Today “lighting on stage” are reflected on Clara Boatto & Eva Trevisan two amazing Italian Wedding Planners located in England.
We had the pleasure to working with Clara+ Eva for a wonderful wedding. The wedding were celebrated in Puglia and we were very so grateful: Puglia is a region, very particular, lends itself much photographically.
The wedding was very fashionable, chic and very cool considering the planning, the location and specific subjects. We were also contacted by a newspaper to Real life Weddings, Katrina & Jaffar ( a popular Wedding Mag ) : we were not in the skin! Enjoy this interview! ;) WE DID IT!
p.s. They also have a fantastic blog www.chicweddingsinitaly.com where we figure on it !!! Have a look to it!!! An amazing ispiration!!!
Copyright Photo: Chic Wedding in Italy
An interview with Clara Boatto, founder of Chic Weddings
SOMETHING ABOUT ME
- Name: Clara Boatto
- How old are you? 37
- What is your job title? Wedding Designer. I founded Chic Weddings with Eva, my business partner, five years ago…so I guess I am an entrepreneur!
- Do you work full time or part time? I work full time, overtime, all the time!!! J
- How long have you been working in this industry and in this job? We launched our wedding design service five years ago. I previously worked in Corporate PR and my business partner used to work for the United Nations.
ALL ABOUT MY JOB
- Please can you tell us about your job? Sure! I am one of the founders, directors and consultants of Chic Weddings. We design glam weddings in stylish locations in Italy for International couples who fancy getting married in the most romantic country of all. We offer a fully bespoke service, meaning that after a consultation with the bride and the groom, we assist them in designing a very special event by sourcing a unique venue and identifying professional and talented suppliers. We provide brilliant ideas to ensure that the wedding is both fabulous and fun!
- What attracted you to your job in the first place? Its freedom and creativity! I was bored with corporate life and wanted to launch my own concept; a brand that reflected the values I believe in (attentive care, flexibility and joyful personalised service) and incorporated the things I like (innovative style, gorgeous locations and my amazing native country). This is how Chic Weddings was born!
- What does a typical day in your diary look like? The beauty of my job is that I don’t work in an office anymore. We are based in Amsterdam and London and spend a lot of time in italy as well. We work wherever we fancy, with the aid of our Mac, our blackberry and Skype. I get up quite early in the morning, do some yoga in front of a large window in my bedroom, take a shower and then move to the kitchen where I normally have breakfast while I start reading my emails. I spend the morning calling suppliers, replying to enquiries and chatting with Eva. Then I normally meet my clients in a location of their choice, close to their workplace or even at their home.
- What in particular do you love about your job? I love meeting new people and discovering new places. I like to assist my clients in the planning of such an important event in their life…every step we take together is full of emotions and positive feelings.
- How does feeling passionate about what you’re doing make a difference to you? I wake up with a smile. That’s the most important difference! I enjoy what I do to the point that I don’t consider it a job anymore.
TIPS ABOUT DESTINATION WEDDINGS
- What makes Italy a fabulous place to hold a destination wedding? Italy is the ultimate place to vow life-long commitment to each other and for very good reasons: an enviable list of excellent wines, sublime cuisine, gorgeous cities, fascinating small villages, a fabulous climate and its admired lifestyle.
- Which regions are particularly popular and which are your favourite? Tuscany is still one of the most requested places but a growing number of international couples are now looking for more unique destinations and are open to consider less popular regions such as Puglia. This latter is definitely a hidden gem, full of stunning white-washed “Masseria” which have been completely restored and now offer a trendy atmosphere in a very traditional environment.Couples appreciate venues where they can host truly peaceful luxury events. They love the idea of getting married surrounded by the beauty of nature, where the eyes of their guests can roam at 360°over a breathtaking landscape. They also appreciate very much the fact of being able to spend a whole week with their closest friends and family at their wedding venue, enjoying this special time of their life.
- What’s the best time of year to get married in Italy? Anytime. It depends on the type of wedding the couple wishes to host as Italy can offer ideal locations for both the summer and winter months.
- What are some of the must-have details that will make an Italian wedding really special? Mhmm, here are some must-have items that should characterise a wedding in ItalyA traditional aperitif, like the trendy “Spritz” made with Aperol, Water and Prosecco to warm up the atmosphere Fine local wine during the meal Good espresso at the end of the dinner Limoncello, Sambuca or another Italian liquor after the dessert Rice to be thrown at the couple after the ceremony as a sign of good luck A vintage Italian car like the stunning Alfa Romeo Giulietta. The small Italian spider designed by Pininfarina, the most popular car designer in the world, was the dream of many young people in the ’50s and ’60s An Italian wedding gown Italian shoes As far as the decoration is concerned, each wedding is different and I believe the décor should reflect the personality of the bride & the groom…it should give guests the feeling of walking into someone’s home…where each detail tells you something of the owner.
- What’s your top tip to brides for smooth destination-wedding planning?
I have two main tips:
Relax and enjoy yourself…
Love the beauty of the destination you have chosen and accept its culture. Italy is famous for “La Dolce Vita”, which means “the sweetness of doing nothing”. Don’t opt to get married in Italy if you would like to find German precision as Italians like to improvise. This can be unsettling during the planning process, however in my experience a wedding in Italy always exceeds expectations.
Never try to be like someone else, never forget who you are and what you love…
Express yourself in full without worrying about what others expect from you. This is a mantra for all brides who shouldn’t think too much about etiquette but should instead go crazy and host a wedding that fully reflects their personality, their dreams and is therefore unique.