We met online and didn’t meet until right the wedding day. During preparation Dina helped bring the most brave and bright design ideas to life, letting our inner decorators come out and helping us understand nothing was impossible.
Dina has a very finely tuned instinct for the style that is perfect for a couple on their wedding day. That is what happened to us, when an extraordinary bright-red color scheme was chosen as the main tone for the flowers and decor at an ancient Spanish castle, where the celebration took place. Amaryllises, anthuriums, roses, hydrangeas and other flowers that are generally hard to work with blossomed with how Dina presented them, smelled so sweet on our altar, and turned into amazing bouquets on the tables of our guests. There was nothing excessive about the decor – it complemented the surroundings of the inimitable medieval interiors, the antique chimney tiles, bright stained glass windows and amazing chandeliers, namely: candles, hourglasses, worn-out cast-iron keys, gold cutlery, red glasses. But that’s what professionalism is about – creating the right atmosphere, where you wouldn’t feel pretentiousness and excessive artificiality.
During the times of our creative sessions and collaboration Dina has always been extremely open, pleasant and punctual. Despite being a creative, Dina does everything on time, precisely, without any delays, in great order. We felt no barriers and got on the same page immediately. Thanks to Dina treating us as friends rather than clients, our communication developed to friendship – and it remains like that today! We are definitely fans of Dina’s work which you can recognize anywhere – the exquisite sense of style, usage of nonstandard colors and decor items are her calling card.
I feared a big amount of flowers at the weddinf, because i had the immediate association with a cemetry.
Dina decorated the wedding of lena Kuletskaya – she used hydrangeas which were only just becoming popular. And i loved that wedding. I undesrtood that there wouldn’t be anything too over the top. Besides, Dina cared about our budget.
You should be prepared for the estimate to grow at leat by 30%, no matter how detailed it is requested. The velvet paper for invitations will become more expensive the day you need to pay, and right before the celebration you will find that the cost of transfer has grown by several times. But it was with the planner, not with Dina. Dina did not go over the budget (which was rather modesr, by the way) and did the impossible – she turned an old well into a wedding arch, crafted our own personalized dishes with monograms and ornaments, imitating the stained glass at the ceremony. The golden dishes, which complemented our cutlery, were painter by hand right the day before.
When we entered the hall and saw the result, our breath was taken away.
I had the pleasure of working with Dina in November 2017 on a styled shoot in the Daylesford area. She was amazing, her vision & design is incredible, she really knows what she is doing. She has such a great eye for design and I really hope to have the chance to work with her again.
Dina is also very gorgeous and funny and has such a kind heart, we’ve only know each other for a short time but I think we will be lifelong friends (well I hope so anyway… in a non-stalkerish way lol 🙂
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