It’s Spotlight Day, 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 vendors help create the backdrop of every moment, every picture, and every memory. It gives us great pleasure to introduce this week’s vendor spotlight, Ilana Karcinski & Kelly Maronpot of FairyTail Pet Care.
How long would you say you have been doing what you do today?
Founded in 2015, we are the first wedding day pet care company in the US.
How did your work evolve to get you to where you are today?
When we started, no one else was offering a service like ours. It was a novel idea and we had to put in a lot of leg work to educate vendors and couples on exactly what we offered.
With every wedding, we learned something new and have used those experiences to create the packages we offer today. Our video service started with the idea to have the dog wear a GoPro camera down the aisle so we could get that unique perspective. What it’s turned into today is a professionally filmed and edited video of the wedding day, all from the pet’s point of view.
We are continuing to learn and evolve our services every day as this industry grows, and we are so excited to see what the future for “wedding day pet care” will look like!
What motivates you to do this every day?
We are committed to volunteering our time to FairyTail approved shelters. Not only does this hands-on approach give these animals in need the love and care deserve, but it also provides us with the invaluable experience of working with animals from all walks of life.
What fun fact would people be interested to learn about you?
The founders of the company, Kelly and Ilana, have been best friends since they were 13 years old. They initially bonded over their love for music and animals and the rest is history!
What is the most unique service you offer?
Our ‘Dog of Honor’ Videography service is absolutely one-of-a-kind. We follow your pup around on their FairyTail adventure, capturing the candid, heartwarming moments that only a dog can bring, as well as many of the details from your wedding. Our videos are professionally edited and filmed and show a unique perspective of your wedding day from your best friend’s POV!
Use three words to describe your company.
Dogs, Love, and Pawsitivity!
Tell us about your ideal client.
Simple, they love their pets and consider them a part of the family.
Why do you think your business is successful?
We saw a need in the wedding industry that was missing. Couples wanted to include their best friend on the big day, but the logistics were overwhelming. We make it possible for our couples AND their pets to have the best day ever!
What current trends have you seen at weddings that you personally like the most?
Well, of course, we love seeing more couples including their pets on their wedding day! It’s been fun to see the creative ways couples are incorporating their furry best friend into their details as well. For example, naming a signature cocktail after their pet or having giant cut-outs made for the photo booth. So much fun!
What do you think are the biggest misconceptions that people have about your vendor category?
If you want to have your pet in your wedding, this automatically means they will be in the ceremony. There are so many other ways to include your pet on your big day! Couples think their dog is “too crazy” or will be “too overwhelmed” but, in our experience, if you plan the day with your pet’s personality in mind, it can be a positive experience for everyone, especially for the pup!
Name three unique venues that you enjoy working at and why.
Club Lake Plantation – The property is beautiful and the dogs have a ton of space to sniff around and get their energy out!
Alfond Inn – Such a great location and beautiful hotel! They aren’t just pet-friendly in the hotel, but in the rooms as well!
Mission Inn Resort – The team at Mission Inn is always wonderful to work with. Their property is gorgeous and we always enjoy exploring the venue with the ‘Dogs of Honor’!
Here is what some previous couples had to say…
“FairyTail Pet Care was amazing to work with! We would not have been able to include our pups in our big day without them, and having them there made everything perfect. Ilana and Kelly made sure our pups were taken care of and felt comfortable at the venue. They even picked them up at our house so that we wouldn’t have to worry about that and had adorable flower collars for them! After helping us include them in photos and the ceremony, the dropped off the pups at their regular boarding location which gave us huge peace of mind. We are so thankful that FairyTail Pet Care made having our dogs in our wedding possible! I would 100% recommend working with them!” – Raisa, Club Lake Plantation
“We knew we wanted our Siberian Husky, Grayson, to be a big part of our wedding day, but we spent months worrying about whether he would be too excited to handle it. When the day finally came, we were shocked by how well-behaved he was during the ceremony, and it’s all thanks to FairyTail Pet Care taking him on sooo many adventures around the Don CeSar before the ceremony even began! We are so incredibly grateful that Grayson was in such good hands.
“In any other situation, I would have been so worried about him all day. With FairyTail taking care of him and bringing him by to check on us every so often, we felt so comfortable and content the whole time.We can’t stop watching and crying over the video they put together of the whole day. Grayson had such a blast! We will cherish the memories and the video forever. Our experience with FairyTail Pet Care was beyond perfect and just so priceless. Thank you!” – Acadia, The Don CeSar
“By far the best decision we made for our wedding! Our pups were taken care of all day, came to visit us while getting ready, came with adorable bow tie bandanas, and were the happiest dogs! Ilana and Kelly were the absolute best and provided photo updates throughout the day and after our wedding. I can’t say enough wonderful things about them! They were so involved and truly cared every step of the way. I can’t imagine our wedding day without our pups! Thank you FairyTail Pet Care!!” – Claire, Redington Beach