Our fan club - Testimonials
Wedding in VeniceCivil wedding in Venice
Dear Rosanna and Gloria,
Jason and I had a truly amazing time in Venice and would like to thank you for all the work that went into making our day special! We feel that everything went as expected location and ceremony-wise. The schedule that Gloria provided was very helpful in preparing us. Tamara was wonderful to work with, as were Carlotta and her niece.
We are also extremely pleased with the photography. The images that have been posted are artistic but capture our personalities and the overall experience well.
We would be happy to act as references and/or answer any more specific questions you may have. It has been a pleasure working with you!
Lorraine and Jason
Lorraine and Jason
Wedding in the AlpsCivil wedding in Cortina D'Ampezzo
Raffaela and Rosanna,
We are now back in Denmark and I am just catching up on my e mails :)
I would like to say an enormous thank-you to you for all of the outstanding and thoroughly professional way you organized and conducted the work you have done in making our day into something that we could not have even imagined it would be. I mentioned to you the day of the wedding your website tag line " exceeding expectations" well that was certainly fulfilled. I am lost for words at how wonderful it was.
I would like to say a huge and personal thank-you to you for being so lovely. It was a pleasure working with you. Everyone was asking was I stressed and all I could say is how can I be stressed when we have Raffaela. You were just so thoughtful and kind and made everything seems so easy! And I am sure it wasn't.
Hi Rosanna, hang on to this lady she is an absolute ambassador for DIW and has certainly gained huge fans as a wedding planner with the friends I had there I have never seen them so impressed (and they have high expectations).
And I would also like to say a big thank-you to you for all of the help and advice during our preparation time for the wedding. It was a pleasure dealing with your company and I will be singing your praises for many years to come.
Kindest Regards and again I cannot thank-you enough for giving us the most beautiful day (you even managed to organize the weather to perfection)
Simone and Kenneth. XX
Simone and Kenneth
Lake Como WeddingItalian Lakes Wedding
We chose Distinctive Italy Weddings to arrange our wedding planning in Lake Como and we couldn't have chosen a better team to help with making our special day so perfect.
From the outset, Rosanna - our dedicated planner was prompt, professional and patient (we had many queries!)
From our first meeting with Giorgia viewing some of the selected venues, to the continuous support throughout the planning process by Rosanna and to Alessandra assisting on our actual wedding day we couldn't have been better looked after - and less stressed!
We truly believe that without the help from the DIW team, our wedding wouldn't have been such a success.
We would definitely recommend choosing DIW to help plan your wedding; we can guarantee your life will be made easier!
Huge thanks again to Rosanna and the team; we will forever be grateful.
Natasha and Owen
Civil wedding in TivoliWedding in Lazio
We want to formally thank you for all of your expert recommendations, advice and dedication to making our special day a success! Planning a destination wedding in another country can be a confusing and daunting task, and almost impossible to do alone. After perusing your website, reading your testimonials, viewing the photos, and speaking with Rosanna, we knew you were the one for us and that we would be in good hands!
Your staff was consistently courteous, promptly responding to phone calls and countless emails, offering expert advice every step of the way. It was tremendously comforting knowing we had a team of experts to guide us through the difficult paperwork, and organize and coordinate everything else involved with planning a destination wedding.
Our wedding day could not have been more perfect! Our photographer Fillipo was punctual, proficient, and even provided us cultural and historical information about the locations that we chose for our photo shoot. It really added a special touch, and we enjoyed learning about Rome. We had family flying in from Milan, and Laura arranged for them to arrive at our apartment while we were out at our photo shoot. Since we had already had a very busy morning, we were relieved and delighted to see them waiting there when we returned from our photo shoot. After a brief lunch and champagne toast with them, we all departed for Tivoli for our ceremony.
We must give you our utmost sincere thanks for insisting that Fillipo photograph our ceremony in Tivoli. We had originally declined to have him come to Tivoli, thinking our family could take photos for us. Laura advised this was a huge mistake and asked us to reconsider. Despite our adamant decision, Laura insisted and arranged for him to be there to photograph our ceremony. We are forever grateful to you for these precious photos that he took capturing our most special moments.
After the ceremony, we asked Ely to recommend a good place to eat in the Trastevere area. She suggested we eat at Ivo’s Restaurant/Pizzeria, and made reservations for us for 8pm. Leaving Tivoli, we decided we wanted to change out of our wedding attire before hitting the town for the evening, so we weren’t sure if we were going to make the reservation, as we still had to drive to MonteSacro and make a few other stops. We make a group decision that it would be better to just eat wherever and whenever we get there. It was pretty late when we finally hopped on the Metro for Trastevere and being harried and side-tracked we missed our stop! We quickly hopped off the Metro to decide how to navigate back and we decided to take a cab instead of waiting for the next train. By this time it was really getting late, and we were all hungry and tired. We took a cab into Trastevere, but the cab driver took us to the wrong area. We were walking the streets trying to find the main area of town, and we met a local man from the area who said he could recommend a great restaurant, and in fact he was heading that way and could escort us there! After about a 30 minute walk, we arrived at a very busy (popular) restaurant. We sat down almost immediately, and had a DELICIOUS meal, with GREAT service ending in a WONDERFUL evening. It wasn’t until we were paying the bill when we realized that it was the restaurant that Ely recommended!!! With all of the odds against us, we were still led there, and it was a beautiful ending to a most memorable day!
Once again, thank you for everything and please feel free to use any of our photos! We will gladly be a reference; ANYTIME! Grazie mille per tutto, signore! BRAVISSIME!!!
Renee and Jean-Marc
Renee and Jean-Marc
Amalfi Coast weddingRavello wedding
Rach and I were married in Ravello in mid-September. Throughout the booking process Distinctive Italy were extremely helpful. They really listened to our ideas of how we dreamed our perfect day could be, and responded intelligently and with a real desire for everything to be as good as it could be. Assistance with the legal side was swift and detailed; we were registered both at home and Italy with the minimum of fuss and zero complications. In planning the day, what really impressed us was the tailored attention to detail – we were able to arrange pizza without cheese for my father-in-law at our celebration meal, a talented local musician to play during the ceremony, a visit to a renaissance villa for photos, and an outside ceremony overlooking the sea. Laura was regularly in contact updating us on bookings, and was available via email and Skype when the inevitable small panic that we hadn’t sorted something set in!
Once in Italy we were blown away with the beauty of the coast – blue sea and sky, stunning vistas, and steeply falling vineyards and lemon groves. We met our translator a few days before the ceremony who went through all the details and made sure everyone knew where we were supposed to be. The one thing they couldn’t control was the weather... which of course quickly became akin to apocalyptic! Far from raining on our parade, our wonderful translator Rosie was calm and confident, reassuring us and whisking us to her backup venue of the town hall for a wonderful ceremony. My beautiful bride arrived by car with a bouquet prepared by a local florist that was later described as ‘perfect’. Our celebration meal was arranged beforehand. All we needed to do was turn up and enjoy delicious traditional food just as we had envisaged.
A special mention must be made for our photographer, Massimo. He was a very patient hero and managed to get some great shots on the day, with windswept hair and umbrellas galore. After sheltering in one of the hotels for over an hour waiting for the deluge to cease, he suggested that we could visit him the next day on his own time. Lo and behold, the next day was sunny and glorious, and we spent a few extra hours with Massimo. The results were worth waiting for, the whole 9 hours we had to – Super Massimo had the shots processed and on DVD by the evening.
We could not recommend Distinctive Italy and their local suppliers highly enough. Organized, professional, flexible, friendly and determined to go the extra mile – we had the best time!
Thank you so, so much.
Rachel and Jim