BeA Alfresco Wedding

Start Your Forever After under the Tuscan Sky

BeA Alfresco Wedding is a small wedding company based near Siena, in the heart of Tuscany. From this stunning Italian region, we speak to the hearts of couples who want to celebrate their dreams come true. BeA Alfresco Wedding is a team of professionals who work with dedication and passion, providing a wealth of experience to make the day of your wedding a memorable one. BeA Alfresco Wedding helps the bride and groom arrange their wedding with great attention to detail and concern for all of their needs. Their promise of love and the wedding of their dreams becomes a project: unique, customized, coordinated by our experienced hands in every aspect, but built around their style and romance. The bride and groom have only to say, ‘Yes, I do’.

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Beatrice

My story

1 Master's degree in foreign languages at the University of Siena
1 specialization in tourism as director of a travel agency
6 months in the Netherlands with the Erasmus Programme
10 years working in the tourism industry
3 years as an event and wedding planner
48 happy weddings arranged
48 touching moments
2 hours in front of the painting Sunflowers by Van Gogh
10 pairs of ballet flats
15 types of sages for herbal teas
3 readings of the novel Anna Karenina
1 great love for Tuscany, land of origin and election

Founder and Creative Director

My life today

Being a wedding planner is the fusion and culmination of experience gained over the years, combining my knowledge of the Tuscan area and my expertise in tourism with a passion for planning.

My ongoing search for style aims to always have new ideas to build bespoke projects by listening to the needs of each couple.

Alessandro

Alessandro

My story

1 Master’s degree in law at the University of Perugia
5 years as an account manager at an advertising company
5 years as a manager in an insurance company
30 bottles of wine in the cellar
2 BBQ per month
5 types of watches
1 personal and professional meeting with Beatrice, who gave birth to the concept of BeA Alfresco Wedding

Sales Manager

My life today

Organizing a wedding is a way of transforming an idea into an event which is superbly coordinated in all its phases.
My role at BeA Alfresco Wedding is to provide total support which will allow the bridal couple to fully experience their emotions and express their love for each other.
I supervise their choices and the management of all aspects of the wedding so that during their most beautiful day nothing is random or improvised.

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Liz Tuson

My story

1 Masters degree for interpreters and translators at the University of Perugia
1 CELTA (Cambridge certificate in teaching English as a foreign language)
10 years living in Perugia
26 years living in Italy
I month studying Spanish in Barcelona
3 years working for an Italian real estate
5 years working for an worldwide tour operator as local agent in Tuscany
10 years teaching English to Italians
1 Italian husband and 2 sons
1 dog and three cats and two turtles
8 years living in the Val d'Orcia
7 trips to Africa

Wedding Planner

My life today

My first taste of living in Italy, a 6 month language course in Florence, ended with me refusing to leave! I have now lived between Tuscany and Umbria for 26 years, more than half my life.

A chance meeting with Beatrice led to an exciting collaboration where I can share my passion and knowledge for the beauty, traditions and complexities of the region but from a non Italian perspective. This allows me to give the bridal couple that extra insight.

Kathy

Kathy

My story

1 bachelor’s degree in Marketing & International Business
10 years working in Pharmaceutical Company
1 cosmetology license
15+ years experience managing and working in beauty salon
30+ international trips planned for family and friends
8 bridesmaid dresses and counting…
3 times maid of honor
10 times wedding hair stylist and make up artist
100+ pairs of shoes
1 unforgettable wedding in Greve in Chianti, Italy

Service Manager US

My life today

I am always fulfilled when I see my friends and family together and happy. Nothing beats spending quality time with the ones you loved in a beautiful setting. I think that is part of the reason why I always had a passion for wedding planning because it is always a reason why everyone comes together to celebrate.
Although my career path led me in a different direction I have always found a way to get as involved in my friends & family’s weddings whether it was doing their hair & makeup (I grew up working at my mother’s beauty salon) or planning bridal showers, bachelorette parties, etc. This year, I had the pleasure of working with Beatrice on my own wedding in Tuscany and we connected beyond a planner/client relationship. My wedding was truly one of the best days of my life and I want other brides to experience what I did and even more!
My role at BeA Alfresco Wedding is provide the happy couple insight into the wedding planning experience. I am based in New York/New Jersey area and will be the US point of contact. kathy@alfrescowedding.it

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Manuela

My story

1 MA in Marketing & Communication in London
1 Foreign Languages and Literatures Degree with Tourism Specialisation in Milan
12 years in London
3 languages spoken fluently
6 years working as Advertising Director in travel media and inflight magazines connecting businesses with travellers all over the world
20 planes taken in the last 4 months
2 new countries visited last year (Maldives and Dubai)
1 Siberian cat to adopt soon in London
1 amazing Tuscan wedding life changing experience (mine) organised with Alfresco in San Gimignano.

SERVICE MANAGER UK

My life today

I have always be passionate about travel and tourism. After studying and travelling abroad I had the pleasure to meet many friends and professionals from different backgrounds and nationalities. This boosts my thirst of knowledge and cultural expansion every day.

Living in London gives me the opportunity to continue to fulfil this dream as I now have the luck to combine my work as luxury travel and tourism consultant, with the passion of organising weddings in my native country, Italy. Travel to the most beautiful locations like I did on my wedding planning with Bea in San Gimignano, Tuscany, has been a truly memorable Day in one of the most scenic landscapes in the world. A day we, our friends and family will never forget!

My role at BeA Alfresco Wedding is to provide assistance with the initial steps of your wedding planning in Italy. I am based in London and I will be the UK point of contact, manu@alfrescowedding.it.