WeddingITALY works as a team around your wedding. We carefully watch over your details and we are all involved in finding the right solutions and choices.
You have the assurance that your wedding in Italy is planned by a professional wedding planner assisted during the planning by the whole team. Even when your wedding planner is out the office for wedding coordinations or holiday, you can refer to the professional assistance of another member of our team who has full knowledge of your wedding!
We won't leave anything to fate!
◙ Sonia Gallina
Sonia is the executive senior wedding planner specialized in high-end exclusive events. She is one of the most experienced wedding planners in Italy as she started to plan destination weddings in Italy in late 90's and after many years her enthusiasm and love for the job are still at the maximum levels. She is both precise and exuberant. She loves singing and she is the main vocalist in a pop band. She had lived in England and Germany and speaks English and German. Her goal is to make people happy because happiness is the main purpose on everyone's wedding day. “Everyone has to feel SPECIAL, because a wedding is an unique, special and sweet moment for everyone”: this is what she loves to repeat … always keeping a smile on her face!
◙ Martina "TINA" Gloazzo
Tina is a senior wedding planner with a long experience. She has lived in London and speaks fluent English: she is the British of the team. She plays the clarinet and enjoys the orchestra of her own town. She also loves travelling and listening to music. She obtained a degree in foreign languages correspondance in 2002 and begain working as a wedding planner immediately after. Tina, loves her job as a wedding planner and enjoys the direct contact with people coming from abroad. She is very precise, motivated and enthusiastic. Her calm and constant look for details makes the planning easy and relaxed!
◙ Helga Maria Marcks
Helga Marcks is our wedding planner and coordinator based in Tuscany where she runs our Tuscan office in Strada in Chianti. She has been living near Florence in the beautiful Chianti area for almost 30 years now and knows all about this wonderful region of Italy which she believes to be her country on a previous life! Her passion is history and art, so don't hesitate to ask her about it when you'll meet her as your planner and coordinator! Helga joined our team in 2003 and since then she's enjoying her job to assist spouses during the happiest days of their lives. In 1979, after her university studies in Germany, she founded a private language school in Florence which nowadays is the representative of the Goethe-Institute in Tuscany. Later she worked as a translator, interpreter and even as author of several books published in Italy and Germany. One of the main books she wrote is about Leonardo Da Vinci and his interesting life. She speaks Italian, English, French, Russian and German.
◙ Alberto Ciani
Alberto is the founder of Punto di Fuga and Wedding Italy. He began working as a wedding and travel consultant at the age of 23 in 1999 and, after many years, he has gathered a wide and deep knowledge of many Italian venues while visiting and contracting in thebest locaitons. Today Alberto is one of the most experienced wedding planners in Italy and directly supervises most of the weddings arranged at WeddingItaly.com His passion for the travelling took him abroad many times: he has lived for a year in Chicago and spent different months in England and Ireland. He plays the piano, loves reading and writing. His favourite sports are tennis and running. “I love my country” says Alberto and while talking about weddings he adds, “We want to offer only the real Italian emotions, those I know a traveller would love, those I know that make the difference and make an event THE event!” His motto is: “Si puo' fare”. We can do it is the main positive philosophy of Punto di Fuga company since 1999
◙ Ayesha Ripa
Ayesha is our Lakes District wedding planner and coordinator. She was born in Switzerland with German mother and Italian father, this is the reason she speaks fluently Italian, German, English and French. She is graduated from the "meeting and event school" in Switzerland and has been working for several years in the event organization of some of the most exclusive 5* hotels of Zurich including the Renaissance and Hilton. She is very talented, fashionable and enthusiastic person who likes to join a team and to work on projects. Her very precise and organized attitude will make you feel "n very good hands" during the planning stages of your wedding!
◙ Yasuko Okamoto
Yasuko joined our team in 2004 and is responsible for the firm's marketing strategies for Asian markets. She has extensive international business management experience including Head of Credit Portfolio for Asia Pacific at JP Morgan. She is an accomplished investment banker as exemplified as a recipient of the ‘Financial Risk Manager of the Year' by Asia Risk Magazine. Yasuko is active in contributing to the international relations—she was a senior staff member of the US-Japan government-private sector commission created by President Bush and Prime Minister Koizumi, where business leaders advised both governments for the sustainable economic growths; she is also a fellow of the US-Japan Leadership Program. Yasuko has lived and worked in New York, Boston, Tokyo and Hong Kong, and has travelled over 20 countries. She is fluent in English, Japanese and Italian, and working knowledge of French and Chinese. Since Italy is her favourite country, she is happy to be living here now, helping couples to realize their dream weddings and introducing rich Italian culture (including food and wine!) that she adores to as many people as possible. Yasuko and her Italian husband have a beautiful baby, who is the team's mascot :)
◙ Maila Nonino
Maila is the accounter of the team. She works 3 days a week overwhelmed by bills and invoices.
◙ Marco Ciani
Marco is the travel agent and honeymoon planner of our team.