Elizabeth & Ann were born in the USA and UK and have been living in Tuscany for 20 years. Original Tuscan Wedding was founded in 2004 and was one of the only native English speaking wedding planners in all of Italy. Their experience and wide network of vendors has made them not only one of the most professional, most reliable but also savvy event planners in the region. Understanding the "foreign mentality and tastes" of their couples whilst having the know-how of how Italy works makes couples feel they are in trusted hands. Their couples are often young professionals from the US, UK, Australia and Canada but also there are many mixed couples from other European countries who are seeking the Tuscan Sun, beautiful castles and villas or even a relaxing, rustic winery to celebrate their big day. Civil ceremonies, Catholic church weddings or even personalized blessings and commitment ceremonies. It is nice to have a local contact that works with you as a friend would - not imposing styling or suggesting things out of your budget - but understand what your dream wedding and vacation in Italy is all about. Contact Original Tuscan Wedding to tell them your ideas
Recommended by 89% of couples
Erica · Married on 09/29/2016
Elizabeth and Ann were absolutely amazing. They worked with us to make our ideas a reality that was much more elegant than we could have imagined. Everything from top to bottom was perfect-- the vendors they recommended, the communication before we got to Italy, and all the help the week and day of was just outstanding. Anyone interested in getting married in the beautiful and picturesque Tuscany area should really consider working with OTW. They helped from actualizing ideas, planning activities for the group in attendance, accommodating special requests, connecting us to unique, collaborative and creative vendors, down to every little detail we never would have thought of. Each one of our guests can't stop talking about the wedding and the week we had in Tuscany, and Rob and I feel amazingly blessed and lucky to have worked with two beautiful, intelligent and strong women who put together a trip and wedding beyond our dreams and expectations. Without a doubt, the Laegelers and all of our guests would recommend Original Tuscan Wedding for value, exceeding expectations, professionalism, depth of knowledge of the location and vendors, and flat out being enjoyable to work with. Thank you both so very much for giving us memories to last a lifetime!
Mark · Getting married on 03/22/2019
What two amazing ladies to work with can do for you special day! when you are planning an wedding in another country (Italy) and you have a lot of trust with whom you are dealing with. Since this was our first time ever dealing with any type of business in another country and the fact that I was wiring money instead of paying with a credit card like most Americans do you have to have trust in the people you are dealing with. Working with Elizabeth and Ann was so easy, my partner and I were planning a wedding at a private Villa in Siena with close family and friends they made the event so special from the photographer to the caterer everything was perfect. They respond back to emails with in a day which is wonderful and will answer any questions that you have for anything. For us the dealt with the Caterer, florist, photographer and even the Villas owners to say that we were having a wedding there. They arrived on time for the event and everything went off smoothly. My partner and I would hire them again for any event we had it Italy as their professionalism is above and beyond what you expect from professionals!
Diana · Married on 09/12/2018
Elizabeth and Ann did an amazing job making our dream wedding a reality! Like many couples planning a wedding from abroad, we were skeptical about hiring a wedding planner and worried our ideas wouldn't translate exactly how we wanted come the wedding day. We initially chose Elizabeth and Ann as our wedding planners because they are native English speakers and because of their numerous positive reviews. With our wedding having taken place two weeks ago, I cannot rate them lower than 5 stars! They maintained excellent communication with us throughout the last year and a half of planning. Not only did they send reminders and to-do lists, they also made sure to answer our hundreds of e-mails in lightning speed fashion. When we felt we needed to speak with them, they were kind enough to set up Skype conversations at a time convenient for us. With regards to their vendors, we cannot fault a single one. Our venue, Villa le Fontanelle, was nothing short of amazing. Our photographers, Rossini, were an absolute pleasure to work with. Our makeup and hairstylist, Pamela, was incredibly sweet, patient, and talented. The food provided by Roland's Catering was out of this world! Our folk duo played amazingly and our soprano singer left us in awe. The flower arrangements and bouquets from Violamalva were stunning. The Monsignore that married us at the gorgeous San Filippo Neri was very kind! Elizabeth and Ann went as far as to make my wish of having a donkey present during cocktail hour a reality! They handled all of the paperwork required for a Catholic wedding and created helpful spreadsheets that tracked our payments and balances. On the actual wedding day, they played a HUGE role in making everything flow as timely and seamless as possible. Our wedding day FAR exceeded our expectations as well as those of our family and friends, and we have Elizabeth and Ann to thank! If you are thinking about getting married in Italy, do not think twice about hiring these two amazing ladies!
Original Tuscan Wedding is a lovely partner and one of the most professional Wedding and Event Planner Company we've ever work with. We have faced small and big challenges together, always with a meticulous attention to details and to customer needs, thanks to the kindness and professionalism of Elisabeth & Ann. We could not wish for a better collaboration, the requests from Original Tuscan Weddings are always very detailed and reasonable, and every time it is wonderful to work with them. Thank you OTW!
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