"Salve (which, in Italian, means ‘Greetings!’ or 'Hello!') Umbria"
has been organising weddings, mainly in the Umbrian region of Italy, since 1998.
Starting from a request by a family member to organise her wedding we have grown immeasurably over the years and now about 80% of weddings we organise are from personal recommendations.
Sarah was born and brought up in London, moved to Rome where she lived for five years,
then to Kenya and then to Paris.
Eric, her husband, manages the all important 'back office' and all the
We are both British and also speak fluent Italian and French.
In between moves and frequent trips to the far East, to visit family,
Sarah worked in the fashion trade in New York, London and Paris
before setting up a successful interior design company in Paris.
Then, returning to Italy, Sarah and Eric now enjoy the best of all worlds!
SARAH: "What other activity could provide me, Sarah, with so many things
that I enjoy doing?
Meeting couples and their families from all over the world,
retaining my English roots, working alongside a marvellous team of Italians,
using my merchandising skills, my languages and promoting Italy
whilst, at the same time, being able to live in one of
the most beautiful countries in the world."
LEONORA: " I am Italian, raised in the U.S., and now live back in Umbria.
My Italian-ness naturally comes in handy as an advantage for foreign clients,
but so does my Anglo-Saxon upbringing in relating to them.
My professional background is as a coordinator in film and television.
After organizing private events for some friends I soon discovered that
event planning and video production require very similar skill sets so I joined Salve Umbria, working closely with Sarah, to whom I owe
so much knowledge and insight concerning weddings and style.
I adore the process of event planning, from the first meeting with the couples
and family, up to the culmination of the special day."