QC Career School

Melissa Cortes-Candia

event planner , wedding planner

Melissa Cortes-Candia

Peekskill, NY

Your Way Weddings and Events strive to make your event the most captivating and bring to life what you have always envisioned. Imagine, you

International Wedding Planning Professional and Events Coordinator. Melissa Cortes-Candia works in Westchester County, New York, Dutchess and Putnam counties and Conneticut. She specializes in Anniversaries, Sweet 16, Quinceneara, Hindu/Indian Weddings, Catholic/Christian Weddings, Traditional Weddings, LGBT Weddings,*Cultural/Traditional Weddings(See list below) Civil Wedding Ceremonies and Event's Coordination for Business/Celebrity and Family Reunions.

*Cultural/Traditional Weddings- African American, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Filipino, Russian, S

Melissa Cortes-Candia previously worked as an Educator in a Community Health Center and worked with families of different Ethnic and Cultural backgrounds. She also worked as a test counselor and with that had to learn how to handle sensitive situations and in a way became a couples counselor out of it. Melissa does have experience in Wedding Planning and other special occassions.
When asked, "Why Wedding Planner?" " I always respond, because it's positive, it alleviates stress, most couples don't have the time because of work and that's not a god way to start a marriage off. It's the beginning of the future for good things to come. Having a wedding is an event to treasure. It's the union of a couple who love each other and want to spend the rest of their lives together. You should be a guest at your own wedding. It will be one of the most precious, Timeless, unforgettable moments of their lives. A wedding is a reflection of the history of that couple and of what is to come in the future" -Melissa Cortes-Candia


Wedding/Event Consultations- $25.00 for the first consultation. If event is booked, $25.00 fee will be waived.
Meet with me and receive a list of what you will need to do to help better coordinate your wedding.

Are you a career oriented person who has no time to coordinate your Wedding or Event. I am the person who will sit down with you and find out exactly what you want done and give any suggestions when needed.

Sweet 16 or Quinceneara? I have the most beautiful and unique resources for you.

For full time Wedding/Event Planning and Coordination, price depending on cost of event. To be discussed in person.


" It was the greatest idea to hire Melissa Cortes-Candia as my Wedding Planner. She was there for me when I needed her. She ordered my flowers, went with me to my hair appointment, assisted in chosing my daughters attire, helped dress them for the wedding and helped me pick out my wedding shoes. She even helped coordinate the music for the reception. Getting ready for the wedding was hectic and a little frustrating, and yes, i did turn a little "bridezilla" on everyone but Melissa was the only one who was able to calm me down and bring me back to earth. She is amazing!"

Christina Kinsell

By Dana Bauer- "Melissa Cortes-Candia is a very reliable, creative and prepared proffesional who was able to get my husband and I through a very crazy, crazy day. She made sure that I did not have to worry about anything and that my wedding was one to always remember. My wedding was truly my fairytale wedding from the decor to the reception hall. I have her to thank for that.

Dana Bauer