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GUIDE TO S E RV I C E S


Igor Albanese Photography

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MENU

ABOUT page 3

MY VISION page 4

H OW C A N I H E L P page 6

THE PROCESS pages 7

THE PACKAGES page 8-12

FAQS page 14


ABOUT

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etting married in Italy is a dream for many couples in l o v e w i t h o u r b e a u t i f u l c o u n t r y. A well-planned italian celebration can be a real life fairy tale. But planning it from a distance can be overwhelming, stressful and take the control of the overall result out o f y o u r h a n d s . Ye a r s o f e x p e r i e n c e with both local and international couples, tons of locations visited, a solid network of professionals to r e f e r y o u r w a y, a p o s i t i v e a n d “ l e t ’s do this” approach make me the person you want on your side for a such important time of your life. I am most of all a wedding stylist, my main strength is that I can imagine, design and craft unforgettable moments for you, to make your celebration as unique

a s y o u . To g e t h e r w i t h m y t e a m I ’ l l use shapes, colors, flowers, small details or towering installations, anything needed to create the perfect atmosphere. B u t I a m a p l a n n e r, t o o : I ’ l l g u i d e you through the emotional and exciting adventure of planning your wedding and I’ll make sure your desires are heard and respected. I’ll make sure the process is easy and fun and avoid you any kind of stress that I can prevent, leaving you the time and the peace of mind you need to c o n c e n t r a t e o n w h a t ’s i m p o r t a n t : - To m a r r y t h e l o v e o f y o u r l i f e I c a n’t w a i t t o t e a m w i t h y o u a n d g e t to know your love story!


W H AT I B E L I E V E I believe a wedding is successful when the b r i d e a n d g r o o m c a n’t s t o p s m i l i n g . That perfection means dancing barefoot on the grass under a blanket of stars. That inspiration comes from the couple and t h e i r s t o r y. That each wedding is unique, like every couple is. I believe you deserve the best. I believe each one of us has the right to want to make a dream come true. I b e l i e v e y o u s h o u l d n’t a i m t o b e o r i g i n a l , b u t true to yourself. I b e l i e v e y o u d e s e r v e t o f e e l l i k e a p r i o r i t y. I believe that attention to detail is a way to show love. I believe life is too short to settle for m e d i o c r i t y. I believe an artisanal touch has a story to tell. I believe true luxury is something well made.

Nastja Kovacec

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Adriano Mazzocchetti

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THE PROCESS

W E TA L K After you contact me, we talk about your needs, your vision for your big d a y, h o w I c a n h e l p y o u . We c h o o s e t h e p a c k a g e b e s t f i t t i n g y o u r n e e d s and we get to work! WE BOOK THE MAIN VENDORS I f y o u h a v e n’t a l r e a d y, w e g e t t o t h e l o c a t i o n a n d p h o t o / v i d e o a r t i s t s ’ b o o k i n g r i g h t a w a y. T h e s e a r e t h e m o s t l i k e l y t o b e b o o k e d i n g r e a t advance by other couples. I DESIGN I get to know your vision, your likes and dislikes, your personalities and what defines you as a couple and I build the event design around these t r a i t s . Yo u ’ l l g e t a c l e a r v i s i o n o f w h a t t h e d a y i s g o i n g t o l o o k l i k e . I PLAN I look for the best vendors to bring the wedding design and plan to life, working closely with them to make sure the event design is executed perfectly and that you can make the most of your budget. I keep track of of the tasks you and everyone involved will need to fulfill, I manage your b u d g e t a n d p r e v e n t y o u f r o m w a s t i n g t i m e a n d m o n e y. I C O O R D I N AT E O n t h e d a y o f t h e w e d d i n g I ’ l l b e t h e r e t o c o o r d i n a t e e v e r y o n e ’s w o r k , making sure timelines are met, everything goes according to plans, to solve the ever present little problem any event always entails. Everything that needs to be done to get you to enjoy the day and not worry about anything else! I STYLE I’ll carefully prepare your decor and style it on the day of your wedding, s o e v e r y l i t t l e e l e m e n t h a s i t s s p a c e t o s h i n e . Yo u ’ l l g e t y o u r d a y t o b e everything you have dreamt of, and hopefully more! YOU MARRY!


THE WEDDING PACKAGES

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breathtaking wedding is one where all details, big and small, are taken care of. They talk about you through colors, shapes, w o r d s , f l a v o r s a n d s c e n t s . Yo u ’ l l b e g u i d e d i n a personalized way towards your most important d a y, g i v i n g y o u t h e f r e e d o m t o d r e a m b i g a n d t h e time to enjoy what is truly important: your love. If you know what you want but not how to get it, if you want your style to surface from every small thing, if you want to put this moment in the hands of a creative, innovative and p r o f e s s i o n a l t e a m , o n e o f t h e We d d i n g p a c k a g e s is waiting for you. A g e n u i n e p a s s i o n f o r e v e n t s a n d b e a u t y, t h e experience of years in crafting wonderful events, a network of trusted professionals built carefully over time, the constant updating and research of inspiration are just a few of the good things yo u’l l g a i n f ro m w o rk i n g w i t h m e .

Adriano Mazzocchetti

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W E D D I N G D AY P L A N N I N G

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o u h a v e d e c i d e d o n g e t t i n g m a r r i e d i n I t a l y, y o u h a v e a n i d e a o f h o w you want your wedding to feel like, you have a time in mind… but not much else! Everything that has to do with planning from afar scares y o u a l i t t l e , y o u d o n’t h a v e m u c h t i m e t o d e d i c a t e t o i t a n d y o u c a n’t p e r s o n a l l y c o m e o f t e n t o p r o c e e d w i t h t h i n g s y o u r s e l f . M o s t l y, y o u w a n t someone on your side that can share and understand your vision and can h e l p y o u a c h i e v i n g i t i n s t y l e . Yo u n e e d s o m e o n e e x p e r t a n d r e l i a b l e t h a t can present you locations, options, that knows the the ins and outs of the l o c a l i n d u s t r y, t h a t s p e a k s t h e l a n g u a g e o f t h e p e o p l e i n v o l v e d a n d t h a t c a n g u i d e y o u t o w a r d s t h e b e s t c h o i c e s t o m a k e t h a t d r e a m a r e a l i t y.

The package includes: •The necessary preparatory meetings and unlimited communications via email, phone or skype • We d d i n g d a y b u d g e t m a n a g e m e n t •Customized event design: style, color palette, material selection, theme, d e c o r, r e n t a l s , e x t r a s •Styling advice on attire, for couple and bridal party •Research of every vendor needed to achieve the perfect event: catering a n d r e n t a l c o m p a n i e s , f l o r i s t , g r a p h i c d e s i g n e r, p h o t o g r a p h e r a n d v i d e o g r a p h e r, l i g h t d e s i g n e r, c a k e d e s i g n e r, m u s i c i a n s , t r a n s p o r t a t i o n , hair and make-up, local artisans and so on •Detailed timeline preparation for the coordination of all people involved •Brief ceremony rehearsal on the day before the wedding •Day of coordination •Decor set up on the day of the event, styling of all details, coordination of the above mentioned team of vendors.

Investment: from €3500

Extras: ceremony and reception location research starts at €1000 paperwork assistance for legally binding ceremonies starts at €700


THE WEDDING WEEKEND

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ot only you want your wedding in Italy to be the best day of your l i f e f o r y o u a n d y o u r p a r t n e r . . Yo u w a n t a l s o t o t u r n i t i n t o a n experience covering more days, a special event enclosed in a longer h o l i d a y - f e e l i n g c e l e b r a t i o n . Ty p i c a l l y , y o u ’ l l w e l c o m e y o u r g u e s t s w i t h a cocktail, followed by a casual meal, to ease them into the celebrations. The wedding day will be the highlight of the event, and it will be taken care of with extreme care, in order to leave your guests with the most f o n d m e m o r i e s . T h e d a y a f t e r, y o u’ l l s a y g o o d b y e t o t h e m t h r o w i n g a celebratory brunch, or a relaxing and fun gathering poolside. But we can get more creative too, and organize other activities, like SPA d a y s f o r t h e w e d d i n g p a r t y, c o o k i n g c l a s s e s f o r t h e f a m i l y, g u i d e d t o u r s and wine or olive oil tastings for the guests more curious to discover the beauty of the place they’ll travel to.

The package includes: • E v e r y t h i n g i n c l u d e d i n t h e We d d i n g D a y P l a n n i n g + •Research, budgeting, designing of every aspect of 2 extra events •Planning and coordination of all the vendors needed to plan the extra events •Styling and decor set up for all events covering the weekend

Investment: €5000 - if venue for both events is the same as the wedding’s €6000 - if venues are not the same as the wedding’s

Extras s e e We d d i n g D a y P l a n n i n g


Nastja Kovacec

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ELOPEMENTS

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n elopement is the definition of the intimate wedding: just the two of you, nobody there because they have to be, nothing extra, just y o u r l o v e . T h i s d o e s n’t h a v e t o m e a n y o u h a v e t o s e t t l e f o r a c o l d a n d impersonal atmosphere, or for anything rushed. Such a private celebration can and should be just the way you want it, down to the smallest detail. Yo u c a n c u s t o m i z e a n y t h i n g t o f i t w i t h y o u r v i s i o n a n d d e s i r e s . I ’ l l b e o n y o u r s i d e t o r e s e a r c h t h e m o s t b r e a t h t a k i n g s p o t s f o r y o u r c e r e m o n y, I’ll take care of making your ceremony special, I’ll make sure everything r e s o n a t e s w i t h y o u a n d y o u r l o v e d o n e . Yo u ’ l l b e f r e e t o c o n c e n t r a t e o n marrying the love of your life while I take care to make everything else a perfect addition!

This package includes: •Preparatory meetings and unlimited communications via email or phone or skype •Entire event planning budget management •Research of location and every other vendor needed to achieve the perfect e v e n t : o f f i c i a n t , p h o t o g r a p h e r, v i d e o g r a p h e r, f l o r i s t , c a t e r i n g , m u s i c i a n s , transportation, hair and make-up and so on •Ceremony and eventual reception design: style, color palette, material s e l e c t i o n , t h e m e , d e c o r, r e n t a l s •Detailed timeline preparation for the coordination of all people involved •Decor set up on the day of the event, styling of all details, coordination of the above mentioned team of vendors. •Day of coordination and personal assistance to you and your partner

Investment: from €2800

Extras: Tr a v e l e x p e n s e s Pa p e r w o r k a s s i s t a n c e f o r l e g a l l y b i n d i n g c e re m o n i e s s t a r t s a t € 7 0 0


MORE

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f you are planning a celebration abroad for y o u r a n n i v e r s a r y, a v o w r e n e w a l , a s u r p r i s e e n g a g e m e n t o r e v e n a b i r t h d a y p a r t y, o r i f y o u are a wedding vendor wanting me to plan a s t y l e d s h o o t f o r y o u , l e t ’s c h a t !

Nastja Kovacec

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Carla Penoncelli

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FAQs W H E R E A R E Y O U L O C AT E D ? I am located in the beautiful hills near Bologna, but I travel all over Italy (and beyond!) for my events. H OW M U C H D O E S Y O U R T R AV E L C O S T ? I ’l l b e h a p p y t o p re p a re a n e s t i m a t e f o r yo u b a s e d o n t h e l o c a t i o n yo u’l l choose. DO YOU WORK ALONE? Yo u ’ l l a l w a y s h a v e d i r e c t c o n t a c t w i t h m e d u r i n g t h e p l a n n i n g p r o c e s s . O n the day of the wedding I’ll usually have at least an assistant with me. C A N Y O U D O C O O R D I N AT I O N O N LY ? S o r r y, i t ’s n o t a s e r v i c e I o f f e r o n i t ’s o w n , a s I f e e l t h a t m y b e s t w o r k i s produced if I can take care of the whole process. C A N Y O U H E L P U S W I T H PA P E R W O R K ? I f y o u d e c i d e t o m a r r y c i v i l l y, o f c o u r s e ! I ’ l l g u i d e y o u t h r o u g h t h e process and assist you at the appointments in the various offices that y o u ’ l l n e e d t o a t t e n d . I ’ l l f i n d a n i n t e r p r e t e r f o r y o u r c e r e m o n y, o f f i c i a n t and witnesses, if needed. C A N Y O U G I V E U S A L I S T O F L O C AT I O N S W E C A N L O O K AT ? I’ll be happy to do a custom research for you once you have decided to work with me! Each wedding has its own character and needs a different space, for look, feel, dimensions, style. Our country has countless b e a u t i f u l v e n u e s j u s t w a i t i n g t o b e d i s c o v e r e d a n d I c a n’t w a i t t o f i n d yours. C A N I I N C O R P O R AT E M Y D I Y P R O J E C T S I N T H E W E D D I N G D E C O R ? O f c o u r s e ! We ’ l l p l a n t o g e t h e r t h e b e s t w a y t o i n c o r p o r a t e a n y t h i n g y o u’ l l want to do on your own with the overall wedding design and I’ll make sure t h e s e p r o j e c t s w o n’t s t r e s s y o u o u t t o o m u c h ; ) H OW M U C H D O E S A W E D D I N G O N I TA LY C O S T ? There is no universal answer as each couple has its specific needs and priorities. As an indication, in order for me to be able to do a fabulous job for your wedding design, I am comfortable working with decor budgets from €5000, a location rental budget from €3000, (for a medium sized e v e n t o f a b o u t 5 0 p e o p l e ) . We c a n w o r k t o g e t h e r o n m a k i n g t h e m o s t o f the budget you have given what your desires and priorities are!


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