Finally we are back in Australia and back at work. Sorry for the late reply. We have been super busy with work and family commitments.
Our wedding was truly wonderful. The Castle was beyond our dreams and the staff were wonderful. The room that we had for the 2 nights was amazing. Dinner at their restaurant was superb and we had the same waiter 2 nights in a row and he was wonderful and was great at recommending suggestions from the menu.
I would definitely recommend the Castle to anyone wanting to get married, even though we eloped and found the hotel wonderful, I believe that a small intimate wedding their would also be wonderful.
Elly, your onsite assistant was great, as soon as she walked in she just took over and made sure everything ran smoothly. I was so afraid it was going to rain as I could see clouds and hear thunder, but Elly checked the weather for me and assured me that it wouldn't pour down. Everyone that was involved in the wedding was wonderful, from the driver to the celebrant and the violinist and our photographer Alessandro was great, both Conor and I aren't good in front of the camera, but Alessandro helped to make us feel more relaxed. Alessandro also knew of all the nice spots around Rome to have photos taken at, Alessandro took us to spots that we hadn't even heard off, that were a little quieter than the usual Rome tourist spots and were just as pretty.
A special thank you to my makeup/hair artist Anne, she was totally wonderful and even though we didn't do a trial hair run, she knew exactly what I wanted when I showed her the pictures and I left the makeup choice up to her and she made me look amazing on the day. As I didn't have anyone with me on the day as it was only Conor and I eloping together Anne helped me put my dress and veil on, which was great as it was lace up and I was a little concerned as to how I was going to put it on by myself.
As for being a reference, I would definitely recommend you to anyone wanting to get married in Rome, so please definitely use me as a reference.
We'll definitely be back in Rome in the future and hopefully the Trevi Fountain will be restored by then and we'll be making our stay longer as I would have like to have seen more of Rome and Italy.
Also, could you please find out what brand of Prossecco Champagne that we had as our wedding toast was. I usually don't like Champagne or wine, but that Prosecco was wonderful and I would like to get it in Australia if I can find it.
Once I get the photos from Alessandro, I'll email some through to you.
Thankyou for all your hard work Stefania, our wedding day was truly wonderful