Marika & Kavan: Castello di Vincigliata- Florence,
We would just like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you Diane & Giuseppe for the beautiful ceremony you performed on our wedding day (it was so romantic and you delivered it amazingly….it was definitely the highlight of our big day!). It was so special to us and we will remember it for the rest of our lives. We have received so many lovely comments from our family and friends on how beautiful and moving the ceremony was (and by all accounts there weren’t many dry eyes)! Thank you once again.
Marika & Kavan
Julie & Yasar: Hassler Hotel- Rome (2009),
We were delighted to be able to work with Diane & Giuseppe for our wedding, as they were professional and truly sincere. They helped take the stress out of organising a wedding by providing us with ideas, readings and even hints on music selections for our ceremony. It is easy to see that they both thoroughly enjoy what they do. On the day, they even surprised us by reading a special poem, that made the occasion even more personal and memorable.
Julie & Yasar
Marina & Robert: Villa Dievole- Siena (2009),
A dream came true! Blessings from italy made our wedding complete.
They have communicated with us and helped us in many ways to make the ceremony perfect with beautiful poems and readings. I would recommend them to everyone who decides to get married in sunny Italy instead of rainy Holland.
Once again Thanks a lot.
Robert and Marina Netherlands
Darianna & Sam: Villa Dievole - Siena (2009),
Sam and I were incredibly happy with our experience with Blessings from Italy. From the advice and help Diane and Giuseppe provided prior to our trip, to the beautiful ceremony they conducted for us, to the follow up after we returned home, we could not have asked for more. They were responsive, professional, thoughtful & kind and really helped make our special day perfect. We highly recommend using Blessings from Italy if you are planning your dream wedding in Italy!
Nindy & Hetul: Villa Durazzo - Liguria (2009),
From the planning to the execution we both thought you did an excellent job and were very pleased. You very efficient and helpful when it came to planning the ceremony, which meant we didn’t really have to worry about anything. We were particularly impressed with the way you described how we felt for each other because it was spot on. The Italian poem you read for us was the icing on the cake! Thanks for a great ceremony!
Hetul and Nindy”
Cleo & Jonathan: Portofino,Everyone who plans a wedding knows the complexity and stress of juggling all the details involved, especially when planning from another country. One being to find the perfect officiant to wed you to your significant other. Jonathan and I are truly thankful for Alice leading us to you. Both of you have been absolutely gracious and extremely kind from the very beginning. Though we didnt get to meet until the day of the wedding due to our travel plans, you both made the ceremony so effortless and heartfelt. We loved the poetry, readings, and the personalizations of our wedding. You truly made it ours. And for all the energy, thought, and even the impressive Vietnamese phrases you learned just for my family, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I would recommend you to any looking couple. I wish you could come to the States to wed our engaged friends! We look forward to seeing you in the future...maybe when we revisit Italy for our anniversary.
Cleo and Jonathan King
Leah & Graham: Villa Balbianello - Lake Como,
Diane and Giuseppe,
We both wanted to thank you so very much for making our wedding day even more special than we could have hoped - the ceremony moved us both, was exactly what we wanted (even though we didn't have a clue what we wanted at the outset!) and we could not have hoped to have two lovelier people share our day with us. We loved our wedding planner already, but one of the very best things she did was in recommending you to us, all your organised and thoughtful help in putting together a service that would be right for us was so very appreciated - and so many of our family and friends commented on what a perfect ceremony it was. We have such fond memories of our magical day, the late afternoon Italian sun reflected on the water, our nearest and dearest all together, laughing all day and dancing all night... it almost feels like a dream. We were so happy with every aspect of the day and your attention to the detail, eagerness to get to know us both in advance, caring professional manner and complete ability to put us at ease during the blessing all contributed to making our wedding day more amazing than even we had imagined. Thank you for everything, we know we will stay in touch and we would not hesitate to recommend you to others planning to marry in Italy,
" As U.S. citizens, the process for getting legally married in Italy was such a nightmare that we chose to have a blessing ceremony instead.It allowed us the flexibility to have an outdoor ceremony in a beautiful venue and customize it as we saw fit.We struggled to find the perfect celebrants for our blessing ceremony in Varenna, Italy, as we were planning our wedding on our own without the use of a wedding coordinator.Based on recommendations on various websites, we chose Giuseppe and Diane to officiate our blessing ceremony.We could not have been happier!Diane coordinated everything with us via email prior to arrival and was so flexible in customizing the ceremony to meet our needs.The ceremony was very personal and touching and moved us and our guests to tears.They even surprised us with a romantic reading in both Italian and English at the end.Thank you so much for being a part of our special day! "
Mindy and Jay.
Charlene & Paul: Villa Balbianello - Lake Como,
"In the moments required to orchestrate a wedding ceremony, I neglected to consider our blessing would require someone to stand before us and officiate. I am truly grateful for two things; one, that our wedding planner persisted in bringing this oversight to my attention; and two – that she chose Giuseppe and Diane as our celebrants.
From the moment of our first handshake, my fears were put to rest. With a quiet confidence Giuseppe and Diane gracefully officiated our blessing, catching all those magical details and presenting them as gifts to us. We had every assurance that our moments were as special to them as they were to us".
Charlene and Paul
Lisa & Danny: Villa Catignano),
'Blessings from Italy created such a personal, touching ceremony for us. Most of our guests said that they had never witnessed such a moving, well considered blessing.
Both Giuseppe and Diane are a complete pleasure to work with and offer excellent advice in the lead up to the special day.
We absolutely recommend them to anyone considering getting married in Italy"
Danny and Lisa.
Lorraine & Brahim: Villa Balbianello- Lake Como),
They conducted our ceremony at Villa Balbianello in Italy on 24 August 2009. I cannot speak highly enough of the services they offer, their professionalism in performing blessings.
Diane and Giuseppe spent months with us working via email on developing our vows, which we wrote but needed assistance in turning into a full ceremony. They provided guidance and support, and their experience was fantastic in making the ceremony work. Then when the time arrived, they made a effort to meet us in advance, be at the site well in advance and ensure they were familiar with the location.
They did rehersals with us through the ceremony, and then when it came to conducting the ceremony, they conducted an amazing and emotionally charged blessing - and held it together when the rest of us (bride, groom and guests) fell apart emotionally and couldn't do all our vows.
They also coped well with the random aspects of the ceremony - when we had guest take over parts of the ceremony - ie. presentation of the rings.
They were also fantastic in dealing with the cultural and language barriers that we as a couple presented - a christian and muslim couple, who speak french together, but mother tongues are english and berber / arabic- and a ceremony conducted in english! They dealt with it all with aplomb!
I really couldn't recommend them highly enough.
Lorraine Caie & Brahim Tsoukila
Claudette & Sebastian, Monteriggioni - Siena (2008),
From the time that we made contact via email, I was totally comfortable with you, I was at ease and totally trusted in you and felt that you would make our wedding day the most special day of our lives. You never met us before hand, but only saw a picture of us and we gave you a testimonial of how we met, we left the rest up to you… On the day we were not nervous but relaxed and overwhelmed by what was going to take place.
Your words of love, marriage and honesty were so profound that they will stay with us forever. You made our wedding celebration so special, especially when you had taken the time to add some special words dedicated to us, an Italian Poem and the lighting of the candles.
We hope that maybe in the near future you can do a blessing for our beloved son. We know that we will stay in contact with you for years to come.
Claudette and Sebastian
Amanda & Justin: Corte del Sole - Cortona (2008),
"Giuseppe and Diane, Thank you so much for making our wedding day even better with your wonderful contribution. Blessings from Italy made our special day even better by adding notes of faith, personal history and humor to our blessing ceremony. We were especially thrilled to get to sit and listen to recollections of the day we met each other, how we fell in love, and what it is we love most about one another. Completely unexpected and such a lovely surprise for both of us! It was truly unique and unlike any other wedding ceremony or blessing we have seen, absolutely wonderful!! Thank you so much for adding such a beautiful element to our day, your contribution really made it that much more breathtaking.