Katrina & Phil
"On July 7, we had the most wonderful destination wedding in Venice and we couldn't have done it without Amber! It really was a dream come true.
When we began planning our wedding, my (now) husband and I knew we wanted to do it in Italy. Neither of us had any ties to Italy, but we traveled there a number of times, and always loved it.
We narrowed our choices to Venice or Florence, and before meeting Amber, we were leaning towards Florence. During a wedding scouting trip, we met with Amber in Venice and another wedding planner in Florence. Most people probably don't choose their wedding destination based on the wedding planner, but in our case, Amber tipped the scale to Venice.
From the moment we met her, we knew she would deliver the wedding of our dreams! She showed us a number of excellent venues and churches (we chose Chiesa San Moise for the ceremony and the Venue 10's roof terrace for the reception; in total we had 53 guests). She was very patient answering all of our questions and we felt she really listened to what we wanted and what we envisioned for the wedding.
My husband and I are Canadians living in New York City. He, from Quebec City, the French part of Canada, and I, from Toronto, originally from the Philippines. We told Amber that we wanted a traditional Catholic wedding incorporating Filipino traditions. And to add another layer of complexity - since my husband's family primarily speaks French, we preferred if part of the ceremony could be done in French. In short - we wanted a Filipino wedding, presided over in English and French, all in Italy - something we didn't think was really realistic!
Enter Amber: not only did she find a wonderful priest with a great sense of humor who was familiar with Filipino traditions (and actually spoke some of the language), but also one who was perfectly fluent in English and French! We were amazed and grateful.
Because of our very busy work schedules, we are also the type of people who don't really like to get into the nitty gritty details of wedding planning - so we left decisions about flowers, candles, decorations, etc. to Amber and all of her choices fitted perfectly with the big picture vision we had for the wedding! Importantly, she even stayed within budget! In addition, all of her vendor recommendations were top notch - flowers, welcome bags, hair and makeup, DJ, and photographer.
When planning a wedding from a distance, you really need a wedding planner you can trust, and we were lucky to have found Amber. All of her efforts added up to the wedding of our dreams and for that, we are forever grateful to Amber!"