JOËLLE MARIE :: English wedding and party planner in Tuscany, Italy

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Florence, Tuscany, September 2017

Thank you so much Joëlle for organising our dream wedding.  It was everything we wished for, and more.  We loved every single second and we've both lost our voices!  The caterers, photographers, your girls, the DJ and all the staff were absolutely amazing!!!


Lara & Matt

Greve, Tuscany, July 2017


Matt and I just want to say the biggest of the biggest thanks to you for arranging the best weekend of our lives!!  We will definitely be sending an official thank you for sure but wanted to let you know that we are sooo happy words cannot even begin to describe, everything was so perfect from start to finish!  We will be forever so thankful for all your hard work and coordination!!

Speak soon,

Matt & Vee

Greve, Tuscany, July 2017

Hi Joëlle,

We wanted to write to thank you so so so much for our absolutely magical wedding.  We could not be happier with how everything went, and it is all because of you.  From the wonderful band and gelato cinquecento(!) at the welcome dinner, to the spectacular sunset over a delicious meal at Ristoro di Lamole (we love Filippo!), to the breathtaking church ceremony (we adore Don Luciano!), to the beautiful and boisterous reception at Vignamaggio, we sincerely could not have asked for anything more. And throughout it all, you were calm, cool, and collected, and made sure our every request was met with patience and a smile.  Watching the video just made us weep tears of joy!  Thank you!

Peter & Leda

Greve, Tuscany, June 2017

Dear dear dear Joëlle,

We are now back from our honeymoon in Positano and Capri and we are still on cloud nine.  The wedding day was honestly the greatest day of our lives!!  It was waaay better that we could ever have hoped or wished for.  Everything was perfect!  We would not have changed one single thing! 

The decorations were beautiful, the lights, the flowers, the ceremony, the tables, the music, the hair and makeup, the weather, the staff, the toastmaster.. YOU!  Joëlle, you were just amazing.  Thank you for your kind being and spirit.  The fact that you were prepared to lend shoes and dresses to my mum, sister and grandma when they lost their suitcases was so incredibly kind.

We could not have done this without you.  To choose you really was the best decision we ever made through all of this.  We meant it when we invited you to Norway, please accept our invitation and come to visit us.  We will also come to Tuscany and Vignamaggio next year for our anniversary and we will definitely take you for dinner at the butcher in Panzano, or at Lamole!

We will recommend you to everyone we know and we would love to leave a recommendation on your website (or you could leave this note there).

We are now waiting for the pictures from Emma - we are so excited!!

Best wishes, 

Mr. and Mrs.
Mats and Mari!

Florence, Tuscany, July 2016

Hi Joëlle,

We're back in grey London now, drinking the Malenchini Colli Fiorentini wine we brought home with us and chatting about what an amazing time it was.  Thank you so much for all your hard work, vision, and efficiency in the months leading up to the wedding and on the day itself.  You were all brilliant on the day - full of energy and positivity, even in the face of my meltdown!

We had such a wonderful day - it truly was the best day ever, as all of our friends and family have said.  High praise indeed!  It way surpassed our expectations.

We’re very sad our Tuscany jaunt is over but we have amazing memories and we’ll be back as soon as we can!

Hope you get to enjoy a well deserved break in August!  If you're ever in London and have free time, do let us know.

Lots of love,

Rachel, Nathan, Will and Tommy


Fiesole, Tuscany, June 2016

Thank you for helping to deliver the most incredible and magical day.  We couldn't have done it without you.  Every detail had been considered and we put 100% of our trust and our faith in Joëlle who couldn't do enough for us.  We built this easy rapport over a number of trips, Skype calls and many emails.

Thank you for taking all the pressure off us and for guiding us so brilliantly through every stage of the planning process and for being there on the big day, working with all the suppliers so we could relax and enjoy.

All of our guests loved their time in Florence and felt treated to a very special day.

Thank you for some incredible memories.

Emily & Richard

CHRIS BARNES (Father of the bride UK)
Gaiole in Chianti, Tuscany, August 2015

Thank you for making my little girl so happy.  If I had known at the start how much you were going to do for us, I would have paid you double!

Florence, Tuscany, August 2015

We could not have asked for a better day!  Joëlle and her team worked tirelessly giving personal attention to all aspects of our wedding.  We started our 'wedding journey' with them 18 months ago and I am so pleased that we chose them.  Dedicated, professional and caring – we are friends for life!

They are approachable, listened when we needed them to and told us when our ideas were not feasible – so very helpful and realistic!  They worked with great attention to detail to get the best possible outcome for all our requests.

Our guests went home saying they had been to the best wedding ever - all thanks to Joëlle Marie Events!!

MIKE & SUE (Father and mother of the bride UK)
Castello di Vicarello, Maremma (southern Tuscany), June 2014

Thank you Joëlle for all you did to make Rebekah and Pete's wedding weekend so special.  Organising a wedding from overseas is a big undertaking and having a contact on the ground with local knowledge and who speaks the language was invaluable.

Your forwarding thinking in ensuring that all eventualities were covered by contingency plans ensured the smooth running of the three days.  All our guests raved about the weekend and are still talking about what a fantastic time they had.

Your support didn't end once the weekend was over - it has been a great help to have someone over there to tie up loose ends.  Thanks so much to you and your team for everything.  We couldn't have done it without you.

Best Wishes,
Mike & Sue

Fiesole, Tuscany, July 2013

We could not have imagined that our wedding day would be as wonderful as it was.  With the help of Joëlle and her team the whole experience was a joy and the day itself was beyond all expectations.  Our ideas and tastes were immediately understood, with detail and care provided throughout the planning stages and on the wedding day.

Most importantly we could relax and enjoy precious moments with family and friends, safe in the knowledge that Joëlle and her colleagues were delivering an incredibly personal yet professional service and ensuring a fantastic occasion that was quite simply, unforgettable.

Thank you for helping create memories we will forever hold dear.

Tim & Gemma Edmondson-Millatt

Fiesole and Florence, Tuscany, October 2012

Joëlle ~ Quoting from our guests... "This is the most beautiful wedding we've ever been to!”  …and we couldn't agree more!!  We, on many peaks during the day, shared our thoughts together and both agreed we were living a dream.  From the ceremony to the pictures to the reception - everything was stunning.  We could not possibly top the emotions of our day with the settings we were given.  We are so grateful that we connected with a wedding planner who grasped what this wedding meant to us and portrayed it through her work.  With all the preparations involved for a religious wedding in Italy, we truly could not have succeeded without you.  Thank you again and again for capturing everything we dreamed of and much more!!
Jessica & Greg

Florence and Fiesole, Tuscany, September 2012

We just wanted to say thank you so much for everything and for organising such a fantastic wedding for us, the day was so perfect and not a thing went wrong (that we were aware of anyway!) other than maybe a few unplanned speeches!!  Everyone had such a fantastic time and have not stopped praising the day (and weekend too actually), we’ve had so many people say it was the best wedding they’ve been to, the guys that came all the way from Australia in particular have said they are so glad they came all those miles and were part of it.

Thank you!!

Caroline & Ben

Carmignano, Tuscany, September 2012

Deciding to get married in Italy is one step towards designing the most amazing day of your life.  The wine, food, people and land have so much to offer, but as foreigners to Italy, the country can definitely throw curve balls towards your plans.  In other words, having a first-class wedding planner is essential - enter Joëlle Edwards.

Joëlle's professional experience, bilingualism, and immersion into the Italian culture allow her to see and plan things that many people could not envision.  She possesses a complete grasp of the local laws and customs, and has invaluable insight into time frames, climate, food, traditions, entertainment, decor and venues.  She also retains a respected professional connection between caterers, musicians, DJ's, photographers and videographers, an invaluable asset in providing a fluid, stress-free wedding day or week.

We thank Joëlle for being a part of and being responsible for creating the most beautiful wedding we could ever have dreamed of!

Thank you Joëlle!!!
Danny & Laura

Chianti, Tuscany, October 2011

To anyone who is even thinking about getting married in Italy – call Joelle immediately!
We got married in stunning Gaiole in Chianti in October 2011.  It was the most perfect, amazing day of our lives and I can honestly say that it would not have been even half as perfect, had we not met the gorgeous Joelle Edwards from Joelle Marie Events.
Immediately we were infected with her huge enthusiasm, boundless energy, professionalism, organizational skills and expert knowledge on all things ‘Tuscan Wedding’!  Italy has always been a very special place for me and luckily my fiancé had no objection to hosting the wedding there – nor did any of our guests!  Right from the start Joelle just seemed to immediately ‘get’ our ideas for how we wanted our day (no matter how odd or madcap!) and it was always about us, down to every last detail.
Brides often say that getting married is extremely stressful – but I can honestly say that planning our wedding with Joelle was one of the most calm, fun, relaxed and exciting times of our lives and we will be eternally grateful to Joelle for giving us the exact wedding we pictured – the day of our dreams.  Both my husband and I and our guests were absolutely blown away by the whole weekend – people are still talking about the wedding of the year!!!!
Joelle – a huge, heartfelt, abundant GRAZIE MILLE!!!  You have become a dear friend and we will always be hugely grateful to you and look back on our perfect wedding with joy.
Ci vediamo presto in Italia!  Mel & Garret Schembri xx

Florence, July 2011


We are so lucky to have you as our planner for our wedding.  Not only our planner, but a friend, and someone we trust completely and are very fond of.  You have provided us with everything we could only have ever dreamed of.  You have made the whole process so enjoyable and stress-free, and for this we will always be in your debt.

We are both so impressed by what you have done for us and could not wish for anything more of you.  You are truly amazing!!

With all the admiration, love and gratitude we have to give – GRAZIE MILLE!

Jon & Hannah Collis xxx

ELAINE GRIFFITHS (mother of bride UK)
Florence, July 2011

Hi Joelle,
Once again, a great big thank you for all you did to make Hannah and Jon’s wedding such a great success.
We would really like to give you a glowing commendation and wondered if there are any sites on the Internet which would be of particular benefit to you, on which we could post our appreciation and recommendation to other prospective brides.  We would love to express our heartfelt thanks and comment not only on your capable organizational skills and efficiency, but also on your personality and character which made the whole process pleasurable and fun!
With love from Elaine and all who enjoyed the 3 day event!

Video of Hannah & Jon's wedding: HANNAH & JON WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS

Ravello, Amalfi Coast, June 2011

Dear Joelle,

Just a note to say THANK YOU, or GRAZIE MILLE, for organizing such a beautiful & memorable wedding.  We couldn’t have done it without you!  We set you a few challenges – like finding a Moroccan band to play in Ravello – hence why I thought the little gift of our appreciation was so apt: “Where there’s a will there’s a way!”  Thank you also for dealing with our last minute changes, always with a smile!

It was an incredible couple of days and we really enjoyed ourselves and could relax (except just before our first dance!), which was down to you having everything in hand.  The feedback from our guests was also great – some said arriving at the pool was like a scene from a movie.  They thought it was intimate and beautiful.

Anyway, once again – a huge thank you to both you and Alessandra and everyone else involved in making our day so special. 

Hope to see you in London or Florence soon for a celebratory drink!

Vix & Amine xx

Chianti, Tuscany, September 2010

We were married in September 2010, but it would not have happened nor become the most beautiful day of our lives, had we not met Joëlle.

We chose Italy following a driving holiday where we fell in love with the stunning scenery, gorgeous wines, lovely food and amazing hospitality of the people.  Once the venue was decided we realised how daunting the prospect was, with the distance, not speaking the language or understanding the culture, we needed a planner to hold our hands.
From the very first meeting with Joëlle, her expert knowledge of Italy shone through.  With her essential guidance and attention to detail throughout, she made certain that our day was personalised and unique. Ideas that were scrambled in my head became perfectly clear - Joëlle, you have more ideas than I could ever have thought of!
Your timeless energy, passion and dedication when sourcing the very best for our day remained throughout, always with a smile and saying “bene, bene…”

It is a testimony to you to be able to engage with every age range from the very little ones up.  It was a truly wonderful day that we will never forget, or you!

You hear that weddings abroad are stressful, well not this one with Joëlle's endless drive and enthusiasm which made the day "perfetto"!

Thank you so much xx

Lyn & Neal

Chianti, Tuscany, September 2010

We recently married in Italy and used Joëlle as our wedding planner, a decision which was one of the best we ever made!

We wanted to get married abroad as we love travelling and wanted to have a small, intimate
ceremony with our closest friends and relatives.  With its beautiful landscape, outstanding cuisine, warm people and, of course, excellent wine, Tuscany was a natural first choice for us.  From the very start Joëlle was able to guide and assist with everything from finding the perfect venue to organising plate decorating classes in Florence!

“Working” with Joëlle was a dream, she did not pressure us to make decisions and always offered helpful advice and insights into how things might or might not work on the day.  Joëlle was always approachable, professional and over the time we’ve known her became a trusted friend – one we shall miss as the wedding is now over!

Our wedding was in Montebenichi (halfway between Siena and Arezzo) at a wonderful Tuscan villa up in the hills, overlooking the valley below.  Joëlle helped identify a number of venues suitable for our wedding size, budget and style and we knew when we saw this one that it was the place for us.

Joëlle’s expertise was invaluable; she has extensive knowledge of local caterers, florists, musicians and other suppliers in Tuscany.  The quality of the service provided by Joëlle and also by the people she recommends is second to none, which all culminated in a perfect wedding day.

We would highly recommend hiring a wedding planner if you are getting married in Italy and, more importantly, Joëlle.  She was always in complete control – the whole day was effortless for us and she was smiling throughout the entire process.

Joëlle not only impressed us but also managed to impress members of our family, which is not an easy task!

Thank you so much Joëlle, for everything.

Love and best wishes,

Velvet & Andrew

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"FABBAGIRLS & PARTY ANIMALS love working with Joëlle.  She is professional, personable and brilliant at her job!  No stone is left unturned, the finer details are her forte, this is why she has so many referrals...and thanks to her, so do we!!
Joëlle and her team find out what the client really loves and work on making it all possible.
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