Our International wedding planning team have the knowledge that makes us the perfect guides for your Italian wedding experience

Our philosophy is simple: perfectly seamless and beautifully stylish events in a place that provides the most stunning backdrop imaginable.

Our team is based on Lake Como in the chic village of Cernobbio.
We all know the Lake intimately, and with that in depth knowledge, our clients get to experience the real Lake Como.

We are a group of mixed nationalities, with numerous languages and complimentary skill sets. This guarantees no language barriers interfere with communication during the planning process.

Our experience over the years has given us insight into the best suppliers for all service areas.  We have fine tuned our list to offer not only reliable experts in their fields, but also people passionate about what they do.

We take our commitment to couples very seriously and never forget how much people are counting on us.

Our aim is to make the planning of your wedding as pleasurable and stress free as possible.

"We couldn't have done the event without you, and we have received nothing but glowing reviews from our attendees. We certainly plan to return"

Josh Diamond, Drobny Capital

Rachel Birthistle

Owner

Rachel Birthistle

Owner

I was born in Ireland, and, having fallen in love with Lake Como many years ago, I decided to call it my home.  My previous career as a fashion designer has given me artistic background and ability to interpret and develop client's ideas and vision. I love to collaborate with couples to create a completely personalised bespoke wedding or event. I travel regularly between Italy the UK and Ireland and so I'm available to liaise with clients closer to their own homes.

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Valeria Bertei

Wedding Planner

Valeria Bertei

Wedding Planner

Born and raised in Italy, I moved to the UK during high school to continue my studies. I started my career at the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong which introduced me to the service industry and the luxury market. I then started my experience in luxury corporate events for The Communications Store in London, working for clients such as Hermès, Asprey, Jimmy Choo, Rolls-Royce and Martini. In 2015 I permanently moved back to Italy, Lake Como, and started my experience with private weddings and events which made me realise how much I love the personal aspect that is involved and the unique relationship you can create with each client. 

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Giulia Valli

Sales & Marketing

Giulia Valli

Sales & Marketing

I'm a 26 year old Lake Como native.  My couples have described me as confident and very personable.  I love showing how my Lake can give unforgettable, treasured memories to couples from all over the world.  I'm fluent in English, well travelled, and am passionate about planning unforgettable Weddings.

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Taimar Birthistle-Cooke

Wedding Designer

Taimar Birthistle-Cooke

Wedding Designer

Born and raised in the UK, I studied architecutre at University Colledge London. I proceeded to work in interior design in the city on projects for hotels, galleries and stores for companies such as Mulberry, the Victoria & Albert Museum and Burberry. I moved permanently to Italy in 2015 to join the Lake Como Wedding Planner. I use my past experience to get really stuck into the designs and details of our wedding projects. 

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Leonora Lepore

Wedding Planner

Leonora Lepore

Wedding Planner

I am a Canadian living on Lake Como for the last 20 years.  I'm trilingual in English, Italian and French.  My strong suit is being highly organized and efficient. I've accumulated extensive know-how regarding the legal requirements for civil weddings so I can easily facilitate the Italian bureaucratic process. It has been my privilege to have been doing this for 8 years and I'm still hugely enthusiastic about Wedding and Event planning.  My experience lets me outline your full budgeting at the outset and guide you each step to ensure that planning your Wedding is not only stress free - it's actually enjoyable!  How great is consistently delivering couples their dream day in such a spectacular part of the world?  It's completely and utterly phenomenal!!!!!

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Alba Moscaroli

Wedding Planner

Alba Moscaroli

Wedding Planner

I was born in England but I am half Italian and half Spanish, also fluent in French. 

After spending most of my childhood in Italy, I graduated from University in England and finally moved back to Italy in order to obtain my Masters degree in “Made in Italy Fashion and Luxury Market”. 

I am passionate about fashion, food and traveling.

I love learning about different cultures and combining these with the colourful Italian way of life in the dazzling landscape of Lake of Como.

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Gaia Castelbolognesi

Wedding Planner

Gaia Castelbolognesi

Wedding Planner

I am an Italian girl, originally from Milan, where I studied in science. I moved to Lake Como for love many years ago. 
I now know the Lake Como area inside-out and it is a pleasure for me to show its beauty to my couples. 
The weddings I love to plan are a a mix of my Italian heritage, my global travel influences and the precision and attention to detail that derive from my scientific background.
 

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Finnian Cooke

Sales & Marketing

Finnian Cooke

Sales & Marketing

I’m a 23 year old from the UK. I studied 3-D, Spatial and Product Design at Central Saint Martins, London. Following which I have worked in a variety of industries such as; interior design, luxury hospitality and private security & concierge. Having started part-time during the 2016 season, I am now a full time member of the team! Being the outgoing and personable character that I am, I love meeting and speaking with clients, helping them achieve the wedding of their dreams.

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