Over the many years of wedding planning, the Italyweddings team have accumulated a vast knowledge of the best local suppliers, a thorough understanding of all legal and religious aspects, a love and involvement in local traditions and customs, and a passion for Italy’s enormous culinary and cultural heritage.

We have nurtured solid relationships with the top photographers, florists, and catering firms, that guarantee a first class service; along with a knowledge of the important villas, restaurants and hotels in the area.

 

But more than this, Italywedding’s driving passion is the aesthetic and visual nature of event planning. We love to see your Pinterest pages, mood-boards, hear your particular dreams, loves and hates, ideas and vision for your your wedding, and work with you on even the smallest detail to make that as real as possible!

Ben Singleton

CEO and Founder

has been living and working in Italy for the last 20 years. Trained in the UK as a painter, he came to live in Tuscany in 1990, and has lived in the Sienese countryside, in the area of San Gimignano, and in 1995 moved to the Florence area.   Together with Marisa, his wife and Italywedding’s floral designer they established Italyweddings in 1997. As a team they have assisted hundreds of couples over the last 20 years though every aspect of their Italian weddings. Ben is still a practicing painter and photographer. A few examples of recent work here

Martina Desideri

Senior wedding planner

has been a senior wedding planner at Italyweddings for the last seven years, and now is a central point of reference both for all the couples we assist and for all our team, as a knowledgeable, and experienced coordinator, based out of our offices. Married with a growing family, Martina’s natural enthusiasm and warmth are contagious. She will be involved many logistical aspects of every wedding, working specifically with each couple of their paperwork, their extended stay in Italy and in-week activities. So as you move forwards with Italyweddings, each of our staff members will be in touch with you, to discuss areas of our individual expertise.

Matilde Guazzelli

Senior wedding planner

has been a senior wedding planner at Italyweddings for the last three years, and takes full control and responsibility for a large number of events. Matilde spent a year studying in the US and is a fluent English speaker.  Our policy is to have each planner be your point of reference leading up to the day for all communication, and that same person with you on site for the rehearsal, and throughout the wedding day. Spending time designing and discussing your event with Matilde is always a pleasant, exciting and fun experience, and her youthful, sophisticated approach will enhance the planning, while her elegance and polite manner will mean she will be a discreet and welcome presence through the wedding day.