Read what our happy couples say about us
Wedding in Itria Valley
“As Americans planning a wedding in southern Italy, we could not have asked for a more caring, thoughtful, friendly, and reassuring wedding planner in Marti and her wonderful team. We selected Marti because of her knowledge of local vendors and customs and got so much more – Marti went out of her way to get to know us personally and what mattered most to us for our special day. My wife is incredibly Type-A and plans international events for her job. Marti brought a calm, measured, and relaxed approach to the entire process. Marti and her team understood the aesthetics of weddings at masseria venues and were able to provide small, nuanced details that made the entire event feel custom and authentic.
Logistically, Marti’s services extended beyond the scope of just the wedding day. She assisted us in planning our welcome dinner and a beach day at a local lido. She made coordinating with 50+ international guests simpler by managing all payments for the accommodations. This removed a ton of work on our part so that we could focus on the more important details of the day.
One small example of her going above and beyond and recognizing the importance of details: our instructions for the seating charts were to tie the cards to olive oil bottles from the masseria. The end result exceeded our expectations – on their own, Marti and her team incorporated elements from our florals and other products from the masseria (spaghetti, soaps, and creams) to create a beautiful tablescape.
Above all else, we and our families genuinely enjoyed Marti’s warm, loving presence. From our first WhatsApp call to our final goodbyes, Marti was not just a planner, but a friend. She took time during every conversation to get to know us, both because it helped elevate the details of the wedding and because she really cared. We consider her part of our family and are excited to see her again next time we are in Puglia. Grazie mille, Marti!”
Siobhan and Thomas
Wedding in Florence
“Marti was truly the best decision we could’ve made for our wedding!! We spent a year planning our wedding in Florence, Italy at Villa Gamberaia and not a single detail was left out when planning. She is extremely patient (I can be very type A), professional,and kind and leaves no stone unturned! She not only went above and beyond for my husmand and I, but also for each our guests, assisting in their travel, transportation, reservations, etc.! I’m a wedding photographer by trade and in my 11 years in the industry I’ve never seen anyone work as hard as her and her incredible team. We basically had an entire week of events (Welcome Party, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding, Brunch, and Wine Tour in Tuscany) and everything was executed to perfection and so far exceeded anything I could’ve ever imagine or dreamed of!! If you’re getting married anywhere, but especially in Italy, HIRE HER!! We love you forever, Marti!!”
Haley and Bryan
Wedding at the Castle
“To say Marti is a godsend, is an understatement. As a COVID bride, nothing is more stressful than planning something as special as a once in a lifetime wedding, then add in a destination and a pandemic! My husband and I are both Type A, very meticulous business folks professionally, and Marti steps up to the challenge of planning in a way that feels not only like she does event coordination day in and out- but she makes you feel like your family along the way. As with any wedding, especially ones in a pandemic, whenever an unexpected hurdle would arise, Marti effortlessly would handle the matter and move on. She truly operates with her clients in mind, bringing style and elegance into every decision she supports. She was able to make the impossible happen for our wedding. I to this day don’t know how she found authentic, gorgeous belly dancers to perform at my wedding in Puglia, but she did it. More importantly I’m so happy to consider her a friend after all the work she helped us through. I am not even exaggerating that my wedding would not be the same without Marti and her beautiful team. My guests and I look back so fondly on our time in Italy, and it was all because of the vision Marti helped bring to life. I will forever be grateful”
Shadeh and Mark
Wedding in Polignano a Mare
“Everyone needs a Marti in their life!
She has a wonderful network of suppliers and contacts in Puglia that made our wedding amazing! Thanks to her experience and overall professional attitude she managed to cope with a pandemic and move everything one year later without losing deposits etc! Our wedding was for us and our guests unforgettable and memory to cherish for a lifetime! Thank you Marti!”
Wedding in Salento
“Marti and the team were wonderful wedding planners. After having to plan our wedding 3 times, in addition to countless other trials, tastings etc. we felt like family by the end of it.
Being in Australia and planning a wedding in Italy with covid, meant numerous calls and messages, all treated with smiles and big hugs.
We cannot thank them enough for making our whole wedding trip so magical and fun. Marti went above and beyond stepping in to make last minute changes the day before the wedding and even translating parts of the church service.
The team at Wine Weddings & More, all the suppliers we chose together and the team at Castello Monaci made 3 years of waiting for our big day worth every moment.”
Claire and Andrew
Elopement at Masseria
“I would highly recommend Wine Weds and more for anyone looking to get married or eloped in Italy. Valentina, our wedding planner, was simply amazing. My wife and I got eloped in beautiful Puglia and it was absolutely seamless – from venue, to flowers to music and hair/makeup. When other wedding planners said we couldn’t book our dream Masseria, Valentina was able to get us a booking and secure the venue for our elopement. They made us feel as though we were family and were always taken care of. Can’t wait to go back and see them next time we are in Italy.”
Lexis and Richard
Beach Wedding in Puglia
Barbara and Robert
Wedding in Monopoli
Our wedding took place in late September 2019 in Puglia and Marti ensured it all went to plan. We have had the best wedding we could ever imagine!! (In fact, probably better than we could have imagined). Her professionalism, sense of style, experience and knowledge of procedures, places, food, wine and anything related to getting married is simply excellent and having her on board has been an invaluable help and gave us peace of mind before and on a day of ceremony. From arranging appointments and coming to Town Hall with us and being our translator to punching heart shaped holes on the name tags for our guests and making sure the table arrangements looked perfect minutes before our guests arrived, when it comes to weddings, she is the super hero!!
We couldn’t recommend Marti enough! She is the most passionate about her work, lovely, kind and such pleasure to be around her!! It’s always been fun catching up with her over a glass of Prosecco (or two) and over the course of several months of planning our wedding, she became our dear friend we hope to keep in touch with.
Thank you Marti, you are the best!!!! Xxxxxx
Izzy and Tim
Wedding in Piedmont
“I cannot recommend Martina and Piergiorgio enough. They were an absolute dream to work with, very patient and understanding. They made the whole process so seamless and easy. Being based in London and planning the wedding abroad meant there was alot of extra admin with accomodation/transport e.t.c and Marti was on hand to help with everything. All the way down to quickly making a wet weather plan when a storm came unexpectedly to organizing peoples transfers to airports – she did it all with a smile on her face! Can really say we were so lucky to have found her and couldnt recommend her enough to anyone getting married in Italy!!”
Heather & Stefano
Wedding in San Galgano Abbey, Tuscany
“Cheers to you Martina and Piergiorgio, Bobby and I wanted to tell you again just how over the moon we are with how magical and amazing you made our wedding day. We genuinely couldn’t have asked for anything more. You provided the best of everything, from the beautiful decoration to the fantastic band and DJ to the artwork that was our cake and The food was also delicious! You truly surpassed our high expectations to make our day completely perfect we just wish we could do it all again!!! So from the bottom of our hearts thank you again for all of your hard work and precision organisation. Our day ran so smoothly and everyone has commented on just how amazing it was. You truly are amazing at what you do and it shines through just how much you enjoy your job. Xxxx ”
Gemma & Bob
Wedding in Salento, Puglia
“Just over 24 hours married…what an amazing day, so much more than we ever expected or hoped for. Thanks to everyone who made the trip as far as Italy to be with us on our special day, We appreciate it! And a special word of thanks to this lady… Martina Batzu…who went above and beyond to make all things possible, you are fantastic! Mr and Mrs Gallagher”
Rachel & Joe
Wedding in Alberobello, Puglia
“When we decided we wanted to get married in Italy we didn’t know where to start, nor how much was going to be involved in planning a destination wedding.
We found Marti and it was the best decision we made.
Marti had the highest level of professionalism and her friendly and calm manner made us feel like the whole process was a breeze. Nothing was too difficult, and we had the most stress-free planning experience. We could not thank her and her team enough for this.
She went over and above for us when we got to Italy and made us feel so comfortable. The wedding day itself was more than we could have ever imagined. It was the best day of our lives and we feel that we owe the biggest thank you to the whole team at Wine Weddings and More for making this happen.
I am so glad that you were a part of our special day, we could not be more grateful to you, Piero and the team. Thank you.
We will be back over there for a spritz with you in no time!”
Mallory and Keegan
Wedding at Castello Monaci
A Fairy God Mother Wedding Planner!
“Martina was a dream to work with – she made the whole process super easy and fun – even all the way from Australia! Every detail was thought of, nothing was too much to ask and our wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect! We cannot thank Marti and her lovely team enough!”
Vanessa and Slaven
Luxury Wedding in Monopoli, Puglia
“Martina is a wonderful event planner. Her company and employees are top notch, easy to work with, flexible, and always put the customer first. We planned our four-day wedding with her in Italy from the United State. Martina helped us plan multiple bus transfers, many meals (from formal dinners to casual lunches to brunches), guided tours, tuk tuk rides, hair and makeup sessions, nail sessions, favors, programs, a dance party, and of course a wine tour! We did zero onsite visits…Martina and her team did all of them and provided us with trustworthy opinions! Everything turned out amazing for the four days of events we hosted for guests coming from the USA. Not only did she do an amazing job with planning she also did the best job during the events. She and her staff also were attentive, solved all the problems calmly without needing us to get involved, and allowed us as the bride and groom to relax. People always say that planning and pulling off a wedding are stressful and that the bride doesn’t really get to enjoy herself. With Martina that is not the case! If you hire her and her team she will make sure to set every event up so you get to enjoy your time. For example, we had planned a lunch outside one day, but the weather wasn’t cooperating. Martina had a backup plan with an alternative lunch location and monitored the weather to ensure we could have the best event possible. My husband, myself, and every guest at our wedding can’t recommend Martina enough.”
Maria and Cole
Country Wedding in Puglia
“Emer: Martina was a pleasure to work with: she is very calm, professional and brings a great sense of humour to her work! Her help in the months before the wedding and on the day itself was invaluable. We really appreciated her reassuring presence throughout and look forward to keeping in touch. A presto a Martina per un caffè!
Gianmaria: Abbiamo organizzato il nostro matrimonio italo-irlandese nel mio paese, a Martina Franca, ma siccome abitiamo all’estero, abbiamo chiesto a Martina di aiutarci e non avremmo potuto fare una scelta migliore. Il suo gusto e la sua attenzione ai dettagli hanno fatto sì che tutto filasse liscio sia nel giorno del matrimonio in chiesa, nella masseria dove abbiamo festeggiato e nella gestione degli invitati (soprattutto quelli venuti dall’estero), che nei mesi precedenti dove Martina ci ha aiutato a risolvere alcuni intoppi burocratici. È stato un giorno memorabile e la più bella festa a cui siamo mai stati. Inoltre Martina è gentilissima, veramente una persona squisita, la raccomandiamo fortemente.”
Emer and Gianmaria
Wedding in Ravello
“We would go as far to say that Martina and her lovely partner Piergiorgio are the best wedding planners in Italy.
From the moment we met them they were so friendly and professional and really took on board all our ideas and visions- nothing was too much trouble.
Our wedding day was more beautiful and perfect then we could of ever imagined and this was down to the excellent co- ordination and sophistication of Martina.
Planning a wedding in another country is something that could be quite stressful however Martina took all this stress away taking care of every little detail to perfection!
She was in constant contact with us via email, Skype and phone. We never felt like we were just another couple.
When the day finally came it no longer felt like a bride and wedding planner relationship, it felt like seeing our good friends again and they were celebrating with us!
We suffered some very life changing news during the planning of our wedding and Martina offered friendship and support which way surpassed her role as our wedding planner – for this we will be forever grateful?
We would have no doubts in recommending Martina and her team at Wines weddings and more.
Grazie Martina ?”
Amanda & Thomas
Wedding in Martina Franca, Puglia
“Un rêve de princesse…. Martina a organisé notre mariage dans cette belle région des Pouilles…. Elle est à l’écoute et sait parfaitement satisfaire nos moindres désirs… Elle est de très bons conseils et d’une aide très précieuse… Tout était parfait dans les moindres détails… Notre famille et nos amis étaient tous ravis et émerveillés… Nous en garderons un magnifique souvenir… Merci ma très chère amie Martina…. A très vite…”
Céline & Tony
Elope in Puglia
“Just a quick note for now… everything was even better than we were expecting!
We appreciated the hospitality of everyone celebrating with us.
Thank you again for all your hard work. Talk to you soon.”
Lori & Eric
Wedding in Polignano, Puglia
“Marti! Grazie Mille for the best wedding I could have ever dreamed of. Thank you for helping us navigate our way through beautiful Polignano A Mare, we couldn’t have done it without your expertise. You’re so sweet and I appreciate everything you did for us. Ci vediamo a presto bella!”
Abbey & Jeffrey
Orthodox Wedding in Bari
“Dear Marti, we wanted to thank you for all your hard work and dedication! Planning a wedding is not an easy task but you it with so much grace and professionalism. Your kindness and enthusiasm has made this adventure so much more enjoyable for us. You are much more than a wedding planner, you are our friend. I loved how easily you understood our vision and how accommodating you have been with all our requests. You have fantastic taste and style and your ideas matched with mine perfectly. Your energy and positivity is contagious and this has helped us many times when we were stressed. We are so lucky to have found the perfect Wedding Planner! Thank you very much! Love always”
Alex and Dani
Wedding in Florence
“Working with Martina and her team was a dream experience! Our wedding was exactly what we wanted and more because Martina understood our vision. Her communication was very clear and her responses were well researched and fast, which meant we never felt stressed, pressured or rushed. On top of planning the ceremony, she recommended and organized other events for us and our guests to enjoy in the area. She was also a primary contact for all of our guests, able to accommodate all their individual travel needs. Trusting Martina’s recommendations and following her lead in planning our wedding was the best decision we could have ever made. We made memories and a friendship that will last a lifetime.”
Viv & Chris
Wedding in Sicily
“Hi Marti how are you? Our holiday has come to an end and we are sadly leaving Sicily today. Thank you for your help with the wedding, it was a small quiet event, just as we wanted and we enjoyed ourselves greatly!”
Julia & David
Wedding in Positano
Sorry it has taken a while but we just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you did to make our wedding so perfect. We had an awesome day, we hope you enjoyed it too. Thanks for joining us for a drink in Franco’s bar, it was like catching up with an old friend. We look forward to coming back to Positano many more times in the future, & we hope to see you again soon. Grazie mille!”
Rachel & Ian
Wedding in Tuscany
“There is little doubt that you head into the unknown when planning a wedding abroad but, if you are fortunate enough to have the support of a wedding planner like Martina, you have nothing to fear. From the very beginning Martina was keen to ensure that all our ideas were given full consideration whilst offering her own helpful suggestions and advice. Martina was inspirational, it seemed that nothing was impossible, even if some of these plans might need a little adjustment along the way.
Our introduction to Martina occurred in January 2016 and it was not long before we became very confident in the way in which she responded to e-mails, the sheer enthusiasm that she portrayed for our wedding plans and her desire to see these through to fruition. Throughout, Martina tempered the necessary practical issues of planning the wedding with comments about everyday life in our respective countries, stories about our families and all with a smattering of good humour. We feel that Martina had not become just a working partner, but a good friend.
It took ten months before we met Martina in real life and we were not surprised to find that she presented as the charming, warm, caring and highly organised person that we had ‘met’ on paper. Martina spent the whole of the day of our wedding ensuring that everything went according to plan. Her calming, assured manner and her attention to every detail meant that we could relax throughout the entire day. As during the previous months, she worked tirelessly to ensure that nothing was left to chance.
Martina you are a ‘star’, selfless in all you do – our day would have been only a shadow of what it was without you”
Louise & Howard
Wedding in Civita di Bagnoregio
Sarah & Warren
Wedding in Florence
“Hi Martina! We wanted to thank you for such a lovely ceremony and memorable day. We had a fantastic time! We loved the photographer, he was so great.The dinner was one of the best we had in Florence and the servers treated us very well! Lots of good wine and food. Thanks again for your excellent service and we loved working with you! Ciao!! Amber and Seth”
Amber & Seth
Wedding in Matera
“Ciao Martina, First of all thank you for your help in organising our special day. We were very stressed at times and you dealt with this very professionally. Thank you again. Secondly we are now home and getting back to some sort of normality. We loved Italy and will be back very soon.Hope you are well. Speak soon Rob & Louise”
Louise & Rob
Wedding in Pisa
“Ciao Martina, We are now back home. It’s so sad that it is all over, all of my family feel the same. We have all been quite full of cold too which hasn’t helped and of course going back to work is never good. We have only memories now and thankfully they are the best memories. We really are so thankful for you and how amazing you made our day. Look forward to hearing from you soon. Ciao ciao. Sam”
Samantha & Ben
Wedding in Monopoli
“Martina offers a world class service & we could not have had our wedding day so perfect without her! From the day we met it felt as if we had known her for years, Martina had a great intuition for finding solutions that fit with our ideas. Her personal touch made all the difference and all our guests were very impressed on the day. Professional, organised, creative, stylish, elegant, just brilliant service! Martina went above & beyond what we expected, and we are eternally grateful for her hard work. We fell in love with Puglia, made amazing memories and true friends. Thanks Marti, Ciao!”
Birthday party in Tuscany
“Dear Martina, I hope you are doing well. What a fantastic party weekend it was!! We are so happy with everything and our friends were overwhelmed by the beauty of the Borgo and the meticulous arrangements. It really turned out way above our expectations!! Thank you for your help and for your eye for details!
Take care and have a wonderful summer! Baci, Mia!”
Wedding in Capri
“Hi Marti, You have probably not slowed down yet. Thank you again for a memorable experience for my friends and family as well as Matt and I. My friends are still talking about it and you. We will most definitely stay in touch. All the best, Christina!”
Christina & Matt
Wedding in Monopoli
“Ciao Martina, thanks a lot to have done our day so special! All was wonderful!! See you soon!!!”
Evgeniia & Pedro
Wedding in Italian Alps
“Ciao Marti! It was so great meeting you and we cannot say enough about how wonderful the wedding turned out and all of your suggestions as far as restaurants and hotel. It was really everything we could have hoped for and more. Courmayeur is simply an amazing and charming town. The photographer was great and we enjoyed working with her as well. We just got back last night from our honeymoon and are quite jet legged but enjoyed our trip over there so much, we cannot wait to get back!
Thank you for everything! Emily and Hunter X”
Emily & Hunter
Wedding in Itria Valley
Marilina & Massi
Wedding in Puglia
“Hi Marti, You gave us a dream wedding and you worked so hard. I will always appreciate everything you have done for us.”
Jan & Brian
Wedding in Martina Franca
“Style, passion, perfection, class, sweetness, elegance, refinement, reliability, organization, professionalism … in one word MARTINA BATZU. Special thanks from our heart to our savior … perfect organisation in a very few time… attention to any detail and ability to addressing anything…result: excellent!!! (even more to infinity) … Your wedding planner who becomes your best friend. We will never thank you enough :)”
Miria & Enzo
Wedding in Ischia
“Martina was fab! We had some very specific demands and a strict budget and she helped us achieve both with some beautiful additions.
Her nudges were perfectly timed and her organisation was exceptional. Over the course of organising the wedding it became more apparent that she was having to deal with some difficult vendors, and at times we were surprised at how patient she was but she ultimately got them to fall in line and the wedding was perfect for it. We dare not even think about what it would have been like to try and deal with these organisations ourselves!Thank you Martina, it was perfect! Oli and Julia,,
Julia & Oliver
Wedding in Ostuni
“Ciao Martina! How are you? We hope you are well and are not working too hard. We just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you so much for all you have done for us, not just on our wedding day, but every day we were planning our wedding with you. We can’t tell you enough how helpful you have been and, without you, our day would not have been the same. Your professionalism was outstanding from day one and our perfect wedding went so smoothly because of your attention to detail and need for quality throughout. We were also surprised but thrilled with how much you helped to organize our honeymoon, even to the point of visiting us there to make sure we had everything we needed! We will never forget our first experiences of Italy thanks to you, that made us feel at home and welcome from day one and we thank you for that. We have now booked a December trip to Rome as we are missing Italy so much already, and we have potential plans to return to Puglia next May (fingers crossed!). Thanks again Martina, Lots of love, Cheryl and Dom xxx“.
Cheryl & Dominic
Wedding in Florence
“Hi Marti, we just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help with our wedding, you made our day so unbelievably special and we wouldn’t of changed anything! Thank you for making it possible and for all your help and assistance”
Harriet & Tom
Wedding in Florence
“Hi Martina! Finally I have some time to drop you an email to thank you for all of your help with our wedding. I think it’s fair to say, despite my worries and last minute panic, we couldn’t have dreamed for it to be any better! Naturally everyone’s wedding day is something that they will remember for life however, we think having chosen Florence made it much more memorable and a truly amazing day. We have so many amazing moments to remember! Needless to say, we can’t wait to see the photographs!Thank you in particular for your advice with choosing the location. It was really magnificent and both the food and service were excellent. We truly felt our every need was catered for and look forward to returning for our anniversary next year. I think it’s only now we look back, we really appreciate the work that went into planning our day and we are extremely grateful. I know at times we were tense and I’m sure not easy to deal with, but thank you for your understanding and patience. Your recommendations were really helpful from the wine to the hotels, all was perfect! And finally not forgetting your support on the day itself where we always felt you were in control whilst we wilted in the heat! And thank you so much for getting our documents legalised. It was very kind of you. Thank you so much Martina. I do hope you will keep in touch and we would be delighted to welcome you in when you are next in the UK. Thank you and our best wishes”
Kristina & Charlie
Wedding in Florence
“Thank you for all your help and assistance. Without you, the day would not have been as perfect as it was. We are both very grateful for your patience and professionalism, and we would recommend you to others.”
Natalie & Lee
Wedding in Positano
“Although the first time I ever talked to Martina was in Sorrento, it was like we were old friends. Her and her husband took us on a scenic drive around the coastline when they didn’t have to so we could get back to our hotel with ease. She took care of everything! The instructions were very clear and she did all the hard work. Everything was stress-free, exactly what you want when getting married in a foreign county where you hardly speak the language. Even when there was a small snafu of me getting into the hotel with early check in to get ready for the wedding she appeared out of nowhere and the problem was fixed instantly. And Steve and I will never forget, “Cappuccino in the morning. Espresso in the afternoon!””
Danielle & Steve
Wedding in Positano
“Thank you, Martina!!! We will love you forever. Our wedding day was absolutely incredible. You are a wonderful planner and we can’t thank you enough”
Lauren & Robbie
Wedding in Puglia
“Martina immediately understood my needs and expectations. She has been always present without be invasive, guided and suggested me with suppliers and decorations. She has been taken care of every aspect of wedding, and has personally looked after every detail, obtaining a perfect result! My wedding was stunning, elegant, modern, sober…exactly what I wish to realize!!!”
Simona & Jeremie