Grazie Mille

#GRAZIEMILLE 

A huge and massive thank you to all our clients and friends that decided to trust TheKnotInItaly in sharing with us the most important day of their lives, and that appreciated our passion for our job and for our couples!

32 Comments

  1. Kat & Matt
    September 9, 2018 - Reply

    Rossana, Franco, Claudia and Giorgia,

    Hello from gorgeous Sorrento!! It’s beautiful and warm here, and we’ve spent 99% of our time chatting together about the wedding and reliving all the memories whilst eating seafood and drinking and more wine! It was without a doubt the most amazing weekend of our lives. THANK YOU!

    You guys were so brilliant over the weekend and made sure it all went off without a hitch. Your passion, commitment, attention to detail and amazing personalities are all to be admired. We can’t thank you enough for all that you did for us. As we said before, there is no way we could have done it without you. We would have certainly needed to learn some more Italian, that’s for sure!

    So many our guests, friends and family have said it was the best wedding they have ever been to, and we all want to do it again.

    Such a pleasure to deal with all of you over the last year, but Rossana a very extra special thanks goes to you. You are an exceptional planner and truly fantastic person! Thank you for all your hard work and always going the extra mile.

    We really hope to see you all again when we visit Italy again, it would be great fun to catch up!

    Gratzi Mille

    Until next time…!

    Kat and Matt xx

    • Wedding date: 01/09/2018
  2. Virginie & Rodolphe
    August 25, 2018 - Reply

    We like to plan things ahead, so we had 1.5yrs to organize the wedding. So much time could have been a blessing or a curse, but it worked out very well. And Rossana and her team’s contribution to it was truly tremendous.

    First, as we were living far away from Italy (Dubai, then the US), we quickly realized that hiring a local wedding planner was crucial to help us realize our dream wedding. Doing our due diligence (as management consultants always do), we found Rossana to be the most responsive and enthusiastic about our project from the beginning. Even before any contract was signed, after only a couple of Skype calls, we had our 1-day itinerary ready to visit 7 venues around Florence!

    One could have expected this level of energy and dedication to lower down once the contract was signed, but this was not the case. She seemed very professional and objective-driven, which was a perfect match for us, as we are both used to manage projects in our job. Given my wife’s personality, she was very hands-on when organizing the wedding and I can foresee how this could have been an issue with other wedding planners (who may be used to have more autonomy in choosing vendors, for example) but it worked very well with Rossana and her team.

    Thanks again for your patience in responding to the over 2 thousand emails we exchanged (+ countless whatsapps)!

    Also, all along the organization phase, Rossana and her team were responsive to our queries, keeping the momentum high, in spite of the long duration of the planning.
    They were also going the extra-mile, doing many things not written in the formal contract, as for example contacting the local churches or organizing a family dinner the day before the wedding. Supporting us with the churches was really helpful to keep the stress level low (as much as possible) in spite of the opacity of the process with local religious authorities.

    Finally, on D-day, Rossana and her team were extremely helpful both for us (as we didn’t have to worry about anything and could fully enjoy the day, and even have a little time for some food during the cocktail, which apparently is unusual for newly-wed couples!) and for the guests (many of them gave us great feedback on Rossana’s team presence on the ground, especially as she is fluent in French and English, so she could sort out questions for all nationalities attending our wedding!). More impressive is that, in spite of keeping everything well under-control, including schedule-wise, their presence was very discrete, which was super appreciated too. We believe this balance between control and discreteness is pretty hard to find, so really well done!

    In a nutshell, we would strongly and warmly recommend Rossana and her team if you are looking to organize the perfect wedding in Italy. In addition of being a great professional in her field, she is also a super nice person to work with, and we could feel she was doing anything possible (in and out of contract) to make this day the best of our life.
    Thanks for everything!! Grazie mille!!

    • Wedding date: 14 / 07 / 2018
  3. Em & Tim
    July 14, 2018 - Reply

    Dearest Rossana

    We can’t thank you and your team enough for everything you have done. You have made the whole experience easy and stress free from day one! We had the best day of our lives, everything was organised perfectly, even the weather and the day went without a hitch. All our guests said it was the best wedding they have ever been too and that is all thanks to you and your team, thank you for all your guidance and recommendations.

    We would do it all over again tomorrow!!

    Me and Tim would love to renew our vows in 10 years time and hope you will plan it again!

    Thank you again for everything, if your ever in London you always have a place to stay.

    Lots of love

    Em & Tim

    • Wedding date: 25th May 2018
  4. Tash and John
    June 21, 2018 - Reply

    Rossana and team we really don’t know where to start with expressing our thanks. We had an idea in our heads of what our dream day could be and we never imagined that it would all happen so perfectly.
    You guys gave us the most incredible and perfect wedding that we ever could have hoped for.

    Every single person loved the day and it was the most amazing experience of our lives. Thank you so much for all of your help, your friendship and your guidance over the last 18 months. We loved every moment and wish we could do it all again.

    We’ll send you some of the photos when we receive them and please do stay in touch.

    Lots of love,
    Tash and John

    • Wedding date: 15/06/2018
  5. Peter & Brooke
    December 2, 2017 - Reply

    Wow – what a fairytale!

    Rossana and her team made our dreams come true, and we couldn’t be more happy with our experience! They were there every step of the way – Skype video calls, phone calls, emails every hour of the day, etc.

    Since we live in the United States, we relied on her expertise, recommendations of style and vendors, and other helpful suggestions. We were initially drawn to picking Rossana’s team because she connected with us on a personal level, had great energy and eye for detail, and her experience of wedding planning.

    The wedding day couldn’t have gone better thanks to Rossana and her team. Everything was planned perfectly, and exceeded our expectations! We are their biggest advocates!

    We can’t wait to come back to Italy; we’ll stay in touch! 🙂

    Grazie Mille-
    Peter & Brooke

    • Wedding date: 06-28-2017
  6. Stephanie & Ollie
    June 27, 2017 - Reply

    Buonjourno to the lovely Rossana and your lovely Husband… (I have one of those too now ????)

    Firstly WOW! What a weekend.

    Secondly, we would like to say a huge

    *THANK YOU*

    once again for EVERYTHING you have done for us, from showing us your lovely dogs on skype to showing us the willy statue in Greve to buying us them delicious biscuits from the bakers, to enjoying some nice Rose around many conversations at Vignamaggio, to organising a massive hot ait balloon for us, icecream cart, hay bales, trio, balls and balls of strings, filling limoncello bottles, table plan, and providing some fantastic ideas all the way through our time with you to sorting ‘petals for the brides bed’ ???? (even If the best man did end up on our floor on the wedding night, ha!) …

    You truly are special. To us not only are you fantastic at your job and what you do but you shine inside and out! It has been a pleasure to know you and we hope you are very happy with your farm/maybe soon to be ‘Boutique’ and King Arthur… and of course lilly.

    Please let us know if you finally set off and get your chance to travel. We wish you all the luck.

    Luckily I am very happy with my husband and he is loving calling me his ‘wife’ so happy days.

    Our wedding exceeded all our expectations and all our guest have been very complimentary. The Italian bubble has come back to England and everyone cant stop talking about how fantastic it all was.

    We will most definitely spread the bestest of words about TheKnotInItaly and how lovely and helpful you have all been. Thank you team.. Claudia and Llaria for all your hard work.

    I shall let you know in advance when I decide to shoot off to Italy to become a wedding planner with you, ha!

    Thank you once again.

    We had the most beautiful day/ weekend.

    Ollie & Steph

    • Wedding date: 17 June 2917
  7. Yvonne & Andres
    June 14, 2017 - Reply

    Hi Rossana,

    Andrés and I returned home on Monday and went back to work immediately, so we are late with emails, as usual. But we wanted to say thank you to you and your team for the incredible job you did with our wedding!

    We had an amazing time in an absolutely beautiful castle, the food was delicious (we received endless compliments about the grand buffet), the flowers were perfect, our officiant was superb, and even more, I got the chance to relax and eat all the food I wanted amongst the people we care about. (How many brides can say they were absolutely not stressed about the events of their wedding day?)

    I know we gave you little information to shape the wedding, as I didn’t have many opinions – and our day far surpassed any expectations we had! You also somehow managed to combine my taste (simple, rustic!) and Andrés’s preferences (castle!) and found us a rustic castle. We and all of our guests were so impressed by the setting of Castello di Rosciano, with the view of Bettona in the distance.

    THANK YOU to you and and your amazing team at The Knot in Italy!!!

    Best,
    Yvonne

    • Wedding date: 05/06/2017
  8. Michelle & David
    October 14, 2016 - Reply

    Rossana

    We will be in touch once we get our thank you cards etc printed but we wanted to send you a quick email to let you know how much your help, assistance and above all, advice meant to us over the past year. We have absolutely loved every second of our journey planning our dream Italian wedding and we both know that you are responsible for making it so seamless, enjoyable, special and memorable. After meeting you and Franco in August of last year, we knew that we were in capable hands but we didn’t realise then that you would become such a good friend to us both and, indeed, our parents! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you put into our wedding, we feel so lucky that you were part of our special day. We would love to see you and Franco when you are in Ireland, please be sure to keep us updated on your travel plans.
    Lots of love
    Michelle and David x

    • Wedding date: 09/09/2016
  9. Nicole
    October 5, 2016 - Reply

    Rossana, we wanted to say THANK YOU for the most magical absolutely perfect wedding day! Thank you for making it all happen! We could not have done it without YOU! You are such a beautiful person and we are thrilled to now have ‘our Italian family’!!!
    Much love!
    Nicole & Ivan

    • Wedding date: 27/09/2016
  10. Isabelle & Charles
    August 15, 2016 - Reply

    Dear Rossana,

    We can’t express how amazing you were as our wedding planner ! You really made this day the best and most emotional day of our lives in a heavenly venue and we will cherish this memory forever thanks to you ! All of our friends have told us that these couple of days in Tuscany were truly amazing and we could have never done that without your precious help and all your advice.

    To all people planning on getting married in Italy, we cannot recommend Rossana and her team enough ! She’s the best wedding planner and the sweetest person ever !!!

    We hope to see you again in the future !

    xxx

    • Wedding date: 7 august 2016
  11. Sarah & Steve
    July 1, 2016 - Reply

    One huge ginormous thank you. You completely excelled our expectations as a wedding planner and we are so grateful for all the extra effort you put into our wedding day and Sunday party. Your work was noticed by all our wedding party and especially Steve and I. Thank you to Ilaria too, she must be a great assistant to work with. The decorations you prepared, ideas, input and advice were second to none. Just incredible! You were born to plan!
    Thank you for being a delight to work with.

    Sarah & Steve xxx

    • Wedding date: 21/05/2016
  12. Hannah & Sam
    July 1, 2016 - Reply

    If you are considering getting married abroad, specifically in Italy or the South of France, I cannot recommend Rossana enough. She helped us organise our fairy tale wedding and the whole process was easy, fun and exciting.
    No stress, no problems, just great advice and care to give us the day we wanted. Her attention to detail is second to none and the whole day ran like clockwork, it was perfect. No wedding planner nightmares here!

    • Wedding date: 17/06/2016
  13. Sue - mother of the bride
    July 1, 2016 - Reply

    Dear Rossana

    You are a star!

    I want to say a huge thank you for all your help and for making Hannah,s Wedding day truly magical. You were absolutely faultless your advice for caterers, florists, photographers and sound / lighting everything was perfect thank you so much. You replied promptly to every email – and that’s a very big task when receiving from Hannah I know how many she sent to you , and I was trying to slow her down at this end!

    In short you were perfect thank you

    Kindest Regards

    Sue

    • Wedding date: 17/06/2016
  14. Tracey & James
    June 16, 2016 - Reply

    We just want to say a massive thank you for all of your help and support over the past 18 months. We knew you were the prefect planner for us from our very first Skype call and we weren’t wrong! Being a bride very much in the detail I worried about how I would realize the wedding of my dreams from a distance but you truly made that possible. And best of all you made what can become a stressful time fun. Your patience and your enthusiasm for each and every one of our ideas is second to none. It is such a great feeling to look back on such an important day of our lives and know that it was everything we had dreamt of and more – and that is largely down to you!

    You are one in a million!
    Tracey & James xxx

    • Wedding date: June 4, 2016
  15. Caro & Axel
    January 3, 2016 - Reply

    Cara Ro‘

    Our wedding was all we imagined and more. From our memorable civil ceremony in Verona, our fabulous get-together pizza party to the wonderful ceremony and reception in one of Valpolicella’s most remarkable villa: Everything was just fabulous!

    When Axel and I contacted you only 9 months before our wedding date, both of us being very busy in our jobs, we knew we needed an extremely qualified, capable, and resourceful wedding planner with an eye for detail, style, elegance and a touch of creativity and craziness to design our dream wedding in Italy. We had already chosen the venue and the date and despite telling you that we have chosen August 15, 2015 for our ceremony, the most significant public holiday in Italy, you accepted this unbelievable challenge. We are so glad you did!!

    Communication with you was intense during these months, but always smooth and effortless and most importantly, the planning was so much fun. I am a very organized and detail oriented person, and it was probably not always easy to keep me on track, but somehow you managed it and I am incredibly thankful for that. Otherwise I surely would have been lost in teeny tiny mint colored details! You were, without exception, super-helpful, patient and always made me feel calm and confident that the wedding would be perfect and every detail taken well care of. Throughout the entire process, from the first steps of planning to the long wedding weekend itself, you were our partner in crime. And to this day we are still getting so many compliments about the beautiful job you did setting everything up, and making our wedding a truly magical “fairytale” event.

    Ro’, we miss you a lot! We have been thinking fondly about our time in Verona and the work with you that made it so special. Both Axel and I think of you as a treasured friend and truly hope that we will keep in touch.

    A big huge MILLE GRAZIE to you, Franco, Ilaria and the rest of your team. No words can express our gratitude! A special thanks goes to Roberto for his wonderful flower arrangements in our lovely chapel, at reception and during dinner and to Cristian for bringing his tiny little white vintage Fiat 500 all the way from Tuscany to our beloved Valpolicella!

    • Wedding date: August 15, 2015
  16. Mi & Niels
    November 27, 2015 - Reply

    Rossana is truely the BEST wedding planner you can wish for! Always very responsive, organised, friendly and doing everything to help you realising your own dream wedding. Mi.

    • Wedding date: August 2015
  17. Rhonda & Jeff
    November 3, 2015 - Reply

    Mia Cara Ro!

    We miss you & Italy already! So ready to return and “Be Italian”!

    There are absolutely no words to describe the wonderful feelings or the incredible time we had in Italy! Ro, my guests, Jeff & myself were all completely “BLOWN AWAY” with your work and guidance! Every little detail was magical and there were so many details! I felt like this was the best wedding I’ve ever been to and I couldn’t believe it was mine. My guests felt the same – It was more than I ever expected and beyond! Some of my friends that weren’t able to make it, however, watched for updates come across social media, said they were obsessed with looking at our dream photos! Many said our pictures looked like they came straight out of a magazine!

    All in all, you are fantastic to work with and were spot on with recommendations – from the location, caterer, photographers, flowers, vintage car etc. – ALL were exceptional, truly impressive and exceeded our expectations!

    From the moment we first talked, I knew you were the one! You are incredibly organized, highly efficient, passionate & most of all, I felt like you truly understood my desires, (even when I wasn’t clear with what I wanted!) Your patience is a huge virtue, not too mention your great spirit! This is why I adore & love you my friend (sister)!!!

    We are looking forward to seeing Matteo & Monica’s storytelling photos!

    Grazie Mille for making our wedding dreams come true & the beautiful memories of a lifetime!

    Amore,
    Rhonda & Jeff

    • Wedding date: October 9th 2015
  18. Toni & Benn
    July 15, 2015 - Reply

    A big thank you to you and your team for everything, it was perfect, I loved every little detail and our friends and family cannot stop talking about it being such a good night. I can’t wait until I see the video and photos because I need to re live it all. Hope you are relaxing now…
    Talk soon,
    Hugs xxx
    Toni

    • Wedding date: 9 july 2015
  19. December 5, 2014 - Reply

    If you are planning a wedding in Italy, you are in the right place.

    Rossana is the most unbelievable wedding planner you could ever meet. Not only is she one of the sweetest and most patient people you could ever meet, she is incredibly organised and efficient, as being well as full of brilliant ideas, and having contacts with all of the best industry specialist in the business.

    Rossana made our wedding so perfect that it was featured on Style Me Pretty.

    If you are trying to decide which wedding planner to go for, or whether to use a planner, stop worrying. You need Rossana in your life. She is absolutely indispensable.

    Thank you for everything Ro! We love you!! xoxoxo

    • Wedding date: 09.07.2011
  20. Conor & Amanda
    November 26, 2014 - Reply

    Buongiorno Rossana,

    I hope you’ve been able to get some rest since the weekend! We were shattered after it but we’re feeling better now after some good sleep!

    We just wanted to say thank you again for all of your help. We were delighted with how it worked out and all of our guests seemed to have a great time. We were blessed with the weather too, it was perfect!

    Thank you also for your lovely gift, we laughed a lot!

    Thank you again, you’ve been great!

    • Nikki & Khris
      November 26, 2014 - Reply

      Hi Rossana, how are you?! We just got home from our honeymoon last week and have been trying to catch up with the jet lag and the depression of being away from Italy : ( 
      I wanted to thank you for all of your help over the last several months in making the wedding such a memorable experience. All of our guests told us it was the most amazing wedding they had every been to ….and they have been to several lavish weddings. 
      If I could go back I wouldn’t change a single thing and would only wish to do it all over again exactly how it was!
      Thank you again and I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and keep in touch : ) 

      • Wedding date: July 2014 Florence
    • Victoria & Max
      November 26, 2014 - Reply

      Hi Ro, 

      Hope all is truly well 🙂  We have just now more or less settled back into a normal schedule after all the wedding bliss and celebrations!
      We would like to thank you for all the incredible hard work you put into making our day absolutely perfect! Not only did we love everything, but every single of our guests (from very young to older..) thought the organisation ran so smoothly and every single detail was just spot on and beautiful. 
      We would not have been able to achieve this without you helping along the way, and being very understanding with us. 
      A few of our friends have fallen in love with Florence, so perhaps they will need a great wedding planner in the near future 😀
      Please keep in touch and good luck with all the weddings coming up!
      Take care, 

      • Wedding date: July 2014 Florence
    • Oonagh and Stephen
      November 26, 2014 - Reply

      Dear Rossana,
      We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful experience you gave all our guests.  Your support throughout the run-up and day of the wedding allowed Stephen and Jacqueline to enjoy every second without any worries whatsoever.  I have never seen a happier or more unconcerned couple at their wedding. Everything went beautifully, the Church, the priest and marriage service was everything we could have wished for, the Castle was amazing and beautiful beyond compare, we were so honoured to have had such an experience.  The food was unbelievable, I don’t think I have ever eaten so much and am still dreaming about it.  There are so many things I could comment on as your attention to detail was outstanding.  We can truly say that our son’s wedding was one of the greatest experiences of our life and thank you so much for your contribution to it.  I wish you continued success and have your contact details at the ready for anyone looking for a wedding to be truly proud of.
      Thank-you from the bottom of our hearts.

      • Wedding date: Daughter’s wedding October 2013
    • Shirley and Trey
      November 26, 2014 - Reply

      Dear rossana
      Hope you are well! We head to kenya today for our honeymoon and i just wanted to drop a line to thank you before we leave. It was a perfect day and I am so happy that you were our planner. Thank you so much for all your hard work to pull everything together, and on a short timeline. If you ever need a reference, I’d be more than happy to do so.
      When you get a chance would love to have your mailing address to send you something!
      All the best,

      • Wedding date: August 2013 Chianti
    • Becky & Steve
      November 26, 2014 - Reply

      Hi Ro,
      Hope you are well and recovered from our wedding weekend J
      Apologies for the delay in sending you a email, as you can imagine things have been a little hetic since being home, however we are now back from our honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast & Capri which was stunning and we managed to sleep and relax a lot which was perfect!
      We wanted to take this opportunity to write a few words to you & THANK YOU for being the best wedding planner a couple could ask for.
      From the day we met you Ro we knew you would be perfect for us (Becky especially knew as she could see you were able to keep my crazy ideas in order). We never knew what to expect when organizing a wedding abroad but from day one you have supported us in so many ways, both on a professional and personal level. Without you we look back now and know that none of it would have been possible, you totally got what kind of wedding we wanted & the style we wanted to portray and you followed this through to the end and we are so happy to say that our wedding of our dreams came true J
      The day was just perfect and all of the hardwork you put into every tiny detail paid off, what you did behind the scenes were the reason we had our perfect day.

      • Wedding date: May 2014 Florence
    • Kristy & Gareth
      November 26, 2014 - Reply

      Ciao Rossana!

      We hope that you have recovered from you wedding fest and that you didn’t get blinded by the bling at the K&K wedding. We want to give you the biggest thank you for all of the hard work and dedication to making sure our wedding was everything we could of imagined. Both of us are still smiling when thinking about the day, and will continue to do. All of our guests complimented the attention to detail and said that this was the best wedding they had been to. This would not have been possible without you, and all of the amazing suppliers that you had recommended. From the venue, to the caterer, florist and you amazing assistants, all were very professional and helped to make our day.
      Lots of love,

      Please also send our best wishes to Franco. We both hope that he has a speedy recovery.

      We will send you some photographs from Guido soon. In the meantime here is a happy snap from one of our friends to make you laugh.

      • Wedding date: May 2014 Chianti
    • Claire & Glenn
      November 26, 2014 - Reply

      Hi Ro,
      We hope you are well? 
      We just wanted to say a huge thank you for looking after us so well on our wedding day. it was a fantastic day in the end, and everything we hoped it would be. we were so lucky with the weather in the end too!! All of our guests had an amazing time, and La Loggia was the perfect venue. we were also very impressed with Il Borro and the personal service we received from Fabio and Ivana at La Loggia was absolutely top class. so thanks again for helping us to create such a special day, we can’t thank you enough.we hope to hear from you again, and hope that the wedding are over for you now and you can enjoy a bit of peace and quiet!
      lots of love

      • Wedding date: Septmber 2014 Chianti
    • Stephanie & Kory
      November 26, 2014 - Reply

      Hi Ro’ – 
      We are back home now and back to work today. Just wanted to say Thank you for all of your help planning and organizing the wedding.  We got so many compliments on how perfect and beautiful it was.  We agreed!!  The only thing is it flew by too fast!!!  I wish it could have lasted another day or two.  More time with family and friends, and more time to enjoy the wedding itself.  Can’t wait to see the professional photos.   Thanks for all the hard work and coordinating with the Villa and others!   It was truly the wedding of our dreams!! And now I’m inspired to be a wedding planner and/or manage a Villa someday… maybe in Italy.  😉

      All the best!  And stay in touch!  
      Thanks,

      • Wedding date: April 2014 Chianti
    • Lindsay & Andy
      November 26, 2014 - Reply

      Ro,
      Thank you for making our wedding so beautiful last night.  It came out so lovely!!!

      • Wedding date: July 2014 Florence
    • Jen & Struan
      November 26, 2014 - Reply

      Dear Ro,
      We are finally coming back down to earth after our spectacular wedding. We had the wedding of our dreams and made the most amazing memories and thank you so much for your part in that. You were amazing on the day, everything went so smoothly. We partied on into the night after you and Franco left, it really was the perfect day for us! Thank you for all your suggestions, organization, meetings, emails and skype on the lead up to our wedding. We couldn’t have got there without you.
       
      All the best for the future,

      • Wedding date: September 2014 Chianti
    • Diana & Daniel
      November 26, 2014 - Reply

      Hi Ro! 
      We hope you are well.  And huge apologies because I have been meaning to write to you for weeks to say so much thanks to you and your team for all your efforts for our wedding day.  We really had such a lovely day!  We were quite blown away by the amazing food and how beautiful you made the Villa look for us.  And of course my carpet of flowers was perfect!  We really did have a wonderful day.  My mum in particular said to me how fantastic she thought you had been, both at the rehearsal when it was pouring down and during our ceremony!  You did an amazing job and we can’t thank you enough. 

      • Wedding date: September 2014 Cortona
    • Siobhan & Chris
      November 26, 2014 - Reply

      Hi Rossana,
      I just wanted to say a quick thank you for all your help yesterday. It was an fantastic day and the food, venue and music were perfect. You were amazing & you made it all so relaxed for us. I will be in touch once I get back to London.

      • Wedding date: July 2014 Florence

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