Testimonials

Testimonials

We will take care of the details of your wedding in Tuscany and make sure you will have the best experience possible.

What couples say about our team...
The couples that worked with us in the past say that we are trustworthy, friendly, with a sense of humor but most of all highly professional.
They are definitely not disappointed to have chosen a destination wedding in Italy, check it out!


Bea & Jay - Feb 2017 | Florence - Filippine

Dear Valentina and Benedetta,

Today is our last day in Italy and would just like to reach out to the both of you before we leave.

Words cannot express how grateful and thankful Bea and I are for what you have done for us. This may be just another wedding for you (maybe one of the harder ones) but this is a moment we will never forget. They were all because of both of you. You will always have a place in our hearts. You made our fantasy a reality and there is no way we can ever repay you for that.

We were hoping to see you again after the wedding so that we could have thanked you appropriately.

You are the dream team!

If the time comes and you are in the Philippines,  you know who to call!

With much love,
Jay and Bea


Kate & Riccardo - Sep 2016 | Pisa - UK

Hi Valentina,

Thank you again for making it such an amazing day. Every time I look at the photos I remember how we managed to achieve it all in only really a few months, which is certainly down to all your hard work. I am really very happy to recommend you!
Kate

Emma & Hugo - Sep 2016 | Siena - UK

Dear Valentina & Bernedetta,

 
Hugo and I would like to thank you both enormously for everything you did last weekend, and the many months leading up to it!
 
The whole weekend was just incredible, our dream wedding and more, and your organisation and efforts made it all perfect. The food was outstanding, the cake making was amazing! The flowers looked so beautiful, especially the bridal party flowers, stunning. The music and lighting was absolutely perfect.
We really are so grateful to you both for all your hard work, I can't explain how happy we both were all weekend, all our friends as well said it was the most amazing wedding they have ever been to!
 
We hope you managed to rest afterwards, before your next big event, you must have been exhausted!
 
Thank you so much again,
 
Hugo & Emma 
x

Natasha & Kasper - Sep 2016 | Chianti shire - Danish

Dear Valentina & Benedetta, 

We hope you are having a lovely summer and not tooooooo busy with weddings ;)
This is just an EXTRA THANK YOU for helping make our wedding so very special - we appreciate it very much! And all our guests had such a good time and are still talking about everything.

Lots of hug and love from
Kasper & Natasha


Suzie & Peter - Sep 2016 | Certaldo - Australian

Dear Valentina,
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for making our beautiful day everything that it was. I hope you realise how much you bring to the table in providing warmth and heart to your weddings. Even though you do this every day, you made Peter and I feel so special and "one off". I can't tell you what a big part of the happiness of the day was directly attributable to you and we are truly grateful. 

Certaldo will stay in our hearts forever. 

I love Peter, I love Italy and we both love you!!!!

Thank you again from both of us.
Suzie xxxx


Lea & Moe - Jun 2016 | Chianti Shire - Lebandon

Dear Valentina,

We just wanted to drop you a message to express our gratitude for everything you did for us. We consider ourselves so lucky and blessed that we met you and decided to plan with you our most special day.

We were so worried and stressed from the start about planning a destination wedding... but you simply made all that go away! 

You are so professional, structured and organized. You worked from your heart and with so much passion. You truly understood us from the start (before even meeting!) and you were so proactive in giving us ideas and suggestions that we never even thought of... and they were so us! You always kept our interest at heart whatever the decision was. 

You guided us through the most critical and stressful situations and we came to discover that you can even control the weather! :) 

With you, our wedding was so much fun from the planning till the last day. We will never forget your presence and the positive vibes you spread during our big day! And by the way not only us, but all our guests were blown away and can't stop talking about the wedding. 

Again thanks for everything and also special thanks for Benedetta for all her support and efforts!

Lots of love and kisses from Lebanon!

 

Lea & Moe 


Gabriela & Marcelo - Apr 2016 | Florence - Brazil

Dear Valentina,

 

THANK YOU for being so efficient, patient and thoughtful.

You made everything work out perfectly and made us feel calm and confident through the entire process.

Thank you for all the tips and directions, you made us have the best providers in Florence and consequently the most untroubled and relaxed wedding!

It was a dream that came true under your responsability.

Congratulations for the perfect performance! Thank you again!

Gabi & Marcelo


Katy & Paul - Oct 2015 | Chianti shire - UK

Hello Valentina, Francesca,

 

We are back off our honeymoon and both feeling a little blue! We wish we could do the wedding all over again. It was just amazing - the best 3 days we could have wished for. Everything was perfect - thanks to you both. I wouldn't change a thing - not even the weather :-). It just went amazingly and everything looked so beautiful - just what we dreamt off.

 

Everyone has been massively complimentary about you both - saying what a fantastic job you have done. 

 

Thank you for making it amazing...

 

Katy and Paul x


Hollie & Jamie - Aug 2015 | Chianti shire - UK

Dear Valentina, we expressed how thankful we were to you the weekend of our wedding but we wanted to tell you again how incredibly gratful and happy we are for all the hard work you put into making our wedding lives!

It was magical and without a flaw, that was down to the incredible plannig and executier.

We hope our paths meet again in the future.

We really enjoyed working with you on a professional but also personal level.

 

Thank you again 

 

Lots of Love Hollie & Jamie

 


Andrea & Mike - Jun 2015 | Siena - UK

Dear Valentina,

Words can’t express how beautiful everything was on our wedding day! Thank you so much for making this possible and for surpassing all of our expectations!  The venue was beautifully decorated and even better than what we had envisioned.  It can be challenging at times to plan a wedding abroad and we very much appreciated your professionalism, flexibility, attention to detail, and most importantly your patience, throughout the months of long-distance phone calls, emails, and site visits.

We would like to extend a massive thank you to you and Francesca for making our wedding day so special.  We cannot thank you enough for everything you both did in making it the best day ever. We hope that we can stay in touch!

We would highly recommend Blanc Ricevimenti for anyone looking to get married in Tuscany, Valentina will help you create the most perfect day! 

Andrea & Mike


Jill & Ben - May 2015 | Florence - USA

Thanks again for all the great work at the wedding.  I can’t tell you enough how awesome it was, and you guys were.

 

 

Ben


Steve & Julie - Apr 2015 | Florence - UK

Hi Valentina and Francesca

It has been 2 weeks now since the most fabulous wedding. Everyone back home loves the photos that our guests took, so you can imagine how excited we are waiting for Stefano's photos to arrive. 

We don't think anything could have been better. We were so grateful for all your assistance and advice. You certainly got everything right. Julie loved her surprise. 

It is our intention to come back to Florence next year for our anniversary.   

 

Julie and Steve.  Xx


Nick & Georgina - Sep 2014 | Florence - UK

Hi Valentina,

We are back from Florence and my new wife is the happiest I’ve ever seen her, and that is in no small part down to you and Francesca and your wonderful arrangements.
The ceremony was so intimate and the people made it stress free and fun, we had such a great day!
Thanks so much Valentina, you made us both so happy, please extend our thanks to Francesca as well.. she was great.

Nick & Georgina


Matthew & Louisa - Aug 2014 | Florence - UK

Valentina,

THANK YOU, THANK YOU and THANK YOU for everything you did for me and Louisa to make our day so special. We will send a 'proper' thank you card soon, but I just wanted to tell you how happy we are with the whole wedding and what an amazing time all our friends and family had in the beautiful city of Florence.
All 110 guests said it was the best wedding they have ever been to. It was so special and everything was so perfect.
You were a complete joy to work with and so was Francesca! You are both so easy to talk to and there was nothing that was too much for you both.
Special thanks to Francesca for putting up with us all at the end!!! :)
I WANT TO GO BACK AND DO IT ALL AGAIN!
Thank you once again for making our dreams come true. You are such a special person and we are so glad to have you in our life.
Take care and keep smiling!

Mr and Mrs Williams xxx


Mark & Bianca - Jul 2014 | Florence - UK

Dear Valentina,

Thank you so much for making our wedding amazing. It's hard to please both Italian and English guests but you made it possible and everyone has commented on how great the wedding was. My advice to anyone who wants to marry in Italy is use Valentina and trust her judgement on everything as she will create a day you will never forget.

Thank you again

Mark & Bianca

 


Kate & Adrian - Jul 2014 | Chianti shire - UK

We first met Valentina in March of 2013 and were immediately struck by her friendly, enthusiastic and professional manner.
Valentina introduced us to our gorgeous venue in St Appiano and all the suppliers she recommended were excellent. We found her to be reliable, understanding and very communicative from day one and she made the entire planning process seem far less stressful than it actually was.
We would highly recommend Valentina to anyone who was looking for a wedding planner in that area; she was always there but never in sight, the sort of thing you want from a want from wedding planner;
Thank you so much V, we wish you all the best for the future!

Kate & Adrian


Gosia & Ken - Jun 2014 | Florence - Asia

Dear Valentina,

Ken and I just returned to Asia and we could not wait to contact you!  We wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hears for organizing such an AMAZING wedding for us!  It was truly beyond what we could have dream of!  The venue, the location, the service, all the staff, the photographers & videographers, and the florist with the incredible decorations and flowers!  

Since we both do not live in our home countries, and we do not get to see our close friends and family very often, this wedding was also very important for us as a social gathering of everyone we love.  We are so happy to say, that literally everyone had a BLAST!  People were thanking us for the best weekend of their lives, which was so humbling, since to us this weekend was so special because of all of them!  So we all felt a lot of gratitude, happiness and love!  

We wanted to thank you for your patience, for your incredible professionalism, how you took the time to get to know us so you knew exactly what we would want, and how with your team, you were able to execute everything we asked for and beyond!  We feel truly blessed to have had you as our wedding planned, and we hope to stay friends! 

Love

Gosia & Ken


Claudia & Borna - Apr 2014 | Florence - Swiss

Hi Valentina,

We can't thank you enough for your professionalism, navigating us through all the preparation and making this our greatest experience. I really enjoyed planning this event with you - it was exactly the support I hoped to get, and actually even more. You truly made all the right choices and connected us with great people who love what they do and who created a perfect event for us and our families. Please send our warm regards and a big thank you especially to Kathrin, the two musicians, Daniela, André (the decoration and flowers were so beautiful!) and of course the Galateo Team. We received a lot of praise for the two ladies who took care of all the kids. The moms and dads really appreciated their help and creativity.  Initially, I was wondering how the DJ would manage all the exotic music preferences but he did a fantastic job! We all danced until late in night...

We look forward to receiving the pictures and videos to also enjoy the details of that day that we were too busy to see.

Thanks again so much.
Claudia & Borna


Miranda & Dean - Aug 2013 | Florence - USA

Ciao carissima Valentina!

Words cannot begin to describe the joy, awe, and excitement we experienced at our wedding two weeks ago.  The event was even more beautiful than we imagined and we received compliments from our friends full of enthusiasm and superlatives.  We think this may have spoiled future weddings for everyone but that's a problem we're ok with :)   

All of the planning and organizing leading up to the day could not have been possible without YOU!!  You are a true magician and angel, from the time we first met last year until last week, you held our hands and walked us through the large and small details along the way.  This included a day and half venue scouting, and more than a few iterations of catering and menu selections, ceremony walk-throughs, flower selections, and hair and make-up trials.  You are helped in advising our guests on clubs (we won't forget Flow), restaurants, hotels et al.  You were invaluable to us and our sanity!  

We cannot recommend you enough and everyone at the wedding - family and friends thought you were brilliant, a master of your craft.   Your knowledge of the business, timeliness (even if it's more anglo-saxon than italian), warmth and vibrant spirit and elegant taste, made our planning so much easier.   

Also, we wanted to thank Andrea, Lapo, Claudia and Alejandro for their excellent work.  I look through the initial photos and can better appreciate the virtuoso in everyone's skill. Andrea composed just gorgeous bridal bouquets, alter pieces and table centerpieces.  Really magnificent!!  Lapo created an amazing twist with my hair, it was soft and romantic but a little fancy. I loved it!  The bridesmaids' hair was also lovely and everyone's hair suited their style and dress perfectly. Claudia  did a superb job with my make-up and patiently worked with me even when we needed a redo.  In the end, I think the make-up was nicely balanced with a subtle glow.  Finally, we're really excited to see Alejandro's photos and video!!  He is such a professional and kept us relaxed through all the photos.   With his eye for nice composition and the breathtaking venue, I'm sure we will have beautiful and precious memories to look back on. We also can't wait to see the speeches and dancing again as captured by the videographer.  :)   

If there's anything we can do to help you please let us know!  I know you're quite busy with weddings into year-end and transitioning to take over the business.  Let's be in touch and I hope we can keep this friendship going!!

With love,
Dean and Miranda


Denisa and Tomas - Jun 2013 | Florence - Czech Republic

Hi Valentina,

We would like to thank you very much for all support to make our day wonderful.

Everybody had a great time and said it was one of the most beautiful weddings they attended.

Thank you once more and have a great rest of the season.


Vanessa & Christian - May 2013 | Chianti shire - Brazil

Hi Valentina,

I'd like to thank you so much for everything you did for us to make our symbolic ceremony happens. It was so magical and intimate, it was the way that we imagined since the beginning. David also did a great job, he's a really nice person and so professional! We loved everything and you all are great!! It was a pleasure to meet you personally after so many emails! We loved!!


Sarah & Michael - Jun 2012 | Florence - UK

Hi Valentina,

Thankyou so much for an amazing wedding!! It was everything we dreamed of. You were so great throughout and your organisation and eye for detail as well as all the vendors you work with were of the highest standard and so professional. We had an amazing experience throughout.

I mainly wanted to say thankyou again and myself and Michael will never forget our day and couldnt have done it without you.

Lots of Love


Nicole and Peter - Jun 2012 | Siena - USA

Hi Valentina,

We just returned back to the states this week and I am back to work after a wonderful wedding and honeymoon. I want to thank you again for all your help with the wedding and for putting me at ease and making the day as seamless and smooth as possible. Everything was just as I imagined from the villa to the ceremony in Siena to the reception back at the villa.  I especially loved the flowers and you and the florist was able to put together exactly what I had in mind with the ambiance of the candles and the beautiful colors of the flowers. I also really liked how my makeup and hair turned out for the day and was really nervous about this but the girls did a great job and everyone commented that they only wish they lived in California so we could get our done like that for more events.  Also, David and the assistant photography were amazing and kept us laughing and smiling all day.  They really had some great ideas for photos and helped us feel at ease and bring out our photogenic sides...at least I hope :)

And finally I want to thank you for all your assistance, impeccable opinions, and overall style. You are such a great person and a true gem and I hope you know that you really made our day special!
Thank you !!!!


Rebecca & Jared - May 2012 | Florence - USA

Valentina,

We wanted to send you a note to thank you and your colleagues again for everything.  The wedding day turned out more perfectly than we could have imagined!
I still can't believe that you organize events like that every weekend! 


Chelsea & Neil - Sep 2011 | Florence - USA

Valentina,

Thank you so much for the most amazing night ever! You created the best wedding night, it was so memorable, better than I could even have dreamed.

I loved working with you, you will always hold a special place in my heart!
Thank you again!!!!!

Love


Lucy & Mark - Jul 2010 | Chianti shire - UK

Hi Valentina

I just wanted to write a few lines to thank you so very much for making our wonderful wedding.  We know we could not have done it without you and we are extremely grateful for all you did for us.

The whole day was amazing and we, our family and friends had a wonderful time.

The vendors you introduced us to were all fantastic and we would also like to thank them.

From my personal point of view you made my life so much easier and you were a real friend in the run up to the wedding.  I would have been lost without you.

With our love and best wishes.


When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled, because you knew

- William Shakespeare -