Taormina, Tuesday 15 September 2015
Janan and Stephen, Concord, USA
"Thank you Isabella for making my fairytale Italian wedding come true!
My fiancé and I were planning a vacation to Sicily and knew we wanted to get married there, but had no idea how to make it happen.
I totally lucked out the day I emailed "Weddings in Sicily Taormina."
Isabella responded immediately, in perfect English, and understood exactly what I wanted... an intimate ceremony for just us two.
The wedding planning was effortless... just a series of emails really and exchanging a few ideas.
The community garden in Taormina she suggested as our venue was spectacular, with views of the Mediterranean and Mt. Etna.
Isabella scattered rose petals on the small alter, played romantic music after the ceremony, and treated us to a champagne toast!
The photographer she hired for us was wonderful... our wedding photos are gorgeous!
Thank you so much for facilitating a stress-free, perfect wedding day for us."
Janan and Stephen
Taormina, Monday 14 September 2015
Deepti and Ravin, London, UK
We would like to say a big thankyou for organising our perfect wedding!
You were extremley professional and helpful!
Things coudnt have been more perfect!We would highly recommend your services to anyone wishing to have a dream wedding in Taormina, Sicily!
We wish you and Tony all the very best!
Many, many thanks again!!"
Taormina, Tuesday 7 July 2015
Katarina and Kennert, Solna, Sweden
"Hi Isabella and Tony,
Once again we want to thank you for your arrangement at the wedding ceremony.
It went exactly as we wanted it to be.
We will also thank Tony who took very many nice pictures and made the music.
And so of course we must thank you Isabella for your kindness and help with everything.
We are still in Sicily.We have been in Syracusa, Terrasini then we went to Marsala where we stayed for 3 nights.
Now on monday morning we are going to Castellamare del Golfo, then our last night in Palermo.
We will fly home on wednesday evening after a lovely stay in this lovely island."
Katarina Forsén Kull
Taormina, Friday 3 July 2015
Teresa and Brendan, Kensington, Australia
"Thank you Isabella and Tony for organising such a beautiful day for our wedding. We are an Irish couple living in Sydney, Australia, who wanted a small-ish wedding neither in Ireland or Australia. My sister in law was bridesmaid at a wedding organised by Isabella and Tony in Taormina a few years back and gushed about how brilliant everything was on the day. Neither Brendan or I had ever been to Italy but off the back of her review and a few photos alone we booked our wedding for the following year. Everything was beautiful.
As my father said on the day (a typical Irishman usually with few words) “everyone was sparkling under the sun” that day. We had 80 guests which filled Chiesa del Varo nicely. Isabella was on the ball with ordering a small white hand fan for every guest as it was a very warm day. I think the best thing about having a wedding planning couple such as Isabella and Tony on your wedding day is that every little task from morning until night runs very smoothly. Tony travelled with the boys and Isabella stayed with me. From just before I walked up the isle, Isabella straightened the train on my dress, to moving from one location to the next. Tony and Isabella gathered the crowd and made sure everyone was at the reception before us, to the entrance. Isabella introduced us to the crowd over the microphone. We just glided from where we needed to be from one moment to the next.
Our reception was at La Giara. The food was amazing and the view was spectacular. Our guests are still talking about how good the food was! We were able to mix the music that we wanted in with the DJ’s playlist. Everyone seemed to have a really good time there. We had a buffet meal in Time Out Pub the day after the wedding. We had the whole beer garden area to ourselves and it was decorated very tastefully with a “Brendan & Teresa” banner as you walked in. Tony manned the bar into the early hours while we drank, danced and sang until the sun came up (sorry!). Isabella and Tony made us feel very welcome the week prior to the wedding that we were in Taormina. For example, my cousin turned 18 a few days before the wedding and Isabella and Tony hosted a party in their bar and organised a cake for her. Overall, we had a dazzling day and a holiday that we’ll remember forever.
This experience comes highly recommended!"
Thank you again,
Teresa and Brendan
Taormina, Monday 22 June 2015
Donatella and James, Perth, Australia
"Dear Isabella and Tony,
Words cannot express our gratitude for making our wedding day the best day of lives.
From the initial email that was sent, your professionalism combined with warmth made the decision all the easier to have it Taormina. Being an Australian couple we weren't sure how to incorporate our way of doing things to the Italian way of doing things. Thank goodness we had Isabella who is another fellow Aussie, she understood us straightaway! From helping plan beauty appointments, the florist, the lad's lunch and fishing trips there was nothing Isabella couldn't do for us. Isabella you were able to answer questions we hadn't asked yet, possibilities and suggestions we hadn't thought of yet and ideas and experience mixed with options. Most of all you took all the hard work away. To have two people like yourselves put so much care and pride in organizing and planning other people's special day is a true testament to both your characters. It was like being with family, you both brought familiarity and personality into the process. Never once did we feel doubt or concern with your guidance.
We loved everything about our wedding day. The church (San Giuseppe) was something out of our dreams complimented by the panorama that is Taormina. The scenery takes your breath away. One has to pinch themselves to see if it was real. Isabella and Tony only added to the perfection. They kept the day flowing and made sure all the boxes were ticked in terms of time management. With the photographer, videographer and driver there was perfect synergy. Not once were we felt pressured or rushed but they had a way to make sure everything got fitted in.
There was laughter, a lot of laughter. The photographers and videographer always had us at ease. They constantly kept the energy up and provided us with the most amazing backdrops. Did I mention the laughter we had with them?
Our guests still to this day mention our wedding being the best they've ever been to. They couldn't get over how well organized the day was. Being an overseas wedding no one knows what they are in for but it exceeded everyones expectation. They definitely felt it was more than worth it making the travel from Australia. Isabella and Tony were loved by all. Some actually thought we were related to them that how well we were treated.
Once again we cannot thank Isabella and Tony for their love and support (because that's how it felt from the first email to the last hug)."
We love you both so dearly xxxx
Donatella and James Zorzi
Taormina, Thursday 18 June 2015
Natalie and John, Sheffield, UK
"Hi Isabella and Tony,
John and I wanted to say thank you for making our wedding day so special and perfect in every way.
We had the pleasure of attending Hollie and Dale's wedding in 2012 and loved it that much, we had to come back for our wedding in 2015.
You made all our dreams come true and want to thank you for arranging for the violinist to play our requested piece of music, which brought our personalities to the moment when I walked down the aisle.
You were there for us every step of the way, your knowledge and passion comes through in everything you do.
We couldn't have wished for a better pair to help arrange our wedding.
Remembering each special moment makes us smile, and we can't wait to see the photos to relive it all again.
Thank you again and we can't wait to come back."
Natalie and John
Taormina, Friday 29 May 2015
Charlotte and Robert, Swindon, UK
"Thank you to Tony and Isabella for helping make our dream come true, it wouldn't have been possible without them. I searched for a wedding planner online and took a leap of faith after reading many excellent testimonials from other couples they had helped.
Despite the fact they plan numerous weddings a year, I was never 'aware' of this and I felt like I had my own personal service for the entire time I dealt with them.
They seemed focussed on making our day all we wanted it to be and I am forever grateful for all of their help.
Our day was perfect and having them on hand throughout the day took away any stress I may have otherwise felt as I knew it was all being taken care of.
Taormina is breathtaking and we felt like we were in our own film getting married in such a beautiful place.
All of the suppliers recommended to us by Tony and Isabella were fantastic - we really can't fault a thing.
I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them to anyone - it was worth every penny.
We wish we could re-live our day over and over again.
Thank you so much for absolutely everything you did to make our wedding what it was.
We couldn't have wished for better."
Charlotte and Robert
Taormina, Monday 18 May 2015
Seamus and Vanessa, Navan, Ireland
"Thank you so much for organising our very special day. Can’t speak highly enough about everything, especially Isabella and Tony. We couldn’t/wouldn’t have done it without your help.
They took that part of weddings I hate away from me and handled everything brilliantly.
Along with Tony and Isabella, we would like to thank the following also:-)
*Staff in the Time Out Pub
*Florist – My flowers I adored, just a pity I couldn’t bring them home!!
*Priest /harpist/soloist – Although that part is slightly hazy!
*Photographers – Hard job dealing with two people who hate their photos been taken.
*Staff in the Al Saraceno and La Giara – both amazing.
We hope that’s everyone. We could go on and on but I think all previous testimonials speak for themselves hence one of the reasons we picked these wedding planners and we were not disappointed.
And as previous couples have said our guests are still talking about it and wanting to go back which says it all."
Go raibh míle maith agat an méid sin/grazie mille
Seamus and Vanessa xx
Taormina, Friday 15 May 2015
Sharon and David, Dublin, Ireland
"When we decided to get married in Sicily, we really didn’t know where to start. When reading reviews on their website I came across a couple I knew from around my area, I contacted them and they couldn’t recommend Isabella and Tony enough! So I sent my first email and never looked back. We decided to travel to Taormina to have a look for ourselves and it was more beautiful then we could of ever imagined.
Isabella and Tony were not only so welcoming but also very professional. From this trip we choose our church and venue and felt happy with our decision. After this they helped us with paperwork and also with our photographer, videographer, music, car and florist. It was all so stress free. Nothing was a problem and they were always available to answer any questions.
When we arrived over for the wedding they were brilliant, we felt so relaxed. Isabella brought me to hairdressers to organise appointments for a lot of our guests and then to the florist.
The day of the wedding ran so smoothly, the photographer was great (we received our photo book a few weeks after returning home and it is out of this world), the videographer done an amazing job on the dvd, my flowers were beautiful on the day, the church, the music and the car... all fantastic.
La Giara was the most incredible venue ever all my guests are still talking about its décor and most of all the food!!
We really can’t thank Isabella and Tony enough for all they done to make our wedding the best day of our lives!"
David and Sharon