Destination Weddings Italy Portfolio

As a destination wedding planner with a niche specialisation in planning Italian weddings for UK couples, I have had the privilege of helping many couples’ dream weddings come to life.

Planning a luxury Italian wedding never ceases to inspire me.

Italy has so much on offer to the couple who want to give their friends and family an exquisite and unforgettable experience.

In Italy, you are surrounded by spectacular scenery. The traditional architecture of their towns and cities, and the sweeping views of the countryside are all just breathtaking.

You have no shortage of spectacular venues to choose from. Whether you are drawn to its castles, villas or medieval villages (or all three), you’ll find the perfect venue for your indoor or outdoor wedding, welcome party and more.

Italy has so much on offer to the couple who want to give their friends and family an exquisite and unforgettable experience.

In Italy, you are surrounded by spectacular scenery. The traditional architecture of their towns and cities, and the sweeping views of the countryside are all just breathtaking.

You have no shortage of spectacular venues to choose from. Whether you are drawn to its castles, villas or medieval villages (or all three), you’ll find the perfect venue for your indoor or outdoor wedding, welcome party and more.

From lavish drinks receptions with an array of food stations, to a sumptuous wedding meal, including delicious pasta dishes and other Italian wedding specialities, through to the Italian Millefoglie wedding cake, which is traditionally prepared by the chefs in what is effectively a theatrical performance, you can be assured that your guests will be thoroughly impressed.

My service includes advising and managing the accommodation for you and your guests; I work with the best and recommend only those that offer excellent standards of comfort, luxury and service.

Another wonderful benefit of choosing Italy for your wedding is how easy it is to access. Travel time is reasonable from the UK meaning guests can, should they choose to, extend their trip for a holiday. From your point of view, wedding planning trips are effortless to arrange and should you decide to bring preferred suppliers from the UK, there are no major obstacles to doing so. For example, we can fly in the entertainment, hair designers and makeup artists relatively economically.

While I work with outstanding suppliers in Italy, I love that you can easily bring whomever you like best.

From lavish drinks receptions with an array of food stations, to a sumptuous wedding meal, including delicious pasta dishes and other Italian wedding specialities, through to the Italian Millefoglie wedding cake, which is traditionally prepared by the chefs in what is effectively a theatrical performance, you can be assured that your guests will be thoroughly impressed.

My service includes advising and managing the accommodation for you and your guests; I work with the best and recommend only those that offer excellent standards of comfort, luxury and service.

Another wonderful benefit of choosing Italy for your wedding is how easy it is to access. Travel time is reasonable from the UK meaning guests can, should they choose to, extend their trip for a holiday. From your point of view, wedding planning trips are effortless to arrange and should you decide to bring preferred suppliers from the UK, there are no major obstacles to doing so. For example, we can fly in the entertainment, hair designers and makeup artists relatively economically.

While I work with outstanding suppliers in Italy, I love that you can easily bring whomever you like best.

By working with me, a UK-based Italian wedding planner with extensive experience planning Italian weddings, you can be assured that all the finest of Italy is at your fingertips. Nothing is lost in translation. I guide you every step of the way so you can rest assured that you are making the very best decisions for your perfect wedding. I liaise with every supplier and take care of every detail so that your expectations are followed through beautifully.

With Elegante by Michelle J, you can relax and just enjoy the excitement of planning your Italian wedding. You need never be stressed or worried. I bring my experience, expertise and meticulous attention to detail so that everything is designed, planned and delivered for you and your wedding becomes a stand out event in the lives of your guests.

By working with me, a UK-based Italian wedding planner with extensive experience planning Italian weddings, you can be assured that all the finest of Italy is at your fingertips. Nothing is lost in translation. I guide you every step of the way so you can rest assured that you are making the very best decisions for your perfect wedding. I liaise with every supplier and take care of every detail so that your expectations are followed through beautifully.

With Elegante by Michelle J, you can relax and just enjoy the excitement of planning your Italian wedding. You need never be stressed or worried. I bring my experience, expertise and meticulous attention to detail so that everything is designed, planned and delivered for you and your wedding becomes a stand out event in the lives of your guests.

Destination Weddings in Italy

Sicily Wedding for New York based couple

Ashley and Leo chose the beautiful town of Taormina, on the coast of Sicily to host their wedding. Friends and family joined them from all over the world for a three day celebration of their marriage. We started with a welcome event at a typically Sicilian (and renowned) Arancini bar, followed by a rehearsal dinner the following evening at a local hotspot. The culmination of all this was of course the wedding itself. This took place at a Villa mon Repos, which offered the most spectacular views of the Taormina coastline and nature reserve, Isola Bella.

Sicily Wedding for New York based couple

Ashley and Leo chose the beautiful town of Taormina, on the coast of Sicily to host their wedding. Friends and family joined them from all over the world for a three day celebration of their marriage. We started with a welcome event at a typically Sicilian (and renowned) Arancini bar, followed by a rehearsal dinner the following evening at a local hotspot. The culmination of all this was of course the wedding itself. This took place at a Villa mon Repos, which offered the most spectacular views of the Taormina coastline and nature reserve, Isola Bella.

Luxury outdoor Jewish wedding in Florence

Chloe and Danny had fallen in love with their venue, Villa di Maiano, even before they visited for the first time. Just by looking at it online they had a gut feeling that this was going to be “the one”. When Chloe shed tears on first seeing the stunning building and amazing grounds we all knew that this was to be the location for their destination wedding in Italy.

Luxury outdoor Jewish wedding in Florence

Chloe and Danny had fallen in love with their venue, Villa di Maiano, even before they visited for the first time. Just by looking at it online they had a gut feeling that this was going to be “the one”. When Chloe shed tears on first seeing the stunning building and amazing grounds we all knew that this was to be the location for their destination wedding in Italy.

Stunning Jewish wedding at Villa Oliva in Lucca, Italy

Stephanie and Dan chose the stunning grounds of Villa Oliva, just outside Lucca for their Jewish wedding. The grounds of this privately owned villa feature several different, equally beautiful, gardens and we were able to use them all to host their guests. Read on to find out more.

Stunning Jewish wedding at Villa Oliva in Lucca, Italy

Stephanie and Dan chose the stunning grounds of Villa Oliva, just outside Lucca for their Jewish wedding. The grounds of this privately owned villa feature several different, equally beautiful, gardens and we were able to use them all to host their guests. Read on to find out more.

Jewish Wedding at Great Synagogue of Florence and Villa di Maiano

Paige and Richard were married at the beautiful Great Synagogue of Florence and then afterwards at Villa di Maiano, a privately owned Renaissance villa in Fiesole, a small town in the hills above Florence, with gorgeous gardens and the most spectacular views of the city of Florence and surrounding countryside.

Both the Synagogue and Villa di Maiano are stunning venues – we worked very hard on the design elements for the wedding to create something luxurious that worked in harmony with the settings. I am sure you will agree the result was amazing – beautiful and dreamy and just as the couple had envisaged.

Jewish Wedding at Great Synagogue of Florence and Villa di Maiano

Paige and Richard were married at the beautiful Great Synagogue of Florence and then afterwards at Villa di Maiano, a privately owned Renaissance villa in Fiesole, a small town in the hills above Florence, with gorgeous gardens and the most spectacular views of the city of Florence and surrounding countryside.

Both the Synagogue and Villa di Maiano are stunning venues – we worked very hard on the design elements for the wedding to create something luxurious that worked in harmony with the settings. I am sure you will agree the result was amazing – beautiful and dreamy and just as the couple had envisaged.

Castello Wedding in Fiesole

A stunning wedding in a medieval castle in Fiesole, Florence.

Florence Wedding Welcoming Party

When arranging a destination wedding, it is customary to provide hospitality for your guests throughout the wedding weekend.

Florence Wedding Welcoming Party

When arranging a destination wedding, it is customary to provide hospitality for your guests throughout the wedding weekend.

Medieval Castle Jewish wedding in Florence

A beautiful Jewish wedding at a medieval castle in the hills overlooking Florence.

Medieval Castle Jewish wedding in Florence

A beautiful Jewish wedding at a medieval castle in the hills overlooking Florence.

The Wedding of Our Dreams

Thank you so much for helping us create the wedding of our dreams! We felt in expert hands along the whole way, Michelle made the planning process completely stress free and so enjoyable. Not only did we find Michelle a joy to work with but it was also evident that all the suppliers felt the same, she immediately formed very good working relationships with all of them and she was the glue that held everyone together. She managed to organise two massive events on successive nights for us in Florence and we were so impressed with how she managed to coordinate everything from abroad.

Matt and Tia

The Wedding of Our Dreams

Thank you so much for helping us create the wedding of our dreams! We felt in expert hands along the whole way, Michelle made the planning process completely stress free and so enjoyable. Not only did we find Michelle a joy to work with but it was also evident that all the suppliers felt the same, she immediately formed very good working relationships with all of them and she was the glue that held everyone together. She managed to organise two massive events on successive nights for us in Florence and we were so impressed with how she managed to coordinate everything from abroad.

Matt and Tia

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