People behind the Company

After growing up in Australia, sisters, Melina and Justina Nicholson, combined their expertise and returned to their ancestral roots on the Italian Riviera to establish Cinque Terre Wedding. Today the Cinque Terre Wedding team celebrates being certified in Event Design by the International Academy of Wedding and Event Planning and being winners of the International Wedding Wire’s Couple’s Choice Award for three years in a row.


And here’s how we do it…


Justina is an award winning event and wedding planner, and tourism expert. With a BSocSc in Recreation and Tourism, Justina travelled for over two years and has seven years experience as a wedding planner and event manager in London, America and Australia.


Justina has planned and hosted a range of events from product launches, reptile exhibitions and international tourism events to corporate gala dinners, fundraising events and seaside weddings. While a wedding planner on one of Australia’s leading cruise ships, Justina received the Australian Government’s prestigious 2010 Young Achiever of the Year, Regional Tourism Award.


Melina is a resident of Monterosso al Mare, the most northern village of the Cinque Terre. As a result, she has the in-depth knowledge of the Cinque Terre, its people and the language that comes with being a local. With a BA in Communications, Melina has over fifteen years experience working in PR and events in Sydney, London, America and Italy. Melina’s experience coordinating international press conferences and trips for activities such as the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Disasters Emergency Committe Darfur Appeal and the launch of mobile medical units in India, along with managing communications teams in London universities, has equiped Melina with the skills needed to deliver events that make a lasting impression.


After launching Cinque Terre Wedding, Milanese born, Cinque Terre raised, Sarah Pozzi, was spotted for her style, creativity and ability to make everything look bellissime with just one touch and allured into the folds of Cinque Terre Wedding. With a Bachelors degree in Political Science and Sociology, along with extensive travel, Sarah has a deep understanding of cultural backgrounds and wedding traditions from around the world. Sarah also has a passion for cooking, crafts and floristry which has seen her plan and design corporate events, fairs and exhibitions in Milano. And if you are ever in Milano look out for Sarah’s handmade handbag collection in shops throughout the city. As the Cinque Terre Wedding Stylist more of Sarah’s work can be seen through the real wedding section of the website.


Combining Justina’s exceptional talent as a wedding planner, Melina’s knowledge and expertise of the local area, and Sarah’s creative flare, Cinque Terre Wedding works to ensure the best local suppliers at the best value are working together to make your dream destination wedding a reality.

Melina Nicholson – Cinque Terre Wedding

Melina Nicholson

Justina Nicholson

Justina Nicholson

Sarah Pozzi – Cinque Terre Wedding

Sarah Pozzi