“No wedding is alike. Thankfully. Each ceremony represents the combination of one's dreams, desires, and personality that embodies the style of the couple.”
This site was created to satisfy our client's need for a "closer look" into Italy, an authentic and in-depth approach to your potential wedding destination in Italy. At The Italian Wedding Event, we have certain areas of particular interest that we thought deserved a little more attention. We decided to put our knowledge and expertise at your service, and to share with you those little secrets that make our beautiful country so unique.
Browsing this site you will not only find technical information, unquestionably necessary, that could easily be found on other sites, but also our unique and exclusive tips, logistical hints, styles and ideas that are the fruit of years of experience in the field. This in contrast to the rampant and generic competition of today in the world of destination wedding planning. In short we want to offer our customers, who may feel lost in front of a multitude of new uncontrolled wedding planning agencies, a different product, fresh and innovative, but at the same time qualified and qualifying.
We provide an experience, not just a "standardized" wedding package, which is enriched and customized with our help and that of all our trusted wedding suppliers day to day. This means that through a sincere and open dialogue we will be able to recommend the best options to satisfy your expectations and budget. Communication is key, and we are committed to facilitating it through the innovative services we provide, shortening the distances and making the experience of planning easy and accessible. Email, video and phone conferences (free of charge), web pages dedicated to the customer, blogs, social media, and so on.
“ First and foremost is the passion that we have for marriages and the country of Italy. We couldn't image being more proud of a country. We have lived in Italy our whole lives and love our families, the cuisine, the beautiful landscapes, and the people that inhabit our land. ”
“ Good advice can save you money! A good wedding planner is able to stretch a budget to ensure clients are receiving all the perks possible. It is essential in order to help clients to be realistic when setting a budget. We are able to organize a memorable event staying within our clients' budget, alleviating their financial concerns. ”
“ Leave the stressful preparations up to us. We will also follow you step by step in the paperwork procedures and provide you a detailed wedding program before your departure. ”
“ Full time careers, children, and other obligations do not always allow for the time consuming phone calls and site inspections required to identify the best vendors. We will assist in all your needs to communicate through Italian vendors and locations. We can administer everything and/or pick specific areas for you to organize. You will be involved as much or as little as you prefer. Even if you decide you want to organize all of the pre-planning on your own, you may want to consider bringing in a wedding planner to oversee your day-of services. We are able to skillfully and confidently guide you through the entire process without taking more control than our clients wish for. ”
“ We only work with the highest quality of wedding service vendors. Fortunately, We have lived our life in Italy and specifically in many of these areas that we host weddings in. This has been very important in our careers and we believe it greatly benefits our clients by providing them with the most qualified vendors. We make sure the vendors provide the best service in their areas of interests and build with them a strong and confident relationship, which assures our clients the best overall service. ”
“ We will give you ourcomplete supervision and cooperation in order to assure that the wedding goes exactly as you planned. ”
“ Due to our immense knowledge of Italy, it is possible to build a personalized package which materializes your expectations, wishes and budget. Tell us what you would like and we will make your wedding come true! ”
“ Our ultimate concern as wedding planners is setting up a wedding to be the most perfect event that our clients have always dreamt of. We assist our clients by becoming a friend and partner in their wedding preparations. A wedding is most likely the most important day in a person's life. We find fulfillment in assisting with everyone involved and materializing that which you have always imagined. We come up with ideas and find solutions to materialize your perfect wedding by listening to your needs and desires. ”
“ We are confident that we can make your wedding the best possible by allowing you complete control of your wedding. We will provide our services, knowledge, and passion to create what you want! ”
“ We understand the dynamics of coordinating an event from two different parts of the world. We have very personal relationships with our vendors and want to bridge that connection of honestly with all the parties involved. Italians are filled with love and want to accommodate the needs of foreign tourists. Unfortunately many larger companies come in and try to exploit their naive passionate ways. Since all aspects of the wedding planning will go directly through us, these vendors trust our honestly and faithfulness. They will guarantee us the best of their service and We will be able to pass that onto you and your wedding event. ”
“ This is one of the most important aspects of our business. Since we personally know almost all of our vendors and have traveled and lived in their areas, they are offering to us many exclusive services. Services that are not allowed by other wedding planners. Some of these churches, hotels and restaurants are only available through personal negotiations because of their location, prestige and intimacy. Since We will work on a personal level with our clients, we will be able to convince our vendors that our clients will come to their establishment with excitement, respect, and honesty. ”
Our team of qualified planners, each with a background of international experience, can guarantee that indispensable link and cohesion between the Italian culture, attractive and fascinating, with your own on your Big Day. The two cultures can no doubt co-exist, even enrich one another, and that is what makes our work as wedding planners so captivating and interesting every day.
IWE Founder & Director
Federica founded The Italian Wedding Event in 2005 after a 4-year long experience with top American and British wedding planning agencies. The communicative sensibility that characterizes Federica's approach to each customer is based equally on her innate personal qualities as well as her rigorous educational journey that began with a Degree in Foreign Languages and Literature, with a specialization in art for tourism at the University of Venice; followed by a Master's degree in Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex in Brighton; and culminating with a Performance Management diploma issued by the Lazio Region.
Federica's background in perfoming arts is noticable in her approach to event design and organization, characterized by an unmistakable mark of creativity and attention to detail for aesthetics. Her Venetian origins spurred a passion for winemaking, and had the opportunity to expand her knowledge of food and wine during her experience working with major hotels throughout the country.
IWE Wedding Planner
Francesca was born and raised in London, England. Half Italian and half British, her Mediterranean roots inspired her to move to Rome in 2009, a life-long dream.
She had established a successful career as a Spa Manager and expert in the beauty industry before travelling to the Middle East and around Italy as an interpreter for businesses and even weddings... then to meet Federica and make the progression into planning them!
Her sensitivity, warm nature and sense of style, with her focus always on the clients, making you describe your perfect day first and foremost in order to assist you in creating your most memorable day possible. All the while reserving her ears for you and her eyes set on the big day, you'll come away with a friend.
Her passions and pastimes include music, baking and exploring, her friends nicknaming her “Time Out Magazine” - a reference point for what's hot and what's not!
IWE Wedding Planner
Valentina was born and raised in Lazio, in a beautiful seaside town before making the move to study languages in the region's most important city and jewel : Rome!
Armed with a passion for travel, culture and events, her fluent English, Spanish and of course native Italian skills took her to work in the events industry in Spain and then to Canada, whilst there embarking on a wedding planning course in Toronto at The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada (WPIC).
With a further degree from Verona in Interior Design, her passion for décor and hopelessly romantic settings was instilled, building a reputation for creating some of the most beautiful tablescapes around.
Her experience and patient but precise nature makes her a natural born planner and a fantastic addition to the IWE team!
Marco joined the world of Wedding Planning after a long career as a project manager, during which he managed large projects in different technology fields.
Thanks to his deep experience in organizing operative structures, he decided to take up the challenge proposed by Federica to develop the structure of the IWE, taking charge of all the organizational and managerial aspects, using up-to-date information technology, in order to always provide our clients with the most efficient and best possible service.
His duties are related to the IWE development and include general management and accounting, IT development and personnel management.
IWE Wedding Coordinator
Francesca was born and has been growing up in the enchanting town of Positano on the Amalfi Coast.
Her love for the ancient cultures brought her to embrace classical studies for many years: this preparation has given her a big knoveledge of the ancient Greek, Latin and contemporary Italian culture all this has prepared her to be able to approach any kind of study afterwords.
About ten years ago she found out her passion for the tourism industry so she started her cooperation with one of the most beautiful and important hotels in Positano moving fastly from a minor position to cover important rules as Front office manager, Event Designer and Coordinator. During these years she had the possibility to travel abroad many times visiting especially Europe: England, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal and of course Italy which she perfectly knows from the North to the South Three years ago the important meeting with the management of The Italian Wedding Event, the feeling has been immediate and the cooperation between Francesca and The Italian Wedding Event has started quite immediately.
Francesca has a natural inclination to estabilish amazing relashionship with people, her genuine love for the job and her sense of responsability make her as a person who you really wish to cooperate with and to meet in your life, all these gifts are accompanied by an extraordinare style, each event designed from her has always such a touch of perfect fusion between a foreign culture and the MADE in ITALY.