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Below are just a few testamonies from our happy couples who put their wedding in our professional hands.

Hi Rosie We are back to real life and reality and wish we could turn back the hands of time to our wedding week. I can’t find the words to thank you enough for the best week of our lives. It was magical! Everything was executed with such elegance, care, and attention to every detail there was nothing over looked. All the events exceeded both Michael and my expectations. Please thank everyone who worked onthe events. You and your team are absolutely the best! We were also wondering if we could have the names of the wines served at all the events. Our guests said the wine and food was spectacular and all the credit goes to you!  With much love Ali and Michael(New York)

Rosie,
We wanted to thank you for making our wedding truly amazing in every way.  Your expertise, responsiveness and organization made planning a wedding in Italy from Los Angeles (without even visiting) a complete breeze! We never had to worry about whether or not things would run smoothly – every event was perfectly planned and managed, and every component far exceeded our expectations.  To call out just a few examples:  The rehearsal dinner was casual and fun and set such a warm and welcoming tone for the weekend.  We can barely write about the church without tearing up – it was stunning and the way you designed the seating and decorations made it so intimate for our group of 40.  Alessandro’s music was incredible, and we so appreciate him working with our friend Sarah to sing Ave Maria – one of the many highlights of the ceremony for us and our families.  Don Ottorino’s Italian mass was warm and a once-in-a-lifetime experience for everyone who attended. The reception and flowers could not have been more beautiful.  The band was rocking.  My hair and make-up were perfect.  The food was out of this world.  And the photos are one-of-a-kind and captured the spirit and emotion of the entire event.  Our friends and family are calling it the wedding of the century! You are a true professional, and we recommend you and an Italian destination wedding all over town.  We cannot thank you enough for giving us the wedding of our dreams.
Katie and Brian Anderson Los Angeles

 

The wedding was AMAZING!!!!! You did a FANTASTIC JOB!!!!! REALLY!!!!!
Jay and Nicole


Dear Rosie
Thank you so much for making our dream wedding a reality.Our day was just as we had wanted and more: simple, elegant, intimate and stress-free, all thanks to your hard work.All the suppliers you chose were first class. The music at the ceremony was perfect and the flowers were beautiful.Mauro was fantastic. So professional yet great fun- we can’t wait to see the photos. You made us and our families feel so welcome at beautiful Cortona; you’re so lucky living in such an incredible place. We could not have done it without you!
Matt and Gemma(UK)


Dear Big Event, we cannot thank you enough for all your help in making our day so special and perfect, your guidance, advice and support with selecting the venue, flowers and music gave us and our guests a fabulous day to remember. With your attention to detail on the day everything ran smoothly. Even the sudden changes of plan caused by rain, appeared seamless to us, and dare I say it, made the day even better. The atmosphere created by the vaulted room, candles, good food and above all the most beautiful music and singing, made the evening so much more special than we had imagined possible, we just wish it could have gone on for longer.Our brief of Simple, Elegant and Wow, was exceeded far beyond on our expectations, thank you so much. Michelle and Richard ( UK)


We can only describe our wedding day as magical! It truly was everything that we had dreamt of (and more)!
We could not have organised such a brilliant day without the help of Rosie, Isabel and their amazing team of contacts!
The florist, celebrants, photographer and entertainment were of all the highest standard and the catering (wow!) – the fact that our guests are still talking about the incredible food several months later says it all.
One of the highlights of our wedding (and there are many), was the singer chosen to perform during our ceremony. Her voice was exceptional and has left us with such beautiful memories of our special day.
Thank you Rosie, Isabel and team for doing such a brilliant job!
Marika & Kavan Threadgold


Dear Rosie and Isabel,
Well we got back home on Wednesday afternoon to torrential rain and we had to put the heating on as we were so cold! It hasn’t stopped raining since and we are both seriously depressed!
I don’t know where to start in thanking you both once again for what was in our minds (and a lot of the guests too) the best wedding EVER! We all had such a great time, everything was perfect, even better than I had imagined it would be and I know that without your help none of it would have been possible. Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you really did make all my dreams come true. We want to do it all over again, next week, so are you free?!
Please pass my thanks on once again to the florist, I still have my bouquet (it’s not looking good!), I was thrilled to bits with everything. Anyway it’s back to the real world and the gym for me now – I want to be in Cortona!
Much love to you all, a very grateful
Mr & Mrs Brown!!! xxx


Dear Rosie and Isabel
Thank you both so much for making August 29th such a perfect and romantic day for Clare and Phil. All the letters I have received describe the day as the most amazing wedding they have ever been to. Il Falconiere was such a perfect setting and such luxury – we all wished we could have had a week there. The food was amazing and the band was such a success, I am so glad we went for the larger group.
We have had one sunny day since I returned home and now Autumn is upon us, all very depressing! Clare has spent so long organising her big day, she now feels very flat and depressed, as we all do!
Without your help none of it would have been possible, so thank you both very much indeed for everything. A big thank you to Alessandro for his wonderful music too.
We look forward to the next 400 photographs very soon.
All the best
Janet Pursglove (mother of the bride)
We would like to thank you so much for providing such wonderful and talented musicians for our wedding on 30th May 2007. They created the perfect ambience throughout the ceremony and reception and they were very much appreciated by us and our guests and they made our day so special. I would be grateful if you could pass on our sincere thanks to them.
Lara and Alan


Dear Rosie and Isabel
We hope to meet up with you both when we are next in Tuscany.
Thank you to everyone who worked so hard in order to make the week so enjoyable and such a success.
Rosie McGrath Panchini and Isabel Gavidia were great wedding planners. We really appreciate all their hard work in pulling off such a great event. It would have been impossible to do it without you!
Rosie has a great team of people she works with, who without fail, were all top quality.
Without you we wouldn’t have been able to organise such a fantastic event. It was truly a memorable occasion and will live long in our hearts.
Sean and Kira


Dear Big Event, we cannot thank you enough for all your help in making our day so special and perfect, your guidance, advice and support with selecting the venue, flowers and music gave us and our guests a fabulous day to remember. With your attention to detail on the day everything ran smoothly. Even the sudden changes of plan caused by rain, appeared seamless to us, and dare I say it, made the day even better. The atmosphere created by the vaulted room, candles, good food and above all the most beautiful music and singing, made the evening so much more special than we had imagined possible, we just wish it could have gone on for longer.
Our brief of Simple, Elegant and Wow, was exceeded far beyond on our expectations, thank you so much.
Michelle and Richard


To Dearest Rosie,
Firstly sorry for taking so long to get around to dropping you a line. The life of newly weds is truly hectic! We wanted to thank you for your help, advice and friendship. Our day was truly wonderful and could not have been more perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed all of the organization and decision making as well as the event itself. Thank you for that. In the meantime take care and look after yourself. We will always be grateful for your help in making such a fun, relaxed and magical day. Much love
Jon and Leona


Dear Rosie,
Thanks a million for all your fantastic organization. We truly appreciate your hard work. The priest was perfect! The band was great fun – wish we could have had longer. The flowers were beautiful – just the colour I love! As for the photographer, well we can’t wait to see those photos! I know it is hard organizing a wedding, however we really loved our time – thanks again!
With best wishes,
Rachel and Jorge


Hi Rosie,
I just wanted to thank you for all your assistance with Sara’s wedding. It was absolutely fabulous. Your attention to every detail made it seamless and we really appreciated all that you and your staff did to make the day so special.
A big Thank you!
Kind regards
Ann O’Kane


Hi Rosie!
We just wanted to send an email to thank you for everything you did with the wedding; it was beautiful!
Thanks again!
Sara and Eamon


Let it be said that even though you’re one of many wedding planners in Cortona, you stood out above the rest and won over our hearts. We engaged Rosie McGrath-Panchini from The Big Event to help us plan our son’s wedding in Cortona. Within one week we had the arrangements made for the restaurants, wine, flowers, music, interpreter (Rosie,) photographer, and even the beauty salon. She was very helpful and thorough with the “matrimonio” paperwork so if you want personal service directed toward your individual needs or for suggestions based on experience, she is a gem and we couldn’t have completed the wedding without their expert services.
Neil and Betsy Kent Minnesota


Where do we begin to thank you for everything that you did for us. Rosie, you’re well on your way to being the premier wedding planner in Cortona!!
Kala and I had our ideal wedding. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. Alessandro, the music was outstanding! We can’t thank the two of you enough for your efforts in making our wedding a memorable one. Thanks again!
Kala and Adam Kent


We simply had a wonderful time and you both added something very special to our big day. Everyone raved about the music and selection of songs. We hope the band goes from strength to strength! As director of banqueting I can honestly say that not many bands that I have experienced at similar events are a patch on yours! Thank you once again, I am happy to recommend your wedding services to as many people as I can
Lynn and Robert Hood