Thursday 4 December 2014

A wedding in Italy

Pure elegance...

As a wedding planner it is always important to make notes/sketches about a brides special day so that you can make it just right. 
This picture is just a  quick sketch but it reminds me of the simplicity and beauty in a wedding.

This wedding was a very special one that had me doing some research and searching for luxury items from London. 

As a wedding planner I feel it’s very beneficial to get a feel for the brides style. Really understand what she is looking for and make it my mission to find it.

This was the case for this wedding where I chose an English light rose brides maid dress and found the bride to be an exquisite comb in Mayfair.

Moreover, what I really adored about this wedding was all of the handcrafted Italian artisan customized products. 
As you can see, these wonderful boxes were amazingly matched with the style of the dress and the ceremony itself. 

Using these type of products, each bride has something VERY unique on her special day.

On the Wedding Day, 
the bride is absolutely glowing in a beautiful Pronovias dress, 
full of lace that is draped over with a gorgeous long lace veil.

With her four bridesmaids dressed in the lovely rose coloured dresses, and two little girls for the rings and the flowers.

... an elegant and absolutely charming ceremony 
in the same style the reception where everything looks like a dream...



I could have written thousand of words and putting millions of pictures 
 I tried to be concise giving you the taste of this romantic love story...

Gionata & Isabella wedding 7th September 2014

A classy event!

Written with the help of Alex Khalil

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Planning my wedding in ITALY

Waiting for the next edition ...


Dear followers

I am back!! It is a long time I have been not writing in this blog. 
As usual... "time flies"... some of you asked me to be more present and to write more often... I will do my best to keep this promise.

Just to let you know, I am going to post all the pictures and details about the events/weddings planned in the past months. 

Let's start with the biggest which took us very busy since early september untill just few days ago. I am talking about the event which brought to London the best of Italy.

The 26th e 27th of October in the wonderful frame of

The Sofitel St. James and The Shamgri-La The Shard,
prestigious and refined Hotels in Central London where it took place 
hosted by Will Be Wedding & Events  and Stylish Events. 

An event entirely dedicated to the couples who want to get married in Italy, 
dreaming an italian wedding and looking for a Wedding Planner in Italy who can make it real.

The event of course has been interational and many different newspapers and magazines, had written about that.

I love to share it with you... hopefully you can come next year and visit the second edition of this show!!

There are already several exhibitors who asked to be part of it again in the 2015 and we are starting to work on it. But I don't want to say too much...

Let's start with 
Sunday 26th of October

The Sofitel Saint James, amazing venue in central London,
placed just in between Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square
hosted the show dedicated to Italy.

The Sofitel Saint James - London

Images say more than thousand words, so let's 
them speak for me... Credits by Kate Nielen Photographer- official partner of Will Be Wedding and Events and Stylish Events.

Will Be Wedding and Events  -the stand, the staff, the clients-

The atmosphere



Here the list of the exhibitors. The venues:

  • Giardini di Naxos - SICILY-
  • Verdura -SICILY-
  • Hotel Le Fontanelle -TUSCANY-
  • Il Borro 
  • Villa Balke -CAMPANIA-
  • Villa Luppis  -VENETO-
  • San Domenico Hotels - APULIA-
  • Tenuta Monacelle  
    - APULIA-
  • Masseria San Nicola 
    - APULIA-
The other ones:
  • Daniela Grava -hair stylist-
  • Marcela Bantea -make up artist-
  • Angelique Franklin -nail Technician-
  • Sergio de Riccardis -photographer-
  • Kate Nielen -phptographer-
  • Marryokes -videographer-
  • Elizabeth's Cake Emporium -wedding cakes-
  • Sentio - stationery-
  • Paula Wratten -celebrant-
  • Marcello Riccio -fine jewels-
  • Loriblu' -shoes-
  • Stowers Bespoke -menswear-
  • Cantina Coppola -wine-
And naturally: Will Be Wedding & Events and Stylish Events.

And now, let's go to  

Monday 27th of October

The Shamgri-La The Shard, stunning building designed by Renzo Piano, 

famous symbol of London, which gives a breathtaking view of the city.

The Shard

This day has been created for the venues, to give them the opportunity of meeting the main english wedding planners who are looking for new places where to bring the couples in the future.

And even here we have very beautiful pictures, credits by Sergio De Riccardis Zero70, official partner of Will Be Wedding and Events and Stylish Events.

The stunning view
just before and during the first meetings

the meetings

And before ending this post, some of the pictures Sergio took of me during the breaks between one meeting and the other one, 
while I was trying to get informations about them...


                                             See you soon...

Tuesday 21 October 2014

What's happening at The Italian Destination Wedding Show

What's happening at The Italian Destination Wedding Show

With less than a week to go till our amazing show, we thought it was time to give you a full run down about what’s going on at The Italian Destination Wedding Show this Sunday, 26th October 2014.

Our event is being held at the 5 star Sofitel in St James.  
Doors open at 11.00 am and close at 4.00 pm

You are welcome to arrive anytime after 11.00 am and stay for as long as you wish.It has been a joy to jointly organise this event with the lovely Dominique Douglas of Stylish Events.This is London‘s only wedding show dedicated to Italy as a wedding destination.

We hope you will join us to celebrate this wonderful country and all that is has to offer UK couples on their wedding day.
We are thrilled to let you know that everyone who attends on the day will be entered into a draw to win some amazing prizes. The draw will take place at 3.00 pm, so please ensure you arrive before then to be eligible.

Our amazing prizes are:
  1. Two nights at San Domenico Hotels‘ amazing venue Borgo Egnazia in Puglia, Italy
  2. Two nights at Villa Balke in Torre del Greco near Naples, with outstanding views
  3. Two nights at Hilton Giardini Naxos on the stunning coast of the Ionian Sea in Sicily
  4. Two pairs of beautiful designer wedding shoes from Loriblu
Our Exhibitors
We are so delighted with the quality of the exhibitors who are joining us for this event. There will still be one or two more announcements this week, but we’re so pleased to let you see the list of our amazing exhibitors.
First up, it’s the stunning venues. We have worked very hard to ensure we have venues from all over Italy, from the North, South, East, West, and even in the middle; there is a venue here to suit all tastes and wedding budgets.

  • Villa Balke in Torre del Greco near Naples with outstanding views
  • Il Borro, an exquisite estate in the heart of Tuscany, owned by the Ferragamo family
  • San Domenico Hotels will be presenting five stunning wedding and event venues in Puglia. including; Masseria San DomenicoMasseria Cimino and the world famous Borgo Egnazia.
IDWS - Fontanelle
Hotel Le Fontanelle
Villa Luppis 210x100.indd
Hotel Villa Luppis
VB 2
Villa Balke
Il Borro
TM 1
Tenuta Monacelle and Masseria San Nicola
Hilton Giardini Naxos
San Domenico Hotels Group
San Domenico Hotels
But it’s not just the venues you will meet
  • High end Italian jeweller Marcello Riccio of MR will be presenting his amazing bespoke creations and diamond rings.
MR 2
IDWS - Sergio confetti
Sergio de Riccardis
KN 1
Kate Nielen
  • There will be something for the guys too as we will be joined by Stowers Bespoke, with their impeccably tailored suits and accessories.
  • Italian shoe designer Loriblu will be brining showcasing their stunning wedding shoes, ahead of the London opening of their Bond Street store next week.
Loriblu 3
  • The amazing team from Marryoke will be on hand to chat to you about videoing your wedding, a must for a destination wedding!
  • Every wedding needs a cake and we have invited one of the very best cake and most sought after cakes designerss in the UK, the wonderful Elizabeth Solaru of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium will be bringing her stunning cake designs to our event./
ECE cake 2
Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium
  • It wouldn’t be an Italian event without wine, and we were so pleased when Cantina Coppola 1489 agreed to join us and bring along some stunning wines for you to taste. There will be a Sommelier on hand to talk you through all you need to know about Italian wine.
  • We hope you will visit our Inspiration Room to be inspired to add that extra bit of creativity to your wedding day:
12.20 pm – Join Gemma Milly for her Calligraphy Workshop
1.20 pm – Join Marina from Stylish Events for her Confetti by Design Workshop
2.20 pm – Centerpieces made of fruit
Remember, our prize draw will take place at 3.00 pm, so please ensure you arrive before then to be eligible to win one of our amazing prizes.

Oh, and please don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook so that you can see the latest news on the event.
The team at Stylish Events and Will Be Wedding & Events