My name is Valentina Ring, and I live in North London with my wonderful husband, James. I'm originally from Rome, in Italy, where my family still lives; I grew up travelling between New York, Italy, and Brazil, before making a home in the UK just over 12 years ago. 

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My name is Val, and I am SO excited to finally meet you.

The path that has brought me to the wedding industry hasn't been a straight one - but the best adventures are the ones full of plot twists, and I wouldn't have it any other way. My experiences colour my work now in different, complementary ways: my years as an astrophysicist make me a puzzle-loving logical thinker, driven by curiosity and the challenge of solving problems (I love spreadsheets); my years studying and working as an aerialist & circus performer have made me passionate about uniqueness and creativity, about connecting with people, and about telling stories in a way that is aesthetically beautiful and deeply human; and my years working on the trading floor of an investment bank have given me a practical perspective on how to make things happen, and how to communicate with lots of different types of people. I needed every single part of my background to give me the tools, skills, and strengths that I use to serve my couples and colleagues now.

Now, there is nowhere I would rather be. I founded The Stars Inside in September 2017 because, for me, this is the most personal and rewarding pursuit of beauty of happiness, and the answer to questions I didn't even know I was asking. Working in this industry means doing more of what I love, it means using all my different skills towards a happy purpose, and it means meeting awesome people like you. It may not sound like it from the jobs I mentioned, but I've been preparing for this my whole life.

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best day ever!
29.07.2017

my hubby

since i was 10

fantasy videogames

I've been playing

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but NEW YORK WAS MY FAVE

Europe, South America, and North America

I've LIVED IN

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AND I LOVE IT.

secret cinema

I'VE BEEN to EVERY

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EXPERIENCE

especially fabulously fluffy ones

any dog

I will melt at the sight of

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all the time

love

I FALL IN

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as every meal of the day

with maple syrup

I COULD EAT pancakes

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when i can't sleep

rain

I PLAY SOUNDS OF

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be brave

be graceful

Words I try to live by:

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be humble

be kind

for hours

i drink coffee in bed

sunday morningS

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and read

and listen to the world

especially in the kitchen

dancing

I REALLY LOVE

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as i am right side up

upside down

I'm Just as comfortable

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kind of person

milk before

I'm a

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cereal

BRIDES THE SHOW, LONDON, 2017

VENUE Visits, ITALY, 2017

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OUR WEDDING, TUSCANY, 2017

My awesome husband, photographer and videographer for all my social media and blogs, financial brain of the business,  and partner to all my adventures. When he's not busy assisting me on wedding things, standing in lakes, and fulfilling my (admittedly high) hug quota, he's a Doctor of Theoretical Physics and a Chartered Patent Attorney - and that's cool too.

Founder of The Stars Inside, wedding addict, and pancake connoisseur extraordinaire. I can be found spending just as much time on my laptop (called Thunder) as on the floor making things. Happiest when barefoot, brainstorming, and warm. Really geeky about fantasy videogames, Disney films, and puppies - but when I'm trying to be cool, I'm into jazz, red wine, and sketching.

#family

Val

jim