Testimonials from Melanie's Clients

Laura & James

Sacred Heart Catholic Church / Rhinefield House / Final Month Plan

“You’re crazy if you don’t hire Bellissimo for your wedding. I don’t know what I would’ve done without them. They are amazing and my day went perfectly because of them. They are the reason I was able to just enjoy our big day. So many things came up and people were asking me what to...”

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Sophie & 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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Caroline & David

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.”

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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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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Helen & Miles

Final Three Month Plan

“Dear Melanie, We would like to say a huge thank you to you for making our day so special and run so smoothly. We had never thought of using a wedding planner before, as we wanted to plan the whole thing ourselves! But as you were so highly recommended to us, we didn’t see the...”

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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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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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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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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.”

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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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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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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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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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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Natasha & Nick

Christchurch Priory / Burley Lake / Final Three Month Plan

“Thank you soooooo much, you are just amazing. Honestly you made the day go so smoothly, it was just perfect, and it was so lovely to have you there. Thanks so much for all your hard work, you are absolutely fantastic at what you do – you’re a real-life superhero. Thanks again, you made the...”

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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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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!”

Jen & Adam

10 Castle Street / Bespoke Planning & Wedding Day Management

“Hi Melanie, just a quick text to say thank you so so much for all your help yesterday! You were an absolute star and my dad’s nerves were completely calmed by your presence. Jen xx”

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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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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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”

Anne & Chris

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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Helen & Thomas

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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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 & 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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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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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.”

Richard & 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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Catherine & Will

Final Three Month Plan

“Melanie, I wanted to email you and say what a fantastic job you did at our wedding. I know we weren’t an easy one to deal with exactly but you handled it as if it was a piece of cake (which I know it was not!). I honestly don’t think the wedding would have taken...”

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