Stacey & Jared
Where do we even begin with reviewing Monia and her serious wedding planning skills…. First off, we are a couple (American Groom and Canadian Bride) that had a dream of an Italian wedding in Abruzzo over a year ago.
First off, we are a couple (American Groom and Canadian Bride) that had a dream of an Italian wedding in Abruzzo over a year ago. We went back and forth on the idea about a beautiful wedding abroad and identified a location due to the bride’s family origins in Collarmele, Italy. We chose a location close to Collarmele, capable of accommodating the 60 guests we had coming from all over the world.
Secondly, Monia, and her hands-on and detailed approach to helping us plan our wedding…. We were put in touch with Monia through a family friend and the rest was history. We had a brief interview and threw around ideas and our vision and seamlessly we hit it off. It was an easy conversation as if we’d known each other for years. She was capable of identifying us as individuals and helping us with our plan.
Monia was highly organized and was very strategic every step of the way. She provided us with a rough outline/checklist of everything we needed to have a successful wedding. Throughout the year she was back and forth with us, giving us ideas along with sending us pictures of products, locations, details of location, and items that would genuinely make our day special. We would exchange ideas, agree on the direction we’d like to go, and move on to the next task at hand. Weekly she would keep us up to date on developments and act as our voice (translating) all the information we would request and source out all material.
A few details to be noted:
– Local pastries
– Amazing flower arrangements
– Personalized corks
– Personalized limoncello
– Local jams/olive oil
– Personalized signs
– Sourcing out local spirits
– Ensuring the food menu desired
– Booking an amazing musician
– Finding an amazing DJ
– Finding a Videographer
– Getting a great makeup artist
– Providing a detailed and personalized book about Abruzzo
– Creating signs to ensure flow for the wedding day
– Helping arrange hotel rooms for all guests from abroad with the hotel
– Of course… getting a sword for the Groom to cut the cake
– Etc….etc etc……
The list truly can go on and on with how on top of it she was. She made us feel as though we were her only clients throughout the year with how much attention she gave us while being on another continent. Monia was truly spectacular in every sense of the word on top of being a positive and kindhearted person. You can tell by her work that she truly loves what she does and wants the best for everyone celebrating their special days. We highly recommend Monia and hope you allow yourself the opportunity to have her as your wedding planner.
Thank you Monia!!! It truly was a pleasure…. We look forward to seeing you again in Abruzzo!