About me

Hello, my name is Anna. I am a Wedding Celebrant and a member of the Fellowship of Independent Celebrants.

Together we can create the wedding of your dreams

I am based in Apricale, a beautiful Medieval village in the province of Liguria, Italy, on the Riviera, close to the French Riviera and Monaco. I am passionate about beautiful environments and I would love to introduce you to some of the most beautiful places in the world where your wedding setting can only be described as ‘magical‘!

I started my professional career as a Radio Presenter and DJ in London and the home counties and then created my own corporate entertainments company which I ran for nearly 20 years. Weddings were my specialty and I am proud to say that I must have taken part in 100s of weddings, overseeing the music, arrangements, logistics and acting as master of ceremony.

Every wedding was important to me, be it at a restaurant, football ground, top London hotel, army base or village hall.

All wedding couples share the same desires – to have a day that is unique and special to them, where family and friends come together and enjoy being a part of such a poignant and beautiful occasion.

Becoming a wedding celebrant was a natural progression for me. There is nothing more rewarding to me than being able to make someone feel so special, especially on their wedding day. From the moment we make contact, I will do my utmost to reassure you and inspire confidence knowing that your ceremony will be one that is 100% about you.

“Even though it is said that your wedding day is the best day of your life, I like to think it is the beginning of the best days of your life!”

I have been living in Italy for about 15 years but still have very close ties with my friends and family in the UK, both in the north and the south. Just over 10 years ago I created an online magazine called The Riviera Woman  to inspire, motivate and empower women living and working the area. The website also acts as a vehicle for publicity and marketing. I am also a qualified NLP Practitioner and Counsellor. People matter to me.

Over 3 years ago I founded a local expat group: Vivaitalia Club. We organise events and have regular meet ups and it is amazing how many nationalities attend the events.

I am involved with the Professional Women’s Network; a member of The American Club of the Riviera and the British Association in Menton, France.

Living where I do, I can cross 3 countries in one day! This is something I still find absolutely amazing! And being so close to Nice airport, I can be back in the UK within hours… or even better, you can join me here! I speak English, Italian and French.

I enjoy taking photographs which can be seen on my Facebook profile or on Instagram. I love to cook… especially with all the wonderful local and fresh produce growing in the area. I love my partner Graham, I love my doggy Buffy and my 2 pussycats, and I love to smile! And I can’t wait to meet you!

You are welcome to contact me with pleasure.

+44 7908 583837

+39 339 724 8538 – and on Whats App.

anna@therivierawoman.com