My name is Anastasia Leonova in Carastro I am a destination wedding planner and I organize Cordial and Exquisite Intimate Weddings on the biggest island of the Meditteranean.
Married to an Italian military (who travels a lot) I temporarily stay in Norway (Stavanger) until 2023, but regularly travel to Sicily for private and work reasons. Stavanger is the most multicultural city in Norway, I got used to staying in an international environment for years, that’s why you can benefit from my assistance not only the excellent knowledge of the local Sicilian wedding market but also particular support and empathy for international couples. Little perk: I have access to original designer décor at good prices, which you will not find in Sicily, and which I can use in my ceremonies.
I am the owner of a little elopement venue on the slope of mt Etna – Etnamare secret garden– immersed in the Mediterranean florals, palms, English roses, clematises, and olives. This garden is included in the basic elopement package Magic Sicily.
In Sicily, I am based between Catania and Taormina, but work with all island as I have an experienced team of wedding coordinators in Catania, Messina, Taormina, Palermo and Trapani, which helps me when I am out of the country and during weddings. And starting from 2021 I will organize elopements and intimate weddings also on beautiful fjords of Norway!
I am an independent wedding planner with 4+ years of experience, 13+ years of living in Sicily, member of the professional society Wedding planners PRO, the biggest and the first wedding school in Italy. I came to the field of wedding planning from industrial management, applying the best approaches of project management, thus my wedding planning is bespoke, well structured, and secure. I provide also wedding design, florals and can be a multilingual celebrant on some occasions.
Many couples need the help of local wedding planners because they can take care of the whole preparatory process down to the finest details, which newlyweds often overlook. Being an empathetic person, I can intuitively comprehend a wedding conception from my client’s imagination.
I learned about Italian wedding traditions first-hand: I got married in a mixed church ceremony (I am an Orthodox Christian and my husband is a Catholic), participated in dozens of weddings of my friends and acquaintances, organized events with my trusted partners. I am considerate and subtle; you will not find services that are profitable for me and unacceptable for you among your wedding costs. You will be able to avoid all possible traps and pitfalls as well as inefficient contractors working with me.
As a professional in the field of wedding planning, I participated also in an intensive course on wedding design from the leading design agency of Sicily Panta Rhei wedding.
Every smallest detail of your Big Day will be under control. I am able to take on important tasks without disturbing the newlyweds, allowing them to relax and enjoy the festive extravaganza of their special Day. You can read about the quality of my weddings in the reviews of my happy couples.
I conduct symbolic ceremonies in three languages (Russian, English, Italian).
I decorate the venue for the ceremony and the Banquet area for events up to 30 people.
A large selection of verified contractors.
I organize both a wedding for two, and a large- scale celebration.
Open to cooperation with other event agencies.
I provide consulting services.
What we offer
Thanks to Anastasia and the whole team for their help in organizing our celebration!
You helped make our special day unforgettable.
Anastasia thought through everything to the smallest detail and approached the organization with all her heart.
Thanks again. Our ceremony was wonderful thanks to everyone who took part in the preparation of the bride/groom and the wedding day.
Despite the fact that the wedding was for two.
We only felt the support of the whole team. Therefore, we can safely say that our wedding took place in the warm atmosphere of an Italian family.
Yulia & Olexander
Anastasia, hello. Thank you so much for your titanic work, for putting your soul into a wonderful wedding arch, in the bouquet with real olives (they are still on). For your attention and patience throughout the preparations, from the first message to the meeting. And the team is completely irresistible. So many ideas about where to pose, how to pose, every minute has been used for what it was meant to be. I couldn’t say no to posing, they were all so involved in the process, fantastic. It’s so good when a person does his own job. We’ve just been talking about the hotel and the villa all morning. The places we’ve spent our holidays, my husband’s emotions are splashing out. Thank you very much. We wish you to have so many projects that your creativity will be fully realized. And more thankful couples.
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N & S
Julia & Arthur
Thank you very much! Photographer Salvo is just incredible !! He showed us the best locations, picked the perfect angles, he is a real professional!! As much as my husband dislikes the photoshoot – so much he loved this one))) – time flew unnoticeably, fun and easy, language barrier was absolutely missing, thankfully))) thanks to our planner Anastasia @etnamare.wedding Thank you for the umbrella – my favourite pictures came right with it.
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