Robyn & Patrick – Best Tuscan Wedding
As New Yorkers we explored the idea of a local planner to help us with a destination wedding. Big mistake. By luck, we came across Alessia because she was highlighted in a stunning Tuscan wedding online. We connected and that is where I met the most kind, creative, connected woman that would help create not only a wedding but a week of our dreams. If you want a planner who can either cater to your every detail or if you are like me (be creative surprise me..but I would like the best vendors).. you found the right person. I’ll start out with a little detail..then describe the wedding planning experience. When landing in Italy for our wedding after a 24 delay to a totally different airport than we were supposed to.. with 2 kids (small in tow). Alessia had a car waiting at our new airport for us to arrive on time. She was always available (who works until midnight Italy time). I truly think that kind capable people are the best people to work with…. and this begins my review of Alessia.
I will start by saying I cannot recommend Alessia enough. She was so helpful and assisted us every step of the way from venue selection to choosing the best vendors and finally ensuring the day went smoothly We had a vision of what we wanted out of our Italian wedding and Alessia helped ensure it far exceeded our expectations.
We came across Alessia’s contact information early in our process while viewing Tuscany wedding photos and I am very glad I did. We began communicating and instantly felt comfortable and knew we were in good hands. Ahead of our trip to visit venues Alessia provided us with so many great options. We narrowed it down to 8 which we would see in two days while staying in Florence. We ultimately fell in love with the first location we saw and decided on a wedding date before we left Italy.
A few months later we were back for a food tasting, to pick out flowers and re-visit the venue. All the vendors we encountered were top-notch and Alessia made the process fun and exciting. Living in New York City and planning an Italian wedding is a bit daunting but Alessia was always there with timely responses and guided us along the way. We decided on a church wedding and Alessia ensured that all paperwork and documents were in order leading up to the wedding. She also helped us plan our Welcome Dinner and a BBQ the day after, all of which were amazing. We have included photos for this as for this event we left the entire look up to her. She is so talented- we were blown away. Nothing was typical.. every event is different.
The wedding day was perfect from the ceremony to the food and music. Alessia is truly a kind and caring professional who was always there when we had a question or to provide guidance in decision making. She goes above and beyond and when we got stuck and had to fly into Milan instead of Florence she coordinated transport for us without hesitation. Alessia you were amazing, we miss you and can’t thank you enough for making not only our day but the entire week so memorable!
If you have any issues or questions about the experience Alessia has my info and can use me as a reference. In summary, what I wanted in a planner is someone who listened to my vision, was accessible, was kind, could be creative, and have great connections to top vendors, and given it was a destination wedding took all the stress out of it. I got that.