I believe “wedding planner” is not the right definition sometimes. Irene is not a planner. She is an organizer, negotiator, and hand holder!
I was most impressed with her expertise at adapting to any situation and putting forth ideas that are creative, functional, and elegant. Irene spearheaded and organized a full four-day wedding weekend for 60 people, all folks who were traveling somewhere from the states, as well as a weekend trip a year out for site visits, catering appointments, even hair and makeup trials while we scouted locations.
When we ultimately chose Lake Como as our destination, we hit the ground running with regular email and Skype video chats to keep us posted on development and implementation. Being that the weather near the Swiss Alps and lake could be unpredictable, Irene knew to draw up Plan A-Z. She negotiated best rates with complete transparency on our behalf.
When I started to stress/cry, or realized I lost something, or generally needed support (all of which actually happened at some point in the four days), somehow Irene was there with a tissue, kind words, calming nature, with an “I am here for you” mantra that she actually meant without any hesitation. She even went out to replace the lost item in town for me! There’s no question how highly Irene comes recommended.
Dear Irene, huge thank you for organising our wedding, you are our hero!
We had an unforgettable time; we’ll forever have the warm and happy feelings of that. Thank you for your impeccable taste, attention to detail, making everything run smoothly on the day, not to mention all the hard work before and after; we’re still receiving compliments for our amazing wedding planner 🙂
The only way to describe our wedding planner and wedding day in summary is “perfection“.
Our wedding planner was professional, prompt, and flexible. She exceeded our every expectation, and was attentive to details we hadn’t even considered! From the moment we arrived at the hotel of her recommendation, we knew we were in for something special. Her exquisite management of every detail made our wedding day carefree, such that we were able to take advantage of every spontaneous opportunity for fun, which is what we love.
In the end, we have also made a very dear friend. Win win! Thank you Irene!
I was daunted by the prospect of planning a wedding in Italy but Irene made it painless, enjoyable and perfect.
She patiently showed my daughter and son-in-law a dozen potential locations in the lake region, giving them appropriate information to help them in their selection of locale. When we began the actual planning process, she was knowledgeable, professional, responsive and wonderful to work with. Ours was a complicated affair, with six events over five days for 75 guests, yet Irene handled all of the details effortlessly.
During our two day site visit 7 months before the wedding, she arranged tastings with three caterers, visits to two florists and we saw several potential venues for some of the events. Her selection of vendors was superb, and her working relationship with them resulted in the best possible outcome for each service.
Much of the planning was done via e-mail, she was constantly available to us for the week before the wedding and handled any issue that arose with poise, grace and efficiency. Our guests came to love her as much as we do. Irene is tireless in pursuit of the perfect wedding experience for her clients, no detail is too small or unimportant, and no request too large for her exacting attention. I can’t imagine a better experience with a wedding planner and recommend her without reservation.
We decided to elope because we wanted our wedding to be something special and intimate; memories that only the two of us would share.
Irene knew exactly what we wanted and planned a wedding for us that was elegant and romantic. From exchanging our vows in Cafe Florian to the gondola ride after the ceremony, our Venice elopement was both magical and timeless.
Thank you Irene for making our wedding day so special, we were so pleased with everything that you did!!