I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for all of your hard work over the past 9 months or so , which resulted in us having the best weekend of our lives and hosting what our guests have said to be the best wedding they have ever been to. It was really was a magical wedding, and so much of that is down to you.
Ravi and I, and my parents, cannot stop talking about how incredible and special our wedding weekend was. The event at Loggia was the perfect start to the wedding festivities, the views of Florence were breathtaking and the food (and drink) at La Loggia were delicious. In particular, please thank Enea and his staff from us. They were so helpful throughout, especially the barmen when they realised I didn’t have any prosecco!
After La Loggia, I think most people didn’t think it was possible to exceed the hospitality and beauty of the venue, but of course, the church and Vincigliata managed to do just that! The church service was so memorable and Don Luciano’s words will stay with us – we have been to many weddings and his Homily was the best I have ever heard. A lot of our guests wrote on our advice coasters afterwards that their only advice would be to do what Don Luciano said. Christina’s performance in the church was also excellent – she has a beautiful voice and it was so suited to the church setting.
Again, I am still not sure how you managed to secure that church for our wedding but we are very grateful as everything about it was perfect.
Vincigliata was breathtaking. Flowers Living and the light designer did a fantastic job; the whole venue looked so elegant. It was so satisfying to see how all of our decisions regarding the table plan, setting and flowers came together on the day! Please also thank Alma Project and DJ Leo. DJ Leo mixed the playlist we sent to him so well and that ensured the dance floor was full the whole night. Nobody wanted to leave!
I know that you and your team were kept very busy dealing with logistics, timings and unexpected things on the day and we thank you for managing it all so seamlessly. A few guests have remarked on how impressed they were by how efficiently they were ushered on to buses and transported to the castle.
There has been so much hard work that has been put into making our wedding as incredible as it was. Daniela, as Ravi said in his speech, I’m sure we have not been easy to deal with at times but you persisted and your attention to detail has been invaluable throughout. From the start, we have really appreciated the time you gave us, particularly the late night conference calls to fit in with our working hours. Certain aspects such as the paperwork and Italian bureaucracy have not been easy, but you have always managed to find a solution. You have been a pleasure to work with throughout and we will miss having you there to keep us in line! I might even miss the many hours we spent talking about flowers – i’m sure you will too (quite ironic that after all that we left our bouquets at the hotel!). You are a real perfectionist and we are so thankful we chose you as our wedding planner as you never failed to meet our exacting standards. Ravi takes great delight in reminding me on a near daily basis how he ‘found’ you.
Viola, huge thanks to you too. You have been very thorough and efficient throughout – we have never met you but we were always impressed by your quick responses and regular chasers. I don’t think I have ever mentioned it to you but I was also very impressed with how good your written English is.
I actually feel very sad that our wedding is over, but we have so many amazing memories to look back on fondly, and lots of messages from our guests reminding of us how magical the whole weekend was. Daniela you were right, our wedding was one that people will be talking about for a very long time. We will certainly remember it for the rest of our lives – I’ve already suggested to Ravi that we renew our vows (next year preferably) and do the same all over again!
Thank you very much to both of you. We can’t wait to see Neda’s photos which we will of course share with you.