Meet the team

TAORMINA WEDDINGS was created in 2015 by Ami Elsius and Mariangela Spinella, who after a long individual work experience, decided to work together and create their own business. Two different skills and backgrounds that mix together local and international flavor.

Ami is a Swedish, eclectic, curious and internationally highly acclaimed photographer. She comes from a background of shooting fashion, advertising and fine art, but since she set up home in Taormina she mainly focuses on wedding, travel and hotel photography, where she often is hired to do all the styling. Ami’s photos can be viewed in exhibitions, magazines, books and on billboards throughout the world and she is frequently conducting seminars and workshops for booth amateur and professional photographers.

In her previous profession as a prominent hair stylist and make up artist, in Europe and Australia, Ami worked with fashion, advertising, film, TV, fashion-shows and weddings, many weddings… both real and editorial. She conducted courses and events from one on one tuition, to holding talks in front of thousands of participants. She was also hired to develop make up products and give advice to make up/beauty chains.

Being innately artistic and creative, romantic at heart and with a rare ability to really listen and understand peoples needs, Ami will assist you in designing your wedding or event to be as beautiful, tailor-made and memorable as you could ever wish for. Ami is fluent in English, Italian and Swedish.

Mariangela is a native Sicilian; passionate, dedicated, energetic and a true expert in all aspects of event planning.

After a degree in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures in the University of Perugia and a work experience in the Canary Islands, she settled in Taormina where, during the last 14 years, she worked as the Banqueting Manager at one of the most renowned and luxurious hotels in Taormina.

Mariangela has organized about 1000 events of which at least 700 weddings for some of the worlds most discerning and famous people. It is indeed hard to find a wedding or event planner that is more experienced with executing high-end weddings and events from A-Z.  Apart from being extremely organized she is also calm and pleasant to work with, managing to make even the most stressful bride feel relaxed and looked after, assured that all is taken care of. Mariangela is fluent in Italian and English.


Our creativity and management skills, the know-how and direct access to the local solutions make us the perfect team to create unique and memorable events that will go down in history.

To Hear From
Mariangela Spinella

Mariangela Spinella

Co-Founder and Project Manager

Ami Elsius

Ami Elsius

Co-Founder and Creative Director

Let’s See How We Can Make Your Dreams Come True!