serves as Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Rafanelli Events,
where he works hand in hand with his clients to transform their visions into
unforgettable experiences. Known best for his customized approach to every
project, Rafanelli marries a unique and exquisite sense of style with careful
attention to detail to ensure each event is truly exceptional. Rafanelli has become
synonymous with perfection, making him the go-to wedding planner for many of
the nation's most exclusive and high-profile individuals.
In 2018, Vogue magazine named him one of the “Best Wedding Planners”, among
other accolades. He also was named one of the “Top Wedding Planners in the
World” by Harper’s Bazaar as well as garnering one of only 7 spots for “Top
Celebrity Wedding Planners” by InStyle magazine. His work has also been
featured in House Beautiful, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and The
Washington Post, to name a few.
Notably, Rafanelli and his team led the concept, design and strategic planning of
Chelsea Clinton’s wedding to Marc Mezvinsky in 2010, for Matt Damon and
Luciana Barroso’s vow renewal ceremony in St. Lucia in 2013 (presided over by
Jimmy Kimmel), and for the nuptials of Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita in
2013. Most recently, Rafanelli Events planned actress Allison Williams and Ricky
Van Veen’s wedding, officiated by Tom Hanks.