I'm here to help you fall in love with your celebration: a wedding as enchanting as the marriage it begins.

Like you, I live for the warm feelings of life - for unapologetic enthusiasm and for wild imagination. I believe in the power of celebrating the inner child, colouring outside the lines with intention, and being present in every moment. I'm here to bring together spaces and people with thoughtfulness, create intimacy and joy for each and every guest, and curate imagery that sparks wonder.  Like you, I'm into genuine connections and real moments. 
Like you, I don't fit into boxes.
I leave room for magic.
I play.

My specialty is bringing to life extraordinary experiences that inspire conversation, delight with considered detail, and just generally knock your socks off. For me, it's all about translating the way you live and what you value into the way you celebrate. I'm here so you can create deeper connections with your loved ones through a heartfelt, elevated wedding experience - holding lifelong memories of SO much more than just a party.

I help you tell your story by designing an immersive atmosphere that feels like home, and by giving you time and space for what truly matters.

The Stars Inside is a bespoke wedding and elopement planning, styling, and design studio curating meaningful experiences in the world's most beautiful places. 

My name is Valentina, and I'm here for your intentionally intimate weddings, your adventurous elopements, and your mindfully designed celebrations. If you're looking to have a personal and authentic day full of light, love, and beauty - if you're a modern, imagination-driven couple wanting to do things a little differently - if you like the idea of combining a sense of adventure with the comfort of meaningful luxuries - I'm your person.

telling stories that celebrate the people they're about

welcoming my couples into my family, and being welcomed into theirs

setting up my couples with their wedding vendor soulmates, and vice versa

creating time and space for tearful moments of joy

creating beauty with meaning

being a source of creative ideas that make your eyes go wide

giving in to CURIOSITY

striving for excellence just as fervently when nobody is looking as when everyone is

leaving things more beautiful than how I found them

being there for you

making things happen that make humans happy

finding magic in the ordinary

sprinkling artistry, enchantment, elegance and love - all over - like confetti

watching humans connect in meaningful ways

supporting and empowering creative humans with big hearts

being kind, open-minded, and playful, even when there's nothing to be gained

earning respect through hard work and authenticity

being someone who hugs tight, listens well, and loves hard 

turning Abstract Ideas into Reality - the more farfetched, the better

cultivating and nourishing a relationship with a community of creatives based on trust and honesty

breathing new life into old ideas, freeing people from Clichés & stepping outside of Trends

working closely and comfortably with people I admire and believe in

seeing the looks on my clients’ faces as they walk into an atmosphere we’ve brought to life together

exploring the perfectly imperfect things of this world

my why



creating atmosphere for intimate weddings worldwide, from concept to closing time. Where creativity meets choreography. From day one, to day of.

elopement planner for the dream chasers and light seekers. helping you express yourself in your unique way, and making time and space for the people that truly matter. 

what's in it for you

I plan, style, and design experiences for heart-on-sleeve people



fashion-forward art direction for brands, photoshoots, and publications in search of beauty and innovation. visual and written storytelling.


destination wedding experiences that celebrate togetherness, mindfulness, and escapism. finding you that one place on the map that feels like home and adventure all at once. 

"After having Valentina as our wedding planner, we now know that she was the best investment of our wedding by far and we would choose her again a million times over! She is just so friendly, honest, and easy to work with. She was there for us 100% of the time, far more than anyone else was, never pushing us too hard, even with our much shorter than normal planning time. It was as if we were talking with a good friend throughout the whole process - she sorted out absolutely everything so easily, always staying so cheerful where I'm sure others would have given up! We ended up with a very successful wedding in such a natural way, true to all of our wildest dreams; one that I never thought would have been possible, and one that all our guests loved. Our experience with Valentina exceeded all of our expectations: she's not just good on a UK level, she's just the best! It was absolutely thanks to Valentina that we had such an unforgettable wedding, without any compromises!"

L & S

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