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Elaine and Ryan, Wedding in Puglia

Elaine & Ryan | Puglia

Salento, October 27th 2017.


After my husband, Ryan, and I got engaged, we had the hardest time choosing the perfect location to celebrate our marriage. We knew we wanted an intimate destination wedding in Italy, but as you probably know, there are an overwhelming number of places that would serve this purpose. How does one even narrow it down? And then, we stumbled upon the exquisite Castello Monaci in Puglia. Immediately, we reached out to inquire on available dates and enlisted the help of Martina Coppino of Exclusive Italy Weddings.


From the very beginning, Martina was kind, professional, organized, and pleasant – traits we looked for in someone whom we could later confide in to ensure our special day was going to be amazing. She patiently listened to all of our requests and politely and respectfully intervened when something was not a right fit – always providing alternatives – which we greatly appreciated as we 1) knew nothing about planning a wedding, and 2) knew nothing about planning a wedding halfway around the world from the States.


But Martina made it easy, walking through every step of every decision with us, from arranging our initial site inspection and tasting, transportation for us and our guests, photo and video services, flowers and decor, hair and makeup, musical entertainment, our wedding menu, and most importantly, assisting with the required paperwork to marry in the Catholic Church in Italy.


By the time our wedding rolled around in October 2017, we felt nothing but pure excitement! I still recall people asking us how we were doing the morning of and when we said great, they were almost shocked. How are we so calm and relaxed? Aren’t we worried at all? Nope! Because we had Martina right by our side, and we trusted in her wholeheartedly!


Martina, words cannot fully express our gratitude for being able to work with you in creating such a fantastic celebration. You are a master at your craft! Invaluable. A shining star. And it is because of your knowledge and expertise that we can say that our wedding was the most magical day/night of our lives — a memory we will cherish forever — exceeding beyond all of our expectations! I cannot tell you just how many of our guests expressed to us their joy and amazement at how perfectly executed it was. And they all loved you!


So from the bottom of our hearts, GRAZIE MILLE. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, and many more THANK YOU’s. It was truly a fairy tale wedding!

Take care and speak soon!!!!! xo

Kind regards,



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