Testimonials

Jaclyn and Mark
Hi Erica and Elena, We just wanted to take the time to say a huge thank you to both of you for all of your hard work and efforts to plan the most wonderful wedding day for Mark and I.  It really was just like a fairytale and we loved every single minute of it.  I could not have imagined a more perfect day - everyone has said that it was one of, if not the best, weddings they have ever been to and we will cherish the memories of the idyllic setting, the amazing flowers and tables, decorations, food, entertainment (the folk trio were incredible!!) and of course the amazing staff - you two, Erica's lovely husband, Marco and every member of the catering and the Villa staff were so friendly and really made the whole experience what it was!  Mark and I really cannot thank you enough for taking our vision and making it into a reality.  Although it feels like a distant dream already we cannot be sad that it is over, because it was just so wonderful. Best wishes, Jaclyn and Mark.  
Sarah and Damian July 2018
Erica and Elena Thank you so much for all your hard work. You gave us a truly magical wedding and we will never forget it. Thank you for being so understanding and making our ideas come to life. We will always cherish that day in San Galgano for the rest of our lives. Love Sarah and Damian
Kim and Ricky, August 2017
Hello Erica, Now the dust has settled and we are home from honeymoon, I wanted to send a very heartfelt thank you for the most amazing wedding day! All our work hard was reflected in the most perfect day. Please pass on our sincere thanks to Yousef and Elena. We couldn't have done it without you all. Thank you once again. Mr and Mrs Horner xx
Kate and Paul 2015
Hi Erica, Thank you again for helping us to achieve such an amazing, special wedding day - it really was perfect and we have been overwhelmed by the response from our guests who all said that it was the best wedding they have ever been to. They were bowled over by the stunning venue, music, food and wine. They loved the ceremony and commented on how good the pastor was. They also loved the trio, who were great fun! Paul and I really appreciated all your help and support - especially during those few days before the wedding and of course on the day itself. You made everything run so smoothly. The flowers and decorations were beautiful and the granary looked fabulous for the party in the evening. The cake was also amazing and was a big hit!Paul and I had the time of our lives - it was a day that we will cherish forever and I know our family feel the same way too. Thank you again and please also thank Nicoletta on our behalf for all her assistance. Please could you also pass on our thanks and appreciation to the caterers, waiters, DJ, photographers and pastor for helping to make our day so special.  
Jodie and Dave 2018
Our wedding planner Erica, was brilliant from my first email, through to the end of our wedding. We had impressive, seamless service from her company and the villa throughout the entire process. Our wedding was the fairytale we dreamed of thanks to Tuscan dreams ❤️ We cannot recommend enough! Thank you! Mr and Mrs Deegan xx’
Jen and Alex 2016
Good evening Erica, We just wanted to send our thanks to you and Elena for our special day last week. The day was amazing and we both felt you two organised and orchestrated the whole thing so well - no stress was put on us at all on the day. Even the weather held out OK for when we needed it. The whole experience has been fantastic and a complete pleasure- we would definitely recommend you to anyone looking in the same region. We've had so many people speak to us afterwards to say the food, venue, wine, staff and timings of the day were outstanding. We will be back to Petrolo one day! Hopefully we will see you again Grazie Mille
Janice and Ben 2015
Hi Erica, We have just returned home after the most magical two weeks!  From the incredible church wedding in Abbadia Isola to the incredible 4 days at the villa (throw in a dream wedding) and our amazing honeymoon to the South Coast, I have to pinch myself to believe it all happened. Ben and I realize that none of this could have happened without you.  We loved working with you and it was so wonderful to finally meet you after months of emails and Skype calls. We got in the car after meeting you at Bar Dell'Orso and we both remarked on how warm and personable you were and we just knew we were going to have the perfect wedding!  We trusted you from very early on and we were so right in doing so as our wedding was more than what we could have imagined.  All of the details were taken care of and we enjoyed not only our wedding day but the four days at the villa knowing that everything was taken care of.  Youssef was so kind and you two make such a great team! Kind regards, Ben and Jan
Hannah and Phil 2015
Hi Erica, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for making our wedding day so special! Your help on the day was unforgettable and you really captured the theme perfectly! We hope to see you again soon when we are over in Italy! Many thanks, Hannah  
Faye and Woody 2016
Hi Erica, The wedding was amazing and all thanks to you and your team. Thank you so very much for making our wedding the best day ever. Can you please pass on our thanks to the caterers, the food was gorgeous, lovely staff and fabulous set/up for both the wedding day and the BBQ night. We loved it! And, thanks to Dovile and Matteo, they were great! Even Woody was impressed, although he still didn't like his photo being taken. I will email Teresa at Il Castagno to say thank you. It was a great venue, I think we both fell in love with the place and definitely hope to return. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Andy and Linsey June 2017
Hi Erica, We just want to say a big thank you for everything you did for us building up to and on the day itself. Everything went so smoothly at a time when we should probably been really stressed but instead we just had an amazing day and an amazing week in an amazing place. The Abbey was perfect, the harpist was great, the chap that married us was so friendly when he had no reason to be to strangers from another country, he wasn’t in a hurry, waited for the music to end, and the sun was in the right place. Chuisdino was a beautiful town and it makes us laugh to think that big photos of our faces on passport pages will be in their filing cabinets for years to come! The wedding cake was absolutely amazing, thank you for suggesting that, everyone loved that it was so tasty. We cleared a dance floor upstairs after the meal and everyone danced the night away, after the older folk went to bed after midnight some time and we continued until daylight! The Villa was perfect, Franco was an absolute star, he couldn’t do enough to help. It was all absolutely perfect so thank you for making that all happen on the Italian side for us. Thanks again Andy & Linsey!
Louise and Ewan, Villa Siena 26th August 2013
Hi Erica/Nicoletta, That is us back from our honeymoon in South America, we had the best time. We just wanted to say a huge thank you for your excellent wedding planning. We both had the best time in Italy and our day was very special thanks to all your hard work. It was absolutely perfect and everyone complemented you both on your efforts. All our friends and family had the best time and we couldn't have wished for a better day Can you please pass on our thanks to the owners of the Villa, the catering, the musicians, car/bus hire and the florist. Everything was excellent. We will recommend you both to anyone that suggests getting married in Tuscany in Italy! We can't wait to see the wedding pictures and video, do you have any idea when they might be ready? Thanks Again, Love from Mr & Mrs Ross!
Louise and Ewan's gallery
Jane and Rowan; Villa Gambassi, 25th August 2013
Hi Nicoletta
We truly had the best wedding day and thank you so much for all your work..our guests are still talking about how it was the best wedding they had ever been to and how it looked like a movie set!! I would be more than happy to send you a testimonial and fill out the real weddings section. I will look at doing it over the weekend and will let you know once it's done. I will also send you a link to the videos - they are truly exceptional and do the venue proud!! I hope the rest of the wedding season went well and that the weather was kind!
Will be in touch soon!
Thanks again to you and Erica.. We couldn't have done it without you both!
Emma and Chris, Villa Gambassi, 27th June 2013
We had such an amazing day, thank you so much for all your work before and on the day itself, we don’t think it could have gone any smoother. Our guests had a really great time too and everyone is suffering from severe wedding/holiday blues. I’m quite excited that the photos are ready and can’t wait for them to arrive. I’ll confirm receipt as and when so thank you for letting me know. Again thank you for everything! Ems x
Emma and Chris' gallery
Bick and Ryan London UK, Villa Luisa August 2012
Hi girls
We had a fantastic time and were tremendously grateful for all your help. Just wanted to say massive thank you to you both for making our day just perfect…I practically relive it every day in my head!
Carla and Mark from London UK, Villa Gambassi, May 2012
Hi Erica and Nicoletta
I'm Sorry so much time has passed since the wedding but we've had a very eventful few months. We cannot thank you enough for making our wedding day so magical and flawless. We cannot fault the day, your services and the services provided by the caterers etc. Our guessed were completely wowed and we all have such fabulous memories that we will carry in our hearts for ever. Can you pass our thanks to the florist, whos' creations were stunningly perfect and the most magnificent arrangements I have ever seen. My Mum will tell you how I had tears of joy when I saw the amazing reception you all worked so hard to create. It was truly beautiful. Can you also pass our thanks and compliments to the chef and his professional staff for the wonderful feast and impeccable service. Please thank the person responsible for the delicious cake which was quickly devoured by our very appreciative guests (as well as us :0).
Again, thank you both for being so attentive, thoughtful, creative and thoroughly professional.
With love
Carla and Mark x
Anna and Paul from London UK, Villa Paola, June 2012
Hi Erica and Nicoletta, We are still smiling from our wonderful wedding. Thank you so much! Everything was perfect and I mean everything. Our guests haven't stopped talking about it. The service was beautiful, we loved the tone of the ceremony set by Nicoletta and the registrar. The music was also beautiful. The flowers and the way that the garden was decorated was more than we could have ever dreamed of. I actually cried when I had to leave my beautiful peonies in Elba island. The lanterns and candles and vases and the table that you put the photos on was all so stunning. Thank you we really had the best day of our lives. The food was incredible, especially the canapes and the staff were very sweet and helpful.. The cake was so tasty as well. I LOVED my hair and makeup. We really enjoyed working with you two on our wedding and we will definitely recommend you to our friends. We CANNOT wait to get the photos Anna and Paul Anna and Paul's gallery
Nick and Sarah from Wales and Iraq, Villa Luisa, September 2012
Erica & Nicoletta, We just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you so much for organising our amazing weekend wedding! It was perfect, a dream come true for Sarah! Again, thank you for everything! Regards, Sarah & Nick  
Alison and Adam from Linton UK, Villa Gambassi, September 2012
Hello Erica and Nicoletta!
Were now back settling into married life after having such an enjoyable and memorable wedding down to all your hard work and efforts to give us our special day to suit. Thank you very much for your hard work in everything you have done to help us, we definitely wouldn't have been able to pull it off without you. We can't wait to look at the photographers hard work too on the day as his passion and imagination made us feel so relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. Looking forward to hearing from you again.
Mr and Mrs Robinson
Katherine and James from Salcombe UK, Villa Gambassi October 2012
Dear Erica,
Just a quick email thank you and Nicoletta for all the time you spent. Every single person attending the wedding has spoken of having the most wonderful and memorable of times. Katherine and I woke up in England this morning wondering whether it had all been simply a fabulous dream!! (the wedding rings the evidence!)
Kind regards,
James
Katherine and James' gallery