Fête By Janina is a full-service wedding planning company based out of Elmhurst, New York. Fête was founded by Janina Paula Pangilnan-Villanueva, who moved from the Philippines to New York to pursue her love for helping couples celebrate their wedding day. Janina and her team will be with you every step of the way, from the initial planning to the day of the wedding. She’ll make sure everything runs smoothly on your wedding day so that you and your family can relax and enjoy each special moment.
Janina and her team can provide planning assistance for a variety of celebrations, including civil unions, cultural weddings, elopements, non-religious weddings, and religious weddings. She’ll help you plan everything, from the moment you walk down the aisle to the reception. Some of the services that Fête By Janina offers include:
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MJ · Married on 12/07/2018
To Our Wedding Dream Maker
In a lifetime, you come across a magical milestone that is MARRIAGE. As a bride, you dream it, you envision it and you plan it alongside the love of your life. As you embark on it, you realize that planning takes an entire village and an entire dream. I would never forget the day when we decided to pick Janina and surrender our dream wedding onto her hands. Janina and her team did not only plan and coordinate our wedding - but they lived it, embraced the magic in it, and turned every bit of that vision into reality. The path to the wedding day has become a journey we will deeply miss and vividly remember as Janina made it into an exceptionally unforgettable experience. Simply put, it was the BEST DAY of our lives. Janina is a top-tier level wedding coordinator to say the least – and her passion to her craft is a testament to it all. I could not articulate enough how she was on top of every detail, but the thing that was unexpectedly refreshing was how she gives you her heart and soul in every vision you have in mind. That genuine approach of how she wants everything to be perfect is something you can’t put a price tag on. We have never felt so lucky to have been able to pick 1 out of a million to plan our wedding. In the midst of the chaos that is wedding planning, God took a nod and gave us the BEST that the universe has to offer to pave way to making our wedding vision come to life. And indeed, it has unfolded into the perfect wedding story. I mean - it happens only once in a lifetime and settling for anything less was never our option. To this day, we still have chills and butterflies and confetti in our hearts as we reminisce our wedding day. I would like to think that fate brought her into our lives. Her ingenuity also radiated to the rest of her team (Sasa and Ban) who were right there every second to attend to any need imaginable. Me and my husband have never felt so taken care of. Moreover, her calming presence and unparalleled words of reassurance surely eased out any anxiety we had as we head into the last few days of the wedding. She speaks of her own personal and professional experience and when someone texts you first thing in the morning of your wedding day saying "Good morning to the most of beautiful bride, this happens only once so enjoy every moment of it as I have everything under control and your job is to just smile for the rest of your day and take everything in” - I know then that she has given us our happily ever after right that second.Sent on 01/06/2019
Vanessa Santiago-Francisco · Married on 11/16/2018
Blessed work of art
After our engagement, it just occured to me that we don’t really have a dream wedding. All we wanted was to be united and to celebrate this blessed union with the people we love. With less than 3 months of planning, we feared that there wouldn’t be enough time, but FetebyJanina proved us wrong.
Janina embraced everything in stride, with a smile on her face, words of positivity, and excitement. Her optimism radiated through us and everything felt as if they were falling into place.
The way she planned and coordinated our wedding was like painting. She took both our colors and carefully brushed each one until our blank canvas became a work of art.
Our words of gratitude and these photos will never be enough to define her work. FetebyJanina and her team (Sasa, Bianca and Warren) gave us not only a wedding, but an unforgettable first day of our marriage.Sent on 01/06/2019
Kat · Married on 10/20/2018
Amazing team! Caring, professional and detail-oriented! Just superb!
(This is a long-overdue, one-year late of a review but here goes).
I was hesitant to hire a wedding coordinator outside of Chicago for my October 2018 wedding, but my older sister, who has seen Janina work on a wedding a year before mine, highly recommended her. After a few discussions, my husband and I took a chance with hiring a "long distance" day-of coordinator.
It was the one of the best decisions we made!
Janina exceeded our expectations!
About 1.5 months before the wedding day, apart from emails, our main communication were thru phone calls, that had become weekly. Those calls were very helpful, and as my husband and I would jokingly tell Janina then, were very therapeutic. She is one of the sweetest and warmest people we know. She has thought of every single detail possible; details that my husband and I were sure was why we needed a coordinator, because we were kind of clueless. (There will be details you might want/need for your wedding that most of those wedding planner books do not include, so ask you wedding planner/coordinator!)
On the day of our wedding, her team was exceptional! Janina and her team of 2 thought of the things that we forgot to do or did not factor in on the day of, and quietly worked on them without adding stress to my husband and I. All day and night, they kept big smiles on their faces, they were laughing with us and giving us (maybe just Me) reassurances on the few times they caught me looking worried or stressed or anxious. My husband and I don’t really know what it is but, we instantly felt like they were our friends. We only met the 3 of them the day before our wedding! Some of our family and friends still speak highly about them too! They were very professional, trustworthy and very organized but still exude optimism, warmth and comfort that I felt relaxed in their presence (as a Bride, that was super important!). I highly, highly recommend Fete by Janina to any Bride-to-be as their planner and/or coordinator. Not only did they help make the first day of our marriage perfect and beautifully memorable, but we gained a friend in her, Warren and Mares! Kevin and I are forever thankful! You guys have etched your places in our hearts!Sent on 10/22/2019