View some of our previous weddings and read what the happy couples had to say about their big day.
Sam & Ian
Civil Ceremony | September 2018 | Calatabiano
“Thank you so much to our incredible planners Emma & Simona at Sicilian Wedding Day for helping turn our rather extravagant & out of the ordinary three day Sicilian dream wedding into a reality..
We can’t recommend them enough: they were kind, patient, reassuring, resourceful, super organised, smiley and fun to be around! Their sense of style, creative flair & brilliant negotiation skills were essential in making it all come together. We could relax and let go completely on the day itself knowing they had every small but important detail and eventuality covered. Having a team based in Sicily with their wealth of knowledge and connections about local suppliers and cultural customs was an absolute must for us, you just can’t get or find that level of expertise or establish that relationship of trust with a venue after one or two site reccies and some googling! Sicilian Wedding Day you were such a pleasure to work with. Grazie Mille!”
Caterina & Ernesto
Religious Ceremony | October 2018 | Messina
“My husband and I live in Brussels, in Belgium, but organizing a wedding in Belgium or elsewhere was never taken into consideration. I’m Sicilian and I had never dreamed of a better place for my wedding than Sicily.
When my husband and I decided to get married, this was more or less the only certainty we had: It had to be in Sicily. When we first contacted Simona and Emma we had not even decided a date yet. We came to them with a big luggage of doubts, questions, dreams, unusual ideas, expectations. We had absolutely no info about how to proceed further, and, over all, we had a tight schedule (we wanted to get married really soon!) and a relatively tight budget. Basically, a mission impossible!
With calm, professionalism, kindness and responsiveness, this experienced duo made our dream come true. They listened to us and were always available to adapt to our needs. We wanted a party that reflected our story, way of living, ideals and…of course…we wanted to have fun! We had all and more!
Moreover, we also wanted to take the opportunity of our wedding to give our non--Sicilian and international guests a fully Sicilian experience and Simona proposed us the best solutions in terms of accommodation, venue location, catering and decoration. Everything was really perfect!
Carnelia & Greg
Symbolic Ceremony | September 2018 | Agrigento
“Emma and Simona helped us turned the seed of our idea for a wedding into a beautiful flower of a memory. This was no doubt due to their incredible acument and diligence in coordinating all of the elements of the experience (such as the flowers).
It’s very difficult to plan a wedding, perhaps more so if your chosen venue is about 5,000 miles away. Emma was the person who made it all doable, and finally, real. She helped organize all of the necessary vendors, provided us with options, worked closely with our chosen location, and ultimately created a joyful and seamless experience for all of our friends and family.
And frankly, we could have been easier to work with. Life would get in the way of planning or we’d miss an email, but Emma was always able to guide us forward, and she was very patient and accommodating as we worked to clarify our vision and hone the details.
If anyone I encountered were to mention the idea of getting married in Sicily, I would a) wholeheartedly recommend Sicilian Wedding Day and b) immediately try to secure an invitation. In that order.”
Radhia & Peter
Symbolic Ceremony | July 2018 | Castelbuono
“We initially didn’t intend to use a wedding planner but we struggled to find a venue, band, photographer etc. we liked in Sicily. We were very fortunate to find Emma and Simona who have a wealth of experience and contacts in Sicily and presented us with great options to select from. They know what will work well but also took the time to understand our tastes and to create the day we had always dreamed of. They are a great team to work with and thanks to them we were able to enjoy the planning and build up to our wedding, and of course the day itself. It was hands down the best money we spent on the entire wedding!”
Becky & Gregory
Symbolic Ceremony | May 2018 | Palazzolo Acreide
“Our wedding day was everything we hoped it would be and more. This was definitely thanks to the wonderful services provided by Emma and Simona. As we are based in the UK and speak very limited Italian, it was important to us to hire wedding planners we could trust to help us organise our big day. They gave us as much support and guidance as we needed before and during the event, making sure everything went to plan. They were able to recommend an amazing florist and photographer and happy to work with our choice of location and band. They also helped us organise bespoke day trips for the wedding party which everyone appreciated. Thanks to Emma and Simona a lot of the stress was taken out of the planning process. We could not have done this without them.”
Charlie & Simon
Symbolic Ceremony | May 2018 | Aci Castello
“My wedding would not have been the same without the amazing help from Emma and Simona. We live in London but our dream was to get married in Sicily. Emma and Simona made this all possible. They eased our minds every step of the way and provided sound advice through the whole process. It was so important for us to have someone that we trusted overseeing all of the developments and progress of the wedding, when we couldn’t be there. In addition to this, when it came to recommending services like florists and caterers, Emma and Simona listed to what we wanted to achieve and recommended the right people from their experience that would be the best fit for us. We trusted them to do this and they came through for us! There is only so much you can do when you cannot be there to meet the people, try the food or see the way they work, but Emma and Simona did the most fantastic job to find the best people what we dreamt of for our wedding day. They helped us create the vision that we had, it was in no way a generic formula. They listened to everything that we wanted and then tailored a bespoke planning process to ensure it could all happen.
They were on the end of the phone or ready to reply to an e-mail whenever I had a question, or a query or if I just needed to talk thing through. Having someone that is so diligent and responsive, really puts your mind at ease and take all the pressure off of you.
On the day, it started to rain when we were meant to be having the ceremony outside! Emma and Simona worked tirelessly to make sure that all of our guests were taken care of and looked after while there was a slight delay to the wedding. They communicated brilliantly with myself and my husband to let us know what was happening. The last thing you want to do on your wedding day is have to worry about logistics, and having Emma and Simona there meant that we didn’t have to give it a seconds thought. A few small things of our day needed to be rearranged but they did it seamlessly and no-one knew any difference. It really couldn’t have happened without them
Emma and Simona were an integral part of our wedding day and it would not have been possible without them. My husband and I are so thankful to them for helping us to create the most perfect day, and ensuring that it ran so smoothly.
If you are looking to have your wedding in Sicily, I could not recommend them enough to make sure your day is just as you dreamed.”
Ginika & Nnaemeka
Religious Ceremony | April 2018 | Milazzo
“Our wedding day was like a dream come true. We cannot thank Emma and Simona enough for all their hard work throughout the planning and on the day.
When we first decided to have a destination wedding in Sicily we didn’t know where to start. I can guarantee you will not regret our choice with Sicilian Wedding Day.
We were excited when we came across the ethos written on thier website of how they don’t offer packaged proposals but listen to the couples’ needs to develop a personalised proposition that fits your expectations and budget. We found this to be very accurate.
They listened to us and really helped make the day just as we had always imagined and more. Sicily will always be a place close to our hearts. Thank you again Emma and Simona for giving us our perfect day.”
Francesca & Lincoln
Religious Ceremony | September 2017 | Taormina
"We have now been back in Perth for a couple of weeks and have had time to reflect on the day and our time in Italy surrounding it. Thank you so much for all your help in planning such a lovely wedding day.
You both did a fantastic job at organising everything and making the day so memorable. We appreciate all of the planning and behind the scenes work that you did to make our wedding so special.
So many of our guests have told us that it was the best wedding they have ever been to and we could not have organised it all without you. Thank you for being so accommodating and really listening to what we wanted to create a lovely day."
Valeria & Michel
Religious Ceremony | September 2017 | Taormina
"We got married in Taormina in September thanks to all the help that Emma and Simona gave us. We have to say that we were lost in the first place, we knew that we wanted to get married in Taormina, but how? None of us are from Sicily. This is how we found Sicilian Wedding Day on the internet. We liked the website and decided to contact them. First very good point is how fast they contacted us and directly set a Skype meeting to discuss all the details. Emma was very kind and friendly, willing to listen and to understand exactly what we had in mind. So we chose Sicilian Wedding Day and weren't disappointed!
The organisation of the wedding went very well. We mostly communicated by email (we met once in Taormina to visit some potential venues) and everything was very clear and well done. They always respected our choices but gave us some very good advice when they could. We have to say that the organisation and the weekend of our wedding went extremely well and smoothly thanks to Emma and Simona. They also took part in the administrative side of the wedding, reminding us all the papers that we had to bring for the church and more. The day of the wedding they stayed late to ensure that everything was perfect and they were really trying to make this day as easy as possible for us. Literally helping for all the possible and imaginable details, that end up to be so important the day of your wedding.
We will definitely recommend Sicilian Wedding Day for any other wedding. We are very happy with the result, everything was perfect! We also would like to point our that both Emma and Simona are very nice, kind and always willing to help. The contact was so natural and easy."
Rachel & Tim
Civil Ceremony | July 2017 | Taormina
"We decided to get married in Taormina on 7th July 2017. So I started to look at ‘Wedding Co-ordinators’ in Sicily and came across Emma. As soon as I spoke to Emma I felt like I would be in safe hands. She came across as very calm and friendly and easy to talk to so I decided to proceed. Emma was brilliant throughout the whole process. Every time I emailed her or called her I would get a swift response and she understood exactly what I wanted.
The makeup artist and hair stylist that she recommended were fantastic and created the perfect look. The Photographer, Nunzio Bruno, again an excellent choice and he captured our special day perfectly. The flowers and musicians were great. The ceremony venue and our wedding dinner on the Terrace of the El Jebel Ciampoli restaurant have left lasting memories for us to remember forever.
On the day everything ran like clockwork. Everyone and everything was on time and perfect. I cannot thank Emma and Simona enough for the effort and attention to detail that was given to our special day and would highly recommend their services."
Zoe & Henry
Civil Ceremony | June 2017 | Piazza Armerina
"Emma and Simona were fantastic; combining great local contacts and cultural knowledge with a real commitment to organising the wedding we wanted. From suggesting our own venue to being picky about wedding cars, they tackled all of our requests with energy and a real passion for making the day everything we asked for.
The small team at Sicilian Wedding Day means you are guaranteed a personal service, with Emma and Simona striking the perfect balance between having everything under control but giving you the freedom to make the wedding your own. If you are looking for wedding planners who are professional and reliable, but also enthusiastic and happy to do whatever it takes to give you your dream wedding day, whatever that might be, we would definitely recommend Sicilian Wedding Day.
Our wedding day was everything we had hoped for – Sicilian but with our own stamp – and we could not have done it without them; thank you very much!"
Ali & Chris
Symbolic Ceremony | September 2016 | Castelbuono
"Emma & Simona, we cannot thank you enough! Our wedding day was everything we had hoped for and so much more, and in the large part this was down to you both. You made everything so smooth and stress free for us, and the wedding went perfectly.
We are so grateful for everything you organised, from the amazing flowers, to the reception drinks on the eve of the wedding and all of the transport. We are also extremely appreciative for everything you did on the day to make sure that it went exactly as planned. Nothing was too much of an ask and we have had some wonderful feedback from our guests on what a brilliant weekend it was. We couldn't have done it without you! Wish we could do it all again!"
Amanda & Stephen
Religious Ceremony | September 2016 | Ragusa Ibla
"Very simply, our dream wedding in Sicily would not have happened without Sicilian Wedding Day. Emma and Simona were so committed to making our wedding day so special and so tailored to our wishes, looking back it is actually hard to believe!
We married in Ragusa Ibla in September 2016 and began working with Sicilian Wedding Day as early as 18 months before. From day one, Emma and Simona were the ultimate professionals, assisting initially in venue selection right through to flower arrangement and music selection. Sicilian Wedding Day listened to what we wanted, brought forward ideas and provided constant advice, including on the quite complicated documentation process. Contact was excellent throughout, and although we were fully aware that Emma and Simona had a busy summer of weddings across Sicily, we were always made to feel like their only clients. This was their greatest quality, the made it all about our day.
Combining unparalleled knowledge of Sicilian wedding traditions and that of international norms (we were an American bride and Irish groom), Emma and Simona very quickly understood what we were looking for and then just made it happen!"
Danielle & Julian
Religious Ceremony | July 2016 | Castelbuono
"We had our heart set on getting married in Sicily due to our family ties to the island, however we thought it would be very difficult to organise. With the help of Emma and Simona, that certainly was not the case. We had the most incredible wedding and it wouldn’t have been possible without them. They did everything possible to help us achieve what we wanted of the day, even if that was very different to what was typical in Sicily. They were reassuring, investigated every avenue and were always available to answer our many questions.
They found us the perfect venue, a priest that could conduct our ceremony in English and the most wonderful florist – plus many other services throughout the day. They helped coordinate all our paperwork (a convoluted process for an Australian bride and British/Italian groom!) and logistics, and were always at hand to help with day-trips and events in the lead-up and after the wedding.
Their attentiveness in helping guests with transfers to and from the airport can’t be overstated. They went above-and-beyond, ensuring not only that we had a wonderful time, but also all of our family and friends as well – a vital part of a destination wedding!"
Pamela & Luca
Religious Ceremony | June 2016 | Ragusa Ibla
"We had a great experience working with Sicilian Wedding Day. They provided excellent suggestions for all our suppliers and hands-on support on the day. The look and theme of the day was exactly how we envisaged it to be. We couldn't have done it all without them."
Anna & Joe
Symbolic Ceremony | June 2016 | Cefalu
"Our wedding was absolutely amazing and incredibly memorable, largely in part due to the tremendous work of Emma and Simona of Sicilian Wedding Day. We have always had an affinity with Sicily, with family ties as well as spending many holidays on the island. We love the food, the culture, and the history, and so wanted to have our wedding try to match the brilliance of Sicily. Needless to say, it was a big dream but thanks to Simona and Emma it became a reality.
We really could not fault Sicilian Wedding Day one bit. They were ever so prompt and professional in their communication, they were open and honest in listening and assisting in the fulfilment of our dream wedding, and were there the entire day ensuring the execution of it all. Truly, they were absolutely fantastic and we recommend them fully to anymore who wants to see their wedding dream come true."
Samantha & Antonio
Religious Ceremony | August 2015 | Taormina
"After deciding to get married in Taormina and reviewing a number of wedding organisers and speaking to them, Antonio and I realised that Sicilian Wedding Day was exactly what we needed. We spoke to Emma via Skype and found her to be approachable and welcoming in listening to our ideas and what we wanted on the wedding day. After completing an initial form detailing what we wanted from the wedding, we found that we were always able to change our minds and ask for their advice which we would often adopt! It felt that SWD knew exactly what we wanted having spoken to us via skype and through our emails. My (now) husband and I live in Australia and initially we were daunted at the idea of organising a wedding from across the globe, but SWD answered our emails so quickly and were always a skype call away whenever we needed them, even if it was to clarify what, now in hindsight, seems like a minor point. SWD were also amazing in breaking down what needed to be dealt with into manageable tasks so we never felt like everything there was a vast amount to do.
We cannot recommend SWD enough, they truly enabled us to make our wedding the best day of our lives and all of our guests commented on how fantastic it was and that they are hoping that we're having an anniversary party in the same place! If we do, we are definitely asking SWD if they will help us with the honours!"
Liane & Luke
Symbolic & Civil Ceremonies | October 2014 | Cefalu
"We contacted Sicilian Wedding Day to organise our wedding in Cefalu. We knew very little of the area beforehand and Emma and Simona did an amazing job bringing everything together for us. All their suppliers and recommendations were first class and were inline with the type of service and quality that we were expecting.
We had a dream ay and were able to enjoy all the special moments thanks to Emma and Simona's tireless efforts, attention to detail and commitment to ensuring that we got everything we had hoped for, thank you Emma and Simona!
The day was honestly so magical and everything looked spectacular. I was over the moon with how the museum looked and the venue was sparkling with all the candles. It really was a dream come true and we could never have done it without you guys. Again, from the bottom of our hearts, Grazie Mille."