YOU are most probably here because you have a vision – a long weekend in an idyllic villa overlooking the Italian coastline, or maybe green hilled vineyards. You dream of being surrounded by the people you chose to spend quality time with and share one of the most special moments in your life with. It might be an intimate ceremony, a celebration, a warm sunset aperitivo by the pool, followed by a long candlelit dinner under the stars, accompanied with the best Italian food, wines and lots of laughter. Oh, and there’s music and dancing too, lot’s of dancing! You’ll enjoy sun, sailing and cocktails by the pool, as long as you get to soak in ‘La Dolce Vita’ while you can!
WE are here to make your vision come true! As we guide and help you in creating a weekend that feels like a luxury holiday in a boutique hotel, where every little detail is taken care of. A carefully curated and smoothly organised experience turned into a memory that will last a lifetime!
WHAT WE DO BEST
Bespoke wedding planning and design, for international and stylish couples who are looking for an immersive experience and love a touch of old glamour. Who want to make their unique wedding vision come to life, in a beautiful destination, surrounded by those who are close and special to them. We are here to help make your wedding weekend feel like a luxury holiday in a boutique hotel, taken care of every little angle. A carefully curated and smoothly organized experience turned into a memory that will last a lifetime.
We believe life needs to be celebrated in as many was as possible. Celebrating your wedding anniversary or have a big birthday coming up? From full event themes, venue design, catering, entertainment and the gift bags. We take the stress out of organizing and create the perfect event that you've always dreamed of hosting. Unique and tailor-made concepts for private celebrations, business retreats and even hospitality and brand events.
PR & Promotions
''PR is not telling people you are good, it's having other people talk about how good you are''. What is the key for a successful brand? It's about the identification with your ideal clients. They need to feel connected with your products and services, so that they will promote you organically. We help you create that connection and instant likeable factor with a strong representation of your brand, translated into a promotional shoot or a launch event.
HOW WE WORK
To get to know each other and learn about the vision you have for your wedding or event, you will first have a complimentary introduction call with one of our experienced planners. This is the first important step in your planning journey, as we learn all about what your ideal celebration looks like and what you might have done so far. This way we can understand how we can best help you make your vision come to life. After that will send you a tailor made proposal and then it’s up to you to decide if we are the right fit for you.
Planning & Design
When you chose to jump on board with us. Planning starts from day 1. We will start with finding the perfect venue and location as it will set the tone for the overall atmosphere of your celebration. Together we will create a design concept based on your style and character. We will guide you through all the decisions to make and help find the best suppliers that not only fit your style but are also great to work with. From the lighting and decorations, to the photographer, stationary, catering and venue set-up. We’ll plan everything down to the smallest detail.
DAY OF Management
Planning and designing an event is one thing, executing that event is a whole other. We are there to make sure your wedding or event runs smoothly from A-Z. We liaise and set-up decor and venue with all suppliers and the catering while keeping track timelines. Organising the flow of the day so that guests knows where to be, as well as spacing out speeches and entertainment breaks. Overseeing service and managing behind the scenes. But most importantly we are there to take away any stress or surprises! With a professional team, that assists and acts swiftly throughout your celebration or event.
One of my favourite quotes: "People won't remember what
you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel."
PIACERE! NICE TO MEET YOU!
My name is Tissy, I am a thirty something Dutch living in Italy with my Italian husband and our two year old daughter. I founded The Elite Group in 2015, when I was living in Dubai out of my passion for hospitality and celebrating life with good food, a glass of bubbles and in great company. I love traveling and discovering new places, I have a strong visual and story telling mind and I need to stay creative to express myself.
I found love in Dubai, with an Italian, engineer from Puglia. It was after planning and designing our own dream wedding in a beautiful Masseria in Puglia, that I discovered wedding planning was the missing piece to add to our services.
I have worked in hospitality from a young age, next to my PR & Communications Studies. I worked from a cozy bar to fancy gala's and ended up having renowned 5* hotels as clients in Dubai. I even worked as an airhostess for Emirates Airlines for a while. All of this experience has thought me one important thing: connection is key for quality service.
That is why I am looking forward to getting to know you! Because I can only help you create your dream wedding or event if I get to know you better. If I can learn how you like to spend your time, what your favourites are and where your happy place is, only then I can truly connect with you and become your trusted friend and advisor. This way we can create something together, that truly makes your life celebration about you and what, but especially who you love most!