Anthea Wedding couple reviews

Your experience with us is the core of our business. Here, you can read some kind words written by our couples – these words will help you understand our process and what we can do to offer you the best wedding experience you could dream of.

One day, we dreamed of getting married in Venice! Henry and I had no idea how to do that, but one google search and voila, you made it possible! And, who would have known that three years later, we have finally celebrated our wedding at the St. Regis in Venice on June 18, 2022! It wouldn’t have been possible without you, your love, endless support and countless emails, whatsapp messages and zoom calls.

Tricia & Henry

You made this so easy…easy on me, easy to plan and easy solutions for every little detail.  You thought of everything, even all the small things that never came to my mind!  You are so talented, you have such a special way of designing, creating and implementing the most exquisite, beautiful and splendid weddings!  I thank God that google brought you into our life!  As you can see, the only tears I shed on my wedding day was when I finally had to say goodbye to you!  But, its not goodbye, we are family now, so its – we will see you soon!  Thank you for making our wedding weekend so special, we will have the sweetest memories in our hearts forever!  

With love,
Tricia & Henry

There are a few times in life that you want to say so many words, so you don’t even know how to start with…
words so precious and valuable meaning, that is even hard to explore them… I’ll start with a phrase that one of our guests said: “there is still no such a word in vocabulary that could describe this wedding day, even magic would be poor!” 

Eleanna & Yannis

There are a few times in life that you want to say so many words, so you don’t even know how to start with… words so precious and valuable meaning, that is even hard to explore them… I’ll start with a phrase that one of our guests said: “there is still no such a word in vocabulary that could describe this wedding day, even magic would be poor!”
And just to give justice, I think she was absolutely right. A fairytale became true, due to my 2 good fairies, Giovanna and Anna. Everything seemed to be “touched” by their magic wand and had transformed into my sweet paradise, a paradise such as none ever thought to escape.
I really don’t know what I should comment on first. I have completely lost my words… and I am telling you that this happens rarely to me. Hair, make-up, photos, video, reception, ceremony, coordination… all of their associates have done much more than any expectation.
Everyone found ourselves surprised in any section.
The day ran so fast and easy that we wanted more and more and more…..
Now be back in Greece looking through the window while writing these comments I am still thinking how lucky I was to leave an experience like that keeps me wondering “will I be lucky enough to my life living a moment like that again? “
Many thanks from the deep of my heart. Giovanna and Anna, you’re a treasure!!!! It was more than a luck to have You.

Giovanna,
There are no words that could accurately describe how incredibly grateful we are for all that you’ve done for us. For those of you reading this and are considering hiring Giovanna to assist in your wedding day – just do it!

Danielle & Kevin

Giovanna,
There are no words that could accurately describe how incredibly grateful we are for all that you’ve done for us. When Kevin and I decided to have our wedding in Venice, the city where we first met in college, we had no idea where to begin or if it was even possible. Because of you, our day could not have been more magical.
For those of you reading this and are considering hiring Giovanna to assist in your wedding day – just do it. Giovanna always responded to every single one of my endless emails, was incredibly professional (and patient), and always listened to what we had to say. Giovanna successfully took every idea that my husband and I threw at her and turned them into a reality better than we could have ever imagined.
My bouquet was everything I ever wanted it to be. The band, who played our wedding song in the square while we sipped our celebratory cocktails, was a surprise that only Giovanna could have pulled off. Our wedding dinner was exceptional and, I believe, was the first in the history of weddings where the guests literally couldn’t eat any more (it was THAT good and the food/wine never stopped)!
There wasn’t a single moment of stress, doubt, or concern. We put every ounce of trust in Giovanna and never looked back. Every little detail was handled with respect, whether it was corralling our family or personally placing my veil on my head. She even saved the day when my Dad got lost on the way to the ceremony. I confidently do not believe we could have done it without her. And this isn’t even all of it!
So thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. You weren’t just our wedding planner, you are our friend…and I will forever mean it when I say we are endlessly grateful for you.
Love always,

Danielle + KevinAnd just to give justice, I think she was absolutely right. A fairytale became true, due to my 2 good fairies, Giovanna and Anna. Everything seemed to be “touched” by their magic wand and had transformed into my sweet paradise, a paradise such as none ever thought to escape.
I really don’t know what I should comment on first. I have completely lost my words… and I am telling you that this happens rarely to me. Hair, make-up, photos, video, reception, ceremony, coordination… all of their associates have done much more than any expectation.
Everyone found ourselves surprised in any section.
The day ran so fast and easy that we wanted more and more and more…..
Now be back in Greece looking through the window while writing these comments I am still thinking how lucky I was to leave an experience like that keeps me wondering “will I be lucky enough to my life living a moment like that again? “
Many thanks from the deep of my heart. Giovanna and Anna, you’re a treasure!!!! It was more than a luck to have You.

Our wedding was the most magical, emotional, and absolutely stunning day in our lives. And all this thanks to you my “fairy ladies” and the wonderful team that you have built. The moment we came to Venice we were embraced by your charm, care and exceptional knowledge of what you do.

Anastasia & Alexander

Dear Giovanna and Anna,
Our wedding was the most magical, emotional and absolutely stunning day in our lives. And all this thanks to you my “fairy ladies” and the wonderful team that you have built. The flowers, the food, the ceremony, the music, the make up and hair, the tour around Venice and of course the pictures and videos, everything was done very professionally and turned out to be even more beautiful, delicious, and breathtaking than we have ever wished for!!!
Every minute every second of our special day was well planned and thought through till very little details. The moment we came to Venice we were embraced by your charm, care and exceptional knowledge of what you do.
Thanks to you ALL for making our wedding the fairytale, the fairytales that we will tell to our children, grandchildren and hopefully grand grandchildren:)))
These memories will stay with us forever!!!

Anna and Giovanna were fantastic from start to finish. We cannot compliment them more, they are a guaranteed success and will help make anyone’s wedding the most special, unique day of their lives.

Sarah & Frank

The Venice Wedding Planner was one of the best things about our magical experience of getting married Venice. Anna and Giovanna were fantastic from start to finish. Not only were they on top of all the logistics, but they helped make our 80 person destination wedding a dream come true. They helped us source restaurants for family gatherings prior to the big day, were totally engaged with our retro-style vision for the wedding and took so much of the pressures off us, particularly as we are based in the UK but were co-ordinating guests from all over Europe, Canada and the United States.
We cannot compliment them more, they are a guaranteed success and will help make anyone’s wedding the most special, unique day of their lives.

Venice Wedding Planner

Ma chère Giovanna,

Même dans nos rêves nous n’aurions pu imaginer notre mariage si réussi , si parfait…Plus qu’un weeding planner tu as été une véritable fée !

Erika & Philippe

Ma chère Giovanna,

Même dans nos rêves nous n’aurions pu imaginer notre mariage si réussi , si parfait…Plus qu’un weeding planner tu as été une véritable fée !
Tu as su écouter et répondre à tous nos désirs, proposer des solutions vraiment personnalisées à chacune de nos envies…Nous n’avons pas connu une seule seconde le stress de l’organisation mais tout s’est dessiné naturellement, dans la douceur et la bonne humeur !
Des milliers de MERCIS pour avoir fait de ce jour un souvenir si merveilleux…

Avec toute notre amitié,

Erika & Philippe

Dear Giovanna,
Thank you so much for arranging an absolutely enchanting wedding for us! Many of our
guests were quite familiar with Venice, but no one (neither Italian nor American) had ever experienced the city in the way that they did on our wedding day. Thank you for creating a perfect day that we will remember forever.

Laura & Ted

Dear Giovanna,
Thank you so much for arranging an absolutely enchanting wedding for us!
From the very first time that we talked months ago, you understood exactly what we wanted, and were able to guide us through the planning process with generosity and patience (occasionally guiding us with a strong hand when
needed). You gave us perfect advice about every aspect of the ceremony and reception, responding so promptly to each email question that we had. You provided us with amazing people to work with – the florist, photographer, and stylist were all incredible, and we have never seen more beautiful flowers! You and your team provided flawless coordination of our
complicated guest arrival and transportation needs on the wedding day, making it possible for us to just relax and enjoy the moment. Many of our guests were quite familiar with Venice, but no one (neither Italian nor American) had ever experienced the city in the way that they did on our wedding day. Thank you for creating a perfect day that we will remember forever.

Giovanna, a lady with patience, knowledge, and many wonderful ideas that complemented our own vision. When people hear you have had a wedding planner you do see eyebrows being raised at the luxury but Giovanna was a luxury we couldn’t have done without! She helped us to have the most amazing day of our lives and we will be forever grateful for her friendship.

Cassie & Andy

We fell in love with Venice two years ago and decided that if were ever to marry, it would be there; the most picturesque city in the world. However, we soon realised our wonderful day would not be possible without the help of someone and after researching for wedding planners we came across the Venice Wedding Planner and we met Giovanna; a lady with patience, knowledge and many wonderful ideas that complemented our own vision. When we first skyped with Giovanna, we were really impressed by her ability to understand us straight away. She understood exactly what we wanted, a very relaxed wedding showing off Venice to our 21 family and friends. Through her own contacts and also research that we did, we had a day that was beyond our expectations. From the water taxi for the bridal party (or as we renamed it ‘the water limousine’), the beautiful flowers, her help in adding our own personal touches to the ceremony, a drinks reception overlooking the Grand Canal, walking through parts of Venice to get to the most amazing courtyard restaurant for wonderful food and local wines and finally the gondola rides! We topped off the day dancing in Piazzo San Marco.
Giovanna was so supportive of all our ideas and really helped with the formalities that we would have struggled to do ourselves. Through endless emails we got to know Giovanna and she did us. I still can’t believe we only skyped for two short sessions in the 8 months we were planning our day! Giovanna helped us put everything together and even when things went a bit off plan (our CD didn’t work and one of our guests lost her corsage pin) Giovanna came to the rescue and sorted it all out without any fuss. During the day Giovanna stayed in the background and let everyone get on whilst she double-checked venues were ready and that everyone knew what they were doing behind the scenes.
When people hear you have had a wedding planner you do see eyebrows being raised at the luxury but Giovanna was a luxury we couldn’t have done without! She helped us to have the most amazing day of our lives and we will be forever grateful for her friendship.

Thank you so much,

Cassie and Andy

Our wedding day and evening went perfectly, we really did have the most amazing day and it was all thanks to Giovanna and her team.
Nanni- you are so kind, and it was a pleasure to work with you and get to know you!

Janou & Tommaso

With Tommaso and his family originating from Venice, we immediately knew that Venice was the place that we wanted to get married! As we were expecting a baby, we wanted to get married as quickly as possible but we didn’t want to cut corners or have anything less than our dream wedding. Thanks to Giovanna and her team (and my in-laws!) we were able to have the most beautiful Venetian wedding in December 2014, only 4 months from the day we got engaged!

From the start, Giovanna worked extremely hard to organise the perfect wedding for us. We remained in regular contact via email leading up to the week before the wedding as well as Giovanna meeting regularly with Tommaso’s mother in Venice to plan. When we arrived in Venice a week before the big day, we were really impressed with the organisation and precision of Giovanna and her team! They were friendly, flexible and on the ball which made everything enjoyable and problem free.
Our wedding day and evening went perfectly, we really did have the most amazing day and it was all thanks to Giovanna and her team.

Nanni- you are so kind, and it was a pleasure to work with you and get to know you!

This letter can only go some small way to offer our utmost respect to you for what you did for us, but know this, that in our hearts, and in our memories which we will celebrate every anniversary year forever to come, you will be with us, you will be in our thoughts, as you have given us such a gift to remember.

Leigh & Chris

Dear Giovanna,
We have so much to thank you for both personally, as Giovanna Wurmbrand Stuppach and professionally your team at The Venice Wedding Planner for our successful Wedding in June 2016. “Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.” – Arthur Ashe
“Often more important than the outcome” could be considered inappropriate for a Wedding, but as a ceremony that binds two people in love together for the remainder of their lives, the planning or as Arthur Ashe puts it “The doing”, is crucial to both “the outcome” and the enjoyment of the day together.
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The concerns and complexities for any couple marrying abroad must include legalities, guests, food, outfits, dresses, hotels, transportation, the Reception and that’s just getting started, so I respect anyone’s decision to wholesale contract this to a hotel or package company, however we truly wanted something bespoke and with Venice, “the city on water”, we didn’t know where to start.
We were familiar with Venice, like most couples who have been, it feels like “yours”, like a divine right within your romance, we knew good places to visit and eat, but to approach planning our Wedding we knew we needed help and luckily we struck gold in finding you Giovanna.
From the outset in February 2015 you were so professional, reassuring, open and honest, and for us we knew contracting The Venice Wedding Planner was a wise move, what perhaps was not such a wise move was your commitment of “Limitless emails to define every detail with you”, we really must have pushed the very definition of “Limitless”!
Our “recky” visit in June 2015, which bestowed the honour upon us of meeting you face to face, the pleasure was all ours, so confidently you showed us around several venues, made sound recommendations, offered advice and translation, but let us come away from the meeting with a number of choices, not too many but with enough information to once home in England decide on venues, even then you returned to the venues to clarify general aspects and ensure we got the best value for money, without loss in quality.
What followed and I can only apologise was the emails, the emails and let’s not forget, the emails.
You have the patience of a Saint, and at key times the insistence of discipline, we (never you) often let emails slip unanswered, after all with over a whole year to go once we finalised the June 2016 date, it gave us forever to get back to you, but when you needed us you had a way of politely pulling us back in line, we were shocked when you ensured we legally got all the correct documents from the UK to legitimise the wedding.
You reassured us in advance at every step of when we needed to make payments and to whom.
With that wonderful patience you anxiously guided us through menu selections, not just for the Reception but also the “Rehearsal” dinner event we had on the evening before the marriage, that was another brilliant idea of yours as the “Rehearsal” dinner was cemented in everybody’s minds.
Everything from the Town Hall, the interpreter, transport, Gondolas, make-up, hair, music, lighting technicians, to the table names, nothing was missed, even small aspects like bottled water after the ceremony for everyone as they melted in the glorious Venice sunshine.
Your wonderful assistant Costanza, ferried the non-bridal party and me the Groom so cleverly to ensure our path never crossed the bridal luxury water taxi en route to the Town Hall, Costanza even went back to the wedding venue before it shut when it emerged one of our guests left something in the Town Hall, she was scheduled to leave at that time, but made herself late for a personal commitment to help our guests!
During the whole day, and the majority of our evening, Giovanna you ensured that everything went to plan, with the Reception upgrade location worth several thousand Euros you got us for free, looking after cash for services so we never had to worry but worked out perfectly so we knew exactly our outlay, somehow you even kept us to a timeline right up until our first dance.
Without you Giovanna, and now with the added benefit of hindsight, I can sincerely state that Leigh would’ve been correct to cast doubt of a Venice Wedding being possible, there is simply so much to go wrong if you want a truly bespoke Wedding in Venice.
However, with you Giovanna, these concerns were allayed and put to rest, you simply extol excellence in planning a Venice Wedding, you are adapt at making dreams come true, and more than that you done everything to ensure that we actually enjoyed our Wedding, something that often goes amiss in concern for guests enjoying the day.
Giovanna, this letter is a Testimonial to your services at The Venice Wedding Planner, but more than that I want you to accept this letter as somewhat part of a personal thank you for what you did for us, your career is more than a profession, it is an art form that is delicate with so many intricacies and permutations that cannot be afforded to chance.
This letter can only go some small way to offer our utmost respect to you for what you did for us, but know this, that in our hearts, and in our memories which we will celebrate every anniversary year forever to come, you will be with us, you will be in our thoughts, as you have given us such a gift to remember Venice 2016 and I would only have one criticism of your company and that is that you should have a new name.
The Perfect Venice Wedding Planner.
We wanted to have an enjoyable day, but with you it became an incredible day.
As Arthur Ashe puts it “Success is a journey, not a destination.”, that journey with you was one that lead to the perfect “destination”, thank you.
Sincerely and with heartfelt gratitude,

Mr and Mrs Martin

We are still pinching ourselves that we have had the wedding of our dreams. It actually exceeded our dreams! Thank you so much for making it all possible 🙂

Alison & Philip

Ciao Giovanna!
We are now sadly back at work and although our wedding day was a little over two weeks ago, we are still brimming with joy from such a fantastic experience.
We can’t thank you enough for all your help throughout the whole process – we have been on such a journey with you! From the initial contact with you nine months ago, you have guided every step and provided such a great service…and so much more! From booking the ceremony, to the legal documentation, to guidance and liaison on the wedding day itself; arranging the most beautiful water taxi’s, buttonholes and corsage flowers for our guests, and handcrafted, authentic Venetian masks for our favours…we couldn’t have done it without you.
Being a dog owner yourself, it was reassuring to hear from you that our dreams of having our own dog as part of our wedding day, would be possible – and I can’t believe that dream has now been realised. Thank you so much for your help in not only sourcing a vet for our dog’s passport appointment, but also coming along to the appointment to translate between Italian and English. And even the vet visit was an enjoyable experience!
It seems that the only thing you couldn’t help with was the weather! The fact that there had been so much rain, and the high water levels meant that the entrance to the Town Hall was submerged, could have posed an issue for the ceremony…but your quick thinking came up with, quite frankly, an innovative solution – bin bags! Wading through the water with bin bags on our legs may not have been the most glamorous image, but what fun it was! It was the talk of our day and is something that we will never forget. It also meant that this ‘unavoidable inconvenience’ didn’t impact the timings of our day and everything could still run to schedule. Is there anything you can’t do?!
We are still pinching ourselves that we have had the wedding of our dreams. It actually exceeded our dreams! Thank you so much for making it all possible 🙂
All our love,
Alison, Phil and Rosie the dog xxx

Our December wedding in Venice was everything we hoped it would be. We had the most amazing time!

Claire & Robert

Our December wedding in Venice was everything we hoped it would be. We had the most amazing time. Giovanna made everything so easy for us and took care of all the necessary arrangements, so that we could just relax and enjoy our day. Nothing was too much trouble, Giovanna even arranged a last minute hair appointment for me! We would highly recommend! Grazie Mille! Claire and Robert, UK.

I could not ask for anything more, Giovanna had excelled in everything, we are hoping to meet up in October and have a more relaxed meeting with someone who helped make our day perfect.

Caroline & Des

Dear Giovanna
We are now approaching Autumn but our wedding in May in beautiful Venice seems like yesterday, every day we look at the pictures and the feelings are still as strong as the actual day.
Despite our worries you were always calm and reassuring even when I sent the documents through our post as tracked but they were not as well tracked once they had left England, note for future brides use DHL or a similar company, but all the time Giovanna was relaxed and confident that all would be well and of course she was right.
We contacted Giovanna numerous times and she always replied quickly, don’t you ever have a day off?
Our wedding was approaching fast and we met the day before where she put us both at ease, sleep well she said and we did ready for the most amazing day of our lives!
We were ready, I was whisked over to the Palazzo Cavalli by boat with my daughter and there we met all our friends and of course my husband to be, everything was perfect the timing, venue and of course our wedding.
I could not ask for anything more, Giovanna had excelled in everything, we are hoping to meet up in October and have a more relaxed meeting with someone who helped make our day perfect.
Thank you Giovanna and see you soon
Caroline & Des

Sei una grande Wedding Planner, una bella e grande donna di sensibilità più che tutto. Sono contenta di averti conosciuta e di aver “consegnato” a te il mio matrimonio.

Veronica & Marco

Giovanna in sua compagnia percepivo nell’aria sintonia e tante idee da condividere, sapevo che affidandomi a te tutto sarebbe andato per il verso giusto. Perché tra di noi c’era feeling.
Sono ancora anestetizzata della “magia ” del mio matrimonio. Eravamo anime libere, Marco vuole sposarsi di nuovo! Io se ci penso ero “drogata” perché certi momenti mi sono fuggiti della memoria, altri sono eternamente dentro del mio cuore.
Sei una grande Wedding Planner, una bella e grande donna di sensibilità più che tutto. Sono contenta di averti conosciuta e di aver “consegnato” a te il mio matrimonio.
I miei ospiti sono stati accolti bene e si sono sentiti coccolati mentre noi eravamo a fare le foto, ti ringrazio tanto per questo.
Mi hanno detto che era uno dei matrimoni più belli più organizzati dove loro erano andati.
Tutto era perfetto… Anche la pioggia ha fatto una cornice, perché Venezia è bella e magica con tutti i tempi, e tu eri pronta, con ombrello e la tua pashmina per coprirmi del freddo, i taxi sono arrivati puntuali, sei una grande professionista.
Volevamo che la parola d’ordine fossi ” divertirsi” e questo è successo !
Ti abbraccio e ti bacio sinceramente con affetto e ti ringrazio per aver dato il cuore in questo evento.
Con la sua umiltà e tranquillità mi ha conquistata, grazie Giovanna per avermi fatto vivere il mio giorno più bello con assoluta serenità, per avermi aiutato, consigliato, rassicurato durante i preparativi e di aver preparato il tavolo della torta con cura.
Con ammirazione
Veronica e Marco 

..10 years later..

Cara Nanni
10 anni sono passati da quel meraviglioso giorno che con il tuo aiuto sono andata a incontrare Marco all’altare …
Quando abbiamo deciso di rinnovare le promesse l’unica persona che mi é venuta in mente sei tu …
Questa volta con il poco preavviso sei riuscita a realizzare un nuovo matrimonio e, devo dirti con tutta sincerità, non mi aspettavo che venisse così bello e emozionante.
Ti ringrazio per essere presente per aver risolto ogni piccolo intoppo con la serenità che ti appartiene.
É stato bello perché hai messo tanto amore … e ti ho visto emozionata.
Nessuna poteva fare così, se tu non fossi così speciale
Ti ringrazio di cuore .
Alla prossima…
Veronica e Marco

We take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the organisation and support for and on our wedding day. Your professionalism and kindness made the wedding day go easily that we could fully enjoy the moment, our day, without any worries nor hassle.

Linda & Gary

Dear Giovanna,
We take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the organisation and support for and on our wedding day.
Having a wedding abroad is always more complicated however your experience, expertise and recommendations made everything easier for us.
Your professionalism and kindness made the wedding day go easily that we could fully enjoy the moment, our day, without any worries nor hassle.
More than your services, your sympathy and kindness has touched us and we will always remember you for being part and for sharing this special day.
We can only recommend the venice wedding planner.
Merci pour cette rencontre,
Gary & Linda

Sei stata indispensabile per organizzare tutto in soli due mesi ma curando al meglio ogni dettaglio, sei stata sempre presente e ci hai incoraggiato anche quando l’impresa sembrava davvero impossibile.

Claudia & Simone

Cara Giovanna,
Sei stata un nome consigliato per accompagnarci nell’avventura di sposarci ad alta quota una volta scelta la location ad Arabba, e sei diventata parte indispensabile nell’organizzazione.
Nonostante le difficoltà dell’impresa di organizzare tutto in poco tempo e ad un’altitudine di 2478 mt, sei riuscita a darci una grande mano e accompagnarci nelle scelte da compiere.
Sei stata indispensabile per organizzare tutto in soli due mesi ma curando al meglio ogni dettaglio, sei stata sempre presente e ci hai incoraggiato anche quando l’impresa sembrava davvero impossibile.
Hai una “aiutante” carinissima e davvero disponibile, sia te che Costanza il giorno del matrimonio siete stata stupende, “inflessibili” con chi non rispettava i piani, ma allo stesso tempo disponibilissime con chiunque per qualsiasi richiesta, solo così è stato possibile riuscire a costruire quel giorno così unico.
Ti ringrazio di tutto davvero e un ringraziamento va anche a Costanza.
Spero che questa sia stata anche una occasione per trovare una amica.
Grazie di cuore!!
Claudia e Simone

We are just so thankful that we made the perfect choice when we contacted Giovanna! From that first exchange of emails to our hug goodbye, we realised that not only did we have our dream wedding, but it was planned by someone who understood every little detail that by the end of the week you felt like family!

Francesca & Noah

There are a lot of choices when planning a wedding in Venice! We are just so thankful that we made the perfect choice when we contacted The Venice Wedding Planner and heard back from Giovanna. From that first exchange of emails to our hug goodbye as we left for home, we realised that not only did we have our dream wedding, but it was planned by someone who understood every little detail that by the end of the week you felt like family!

Giovanna, took the time to answer EVERY question through email and text very patiently and on our wedding day, it seemed like she made the rain stop and the sun come out! Her team was equally as fabulous! Grazie Costanza, Eva and Molly!

We will keep you and memories of our Venetian wedding in our hearts forever!

Noah and Francesca