Testimonials

In addition to the letters of recommendation and emails we have received in the past from the couples that married in Italy with our assistance and that are found in this section of our web site, you should also feel free to ask your Italian wedding planner for their own personal references.

Wedding, Tour & Honeymoon Testimonials

“We chose to use Europe Wedding to coordinate our wedding in Italy based on other couples’ reviews and the look and feel of their website and we’re so glad we did! Our wedding planner was Silvia, and she was fantastic, so kind and friendly. Right from the start she understood how we wanted our wedding day to look and feel and the all the things that would make it special for us and our guests. She always replied promptly to my numerous emails, which was so important given the distance between us. We went out to Italy to check out the location we’d chosen and meet with the staff there and Silvia. Silvia gave us the best part of 2 days ferrying us around meeting people and discussing the little details, such as colours, tablecloths etc etc.  When we arrived, she’d already liased with the staff there and had brought lots of my emailed photos to copy my preferred look exactly. She also provided excellent and very much needed translation between us and everyone involved! On the day of the wedding, everything went perfectly, except that it rained! It had been my dream to have an outdoor reception, but it just wasn’t possible. But, at the last minute, Silvia, the florist and the staff pulled out all the stops and created the most beautiful reception area under cover in the restaurant. The table was just stunning and looked like it had come out of a magazine shoot! And I should add that the band that Silvia recommended were fantastic! They had everyone up dancing right until the end of the night, including the venue staff! All in all our wedding day was amazing, better than we’d hoped, despite the rain and so much lovlier than anyting we could have created ourselves in the UK. Everything was perfect, the day went so smoothly and was stress free. Don’t worry about legalities and paperwork etc, it was all explained and quite easily doable via email. Something we could definitely never have done ourselves without help. We would recommend Europe Wedding and especially Silvia, to anyone wishing to have an Italian wedding!”

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Claire & Peter – Wedding in San Gimignano

“Hi Massi, my husband and I just wanted to thank you and your colleagues for your help with our ceremony. You and Chiara, your colleagues and the staff at the Villa really took great care of us. It was a day we will never forget. I can’t forget the sight of you walking into the salon with the iron!! You are a true professional. The service you personally provided and that provided by Serena at the salon and by Chiara our photographer was outstanding. If you could please forward me their email addresses that would be terrific as I would like to send each of them an email to thank them too. We are so pleased we chose Varenna as the location for our ceremony. The weather was perfect and you were right, the actual ceremony and the words which are said in Italian and translated by you in English was lovely. Thank you again. I hope that one day you will visit Melbourne and that we can take you out for some drinks!! Kind regards L & R”

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L & R – Wedding in Varenna

” Ciao Martina! How are you? We hope you are well and are not working too hard. We just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you so much for all you have done for us, not just on our wedding day, but every day we were planning our wedding with you. We can’t tell you enough how helpful you have been and, without you, our day would not have been the same. Your professionalism was outstanding from day one and our perfect wedding went so smoothly because of your attention to detail and need for quality throughout. We were also surprised but thrilled with how much you helped to organize our honeymoon, even to the point of visiting us there to make sure we had everything we needed! (even the translation to provide Dom with some mosquito spray was greatly received!)We will never forget our first experiences of Italy thanks to you, that made us feel at home and welcome from day one and we thank you for that. We have now booked a December trip to Rome as we are missing Italy so much already, and we have potential plans to return to Puglia next May (fingers crossed!). Please pass this email onto your managers as I would really like the chance to let them know how pleased we are with all you did and how much of an asset you are to them (although I am certain they know that already!) Thanks again Martina, Lots of love, Cheryl and Dom xxx“.

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“We got married in Venice on 23/05/14 and although it’s very cliche to say it truly was the best day of our lives! The day was absolutely perfect and it was all thanks to Lucy, Massi and Christina. Everything was so beautifully organised which meant we could relax and enjoy our day with our friends and family. Lucy and Christina had thought of every detail and were right on hand to keep all our guests happy and even save the bride from fainting with an emergency cereal bar! From the word go Europe weddings have been on hand with advice and help from Massi and all the team.We will be recommending them to our friends and family and would like to thank you all for making our day so perfect with a special thanks to Lucy for all she did. Love Kim and Jack”

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Kim & Jack – Wedding in Venice

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help with our wedding, you made our day so unbelievably special and we wouldn’t of changed anything! Thank you for making it possible and for all your help and assistance. Warmest wishes.”

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Harriet & Tom – Wedding in Florence

Finally I have some time to drop you an email to thank you for all of your help with our wedding. I think it’s fair to say, despite my worries and last minute panic, we couldn’t have dreamed for it to be any better! Naturally everyone’s wedding day is something that they will remember for life however, we think having chosen Florence made it much more memorable and a truly amazing day. We have so many amazing moments to remember! Needless to say, we can’t wait to see the photographs! Thank you in particular for your advice with choosing the location. It was really magnificent and both the food and service were excellent. We truly felt our every need was catered for and look forward to returning for our anniversary next year. I think it’s only now we look back, we really appreciate the work that went into planning our day and we are extremely grateful. I know at times we were tense and I’m sure not easy to deal with, but thank you for your understanding and patience. Your recommendations were really helpful from the wine to the hotels, all was perfect! And finally not forgetting your support on the day itself where we always felt you were in control whilst we wilted in the heat! And thank you so much for getting our documents legalised. It was very kind of you.

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Kristina & Charles – Wedding in Florence

“Europe Wedding are wonderful to deal with, we started planning our wedding in Italy from Australia 10 months before the big day and Massi was full of information and advice on helping us pick the perfect location. We ended up choosing to marry in the beautiful Positano, Massi suggested the most spectacular restaurant for our reception and the church we married in was absolutely breath taking! We were soon introduced to Lucy who was fantastic; her attention to detail was excellent, we spoke on the phone once a month planning everything and emailed all the time, Lucy helped us with booking our accommodation, hair, flowers, dry cleaning my gown, the cake, menu choices, and the most important… legal paper work, without her I don’t think it would of happened! When we arrived in Italy we first met Lucy in Rome and she helped us through the process of the paper work and then met up again in Positano where Lucy and Massi went through everything with us before the wedding day, drove me to my hair trial and even put our favours together! We didn’t have to do a thing!! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect; we could not fault a thing! It was so daunting planning a destination wedding but it turned out to be more beautiful and perfect then we could ever have imagined and it’s all thanks to Massi and Lucy. I would highly recommend Europe Wedding to anyone planning a wedding in Italy, they are extremely profession, knowledgeable and nothing was a problem, thank you once again Massi and Lucy!”

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Laura & Ben – Wedding in Positano

“Once we had made our decision to get married in Italy we next had the difficult task of deciding which wedding planner if any to use. We came across europe wedding and Massi and started the ball rolling with the million questions that we needed answering, where? How Much? Venues? Legals? etc…. Massi soon put our mind to rest that we could do it with His help. We initially decided on Villa Cipressi in Varenna but felt we needed to see it first. So we decided to fly out and meet Massi and have a look at some other venues including Villa Cipressi and also to view accommodation for our guests. Massi was extremely professional and helpful throughout our visit and was extremely well known in the town which helped set our minds at rest that he was the person to help us with our wedding. We exchanged many emails over the year with Massi and felt he was always on hand to help. We flew out a few times to meet up with Massi & Lucy (not that we really needed to) but we had fallen in love with the place and used any excuse to go back to visit and it was always good to meet up and discuss things. Massi & Lucy will go that extra mile to help make sure that not just your wedding day goes perfectly but also the whole of your stay is perfect from start to finish. Massi & Lucy both Listened to what we wanted on the day and both actually exceeded our expectations on the day. They are always there on hand for the whole day whenever you need them and to help the day run like clockwork, but also leave you to get on with your day with your guests when needed. We are so glad that we found Massi and Lucy to be our wedding planners and would highly recommend them to anyone who is thinking of getting married in Italy.”

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Lauren & Paul – Wedding in Varenna

“We spent 18 months planning our wedding with Massi & Lucy from Europe Wedding – we were nervous at first due to the enormity of getting married abroad and not knowing them, other than through the internet and Skype. We met up with them both in September 2012 and our confidence grew as they are clearly well known and respected by their vendors. The location in Varenna is truly stunning and we urge anyone who is not sure about getting married abroad to take the plunge, you will not regret it. Villa Cipressi cannot be topped as a venue, Bellagio is a great place to stay and Menaggio is good for an after party, something Massi and Lucy arranged so late on due to our original venue closing. On the day we could not fault anything, it was more than perfect, the weather was fantastic and Massi was there at the end to make sure we all got home safely. Thank you to Europe Wedding for making our special day so perfect, we will be back in Bellagio some day soon!!!”

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Kat & Rich – Wedding in Varenna

“Wow!! This is a good word to describe our experience with Europe Wedding. We married in Sirmione, Lake Garda in April. Lucy was amazing!! She made our day everything and more. I started emailing Lucy two years before our big day. Lucy was very quick in replying to emails and always willing to help in anyway she could. Lucy planned EVERYTHING for our wedding. From necessary paperwork to a boat trip on the lake. She was so particular about all the finer details and my guests could not believe the extra touches which Lucy had provided for us. As well as ALL the preparations of restaurant, flowers, priest etc, Lucy bought my kids Easter eggs, drove my husband and I to meet the priest, drove to the airport to collect my nan’s missing luggage and drove all my guests back and forward to the hairdresser. What more can I say? We arrived In Sirmione on the Thursday and met with Lucy on Friday. I will admit, I did find the experience of planning a wedding abroad daunting but I have to say after a few minutes with Lucy, I felt like she was my best friend. She is a very kind, warm person who is the perfect person for planning your very special day. Myself and my husband will never forget Lucy and we hope to visit Sirmione again and hopefully we will meet up with her again. I have likely forgot to include something because Lucy did that much for us. I would just like to thank Lucy once more. I would never have planned it better myself.”

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Lisa & Paul- Wedding in Sirmione

“We used Europe Wedding to plan a wedding in Bellagio from Chicago, and could not have been happier. Massi and his team were really good at responding to emails and never made us feel like we were bothering them. They helped coordinate everything for us – reception site, ceremony site, translations, legal paperwork, officiant, flowers, a boat ride, photography, hair, recommendations on where to stay – and even drove a Vespa over 100 miles to make sure we had one for our big day! I was apprehensive about using a service I found on the internet, but rest assured – this team is the best! Everything turned out better than expected or even imagined.”

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Megan & Robert – Wedding in Bellagio

“I strongly recommend using Massi and Roxy for a destination wedding. Even though my husband and I don’t speak Italian at all we were still able to have the wedding of our dreams! I first found the venue that I wanted to have our wedding and searched far and wide for a planner that would be able and willing to host it. Several destination wedding planner responded that they could not host a wedding there for different reasons. Massi was willing to host our wedding and connect us to several top notch vendors as well. Massi and Roxy guided us through their traditional wedding traditions while being flexible enough to incorporate some of our very important American traditions. The singer/dj and the venue both exceeded my expectations. Roxy even helped to set up a projector screen so that my maid of honor that couldn’t be there in person was able to broadcast her toast at my wedding. My husband and I feel like our wedding was AMAZING and we are very thankful to have had Massi and Roxy organize ALL of the details.”

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Danielle & Sean – Wedding in Varenna 

“Our wedding was in Positano which proved to be an amazing setting and sympathetic venue to our needs. Lucy from Europe Wedding worked extremely hard to translate our requirements into reality; no mean feat given our lack of familiarity with the culture and the area. The only reason for 4-stars rather than 5 is that on the day, due to the size of our wedding party, Europe Wedding could have ensured Lucy had more help, particularly in getting guests between venues. Additionally, the restaurant’s service was a little slow. However, these are small points – the Italians are more relaxed than the British so the pace of events fitted into the surroundings, which, as mentioned at the beginning were perfect. We’re not planning on getting married again, but if we did we have no hesitation in recommending Lucy and Europe Wedding to anyone interested.”

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Jez & Kiran – Wedding in Positano

“Lucy did an amazing job planning my our wedding in Positano Italy. She is very well known by all the people associated with the wedding from the people at Town Hall to the taxi cab drivers. She is also respected and spoken of in high regards. I was completely satisfied with her services and would highly recommend her.”

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Ginny & John – Wedding in Positano

“I do not have a single complaint about Europeweddings. We were very specific on what we wanted and what our budget was and they found us the perfect location and took care of all the details. I didn’t have to worry about a thing on my wedding day. I would recommend them to anyone looking to do a destination wedding.”

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Allison & Michael – Wedding in Perugia

“We loved working with Massi & Lucy for planning our wedding. They were very organized and responsive to all my requests and changes. Their suggestions were helpful and my family and I were very pleased with the outcome on our wedding day. My wedding in Italy (planning from US) was one of the best and least stressful experiences I’ve had because of Lucy & Massi. Thanks do much again!!”

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Gina & Andrew – Wedding in Varenna

“After deciding to get married in Italy, we sent out numerous enquiries to various wedding planners we found through the internet. Europe Wedding were stand-outs from the beginning with their generosity of support, information, flexibility and availability. We began communicating with Lucy (our primary planner) and Massi about 18 months before the wedding date, and from this moment onwards, they were readily available and responsive, providing individualised services to meet our varying and numerous requests along the way. In particular, the clarity and support provided around ensuring we processed all supporting documents both in Australia and Italy put us at ease that our marriage would be recognised! We had a civil ceremony on the Amalfi Coast and once in Italy Lucy meet us at the Embassy, came to my beauty trial (and sat there for 2.5hrs just to make sure I was happy!!!), was present on the day from when the groom arrived until the desserts were served hours later. Lucy remained one step ahead the whole day. When thanking Lucy at the end of the night for her continued efforts and going above and beyond her role, ensuring our day was perfect, she simply responded “I love my job”.”

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Naomi & Mat – Wedding in Amalfi

“The location, ceremony, lake cruise, restaurant and photographer were wonderfully coordinated by Massi. It was a seamless performance on the part of the wedding planner. Kudos to Massi, Father of the bride Robert B. Caredio.”

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Reina & Aaron – Wedding in Varenna

“We used Europe Wedding to plan our wedding in Atrani Italy. Both Massi and Lucy were always very quick to respond, and Lucy who was our primary planner was absolutely essential for coordinating paperwork (which for a Catholic wedding is a lot). While we had a relatively small wedding, both the planning and execution of our wedding day went perfect, thanks to Lucy. We also Loved our photographers (Belle Momenti Photography) who were recommended to us by Europe Wedding. Andre and Suzanne were absolutely fantastic and were the best people to work with. We have nothing but great things to say about Europe Wedding, Massi and Lucy, and Belle Momenti Photography and highly recommend both services to any couples looking to have the perfect day, with the perfect support team. Thank you all for making our day perfect.”

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Janice & Davin – Wedding in Atrani – Campania

“We used Europe Wedding to plan our entire wedding and it was a great choice. A key decider in this was that their English was excellent and they came across as being very helpful, professional and fully listening to our requests. Initially, we only knew that we wanted to get married in the mountains in Italy. From this basic information, they suggested a fantastic venue for our wedding and reception, supplying us with website links for us to view. Throughout the planning, any queries that we made were promptly answered and they supplied plenty of details to help us refine our wedding day, providing excellent recommendations for other service providers. Europe Weddings organised all of the legal paperwork required for our wedding which meant is was stress free and easy. On our Wedding Day, Lucy and Massi were fabulous. They ensured the day flowed smoothly and were great with our guests. The great service Lucy and Massi provided at Europe Weddings, at a very reasonable price, allowed us to have a Wedding Day which far surpassed our expectations.”

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Sally & Mike – Wedding in La Salle

“My husband and I got married in Oct 2011. Massi and Luca were phenomenal. Massi was always available to answer all questions via phone calls when we required them. Luca was excellent in paying attention to the smallest details which was really helpful. Massi assisted us in choosing the perfect location (it took us a while to find our spot). We decided on Castello di San Marco near Taormina, Sicily. The location was paradise, and the food was amazing (boy was there lots of it), and the details were all taken care of. We are so glad that we chose to go with them. They made our wedding day special and perfect. Thank you Massi and Luca for all your effort, dedication, and perseverance.

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Chandan & Derek – Wedding in Taormina

“Massi & Lucy, made our day 110% phenomenal, they worked hard to my constant requests leading up to the day and on the day, they were remarkable, they fitted in and everything ran seamlessly! I cannot thank them enough for not just the service they provided but the extra mile and personal touches they added! It was such a pleasure to share a drink with Massi at the end of the best day ever!! Thank you both always.

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Nikki & Mike – Wedding in Varenna

“Massi & Lucy were absolutely fantastic! We thought we were crazy to get married in Italy but, thanks to Europe Wedding, it wasn’t only easy but affordable too! We had no idea that getting married in a foreign country would have been that stress free! They took care of everything to our exact specifications without any problems. It was really remarkable what they were able to pull off. Since we’ve been back, I’ve joked that I would have had them plan our wedding even if it was in the US! :) This was more romantic and beautiful than we could have ever imagined . Thank you, Massi & Lucy for making our wedding so incredible!”

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Julia & Bill – Wedding in Varenna

“We have decided to get married in Italy Lake Como and must admit initially it was a scary thought to plan wedding in a different country but after meeting Massi he explained the procedures and it all seems straight forward. Our day was an amazing experience and every single guests of ours loved it! Our huge special thank you goes to Lucy who organises and arranges all the details for you. She has been brilliant help throughout the planning and also on the day! We couldn’t wish for more friendly, reliable, easy going but well organised people to arrange our special day!”

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Andrea & Mark – Wedding in Varenna

“Steve and I had an absolutely BEAUTIFUL wedding in Gardone Riveria on July 30th. Massi found this amazing location for us. We wanted to be close to where we visit regularly for work and this location was perfect! Massi was very good at keeping me “clam” from so far away and took care of all of the necessary details/requirements for our wedding to proceed smoothly! I would recommend Massi for sure! He was wonderful! Thanks so much!”

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Kelly & Steve – Wedding in Gardone Riviera

“Having always wanted to get married in Italy but not knowing how to arrange it meant that the service provided by Massi and Luca was invaluable. They arranged everything from the accommodation, venue, transportation, flowers and anything else you can think of. The whole experience was painless and the wedding day was magical and we would recommend their services to everyone.”

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Victoria & Henry – Wedding in Varenna

“Our wedding day in Lake Como was just perfect, thanks to Lucy and Massi! With her good knowledge of Lake Como, Lucy planned and organized our day just like we wanted it; the ceremony, boat trip, lunch and dinner were even more romantic and wonderful than we could have imagined. The venues was just fantastic and the food delicious. We were also very satisfied with the photographers and the video photographer she recommended. Lucy is the sweetest, most professional and flexible planner you could ever wish for. Thank you for making our wedding day a day of our dreams!”

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Gry & Håvard – Wedding in Varenna

“My husband and I got married in August 2011. Having got engaged in Milan, we decided we would also like to have our wedding in Italy and with the help of Massi, decided on Malcesine, Lake Garda. It really was the most stunning location in a medieval castle on the edge of the lake with all of our close family and friends around us to share our special day. Lucy then took over the arrangements and helped organise everything such as the necessary forms and paperwork, booking a make-up artist for me, sorting out the table decorations from photographs I emailed her, providing musicians for the ceremony, advising us of venues for our meal (which people still talk about now how amazing our six course meal was!) and recommending the most amazing wedding photographs whose pictures we treasure. Both Massi and Lucy were extremely prompt at replying to emails and completely understood what we were after, I would highly recommend their service. Thank you Massi and Lucy for giving us such a memorable and beautiful wedding day, it was perfect.”

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Lisa & Mike – Wedding in Malcesine

“We have enjoyed our wedding so much, it was a romantic, wonderful day. Europe Wedding has helped so much with suggestions, they immediately replied to all my mails and we talked about all our wishes. And every suggestion they have made turned out to be right. A classy, beautiful event, the food was great, the hairdresser and make-up artist have done great jobs. I would recommend them anytime.”

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Helena & Josip – Wedding in Varenna

“I must admit planning a wedding overseas was a bit daunting, but once I started communicating with Max, he completely put me at ease! When we arrived in Lake Como, he had thought of every detail and executed our ceremony and reception perfectly. We had a beautiful location, wonderful catered boat tour of Lake Como afterward and another catered reception at our Villa. I highly recommend planning your wedding with this professional and friendly staff.”

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Michelle & Salvino – Wedding in Varenna

“Thank you Massi for your kindness and your efficiency. You organised a magnificent day for us and our family/friends. When we first saw the location in Lake Como, we completely fell in love with it and we knew straight away that was THE location. The food was amazing, the hotel staff was great and efficient. The photographers you suggested were very friendly and discrete during the whole day. Everything was nicely orchestrated and we thank you and your colleague for all your efforts to make that day unforgettable!! We wish you all the best in the future.”

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Olympia & Felix – Wedding in Varenna

“The trip was amazing. We had the most wonderful time! I would love for you to include us as references for other couples. If we can answer questions or concerns for anyone, just give them my email address. A few comments that we noted along the way: Our chauffer/tour guide Roberto for the Rome castle tour was superb. He went above and beyond his job and I hope that you all continue to use him in the future. We really enjoyed him. Same goes for our Tuscany tour guide. We could not have asked for a better tour. Sean got a little motion sick from the roads and Franco drove all the way back to town while we were touring the vineyard to buy Sean motion sick medicine. Elisabetta the photographer was excellent. She was so sweet and so excited and intense about her photographs. It was a pleasure to have her as a witness at our ceremony. And finally Tamara. We spent the most time with Tamara and she was definitely the best. She was so much more than a tourguide for us. She was a wonderful tourguide and we did enjoy that, but most of all, she was indispensable on the wedding day. Overall, this was the best 10 days ever. We could not have imagined a better wedding honeymoon. Thank you for all of your help. We never could have done this without you.”

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Amy & Sean – Wedding in Venice

“I just wish to thank you and your excellent team for a magical time in Venice. The whole wedding was so relaxed, elegant and beautiful from start to finish and your agent in Italy was so professional and friendly. I did say that I would forward on one of the photos through you, I hope you don’t mind. Thank you once again.”

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Sarine & Stephen – Wedding in Venice

“Everyone helping us the day of the wedding was fabulous. The wedding coordinator, Anna Maria, was very nice and fun to work with. She stayed with us until we got to the restaurant to ensure that everything was OK (which was later than what was noted on the schedule). The photographer, Giuseppe was great — we’re looking forward to receiving the photos. Everyone seemed to really enjoy the boat ride. The boat driver was very pleasant and pointed out key areas on the lake and ended up staying longer as the dinner ran late. The owner and his staff at the restaurant did an amazing job!! The food was outstanding and the set-up was just perfect!! Overall though, we were very happy with our wedding day. Feel free to use our email on your reference list. Thank you.”

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Jen & Greg – Wedding in Menaggio

“The whole trip was wonderful. As far as using our e-mails are references, that is not a problem. We’ll be glad to communicate with anyone. As far as an After Action Report is concern, here is what I have: 1. Everybody was on time as expected (i.e.-transportation, flowers, etc). 2. The staff at Hotel Forum were very professional and helpful with everything. 3. Daniela (Italian translator) was more than helpful and professional with everything we needed. I think that’s about it. I’m sure Christina could send some more useful information. Thank you so much for all your help. There is no way we could have done it without you.”

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Christina & Eric – Wedding in Rome

“We just got back from Italy last night, and everything was wonderful! The wedding day went off without a hitch, and everything was absolutely perfect. I was a bit scared when the hair stylist turned out not to speak any English, but I had brought along a photo of the style I wanted, and I must say that what she produced was better than the photo! The gondola rides were a big hit with everyone; we really lucked out with the weather as the forecast had said rain and we had nothing but blue skies all day. The Luna Baglioni was beautiful, and the food at the reception was delicious. We were very happy with the service they provided. And most of all, Tamara was wonderful, so we’d really appreciate it if you could pass on our sincerest thanks to her again. We have been extremely pleased with everything you guys did for us and would be happy to act as a reference in future. So thank you very much again for all of your help. Everything exceeded our expectations and I know our guests had a terrific time too. You’ve been wonderful at getting everything organized and we are extremely grateful for the great work you did!”

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Evsen & Mark – Wedding in Venice

“The wedding was not without its drama. For example it rained pretty hard on our way to the ceremony (supposedly good luck in Italy) so the whole party was cowering under umbrellas and Miori had to borrow a raincoat to keep her wedding dress dry. It also made for an interesting adventure on the “high-seas” during the crossing to Menaggio. Once we were at the wedding hall we were really impressed with the way they had “spruced up” the hall. Our first impression from our initial visit on the 9th was that it was a very simple location but they really did a fine job of making it appropriately formal for the occasion. After the ceremony, the clouds parted and we had a good 2 hours of some great photos. The boat ride was absolutely marvelous. Miori could not communicate to the salon the style of makeup she was looking for so she did not end up using this service, but the hair appointment went as planned. The photographers were great (there were two) and we can not wait to see the photos. I suppose the rain prevented it but I would have liked them to meet us at the hotel so they could have gotten some photos of our adventure to the wedding hall and all of the well-wishes we met along the way. Finally the diner at the Villa Serbelloni was very impressive. I was nervous because I’d heard mixed reviews about the food but we all found it to be absolutely perfect. The service was impeccable. In the final analysis I don’t think we would have done it any differently than we did, rain and all. We are both so happy with the way it turned out. We spoke about it before, from a planning standpoint the only real surprise was the photos copies we needed of our witnesses’ passports. You might consider adding this to your list of requirements so people are not caught of guard. Some halls may not require this but I still don’t see how it could hurt to bring along the copies just in case. Other than that your information was spot on. We would be happy to act as references for other couples planning weddings in Como and for your company in general, so feel free to pass on my email address. If you’d like more detailed info our trip of if you’d like to use some of our photos for your website just let us know and we would be happy to help. Once again, thank you for all of your help and we truly had a marvelous time in Italy.”

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Miori & Rodney – Wedding in Menaggio

“We are still traveling Italy. Right now we are in Sienna and tomorrow we will go to Rome until the 26th when we return home. Everything was perfect. Stefania our contact was wonderful. The man who married us could not of been nicer. The “Sala Rossa” was beautiful. The reception restaurant was great. And our photographer did a great job. And not to forget, the flowers were perfect. Absolutely you can use us as a reference. I’d be happy to write you a detailed review when we get back if you want. Thanks again.”

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Kathleen & Michael – Wedding in Florence

“OUR WEDDING WAS WONDERFUL!!! Everything was too perfect, I was waiting for someone to wake me up. Giovanna was fabulous! Massimo and the videographer were great. Andrea and his assistant Patrizia were on time and did a great job (make up & hair stylist). It’s funny how everyone was from Amalfi. The organist did a great job. EVERYTHING went as planned. I was nervous leading up to the wedding day. Everything happened like it was supposed to. I was 15 minutes early to the church. Fr. John wasn’t ready. I thought that was funny. He said he wasn’t used to brides being on time what more 15 minutes early. We were in Sorrento before Positano. I was afraid that I wouldn’t like Positano since Sorrento was awesome. Thankfully we fell in love with Positano. I loved how small and intimate everything and everyone was. It was the perfect place for us. We would be more than happy to be on your reference/testimonial list. Like I’ve said before, Euroevents is one of the more expensive companies, but if you want the epitome of great service and peace of mind, you’re worth every penny. Your efficiency and drive to follow-up with us comforted and re-assured us every step of the way. Funny thing is my luggage was lost on our way to Rome. Thank goodness I followed your advice and hand-carried everything for my wedding day. I finally got my luggage four days later, Monday night at 7:00 pm. Jared was quite surprised of my coolness with the unfortunate situation. I think the only reason I didn’t lose my mind was that I had everything for my wedding day. I refused to let the lost luggage spoil my trip. I also love reasons to go shopping! Fr. John was to drop the marriage certificate (from the wedding hall) the night of our wedding. I don’t believe he had a chance. Do you know if the copies will be mailed to us? Once again thank you for everything. You made us feel that it was more than just your job. Grazie.”

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Carolyn & Jared – Wedding in Positano

“Wow! What a glorious wedding we had. Kev and I are still bouncing around from jet lag and giddiness. I must add, and say that the 2 Italian wedding helpers (Daniela and Anna) were AMAZING. They were such nice people and so competent — the whole day just sang! Thanks so much, Susan”

“I just wanted to thank you personally for helping us with our special day. As I am sure you heard from Susan, everything went wonderfully! Anna and Daniela couldn’t have been nicer. Great photographer and videographer as well. We can’t wait to see the pictures! Sincerely, Kevin”

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Susan & Kevin – Wedding in Bellagio

“Everything was wonderful. It was a lot of traveling in order to get the paperwork done, but the coordinators were all wonderful. The priests made us feel so at home, and the bed and breakfast in Verona, was more than we could have expected. The Chef Chris prepared some of the best dishes I have ever tasted. I wish we could have stayed longer, but I have 2 boys who began at K State on Monday, and the younger kids started back to school this week as well. Plus, we are moving to Jeff’s house this week. I will call you soon to tell you all of the details. I would like to get the photo cd asap., as I will have a professional lab develop them, and it will take at least one week. We would like to have the pictures for the reception. Thanks so much for your help. Your calm demeanor was exactly what I needed.”

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Becky & Jeffrey – Wedding in Valpolicella

“We have just got back from our cruise – the wedding was superb and i cannot fault any of the service that we received – it was all perfect. Many many thanks for all your efforts in making it a superb experience.”

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Michele & Richard – Wedding in Venice

“Thanks for your congratulations! We are finally catching up and thought I would send you a response to your message below. First of all, we all felt that the wedding in Portovenere Castle was spectacular! It is an amazing place and we both felt that we could not have chosen a more perfect spot. Although walking up the hundreds of steps was daunting, it was well worth the effort. Even my 83 year old mother made it to the top and was glad she did when she saw the view! The town of Portovenere is beautiful, quaint, and charming. The officials who completed our legal work and conducted the ceremony were helpful, warm, and friendly and they showed a sincere interest in our special event. The flowers were beautiful, too! We loved everything about it. Although we worried a bit that everything would work as planned, our worries were wasted since we were well taken care of and we truly felt that we could not have asked for anything more. Our wedding coordinators — you, Francesca and Loredana — were also very efficient and responsive to all our questions and problems. We truly appreciate everything you did for us and thank you very much for your efforts. We would also appreciate your sending our thanks to Francesca and Loredana as well. Since we stayed so far away from the consulate in Milan, Francesca was good enough to accompany us on the train back to our hotel so we would avoid the high cost of returning by taxi. Your prompt, courteous responses to all of our questions and issues was greatly appreciated. All in all, we loved everything about our wedding and thank you very much for helping us put it together. One last item. We paid for 5 official wedding certificates but were told they could not issue them on the day of the wedding but would mail them to us. They said it would take about a week. We still have not gotten them and I’m not too worried yet, but would appreciate your advising when we might expect to get them. Thanks, again. Our wedding was fabulous and well worth the effort of having it in Italy!”

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Lynda & Phillip – Wedding in Portovenere

“All of your services were perfect! The Rome Tour was great. They were very flexible and informative. We all had a great time. The couch was comfortable, the driver was nice, and the guide spoke perfect English and had a lot of interesting things to tell us. The Jazz band was AMAZING! At first there was some confusion about the date they were supposed to be at the wedding, but that was cleared up. Then, Daniele had some problems with them regarding the set-up. But, when they started playing, it was amazing. And, in the end they were flexible about having to change spots during the cocktail reception and the dinner reception. We really really enjoyed the band. I wish I could have a CD of theirs. And the CAKE! It was so perfect and beautiful. Exactly what I wanted. AND it tasted great! I was worried when I saw how beautiful it was, that it wouldn’t taste good, but it did! In fact, could you please send me the addresses and contact people for the Jazz Band and the Cake, as I would like to personally send them Thank You cards. Thanks again for everything and all of your help in planning this once in a lifetime event. Sorry it took me a while to reply, but we were in Brazil for 3 weeks for our honeymoon and since then I have just been trying to get out from under the pile of work e-mails that were waiting for me! Please let me know if you need anything else. Any testimonials or anything. Seriously we were so please with the Jazz Band and the Cake. Grazie mille!”

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Lillian & Daniele – Wedding in Rome & Tuscany

“Thank you so much for your warm wishes. We arrived back in New York last night after spending a few quiet days in Lake Como. Everything turned out beautifully. The caterers were very professional and personable. Not to mention, the food was delicious!! Also, the band you recommended was wonderful. They played such a wide range of music and everyone thoroughly enjoyed them. Thank you for all of your assistance in this endeavor. You helped to make this an unforgettable experience. I would gladly be a reference to you and your company.

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Kimberly & Jeffrey – Wedding in Tuscany

“Everything was perfect!!! We were totally satisfied and all our guests were totally overwhelmed by the beauty and amenities. All the services provided were excellent…the people couldn’t have been sweeter or more helpful! Everything went as planned and exceeded our expectations of service and quality!!! The music was exceptional!!! The flowers were the most beautiful I have seen, the rose buds were as big as my fist, they certainly provided high quality product. You may certainly use us as a reference. Tara the photographer took a lot of shots and I can’t wait to see the proofs. Again suffice to say all the services and people who provided them were stellar, professional and our friends. Thanks.”

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Maryanne & Darryl – Wedding in Verona

“Just wanted to say thank you so much for everything. We had a wonderful experience and thoroughly enjoyed our wedding. All of the people who helped coordinate the event were wonderful! I wondered if the photographer had the disk or any of the pictures available as we are anxious to share and see the photos. We snapped a few of our own (our kids did) but only one came out well. Thank you again.”

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Carla & Jeff – Wedding in Venice

“Ian and I returned to Cleveland on Friday; and we are still adjusting to the travel time. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for creating such a fairytale wedding for my wonderful husband (I get to call him that!) and I. Let me first say that the two women (our onsite coordinators) were just amazing, kind, generous, intelligent and wonderful to be around. The time that was spent with them was so special. Italy is truly a magical and romantic spot to have a wedding. Ian and I were very lucky to have three weeks of enjoying the various places, people, history, food, culture, etc. I do have to admit that my favorite area was and is Florence. The city itself is breathtaking. It is full of love and life and I feel that any couple that chooses to marry in Florence will take with them a real life fairytale. I was so happy to be with the synagogue and their congregation. The Rabbi, his wife, Maya, and their staff welcomed us with open hearts and we felt an instant bond. Maya surprised Ian and I with one of the best presents a couple could receive. With school in session, the sanctuary was filled with children. They presented us with flowers and pictures. It was very hard to keep composed, because of the kindness and generosity of such young people. They danced and sang Jewish songs in celebration of our wedding. We also had surprised guests. Various congregation members and tourist filled the rows and cheered when the Rabbi pronounced us and wife. The carriage ride was so special. The streets were filled with people from around the world and they were chanting in their own languages congratulations. The Italians were hailing and clapping Auguri, the French were singing, the Japanese and many others were waiving us on as we were taking our celebratory ride throughout the streets of Florence. Cameras were snapping and Ian and I felt that the world shares a common bond when it comes to love. We laughed because we realized that the pictures that these people were taking of us will be a part of their history and holiday. We will be in their homes…throughout the world. WOW! I do not know how many individuals could say that their wedding pictures included the Statue of David. In regards to the planning, thank you. I cannot tell more that your company was so important to us because, the assistance made the processes move very quickly and smooth. I cannot express the importance of having the support. The bureaucracy can be very painful and Ian and I never experienced and stress or panic. I felt more panic when planning this event, because of not knowing the various concerns and I know that you did everything possible to make that go smooth. Thank you. The spa, hairdresser, and make-up artist were wonderful. I suggest that all couples should have a spa day prior to the wedding to relieve any anxiety or nervousness. Your itinerary was perfect to the day, place and time. Thank you.”

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Hillary & Ian – Wedding in Florence

“We are now back on Los Angeles. I don’t know where to start……. everything was planned SO WELL. We couldn’t believe it. We were expecting something to go wrong (other than us missing our morning train to Florence on Friday) and it didn’t. Stefania was THE BEST. Everything was so well organized. She is a very warm, friendly person while maintaining a high level of professionalism. Your company definitely has an asset by having her as an associate. We can’t think of our wedding without thoughts of her and her family. Her little sister was bubbly and adorable. We were also privledged to meet her mother who is lively and full of grace. We want to keep in touch with Stefania and hope to see her again in the future. I told her I was going to ask you for her email address because after the wedding, I didn’t have anything to write it on and didn’t have the capacity to remember it at that time. Please send me her email address. We want to send her a written thank-you for making our day so stress free and memorable. The wedding hall alone was worth being married in Florence. I didn’t realize it was in a castle…. I think that is important for people to know when choosing a wedding location. It sort-of adds something extra to the “room” when you know that it is in a castle, not just a city building. I don’t think I can find the words to properly describe how much we loved it. The red interior with the gold mirrors was something of a fairy tale. Also, the official who married us was quite delightful. He insisted on having his picture taken with us. I can’t wait to see all of the pictures. The photographer walked us through town to take photos. We also went to the rowing club and took pictures by the river. Then we headed out of town and took pictures over-looking the city. When we came out of the castle/town hall, we were almost mobbed by tourists who wanted to have their pictures taken with us…… so we made them happy and posed for a few extra shots. A couple of notes on the hotels….. We stayed in 2 different hotels in Rome. We mainly stayed in Hotel Stendhal, but when we went back to Rome the night before we left for the U.S. we stayed in a different hotel because Stendhal didn’t have a room. Hotel R (Rome) is great for 3 reasons. (1) It is in a good location. (2) It is not expensive. (3) It is a newer hotel. Hotel M (Rome) is nice because (1) The rooms are huge (2) It wasn’t that expensive. Hotel M was in a less central location, but once you knew your way around the city, it was better for us because the rooms were larger. Also, it was an older hotel and had more of the “flavor” of Rome. Hotel R (Florence) was a good hotel for these main reasons. (1) It was inexpensive (2) We had a suite #505 which was actually detached from the main hotel. It was behind the hotel and was a 2-story suite. It makes for a good honey moon suite…. especially for people who have a smaller budget. You might keep it in mind. (3) Hotel R wasn’t in the middle of the piazza madness. It was closer to the train station and actually quieter. We had our 2 guests in 2 single rooms and they were able to sleep comfortably with their windows open. Joseph wanted me to ask you when we might receive the digital negatives. Also, he wanted to make sure that we will be receiving all the digital negatives and not just the 40 that correspond to the 40 prints that were purchased. I will send you some pictures when we have everything sorted. Please send me Stefania’s email address. Thank you for everything. It was so well planned and everything was beyond our expectations.”

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Shannon & Joseph – Wedding in Florence

“Thank you sooooo much!…….. Our time in Italy was exquisite! We would love to share our wedding planning and experience with others! I would like to give everyone the heads up regarding the payment situation with Paypal and why we were unable to use them. I would love to answer questions if anyone is as anxious as I was. Our wedding was beautiful! We got very lucky. For some reason, It stopped raining specifically during our 2 hour gondola ceremony, then at 7pm the storm came in! Our dinner was DELICIOUS! The service at the restaurant was AMAZING! Our coordinator in Italy was great! The violinist was so talented and sweet, we really enjoyed his performance. Our photographer was wonderful…I am looking forward to seeing the finished work. I guess I wish I had been posed more like at a bridge or up against a beautiful column. The dinner was so delicious! And the service was AMAZING! And you, Corrinne, we will definitely refer ANYONE AND EVERYONE to YOU! You did such an amazing job, we are forever grateful to you! We are sooooooooooo impressed with your work. We will be posting a link very soon to share some pics with you. Thank you very much!”

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Marisela & Richard – Wedding in Venice

“I want to thank you for all your hard work and help with our wedding at such short notice. The villa we stayed at was beautiful with its old world splendor. Everyone thought it was magnificent. What made our stay even more delightful was Desy who took great care of us and made sure we had everything we needed. There was a wonderful family atmosphere at this villa that put one immediately at ease. Stefania our on site co-coordinator was everything one could have wished for and ensured that everything ran like clockwork. The ceremony was everything I dreamed it would be. The music was heavenly. The vintage car was perfect and the driver was so helpful and nice. The company’s photographer was very discrete and a perfect gentleman. San Gimignano is wonderful , charming town and I cannot wait to go back there. Thanks a million for giving us a dream wedding.”

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Christine & Johnny – Wedding in San Giminiano – Tuscany

“Hi- we are back. Lots to get done now that we are home. Everything you did was great – Beatrice was sweet… The Boat tour was awesome – I got great pics. Our meal was outstanding! The cake, the flowers they had matched ours…. we had great wine….. We loved walking thru the streets and taking pics. All the locals and tourists were looking at us and congratulating us. They were filming us and taking pics. It was so cool. Everything was beautiful and when we arrived it was even more so than I imagined. The pics don’t do it justice. We loved every minute of it and only regret not staying there for another day. Ask Beatrice if there is any way I could still get that picture I saw. She may know the name of the store and I can give her my AMEX to have it sent here. I’d love to have it to remember what a beautiful place it was. Oh, and tell Beatrice that her friend did something so funny – he had my camera and took a pic of a sign. I always do that when someone gives me a camera and when the develop them they are like – what the heck is this. Anyway – I saw that sign a few days ago in Milan and was going to take a picture of it myself. I called it “children running with briefcases” I attached it! Funny thing is that I have signs from Scotland and everywhere I go and laugh about them. He had no idea I would love it so much! Thanks for everything and of course I won’t let the press bring our experience down. I don’t think anyone has ever had that happen to them in your experience doing this.”

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Brenda & Mark – Wedding in Bellagio

“Drake and I had the most romantic wonderful day of our lives as of yet. We both thank you so much for all your work! You organized a dream wedding in under 3 weeks! Thank you. The people who you had helping us were all very professional but friendly. We always felt that we were in good hands. I especially felt close to Stefania. She is such a wonderful person. Please let her know this. The location, photographer, and of the reception dinner was wonderful. Everything exceeded our expectations. We love our pictures the photographer was incredible. Corrine if you ever need a testimonial I will glad to assist you! You can offer any potential clients my e-mail or cell phone number. Again, thank you Corrine. You most enjoy your work, because you are an absolutely wonderful at your job. I enjoyed working with you and am so happy you called in response to my e-mail. To think I almost ended up in different hands, and I know that the outcome would, could not have been as special. Thank you.”

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Hilary & Drake – Wedding in Florence

“Many thanks for your reply regarding the date of birth and replacement certificates. Even though it poured with rain we both liked the Villas Lais! Unfortunately we weren’t able to get any photos in the gardens, but the inside was beautiful and all staff at the Villas Lais were very friendly. Beniamino was punctual, helpful and relaxed and we would recommend him. The two witnesses Francesca and Paulo were also very helpful and pleasant. Finally, thank you for your prompt emails and help over the last few weeks.”

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Sarah & Steve – Wedding in Rome

“Q-Was everything as you expected (the wedding ceremony and services, location etc)? A-Yes everything was done well and the whole thing was pulled together very quickly. It was especially helpful to have Stephanie in Italy. She was very prompt and thorough and definitely helped to make everything go very smoothly. Q-Were our providers (your coordinators, your photographer & videographer, your flowers, etc) helpful to you? I would love to hear your suggestions – if you have any – regarding your experiences. A-Yes everyone was good. The hairdresser was very good but it was very tough to communicate as the language barrier for explaining how Shannon wanted her hair was hard. We were able to get by on the Italian we knew most of the time but this probably was one of the more stressful parts. the Photographer and Videographer were great and very much in line with what we wanted. The flowers were good and again Stephanie was a big help there as well as she took the extra time to make sure it was OK. Q-Last but not least, we are always looking for people who are willing to act as possible references for couples who are considering using our services in the future. Could we list your e-mail among our references? A-I would not like to list my email on the web site as a reference, however I would be willing for you to give my email out as a reference to people looking into the services.”

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Shannon & Jeremy – Wedding in Pienza