I don’t even know where to start. You and the whole RIW Team gave us the most Wonderful day. It was even more special than we ever could have imagined.
To start with whilst we knew we wanted to get married in Italy, we were worried how we would go about organising a wedding abroad let alone finding the right venue. Well we found Villa Baroncino straight away and it was easy to stick to our decision, as every other venue we looked at didn’t compare. It was exactly what we were looking for.
Any concerns we had about arranging a wedding in Italy, were short lived. Marco.. you, Ina & Alexandra were amazing. The website and 8 Step Tool made everything so easy and straightforward, helping us to plan everything down to the smallest detail; with you and the team on hand any time day or night, it made the whole experience so simple and enjoyable.
We visited the villa twice before the wedding, and when people say that it is even more beautiful than in the pictures, it truly is. We knew we had made the right decision when we arrived with the main wedding party late Saturday afternoon, as our family and friends faces said it all.
We spent a few days enjoying the villa and surrounding area, and with Rome and so many other fabulous places being no more than a couple of hours drive away, everyone got to do some sightseeing and then relax back at the villa for a yummy Ciao Ciao take away.
When the big day arrived, it went so smoothly and we enjoyed every minute of it.
I can’t recommend enough the following services we used:
Hair - I used Milo who also did my mum and sisters hair and makeup. He was fabulous. I met Milo in London for a trial and he knew exactly what I wanted from all the photos and emails back and forward. On the day he was so much fun and so helpful. He was just like one of the family. My hair stayed looking the same throughout the day. The curls didn’t even drop after jumping in the pool at 1am.
Food - We went with Luciano’s and it was Amazing!!! Everything was perfect. We loved our food and it was one of the things that was really important to us. We really wanted our guests to enjoy it, and with so many different tastes it was a bit of a worry getting something that everyone would like. Again we needn’t have worried at all. Every one of our guests said how much they loved the food and we still talk about it now. There was A LOT of food and all cooked perfectly. It really was perfection on a plate, or many plates! Let’s not forget the traditional Wedding cake… a perfect addition and the way it was all set out was fabulous.
Flowers - Christina did our flowers and created the most wonderful arrangements. I emailed her photos of the type of things we wanted and she was so helpful with suggestions and ideas. Our bouquets, button holes and flowers at the church and villa were gorgeous. Any language barriers were not an issue as Ina was on hand to help as always.
Photographers - we used one of the best Wedding photographers in Italy, Daniele Vertelli, who we had found on a Top Wedding Photographers site and even better, he lives only a short distance away from Crotona. We fell in love with his photos immediately. He was joined by his friend and colleague Andrea Corsi, who himself is a leading photographer. They were Amazing, so much fun and never in the way. We forgot they were there most of the time, except when they were making us laugh. Daniele followed the Bride during the getting ready stage and Andrea followed the Groom. This was a great idea and meant we didn’t miss a minute of each other’s day. We absolutely love our photos. There were so many and the hard part was choosing which to have in our album. I would recommend them to anyone.
Videographer - Kamil was our Videographer and we truly love our video. Kamil like Danielle & Andrea captured the day perfectly! It was shot beautifully and Kamil also picked up on how much fun we were all having and brought that into our video. It really felt personal to us and was exactly what we were hoping for. I smile, cry and laugh out loud every time I watch it.
DJ - Alex DJ was Fab! We gave him a list of songs we wanted and he built his playlist around that, picking up on our tastes and on the feeling from the dance floor on the day. We were dancing until the small hours and the dance floor was full from start to finish! The sore feet the next day were definitely worth it!
Marco, our Wedding Day really was Perfect, and we know that it would not have been anywhere near as special without all the help and guidance from you and the team. We loved every minute and we were so sad to leave. We would recommend to anyone wanting to get married in Italy, and considering Villa Baroncino to just do it! You really will not be disappointed!
Thank you so much.
Lynette & Pete X