Where do I start…? I cannot believe our Wedding Day is well and truly over and it’s back to the real world here with all those happy memories! We cannot thank Julie enough for all she did for us! We had such a fabulous amazing time and I just want to relive it over and over again! We loved every minute of our time in Santa Maria di Castellabate and even Gerard was blown away with how everything went! (Coming from him this is a huge compliment!) More importantly our party of 40 family and friends had a magical time and not one of them wanted it to end! (That’s why some of our guests extended their stay for a couple more days) This is one memory that will never fade and this is all down to Julie and her “My Secret Italy” team.
To say that Julie did an amazing job is an understatement! Words cannot express the gratitude we have for you all and we are eternally grateful for all your hard work. You went above and beyond to make sure not only on our Wedding Day was perfect but throughout our whole stay was perfect! From being there to meet and every single guest when they arrived throughout the 2 weeks to being there to say goodbye to everyone when they left!
When Gerard proposed to me a year ago in Santa Maria di Castellabate and having met Cushla and Gavin who’d had a “My Secret Italy” Wedding the previous year we both knew that without a shadow of a doubt we wanted to have our wedding here with Julie and the “My Secret Italy” team.
Anyone who knows me “attention to detail” is my middle name but it is equally Julie’s middle name to which is why we choose her. From the very beginning Julie shared in our excitement and made us feel that we could put all our trust in her! She has a great way of making you feel that your Wedding Day is the most important thing in her life even with the millions of emails I must have sent her, Julie always replied and nothing I asked or suggested was ever a problem or an issue!
From the moment all our guests were collected from the airport to moment they got on the bus to go home you made sure that everything was just perfect for them to just enjoy themselves and relax! All our guests were delighted with everything you did for them from arranging “My Secret Italy” packs for each guest in their rooms giving them discounts in the local restaurants and shops to organising suits and dresses to be pressed, to organising hair and makeup to arranging babysitters/getting locations for helicopters to land, the list is endless on what you did which was way above Julie’s call of duty! We are so proud to hear to our guests say it was the best wedding they were ever at from the wedding ceremony venue in the Torre Perrotti the wedding reception on the beach in the Lido Azzurro, to the fireworks over the sea was like something out of a movie! One quote from a Guest were “amazing, even better than the fireworks on Sidney Bridge on New Year’s Eve”!
To anyone that is considering a wedding abroad do not look past My Secret Italy with Julie as your wedding planner! We can honestly say that Santa Maria di Castellabate is just a little piece of heaven! Not only will you have an amazing wedding day you will love the planning and build up to it! Julie’s attention to detail is just amazing we literally didn’t have to worry about a single thing. With Julie and her team working tirelessly in the background on the day of the wedding, everything went to plan and the day was flawless!
From Claire Penn Photographer recommended by Julie who’s attention to detail was exceptional. Along with surprising us the night before the wedding with an extra photo shoot, Claire has done an outstanding job capturing all of our special moments which we can now treasure for ever thanks to her!
From Anna the hairdresser to Constables our makeup artist to the surprises like the champagne and strawberries for the bridal party, recommending a hot shave for the groom and the groomsmen, to help dress the pageboys and the flower girls, to the flowers, the wedding ceremony, the guitar and mandolin player, the wedding reception, the food, the band to the fireworks and much more, Julie, her daughter Emillie and the whole “My Secret Wedding” team we want to THANK YOU for giving us a wedding that was more fabulous than we could ever dreamed! For all your love, support and hard work which made our day so very special not only for us but for all our family and friends! Julie’s passion for weddings and her attention to detail make her worth far more than the rates she charges! Thank you Julie for giving us all the best 2 weeks of our lives and we now regard you and Emillie as family and look forward to seeing you both very soon!!
Love Ciara & Gerard Gough xx