White Emotion Events and Italy Inspires is proud to present Destination Wedding Educational, a collection of resources for professional and aspiring wedding planners and vendors in Italy and beyond who are looking to advance their careers.

Created by Alessia Santa and Andrea Naar Alba,
our courses and educational materials can help you:

•  Understand the needs and nuances of an international clientele 

• Develop strong vendor relationships with Italian businesses, locals and artisans 

•  Organize celebrations for all kinds of cultures, religions and traditions

•  Avoid Italian bureaucracy, red tape and common planning mistakes

•  Learn best practices in destination wedding planning and exclusive tricks of the trade

We host an annual intensive workshop for event planners that awards a certificate in professional development. Past speakers have included industry insiders like Karen Cinnamon, Roni Floral, Michele Li, Vandana Mohan and Zainab Al Salih.

Our mission is to share our hard-won knowledge and years of expertise with you and to provide a fully comprehensive break-down of the destination wedding market and how to find real success within it. 

With decades of collective experience, Alessia and Andrea possess unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the international cultural landscape — necessary for exceptional destination wedding and event planning with a global clientele. Our exclusive professional development resources are designed to share this expertise, along with insights from other top wedding planners from around the world. 

From elopements and micro-weddings to 300-person events, the technicalities of civil ceremonies to the nuance and traditions of certain cultures and religions, our training covers the most complicated corners of the wedding planning industry — as well as Past Training Sessions

Past Training Sessions

Breathing Life into Your Designs with

Karen Tran,

Floral & Event Designer

Learn how to enhance your work and bring the kind of depth into your floral designs that transforms them into genuine masterpieces. Tran also shares best practices on how to reach spectacular results while working under pressures like limited resources and time constraints.

Exploring Chinese Weddings with

Michelle Li,

Event & Wedding Planner

Based in Hong Kong, Michelle Li of The Wedding Company shares an insightful look into the ins and outs of planning a Chinese wedding, from cultural rites and traditions to significant colors and symbolism as well as tips on building relationships.

Exploring Indian Weddings with

Vandana Mohan,

Event Designer & Planner

Based in New Delhi, Vandana Mohan of The Wedding Design Company walks us through the specifics of various Indian traditions, detailing ceremonies that run the course of three days or even a week’s time, along with insights on establishing relations with an Indian client and how to go about organizing the best vendors and caterers available to you.

Exploring Jewish Weddings with

Karen Cinnamon,

Wedding Blogger & Planner

Based in New York, Karen Cinnamon of Smashing the Glass shares her expertise in Jewish wedding planning with a deep look into Jewish wedding traditions, cultural specifics, and important moments to consider within the ceremony and celebrations.

Exploring Middle Eastern Weddings

with Zaina Alsalih,

Event Designer & Planner

Based in Dubai, Zaina Alsalih of Carousel Events offers a breakdown of the countries, languages and religions that make up the Middle East, along with three wedding case studies that cover topics like Mila or Katb El Kitab, Henna ceremonies, Persian traditions, Saudi and westernised couples, and more.


To find out more about our Workshops and events contact us full information.


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