Petri proposed to me in Chianti, Tuscany, and we couldn’t think of a more romantic destination for our wedding than Chianti. We chose Villa Vistarenni for our three-day wedding celebration in July 2016. Simona Coltellini from Above & Beyond Tuscan Weddings is a miracle maker. She is professional and easy to work with. She put our thoughts and wishes into reality and it was fun planning our wedding with her.
She kept us on track and made everything so simple and easy from afar.We went to Tuscany for a few days in February to taste some food, check the venue and talk to the florist. Simona made our stay there so comfortable and easy. She offered herself to be the chauffeur when we went to see the vendors!
She introduced us to Class Ricevimenti catering company and Stiatti Fiori for the flowers.
Nadia and Stiatti Fiori delivered the flowers. Nadia was wonderful and she instantly understood our wish and choices of flowers. I dreamt of “Lilly of the Valley” in my bridal bouquet and this was almost impossible to get as the wedding would be in July, but she made my dream come true! The romantic set-up of the ceremony area and the dinner table was breathtaking. And my bridal bouquet was just so beautiful!
Class Ricevimenti provided our guests and us tasty Italian food and fine wines, both for BBQ the day before the wedding and the wedding dinner. With the Cocktail hour after the ceremony, the beautifully served dinner, the Italian wedding cake, the typical Italian ice cream chart and the open bar, Class Ricevimenti made the wedding party wonderful. They were professionals with effective service and style.
We couldn’t believe how beautiful everything looked. Simona created our dream wedding and we enjoyed every moment of it. The tasty Italian food and the fine wines, the music equipment and lights, my hair and make up, the flowers and my bridal bouquet were just Above and Beyond my expectations! Together with our family and friends, we celebrated the love and enjoyed the romantic place of Villa Vistarenni. The location was amazing, with the view from postcards and movies.
We are touched with the warmth and gratitude our family and friends surrounded us on our wedding day. With our friends saying that the wedding gave them new hopes, we then knew it was a beautiful and successful ceremony and celebration. Thank you once again, Simona and Above & Beyond Tuscan Weddings, for your expertise and support. We are forever grateful for the work, commitment, passion and enthusiasm that you demonstrated for our wedding. Those three days were the best days of our lives!
Maria Juris & Petri
Wedding dress: Marina, from Jenny Packham
Groom’s suit: CC – Collection Corneliani