Planning Your “Big Day” - In Beautiful Italy

Any bride or groom who’s ever planned a wedding, can attest to the vast amounts of stress one can feel when making even the smallest decisions for their biggest day. And planning a wedding from 5,000 miles away? Sounds impossible. But, alas, La Gazzetta is here to help! We’ve rounded up some of the sought after wedding planners all over Italy and brought them directly to you! Whether you are looking for a venue in Rome, Tuscany, Puglia or elsewhere, these fabulous ladies are here for you.

Sandra Colamedici, Sandra Colamedici GLAMOROUS Events
Tuscia, Italy

This historical region of Italy melts the past and the present into a harmony of colours, sounds and flavors perfect for a glamourous wedding.
“Italy is the perfect wedding destination if you’re looking for warm hospitality, good food and wine and “la bellezza” in all its forms. Tuscia’s treasures include castles, country houses, villas, and beautiful landscapes. We can create a gorgeous and glamorous event especially for you.”

Elisa Pozzoli, Director at Essence of Italy
Florence, Italy and

Operating since 1955, Essence of Italy is a Destination Management Company with a separate branch dedicated to wedding and events planning. “The success of organizing a wedding is the passion that we have to assist the bride and groom in fulfilling their dreams.” Specializing in the regions of Tuscany, Umbria, Amalfi Coast, Lake Como, Venice, and Verona, the company states the best part for choosing Italy as your wedding destination is “the romantic settings and the unique locations that are rich with history.

Ylenia Sambati YLTOUR PR
Puglia and Salento

Ylenia’s passion for the Italian lifestyle and unexplored places creates unique weddings and experiences for her clients. She will take you away from the “ordinary” and put you in the middle of the “extraordinary” Puglia lifestyle. “Puglia is one of the most cinematographic places in Italy, famous for its light and color, its rustic and minimalistic style and its cuisine and wine all found within its charming villages.” Why Italy? “A wedding in Italy is romantic, relaxed, intimate, and stylish, of course!”

Alessandra Marucci, Marucci Astucci
Rome, Italy
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Founded in 1967 by her father, Marucci Astucci was originally an artisinal lab specializing in handmade products such as jewelry boxes for well-known jewelry designers like Bulgari and Massoni. In 2010, Alessandra branched off creating AleGra Creazioni, which is geared towards weddings and other events. Her goal is to guide couples through the process to relieve their stress, while allowing them to make the best choices toward a wonderful overall wedding experience. Alessandra takes pride in her bomboniere – designing and creating something special for each couple’s guests. “The best part of a wedding anywhere in Italy is the overall atmosphere, the fact that couples can choose very romantic locations, sights and churches that have unique charm and historical value, while rich in details that make their event even more special.”

Tips from the wedding experts:

  • Location, location, location! The first decision any couple must make in planning their Italian nuptials is the city or region they want to exchange their vows.
  • Be sure to hire a wedding planner who specializes in your location of choice – they will aid in booking a church and venue, securing photography, flowers, catering, hair/makeup stylists, guest accommodations, even invitations, amongst anything else you need.
  • Get to know your planner so they can learn about your unique vision for your wedding.