We were recently married in Castelgomberto (near Vicenza) Italy on June 3, 2011…with the help of Laura from ChocoWeddings. She is amazing! She promptly answers emails, is great at handling last minute changes, and has patience with a bride that knows what she wants but not exactly sure how to describe it. She also believes there is no reason for the bride to say “I’m sorry” because she has changed her mind (multiple times)! 🙂
She provided two photographers who took AMAZING photographs (we ended up with almost 700 photos on a CD to do with as we wished)! The florist provided a bouquet that was created to my specifications (5 orange flowers to represent our 5 boys and 1 blue flower for our daughter)…as well as two boutonnieres. She found a wedding hall in the town where we were staying (that didn’t charge a fee for the service). The violinist she provided took our suggestions for music and even learned one of the songs that he wasn’t familiar with so he could play it during our ceremony (which he played exquisitely!). She helped with all the paperwork, appointments, translations, etc…even meeting us in Florence at the US Consulate there so we could personally meet her and thank her in person for her wonderful work. 🙂
We initially contemplated some of the other companies listed on this site, but after talking with them…and then Laura…going with Laura was a no-brainer! She made us feel as if we were the only couple she was working with…and the others made us feel like just a number (or a dollar sign). It was also great to find out that she was one of the owners of the company…and that she was doing this work because of her love of it, not because of some materialistic drive.
We are still in contact with Laura to this day and we look forward to a return visit to Italy (5 year anniversary perhaps?)…and a return visit to Laura as well. She handles weddings throughout Italy and she has associates in multiple areas of Italy. I would highly recommending looking her up and giving her a chance. She is VERY competitively priced and she works tirelessly to make sure your dream comes true.
Dawn and James