“When I received the email I read it over a few times, because it almost didn’t seem real to me”, – said Luca Melilli (39), a Sicilian wedding planner, or ‘scenographist of events’, who reportedly dressed gala dinners for Donald & Melania Trump in picturesque city of Taormina for G7 Summit. Luca Melilli (pictured) has already been named among the world’s top 50 wedding planners by Brides Magazine, when he received the US President commission. (Photo: illustration)
Previously Melilli has organised exquisite events for his Panta Rhei agency for a decade, styling events for Bill Gates in the Valley of the Temples and gala dinners for the Taormina Film Festival featuring the world’s Seventh Art celebrities.
The stylist confessed he could hardly believe his eyes when he got the request to dress two galas for the US President and First Lady.
The secrecy imposed by security rules, did not allow Melilli to reveal a lot of his creative ideas: there are two evenings on 26 and 27 of May, one of a Sicilian theme which makes G7 guests feel the warmth of the island, said the stylist, opting for the mise-en-scene highlighting Sicilian folklore, Mediterranean colours, with the typical flowers and scents. The second evening as “full-blown” gala will be overwhelmed by opulence of Mediterranean fresh flowers.