Valentina Lombardi
Italy


Valentina Lombardi

www.italianweddingcompany.com
Torino, Italy



WHAT I DO AND WHAT I LOVE

I’m Valentina and I plan destination weddings for couples that want to enjoy an unforgettable and authentic Italian experience.

When I started University I wanted to be a journalist or a translator so I started work in a Marketing and Communications Team. This is how I got started in the events world. With the European Team I was lucky enough to be a part of the organisation of World Wide Conferences and Roadshows.

It was here at this job where I met my husband Ernesto. We met as colleagues. He was an engineer and I was in event planning for the same company. We eventually got married, and our wedding was amazing! In fact, it was one of the best days of my life!

A few years later, I became unhappy with my job and I decided that I wanted to have my own business. While Ernesto found a new job as a manager in another engineering company, I looked everywhere to see what could be a fit for me. 

Then I remembered on our wedding anniversary that Ernesto and I were joking about the fact that I did so well planning my own wedding that I could definitely be a wedding planner! I already had a great background in event planning for a multinational company. I also speak several languages (Italian, English, Spanish and French), and I love being with happy people and bringing them even more happiness. 

With a lot of research, I found a job planning Destination Weddings on the Italian Riviera for the Piemonte region. I jumped right in, and in less than 3 months I quit my job and opened my office and my business with them. 

In addition to my partnership there, I also started another partnership with the Italian Wedding Company Team. This was in 2006. After a few months, I realised that I needed help and wanted to hire someone. My husband Ernesto said....”We can do it together!” I loved this idea, so he quit his engineering job and started working with us. 

We divided our tasks. I focused on wedding planning, relationships with the couples, and the professional choices. Ernesto took over finances, civil and religious paperwork, logistics, and accommodation bookings for couples and guests.

We worked very hard, 24/7/365. In one year we reached our peak of 52 weddings in 12 months! This is how Italian Wedding Company started and we’ve been growing rapidly ever since!

In fact, Italian Wedding Company keeps growing every year! We are a passionate team, we love what we do, and we love working together to help our couples with their dream day! The benefits we can give to our clients are years of experience in the wedding industry and the power of a team that can support any kind of request in every part of Italy. 

We are able to provide a deep knowledge of the Italian territory and thanks to our lasting experience we can plan a wedding with no hassle at all. Many professionals in the wedding industry want to work with us as we value the human part of the relationship between planners, professionals, and couples. 

We strive to provide an unforgettable experience to couples and guests, and also to the people we work closely with. Our team works together in a warm and authentic way.

I'VE BEEN WORKING AS A WEDDING PLANNER FOR

Between 11 and 15 years

A PLACE THAT INSPIRES ME

Eterna city of Roma, my home town Torino, vineyards landscapes and Alps

MY FAVORITE COLOR, TEXTURE AND AROMA

Green above all. but I also love Valentino Red. I love the scent of red wine, and sun drying countryside after a summer storm

THE BEST QUOTE FOR ME IS

No dreams just goals

Skills

  • Creative Thinking
  • Public Speaking
  • Collaboration
  • Strategic Planning
  • Decision Making
  • Multitasking
  • Time Management

Strengths

  • Wedding design
  • Wedding coordination
  • Destination Wedding
  • Multilingual speaker
  • LGBT friendly
  • Jewish weddings
  • Traditional Wedding
  • Hipster / Boho Wedding

Portfolio

Awards