What our new families have to say about us...


Juliette, I wanted to thank you for everything you did to make our wedding PERFECT. You chose such great vendors for flowers (they were beautiful beyond words), CC for photography (the pictures are AMAZING and she got us everything within 48 hours!) and Alejandro (who was so patient and kind and made me beautiful). I love that you were able to coordinate everything so effortlessly with Rolandi- including our romantic dinner on the beach last year, a tour of the hotel, and us staying the next afternoon after our wedding which was soooo relaxing!

We couldn't have done any of this without you. It was beautiful and perfect. tank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Jeanie and Greg Garrett (Huston TX)
Hotel Villa Rolandi – Isla Mujeres

Juliette, Thank you so much for all you did for our wedding! Everything was PERFECT!! You kept me calm, even when it began to storm. I was still able to have my outside wedding, with the ocean and sunset in my pictures!! The food was amazing, Villa Rolandi was AWESOME, the flowers were wonderful and you made us feel so comfortable and worry-free. Everything was more than I could have ever imagined. I was worried about planning a wedding from the US but you were BEYOND WONDERFUL! You were so sweet and kind and handled everything very well!

We can't say thank you enough!

Milton & Desternie
Hotel Villa Rolandi – Isla Mujeres

Juliette was amazing. She helped us plan our perfect wedding on Isla Mujeres all the way from New York City and in record time (4 months). She worked with us on everything from getting the meet and greet party set up to all the little details of the big day. She helped us create the wedding we envisioned within our budget and we never had to worry about anything because she had it all covered. The week of events and the big day ran perfectly and all of our guests were happy and so were we. She recommended great people to work with and helped us work with each vendor to get everything we wanted and more. There were maracas, mariachis, a beautiful band for the procession, gorgeous flowers, amazing food and delicious desert and even fire works at the end of our first dance. There were so many details in our wedding which is what made it so special and memorable and she helped us put them all together through email chains and late night Skype calls with only one site visit. It was a pleasure working with Juliette and I recommend her services to anyone wanting to have a fun and relaxing wedding. She’s the best! - The Blaines

Emily & Matt Blaine (New York)
Hotel Na Balam – Isla Mujeres

Thank you so much for creating the perfect wedding for us in Isla Mujeres! Papillion weddings did a fantastic job creating our special day that felt very personal. Juliette has many great contacts and suggestions...so important for a destination wedding. I would recommend mariachis, they were so much fun! Thank you Juliette!

Rebecca Clayton & Ruel Loehr (Austin TX)
Hotel Na Balam – Isla Mujeres

Juliette, we had such an amazing Meet & Greet party and the best wedding I could have ever imagined!!! Our guests loved it as well! It was a great pleasure working with you during the planning process, but even more so at the events themselves. Because of you, everything was seamless. You were very efficient and I did not have to worry about a thing! Thank you so much again, and please feel free to put your future brides/grooms in touch with Geoff or me.

Brittany & Geoff Goodwin (Chicago)
Hotel Na Balam – Isla Mujeres

Hello Juliette,
I hope this email finds you well! I just email you to say thanks for everything we have received a million of positive comments and everybody loved our reception party, the location, the decoration, the food, the music, the entertainment, every single detail! Thanks for helping me to make this possible even though I had to plan it all from the distance!

If you have a blog or anywhere where people write reviews of you and your services please let me know because I have nothing but all positive comments! And of course that’s helpful for you since you have to deal with people that come from abroad!

Once again thank you very much and have a wonderful weekend!

Evelin & Stephen Mabe (OH)
Buho’s Beach Club – Isla Mujeres

George and I wanted to thank Juliette and her team for making our day so special. Everything from discussing the wedding via e-mail as we live in the UK to meeting Juliette 6 days before our wedding day - it all went so well. Every idea I had and wanted - Juliette and her team made happen. The decorating of the venue, the flowers from Vanessa who Juliette advised us to use down to it going so smoothly... It was just perfect. All of our friends still mention how the day was and so relaxed. Thank you once again.

All our love, Mr and Mrs Chandler.

Leanne and George Chandler
Zama Beach Club - Isla Mujeres

I cannot thank you enough for the incredible ceremony you put together for us! We wanted something small, intimate, and on the beach and that's exactly what it was. Just me, my husband, son and 3 other guests. The flowers were absolutely GORGEOUS and the 313 pictures were PERFECT!! It was scary to plan a wedding, even a small one, through email with a complete stranger, but I wouldn't have had it any other way. Thank you for all of the suggestions you provided the services, and friendship. Oh and dinner was delish!!! Thank you again and I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know planning a destination wedding! Lots of love!

Trustworthy, Knowledgeable, Knew exactly what I wanted!

Amanda & Louis
Cancun - Mexico

We are so happy to have been referred to Juliette and her team for our January wedding in Isla Mujeres. She did an amazing job organizing everything from our rehearsal dinner, to the wedding, to a day-after brunch and finally a group excursion. We had a very specific idea of what we wanted our wedding to look like and Juliette exceeded our expectations!!!! Not only did she make our vision a reality, but she also went above an beyond what we had hoped for. She even saved the day by sending someone to get my husband's forgotten speech at our hotel!!!! The entire experience was so fun and positive and we only have good things to say about Juliette. She really made our dreams come true!!!!

organized, efficient, reliable and so much more!!!

Emma and Graham Morgan
Zama Beach Club - Isla Mujeres

Thank you both again so very much for all of your hard work and thoughtfulness - you played a large role in making our wedding week the amazing, seamless experience that it was. We can't wait to come back to visit!

Best,

Heather & Chuck Nawoj
Hotel Villa Rolandi Gourmet & Beach Club - Isla Mujeres

Hello beautiful!! I just wanted to thank you one more time for the absolutely amazing job you did!!! You were simply outstanding and you made my part so easy and fun! I had no idea what everything would look like once you got it all together, and when I looked through the window it brought tears to my eyes!! It was the most beautiful setting for a wedding I have ever seen. Everyone and everything you recommended was perfect and everything went so smooth I couldn’t believe it! It was like I was waiting for something to go wrong but you did your job so well that everything went great and that doesn’t happen very often! Lol! So again, thank you so much for all your hard work.

Thanks to you I had the most beautiful wedding ever!

Jenna Graves
Su Casa Beach & Cottages - Isla Mujeres

If you are looking for a place to get married in Mexico, look no further than Isla Mujeres. It is so beautiful and romantic. My husband and I had never been to the island but we really wanted a location that is more intimate and not as touristy as Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Isla Mujeres was perfect! We highly recommend this location and we highly recommend that you contact event planner Juliette Franze. She was amazing to work with! Extremely professional and her experience really made the planning a lot of fun rather a highly stressful situation. If you tell her what kind of budget you're on and an idea of what you want your special day to be like, Juliette will make it happen! She works with the best wedding vendors in the area. As for a location, I highly recommend Villa Rolandi. It is incredible! It's a bit more expensive than other locations we looked at in Isla but in the end it was absolutely worth it and still a lot less expensive than a wedding in the states! The property is breathtaking and the service 5 Star!

Juliette also recommended florist Vanessa Jaimes and I'm so glad she did; her designs were elegant, sophisticated and exceptionally beautiful! Same goes for makeup artist/hair stylist Anne Marie Cote and her assistant Ursula from Make Me Beautiful Bride! I received so many compliments on my hair and makeup it felt amazing! On top of their talent these ladies are so incredibly nice and fun! My only advice to other brides is this: if you decide to book with Anne Marie and Ursula please be courteous to them by being on time. They are in high demand and it's only fair that you give them as much time as possible to make you look your best and it's only fair to the other brides who've also paid for services. The day of our appointment went smoothly but the bride before me was late and Anne Marie was worried she would not finish me on time. Our minister Sabina was so sweet and really made our spiritual ceremony a unique experience. Finally if you plan to marry here I also recommend that you hire a mariachi for the reception! The gentlemen who played at our wedding were terrific and so much fun! They really made our night!

Overall our experience on a scale from 1-10 was a 20! Our friends and family had a wonderful time! Juliette is terrific! We can't wait to go back!

Claudia and Dave Edwards
Hotel Villa Rolandi Gourmet & Beach Club - Isla Mujeres

To say our wedding was amazing is an understatement and that's all thanks to you. The entire planning process was easy and exciting. You have an amazing team of venders (from the hairdresser, florist, DJ, photographer, guitarist, to Danielle who put together an unbelievable welcome basket for our guests ). You all love what you do and it showed throughout the entire wedding weekend. We always heard that the few days leading up to the wedding is often stressful for the bride and groom. We, however, were able to relax and enjoy the beauty of Isla Mujeres for the 5 days leading up to the wedding because we knew that you had everything under control. Our wedding was absolutely breathtaking and better than we could have ever have imagined. All our guests were in awe with how magical the weekend turned out and are still talking about the details. We can't wait to return and celebrate many more future events.

Thank you for a dream come true..you are the best!

Vera & Dave
Isla Mujeres

What can I say? The entire experience and weekend was above and beyond anything I could have imagined! You and Marcela were so amazing and I cannot thank you enough for all the time, energy, and hard work that you put into making our wedding the best day of our lives! I have not stopped thinking about it and my friends and family have called me all day to talk about how much fun they had and how beautiful it was!

Sabina Tamm (Minister) was just amazing! I am so happy that she was the woman who married us! She was so perfect and I loved the way she spoke and everything she said! Alan (DJ).... what a sweetheart and what a wonderful DJ! He was excellent and played all the songs that I requested! He was GREAT! The wait staff, OH MY GOD! They were the most amazing servers I have EVER had! There was not one moment that all guests were not pampered or taken care of! They were absolutely fabulous! AND Anne-Marie, the makeup and hair artiste.... where do I begin? She was the most wonderful person! I have never looked or felt so beautiful in my entire life! And I am not just saying that! She was beyond amazing! Delia (Assistant Manager Villa Rolandi) was so kind and such a huge help in planning the rooms and helping everyone organize everything!

So in conclusion, Erik and I could not be happier than the way everything went and are so grateful that you were our wedding planner! Juliette, we will absolutely be back and if you ever come to NY, please let me know, as I would love to take you to dinner! You are so wonderful and you will see us again at Rolandi! We might try to stay a few nights for our honeymoon! We are going to start planning it next week. I will let you know!

Thank you again so much!!!!!!!!!

Tiffany and Erik Kallhovd
Villa Rolandi SPA Gourmet & Beach Club - Isla Mujeres

We chose Juliette and Papillon Weddings & Events to coordinate our February 2010 wedding. We chose Playa Norte, specifically Ixchel Beach Hotel, as the location, since we had been there a few times before. Juliette was very prompt in her email replies during the planning stages and willing to make any changes I wanted to create the perfect day tailored just for us. She was on time for every appointment - a rarity in Mexico! She has great connections with Ixchel and the amazing concierge, Debby. She makes everything effortless and seamless for us. Our guests commented that it was the best wedding they've ever been to. As a bonus, we saw her a few days later and, on her own time, she helped us with a travel situation we were having. She knows weddings and Isla inside & out and suggested places to go, things to do, etc.. I am fairly picky and our experience was flawless. I highly recommend Juliette and Papillon Weddings & Events to plan any occasion. Please feel free to contact me for pictures or details.

Cheers!

Ami Evans Miller
Ixchel Beach Hotel - Isla Mujeres

Where to begin? Working with Juliette was, simply, fantastic. She knows the island intimately, pays careful attention to detail, and is willing to go above and beyond to make sure that any request or desire is granted.

We met with her in advance and spent time explaining the type of ceremony and overall event we wanted. She made sure to understand it completely and to come back to us with options -- but also with advice that we avoid something that just wouldn't work well on Isla. Our ceremony was a fist for the island (Hindu ceremony) but Juliette made sure that it went off without a hitch. We were able to plan out the specifics of the ceremony and the days before and after the wedding with ease. She is great at keeping in touch via email and keeping you at ease about the details even if you are at a distance.

With guests from all over the world including India, Japan, France, Spain, and the entire USA; meals ranging from vegetarian to steak and even a kids menu; and guests staying all over the island, it was quite a logistics exercise, but she handled it with aplomb.

She manages within budgets precisely and is also very upfront about what can and can't happen and how to adlib. And she is able to work with the local hotels and restaurants to make sure your event is what you imagined. Her associates (flowers, makeup) were exceptional, and all the more impressive since they had never seen an Indian wedding before but managed to make it all look perfect.

Friends and family still speak fondly of the event and I've enthusiastically recommended Juliette to other couples and even to companies for corporate events.

You won't regret working with her. Just know what you want and she'll make it happen.

Arun Baheti & Victoria Scarbrough
Villa Rolandi SPA Gourmet & Beach Club - Isla Mujeres

Thanks to Juliette for helping to make our wedding day so special. Our wedding was very simple but so sweet. Juliette responded to all our emails and took care of all the requirements in order to get married in sunny Mexico. Our wedding dinner at Rolandi’s was wonderful also.

Thank you Juliette!

Linda and Cecil Hernandez

Cecil & Linda Hernandez 
Su Casa Beach & Cottages – Isla Mujeres