Connections & Collaborations Come Alive At The DWP Congress: Here’s To Another Success Story

For over 9 years now, the Destination Wedding Planners (DWP) Congress is known to have brought the crème-de la-crème of the destination wedding industry together. Regarded as the world’s largest B2B platform for destination weddings, the Congress brings together luxury wedding planners and creative suppliers and service providers under one roof from 70+ countries.

Not only do the attendees celebrate the spirit of destination weddings, but they also learn, share knowledge, enjoy themselves, and most importantly open the gateways for potential business opportunities with one another to be able to collaborate and create the most memorable wedding ever! And when we see relationships turning into a collaborative and fruitful effort, it gives us immense pride and happiness.

We’ve had the honour of sharing many DWP success stories and are pleased to share with you yet another one. Giritaly, one of the most established and well known wedding planning companies in Lebanon partnered with Tuscany For Weddings, the wedding specialty division of the Florence Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, came together to plan the most elegant wedding of a Saudian couple – Nedim & Iman.

The 3rd edition of the DWP Congress was hosted in Florence along with our Host Partner Florence Convention & Visitor’s Bureau in 2016, and this was the very first time Micheline Diab, Founder of Giritaly met with Chiara Gheri, Division Manager at Tuscany For Weddings. Micheline expressed her interest to host weddings in the gorgeous and timeless properties in Florence, and that’s how their association took off!

And now years later, they came together to beautifully put together a wedding that was truly bespoke. The wedding took place at the ethereal Villa di Maiano. The wedding had an Arabian theme that created a lasting impression on everyone. The celebration started with a welcoming drink in the Italian Gardens of the villa with a beautiful view of Florence, that set a joyful and enchanting mood for the evening. During the aperitivo time, guests enjoyed delicious food in the beautiful gardens of the villa.

Villa di Maiano, where the movie room with a view was filmed, was transformed into a stunning Arabian oasis with olive branches, gold accents, and flickering candles. The courtyard was adorned with orchids, Roman Medici accessories, and candlelight, which mesmerized all the guests.

In the beautiful tapestry room of the villa, the dinner atmosphere was magical, inspired by trees and nature. Surrounded by a garden of olive trees, the inspiration for the dinner decoration, which was all trees with white flowers and candles. The band added a touch of romance to the dinner and Arabian vibes.

Take a look at these beautiful pictures and see for yourself:

Bringing the wedding fraternity together is what we aim to do, and when we see it happening it gives us great joy! If you too would like to build global business opportunities and connect with the best of the best in the industry, come and be a part of the iconic 10th edition of the DWP Congress taking place in the gorgeous Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe along with our Strategic Partner RSVP Events taking place from April 15th-17th 2024! Get in touch with us today to know more!


Here’s to the dream team that are the pillars behind the wedding:

Wedding Planning & Design: @giritaly 

Destination Partner: @tuscanyfor_weddings

Venue: @villadimaiano

Photography: @morlottistudio_padova 

Florals: @floralia_events_design

Printing: @arlibeirut

Catering: @galateoricevimenti     

Light & Sound: @jdevents

Entertainment/DJ: @inspirationlivemusic  

Furniture: @event_set

Support: @ideaintegrale