My Story

I love hearing your stories so it’s only right that I begin by telling you a little of mine…

Celebrations allow us to capture some of the magic in the world. And they allow me to spend time with very lovely and very happy people and to be a small part of something very special!

I have heard so many wonderful, unique and incredible stories. I love bringing those stories to life and celebrating them!


I grew up in the UK to an English mum and an Italian papà and we spent family holidays here in the south of Italy, among family and friends.

Having split my life between the UK and Italy, I eventually decided to follow my heart and move to Italy for a year or two. Well, it’s actually nearly 15 years now…once you get here, it’s very hard to leave!

I began working in the world of Sorrento and Amalfi Coast weddings in a predominantly ‘behind-the-scenes’ role. Then, I was encouraged by a lovely wedding planner (to whom I am eternally grateful) to become a celebrant. And so it all began!

I have always loved writing and storytelling. This, enhanced by creative writing courses, enables me to create and celebrate one-of-a-kind Italy wedding ceremonies that tell unique stories.

I have fallen in love with weddings and with Italy wedding ceremonies over the last 14 years.

There is no more wonderful occasion in life than a wedding, where everyone present is bursting with happiness. It is the beginning of a new and amazing adventure!

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“I love getting to know my couples, learning about them and their love story… no two are the same! And this is the very essence of my approach: your wedding ceremony should be as special, distinctive and original as you are - it should perfectly represent/reflect you as a couple.”

And as for me…


I am a native English speaker and a fluent Italian speaker. I love English coffee (to the overwhelming disgust of my Italian friends) and Italian wine (to almost universal approval) and I make a mean chicken and leek pie!

I am friendly, professional, dedicated and detail-oriented. I have an exuberant Italian nature combined with a very British sense of humour. I was born by the  North sea and I love being by the  Mediterranean sea, even – especially – in winter.

My home is a small and typically southern-Italian town, famous for producing the delicious tomato sauces you’ve no doubt had on your pasta and where every occasion is an excuse for a festa. It nestles between the giddily-winding roads and bijoux towns of the Amalfi Coast and the Mediterranean seaside chic of the Sorrento coast. I share my life with my lovely Italian fiancè and my slightly neurotic rescue cat or neurotic cat…well she chose me after all when she turned up in my garden at a very cute 2 months! or neurotic cat (who turned up at my door as an a very cute 2-month old and never left).

I adore language, literature and words (and their history and meaning) and I’m a little bit in love with love – you can probably partly thank Jane Austen for that. Oh, and the many childhood Saturday afternoons spent watching black and white films with my grandparents!

I adore this very beautiful and very particular part of the world in which I live and quite frankly, I cannot think of a better job than the one I have!

Carmela Cesarano

Carmela Cesarano

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