“The Best Week of Our Lives!” When my partner and I got engaged in the Christmas of 2012, we instantly knew that we wanted to get married abroad. We went straight to travel agents to get information and felt completely overwhelmed by the choices, arrangements, legal procedures and prices! We knew that Italy was a forerunner for the location of the wedding and so I randomly googled ‘Places to get married in Italy.’ I was absolutely amazed by the sights of Ravello and knew that the coast line HAD to be the backdrop to our ceremony. I search for wedding planners in Ravello and immediately, Wagner Tours popped up. I trawled through Trip Advisor, trying to find reviews that had any kind of constructive criticism – surely this company could not be as perfect as they sounded?! How wrong I was! From the first email to the last, Mario Capuano and Annamaria Staiano have been absolutely incredible. My now husband, is a bit of a worrier and as I was doing all of the communicating, made me ask question after question analysing every tiny detail of the ceremony, meal, transport, flowers etc etc! Mario and Annamaria never complained, they responded promptly detailing all information in a clear and concise way.
We decided on a symbolic ceremony at Tatore ’s, drinks in the Piazza Duomo and then back to Tatore ’s for our meal. We had so many delicious menu choices to choose from and found that the traditional looking style of the restaurant was made even more extraordinary by the stunning food that we had on the day. Pino and Luca, the restaurant owners completely blew away my expectations! We really liked the sound of the menu that we chose, but my goodness it was even more amazing than I could have imagined! The food is one of the main parts of the day that the guests cannot stop talking about! EVERY course was fantastic as were the staff working the wedding. Pino listened to all our requests and did everything that we asked of him – we really couldn’t have been happier with the day.
At first we were going to have a friend photograph the day for us and when she was unable to Mario suggested Enrico Capuano and Pier Canta, photographer and videographer. Mario gave options for lots of different packages and explained the experience that both gentlemen had at shooting weddings around Ravello and the Amalfi Coast. My partner was particularly nervous about the photos as he hates posing for pictures but Enrico made us feel at ease instantly. He was snapping away and setting up some amazing shots – at this time I’ve only had a sneak peak of some pictures that he’s teased us with and I am so excited to see the rest, as looking at his previous work and how happy we were with his approach to the pictures, we know they are going to be amazing!
One particular part of the wedding that was so authentic and special to us was the music provided by Tony and Claud, the guitar and mandolin players. Their subtle approach during the ceremony gave it just the right romantic feel and the accompaniment during our walk to and from the square was a dream! Everyone was in high spirits and the music just added to the amazing environment and feeling – it really was spectacular.
We highly recommend Wagner tours if you are looking for a romantic wedding in an unforgettable location that your friends and family will be talking about for years to come!
The thing that I really want to stress is how amazingly stunning Ravello is. You don’t need a big extravagant venue for your celebration as you may do in England (or elsewhere!) because the amazing views and traditional feel of the town are superb. Every single guest went away happy from our wedding and I even sneakily overheard a few saying that it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to!
Our wedding dream would not have been possible with the amazing Mario and Annamaria. They made us feel at home in Ravello straight away and I cannot wait to get back there for our anniversary, not only to be in Ravello, but also to see them! If you are planning a wedding in Ravello I cannot explain enough that you should choose Wagner Tours to help you plan the wedding of your dreams. My husband and I and both our family’s now have cherished memories of our wedding day that were only made possible by the fantastic Wagner Tours!