Swearing eternal love to your life partner with a unique Italian wedding would be amazing, wouldn’t it? Planning it from abroad, though, could be challenging: that’s why you need an ally by your side. A team of professionals that really know how to turn each and every one of your wishes into reality, creating a bespoke and memorable wedding.
We would be honored to be your Italian wedding planners.
Why are we the right wedding planners for you?
Born and raised in Italy, we perfectly know every corner of it and we got to see all of the venues first-hand. We have a deep knowledge of the wedding industry around us, including the best banqueting you could ask for.
Getting married in Italy requires specific documents and procedures, which can be tricky to fulfill from abroad. Worry not: as your Italian wedding planners, we will take care of all the legal quibbles and bureaucracy.
Language barriers are one of the biggest obstacles when planning a destination wedding abroad. As bilingual speakers, we will seamlessly communicate both with you and the vendors: nothing will get lost in translation.
Planning a wedding is an extremely time-consuming activity. We believe the future bride and groom should only enjoy the exciting parts, while a professional takes care of everything else saving their time and energies.
Not only are we reliable Italian wedding planners: we are also wedding designers, experts on high-end banqueting and lovers of sophisticated details. We go the extra mile for our couples, aiming for an impeccable, bespoke event.
Get to know us
First of all, let me introduce myself: my name is Paolo Cicognani and – as you can imagine – I am a wedding planner in Italy.
I live in between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna, two regions well known for their charming landscapes and delicious food. I think that celebrating your love with an Italian wedding is the perfect way to crown a dream: we are surrounded by natural beauty, cultural masterpieces and magical venues – and I’ll be more than happy to suggest you the one that best suits your requests and preferences.
I’ve been working as a luxury wedding planner in Tuscany, and beyond, for more than ten years now. I have a deep knowledge of the wedding venues of the whole central Italy and, in time, I created a team of trustworthy vendors who will bring your fantasies to life. I will be your consultant from the very first moment and even wedding designer if you wish.
I am here for you,
and your tailor-made Italian wedding.
Where it all started
After traveling the world for several years as an Export Manager in the interior design industry, I understood two things: that I was fond of luxury and that I loved to cater to customers who call for unique and high-end products and services.
This added up to my passion for traveling and dealing with an international clientele, as well as my deep appreciation of Italy – our destinations and food are unrivaled, I believe.
Nothing better than weddings summarizes all this. The elegance and beauty of the venues, outfits, flower designs, and table settings. The endless possibilities of professional banqueting. The care for details and uniqueness.
So I took the two very-first Wedding Planning courses held in Italy and then I spent two years attending more than 100 weddings. I made a deal with several venues, doing any kind of work for free in exchange for the possibility to follow the backstage of the reception.
That’s where I met the most trustworthy vendors, that’s where I understood which mistakes not to make, that’s where I learned the secrets I know. And that’s why your event will be so special, if you let me and my team of Italian wedding planners tailor it for you.
Paolo Cicognani’s team
Giada, Wedding Assistant
- Born and raised among the rolling hills of Montepulciano (Siena)
- She loves art and channels her creativity into fanciful designs and setups
- She’s a problem solver, a very organized planner, and a natural talent at developing positive relationships with people
Gilla, Wedding Assistant
- She lives in Florence, one of the most romantic destinations for a wedding in Italy
- She is very empathetic and altruistic, which is testified by her psychology studies
- She’s curious and has a lot of passions – including photography, art, music, and nature – which she uses as an inspiration for her work
Anna, Wedding Assistant
- She is from Siena, one of the most picturesque Tuscan cities
- She studied liberal arts but she’s also very practical
- She is a very lively wedding planner, but her versatility allow her to be also a tourist guide and a sommelier
What to expect from us
We are not the right wedding planners for you if you’re looking for someone who simply meets your expectations and creates an average event. We are willing to exceed those expectations and bring to life an enchanting, one-of-a-kind wedding.
If you choose us as your Italian wedding planners, here’s what you’ll get:
- meticulous organization of every aspect of the event, from the necessary bureaucracy to the cake design;
- extreme care for details, from the cutlery to the creation of a memorable menu, which are the secret to turn a regular event into a prestigious and timeless one;
- expertise in creating and coordinating the right team of trustworthy vendors, and possibly in designing the wedding theme ourselves, if you wish;
- 24/7 availability: that’s our way to show how much we care about your wedding;
- a complete Italian experience, unlike anything you have encountered before, that you and your guests will remember for the rest of your lives.
We will be your best friends, your guardian angels, your personal consultants but we will especially be wedding planners you can rely on, from the very first moment.
What our couples say about us
“Working with Paolo was amazing. He was truly the best wedding planner I can ever imagine. He got to know us, our families and many of our friends so well and we remain friends to this day. Paolo’s attention to detail was amazing. He co-ordinated every detail. I loved his suggestions and the fact that he cares so much. Everything was perfect. Better than perfect. We wish we could have another event planned by Paolo.”
“We would highly recommend Paolo Cicognani to plan your wedding! We were planning our Italian celebrations from Dubai and would not have been able to achieve the fabulous 3 day weekend that we had without Paolo’s help. From the initial Skype call, Paolo was so friendly and supportive. He suggested some great venues to suit our requirements and we were really impressed with all of the vendors he sourced for us. Throughout the year of planning, we had a lot of questions and Paolo was always quick to respond and spent a lot of time researching and making inquiries for us when we had unusual requests. We visited Italy twice as part of our planning process and he was really helpful in recommending hotels to stay and accompanying us whenever required. Over the wedding weekend Paolo worked so hard to ensure everything ran smoothly and adding all of our personal touches to make sure we were happy. We had the most amazing time and so did all of our guests. This was all a result of Paolo’s efforts.”
“Everything was very good and incredible. We are grateful that you organized a wonderful day for us. We hope to see you in the future. Thank you!”
“We couldn’t be happier about how our wedding turned out. Paolo listened to all of our requests – and they were a lot! – and was able to turn all of them into action. We absolutely loved the flower setting for the ceremony and reception, so delicate and elegant yet full of personality. And we loved that all of our guests had a great time: that was very important for us. We highly recommend hiring Paolo for your wedding!”
“When we contacted Paolo Cicognani we only knew that we wanted to get married in Italy and to live a full Italian experience together with our guests. He guided us towards the choice of the ideal destination and perfect wedding venue, and throughout all of the following big and small steps. He checked in with us whenever there was something new, and of course to make the crucial decisions, but other than that we basically sat back super excited and waited for our wedding day. We felt like we could trust him and we weren’t disappointed: it was the best day ever. Very Italian, very classy, and unforgettable. Thank you, Paolo!”