Interview with Arielle Fera Events, Philadelphia Wedding Planner

October 25, 2017

We are thrilled to feature Arielle Fera Events our first and one of the best Philadelphia wedding & event planner! We asked Arielle a few questions to help with planning your wedding and event. She shared some secret tips to decrease stress and how to throw an exceptionally designed celebration. From a rustic barn wedding to an elegant Gatsby estate inspired wedding. Arielle is based out of Philadelphia and will travel wherever the celebration takes her.  Floral Design and bouquets by the ever so talented Carly is Inspired  & Laughing Lady Flower Farm  from our styled shoot at Holly Hedge Estate

Contact her with any questions or to coordinate your wedding and event!

Arielle Fera Events
Glenside, PA

arielle fera styled bridesmaids

What is your story? How did you get started/Do you have training?

I’m a certified wedding planner, with 10 years of experience and a vast background in the events industry. Prior to opening Arielle Fera Events, I worked for a major pharmaceutical company and large non-profit organization planning, designing and coordinating hundreds of conferences, events and galas. My experience and industry knowledge make me an invaluable resource for my brides.

I fell in love with wedding planning when I had the privilege of planning and designing every detail of my own wedding. Meticulously sourcing the perfect details, choosing flowers and tasting cakes, the whole process was amazing. It was the best year and day of my life and the catalyst for Arielle Fera Events. Since, that lovely day I’ve been all about weddings and have had the privilege of working with amazing couples. I’m thankful for each and every one of them.

Outdoor wedding reception at Holly Hedge Estate in New Hope PA designed by Arielle Fera Events

What is your process for planning a wedding/event?

I want my brides to love their wedding and the entire process as much as I did. I personally invest my time in them to make sure that’s exactly what happens! I work with a select number of brides each season, so that I can give each one my undivided attention. I’m their personal planner, trusted guide and sound advisor. I work so that they are stress-free, encouraged, and confident knowing that they have a plan and direction in place for their wedding. It is my goal to make them feel taken care of, understood and involved in the planning and design process but not overwhelmed or consumed by it. They are confident in the selections that they make because of my guidance and at ease knowing that I will bring it all together for them.

I take a lot of time getting to know my brides and their fiancés, learning about their love story and their hopes and dreams for their wedding. This provides me with a great foundation in order to put together a tailored plan for them and assemble a team of vendors that match their aesthetic.

“I work with a select number of brides each season, so that I can give each one my undivided attention. I’m their personal planner, trusted guide and sound advisor.”

arielle fera styled bride and groom session

Arielle’s Top Wedding Tips, Ideal Clients, and Favorite Venues

What are tips to have a stress free wedding/event?

  1. Have fun and really embrace the whole engagement process. Use it as an opportunity to work together with your soon to be husband, solve problems together & compromise… all skills that will come in handy for your marriage.
  2. Hire a planner who will pour their heart and soul into planning your wedding, so that you can enjoy every minute of it and focus on preparing your hearts for marriage.

At the end of the day remember a wedding is a party, not a performance. If at the end of the day you are married to the one you love, then everything went perfectly. Your love for each other is the most important thing!

Who is your ideal client?

My ideal client is fun, head over heels in love, down to earth with an outgoing personality. They desire a wedding that is full of great design details and personalized elements. They really value my attention to detail, organizational skills, and undivided attention.

styled wedding table

Where is your favorite venue and why?

Terrain at Styers is one of my favorite venues in the area. The ceremony space is gorgeous, the reception space is so unique, intimate and charming and filled to the brim with horticultural details. It continues to get better when the food is served. Their farm-to-table cuisine is out of this world delicious.

I also love Holly Hedge Estate. The property is set in the picturesque Bucks County countryside, with a European vibe. The venue space is rustic & romantic and filled with so much charm.

“Creativity fuels me, planning is my passion and serving others is my heart’s desire.”

What would you want to share with prospective future clients?

Creativity fuels me, planning is my passion and serving others is my heart’s desire. There is nothing that brings me more joy than getting to know you and creating a celebration worthy of your love. As your wedding planner or designer, I have your best interest at heart and your happiness is my goal. I am an organized creative, which I’ve been told is a rare combo. I love to create but I also secretly love spreadsheets, timelines and anything that requires attention to detail.

Do you plan other events other than weddings?

I plan mostly weddings, but also offer planning and design services for special events, bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, engagement parties. Really any event that is cause for a celebration.

styled wedding reception candlelight styled wedding table at Holly Hedge Estate in New Hope PAarielle fera styled bride and groom sessionOutdoor wedding reception at Holly Hedge Estate in New Hope PA designed by Arielle Fera Eventslarge wedding bouquetFloral Bouquets & Table Design: Carly is Inspired /Floral Centerpiece: Laughing Lady Flower Farm Cake Baker: Nutmeg Cake Design Desserts: Bakeshop on Twentieth /Calligraphy & Stationery: Design House of Moira Wood Signs: Ever Laser Reception Venue: Holly Hedge Estate /Vintage Rentals: Maggpie Vintage Rentals Candles: Creative Candles Ribbon: Adorn Company Ring Box : The Mrs. Box Bride’s Dress: Natalie by Truvelle / Tuxedo Rental: Harleysville Bridal & Tuxedo Shoppe / Bridal Salon: Ashe B. & Co. Bride’s Veil/Hair Accessories: Olia Zavozina Hair & Makeup: Daneene Jensen & Associates Hair and Makeup Artists Garter: The Garter Girl /Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Philadelphia Model: VeronicaModel: Jared