Real review from Aimee and Eric
“Our fairytale wedding” From start to finish everything was spectacular……. We had our first skype conversation with Mario Capuano (wedding planner) about 18 months ago. We were a little bit nervous having never been in Ravello and only seeing pictures of the venue through the website. Mario was very professional in our correspondence and always replied to any of our nine million questions within 24 hours!
When we arrived in Ravello for the first time and saw the view before you even enter the town we knew we had made the right choice. Ravello is just stunning and the people are so welcoming. We met with Mario and Annamaria Staiano (Wedding Planner) a week before the wedding and we both breathed a huge sigh of relief. They both want to make you feel at ease and want to ensure you enjoy every moment with your family and friends in the lead up to your big day. Annamaria is just gorgeous.
We discussed my ideas for the layout of the venue and the personal touches and she truly listened to everything I said and ensured that every minute detail was taken care of. We made our first visit to Villa Eva with Annamaria 2 days before the wedding. My breath was truly taken away when we walked up the path to the venue, it is more stunning than the photos express. And for those people who do not speak Italian (like me), everybody we dealt with had great English.
We followed Mario’s recommendation, and had a “Pizza party” in Restaurant Da Tatore on the night before the wedding, to meet all our guests and more importantly introduce all our guests from different parts of our life. The staff were great, and the food and wine was even better. We had a lucky break after the Antipasto when fireworks from below Ravello were fired into the air, breaking right in front of the beautiful terrace at Restaurant Da Salvatore. Unknown to us the fireworks were to celebrate the new Mayor, but we took the credit anyway, and enjoyed every second.
I stayed in Villa Maria the night before the wedding which I would highly recommend. The staff catered to my every need. My bridesmaids and I got ready in my room on the day of the wedding and we were looked after very well. One of things I was really anxious about was the flowers and truly hoped that my expectations would be met. The flowers arrived at 3.30 and they were beautiful and I was overjoyed. At the same time the photographers (Enrico Capuano & Janni and Pier Canta vidographer) arrived.
They were so professional and really put me at ease as I am not a big fan of posing. They made the photos with my bridesmaids and mum really fun and I cannot wait to see how they turn out. Ravello is a wonderful wedding location. As I walked through the town to get to our church, every one stopped and clapped and said best of luck which was so nice.
We chose a string trio and a tenor for our church music and it was the best decision. When the tenor sung I had goose bumps on my arms, he was magnificent and the string quarter really added something special to the Church ceremony. For the last song we chose Nessum Dorma and this was amazing, a real experience. All of our guests raved about the food at Villa Eva, it was truly delicious
Everything came out right on time, and there was even enough for some seconds! I loved how the venue had separate areas for different aspects of the night.
A moment I will always treasure was when my husband and I got a chance to sneak away and dance on our own to the band with the fairly lights twinkiling in the background.
I cannot talk more highly about the staff at Villa Eva they catered for everyone’s needs and were so professional.
The first toast in the main square !!! a tradition now from an idea of Mario Capuano 25 years ago !!!
After the band we had a DJ, which kept the dancing going into the early hours. Because the venue has the indoor/outdoor choice, it really made for a fun after dinner night going back and forth from dancing indoors to chatting and singing outdoors
Mario was there from start to finish and he really means it when he says’ trust me I have been doing this for 28 years.’He honestly cares about you having the best day. We will defiantly be back to Ravello and the first place we will visit will be to Wagner tours office. Thank you so much you made our wedding a fairy tale that we will never forget xxx