Celebrity wedding planner Lisa Vorce says she’s happiest when she’s on a plane to organize the best future spouses ceremony.
And model Chrissy Teigen and singer John Legend were some of her most famous clients. When Lisa planned the couple’s 2013 Lake Como wedding — they reportedly fell in love while vacationing on the Italian lake years before – Vorce got to know them well. She’s since worked with them on other events, from Chrissy’s baby shower to impromptu dinner parties for their 40 best friends. Ahead, read what it was like for Vorce to plan Chrissy and John’s Italian villa affair, why she hates trends, and what you should really know if you’re invited to a destination wedding.
So, what was it like working with Chrissy and John?
“They’re hilarious. My favorite thing about them is they own their truth and they make no apologies about it…from beauty to politics to how they raise Luna to Chrissy’s eating habits. About planning their wedding, they weren’t fussy or ostentatious at all. They just wanted it to be a really amazing experience for people, and it kind of organically developed. We looked for places all over the world. The historic villa we selected (Villa Pizzo) was perfection”.
“They 100% let me do my thing. I know them very well, and I’m able to tap into their personalities. They’re so all about their family and friends. And they don’t want to show off; they want to celebrate each other. They’re true romantics, too” she added.
“In Lake Como, we created a beautiful alfresco dinner. On the decor side, I don’t even know if Chrissy knew what we were going to do. I was like, I hope they like it when they get there! She cares, of course, but she trusts me. The wedding was our first engagement — after that, it was the baby shower and doing some private events at their home… For those two, I will seriously drop anything”.