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Italia Celebrations

Rome

LOCATION

via L. Spallanzani 46
Rome, IT 00161 (map)

PHONE

069-970-9617

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

We are an American wedding and event planning service in Italy. Brenda Babcock, the owner of Italia Celebrations, is a former Vera Wang Vice President from NYC but currently resides in... Read more
We are an American wedding and event planning service in Italy. Brenda Babcock, the owner of Italia Celebrations, is a former Vera Wang Vice President from NYC but currently resides in Rome and plans destination weddings in Italy's most spectacular locations. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Full Planning

REVIEWS

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Sarah
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our absolute dream wedding thanks to Italia Celebrations. I’m used to NYC levels of service and efficiency and am very detail-oriented so whilst I love the Italian, relaxed vibe I knew that I needed expert help to plan the wedding and ensure that our vendors executed everything perfectly.Brenda offers the best of Italian and NYC wedding planning: She has an encyclopedic knowledge of venues in Italy, amazing contacts and is fluent in Italian language and culture- her NYC experience means she has a can-do attitude, impeccable attention to detail, a modern, beautiful approach to styling and an instinctive understanding of precisely what you want. I had such faith in Brenda that we booked our wedding venue without having visited it! Brenda understands exactly what you want, she totally gets it. She is the perfect blend of being decisive when required without being pushy. Visiting the venue, I fell completely in love with it and was so grateful for Brenda’s confidence and judgment in the venue – it was totally ‘us’ even better than we dreamt. Over the following months, I bombarded Brenda with questions about every wedding detail. She was always so helpful, patient, reassuring and made me feel calm and confident that the wedding would be perfect. We had vendors whose work we adored and whose company we enjoyed and we came in under budget- Brenda has total integrity and guides you on where to spend and save according to your venue, budget and priorities. It’s amazing to have a planner you can totally trust – to make the right choices, to connect you with the right vendors and to deal with everything on the day so that you can relax and enjoy it. Everything was flawless on the wedding day and Brenda was close by when we needed her but so discreet in her presence. Our wedding was a fairytale, just perfect, magical and beautiful beyond belief thanks to Brenda. I whole-heartedly recommend Brenda, she is wedding planning perfection!
We had our absolute dream wedding thanks to Italia Celebrations. I’m used to NYC levels of service and efficiency and am Read more...
We had our absolute dream wedding thanks to Italia Celebrations. I’m used to NYC levels of service and efficiency and am very detail-oriented so whilst I love the Italian, relaxed vibe I knew that I needed expert help to plan the wedding and ensure that our vendors executed everything perfectly.Brenda offers the best of Italian and NYC wedding planning: She has an encyclopedic knowledge of venues in Italy, amazing contacts and is fluent in Italian language and culture- her NYC experience means she has a can-do attitude, impeccable attention to detail, a modern, beautiful approach to styling and an instinctive understanding of precisely what you want. I had such faith in Brenda that we booked our wedding venue without having visited it! Brenda understands exactly what you want, she totally gets it. She is the perfect blend of being decisive when required without being pushy. Visiting the venue, I fell completely in love with it and was so grateful for Brenda’s confidence and judgment in the venue – it was totally ‘us’ even better than we dreamt. Over the following months, I bombarded Brenda with questions about every wedding detail. She was always so helpful, patient, reassuring and made me feel calm and confident that the wedding would be perfect. We had vendors whose work we adored and whose company we enjoyed and we came in under budget- Brenda has total integrity and guides you on where to spend and save according to your venue, budget and priorities. It’s amazing to have a planner you can totally trust – to make the right choices, to connect you with the right vendors and to deal with everything on the day so that you can relax and enjoy it. Everything was flawless on the wedding day and Brenda was close by when we needed her but so discreet in her presence. Our wedding was a fairytale, just perfect, magical and beautiful beyond belief thanks to Brenda. I whole-heartedly recommend Brenda, she is wedding planning perfection! Read less
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Michal
Wedding:
6/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Where do we start?! No words we will write in this review are enough to express our gratitude and appreciation for Brenda Babcock. One word kept coming up over and over again when our family and friends were describing our wedding: Magic. And that is thanks to Brenda, who was absolutely invaluable to us throughout the process, from the planning of our wedding to our wedding weekend itself, which was indeed a truly magical event. More than anything, she made the process of planning our wedding a fun one. We had kept hearing from people how hard and stressful planning a wedding is, but with Brenda's extraordinary attention to detail, impressive organizational skills and immaculate taste, planning our wedding was a great and enjoyable experience. Brenda has a unique ability to draw out people's own tastes and preferences, and complement and enhance these ideas further. For example, for our wedding, we kept leaning towards a vintage rustic chic palette, which Brenda detected early on and was able to hone in on to create and craft a beautiful wedding weekend in Tuscany, that was exactly to our taste (and beyond!). And from seeing photos of other weddings she did, it is clear that she has managed to do this for any and all types of palettes/tastes and locations. From start to finish Brenda and her team are there with you, from the first email/Skype to the wedding day itself, making sure that everything is working smoothly and seamlessly. Planning a wedding with Brenda is simply, and truly, perfection. The only downside is that we already miss her a lot!
Where do we start?! No words we will write in this review are enough to express our gratitude and appreciation for Brenda Read more...
Where do we start?! No words we will write in this review are enough to express our gratitude and appreciation for Brenda Babcock. One word kept coming up over and over again when our family and friends were describing our wedding: Magic. And that is thanks to Brenda, who was absolutely invaluable to us throughout the process, from the planning of our wedding to our wedding weekend itself, which was indeed a truly magical event. More than anything, she made the process of planning our wedding a fun one. We had kept hearing from people how hard and stressful planning a wedding is, but with Brenda's extraordinary attention to detail, impressive organizational skills and immaculate taste, planning our wedding was a great and enjoyable experience. Brenda has a unique ability to draw out people's own tastes and preferences, and complement and enhance these ideas further. For example, for our wedding, we kept leaning towards a vintage rustic chic palette, which Brenda detected early on and was able to hone in on to create and craft a beautiful wedding weekend in Tuscany, that was exactly to our taste (and beyond!). And from seeing photos of other weddings she did, it is clear that she has managed to do this for any and all types of palettes/tastes and locations. From start to finish Brenda and her team are there with you, from the first email/Skype to the wedding day itself, making sure that everything is working smoothly and seamlessly. Planning a wedding with Brenda is simply, and truly, perfection. The only downside is that we already miss her a lot! Read less
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Alexa
Wedding:
12/20/2013
5.0/5.0
There are no words that I can use to fully describe the extent that Brenda Babcock made my wedding magical. Even thousands of miles away (me from Indianapolis, and Brenda in Rome), Brenda made planning the Florentine wedding easy, fun, and flawless. She got to know my fiancé, my family, AND me (the bride), and uniquely altered the wedding to fit everyone's personalities while still focusing on the bride and groom.
Perhaps most importantly, Brenda made every process stress-free, while still helping me to be involved. She never scoffed at my ideas, and would always talk with me to build upon them! She can turn any problem around, and calm down even the most anxious of brides (me). Her eye for style is immaculate, and she creates a classy, fun environment in which everyone feels at home. Weeks later, friends are STILL talking about my wedding. She made it an experience that NO ONE will forget, whether it was the tours, the dinners, the food, the hair/make-up experience, the music, or the venue itself. She took care of EVERYTHING. This is because Brenda knows her stuff! After the past year of following her advice, if Brenda recommended a brand of TOOTHPASTE, I would trust it!

Brenda is not just a wedding planner. She is a miracle worker who I would recommend to anyone. She turned this wedding into more than I could have even dreamed. Brenda Babcock is wedding planning at its finest.
There are no words that I can use to fully describe the extent that Brenda Babcock made my wedding magical. Even thousands Read more...
There are no words that I can use to fully describe the extent that Brenda Babcock made my wedding magical. Even thousands of miles away (me from Indianapolis, and Brenda in Rome), Brenda made planning the Florentine wedding easy, fun, and flawless. She got to know my fiancé, my family, AND me (the bride), and uniquely altered the wedding to fit everyone's personalities while still focusing on the bride and groom.
Perhaps most importantly, Brenda made every process stress-free, while still helping me to be involved. She never scoffed at my ideas, and would always talk with me to build upon them! She can turn any problem around, and calm down even the most anxious of brides (me). Her eye for style is immaculate, and she creates a classy, fun environment in which everyone feels at home. Weeks later, friends are STILL talking about my wedding. She made it an experience that NO ONE will forget, whether it was the tours, the dinners, the food, the hair/make-up experience, the music, or the venue itself. She took care of EVERYTHING. This is because Brenda knows her stuff! After the past year of following her advice, if Brenda recommended a brand of TOOTHPASTE, I would trust it!

Brenda is not just a wedding planner. She is a miracle worker who I would recommend to anyone. She turned this wedding into more than I could have even dreamed. Brenda Babcock is wedding planning at its finest. Read less
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Sandy
Wedding:
9/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Our destination wedding was the best experience of our lives. All of our guests agreed. It was held at the end of September in a picture perfect side, Villa Mangiacane, in Tuscany. 61 friends and family celebrated with us for three days. Brenda, our wedding planner, took us through every step with such grace, creativity, confidence, and professionalism that she quickly earned our complete trust. Every vendor she used was amazingly creative and implemented our concepts and ideas to perfection. Brenda's knowledge and ability to navigate the Italian culture made this a breeze. When people ask me if planning a destination wedding is difficult I tell them in many ways this was much easier than planning my other daughter's wedding stateside. This I attribute to Brenda who listened to my daughter's dreams and implemented them perfectly all within a reasonable budget for what we received. The three days of the wedding celebration she made sure everything ran smoothly working from morning until night and was never in the way. Our only regret is that we had to leave Italy to come home. We will always remember Brenda and her staff with fondness and would highly recommend using her and having a destination wedding.
Our destination wedding was the best experience of our lives. All of our guests agreed. It was held at the end of Read more...
Our destination wedding was the best experience of our lives. All of our guests agreed. It was held at the end of September in a picture perfect side, Villa Mangiacane, in Tuscany. 61 friends and family celebrated with us for three days. Brenda, our wedding planner, took us through every step with such grace, creativity, confidence, and professionalism that she quickly earned our complete trust. Every vendor she used was amazingly creative and implemented our concepts and ideas to perfection. Brenda's knowledge and ability to navigate the Italian culture made this a breeze. When people ask me if planning a destination wedding is difficult I tell them in many ways this was much easier than planning my other daughter's wedding stateside. This I attribute to Brenda who listened to my daughter's dreams and implemented them perfectly all within a reasonable budget for what we received. The three days of the wedding celebration she made sure everything ran smoothly working from morning until night and was never in the way. Our only regret is that we had to leave Italy to come home. We will always remember Brenda and her staff with fondness and would highly recommend using her and having a destination wedding. Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
6/28/2013
5.0/5.0
No matter what I write, I won't be able to fully convey how absolutely amazing Brenda is! She immediately knew the "look" I was going for and always seemed to have the perfect suggestion for flowers, cocktails, wine glasses, etc. Her attention to detail is amazing! From the way she displayed the table assignments for the welcome dinner to the hand painted 'Ceremony' wedding sign to the cork bottle name cards, there were SO many little touches that I continue to discover when looking through our photographs. I received dozens of compliments during the wedding weekend and found myself continuously saying "That was Brenda's idea!" "That was Brenda's suggestion!" "That was Brenda!" I started to feel a little embarrassed that I couldn't take more credit for all of these wonderful things! :)
Brenda was extremely organized and always kept me aware of what decisions needed to be done and when. And most importantly, she was always reachable! Whenever I had a question or concern or idea, I'd email her and know it wouldn't be very long before I heard back. She had 100% of my trust. There were so many decisions to be made and I asked her on multiple occassions "what would you do?" knowing that each time she was giving me a sincere, honest response. (And she also happened to be right 100% of the time!) Even my husband commented on how fantastic she was. From looking after our guests to directing the caterers to setting up a last minute outdoor ceremony when it finally stopped raining, she NEVER stopped!
I was so proud of myself for not crying during the vows with my husband- something I had been very worried about. But, on the last day when I thanked Brenda for everything she had done, the tears of thanks and happiness started flowing!! She had created the most beautiful, memorable, wonderful weekend of our lives and there were no words to express my thanks enough.
No matter what I write, I won't be able to fully convey how absolutely amazing Brenda is! She immediately knew the "look" Read more...
No matter what I write, I won't be able to fully convey how absolutely amazing Brenda is! She immediately knew the "look" I was going for and always seemed to have the perfect suggestion for flowers, cocktails, wine glasses, etc. Her attention to detail is amazing! From the way she displayed the table assignments for the welcome dinner to the hand painted 'Ceremony' wedding sign to the cork bottle name cards, there were SO many little touches that I continue to discover when looking through our photographs. I received dozens of compliments during the wedding weekend and found myself continuously saying "That was Brenda's idea!" "That was Brenda's suggestion!" "That was Brenda!" I started to feel a little embarrassed that I couldn't take more credit for all of these wonderful things! :)
Brenda was extremely organized and always kept me aware of what decisions needed to be done and when. And most importantly, she was always reachable! Whenever I had a question or concern or idea, I'd email her and know it wouldn't be very long before I heard back. She had 100% of my trust. There were so many decisions to be made and I asked her on multiple occassions "what would you do?" knowing that each time she was giving me a sincere, honest response. (And she also happened to be right 100% of the time!) Even my husband commented on how fantastic she was. From looking after our guests to directing the caterers to setting up a last minute outdoor ceremony when it finally stopped raining, she NEVER stopped!
I was so proud of myself for not crying during the vows with my husband- something I had been very worried about. But, on the last day when I thanked Brenda for everything she had done, the tears of thanks and happiness started flowing!! She had created the most beautiful, memorable, wonderful weekend of our lives and there were no words to express my thanks enough. Read less
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LBS
Wedding:
10/5/2011
5.0/5.0
After a lot of searching online we were so happy to find Brenda and Italia Celebrations. We could feel the fit immediately. We wanted a simple yet elegant wedding in a gorgeous location on the Amalfi Coast and she found the best of everything for us and helped us keep it within our budget. Not only did she not try to upsell us, she actually would let us know when we were veering over budget so that we could either cut back or prepare ourselves for the added expenses.
Alll the locations and vendors she suggested were just perfect and professional and really suited what we were looking for. And her taste was amazing. All the little added touches were meticulous; simple yet chic. The process could not have been easier, in fact it was fun and I miss our planning emails. Many of our guests have been to several destination weddings before and have all commented on how smooth and seamless all three days of the wedding celebration were. From the bus that picked everyone up in Rome to take them to the wedding location to the bus that took them back. We couldn't be happier, it was all such a dream come true!
After a lot of searching online we were so happy to find Brenda and Italia Celebrations. We could feel the fit Read more...
After a lot of searching online we were so happy to find Brenda and Italia Celebrations. We could feel the fit immediately. We wanted a simple yet elegant wedding in a gorgeous location on the Amalfi Coast and she found the best of everything for us and helped us keep it within our budget. Not only did she not try to upsell us, she actually would let us know when we were veering over budget so that we could either cut back or prepare ourselves for the added expenses.
Alll the locations and vendors she suggested were just perfect and professional and really suited what we were looking for. And her taste was amazing. All the little added touches were meticulous; simple yet chic. The process could not have been easier, in fact it was fun and I miss our planning emails. Many of our guests have been to several destination weddings before and have all commented on how smooth and seamless all three days of the wedding celebration were. From the bus that picked everyone up in Rome to take them to the wedding location to the bus that took them back. We couldn't be happier, it was all such a dream come true! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Frank and Robin Ricci
Wedding:
9/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Where do we begin?!? My wife Robin and I wanted an elegant wedding celebration in Rome with our families and a few close friends, and Brenda delivered this and much more!! She was so helpful and patient with our many wishes and the quality of her work is simply amazing. She ensured that every detail regarding our ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, transportation, and logdging was truly perfect. We honestly felt like guests at our own wedding and owe it all to Brenda!! She is a great wedding planner and even more wonderful person!! Grazie e saluti!!!
Where do we begin?!? My wife Robin and I wanted an elegant wedding celebration in Rome with our families and a few close Read more...
Where do we begin?!? My wife Robin and I wanted an elegant wedding celebration in Rome with our families and a few close friends, and Brenda delivered this and much more!! She was so helpful and patient with our many wishes and the quality of her work is simply amazing. She ensured that every detail regarding our ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, transportation, and logdging was truly perfect. We honestly felt like guests at our own wedding and owe it all to Brenda!! She is a great wedding planner and even more wonderful person!! Grazie e saluti!!! Read less
Services Used: Band, Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Videography
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aodell
Wedding:
4/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Not only did Brenda plan an experience of a lifetime for Eric and I, she also broadened the horizons of several of our family members. Our parents who would have never left the US if not for our wedding, are now planning their next international adventure.

Brenda has extensive knowledge of the country and its rich history, and taught us so much about the area and it's cuisine. She organized transportation to and from Tuscany for our group, planned day trips and amazing meals, and made sure all of our paper work was in order, even if that meant keeping the American Embassy open 30 minutes longer!

Our wedding wouldn't have been the same without Brenda, and we can't thank her enough!
Not only did Brenda plan an experience of a lifetime for Eric and I, she also broadened the horizons of several of our Read more...
Not only did Brenda plan an experience of a lifetime for Eric and I, she also broadened the horizons of several of our family members. Our parents who would have never left the US if not for our wedding, are now planning their next international adventure.

Brenda has extensive knowledge of the country and its rich history, and taught us so much about the area and it's cuisine. She organized transportation to and from Tuscany for our group, planned day trips and amazing meals, and made sure all of our paper work was in order, even if that meant keeping the American Embassy open 30 minutes longer!

Our wedding wouldn't have been the same without Brenda, and we can't thank her enough! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Kathleen
Wedding:
11/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Brenda planned our wedding at the Vatican. She paid attention to EVERY detail and made our special day, a day to remember. We had no worries on our Wedding Day. She was so calm and helpful. She thought of things that I never even thought of asking about and I'm very organized! We came from Arizona to Italy and she made sure that everything was taken care of. If you want a wedding planner that is FANTASTIC, this is the one to get. She knows great vendors. Our pictures and video were both wonderful. We loved our wedding favors. They were very unique and special. We had a small fabulous wedding thanks to Brenda.
Brenda planned our wedding at the Vatican. She paid attention to EVERY detail and made our special day, a day to remember. Read more...
Brenda planned our wedding at the Vatican. She paid attention to EVERY detail and made our special day, a day to remember. We had no worries on our Wedding Day. She was so calm and helpful. She thought of things that I never even thought of asking about and I'm very organized! We came from Arizona to Italy and she made sure that everything was taken care of. If you want a wedding planner that is FANTASTIC, this is the one to get. She knows great vendors. Our pictures and video were both wonderful. We loved our wedding favors. They were very unique and special. We had a small fabulous wedding thanks to Brenda. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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JOHN HARTMAN
Wedding:
5/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Brenda made our daughter's wedding in Italy he most memorable, stress-free, elegant wedding I've ever been to! Not only did she arrange the wedding reception, but also guided us on the menu, selected the band and provided the transportation to and from St. Peter's for the bride and her father (me). Even the bridesmaids were ferried from their villa outside Rome to the Vatican and then the whole wedding party travelled by pre-arranged couch to Casina Veladier. In short, no detail was left unattended to. I would choose Brenda all over again next time, but, alas, this was my last of three daughters!
Brenda made our daughter's wedding in Italy he most memorable, stress-free, elegant wedding I've ever been to! Not only Read more...
Brenda made our daughter's wedding in Italy he most memorable, stress-free, elegant wedding I've ever been to! Not only did she arrange the wedding reception, but also guided us on the menu, selected the band and provided the transportation to and from St. Peter's for the bride and her father (me). Even the bridesmaids were ferried from their villa outside Rome to the Vatican and then the whole wedding party travelled by pre-arranged couch to Casina Veladier. In short, no detail was left unattended to. I would choose Brenda all over again next time, but, alas, this was my last of three daughters! Read less
Services Used: Band, Wedding Cake, Catering, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Anne
Wedding:
5/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Everyone who attended my wedding tells me it was THE BEST wedding they have even been to (even over their own wedding!!), and I couldn't agree more!! The days leading up to the wedding and especially the wedding day itself was such a magical experience and definitely one that I will never forget. Having Brenda made the whole "wedding planning" experience completely stress-free and more importantly, FUN!! Every time my mother and I think back on the wedding, it's inevitable that one of us always says - "What would we have done without Brenda?!?" So, to anyone who is wishing to get married in Italia and wants the most beautiful and special wedding day that anyone could ask for, seek out Brenda Babcock.
Everyone who attended my wedding tells me it was THE BEST wedding they have even been to (even over their own wedding!!), Read more...
Everyone who attended my wedding tells me it was THE BEST wedding they have even been to (even over their own wedding!!), and I couldn't agree more!! The days leading up to the wedding and especially the wedding day itself was such a magical experience and definitely one that I will never forget. Having Brenda made the whole "wedding planning" experience completely stress-free and more importantly, FUN!! Every time my mother and I think back on the wedding, it's inevitable that one of us always says - "What would we have done without Brenda?!?" So, to anyone who is wishing to get married in Italia and wants the most beautiful and special wedding day that anyone could ask for, seek out Brenda Babcock. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Paige
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
Brenda of Italia Celebrations gave us the most perfect wedding ever! Our guests still talk about it years later!
We chose a foreign place with foreign language and since we wanted a perfect wedding, it was too much to do on our own. We met her several months beforehand to do proper paperwork at our Embassy, and she had all paperwork, forms, and witnesses ready to oblige. We didn't want to have to get married beforehand and do a ceremony just for friends and family. Brenda made this possible.
We had our wedding over the weekend that Lehman Brothers went bankrupt. Unfortunately 20% of our guests had to cancel at the last minute. Brenda made arrangements and renegotiated our costs for us. When it rained on Friday, and our dinner venue became unavailable (our 'rehearsal dinner' with all our guests), she already had a plan to move the event to a cozy spot that felt charming and well designed. When it got chilly, our guests were handed scarves. When it got dark they were handed flashlights. When they were thirsty, they got a bottle of wine beside their bed.
She helped deliver our wedding weekend with high New York City Class, but authentic country charm of the Tuscan village surroundings. Not one detail was overlooked and nothing felt rushed or false. She has sourced the highest level vendors you can imagine: photographer, videographer, caterers, florist, musicians, and stylist. We never were concerned with any detail as she had it all handled. We just focused on our guests, our love for one another and having fun.
We will never forget the Mille Feuille (cake). She even managed to find us a DJ from a club in Milan and we danced until 5 AM. It was the very best party I have ever been to. And it was Ours!
Brenda of Italia Celebrations gave us the most perfect wedding ever! Our guests still talk about it years later!
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Brenda of Italia Celebrations gave us the most perfect wedding ever! Our guests still talk about it years later!
We chose a foreign place with foreign language and since we wanted a perfect wedding, it was too much to do on our own. We met her several months beforehand to do proper paperwork at our Embassy, and she had all paperwork, forms, and witnesses ready to oblige. We didn't want to have to get married beforehand and do a ceremony just for friends and family. Brenda made this possible.
We had our wedding over the weekend that Lehman Brothers went bankrupt. Unfortunately 20% of our guests had to cancel at the last minute. Brenda made arrangements and renegotiated our costs for us. When it rained on Friday, and our dinner venue became unavailable (our 'rehearsal dinner' with all our guests), she already had a plan to move the event to a cozy spot that felt charming and well designed. When it got chilly, our guests were handed scarves. When it got dark they were handed flashlights. When they were thirsty, they got a bottle of wine beside their bed.
She helped deliver our wedding weekend with high New York City Class, but authentic country charm of the Tuscan village surroundings. Not one detail was overlooked and nothing felt rushed or false. She has sourced the highest level vendors you can imagine: photographer, videographer, caterers, florist, musicians, and stylist. We never were concerned with any detail as she had it all handled. We just focused on our guests, our love for one another and having fun.
We will never forget the Mille Feuille (cake). She even managed to find us a DJ from a club in Milan and we danced until 5 AM. It was the very best party I have ever been to. And it was Ours! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Danielle
Wedding:
7/6/2008
5.0/5.0
Brenda is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! I couldn't recommend her highly enough. She's helpful, flexible, accomodating, kind, professional, and absolutely exudes every bit of elegance that a wedding planner should. I have to admit that, before we decided to go with her, we were NOT AT ALL interested in having a wedding planner; I'd never have pegged us as 'that type'. But after attending a small Tuscan wedding for one of my dear friends from back home, which Brenda helped plan, we were just blown away. And so, then we decided to solicit her services as well. And to be honest, if I had to make the decision all over again, I'd still choose her as enthusiastically. Things of note about her:

- She's incredibly responsive, which is particularly helpful with a destination wedding where distance is a reality
- She's thorough and covers all the details, so you never worry about something falling through the cracks
- If you want to get married in Italy, you need someone that speaks the language. And it really helps that she is also fluent in English for when she reports back to you. :)
- She has such fine taste. Now, this is a very personal judgment call to make, as 'taste' is defined so differently by different people. But she is one I'd call 'classically elegant' (FYI - she used to work for Vera Wang, which is no surprise). So if this at all resonates with you, then choose her!!
- We chose the location/venue of our wedding based on HER recommendation alone (before seeing it ourselves); given the timing, we had to make a decision fast (someone else had cancelled and we therefore planned our wedding in less than 6 months) and we fully trusted her judgment enough to make a deposit on the location before even going there. When we visited a couple months later (for the tasting, etc.), we were seriously blown away!
- She's just plain ol' NICE. We still keep in touch with her to this day.
Brenda is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! I couldn't recommend her highly enough. She's helpful, flexible, accomodating, kind, Read more...
Brenda is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! I couldn't recommend her highly enough. She's helpful, flexible, accomodating, kind, professional, and absolutely exudes every bit of elegance that a wedding planner should. I have to admit that, before we decided to go with her, we were NOT AT ALL interested in having a wedding planner; I'd never have pegged us as 'that type'. But after attending a small Tuscan wedding for one of my dear friends from back home, which Brenda helped plan, we were just blown away. And so, then we decided to solicit her services as well. And to be honest, if I had to make the decision all over again, I'd still choose her as enthusiastically. Things of note about her:

- She's incredibly responsive, which is particularly helpful with a destination wedding where distance is a reality
- She's thorough and covers all the details, so you never worry about something falling through the cracks
- If you want to get married in Italy, you need someone that speaks the language. And it really helps that she is also fluent in English for when she reports back to you. :)
- She has such fine taste. Now, this is a very personal judgment call to make, as 'taste' is defined so differently by different people. But she is one I'd call 'classically elegant' (FYI - she used to work for Vera Wang, which is no surprise). So if this at all resonates with you, then choose her!!
- We chose the location/venue of our wedding based on HER recommendation alone (before seeing it ourselves); given the timing, we had to make a decision fast (someone else had cancelled and we therefore planned our wedding in less than 6 months) and we fully trusted her judgment enough to make a deposit on the location before even going there. When we visited a couple months later (for the tasting, etc.), we were seriously blown away!
- She's just plain ol' NICE. We still keep in touch with her to this day. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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TK
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
We have used the services of Italia Celebrations when we planned our wedding in Tuscany in 2008. This was without any doubt a great decision, as the provided service was impecable, and made our day so much more enjoyable for us, knowing that Italia Celebrations was on top of EVERYTHING! Furthermore, Italia Celebrations has a list of locations which took our breath awayand and contacts, which considerably brought the cost of the wedding down.

I would highly recommend Italia Celebrations to anyone who's planning a wedding in Italy!
We have used the services of Italia Celebrations when we planned our wedding in Tuscany in 2008. This was without any Read more...
We have used the services of Italia Celebrations when we planned our wedding in Tuscany in 2008. This was without any doubt a great decision, as the provided service was impecable, and made our day so much more enjoyable for us, knowing that Italia Celebrations was on top of EVERYTHING! Furthermore, Italia Celebrations has a list of locations which took our breath awayand and contacts, which considerably brought the cost of the wedding down.

I would highly recommend Italia Celebrations to anyone who's planning a wedding in Italy! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Melissa
Wedding:
12/29/2007
5.0/5.0
Italia Celebrations is fantastic. We had a destination wedding in Rome during December of 2007, and it was one of most amazing days of our lives. We knew we wouldn't be able to visit Rome ahead of the wedding so we put a lot of trust into Brenda's suggestions for the vendors and venues. Everything far exceeded our expectations! Brenda is extremely professional and made the whole planning process leading up to the big day so much less stressful. To this day, our friends and family still talk about how much they loved our wedding :)
Italia Celebrations is fantastic. We had a destination wedding in Rome during December of 2007, and it was one of most Read more...
Italia Celebrations is fantastic. We had a destination wedding in Rome during December of 2007, and it was one of most amazing days of our lives. We knew we wouldn't be able to visit Rome ahead of the wedding so we put a lot of trust into Brenda's suggestions for the vendors and venues. Everything far exceeded our expectations! Brenda is extremely professional and made the whole planning process leading up to the big day so much less stressful. To this day, our friends and family still talk about how much they loved our wedding :) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Megan1982
Wedding:
11/23/2007
5.0/5.0
Brenda was amazing to work with. I planned my wedding in Rome, Italy from Austin, Texas which could have been a huge stress fest. She made the whole process seem simple and effortless!

The venues she chose were absolutely stunning and they were a perfect fit for my special day. Everyone had a beautiful time and my husband and I felt as if we had the easiest wedding experience anyone could ever ask for.

Brenda is thorough, meticulous, and very dedicated to her work. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding planner. Thank you, Brenda!! :)
Brenda was amazing to work with. I planned my wedding in Rome, Italy from Austin, Texas which could have been a huge Read more...
Brenda was amazing to work with. I planned my wedding in Rome, Italy from Austin, Texas which could have been a huge stress fest. She made the whole process seem simple and effortless!

The venues she chose were absolutely stunning and they were a perfect fit for my special day. Everyone had a beautiful time and my husband and I felt as if we had the easiest wedding experience anyone could ever ask for.

Brenda is thorough, meticulous, and very dedicated to her work. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding planner. Thank you, Brenda!! :) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Eucy
Wedding:
10/20/2007
5.0/5.0
Somehow providence brought Brenda into our lives when we decided to find a wedding planner for our wedding in Rome, Italy. After reviewing some web sights, I found IC and from the first email, I knew she was the one. She planned the most beautiful, tasteful and elegant wedding (without being stuffy or staid) you could possibly imagine. The flowers, food and music were exactly what we wanted so she was a great interpreter of our wishes. She was always calm, professional, fast and efficient and never disappointed. We had over 100 guests from all over the world and every single one of them agreed with us that it was the most wonderful, beautiful wedding they ever attended.
Somehow providence brought Brenda into our lives when we decided to find a wedding planner for our wedding in Rome, Italy. Read more...
Somehow providence brought Brenda into our lives when we decided to find a wedding planner for our wedding in Rome, Italy. After reviewing some web sights, I found IC and from the first email, I knew she was the one. She planned the most beautiful, tasteful and elegant wedding (without being stuffy or staid) you could possibly imagine. The flowers, food and music were exactly what we wanted so she was a great interpreter of our wishes. She was always calm, professional, fast and efficient and never disappointed. We had over 100 guests from all over the world and every single one of them agreed with us that it was the most wonderful, beautiful wedding they ever attended. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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John
Wedding:
4/27/2007
5.0/5.0
Wedding are always a stressful time and with our wedding being a destination wedding in Rome the stress could have been overwhelming. Brenda found a way to not only keep us calm but also make it fun! We were definitely concerned not being able to meet initially face to face and having to put so much trust in someone so far away but the results were extraordinary. Brenda was able to find the best values and quality for us whether we wanted to spend a lot or a little. She presented all the options with the pros and cons and made it easy to decide where to spend the most and where to cut back. Her recommendations were always spot on and the results were something that people still talk about to this day. We would highly recommend Brenda to anyone.
Wedding are always a stressful time and with our wedding being a destination wedding in Rome the stress could have been Read more...
Wedding are always a stressful time and with our wedding being a destination wedding in Rome the stress could have been overwhelming. Brenda found a way to not only keep us calm but also make it fun! We were definitely concerned not being able to meet initially face to face and having to put so much trust in someone so far away but the results were extraordinary. Brenda was able to find the best values and quality for us whether we wanted to spend a lot or a little. She presented all the options with the pros and cons and made it easy to decide where to spend the most and where to cut back. Her recommendations were always spot on and the results were something that people still talk about to this day. We would highly recommend Brenda to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Cheryl
Wedding:
11/9/2006
5.0/5.0
Brenda is a lovely women to work with, she is very knowledgeable with the logistics of getting married in Italy and is very connected with many beautiful locations to get married at. Brenda only hires the best photographers, caterers and florists for her brides and grooms. Her commitment to her work is unparalleled, from day one I never had a doubt in my mind that my wedding would be exactly what I wanted.
Brenda is a lovely women to work with, she is very knowledgeable with the logistics of getting married in Italy and is Read more...
Brenda is a lovely women to work with, she is very knowledgeable with the logistics of getting married in Italy and is very connected with many beautiful locations to get married at. Brenda only hires the best photographers, caterers and florists for her brides and grooms. Her commitment to her work is unparalleled, from day one I never had a doubt in my mind that my wedding would be exactly what I wanted. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Andy McFarlane
Wedding:
11/6/2008
4.5/5.0
We would have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Brenda to organise your perfect day in Italy. Brenda's extensive contacts are ideal and her choice in venue was superb. Brenda is patient and understanding, working with you to make sure you get what you want for the price that you want to pay. Excellent service throughout !
We would have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Brenda to organise your perfect day in Italy. Brenda's Read more...
We would have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Brenda to organise your perfect day in Italy. Brenda's extensive contacts are ideal and her choice in venue was superb. Brenda is patient and understanding, working with you to make sure you get what you want for the price that you want to pay. Excellent service throughout ! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning

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