Having spent one of our first wonderful weekends together as a couple in Italy, we knew this was where we wanted to get married, but as two busy business people we realised this would require a lot of time and research so decided to use a Wedding Planner.
Upon finding ‘Love & Lord’, we knew instantly that this was the perfect company to assist us; they were based in the UK, they had years of experience in arranging weddings in Italy and spoke the language, their website said “exclusive and chic” which was what we were looking for. From our first meeting with James Lord and our dedicated Wedding Organiser we knew they had the knowledge and experience to help us fulfil our dream. Above all, they were great fun! We felt comfortable with them and they interpreted our brief perfectly.
From then on they dealt with everything with great efficiency. James selected a short list of potential locations along the Amalfi coast which matched our brief. They arranged a trip to the Amalfi for us to view the locations and visit the area with them. We decided on staying at the superb Hotel Caruso in Ravello and to walk the few hundred yards to the Town Hall for the wedding ceremony. Once we had chosen these venues, they took care of all the arrangements; assisting with flights, arranged all the transfers to and from the airport, made the arrangements for the Town Hall ceremony including all of the paperwork. They took care of organising the flowers, the hairdresser, the rehearsals etc, albeit with regular communication between ourselves.
They also helped us with the timings, arranged a meeting for us with the Food and Beverage Manager of the Hotel Caruso in order to agree our menu. As we only had a small party, all of whom are great ‘foodies’, we wanted to do a tasting style menu with lots of small Italian dishes and different wines to compliment each course, the outcome was unforgettable!
We dined in a stunning private room overlooking the Amalfi Coast, our leisurely four hour meal with various dishes and wines was enjoyed accompanied by a Jazz Pianist, and the evening was topped off by a wonderful firework display!
Not only did Love & Lord take care of organising our wedding and everything that went with the day, they also took care of organising a special boat trip the day before. As most of our family had never been to the Amalfi Coast, we decided it would be nice to take them for an evening boat trip the night before the wedding. They sourced an amazing 75ft sailing yacht, with crew, she organised fizz and nibbles and a two hour sail before docking back in Amalfi where we then took the family for dinner in a typical Italian Restaurant, dining al fresco in the bustle of the plaza – a great way to start the wedding festivities!
Our honeymoon in Italy was also topped off thanks to L&L’s support again. On our last day they arranged a booking for us at the world famous Don Alfonso Restaurant near Sorrento. The most amazing finale to a very special 10 days…..
Throughout the months leading up to our wedding and during our time in Italy, the level of professional support and advice was exceptional. Whilst in Italy, our planner and her assistant stayed close to our guests throughout the weekend, being discreet, yet efficient.
The quality of attention we received made our wedding a truly wonderful event and most importantly very enjoyable and totally relaxing for us!!
We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to the whole team for all their efforts, we can’t praise ‘Love & Lord’ highly enough, they are truly fabulous!
Hannah and James Horler