When I see you, I see your story, your deep love for each other. I can feel your happiness bursting at the seams as you navigate through wedding blogs and websites looking for the perfect wedding ideas for your own celebration. But I also know this can be a very frustrating process. I see it every day, people pinching in with advice that sounds like imposition, nudging you around, titles screaming at you from the cover of magazines, trying to make decisions on your behalf… And none of the packages you see advertised feels really right for you.
But this is indeed about you. And I think you shouldn’t be made to feel like a selfish person just because you want to choose your wedding menu according to your own taste, or decide whether to throw a bouquet or not! I know you’re aware of this as you’re strongly aware of being different from anybody else.
It’s just that you don’t know how to get the wedding you want. You might know the industry and what needs to be done to execute your ideas. Maybe you don’t know if what you have been dreaming of is really feasible, and it all adds to the confusion and the stress. And to think this should have been the happiest time of your life!
In love, in Italy.
Trust me, the solution to your conundrum is simple. Come have your wedding in Italy, far from all the background noise of imposed traditions, those pervasive trends, and the social pressure coming even from well-meaning friends and family. Here, in the land of classic art and original cuisine you can truly go back to the core, go back to you, and craft a celebration that it’s truly your own.
Have your wedding the way you’ve always dreamt it, and choose the freedom of hiring a consultant that can help you do just that. fatamadrina is the key to your unique wedding, because I begin with you in mind. I listen to you for hours, literally, and start conceiving a project and a plan that will allow you to stay sane and true to yourselves while planning your wedding.
I will never leave your side (virtually as well as physically) throughout the planning process, and you will be always able to count on me for support, encouragement and advice.
My name is Barbara and I help free-spirited couples like yourselves plan a wedding that’s truly their own, regardless of social conventions and impositions.
I started this business in 2009, beginning with a main niche in mind. I wanted to cater to all the dreams, desires and priorities that I felt were ignored in the industry. I didn’t become a wedding planner because I like pretty things or flowers or weddings. That clearly makes my job easier, but I became a wedding planner after realizing that couples who didn’t want to conform to common trends and conventions were exposed to judgement, conditioning and interferences, that eventually would lead them to choose weddings that didn’t truly represent their true identities and personalities.
I chose to call myself fatamadrina (in Italian ‘fairy godmother’) because I wanted to be there for you, providing you with the expertise and skills necessary to plan a wedding, helping you overcome difficulties so that you could find a way to enjoy this extraordinary time of your life.
I can take you through the complexities and bureaucracy of a legal ceremony and make it as simple as possible for you. I can research the best venues and the right creative professionals, and set up a stellar team that will execute all the ideas that we will come up with together.
Or I can get in later down the line, when you’ve booked your venue and photographer, and you want to hand the reins to somebody else for the day.
No matter the scope of the project, my aim is the same: helping you get the wedding your love deserves.