About Maryla and Giuseppe

apeventdesign.comArt of Perfection Event Design is a full service international event planning company. We handle all of life’s celebrations… Corporate Soirees, Lavish Weddings, Destination Events, Unforgettable Parties, Glamour Fashion Shows and Stylish Photo Shoots. We can plan your event anywhere in the U.S. or abroad but our specialty is Italy. We now offer Villa Rentals and Group Tours to create the ultimate Italian experience for you and your guests.


“We specialize in Luxury Destination Weddings and Occasions in Italy.” 

Our talented design team can transform any venue into something extraordinary and make your Italian wedding dreams come true. Founded in 2010 by Certified Wedding and Event Planner Maryla Colandrea, Art of Perfection Events has offices based in New York, Connecticut, and Italy. While we happily plan any event or wedding in the States, we specialize in weddings in the beautiful Islands of Capri, Ischia, and Procida; in the timeless cities of Sorrento and Positano, located in the Amalfi Coast; in the picturesque Tuscan hillsides; and in the enchanting city of Naples. If none of these regions interest you, give us a call and we will work with you to plan a flawless event in the location of your choice.


We are currently partnered with DIVINE AMALFI VILLAS to create the ultimate experience for you and your guests. Rent a villa in the Amalfi Coast or take part in a culinary tour for your next Milestone Birthday. Whether you want a romantically intimate occasion or a glamorous celebration, Art of Perfection Events offers full-service planning and coordination for the most magical Italy Weddings & Events. No detail is too small, no dream too big.

apeventdesign.comShe holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Wagner College and is a Certified Wedding and Event Planner. She is fluent in Italian and comes from a restauranteur background that has helped her to perfect her craft.


Maryla’s sense of style and capability to work under pressure landed her a role in the fashion industry. While working for designer Anne Bowen and successful Bridal line Sarantina by Sarah Jassir, Maryla has designed and executed various Couture fashion shows. Maryla has assisted on weddings with famous event designers David TuteraEd LibbeyMarcy Blum and Preston Bailey.

Her experience and love for her art makes her a true designer.





Maryla’s perfectionist attitude leaves no detail unseen. She is typically seen sporting a chic outfit with an espresso in hand while speaking a mix of Italian and English in her office. Maryla has a hopeless romantic side, which she incorporates into her event designs. Dubbed the Party Girl by her friends and family, Maryla will hop on the dance floor at any event.


Maryla always has a stock of emergency wedding supplies close by, including items the bride and her attendees wouldn’t think to have on hand! While we hope you don’t have emergencies on the big day, it is always better to be safe than sorry.




Giuseppe is the Wedding and Event Budget Specialist. He is the entrepreneur, the realist and businessman who takes Maryla’s unique ideas and works them into their client’s budget, rendering the client’s dream a beautiful reality.


Peppe has a background in Sociology and learned his business tactics while working for the global sight seeing company “City Sight.” Peppe’s cultural experiences have given him a vast wealth of knowledge, allowing him to bring a unique perspective to the bridal industry.





Peppe is the hardworking problem solver, who is devoted to making each event flawless. He takes care of business so you don’t have to. He holds a love for travel, soccer, and great food. Peppe can be seen wearing his Ray-Bans as he deals with the logistics of Maryla’s elaborate designs.



He always keeps his tape measure handy as you never know where Maryla finds inspiration that she wants to recreate. It is especially useful when deciding exactly how her idea will fit in the venue chosen. As budget specialist Peppe works diligently with your ideal number and expectations to make you comfortable and at ease during the wedding design process. 





While Maryla discusses fashion with the brides,

Peppe chats soccer with the grooms…




Italy and Event Planning has always been a key part of who Maryla and Giuseppe are. Maryla has the talent, devotion and passion required to create a cutting-edge, impeccably designed Event Planning business; Peppe has the drive, the strategy and the business acumen. Together, Maryla Colandrea and her husband Giuseppe Scotto are a powerhouse.


The two are childhood sweet-hearts who met and fell in love during Maryla’s summers abroad in Naples, Italy. Giuseppe, known to many as Peppe, was born in Naples, where Maryla’s family is from. The two were married in 2010 and went on to combine their love of Italy with their talents to create the company, which marries passionate travelers who appreciate the romance and authentic atmosphere Italy has to offer.



In a sense, for the time they can be, they are married to their clients. Maryla’s enthusiasm and passion for her “ART” is truly one of a kind. Giuseppe’s ability to understand others and communicate clearly makes him a very special part of their business.








Destination Weddings and Occasions in Italy are their specialty and they will make sure that your event is everything you’ve dreamed of and more.