Testimonials

Pieter & Roy

Green House Hotel / Full Plan

“If you are unsure whether you really need a wedding planner, read on! I have always been keen on the idea of having someone organise my wedding but my partner was concerned about whether it would just be an unnecessary and lavish expense or actually worthwhile. We decided to bite the bullet and after a couple...”

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Lisette & Simon

Highcliffe Castle /

“Julia, we are delighted you were our coordinator. Our day could not have gone better, and will forever be so memorable. Thank you for all your efforts and hard work on our behalf. You truly made our dreams come true and everything as seamless, as it should be! Lisette and Simon”

Liz & Nash

Italian Villa / Full Plan

“Melanie and her team were extremely helpful and we couldn’t have done it without them on the day they had everything perfectly organised till the end – we had the best time. Liz and Nash”

Michelle & Mark

Lulworth Castle / Final Three Month Plan

“Melanie and the team provided us with the know how, recommendations and professionalism to complete the wedding of our dreams in Dorset all the way from New York. The partial planning service we chose with Bellissimo, enabled us to select some excellent vendors who would have been very hard to find ourselves. Bellissimo solved complex transport...”

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Sarah Smith, Visitor Services and Events Manager

Lulworth Castle /

“Bellissimo Wedding Planners have been working with us here at Lulworth for many years and provide wonderful attention to detail, styling, planning and on the day assistance. Our team is always pleased to hear that one of our couples has enlisted the help of Melanie and her team as it means we can sit back...”

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Hayley & Jonathan

Lulworth Castle / Final Three Month Plan

“We could not have done it without you. Your organisation made our day flow so well we didn’t have to worry about a thing. I am so happy to chose Bellissimo… if we could get married over and over we would use you again!! I can’t thank you enough!”

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Hayley & Paul

Larmer Tree Gardens / Final Three Month Plan

“We’ve had so many wonderful comments about the wedding and what a relaxed, loving atmosphere there was that day – everyone commented on how seamless it was, like we’d all done it before! I really think that was mostly down to you. My lovely Gran keeps mentioning that ‘lovely organised smiling lady in black who...”

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Hattie & Greg

Talbot Heath /

“My husband and I work horrible shifts, and the thought of wedding planning was terrifying! But then we met Melanie, and everything was simple! Nothing was too much trouble and neither was me being a panicky bride emailing every 5 mins the final week before the wedding. Amazing suggestion for a band, the food was incredible...”

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Sairajasmin & James

Italian Villa / Final Three Month Plan

“Dear Melanie, Thank you so so much for all your invaluable advice and help with the lead up to the wedding and on the actual day. We were very grateful for you taking control of everything. Sairajasmin and James”

Nicola & Craig

Chewton Glen / Final Three Month Plan

“Dear Melanie and team, Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all you have done, our day was perfect in every way and we couldn’t have wished for anything more. You did such a fantastic job making sure everything was organised and ran smoothly on the day and you did it in such a great...”

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Jo & Seb

Bespoke Package

“We underestimated just how busy the Bride and Groom are on the day and having Mel there made it so smooth and easy. We literally didn’t have to think about anything other than having a good time! Our guests kept saying how relaxed we were and that was because we knew we were in very safe hands!”

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Sally – Mother Of The Bride

Highcliffe Castle / Final Three Month Plan

“I can’t believe it’s almost 6 months since my daughter Caitlin married. I was totally anti ‘wedding planning’ but also like most people, lead a very busy life . Caitlin found Melanie and Bellissimo in Brides magazine and quietly suggested that we could do with some help with three months to go before the big...”

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Yolanda & Asher

Talbot Heath /

“A MASSIVE THANK YOU to Melanie and all the team at Belissimo weddings! From start to finish the day was amazing. Melanie was always there for me in the lead up to the wedding if there was anything I needed! I have never met a more organised person in my life. It was a day...”

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Caitlin & Phil

Final Three Month Plan

“Thank you for all your help, support and guidance during the run up and on the day of our wedding. It was simply magical and without you that wouldn’t have been possible. Throughout the day we were allowed to absorb everything, to spend time with our loved one, knowing that everything was taken care of and...”

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Trine & Ashley

Lulworth Castle / Full Plan

“We cannot recommend Melanie and the Bellissimo team highly enough. They are very professional, friendly and efficient. Any couple considering using Bellissimo for their wedding, please do, it was the best decision we made! We had VIP treatment from beginning to end. The attention to detail was invaluable. Mr and Mrs Burn.”

Chris & Anne

Studland Bay House / Plan As You Go

“A brief note to say a HUGE thank you for your fabulous, calm, sensible and thoughtful assistance during the run up to our wedding. From our first phone call to the delivery of the ribbons you and the Bellissimo team were just brilliant. Chris and I had such an amazing day – in fact the...”

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Clare & Michael

Final Three Month Plan

“Dear Melanie, Thank you so much for all your efforts for our wedding. You were amazing! We did our best to try to throw you a few curve balls… the coach breaking down, the wrong colour flowers, drinking too much champagne but you handled them so calmly and quietly and with excellent results. You truly...”

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Sarah & Phil

Full Plan

“Dear Melanie/my new best friend/lifesaver! Well, we left your thank you until last – a sign of how much we have to say and how important you were. I am not sure where to start. From the beginning I knew you were on our wavelength. You understood what was important to us and how you...”

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Charlie & James

Talbot Heath /

“To Melanie and your amazing team! Thank you so much for all your help with our big day, I don’t know how we would have coped without you! Lots of Love and thanks, Charlie and James x”

Laura & Andy

Talbot Heath /

“Just amazing. The team are all so lovely and nothing ever felt like too much. Whilst we would never have thought to hire a wedding planning company it was an incredible service to have included in our venue price and we would now recommend Bellissimo to anyone and everyone. You are all superstars and we...”

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Andrea & Mark

Lulworth Castle / Full Plan

“Julia, we are now recovered and are busy covering off all of the post-wedding tasks. It was really great to have you join us and take care of us on the day (which you did to perfection). We enjoyed every minute and would like to thank you for your support of us and all our...”

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Lianne & Colin

Branksome Dene Community Rooms / Final Month Plan

“Having used Bellissimo for organising a 30th birthday it made perfect sense to use them to help organise our wedding. Their flexible packages allowed us to use them as little or a lot to suit our needs. We can’t thank Julia enough for all her support and help, she was there to answer all our...”

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Nyreen & Andrew

Vesuvio /

“Bellissimo from the off (the incredible Julia) helped me realise the simple elegant wedding I had always wanted. All the stress was taken away, after an initial chat about what I wanted, Julia immediately understood and made our vision a reality. They delivered the most perfect day which along with our family and friends my...”

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Andrew & Ina

Westover Hall Hotel / Full Plan

“What can we say? We were delighted with your professionalism, efficiency and down-right hard work in creating our perfect wedding. But we were also touched with how you approached the whole affair so personally. We really felt like we were being looked after by a good friend. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you. When can...”

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Leila & Rob

Bespoke Package

“Leila, the Bride: Couldn’t have done it without you, Melanie! Sooo many people have commented on just how bloody awesome you were!   Followed by Rob, the Groom: What she said but with icing on top! Truly amazing effort and attention to detail on the day. It enabled us to fully enjoy every moment of...”

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Rosie & Simon

Minstead Rural Studies Centre /

“Julia and her team were fantastic! Our wedding fell on one of those ‘summer’ days which had both glorious sunshine and epic rain – without them it would have been a boggy mess! Professional from beginning to end, and so helpful in the lead up to the day itself. I couldn’t recommend Bellissimo more and...”

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Lucie & Barry

Lulworth Castle / Full Plan

“Thank you for making our wedding the most incredible day of our lives. your assistance throughout the day was invaluable and having you there meant we could relax and enjoy the day, know that you had everything under control.”

Harriet & Gellan

Sopley Mill / Full Plan

“Massive thank you to you both for yesterday – it was the perfect day and just can’t tell you how much peace of mind I had knowing that you were both there – Julia had a number of comments from guests at the Mill just saying you were fab throughout the day and into the evening....”

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Olivia & George

Buckland House / Full Plan

“Thank you once again for all the work you did for us and making the day run so smoothly, it has been a pleasure working with you.”

Abbi & Luke

Deans Court /

“My wife & I had Julia & the team at Bellissimo help us out with organising our wedding!From meeting with Julia, Melanie & team weeks prior to organise the 1-month wedding organiser package we knew we were in good hands!They look at the whole wedding from every angle and are very thorough! We were lucky...”

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Becky & Matt

Italian Villa / Final Month Plan

“Bellissimo-5 star service! We met Mel 9 months before our wedding. From the first day we met, we had complete trust in her bringing the vision we had of our wedding and making it a reality. Our day went without a hitch thanks to Mel. Throughout the planning, she was always there to answer any...”

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Jenna & Steve

Lulworth Castle / Final Three Month Plan

“It really is hard to express how amazing Melanie and the Bellissimo team are! When we first met Melanie it was clear straight away what a very special lady she is who is extremely professional, efficient, kind, enthusiastic and just amazing at her work! We walked away feeling (to quote my now husband) that she...”

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Anna & Anthony

Lulworth Castle / Full Plan

“Had the most incredible day of our lives, and couldn’t of done it at all without Melanie and everyone from Bellissimo! These memories you have given us will last to tell our grandchildren. The day was just hands down superb! Completely magical and we cannot thank you enough! It took all the stress away so...”

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Louise & Neil

Studland Bay House / Final Three Month Plan

“Dear Melanie. Wishing you all the very best and we still can’t thank you enough for what you did to make our day so special. Good luck with everything you do. Keep in touch. With love Louise and Neil x.”

Ian & Scotty

Lulworth Castle / Final Three Month Plan

“Melanie, thanks for all of your help with our wedding – you did a cracking job.”

Helen and Andy

Highcliffe Castle /

“Just wanted to say again how much we appreciated your help in sorting our wedding day – we, and everyone, had a brilliant day.  The venue was spot on, you are very talented!”

Gilly & Rod

Harry Warren House / Full Plan

“A massive thanks for all that you did pulling together the best wedding I’ve ever been to! Just wanted to let you know how much we loved it! Best wishes, G&R x”

Victoria & Tom

“Extremely helpful and friendly from start to finish. Made me feel very comfortable throughout the whole process and would recommend them to anyone.”

Thomas & Helen

Studland Bay House / Final Three Month Plan

“Just a quick one to thank you for your fantastic effort on (and before) our wedding day. It really was everything we wanted and more. We will definitely be recommending you to anyone else getting married! In honesty when Helen first said that she wanted a wedding planner I really wasn’t at all keen, but...”

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Natasha & Will

Northbrook Park / Full Plan

“Best wedding planners ever… fact! Melanie is one of the most organised, efficient and loveliest people I know. From the day I phoned her to tell her I was engaged to the minute we said a teary goodbye at our wedding, she was always there by our sides to help us in whatever needed doing.”

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Laura & Pete

Plush Manor / Full Plan

“It could almost be a cliche to say how good Mel and her team are – all the superlatives have already been used in other reviews. The simple fact is that she deserves them all…and more! We cold-called Mel and some other wedding planners when we decided to go down the wedding planner route. Mel...”

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Jess & Rob

Lulworth Castle / Final Three Month Plan

“Hiring Bellissimo was without doubt the best decision we made for our wedding. We are so incredibly grateful to Melanie for all of the support, advice and recommendations she gave to us in the planning stages and we couldn’t have done without her impeccable coordination on the day. Having Bellissimo there at our wedding took...”

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David & Caroline

Great Tythe Barn / Final Three Month Plan

“Dear Mel, once again we would just like to say a massive thank you for everything you did to make help to make our wedding day as perfect as it was. We think you are a truly wonderful person and we will definitely keep in touch! Thanks again, lots of love.”

Kirsty and Alun

Harry Warren House /

“Julia!! We are eternally grateful for all your help to bring together the most amazing day of our lives. THANK YOU!! How you remain so calm and how you can find skip hire and trailer chillers so quickly is beyond us. Our guests absolutely loved the day and we are still reliving every moment. It...”

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Sarah & Dan

Axnoller / Bespoke final three month

“Really don’t know what we would have done without Melanie and all the team at Bellissimo! Would like to say a massive thank you Melanie and all involved for making our day stress free and seemless. Melanie is amazing, just as we thought “we must go and do that” it had already been done, always...”

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Richard and Christine Alexander (Parents of Bride)

Harry Warren House / Final Three Month Plan

“Dear Melanie, Words cannot express adequately our appreciation for all your hard work in helping to make Helen and Thomas’ wedding so magical last weekend. It was everything we could have wished for and I know that Helen and Thomas feel the same and we would not have changed a thing. You managed the day...”

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Sophie and Rich

Cobb's Quay Marina /

“Once we had decided on our venue to celebrate our marriage, we approached Melanie to see if she would be able to help us. Due to the venue not being a wedding venue nor had it catered an event before for over 100 people we knew Melanie & her amazing team was something we could...”

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