Fiona is Irish and Grant comes from Scotland. Two rich and colorful cultures that know well how to have fun. I helped them to rent their wedding venue that was able to accommodate 120 guests. The both of them belong to a religious family and decided to have a catholic ceremony in one of the most impressive churches in center Italy.
After a meaningful ceremony, rich of anthems and the lighting of the candle rite the ceremony arrived to an end. The guests were accompanied to the venue followed by a bagpipe and letter one the couple made their entrance in a vintage red Italian vespa! And all together had fun until late hours of the night
Grant and I have just had the most incredible and magical wedding weekend at Hotel Bramante Todi organised entirely by Fatima and Federica to complete perfection. From the moment we received Fatima’s kind and touching email over a year ago we knew she was the wedding planner for us. She offered amazing choice in terms of venues and upon our first trip to Umbria she had organised 4 viewings (from a total of 9 to choose from) providing impressive detail on all including pros and cons and guided us around each across two days. We had an easy choice and knew as soon as we stepped into Hotel Bramante that it was the place for us.
Organising a catholic wedding for 100+ people across three days sounds stressful and daunting but with Fatima by our side the whole way it was a joy to do and actually a lot of fun. She was incredibly attentive to all our requests, quick at responding to emails and did multiple Skype calls with us. Nothing ever seemed too difficult to organise and with Fatima’s experience and reassuming words, I always felt like everything was under control and in safe hands.
When the big day came it was truly perfect. She even organised beautiful little details we didn’t even ask for. Her recommendations for make up, hair, photographers etc. were amazing and they all did an incredible job. They even managed to source a last minute request for a red Vespa scooter which topped our entrance and added the real Italian flair we wanted. It would simply have been impossible to do without her and Federica and they treated all our family and friends with such kindness as well. It was their personal touch and engagement with us that enhanced our wedding day as well. They were there through every moment of the day ensuring it ran smoothly with guests commenting how impressed they were at how well the day flowed from ceremony to aperitif to dinner to dancing and drinks.
We feel like we’ve gained new friends in Fatima and Federica through this experience and we’re almost a little sad it’s all over. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough if you’re looking to organise your perfect wedding in Umbria because they will do just that and more and add a lot of humour, fun and happiness to it all.
Fiona & Grant