PHIL + Jayne’S
LOVE STORY
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TIME OF OUR LIVES
We have just returned from an amazing ten days in Santa Maria for our wedding and can’t thank Julie enough for planning the whole thing💛
When we first thought about getting married in Italy, I contacted a couple of companies online for information but everything felt like conveyor belt packages where we had to book a 45 minute slot and I didn’t want our wedding day to be like that at all.  A colleague recommended Julie after she had organised his sisters wedding and straight away we realised this would be completely different.
We had a few emails back and forth then arranged a call to get to know each other a bit better, Julie then sent through some ideas for what she thought would suit us as a couple.  She seemed to understand exactly what we were looking for from the outset, but more importantly she wanted us to check everything out, ask questions and make sure that everything was exactly what we wanted – there was no rush to decide!
In the run up to the wedding everyone kept asking me if I was stressed and the answer was no, Julie took care of everything so that there really was nothing to worry about! She was so helpful with information on organising the legal documents, keeping us right with the deadlines and reminding me when everything was required. She even helped with hotel bookings and transfers for our guests.
The whole trip was absolutely fantastic, all our family and friends were taken care of by Julie, Emillie and Dario and everything was just so chilled. The wedding itself was only one day of an amazing long weekend with all our guests.
Everyone has said what an amazing time they had in Santa Maria and how the whole wedding was just perfect, it’s safe to say that all of this was down to all the magic that Julie creates. Santa Maria is such a gorgeous place backdrop for a wedding but it is really all the thought and dedication that Julie puts in to everything she does that shines through.

 

 

ROSS + PIPPA
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WE HAD SO MUCH TRUST IN JULIE
 “We had so much trust in Julie and My Secret Italy that we only saw our wedding venues for the first time four days before our wedding! We were looking for a traditional Italian seaside town to get married and we feel so lucky that we found Santa Maria di Castellabate and My Secret Italy to help us achieve our perfect wedding. 

We originally planned to get married on the beach but we followed Julie’s wisdom that in August this would not be ideal and we are so happy with the recommended location of the terrace of Torre Perrotti. The moment I stepped out onto the terrace and we saw each other for the first time, will be a moment we will treasure forever. This was made even more special by the guitarist playing Ava Maria and Curoso during the ceremony, musicians also recommended by Julie. There is something very special about hearing “you are now husband and wife” in beautiful Italian.

The ceremony was followed by drinks in the the gardens of Torre Perrotti which allowed us 20 minutes to wander “Twinkle Town” and get some photos by the very talented Ayesha Photography.

We really wanted an informal beach setting for the reception and were delighted with the Lido, a gorgeous rustic wooden beamed restaurant which provided amazing food and it was right on the beach. The relaxed atmosphere was perfect for us and our family and friends.

We cannot thank Julie and her team enough. They took care of everything based in Italy from the legal documents all the way through to my beautiful bouquet and fireworks! This allowed us to turn up feeling relaxed and enjoy every moment of our time in the stunning Santa Maria di Castellabate. Thank you Julie for helping us make it the best week of our lives”

Love to you and the family, hope it works out that we see you for our anniversary in the summer.

 

 

DAN + CLAIRE

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