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Alina Lozenko · Married on 09/18/2019
Wonderful wedding planning experience!
We started working with Elizabeth in April of this year and had our wedding in September. Our experience was very positive and we are very happy that we decided to go with OTC! Our communication was fast and frequent. Elizabeth always answered our questions quickly and offered numerous solutions and options for the things we had in mind. We relied on Elizabeth for everything, and she certainly delivered. We were a little nervous about planning such a special day from afar, and were worried about things getting lost in translation. BUT, it turned out that all we had to do was relax and trust OTC. Everything that we imaged for our day, from flowers, music, food to even our suite, was absolutely amazing! The Florist Team that OTC works with (Violamalvaflowers) did an amazing job with all of our flower decor and bouquets. They took special care to make the arch look the way I imagined it, which was very much appreciated! We couldn't be happier with how things turned out on our wedding day. Elizabeth is a wonderful wedding planner who will make sure that you and your guests are happy on your special day. She does a great job at keeping all of the decisions and expenses organized and clearly communicates what, where and how. But, she especially excelled at making sure that our day was as we imagined it, and that is exactly what we needed from our planners :) Thank you Elizabeth for your support and effort. We hope our paths will cross again in the near future.Sent on 10/31/2019
Original Tuscan Wedding's reply:Thank you A&A for your very kind words. It was such a pleasure to meet you both and help your plan your elopement. You had beautiful ideas so it was fun to delope them together with you. We are so pleased you enjoyed your special day. xxoo
R · Married on 09/09/2019
Our Dream Tuscan Wedding!
Planning a wedding is never an easy task but especially when it is a destination wedding. We quickly realized that we would need a wedding planner to help with our wedding in Italy and kicked off our search spending countless evenings reading reviews in our quest to find the perfect wedding planner for us. We reached out to over a dozen wedding planners requesting information and received various levels of responses and price points.Sent on 10/01/2019
After carefully reviewing all the information on hand and a successful Skype call, we selected Elizabeth and Ann at Original Tuscan Wedding (OTW). From our first contact with Elizabeth and Ann we found them to be personable, easy to communicate with and they also offered competitive pricing for their services. In addition they spoke both English and Italian fluently, so we were confident that there would be not be any misunderstandings with our vision and trusted that they would be able to translate the same to the Italian vendors.
During our wedding planning process, they promptly responded to all our emails and Skype call requests, provided detailed information, and were forthcoming with estimates and costs to help us plan our special day. This continued throughout as they guided us to trusted vendors for catering, flowers, photography, musicians, DJs and event transportation. Elizabeth and Ann were always patient with our endless questions, gave us sound advice based on their years of experience, and ultimately helped us create our dream wedding.
They are extremely professional, reliable, and genuinely nice people to work with. We could not be happier about our experience of working with Elizabeth and Ann and highly recommend their services.
Original Tuscan Wedding's reply:Thank you you so much much R&J for all your feedback and for a wonderful year of planning. You are a wonderful couple and we wish you all the best
Nicola and Dane · Married on 07/20/2019
Our dream Italian wedding!
Elizabeth and Ann organised our dream Italian wedding! The whole process was incredibly stress free for us as they let us know when it was time to make decisions on the flowers, caterers etc, and sent us recommendations who were all AMAZING! They also responded to any queries from us within a day or two and were incredibly flexible when we changed items such as our lighting. Every vendor they recommended provided the most brilliant service which really made the wedding. They have fantastic relationships with them and deal with all communication and negotiations. Our wedding truly was perfect and a lot of this was down to their organisation, we would highly recommend them as wedding planners!Sent on 08/15/2019
Original Tuscan Wedding's reply:Thank you so much for the positive feedback. It is really appreciated by us and the vendors who put a lot of passion into their work . Best wishes to you both!
Vanessa Williams · Married on 07/06/2019
Our Tuscan Wedding
Elizabeth and Ann were a dream to work with -- I would choose them again in a heartbeat! Their communication style was exactly what we were looking for, as they were always responsive, knowledgeable and helpful in gathering details. If we didn't like something they would fix it. We were dead set on getting married in Italy, and it was a lot of work, but they were with us every step of the way, called Italian legal officials for us, translated documents, etc. They truly were a partner for us in planning the wedding. They would provide their recommendation or offered up a wide selection of vendors for us to choose from, but didn't push us to make a decision we were not comfortable with. The day of our wedding was so smooth, they had everything under control so we could enjoy the day with our guests.Sent on 07/24/2019
Original Tuscan Wedding's reply:Thank you V&D for choosing us. It was truly an honor. Best wishes and we look forward to seeing again some day!
Nilanthi & Phineas · Married on 06/15/2019
Our Perfect Wedding
Elizabeth & Ann were amazing to work with, very communicative and quick to respond. They also work with great suppliers and were able to give us so much advice as to what would work and what wouldn't. We shared our ideas and vision for our wedding and they were able to execute it beyond what we had imagined creating the perfect day for us whilst also minimising the stress! It was lovely to also have Elizabeth act as the interpreter for our wedding ceremony.Sent on 07/23/2019
Original Tuscan Wedding's reply:Thank you so much, N&P. We can't wait to see the photos of your wedding. What a fun group. Best wishes!
Michelle Cowdell · Married on 06/07/2019
Reassuring and relaxed
Our wedding planners were amazing. We mainly dealt with Elizabeth who was professional, helpful, organised and listened to what we wanted. She gave good advice for us to make important decisions about our big day. Thank you for helping us with our dream wedding.Sent on 08/02/2019
Original Tuscan Wedding's reply:Thank you so much Michelle & Sam. You were such a pleasure to plan with. Such an organized bride and so sweet. Best wishes to you both!
Taylor Davis · Married on 06/06/2019
OTW - only the best!
As US citizens wanting to get legally married in Italy, OTW was the obvious choice. Elizabeth and Ann were responsive, helped us through the documentation & requirements and made our day something out of a storybook. (PS to all you US citizens wanting to do the same and get legally married in Italy -- take OTW's advice - get married in US and then do a symbolic wedding in Italy - the paperwork is A LOT!)
We cannot share enough kind works and thanks to OTW for everything they did to make our day special. We are truly overwhelmed with every part of our day. It was pieced together perfectly.
We loved that we did not have to lift a finger - staying on schedule was part of the professionalism and keen attention to detail that was not overlooked. Our families can not stop talking about the day!
The ceremony was unbelievable. We loved every single part of the ceremony; we still can not believe that is where we got married! It was the most perfect location.
The transformation of our villa for our reception was incredible. The weather was perfect.. the table, flowers, food, service, setting - everything - was a fairytale. We would not have changed anything. We truly would recommend OTW for your special day - from the emails, to calls, to helping these two Americans with the paperwork - we are truly thankful.Sent on 07/24/2019
Original Tuscan Wedding's reply:Thank you T&B for your kind words. It was such a fun day and we felt honored to be able to be a part of your intimate wedding with a family that is so fun and caring. Best wishes!
Hannah Golding · Married on 05/27/2019
We initially chose OTW for a number of reasons:Sent on 07/22/2019
1. They have experience with beautiful venues, including one which was perfect for us.
2. No language barrier! when you are putting your trust in others to help your wedding together, communication is key!
What we didn't realise in advance but learnt on our wedding day was that OTW work with the most amazing suppliers. We hadn't really realised but this is so important - On our wedding day the weather was against us but fortunately the professional staff we had looking after us (from caterer, to florist, to photographer and everyone in between), made everything stress-free. OTW had suggested these companies based on their prior experience and we are so grateful they did!
Original Tuscan Wedding's reply:Thank you, H&M! We and the vendors put our hearts into "our" weddings and we always say:"Love your Plan B" as sometimes the weather gods do not behave so we all have to work to make a Plan B feel as wonderful as Plan A would have been. Best wishes to you both!!
Tanya Mahbubani · Married on 05/25/2019
Could not imagine better planners!
We spent a year and a half planning a 100 person wedding in Florence from our home in Toronto, Canada. Elizabeth and Ann were by far the best decision we made - they were professional and responsive but also took immense care to make the day special for us, understand our vision (even if we hadn't defined it completely) and make the day right for us and our guests. Our guests were blown away by the event, as were we! Two months post wedding, we really miss working on a regular basis with the OTW team and could not recommend them more highly.Sent on 07/24/2019
Original Tuscan Wedding's reply:Thank you so much, Tanya! We really miss your emails too. Let's do it all over again! Best wishes to you and Mehran
Hannah Busick · Married on 05/22/2019
Couldn’t ask for a better wedding
OTW was amazing! Every detail I wanted they accommodated for and the finished product far exceeded my expectations. We had a destination wedding coming from the US to Italy and we had never been there before, Elizabeth & Ann had excellent communication that I wasn’t worried in the slightest. Highly recommend!Sent on 07/22/2019
Original Tuscan Wedding's reply:Thank you so much! It was an honor for us to assist you with the planning and the coordination of your wedding in Tuscany!
David Roe · Married on 05/11/2019
An amazing team. The only choice for Tuscany
Elizabeth and Ann were amazing!Sent on 07/24/2019
When we first went to Tuscany, in October for a wedding the following May, they showed us some great venues, including the one we chose. The planning was methodical, and they know exactly who to use for music, lights, flowers and catering. The only thing they can't control is the weather, but there was a plan for that too, although we hardly needed it.
In the end, our wedding was perfect. We used OTW as they had also done the wedding for 3 of our friends previously, and were delighted how it all turned out
Original Tuscan Wedding's reply:Thank you! Luckily the tenting was perfect for your floral chandeliers. We now await you at another friend's wedding! Hugs...
Anita Ruming · Married on 05/08/2019
Very good experience
We dealt mostly with Elizabeth who was very helpful and no request was impossible. Elizabeth took away the stress of planning an overseas elopement and we couldn’t recommend OTW enough.Sent on 07/27/2019
Original Tuscan Wedding's reply:Thank you A&A! It was such an intimate, romantic day and we are so glad you enjoyed it. Best wishes!
Mark · 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!Sent on 11/07/2013
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!Sent on 09/28/2018
Alex Allnutt · Married on 09/08/2018
OTW Wedding Planners
I had spoken to a few planners before speaking with Elizabeth and Ann and as soon as I spoke with them, I knew they were who we were going to use to plan our wedding. They were honest and upfront with all costs which was so refreshing after speaking to other planners who could never give me a straight final price. Their list of venues and providers is incredible and you can tell they have spent an awful lot of time researching and knowing each venue/supplier inside out. When me and my (now) husband went over to visit, I remember Elizabeth saying to us that to them the most important thing about the day is logistics and the running of the day - of course you can throw more money at flowers or the band depending on what is important to you but it's important to get this right. This was the best advice and Elizabeth and Ann made sure everything ran smoothly from one part to another which meant the day ran seamlessly. I would highly recommend Elizabeth and Ann, their support throughout the whole process was faultless and they always responded to my emails quickly. Thank you so much again for making our weekend just the best we could have ever imagined!Sent on 11/26/2018
Rachel Hammon-Smith · Married on 08/25/2018
Both Elizabeth and Ann were extremely accommodating with their services- they are both fun and friendly maintaining the upmost professionalism throughout. It was only really until the wedding day that we realised just how hard they had worked for us producing the most incredible day. We had a fabulous weekend that will be remembered by us and our guests for a lifetime. Thank you!Sent on 12/02/2018
Graham · Married on 08/24/2018
Since our first meeting with Ann and Elizabeth they have been great helped us every step of the way. They have taken time out to talk to us and advise us on all aspects of our wedding. They showed us several venues ranging in price. helped us choose one and helped when we wanted specific things for our wedding.Sent on 11/30/2018
I real can't sing their praise enough
Sahar Potthast · Married on 08/08/2018
OTW made our wedding easy!
Having a destination wedding in Italy when you live in California and don't plan to visit before the wedding is incredibly hard and stressful. But Ann and Elizabeth helped us through every step and helped our wedding be exactly what we dreamed of. Thank you, Elizabeth & Ann so much!!Sent on 11/26/2018
Talia Ferrari · Married on 06/06/2018
Helping our dreams come true!
Elizabeth and Ann were so wonderful from start to finish. When my husband and I decided we wanted to have a destination wedding in Italy, we didn't know where to begin. It was then that I searched and found Original Tuscan Wedding and I am SO glad that I did. They were not only wonderful people but they have wedding planning DOWN! We used all of their recommended vendors and although it took a lot of trust, I am so glad we did. Everything from the venue (which cooked our amazing food, baked our amazing cake, supplied the delicious wine and hosted our immediate family and entire wedding party!) to the photographer, videographers, hair and makeup team, etc. Everything was perfect. Elizabeth and Ann are very organized, clear and responsive and I felt like we were in good hands every step of the way. Never did I feel lost which I would assume would be expected when planning a wedding in a different country! We highly recommend Elizabeth and Ann to ANYONE looking to have a destination wedding in Italy. It was such an amazing experience and an amazing day and we have them to thank for that!Sent on 11/27/2018
Jenna · Married on 06/02/2018
Elizabeth and Ann were a delight to work with. They made everything seamless and stress free, perfect for a larger destination wedding. They walked us through what steps were needed to completed in priority, offered their assistance in matters not really wedding related which was extra helpful when you don't speak the language! Above all they are kind, sincere, and love to make your wedding everything you want it to be. AMAZING!Sent on 06/10/2018
Matt · Married on 06/02/2018
Ann and Elizabeth were a pleasure to work with and made my Daughter Jenna's wedding day go smoothly and without incident! Thanks for making our day spectacular..Matt HandSent on 06/19/2018
Holly · Married on 05/23/2018
Ann and Elizabeth are beyond amazing wedding planners and made the experience totally stress free (they are a good price too!). When my fiancé and I decided to have an Italian destination wedding, we weren’t sure if it would even be possible until we met them! They were very responsive and answered every question we had. The vendors they work with are great too. The day of the wedding, everything was perfect and exactly as we had envisioned our wedding day to be – it truly was a fairytale wedding. All our guests commented how it was the most beautiful and fun wedding they had ever been to. We highly recommend them.Sent on 06/18/2018
Lisa · Married on 10/05/2017
At first we were unsure of the need and price of a wedding planner for our plans to marry in Italy. After being referred to Original Tuscan Weddings by a friend, and we can both confidently say that our special day may not have been able to be pulled off without them. We made our decision only a few months out from the date, and they helped us with every detail we were after. We also had some last minute hiccups before the big event, which the team were able to resolve without issue. Elizabeth and Ann's knowledge of the process, local networks, calm, efficient, friendly and professional approach was exactly what we needed. They were fabulous, and I couldn't recommend them highly enough. They made our special day stress free and with lasting memories that was just perfect. If you're wavering, don't. Just book them!Sent on 11/25/2017
Jen · Married on 08/12/2017
After using Elizabeth and Ann to plan my own wedding 7 years ago, it was a no brainer when I needed to plan a family reunion for 70 people in Tuscany- I immediately thought of them and it was the best decision I could have made. The week went flawlessly and every piece that they organized was done to perfection- from the venue, the transportation, the tour guides, the day trip to the beach, the music, the flowers, etc. etc.! All of the guests only had positive things to say and just kept remarking how 'nothing went wrong' the entire week! These two are experts in logistics and making things flow seamlessly. They do their homework and the result is a stress-free and perfect day (or week) for you and your guests. I can't recommend them highly enough - whether it be for a large or small wedding or for a family reunion!Sent on 06/08/2018
Caroline · Married on 05/27/2017
I was highly recommend Original Tuscan Wedding to anyone wanted to get married in Tuscany. Elizabeth & Ann made the whole process of getting married abroad easy for us - they were helpful, supportive and we felt completely relaxed knowing our big day was in their hands. They responded quickly to all our requests and helped us identify exactly what we wanted and who to work with to deliver our dream day. All he suppliers they worked with were brilliant and such lovely people and they managed to find the perfect venue for all our requirements. Our wedding day was everything we dreamed it would be and we can't thank them both enough <3Sent on 05/31/2017