I selected Tina Gloazzo to plan my wedding and I couldn't be any happier. After talking with a few Italian wedding planners I selected Tina because her knowledge of the paperwork process was spot on. I being and American/Italian was familiar with a lot of the paperwork procedure in order to get my Italian citizenship and she is the only one, of all five planners, that responded back in length accurately.
Planning a wedding via email is one very hard task. She always wrote clearly and completely with all the details I needed. Which gave me trust in her and made the planning go smoothly. Now let me tell you about the amazing wedding she planned.
Paperwork: To get married on the Amalfi Coast as an American you have to present yourself at the American Embassy to fill out some paperwork. Another American couple and I arrived at the same time for our appointments. We were both meeting the same person to help guide us through the process. We couldn’t find him at first, I said well that’s alright I have his number and would call him. The other women, who had went with another planner didn’t have any information about him. Tina made sure I was fully prepared and had everyone’s contact information before coming to Italy.
Ceremony: We did a basic wedding at the Comune (town hall) in Positano. We had to come a few days early to hand in all our paperwork. The translator and comune staff all new of our arrival and walked us through everything- answering all the questions we had.
Flowers: Our flowers were gorgeous, done by a local florist Tina organized. We had a bouquet and boutonniere along with arrangements on the reception tables. We loved them all.
Music: The violinist during the ceremony was on time and needed no instructions. He did a wonderful job, but the guitarist and mandolin duo at our reception managed to perform even better. They were the life of the party, serenading out guests and playing music that made us all sing out loud.
Reception: We had our reception at the most wonderful venue – La Terrazza. Tina had everything organized how I requested. No need to talk with anyone, the waiters new our arrangement, even keeping a separate bill for the alcohol allowance was prepared how I asked. The staff would serve one course and let us eat, drink and talk for what felt like an hour before they brought the next. All of my guests had the most wonderful night. And the food was amazing.
Photographer: The photographer and his translator came to the ceremony, reception and did an hour long shoot of my husband and I on the beach. They were very friendly and the photographer seemed truly inspired.
I would recommend Tina to anyone getting married in Italy and if I had to do it all again I would choose her in a heartbeat. Thank you Tina for making our wedding day truly unforgettable.
Shannon & Rob Lamberson