..and I want to start by saying thank you to you. For pushing us to believe in the power of a ceremony – a ‘rite of passage’ as you call it, for extracting bits of love from us that we are for the most part unwilling to publicly reveal, for holding us by hand in managing all the small details we would have surely forgotten about.
….For us, it has been a journey of introspection – a chance to sit down and think about all those things we never really give space to: why him? why her? what is it that I truly love? And that journey has strengthened who we are and what we mean to each-other. Being able to share all that with the people we most love was more powerful than we ever could have expected: we did not believe in marriage either, now we do. (Valentina, bride, Capaccio)
Thanks to her sensitive and thorough preparation, Clarissa was able to produce a funny, touching, charming and eloquent account of Tommaso and Chiara’s courtship and relationship. And faced with many guests who spoke either English or Italian but not both, she skilfully alternated between the two languages so as to include everyone. There were many memorable moments in her brief speech; I will share just one. “If marriage is standing together, facing the world,” said Clarissa, “Tommaso and Chiara have the sun shining on their faces and the wind at their backs.” It was a figure of speech that elegantly and effortlessly captured the spirit of this young couple, fierce travellers and explorers, as they prepare to embark on a new adventure in Australia. (Frederika, mother-of-the-bride, Campidoglio, Rome)
When we decided to celebrate our civil union we were thinking of something simple, but thanks to Sarah and Clarissa we ended up having an amazing wedding that went far beyond our expectations. (Stefania, bride, Paestum)
Thank you for the wonderful ceremony. My maid-of-honour said when she gets married she wants to have a wedding just like ours.It was exactly what we wanted, in fact it was even more moving than we ever could have imagined. Thank you, Sarah, from my heart for the dedication and passion that you put into our ceremony. We will always have wonderful memories. You have made us so happy! (Alessia, Fregene)
Everybody commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony and on how how much they liked you, we are really grateful because you made our ceremony very special. Thank you! (Silvia, bride, Borgo di Tragliata)