My job is not my passion, people are. Their stories, their beauty, and their light.

I am extremely proud of every wedding, elopement, and creative project that I have the honour of working on, and even more so of the amazing people I become friends with along the way.  Here are some of their very kind, touching words and testimonials.


testimonials, love notes and kind

L & S

“Living in Japan and having our wedding in the UK, we thought that a wedding planner was a must, but we were really worried about adding on costs with our lower budget, so we really struggled to come to a conclusion on whether it really would be worth spending money on a planner or not.  After having Valentina as our wedding planner, I now know that she was the best investment of this wedding by far and would choose her again a million times over, even if we did live in the UK.

She is just so friendly, honest, and easy to work with, always 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 schedule. It was as if we were naturally talking with a good friend throughout the whole process - even though we felt so clueless and fussy, and threw so much stuff we thought should be impossible at her, 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 everyone loved and hopefully should not forget about for a very long time. I have to be honest here, and living in Japan now for over 10 years, I can confidently say that the general quality of service for pretty much anything here in Japan trumps anything you can get in the UK, but our experience with Valentina trumped even that. She's not just good UK level wise, she's good best of the world level wise!"

You are so easy to work with! WE LOVED HOW YOU GOT TO know us and WERE SO understanding - YOU became the person to go to for any and all ADVICE (and I mean psychological stuff too!) AND it was so easy to see you as a friend. YOU HELPED US not hesitate over or overthink anything, and supported us in dealing with everything in such a natural way. Being able to fully trust you like that just made everything many, many, many more times more amazing. you surprised us so many times with just how you'd never say no, never give up, and go out of your way to make things happen for us. You weren't just nice to us, you were seriously there with us, wanting what we wanted, a very solid part of our small team.

from my couples

M & A

“We feel immensely privileged to say that our wedding day was the BEST DAY EVER! It was the celebration we dreamed of and the whole day was perfect from start to finish. A big part of that was down to Valentina who coordinated the set up, styled the venue, managed the logistics and schedule of the event.

We loved planning and designing our wedding but we knew right from the outset that one of our big priorities for the day itself was for it to be stress free. Valentina helped us achieve this and more. Not only were we completely stress free, we were able to disconnect from any wedding day logistics so that we could just enjoy and take in every moment as our wedding unfolded.

And that’s no easy task when the bride is a wedding planner and stylist herself! I want to add a personal thanks to Val, wedding planner to wedding planner. I don’t think our wedding could have been in better hands. I am so grateful for everything you did that made sure I got to enjoy our wedding as the Bride and not the wedding professional. I did not worry about a single thing which left me free to enjoy the most perfect day.”

OUR WEDDING couldn't have been in better hands

C & O

“Valentina is an incredible wedding planner, and we're honestly so happy that we hired her! Without her, our wedding wouldn't have been anywhere near as beautiful, personal, fun and special as it was on the day. Valentina goes above and beyond and has so much to add to your special day - literally every time we would say something, she would send us a comprehensive list of things we’d never even thought of, and equally approach us with suggestions for other elements we could add to the day and may not have considered alone.  Valentina will work tirelessly for you, but only ever showing calm and being so respectful and friendly to everyone she comes across. Valentina balanced her efficiency and formal tone with an approachable manner, which I think kept everyone on our side throughout, despite any of our ‘demands’ or complications. We were given regular email updates and notified of all important dates/deadlines and requirements, and she always responded to our questions and queries promptly throughout which was so appreciated. Valentina organised all of the wedding tasks using a multitude of email, social media, WhatsApp and wedding app platforms to help us manage all tasks. Whatever way you choose or prefer to run the wedding related organisation, Valentina tailors her approach to your needs. We were able to enjoy our wedding day safe in the knowledge that Valentina was handling everything behind the scenes professionally and efficiently, and without the need to involve us. Deciding which planner to hire is one of the most important decisions you can make during the wedding journey, and I can say without any hesitation that choosing Valentina will be the best decision that you can make as a couple! You will not only have a brilliant wedding planner, but a caring and dedicated friend. ”

GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND - a brilliant wedding planner, AND a caring and dedicated friend

M & T

"It took me a while to find the right wedding planner/stylist for my enchanted themed wedding as I wanted someone who could understand my vision and had that ‘X factor’ about them. Boy did I get lucky when I stumbled across Valentina! She exceeded my hopes in every way and has been absolutely invaluable in helping me plan my wedding! Valentina is a rare thing in this world, kind, talented, patient and brimming with ideas and enthusiasm, she is a true diamond both inside and out. I can hand on heart say I couldn’t have wished for a better person to plan my wedding and it was my lucky day when I found her. There is something magical about Val and she sprinkles that magic into your life like a wedding fairy godmother! Do not hesitate to snap this lady up before her calendar gets fully booked."


N & C

"Valentina helped us with on-the-day coordination, as well as a pre-meeting to go through logistics. We initially weren't sure whether to spend some of our wedding budget on this, but we can safely say it was money very well spent!

Meeting with Valentina and Alex ahead of the big day was so helpful, as they pointed out loads of things we hadn't thought of and gave tons of great advice.

On the day, we could not have done it without her, who was there to ensure every aspect went smoothly. It really meant we could get on with enjoying ourselves rather than worrying about details. Valentina was so friendly, efficient and conscientious - everything went perfectly!"


A & E

"Her creative instincts meant she really understood what we wanted our wedding day to feel like. Everything from the tiniest detail on the name cards to the amazing atmosphere she helped create was exactly how we'd imagined it.

On the day she was by our side, making sure everything ran smoothly and we trusted her organisation and decision making throughout.

If you want a hugely talented lady, who genuinely cares about your wedding - almost as much as you do! - then look no further. Thank you Valentina, you really made our day!"


"Where do I begin? Valentina’s enthusiasm for all things wedding is infectious! From the moment we told her about our engagement and tentative plans she was full of magical suggestions, carefully considered and completely fitting of our vision. Throughout the whole process she was always available to help calm nerves and offer effective solutions to all problems big and small. She treated us with such care and professionalism, a wonderful combination. She was always on hand, day or night, to offer support and guidance. I found the enormity of planning a wedding rather overwhelming at times, while trying to live up to the expectations of myself and others. She took away this worry on so many occasions. Her eye for detail, focus on perfection and wealth of knowledge on all things wedding was invaluable. There is no way to quantify how reassuring her presence and kind words were as things got more hectic. On the day she embodied both the magical excitement of the day and calm professionalism. I knew everything was in hand, and she batted any problems away before they could get to myself or my husband.

We literally could not have done this without her. I can unreservedly recommend her services, she is literally the best."

Where do I begin?

F & J

One of life's special people, Valentina of The Stars Inside is A hugely talented lady with an abundance of energy, excitement and creativity. In a very short time she has built her wedding planning business from nothing to become one of the more recognised brands around and it doesn't surprise me at all. She has carved a niche for herself, creating something different and going out on a limb, giving her all to her business and her clients.

-e.h. (Designer)

from suppliers & businesses

"I work regularly with Valentina from The Stars Inside and she is quite simply, remarkable. Completely GETS the vision and is 100% committed to every project we have worked on. Quite simply, I could not do it without her! Her recommendations are wonderful and trustworthy, her delicate eye for detail is what makes her so so special, and she is not only a planner, but a storyteller. The best in the biz!"

Make-up Artist


"The Stars Inside helped with event planning and management for a week-long conference for photographers. Valentina was amazing and a real asset to the event. She's calm, collected and always smiling. It was absolutely brilliant working with her and I'd highly recommend her to anyone who's looking for a wedding or event planner!"



Photo by Chloe Lee Photography

"Valentina is just all around wonderful. She's not only the sweetest girl, but she has so many modern and beautiful ideas, she's a wonderful stylist, and she plans so efficiently. She's fab!"





"It was an absolute pleasure to work alongside Valentina recently. She is a true professional, dedicated, committed and full of creativity and style. The most wonderful and easy going person who puts you at ease and is a delight to work with. I can thoroughly recommend her for wedding or event planning and styling."


her eye for style is exquisite

"Val has been our weekly real weddings feature writer at Whimsical Wonderland Weddings during 2018 and what a pleasure it's been. Val has such a wonderful, meaningful way with words and translates stories perfectly in her writing. She has also created some beautiful style guides for Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, her eye for style and new trends is just exquisite. I am really going to miss having Val as part of our team, but I cannot wait to see what is next for her in the wedding industry!"

Bridal Accessories Designer

"Valentina is without doubt one of the treasures of the wedding and styling industry! We have worked with Valentina on numerous occasions and would highly recommend her. Such a pleasure to be around, Valentina is warm, creative, enthusiastic and professional, carrying out all of her work and projects with great skill and efficiency. Valentina is extremely talented in her eye for detail and styling aesthetic. Her projects are carried out with excellent planning and precision, the results are a joy to be part of."



"Wedding planning on the next level!"

Make-up Artist

"Valentina and I met whilst working together on a styled shoot. She is a an extremely talented planner with some wonderfully creative ideas. Very caring and patient as well! I have no doubts she would go above and beyond for her clients wishes."


Florist and Textile Artist

"I've been working in the wedding industry in both the US and the UK for several years now and Valentina is one of the loveliest people I've had the pleasure to work with yet. Well organized, calm and with excellent taste, I would recommend her to anyone."


Floral Designer

"Working with Valentina was an absolute joy. She has excellent organisational and communication skills, and is able to bring together many different suppliers for one amazing day. She's super calm in the face of any bumps in the road and really created something special. Would highly recommend!"




"I have had the pleasure and privilege of photographing Valentina's wedding styling. Her eye for detail is first class and just breathtaking. If you are looking for your wedding to be beautiful, memorable and magical I would not hesitate to recommend Valentina. You are in safe hands. I look forward to working with her again in future!"

Wedding Planner

you can talk to her about absolutely anything

"Valentina is so professional to work with and a wedding planner I highly recommend! She is able to confidently style any wedding and works great with other suppliers within a team. Valentina puts you at ease and it feels like you can talk to her about absolutely anything!"

Cake Artist

clearly absolutely loves what she does

"Valentina is so good to work with. I have had the pleasure of working with her on a number of styled shoots and her organisational skills never cease to amaze! Everything always runs seamlessly and she clearly absolutely loves what she does and is completely devoted to her work. I highly recommend working with her on planning your big day!"

Wedding Coordinator


"I know that when I work with Valentina I have the A team. She remembers all the small details, makes sure every single thing is perfectly done, and takes control of everything. She is a fantastic planner, with passion and enthusiasm for everything she does and to top it off, her styling is just amazing. She's an absolute dream to work with and anyone would be lucky to have her as their wedding planner!"

Floral Designer


"I would highly recommend Valentina - she was extremely communicative and professional on the lead up and during the photoshoot as well as pulling together a superb bunch of suppliers from the industry!"



"I've had the pleasure of working with Valentina on a few photoshoots now and would highly recommend her. Her vision and organisational skills are second to none and as a photographer who has a lot of different looks and styles to capture when on set Val makes my job so much easier making sure that the logistics are in place and the styling is perfect for me when I come to take the photographs. She also is just a bloomin' lovely person to be around with the kindest heart."

Planner & Stylist


"Valentina is such a joy to work with. Knowledgeable, calm under pressure, and with a great eye for detail!"

Florist & Stylist


"I love working with Valentina, she has such a passion for her craft! She is always going the extra mile and is soooo in love with weddings! As a planner she is extremely organised and always answers her correspondence efficiently. She is a very warm and passionate person who will always do her best. I would recommend her highly."


"Valentina wrote some text for my website and wow! It was amazing! After just a short chat she was able to take my message and write in my voice but in such a more compelling and interesting way. She is the Queen of words and is filled with so much positive energy, making her an absolute delight to work with! I can't wait to work with her more in future!"



"I’ve worked with Valentina on several occasions and she was nothing but professional, not to mention her vision is wonderful! Her organisation, style and can-do attitude really brought the events to life. As a wedding planner she is equipped for every eventuality and an asset to every event. Highly recommended!"

Floral Designer


"I have been working closely with Valentina for a year now. She is very professional, hard working, diligent, creative and a pleasure to work with. She has a variety of skills from wedding planning and styling to photography and copywriting. "



"Best experience I've ever had with a freelancer. Valentina is a pleasure to communicate with, extremely professional and the photographs she did of my product exceeded my expectations. Can't wait to work with her again!"



"I am not a natural in front of the camera but desperately needed some new photos for my website. Val's creative talent and eye for detail is remarkable. I was uncertain about the bleak weather affecting the photos but Val had a quiet confidence and, having now seen them, I couldn't imagine them any other way! She is an absolute joy to work with and made the morning relaxed and super fun putting me completely at ease. The result being some truly amazing photos. From our casual chat throughout the day she was able to pick up exactly what was needed and so not only do I have beautiful photos for my website, but a huge catalogue of images for social media and blogs. Val is one of those rare and wonderful people, inside and out. I could not recommend her highly enough. I guarantee you will come away with brilliantly creative ideas, as well as enjoying every second spent with her. Thank you so much!"



"Valentina helped me with the copy for my website (wedding photography). She had the text ready within 48 hours and it was more than anything I had expected. I changed nothing. She put my thoughts and personality so perfectly into words that it almost brought me to tears reading it. She is brilliant, and I will definitely ask for her help again should I ever need it!"



"Please book Valentina! She is her brand... professional, dedicated and hard working, but super sweet, kind and has the ability to make you feel like you’re the most important job she’s on! When she has a vision she is true to it, and makes sure that your event is perfectly designed to suit you. We've worked together a few times now, and I truly hope we’ll keep working together in future 💕"



"I have had the pleasure of working with Valentina this past month and I cannot recommend her more. We have a few projects together coming up this year and I couldn't be more excited - Valentina is a dream to work with. She has incredible vision, a drive and is just one of the nicest people. Her work is always stunning and spot on, and she always gets the best of people."

Cake Artist


"Valentina is an absolute delight to deal with! I had the pleasure of working with her on a photoshoot recently, as well as exhibiting next to her at A Most Curious Wedding Fair in London. A beautiful styling eye comes super easily to her - combine this with a warm personality, laid back vibe, but ease in getting things done, and you have the perfect planner."

Hair Stylist & Make-up Artist

"The Stars Inside offers an extremely friendly and reliable styling & planning service - Valentina is really creative, and committed to making her clients' visions and dreams come true. I recently worked with Valentina on a project which she styled and planned. She was really resourceful in bringing the right suppliers together, which resulted in the vision coming to life. I can't recommend Valentina enough!"

Bridalwear Designer


"Valentina is an absolutely lovely addition to any celebration. With a calm, encouraging and totally lovable manner, Valentina has a vision to bring together the best of the best. She's the secret weapon in your back pocket who will go above and beyond to make your day incredible and the journey there unforgettable."

Balloon Artist


"Valentina is a real pleasure to work with. We worked together on a styled shoot and it would not have happened without her! She is incredibly organised but also very creative and full of lovely ideas. She's approachable and all round very sweet. I can't recommend her enough!"



"Valentina’s vision and eye for detail are impeccable. She is so lovely to work with and will bring your day together seamlessly!"



"Valentina is an exceptional planner. Her attention to detail is second to none, perfect communication and her emails make you smile with her warmth and sing-song approach to life. You will not only have an amazing wedding planner, but a great friend and confidant in anything you require."

EJ. L.


"Well what can I say about Valentina.... one of the best event organisers I know, and had the pleasure to work with. Her attention to detail is phenomenal, I worked with her last year and I still rate it as one of my best events I've worked on. Everything was planned to a T and the results were outstanding, all thanks to Valentina. Lovely person inside and out and I hope I have the chance to work with her again. You can 100% trust her to arrange your perfect wedding."

P. G.
Balloon Artist


"I've worked with Valentina on multiple occasions and she's highly efficient, professional, extremely talented and lovely with it! Her work is simply stunning, and always original! I will continue to recommend The Stars Inside to all couples looking to add a little magic to their wedding day."

J. E.
Make-up Artist


"Valentina from The Stars Inside has to be one of the nicest, most professional people I've ever had the privilege of working with. She was responsive, extremely polite and very detailed before, during and even after her event which we hosted at The Menier Penthouse. I truly hope I get to work with her again!"

Venue Manager


"I have worked with Valentina on a couple of occasions and cannot recommend her highly enough. She is an expert organiser and an extremely talented wedding stylist. Her work is always so beautiful and she is such a kind and lovely person to be around! If I was getting married I would definitely want her to plan and style my day!"



"I worked with Valentina on a wedding editorial and she was just wonderful to work with. Highly organised and commited, she was able to pull everything together perfectly. Her warm and sunny personality also meant she was a pleasure to be around on the day of the shoot. I look forward to working with her again in the future."



"I've had the pleasure to work with Valentina on an editorial project earlier this year in London. She was just amazing from the very beginning, professional and approachable. Any problem we had she'd handle with such diplomacy and calmness. I can't recommend Valentina enough!"



"Having worked with Valentina on a few occasions now, I can genuinely tell she is an incredibly talented planner. Not only she is extremely professional and organised and incredibly detail-oriented, but she is also a sweet person with a big heart. As a wedding photographer, I will be definitely recommending her to all of my couples who are looking for some help with their big day."



"I loved the way your mind worked on our shoot together. Super creative and a pleasure to work alongside you. Here's to more in the future!"



"I worked with the lovely Valentina recently and I was absolutely blown away by her organisational skills. She was also an absolute dream to work with. She communicated everything for the day ahead of schedule and her venue searching was beyond my wildest dreams. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Valentina again. She is super talented and I would highly recommend her to anyone planning their wedding. Valentina is the best! Thanks for everything!"

Make-up Artist


"Valentina is a joy to work with! She is very talented, really pays attention to detail, and has lots of creative ideas. She is also very genuine and supportive, a truly great person to have involved in any event!"

Stationery Designer


"Valentina's work is simply sublime. I have had the pleasure of getting to know her well and the creativity and care she brings to all her projects is a joy to watch as one of her peers but for her couples, this is one of the many benefits of the Stars Inside experience."

Wedding Planner


"I can not recommend Valentina more highly! She is an incredibly talented planner and such a lovely person to work with. A true asset for anyone needing help on their special day!"

Hair & Make-up Artist


"Valentina is an absolute gem - she has such a professional, sweet and endearing nature yet she can get the job done with results that are out this world. I was lucky enough to work with her for a wedding shoot in Santorini and the theme and quality of the style she put together was absolutely out of this world. Despite the pressures of organising a team of people she always carried herself with air and grace and would be the perfect stylist or planner for a high-end event or wedding - she's just amazing."

R. K. N.


"It has been wonderful to work with Valentina. She is so dedicated and thorough with all the tasks that she takes on for me and I have loved working with her!"

R. A.

SO dedicated and thorough

"I was delighted to have the opportunity to work with Valentina. Her creative vision is second to none and all of her work is undertaken with purpose and consideration. If you're looking for someone to plan and style a special and meaningful occasion in London, Valentina is the one to contact!"

V. R.
Prop Hire

all of her work is undertaken with purpose and consideration

"Valentina is a true pleasure to work with - warm, friendly, super-organised, communicative, generous and I really hope to work with Valentina again! We worked together on a two-day photoshoot and it was awesome thanks to Valentina's organisation and vision."

C. W.
Make-up Artist


"Valentina is a true professional. Very approachable, dedicated, knowledgeable, fun, bright, and nothing is ever too much. Her attention to detail is second to none and focus is outstanding. I would highly recommend The Stars Inside to any couple or professional with the opportunity to work with her!"

M. A.
Floral Designer


"Valentina's vision is mind-blowing. Everything she touches sparks magic and the imagery she has produced for us is simply spellbinding. Thank you!"

Bridesmaids Dress Designer

everything she touches sparks magic

"I worked with Valentina on a styled shoot that she organised. The whole experience was fantastic, it was planned brilliantly and looked beautiful. She is a delight to work with and a genuinely lovely person who really cares about the people she works with. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone in need of a wedding planner or stylist and can't wait to work with her again soon!"

G. L.

a delight to work with

"A Valentina is a hugely talented creative visionary and I'm in awe of the beautiful photoshoots and events she curates. She's an absolute pleasure to work with."

C. A.


"We have worked with Valentina both on styled shoots she has organised and weddings - she is always an absolute pleasure to work with in the lead up to the event and on the day itself. Valentina is dedicated, organised and a true professional!"

Wedding Decor Hire


"Valentina from The Stars Inside is a true professional. An absolute dream to work with it. Incredibly responsive and proactive, and most importantly her execution is first class. An amazing person and business!"

G. K.
Bridal Robes


"Valentina from The Stars Inside has amazing taste, and a keen eye for detail in every way! She is incredibly organised and great at pulling together exciting teams from the wedding industry to create her vision!"

C (L.i.L)
Bridalwear Boutique


"Valentina at The Stars Inside is an absolute star to work with, we love hosting her and her couples and know that she will deliver a professional, welcoming and friendly event management experience for the couples lucky enough to use her services."

P. P.
Wedding Venue


"I recently worked with Valentina on a photoshoot, she was a joy to work with, calm and kind and a very skilled stylist. The look she put together was stunning and on point with modern trends."

Wedding Decor Hire


"I had the pleasure of working with Valentina on a shoot and have found she is incredibly kind, knowledgeable, creative and exceptionally organised! From start to finish she was a dream to work with and I hope to work with her again in the future! I will be recommending her to all my clients and engaged friends!"

L. C.


"It was an absolute pleasure to work with Valentina for a photoshoot. She was incredibly professional and so lovely throughout the whole process - even going out of her way to collect a parcel that had gone missing, which was a huge help for me. The photoshoot itself was incredible, her eye for detail is great and her organisation and communication is wonderful. Really look forward to working with her again in the future."

K. W.
Bridalwear Designer


"Valentina is too good at what she does; an absolute life saver! She is so organized, but not so much so that you feel like you can't breathe. Equal parts professional and laid back enough to be relatable. She truly was a god send and went above and beyond to make sure our event turned out like a true fairytale. From the vendors she helped us source, to being there day of from start to finish, she truly does care about giving you the best experience! We couldn't have asked for a better planner!"

D. C.


"A fabulous, fun and professional creative to work with, would highly recommend. Super organised and efficient!"

K. L.
Jewellery Designer


"Just amazing, very professional, so organised and incredibly creative all at the same time! "

F. W.


"When I first came across Valentina and her company The Stars Inside, I knew there was something very special and very rare going on here! I have been fortunate enough to be involved in several shoots alongside Valentina and I would have no hesitation in recommending her. From her impeccable organisation and efficiency (essential this if you are planning a wedding!) through to her unique styling and innovative ideas, I would suggest every wedding/event/shoot needs a Valentina! I very much hope to work again with The Stars Inside in the future."

S & V
Veils & Accessories


"I recently worked with Valentina on a styled photoshoot and what a pleasure it was. Kind and considerate of our historic venue and the quality of what was curated - out of this world! Looking forward to working more closely in the future!"

A. M.
Venue Manager


"Where to start with the very wonderful Valentina? You will be blown away by her astounding creativity, incomparable attention-to-detail and discreet orchestration. Not-to-mention, she is a really, really lovely person. It was an absolute joy to collaborate on a Christmas wedding, and I cannot wait until our paths cross again!"

C. R.

astounding creativity, incomparable attention-to-detail and discreet orchestration

"I love Valentina, everything she touches turns out beautiful! She’s a delight to work with, knows the coolest suppliers in town, and makes everything seem so easy, when I know it’s definitely not. I absolutely recommend The Stars Inside! "

M. D. M.
Venue Manager


"I whole-heartedly recommend Valentina from The Stars Inside. I had the pleasure of working with her to supply one of her fabulous couples with a wedding cake for the absolutely stunning elopement she styled and planned. She made the entire process so seamless and brought so much heart and passion to the table. I really hope I get the chance to work with her again soon!"

L. R.
Cake Artist

brought so much heart and passion to the table

"Valentina of The Stars Inside has the unique ability to infuse beauty, wonder and story into a creative and personal experience for her couples. Valentina's attention to detail is exceptional and you can trust in her to bring your unique story to life in a carefully curated way."

N. L.
Stationery Designer