Dream to Reality!!
I’ve been putting off writing this review because I wanted it to be as perfect as the wedding day that Roberta and her team put together for us…
My husband and I decided to do a small destination wedding in Tuscany after becoming overwhelmed with the planning and logistics of bringing our friends and families together for a large ceremony in Southern California. We also knew that we were limited with the amount of time we could take away from our 65+ hour work weeks and wanted to make the most of our honeymoon. After several people reached out that they would love the opportunity to support us whilst simultanesously having their own trip in Italy, we did some extensive research and settled on Al fresco Wedding to guide us in our endeavors.
First off, the communication with Roberta via email was INCREDIBLE. She answered any and all questions or concerns we had almost immediately. There were times we found ourselves feeling guilty that we were slow in our own responses!
Also important to mention-we are not planners and were dreading making tedious decisions on decor, music, etc. Roberta made everything SO easy. She sent several options regarding every aspect imaginable based on the Pinterest board of the wedding I had envisioned. Every suggestion was on point and her additional suggestions only enhanced the experience for all.
It’s important to mention that Roberta and her team were incredibly flexible with our ever-changing party size. We ultimately decided to rent out a villa for four days that could accommodate 22 guests. The property she found was right on budget and exceeded our expectations. Additionally, she arranged a winery tour and pizza party for our entire group.
After a 13 hour flight from CA and much delay, Roberta met us at the villa to ensure that we were comfortable and to discuss various location settings for the day of and alternative options in the event of rain. She was constantly checking in to ensure all was well throughout our stay.
The day of the wedding, there was nothing this amazing woman didn’t think of. Not being people for the spotlight, my husband and I were a bit apprehensive about a ceremony that did not have a full rehearsal practice run. We were so wrong to ever have worried and absolutely everything was seamless: the ceremony, the musicians, the cocktail hour before being seated to a multi-course dinner where our guests were able to enjoy watching being prepared by the chef- to the cake cutting and dancing that followed.
It truly was a magical time..all of our guests complimented me on the “magical atmosphere I had created,” but I didn’t hesitate to tell them it was all Roberta and her team. She is as warm as she is professional and my husband and I are eternally grateful and will forever have these wonderful memories!
Married on 07 September 2018″