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- Real-life weddings by Tuscan Dreams -


Your full names : Ryan & Stacey

Tell us about the proposal! Ryan took me to Vilamoura in Portugal for my birthday. On our 1st night on our hotel balcony overlooking the harbour, he got down on one knee and asked me the question, I said yes of course – but only after checking that he had asked my dad’s permission!!

About your wedding

Wedding date (and why you chose it): July 11, 2012 – Because we wanted a summer wedding before the School holidays and it normally has very little rain (unlike in the UK!!) – average temperatures are in the 30s.

Ceremony and reception venues: All held at Villa Gambassi

Why did the venue appeal to you? It was important to us to be able to have the ceremony in the grounds of the Villa in such a beautiful location. The restaurant just outside the grounds was also very handy for all of our guests during there stay. It was also great that our guests could stay in apartments surrounding the main Villa.

What did you think of the job that Erica and Nicoletta did and were you pleased with the planning? Yes, very pleased from start to finish. They both made it very easy to plan the wedding from such a distance, they came up with many ideas that would not have crossed out minds and their attention to detail was first class. If you are thinking of getting Married in Tuscany rest assured you will be in safe hands with Erica and Nicoletta.

Fantastic work guys – Thank you both so much  !!!


Aimee and Roger wedding was planned and organised by Tuscan Dreams Photographer was Ann Lewis


- Weddings in Style by Tuscan Dreams -

Adele and Matt Selby from Cheshire had been school friends for years  but when they left they lost contact.
Meeting again years later they discovered they had both recently broken up with their partners and started dating. Despite promising to take it slowly to ‘protect their friendship’ they soon moved in together.
Matt gave Adele a Christmas present of a holiday to Puerto Pollenca and having secretly asked her family for permission to propose he packed the ring amongst his toiletries. Adele decided he had packed too much and made him take them out; luckily Matt saved the ring and hid it again!

Once on holiday Matt packed a picnic and a rucksack and suggested a walk on the beach where he went down on one knee, amidst champagne, Rose petals and the sand and proposed to Adele.
Having decided to marry in Italy they worked with Erica Bellini from Tuscan Dreams to create the most romantic wedding in Siena, and held their reception at San Galgano in the shadows of a roofless abbey.
The stunning scenery, fabulous food, wine and flowers combined with the gorgeous bride and bridesmaids with their parasols created the perfect day for everyone.


- Real-Life Weddings by Tuscan Dreams -

NAME: Sandra and Richard

PROFESSION OF BOTH: Sandra - accountant, Richard - going through a career change and working temporarily in cafe as he’s currently applying to become a paramedic.

AGE: Sandra - 29, Richard - 32

WHERE DO YOU COME FROM: We bought a house in Oct last year and live in Loughton (Essex)

HOW DID YOU MEET: We both use to work for the same medical devices company, I was in accounts and Richard was in the sales team. We met on a work conference at 2am in the bar. It was in the cumberland hotel in London, all the men were in tucks and the girls in evening dresses. I had danced all night and my feet were aching, I managed to find the nearest free seat which happened to be where Richard’s team were sitting. I was sitting next to his friend Steve who said how gorgeous I was and then asked Richard if he agreed, he did (he was drunk!), then Steve ask if I was single, I said yes and then he remarked that Richard was also single and we should get together! After an hour of chatting in the group, a drink was accidently poured over me, which gave me an excuse to move seats and of course I moved to the seat next Richard.

Eventually everyone else went to bed except the two of us. Richard fancied a cup of tea and I said that I had tea making facilities in my room! (what a hussy). So he came to my room, and didn’t have a cup of tea! The rest in history. It was a brilliant night, the hotel was amazing, I have never stayed in somewhere as posh.

HOW DID HE PROPOSE: We were on holiday in America. We were touring around the west coast for 3 weeks, we went to LA, San Francisco, Sonoma, Yosemite, Lone Pine, Death Valley, Las Vegas, Grand Cannon and Zion Cannon.  Unknown to me Richard was planning propose on this holiday and he was waiting for the right moment. One day we went for a hike around Hetch Hetcy, there was hardly anyone else around a Richard kept kissing me along the walk, which I though was a bit strange. After a about mile around there was a small bridge over the reservoir surrounded by mountains he dropped to one knee and proposed, it was lovely. We then went back to our tent where Richard produced a bottle of champagne that he had sneekly bought from when we were wine tasting in Sonoma. We drank our champagne by the river and then went out for a posh meal in the Ahwahnee. Easily my best day.

Sandra and Richard got married on 18th September 2010 at Villa Gambassi where they also stayed and had reception with 60 guests.


- Weddings in Style by Tuscan Dreams -

Name: Sharon and Peter

Ages: Sharon - 48, Peter - 49

Profession: Sharon - Personal Assistant, Peter - firefighter on blue watch, based in Swindon.

Where do you come from : Chippenham, Wiltshire. We both have 2 children each from previous marriages. Peter has 2 sons; Craig and Bradley and I have a daughter and son; Nathasha and Liam.

We thought we would get married in the beautiful country of Italy, with close family and friends, hiring a beautiful villa for immediate family and close friends staying close by in apartments all arranged by a reputable company with a personal touch and hastle-free.

We stayed in the Villa Gambassi for a week, followed by a honeymoon in Sorrento and Rome.

How did you meet: We met at a local night club 12 years ago.

How did he proposed: Pete proposed to me 2 years ago at the top of the Eiffel Tower, which was very romantic.