‘Blessings From Italy’ is part of a network of top class professionals, appropriately named Class Act Events Europe Ltd, which organizes VIP events in Europe and is registered in the UK.
They are Mother Tongue Italian and English speakers, open minded, mature and caring individuals, who have been inspired by the many diverse personal and business experiences they have shared during the past 30 years.
Giuseppe Rossi gained extensive theological training at the Vatican over a period of 10 years and Diane Rossi’s trusted reputation as an International Celebrant, mean that when you choose BFI, you can be assured of a meaningful and professionally composed and delivered ceremony.
They are based in the area of Cortona in Tuscany, which is central to most locations in Italy and Europe. Living and working in Italy for many years, they have gained extensive knowledge of the most stunning locations and most trustworthy vendors. They offer reliability, reassurance and professionalism, plus an authentic Italian experience, to clients from all over the world.
They began officiating ceremonies in 2005 and have since earned international acclaim as trained and certified Premier European Celebrants and Officants. Widely known for their originality, creativity and discretion, they remain dedicated to ensuring high standards and total commitment to Celebrancy as a recognized Profession.
A truly memorable wedding ceremony should move, entertain and inform. They passionately believe that Celebrancy should not be viewed as a shallow theatrical act. Together, they have personally created and celebrated over a thousand diverse ceremonies, including spiritual, interfaith, religious and non-religious symbolic ceremonies. They also offer Wedding Officiant services for legally binding civil ceremonies in Italy.
They offer an all year round service, including special offers for Autumn and Winter wedding packages. Whether you are dreaming of a lavish wedding with over a hundred guests, a touching renewal of vows or a romantic elopement, they promise due care and attention to detail.
They are committed to ensuring that every couple promptly receives transparent and comprehensive information and will be treated with the utmost courtesy and respect at all times. Whenever possible they will arrange a face to face meeting or hold preliminary discussions via skype or by phone.
They provide couples with a mutually signed agreement in order to guarantee their commitment, insurance and respect of Laws on Privacy.
The protagonists of any wedding should be the Bride and Groom…
Each individual ceremony is incredibly important to them on a personal level and they never offer ‘standard ceremonies’ but pride themselves in offering unique and especially composed sentiments, which ‘speak’ to the couple and communicate who they are.
Their sole aim is to ensure that your ceremony will run smoothly and accurately reflect your wishes. They will do their utmost to accommodate your dream of a perfectly romantic and memorable experience.
Your happiness is their personal satisfaction and they look forward to being a part of your special memory.. and you will be one of theirs!
Claudia & MikeSunday, 30th August 2015
We are honored and grateful to have had Diane and Giuseppe conduct our wedding in Tuscany, Italy during August 2015. My husband and I are both Canadian and were planning our dream wedding abroad. We spoke to several celebrants, but none of them seemed professional, reliable and able to capture our trust. After speaking on the phone with Giuseppe for about 2 minutes, we had a connection and knew he was right one.
It was so easy to work with Giuseppe and Diane, we had to fill out a couple of documents (chosing vows, readings, etc) and they wrote out our entire ceremony. We had never met them nor had a rehearsal practice, but had trust everything would be ok. And ok it was, Giuseppe exceeded our expectations. All of our guests gave us positive feedback about Giuseppe, he has such professionalism and was able to provide the best wedding ceremony ever. Warm, kind and thoughtful in the light of our wedding - it was absolutely perfect.
We highly recommend choosing Giuseppe and Diane, look no further they are the absolute best. Thank you Giuseppe & Diane for everything you have done for our wedding, it was the best day of our life and we will remember you forever.
Emily SmithFriday, 2nd January 2015
I could not of wished for better people to conduct our celebration. Our ceremony was perfect. It was personalized to us as a couple which was very special. Great service. I would definitely recommend Blessings of Italy if you want a perfect and personal ceremony.
Christian ColinSaturday, 25th October 2014
I wanted to provide a follow-up to my previous review for Blessings from Italy (October 6th 2014, June wedding in Porto Ercole) to specify that Giuseppe officiated a legally binding civil ceremony. This is an extremely important fact. As a non-catholic, US citizen, it would have been extremely difficult for me to have a marriage in Italy that would be spiritual, legally binding in Italy and recognized in the US. As a deacon and very experienced officiator, Giuseppe was able to provide all of these services in a seamless, warm and caring manner, without it ever seeming like our ceremony was weighed down by legal jargon. Thank you again Giuseppe and Diane for all your help and support, and for officiating a truly beautiful wedding ceremony.
Sara PriorTuesday, 21st October 2014
Our symbolic ceremony celebrated by both Giuseppe and Diane was the most memorable centrepiece for our wedding day we could have imagined. They took such great pride and care in the preparation and delivery and truly reflected our wishes and sentiments in such a unique and authentic way. There wasn't a dry eye in the house! We had so many compliments on the day and since about our celebrants and how special and different the ceremony was. Not least because we chose a bi-lingual ceremony and Giuseppe eloquently addressed the Italian contingent among the guests. It was romantic, heartfelt, genuine and intimate and we shall remember it forever. Thank you both!
RichardMonday, 13th October 2014
Dianna officiated our wedding at the Villa Belpoggio and it could not have been better, the ceremony was one of the highlights of a day full of of them. The personal touches added to the ceremony made it incredibly special for both my wife and we wish we could live it all over again. Trust me, use them, you will not be disappointed and your wedding day will be that much more memorable.
Eliza Thursday, 9th October 2014
Our wedding day wouldn't have been possible without Giuseppe and Diane.
They have supported us from day one of our contact and sent us lots of wonderful ideas for the ceremony. The ceremony turned out absolutely perfect! We recommand them from the bottom of our hearts!
Rachel WigleyTuesday, 7th October 2014
Guiseppe and Diane provided the most effecient and intimate wedding service that was a true reflection of mine and my partner's sentiments and values. Guiseppe officiated on the day and everyone commented on what a truly romantic and special service it was, just the right length and I personally listened to every word! I would like to thank both Guiseppe and Diane for their professionalism and genuine interest in being a part of our wedding. Highly recommended and thank you :-)
Claudia Monday, 6th October 2014
Giuseppe officiated our wedding in Florence a few weeks ago. We spoke to him a few weeks prior to the ceremony in which he thoroughly went through the process with us. He was very friendly and easy to work with. He was very responsive to emails and very professional. During the ceremony he incorporated personal facts that we shared with him prior to that day which made the ceremony very personal and special. Giuseppe speaks fluent Italian and English and also combined the two languages into the ceremony. Guests and family also commented that they enjoyed the ceremony - that he was very engaging and personable. I highly recommend Blessings from Italy!!
ReginaMonday, 6th October 2014
Giuseppe from Blessings from Italy conducted the most heartfelt ceremony - incorporating many personal details about us.
All of our guests loved it and thought he was so charming and made it very special.
He made us feel very relaxed and was happy to answer any questions we had. Available on Skype any day and time of the week - whenever it was suitable for us.
Giuseppe is very experienced and even though we weren't able to meet in person prior to the wedding, we knew we were in good hands.
We warmly recommend Blessings from Italy to any couple looking for a celebrant who does his job with passion and creates a ceremony beyond your expectations.
Christian Monday, 6th October 2014
My wife and I got married this past June in Porto Ercole, Italy, a small coastal town about 2 hours north of Rome. Giuseppe officiated the ceremony. Let me start off by saying that we could not have been happier with the services provided by Blessings from Italy! Giuseppe and Diane are absolutely lovely people, attentive, kind and extremely professional. I could not more highly recommend their services to anyone looking to get married in Italy.
My wife and I live in the US - she is Italian, I am American. As we started to plan our wedding, we were looking for someone that could officiate in both Italian and English, and perform a non-religious yet spiritual, heartfelt and meaningful ceremony. This is exactly what we found in Blessings for Italy. We found Giuseppe and Diane by doing research online and shortly thereafter scheduled our first skype call Giuseppe.
Giuseppe immediately struck us as kind, professional and ready to work with us to tailor a beautiful ceremony. Over the subsequent months, we were in regular contact with Giuseppe as we prepared for the big day. He was extremely responsive -- we were constantly impressed by his attentiveness and experience. Giuseppe guided us through every step of the process and went out of his way on several occasions to help us.
When the wedding day finally came, Giuseppe's execution was flawless. He showed up several hours before the ceremony to make sure that everything was in order and all set to go. He delivered an incredibly touching and meaningful ceremony, half in Italian, half in English. Exactly what we had envisioned! Countless guests continue to this day to congratulate us on a beautiful ceremony...
I could go on and on, but in the interest of brevity, I would just like to say THANK YOU once again to Giuseppe and Diane for making our wedding day truly exceptional and absolutely magical!
Simon Gr?terudSunday, 5th October 2014
Blessings Form Italy offered a great service both at our planed ceremony, and at the official ceremony at the town hall where they arranged for all documents and translations in a somewhat rigid system. Thanks you so much for all your help and for a beautiful ceremony! We would recommend Blessings From Italy for everyone who what to have an professional, intimate and beautiful ceremony.
-Live and Simon
Tony A. FredricksonThursday, 18th September 2014
Blessings From Italy was most definitely a blessing for Sharolyn and I this past June. When we decided to have a celebrant marry us in Italy, we did our research and chose Blessings. Our relationship with Diane Rossi was exceptional from the start. She made us feel very comfortable as we planned our big day and offered an amazing ray of personal services that took much pressure off of us as we drew closer to our trip. From our first exchange of email through our Skype interface, Diane guided us with suggested poetry readings and insight into the personalization of our vows. She got to know us quite well and that allowed our personalities to shine through at the ceremony. Diane had a tremendous working knowledge of the Tuscan region and had performed several ceremonies at our location - Castello de Garganza. Our garden ceremony involved a larger than expected number of guests and a thunder storm mid-ceremony but a seamless transition from the garden to a covered area not only saved the day but added to the ambiance. Diane did not miss a beat and freelanced how rain (especially thunder storms) are signs of good luck during an Italian wedding. Our guests commented after the ceremony that it felt like Diane had known us both personally for many years and was giving a toast to our lives instead of residing over a wedding ceremony. That in and of itself is perhaps the greatest compliment to Diane Rossi and Blessings From Italy. Thank you Diane for making our special day memorable!
Sharolyn and Tony
Phil and EveSaturday, 6th September 2014
I can't recommend Weddings from Italy enough. We came over from Ireland to get married in Italy and we done all our ceremony preparations with Diane and Giuseppe over email, they are highly efficient and always replied within a day.
We didn't meet Diane and Giuseppe before the day, but we knew that we would be getting a very professional service based on our email correspondence.
On the day Giuseppe was there well before the ceremony and was able to put my mind at ease with some late queries and requests. We was looking very smartly dressed and gave an absolutely lovely ceremony - I was blow away at how much i enjoyed it and it was the perfect fit for our laid back but intimate venue. So many of our guests commented on how wonderful it was.
Sue DarbyshireSunday, 24th August 2014
Our daughter and son-in-law were married this June in the beautiful chapel, Villa Belpoggio, Loro Ciuffenna by Giuseppe Rossi with the great influence of Diane ( who unfortunately was unable to attend) they created a moving, wonderful, personalised ceremony. My husband and I felt so proud that our family and friends,(who had travelled from England) witnessed what they described as a "once in a lifetime experience". It was amazing and this was due to their commitment in giving Danielle and John a wedding that dreams are made of. And furthermore because of Diane and Giuseppe's thorough work, getting married in Italy was made simple and straight forward with no wedding planner necessary, which of course cut the costs down. We can highly recommend Blessing From Italy. Sue and Wes Darbyshire x
Demelza and Kevin Thursday, 24th July 2014
We got married in may and the guests at our wedding are still talking about how beautiful the ceremony delivered by Diane was! On the day there was barely a dry eye in the chapel. Diane and Giuseppe were fantastic in their communications with us prior to the day empowering us to create wonderfully personal vows, which made us feel so proud and ecstatic and create such a wonderfully emotional vibe on the day. It was the most special day of our lives and we would not have changed a thing about the ceremony, thank you so much Diane and Giuseppe, you will always hold a special place in our memories.
Molly & MartinWednesday, 9th July 2014
We had a wonderful experience working with Diane & Giuseppe, of Blessings from Italy, for our wedding in Tuscany. They were very responsive, professional, and thorough in our planning ahead of the wedding. They offered some very helpful advice in putting together the plan for the ceremony; recommending prayers, readings, and asking some great questions to get to know us better as a couple. Guiseppe was our officiant for the wedding and we were very impressed with him. Our ceremony was emotional and spiritual and exceeded our expectations! We were also presented with an ornately beautiful and unique marriage certificate at the end of the ceremony. We will always cherish the memories of our special day.
Kal & MervetMonday, 7th July 2014
We could not possibly describe how touching Diane and Giuseppe made our vow renewal ceremony. They took the time to learn about us and truly put a personal touch into the event. This, I believe, stems from the fact that they are sincerely good people who care about their clients and take pride in the work that they do. They were both so well spoken and managed to put our deepest emotions into words. Poetry, in fact. If I were to do it over again, I wouldn't even think of choosing anyone else to preside over our ceremony.
Helle & ThomasSunday, 6th July 2014
Thank you so much to Diane and Giuseppe for making our wedding ceremony perfect! We could never in our wildest dreams have imagined something so beautiful! Everything went very smoothly, and the big certificate in golden letters was so nice!
M & EThursday, 26th June 2014
Despite being together for at least a decade, the foolproof simplicity of the ceremony plan, the idea of a wedding ceremony still gave us jitters. We arrived late having lost our way from our late lunch drive through the towns, frazzled and a bit distressed. But Diane welcomed us in a warm calmness that made us feel that it will all work out.
The ceremony proved to be heartfelt and enlightening. The words were beautiful and the message even more so. Dianne delivered the ceremony that at the end, made us realize how fortunate we were to be in that exact place, at that time and with people who from being impromptu witnesses became real friends.
Thank you Blessings From Italy, for making something so simple be so special. For making something so intimate forge new friendships. May you continue to touch other couple's lives with your sincerity.
Bella Friday, 13th June 2014
Dan and I were so touched by Diane's ceremony. It was filled with so much joy and sentiment and felt very personal to us. From my first Skype video call with Diane, I instantly knew that she was special and was confident in having her officiate our wedding. Diane helped us craft a ceremony perfect for the two of us, that felt very intimate with our 21 guests. She took information she had gathered from our conversations and questionnaires, and made it so personal and full of laughter and serious moments. Dan and I remember watching Diane officiate so eloquently and with such poise and thinking how lucky we were, almost pinching ourselves because we never imagined our ceremony being so special. Diane was truly the best officiant we had ever witnessed, and we might be biased because it was our wedding, but our guests could not stop talking about how unique and touching it was. Dan and I traveled with our guests from America to have our dream wedding in Tuscany and our ceremony was the most important part for us. We cannot thank Diane enough. We were lucky that our Villa recommended Diane from prior experiences working with her because it is very difficult to find an officiant that you can trust and feel comfortable with for such a special and important event. I read many reviews in addition to the recommendation from the Villa and it made me even more comfortable to take the next steps with Blessings from Italy. I hope my review helps others.
Esther&RobertMonday, 9th June 2014
We loved the way Blessings from Italy officiated our wedding. Everything went very smoothly, from the first emailcontact to meeting Giuseppe in Cortona to talk things over. Giuseppe and Diane responded very fast to all of our emails and the ceremony itself was perfect. Both us, and all of our guests, were very impressed by the way Giuseppe talked about us as if he knew us very well. We couldn't be more happy than we were with Giuseppe and Diane handling our ceremony and we would recommend them to every wedding couple!
Emily & Matthew LeesSunday, 8th June 2014
Giuseppe was our celebrant for our wedding in Tuscany on 26th May and we simply could not have been happier with every aspect of our ceremony.
Prior to our wedding, Giuseppe and his wife Diane were always very responsive to our emails, they offered a huge amount of excellent advice and they were absolutely brilliant at helping us plan our ceremony.
Giuseppe and Diane are very genuine, kind and caring people who are clearly very passionate about what they do. This shows in every part of their work and they made a great effort to get to know us as a couple in the lead up to our wedding.
On our big day Giuseppe gave us the most wonderful and unique ceremony. It was clear that he had taken a lot of time and care to consider what he would say and it was very personalised and special - it couldn?t have been more perfect. Many of our guests commented afterwards on the lovely Giuseppe and how wonderful the ceremony was.
We are really honoured to have had Giuseppe officiate at our wedding ceremony and we highly recommend both him & Diane.
kathy LawlorMonday, 2nd June 2014
We are a mature couple from Dublin Ireland who got Married in Rome 2nd May 2014.Diane and Giuseppe were our celebrants,Our wedding ceremony was so special and the talking point of our Wedding day,So many of our guests were emotional and felt a part of the service,a few of them now want to renew their vows!.
Diane and Giuseppe personalised the ceremony to include how we met and what we liked about each other,it really was beautiful,We could not recommend them highly enough and we now feel we have two very special friends.
Thank you so much.
Emma H.Friday, 7th March 2014
My husband and I were married in the countryside outside of Cortona in June 2013. We had the privilege of Giuseppe and Diane officiating our ceremony. Our wedding planner recommended them and they completely exceeded all of our expectations.
We were living in the U.S. but getting married in Italy and were able to keep in contact with Diane via email and Skype very easily. From our initial Skype meeting with Diane, she was professional, heartfelt and genuine. She made us feel very excited about the day and eased our nerves about the ceremony. Diane and Giuseppe kept in constant contact with us via email throughout the wedding planning process.
They were incredibly supportive of our desire to have a unique ceremony that was specially tailored to us. They immediately sent us numerous materials on ceremony style, language, readings, etc. that were invaluable in helping us draft our ceremony. They listened carefully to what we wanted and with their experience helped to guide us and make suggestions that were perfect for our venue and ceremony style, which we incorporated.
The ceremony was incredibly special. Giuseppe and Diane?s presence was warm, kind and supportive. All of our guests loved the ceremony and were taken with how beautifully they spoke - Giuseppe even added a few words in Italian, which were perfect.
Giuseppe and Diane, we thank you for calmly walking us through one of the biggest moments of our lives. We are grateful to have had your help us start our new life together. Much love and appreciation!