@2016 Ecaterina Stefanco - 1000 Times Yes

Thank you to the talented James Pouliot, Rémi Dupac, Philip Andrukhovich & Cristina Panainte for the lovely pictures shared here.


1000 Times Yes is a wedding agency based in Nice, specializing in weddings on the French Riviera. Everything is handled with love and care - from venue find to on site coordination, and all that is between, before & after that. For a brief time, your wedding planner is your advocate, partner in crime and confident, fighting for the best spaces, vendors and experiences.


Thus, a true connection with the bride and groom is simply crucial. So just like in love, we either jump into it with a full heart, or not at all.  That is why, we only propose A to Z, full planning and coordination service, and we enjoy every bit of it ! 


Ecaterina’s care and attention to detail was evident from the moment we booked our wedding. I would send her dozens of emails and always receive a swift response. As a bride with a busy job and only 6 months to plan, there were so many things I could not think of or had just missed but Ecaterina helped with all that, her organization and thought was totally on point! As you can imagine with a wedding it’s all in the details and Ecaterina made sure that every detail was perfect. We had a fairytale day and it would not have been the same without Ecaterina. We were so blessed to have the perfect wedding planner in Ecaterina!

Lauren & Joe

Dubai, UAE

Dear Ecaterina,

We cannot thank you enough for all the hard work and effort you put into planning our special day, we are so grateful to you for making it PERFECT!

I recall our first meeting at the bar with you and the photographer, and we knew that this was where we wanted to get married. Your enthusiasm and reassurance only further confirmed our decision and it was the best we ever made! We will miss you loads but will be back soon!  


Thank you, thank you, thank you for the PERFECT wedding!

With the warmest regards,

Seb and Diya

Toronto, Canada

It was a pleasure working with Ecaterina during our wedding in Château de la Chèvre D'Or. She is beyond professional and has the answer and support for everything we ever asked for. She is not only very easy working with but also so friendly and personable. We both stress pretty much during normal days and it is really an understatement saying we were not even a little bit stressed during our wedding day. It was planned and organized with all details considered, which made the day super easy for us and we focused on making life long memories instead. We are forever thankful! And, we know exactly who to contact when we are due to renew our vows again :)

Jeanette & Bilal

Dubai, UAE

Dear Ecaterina,

We want to thank you for making our wedding day exceptional. It was better than we imagined it would be, a true fairy tale which we will cherish forever.

You looked after our guests and ensured that everything went to plan, we’re very grateful to you.

We really miss our interactions and look forward to seeing you soon!

Lots of love,

Maria & Dania

London, England

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Dear Ecaterina,
I just wanted to write you a quick note, to send our sincere gratitude for everything you did to make our special day so magical! We didn't stop smiling the whole evening :)


From the start you ensured everything ran so smoothly.  Your calm and warm nature made us and our guests feel so relaxed on the day, and you went out of your way to make things happen in the background so everything was seamless. We really couldn't have asked for anything more, you are amazing!

All the best, and lots of love,

Jonathan and Philippa

London, England

Dear Ecaterina, thank you for EVERYTHING, we had the BEST evening of our lives! You are MORE than fantastic!  

Bill and Lora


Dear Ecaterina,

Thanks to your helps, we were able to celebrate our wedding in South of France. We are very grateful and cannot thank you enough.


In Japan, we usually have to have lots of meetings prior to a wedding in order to prepare for it. Therefore, having a wedding at a hotel in France was a challenge, especially because most of the contacts were made by e-mail. We were anxious if it would go all right, but the prompt and reliable responses you always provided us was very encouraging.


Once again, we thank you again for everything, we wish you health and happiness.

Seshiru and Yuko

Tokyo, Japan

Thank you so much for the wonderful wedding. You have meticulously managed all the details and it was such a fabulous evening. It is the most memorable evening for us and our guests.

Kathleen and David

New York, USA

Dear Ecaterina,

I am so glad we chose to have our wedding at the hotel you worked at the time, because we were able to meet you! You are so cheerful and warm hearted, and every time I talked/saw you, all my stress was gone! Please stay in touch and we really hope to see you again in the near future!

Taka & Yu

Tokyo, Japan

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About my WHY

"Why do you get up in the morning? Why does your organization exist? Your Why is the purpose, cause or belief that inspires you to do what you do." - Simon Sinek


Wedding planning is WHAT I do.

My experience in luxury hospitality and events planning defines HOW I do it.


But WHY am I doing that ?

And the answer couldn’t be simpler.

It’s to bring joy and happiness to people and make their wedding day unforgettable,

 so that the world be filled with more love and became a better place.


For me, a wedding is not a ‘party’ or an ‘event’ you go to. I see it as a praise to love. And it’s not only the couple’s love. It’s the love of a proud father as he walks his daughter down the aisle, the love of a caring mother seeing her boy becoming a family head. It is the love of the families and friends who had travelled across oceans and continents just to be there. Your closest people are joined together for this one time, to celebrate your commitment to each other. And since it’s just that one day, it deserves to be as special as it can get.  It is the memories and emotions you will relive, on replay, your whole lives.


So HOW do you know I’m the man for the job ?


After a Masters’ degree in Finance and International Business, and years of experience in Luxury Hospitality on French Riviera, I spent last 4 years in Events Management at the most mythical and extraordinary Relais & Chateaux that is La Chèvre d’Or. After more than 70 weddings and 500 events planned over that time, I decided it was time to move on. Which is how 1000 TIMES YES was born.


WHAT can you expect of me ?

I do not accept anything less than perfect ! And this is what a couple deserves when they trust anybody with their wedding. I will be by your side every step of the way, making sure everything turns out as you imagined it. And I will plan your wedding as if it was my daughter’s (her name is Sabrina by the way, she is 5) . 

With Love,



"You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." Martin Luther King, Jr. 

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