Taormina, Thursday 4 July 2019 - Sonia and Richard, Glanmire, Ireland
Isabella and Tony are without a doubt the perfect couple to assist anyone who is thinking of getting married in Sicily.
We got married last Thursday, 4th of July, and are still beaming about how the day went so smoothly.
Our friends and guests have told us they will remember it for many years to come.
From the very first day we contacted Isabella, we knew Weddinginsicily Taormina would make our day perfect.
She answered emails promptly and guided us through the entire process. Nothing was ever too much trouble.
Their professionalism shone through from the very start and the companies they work with are of the highest quality.
What made them stand out from other wedding planners was their friendly, calm and warm personalities that made the entire experience feel like you were working with friends rather than a purely business project.
We know we’ve made friends for life and will be returning to Taormina in the future.
No matter how big or small your wedding plans may be, Weddinginsicily Taormina can cater for them.
Isabella and Tony,
thank you so much for a brilliant day which we will never forget.
Sonia and Richard
Taormina, Friday 28 June 2019 - Hannah and Eric, Palo Alto, United States of America
We feel so lucky to have found Isabella and Tony in planning our Sicilian wedding celebration from California.
From the beginning, Isabella helped us navigate the 9 hour time difference with ease and listened intently to our hopes for our day.
Through excellent communication, we worked together with the venue and vetted wedding vendors to put on the wedding of our dreams.
Upon arrival to Taormina, Isabella welcomed us with open arms - she accompanied me to my hair trial and helped translate my wishes in Italian, walked us through the venue and coordinated a tasting of the menu/wine, ran our rehearsal prior to dinner and was there from the start of the wedding day until the last guests left the dance floor.
Isabella is a kind, calm person who's attention to detail is unsurpassed - when I sat down to dinner at our June wedding reception (in a heat wave!), a hand fan was folded for me at my seat.
Additionally, from recommending professional contacts to coordinate family and friends' transportation and accommodation, to having an impromptu welcome party at Tony's Time Out Pub, and to helping us coordinate a 50 person Etna wine tour, Isabella went out of her way to ensure every person felt cared for during our wedding week.
Our families can't wait to return to Taormina to celebrate a future anniversary with Isabella and Tony, who we now all consider to be part of the family!
Hannah and Eric
Taormina, Monday 24 June 2019 - Joanna and Andre, London, United Kingdom
Having been a Project Manager myself, it was quite difficult for me to handover the organisation of my wedding to somebody else.
However deciding on a destination wedding in stunning Taormina, we really had no choice.
From the first email to last minute of our after wedding party, Isabella has been there for us, professional, supportive and caring.
Isabella is not only an amazing wedding planner, but someone who also works with a group of tested suppliers, so everything goes smoothly and everything is possible.
We had a perfect day, and Isabella was there for us from early preparation time, to last minute of the party, to ensure that everything went according to plan.
We highly recommend the services of her and her team.
Thank you once more for all your support!
Joanna and Andre
Taormina, Friday 14 June 2019 - Jessica and Paul, Malta
From the moment I emailed Isabella about a year before our wedding she was very responsive, enthusiastic and helpful and was determined to find the perfect venue for our wedding.
I highly recommend her and her husband's services to you if you are living in another country and/or are not fluent in Italian or even if you are it's a fantastic help and really puts your mind at rest on the day and throughout the entire journey. Isabella will get in touch with high end suppliers from food to lighting, flowers and entertainment and will guide you step by step through the entire process, whether you are having a religious or civil ceremony.
Something which we also appreciated was her suggestions and recomendations based on her experience.
Her vast experience in organising weddings really shines through as all details are done to the highest quality and with precision.
Due to all her help and guidance we really had the countryside Sicilian wedding we always wished for and there were np detaila spared.
Thank you very much Isabella,
we appreciate all your hard work and dedication!
Jessica and Paul xxxx
Taormina, Thursday 6 June 2019 - Zina and Barry, Banktraw, United Kingdom
When we decided to marry in Sicily, my fiancée and I researched a handful of wedding planning services online and made inquiries. Isabella Randazzo of Wedding In Sicily replied straight away. We emailed a short resume about us and a general idea of what we would like for our wedding day. We wanted it to be an intimate occasion with family and our closest friends, and most importantly we wanted it to be a relaxed day with as little official ceremony as possible. We arranged to have a FaceTime call with her a few days later. By which time she had gathered a package of ideas and photos of places that she felt we might like. She was absolutely spot-on!
She had listened to our requirements and tailored a wedding package to suit us in every way. We knew at that point that we could trust her to deliver the perfect wedding.
Throughout the six months before the wedding day, Isabella kept us informed of bookings she had made, as well as costings, checking with us the whole time that we were still happy to proceed with various arrangements.
She also prompted us on when to visit the registry office, the type of documents needed and how to obtain them, and made sure we prepared the necessary documentation to take with us to Sicily for registration there.
She even advised on accommodation for us and our wedding party, as well as airport transfers and transport.
We were left in no doubt that every detail was being tended to and that we could relax and be guided by her, whilst we continued with our busy lives back in England.
When we finally arrived in Taormina a few days before the wedding day, we were met at the airport by a very friendly driver of the local taxi firm and were taken to our apartment where Isabella was waiting for us.
It felt like we were meeting an old friend such is her warm personality. She showed us around the area, recommended things to do and pointed out good restaurants. Over the next three days she had planned a schedule of essential visits relating to the wedding.
She picked us up and took us to the registry office to sign final papers, to the florist to check our flower arrangement order, and to the restaurant (reception venue) for a full taster menu and to finalise arrangements there.
On the day of the wedding, all we had to do was get ready and turn up! Here’s how the day went:
First of all, Barry and his best man were picked up from the apartment and were driven to the beautiful town hall, Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano, in a classic Lancia Fulvia by Christian of Princess Cars.
Once all the guests had arrived I was chauffeured with my bridesmaids by Christian who was in constant communication with Isabella through an ear-piece, so that we wouldn’t turn up before all of our guests were sitting down. After the ceremony, we walked with our congregation in tow through the scenic streets of Taormina to the sounds of the traditional Sicilian folklore band who whipped up excitement, not only for our party, but also for the tourists and shop-keepers who applauded and clapped and congratulated as we wandered by.
We stopped at the Mocambo Café in the main square where we had ordered refreshments with more dancing and merriment in the streets. After about an hour and a half, our guests were led away to a coach, which took them to the reception venue, Villa Antonio (a wonderful restaurant with breath-taking views of the coast of Taormina) for more drinks and canapes. We joined our guests after another momentous drive down the mountain road with Christian in his Lancia Fulvia to continue our celebrations with fabulous food and yet more dancing.
I cannot stress how relaxed and painless the whole experience was! We could just have fun with our guests without sweating the detail because EVERY SINGLE detail had been taken care of! Isabella stayed with us the whole day, constantly and unobtrusively orchestrating everything, right to the very end of the night. Everything was perfect!
We are infinitely grateful to the brilliant Isabella (or ‘Boss’, as we affectionately call her) for giving us such beautiful memories, and for working so hard so that we didn’t have to! We were almost lost without her the day after the wedding!
In addition, we are so grateful for the friendly welcome we were given by all participants involved in our experience. Tony, Isabella’s husband, who owns the Time Out Pub where we had many a night of fun and laughter with our friends and family, was like a friend we’d known for years. As was Mariacatena, the lovely waitress at the pub, who presented me with flowers as a wedding gift. In fact, everyone we met was exceptional, including the taxi drivers, who could not have been more accommodating, Christian, the infinitely stylish wedding car driver, and the florist, who went out of his way to make the most perfect bouquet and floral arrangements.
We would recommend Isabella’s services in a heart-beat. Worth EVERY Euro!
Many heart-felt thanks, Wedding In Sicily!
From Barry and Zina Stuart xx
Taormina, Wednesday 29 May 2019 - Tamara and James, Oxford, United Kingdom
From the beginning we knew Isabella was right for us.
Helpful, communicative, friendly and knowledgable.
Between Isabella and our own personal additions the most magical wedding day unfolded.
The day was better than we could have imagined and without Isabella it not have materialised in the way that it did.
We wouldn’t change a thing and would certainly recommend her services to anybody thinking of having their special day in Sicily.
Thank you Isabella for your kindness, hospitality and helpfulness.
Tamara & James
Taormina, Friday 24 May 2019 - Carol and Andrej, Swords, Ireland
We decided two years ago to get engaged to be married. But we couldn't decide exactly where.
Andrej came home from work one day and suggested Taormina, Sicily, a colleague of his had told him about his own wedding, planned by Isabella Randazzo.
It didnt take long to convince me, so I emailed Isabella, and it turned out Isabella had also been the wedding planner for my cousins wedding 9 years earlier.
My parents had been there and to that day I had heard how amazing the wedding had been and the location, also how brilliant Isabella the wedding planner was, but not just Isabella, her husband Tony and all their contacts and suppliers. Needless to say we made contact last May and set a date to plan the wedding.
Isabella from the moment we spoke I knew she was the one for me. I had contacted other wedding planners in Sicily, to keep our options open. But as soon as we spoke with Isabella we connected and knew we could trust in her to create the wedding of our dreams. Which she did, outstandingly.
Isabella kept in contact with us throughout the year, focusing on every little detail.
Myself and Andrej both work full time and have four children between us, so needless to say we were busy at the best of times, having a wedding planner was the ideal solution for us.
Being a blended family, as we had both been married before, we wanted something extra special, that would include our children, we decided on a sand symbolic ceremony, which Isabella conducted herself. It was simply amazing.
All of Isabellas contacts and various suppliers were extremely accommodating and everyone worked to stay within our budget. As important to us as our wedding was we still had a budget. Isabella helped us much with this, to say we got value for money would say the least.
We cannot thank you Isabella and your amazing husband Tony enough. For the second day of our wedding we held it in Isabellas husbands Tonys Irish pub in their magnificent lemon tree garden.
We had an amazing party there, perfectly decorated and the food was outstanding.
Isabella and Tony looked after us and our entire family and friends for two weeks.
Our dreams came true thank's to Isabella and Tony.
Thank you both so much,
Carol & Andrej
Taormina, Saturday 4 May 2019 - Rebekah and Stephen, London, United Kingdom
We were lucky enough to hold our wedding in Taormina with the help of Isabella.
We live in the UK and had only visited Taormina once previously.
The whole process was so enjoyable, she was by our side throughout our visits and always there to contact when planning.
Isabella gave us support in helping bring our families and friends to Italy, from transport to hotels and also restaurants and things to do whilst our guests were there.
It is a day we will never forget, the team she brings together will hold a place in our heart forever.
From Villa Mon Repos and the team, to the DJ, photographers and the most amazing florist!
We continued our celebrations throughout the weekend which she also booked for us.
It really was a dream wedding weekend for us and our family and friends.
Thank you Isabella,
Rebekah and Stephen