We are Liesbeth Koenen-Rakhorst and Guido Koenen and together we organize Italian weddings in Umbria Italy at our own apartment complex Pian della Bandina.
Since April 2015 we live and work in Città della Pieve in Umbria, on the border with Tuscany, where our beautiful estate is located.
Liesbeth is the wedding planner and Guido arranges everything behind the scenes on our estate.
Liesbeth has years of experience in the hospitality industry where she, as hostess, planned and organized weddings. She is also the contact person for the upcoming couples and their guests. Because of her experience in the hospitality industry she came up with the idea to organize weddings in Italy too.
It is her passion to give the bridal couples the day of their lives. In addition, she provides the personal support, because a wedding must be a party and she takes care of that. She is also a makeup artist and can take care of the make-up of the bride and possibly the guests.
We will be present all day long, what many couples feel as very important. Often a wedding planner only arranges all the papers, the accommodation and dinner and is not present at the day itself, but Liesbeth and Guido ensure that they are present during your stay.
Guido was account manager at a large Italian company in the Netherlands. He takes care of the business part and negotiates with the suppliers for the weddings. All necessary arrangements must be made in linewith the wishes of the bride and groom.
He ensures, for example, that if Liesbeth is with the bride and groom and guests to the wedding location, the florist and the caterer are on time and everything is put down as agreed with you.
We have a large network in Città della Pieve and surroundings. This allows us to purchase services at competitive prices and know which suppliers are good and meet their commitments.