Exclusive Italy Weddings team has been planning remarkable weddings in Italy for over a decade, gaining an outstanding reputation over the years, by cooperating closely with the finest hotels and historical villas in the country.
A perfect blend of creativity and organizational mastery, the organizers at Exclusive Italy Weddings are renowned for being some of the most experienced, reliable, and talented luxury wedding planners in Italy today.
We are a team of dedicated and strong women working seamlessly behind the scenes to ensure the best wedding planning experience for our couples.
Founder and creative director of Exclusive Italy Weddings, Laura Frappa started planning destination weddings back in 1997 when wedding planners in Italy could be counted on the fingers of one hand.
After studying Art & Photography, she approached the wedding world by coincidence but purposely and with much dedication she became a renowned pioneer for the Italian destination wedding industry.
Among all her talents as a mother of three and successful businesswoman and top wedding planner, the art of wedding design and styling is undoubtedly her speciality. Laura is extremely detail-oriented, every day is a new opportunity for her to channel her creative energy on a fabulous design that will amaze couples, guests and the entire industry.
No surprise that VIPs and celebrities have chosen Laura to plan their exclusive destination wedding in Italy over the years. From Hollywood actress Patricia Arquette, actor David Hasselhoff, to British pop singer Paul Weller, from the American lawyer James A. Baker IV, son of the former USA Secretary of State James A. Baker III, to the beautiful niece of Diane von Fürstenberg, just to name a few.
Her work has been showcased throughout the world in various magazines such as Time, Instyle Magazine, Islands & Weddings, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine, and popular wedding blogs such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Brides.com, Over the Moon, Grey Likes Weddings, The Lane, Carats & Cake, The Knot, Love My Dress.
Martina, Laura’s right hand, the queen of glorious feedbacks from the couples she assisted with their most special day.
The instinctive urge for improvement and growth she felt after completing a Degree in Foreign Languages hardly combined with a specific job career until she discovered the world of Wedding Planners back in 2000. Martina started working with dedication and enthusiasm from the very beginning and then joined Exclusive Italy Weddings in 2005, getting back much appreciation for her great patience, reliability, attention to detail and problem-solving skills when planning complex events with multiple activities for discerning couples.
Together with Laura, in the past years she has traveled extensively all-around Italy scouting for new environments, potential locations and local trends to enhance their creativity and add value to their passion, skills and talents.
Friendly, well-organized, positive: Martina’s energy fascinates couples when she is patiently working on the planning for several months and even more on the day of the event when they can 100% rely on her professionalism.
Caring, empathic and pragmatic – Elena is Exclusive Italy Wedding’s most talented problem solver. Her mantra has always been “there are no problems, only solutions” and she has been proving it for over 20 years organizing destination weddings, events and travel for a broad range of international clients.
She lived, worked and studied in the United States and had the opportunity to use the English language throughout life for work and travel (one of her favourite hobbies). Elena prides herself on building long-lasting relationships with couples and service providers, built on honesty, trust and compassion.
Couples say that they feel they are in responsible hands when working with Elena and normally let her take care of all the details, trusting her suggestions and intuitiveness. Planning parties, trips and gatherings has always been one of her favorite activities since she was very young; the job came to her naturally, out of her love for meeting new people and having a positive impact on their lives.
From an early age, Giulia has always been fascinated by cultural diversity and by foreign languages. She has always made a special effort to learn different languages and lived in Dublin, London, Valencia and Moscow.
During her gypsy years, she developed a keen eye for beautiful things, design, everything fashion-related. She is an aesthete by nature: if you offer her a job that combines creativity, exploring new places and meeting people, she will be the happiest person in the world.
Giulia’s creative and innovative contribution brought a breath of fresh air when she joined the company in 2016.
Destination wedding planning allows her to enhance her strengths and to learn new things, to work passionately on different projects, and listen to her couples’ needs, which is the part she enjoys the most. Listening, understanding, evaluating, getting inspired and responding to their needs, finding the best solutions and options to make the planning process easier, more enjoyable, memorable.
To say that Liana is EIW’s office manager is belittling: she’s our walking agenda, travel planner, bookkeeper and much more.
Liana started her career at Exclusive Italy Weddings shortly after the company was founded and her many talents have been used in multiple roles, including creative tasks.
She has always been part of the artistic universe, she graduated in Painting Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice and later specialized in photography and creative installation at the Ensad Institute in Paris.
Her attention to detail and accuracy are equally strong when she keeps our books and when she styles a tablescape together with Laura, our CEO and Creative Director. Liana is also responsible together with Laura of the creative department of the company and specializes in exploring new trends and scouting sensational ideas to incorporate into our events. Her good eye for aesthetics and a strong passion for Art help her select the best suppliers available in the country and discover unknown talents to recommend to our couples.
Liana is also a great photographer: our best “behind-the-scenes” and in-house shots have her signature on them.
Astrid is Exclusive Italy Wedding’s nerd and the other colleagues would be lost without her continuous and wide‑ranging support. In her job, she especially enjoys putting her strong digital skills at the service of the rest of the team to create and develop new projects all the time.
She combines love for technology with a strong passion for literature and foreign cultures. After studying English and German at university, she lived in Wien, London and Berlin. Later she discovered the world of digital web and was fascinated by the expressive and communicative possibilities it provides.
Astrid joined Exclusive Italy Weddings in 2014, she is behind the scenes of our website, created our blog, and is in contact with the most influential and prestigious Bridal websites and blogs to show our beautiful creations to the world.
But that’s not all. As mentioned earlier, Astrid solves any sort of problems and knows all the answers, at times her role ranges from “IT guy” to “Google woman”.
The Exclusive Italy Weddings organization has a large number of experienced Italian wedding coordinators who can supervise events in every region of Italy. Our planners will give you inside advice on how to balance staying within your budget and fulfilling your wedding fantasy.
We will present you with exceptional ideas on how to make your wedding a true reflection of your individual spirit.
There are many unique and unforgettable locations in Italy for weddings. It can be overwhelming trying to determine which of these beautiful wedding venues best suits your needs. We will guide you in your selection to make certain your wedding in Italy is a dream come true. We will help you create a once in a lifetime day that is specifically tailored to make your wedding in Italy truly exceptional.
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