Dear Helga, Where do we start after what truly was the most amazing experience of our lives with such special memories that without your help would not have been possible. After so much planning and anticipation, the whole 3 day wedding extravaganza exceeded all of our expectations in every way. We are so grateful for the fundamental part you played in making everything happen to the highest standards. Since we have been back all of our friends and family are still talking about the fabulous time they had and that it was the best wedding they have ever been to, (who can ask more than that) but all would not have been possible without your professionalism and dedication.The Thursday night barbeque at Fonte de’ Medici was an important evening for us to welcome all of our guests and we were blown away by the quality of what was provided. The catering was exceptional and so much more than what the British consider to be a barbeque! The staff could not do enough for us and the quality of the food and wine was out of this world –so thank you for all your work in creating such a special start to our wedding celebrations.Your recommendation for the pizzeria on Friday night in the main square of Siena (Ristorante Pizzeria Il Bandierino) was perfectly selected and we felt like royalty arriving with 50 of our friends to half a restaurant reserved for us in such a prime location! The wedding day itself really was amazing and met the cliché of being the best day of our lives from start to finish and from our perspective, it all happened without a hitch. There are too many parts of the day that you organised that were all so faultless but specific mentions include Maritza, who used her hair and make up expertise to turn a girl who had enjoyed herself a little too much the days before, into a radiant bride! The flowers were gorgeous and perfectly coordinated, which you made happen with your attention to detail and understanding as to what we wanted to achieve for our special day. Our gold Rolls Royce was beautiful and added an extra touch of sophistication and everything about the ceremony in Certaldo Alto was truly magical, as for the food it was simply unbelievable. Our wedding meal was something very important to us as a couple who love great food and wine and we were overwhelmed by the standard of the catering for our entire wedding day, including the canapés round the pool, the extensive wedding banquet, the impressive cake and the flowing drinks. The food has definitely been one of the main talking points with our guests, many commenting that it was some of the best food they have ever tasted.We really cannot thank you enough Helga for everything you did to make our big day and the days running up to it so perfect. Nothing ever seemed too much and you were always happy to help at every step of the way, including accommodating our impromptu visits to Tuscany to finalise details. As two people who consider organisational skills to be one of their strengths, we were so proud to have you as our wedding planner! Your responsiveness to our correspondence was very much appreciated, as well as your helpful suggestions, professionalism and recommendations that removed for us, so many potentially stressful situations. We would thoroughly recommend you (and already are), without a second thought, to anyone who is planning to get married in Tuscany, as without you we know the whole amazing experience would not have been what it was. We hope to be back to Tuscany and Fonte de’ Medici very soon, although it looks like all our guests want to join us too, that in itself really is a true testament to what you did for us and we really are so thankful!Thanks again for everything and best wishes for the future.
Hannah and Lee
25 August 2008 - Certaldo, Tuscany
First of all - a huge thank you again for everything - believe it or not - everyone is STILL talking about my wedding and I am still...