My Secret Italy and the magic that Julie and Emillie create – where do we even begin?! We knew we wanted to work with Julie as soon as we met her one rainy autumn Saturday in London – her sunny disposition and enthusiastic attitude to everything she does meant that we instantly felt at ease and in good hands. We had an international wedding of about 70 people from the UK, US and beyond – this meant that at least some of our family and friends had to travel a great distance to celebrate with us, so we wanted it to be worth their time, money and effort. We knew we wanted to gather everyone for an amazing party by the sea, somewhere that wasn’t full of tourists and had incredible food and people – Santa Maria di Castellabate not only fit the bill but it surpassed all our expectations! Julie and Emillie are such well-known and much-loved figures in Santa Maria and it really shows when you get there and realise that you can’t walk through town with Julie without someone stopping to say hello and chat every two minutes! Her hard work and great relationships with local vendors meant that we were treated to all kinds of amazing surprises and secrets, from tips on where to find the best gelato (a priority) to getting us access to some truly beautiful venues that otherwise would have been hidden behind closed doors. It’s in this way that My Secret Italy really shines – Julie and Emillie find a way to make every little request and detail happen and pull it together in such a love-filled way, they really do make you feel at home in the most beautiful little seaside town. We’ve had so many friends and family members tell us that our big day was the best wedding they’d ever been to and we honestly could not have had a more perfect day, we are just over the moon! Thank you to Julie, Emillie and all of the wonderful people that you introduced us to over the course of our wedding, we are already planning our next visit and can’t imagine our wedding without you!
Ceri and Ralph Greenland
9th July 2016