Hello Ladies!! Apologies this has taken so very long to do! Where do you start when describing how amazingly fantastic the Lake Garda Weddings team are?! Annabel helped us through the whole journey from start finish and I couldn’t have asked for anyone more helpful or perfect. The whole day ran so smoothly it was like a dream. Everyone had such a fantastic time and enjoyed everything from the castle and it’s views, to the brilliant trip on the boat, to the amazing food and venue at La Voglia. Our guests want to know how we managed to stay so calm throughout the whole time and it was because we has such fantastic wedding planners. Nothing was a problem and all emails were answered ASAP (and let me tell you there were quite a few!) Gwen, our pictures are beautiful. We were very excited when we arrived home from our honeymoon to have them waiting. The album is fantastic, everyone loves it. Everything was absolutely amazing I cannot say how perfect the day was and how brilliant the whole team are!!! Thank you so much for helping us have the best day of our lives!! To all future brides, if you choose Lake Garda Weddings to have your special day, you will be in the best hands. Thanks again Lauren & Andrew xx
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Saturday, July 4th, 2015
Saturday, July 4th, 2015
RACHAEL AND ADRIAN ’s comments
Gwen, Annabel and the amazing team. What a professional well run company you are. You always provided us with individualised and expert advice from our very first contact. We can never thank you and your team enough. You made every thing so easy including the legal paperwork in the UK with clear guidance on hand every day- we never once felt misguided or uninformed. You responded to any questions we had very quickly and with detail. I would recommend your wedding planners to any one wishing for the most magical romantic wedding day. Malcesine is breathtakingly beautiful as is the rest of the lake. We didn’t visit prior to our marriage this made our experience even more exciting and overwhelming- I cried when I first saw the castle as the beauty of this place is outstanding. All our wedding guests still talk about our wedding as the best they have been to- the ceremony, tuk tuk, lake side toast, boat trip and the reception were all amazing. Our guests were amazed at how well organised and planned our wedding day was. All our friends have commented on our fantastic 800 odd photographs which are very professionally taken with a clear knowledge of photography from gwen. There really is no words to thank you enough for helping to give us the best start to our marriage. You ladies deserve every success and we feel so lucky and blessed to have found you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Adrian and Rachael Jones xxxxxxxxxxx
Monday, June 29th, 2015
We truly wish ‘thank you’ came close to expressing just how grateful we are for your help making our wedding day as amazing and fantastic as it was. From the moment of our first contact with you to the day of our wedding, your team was always so professional, caring and approachable. You always answered our questions honestly and treated us as individuals. Never ever once did we feel that we were ‘just another wedding’ to you and we are so unbelievably grateful that we found you. All our guests still talk about our wedding as the best they have ever been to Annabel – thank you for being our wedding planner- all our guests loved you and also thought the job you did for us was outstanding.Gwen- our pictures are amazing- we absolutely love each and every single one. Both of your personal touches meant a lot to us. We feel truly blessed and lucky to have married each other in the outstandingly beautiful malcesine and because of all your help, and work our dreams came true and a simple ‘thank you’ will never be enough. But It will just have to do!!!!!! THANK YOU.
I wish you ladies well and many many more successful years.
All our love
Rachael and Adrian. Xxxxxxxx
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
We just want to say a big thankyou for making sure we had our fairytale wedding. You organised everything so perfectly and you really took the stress from us by arranging it so well. During the whole experience you kept us well informed on what to do with the documents and you always answers our many questions so quickly that our minds were contestantly at ease. We really had the best day of our lives and we wouldn’t of changed a thing. We want to do it all over again as an exact repeat. Jac you stayed with us and made sure it went smoothly so thank you for being our guardian angel on the day and gwen you really captured our memories well in your photos. Thank you ladies you are wonderful at planning weddings and excellent at your jobs.
Laura & Harry
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
To Annabel, Gwen and the team. Thank you so much for helping us have the most perfect day imaginable. From the morning of the welcome meeting in Malcesine, we knew everything would be fine on our wedding day. Leaving our wedding in your capable hands was one of the best decisions we’ve made. We knew exactly what was going to happen, when it was going to happen and where and meant that we could stop worrying and start enjoying our first time in Italy. The day went off without a hitch and even the weather (the only thing Lake Garda Weddings couldn’t organise) was perfect despite all the forecasts predicting rain & thunderstorms. Anyone considering Lake Garda as a venue for their wedding should stop considering and start booking as it’s simply a breathtaking location, especially when paired with Malcesine Castle as a wedding venue. With booking in mind, we can highly recommend Lake Garda Weddings to take care of everything. They really know what they’re doing, are very professional, but also really seem to care and get a kick out of helping you have the best day possible. As one final note…please also use Gwen for the photos. We’re struggling to whittle down almost 700 pictures and instead may need to redecorate one of our walls with just photos of the day. Thank you Lake Garda Weddings for everything!!! Amy & Matt
Friday, June 12th, 2015
To Annabel, Gwen and the LGW team,
It’s been just under 3 weeks since my husband and I said ’si lo volio’ in the most beautiful place on earth. Our wedding day was perfect, from the moment we booked to walking down the aisle our every need was taken care of by those amazing LGW ladies, no query was too small and no question too bizarre.
The wedding day ran like clockwork with the help of the the beautiful Annabel, and to say we both hate having our picture taken is an understatement but Gwens photos are breathtaking, the atmosphere of the day was captured to treasure forever.
From the hair and make up, ceremony, tuk tuk, Bar Oasi, boat ride and finishing at La Voglia, I can’t pick fault with a thing.
If I was to give any advice to future brides it would be this, DONT worry about the weather, it rained, was overcast and a bit windy on my day and I bearly noticed It (made amazing photos too), don’t over complicate things, the lake is beautiful, there’s no need for big centre pieces or fuss the scenery does all that for you, and lastly don’t worry about your hair/make up or any of those things, yes you want to look the best you can but the ladies will do that for you, enjoy your day, if I could do it all again I would be on the next flight. Best day ever!!!
Glen and Leanne
Monday, June 8th, 2015
Dear Annabel & Gwen
Don’t worry, I am not going to become a serial stalker, I just wanted to thank you once again for the amazing day that you arranged for us. The photos are beautiful and have given our family the full wedding ceremony from start to finish. We arrived home to a balloon decorated house with Champagne, wedding cake etc….. The family are all delighted and we had a wonderful very unexpected celebration when we arrived home. The CD of the photos was the icing on the cake. My daughter was delighted to see the pictures right from the start of arriving at the castle, to walking up the stairs, through the ceremony etc….
As you know Annabel, I was a nervous wreck when I first arrived at our welcome meeting – but you really helped to calm me down and re-assure me that nothing would be a problem – I really appreciated your visit at the hairdressers on the day of our wedding, organising our meal, tuk tuk etc – cant thank you enough for the personal touch !!!
Congratulations on your well deserved Award – I hope you are all very proud of yourselves and wish you every success for the future !!!
With sincere and heartfelt gratitude
Lesley & Tony
Monday, June 1st, 2015
To the best wedding planners the world has ever known,Gwen,Annabel and all the other Lake Garda Wedding girls, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
On the 17th of March 2014,while all the Irish were out celebrating this day,we stumbled upon our four leaf clover in the form of your remarkable website. From our first email sent,we promptly received an email back instantly which answered all our questions and we knew straight away we were in the best hands possible. Without hesitation we booked with LGW and got our dream venue in Scaglieri Castle as our date was free.
They say getting married can be one of the most stressful things you can ever do,let alone getting married abroad in a place you have never been but with us that worry was removed. The ladies went above and beyond to make sure all our needs were met. Every question even the stupid ones we asked(believe us there were many) were answered with no hassles,promptly and professionally. We got to know the girls through all our emails sent in 14months before we were due to leave for Malcesine and we simply couldn’t wait to meet them.
We set off on our journey to Malcesine and on arrival the excitement took over as it was more beautiful than we could have ever imagined a place to be. With a few days to go before wedding, we set out to get our wedding dress and suit steamed. We got lost trying to find the dry cleaners but we stumbled upon the Lake Garda Wedding office who we were due to meet in 2days time. We decided to pop our heads in and say hello. Gwen was in,she was as we imagined her to be,such a remarkable lady and we couldn’t help but hug her. We didn’t want to take up her time but asked her if she could point us in direction of dry cleaners but she was having none of it and personally closed up the office and escorted us to the dry cleaners and translated every thing for us. This just shows the incredible service offered by LGW that you just wouldn’t find anywhere else,home or abroad.
Two days later, we met the lovely Annabel for our welcome meeting,again what an amazing lady. We felt like we had known these girls years already and not meeting them for the first time. Annabel took us on our tour to the town hall,to the castle and ran through the entire wedding day schedule. We went to the florist, the hairdressers,the harbour to see where the boat would pick us up. We of course had loads more question but honestly by the end Annabel had already covered everything,simply amazing. We wanted to do a special ice cream treat for our guests and Annabel took us there to organise this,translated and even got us a good deal. We felt like VIPS being shown around Malcesine with everyone greeting Annabel as she passed. We were shocked once again with the unbelievable service offered by Lake Garda Wedding.
I went for my hair and make up trial with a friend and couldn’t believe it when Annabel turned up to help out and translate and her words to me were “I’m here for anything you need”,instantly I felt on top of the world. Annabel was like my maid of honor and wedding planner all rolled into one. I was so happy and knew hair and make up was going to be superb on the wedding day.
On our wedding day I felt nothing but excitement everything for me went to plan. I was so excited to see Gwen and felt very calm having her by my side. She had my bouquet with her which were beautiful and helped my dad with his buttonhole and even put on my bracelet for me. I don’t like photographs being taken but with Gwen it was effortless. Smiling for her was easy because I was enjoying every minute. For Luke, Annabel had him totally at ease (as much as a groom can be) up at the castle along with all the guests. Everything went perfect from start to finish and we had the most amazing wedding day, better than we ever could of dreamed,all thanks to Lake Garda Weddings.
All ours guests said it was the best wedding they have ever been to and said Gwen & Annabel were so fantastic at their jobs. When they left us that evening everyone was complimenting their superb work and fantastic personalities.We really felt that during that week we added two people to our family.We cannot wait to return next year on our first anniversary and the first thing we will do is run and give these girls hugs and kisses.
We have just finished going through all our wedding photos and we can say hands on heart that Gwen’s work is spectacular and captured every moment of our special day.To any future couples thinking about booking with Lake Garda Weddings our advice is take the plunge as you will have the Dream Team beside you every step of the way and have a magical wedding day just like us
Lots of loveLouise and Luke xx21/5/2015.
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
Dear Annabel, Gwen and all LGW ladies
I firstly am so sorry that this has taken so long, but there are no words to really explain how much you did for us on what was truly the best day of our lives, and I can confidently say the best wedding that any of my friends and family have ever been to. From the moment I emailed you two years ago enquiring about our wedding day, I could not have imagined how incredible the reality of what we experienced, you were all so unbelievably patient, professional, understanding and knew exactly how to reassure me on all questions and queries… I know there were quite a few!
My guests commented on how fantastic the day flowed, it really was fabulous, and they thought that it must of been a nightmare to have pulled it off – but that couldn’t have been further from the truth and it is because of you girls. The advice you gave us was spot on and nothing was too much trouble. The day went so smoothly because of the professional service and experienced wedding planner, beautiful Annabel, that ensured every detail was just perfect, your character and charm made me and Dale feel so relaxed about it all knowing you had it all in hand, and gorgeous Gwen with her witty presence and superb photography skills – you are both an outstanding duo of organisation and personalities that we are so happy to have shared our day with. I really miss being in contact with you both, as I feel like over the years we have gotten to know each other and it was so lovely to finally meet you in person and spend time with you all. I wish I had you here to organise our UK Celebration! It’s all on me this time, safe to say I am no where near as chilled out as I was about the plans for Italy. I will send you some pics in July, and will definitely mention how fabulous you both were in our speech.
Like I said, words cannot describe how grateful we are and all of the guests commented on how lovely you both were, and it really did feel like you were part of the guests. I adore you both and cannot wait to come and see you next Easter for our first anniversary when that wedding season kicks off again, maybe we will even see a wedding. You will always be in our hearts and when we look back and remember our perfect day, we will think just as fondly of you two as all of our other guests who made it so so special. Can’t believe I am actually emotional writing this!
I love our pictures, and cannot stop looking at them, we would recommend Gwen, the greatest photographer, to anyone who is thinking of having pics of the day, and Annabel is the best, coolest and most quirky wedding planner, we were sooo lucky to have found you. All future couples will be blown away and you have definitely made the right decision to chose Lake Garda Weddings, their knowledge and experience is second to none, whatever package you decide on it is without a doubt the most fantastical fairytale wedding anyone can ever dream of. I wish I could do it all over again and will always treasure those precious moments forever. Take care girls xx
Thank you once again, sending massive hugs and all our love xxx
Lydia Dale and Imogen xxx
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
To the Lake Garda Weddings team – We want to say thank you for helping us arrange such a nice ceremony. We booked a ceremony essentials package, and without this extra help, I would have probably lost my mind! You all are very knowledgeable in this business and pretty much every request was attended to and we ultimately had an extremely memorable and dream-like wedding! The boat rides were fabulous and our transport throughout the 2 days was absolutely phenomenal – thank you for all your help with these pieces of the puzzle! We loved getting married in Torri del Benaco castle and having Deborah and Jac there to coordinate made the entire afternoon run extremely smoothly! It was perfect! Thank you again! Allison and Marcus