Our testimonials: Weddings in 2007
Jessica and Mike, USA
Florence, 2nd February 2007
how are you doing?? We are great!! We just keeping talking about what a great trip we had and how you made it so easy for us. Thank you so very much.
Jessica and Mike
Marcus and Laura, Australia
Certaldo, 3oth March 2007
Hi there Mascia and the other great staff at Your Special Happening, well we have finally made it back to Melbourne. We had a fantastic time in Europe after the wedding we went to Greece, Turkey and Spain. We both would like to thank you all for the great work you done for us.
The wedding was amazing we still have moments now that we wish we could be in Tuscany again. We would have no problems in recommending YS Happening to anyone wanting to get married in Tuscany.
We have attached some photos for you, feel free to add them to your web site with our comments. So thank you once again for your great work also to the staff at Il Defizio and the catering team.
All the best
Marcus and Laura
Mike and Janet, USA
Dear Mascia and Chiara
Thanks for giving Janet and me the perfect setting for our most memorable event. "Our wedding" the Tuscan scenery was ideal, the Villa was gorgeous and the service was top level. A huge thank you to Mascia for everything she has done. We look forward to return to celebrate many anniversaries in the future.
Mike and Janet
Rachel and Duncan, England
Fiesole, 27th April 2007
I hope this e-mail finds you well.
Duncan and I also wanted to thank you so much for the amazing job you did to make our wedding the fairytale that it was. We could never have done it without you. You helped us find the most incredible venue and highest quality suppliers and were on hand at all times to offer help and advice on all matters related to the wedding. Having you as our wedding planner meant we were always confident that plans were under control and that we were able to totally relax on the day itself, safe in the knowledge that you had everything in hand. Thanks to you, our wedding day really was a dream come true and we had the time of our lives! All of our guests had an incredible time and are still talking about how wonderful it was. I would recommend you without hesitation and will be happy to give references should you ever need it! Thanks again so much for everything and Duncan and I look forward to seeing you when you are next over in London!
Our favourite pictures for your website are: 325 and 491!!
Rachel and Duncan
Elly and Paul
Siena, 19th May 2007
We are fine thank you, the week of holiday we had after the wedding was great too. Thank you very much for how you took care of our wedding, we are very happy about it all!
I hope you like our picture which I'm sending too (your first wedding!)
Good bye, and again thank you!!!!!! Pls sent our regards also to Mascia, we loved the way she took care of the translation, well done!
Paul and Elly
Paul and Lisa, England
Vinci, 27th May 2007
Mascia made our wedding a hundred times easier that it would have been if we had tried to arrange it all on our own. The venue, the church, the photographer, the food, the transport, the paperwork and a load of other things were all arranged through Mascia and her contacts in Italy. Mascia even managed to make the sun come out after our wedding. We had a fantastic time.
The church in Vinci is superb and the food at the Borgo dei Lunardi was wonderful. Compared to a wedding in England we thought it was good value for money as well. We certainly recommend it.
Paul and Lisa
Cathy and Timothy, USA
Certaldo, 1st June 2007
I thought you might like to see these photos. Thank you so much for all of your help - you make it very stress-free. It was just as simple and easy as we wanted! And still really nice. Everyone liked hearing you translate, too :)
Cathy and Tim
Kiri and Brian, New Zealand and England
Certaldo, 5th June 2007
We cannot thank Mascia and Chiara enough for all they did to make our wedding in Certaldo in June so perfect. They arranged everything and were so helpful and lovely! Nothing was ever too much trouble. Even the paperwork we had to complete with the Italian, Irish and New Zealand embassies wasn't too stressful with Mascia's guidance and advice. I think what pleased us the most was that even though it was a simple ceremony with just the two of us present, Mascia made us feel as important as if it was a wedding with a hundred people! Anyone planning to get married in Tuscany should contact Mascia at Happening - you will be so happy you did!
Lots of love,
Louise and Vinny, Ireland
Serravalle Pistoiese, 12th June 2006
Katherine and James, England
Siena, 14th June 2007
Thank you for everything you and Mascia have done for us. The day was so special and without your help we could never have experienced the magical day we had. Mascia thank you so much for everything you have done for us, it was the best day of our lives and could not have been better!
Again thanks for everything
James and Katherine
Tracie and Neil, Scotland
Vinci, 21st June 2007
Sheila and Colin, England and Scotland
Certaldo, 21st June 2007
How are you? Thats us back home after our most amazing wedding and honeymoon in Italy. The wedding was just great, we had such a great time, thanks again for organising such a great day!
Sheila and Colin
Gaynor and Greg, England
Lucca, 26th June 2007
I am sorry to take so long to reply. Everyone has been very happy to hear our news. And VERY surprised.
Thank you for making our small wedding very special. And I hope that you enjoy your special day in December.
Here are some pictures.
All the best
Gaynor and Gregor
Debbie and James, England
Vinci, 1st July 2006
I just wanted to say thank you so much from myself and James for the wonderful wedding we had the most amazing time we totally loved it.
Do you also have David's email as I would like to thank him as well.
Debbie and James
Maria Adriana and Eric, Italy and Holland
Siena, 2nd July 2007
domani sono 4 settimane che siamo sposati ma i ricordi di quel giorno rimangono vivi!
......Pamela e' stata grande perche' non e' andata via fin quando non era pronta. E' una grande professionista, molto brava e paziente e mi ha calmato molto prima che andassimo via per Pontignano. Mi manchera'...ne trovassi una cosi' brava qui in Olanda!
.......i fiori erano stupendi e la Chiesa molto molto intima! Pamela e' stata molto contenta delle roselline per l' acconciatura perche' le ha trovate perfette...Anche i centrotavola erano bellissimi!
........La musica durante la cerimonia e' stata apprezzata moltissimo e da tutti: sono state tutte e due molto brave
.......Poi le foto con David: non mi stanchero' mai di ripeterlo. Oltre ad essere bravissimo, e' una persona eccezionale! Ha cercato di metterci a nostro agio, ma per noi scambiarci effusioni di fronte ad una macchina fotografica e' molto difficile...nonostante tutto cio' sono venute fuori belle foto
poi il servizio del Convivium e' stato ottimo: erano molto professionali ma al tempo stesso anche alla mano, quando le persone chiedevano le ricette e si poteva scherzare tranquillamente...il capo sala e' molto in gamba... i bambini mangiavano e correvano, si formavano gruppetti anche tra italiani ed olandesi, quindi tutto fantastico!
... tutti hanno apprezzato la musica in giardino e durante il taglio della torta...eric ed io non riusciamo a ricordare nemmeno un pezzo suonato sia fuori che dentro...ti senti come ''ubriaca'' tutto il pomeriggio e sera
il taglio della torta e' stato anche bello ed il tipo di torta scelto e' stato apprezzato da tutti!
lo slide show commovente, inaspettato da tutti gli ospiti ed osservato in grande silenzio, con un fantastico applauso alla fine,soprattutto per david...
poi il dj, che ha messo su l' unica canzone su cui volevamo ballare e poi il nostro cd (secondo me ci ha preso per pazzi)
mi dimentico di qualcosa? vediamo vediamo...ovviamente no! a parte tutti i ringraziamenti per david, pamela, gianluca, don Brunetto, il convivium, chiara ed il trio jazz, un grande grande grazie a te Mascia perche' sei sempre stata disponibile ad ascoltare cio' che ci piaceva, i nostri desideri per questo giorno cosi' particolare, la tua precisione ed il tuo intervento sempre al momento giusto per risolvere qualunque questione, anche ameno di una settimana dal matrimonio, tipo per la musica ed il dj. Ed a parte la professionalita', sei una carissima ragazza!
Un carissimo saluto e tanti baci da un' Eindhoven sempre piu' piovosa!
Mariadriana ed Eric
Judith and Patrick, Holland
Certaldo, 3rd July 2007
Dear Chiara and Mascia,
It was also a pleaser for us to meet you to. You make a wonderful day of our wedding day. Thank as lot to you and Mascia for everything.
Thanks a lot,
Patrick and Judith
Lisa and Martin, Ireland
Borgo Monastero - Siena, 4th July 2007
Bridget and Simon, USA and Ireland
Serravalle Pistoiese, 5th July 2007
We have had a lovely time on our cruise, and we are very sad that it will end tomorrow. The weather was fabulous all week and we made some new friends too.
The wedding was perfect for us. We enjoyed the day so much.
Orla and Tom, Ireland
Fiesole, 5th July 2007
I rang you the next day after the wedding and left a message to thank you so much for all your help with our wedding [I hope you got it] .... it definatly was a "special happening" and you did a fantastic job.. well done.. I will be recommending you in the future to any couples getting married in Tuscany.
Ps.. If you need good wedding planner for your own wedding in December I know one!!!!!
Tom & Orla
Caitriona and Damien, Ireland
Vinci, 5th July 2007
How are you keeping. I'd say you'r so busy with weddings at the moment. It won't be too long till your big day. Are you getting married on Dec 26th? I'm just writing to let you know that we received our Wedding Album from David Bastianoni. Well what can I say. It is absolutely fantastic. We are so delighted with it. The quality of his work is sensational. He, like yourself were so professional in carrying out your work in making the day so special for Caitriona & Myself. The little replicate albums, calendar & slide show with music that he made for us are so beautiful. All our friends and family are overwhelmed at the quality of his work. He has totally blown them away. They have never seen an album like his before. He really captured great memories of our special day that Myself & Caitriona along with our families will treasure forever. Can you please tell him that we are so grateful and overwhelmed with his work.
Our wedding day was nearly 2 months ago now. What an amazing day you gave us Mascia. All our Irish guests were completely gob-smacked and amazed at the day which you and your team at Your Special Happening arranged for us. They can't stop talking about it. One couple at our wedding actually got engaged the day after our wedding day and are seriously thinking of having their wedding in Tuscany and they said if they were going to have it there they definitely would employ you and your team. Everything from the start to the finish of the day was perfect. Caitriona & Myself personally would certainly 100% recommend you and your team to cater for any wedding. If anyone would like to contact us in regards to your services please do not hesitate to give them my telephone number.
Thanks again so much for everything
Damien & Caitriona
Grainne and Declan, Ireland
Vinci, 10th July 2007
Thank you so much again it was the best day of our lives, we will never forget it.
By the way we are so happy with the wedding album David sent over and it was a fantastic surprise to get the calender too. No one can get over how different and amazing the album is, we really Love it so much!!
We will be in touch soon.
Grainne & Declan
Saskia and Pascal
Florence, 11th July 2007
Brian and Lucy, England
Florence, 18th July 2007
Thank you so much for all your help on the wedding last week. We had a fantastic time and are so happy with how things went.
We are now back in England, wishing we were not!
Once again, thank you for all your help and look forward to going for a drink with you when we come back next year!
Brian and Lucy
Gayle and Patrick, USA
Florence, 21st July 2007
Hi Mascia and Chiara:
Now that all the festivities are over I wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did with our Florence wedding. It has been a month since we were married and our families are still talking about how perfect everything was. Chiara, you are a very sweet woman and you made getting married in a foreign country seem so easy. Pat, myself and our families thought your presence at the wedding was a wonderful addition.
I wasn't sure if the photographer provided you with any our photos so I have attached a few.
Thank you again,
Gayle and Patrick
Fiona and Thomas, Ireland
Vinci, 1st August 2007
Dear Mascia and Chiara,
Thank you so much for arranging a such amazing wedding day.
We won't never forget it!
Fiona and Thomas
Caroline and Mark, England
Florence, 1st August 2007
You made me cry twice in one day. Grazie,grazie. You are a wonderfull lady .. X
Thank you so much for everything you have done to help Mark and I marry. We had a beautiful day and the food in Olio & Convivium was wonderful, as was the pink bubbles, thank you!
I hope you have been well since we were with you in Florence. As you can imagine we have been celebrating around the clock with our family, who are all thrilled for us. What a relief! We received our wedding documents safely yesterday so thank you again.
We shall email our photos to you soon as there is a lovely one of your parents, who were also great. Please say a big grazie to them.
arrivederci for now
Lots lo love
Mr & Mrs Lacy
Sanna and Lyall, Finland and Australia
Siena, 26th August 2007
Naomi and Richard, England
Siena, 29th August 2007
How are you? Thanks again for the wonderful wedding, we had a fantastic time.
Naomi and Richard
Helga and Therry, Ireland
San Gimignano, 29th August 2007
Thank you so so much for looking after us. We could never have found this amazing beautiful place without you. Thank you for all your help + patience you have been sooooooo good.
It was lovely to meet you and we both wish you all the happiness in the world
Helga and Therry
Clare and Paul, England
Serravalle Pistoiese, 20th August 2007
We've now returned to reality and are back in work!
Just a quick email to thank you so very much for organising our wedding. It was truly amazing, everything we had dreamt of. We had the most wonderful day and loved every minute of it - it was perfect. As everybody had warned me, however, the day flashed by in no time at all.
Anyway thank you so much for making everything so magical.
Clare & Paul
Ann and Jim, Ireland
Florence, 6th September 2007
Chiara and Mascia,
How are you keeping?
I am going to take this opportunity to thank yourself & Mascia again for all you did for myself & Jim on our wedding day. The day was truly wonderful thanks to both of you!
The ceremony was very personal and everyone felt very relaxed.
The String quartet were fantastic and played beautiful music. They made the day very romantic and all our guests commented on how well they played.
The drinks reception at the "cafe rivoire" was perfect where the guests could enjoy the views of the square. The Villa was a perfect setting for our main reception. A real life fairytale. Everything ran so smoothly there thanks to the hard work both of you put in. The flowers were absolutly beautiful. We loved them. They were just what I was looking for.
As for the catering what can we say? The food was gorgeous! The waiters so professional! The evening at the villa was just amazing. Everyone had a fabulous time. The meal was the nicest meal we had ever had!! All the guests loved the food which was so tasty. Things could not of gone better and thanks to Mascia who was running around backstage ensuring everything was just perfect. Thank you Mascia.
The DJ played great music and we all had lots of fun dancing into the early hours.
David our photographer was fantastic, extremely professional and patient. He made us feel so at ease and he took amazing photos!! We have never looked as good!!!! It was great having a sneek preview of the pictures on his lap top later in the evening at the villa. We can't wait to see the album and the disc.
All in all we had a wonderful day! The second best in our lifes!(after Emilie was born of course) We put our trust in Mascia & Chiara and they came up thrumps! Thank you both so much for everything.
Most of our guests had never been to Florence before and they were blown away by the whole experience. They are still talking about it!! It will be the talk of Dungarvan for a long time.
I hope if either of you visit Ireland you will get a reception as warm as the one you both gave.
Ann & Jim
Anna and Ryan, England
Radda in Chianti, 6th September 2007
To everyone of Your Special happening
Thanks so much to everyone for everything you did to make our wedding in Radda a perfect day
Love and best wishes
Anna and Ryan
Darren and Lisa, England
Certaldo, 7th September 2007
Thank you for everything that you have done to ensure that our wedding day went well.
The day was perfect and more than we could have imagined.
With lots of love
Darren and Lisa
Angela and Danny, Holland
Pienza, 7th September 2007
Dear Chiara and Mascia,
How are you? We are very fine!!!
After our beautiful wedding we went to Bali for our honeymoon! It was wonderful! We had a great time, lots of sun and we are very relaxed.
We would like to thank you so much for the arrangements during our wedding day, you and your fiancee have done so much for us , including the decorations.
We are so happy, you have done a great job.
As you can imagine we think about our wedding every day , it was a dream come true.......
When we have the pictures we will sent them to you and Mascia, of course!!!!!!! We are very curious as well.
Lots of love,
Danny & Angela
Annabel and Tom, England
Pienza, 8th September 2007
tried to send sms yesterday but no money on phone… Happy Birthday!!! And thank you again for all your help!
Annabel and Tom
We hope you're well and that you've finally managed some birthday celebrations.
Thank you so much for sending us the photos. They're the first we've seen and it's really great to have some images to spark more memories. I feel ashamed that I don't know the photographer's name (he was always 'David's father' to us). Even though we're already back at work, we're both still on a complete high- we had such a lovely day.
Annabel and Tom
Karin and Marc, Canada
Florence, 12th September 2007
Hi Mascia and Chiara!! I hope you are both well. We are back in Florence now. Thank you very much for dropping off the CDs and our wedding certificate. We had a fantastic wedding and cannot thank you enough for everything. I cannot wait to get home and look at all the pictures.
Karin and Marc
Edel and Leo, Ireland
Vinci, 12th September 2007
Thank you so much for all of your help over the past months, it was very much appreciated : and for the wonderful wedding day
Lots of love
Edel and Leo
Gail and Gavin, Scotland
Florence, 13th September 2007
Thanks for organizing our wedding ceremony, Gavin and I had a lovely day, thanks
Gail and Gavin
Maria and David, Ireland and Cayman Islands
San Gimignano, 13th September 2007
Ciao dear Mascia!!
Work is starting to get back to normal so can take care of some personal business! Pics look great, Maria is excited to see the whole lot of them.
Many thanks again for all your help and making it such a magical day, will keep in touch and hope to share a glass of vino on our return to Italy.
Maria and David
Darren and Rosie, England
San Gimignano, 15th September 2007
Ciao Chiara and Mascia,
We have just got to Rome! It is fantastic!
Thank you so much for your calming nature when we met before the wedding. We were a little tired and it was so good to meet you and for you to spend the time explaining what would happen on our wedding day.
Mascia, Veronica, David, and the harpist (I'm sorry i forget her name) were also a pleasure to meet and please pass on our thanks to them. We have already looked at the photos and we love them. What a nice reminder of our special day.
Thank you again and no doubt we will send you a photo when we get home.
Darren & Rosie
Rochelle and Ruben, USA
Florence, 20th September 2007
Thank you so much for all that you did for us! We cannot thank you and Chiara enough! The wedding wasperfect and the dinner was fantastic! Everyone had agreat time and most important everything exceeded ourexpectations! Both you and Chiara are veryprofessional and we did not have to worry aboutanything. Also, David the photograper was great! Weboth loved how he took us all around the city and tookpictures of us everywhere. Rochelle and I felt like movie stars walking through the city with everyone wastaking pictures of us. We would definately recommend
Your Special Happening to all couples who want to be married in Firenze.
Once again THANK YOU all for creating a once in a life time experience that we will never forget!
Rochelle and Ruben
Sara and Mike, England
Montepulciano, 1st October 2007
We would like to thank you so much for making our day so special, we had a wonderful time in Italy.
Montepulciano is beautiful and we could not have wished for a better setting for our wedding.
Thank you so much.
Sara and Mike xx
Didi and Sam, USA
Villa Cabbiavoli - Castelfiorentino, 4th October 2007
Hard to believe that we are back and you and I don't have a reason to email any longer!!
I can't thank you enough for the wonderful day - you and Chiara were angels - it will forever be an amazing memory for us both!!
Mascia, I am not sure when your big day is - but I wish you nothing but dreams!!
Hope to hear from you soon!
Didi and Sam
Jill and Chris, USA
Siena, 11th October 2007
Hi Mascia and Chiara! Thank you so much for all your help with our lovely wedding. Jill and I couldn't be happier.
We are in Positano having a lovely time. I will taking care of some small business items today and tomorrow so this would be a perfect time to send me the invoice/proformax for all of the fantastic services.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!
Chris and Jill KAESER yeahhh!!!
Dear Mascia and Chiara,
We are back in the States and are living happily ever after. The fairytale continues back in Philadelphia!
I can't tell you what a brilliant time we had. Our guests had a great time. Please feel free to refer new customers to me via email for a raving review of your work. I know some brides want to hear first hand information.
Mascia I hope your plans are moving along nicely. You will be a beautiful bride.
Thanks again for a day we will never forget.
Jill and Chris
Yvonne and Michael, Ireland
Vinci, 24th October 2007
Well back to reality now, not long home from Honeymoon. Really had a fab time. How are things with you? Thank you so much for all your help in making our day so wonderful, will be recommending you to all our friends!! Looking forward to seeing our photos now, when will we expect to get them.
Take care Mascia. Awaiting your reply. With thanks.
Ellie and Paul
Vinci, 21st November 2007