Testimonials

“Melina thank you so much for the wonderful honeymoon package you organised for us we had an absolutely blast on the sailboat with Emanuele who was an outstanding host! Everything... Read More

“Melina thank you so much for the wonderful honeymoon package you organised for us we had an absolutely blast on the sailboat with Emanuele who was an outstanding host! Everything was perfect! Take care, Linda and Arnaud”.

Linda and Arnaud
Honeymoon

"Thank you so much for all your help and advice over the past year or more, you have been an absolute pleasure to deal with and made everything so easy.... Read More

“Thank you so much for all your help and advice over the past year or more, you have been an absolute pleasure to deal with and made everything so easy. Everything was perfect on the day too, all of our guests commented that it was the best wedding they’ve been to and that’s a big thanks to you.

And big thanks to Matteo too for such a beautiful ceremony, all our guests are still talking about it.

We cannot wait to see our photos, the team were so professional and knew exactly what we wanted without having to ask.

Thanks again so so much.”

 

Aimee and Paul
Ireland and England

"We are having a great time on our honeymoon and we are finally relaxed and rejuvenated! We wanted to thank you so much Sarah for everything you did to make... Read More

“We are having a great time on our honeymoon and we are finally relaxed and rejuvenated! We wanted to thank you so much Sarah for everything you did to make our wedding day perfect. From last minute requests to the smallest details… every bit of effort meant so much to us. You were running around and doing it all and it didn’t go unnoticed! All of our guests were raving about you and Cinque Terre Weddings. Thank you for an unbelievable experience!!”

Julia and Jeffrey
USA

"We wanted to sincerely thank you for putting together a beautiful wedding for us (as well as pre-wedding activities). From the planning stages to the smallest details, everything was perfect.... Read More

“We wanted to sincerely thank you for putting together a beautiful wedding for us (as well as pre-wedding activities). From the planning stages to the smallest details, everything was perfect. Thank you for answering our many questions leading up to the wedding as well – you made us feel included in the planning process which I think is really important. We really appreciate all you did for us to ensure everything ran smoothly (including Sarah’s mom buying eggs to prevent it from raining during our wedding!)

You were all wonderful to work with, and we will be sure to recommend Cinque Terre Weddings to anyone and everyone.”

Annick and Nick
USA

"Thank you so much to you and your team for the huge amount of time and effort that went into our day. For the people back home who weren’t there... Read More

“Thank you so much to you and your team for the huge amount of time and effort that went into our day. For the people back home who weren’t there and have seen some pictures, they said the whole day looked like something out of a movie and we couldn’t agree more. Although we had an idea of what was all happening on the day, the reality of it all coming together was on another level and we couldn’t have imagined how perfect it would be!

There really is no way we would have had such a magical day without your help, you made all that happen and we are so glad we found you!

If you ever need any feedback or votes, you know where to send them to as we will always fly your flag!”

Laura and Marco
Scotland and Italy

"Well, we cannot believe it is over, all that planning and it's done. We had the most amazing day (even with the fall), everything was how we wanted it and... Read More

“Well, we cannot believe it is over, all that planning and it’s done.

We had the most amazing day (even with the fall), everything was how we wanted it and we have had so many people compliment so many aspects.

There are far too many parts of it to comment on, people loved the venue and setting, the food has taken a lot of compliments, particularly the aperitivo. The band, Lorenzo it was all amazing.

Thank you so much for doing us proud!!”

Hayley and Andrew
England

Many thanks for the amazing un-surpassed service you provided. You were with me every step of the way and provided Larry and I with an unforgettable dream wedding. You have... Read More

Many thanks for the amazing un-surpassed service you provided. You were with me every step of the way and provided Larry and I with an unforgettable dream wedding. You have a very special gift planning weddings. It was perfection from start to finish. The photographer, hair and makeup artist, the spine tingling vocalist and guitar player from the Conservatory of Music, the florist and the dear man that hand delivered our Meringata wedding cake. These people were all hand selected by you. We will never forget you Melina! Kind regards, Larry and Paula

Paula and Lawrence
USA

“Patrick and I wanted to reach out to say 'thank you' again for our beautiful wedding. It's been 1 year since we said I Do and to this day we... Read More

“Patrick and I wanted to reach out to say ‘thank you’ again for our beautiful wedding. It’s been 1 year since we said I Do and to this day we are still in awe of how wonderful and beautiful our day turned out to be. You pulled off everything so eloquently and managed to capture our dream day to perfection.
We constantly look at our photos and reminisce on our days in the Cinque Terre. We feel so blessed to have been able to get married there and appreciate all you did to make it so magical.
Again, many, many thanks. It was truly a dream wedding for us.”

Kristen and Patrick
USA

Cinque Terre Wedding planning exceeded my husband and I's expectations. It was truly the most magical weekend of our lives. I must admit it's a bit daunting to plan a... Read More

Cinque Terre Wedding planning exceeded my husband and I’s expectations. It was truly the most magical weekend of our lives. I must admit it’s a bit daunting to plan a destination wedding, and you must have absolute trust in your wedding planner. Melina is the rockstar wedding planner you hope for! She is amazing to work with as she strives to make every detail of one’s Italian wedding vision come to life. Every step of the way of the planning we had fun, and she got us more and more excited about the daydream that awaited us!

Melina is also quick thinking and able to address any bumps in the road with grace and ease in real time. We truly got to enjoy every second of our wedding relaxed and feeling the love which surrounded us.

If you heart longs to get married in the breathtaking 5 Terre region look no further for a planner. Melina and her team will become the best decision you make in the process!

Lindsay and Matthew
USA

Almost 2 years ago, I had the crazy dream to invite all of our immediate family and a few close friends, to journey to Manarola to watch my love and... Read More

Almost 2 years ago, I had the crazy dream to invite all of our immediate family and a few close friends, to journey to Manarola to watch my love and I get married. On May 31, 2017 that dream came true!! The actual day was more beautiful and magical than I had imagined all because of Melina and her teams hard work. Communicating primarily through email, Melina was extremely organized with every aspect of our planning. Every idea I had- colorful wildflower bouquet and centerpieces, guitarist playing Unchained Melody (not on his playlist previously), changes to the menu, was handled with ease by Melina. Several other tasks and events were handled by Melina like gathering my group’s train tickets, ferry tickets and traveling with me to La Spezia for my hair trial. I cannot say enough positive things about Melina, her husband Matteo (who conducted our moving and love filled ceremony), and Sarah. Her suggestions for local vendors were spot on and the entire day passed by very smoothly. If you dream of a one-of-a-kind wedding in one of the most idyllic places in the world, I highly recommend contacting Cinque Terre Wedding!! We couldn’t be happier with our decision to work with Melina and will always think of our wedding day as one of the best days of our lives!

Audrey and Steven
USA

Melina at Cinque Terre wedding was wonderful to work with! Our whole May 2017 wedding weekend exceeded all of our [very high] expectations...everything was beyond perfect. We cannot sing their... Read More

Melina at Cinque Terre wedding was wonderful to work with! Our whole May 2017 wedding weekend exceeded all of our [very high] expectations…everything was beyond perfect. We cannot sing their praises enough. It is not easy planning a wedding halfway around the world, almost entirely via email, but Melina was able to pull together our vision for each event perfectly. We would highly recommend Cinque Terre wedding for any event you are planning in Cinque Terre (engagement, elopement, wedding, Anniversary, etc.)!

Maggie and Ben
USA

New Zealand bride and groom, Dominique and Rick,  who celebrated their wedding in Monterosso in the Cinque Terre, wrote in a thank-you note: “We had the absolutely best day ever... Read More

New Zealand bride and groom, Dominique and Rick,  who celebrated their wedding in Monterosso in the Cinque Terre, wrote in a thank-you note:

“We had the absolutely best day ever – everything looked incredible and beautiful and just perfect. I’m sure every bride and groom hope that their wedding day is perfect and everyone always says to expect something to go wrong, or that there might something not 100% right.  Well I can honestly say that I hoped it would be perfect (not knowing exactly what “perfect” is either) but I wasn’t prepared to actually experience what perfect feels like in real life. If perfect is what happens in dreams then we were fast asleep!!!

Everybody has told me that it was the best wedding they’d ever been to! One of them even told me that she wouldn’t want to be the ones getting married after us…

It was a truly amazing experience for both of us and we’re so thankful for everything you did to make our time in Monterosso so special.

Thanks again to Matteo for being our celebrant – it was cool to have someone we’d met before!  And the words of the ceremony were just so beautiful!  Would it be possible to get a copy of them if possible?

Thanks also Melina for helping us find our family roots – I don’t think my family properly understood what we were doing, but afterwards they were so touched and amazed by what had happened – you helped us find our history!  It’s just so special, so thank you so much from the bottom of all of our hearts.

Thanks again for making our wedding so unforgettable and so special :)”

Dominique and Rick
New Zealand, Italian and South Africa

If you get the chance to meet Melina before committing to the planning like we did, you'll surely get the impression that she does have a lot of experience doing... Read More

If you get the chance to meet Melina before committing to the planning like we did, you’ll surely get the impression that she does have a lot of experience doing what she does. She seems to have an answer for a lot of the queries we had. If she doesn’t, she did her best to find out for us. She also did everything to make everything work and come together on the big day for those last minute hiccups encountered.

Mae and Nhan
France, Philippines and United Arab Emirates

Cinque Terre Weddings were fast, professional and the venue, food and the decor exceeded my expectations.

Andrea and Drew
USA

Melina was amazing! We couldn't have organised our wedding without her help. She took care of everything including the legal formalities. All we had to do was concentrate on the... Read More

Melina was amazing! We couldn’t have organised our wedding without her help. She took care of everything including the legal formalities. All we had to do was concentrate on the fun parts such as food, flowers and music. She delivered exactly what we had envisaged. Our wedding was everything we dreamt of and more.

Razia and Noel
England - Ireland

Just do it! Melina is fantastic, such a lovely person, and really knows her stuff and the area well. She is well connected with all the services you could ever... Read More

Just do it! Melina is fantastic, such a lovely person, and really knows her stuff and the area well. She is well connected with all the services you could ever need and we felt just a special having an elopement as I’m sure we would have felt if we had the huge wedding. Thank you Melina for all your help! xx

Jess and Dan
Australia

Canadian Bride, Karen, and German Groom, Julian, who celebrated their wedding in Monterosso and Vernazza in the Cinque Terre, wrote in a thank-you note: “MMMMEEELLINNNNAAA!!!...I miss you!!..hehe;) OMG...our fairytale wedding... Read More

Canadian Bride, Karen, and German Groom, Julian, who celebrated their wedding in
Monterosso and Vernazza in the Cinque Terre, wrote in a thank-you note:
“MMMMEEELLINNNNAAA!!!…I miss you!!..hehe;)
OMG…our fairytale wedding was so incredible, fantastic, gorgeous, perfect!!!..We are
soooo very happy with our wedding in Vernazza and Monterosso…We are thrilled with
the professional work of you and your team. You got to know us, you listened to us, you
understood our dreams for our fairytale wedding..and YOU and your team made all of our
wedding dreams come true!
We are so please that we chose you. You were the perfect Wedding Planner
Extraordinaire for us!:)
And we have been talking about our wedding constantly. My brother Brian is back in
Canada telling everybody it was the most beautiful wedding he has ever seen!
We will ALWAYS..and forever recommend your service to anyone we meet!

Love you

Karen and Julian xo”

Karen and Julian
Canada - Germany

Australian couple, Kara and Jason, who celebrated the one year anniversary of their wedding in Vernazza in the Cinque Terre, wrote in a thank-you note: “Kara and I just wanted... Read More

Australian couple, Kara and Jason, who celebrated the one year anniversary of their
wedding in Vernazza in the Cinque Terre, wrote in a thank-you note:

“Kara and I just wanted to pass on our thanks again for your help with our wedding day – it
was absolutely perfect!
We have been reflecting quite a bit over the past few weeks of our trip and wedding day
last year. One thing is for sure we could not have done it without you. You were amazing
and had thought of everything. We appreciate everything you did for us in preparation, on
the day and even now still thinking of us.

Warmest regards,
Jason & Kara”

Jason and Kara
Australia

Belarusian couple, Irina and Fedor, who celebrated their destination wedding in Monterosso and Vernazza in the Cinque Terre, wrote in a thank-you note: “We want to thank you for an... Read More

Belarusian couple, Irina and Fedor, who celebrated their destination wedding in
Monterosso and Vernazza in the Cinque Terre, wrote in a thank-you note:
“We want to thank you for an amazing job you’ve done for us. You really made this day
special and the best of our lives. Thank you very much, it could not have been better.
Everything was perfect, just the way I dreamed about this.
And get ready for some couples from Belarus, because people are already asking us
about you, and of course you are getting only the best reviews from me and Fedor!

Talk to you soon!

Irina and Fedor”

Irina and Fedor
Belarus

American couple from California, Christine and Travis, who celebrated their destination wedding in Vernazza in the Cinque Terre, wrote in a thank-you card: "We are so grateful for the amazing... Read More

American couple from California, Christine and Travis, who celebrated their destination wedding in Vernazza in the Cinque Terre, wrote in a thank-you card:
“We are so grateful for the amazing job you did planning our wedding in the Cinque Terre. Every detail was beyond what we imagined, thank you for making our wedding day so special. It was such a magical day and everyone had such a wonderful experience.
Thank you for going above and beyond with helping us plan for lodging, the rehearsal dinner and the lovely afternoon at Buranco’s wine tasting and tour. We feel so blessed to have had our dream wedding and we thank you for helping us make it come true. We could go on forever… all of the details were just perfect, from the olive oil gifts, to the place settings. It really captured the beauty of the Cinque Terre. Our dinner blew us away, it was delicious. We can’t wait to come back!
Also thank you for the amazing wedding gift. It is a daily reminder of our special day. Again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything.
Love Mr & Mrs Dixon”

Christine and Travis
USA

Canadian couple, Bethia and Josh, who celebrated their wedding in Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy, wrote in message close to Christmas time: "We still think about our wedding everyday and what... Read More

Canadian couple, Bethia and Josh, who celebrated their wedding in Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy, wrote in message close to Christmas time:
“We still think about our wedding everyday and what a wonderful job you did putting it all together! Again I can’t thank you enough for taking the vision I had for my wedding day and creating it a thousand times more beautifully!
I know our families will want me to wish you, your husband, and your team a Merry Christmas from them! They all still talk about how incredible you all are!
Talk again soon, take care,
Bethia and Josh” (Mr and Mrs Faragini)

Bethia and Josh
Canada

Australian and English couple, Jo and Nicholas, who celebrated their destination wedding in Monterosso, Cinque Terre, Italy, wrote in a thank-you card to the Cinque Terre Wedding team: "Words cannot... Read More

Australian and English couple, Jo and Nicholas, who celebrated their destination wedding in Monterosso, Cinque Terre, Italy, wrote in a thank-you card to the Cinque Terre Wedding team:
“Words cannot express what an amazing day we had, and much of our experience was owing to you Melina.
Thank you for your calmness, smile and for taking care of every detail with such thought and ease. We truly felt that you got to know us and anticipated what we would want so well and exceeded our expectations!
The beauty of the Cinque Terre and having our friends and family together was brought further to life by you and all the little touches you worked so hard to put into effect.
So, the most biggest thank you from us both.
Warmest regards,
Jo and Nicholas” (Mr & Mrs Henderson-Dear).

Jo and Nicholas
Australia - England

American couple, from Buffalo, New York, Elle and Drew, celebrated their destination wedding in Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy, and wrote in a thank-you card: "Thank you very much for all... Read More

American couple, from Buffalo, New York, Elle and Drew, celebrated their destination wedding in Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy, and wrote in a thank-you card:
“Thank you very much for all your hard work and effort towards making this special day in Vernazza for us.
We truly appreciate it.
We could not have pulled it off without your help!
Thanks again,
Elle and Drew” (Mr & Mrs Gugliuzza)

Elle and Drew
USA

Norwegians, Marianne and Andreas Torset, who celebrated their destination wedding in the Buranco Vineyard in Monterosso, Cinque Terre, Italy, said in a thank-you message: "Thank you for making our dream... Read More

Norwegians, Marianne and Andreas Torset, who celebrated their destination wedding in the Buranco Vineyard in Monterosso, Cinque Terre, Italy, said in a thank-you message:
“Thank you for making our dream wedding come true. It has been everything we dreamed about and even more.
We are very grateful for everything you and your team have done for us, and you must give our regards to everybody involved in making our big day amazing!
Monterosso, Buranco and all the people there will always be in our hearts.
Your friends,
Marianne and Andreas.” (Mr & Mrs Torset).

Marianne and Andreas Torset
Norway

Thank you for making not only our wedding day but our entire wedding experience exceptional, seamless and entirely stress-free! Your organisation, constant communication and friendly ease made for a perfect... Read More

Thank you for making not only our wedding day but our entire wedding experience exceptional, seamless and entirely stress-free!
Your organisation, constant communication and friendly ease made for a perfect experience.
You truly went above and beyond and created a sense of community that made the two of us feel at home. By the end of our trip we felt like residents of Monterosso.
Thank you!

Misty and Fernando Robleto
USA

Australian couple, Maree and Steve, who celebrated their destination wedding in Monterosso, Cinque Terre, Italy, wrote in a thank-you card: "Thank you a million times Melina!!! You made our wedding... Read More

Australian couple, Maree and Steve, who celebrated their destination wedding in Monterosso, Cinque Terre, Italy, wrote in a thank-you card:
“Thank you a million times Melina!!! You made our wedding day so perfect. Your careful planning and incredible skills of organisation created a beautiful wedding and above and beyond that you created a “story” and a “feeling.”
We are so grateful to have found you and to now call you our lovely friend in Monterosso.
We will refer you as the absolute best wedding planner in the world! Thank you for making what seemed impossible, possible.
We will treasure this time in our hearts forever as we go forward in our lives as husband and wife.
XXX

Maree and Steve
Australia

Family and friends of Norwegians, Stian and Charlotte Jensen who celebrated their destination wedding in the Buranco vineyard in Monterosso, Cinque Terre, Italy, said: "It was the wedding of the... Read More

Family and friends of Norwegians, Stian and Charlotte Jensen who celebrated their destination wedding in the Buranco vineyard in Monterosso, Cinque Terre, Italy, said:
“It was the wedding of the century!”
“Just like a fairytale.”
“The food was delicious and the wine was so good.”
“The caterers were so professional. So was the bartender, he remembered what I was drinking as soon as he saw me approaching the bar.”
“Melina was so sweet and did a wonderful job arranging all this. She was always present making everything go smoothly.”

Stian and Charlotte Jensen
Norway

Whatever Melina did to pull off such a magical wedding was nothing short of a miracle. She made our vision come to life in a way that I could have... Read More

Whatever Melina did to pull off such a magical wedding was nothing short of a miracle. She made our vision come to life in a way that I could have never imagined. Even though I am a control freak, I felt comfortable and confident in the decisions that she made and felt like she knew best. I trusted her judgement, opinions and recommendations and by doing so, she created the most beautiful wedding. When we decided to do a symbolic ceremony with a celebrant, she gave us a choice of a few and her husband, Matteo, was one of them. It was a no brainer for us to choose him and boy are we glad we did. He conducted the sweetest, most beautiful, ceremony I have ever heard. There wasn’t a dry eye! She has a great reputation in the area and great relationships with the locals and the vendors. I highly recommend using the same restaurant and bakery as we used. The food was incredible and the desserts (instead of a wedding cake) were absolutely to die for. She and Matteo even came to meet us for a drink at our after party which was incredibly special. After corresponding with her for the months prior to our wedding, we felt like they had become friends. Our entire wedding party stood up and clapped for the two of them. It was special that everyone in our party recognised what a wonderful job they did with the ceremony and wedding planning. Hooray for Cinque Terre Weddings! We love you guys!

Melody and Zdenek
USA - Czech Republican

We had just the most wonderful trip for our destination wedding - from our accommodations, to the graciousness of the townspeople, to the wedding day, to simply being in Cinque... Read More

We had just the most wonderful trip for our destination wedding – from our accommodations, to the graciousness of the townspeople, to the wedding day, to simply being in Cinque Terre… It was more than we could have ever hoped for or dreamed of – and Cinque Terre Wedding made it happen. Every wedding has its rough patches, things not going as planned, but we can honestly say everything went perfectly. The only thing that could be considered a snag was when we lost track of time swimming at the marina in Corniglia the day of the wedding and we cut ourselves short on some time to do our hair and makeup – we were having too much fun! The group of 12 friends and family members we brought with us are just as in love with Corniglia as my husband and I are. Communicating with an ocean between us for nearly a year, actually meeting only a few days before our wedding, Melina and the whole team at Cinque Terre Wedding brought our dream to life and allowed us to share it with our dearest loved ones, and it brings tears to our eyes to this day. We are forever grateful! Thank you Cinque Terre Wedding!

Julie and Christopher
USA

Thank you again for making our special day so perfect. Your patience and dedication is very much appreciated, we are so glad to have met you. You and Monterosso will... Read More

Thank you again for making our special day so perfect. Your patience and dedication is very much appreciated, we are so glad to have met you. You and Monterosso will forever be a part of us.

Jessy and Paul
Canada

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