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Alex & Gary’s comments

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Hello Gwen and all the team

Well what can I say about the wedding … simply not enough. I’ve read all the reviews from past couples but I never imagined for it to turn out to be just as good as it was.

Gary and I had the most amazing day and all our guests said they have never been to a wedding quite like it.  It was so well organised from start to finish it meant I could just sit back and enjoy it all.

Even though the morning of the wedding was torrential rain you had everything in place to move the ceremony inside if need be and thankfully the sun came out though and it was held on the terrace.

I had never seen the terrace until the day of the wedding and it was simply breath-taking – my mum cried as soon as she got to the top of the steps!! The food, flowers and the registrar were all amazing. We had a party when we got home and I just wished I could have had Jac there to organise it all!! Thank you so much for making our wedding such a memorable day x

Thanks so much guys I really mean it we had the best time ever and after having a party when we got home you just wouldn’t compare a party at home to a wedding abroad! Thanks for your well wishes. Gary raced the next day in Limone and out of the 4 runners who took part he was first home out of the four of them – the jack daniels and coke must have had plenty of sugar in it!!!!!!!!

We will definitely be back in Malcesine.

Love Alex x

Jessica & Tom’s comments

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

I would like to thank everyone from the LGW team, we had the most amazing day & they really did take all the stress out of organising everything, especially the legal side. We were provided with lots of ideas & advice for the venues to help us choose the right one for us & our guests, and each of the suppliers recommended by LGW did a great job. On the day Jac was around at all times to ensure everything ran smoothly & everyone was in the right place at the right time. We & all of our guests had an amazing day.

Thank you for every thing, we will come by the office to say hello next time we are in malcesine.

Tom & Jessica

Linzi & Richard’s commentss

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Well guys where do I start, gwen and her team are just wonderful!! Jac made our day run so smooth it was unbelievable, she was so lovely, with us throughout the whole day. Everything was perfectly planned and just flowed so well. All our guests said it was by far the best wedding they had ever been too. Not only that but they couldn’t believe how well it all flowed together. My pictures are beautiful thank you so much gwen, not a single picture feels posed or forced and you just slotted into our day. The hairdressers, make artist and florists were all wonderful too. And my goodness the meal at la voglia was to die for!! I cannot recommend lake Garda weddings high enough thank you a millions times over gwen and jac our day was a true fairytale and I wouldn’t have changed a single moment. Thanks again Mr and Mrs Kerr

Kelly & Mike’s comments

Monday, October 19th, 2015

To everyone at LGW
Sorry this has taken so long to post as work took over our lives for a while when we returned to the UK. But everyone is still talking about our amazing day.
I’m not sure I can add anything to the many incredible reviews you receive, time after time. Or the many superlatives that have been used so far. You’ll probably have noticed by now that every review uses the words “incredible”, “amazing”, “outstanding”, “beautiful”, etc, etc. There’s a reason for that and this will be no exception.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for one of the most amazing days of our lives. From the first contact, emails were prompt and informative and everything so very professional. You cannot feel anything but confident from day one.
We were always made to feel like we were the only 2 people in the whole world who were getting married, by the whole LGW team, and nothing was ever too much trouble, despite the sometimes fretful and ridiculously stupid questions we HAD to ask.
When we arrived in Malcesine we met with the amazing and beautiful Annabel, who took us through our day in the finest detail, going to all the places we’d be visiting during our wedding. That walk up to the castle terrace was probably one of the most emotional I have ever taken. After 15 months of planning the tears just wouldn’t stop! And if anyone is worrying about the weather then DON’T as the inside venue for the ceremony is absolutely beautiful. We were fortunate with the weather on our day but it wasn’t a worry for us anymore.
The day itself was a blur and flew by without a hitch. I don’t know what we’d have done without you Annabel (everyone wanted to take you home with them – especially my daughter who shall now be known forevermore as “Crisps”) and the incredible Elena, whose words we will never ever forget. The music (violin and piano) was beautiful (more tears). And I never even got the chance to thank the musicians so please pass on our gratitude to them. Outstanding.
From the meeting at Bar Paradiso Perduto to leaving La Voglia, which by the way is phenomenal (see review by Mike 18/10/2015 on TripAdvisor), everything was perfect. Christian and the staff at La Voglia were just incredible and the food is to die for.
And Gwen, you’re amazing (See! You just can’t help using the words!). We were very very reluctant to have lots of photographs as neither of us is the most confident, especially in front of the camera. But you even managed to make me look OK : ) : ) : ) lol. And you put us so much at ease we’d almost forgotten you were there by the end of the day! The quality and artistry of your photographs is exceptional (there’s a new word!). You are a true professional but, at the same time, you clearly enjoy what you do and made us feel very very special indeed.
LGW. You really do make dreams come true. You should all be incredibly proud of what you do. You are all, quite simply, the best. You made OUR dream come true and we cannot thank you enough for this. The eternally grateful, Mr & Mrs Smith. With love to you all xxxx

Linzie and Richard’s comments

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Hi lgw!
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 again
Can’t wait to see my book!
Linzie and Richard Kerr
18th September 2015

Hi lgw!
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

Lauren & Glenn’s comments

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

Gemma & Andy’s post

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

Naz & Anthony’s comments

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

Helen & Mark’s comments

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)

Peter & Asa’s comments

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