Caroline and Wes – 12th June 2017

Caroline and Wes

Wes and I got engaged in the previous November 2016 and had decided to look into all the options that we could find in hoping to get married later the following year. With living in England and myself having worked in the wedding industry I was already aware of the work that lay ahead in planning a wedding day. After many venue visits and pointless internet searches we hadn’t really found anywhere that could offer what we were looking for. There also was one significant area in which we had to keep in mind and that was that we were … Read More

Laura and Harry – 10th June 2017


We recently got married in Santa Maria Di Castellabate, on 10th June 2017. I knew about My Secret Italy because Julie had planned one of my close friends weddings a few years ago, the wedding looked absolutely beautiful and she said Julie had been amazing. I always wanted a small and intimate wedding and when it got to the point of my now husband and I talking about getting married we discussed getting married abroad at length and decided it was something we wanted to go for. We looked at the My Secret Italy website and the pictures of other … Read More

Jess and Aaron – 27th May 2017

Where do we begin, from our first chat on the phone in August 2015 when we set the date for 27th May 2017. The time absolutely flew and we arrived back home yesterday after the best week of our lives in Santa Maria. Julie and Emillie are two beautiful people both inside and out, their knowledge and experience is incredible! From arranging transfers back and forth the airport for our party of 61 to booking tables in the most delicious restaurants for the night before our big day and the last night of our holiday. Our wedding day was absolutely … Read More

Jo and Rory -18th May 2017

Magical, beautiful, perfect, romantic, flawless… All words our families and friends used when reminiscing about our wedding in the beautiful Santa Maria Di Castellabate… And it’s all down to the amazing Julie, Emillie and the rest of the team from my secret Italy. The location itself provided a stunning backdrop but it was the details and perfect execution from Julie and Emillie that made our wedding and the days either side a truly memorable experience not only for Rory and I but all of our guests! As soon as we drove into Santa Maria last August, we got it! This … Read More

Genevieve and Ben – 23rd September 2016

Us living in the Middle East and marrying in Italy, with family & friends dotted all around the world was no challenge for Julie and the My Secret Italy team. Julie’s experience and attention to detail is something that’s impossible for any bride or groom to replicate. She guided us through the legalities and ceremonial requirements of a destination wedding and made everything on our wish list happen. We had no responsibilities on our wedding day other than turning up – inva…luable! Everything was perfectly arranged so that Ben and I had the freedom to simply enjoy our day with … Read More

Carole and Ian – 17th September 2016

Carole and Ian

If you are planning to get married and want your wedding to be a unique and magical experience then look no further – your dreams will not only be realised but wildly surpassed with My Secret Italy. Julie Mckenzie is at the helm of My Secret Italy and is ably assisted by her capable and charming daughter Emillie along with a whole host of service providers from the local community. Julie has been organising weddings in Santa Maria di Castellabate (2 hours south of Naples) for around 10 years and has amassed a wealth of local knowledge and contacts enabling … Read More

Alex and Jolanta – September 10th 2016

Just a note to say thank you for all your efforts in helping us to organise our special day. We were very touched by the surprises and all other elements and how beautifully venues were dressed. Thank you for sourcing and introducing us to the amazing Giuseppe, Baff, the Band, the Baroness of the Torre Perrotti and the lovely Belvedere family, florist, Chelsea Shoesmith (the photographer) and all others who played such a key part in making our day extra special. Emillie, best of luck with your wedding plans, you will make a stunning bride, and I cannot wait to … Read More

Ceri and Ralph – 9th July 2016

Ceri and Ralph

My Secret Italy and the magic that Julie and Emillie create – where do we even begin?! We knew we wanted to work with Julie as soon as we met her one rainy autumn Saturday in London – her sunny disposition and enthusiastic attitude to everything she does meant that we instantly felt at ease and in good hands. We had an international wedding of about 70 people from the UK, US and beyond – this meant that at least some of our family and friends had to travel a great distance to celebrate with us, so we wanted it … Read More

Lucy and Bobby – 25th June 2016

We honestly couldn’t recommend Julie more highly. Her professionalism and attention to detail from the very first moment of meeting, to the final firework and goodbye wave were second to none. As many brides know it’s an anxious time leading up to the wedding with so much to organise, but Julie helped lighten the load considerably, allowing us to focus on other important things before the big day. She also completely understood what I wanted and where I was coming from. Planning a wedding abroad is no easy job but having Julie there to help and answer any questions made … Read More

Hayley & Andrew – 5th September 2015

Three weeks ago on 5th September 2015 was a day we will never forget. We had the most wonderful, relaxed and fun wedding day, it was more perfect than we could ever imagine. Finding Julie and ‘My Secret Italy’ definitely made this all possible. Planning a wedding in Italy from Australia was never going to be an easy task, but from the very first skype chat we had with Julie we knew she could make it all possible and it was meant to be. Julie is more than a wedding planner, she invests not just her time but her passion … Read More