We are coming to the end of an incredible summer and just wanted to thank you for helping to co-ordinate not just the best day of our lives but the best week.
It can’t be an easy task to organise a wedding, let alone a wedding week for a destination bride, and a bride who is a massive worry wart! From my initial contact with Raffaella, through to meeting the lovely Ludovica, and the wedding day itself you have been a brilliant source of support and reassurance. The vendors, you recommended or helped me communicate with were just wonderful and our wedding would not have been the same without them. The wedding day itself was just dreamy, fairytale like and better than anything we could have hoped for. That really was down to you and your teams organisation, communication and liasion with vendors so from the bottom of my heart- thank you.
Wishing you continued success for the future,
Mr and Mrs Muskin xxx
Denusha & Dineth - UK
Villa il Garofalo, Florence – July 2016
“I wish I could have thanked you all personally on Friday night but I was a little worse for wear by the end of it (too much fun)!
We had the most wonderful wedding day and the villa was spectacular – everything we wanted and more!
Thank you all for your help and hard work, it will never be forgotten.
Denusha & Dineth”
Photography by David Bastianoni
Katie & Chris – UK
Villa Bordoni, Greve in Chianti – July 2016
“First off, we would like to pass on our appreciation for planning and executing our perfect day. We now have time for it all to finally sink in. We can’t wait to see the photos! I hope the day was not too painful for you. You were a very calm influence, the marquee look great and the band (albeit late) were brilliant.
Chris & Katie”
Photography by David Bastianoni
Diane & Teddie - Finland & USA
Villa Aurelia, Rome – June 2016
“I want to say a big thank you to Raffaella and her team at Wed in Italy. We got married in Rome in June 2016, and Raffaella and the whole team was key in making it a magical wedding. For so many things, she was on exactly the same page as us and extremely open to new ideas and details. She is also amazingly patient. For an event that requires so many small decisions, I always felt very supported. During a makeup consultation or a table decor appointment, Raffaella would always be the first to reassure me that it was important for the bride to be happy.
In the stress of wedding planning, especially destination wedding planning, it’s amazing to have a wedding planner who will go the extra mile or fight for what the couple wants, and we got exactly that with Raffaella. She was amazing about coordinating all the complexities of a destination wedding — of which there were so many. Her team was a pleasure to work with — friendly, gracious and resourceful.
Thank you so much! “
Photography by Lucie Tanner
Hayley & James - New York
Villa Eva, Ravello – October 2015
“Dear Raffaella and Italia,
A long overdue thank you for helping us to organize the wedding of our dreams at Villa Eva 2 weeks ago. It was a truly magical, amazing day! We wanted to send you this note to thank you for all your advice, organization and planning throughout the past 10 months. Our wedding day was more beautiful than we ever could have imagined it would be! Your advice on choosing Ravello and Villa Eva for our wedding was absolutely perfect. All our family and friends could not believe the setting and venue – it was absolutely stunning! We ourselves had no idea it would be as beautiful as it was.
On the day Italia and Ludovica were fantastic. From managing the timing of the day, translating for the ceremony, organizing everyone and ensuring the day ran smoothly to reminding me to use the photo props during the photos – they were just great! We also really appreciated how they kept us informed on the bar situation so that everyone still had a drink if things ran out. There were also a couple of lovely touches that we didn’t know about which added to the day – such as everywhere we arrived we were presented with 2 glasses of champagne each tied with ribbons – so cute! Even when we cut the cake we were given 2 glasses of champagne to toast.
We also want to compliment Villa Eva on the running of the evening and most importantly the fantastic food – all our guests raved about how amazing the food was at our wedding. The cheese corner and carved ham were very popular and everyone raved about bocconcini man! I was also really happy with the cupcake cake which the pastry chef put together for me – I had no idea before the day how it would look, and of course had not had the chance to taste it, but we both loved it – I just wish I had had more time to eat more of it!
We also absolutely loved the music on the day – from the amazing Neapolitan mandolin and guitar players who serenaded us through the streets, to the fabulous singer at the cocktail hour and the sax player who seemed to come out of nowhere at the cutting of the cake! Even the DJ who played til after 2am was great. I would recommend Marco’s music company to anyone having their wedding in Ravello.
And lastly throughout the planning process, we were happy with how responsive you both were – we had heard lots of stories from our friends on how frustrating their Italian wedding planners had been, however we never had this experience with you. For example, we appreciated that even when sometimes you had no update for us you would still respond to say – we’re still waiting, we’ll come back to you. When you have a million things going on, it’s reassuring to know that this is one thing you do not need to worry about!
Thank you again,
Mr and Mrs Jackson”
McKenna & Rob – London
Villa Miani, Rome – September 2015
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“Dear Raffaella and Ludovica
I’m so sorry that it has taken me such a long time to write to you to say thank you so much for everything you did for Robbie and McKenna’s wedding.
As soon as we got home, we were immediately into the apple harvest ….George grows apples and plums and it is a bumper harvest this year.
You were fantastic. Everything went like clockwork and you dealt with all the hiccups that occurred as if they were nothing at all.
Altogether a huge success! Everyone had a great time and absolutely loved every detail of the celebrations.
Most importantly of all, Robbie and McKenna had a wonderful time and they will have so many memories of an exceptionally happy occasion.
George and I were especially grateful to you for all you did to help with the Rehearsal Dinner, which everyone loved. You made it all seem so easy.
And the room looked so pretty, with your beautiful flowers, etc. It created exactly the right kind of atmosphere.
The Taverna was the perfect venue, and weren’t we incredibly lucky with the weather?
I’m sure you are still extremely busy with yet more weddings. You will be relieved when the season is over and you can relax a bit, hopefully.
Thank you SO SO much for everything.
Very best wishes
Sarah & George Hodgkinson
Mother & father of the Groom”
Photography by David Bastianoni
Stefanie & Karl – UK
Villa Cimbrone, Ravello – August 2015
We got home last night and I haven’t checked my emails for 2 weeks (which has been amazing!) so sorry for the late reply.
Thank you for sorting that minor problem out for us, you did this several times during the 3 days.
Thank you so much we thought you were absolutely fantastic! The wedding could not have gone any better. Thank you for helping to make our dream a reality.
Karl & Stefanie”
Photography by David Bastianoni
Gemma & Paul – UK
Palazzo Avino, Ravello – May 2015
“Dear Ludovica and Staff at Wedinitaly,
Thank you very much for all your help in planning our wedding day in Ravello.
We had the most beautiful and memorable day to remember all our lives.
Everything was done professionally and was organized very well: it was perfect.
You are a great company, thanks for everything.
Gemma and Paul”
Saray & Joey – USA
Villa Bordoni, Greve in Chianti (Florence) – May 2015
It’s been a few months since the wedding and our family still can’t stop talking about how amazing it was.
Everyone had an fantastic time and It really was the best day of our lives.
Thank you very much for all your hard work and dedication it paid off and we are so happy about it!
Again thank you for such a wonderful day, we could not have done it without you and your team!
Joey & Saray”
Photos by Carlo Carletti
Belen & Alejandro – USA
La Posta Vecchia, Rome – March 2015
“Thank you again for everything. We could have not imagined a more perfect day (and week). It was all a dream and we truly wish we could relive it over and over again. You and ludovica were an absolute joy to work with and I hope one day in the future we can work on another project together.
Belen & Alejandro”
Aisha & Akim - UK
Villa Miani, Rome – September 2016
“Firstly, I would like to say thank you for everything over the last 10 months. There were some stressful times but it was all worth it and we genuinely had the best day of our lives.
Photography by White Fashion Photography
Ayla & Tosh- Dubai
Villa Grabau, Lucca – June 2016
“Hi Italia, Marco, Raffaella,
We only just arrived back in Dubai and I wanted to send an email to say THANKYOU from the bottom of my heart for everything you did over the past 9 months, specifically to you Italia. All day, I managed to remain dry-eyed (mostly) however when i walked into the dinner and saw everything we worked for in the last 9 months, it was overwhelming. It was beyond Tosh’s and I’s wildest expectations.
That was genuinely the best day of our lives and a huge part of that goes to you and your team for helping us to deliver it. Not only for the wedding day itself, but the dinner at Buca was fabulous, the wine tasting was hilarious, it was three days of memories which i will treasure in my heart forever.
Every single person at the wedding said that it was the best wedding they have ever been to, and we have had a number of people ask for your details to plan theirs haha. One of my friends said it looked like something out of a bridal magazine, and they were right, it was magical!!
Thank you for trusting us when we came up with random suppliers / ideas, thank you for helping us deliver to a tight budget, thank you for being fast and efficient at organizing everything, and finally, thank you Italia, for being a wonderful and calming person to have there on the day itself.
I wouldn’t have changed one thing!!
Ayla & Tosh”
Photography by David Bastianoni
Lauren & Chris - UK
Castello di Meleto, Tuscany – May 2016
“We are currently on honeymoon and have struggled with connectivity so apologies for the delay in getting this message over to you but we just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team (Ludovica, Marco and Vanessa) for your help creating a fantastic wedding.
The suppliers on the day were fantastic and we couldn’t have asked for better service from them. We have had numerous comments over the last few days on how amazing the whole wedding was and just wanted to ask if you could you personally thank all suppliers on our behalf?
Once again thank you for everything.
Lauren and Chris”
Photography by Nabis Wedding Photographers
Georgina & Amir - UK
Castello di Castellammare, Amalfi Coast – September 2015
“The reason we chose WedinItaly to plan our wedding, was because of the personalised service and how Raffaella, Italia and Ludovica put 110% into everything they did. They didn’t just see you as another number, or client, they saw you as two people who were trying to organise the most incredible day for themselves, their families and friends.
From flying out to Italy on site visits to sourcing Arabic lamps in Turkey to organising personalised goodie bags for all of ours guests, Raffaella and her incredible team were there every step of the way. They also happily dealt with the most complicated hotel room booking system I have ever come across and ensured we got the best deal with our vendors.
On the evenings of our pre-wedding and wedding, they were there right until the end, making sure that my husband and myself had the best night, while they rushed around making sure everything ran like clockwork!
We really can’t thank Raffaella, Italia and Ludovica enough – they made our wedding day so perfect and stress-free. If you are planning to get married in Italy (or anywhere else!), you have to use WedInItaly – they are organised, dedicated, passionate and most of all care so much about each and every couple they plan for.
Georgina and Amir”
Craig & Jon - UK
Villa Pitiana, Reggello (Florence) – September 2015
“I am now back at work and rather hectic, Jon is still on holiday – lucky him. I just wanted to say how wonderful the time was at the Villa and how fantastic the staff were, many of our guests also commented at how friendly and helpful all the staff were throughout our time there, and our wedding day was truly magical.
Italia and Marco did a great job at coordinating things and helping out and it was lovely to have them there with us as well as they were part of the journey.
It was magical and thanks so much for helping us make this happen.
I am now looking forward to seeing the photos and reliving the day and time again.
Craig & Jon
Photography by Daniele Vertelli
Donna & Michael – UK
Castello di Meleto, Gaiole in Chianti (Siena) – August 2015
“Hi Raffaella, Hi Ludovica,
Hope you guys are both well!
Mike and I are finally back from Italy and back at work and I have to say it’s really quite depressing! L We loved Amalfi though and had an amazing few days exploring the area and just chilling, and also eating more amazing food, don’t think we have eaten quite so much in a long time, it’s been great!
We just wanted to say again thank you so much for such a wonderful day on our wedding day we really did have such an amazing day and we couldn’t have asked for anything more, you guys were amazing and made it all feel so effortless and stress free for us which I’m sure it wasn’t for you guys and we really appreciate everything you did for us.
The whole weekend was perfect and I know all our guests just loved it too!
We also wanted to say how lovely it has been meeting you both and working with you over the last year or so, we really couldn’t have done it without you and it has been just such a wonderful experience, I don’t think we really know what we’re going to do now! Although I’m sure you won’t miss our many emails and many silly questions!
I hope you found your party invitations in your gift bags, it would really be lovely if you could make it and come celebrate with us, but we do completely understand if it’s not possible, we know how busy you are!
Anyway thanks so much again, it really has been amazing and hope we can stay in touch.
All the best.
Donna & Mike”
Melissa & Mark – UK
Villa Bordoni, Greve in Chianti (Florence) – July 2015
“I am very well thank you and Mark’s emails of yesterday echo my feelings too. Thank you for all of your help in getting us through it.
It was also a pleasure to have you with us on the day, reassuring to know you were around to keep things moving in the right direction and it did not feel once like an intrusion.
While everybody was fantastic during the wedding, a special mention also goes to Chiara and Massimiliano who made us feel very comfortable and at ease for the photographs and were a lovely presence generally. Everybody in our party loved them.
Melissa and Mark”
Brona & Tom – UK
Castello di Verrazzano, Greve in Chianti (Florence) – May 2015
“Ludovica, Raffaella, Marco
Tom and I wanted to drop you a note to thank you so so much for all you have done to make the past weekend the best weekend of our lives (literally).
You were amazing and so patient with everything.
We will most definitely be recommending you guys to anyone getting married in Italy or otherwise!
All the best and if you need anything from us please do let us know.
Tom & Brona”
Cannelle & Yvonnick – Tahiti
Villa Garofalo, Florence – April 2015
“Dear Raffaella, Ludovica, Marco and Elena,
It is hard to find the right words to adequately thank you all for the INCREDIBLE work you did for our wedding in April. I dreamed of this Italian wedding since I was a young girl and today I am so grateful and happy to say that one of my dream came true thanks to your hard work.
Thank you for the hundreds of emails you answered so quickly, thank you for your patience with all our questions, thank you for your professionalism and kindness during those 15 months of planning.
We are so grateful for everything you did to make those 3 days of celebration the best of our lives.
Be ready for a do-over in 10 years!
We miss you and can’t wait to meet again for a glass of Prosecco and some pizza in Tuscany sooner rather than later.
Cannelle & Yvonnick”
Villa Catureglio, Borgo a Mozzano (Lucca) – October 2014
I hope you are well and enjoying a break away from wedding planning!
I just want to re-iterate how happy we both were with the outcome of our wedding day and the whole experience that came with it.
You, Ludovica & Marco did a fantastic job and we couldn’t have asked for more. With you so heavily involved in our lives for the past 18 months, it will be strange to part ways but perhaps we will cross paths again in the future.
As we expect to return to Italy many more times in the future, I would like to learn the Italian language at some point so maybe I pay you a visit and test it out one day!
– Greg & Lauren”
Hilary and Martin – London
Borgo San Felice, Castelnuovo Berardenga (Siena) – September 2014
“Hi Raffaella, Ludovica and Marco,
Please excuse the delay in both Martin and i thanking you all for you help in what was the wedding of our dreams.
We loved every minute of it and really appreciated all the help and effort you put into it.
We sadly had to leave Borgo San Felice but luckily we are in Sardinia for some well needed rest.
Lots of Love, Martin and Hilary.”
Kelly and Simon – Corsham
Castello di Meleto, Gaiole in Chianti (Siena) – August 2014
Now that we are back from Homey moon and into some sort of normal routine again I wanted to drop you a note just to say thank you for all your work and help in planning and executing our wedding.
I know it wasn’t always easy from either side in the run up but we were very pleased with the wedding day and the long weekend on the whole. We had an amazing wedding, exactly what we were looking for so please pass on our thanks to all your staff and suppliers, the food and service were excellent, our DJ was great, the String quartet, make up/hair, flowers, lighting and everyone/thing else were fantastic.
Thanks again and best of luck for the future
Simon & Kelly”
Photos by Marco Vegni
Ceara and Ben – London
Castello di Spaltenna, Gaiole in Chianti (Siena) – July 2014
“Now that we are back from Italy we just wanted to send a quick message to say thank you so much for everything you and your team did for our wedding weekend. We (and our guests!) had the time of our lives and everything went perfectly, even the Sunday rain could not put a dampener on things. Lots of our guests commented how amazing, helpful and hard working you and your team were over the weekend, and the fact that lots have told us it was “the best wedding they have ever been to” is tribute to all of your hard work. I had absolutely no stress on the day because I had complete faith that anything you did would look stunning, and it really did; from the flowers, the choir, the decorations through to the band, everything was perfect. We are also so thankful to Tiziano and his team for being so welcoming to everyone and for putting on an incredible show! we’ll be sending them a thank you separately. Similarly we will be getting in touch with Fr John-Paul to thank him for running a brilliant wedding service, he really put us at ease and made all of our guests feel included with the wedding service. Thank you for recommending him. It was a weekend filled with happiness, fun and laughter, so thank you again so much from both of us, our parents and all of our guests!”
Photos by Carlo Carletti
Gerry And Richard – London / Hong Kong
Castello di Vincigliata, Fiesole (Florence) – June 2014
“Rafaella and Team, thanks for all your help with our wedding in Fiesole. The day was amazing and all we hoped for. Even with the torrential downpour while we were in the chapel, if we didn’t have you and the team I don’t know how we would have coped! Gerry’s already talking about renewing her vows so we can do it again!”
Carol and Anthony – London
Castiglion del Bosco, Montalcino (Siena) – September 2014
“Dear Raffaella and team, we’d like to express our deep thanks for being such a tremendous help in organizing our wedding.
You were able to understand what we were looking for and delivered a wonderfully personalized concept that fully catered to our needs.
Not only have you made sure that we kept to our time schedule (I know some friendly reminder e-mails were necessary…) but also that the entire journey of planning the wedding has been a truly enjoyable experience.
Many of our family members and friends agreed that it’s been a or even the most breath-taking wedding and romantic they have ever attended.
We both highly recommend Raffaella and her team to anyone that wishes to experience the perfect wedding day/weekend!”
Grainne and Matt – London
Villa Eva, Ravello – September 2014
“Hello again Italia, I hope you and your family are well. We are all in great form and slowly getting back to Irish routine. It’s strange now not to have all the planning and shopping to do and hard to believe the wedding is over. Tomorrow night Matt & Grainne arrive back to Ireland and we are so excited to catch up with them and hear all their news. On arriving in Ravello in May I was absolutely delighted with this superb location for my daughter’s wedding. I could not have asked for better. I hope over the years to visit again. Your own service to us over those few days was excellent, at Villa Eva, Luigis, florists, hairdressers and makeup . You gave us all of your time and attention. You never rushed us and always dealt with our queries in an efficient manner. Your good humour added to making it all a pleasant experience. You were charming and calm and I felt on saying goodbye to you after the few days that we were in good hands. Many thanks for that. I found the food & wine tasting at Villa Eva one of the nicest experiences of the whole May trip. I loved the easy and relaxed pace. As you know the food was delicious and plentiful and the wines too. On meeting Tina I liked her approach. She was confident, efficient, straight talking and to the point. She took charge of everything and left nothing to chance. Again, as we were leaving I felt completely secure in the knowledge that she had everything under control. It was exactly the same when we met again in September. The Villa looked amazing on the day of the wedding. Tina and her staff gave us great service. The standard of the food was excellent as in May. All the final details I heard Grainne & Matt ask for regarding the table settings ,drinks bar and numerous others were delivered . Her staff were courteous, attentive and well trained. All these things made for a fabulous evening. Giselle did her job well in a calm and easy manner. She was prepared to change and re do at times until everyone was happy. It helped that Elena was able to interpret at times too. Elena was at all times helpful, obliging and calm. In the background but always on hand. Armando, well, where do I start. In May we met for the first time and we loved him. He was just what was needed. He was fun, what a character, spontaneous and passionate about his work. The “Prince” worked his charm on us and we looked forward to meeting him in September. We were not let down. The Garden was stunning, gazebo, flowers, petals and chairs were perfect. Villa Eva was so beautiful, tables ,flowers and lanterns as Grainne had requested. A little detail regarding the Bride’s bouquet was swiftly rectified and the maids bouquets complimented hers beautifully. I have asked Olive (Matt’s mum) to mention Luigi on Tripadvisor as it was she who dealt mostly with him. I thought Friday night was exactly the right mix to get the party started. It helped everyone to meet and relax. The food was so tasty and much appreciated by all our guests. Hotel Palumbo where we stayed was the perfect location for the ceremony in the Garden. We were so well looked after there, I would highly recommend it. Such splendid views. I have asked Grainne about photos for your website and am sure she will let you know after her visit home. I think that is mostly what I wanted to say and hopefully it might be of help to another bride or groom in the future. To you Italia I wish you good luck and happiness in the future.
Cheers, Cindy – Mother of the Bride”
Photos by White Fashion Photographer
Laurie and Jon – London
Castello di Vincigliata, Fiesole (Florence) – July 2014
“Raffaella, Jon and I are now back from Italy and adjusting to life post the-best-day(s)-of-our-lives. The trip, the wedding, all the events, everything was wonderful. We couldn’t be more pleased with how everything turned out. Everyone had a blast through the entire weekend and continuously praised everything. Of course, looking back it almost feels like a dream – if only there were a way to imprint every moment in our brains! Seeing people’s photographs helps to reconstruct the moments that passed us in our blissful state. I suppose it’s pretty amazing to think that my only regret is not taking more of the confetti at the end of the night! (I don’t suppose you have any left over?! The few that I grabbed before the ride home were absolutely delicious.) Thanks again for everything. Laurie & Jon”
“Dear Raffaella (and Staff), Thank you for helping to make the wedding weekend for Laurie and Jon such a beautiful and memorable occasion. Everyone had a wonderful time at all of the events. The wedding at the Castle was better than I could have ever imagined, and the perfect weather made it that much more enjoyable. We couldn’t have “ordered” a more lovely day.
Sincerely, Joan – Mother of the Bride”
Darshna and Hitesh – Solihull
Villa Pitiana, Reggello (Florence) – May 2014
Thank you for helping create our fairytale wedding. You helped make it a truly memorable event for us and our families.
We really appreciate all your help and professionalism throughout.
Thank you once again.
Darshna and Hitesh”