Dear Tina, Alberto and everyone at Wedding Italy, how can we possibly thank you for the extravaganza that you organised for our wedding?!!
We are now back from honeymoon and are slowly settling into working (and married!) life. We had a lovely honeymoon and it has taken some time to re-adjust to normal life again after a month away from work. We wanted to write to you because in all of the madness of the wedding celebrations we don't feel that we got an opportunity to properly express our gratitude to you for all that you did for us.
How can we possibly thank you for the extravaganza that you organised for our wedding?!! We had a fantastic time and will treasure the memories forever. Everything was just perfect and turned out as good as, or even better than, we had hoped for. All of our family and friends had the time of their lives for the days that they were in Italy and are still talking about ours being the best wedding that they have ever been to. We couldn't have asked for better than that!
Everyone involved in the wedding played their own special part in making everything so wonderful for us. Where do we start...? Everyone at the Castle, Tavernetta and La Boatina could not have been more friendly, helpful and accommodating to ourselves and our guests. Everything that we had asked for was provided so well and everything came together just as we had wanted. Thursday at Tavernetta and Saturday at La Boatina were really enjoyable and memorable evenings for everyone - food, wine, service, music, atmosphere were all perfect. Please pass on our very sincere thanks to Lucia, Sasha, Maurizio, Paolo and all of their staff.
Lucia and Maurizio were a pleasure to deal with on all of our visits to Italy and throughout our wedding celebrations. They were very patient in dealing with and meeting all of our requests and making sure that we were happy with the plans! We really appreciate the effort that they both made and the work that was involved in bringing everything together for us and for our guests. Sasha also was a star. He spent a lot of time providing a taxi service in his own car between the Castle and Hotel Felcaro - how very, very kind of him!
The wedding day itself was fabulous and, from our perspective, went off without a hitch. There are so many people that we would like to thank but very special thanks to Daniele and Giulia (the music in the church was so lovely - there were even tears!!) and to Rosaria for the beautiful flowers. Please pass on our thanks to them and our apologies for not getting a chance to personally acknowledge their contributions on the day. As we expected, it was a very long night (the last guests went to bed at 9am on Saturday morning!) and throughout the day and the night the drink flowed and the staff were always on hand to provide excellent service. We think that poor Sasha eventually escaped sometime around 5am but had the good sense to leave a supply of beer for those who were still standing at that stage! The hairdressers, the photographer, the string trio, the fireworks, the disco, the transport - everything was just brilliant. Thank you.
As for the food, it was simply unbelievable. Tonino did an amazing job both on Thursday evening and especially for the entire wedding day - the canapés, the wedding banquet, the cake and the buffet on the Terrace were outstanding. It has been quite interesting to listen to our guests' opinions of the food. So many of them have said the wedding food was the best meal they have ever tasted - so Tonino's reputation as a master chef is spreading even in England and Ireland! Please pass on our very special thanks to Tonino and his team - the wedding banquet was one of the truly most memorable things about the whole wedding celebrations.
And last, but not least, to all of you at Wedding Italy. We cannot thank you enough. The service that you provided was so professional - we have nothing but the highest of praise for the whole team. All of your helpful suggestions, your assistance and friendliness to our guests, your responsiveness to our correspondence, your tolerance of and willingness to accommodate our ideas, your understanding of what it was that we were trying to achieve for our wedding, your presence in such a discreet and helpful way throughout the wedding day, your kindness in reserving the Castle for our wedding anniversary - everything was absolutely excellent. And, the piece de résistance, our transport to La Boatina on Saturday - what a treat!! Tina, very special thanks to you in particular for everything that you did for us - and, of course, for tolerating bridal stress from time to time....! Now you know what Pete has to put up with in the years to come!!
So that's it then. We hope to see you when we're back next year for our anniversary. Good luck and thanks again, so much, for everything.
Claire and Peter