“Starting with the venue suggestions of which we fell in love with Mirissa Hills to choosing photographers, DJs, catering menus to the decor, Gehan and I loved every moment of planning our wedding! What could have been stressful as we planned it from Australia with only visiting Sri Lanka once in that whole time, turned out to be a fun experience with the help of the organised team at Happily Ever After led by Yasmine. Our wedding was just as we had hoped and our family and friends loved it just as much as we did. We are thrilled we chose to work with Happily Ever After. We are so grateful for everything you did for us."
Elina & Gemunu
“Thank you so much to Yasmine and the lovely team at Happily Ever After. Our wedding was just incredible with guests saying it was the best wedding ever! We had so much fun and everything was just beautiful."
Simon & Patricia
“ We married legally in Sri Lanka and the ceremony to the reception through to the dancing after was perfect! We happily recommend Happily Ever After!
Nadira & Amjad
“ We couldn’t begin to thank Yasmine and her team at Happily Ever After enough for planning two absolutely amazing nights that we will never forget! Planning a wedding in Sri Lanka whilst living overseas was something we always thought would be daunting, but looking back we needn't have worried. Yasmine and her team were dedicated, organised and completely invested in making sure that we achieved everything we dreamed of and more!
Being so far away, and with both of us being very particular and detail orientated individuals, it was important to us to find a wedding planner that shared a similar taste and style. We wanted someone who we could trust, someone who would take the time to understand what we had envisioned and never push us in a certain direction, but someone who also knew when to step in with suggestions and direction when needed. Yasmine and her team ticked all these boxes and more!
From our first meeting with Yasmine, we immediately got a sense for her organised and meticulous approach. She had already put together detailed plans and checklists which immediately resonated with our own personalities, and her endless enthusiasm and genuine love for what she does was infectious! We left our first meeting knowing that we were in good hands and that we had found the perfect wedding planner for us.
Over the coming months we quickly developed a strong and natural relationship with Yasmine which ensured the whole process remained enjoyable and stress-free. She was always accomodating, understanding, flexible, and excelled at visualising our ideas, enhancing them and bringing them to life.
Yasmine and her team took on the challenge of planning two very different functions for us, with one being a destination outdoor function in Bentota, and the other being a larger and more traditional function in Colombo. To make things tougher, our own tight schedules meant that the two functions took place within the space of a few days! We truly appreciate how well Yasmine managed the entire process and took it all in her stride, especially given the scale of the job.
When the day finally arrived, we distinctly remember walking in and being truly blown away! Everything turned out beautifully and just how we had imagined, all the details we had discussed for months and months were realised to perfection!
Every vendor that was recommended to us - from the venues, to the photographer, the bands, the makeup artist etc.- were very professional, accomodating, the best at what they did, and we were truly overwhelmed with the final result. Every aspect of the decor, down to the most minute detail, was just as we had envisioned. Every detail was expertly taken care of and the end result was a truly magical and memorable experience! We would absolutely recommend Yasmine and her team at Happily Ever After to anyone and everyone wishing to plan their special day in Sri Lanka!"
Claire & Adam
“ It was a beautifully magical ceremony and reception and what we appreciated the most was how well the setting captured the sentiment and wishes of the day for everyone involved. It was a very special day for all of us and we couldn't have been happier with the work Yasmine and the team at Happily Ever After did in organising, decorating and managing the day "
Chantal - Chantal & Grant
“ Only three months before the big day, we were after someone who could help us plan our wedding in Sri Lanka whilst we were Australia. Luckily, we found Yasmine highly recommended through a mutual friend. She was amazing from the first time we chatted until weeks after the wedding day. Yasmine was able to grasp the wedding concept we had in mind and with her deep relationship with suppliers, was able to deliver beyond what we imagined.
Besides the lead up to the wedding day, the day itself was a dream for any bride (and groom): there was not a second of worry or stress. Everything was organised, set up and ready to go exactly as planned. Guests were in awe about the food, decor, fireworks and location and called it the best wedding they’ve been to. Since then, Yasmine has been great about making sure we received our photos and tying up any loose ends. I highly recommend Yasmine and her team to anyone any day of the week. It was the best day with the best memories."
Grant - Chantal & Grant
“ Yasmine, Christina and the HEA team were an absolute pleasure to work with and they arranged a fantastic day for us. Yasmine was highly recommended to us a by a friend and she didn’t disappoint. Having Yasmine on the ground in Sri Lanka removed all of the stress for us in planning the wedding while we were sat on the other side of the world. Her consultative approach and laid back style made it easy for us to throw ideas her way, and she very quickly grasped the kind of wedding we wanted. She covered all the bases and was always available (despite the time difference) on Skype to discuss ideas or concerns that we had. Yasmine made planning the décor a lot of fun for us and what she was able to execute on the day was exactly as we had imagined it in our heads. Nothing was too much trouble but she also gave us great advice and guidance when she felt we needed it. She has a great network of suppliers for décor, food and booze and was always conscious of advising the best option for our budget, rather than pushing a single supplier on us. From the moment we arrived in Sri Lanka for the big day, Yamsine and her team were there to manage everything and the setup was seamless. Her team was such a pleasure to work with and all of the guests commented on how great she was on the day. She delivered a wedding that far exceeded our wildest expectations and it was a truly exceptional setting and event. The entire experience- from planning , setup and the day itself was an absolute pleasure and totally stress free for Chantal and I (which is exactly what we wanted).
If you’re planning a wedding in Sri Lanka (no matter where you are in the world) then getting Yasmine involved is an absolute no brainer. I can’t recommend her highly enough."
Alice & Ben
“ From the time we enquired about wedding planning with Happily Ever After until after our wedding, communication was excellent. Yasmine and Christina always responded promptly, answered any questions we had and alleviated any concerns we had that organising our wedding from afar would be difficult. They are true professionals who know what they are doing, guided us on everything from the appropriate budget for what we had in mind to the quality of the suppliers they work with. Where we weren’t sure ourselves they were able to recommend what they thought would suit best and we can safely now say that their recommendations were all spot on. Our day was amazing from the ceremony set up, the cocktails on the beach to the romantic reception and fun and dancing afterwards! We and our guests had an amazing time and everything ran smoothly and looked wonderful! We are so happy we found this wedding planning team and we cannot recommend Yasmine and Christina enough, they really are incredible!"
Maria & Loic
“ Yasmine and her team had it correct when they named their service 'Happily Ever After', because we had a wonderful wedding day, where that happiness started and until now we still are memorising that magical moment. That is what we name Happily Ever After. This team is unique as wedding planners in Sri Lanka!
Yasmine and Christina helped relieve the stress of the wedding planning process! There are not enough words to describe how grateful we are for Yasmine being part of our special day. Easy to contact and easy to work with at any time. She is quick and knows how to handle situations on the spot. She is very good about keeping schedule and manage our requests as well as the requests of our family.
I am Sri Lankan and I know how it can be difficult to manage everything on time in our country. But Yasmine does an amazing job. She has a high quality and trustful list of service providers (photographer, video, food services, entertainment, music, venue, cave a vin). She does it with a warm heart and is very professional in a friendly way!
We and our families and friends will keep that wonderful day in our memories forever.
Vivek & Natanya
Dear Yasmine & Happily Ever After,
We are now back in South Africa, after two wonderful weeks in Sri Lanka.
We've had some time to reflect while we were traveling and would like to express our gratitude for all you hard work in making our wedding day so much more special than we could have ever imagined.
On the day, you rolled with all the punches we threw at you and were able to make the quick changes to our program we asked for without hesitation.
All of our guests have commented that its the best wedding they've been to, it's definitely the best wedding we've been to (although we might be slightly biased).
We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to all the vendors and staff involved that helped to create the magic. We don't have all their contact info but please can you pass on our message of thanks to all involved.
And finally, it was such a pleasure working with you. We are sad that our planning together ends here and hopefully we will still be in touch. Thank you for being on this journey with us and helping us create the intimate, magical destination wedding we had dreamed about. It was definitely the way we wanted to start our happily ever after.
What an unforgettable way to experience Sri Lanka and its amazing people.
Florelle & Alex
Merci Happily Ever After de nous avoir aidé à rendre notre marriage encore plus beau que nous l'avions imaginé! Nous, nos amis, notre famille, avons passé un merveilleux moment. La décoration était splendide, le dîner sompteux, la cérémonie idilyque et les magnifiques photos nous rappellent à quel point cet instant fut magique ! Merci encore, et à un de ces jours !