Regular readers will know that we have a bit of a penchant for weddings in Italy. After my recent visit to Milan to attend the launch of David Fielden’s latest bridal collection (frow style, dahhling), I can see why. The allure of the hills and stunning environment, guaranteed sunshine, deliciously excellent food and very warm welcome from the locals makes it a no-brainer for many couples planning a destination wedding and for those of you who are keen to learn more about how to plan a wedding in Italy – we’d like to introduce you today to Raffaella Alflatt.
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Raffaella founded the company ‘WedinItaly’, with one purpose: to grant couples their wish of having the perfect destination wedding in Italy.
‘Since 2006, we’ve guided newlyweds through every step of planning a wedding in Italy – including all of the paperwork and logistics – to ensure that when they arrive for their nuptials, everything is ready and waiting for them to say, “I do.” From the shores of Lake Como to a cliffside terrace on the Amalfi coast to a 16th-century villa nestled in the hills just outside Florence, we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming scores of wedding parties to some of the most stunning locations in Il Bel Paese.’
‘I think my favourite part of helping couples plan their wedding is seeing how thrilled they are that even though they’re getting married far from home, we’re able to incorporate family traditions, feature treasured keepsakes, and organize the arrival of guests from the four corners of the globe to create an event that is as unique as they are.’
‘We plan weddings in Rome and Venice, Tuscany with Florence, Amalfi coast and Ravello, Capri, Portofino and La Riviera, emerging Apulia and Lake Como and offer a full event coordination for weddings and special events, but also single services such as arrangement of paperwork for civil and religious services.’
‘We work along with the couples and their indication of budget in order to maximise it and always try to respect their guidance in that sense. Our aim is to help couple to make the most out of their allocated budget and enhance each service they book. We negotiate prices and compare proposals to help the process.’
If you visit the WedinItaly testimonials page, you will see for yourself that Raffaella receives the most wonderful feedback from her happy clients. Nicola and Ian from London, who got married at Castello di Vincigliata on 8th June this year…
“We were really happy with our wedding, it was everything we dreamed it would be. Raffaella has fantastic insight into her client’s tastes and I knew from meeting her she understood exactly what we wanted. Her knowledge and experience put us at ease straight away and I had every confidence in her that she would make our dreams a reality Our wedding was perfect, the castle was the most stunning venue and all our guests were blown away by the detail of the wedding, the catering, flowers, music – it was all really wonderful.
Raffaella works with very professional experts in Italy, the best catering people and florists and we really enjoyed meeting with them and arranging everything. They did not let us down and the end product of our wedding was everything we had envisaged and Raffaella made that dream come true. We simply could not have arranged an overseas wedding without her. She really does make arranging a wedding an un-stressful, enjoyable experience.”
Wissam and Nona tied the knot at Castello di Torcrescenza in Rome on 29 September last year…
“Everyone thought we were crazy to plan a wedding in a foreign country in two months. Once we had compiled our to-do list, we also started to doubt our sanity! Luckily for us we had Raffaella and her team at ‘Weddings in Rome’. They were there from day one, walking us through every step and providing us with their wealth of experience and contacts taking on all the work-load and stress.
All we had to really do is mull the seating arrangement for a few weeks, some things you have to do yourself I guess. And at the end, we were like guest at our own fairy-tale wedding, an unforgettable day. Did have a few complaints from our single friends, apparently we set the bar too high!”
We hope, dear readers, that we’ve been able to convince those of you keen to plan an Italian wedding, that there is a superb wedding planner out there who is ready to assist you organise the wedding of your dreams in this most beautiful country.
If you are interested in speaking with Raffaella about your own wedding in Italy, please contact her directly via www.wedinitaly.co.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0) 207 495 0029. The WedinItaly main showroom is at 19 South Audley Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 2NU. There is also a showroom in Rome at Via Ludovico Micara, 71, 00165 Roma, Italy.
You might also wish to explore the weddings Italy that have featured on Love My Dress – a little visual inspiration here to get you going – also see our ‘Weddings in Italy’ Pinterest Board.
You can also connect with Raffaella on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.