about me

Meet the people who turn your dreams into reality

Personal life

His passion for weddings was born at home, when he closely followed the conjugal love of his parents, Laura & Paulo. This love, solid as a fortress, made them move to another country in search of a better future for their children. The change happened when Suellen was only 14 years old, she was in her early teens having to get to know a new country, a new culture and language, in addition to having to face the challenge of completing her studies abroad.
This is how her love for love stories began, for traveling the world and getting to know other cultures that allowed her to see a thousand different shades of life and appreciate each one of them. All these factors have influenced many of her events, she has brought this vision to her destination wedding planner work.
An eternal bride, Suellen lives the reality of a dream with her Prince Nicholas, who fills her life with joy, love and music. They live with their families in northern Italy.
When Suellen is not planning weddings, you can find her playing with her 3 beautiful nieces Ambra, Giulia and Clara and cooking dinner at home for her husband Nicholas while he plays the violin in the living room. She loves Sunday family lunches and traveling.
An existence filled with love, which she finds full satisfaction and fulfillment in helping others to celebrate this very noble feeling that fills her life.

SUELLEN FERNANDES

Destination wedding planner & designer
Dreamer, visionary and passionate about life.

“Celebrating love has become much more than a profession, it’s part of who I am. Knowing the bride and groom, their stories, their dreams and desires and being able to provide them with the experience of an unforgettable day through an authentic celebration, uniting the two cultures in a special place, is the fuel that motivates me every day.” –  Suellen

Born in Vitória, an island city in Southeast Brazil, in 2012 she started her career as a destination wedding specialist in Italy. This country has become her home and homeland for the past 21 years.
A dreamer, visionary and beauty lover, Suellen creates exclusive events that combine romance, elegance and inspiration. Her “works of art”, as she loves to define it, are recognized by fundamental details: the smile of her bride and groom and the experience of life with a cultural background that is priceless.
In 2020, Suellen was nominated by the “Italian Wedding Awards” as the best destination wedding planner in the Veneto region of Italy, winning the position of finalist for the 2021 national award.
Since 2013, her work has been published in various industry magazines and blogs in Italy, Brazil, the United States and Canada. These are just some of the renowned names: White Sposa, Marieé Weddings, Wedluxe, Southern Bride Wedding, Constance Zahn, Manoela Cesar Teaspoon, Sposi Magazine and Vogue Brasil.
As she loves to say, celebrating love goes beyond her profession, it defines her as a person.

Dream Team

We hear. We understand.
We have the experience and we have the team to make it all happen.

Teamwork is the key to our success!
Our team is not just made up of trusted experts in their fields, but also people who are passionate about life and what they do. A team of professionals who come from different industries and backgrounds, nationalities, languages and complementary skill sets that all together form the perfect team with the guarantee that no language/cultural barriers will interfere with communication during the planning process.
We all live in Italy, we all know Bel Paese intimately and with this in-depth knowledge our customers experience the real “La dolce vita”.

Certification

CERTIFICATION

Proudly the first and only Brazilian wedding planner certified by the FAC and accredited in the professional wedding planner registry with "Seal" n° 7 throughout Italy in 2016 at national level.

In 2021 she obtains her second certification by UNITER at Italian and European level. Thanks to the accredited certification of wedding planner, according to the reference practice, the professional can demonstrate their skills at an international level, not based on a self-referential declaration, but through certification issued by an independent and impartial body.

These two important certifications were issued by ACCREDIA. This is the body designated by the Italian government to certify the competence, independence and impartiality of bodies and laboratories in the sector; Accredia also verifies the conformity of products and services, in accordance with regulations.

Each European country has its own accreditation body, which operates in accordance with the provisions of Regulation EC 765/2008 and the international standard ISO / IEC 17011.

As the super partes authority, the Accreditation Body guarantees the reliability of the services provided by the accredited bodies and laboratories and performs a service of public interest.
The future bride and groom, therefore, when hiring a certified and accredited wedding planner, will be able to count on a competent professional, in terms of knowledge, skills, responsibility and autonomy.

CV

Graduated in International Hotel Management in Venice and in Destination Wedding planner&Event Management in Rome, Suellen has aligned creativity with her dynamism, characteristics that she employs in the field of events planning. In her formative path, Suellen was able to count on a range of participations with professors of the caliber of Massimo Sgrelli (former head of the ceremonial department of the State and Presidency), Daniela Anessi and Tiziana Lucioli.

She also attended the Wedding Moodboard Scenographic Design course in Milan, with professors Roberta Mari, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Brera, Rossella Manganelli, a calligrapher specialized in the study of the subtle point, and Marta Merlini wedding planner and author of the blog “il salottino delle spose ” in Vanity Fair magazine. Thanks to this course, she implemented her knowledge and experience in the part of wedding designer.

Dream Team

We hear. We understand.
We have the experience and we have the team to make it all happen.

Teamwork is the key to our success!
Our team is not just made up of trusted experts in their fields, but also people who are passionate about life and what they do. A team of professionals who come from different industries and backgrounds, nationalities, languages and complementary skill sets that all together form the perfect team with the guarantee that no language/cultural barriers will interfere with communication during the planning process.
We all live in Italy, we all know Bel Paese intimately and with this in-depth knowledge our customers experience the real “La dolce vita”.

Mission

Suellen Fernandes weddings & celebrations was born to unite the country of origin of the bride and groom with the country of destination of the wedding, and thus celebrate love in “Bel Paese”.
Specialized in destination weddings since 2012 with expertise, commitment and lots of love, Suellen Fernandes weddings & celebrations is a seal of quality for weddings in Italy.
With Suellen, celebration goes far beyond an event: it becomes a true, memorable and unique experience. Everything, always, with the typical charm of savoir faire made in Italy.

O QUE ESPERAR DE NÓS

Ocasiões extraordinárias não acontecem por acaso, são criadas com amor, expertise, confiabilidade, integridade, criatividade e excelência aos detalhes.

HOW DO WE WORK?

Listening, understanding, evaluating, being inspired and responding to their needs, finding the best solutions and options to make the planning process easier, more enjoyable, memorable and stress-free.
1

The virtual coffee

The bride and groom's story is important to do everything well the way they want and create a seal of trust between us, which becomes essential to guarantee the excellence of our work.
Therefore, if you love our work and are interested in our services, you only need to contact us through the contact us section of this site. If you prefer, write to us by DM from Instagram, by email, or WhatsApp, so we book a VIRTUAL COFFEE. This is the first step!
We want you to tell us in detail about your dream event so we can help you put together your perfect vision.

2

The proposal

With the information you provide us during the virtual coffee, we move on to the phase that we like to call "innamoramento", in which we will get to know each other and understand if we can "marry". Following our virtual cafe, we will create a personalized proposal, based on our conversation and your event requirements. You will receive all the details about our services and we will start our journey!

3

The engagement

You said yes! We will then make our relationship official with a contract and a deposit payment. The bride and groom receive a “Planning Process” that defines our way of working, establishing in detail the processes, times and procedures.
In addition, in the "Letter of BENVENUTI", the bride and groom will have access to an online management software, where we will share online appointments, expense control, budgets, contracts, files and guest list.

4

The planning

After gathering information such as number of guests, budget and venue usage, we can start planning on which days this event will take place, creating a draft schedule of key events. Let's start a design exploration, define a theme and style that speaks to you, this will determine all the major decisions and we will create the dream team by choosing from the best suppliers in the wedding industry such as catering, stationery, accommodation, decor and photography. and much more.

5

The wedding

With everything organized and planned, you can relax and enjoy your event. Everything you dreamed of for your special day will finally be brought to life. Suellen Fernandes w&c will accompany you throughout the day of the event for constant support, so you can rest easy knowing that everything is working perfectly and your guests are happy. You can trust us and enjoy the most memorable day of your life.

Everything you need to know to plan a fabulous wedding in Italy!

Nicholas Lovaglio

Co-founder, Financial Manager and Violinist
Suellen’s right-hand man at work and prince in life. Appreciated for his great patience, reliability, people-centeredness and problem-solving skills. A violinist by passion, he enchants newlyweds and guests with the sweet sound of the violin with expertise.
Graduated in Accounting in Treviso and Theology at the Instituto Di Formazione Evangélica e Documentazione in Padua, Nicholas is a true leader who supports the team in every possible way for the success of the event.
“It is in this spirit, with my passion for group work, music, numbers and especially happy endings that working with the SF w&c team is perfect for me.”
Features: Gentle, problem-solving, methodical.
Language skills: 3 languages ​​(Italian, Portuguese and Spanish)
Hobby: driving and traveling with Su
Favorite color: black
Book: Bible
Movies/series: Matrix,Superman, Batman and Spiderman

Thais Santos

VIRTUAL & CONCIERGE ASSISTANT
Thais’ energy fascinates couples as she patiently works on planning their weddings for several months. Her mantra has always been “un passo alla volta”, that is, one step at a time.
To say that Thais is just a virtual assistant for SF w&c is an understatement: she is our hiking schedule, trip planner, and more. She spent most of her life in Italy, graduated as a Tourist Expert in the city of Treviso.
“I love sharing my knowledge and experience with our clients and helping them realize their dream wedding here in Italy”
Characteristics: Friendly, well-organized, pragmatic and positive
Language skills: 5 languages ​​(Italian, Portuguese, English, Spanish and French)
Hobby: Studying God, health and well-being and traveling
Favorite color: orange
Movie/series: Grey’s Anatomy
Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and the Bible.
Mother of the beautiful Giulia&Clara

Criziellen Fernandes

JUNIOR WEDDING PLANNER
Graduated in Dental Assistant, combining managerial skills, technical knowledge, she is a highly communicative person, empathetic and capable of transmitting confidence and security to clients, but also having an innate predisposition for interpersonal relationships. In addition to being a sister and friend, Criziellen is Suellen’s anchor during the events. Indispensable at every moment.
“I have learned over the years how fundamental relationships are in developing and delivering an emotional experience.”

Characteristics: Affectionate, empathetic, sunny and tireless.
Language skills: 2 languages (Italian and Portuguese)
Hobby: helping curly women take care of their curls
Favorite color: pink
Movie/series: Un sogno per domani
Mother of little Ambra

Catherine Restrepo

Translator&Staffer
From an early age, Catherine was fascinated by cultural diversity and foreign languages.
Her training, based mainly on linguistic studies, led her to travel and cultivate her curiosities.
“I have always had a natural interest in people and am passionate about different cultures. Being part of the SF w&c team I can get in touch with couples from all over the world, it’s fascinating.”
Hobby: singing
Favorite color: turquoise blue
Movie/series: Le page della nostra vita
Little Noah’s mother