Claire's work has two pillars, one of which is the creation of what she calls "wedding art" throughout her designs, and the other is providing the experience of a successfully planned and executed event. Her signature style could be defined as classic elegance full of movement and textures, and she's a firm believer of valuing quality over quantity. In just the past 5 years her work has been featured over 70 times in prestigious national and international blogs and magazines like Brides, Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Sparrow, Magnolia Rouge and more. Claire is passionate about education and community, teaching her own workshops abroad about the Business Side of Wedding Planning, and having been a guest speaker at conferences like Intrigued Experience, FleurSociety Online Summit, Planner's Intensive, and Marketing Masters Symposium. Before turning into a full time wedding planner and designer, Claire used to work as a researcher, using her Doctorate in Public Policy in matters of governance and democracy in Latin America.
The day to day of CEREMONIA is a collective effort of the junior planners behind Claire Duran Weddings & Events, under the guidance of the same parameters and standards that characterizes the main brand. Eli, Rafa and Michi will help assist our clients from beginning to end, covering the planning, design and management aspect of each event. With over 10 years of combined experience that include design and organizational skills of high value, and an ample understanding of the industry, this amazing team is everything any couple needs for.
We get it. These are incredibly difficult times. And for so many engaged couples the idea of planning an event in the middle and aftermath of a pandemic is quite scary. But that’s no reason to let one of the most important days in your life be less special. Marriage is a beautiful act, and one that will always be worthy of celebration. Hence, the new launch of CEREMONIA.
As a sister company of luxury wedding planning firm, Claire Duran Weddings & Events, CEREMONIA’s objective is to provide wedding planning, design and management services at a more competitive investment. CEREMONIA is perfect for couples who seek to have thoughtful events, full of style, yet for which they want to be more discerning and conservative with their wedding finances. We believe that an event can be grand no matter its scale. From elopements and intimate weddings, to large celebrations, we’ll approach it the same way, being intentional with the service we provide you all the step of the way, centered in responsiveness, transparency and a strong commitment to our ethics and values. And you can bet we’ll make it look incredibly stylish too!
This is our most comprehensive package. It is perfect for the active and time-pressed couple looking for a dedicated yet streamlined planning, design and management service. This package includes most of what you can expect from a Full Service wedding planner, but in a much more intensive and less drawn-out way. We concentrate decision-making activities to specific day ranges, and we provide vendor options in a concise manner for an easier booking processs.
This service is designed for couples who are planning their wedding on their own, but are looking for some guidance in specific points. Consulting hours are done exclusively in brackets of 3 hours at a time.
We are here to assist you in two different ways
NOTE: We are NOT offering this service at the moment.
"Make it simple, but significant"
Don Draper (Mad Men)
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Rudney Novaes Photography (1,2)
Front Image and Headshots - Asia Pimentel Photography
Our Philosophy Page Image - Hannah Bjorndal Photography
Erika Brown Photography
Bailey & Charlie Gallery
Bow Tie Photo
Dayana & Troy Gallery
Michelle Whitley Photography
Taylor & Ryan Gallery
Bow Tie Photo
Kristina & Alden Gallery
Alicia Lacey Photography
Emily & Paul Gallery
Katie Stoops Photography
Bow Tie Photo (1,2)
Asia Pimentel Photography (3)
Rudney Novaes Photography
Claire and Liz were the reason why so many of my guests told me how calm I seemed! Everything ran smoothly, any hiccups were addressed without my knowing and we even ran ahead of schedule. They were attentive and professional throughout the entire night, and even helped fix my hair after an hour on the dance floor for the exit pictures. Claire and Liz are incredibly responsive in the months leading up to the wedding, and answer any questions thoroughly and quickly.
- Taylor, Bride
I truly cannot begin to imagine my wedding day, or the weeks leading up to my wedding, without Claire and Liz. With the two of them, not a SINGLE detail of my wedding day went overlooked. I took comfort in the fact that I was able to truly just relax and enjoy the weeks leading up to our special day, because they were taking that pressure off of us.
- Bailey, Bride
Claire and Liz are a rock star team! From the very beginning they put me to ease with their responsiveness and flexibility around what I needed. They offered so much wonderful advice along the way and helped the actually wedding day run smoothly. They coordinated with all my vendors to ensure they arrived on time, kept us right on schedule, and always made sure my family and bridal party and I had everything we needed. Highly recommend Claire & Liz!
- Grace, Bride