Eli & Ali
I cannot praise Antonella highly enough. My now husband and I were planning our Italian wedding from London. Initially we had the help of my mother, but when she became ill we realised we needed the help of a planner. My mum had found her contact details on line and I was instantly interested in speaking to her because she can speak English as well as her native Italian. When I spoke to her, I realised that not only was she incredibly competent, she understood my vision of how we wanted our wedding to look and feel. She was a huge help throughout the whole process, from chasing suppliers, arranging paperwork, planning weekend itinerary’s. She also allowed direct payments (so we could make the most form the sterling to pound exchange rate) always backing it up with a paperwork invoice trail.
Antonella was on-hand even on the weekend’s when we visited Italy for planning and would make sure caterers, photographers etc were all ready to meet us. We emailed daily and when things got stressful, I knew I could relax a little as I had her help in Italy.
On our wedding weekend she was at the Villa the whole day before setting up and on the wedding day itself she ensured everything ran smoothly.
My husband and I had the BEST wedding and we owe a lot of that to Antonella’s help and organisational skills. She is a wonderful woman and was a great help. We can’t recommend her highly enough!
Rachel and Kristian
We had an amazing experience with Your Wedding in Villa. Cecilia and the team were exceptional from start to end. Communication was great, food & wine was delicious and the attention to detail ensured our wedding was everything we hoped for. We can’t recommend Your Wedding in Villa highly enough!
“Dear Cecilia, thank you so much for making our special day magical. You were a huge help and we really appreciate everything you did for us. You went above and behind!”
Rachel and Kristian from London
Anya & Chris
We (Chris from England and Anya from Ukraine) were nervous about organising a wedding in Italy as we really didn’t know any local businesses and could not rely on recommendations from friends.
Meeting Cecilia from Your Wedding in Villa on one of our visits to one of Padova’s many beautiful villas changed all of that. Cecilia is clearly hugely experienced, both in terms of doing her job as a caterer but also in managing the excitement and nervousness of the couple. She speaks perfect English (a relief for Chris with his terrible Italian) and was so knowledgeable, responsive and helpful, that she quickly went from being our caterer to almost becoming our wedding planner. She gave us advice, helped to organise our florist and last minute communications with our band, all within the original quote for the catering service.
In the run up to the wedding she listened carefully to the things that were really important to us and made sure they were incorporated into our day (the British speeches, Ukrainian vodka toasts and our symbolic ceremony), all the while giving us helpful advice to keep the day running smoothly.
The result was the best day of our lives. Cecilia and her team were incredibly discreet during the day. Always there to make sure people have full glasses and full plates, but at the same time remaining in the background to make our day feel completely intimate, a party among friends. The team she assembled all spoke English (very few of our guests speak Italian) and were all completely professional. We were having so much fun that we could not end the party at 1am, so with a small word to her, she extended it to 230am keeping all the staff there to help us dance the night away.
We cannot thank her enough for all her help in the preparation of the wedding. Thinking about the day still makes us smile.
If anyone from the UK is considering a destination wedding, you MUST choose Your Wedding in Villa and Villa Petrobelli. The overall cost for our wedding was slightly less than we would have paid for a far inferior experience in England, but in our budget we managed to have beautiful Italian food, a free bar, a gorgeous venue and a responsive, thoughtful and professional company looking after us. THANK YOU to Cecilia and her team for organising the perfect day.
F&D – GUESTS REFERENCES
Favourites were the food, to die for! the setting was spectacular, the whole day ran really well. We also appreciated the help with baby, the lady was really sweet and good with Laila but it would have helped if she spoke more English. But that’s a minor thing.
It was brilliant, the best wedding we have been to.
… It was incredible, well organised, beautiful and very special setting (church and reception venue), great food, flowing wine, lots of laughter and truly memorable
The most memorable moment was how well you lit the wedding venue with lights at night – stunning. The fireworks too were great.
You did a wonderful job!
Thanks again for your work,
As parents of the bride we thought the wedding just perfect! A beautiful venue and the organisation could not have been better. We appreciated the proximity of the church and being able to walk to the reception ( not too much standing around for photos outside the church). Then the welcome drinks and opportunity to talk to guests and unwind before the meal by which time it was cooler! The menu and organisation of the food was excellent as was the setting of tables etc. We were thanked by so many people with the view that it was the best wedding ever! The tidying up afterwards was also to be commended.
Thank you so much for all that you did to make it such a successful and memorable occasion.
Tessa and David Waters
MARTA & BRANDON
Thank you so much for making our dreams come true! We had the best wedding ever, everything was more than we expected! Thanks for the hard work, for taking care of us kindly and with great availability. All our guests were delighted by the organization and the quality of food and wine, absolutely a success!
M&B from Seattle