Thanks to Ema, my wedding day was the best day of my life! My husband and I decided to elope in Venice and systematically researched wedding planners. Ema was the clear choice for us. First, her overall aesthetic and taste are impeccable - absolutely second to none. She clearly puts so much thought into every last detail (even things I never would've thought of, but really appreciate). It was just perfect! Our expectations were exceeded in every way imaginable. Ema genuinely cares about the details as much if not more than we did! She knew that photos were of the utmost importance to me, so lined-up the perfect ladies for hair/make-up and photographs based on the look I wanted and how I wanted to remember my wedding. What was also so special is that Ema was even able to perform an interfaith ceremony for us (Catholic-Jewish) and it was absolutely perfect. She really cares about her clients and clearly wants to make it special for them. As I said in the beginning, Ema exceeded even our highest expectations and we will be forever grateful for all of her hard work in creating our fairy-tale wedding. Probably the most telling thing was when my husband said (before we even made it to the wedding venue), "I don't think we paid enough for this!" It really was THAT amazing! There's really no amount that we could pay to show our gratitude for everything! Thank you, Ema! We love you!
From the moment I first met Ema on Skype we instantly clicked. She had the exact same thoughts on how I wanted my wedding to be designed and executed. I have photographed weddings for 6 years now so I have seen it all and had a particular vision of how I wanted my wedding day to be. Ema brought that vision to life. I had originally tried to plan the wedding myself as it is something I could do very easily in my home country, but in Italy it was not easy. It was difficult to get responses from vendors and I was having trouble finding the rentals I needed. Once I was put in contact with Ema she knew exactly who to contact and set up everything we needed for our wedding day. On the big day she told me not to worry about a thing and did absolutely everything. I was able to get ready stress free knowing she was in charge. When I walked out on to the terrace to see the setup it was everything I had dreamed of, she even had surprises for me that I didn't think could fit into the budget I had given her! I couldn't have asked for a better person to have worked with for a day I had been waiting so long for. Ema was also our officiant and wrote a personalized ceremony for us. It was very beautiful. Thank you Ema for everything, you are an amazing planner with phenomenal attention to detail!!
Anyone looking for a wedding planner...look no further than EMA!!!! She is caring, thoughtful, meticulous, detailed, a perfectionist...everything you could possibly want in a WP! She loves what she does and it shows in her work. She wants your special day to be just as special...if not more so...than the couple themselves! It is her passion and you can relax in knowing that she has control over your wedding. She not only gave me the wedding of my dreams, but she created the masterplan behind it, with the best team ever (photographers, florist, hair & makeup, DJ, etc.) I could not thank her enough. Best decision I made for my wedding, besides marrying my husband of course... ;)
I never imagined it could be so wonderful. I never conceived that I would have fun, laugh and cry, and celebrate all night at my daughter's wedding. I was overjoyed seeing Jenna and Fern and all the family and friends having a blast and truly enjoying themselves at the amazing event you put together. You figured out what Jenna and Fern wanted and made it all happen and then made it even more special in so many special ways that they didn't even know they would like. You translated their dream into reality and made it looked effortless—that is a testament to your experience and skill.
And the VIDEO!!!! I am speechless. Alessandro Bordoni is gifted and has given us a wonderful gift.
I don't have words to thank you enough,
Susan - mother of the bride
... as things begin to settle down we owe you the absolute biggest THANK YOU.David and I don't even know where to start as every little detail from the time we arrived in Venice was so perfect. What a memory you gave us. Truly something dreams are made of and something we will never forget. We couldn't think of a better way for us to have started our lives together. Our families were so impressed with the event you put together for us and we were both blown away. I knew that you would "surprise" us and we truly could not have asked for anything more. You and Irene were such a joy to have with us on our special day, It felt like we had more family around with you both there. Thank you for the most perfect wedding day. We will never forget what you did for us.
All of our love,
Meagan and David D'Allesandro
All I can say is I want to get married in Venice with Ema Venice Wedding every year!!!! I want to do it again!! It was much more than what we we expected. Our wedding was like a dream, a movie, it was just perfect. Ema really loves what she does, she is so passionate about it, I think she thinks every wedding is her wedding ;-) and we looooove her! I totally trusted her with everything and let her do her thing, it was the best decision for such an important day in our lives. I highly recommend working with her and her team 1000%!!
Ema is a true professional, from day one she started the planning process much of which was questioning Xijia and I extensively to understand what our dream for an ideal wedding was. In this process we very quickly realised Ema had so much experience to offer us that although we wanted our dream, by giving Ema a wide brief we knew she would deliver something wonderful. We are so glad we gave Ema a creative freedom for what she came up with exceeded our expectations beyond belief, Ema created an experience that will stay with us for the rest of our lives endorsed by the many guests who attended many of which stated it was simply the very best wedding they have ever been to. Xijia and I did not want a typical wedding yet Ema managed to create a life experience whilst subtly delivering all the aspects of what a wedding should. Every moment of each day was organised like a military operation yet you would have never have known, for it was relaxed and flowing.. every component of our wedding was of the very highest standard, from the locations, food, service, transportations, entertainment and all the dressing, every single area had clearly had hours of careful thought and attention paid to it.
If anyone is considering marrying, proposing or having a blessing in Venice and want something extra special then you would be mad not to employ the services of Venice Weddings and Ema and her team. If you want the very best than you have found them, but a word of advice, allow them the freedom to create, you will not be disappointed!!
I do not know how to convey the gratitude I have for you! You made my vision for the most important day of my life, come to life! I was so nervous (which you know). Planning the day you have dreamed of since you were a little girl is hard enough, then add having it on another continent and not being able to see anything in person until 2 days before, lets just say I'm lucky Josh still wanted to marry me with the stress I was feeling. None of that fazed you...you re-assured me every step of the way that it would be perfect and it was! Through all of my craziness, you never once were flustered. You kept me inline, and managed my expectations. There is nothing worse than someone who just says "yes, yes, yes" when they know that it can't be done. You kept everything in perspective. You said "No, that won't work" or "Let's try this" when and idea seemed unrealistic, and for that I thank you! You did not over look even the smallest detail. The flowers for the chuppah were perfect, the table was amazing!!! EVERYTHING!!! It was a fairy tale. I felt like a princess!
You were attentive and always nearby when I needed you! You went the extra mile to ensure that the welcome reception went well, that the rehearsal dinner went as planned and that should anything be wrong that it was handled and I was none the wiser.
Your vendors were great! Eva did such a fantastic job, I felt beautiful and how I always pictured myself looking as a bride.
I can not tell you how many people said that it was absolutely gorgeous!! Now even though there were only 36 people there...there were 140 people back home that watched the live-stream of our wedding!!! All I have heard was that it was the most beautiful wedding that they have ever been to, and Ema that is thanks to you.
Your smile and cheerful demeanor have become ingrained in my memory. You have become not just my wedding planner, but my friend.
All the best, and all my love!!!
Mr. and Mrs. Josh and Lauren Rotenberg
Ema and Irene were absolutely amazing. They made our Wedding in Venice so magical. They had thought of every detail to make sure that we receive the highest level of service possible and take advantage of our every moment during the Carnival in Venice. It was my long sought dream to get married with the love of my life in the dreamy City of Venice.
Ema made my dream into a complete reality and even above and beyond what I had dreamt of. Ema and Irene's genuine feelings and passion for their work was so evident in every detail of the event from the boat ride, the beautiful flowers they gifted us to the gondola ceremony and our stroll in the middle of the St Marks square during the carnival events. Her team of photographer Renato and Eva, videographer were also as passionate , genuine and so amazing. Their product is absolutely a master piece. Our wedding was so exquisite and yet they managed to stay within our budget. I could not thank them enough or say enough about our day which was made possible by Ema and her team. We left Venice with special friends especially Ema and Irene along with memories that will be etched in our heart and minds forever. If you want a Wedding or any event that will be one of a kind look no further...
Thank you Ema and Irene from the bottom of our hearts.
Kaveh and Niloo
Ema did an extraordinary job! Initially my husband and I did not think we would need a wedding planner, but we were so happy that we ended up hiring Ema in particular!
She did a fantastic job taking care of all the details and making sure everything goes smoothly. Ema really went above and beyond and made us feel very special.
Everything from the location, flower arrangements, hair and makeup, music, to the ceremony was fabulous!!
Ema was also always available and full of wonderful suggestions that we didn't think of ourselves during the wedding planning process. We really can't thank Ema enough and if you are getting married in Venice, you won't find a better wedding planner!
I wanted to thank you so much for organizing such a special, beautiful, and genuine ceremony for us. We loved every detail and we felt like celebrities with all the attention!
I want to send a special thank you to your team: Eva did an AMAZING job; she recreated the exact look that I wanted, she was super professional, she helped me get ready and, well, she just made me look prettier than I thought I ever could. My mom said that I looked like a movie star, and of course she's not objective :-) but I truly felt like one being made up by a true pro like Eva. I can't say enough good things about her and her work.
Laure was also SUPERB, making me feel as at ease as was possible considering that I was nervous and I'm usually self-conscious about getting my picture taken. All the photos are GORGEOUS! She did a truly amazing job and we appreciate all the time, patience, and overall hard work that she put into making it possible for us to have lovely pictures of one of the best days of our lives. I don't know how else to put it, and it might sound strange, but we felt that Laure was taking our pictures as if we and our wedding were personally important for her. Besides, she was so sweet, and, as Eva, super professional.
I didn't get to meet your team of florists, but what you and them did was so BEAUTIFUL. That was exactly the bouquet I wanted and exactly "my colors".
The violin player was also wonderful, and I was so happy to hear the song that I like so much.
We both feel that we were so fortunate to find you in the big, wide world of the internet. You never treated us like just "clients" and that makes such a difference. We'll never forget you and everything you did for us. I personally thank you for your patience with me and my skepticism and fears. Please receive our most heartfelt thanks, and our best wishes for you and the wonderful work that you do.
thank you, thank you, thank you for making our wedding day absolutely PERFECT.
We could not have asked for a more romantic and amazing day.
You were so wonderful from the very first email. We felt your enthusiasm and excitement and that made us even more thrilled to be celebrating our marriage in beautiful Venice. We only gave you 1 week (ahh!) to help plan our day and your certainly delivered!
We really appreciate you always getting back to us so quickly through email, for making so well with us given the six hour time difference (!) and for taking the time to Skype with us you made us feel so comfortable and we felt confident you were the perfect WP for the most important day in our lives!
Ema is an amazing wedding planner! I showed up in Venice to renew my Mom and Dads wedding vows and could not find anyone, and I was at a dead end. I then searched online in Venice for help and there was Ema! If these words could only tell you what Ema pulled off in less then two days they would say amazing experience, professionalism, every fine detail made perfect, and most of all made us really love everything she did for us!
In life you only get to meet a few amazing people, and those people will always stay in your head, well Ema is one of those people. Thank you Ema for everything you have done.
My dream wedding has always been the same. I envisioned a candle lit courtyard in Italy, very small and romantic. When my then fiancé and I decided to travel to Italy on vacation, we thought what a great chance for me to have the wedding of my dreams. I set him on the task of finding the venue and arranging the ceremony and then he found Ema. From the start, she was overjoyed to help us with this task. I let the planning to them and when we got to Italy we were treated like royalty. She pulled out all the stops to make us feel so special. There was nothing to worry about, Ema had it all covered. Even when I was doing my hair for the wedding and accidentally melted my flat iron, she went and got me her own as a replacement! Talk about service. But it was more than that. She treated us with such love! Ema is now someone we consider a dear friend.
I was lucky enough to find Ema completely by chance. When my wife told me that her dream wedding was an intimate ceremony in a candle lit Italian courtyard I was a little worried about how I could pull it off. Being from the U.S. I wasn't sure how I was going to find the courtyard that matched her description. Determined to make it happen I decided to Google image search "Italian Courtyard". After dozens of pages of images I found one that fit her description perfectly. I clicked on the image and it took me to a website for, "The Palazzo Odoni" a Venetian palace turned into suites. I wrote them an email asking if I would be able to rent their courtyard out for a wedding. On the other end of that email was Ema. To my surprise she wrote me back and told me that not only could I have the wedding there but that she would be thrilled to organize the whole thing for me if I wanted. From this point on we exchanged many emails going over every detail. I gave her a budget and she took care of everything else. When we arrived at the Palazzo Odoni it was like being greeted by an old friend. She was so warm and helpful we felt right at home. The entire experience was nothing short of perfect. I feel so blessed to have found her.