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Just to let you all know, we are now taking bookings for 2016 in Malcesine Castle! Just send us in your date request and we will be happy to ask the castle!
Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
Saturday, November 1st, 2014
Hi Jac, Gwen and the team, Wow I can?t believe it has taken me this long to sit and write your thank you letter, I think it is just struggling to accept that our day has now been and gone, it was so perfect I just want to do it all over again! Myself & Alex were very lucky when we got engaged that we both wanted the same thing which was an abroad wedding where we could just invite our closest friends & family and really spend time on the day with them and with each other, so as soon as I had the ring on my finger I was away with the google searches and found your website. From the very very start the service we received was so good, quick responses and when we went out for our trip to see the place and meet you ladies before finalising the date Jac was brilliant at showing us round and explaining how the day would run and answering any questions we had, we made up our minds very quickly that this was going to be perfect for us. Throughout the process friends and family were asking me if I was getting stressed and I can honestly say not at all, my queries were answered quickly and nothing at all was too much trouble, considering it was my wedding day I just felt like there was no question of it being perfect and I am known for being a bit of a control freak at work and an expert worrier so that is some achievement and just testament to how amazing you ladies really are. Arriving in Malcesine we met with Jac and she took us round everywhere to meet with all the suppliers and finalise details, again, we felt so at ease and just felt like we were walking round with an old friend, again queries were answered quickly, not that we had many as she was so on the ball we didn?t need to question anything! It is such a magical place and seeing the weddings in the run up was sooo exciting. Then the big day, well there are literally not enough words I can use to describe how perfect it all was, magical is how I have been describing it to people back here and is a word our families have been using. Myself & my bridesmaids had our hair done and they are experts, all our hair stayed perfect all day despite it being quite windy and looked amazing, they also did a lovely blow dry for my mum so made her feel special as mother of the bride. The make up lady (so sorry I can?t remember her name!) is also a miracle worker, she did it perfectly and she is also really really nice and puts you at ease. The day just ran so smoothly, I felt completely relaxed from start to finish and one of my favourite moments was taking a step back and seeing all my closest friends & family enjoying themselves and looking so happy ? that was exactly what we had wanted from our day and we just loved every single second of it. Jac did a brilliant job of keeping our party in order and getting them all where they needed to be and all our guests were singing her praises! The ceremony was so special and the boat trip and lakeside toast too, then onto La Voglia where we had the nicest food I have ever had, considering we had 6 courses I don?t think there was a scrap of food left on anyones plate and the setting is so perfect and romantic. Gwen, we cannot thank you enough for the photos, neither of us are big on having our photos taken but you made us feel so relaxed and asking us before if there was anything that we didn?t want / did want was a really nice touch, my slightly complicated family situation was handled perfectly and after 6 years of my nan wanting a photo of her and all her grandchildren you took some perfect ones and I am soooo excited about presenting her with a framed one for Christmas. Everyone has commented on how beautiful they are and how quickly you get them back, we couldn?t believe we had our discs and prints the next day and then the DVD as soon as we were home, amazing service as we had heard so many stories of people who get married in England waiting months and months for their albums. We had fun going round the castle with our maid of honour ?fluffy? and best man ?bestie? and I love that our photos look so natural because we were both so relaxed and enjoying ourselves, you really inject some fun into them and it works so well, some of my favourites are us and the bridesmaids / best men just having fun, jumping and paddling in the lake. There are so so many perfect ones we just need to decide which ones to put up in the house! J Last but not least I need to mention the facebook group as it is such a good idea, to be able to share ideas / thoughts / random queries with each other and see the weddings taking place in the run up to yours, it just cements the thought in your head that your day is going to be perfect when you see how happy everyone else is with their days. Well I still feel like despite the fact I have rambled on I still haven?t said thank you enough, it just doesn?t do you justice, by far the best wedding planners I have ever come across and I cant recommend you enough to anyone. Any brides with your wedding still to come you couldn?t be in safer hands. We are already planning our honeymoon to Italy for next summer as we couldn?t have one straight away so will be back for a week and will pop in and say hello. Ah, now I really have to admit to myself our day is done. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts. Lorienne & Alex Hawkins.
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Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
What can I say, the praise that you get for your weddings just dosent touch it about how really great you are.
As you know, we had been let down very badly by Thomas Cook, so bad that I didnt know if I could go through with a wedding. From the moment I emailed you Gwen, you made all my anxieties and stress slowly go away. Everything I emailed you, one of you ladies always replied so quick, that it became for me one of the easiet stressful free weddings ever.
When we arrived in Malcesine, this being are first time, we met with Annabel and she was amazing, totally relaxed and it was like we had known her for years. Anything I wasnt sure about she put my mind at rest and answered all my questions.
The wedding day itself was like a dream and everthing went so smoothly, from having my hair and makeup done, which I loved. The ceremony was just what we wanted and I wasnt nervous in anyway, as it was so well planned and we got just what we wanted. I had explained to Annabel that my Mother wouldnt like her birth year to be read out in front of other’s, so Annabel bless her, read it in Italian, it was so funny and we all laughed.
Gwen what can I say about the photos, there are to many words, heres a few, amazing, beautiful, fantastic, and stunning. There are so many to pick and we like them all. We have had many compliments about our photos. We had such fun having our photos done with you Gwen and I loved the fact that you asked us what we wanted and what we didnt want.
Lake Garda Weddings is truly the best wedding company ever and any fuure brides want a wedding that is truly amazing, then contact lake Garda wedding.
Thank you so much again for everything ladies. Hope to see you again in the future.
Kelly and Mark
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Dear Annabel & Gwen Gosh I don’t even know where to start as how can you describe the most magical day of our lives. Writing this has been so difficult hence the delay in us sending it through so I thought rather than send a thank you I would write you a step by step of our experience to show you how truly amazing all you ladies are in the LGW office. Maybe you could share this with others as well if you required From the moment we first contacted the ladies in Italy we were blown away with the support provided. We went for a pre-wedding visit to Malcesine in Sept 2013 not even engaged at this point but an opportunity to think what we could do in the future. Annabel was amazing and the walk through of the day was so reassuring to see what we could have on offer. We were taken aback by the incredible views, the venues, the flowers, the streets and atmosphere, it was stunning. As a result my husband even proposed on the lake that weekend as I think he just knew this was the place. To top that off we then booked that weekend as the location is what can only be described as the most perfect place you could ever dream of. From there it was yes/no answers to make sure we had picked all the options for the day, the most relaxing wedding our friends have ever heard of to organise. On arrival to Malcesine for our wedding in August 2014 we arrived on the Thursday (due to marry on the Sunday). Having a pre-wedding meeting with the lovely Annabel was perfect and just what we needed to ensure we had ticked all the boxes. We had another run through and then a meeting with the Town Hall we were ready to go and get married on Sunday. I couldn’t get over how easy all of this was. I had booked in with the lovely makeup artist for a trail and also treated myself to a manicure and pedicure. I could not recommend her enough, my manicure and pedicure lasted for about 3 weeks, it was fabulous. You will have no need to worry about it chipping before your big day. Where do I even begin with explaining our day. Well you turn up at the hairdressers in the morning and all they need is a picture and they create a masterpiece. Please please please thank them for an amazing hair do, it lasted all day. I had a slight melt down at this point as a storm hit the village with rain, thunder and lighting. I couldn’t believe it and we were both devastated. Myself and the bridesmaids went back to my room to get ready whilst my husband I believe made his way to the castle. The decision was made to have our wedding in the castle room, which looking back now I wouldn’t have had any other way. We were only a small group of 29 and we had the pianist playing which sounded amazing with the acoustics. It was so intimate and the view we looked out to of the lake was breath-taking. I think luck or something was on our side that day as when we walked out the rain had stopped and the sun was shining. Anybody that is using Gwen for your pictures you can be rest assured that you will safe hands. All of our pictures around the castle were stunning (all 1015 of them for 4 hours) and she knows all the best spots which I am sure you will see from the website. Our guests at this point where looked after by Annabel who helped my little 3 year old niece hand out our ice cream vouchers and then get them ready for our confetti moment. People were all crowed up waiting to see us leave the castle and get in the tuk tuk. We both felt famous whilst trying to get confetti out of our cloths going down the hill. We then reached the bottom of the hill and had our lake side toast which was truly perfect, I great place to see everyone and start to relax. It was lovely, everybody was so complimentary of the food. We then made our way to the boat for our little cruise down to La Volgia. What a brilliant idea and lovely way to cool down at the same time. It was so lovely to get out on the Lake and an amazing experience for all our guests. My niece even got to drive the boat lol. On arriving at the restaurant for our reception we were met with more nibbles and bubbles. Everyone had a chance to relax whilst we got a few more pictures with Gwen. The meal, well what can we say other than it was exquisite. Every course was perfect and we managed to pick some lovely options that suited all. We were all royally stuffed by the end and for anyone considering this restaurant believes us you have will have no concerns with your food. Again please thank all the staff for the gorgeous food. After our meal we had the DJ/Sax playing, he was perfect for our group. He followed our playlist and also took requests with some current music which was great. We were also blessed by a load of fireworks going off down the lake so everyone took five while we sat back and watch them, not bad when we didn’t have to pay for it. Future brides and grooms of Malcesine, what can we say other than if you chose to go with Lake Garda Weddings you will be making the best decision of your lives. I have never heard so many people comment on what a great day it was and how everyone will be returning when they can. We have already said we will definitely be renewing our vows in the years to come. Annabel & Gwen you truly are our angels and made the most special day of our lives PERFECT, we would not have changed anything. Thank you for everything and I hope we will get to see you next year when we come out to visit. Lots of love Caren & Luke Piscina xxxx
Saturday, October 11th, 2014
So, our summer 2014 wedding season has sadly come to an end! We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our lovely couples for allowing us to share your emotions, your joys and be a part of your wedding.We have laughed with you, cried with you, and even had a prosecco or two with you! We thank you all for your kind words you have sent over after your wedding was over. It really has been a wonderful summer, thank you! only 6 months until 2015 wedding season is up and running!
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
Just a little note to say a huge thank you to LGW’s Gwen and Jac for making our day so very special. The Tuk tuk driver (can’t remember his name) was a true gent and it was an amazing experience. Christian at La Voglia was emince he had everything under control, cool, calm and collected are the best words to describe him and his team, Style Libero where fantastic I would recommend them 110% .. the sun shawn all day for us which made it even more special, as there where major thunder lightening storms the night before…
So really just to say a HUGE thank you ladies for everything and keep up your hard work. we look forward to returning to Malcesine
as Mr & Mrs Hall.
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
To Andrea, Gwen & LGW ladies,
It has taken me this long to write my ‘thank you’ e-mail as firstly I don’t want to accept the wedding is over and I will no longer be sending daily e-mails to you all, and secondly I can’t put into words how grateful we are for arranging our failytale wedding in Malcesine Castle! We really had the most amazing wedding organised by the best wedding planners.
After seeing a photograph of a beautiful castle on a lake I realised that was the venue where I wanted to get married. I had no idea at that time that it was Malcesine Castle, Lake Garda. When I realised where it was, a friend of mine recommended LGW and I made my first contact last July to be told by Gwen that there was no availability for the dates that I had requested. I was devastated however Gwen contacted me again within a few days to say 4th August 2014 was now available and I immediately paid the deposit and booked our amazing holiday. We stayed at the Majestic Palace as it was big enough for most of our wedding guests to stay at. It was an amazing hotel and would highly recommend for those of you staying with children as there are adult quiet areas to sunbathe and a kids pool for families.
The ladies at LGW were so professional and answered any queries immediately via e-mail. When we arrived, we met Andrea who was our wedding coordinator and our translator for the day. I can’t praise Andrea enough, and our guests told us afterwards how amazing she was on the wedding day. On our first meeting with Andrea she showed us around the castle, where we would have our lakeside toast and canapés etc. We were blown away at how perfect the setting of our wedding would be! Especially Richard as he had little to do with the actual planning of the wedding so he really was amazed by it all! We met the manager of La Voglia, the hairdresser, make up artist, florist. I really felt so chilled out and didn’t feel stressed at all as I knew I was in safe hands.
The Wedding day was more than we could have ever hoped for. It really was perfect. All of our guests said that it was the best wedding they had ever been to. Andrea made sure the guests knew where they had to be at each time in the day and we didn’t have to worry about anything. The Tuk Tuk ride made us feel like royalty, the castle was an amazing setting for a wedding, the lakeside toast was perfect, the boat trip and la Voglia just blew us away! The meal at La Voglia was out of this world.
Gwen took almost 1000 photographs, it’s hard to choose which ones to frame! There are so many lovely photographs. We were made to feel special by everyone, including the locals who clapped and cheered us as we left the castle. Although there are weddings daily in the summer months, we felt like ours was unique. We can’t wait to return to Malcesine as it is such a perfect place.
As for the weather, you can’t control it, it was a horrendous thunder storm and grey skies the day before our wedding but perfect blue skies on our actual wedding day, not a rain drop in sight! The weather is changeable and don’t look at the forecast as it’s always wrong!
For all of the remaining brides/grooms for 2014 and future brides/grooms, hope you have an amazing wedding, you are in safe hands and I am so jealous as I would love to do it all again. I have the happy memories and fantastic photographs to look at to remember our special day!
Jaclyn & Richard xxx