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Our signature full encompassing service that will cover all your needs from engagement until your Big Day!

You bravely took care of planning and designing your wedding, but want a highly capable team to be there for you in the final stretch and lead the wedding day!

Are you engaged?

Are you looking for exceptional services from a team of planners and designers experienced in producing weddings and events all around the world?

Are you a believer in quality over quantity?

then we've got you!

A sister company of claire duran weddings & events

OUR OFFERINGS TO YOU:

based in Washington dc, madrid, and the dominican republic
-serving couples locally and all around the world-

You have logistics under control but want a team to come up with a gorgeous design, and produce such vision from beginning to end!

We passionately articulate your story and point of view into a formidable
series of events, carefully planned and seamlessly executed. 

FULL PLANNING
& DESIGN



design
only



management
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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 the team's 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. Claire's work has been featured in prestigious national and international blogs and magazines like Vogue, 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 team of planners behind Claire Duran Weddings & Events, under the guidance of the same parameters and standards that characterizes the main brand. The team will help assist our clients from beginning to end, covering the planning, design and management aspect of each event. With over 20 years of combined experience that include design, complex event production and organizational skills of high value, and an ample understanding of the industry, this amazing team is everything any couple needs for. 

Claire Durán - director
Maja Lama - event planning
Elixandra Bernabel -event design
Rafael Milanese - event design
Michelle Arthur - media 

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claire

Owner & founder

planners / designers

THE TEAM

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Open minded and methodical planning and design that lead to tailored weddings and events evoking artful elegance, and prioritizing client and guest experiences.

At CEREMONIA we offer full-service wedding and event accompaniment, design only, or event management for kind, conscious clients just like you, with a focus on wedding and social events where we get to exercise our logistical and design muscles in equal measure.

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, and personality, assisted by our team, offering a streamlined and conscious service. We are 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.

our philosophy


Under this service, we create your wedding’s design, style and aesthetics. We handle your budget for design related items (like the florist, any furniture rentals and lighting) and conduct site visits before creating a detailed floor plan and 3D renderings to bring your vision to life. We're also on-site on the day of your wedding to supervise the production of these elements.

This service is for you if:

Your wedding styling is very important to you. 
You have a set theme or vision you need help creating. 
You have a wonderful planner that does not delve into design.
You’ve got the organization and logistics down but need help with the creative side of things. 

$25,000 +

FULL WEDDING
 PLANNING & DESIGN

SERVICES

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This is our full, high-end support service, taking you from logistics to day-of execution seamlessly. We become your wedding sidekick and are by your side to negotiate contracts, liaise with your vendors, keep track of your budget and handle the day-to-day planning of your special day on your behalf. 

This service is for you if: 
You want a zero-stress wedding experience. 
You’re time-poor and want somebody to manage and organize your wedding for you. 
You don’t have a long lead time for your wedding. 
You’re hosting a destination wedding. 

At CEREMONIA. our wedding planning services come with planning, design and management.

01.

Under this service, we become your mid to low-level logistical support, and act as your on-site contact and liaison. We'll begin preparations about two months before and help execute your wedding on the day, including load-in, load-out and managing your schedule and all vendors.

This service is for you if:

You’ve already planned and organized the majority of your wedding, you just need help for the final stage.
You need somebody to double check and confirm all of your bookings and logistics. 
You’d like detailed timelines and floor plans. 
You want an on-site trouble-shooter. 
You need somebody to manage the final walk-throughs and rehearsal. 

03.

percentage based

$8,000 +

wedding
design

wedding
management

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Heidy & Joseph

Nevada, US

02.

Michael & Young

Colorado, US

03.

Michelle & Blake

England, UK

04.

Juliett & Omar

La Romana, DR

05.

Maneka & Gabe

Virginia, US

06.

Cristina & Bryan

Miami, US

07.

Soraya & Karim

Washington, DC

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Heidy & Nasser

Santo Domingo, DR

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Anna & Lamin

Maryland, US

10.

Krystal & Yefri

Bayahibe, DR

11.

Taylor & Ryan

Washington, DC

Claire and Team 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 team were incredibly responsive in the months leading up to the wedding, and answer any questions thoroughly and quickly.
- Taylor, Bride

Claire, Maja, and the team were extremely accommodating and helpful throughout the entire wedding planning process. My husband and I have very demanding work schedules, and they were always willing to work around that. From the very first phone call with Claire, I felt so comfortable with her and trusted that she would take care of everything. The team listened to all of our ideas and helped me create a vision of our wedding that was so perfect. They are so organized and keep you on track with vendor deadlines. On the day of the wedding, Maja and the team were just amazing! Many of our guests came up to us to compliment how helpful they all were and to let us know what a beautiful job they had done. Maja kept us all on schedule, but didn't make us feel rushed at all. They handled EVERYTHING! I got so many stories the day after the wedding of hiccups with guests and the weather that happened that Maja and her team took care of without me even noticing! We didn't lift a finger! Every bride's dream! I am so happy that we found them randomly scrolling through Instagram very early on during the wedding planning. We cannot ever thank them enough for making all of our dreams come true and for planning, designing, and executing the most special day of our lives. THANK YOU Claire, Maja, and Team for everything! We love you guys!
-Krystal, Bride

I truly cannot begin to imagine my wedding day, or the weeks leading up to my wedding, without Claire and her team. With 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 has 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!
- Grace, Bride

When it came to planning, Claire and her team at CEREMONIA were open to all my ideas, last minute changes, and on getting more information for me on something if I requested it. They never made me feel like any request was too much - they did offer their opinion, but they always made me feel like I had the final say in what I wanted and when it comes to wedding planning, there’s no better way to go than with a team who truly wants what will make you happy... Our wedding day was perfect to us and Claire quickly helped out in any way she could and she was truly a reassuring force to everyone with her friendly demeanor and giving a helping hand to anyone who needed it....I am so happy I got to work with them as they have done nothing but be kind to me during my moments of worry with planning a wedding during a pandemic. It was an intimate affair, and classy, and perfect to us -and we know that’s because of choosing CEREMONIA for our planning needs!
- Emma, Bride

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WEDDING PLANNING, DESIGN & MANAGEMENT SERVING:

 - WASHINGTON, DC, MARYLAND, VIRGINIA, NYC, MIAMI, COLORADO, AND all around the US -
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, COSTA RICA, MEXICO AND THE REST OF Latin America & The Caribbean -
- Spain, Italy, THE UK, AND THE REST OF EUROPE -

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