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Valentina Lombardi

Team Leader and Coordinator & Wedding planner for Piemonte and Aosta Valley regions.



Team Leader and Coordinator & Wedding planner for Piemonte and Aosta Valley regions

We can't say thanks enough but have to try 🙂

Just wanted to write a short email to say thank you so much for all your help with our wedding.
We had such a wonderful day, it all went according to plan, was stress free and beautiful. The weather helped! But your friendliness, calmness, organisation etc was the main reason.
And to bring the two witnesses Guilia and Claudio who were such a lovely addition to the day. The food in the Skyway was fantastic, the cake was lovely and the staff were great. We are excited to see the rest of Chiara’s photos as she is a great photographer and we were very happy with her.
Thanks for supplying the Dom Perignon so I was happy when we got back to the room!!
We can’t say thanks enough but have to try 🙂
We will share our photos from our crazy not stress free Irish wedding where no doubt the weather will be bad!!
We will keep in touch for sure and hopefully see you next year when we return to celebrate our first anniversary.
Grazie mille x a million,
Kara & Shane xx

Kara & Shane

Married on February 2024 - Skyway Monte Bianco

We would definitely recommend you all to anyone wanting to get married in Italy!

“Ciao Valentina and Ernesto!
Hope you’re both doing well and relaxing a bit now wedding season has calmed down!
We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for everything you did and all the planning for our wedding day and mostly your patience over the 4 years from when we first visited Orta!
Please thank Luisa for all her hard work and organisation on the day, she did a fab job and was so lovely! Also please give the guys at Ustaria our thanks, they were all amazing, and the food was so delicious! They were all super polite and helpful and so accommodating!  Everyone said they loved the food and we all wished we could’ve eaten more but our tummies just couldn’t manage it, ha ha!
So sorry it’s taken so long to get this message to you, we don’t know where the time has gone since we got back!
We have our photos back now and they are just amazing, We can’t stop looking at them and wishing we could do it all again! Our whole family loved it in Italy.
We would definitely recommend you all to anyone wanting to get married in Italy! “

Hollie & James

Married on 08/05/2022 - Lake Orta

Everything was truly beautiful!

“Ciao Valentina and Ernesto,
First of all, thank you so much for our amazing wedding! We had so much fun and are super happy with how our special day turned out. Everything was truly beautiful! We can’t wait to go back to Italy, specially Lake Orta “

Samantha & Jonatan

Married on 06/18/2022 - Lake Orta

A wonderful and unforgettable ceremony

“Hi, Thanks to both of you for helping us to arranging this wonderful and unforgettable ceremony! We are so happy with this day, like a dream!
We will of course recommend you for anyone wanting to do something similar”

Marcus and Kajsa - Monte Bianco, Punta Helbronner

Married on 06/16/2019

Valentina and Ernesto were the ultimate professionals

“Where do we start. Valentina and Ernesto were the ultimate professionals. From the very first day when we started planning our dream wedding, they delivered. Being Irish, living in Western Australia we knew that we needed people we could trust to make our dream a reality, and they certainly did that. Every detail was considered, options provided, changes made to accommodate our needs, we could not ask for more. On the day of the wedding it was just incredible to have a team of professionals working in the background to ensure everything went to plan. We were informed throughout and they managed the flow of they say to perfection. We could not ask for any more of these two. Thank you for everything.”

Eimear and Micheal

Married on 04/06/2018

Valentina and Ernesto were absolutely amazing!

“We are from California and our dream was to have a destination wedding on Isola Bella and Lake Maggiore, Italy. We connected and planned everything with them via email, including our rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, photographer, videographer, florist, DJ, transfers to and from the airport. We had sent them our vision of everything and Valentina and Ernesto definitely exceeded our expectations and made our dream wedding come true. I would highly recommend their services for a destination wedding in Italy. They are not only very professional but they are wonderful people.”

Adriana and Mike

Married on 06/13/2016

Italian Wedding Company made our planning process so simple!

“Valentina and Ernesto from Italian Wedding Company made our planning process so simple! Since we are in the United States, taking on planning a wedding in Italy was no easy task! From legal documents to language barriers to tiny, tiny details – we literally had nothing to worry about with Valentina and Ernesto taking care of it all. Their assistance with vendors made our day exactly as we wanted it – and they were all top notch! We communicated regularly and both really listened to what was important to us as a couple. They made our day effortless and were so pleasant to work with – we now consider them friends and would recommend them highly to anyone planning a wedding in Italy!”

Lisa and Brian

Married on 10/13/2017

Magical from start to finish

“Thank you to Valentina, Ernesto and a massive thank you to Silvia who was there with myself and Paul on our wedding day – 3rd Sept in Lake Orta. We put all our trust in them to organise the best day of our lives and they made our dreams come true. Our wedding can only be described as magical from start to finish. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Jayne & Paul Clarke”

Jayne and Paul

Married on 09/03/2018

I would recommend Valentina without a doubt

“Valentina and Ernesto are not only the best wedding planners, but they are also one of the most caring and loving people that me and my husband have met in our entire lives. Valentina is everything you want in a wedding planner. She is extremely organized, she is understating with EVERYTHING, she is very very sweet, she accommodates anything that you wish, she tries very hard to give you the wedding of your dreams, she answers emails EVERY DAY, she answers the thousand questions that you may have about any little issue while still being the sweetest and nicest person in the world. Valentina made the most special day of my life the best. She also made the whole process very stress free and very enjoyable. Everyone thinks weddings are stressful, but Valentina made the whole process so pleasant that I was able to enjoy the wedding planning. She accommodated everything within our tight budget while giving us multiple choices of vendors. When I told her that I could not afford something she immediately was able to find solutions to find similar options with the similar quality, so I could have the wedding that I dreamt of. She was the one who made the happiest day of my life possible. If you want to have a perfect wedding day and an enjoyable and flawless planning process I would recommend Valentina without a doubt. You will never forget your wedding, and you will never forget the amazing help that Valentina will give you in making your happiest day possible.”

Mariana and John

Married on 05/19/2018

I am Valentina. I was born in Torino – Italy, and raised in the same country.
I’m a proud Ragazza Italiana.
When I started University, I wanted to be a journalist or a translator. I speak several languages (Italian, English, Spanish, and French), and I love being with happy people and bringing them even more happiness. I have a degree in Translation and Interpretation in English and Spanish.
My very first job was for an Italian soccer team. I was not a player, of course. 🙂 But I learned there that all we could do was work together as a team to ensure that a soccer player could score a goal on Sunday.
It was just there that I learned what teamwork is.

I started working in a Marketing and Communications Team for a US multinational software company in 1999, which is how I got started in the events world. With the European Team, I was lucky enough to be involved in organizing World-Wide Conferences and Roadshows.
I also speak several languages (Italian, English, Spanish, and French), and I love being with happy people and bringing them even more happiness.

After much research, I found a job planning Destination Weddings for an Italian Riviera company in the Piemonte region. I jumped right in, and in less than three months, I quit my job and opened my office and business with them.
In addition to my partnership there, I also started another collaboration with the Italian Wedding Company Team in 2006. I became the Team Leader of a fantastic group of destination wedding planners. We are all LGBTQ+ inclusive.
I’m a destination planner planning authentic cute weddings on Lake Orta, Lake Maggiore, Piemonte Countryside, and the Alps.
Working in a team and networking with colleagues is a career pillar.
I love couples looking for an authentic destination wedding in Italy, and teamwork with them and vendors drives my planning method, too.
Good Taste does not always imply top budgets.
I love planning elopements and am a professional multilanguage interpreter and celebrant.
Coaching, encouraging, and empowering the next generation of planners and joining or speaking at international conferences and congresses excite me. I am excited to share our teamwork and network concept.
I think that a smile rather than expensive clothes and a healthy and fit life bring more joy.

I’m a BRCA1 gene mutation carrier and a proud previvor. I undertook preventive surgeries to drop the risk of cancer as I love life. It changed my vision, and I started to advocate for cancer patients. When I do not work for weddings, I support the cause by planning charity events in a unique community of doctors, caregivers, revivers, survivors, and thrivers, regardless of genetic predisposition.
I’m the mum of Dante, the most chatterbox boy I know, just like mum 🙂
I’m the queen of the dance floor; colors always catch my eye, I love vintage and unique styles – a good friend described me as a real Queer, and I’m a proud Libra.

Please message me at valentina@italianlakeswedding.com to discuss your unforgettable day in Italy! I can’t wait to connect with you.

Good communication


Problem solving


Budget and negotiation


Attention to details


The day turned out absolutely what we wanted

“Hi Valentina/Ernesto and Stefania
Now that we have had a week back after our amazing day to digest, I just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you!!!! 3 years in the making, but the day was perfect! Thank you for everything you did for us. The day turned out absolutely what we wanted, and our guests really enjoyed themselves which is all we can ask! We will be sure to be back to Stressa to relive our day in the future.
Thanks once again for all of your help. We wish you all the best in the future!”

Christian and Mariya

Married on 08/05/2022 - Lake Maggiore

Grazie per averci aiutato ad organizzare il nostro matrimonio!

“Ciao Valentina and Ernesto,
vi scrivo per ringraziarvi per averci aiutato ad organizzare il nostro matrimonio
Siamo molto contenti e gli ospiti erano entusiasti di tutto, della location, della cerimonia, della festa.
Tra l’altro, avremmo forse dovuto filmare le letture perché ci hanno detto tutti che è stato il momento migliore, grazie infinite per averci guidato.
Noi ora partiamo per due settimane in Africa e poi torniamo alla vita “normale”!”

Giuditta & Jacopo

Married on 09/09/2023 - Langhe, Piemonte Countryside

Thanks for making our wedding so amazing!

“Ciao Valentina and Ernesto,
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you both for making our wedding so amazing!
It was all we had hoped for and more, and we so appreciate all your hard work. You have both been fantastic from the very first email to being there on our special day and guiding us through it all expertly!
All of our guests have said what a wonderful  day it was and we have all created some lovely family memories.”

Jon and Hayley

Married on 06/05/2019 - Lake Orta

Valentina made out dream wedding come true!

“Wow what can I say!? Valentina and Ernesto made out dream wedding come true! From the overall feel we wanted to the tiny little details, nothing was too much trouble. Valentina put my wedding worries to rest and Ernesto even came to meet us for a coffee when we were out in Italy before the event. When we look back the whole day just a feels like a beautiful dream and still can’t beleive how perfect it was. We can’t recommend Valentina and Ernesto highly enough and will be forever grateful to them for making our dream wedding a reality. All of our love, Lauren and Adam”

Lauren and Adam

Married on 06/28/2018

I didn't have to worry Valentina made sure everything was perfect

“Valentina & Ernesto were amazing. I cannot recommend them enough. We married in Orta in July 2017. Everything was perfect. Valentina is so good at what she does. We had small wedding of about 30 people. I wanted it to be relaxed fun and without fuss. I was busy in the months before and so i didn’t have time to spend much time on the wedding planning. I didn’t have to worry Valentina made sure everything was perfect. We had a beautiful evening in L’ustaria ca da rat. The food was excellent, even better than the tasting! The flowers were amazing and the quartet she chose were really good. If you want an Italian wedding look no further then Valentina and Ernesto!”

Laura and Brian

Married on 06/17/2017

Amazing service from start to finish

“Amazing service from start to finish. Valentina and Ernesto are such a lovely couple, who go out there way to ensure you have a fabulous wedding day. All our guests raved about how flawless our full day was, how everything was just perfect! Felt like a celebrity wedding or something you’d expect to read in OK magazine! I even enjoyed the planning, as all of Valentinas suggestions were exactly what I had in mind and any others she made were things I couldn’t even have imagined. Ernesto was fantastic, helping all our friends and family with the logistical side of things like travel arrangements and hotel bookings. Our budget was always considered and moves were always made to keep to it. I really love these guys! Feel like close family friends now! I’d highly recommend.”

Rachel and Crawford

Married on 09/24/2016

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