I just wanted to drop you guys an email and thank you all from the bottom of our hearts, Jac you were wonderful!! Nothing was to much trouble the day was just perfect! You made our dreams come true! Gwen, thank you so much firstly for your wonderful company and for being the best photographer ever!! Our photos are amazing! You made us feel so at ease and just slotted into the day, our photos capture us so well and don’t feel posed! Everyone has commented on how wonderful your team made the day and that it was by far the best wedding they had ever been to!! The meal was amazing and Christian made us all feel so welcome! My flowers where beautiful and so was my hair and make up also the bridesmaids look beautiful also!
Thank you againCan’t wait to see my book! Linzie and Richard Kerr18th September 2015
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
LAUREN & GLENN THOMPSON ha inserito questo messaggio sul guestbook:
Wow, where to begin! I have genuinely struggled to find the words to thank the LGW ladies for the amazing support they provided us throughout the planning of our wedding and on the day. From my initial enquiry all the way through to the day we left Malcesine, they were amazing. We originally chose LGW through a recommendation and I would not change one thing about our wedding day and the choices we made. The ladies were amazing in supporting us through the process and giving us all of the advice we needed, even if I did ask the same question 3 times! Christian at La Voglia was outstanding, it really is the most spectacular restaurant and the team cannot do enough for you. The food was amazing and all of the guests are yet to stop talking about it! The champagne toast, the bar on the harbour and the boat ride all made the day exactly what we wanted it to be and more. Our guests were overwhelmed, as were we! Reading all of the comments on the LGW facebook page was also a massive help, sometimes I did doubt my choices based on what others had reviewed however I genuinely believe that you should go with your heart. You will not be disappointed with any aspect you chose. The hairdresser and make up artist were also fantastic, I took in pictures from Google and the hairstyles matched perfectly! Everything ran so smoothly, as a Personal Assistant I like everything to be organised to within an inch of it’s life and it was wonderful to be able to sit back and let it all happen on the day without any input needed from me. Annabel – I don’t even know where to start. We had our welcome meeting 2 days before the wedding and neither of us knew what to expect. Annabel took us to the town hall, the castle and showed us where the champagne toast etc would take place all in around an hour! She was just AMAZING!! She put us both at complete ease, we felt that it was a friend showing us around. On the day, I started to panic just as I left the hotel hoping that everyone had made it to the castle etc. Low and behold, Gwen called Annabel and everyone was ready and waiting! When Gwen arrived to take pictures at the hotel, I did feel slightly nervous as I know my dad and my partner aren’t lovers of the camera! This wasn’t an issue at all, Gwen put every single person in the wedding party at ease and the photos speak for themselves. They really are everything I hoped they would be and more. Throughout the full day, Annabel was on hand to help. No sooner would I think of a question, she would appear as if by magic!! The whole wedding party are still raving about the amazing support. We will never be able to thank you enough. Annabel stayed until around 8.30pm when we then had the most spectacular thunder storm. I know rain is the last thing you want on your wedding day but this was truly amazing. Everybody loved standing and watching the lightning over the lake and mountains, it was like something out of a film and dancing in the rain was a massive highlight! (I don’t think my dress agreed with this!) Anyway I’m nearly done, honest! The Tuk Tuk really is a must, everybody loved it and you really do feel like a princess driving through the cobbled streets with everybody cheering and wishing you well. We also had grandparents who were struggling a little with the cobbles but this was no issue and the Tuk Tuk also brought them to the Champagne Toast which they are yet to stop raving about . We can’t wait to return to Malcesine, I still look at the photos and can’t believe that is actually where we got married!! It is breath taking. If you are thinking of getting married in Lake Garda, don’t think anymore and book it now! You honestly will never look back. We can’t recommend the LGW team enough. Thank you all so much, lots of love from Mr & Mrs Thompson xxx
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
To the Ladies of LGW, it has been a week since our fairy tale wedding in your beautiful town and we wanted to get in touch to send our sincere and heartfelt thanks for all that you did for us. It was clear from our initial meeting with you that you are a team and a very strong one at that- “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”.
A wedding is such an emotional occasion and your professional attitude ensured that all of the pieces (which were far beyond anything we had imagined) of our day knitted together perfectly. We are indebted to you and the people within your lovely town for making it such a special week.
Finally, a personal thanks to Jac for all of your superb correspondence in the lead up to the day, Gwen Courtman for her stunning photography and for putting us at ease when capturing the day (it must be the Welsh connection wink emoticon , Cristian at La Voglia who went to such effort to ensure that one of our guests who is quadriplegic could access the restaurant to attend our reception and lastly, but by no means least, the beautifulAnnabel Bonnici for everything- Annabel, our family loved you and say if you are ever crossing the English border into Wales, you must pay them a visit.
All the best for your future endeavours (I can see a TV series coming!!)
Gem & Andy Williams xxx
Saturday, September 19th, 2015
I don’t know how to thank the LGW ladies! Guess having a fabulous wedding is what every girl dreams of and I’m soooo pleased that every second of our wedding day was way better than expected!! My husband keeps telling me how wonderful it was and how upset he is that it is all over smile emoticon
I was really excited when we decided to get married in Malcesine, as we had been there together in Summer 2012, however I still had my doubts. My relatives were travelling from Iran, America and Canada so was really nervous and wondered if the wedding will be worth asking all these people to make such a long and expensive journey?! I can’t emphasise enough how wonderful our day was from the start to the very end….Having Gwen by my side before the ceremony was so heart warming and I can’t thank her enough for the beautiful pictures! The castle was simply amazing that no photo can do it justice! My guests said the castle and the view was almost like a dream! They couldn’t believe that they are actually part of it smile emoticon And of course La Voglia with its delicious food, great service, friendliest staff ever and above all its magical views made our day even more special! We simply couldn’t have asked for more! All our friends loved the wedding and told us it was the best wedding they have attended so far! They loved the fact that it was completely different from every other wedding they had been to..
Thanks again and again to all the ladies for giving us this beautiful day! Especially Annabel who was with us all day and did all the hard work for me! Every single detail was flawless.
To the future brides: Enjoy every second of it! It will truly be the best day of your lives!
Na z& Anthony
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
Like most reviews it is difficult to know where to begin. How do we find the words to describe the most magical day of our lives…! We always planned to get married abroad however never really spoke about specific destinations. We fell in love with Lake Garda and the reputation that Lake Garda Weddings has made this a simple decision. From the moment we started to plan our wedding with the wonderful Lake Garda Weddings, we knew we were in safe hands. Unlike many of our friends who have found the planning of their wedding a stressful time, we have been blessed with the most relaxed and enjoyable build up to our special day. We had many questions in relation to various parts of the day and felt that we could ask any question at all (even at times feeling so silly for asking) without feeling judged or an absolute pain!! Gwen Courtman you are absolutely wonderful and such a talented photographer. One of my biggest concerns was my lack of creativity in front of a camera however I was made to feel so comfortable from start to finish. Gwen was so relaxed and made me feel at ease, particularly when I was having my last minute worries. I felt like I didn’t have to worry about how to pose in front of the camera as there was direction throughout (which I desperately needed!!).
Our wedding day was a VERY hot day which Gwen made much more comfortable by sending our bridesmaid for lemon slushies. They were to die for and well worth the five minute long brain freeze!!
And then there is Deborah Fravezzi…where do we start. You were absolutely amazing and we can’t thank you enough for everything you did. Our guests talked about you that much that we both felt you were part of the wedding party. So many of our guests commented on the running of the day and the most common phrase used was ‘absolutely flawless’. We didn’t have to think about anything other than enjoying ourselves and celebrating with our friends and family. Deborah was on hand at every minute of the day if we needed absolutely anything including making sure that we had something eat at the lakeside toast and supplying us with prosecco!!
We would certainly recommend the one hour boat trip to La Voglia. It was so relaxing and wonderful to celebrate with more prosecco! We were able to see the castle from the opposite side of the lake which was breathtaking. If you are getting married in peak season the boat trip is a must as this will cool you down and allow you to breathe for an hour.
We had our reception at La Voglia and could not have asked for a more picturesque and beautiful venue. We knew as soon as we saw the photographs from previous brides that this was the venue for us. We were not in anyway disappointed. There is a reason why La Voglia is rated number one on Trip Advisor! Perfection! It was so difficult to choose our menu because there were so many delicious choices however we were so pleased with our decisions. We had the bresaola parcels to start and lasagne for first course which was mouthwatering! We chose this at the last minute and so glad we did. The chicken for main was also gorgeous and panna cotta to finish just topped it all off! Although we didn’t have many vegetarians many of our guests prefer fish so we provided an alternative vegetarian/fish option and told La Voglia that they were vegetarian which they said was absolutely fine. Christian was so helpful and couldn’t do more for our guests. One of our guests was pregnant and struggling with swollen feet. Christian and his staff filled a big bowl with cold water and ice so she could cool them down. Although I think we all suffered from swollen feet so most of us dipped our feet in!!
We went to Bar Oasi after the reception which was a wonderful end to our day. I certainly didn’t plan to stay out until 2:30am however we were having so much fun we didn’t want to leave. We would certainly recommend adding this to your day as many of our guests didn’t want to return to their hotels after leaving the restaurant.
Our wedding day was the most magical day of our lives and if we could do it all again tomorrow we would in a heartbeat. There was nothing that we would have changed, except maybe having a few degress taken off the temperature!! For all future couples, booking your wedding with Lake Garda Weddings will be the best decision you will make. You will be looked after and will have no worries at all. We will treasure our memories forever and will certainly be returning to beautiful Malcesine to celebrate our anniversary. We cannot thank Lake Garda Weddings enough for making our wedding day the best day of our lives.
Lots of Love
Helen & Mark (aka the new Mr & Mrs Greenhalgh)
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
PETER & ASA ha inserito questo messaggio sul guestbook:
We would like to say a big thank you to Lake Garda Weddings for making our day perfect! Your service has been excellent from start to finish! It?s more than we would have ever thought was possible. A special thanks to Gwen and Jac who were there at our weddingday. Jac for making us having fun and enjoy every minute. Thank you again for fixing the guitar the last minute (still can?t belive that you actually solved this issue for us). Gwen for taking fantastic photographs, they are amazing and you made us relax with your presence. LGW are the best weddingplanner you could have! They made our day the best day ever! Many thanks and lots of love, Peter & Asa
Monday, August 31st, 2015
To all the lovely ladies at LGW. We would like to thank you for all your hard work, your kind, calm words when they were needed and the impeccable organisation and effort that went in to our wedding to make it such a huge success.
I’d like to think of myself as a great organiser and I have been known to throw brilliant parties so I felt the pressure was on to organise my own wedding. We had all sorts happen on the lead up to the wedding and so I became a bit overwhelmed and forgetful. The LGW ladies kept me on track.
My Dad was critically ill with pneumonia and was in intensive care for 10 days, we thought we were going to lose him. My Dad is my best friend and so we went through a very difficult time. He said that the wedding gave him something to fight for, a goal to reach and he wasn’t going to give up. He is still very poorly now, I explained to Gwen and Jac that he needed help to get through the day and they were absolutely fantastic. He still talks about Gwen now, about how thoughtful she was and how she made things easier for him. He didn’t leave his hotel room for 5 days on the lead up to the wedding just to save his strength to get through the day. It was so hot (40 degrees) that he literally couldn’t breathe. The calming influence that Jac and Gwen had on him got him through the day and he stayed all day and night without a worry. I can’t thank you enough for that as it really does mean the world to me.
Having that to deal with made everything a bit more stressful, I was a mess getting all the wedding documents sorted, we live in the Channel Islands and the process was different, but I needn’t have worried as it was all under control! Annabel was so helpful and must have thought I was mad, I must have asked 5 times if everything was in order – sorry Annabel smile emoticon
This facebook group was a massive help and everyone is so lovely, it really is a ‘go to’ for anything and everything, at any time of day/night there is always someone online, it’s exactly what you need when you are in panic mode.
As every bride does, I worried about the weather on the lead up to the day, it was forecast severe thunderstorms and it sent me in to a spin. We had 38 guests and I was so worried it would ruin their holiday never mind the wedding day. As usual, the forecast was wrong and we had a heatwave for the full week, it was 40 degrees most days with unspoilt sunshine.
Although it was too hot, I kept reminding myself and everyone else it could have been worse and given the option everyone chose the 40 degree sunshine haha. The heat tempted our ushers in the lake, they had races around the boats, it was hilarious. We all went paddling at sunset too.
The make up and hair trials were flawless, they literally copied the looks I wanted and I was so happy and relieved. On the day, my bridesmaids looked a million dollars and we all felt really special, just as you’d expect on your wedding day!
The ceremony was like a fairytale, everyone was in awe of the place it’s so magical. We had the violin and piano playing and the music was beautiful and perfect for the setting. I would highly recommend them.
Gwen was a real pro with the photos, she got everyone together very quickly and effortlessly after the ceremony, there was no hanging around. We had such a laugh getting our pictures taken and the results are perfectsmile emoticon
We took the 1 hour boat ride to La Voglia which I would 100% recommend if you are thinking about it. La Voglia was fantastic, such a an amazing location and the food was phenomenal. It was perfect for 38 people. Everyone has said the food was by far some of the best they have ever had and we have a lot of foodie friends!
The DJ got all the tunes we wanted, we like dance music and some old school house and he managed to get everything we requested, we were so impressed.
We went to Bar Oasi after the restaurant, we only stayed for one drink but the rest of the party carried on til the early hours, again I would recommend adding this to your day as most people will want to carry on.
All in all, our wedding was superb, everyone still talks about it and have commented on it being the best they have ever been to which is all down to the location and the flawless skills of the LGW ladies. We will treasure our memories forever and we will be back to magical Malcesine next year to celebrate our anniversary. We cannot thank you all enough for making our wedding the best day of our lives.
To all you lucky brides to be out there, relax, enjoy the planning process and take comfort from the fact that you are all in good hands.
Love Julie & Ross xxx
Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
SUZANNE & MARK ha inserito questo messaggio sul guestbook:
THANK YOU doesn’t see enough words for the people who gave us the best day of our lives and some! From the very beginning we were confident and happy with the service provided. The whole process was so stress free thanks to the LGW ladies! Everything exceeded our expectations, nothing was too much trouble. Our guests loved the beautiful venue and amazing food, but they were blown away by the hospitality of these ladies and the lengths they went to, to ensure our day was perfect. On a personal note we haven’t laughed so much as we did on our photo shoot with Gwen she made us so relaxed and everything seemed so effortless. All whilst Jac took care of our guests and helped everything flow so beautifully smooth. We are so envious of those who have this to come and cannot wait to pop in and say hi to the LGW next year as we will be sure to go back, if only to introduce our new addition smile emoticon forever gra teful for the stunning and most memorable time Suzanne and Mark xxxx
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Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
LAUREN & GLENN ha inserito questo messaggio sul guestbook:
Each review starts the same but I honestly can’t think of anything else to start with other than .. Where to begin?! We requested our wedding date at the end of August 2013 and since that date, the LGW team have been phenomenal. I didn’t think that any wedding could run without hitting a snag but ours genuinely did. Annabel Bonnici, you were absolutely amazing and we can’t thank you enough for everything you did. We genuinely felt like you were one of the guests by the end of the evening and everyone is still talking about you now and telling us how amazing you are (not that we need reminding!) Gwen Courtman, you captured our day perfectly and put us both at ease instantly. All of our guests have commented that it’s the best wedding they have ever been too and the only thing we wish is that we could do it again tomorrow! I’ll write a full review for the website / trip advisor etc ASAP.. Thank you so much to all at Lake Garda weddings. You gave us our dream day and we can’t even begin express our heartfelt thanks in words. Future brides & grooms, you will not be disappointed xxx
Monday, August 24th, 2015
SARAH & PETER
To Jaq & Gwen, We really don’t know where to start! THANKYOU!!! We had the most AMAZINGLY MAGICAL wedding! We wish we could do it all over again! From start to finish- the planning stages via email from the UK to collecting our photograph CDs and DVD footage just 4 days after the wedding! The service you provided was seamless, stress-free, PERFECTION! People always said to us that planning a wedding is the most stressful process- this was quite the opposite in our case. You all made the entire wedding experience enjoyable and we are so very grateful to you and your expertise for this. Having never been to Lake Garda before we took a risk but it was well worth it! We met Jaq at our welcome meeting just 2 days before our wedding- finalising all of the arrangements we had made via email. You really do provide the perfect package! Yourselves and your amazing wedding planner Jaq’s friendly organisation and timing skills helped everything to go as planned- even with last minute ribbon changes! Gwen’s photography skills and relaxed and fun approach which provided over 600 photos! The videographer who caught all of the little details we wouldn’t have see ourselves. The florist- who had fantastic advice for flowers that would work together and decorating the terrace beautifully, the hairdresser- who managed to make a masterpiece of my hair to match a picture i’d sent to Jaq with ease (my own hairdresser from the UK spent 2 hours trying and couldn’t do it). Al Cervo- for the wonderful food and service and the beautiful air conditioned room they provided and decorated for us. The tuk tuk driver- who was friendly and gentlemanly and an amazing dress fluffer for photos! The castle bar- who came to the groom- Pete’s rescue – calling a family member for a needle and thre ad just minutes before the ceremony when a button fell off his waistcoat. The train driver- who gave us a mini tour of Malcesine to and from the restaurant. The boat trip company who provided a trip around the beautiful lake and the people/guests of Malcesine who clapped and cheered us as we travelled around town made every aspect of our wedding memorable and magical! All of our guests commented on and complimented the professional service from all vendors and have said it’s the best wedding they’ve ever been to! Not only was it our Fabulous wedding, it was an experience they will never forget. We would definitely recommend your service to anyone!! We spent 11 amazing days in Malcesine and we will definitely return…. There may be a vow renewal on the cards … lots of love Sarah & Pete aka Mr & Mrs Martin! ❤️ x x x