Scent of Orchid
Italy Intimate Weddings and Elopements
My Clients are detail-oriented and have a sophisticated and timeless taste for beauty. They come to me looking for exclusive venues and a Wedding Planner very attentive to all their requests, that make them feel comfortable with their decisions and completely dedicated to them. They are looking for a family in Italy, a fabulous but foreign country, so different from their place of origin.
The day of your wedding is one of the most important of your life, and deserves to be celebrated and organized by an experienced professional, specialized in carrying out destination weddings in the most beautiful locations. A guide in this adventure that can empathize with you and explain you all the options, looking for the best ones for your own desires and needs.
Your guests deserve special treatment and I am here helping you to reserve them an experience that can that can preserve among their most cherished memories.
At Scent of Orchid I aim to create timeless and elegant atmospheres, warm moments and vibrant, real emotions.
During our wedding process, my first mission is to make my brides confident they can rely on me to plan and style their dream destination wedding in Italy, just like if they were here with me, giving step by step informations and suggestions, through regular Skype calls and reports, getting an unforgettable event out of a detailed but relaxed planning process.
In more than five years of planning and designing weddings for special couples all over Italy, from Lake Como and Maggiore to Tuscany, Venice, Amalfi Coast and more, I never lost the love for beautiful and well-made things, and the extreme pleasure in seeing dreams come true fuels me every day.
I'm a deeply romantic lady who believes in kindness power and the main importance of human warmth.
My couples are not just my clients, they are people I care about that I want to make happy.
I am passionate about architecture and design, completely in love with lush flowers, crystal details and fresh foods. I prefer film photography and warm atmospheres.
Plan & style refined and intimate weddings for lovely people is my reason for being, but behind the scenes you can always find me in my kitchen cooking fresh and tasted meals for the people I love.
Coffee addicted, crime stories and old movies lover, I always keep on looking around for my next travel destination. Beauty-seeker all around the world.
There are not enough words to say how magical and beautiful our wedding was! It was all thanks the personal but professional service that Chiara gave us. From the very beginning with all the planning, until the end of our stunning day. There was nothing that Chiara would not do for us as she guided us through each stage. Regular contacts with emails, calls and Skype keeping us fully informed at every turn.
Peter and myself would just like to thank this amazing lady for everything, and if any couples looking fr a perfect day with a personal touch, you will be so happy that you chose Scent of Orchid.
Chiara, not only were you an amazing stylish wedding planner but you are also a wonderful person who has become a very special friend to us. Thank you Hunny <3 xx
I thank Chiara for the excellent organization of my marriage, commitment and passion for her profession, reliability and availability. A professional who puts heart and soul into everything she does. I can only be happy to have met her along my way, I would have been lost without. Dear Chiara you will always remain among my most precious memories.
What to say about Chiara? Well, there are no words to convey the joy, the excitement and the pleasure of having met someone so passionate about her work. A professional in every sense. I can not help but thank you for making our day so magical! Rely on Chiara, trust her and she will make your day wonderful in all respects.
I've already been singing Sent of Orchid's praises to everyone who asks me about the wedding! It's why I have Chiara's card in my shadowbox with my other wedding trinkets. :) Our wedding was absolutely zero stress and just pure fun entirely because of Chiara and her assistant! My small group was able to enjoy ourselves and relax because we knew we were in good hands and completely taken care of. Our handful of guests have all said it was their favorite, most unique wedding experience. I'm forever grateful to Chiara for making our day perfect.
From day one of planning through several weeks after the wedding, Chiara has been completely available to me through regular and prompt emails, calls, etc. She is a true professional and I'm SO glad we found her!
I asked Scent of Orchid to help me reorganize my wedding in 3 months (because of covid-19). It was an intense but amazing experience having her next to me and we have become friends in the process. She has been extremely supportive throughout the process and she worked tirelessly to create a wedding in 3 months as if it had been planned in a year. I live abroad so due to travel restrictions I could only come a couple times, but she made sure to have things under control and was in contact with all the vendors. I could trust her blindly! She also helped us keep the wedding on budget and priorities our money where it matters.
Thank you so much for all your work, your kindness and your patience!! You’ve been a star through the whole process and couldn’t be more happy that I chose you.
Scent of Orchid made our Elopement possible in less than 2 months and it was amazing! Service is great and there's always a solution for your doubts and worries!
Entrusting Chiara with our super-short-notice elopement was the best decision we made! From the very beginning, we felt like she was putting our happiness as her highest priority throughout the whole process, and her passion for this kind of work was clear. You can tell that she takes pride in what she does and works until everything is perfect! We cannot imagine a better elopement experience!
Our Rome elopement exceeded our expectations, and it was all thanks to Chiara! She took the time to truly understand what our visions were and tailor-made our experience to be in-line with our budget and what we wanted. From custom-designed stationery and cake, imported flowers, and a wedding dress custom-made to keep within our budget, Chiara stopped at nothing to ensure all details were flawless!
Chiara also made sure we had the most stress-free elopement experience possible. She selected the team of vendors with the best fit for our elopement, and they were all amazing, too! She was very quick to respond to any inquiry we had and kept us updated every step of the way. Any concerns we had were met with various solutions right away, and she was always upfront about possible constraints that might affect the outcome as we did not have much time to plan.
We cannot recommend Chiara enough!
Thank you so much, Chiara!
Trust me, I know it can be stressful and scary to start planning your dream wedding in Italy, especially if you live across the world like we did! If I could tell you one thing, it is to simply reach out and contact Scent of Orchid. Chiara and her team will handle everything for you and will make your dream Italian wedding come to fruition. We absolutely love them and we now have a friend for life with Chiara. She is truly an amazing person with the biggest heart in the world. We cannot thank them enough!
Upon our first call with Chiara, I felt very comfortable and felt the vibe was right. I would absolutely recommend Chiara at Scent of Orchid to anyone! She goes above and beyond to make sure all of your dreams come true!!!
It has been our favorite day with our favorite people! Thank you so much Scent of Orchid!!!
Hi Chiara, there aren't enough words to thank you for the magic you created on your wedding day. It was all beautiful!!
Thank you very much for advising me, enduring me and helping to create my and Antonio's dream.
It was a wedding in a real enchanted castle, and you don't know how many compliments I received thanks to your work and that of your team, I was super super happy with the dinner setup which was magical, at the church, an insane organization and it is only thanks to you that everything went smoothly, despite the various organizational problems in the pre and also during the wedding, without you none of this would have been possible.
It was a beautiful wedding, definitely for us and for our guests who are filling us up with compliments!!!
I had been dreaming of this day for a long time, but you managed to fulfill my dream making it even more beautiful and special.
It was all, really all perfect!
Both Antonio and I will thank you forever.
I hug you super strong and as soon as you are in our area let's meet up!!! 🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍
Thank you very much!
See you soon
Not really sure where to start here as our experience was a unique one given the timeframe of events and the reality of a global pandemic. To keep it as short as possible, Chiara and her Scent of Orchid team turned what was starting to become one of our biggest nightmares into one of the most magical events that words can't even explain.
Her positivity in uncertain times, her work ethic, devotion, and an uncommon amount of patience throughout this entire experience were priceless. We had to reschedule our wedding date TWICE, and when others gave up on us, Chiara was always the constant. She was our planner, our therapist, and above all, a true friend throughout the entire process.
Chiara and her team treated us as though we were family and were always in our corner. We are truly grateful for our decision to work with Scent of Orchid and we would not recommend anyone else! 🥰
Where to begin!?!? To keep this short & sweet, our experience from the day we chose Chiara & Scent of Orchid, to the day of our elopement it has been nothing short of sheer perfection. We had such an instant connection with her (which is why we chose her to plan for us), I’m so glad we went with our gut. Her patience, grace, attention to detail and pure passion behind every move she makes is so special to be part of. She is a perfectionist! We feared rain that entire day and she just looked at me and said “nope, get that out of your head” and put my mind at ease in 1 second. She took away any worry I had, all day.
Chiara and her team made us feel like we had family with us that entire day, and made what I dreamed for that day an actual reality. We are so grateful we had Chiara guiding us through this entire process and I must say it was so hard to say goodbye to her at the end of the night…she became a dear friend and this was a part of our lives we will never forget thanks for Chiara & her team! Xo
My experience has been nothing short of absolute perfection. Eloping without our family with us was tough but Chiara and her team made us feel so at home! Every detail was simple stunning, and personal… its like she saw what I envisioned for my wedding day and brought it to life. I wouldn’t change a single thing about this experience…it was a day ill never forget and after a year of planning with Chiara and adoring her so much, I am so grateful to have a new friend in Italy!!
Working with Chiara made our day as unbelievably special and more special than I could have imagined. We all shared tears of joy at one point. Chiara and her team are very responsive in her communications. This is very important for an international wedding where the time change is large. She makes sure she understands your exact needs, visions, and desires and very much uses all her strength to relieve you from the worry or it all coming together on the big day. For us, we waited 2 years for our elopement because of COVID and restrictions in Italy. In fact, we originally planned to have our elopement with Chiara in Amalfi, but the venue gave away our date ... it was a sign for us to go somewhere else that would serve to be even more special. Chiara was by our side until our actual elopement day 2 years later and assisted in our news plans which led us to Toscana!
One notes, the Italians move a little slower than the States, which can cause some heartburn if you are organized and a planner like me ... Bottomline, Chiara assured us not to worry and that she would make sure everything comes together like symphony - It DID! The love, passion, and attention she puts into her special intimate elopements is quite notable and nobly distinguishes her from her competitors. She is a person you want on your side in Italy. The elopement/wedding business is not just a business or money transaction to her like I experienced with others I interviewed, but instead it is her passion to plan these moments for you to assure you a lifetime of wonderful memories. In the end, we eloped in Abbazia San Galgano and had our beautiful dinner with 7 of us at Borgo San Felice all of which Chiara made happen and exceeded my expectations.
Chiara has a very talented stable of people she recommends for parts of the wedding ~ She can identify talented people for services who also very much care about YOUR wedding and YOUR day. Those are the true makings of a talented wedding planner. I can tell you that some of those components become THE most important parts of your wedding (because if they are bad or just in it for the money, it throws off the vibe of your day), like the photographer/videographer and music. Photos, video and music memorialize your memories in your mind and physically, two parts you remember and have forever. Chiara's recommended photographer, Stefano and his team, were a true inspiration and so were each of the musicians she selected for us (violinist and then duo for dinner).
When faced with some weather challenges of unexpected wind and cold for dinner, Chiara easily pivoted and adjusted to seamlessly make everything come together before we got to the table. Our whole experience made us love Italy - and Chiara - even more. We have found a new friend and family member in her! We simply adore her. I would not even hesitate to have her on our side planning again (perhaps our 5 year anniversary). She is highly recommended and trusted by us and was able to contribute to a day that was so beautiful for us ~~ XO, April & John Martinick