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Belinda & Karl – Cortona November 2012
Ann and Elizabeth,
Thank-you for giving us the perfect wedding day at Relais il Falconiere, Cortona, Tuscany. You somehow even made the Tuscan sun shine for us on our special day even when under cloud the rest of the week, after all it was Fall. Everyone thinks our wedding a fairy tale including us. We loved our tenor and musicians from the Florence conservatory, the setting, especially your help ...
In the day from my "bridesmaid" Ann, you both made a special day perfect and you will always be in our hearts - so glad I found you both. Planning a wedding could not have been easier from over 20,000kms away, you made it effortless and relaxed. Thank-you both so much - we love you two!
Belinda & Karl
Cameron & Matthew - September 2012 - Florence
I wanted to write you a message to you to express how delighted I am with our wedding in Florence.
We were so impressed with you and every vendor you chose. It's always daunting to entrust something so important (like your wedding) to other people when
you're half a world away, but I can truly say that I could never have imagined a wedding as wonderful as ours even if I had been present and hands-on
throughout the planning process. That all we had to do was send you some inspiration photos and make some decisions over email makes the end result all
the more amazing. Having our reception at Il Salviatino was a great decision, as I felt like our wedding was taking place in a glamorous movie about
Tuscany! The food was excellent and the cake was gorgeous and the best many of our guests had ever eaten. Take that, American Wedding Cake!
Lots of love, Cam and Matt
Emily & Jonathan - September 2012 - San Casciano (Florence)
Thank you so much for you email and photos and a big thank you from both of us for helping to make our day so special. We loved every aspect and couldn't
have asked for anything more. It was lovely to meet you both and we are very grateful for all that you did for us particularly the traditional group
that played at our reception. They made everyone's night and played way beyond what we expected.
We will be sure to send some photos when we get back home. Thank you again and we'll be in touch!
Em and Jon
Terry & Mark - September 2012 - Certaldo
We wanted to say thank you for making our day a special & happy one. We had such a wonderful time, so relaxed and seamless we really couldn't
have asked for a better day (despite the rain:) Our dinner was also wonderful, Sara (the chef) really made a huge effort in pleasing us vegetarians
which was great. She put on a 5 course degustation with matching wine which was brilliant.... after all the food exhaustion hit and we were tucked in
bed before 11pm!
Thanks again and we wish you both all the best and success....we might see you again when we have a 5 year blessing!
Take care & warmest regards
Terry & Mark
Karin & Martin - September 2012
Thankyou SOOO much for all the advice, help, and arranging that you both did!! Today we received the legalised wedding certificates, thank you!
We had a perfect wedding, exactly as we wanted it to be.
We are home now, and are wishing we were anywhere but here!! Have already looked at flights back to Italy for next year ;-))
I wish you both all the success in your business.....
All the best to you both, and thank you so much again!
Shanna & Ben - June 2012 - Chianti
I wanted to say thank you both very much for all the time and effort you put into my wedding. Everything was beautiful and I couldn't have asked for a better
day! The special attention you and the staff gave to my brother meant more than you can ever know.
Everyone had such a wonderful time and you guys were fantastic! Please let me know if you would like a formal letter of recommendation as we are happy
Thank you again for everything!!!!
Shanna and Ben
Jennie & Martin – Gambassi/San Gimignano – June 2012
Hello Ann and Elizabeth
We just wanted to thank you both for everything you did to make Jennie's and Martin's day go smoothly. We all really enjoyed it and everything slotted together perfectly. The caterers at Tenuta Quadrifoglio provided a beautiful meal and no-one left the table hungry! We have it on good authority that the barman knows how to make a mean Mojito!! Everyone we came into contact with was so helpful and pleasant - it really made all the difference. Pamela, in particular, was very patient and went the extra mile to alter Jennie's veil. I should mention the music because we really enjoyed both the strings and the jazz trio. The strings in the chapel were particularly lovely. I don't know much about music but the acoustics must have been good in there - I was very impressed. The jazz trio were really popular and having them there meant that people could dance or just sit and listen. When they'd finished playing they stayed and had a drink with us, whilst Martin played the ipod music through their speakers. It was really good of them to offer to do that. You're right, live music does make all the difference. They all come highly recommended from us!
Please pass on our thanks to everyone involved. We've enjoyed seeing the photos from their wedding on your Facebook page and the table setting looked really good - the brown runner set off the pale colours beautifully. We've just got back from Tuscany into cold weather and pouring rain so are missing it already. Although the wedding day was cloudy, it didn't detract from the atmosphere and we're looking forward to seeing the official photographs. Jennie and Martin are relaxing near Amalfi for the next week before coming back to the 'real world"!!
Many thanks once again and good luck with the rest of your weddings
Mike and Hilary Sharman
Dawn & Stuart – Certaldo – May 2012
Dear Elizabeth and Ann,
Back home and to normality after a long bank holiday here, as usual for our bank holidays it rained!!
So missing Tuscany and keep looking at all the pictures we have, happy memories.
We can't thank you enough for all you're hard work, it was a perfect day and stress free.
Hate to say I’ve been already looking at Villa's for next year, oh dear think I’m having withdrawal symptoms!!
Be in touch soon you both feel like old friends now.
With Kind Regards
Dawn and Stuart
Taylor and Stephen - October 2011 - Radda in Chianti
Thank you both for Everything! We could not have done this so beautifully without both of you. Our 4 days in Tuscany were magical!
The Villa was perfect The staff very professional and accomodating. The grounds of the Villa were beautiful! The food/wine wonderful...
the wine tour was fun and very informative. Thank you for finding such a lovely church. The ceremony was exactly what Taylor and Stephen
Domenico's pictures were wonderful. Ristorante da Divo was great!
Thank you for the personal attention and your attention to detail... I really appreciated it! It was a pleasure meeting you both. You are both so sweet and lovely!
I would highly recommend Original Tuscan Wedding! Please feel free to use us as a reference
Kirrilly and Steven - October 2011 - Fiesole
Hi Elizabeth & Ann,
We would like to say thank you very much for helping us with our wedding day.
We had the most wonderful time and without your care and assistance it would not have been possible.
The restaurant was amazing and they took very good care of us.
Once again, thank you so much.
Kirrilly & Steven.xxoo
Mary and Geoff - October 2011 - Siena
Hello! We are just back from the rest of our time in Italy, the 3 weeks went by so quickly!
Thanks for sending through the pics, including the preview one from the photographer, I can't wait to see the rest!
Our guests are still talking about the wedding -- I think it was magical for everyone involved, and absolutely was for Geoff and I.
Thank you both again for all your hard work, Geoff and I both thought everything exceeded our already high expectations, and as such we
can't thank you enough. From the last minute requirements about the musicians and also having to get that other appointment organised
for me, through to making us and our guests feel at ease on the day and making sure all went smoothly -- thank you.
As I mentioned that day, we're happy to be a referral for future couples interested in working with you, so please don't hesitate to
contact us in the future.
Charlotte & John - September 2011 - Florence
Hi there, hope you are both well.
Thank you so much for making our day so special, we had a fantastic day. I can't believe it's all over. !! all that planning and it's over in a flash!!
We've got the party tonight for all those who couldn''t make it, so i get to wear my dress again which is great!
I will forward you some of the pics. marie did a great job.
It Was lovely to have you both involved in our day you did such a great job.
Mr & Mrs cradduck x
Cassie & Brian - July 2011 - Fiesole + Chianti
Hi Ann & Elizabeth,
Well, we made it home safely and we already miss Italy so much! We were so happy with our wedding day and everything exceeded our expectations. From Father Marian to Sylvia, everyone was so kind and helpful. Everyone enjoyed the castle and wine tour. The restaurant was elegant and the food was amazing! We have been in contact with Domenico and he has already sent us the photos from the wedding.
We wanted to thank you both for everything. It truly was a dream wedding! If any of your future clients want to contact us, please send them my email and I will be happy to talk with them.
Take care and thanks again!
Cassie & Brian
Michelle and Brian - September 2010 - Tavarnelle area (Florence)
Hello To Our Fairytale Planners!
We are home, safe and sound... Although Italy will remain in our hearts forever. The wedding was amazing. Really, truly amazing... There is not one bit of it we would change... unless it was to make the day the day longer. In my dreams I only imagined it to be the perfection that it was.
Your recommendations for dinner were the best food we had on our whole trip to Italy. The wedding day dinner was fantastic as well. Everyone loved the aperitifs and couldn't stop talking about the flow of champagne. Everything was beautiful... the music, photographer, flowers... everything came together to be sweet perfection.
We are so happy with our decision to get married at Fonte De Medici in Toscana. We are even more grateful to have found you both. You are so brilliant at what you do, so organized and professional. And above all...you felt like family to us.
We can not wait to return to Italy so that we can sip prosecco and talk about our day with you.
I have friends who have already seen the few pictures we posted and they want to plan their wedding the same way...so I just may be sending a few clients your way :)
You took the stress out of our wedding and made it about us, for that we are forever grateful. We wish you all the best for your future and business...
Michelle and Brian
Emily and Jason - October 2010 - Cortona (Arezzo)
Elizabeth & Ann,
Thank you so much for the well wishes. I can't even begin to thank you both for your help and kindness during the wedding. Everything about the wedding exceeded my expectations - it was truly perfect. You both have been such a joy to work with and just a joy to be around in general. Your calm and sweet attitudes helped to calm my nerves. I'm so happy to have met you both.
Catherine and Arthur - June 2010 - Chiusi (Siena)
We just want to thank you sincerely for your help on our big day. Elizabeth's translation of the ceremony along with Renato's funny manner made it extra special. Your professionalism and discrete but perfect organisation really ensured our day went off without a hitch. We and our guests thoroughly enjoyed it and we wouldn't change one thing.
Everyone was so complementary about the hotel staff in particular Mary, Mel & Panny. They made everyones stay special and I am quite certain that we and some of our guests will return again to Le Torri. It is like a home away from home.
We had the best day ever. Thanks for not only helping us to select such a beautiful venue but for all the emails ensuring every detail was perfect on the day. We would highly recommend you both and please feel free to give any prospective couples our contact email. We are more than happy to offer a glowing reference for the fantastic Original Tuscan Wedding service.
Olivia and Joseph - April 2010 - Pietrasanta (Lucca)
Our wedding was a dream come true. A fairytale. A movie. I cannot even describe to you how thinking of my wedding day makes me feel. Everything was perfect. The church, the villa, the food...the weather!!! (can't believe it poured the NEXT day!). Everyone has said it was the best wedding they have ever been to. Joseph and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts...you made our day so special. Thank you for all your hard work. Its been a long nine months and I cant believe its over!
You will have my referal each and every time I hear about someone wanting to get married in Italy. Thank you for giving us a dream wedding!!!!!
Anna and Paul - Sept 2009 - Chiusi
Hi Ann & Elizabeth,
Paul & I are finally (& unfortunately) back at work after our wonderful wedding & honeymoon. We had a wonderful day and all our guests enjoyed themselves and said what a wonderful wedding it was. Le Torri di Porsenna was a beautiful venue and Chiusi was a perfect location for the ceremony and for day trips for our guests.
Heather and Steven - July 2009- Radda in Chianti
Hi Ann & Elizabeth,
We just can't thank you enough for all you have done for us to make our wedding in Tuscany as wonderful and smooth as possible! It was such a pleasure to meet you and have you both there ~ it was a really beautiful & magical day! We were so pleased with everything and loved the restuarant you suggested for our wedding dinner, too! We are especially thrilled to be 'honourary citizens' of Radda!!
The honeymoon was amazing and thank you so much for all the tips you gave us about airports. It came in really handy to know what to expect.
Thank you so very much once again - everything was just perfect!
Laura and Robert - October 2009 - Sala Rossa Florence
Our wedding in Florence was indescribably lovely, impossibly romantic and unbelievably easy with your help. We could not have imagined that it would have been so wonderful and delightful. All the help you gave us with procedures, paperwork and logistics made it ten times easier than it would have been in the US and at about one tenth the price. When we compared it to anything we could have done in Southern California it was only a hundred times better. Ceremony, photography and reception were all a pleasure with no drama, problems or effort on our part...All we had to do was have a great time!
It was more than we ever imagined and no matter what anyone else we know does for their wedding we know that we won the competition without even trying. When we visit Tuscany again we'll be sure to let you know.
Suzanne and Paul - July 2008 - Chianti
We would just like to say a big thank you to both of you for making our stay, but especially our special day such a wonderful experience. You have given us such wonderful memories that we will treasure for ever. Everyone was so friendly and very helpful, and the location was just out of this world - Perfecto. Signora Landi bought us a parting gift - A Tuscan (Noble & Peasants) Recipe book! Already looking into returning and having next year's holiday in Tuscany ....
Sarah and Brendan - August - Certaldo
We hope you're both very well!!
Brendan and I received a couple emails from a couple who would like to have you as their wedding planner, asking us many questions about you 2 lovely ladies and our wedding. I obviously sent them a glowing report! They seem very excited, I'm envious - I'd do it all again tomorrow.......
Jane and Ben- Sept 2007 - Florence
Thank you so much for your help with our wedding. We had the most brilliant day and it was exactly what we had pictured and wanted, both beautiful and relaxed. I LOVED what the hairdresser did with my hair, it was amazing. The wedding venue was really lovely and the deputy mayor was so nice as you had said! The musicians were such a nice touch to have and everyone really enjoyed them (and they played our favourite piece of Puccini when we were signing the register which Ben hadnt realised I had asked for so that was nice!). Thanks for your stage directions and telling us where to be! I wished it could have gone on all day. All our friends and family absolutely loved it and were very impressed with the organisation. The Loggia was great, the food (all 7 courses) and service were absolutely superb, the waiters were so friendly, and we got the chef out to thank him!
You really made things easy for us by always responding to us so promptly, and making good suggestions which shaped our day, with nice touches but not too much. I would be happy to recommend you or provide a reference for the future.
Trish and Georges - May 2007 - Siena
We would like to thank both of you for helping us create such beautiful and lasting memories. Georges asked me to ask you if you could be available again next year so we could do it all over again :) Seriously, it was perfect in every way, thanks to your knowledge, patience and attitudes. It is clear that both of you love what you do; it comes through in many different ways. Planning a wedding far away from home in another country could have been stressful but thanks to your attention to detail and easy and thorough communications, we were assured and confident each step of the way. Everything from the flowers to the music to Dominico's easy and unforced way with the photographs was perfectly orchestrated thanks to both of you. Our friends have thanked us (yes, us) several times for inviting them to share in our special day and for being treated so well during their stay in Tuscany. Not only are you both good at what you do, you also are miracle workers ~ we're still trying to figure out how you ordered the rain to go away for the wedding! please feel free to give us as a reference as we'd be delighted to rave about your services and of course our wedding to anyone and everyone :) Seriously, the importance of making contact with brides that have similar experiences is so important. Having received a prior couple's contact details was instrumental in helping me in the early planning stages and I'm so happy to have received their names and email addresses from you early on.
Nicola and Stephen- May 2007 - San Gimignano
We wanted to Thank you so much for everything. Everything was perfect, we enjoyed it so much as did both our families, they all had such a great time and are constantly talking about it, the food and the musicians especially. I must agree, the Tenor in particular was amazing (my mother is obsessed with talking about him, everytime i call her she brings him up. I'm beginning to get worried!!!) The meal was devine and the DJ was super too, although most of them were happier to sit outside sipping their drinks and listening to the music, for those of us who danced for the evening the music was perfect, something to suit everyone. Including some traditional Irish music which the kids enjoyed showing off their moves too. He was a great choice, so again, thanks.
The catering staff were great too, so friendly and helpful, many of guests commented on how great they were. The whole experience was fantastic and there is literally not one thing i could criticise, hair, make up, flowers, music etc - I was so happy with it all. I could be here all day complementing everything.
You two were really great and I'm so glad I chose you out of the many wedding planners I came upon on the internet!
Amanda and Trent - March 2007 - Florence
Everything went off without a hitch and it was a truly memorable day. You were both on the mark with all of your suggestions and we are so glad that we chose to go with you guys. We were happy that we went with the Town Hall option in the end. Not only did we avoid the cold, but the history and the grandeur of the Sala Rossa surpassed all of our expectations - the celebrant was really charismatic and his service was very touching.
Organising all of the different aspects of the wedding would have been impossible without your knowledge of the local area and we were really pleased with the results. The photographer Alberto was very professional and easy to work with. We were really happy with both the quality and locations of the photos and ended up with a great selection.
The winery tour was also a great way to spend the afternoon and I think the quality of the winery and the winery tour were great.At Lo Strettoio we decided to take up your recommendation and went with the taster menu and basically put ourselves in their hands for both food and wine. The meal was spectacular and everyone agreed that it was the best meal they had ever had in their lives. It was a perfect end to the day - Dad said it was the best wedding he had ever been to, and would probably ever go to. Thought we better not mention that to my six siblings!
Stacy and Thomas - June 2006 - Siena
I don’t know where to begin in thanking the two of you for your assistance over the last year. You truly exceeded all of our expectations. Your advice was invaluable and always on point. Our goal was to provide our guests (and ourselves, of course!) with an experience that they wouldn’t soon forget, and I think we certainly accomplished that. We were amazed at how smoothly the big day progressed and were sad to see it come to an end. Thanks so much for keeping everyone “in line” and on time and for ensuring that we made all the perfect choices. It was a once in a lifetime experience for all of us.
Suzy and Nick - June 2006 - Greve in Chianti
Thank you both for organising such a wonderful wedding for us, every aspect was perfect and everything went exactly as we had imagined if not better! We keep thinking about it and are very much looking forward to meeting up with some of our friends to hear all the behind the scene stories! As soon as we get some good piccies etc we'll be sure to send you some and will definitely be keeping in touch.It was lovely to meet you both and we will be sure to recommend OTW to our friends - all our guests seemed absolutely delighted with the venues for the ceremony and reception etc, we couldn't have done it without all your help and advice! All your suggestions worked together perfectly.
Faith and John – May 2006 Florence
Our wedding was as perfect John and I could ever have imagined..all due to your wonderful planning and taste..Honestly, there is not one single detail of that day that I wasn't thrilled with - everything from my exquisite flowers, our walk through the city with you and Alberto, the beautiful ceremony in the Sala Rossa, and our wedding luncheon. I have to tell you, the Terazza della Principe far exceeded our expectations..In choosing it, I was almost more interested in the location and the view than the food but as it turned out, both were superb. John and I both agree that even if we hadn't hired you to plan our wedding we would like to know both of you as friends.
Carolyn and Tony – September 2005 Florence area
I had a fabulous time on our wedding day and enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks for making it such a beautiful day that Carolyn and I as well as our guests will never forget. The word has got around the whole of BBC Television Centre of what a fabulous wedding we had and the perfect location for our reception. I will also like to thank Guido and the catering staff for the delicious food and the professional service they provided, which literally was "the icing on the cake". The musicians added a touch of class to the wedding ceremony and champagne reception and a big thank you to the DJ who knew exactly what our taste of music was and was very patient with some of the "rowdy" guests.
Sellina and Brett – July 2005 Florence area
Thank you also for all your hard work in making the wedding everything we had hoped for and more! In fact it was EXACTLY what we imagined 9 months ago when we started planning our wedding - great weather, view of the country side, lovely chapel, great food, great pool, etc!! We would not have changed a single thing and thank you very much for making our all our wishes and requests a reality.
Joann and Peter – October 2004
We have so many happy memories of the whole event! Loads of people commented on how nice you both were and we know it was a 'working day' for you but we were very happy that you were there to share it with us. We have so many memories and images from the day and these include you both, we remember looking up at the reception and seeing Ann and Carlo in silhouette dancing near the edge of the terrace and thinking how elegant you looked ! We can also see the barefoot wedding planner on the lawn ? and Fr. Peter has told us on more than one occasion what a 'great girl' Elizabeth was. We just hope on the day you were both able to sense how happy we were and what a fantastic job you had done.