Mohriam & Kevin - 2019
We initially found The Italian Wedding Event through a colleague who wasnât able to book them as they were completely booked up that year. They only take on a specific number of weddings a year to ensure each wedding gets the attention it deserves. This was what drew us to The Italian Wedding Event, knowing they arenât trying to just churn out weddings and ensure each wedding is unique.
The idea of planning a wedding abroad was completely daunting! Thatâs where Valentina comes in, we had an instant connection with her from the very first Skype meeting. She completely understood us and what was important to us. She was punctual, flexible, really listened and always had time for us. It was clear she loves her work and has very high standards to ensure her couples get the wedding they envisioned.
We had a lot of initial meetings with wedding planners and it was clear that there was no one better than Valentina for us. We initially sent a very long list of potential venues to her and she contacted every single one! We spent 2 days with Valentina driving around Italy to see several of these venues together even though she already found us the perfect venue based on what we had said was important to us. No task was too much for Valentina and she understood that it was the most important day of our lives so we had to be sure before making any choice. Once we got into the wedding planning process, Valentina made everything so easy and just knew which vendors were right for us. Every single one of our vendors from the venue to hair and makeup, music and flowers were amazing and this is down to the Italian wedding event only working with vendors they know and trust to deliver the same high standards as them. Being an Engineer, I am very organised and precise. Valentina, did not miss a thing, she always answered every question and was very patient and accommodating. My husband in general is pretty laid back except when it comes to music he is very fussy and knows exactly what he wants! Despite our music taste being very niche (urban, afrobeats), Valentina found us the perfect Italian band that were able to cater to us and they did an amazing job on the day! On the run up to the big day things became stressful when some guests cancelled last minute/ missed their flights. Valentina was on hand to talk to us, keep us calm and keep things moving.
The day itself was perfect, everything ran smoothly and the setting was just beautiful. We and our guests were blown away. Valentina is the classiest and most wonderful wedding planner we had the pleasure of meeting. She was not only our wedding planner but our counsellor and most amazing friend throughout the process. We are so glad we choose her and any couple would be lucky to have her as their wedding planner!
Thank you soo much Valentina from Mr & Mrs Kanyingi.