Brooke & Brad
January 25, 2023
Brooke and Brad is truly a beautiful and warm couple coming from the US. I loved them from the very first call we had together.
They had a very clear idea of what they were looking for their destination wedding on the Amalfi Coast: a memorable experience for them and their guests.
They choose the Hotel Belmond Caruso for their wedding day as they want to have the dinner under the olives trees of the Wagner Garden; unfortunately on the actual wedding day we weren’t lucky enough and we had the most rainy day ever! So, we decide to have instead a very romantic and emotional symbolic wedding ceremony in the same spot were we suppose to have the reception.
B&B knew the Amalfi coast very well and this helped us to define the different type of events and experiences easily. We had an amazing welcome party at Trattoria da Lorenzo, a delicious restaurant located in Scala; and a super fun farewell day by the beach at the Conca del Sogno beach in Nerano!
Brooke & Brad
Working with Emma for our three day destination wedding was one of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning process! (The only better decision was deciding to have a destination wedding in the first place!) From our first zoom meeting we knew instantly that we wanted to work with her. She was so personable, easy to talk to, experienced and understood our vision. We started planning our wedding almost two years before because we wanted to ensure COVID restrictions wouldn't postpone our wedding. Luckily we were able to take a trip to the Amalfi Coast last summer to meet Emma and her equally amazing assistant, Roberto, in person to tour venues and rehearsal dinner locations. My husband likes to tell all our friends and family that he knew we made the right decision when hiring Emma when she pulled up in a little red Fiat 500 to pick us up for the day!
Two years is a very long to plan a wedding, especially with someone as indecisive (and maybe a little bit picky/stubborn) as myself! But she stuck with me as my vision changed about half way through planning and was so quick to make the changes needed. All of the vendors she recommended were amazing and were also a delight to work with. She always made herself available over email and always set up zoom calls to discuss mood boards, vendor quotes or any big upcoming decisions.
But the real test came wedding week. The weather forecast showed rain almost everyday leading up to the trip and then it eventually just showed rain on the wedding day. On the morning of the rehearsal dinner, I texted Emma and asked if it would be a crazy idea to switch the events and have the wedding that day since the weather was so beautiful. Instead of telling me yes, I was crazy, she contacted all the vendors to see if it would be possible. Ultimately, we decided against the idea because it was in fact crazy, but I don't know how many other wedding planners would have gone to such great lengths for their clients. On the wedding day, we all woke up to thunder and lightening and so much rain but she never bated an eye. We had to move to Plan B for all of wedding events (ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner) and she executed everything flawlessly, as well as all of our vendors. Our guests even marveled at her running around, orchestrating a whole new wedding on the spot. It didn't even look like we were going to be able to have our ceremony outside, but she could see in my face that I did not want to get married at the venues backup location inside so we waited for a break in the rain and did the ceremony under the olive trees (the whole reason we booked the venue). I will add that she had the florist set up two ceremony locations (one inside and one outside) so we could make the decision on the spot. She thought of everything! The day turned out to be amazing and so dreamy, something we could have never achieved without her help.