“Colpo di fulmine. The thunderbolt, as Italians call it. When love strikes someone like lightening, so powerful and intense it can’t be denied. It’s beautiful and messy, cracking a chest open and spilling their soul out for the world to see. It turns a person inside out, and there’s no going back from it. Once the thunderbolt hits, your life is irrevocably changed”
-J.M. Darhower, Sempre (Forever, #1)
I could describe my destination wedding and elopement planning services in three words – planning, design and coordination – but it would be too reductive. The truth is, it is not just about logistics and a pretty design.
Organising your wedding is about your story and your dreams, finding out what makes your heart skip a beat and your eyes liGHt up, and then bringing it all to life.
If you are here, it is because you want a wedding or an event that feels intimate, emotional and stylish. As an international planner of destination weddings, elopements and events in London, Italy and beyond, my goal is to support couples throughput the entire planning process, making sure that that their story, journey and personalities set the mood for their entire day. The theme, the ceremony backdrop, the entertainment you choose, the number of guests, even the amount of money you will allocate to your wedding day – these decisions are all about the dreams and desires that are in your heart.
My job as a wedding and event planner is to find out what these dreams and desires are, and guide you through the process of making them become a reality.
If I have the honour of planning your wedding, your elopement or another event, you can expect me to be just like your best friend. I’m here to help you make decisions you won’t regret, gently advise, support you with kindness and, with your permission, give you some tough love too.
My Milan heritage is something that comes into play when designing for my couples. And while I’m comfortable planning to whatever style, the one thing you can be sure of is that I’ll inject your wedding with the stylish flair that guides my aesthetic sense, making sure that my interpretation is first and foremost aligned to your vision.
Weddings are all about marriage, about two people committing their love to each other forever… We’ll talk to great lengths about the things that matter to you the most – the smaller and the bigger details that make a wedding day unique to you. Together we’ll bring to life an intimately inspired wedding, full of laughter, joy and exquisite personal touches, crafted to gift your closest families and friends the most memorable experience.
Coco Chanel once said: “Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.”
These words affect both my personal and work life, and if I’ve got this right, they represent you too. My couples and clients are not driven by ostentatious display of their wealth. They are sophisticated; they have good taste and express it by making their wedding or event a celebration of love and joie de vivre. They appreciate the small things in life; they put family and friends first, always. They love details and timeless elegance, but they’re not looking to impress anyone. And they come to me to help them plan their definition of a luxury event – be it a rustic-chic celebration in the rolling hills of Tuscany, a boho-inspired masseria wedding in Puglia, an intimate bash in a Moroccan desert camp, or a beach elopement in Egypt.
Click on the + to see the details for each of the services I offer my clients:
FULL WEDDING PLANNING
This service is ideal if you are time poor or simply prefer having a wedding planner by your side right from the start. It is a fully-inclusive service that allows you to plan every aspect of the wedding with the support and guidance you need to make educated and smart choices. It spans from visual planning to suppliers search, liaison with all the parties involved and coordination of the wedding day.
- One-to-one complimentary consultation in person or on a Skype/Facetime call
- Assistance in identifying your style and creating a visual theme
- Bespoke digital mood-board and creation of a Pinterest board for collection of ideas
- Bespoke supplier search based on your requirements and budget
- Review suppliers’ proposals and contracts and assistance with selection
- Coordination and liaison with your chosen suppliers
- Assistance with legal paperwork (applicable to weddings in Italy)
- Budget sheet and regular spend reconciliations
- Production of wedding day timeline, floor-plans and contact list for distribution to all suppliers
- Email and phone support
- Status updates via email & phone at regular intervals
- Up to three face to face meetings + one final week-of-wedding meeting (within a 12 months period)
- In-person coordination of the wedding day, including styling and supervision of ceremony and reception set up
- Coordination of post-event returns & collections
COST: You can expect to pay 12.5%-15% of your total wedding budget + travel expenses for weddings outside London (minimum fee applies)
There is nothing that says romantic more than an elopement. Secretly it’s what many of us wish we had the courage to do; but you, wild dreamers and gypsy souls, you are free – you travel to collect memories; you are in love with romantic love; you can’t think of a better way to live that moment than with an intimate exchange of vows in a place that will remain in your hearts forever.
When it comes to elopements, there are no restrictions – from a terrace overlooking the rooftops of Florence, to a cliff on a beautiful Mediterranean island, or a starry sky in a vast desert.
All you need to do is dare to dream. Making it happen is all down to me.
My elopement services are tailored to your needs, and will start with a no-obligation consultation that will allow me to get to know you, your story and your dreams. The service includes design concept and production, sourcing and liaising with the finest wedding professionals – photographer, celebrant & ceremony location, florist, hair and make up, accommodation, transfer, and any other supplier we might require to ensure your elopement is exactly what you are dreaming of.
Head over to the Contact page to drop me a note about your dream day and request a consultation. I can’t wait to accompany you on this incredible journey!
A LA CARTE (HOURLY CONSULTING)
For couples that would like to manage the whole process, but require assistance with ad hoc aspects of their wedding, including final months/weeks and wedding day coordination. I offer consulting on an hourly basis to help you with as little or as much as you need, or individual services to relieve you from the more time consuming tasks.
- Wedding invitations + RSVPs management
- Budget review
- Creation of wedding website
- Look & feel consultation and creation of digital mood-board
- Supplier search
- Assistance with legal paperwork for destination weddings in the UK
- Wedding day styling
- Wedding day timeline
- Final weeks and in-person coordination of the wedding day, including styling and supervision of ceremony and reception set up
COST: From £60/h – bespoke packages can be created depending on the level of support required (hourly rate is reduced to £55 if you book 10+ hours).
SO, WHERE WILL YOUR HEART TAKE YOU?