It’s Spotlight Tuesday, where we introduce you to incredible Orlando wedding vendors and share the stories behind these companies who help Wedding Venue Map couples have their best wedding day.
Hiring the right wedding vendors is so important on your wedding day. The pet care service will be responsible for fitting your pet into your special day.
It gives us great pleasure to introduce this week’s venue spotlight, Ilana Mobley & Kelly Maronpot of FairyTail Pet Care.
When people ask “what do you do?” how do you answer?
Dogs are family, and we get that. We take care of every last detail so that your best friend doesn’t miss out on your special day!
What did you do before you did this?
The idea for our company came to us while working at The Hilton in Tampa. We soon began to see a need in the wedding industry that spoke to us: couples wanted to include their pets in their special day but it was just too stressful. Our pets are our family and we couldn’t imagine them missing out on such a special day. We have a deep affection for animals and knew this was our calling!
How long have you been doing what you are doing?
We’ve been bringing ‘paws-itivity’ to weddings since 2015!
How did your work evolve to get you to where you are today?
The first wedding we ever did was for Kelly’s brother. It was an incredible day and it was then that we realized how much truly goes into the day and how different every wedding could be. Since then, we’ve done over 100 weddings with almost 200 different dogs (and 3 cats!). We’ve refined our services and learned a lot along the way, but since Day 1 we’ve had two goals in mind that we’ve worked hard to meet for every single one of our weddings: 1.) that their baby is happy, comfortable, and having a fun day and 2.) our couples—as well as their family, guests and vendors—do not have to worry about a thing.
What is your favorite thing about what you do? What’s your WHY?
There is nothing better than the look on our couple’s faces when they see their baby show up on their wedding day. That is our WHY, bringing pure joy into the room and helping everyone slow down on such a hectic day, even if it’s for just one puppy kiss.
What’s the best part of your job?
The amount of love we have received from the animals we’ve cared for over the years is more than we could ever deserve! They give SO much and ask for so little. It is humbling and fills us with gratitude each & every time.
What fun fact would people be surprised to learn about you?
Ilana & Kelly (co-owners) have been best friends since we were 13! We grew up together, were college roommates, and started this business together after we graduated from FSU.
What is the best compliment you’ve received from your clients?
There is nothing better than hearing someone say, “You guys have the best job ever!” It happens almost every wedding and we can’t help but smile and simply agree. Yes, we do have the best job ever!
How did you decide on the name of your company?
We played around with a few different options until ‘fairytale’ ended up on the table. When we realized we could make the perfect pun out of it, we couldn’t resist. FairyTail Pet Care was born!
What is important for clients to know about your company before they book you?
We are professionals. We take the care of our client’s babies VERY seriously. We are licensed, bonded, and insured as well as pet CPR & first aid certified. We want our clients to know that they can rely on us to take the absolute best care possible of their furry friends.
What is the most unique service/product you offer?
Our wedding services are already very unique, but we also a GoPro Video Package! We take footage of the entire day from the pet’s perspective & then edit that into a 3-4 minute video with music. What better way to look back on your wedding day than from your best friend’s point of view?! We capture all of the most genuine moments and it ends up being something our couples look back on year after year to relive their special day!
What types of events do you specialize in?
Mainly weddings, but we’ve also been a part of photo shoots, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, and more.
What makes your business stand out from others in your category?
Our services pretty much stand alone, as there is no other company currently offering what we do, but what makes us stand out even more is that we truly make it a point to give back to the community as much as possible. We volunteer weekly with different animal shelters and we also donate a portion of every single wedding package to the animal-related charity of our couple’s choice.
Tell us about your favorite type of engaged couple.
All of our couples have one thing in common: they love their pet! Seriously, we’ve had such a variety of couples, but they all care deeply about their animals and consider them family. Those are the only couples we work with.
Why do couples hire you?
We believe they can truly feel how much we love their animals. We care deeply about their pet being happy and comfortable and we truly treat them as if they are our own. We know how stressful it can be to wonder how your baby is doing while you are away from them, and we do everything we can to put their minds at ease so they can enjoy one of the most special days of their lives.
What does your most popular package include? Tell us briefly about some of your package options. What is the price range for these packages?
All of our packages include absolutely everything a couple would need to ensure their baby is happy and comfortable and that they will not have to worry about a thing. This means all the logistics are taken care of, from transportation to attire to communication with their vendors. From there, we add pet sitting for the entire day so that the couple can rest easy knowing their pet is being fully taken care of and the responsibility will not lie on anyone else.
For a variety of reasons, not all couples choose to include their pup in their ceremony, but when they do, we take care of everything that goes into this as well. At the end of the night, we take their pet back to a pre-determined location and make sure all their needs are met and they are settled in before leaving them.
We know that not only is every wedding and couple’s vision totally unique, but every pet’s personality is totally unique as well! This is why we customize our packages for each and every couple. Pricing starts at $300 with an average between $600-$900, depending on what they are looking for.
Why do you think your business is successful?
We found a need that people were looking for but no one was offering. We worked hard to meet that need in the best way possible. It may go without saying, but we also truly care. We are in this business because we love animals and want to take care of them when their owners cannot.
FairyTails Pet Care shares some helpful information for engaged couples…..
What are the most common questions you get asked by brides and/or grooms?
“How do your services work?” It’s a unique service and a lot of times, couples don’t even know where to start! We always begin with a meet-and-greet so we can go over what their needs are, what their pet’s needs are, and how our services can fit into that.
What is your best piece of advice for brides or grooms?
When it comes to our services, we recommend truly considering your pet’s needs and personality. Not every pet is going to be comfortable attending the ceremony; we work with you to come up with a package that ensures your pet will be happy and comfortable while also being a part of the day!
What do you think are the biggest misconceptions that people have about your vendor category?
That just because you’re having your dog in your wedding, it will be stressful. This is not the case! As long as you hire a professional that is there specifically for your pet, it can be such an incredible and stress-RELIEVING experience!
Name three unique venues that you enjoy working at and why.
The Alfond Inn – With a modern feel and gorgeous landscaping, we love this hotel (and so do the pups!)
Bella Collina – This beautiful property has tons of great outdoor space for the pups to wander with us and an amazing staff.
Mission Inn Resort – This venue speaks for itself! It is extremely unique and provides lots of outdoor space for us to adventure with the pups!
What some of their previous couples had to say….
“My husband and I️ knew before we even got engaged that we wanted our chocolate lab, Nutella, in our wedding. She means so much to both of us. FairyTail Pet Care helped make this dream a reality without having to inconvenience any of our family or friends. They were absolutely incredible! They made sure she was right there for all the special moments, kept her brushed the whole time, and helped her pose for what felt like a million pictures. I️ would recommend their services to anyone who wants to incorporate their fur-baby into their special day. I️ would also recommend getting the video service. Words can’t express how much having Nutella with us meant to us and the video captured all of the best moments.” – Tara & Chandler, Mission Inn Resort
“Ever since I got my dog Paisley (8 years ago), I knew that when I got married that she had to be at my wedding. Fast forward to this year and planning a wedding and now with a second fur-baby in tow. I didn’t want to have to burden one of my family members with keeping an eye on the girls, feeding, walking, etc. I wanted them to be able to enjoy the wedding. Enter FairyTail Pet Care! Ilana and Kelly did such an AMAZING job taking care of our girls and making sure they were as involved as we wanted them to be. The girls looked so happy with Ilana and Kelly over the time we saw them, so that gave me comfort that they were enjoying the attention. I am so glad that this service was available because I couldn’t have imagined my day without my babies. Thank you again, ladies, for your professionalism and care!!!!” – Amanda & Aaron, The Alfond Inn
“We used FairyTail Pet Care to care for our two dogs for a couple of days during our wedding. We have a very aggressive and fearful dog that we were afraid would be a problem. FairyTail Pet Care did an amazing job of winning her over and made our wedding stress-free. They scheduled a few pre-sitting visits and our aggressive dog warmed to them quickly. Thank you so much for taking such care and attention!!” – Joe & Candice, Mission Inn Resort
Here are some videos to check out….