"Barbara Gourdain at Extraordinary Weddings did a wonderful job in making our wedding a perfect day and weekend. From our very first Skype call she was interested and invested in getting to know us, our style, our taste, and our vision for the wedding. We love the food, wine, landscape, and rustic feeling of Piemonte. She found various options for venues in the Langhe area, including our final choice, Villa Tibodi - which was the perfect place for us. Villa Tiboldi has the perfect combination of an elegant and rustic atmosphere. We would never have found this venue - or the photographer, stylists, florist, etc. - by ourselves. Barbara’s local expertise made our wedding feel authentic Italian, yet still like “us”. Barbara had various tips and suggestions during the planning stage - and she has a keen eye for the small details.
She always followed up and made us feel very comfortable and assured that the wedding was going to be a great day and weekend. Furthermore, Barbara was incredibly thorough in finding the best solutions and suppliers based on our budget. We had a busy work schedule prior to the wedding, but with Barbara’s help, the planning went smoothly and stress free. Yet, the guests commented that the wedding felt so tailored to who we are as a couple, that they thought we had done it all ourselves. We owe our dream wedding to Barbara - and we made a good friend - she’s such a wonderful, funny, and warm person :* We recommend Extraordinary Weddings for everyone that loves Piemonte and the Langhe area." - Submitted by Linn & Matias - Norway
"With Barbara Gourdain our wedding became fabulous, attractive and unique! She is wonderful person and great Wedding Planner! From our first met I understood that she is the one, who can make our dreams come true. Barbara can listen and she honestly involved in your vision about wedding. She immediately understood what we expected from our day: simple and chic, black and white and modern. From the beginning to the end she followed our requests, wishes and keep always in touch with us. With her you can expect only the best and proven suggestions about florist, makeup artist, photographer, places, etc. Besides her creativity Barbara is highly responsible person. The time planning at the wedding day was perfect! The wedding was stunning and we have not enough words to say how grateful we are for her hard and splendid work! Barbara is beautiful, stylish, smart, kind and honest person, so you can easily trust to her your special day and enjoy with her the way to your dream day! :) " - Submitted by Giuseppe & Yanina
“Barbara is a special person! She listened, supported, and made the dream of our Roaring 20s wedding a reality with professionalism and patience. Barbara overcame all the obstacles that came up and made our Italian Riviera wedding a fair tale. She even helped us after the wedding. Thank you, Barbara, you are one in a million!”
Submitted by Cat & Kam, UK
"I cannot recommend Extraordinary Weddings enough to anyone considering getting married in Italy. When we first decided to get married abroad and set our sights on a wedding by one of the Italian lakes, we were nervous about finding someone that we could trust to make our dream a reality. Barbara made it happen! She is a true professional who went above and beyond to make our day, and the run up to it, as special and stress free as possible. She was always quick in responding to emails and was incredibly thorough in finding the best suppliers based on our budget. She was amazing at negotiating on our behalf and was on top of every detail which was so important to me because you can feel a bit powerless sometimes when you decide to get married abroad! She was a true ally and friend throughout the process. Everyone at the wedding commented that we couldn't have had a better planner! If you're getting married in Italy and looking for a planner, call Barbara Gourdain!" - Submitted by Pia & David, Ireland
"We used Extraordinary Weddings Italy to help put together our beautiful wedding in La Morra, Piemonte. It was a special place for us - having visited there previously - we always knew we wanted to be married there. It was a difficult time of year, and because we were Australians, there was a lot of procedures and paperwork to be mindful of. Working with Barbara made this so incredibly painless and simple. It was almost as if most of the wedding was taken care of. Someone was always within Skype, phone or text. She's incredibly pro-active and professional. She can work to any budget and can really help make the most memorable day. To anyone who is looking for some help in organising their wedding in Italy - we do highly encourage you to whip a quick email to Barbara...you'll understand what we mean!"
Submitted by Brendan & Laura - Australia
"Barbara, everything was fine and everyone is super happy! We had the most amazing day - you made it so special for us it feels like a dream! Lots of love xxx".
Submitted by Michael & Helen - England
"I really don’t know what I would have done without Extraordinary Weddings. I was so busy with travel and activity planning for our international guests that I relied heavily on Barbara for the wedding day details. She took care of everything I needed immediately and always offered ideas and suggestions that I did not know were possible since I’m not from here. Extraordinary Weddings brought my wedding day vision to life. The execution and décor were flawless. Everything was even more amazing than we imagined!”
Valerie Quintanilla, The Bride - USA
Thank you so much for the fantastic job you did for us before, during and after our wedding! It was a delight to work with you and we couldn't be happier with the result! Best wishes xxx
Marthe & Marius - Norway
"Nothing will ever compare to the wedding weekend. It exceeded every single one of our expectations and we have you in large part to thank for that. Honestly, it was a lot of hard work by all of us, but I feel like the vision Mike and I had for our wedding weekend and day was completely and fully realized. I would change nothing! It was so much fun working with you and I appreciated all of your guidance, help and support and recommendations along the way. All the extra little things and special extra services you provided did not go unnoticed. You truly were the icing on the cake for us and we cannot thank you enough."
"We've been so luck with you and you've done an amazing job. When we first decided that we wanted to get married in Italy it was a bit scary, you have no idea of how it's going to be like and you need to trust some people that you haven't met etc. and make decisions when we're far away. You been so helpful and helping us make all the rigt decisions. I feel like I've known you for a while :) I'm going to miss you, the time goes so quickly and I'm a bit sad that it's over :) You are always welcome to come and visit us in Norway, I'm sure you would love the beautiful nature!!
"We had an amazing wedding day in Barolo and La Morra; Together with our wedding planner Barbara, it turned out to be an unforgettable day. Everything from the early planning to the latest details she has had control of. Perfect venue, amazing food, flowers, music and all those other details:-) We could not dream of a better way to celebrate our wedding day! Thank you so much.
Submitted by Camilla & Arve - Norway
"I'am so excited to share with you this testimonial about one of the best wedding & event planner in Italy. When it comes time to start to plan Your perfect wedding day, first days it seems so girly, so funny, so dreamy! It is absolutely easy to browse in internet for decor and details.. and wedding dress.. and location! But if you try to start plan with exactly dates, detailed plan of your wedding day, decor / color/ theme / fresh f lowers, best and tasteful food and your wedding cake! Oh I forgot to mention one hundred documents which you have to prepare for you abroad wedding!!! But do not panic – here comes Barbara. She is my angel and person who I admire, only with her help my wedding day is ready to become a PERFECT wedding day for us! It is not a promo post, it is hearted post full of trust, laugh, greetings and dolce time! "
Monica and Eigirdas - Lithuania
"We will always be grateful to our planner Barbara, for having delivered to us a fairytale that exceeded our expectations! We really appreciated all her effort to make sure that everything ran so smoothly and efficiently to make our wedding day an enjoyable and memorable occasion. It would take all day to write about what we loved about it, but believe me....we loved all the details that she managed to cover, down to the candles and flowers and, in particular, the relaxed and magical atmosphere.The food was excellent, the presentation made it even more superb. The tables looked so beautiful and we received such praise for all the menu. People are still complimenting and chatting about our amazing wedding day! Everything was done seamlessly with impeccable service and exquisite taste." Submitted by K&S
"We wanted to thank you for all your hard work and enthusiasm to help make our wedding day such a spectacular success. From the beautiful candlelit trees to coordinating the bigger picture, every little detail was covered and we felt, really captured and brought to life, our thoughts and ideas that we had of our special day."
Submitted by Chris - HONG KONG