DWP POWERLIST 2022: Top Wedding Planners & Designers From UK, Europe, Russia & CIS

Extraordinary Wedding Talents You Need To Have On Speed Dial!

Bruce Russell Events, UK



About You- Bruce Russell, an internationally acclaimed wedding and event planner based in San Francisco and London, has been designing the inspired unimaginable for clients and couples for the past 16 years. Bruce understands the unique sensibilities required to honor traditions from worldwide cultures. His background as the first wedding consultancy for hotels, prior to launching his event planning career means he has an invaluable perspective from both client and company. That experience, paired with his delicate charm welcomes guests to multi-day destination celebrations fit for royalty from any country.

Signature Wedding Style- I don’t have a signature style – I ensure that every wedding is a personal reflection of the couple.

Destinations- We have planned weddings globally with destinations including Morocco, UAE, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, California, New York City, Malta, UK and Canada.


Celebrate It Studio, Russia



About You- Celebrate It Studio was founded in 2011. We have more than 250 events around the world and hundreds of students.

Signature Wedding Style- We create timeless sophisticated events for those who appreciate exquisite aesthetics, high service and family values.

Destinations- France, Italy, Iceland, Indonesia, Georgia, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Russia, and Cyprus.


Daria Vlasenko Weddings, Ukraine



About You- Daria Vlasenko is a recognized Ukrainian wedding planner and owner of the leading Ukrainian wedding planning agency Daria Vlasenko Weddings. Her team has been planning destination weddings for Ukrainian and international couples since 2014. Daria works a lot on the wedding market development and sets the trends of the industry. Daria is the creator and board member of the Wedding Planners Association of Ukraine.

Signature Wedding Style- Sophisticated, a bit bold and mindful wedding style mixed with classics and current trends together with individualizing each detail in the wedding design and program.

Destinations- Italy, Germany, Croatia, Hungary, & Ukraine.

DeplanV, Greece



About You- Over the last two decades Vanessa Souravlia has been specializing in creating luxury events across Greece, Italy and all of Europe, for her high-end international clientele. The leading force behind DeplanV, always with an eye for the outré, Vanessa can create environments, avant-garde celebrations and spectacular shows in collaboration with the wedding industry’s most illustrious artists. Want a BoyGeorge performance on your birthday? A 20meter long dress? A chuppah made of 45.000 Austin roses? She’s your go-to!

Signature Wedding Style- Uber-luxurious affairs topped with a plethora of events, vignettes and experiences for the guests to indulge in. Planning a wedding can be a testing time and life-impacting decisions are what our master wedding planner and the designer does best. An artisan of the grandiose, she couture passionately and meticulously to encapsulate and establish the perfect finish. She loves working with leading creatives and vendors, who -much like herself- appreciate the intense stamp, timeless refinement and professional contentment.

She orchestrates the complete creative vision, including design, management of all wedding vendors, supervision of creations, negotiation of contracts, budget, and overall direction of the entire process, ensuring that each element and detail is never random. Voicing each client’s story, her concepts, designs and wedding productions are an act of statement, putting their goals at the heart of her curriculum.

Destinations- All across Greece and The Greek Islands (our home), Rome, Florence, Lake Como, Bodrum, Istanbul.

Notable Clients- DSquared, Rick Hublot, Brian Atwood & Alexandra Lowell.

Elisa Mocci Events, Italy



About You- The entrepreneurial idea that gave birth to Elisa Mocci Events was about, 15 years ago, to “bring the theatre out of the theatre.” Precursor of the Destination Wedding Planners, I developed my idea initially in my land, Sardinia, and then started deepening my knowledge of the Italian territory and of the regional peculiarities, building a network of collaborations born with the foundation of Elisa Mocci Events Academy, a professional training school for wedding and event managers.

Signature Wedding Style- In Elisa Mocci Events, we are designers. We are wild, courageous and unusual, we love mixed inspirations and styles in untainted, natural or historical places in Italy (and in the world). Nature has become the theatre that has welcomed our settings, and the starry sky is our most exciting special effect.

Destinations- Italy, France, Austria, UK, Netherlands.

Notable Clients- Elisabetta Canalis and Brian Perri.


Enzo Miccio, Italy



About You- Neapolitan by birth, he moved to Milan where he graduated from the European Institute of Design. He began his professional career in the fashion sector, taking care of the organization of fashion shows and events and dealing with the creation of photographic services for various newspapers, also making his contribution to the field of scenography and the preparation of spaces. A lover of opera and art, Enzo Miccio together with his consolidated staff designs and creates, in Italy and abroad, special events and luxury weddings with the theatricality that always distinguishes the staging of an opera, taking care of every detail and composing every detail as if it were a photographic set. Each Enzo Miccio event is marked by uniqueness and refinement and aims at maximum customization of every aspect: from the choice of location to the floral scenographies, from the furnishings to the design of the table, from the soundtrack to the design of the lights-up to the grand finale which, in the case of weddings, provides for an always scenographic and surprising wedding cake able to excite the guests.

Signature Wedding Style- Every bride has a different style, in this job you have to be able to best translate the couples’ wishes. In every event I create, however, I give great importance to elegance. What is elegant is beautiful, and in this case by beauty, I mean the perfect harmony of shapes and colors. Elegant is also fascinating because it manages to attract attention and be remembered. What is elegant is balanced, does not exceed, and represents the proportion between good taste and personality.

Destinations- I mainly organize weddings all over Italy but I have also organized events in France, England, Spain, Greece and a beautiful wedding in Santo Domingo.


Fait Accompoli, UK



About You- The Fait Accompli team is a world-class event planning unit. Together we have imagined and orchestrated some of the world’s most remarkable celebrations and weddings at spectacular locations around the world. As individuals, we are unflappable and unfailingly discreet. We all love what we do.

Signature Wedding Style- We are as discreet as we are imaginative; as meticulous as we are flamboyant.

Destinations- UK.

Notable Clients- Ellie Goulding and weddings for the Royal family, including Prince William and Katherine the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.


Haute Wedding, France



About You- Haute Wedding is a destination wedding planning company based in France. We specialize in luxury weddings on the French Riviera, the French Alps, Provence and the Dordogne. Our international couples come from all over the world to get married in the most beautiful and exclusive locations that France has to offer. Each wedding is breathtaking, unique, and an experience that our couples provide for their nearest and dearest to cherish forever.

Signature Wedding Style- At Haute Wedding, our signature style lies in creating a remarkable experience for our couples and their guests by pairing stunning locations, understated elegance and a dose of adventure or culture into their wedding festivities! It’s not just a wedding, it’s an experience we help design! Cascading glaciers as a backdrop in the Alps, medieval villages in Provence, or sparkling azure waters on the Riviera… postcard-perfect destinations are our signature!

Destinations- Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat, Cannes, Saint Tropez, Nice, Monaco, Megève. Chamonix & Courchevel.


Johnny Roxburgh Designs Ltd, UK



About You- From weddings in Montreal to award ceremonies in Shanghai, via birthday parties in Gstaad and bar mitzvahs in Monaco, Johnny Roxburgh has planned them all. With almost 40 years and hundreds, if not thousands, of parties under his belt he truly is the Party Architect.

Signature Wedding Style- No two couples are alike. so I work on a completely bespoke basis to design something that is unique to them and them alone. I would never push a particular style – their wedding must be completely individual and suit them perfectly. My team and I are here to bring their dream to reality and work with the world’s best suppliers to create a style that is exclusively theirs.

Destinations- All over the globe!


Kiss from Fleur, Germany



About You- My name is Anna and I started to work as a wedding designer after 15 years as a designer and stylist in the fashion industry.

Signature Wedding Style- I create events for individualists who want the extraordinary therefore I have developed my signature style.

Destinations- Greece, Belgium, Netherlands France, & Italy.

Notable Clients- German celebrities.


Matthew Oliver Weddings, UK



About You- Starting in Cyprus many many years ago, working for Thomas Cook (RIP!) as a holiday rep, I actually really didn’t know anything about wedding planning or wedding planners. One day one of the ladies from the wedding planning department (yes Thomas Cook had one) vanished overnight, in a panic they turned to the holiday reps for help and before I knew it I was a planner! 4 years later I thought I was the best of the best, ‘planning’ far too many weddings a season until I moved back to the UK and got job rejections from every major London hotel. So I decided to start my own company, dedicated to really building a connection with my couples and suppliers, something I never had the chance to do in Cyprus. A personal luxury service that would see me being innovative and having fun with my couples during the planning. It was the best decision I could have made.

Signature Wedding Style- Visually for us, it is all about creating something that reflects the couple and works perfectly with the venue. I would say our signature style is more seen in how we work. Taking the time to really get to know our couples, building a friendship with them and ensuring the planning is fun for all of us. Only then can we push the wedding concept further to create something that truly astounds them.

Destinations- Greece, France, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Montenegro, Morocco, America, England, Ireland, Scotland, Iceland, Oman

Notable Clients- Omani Royal Family, Ben Maher, Pears Family, Caudwell Family, Tom Payne, Martin Braithwaite.


Monsieur Froonck, Germany



About You- I started wedding planning from scratch when I founded my agency in Berlin in 2002. I describe myself as a self-made man and 1st professional wedding planner in Germany. In 2005, my first celebrity wedding & destination wedding went live on TV! My first TV appearance – was followed by several successful TV shows in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Later I founded the 1st luxury wedding exhibition in The Ritz-Carlton Berlin and since then I have been a speaker, author, host & celebrant. I love traveling, people, good food, dancing and laughing.

Signature Wedding Style- Personal, different, creative – elegant with a touch of extravaganza.

Destinations- Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, UK/Scotland, Switzerland.

Notable Clients- FC Barcelona soccer player & German national team player Marc-André ter-Stegen; Pop singers Sarah Connor & Marc Terenzi.


Muriel Saldalamacchia, The International Wedding Planner, France



About You- I first started my business with corporate events. One of my clients asked me to help his son with his wedding, and I literally laughed for hours at him: “There’s no way at all Sir I could plan a wedding someday. There’s nothing serious in planning a wedding.” 14 years after this comic situation, I’m a wedding addict! All my business is dedicated to weddings. There’s nothing more serious than planning a wedding for me.

Signature Wedding Style- Welcome to a world of aesthetics and experience. Planning weddings with allure, we pride ourselves to create magic while elevating our discerning client’s expectations.

Destinations- Southern France, Lake Como, NYC, Amalfi Coast, Capri & Spain.


Niemierko Ltd, UK



About You- Mark Niemierko is widely regarded as Britain’s premier high-end social event and wedding planner. His company, Niemierko, has arranged parties and weddings for high-society couples from all over the world. A favorite with celebrities, he planned Julia and James Corden’s Babington House nuptials, and both Rochelle and Marvin Humes’ original Blenheim Palace wedding in 2012, and their 10th-anniversary renewal of vows in Lake Como in 2022.  Also having overseen weddings with Royalty in attendance, such as Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.

Niemierko’s wedding planning experience is of such a high level of care and attention, that the service is only offered to a select few couples each year, a maximum of five, with Mark Niemierkoas a couple’s personal wedding planner. Alongside Niemierko’s world-famous wedding planning, Niemierko is also a mastermind, through Niemierko Events, when it comes to birthdays, cabaret parties and gala dinners for the most discerning hosts. For younger clientele, NiemierkoKids specializes in turning children’s dream birthday parties into reality. Mark Niemierko also runs an eponymous wedding planner academy, which trains the big names of the future with inspirational one-to-one teaching, equipping them with the tools and contacts needed to become wedding planners of quality in the future.

Signature Wedding Style- No detail is too small, nor task too gigantic for Niemierko’s extensive experience and British military-style precision. MarkNiemierko is aided by ‘Niemierko Hosts’, who ensure everything runs seamlessly through handsome hospitality, whether it be serving confetti or cocktails.

Destinations-  UK, Europe and US.

Notable Clients- Julia and James Corden. Rochelle and Marvin Humes.


Olivia Buckley International, Ireland



About You-  Olivia Buckley International is a world-renowned boutique wedding and event management agency that has received international acclaim for our forward-thinking approach to milestone celebrations. An ambassador for Ireland, the land of beauty, history and magic, we attract clients from all across the world, from New York to Singapore, California to Eastern Australia. Through conscious partnerships with local creative brands, purveyors and artisans for every signature event, we are committed to creating truly unique experiences. Our appreciation for fine craftsmanship and our innate ability to bring a modern approach to the world of celebrations has made us global tastemakers.

Signature Wedding Style- Our signature is truly in the finish. We embrace our client’s style, introduce indigenous materials, position legendary entertainment, and create unique experiences. We embrace the character, history and architecture of iconic properties and challenge the blank canvas of custom builds to create timeless, elegant stories. The seamless blend of all these elements is owed to our years of experience in creating complex, one-of-a-kind celebrations. Our signature is beautifully knitting together exquisite, entertaining and high-functioning events that represent our client’s distinct personality.

Destinations- Ireland is home to some of the world’s most exclusive and historic properties and we are fortunate to have a unique and trusting relationship with them. From private islands, exclusive castles and five-star venues, to historical sites and enchanted forest settings, Ireland is our playground and our muse for our fabulous wedding celebrations. We love embarking on events across Europe, embracing the culture and climate of our neighbours. We have helped clients celebrate their weddings in Germany, Italy and France.


Parade Wedding, Italy



About You- Parade Wedding is a company specializing in destination weddings, creating beauty all over Italy for clients searching for memorable, high-end and exclusive design and planning services. Parade Wedding was born from the mind and the heart of Giorgia and Anna Veronica. As Theatre and Contemporary Art graduates and specialists, we are fascinated by the beauty, aesthetics and style and the continuous search for the perfect balance.

Parade Wedding is today a team of senior and junior planners building up everyday experiences like no other for our couples. During 14 years of activity in the Wedding & Event Industry, we planned, managed and designed 150+  events between destination weddings, and private and cultural events all over Italy.

Signature Wedding Style- One-of-a-kind, bespoke and stylish weddings. We believe in Luxury as an exclusive experience to live and as a natural elegance attitude. We work 100% transparently and manage each supplier and team member with step-by-step precision. Our goal is always for perfection and we really don’t settle for anything less!

Destinations-  Tuscany (really each corner of it!), Rome, Amalfi Coast, Lake Region, Umbria & Sicily.


Prestige Wedding, Armenia



About You- The founder of Prestige Wedding Planner, Gayane Khojayan, is one of the country’s premier wedding specialists. Her extensive expertise is representative of the thorough care Prestige delivers, combining professional service with personal insight. She has honed her service to create spectacular events from modest private ceremonies to extravagant events epitomizing glamour and beauty. Gayane Khojayan is the President of the AWEA / Association of Weddings and Events in Armenia.

Signature Wedding Style- Gayane Khojayan offers full planning and organizational wedding services to ensure that the special day is a stress-free experience. From modest private ceremonies to enormous haute couture celebrations, each event is uniquely tailored to meet the specifications of that particular couple- the matrimonial experts have honed their service to create spectacular events which can suit any budget. Prestige’s weddings are uniquely tailored to meet the specifications of each couple. They offer a consultation where clients can discuss their dream wedding and then produce an affordable customized wedding package that incorporates the clients’ every need and desire.

Destinations- Russia, Georgia, France & USA.


Rendezvous In Paris, France



About You- American-born & raised, then refined à la française, Heather is recognized internationally as one of Europe’s best luxury wedding planners and event producers. Assisted by her fabulous team, she has produced hundreds of high-end weddings and exclusive events for affluent clientele across Europe.

Her luxury events have been published in magazines like Vogue, Forbes, Grace Ormonde, and Paris Match and Heather and her work was featured in the Amazon Prime Video series “Nabilla sans Filtre.” With teams currently in both Western and Eastern Europe, we are able to create a collaborative planning experience, delivering events that go beyond our client’s initial vision, and producing remarkable celebrations.

Signature Wedding Style- Surprising, luxurious, creative, exclusive

Destinations- Paris, French Riviera, Monaco, Ibiza, Florence, Amalfi Coast, Sardinia, Sicily, Greek Islands, Bucharest.

Notable Clients- Saudi Royals, Hermes weddings, Chanel weddings, Guerlain weddings, Influencer weddings, Sports stars & International athletes events.


Roni Floral Design, France



About You-  Im the lead designer of the Roni family. I have my own world and it leads me to design and create out-of-the-box projects. My kids are an inspiration and the world is my playground. I enjoy traveling and creating experiences that people will remember forever.

Signature Wedding Style- Le savoir faire a la française”created by my Father “robert” “RO” and my mum “Nicole” “NI” 50 years ago. If you think big, I just feel bigger.

Destinations- France, Morocco, Qatar, Dubai, Italy, USA, Spain, UK, Germany, Congo, St. Barth, Liban, Russia, Sardaigne & Greece.

Notable Clients- Philipp Plein – the Royal Family of Qatar – the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia – Leonardo DiCaprio – the Presidential Family of Congo.


Sumptuous Events, France



About You- Jean Charles Vaneck is a Luxury Wedding Planner based in Paris, France. Known for his exquisite designs and fashion-forward aesthetic, Jean Charles serves an esteemed clientele worldwide. As one of the first male wedding planners in France, Jean Charles has taken the wedding world by storm. His meticulous organization and communication skills create events of sheer perfection which are inspired by his cultural adventures to more than 70 countries. With his vast design and project management knowledge, Jean Charles Charles delivers flawless services in lavish destinations.

Signature Wedding Style- Jean Charles is an intuitive artist who marries a thrilling design with an elegant French Touch. Large floral installations are his biggest signature. He blends colors, textures, and materials like no other, and not a single event looks similar.

Destinations- New Orleans, Miami, New York, Marrakech, Phuket, Bangkok, Barcelona, Paris, Mykonos, Santorini

Notable Clients- Ludacris, Candice Bergen, Betty Faria, & Enrique Iglesias.


SposiamoVi, Italy



About You- I started SposiamoVi in 2006. From that time to this I have organized over 250 weddings! Next to covering all the marketing and communication for SposiamoVi, it’s my task to plan weddings, check that the quality of our services and service providers is up to par and keep a sharp eye on the final client satisfaction level. I’m passionate about interiors and styling.

My favorite weddings are those I get to plan with fun, stimulating, elegant couples. It’s a truly amazing feeling to be able to bring their distinct personalities and desired style into the design and approach of their wedding. If the client is demanding, that typically means that I can take the decor to a whole new level – something I really enjoy!

Signature Wedding Style- Timeless, refined with unique details.

Destinations- Italy, France and Greece.

Vincenzo Dascanio Studio, Italy



About You- I’m a very curious person, always looking for the next thing to take my clients’ breath away. Born and raised in Apulia along the Mediterranean coast of the heel of Italy, I studied at the European Institute of Design in Milan, and later became director of the floral arm of an Italian fashion and lifestyle brand.

At his core, there is a pure love of flowers. Each setting is a captivating experience, where all the senses are harmoniously involved: fragrances, colors, shapes, lights and sounds… are the elements of an original alphabet, of which I know the secrets and is an undisputed and acknowledged exponent.

Signature Wedding Style- Surprising effortless while simultaneously fantastical and elegant. My style is very personal and originates from within and is in continuous evolution.


Tara Fay Events, Ireland



About You- Named a top wedding planner in the world, Tara started the first company of its kind in Ireland in 1997. Recognized as an industry leader both in Ireland and beyond she is top of most people’s speed dials for weddings in Ireland.

Signature Wedding Style- Attention to detail and client relationships.

Destinations- USA, Caribbean, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, UK and Ireland.


Vanilla Events, Georgia



About You- Back in the day, when people had no idea what wedding planning was about, I started solo, from scratch with nothing but entrepreneurial spirit & lots of creative ideas. 20 years down the line I went global with a team of twenty and turned wedding planning into a show business of its kind.

Signature Wedding Style- Weddings I style are the well-executed performances, uniquely tailor-made for each & every couple, telling their stories in glitz and glamour!

Destinations- Ibiza, Italy, the Middle East and the UK.

Notable Clients- Middle East Royal families, number of Presidents & Prime Ministers.


Wedding Residence by Ksenia Afanasieva, Russia



About You- A wedding expert, designer and planner in Moscow for 20 years. I remember how I was preparing for my wedding a few years ago – buying a dress from me was in the first place, apparently because, as you understand, I was 100% sure about the organizers. Next, my future husband and I chose the most suitable venue, and a little later, a script, show, photo, and video was prepared, bridesmaids’ dresses were sewn and a cake was tried! How wonderful it was… I have no unpleasant memories because I was surrounded only by friendly and cheerful people who adored their work and were professionals with capital letters!

Signature Wedding Style- Conceptual decor by Ksenia Afanasieva. Over the 19 years of the company’s existence, Ksenia Afanasyeva’s wedding agency has received 12 wedding awards in various fields, such as: “Best Wedding Agency”, “Best Wedding Project”, “Person of the Year” and many, many others.


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