Testimonials


Roar and Ann

Dear Gina
We are so incredibly happy that Moreno  recommended you. The job you did for us, we could not have done it alone.
We soon realized that you were the right person. When we got the  first mail from you, here there was one neat layout with details on what we needed for the big day. Barber, flowers, photographer, videographer, all delivered them perfect results. We were so relaxed during the actual wedding because of you, you had an iron grip through the whole day.
We can not thank you enough for the job you did for us, we have never met a person who is so professional in their job and who exudes so much joy and commitment.
No matter what we asked you for,you checked it out and fixed it.
We look forward to seeing you again this summer over a good dinner :-)
Thank you Gina that you made our day perfect.
Roar and Ann


Carol and Niall

Where do we start!!! Thank you just doesn't do justice for what you, your company and your suppliers have done for us on our special day.
We decided to get married in Lucca after attending the wedding of our friends Ruth and Brian organised by Gina in 2008. That in itself should be enough of a recommendation for her services. We were so blown away by this wedding that we contacted Gina from My Tuscan Wedding. From the very early email contacts to our reconnaissance visit to Lucca we knew that we would be in safe hands with Gina as she answered all of our questions so promptly. We had a small wedding and the fact Gina understood our vision so well put us at ease so many times during the planning stages. Gina respected what we liked as a couple and let us run with it, even if this meant doing things differently, ie.. our music and choice of flowers!
Gina organised a fabulous pre-wedding party in a beautiful restaurant which made all our guests feel really welcome. The wedding venue, musicians, flowers, photographers, babysitters and bouncy castle (for the kids!) were absolutely amazing. As for the food it's was delicious and devoured by all. Gina and her team were there for the entire event quietly directing and orchestrating from the background. We danced into the small hours and Gina was there till the last! All of our guests are trying to find a couple to marry in Lucca so they can have the experience all over again.
With her exquisite attention to detail, nothing too much trouble attitude and professional manner, Gina thinks of everything and all with a human and friendly touch. Gina you have a fantastic team and the best thing is you all work together. Every supplier you recommended and booked for us were fantastic! I truly mean that!
Best wedding we could ever have dreamed of, a perfect day.
Thank you so much Gina, we will never forget it...
Carol and Niall


Kevin and Aneta

When we decided to look into Tuscan weddings, we spoke to a few wedding planners, but the instant warmth, enthusiasm and knowledge of Gina made us confident that she was the person to go with and right from the word 'go' she didn't disappoint.
We had a good idea of how we wanted our wedding to look and function, and Gina happily accommodated our requirements, only stepping in with recommendations when they were absolutely needed. They were always presented to us as choices for us to make and were never forced upon us (and moreover, the recommendations were absolutely priceless!). From the moment we met Gina, right up to the wedding itself, we had frequent contact, a clear idea of what and whom was involved, detailed cost breakdowns and easy communication with all involved parties.
She has a fantastic network of contacts for all things related to weddings and without Gina we are certain our wedding day wouldn't have been nearly as successful as it was. On the day itself, Gina and her team helped the wedding run like clockwork, and they were an absolute pleasure to have around us. We cannot recommend her services highly enough and can say wholeheartedly that the benefits she brings to making the biggest day of our lives so memorable are worth every single cent!
All of our guests instantly warmed to her, as did we, and her non-intrusive, polite demeanour allowed the day to run without issue and was all the more impressive, given that we had around 14 nationalities to cater for, not to mention the various dietary requirements and the need to cater for friends with babies and small children. Our guests all left completely satisfied and were all so complimentary of everything Gina helped arrange for them.
Again, we wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to you for making our wedding weekend the most memorable and special time of our lives.
With love from Kevin and Aneta (Mr & Mrs Smith!).


Sarah and James

We always had our heart set on getting married in Italy and Gina made our dreams come true! We were married in Tuscany last year, and thanks to Gina, everything could not have gone more smoothly. When we first met her, it was clear that Gina had a genuine passion for her work, and would do everything in her power to make our dream wedding happen - which couldn't be said about other planners we had met with previously. Gina listened patiently as we outlined our ideas, and was full of useful tips and suggestions. She provided us with several options for everything we needed, leaving the final choice to us. We never felt pressured to go down a particular route. In additional to the main day, we wanted to organise a drinks reception the night before, and again the day after, and Gina was happy to facilitate the arrangement of these also.
A mixed-religion Irish couple living in London and getting married in Italy meant a nightmare of paperwork, but Gina expertly guided us through it with a minimum of fuss. She was extremely approachable, and was always available for Skype chats to catch up. We always had a sense that everything was under control and on schedule.
In addition to Gina's professional expertise, she also has a wonderful personality. She exudes warmth and goodwill, both in her dealings with us and when we accompanied her to various local businesses. She was clearly very popular with those she worked with in the area, which again was very comforting to us. She was also unflappable, be it in the face of unusual requests from us, or in the event of unforeseen circumstances. For example, despite our big day being in August, the weather forecast was looking bad - so at the last minute, Gina was able to source 100 umbrellas at a great price for us to provide for our guests. Thankfully, the forecast was incorrect and we had a wonderful day!
We could not recommend Gina more highly, she was everything we could have hoped for in a planner, and much, much more. We have remained in touch and even met Gina again in Lucca this year on our anniversary, and we're now proud to call her a friend, as well as the person who planned the happiest day of our lives.
Sarah and James


Matthew and Nicola

We had an amazing day! Our Wedding planner was brilliant, we did not have to worry about a thing during our day and everything was organised to perfection. I would strongly recommend this service to anybody, you can trust that you will have the day you have imagined..
Matthew and Nicola


Annette and Greg

Working with Gina to plan our wedding in Lucca was an absolute dream. As the bride, I wish I could take full credit for finding Gina, but it was actually my husband who found her company - an amazing find which he still does not let me forget! From our initial phone conversations through to our big day, Gina was such a joy to work with and an incredibly professional planner. Gina has such a great relationship with the local vendors who all made us feel at ease and completely welcome.
Our wedding celebration lasted a few days as we had family and friends travelling in from afar and Gina made us look good! From recommending restaurants and bars large enough to hold our boisterous group, to helping us keep our complex American and British paperwork under control, and everything in between, it goes without question that we couldn't have pulled any of it off without her.
All our guests were incredibly impressed with Gina, all her hard work and her great attention to detail. We would recommend Gina a thousand times over and we really feel that we now have a friend in Lucca. Our wedding day completely exceeded our every expectation and our friends and family are still buzzing about what an amazing event it was.
Gina, thank you so very much for delivering the wedding of our dreams and for being an absolute pleasure to work with.
Annette & Greg


Alistair and Sarah

We can't speak highly enough of "My Tuscan Wedding" and specifically Gina Rodriguez. Planning a wedding abroad is a complicated process, but as we were a British couple living in Thailand, it was made all the more difficult. I can categorically say that without Gina's help we wouldn't have been able to do it.
For twenty months prior to the wedding Gina talked us through every last detail of both the service and reception. Thousands (I kid you not) of emails were exchanged, and numerous skype conversations were held with Gina providing us with sample menus, options for flowers, transport, photographer, decorations, music, etc... She even helped me arrange a group of Chinese Lion Dancers to come and perform!
Even with all this, it was the legal side of things where we really owe a debt of gratitude to Gina. She sent us through exact details of paperwork we needed to complete and details of what to ask for when visiting the various embassies in Bangkok. Upon our arrival in Pisa, Gina had already processed the forms for us, liaising with the consulates in Milan and Bangkok, and took us to the correct offices to pay fee's, register and sign documents. Without Gina's help we wouldn't have been able to find these offices, let alone speak in Italian to them and complete the paperwork.
The day itself was wonderful, with Gina being with us from the morning until the dancing had nearly finished. We wanted a wedding that ourselves and nobody else would ever forget and thanks to Gina that is exactly what we got!
Alistair and Sarah


Helen and Scott

It's an absolute privilege to recommend Gina for her work as our wedding planner. When getting married overseas there is a leap of faith when putting the most special of days in to the trust and care of a stranger. With Gina that is a leap that pays a huge return.
We first met Gina a year before our wedding and it immediately felt right. Not only was she warm, enthusiastic and energetic but she took took the time to show us around the city and some potential venues without being even being given the assignment. This theme of operating above and beyond the call of duty was consistent throughout our entire experience and we truly believe there can be none more proficient or dedicated than Gina, not only in the Lucca region but in her profession as a whole.
For over a year between our first meet and the wedding her responsiveness to queries was almost instantaneous and her ability and experience to read our requirement and make it a reality was truly exceptional. We were in the area for the week prior to our wedding day and Gina's support was immense if not invaluable. We truly struggle to comprehend how she managed to do everything to such great finesse within the package we had chosen from her portfolio. The actual day was even better. With a couple of force majeure incidents causing a potential delay to proceedings Gina had a plan B and C ready to spring into action and was completely unflappable and managed to bring proceedings back on track with the minimum of fuss. Her fluent Italian and local contacts add to the confidence that you are in 'very safe hands'.
I can honestly say that the support we received was so overwhelming that it brought me to tears, I cannot speak highly enough of Gina. The only disappointment on the day was that Gina could not take us up on our offer of joining our family and friends at our villa reception, as by then Gina felt like one, by both us and our guests. That is confirmed by her following up with us a couple of times since our wedding. We look forward to catching up again with Gina when we return to the area.
Helen and Scott


Rachel and Richard

Hi Gina
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you did to make our wedding dream come true!
A year ago when we first met you in Lucca, I couldn’t imagine what the day would be like, and I can truly say it was amazing and better than I could ever had imagined!!! I just loved the flowers and how the rooms were decorated. And all the little things you sorted to make our day special, like the cutting of the cake and feeding each other, and the ribbon on the drive as we entered the villa. So many memories. I’m thinking of the day today as I can’t believe it was 2 weeks ago already!!!
Your team were also truly amazing , so attentive and every single one of my party said how brilliant you all were. Please send me the link so I can write on your website.
So thank you very much and I hope we can still stay in touch.
You were my Angel!
Love always
Rach & Rich


Jemma and Mathew

  Getting married abroad initially was a daunting thought. The culture and language barriers were proving to be more than difficult, but then after meeting Gina all our concerns went away and from then we felt like our wedding was in safe and trustworthy hands.
Gina was responsive to all our questions and queries throughout the planning process and because of this we didn't experience periods of stress and doubt as many couples do in the run up to their wedding day. The wedding day itself was above and beyond our expectations due to the organisation provided by Gina and so we were able to relax and enjoy every moment of the day knowing somebody was there to look after our every wish.
If anyone was considering getting married in Tuscany I would recommend Gina's services over and over again. We can't thank you enough Gina and without you our perfect day would not have been possible' xx
Jemma and Mathew


Cathy and Shiva

We hired Gina to organise the wedding in September 2011 of our daughter Cathy in Torre del Lago. From start to finish Gina was the ultimate professional, hiring the best in local caterers, florists and photographers. The day itself was a dream - the bride arriving by boat across a still lake at the wedding villa, the civil ceremony on top of a boathouse, the luscious food and excellent wine, the spectacular wedding cake and magical woodland setting by the lake for cocktails and dancing - an unforgettable experience. We cannot recommend Gina highly enough.
Mike, father of the bride


Christine and Neil

Gina is magnificent. As anyone navigating the perils of planning a wedding knows, the process is unavoidably stressful, made only more so when a couple has decided to leave their native country and attempt to seek a legally binding marriage abroad. Gina not only made the process infinitely less stressful then it would have been alone, her attention to detail, calm nature, and friendly, outgoing personality made the entire experience enjoyable. Going well beyond her duties as a wedding planner, Gina made our time preparing for as well as in Italy memorable and relaxed, feeling more like a member of the family by the end than a consultant. I would heartily recommend her expert services to anyone considering planning a wedding abroad.
Christine and Neil


Katie and Marc

As soon as we asked Gina to be our planner, we felt a massive weight off our shoulders. Planning a wedding abroad can be quite overwhelming, yet we were immediately reassured by Gina's experience and efficiency. Had we tried to organise the wedding ourselves I would have been extremely nervous and stressed in the run up to the wedding. Yet the entire process was seamless, stress free and enjoyable!
Gina was so friendly and cheerfully answered my 101 questions and provided us with wonderful recommendations from florists to restaurants and even nearby beaches! We cannot wait to return to Lucca, which holds so many happy memories for us.
Thank you Gina!
Katie and Marc


Elaine and Danny

Hi Gina,
I hope you are well, and just busy enough!!
Sorry for taking so long in getting in touch, we have finally come back to the real world!!
Just wanted to say thank you so very much for all your help and fabulousness throughout the last few months.  We both agree that we have never met anyone so professional yet with a lovely warm personality, it's such a rarity these days. 
We both felt very relaxed and it was commented on how chilled-out the day was, I think you may have had a lot to do with that!!!
We have decided that we will be visiting Lucca as much as possible in the future, so we may see you again some time!
Thank you so much again for all your help and for being just lovely.  We would like to wish you all the very best in the future in work and life.
Best wishes and good luck
Elaine and Danny


Anita & Gary

Gina was simply wonderful!  Right from the very beginning to the end, Gina co-ordinated our dream wedding and nothing went over looked.  We had the most amazing day and so did all our family and friends.  So many times we’ve been told it’s the best wedding they’ve ever been to and how much they would like to return to Lucca.  Not only did Gina – along with the lovely Navyo and Nikka – make sure our special day ran smoothly, but Gina also helped organise a big fun meal and drinks the previous evening which all added to the weekend experience for our guests.  On the big day, everything was perfect – the flowers, the ceremony, the photos, the drinks…  The transport to (and from) our wedding reception was done without fuss.  Marco’s was a terrific venue and he and his staff could not have been nicer.  The views were stunning, the food was delicious and music in the evening was on the button.  Our guests didn’t want to leave!
  We could not recommend Gina more – and thank you so very much for making our wedding day the best day of our lives!
Anita & Gary


Katie & Scott

It is my pleasure to recommend Gina Rodriguez as a wedding planner. My wife and I were married last year in Lucca. We were impressed by Gina from the start. Her warm personality and obvious enthusiasm for her work compliments her professionalism and effiency. It was clear as Gina took us for a tour of the area that she is very well connected around Lucca and every venue owner, vendor and government official we met seemed to have a genuine affection for her. Gina organised us and our party brilliantly in the run up to the wedding and as a result the day itself was flawlessly executed. We had a completely stress free experience as we were relaxed and completely trusting in Gina’s ability to handle anything that came up. She left a very positive impression on our friends and family and they were full of praise for her. Gina made the process of planning a wedding enjoyable and made our wedding a very special and memorable occasion for everyone involved and we cannot thank her enough.
Scott & Katie


Kirsty & Rajiv

Hi Gina,
Hope you had a good break. Thank you so much for everything, you were amazing, our day was so perfect, thanks to you. Please thank Marco, his wife and staff, for an amazing reception, the food was fantastic, great atmosphere, so much fun, can't fault a thing! My mum is over the moon about the day, she said thank you.
Our friends and family had an amazing time and want to go back to Lucca, some are saying its the best wedding they have ever been to! You all have huge fans now, everyone is bigging you and Marco up! I remember everything about our day, and I am still all smiles, it was the best day of our lives with no stress! Thank you so much again.
Kirsty xx


Nia & Steve

Hi Gina,
Would just like to say thanks again for everything you did for us during our time in Italy - we had a truly amazing time and all our family and friends were impressed by how smoothly everything went.
Lucca is such a stunning place and the people who helped us pull the wedding together such as Stefano, Gabriele and Rossana were remarkable.
From the ceremony itself to the food, the flowers, the music and even the full moon - it was all wonderful. Looking at the photos, everyone was smiling and laughing from start to finish.
Guess that's it for now. Speak soon,
Nia x


Sheila & Dominic

Gina provided outstanding service as our wedding coordinator and we highly recommend her. She helped to make our dream wedding in Tuscany become a reality. Gina was consistently cheerful, dependable, organized, and efficient and always made herself available to answer our questions or confirm arrangements regarding our ceremony, reception, and trip to Lucca. Gina understood our vision and ideal wedding from our initial discussions. As a result, we had a truly memorable and magical wedding.
We appreciate all her efforts in making things run so smoothly (she was even able to help us make the best of those uncontrollable variables - like pouring rain, thunder, and lightning). All of our guests commented on the pleasant and helpful way she approached every task.
We thank her again for for an amazing job done - we will certainly recommend her time and time again.
Sheila


Paul & Oonagh

Gina,
Thank you so much again for everything you've done for us and for organizing the most amazing wedding. It's been so special from start to finish and everyone has had a ball. It's been great getting to know you over the last week and I couldn't have gotten there without all your support in the run up to the big day. You're a star.
Oonagh

Gina,
Thanks for everything, but most of all, for making sure the most important person, Oonagh, was relaxed and happy throughout the week.
Paul


Caroline & James

Hi Gina,
We just wanted to say a heart felt thank you for all your help and support in making our wedding day so perfect.
Right from the very first email the practical advice you offered, not to mention the moral support and encouragement you gave, were totally invaluable… we simply could not have done it without you.
On the day we were able to really let our hair down and fully enjoy every single minute of it, happy in the knowledge that you were in control. We really can't thank you enough for the wonderful job you did and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you to any other couples thinking of tying the knot in Lucca.
Caroline & James


Denise & Gianni

I would like to thank Gina from the bottom of my heart for making our wedding so perfect and lovely in every way. Her support, guidance and caring attention meant so much to us and she made every step of the way easy and fun. It felt as if we were being guided not just by a wedding planner, but also by a close friend. She has the unique gift of making people feel special. Gina is definitely in the right business!
I would urge any couple considering a romantic wedding in Tuscany to contact her right away!
Denise Ganjou


Sara & Barry

Dear Gina,
I just wanted to say thanks again for all the help you gave us planning our dream wedding
.It was all we wanted and much more, people said we were mad not visiting Lucca beforehand to check out things ourselves and make sure all was in order but I had confidence in you all throughout the planning process as you were always efficient, flexible and accommodating. We were right. You had everything under control and the wedding flowed like a dream, and that was mostly down to you and Navyo on the day.
I would recommend Lucca as a wedding venue it was so romantic, full of character and picturesque.There is lots to see but not busy and crowded like other Italian cities and I would definitely recommend your services in a flash to anyone getting married in Lucca. The whole experience was brilliant and we enjoyed ourselves so much. So thank you, thank you, thank you!
Sara and Barry

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