Taormina, Wednesday 12 October 2022
Chelsea and Peter, Sydney, Australia
"Isabella made our Italian wedding dreams come true!
She organised everything with ease while we were in Australia which gave us peace of mind as we knew we were in good hands.
She is a total pro, as well as a lovely person.
Isabella works with an experienced network of vendors in Sicily who were perfect for our intimate wedding.
Her keen eye for styling brought our vision to life even better than we imagined.
We would highly recommend Isabella to any couple, especially ones travelling from overseas."
Chelsea and Peter
Taormina, Sunday 9 October 2022
Victoria and Steven, Buckinghamshire, UK
"We had decided a while ago that we wanted to one day get married on a beach - just us and the sea, and as we had our very first getaway together in Taormina, my fiancé suggested that this is where we should look to get married.
After finding Isabella's website and reading all the wonderful testimonials one evening, we knew we had found someone who could really make it all happen.
From our very first ideas for our ceremony to the day itself, Isabella was there to guide us, make recommendations and was always just a message away if we had any questions or needed to double check anything.
Planning for a ceremony to go ahead abroad is a daunting task - even though we knew where we were going to stay and the beach on which we would like our vows to take place, knowing where to start to bring it all together is what makes the difference, and that's where Isabella came in.
We had the added challenge of the timeline between us deciding on Sicily, and our ideal ceremony date being very short, as we were keen for everything to go ahead before too late in the year to ensure the weather was still warm, and we had enough daylight hours for those perfect photos.
Finding Isabella to coordinate everything - florist, photographer, use of the beach, transfers, and all the finishing touches, suddenly made it all possible.
Isabella was able to replicate our flower ideas exactly as we had imagined, I have never seen such fresh flowers and wish I could've brought my bouquet home!
As I only wanted a simple look for the ceremony, I didn't plan to have hair or make up down professionally, but Isabella was even able to offer this as an option on the day.
I decided against it, so Isabella came to help me get ready and do my hair before the ceremony, which was a lovely touch, particularly as we had travelled without friends or family, and I was getting ready on my own.
During the photo session, Isabella even helped to occupy our slightly defiant 2-year-old whilst we had photos taken without him.
Our photographer, Tatiana made the atmosphere all very relaxed and found some gorgeous scenery around the hotel for us.
Luckily our son did start to enjoy being photographed so we're sure to have some perfect pictures of all three of us.
As it's not possible in Italy to have a legal ceremony take place on a beach, ours was symbolic which was every bit as special, and Isabella read some of the most beautiful vows that made us glad we hadn't attempted our own - we could not have given a better version.
Thank you, Isabella! We had the perfect special day and cannot wait to visit Taormina again!"
All the best,
Victoria & Steve (& Kobie)
Taormina, Wednesday 5 October 2022
Stephanie and Peter, Ripon, UK
"After a short break in Palermo, the decision to be married in Sicily was almost immediate from both of us.
We arrived home, done a web search, and found Isabella’s web page straight away.
May we start by saying “what a find”.
From the first contact we made with Isabella we knew straight away she was the one we wanted to aid our wedding.
She is a consummate professional and makes you at ease from the get go.
We had an idea of what we would like, but we also required to be taken by the hand and guided through not only formalities but ceremonial ideas.
Wow Isabella is superb at guidance and reassurance.
We went to Taormina 6 months prior for a break and a look at venues etc whereupon Isabella spent a full day and more, walking us through everything.
Steph did a couple of trials while I sampled the atmosphere of Taormina and imagined how our big day would pan out.
While we cannot praise Isabella and her knowledge and professionalism enough we would also like to mention all the other people whom Isabella brought together to make our day/experience way beyond our expectations.
From the Car that picked up Steph (immaculate), registrar and the civil wedding palazzo, pianist (superb), florist, folk band, mocambo bar, Niclodi restaurant (beautiful people and a certain fantastic waiter) it was traditional like we wanted and accommodated our 20 guests beautifully, oh and the food was gorgeous and extremely plentiful, The wedding cake was simply delicious and looked fabulous the top quality guitarist who played our music all night (simply brilliant) to Tatiana Costantino the photographer who was amazing and so friendly.
All of our guests were blown away with not only the ceremony and Taormina but all mentioned how brilliant Isabella was throughout the day.
They all had a fantastic time.
We could go on and on but would like to say finally.
“Isabella thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the best day of our lives”.
Please also pass on our gratitude to all the people mentioned above.
And a big thank you to your lovely husband Tony, he is so welcoming and you both have a super pub...
We will meet again because you made us feel part of a Taormina family now........"
Stephanie and Peter xxx
Taormina, Saturday 24 September 2022
Olivia and Tim, Victoria, Australia
"Isabella is a fantastic wedding planner.
She ensured that our legal proceedings went through in a timely manner and helped us tailor our celebrations for a very special day with family and friends.
She was also very helpful in the days surrounding the event, organising a number of extra activities to keep guests entertained.
She made the whole process very easy - we honestly could not have done it without her.
I would definitely recommend Isabella - she was a star."
Thank you so much,
Olivia and Tim
Taormina, Friday 23 September 2022
Mia and Paul, Perth, Australia
"Finding Isabella made planning our wedding a breeze!
Navigating the paperwork, suppliers and nuances of planning a wedding in another country is challenging at the best of times, but having someone on the ground makes all the difference.
Isabella’s calmness, composure and problem solving, (not to mention having someone with you who can translate for you on the day) made our Wedding so much smoother and more enjoyable than we could have imagined.
Isabella is kind, caring, and compassionate and will make you feel at ease on your big day.”
Thank you so much,
Mia and Paul
Taormina, Friday 26 August 2022
Amanda and Anthony, Ontario, Canada
"It was always our dream to have our wedding in Italy; after visiting Taormina back in 2018 my partner and I fell in love with the town and knew it was the place for us.
We came across Isabella's website in our research and instantly felt comfort and ease from the early conversations between us.
We knew right away that this was the right fit for us, and Isabella went above and beyond all expectations!
Isabella was so helpful in providing us with all of our options, and was so great at listening to our wants and needs, and provided us with options within our budget.
The vendors recommended to us were also all wonderful, and executed our visions perfectly.
From the wedding planning process, to the day of the wedding, everything was so effortless and stress free.
Having Isabella with us the day of allowed us to be able to enjoy every second of our time with our families.
We had our ceremony at Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano followed by dinner at Ristorante Baronessa.
Isabella guided us through all the legal documents that needed to be completed for the marriage to be recognized back home which was super helpful as we would have not known where to start!
Ristorante Baronessa was an absolute dream - there is an unforgettable view of the sea and Mount Etna from the rooftop terrace, the food was incredible, and the staff were so attentive and made sure we had the most perfect experience.
We cannot thank, and recommend Isabella enough.
She truly made our dreams come true!"
Amanda and Anthony
Taormina, Wednesday 3 August 2022
Cara and Sean, Hertfordshire, UK
"Isabella was simply a brilliant Wedding Planner and Official Translator for us during our Wedding in beautiful Taormina!
From the first point of contact, Isabella's clear communication, professionalism and calm approach was amazing.
She assisted us in ensuring the paperwork was all carried out correctly, stress free and in good time.
We are from the UK and had a Civil Wedding ceremony.
Isabella sourced a range of services for us; always providing options to suit our individual tastes, style and budget, including Photographer, Hairdresser and Make-up Artist, Florist, Bridal Car Hire, Harpist for the ceremony, Live Duo Musicians and a DJ.
All of which were absolutely fantastic! I would highly recommend each of the above to anybody wanting a fun, authentic, romantic Sicilian wedding with a modern twist.
Isabella seemed to know what we wanted before meeting face to face, which is so reassuring!
As soon as we did meet, we felt instantly happy. She kindly liaised throughout with our hotel venue for the Reception which additionally meant less work for us.
Isabella honesty made our whole experience exeptional and dream day run seamlessly.
For us, it was perfect.
We also had a pre-wedding party for all our 40 guests at the Time Out Pub in Taormina, owned by Isabella and her lovely, friendly husband Tony. They set up the exclusive garden area wonderfully for us and instantly Tony and all the staff made everyone feel welcome! This was totally worth doing. We will be back!!
If anybody is considering Wedding in Sicily Taormina and Isabella with her fantastic work, then please don't hesitate!
She is exceptional and our all of our guests commented as such."
We thank you so much,
Cara and Sean
Taormina, Tuesday 19 July 2022
Amber and Lee, London, UK
"Isabella was a wonderful addition to our wedding in Taormina and we couldn't have done it without her assistance!
We are a couple based in London so Isabella helped us virtually in the months leading up the event and then in person the week of our wedding.
Her assistance in corresponding with the church on our behalf was absolutely vital and she made that process which seemed almost impossible for us to handle (we did try!) a very seamless and hassle free process.
Her vendor recommendations were plentiful and particularly her florist did an incredible job.
In the lead up she was always quick to respond and able to hastily solve any issues.
Isabella's presence on the day was calming and assuring, anything that needed to be done she handled with ease.
Our day went off without a glitch and we would definitely recommend Isabella if you are marrying in Taormina!"
Love and best wishes,
Amber and Lee
Taormina, Monday 11 July 2022
Angelia and Carl, Johannesburg, South Africa
"Isabella was of wonderful assistance both in the planning of our wedding and on the day.
Coming from an English speaking country, one has a lot of trepidation when planning a foreign wedding as communication is limited and finding access to what you want is difficult.
Isabella made this process an absolute breeze, we simply asked what we wanted and Isabella dealt with all the suppliers and ensured that in the end we got exactly what we dreamt of.
Isabella also provided a number of suggestions to us that we hadn’t thought of and ultimately we loved, such as a boat day out at sea for us and our guests on the day after our wedding, providing the perfect accommodation not only for the week of the wedding but also for myself and my bridesmaids to get ready in.
Every detail was meticulously planned, well-thought-out and tasteful.
I can’t think of a single thing we didn’t like during our 3 year process 😊 Communication was a breeze, pre and post wedding.
Isabella genuinely cares about her clients and ensures both the bride and groom have the most perfect wedding day and journey leading up to it.
She was an absolute God-send for us.
We had our dream day and couldn’t have done it without Isabella."
Thank you so much,
Angelia and Carl
Taormina, Thursday 7 July 2022
Cathrine and Rolf, Norway
"Isabella made our dream wedding come true!!!
From the tiniest little details to the biggest ones - it was all perfect.
Isabella helped us find the perfect venue for our big day.
Nothing left to chance; the flowers, the food, the decorations, the tables, the music, the atmosphere - nothing could've been done without Isabella and her professional team.
We've always dreamed about having our wedding in Italy, and for us there's no place more perfect than Sicily.
We've heard about so many couples being faced with hidden and not welcoming surprises along the way, such as costs you didn't see coming, but with Isabella there were none.
You get what you pay for and the work is neat and detailed.
She takes care of everything and more.
We couldn't be more enthusiastic about a wedding planner and we'd recommend her anytime."
Love and best wishes,
Cathrine and Rolf
Taormina, Friday 24 June 2022
Louise and Davide, London, UK
"We were due to be married in 2020 and we all know how that panned out, then 2021 but the date we chose ended up being 2 days before my due date with our unexpected son!
So with much more commitments back home we started looking for a coordinator.
We had decided to get married in Sicily as that is where Davide is from, his family being from Taormina originally.
Its where we are always at our happiest, its a beautiful and unique part of the world which fills us with joy so where better to get hitched?
We spoke to Isabella on the phone and knew right away that she understood what we wanted, that she listened to our ideas and had incredible contacts for everything we needed.
Planning the wedding with Isabella in Taormina and us in the UK was easy, she always got back to us quickly and we struck up a wonderful friendship.
Our wedding day was absolutely magical and we were both able to relax and enjoy ourselves, safe in the knowledge that Isabella had everything under control.
She stayed with us the whole day and almost whole night!
All our family and friends commented on how lovely and friendly she was, as well as hard working! Isabella helped us to achieve the day of our dreams and I really don’t think we could’ve done it without her.
On the day she was our absolute rock, making things happen, keeping us informed without worrying us, making sure everything ran like clockwork.
Isabella - you are brilliant at your job and we cannot thank you enough for being so kind and considerate with us! We travel back frequently to Taormina and will become regulars at your pub!
Hope to see you there for a drink!"
Louise and Davide
Taormina, Sunday 12 June 2022
Linda and Andrew, Essex, UK
Andy and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding day in Taormina so very special.
The day went so smoothly due to your superb knowledge, professionalism and organisational skills.
The venue, flowers, aperitifs and photographer were fantastic.
We shall continue to look out for other photographs on your social media platforms to remind us of our special day.
See you again ……."
We will be back!
Linda and Andy McGrath
Taormina, Tuesday 7 June 2022
Cara and Christopher, Toronto, Canada
"Working with Isabella to arrange our wedding in Taormina was a truly wonderful experience from start to finish.
Isabella’s extensive knowledge of the area and vendors, her consistent responsiveness (even with the 6-hour time difference), and her creative ideas and advice were invaluable to us throughout the planning process.
In particular, as we were planning a religious ceremony at Chiesa San Giuseppe, we could not have navigated the details and requirements without Isabella's assistance.
On the day of our wedding, Isabella guided us through each stage of the day and night with ease and ensured that everything went off perfectly.
Isabella’s professionalism and dedication to the couples she works with is unmatched.
We are so happy that we found her and cannot recommend her services enough!
Thank you so much for everything Isabella! xx"
With every best wish,
Cara and Christopher
Taormina, Tuesday 24 May 2022
Karan and Tishani, London, UK
"Isabella did an incredible job by helping to plan the most perfect enagegment proposal.
She carefully listened to my initial thoughts and ideas that were important to me for things such as the location, privacy, decor, etc. and then made spectacular suggestions to create the perfect moment for our proposal.
It was honestly the most seamless and flawless expererience and it took away any stress from me so I could really concentrate on having the most memorable experience when asking my partner to marry me.
The location recommendation, photographer, florist and decor was all handled immaculately and this really gave me piece of mind on the day of the proposal and in the build up for planning the moment.
I could not recommend Isabella more highly for when choosing to plan an engagement proposal."
Love and best Wishes,
Karan and Tishan
Taormina, Saturday 7 May 2022
Doriane and Alexandre, Nyon, Switzerland
"Having a wedding planner is a necessity for your big day for sure.
But hiring Isabella was the best decision we made for our wedding.
She understood exactly the kind of wedding we wanted and managed to organise and reorganise everything when we had to change venue, postpone the wedding during the pandemic and deal with a very uncertain weather on our big day.
We were able to enjoy our wedding as she took care of everything and we felt totally relaxed and confident.
She manages the timings to the minute!
Isabella will really want to make you happy and be very patient with you even if you change your mind to many times.
We cannot recommend her enough.
All our guests were thrilled by her work, and told us it was one of the best wedding they’d ever attended!
Thank you Isabella for your dedication and hard work.
We just had the best day!"
Doriane and Alexandre
Taormina, Thursday 5 May 2022
Amy and Mark, Horsham, UK
"Wow!! What an truly memorable day!!
Isabella made our wedding day so easy and straight forward, even though we had a few hiccups along the way!!
But again, she made it so stress free, you’d never have known there were issues behind the scenes.
We were originally going to have our wedding back in May 2020, but covid had other ideas!!
Four postponements and two years later, we made it and it was so worth the wait!
Isabella and her team have an eye for detail, she knows how to create a real Sicilian wedding.
The venue, the music, the food, the flowers, everything is just perfect!!
We can not recommend Isabella enough!
All of our guests loved meeting the lady who brought our dream wedding to life!
They also enjoyed her husbands, Tony, pub called Time out pub for some late night drinking!!
All the staff there were so welcoming and hospitable, great drinks and food, what more could you want!
We can’t wait to come back to Taormina again and relive our perfect wedding day!
Thank you so much Isabella and Tony!"
Amy and Mark
Taormina, Thursday 21 April 2022
Stephanie and Brandon, Malta
"Isabella went above and beyond what was written in the contract to make sure every detail was covered and every need was met on our wedding day!!
Since we are not from Sicily, Isabella assisted us with all the necessary requirements, being religious documents, florists, musician...
Words will never be able to explain how truly grateful we are for everything you did for us."
Stephanie and Brandon