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One of the things we enjoy most is receiving the feedback from our wedding couples. Here are a selection of comments and photographs from some of our best weddings.

 

Cefalu

Anna and Joe
Symbolic Ceremony
June 2016

"Our wedding was absolutely amazing and incredibly memorable, largely in part due to the tremendous work of Emma and Simona of Sicilian Wedding Day. We have always had an affinity with Sicily, with family ties as well as spending many holidays on the island. We love the food, the culture, and the history, and so wanted to have our wedding try to match the brilliance of Sicily. Needless to say, it was a big dream but thanks to Simona and Emma it became a reality.

 

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We knew going into it, that planning a wedding from abroad would be difficult, yet with Emma and Simona as liaisons, we were able to choose from an array of exceptional caterers, professional florists, and exquisite venues. They gathered quotes and arranged for us to meet with the suppliers, even joining us to translate and advocate for our ideas. This was above and beyond what we could have hoped for. The level of communication was fantastic, both face to face and via email, and being able to have such a clear exchange of ideas helped make our day so special.

And it wouldn’t have been possible without them.

We probably weren’t the best of clients, as we wanted so much and changed our minds so frequently. No doubt it was frustrating for them (as it was for ourselves) but with their superior professionalism they did not let it show. Once we got everything decided upon, all the pieces in place, the day of the wedding arrived and once again it is necessary to reiterate that the wedding would not have been possible without them.

Emma and Simona were on site early on the wedding day, organising and managing the situation with composure and an exactness as to our desires, which was not an easy task whatsoever considering the island was in flames. Literally. With Sirocco winds, high temperatures, and forest fires, many of our suppliers were struggling to make it to the venue. Yet Simona and Emma were able to reroute, organise, and make everything go as smoothly as humanly possible, leaving ourselves and our guests to enjoy our day without any of the added stresses that could not have been predicted.

We really could not fault Sicilian Wedding Day one bit. They were ever so prompt and professional in their communication, they were open and honest in listening and assisting in the fulfilment of our dream wedding, and were there the entire day ensuring the execution of it all. Truly, they were absolutely fantastic and we recommend them fully to anymore who wants to see their wedding dream come true!"

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Luke and Liane
Symbolic and Civil Ceremonies
October 2014

"We contracted with Sicilian Wedding Day to organize our wedding in Cefalu. We knew very little of the area beforehand and Emma and Simona did an amazing job bringing everything together for us. All their suppliers and recommendations were first class and were in line with the type of service and quality that we were expecting.

We had a dream day and were able to enjoy all the special moments thanks to Emma & Simona’s tireless efforts, attention to detail and commitment to ensuring that we got everything we had hoped for – thank you Emma & Simona!"

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Email received after wedding
“Just to send you a heartfelt and huge thank-you to you and Simona for all your hard work planning everything for us. I know it was difficult at times and I think I was at a point where I was anxious about everything.
The day honestly was so magical and everything looked spectacular. I was over the moon with how the Museum looked and the venue was sparkling with all the candles :-) It really was a dream come true and we could never have done it without you guys.
Again from the bottom of our hearts - Grazie Mille”

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Taormina

Aiveen and Alex
Religious Ceremony
September 2016

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"We wanted to sincerely thank you again for organizing a wonderful 3 day wedding celebration for us. We had an amazing time – and wish we could do it all over again! In particular your calmness in handling a couple of stressful situations such as the rain is to be admired.

Everything really was brilliant overall! And we would not hesitate to recommend you and your wedding planning services in Sicily. Wishing you all the best for the future and many more beautifully organised weddings and happy couples."

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Rachael and Darren
Religious Ceremony
July 2017

"I want to thank you and Simona for everything that you did for us in the lead up to and on the day of our wedding. You both helped us put together the most special day of our lives.

Nothing seemed to be too much trouble at any stage, you were always approachable and quick to respond so we were never left wondering. You remianed postive despite some minor weather set backs (the wind) but even that made everyone's night. You had everything perfect even down to the finer details.

It is obvious that you both have everything so firmly under control, which meant we could relax and enjoy every moment. I would without any hesitation recommend your services, it has been a pleasure working with you and we truly appreciate everything you have done for us. We wish we could do it all over again."

 

Rob and Kate
Civil Ceremony
July 2016

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"What a wonderful day we had – one that fulfils dreams and creates lifelong memories. Emma and Simona were wonderful and the day was exactly as we had hoped. Emma spent time understanding our needs to ensure the day ran smoothly – when we arrived in Sicily we met with Emma and Simona and it felt like meeting an old friend as we had communicated frequently on email. The day was hassle free, it was wonderful to enjoy the experience and the amazing setting in Taormina and not worry about the details or organisation which was all taken care of. The other amazing part is we only decided to get married 12 weeks before the day. We are UK residents and Emma guided us through the whole process. Thank you both for a wonderful day."

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Tam and Elena
CapoTaormina
July 2016

 

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Antonio and Samantha
Religious ceremony
August 2015

"After deciding to get married in Taormina and reviewing a number of wedding organisers and speaking to them, Antonio and I realised that Sicilian Wedding Day (SWD) was exactly what we needed. We spoke to Emma via Skype and found her to be approachable and welcoming in listening to our ideas and what we wanted on the wedding day. After completing an initial form detailing what we wanted from the wedding, we found that we were always able to change our minds and ask for their advice which we would often adopt! It felt that SWD knew exactly what we wanted having spoken to us via skype and through our emails. My (now) husband and I live in Australia and initially we were daunted at the idea of organising a wedding from across the globe, but SWD answered our emails so quickly and were always a skype call away whenever we needed them, even if it was to clarify a what now in hindsight, seems like a minor point. SWD were also amazing in breaking down what needed to be dealt with into manageable tasks so we never felt like everything there was a vast amount to do.

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Due to our distance from Taormina, we sent our maid of honour to Sicily to meet with Emma and Simona, who showed her a number of churches and reception areas based on our requirements and they even explained to my maid of honour which reception areas could be used on our evening. They also took her around Taormina to suggest photo locations. My maid of honour was able to provide us with videos of each location with a commentary, and from this, my husband and I were able to choose our church and reception which we think were absolutely perfect for our special day.
All of our 86 guests travelled from overseas to get to Taormina and the meticulous planning and organisation by SWD allowed us to spend the 2 days prior and after the wedding with our guests and all of them were complimenting us on how calm we were, although this was actually all due to SWD. On the day of the wedding, our guests were ushered by SWD to the coaches which would take them from the church to the reception, leaving the wedding party to take photographs and not worry about whether the guests would be able to "find the venue".
The food at the reception was even better than we could have wished for and the food tasting which was planned for us was actually more fun than a "wedding duty". Together with SWD, the decor of the venue was planned to match our colour theme and their suggestions regarding the flowers for the church, bouquets and button holes were all taken on board.
We wanted to incorporate a number of personalised features into our wedding day, and SWD was always available to offer advice and help us with our planning and sourcing - this allowed us to release lucky lanterns into the sky, have a photobooth and even have my maid of honour sing live for our first dance. Emma and Simona found us the perfect musicians for the church and DJ for the reception who played exactly what we wanted.
We set out an initial budget with SWD and they would only recommend suppliers within our budget so we never felt like the wedding costs were "out of control", so often I hear from people, "Determine your wedding budget, and then double it", but this was not the case with SWD and for that, we are incredibly grateful.
We cannot recommend SWD enough, they truly enabled us to make our wedding the best day of our lives and all of our guests commented on how fantastic it was and that they are hoping that we're having an anniversary party in the same place! If we do, we are definitely asking SWD if they will help us with the honours!"

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Nicky and Stuart
Civil ceremony
September 2015

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"Every time I think back to the weekend of the 5th September 2015 a lovely smile comes over me and wonderful memories come flooding back of a very special day with amazing friends and family.  It went far too quickly and exactly to plan.  It would not have been possible without the help of Emma and Simona.  Sicilian Wedding Day took all the pressure away from me and took my vision and made it a weekend to remember-friends and family are still talking about it a few months on.
The setting was perfect at Villa Antonio, food was delicious and the wine even better. My lack of Italian was never an issue as Emma and Simona took care of everything.  We can't wait to go back to Taormina to revisit a romantic and wonderful town in the years to come."

Nicky and Stuart

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Clare and Gabriele
Religious ceremony
August 2015

"From the beginning, Sicilian Wedding Day went beyond our expectations in terms of speed of response and service provided. They personally went to Taormina on many occasions to organise key elements of our day, and were also present from 10am on the day itself in case of need. This level of service and personal attention was not something I expected, given the extremely reasonable cost of the service, and we were extremely impressed by the care, attention to detail and level of service provided.  

We chose a Catholic wedding, with one non-Catholic and neither of us resident in our country of birth or country of marriage. This made for a very complicated documentation process however SWD were there to guide us and offer advice through all steps of the process.
We had problems with a change in UK legislation which was brought in while we were in the midst of the documentation. Faced with conflicting answers from the consular representatives in our country of residence and Italy, Sicilian Wedding Day went beyond the call of duty to contact the embassy in Rome and Comune of Taormina and clarify the implications of the new legislation.
On the day itself. both wedding planners were excellent in staying in the background and being present when necessary without ever intruding.   They also managed to coordinate all activities perfectly so everything went exactly to plan and was on time."

 

Heidi and Even
Civil Ceremony
May 2015

"Sicilian Wedding Day did an excellent job both before, during and after. The choice of suppliers was very good and we were very happy with the flowers, hair and make up and especially the reception.
The financial aspects were also kept under control and it was easy for us to double check everything.
We would definately recommend you!"

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Vicci and Alastair
Civil Ceremony
September 2014

“Basically from my perspective I contacted a company not knowing what to expect having not been married before. You were always lovely, made me feel I could contact you about anything and that no question asked would ever be laughed at. Its not just about the service received its the whole experience. From the initial getting in touch, through to the wedding day Sicilian Wedding Day ensured everything ran smoothly and our day far surpassed our expectations. You held my hand through the whole process, even the paperwork bit in England which was slightly daunting. And the rest was left to you.....that was the bit which was most impressive. The flowers, cake, organisation was just amazing the day flowed perfectly and I will recommend you to anyone planning to marry in Sicily.”

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Ragusa Ibla

Amanda & Stephen
Religious Ceremony
September 2016

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“Very simply, our dream wedding in Sicily would not have happened without Sicilian Wedding Day.

Emma and Simona were so committed to making our wedding day so special, and so tailored to our wishes, looking back it is actually hard to believe!

We married in Ragusa Ibla in September 2016 and began working with Sicilian Wedding Day as early as 18 months before. From day one, Emma and Simona were the ultimate professionals, assisting initially in venue selection, right through to flower arrangement and music selection. Sicilian Wedding Day listened to what we wanted, brought forward ideas and provided constant advice, including on the quite complicated documentation process. Contact was excellent throughout, and although we were fully aware that Emma and Simona had a busy summer of weddings across Sicily, we were always made to feel like their only clients. This was their greatest quality; they made it all about our day. Combining unparalleled knowledge of Sicilian wedding traditions, and that of international norms (we were an American Bride and an Irish Groom!) Emma and Simona very quickly understood what we were looking for, and then just made it happen!

To top all of this off, on the wedding day itself, they took all of the stress away and without them, our wedding day could not have been the incredibly beautiful and memorable day it proved to be.

Marrying in Sicily was one of the best decisions we ever made, but the next best was seeking the assistance of Sicilian Wedding Day. Emma and Simona, we cannot thank you enough for giving us the best day of our lives.”

 

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Pamela and Luca
Religious Ceremony
June 2016

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“We had a great experience working with Sicilian Wedding Day.  They provided excellent suggestions for all our suppliers and hands on support on the day.  The look and theme of the day was exactly how we envisaged it to be. We couldn’t have done it all without them.”

 

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Castelbuono

Danielle and Julian
Religious Ceremony
July 2016

 

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"We had our heart set on getting married in Sicily due to our family ties to the island, however we thought it would very difficult to organise. With the help of Emma and Simona, that certainly was not the case. We had the most incredible wedding and it wouldn’t have been possible without them.

They found us the perfect venue, a priest that could conduct our ceremony in English and the most wonderful florist – plus many other services throughout the day. They helped coordinate all our paperwork (a convoluted process for an Australian bride and British/Italian groom!) and logistics, and were always at hand to help with day-trips and events in the lead-up and after the wedding.

Their attentiveness in helping guests with transfers to and from the airport can’t be overstated. They went above-and-beyond, ensuring not only thatwe had a wonderful time, but also all of family and friends – a vital part of a destination wedding!

They did everything possible to help us achieve what we wanted of the day, even if that was very different to what was typical in Sicily. They were reassuring, investigated every avenue and were always available to answer our many questions.

What’s more, they are both lovely people and wonderful company. We wholeheartedly recommend them, particularly to any English-speaking couples wanting to get married in beautiful Sicily. We can’t thank them enough."

 

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Ali and Chris
Symbolic ceremony
September 2016

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"Emma & Simona, we cannot thank you enough! Out wedding day was everything we had hoped for and so much more, and in the large part this was down to you both. You made everything so smooth and stress free for us, and the wedding went perfectly.

We are so grateful for everything you organised, from the amazing flowers, to the reception drinks on the eve of the wedding and even the transport to them. We are also extremely appreciative for everything you did on the day to make sure that it went exactly as planned.

Nothing was too much of an ask and we have had some wonderful feedback from our guests on what a brilliant weekend it was.

We couldn't have done it without you! Wish we could do it all again!"

 

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Marina and Carlo
Religious ceremony
July 2015

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Dear Emma and Simona,

"We would like to thank you for the great job you did helping our wedding be the best it could be. You made our dream day come true.
We truly appreciate that you were always available for us through emails and Skype and such a great support on the D-day. Thank you for the extra services you offered us; be it agreeing to receive the different packages from our own suppliers to finding a great dry-cleaner that saved my wedding dress.
You have always been listening to our needs and concerns and this was truly a delight working with you –from the very beginning to the end.
All family and friends can’t stop commenting on how stunning the venue looked and how magical our wedding was. Thank you for making it possible and your kindness throughout our journey!"
Warmest regards,

Marina e Carlo

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Stromboli

Jan-Timon and Melissa
Civil ceremony - Stromboli
September 2015

"Emma and Simona have arranged everything for our wedding day with a lot of love. We had not anticipated so much dedication and attention to detail. Emma and Simona are wonderful people who did everything in their power, both professionally and personally, to give us a wonderful wedding day.

They helped out with all legal issues, were available for all our questions and provided lots of different options when we made requests. They even arranged access to a wonderful villa for our photoshoot.

Their services are highly recommended to anyone looking to have their dream wedding in beautiful South-Italian scenery without the Italian style of arranging things. Hiring Sicilian Wedding Day means that your wedding day will be arranged in an efficient way with all the love in the world."

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Jens and Sanna-Mari
Civil Ceremony
July 2014

“We approached Sicilian Wedding Day at an early stage when we just had a few ideas about our upcoming wedding. They helped us pick a beautiful location for the ceremony and a fantastic hotel for the dinner and our wedding night. We are also very happy with their help with arranging the beautiful flower arrangements and the spa treatments for the bride to be.
They were also instrumental in helping us with all the required documentation which we could never have done alone. Without the team at Sicilian Wedding Day our wedding day would not have been the success it was and we would gladly give them our warmest recommendations.”

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Marco and Franziska
Symbolic Ceremony
July 2014

“We would definitely remind you to other couples as you did a great job!

The location and catering as well as decoration were perfect and absolutely what we have been looking for.
Also the ceremony with the music and Richard the celebrant was very nice and exactly what we have been looking for since it was very personal. The hotels were good considering the budget and especially the guests who stayed at Taormina Palace were very pleased with the friendly and helpful personnel. For most of our guests it was the first stay in Sicily and most of them were positively surprised and even intend to go back again.

You did a great job to make all our wishes (and we understand some of them were a little out of the ordinary) happen.”

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Noto

Alice-Louise and Corey
Civil ceremony
17th June

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Caltanissetta

Stefano and Patrizia
Religious Ceremony
May 2014

“Emma and Simona, Thank you and grazie for your amazing help!
We are so happy that we chose you as our wedding planners and I think we couldn’t have done it without you.
You have done an amazing job with all the paperwork and organisation. We didn’t realise the work you guys had done until we came over to Sicily and actually saw how much you had managed for us. You always got back to us very quickly and we never felt lost with you. I can only recommend you.”

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Did you find Sicilian wedding day met all you expectations when organising your big day?

“Yes totally, I was so happy that we chose them. We had a few wedding planners to choose from as well and what we really liked about Emma and Simona was, that they are not “all about the money”. They actually really cared. We were very last minute and we did not realize how much paper work and organization they actually had done until we went to Sicily one week before the wedding. I don’t think we could have done without them.
The paperwork was a nightmare and they managed everything. They were on top of everything and when I say everything, I mean it. I miss working with them to be honest...but thank god we are still in contact. They organized us a very good band within our price range and I honestly couldn’t have done a better a job. If you tell them your price range, they will make sure it is what you expect. As we had already a venue and church, they had to do all of our paperwork (which took up most of the time) meaning contacting the priest and the local council etc, meeting up with the venue people and going through everything with them, flowers, wedding gifts, photographer, cake, seating plan, order of service, fireworks, table decoration and on the actual day they made sure that everything went smoothly.
I hope this was helpful to decide whether you choose Sicilian Wedding Day or not but I can certainly tell you that we are very careful (especially my husband) with our decisions and we were very happy about the job they have done for us.
Emma and Simona are great people. Once you meet them in person (or skype) you will know what I mean.”

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Ann and Richard
Civil Ceremony
September 2014

“Emma and Simona
We would like to thank you both so very much for making our day special for us.
We had lots of difficulties with various elements of our paperwork along the way, but your constant advice and kind offers of help were so reassuring for us.
Although we had only a very small wedding, we had the most amazing day and everything ran so smoothly. This was all down to your planning, organising and expertise.
We always felt that we could discuss elements of the day with you and you were always extremely knowledgeable and helpful with advice and information to help us, even going beyond what one would expect from a Wedding Planning Service with regard to trying to obtain certain documents for us.
We will not be getting married again (!) but we would not hesitate in using Sicilian Wedding Day! We would definitely recommend your excellent services to anyone and would be more than happy to give feedback and further reviews to any potential couples seeking their perfect day in Sicily.
We found the whole experience from our very first contact with you to be prompt, professional, reliable and knowledgeable and caring. Once again, thank you both so much for everything you arranged for us and for making our day perfect.”

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