A Real Wedding in Italy: Wedding in Rome - Church Ceremony in Rome, Alex & Mark Preston (UK)
I must thank you and all Just Get Married in Italy wedding team for everything that you have done! Not only did the experience blow us away but all of our guests have said it was by far the best wedding they had ever been to. Would you also be kind enough to pass on our thanks to the hotel staff, Father, the musicians and the drivers who all helped make the day wonderful.
When I visited Rome a few years ago I fell in love with the city and was blown away with the beauty of the place and the wonderful romantic nature of the Italian people. Since then I always dreamed of getting married there with all of our friends and family also getting to know Rome. We dreamt of a wedding similar to that in one of the Godfather films! They had large tables outside with a band playing and all of the guests relaxed and happy enjoying the day.
The girls at Just Get Married in Italy took my wedding ideas and turned them into something that was way beyond our wildest dreams. We have watched many of our friends plan weddings and they cannot believe how stress free the planning of our wedding was. Deborah really made the process very enjoyable and when there were any small delays or hiccups Deborah helped to resolve any issues before we even had time to get stressed.
We had a beautiful romantic service in a small church close to the Colosseum, followed by drinks in the beautiful peaceful gardens around the church. My only suggestion is that if you decide to have a singer at the church bring plenty of tissues for your guests as almost every one of our 48 guests cried when they heard Ave Maria it was so beautiful!!!.
After the ceremony I loved the idea of our guests being able to see a little bit of Rome whilst having photos taken along the way. Guidy and Gabriella made a fantastic suggestion of a few places and our guests had a fabulous tour of St Peters, The wedding cake and many other places. By the time we arrived at the hotel for our reception every guest was in love with Rome and they could not stop talking about what they had seen. As the Italian people are so romantic we were blow away by the fact that so many strangers approached us to warmly wish us congratulations.
This was then followed with a beautiful meal accompanied by a jazz band on a roof terrace overlooking the Colosseum by then we were completely blown away by the fantastic job that everyone involved had done. The reception service from the hotel amazing, from the food to the decoration of the roof garden and last but by no means least the amazing view of the Colosseum lit up at night.
The best thing about Just Get Married in Italy was the little added extras that we were not expecting such as the parcels of Rice for our guests to throw, the little gifts for the children to keep them occupied and my personal favourite, the beautiful ribbon covered in butterflies and wind-chimes that we had to cut through to declare the party open. They had thought of everything and we will never forget the hard work that Deborah, Gabriella and Guidy put in to give us the best day of our lives. We often have to keep asking ourselves whether or not it was all a dream as it was too good to be true. Luckily we have the beautiful wedding photographs and wedding video to remind us.
We can't stop looking at the photos and watching the video and we just think it was a wonderful way to start our married life together. Thank you again and if you ever need myself or Mark to speak to new couples who may be unsure we would be happy to sing your praises.
Thank you so much for everything and we will really miss e-mailing you. All our love,
Alex and Mark Preston xx (UK)