General Manager & Creative Director
Martina (Marti), founder and CEO of www.winewedsandmore.com group, including Your Wedding in Puglia Agency, has a background in languages and tourism and has dedicated the last 15 years to organizing events and weddings that stand out for their elegance and sheer class. An important experience in the prestigious Relais & Chateaux Hotel Circuit allowed her to considerably enrich her knowledge and organize important events representing Italian excellence all over the world, working closely with celebrities such as Annie Féolde, owner of Enoteca Pinchiorri Restaurant in Florence and Sirio Maccioni founder of Le Cirque Restaurants in the United States, who have written very important pages of the Italian food and wine history and constantly express themselves at the highest levels. Recognized as one of the first wedding specialists in Puglia, Marti can offer a wide choice of locations to satisfy the most diverse requirements. A professional sommelier and a great lover of fine food and wine, she is always enthusiastic about helping the bride and groom to achieve their perfect wedding feast! Marti loves her job and this is shines through in the results she is able to achieve. As a dedicated lover of art and interior design, she continually invents new projects that reflect the personality and wishes of the happy couple, while respecting the characteristics of the chosen location. She is a contented wife and mother and knows just what it means to start a family, which after all is the main purpose of any marriage.
Senior Wedding Planner
Valentina (Vale) is Marti’s right hand, Italian by blood and explorer by spirit!!
Born and raised in Puglia, she has always been passionate about traveling and meeting other cultures, graduated in foreign languages and cultures, she speaks Spanish and English fluently.
Living and working abroad has given her the opportunity to see the mentality and approach to life of other cultures. Fundamental experiences to better interpret the needs of her couples to allow them to live the best wedding experience.
Working as wedding planner for a big tour operator on the Amalfi Coast has allowed her to make the necessary experience offered to the most diverse couples who choose Italy as their dream wedding destination. Authenticity is at the heart of everything she does, from the way she approaches planning to the look and feel of each wedding.
She works intentionally with the couples to create a cohesive and balanced marriage that reflects their sense of adventure, their style, their personality as well as capturing beauty and Italian culture.
With attention to details, she genuinely loves what she does and she will never stop in the pursuit of creating the perfect wedding for future brides and grooms.
So why should you choose Puglia for your wedding? This charming Italian region is perfectly connected to the rest of the world via the two international airports of Bari and Brindisi. It boasts hundreds of kilometres of coastline, lapped by the Mediterranean Sea and its popularity among tourists and couples, including an increasing number of VIPs looking for exclusive destinations, has been growing steadily for years now. A land rich in ancient traditions both in terms of fine food and wine and culture, with an abundance of beautiful monuments, churches and breath-taking views, it is the ideal place for those who love the sea, but also the beautiful southern Mediterranean countryside. Puglia is eternally welcoming and its people are unfailingly generous. You will soon feel at home and will leave with many new friends at the end of your stay!
Apulian Wedding Venues
Puglia has a wealth of very different beautiful locations which are perfect for those who love the sea, the countryside or arty cities. Many of them have the necessary permits from local authorities to hold civil ceremonies, others have consecrated churches and can host religious weddings, so Puglia can offer you a whole range of possibilities, from the atmosphere and history of magnificent medieval castles to white-washed fortified Masseria farmhouses, where the landowners and their field hands once lived, which have been expertly transformed into exclusive hotels and resorts. Or perhaps you prefer a beautiful historic villa, built by noble or royal families and perfectly restored to show off its precious frescoes and antique furniture; a location where you will feel like a king and queen for your big day! For those who love the simplicity of ancient traditions, a trullo could be just the thing! The first of these round, conical-roofed, stone houses were built in the fourteenth century in and around Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can find the greatest concentration of trulli. These unique houses were built without using mortar, apparently so that they could be torn down quickly in order to avoid the habitation tax introduced by the one-time landowner, the King of Naples. Last, but not least, a selection of very picturesque seaside locations, dotted along the hundreds of kilometres of Apulian coastline. You can aim for a relaxed ceremony directly on the beach, or choose one of the exclusive beach clubs with their breath-taking views of the sea, things just couldn’t get better.
You are in good hands with us
Choosing our team of expert Italian wedding planners means that you are sure to get the wedding of your dreams. Our goal is to tailor the event to your tastes and budget and we will continue to work tirelessly until your wishes are fulfilled to perfection. You can count on our help the whole way through the planning process. We can also lend a hand with your guests, offering assistance for their needs before, during or after the event, allowing you more time to focus on the two of you and your big day. Every little detail is important to us, that’s why we work so hard, initially to understand your suggestions and priorities, then put everything into practice, one step at a time. We are proud to say that the couples we help keep in touch long after their weddings and almost always come back to Puglia to celebrate their anniversaries, or even just for a holiday. It’s always a pleasure to welcome them back and relive their big day as the real friends that we have become!