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Varenna, Italy < change city >



May, 2009 in Varenna
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Ceremony: Villa Balbianello
Reception: Villa Cipressi





Blessings from Italy - Officiant - Tuscany, Italy

Blessings from Italy

Tuscany, Italy

"We were so lucky our wedding planner recommended Diane and Giuseppe to be our celebrants at our blessing. Originally we were thinking of asking the local priest to take the service but he wanted such a fortune (EUR2,000!) so we looked at other options - thank goodness we did! Diane spent ages on email helping us write our perfect ceremony, making suggestions for readings and music, as well as for the vows themselves. They made everything so personal to us that it was so much more special. Their kindness and professionalism throughout was greatly appreciated and they will remain friends of ours for years now I hope! A lovely couple, I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for celebrants who will really listen to what you want in your ceremony and make it perfect."

Ceremony Venue:

Villa Cipressi - Ceremony Venue - Lombardy, IT

Villa Balbianello

"The most stunning place in the world (although maybe we are biased!) but the place is literally a little piece of paradise in the middle of a perfect romantic lake - used in many films including James Bond (Casino Royale) and Star Wars as a beautiful backdrop, it was the most incredible place to get married and we never could have dreamed of saying I do in such an amazing location. The event organisers were super and they really went to so much trouble to dress the loggia for the ceremony, serve champagne toasts for us and generally make sure everything went smoothly (along with our fantastic wedding planner of course!), we could not fault the place."

Reception Venue:

Villa Cipressi - Reception Venue -

Villa Cipressi

"Davide the manager was incredible from start to finish, all the staff pulled out all the stops for us, their kindness and professionalism was flawless - food was just the best we have ever had (and we are foodies!) and such a banquet (8 courses, all perfect - the Italians really know how to do weddings). A warm, still May afternoon meant that we could have our meal outside overlooking the lake with our swing band set up on a terrace dancefloor outside. Great thing was that all our guests stayed in the hotel for a couple of nights at least. I would recommend any bride to also book the villa magnolia at the bottom of the gardens right on the lake - what a fantastic place for me and my bridesmaids to get ready on the day. We will be returning for many anniversaries to come, I wish I could live there in the hotel if I am honest!"