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Creating a Fairytale With Camilla Boniek

wedding planning

Meet wedding and events planner Camilla Boniek.

Words by 

Megan Hill

Published on 

September 29, 2022

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Camilla Boniek is a wedding and events planner, born in Italy and based in London. Camilla's approach to wedding planning is moulded by her empathy, her attention to detail and her dedication to making every event a memorable experience.

Camilla shares words of wisdom, wedding trend predictions and heartwarming memories with the help of an old wedding day tradition: something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue...

Something old

When I was 18, I used to work as an event hostess to make some money whilst studying. By chance, I was put in contact with a wedding planner in need of an assistant at an upcoming wedding. And well… here I am. I can still remember the excitement that I felt during that day—I’ve always loved love! I have had great organisational skills from a very young age, so that experience just made sense to me and connected all the dots.

When helping others to celebrate their love is your job, you make plenty of amazing memories—that’s the reason I love it, and why I in fact don’t see it as a “job” at all.
One particular memory will always have a place in my heart... A client of mine's father seemed cold and was mostly silent—an introvert. I thought he didn’t like me. But during the wedding, right after the cake was cut, he hugged me and said, “Thank you for your precious help, I have never seen my daughter this happy. I’m sure this is so much more than she ever dreamed of”

Something new

2023 will be the year that bold colours take over in the wedding industry. Blue and purple, in particular, will be the protagonists of the upcoming season—which makes me very happy, I love that combination.

Something borrowed

The advice I received: “Once you planned it, re-plan it. And then start again.” This is the best way to ensure you don't miss anything. But here's my personal take: “Plan it, design it but above all feel it.”

Something blue

I find colour inspiration in everything. Last night, my son was wearing orange, white, and light blue pyjamas and I immediately had a visual in my mind. You’d be amazed at how many things are inspiring when you look rather than just see! A timeless favourite colour combination of mine is nude colours with blush pink. To me, it feels heavenly and the natural shades make it timeless and pure.

Follow Camilla on Instagram to find a beautiful archive of her work. Find out more about Camilla's services on her website.

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