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Elaine & Garvin’s comments

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Many thanks to Annabel, Gwen and all at Lake Garda Weddings who gave us an absolutely incredible day we will never forget. The organisation and personal service they provided was faultless, we didn’t have to worry about a thing – everything was seamless. It can be daunting leaving the arrangements of your wedding to people you have never met, but the reassurances and detailed communication by email and phone totally put my mind at rest. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lake Garda Weddings to anyone. We gave the team 3 months notice of the date we wanted to get married and within an hour the venue was booked and we had clear guidance on the things we needed to do at this end. I didn’t believe anything could be arranged so fast with so much care and attention given to the details. At no stage was there any panic! The setting was spectacular, we are delighted with the photographs that Gwen took. Never having been a photo friendly person, I’m amazed at some of the shots she got. I also have to credit Tiziana, the hairdressers for making me feel fantastic on the day. In less than an hour she transformed me into something I would not have thought possible. As for Lake Garda and Malcesine Castle, it is the kind of place you dream of – totally spectacular and I feel priviledged to have been able to get married there. We will be back! All in all an amazing experience we will never forget. Thanks so much to all of you.

Tamerin & Mauro’s comments

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Hi There Annabel
 
Sorry to reply so late, got back from the honeymoon last Sunday and just been trying to get back into things this side, i wish so badly i wouldnt have to be back, it was just so amazing there, that now everything else just doesnt look that impresive.
 
Tamerin and i would just like to give you and your team the biggest Thank you that wse have ever given to anyone, you guys really made our day so amazing from the time we send that very first email enquiring about your service till the very end. Without you Tamerin and i would not have had that what we think was our fairy tale wedding. Your service and kindness and just the way you handled everything was just superb. THANK YOU from the bottom of our HEARTS.
We would like to think that we have made some new friends there in Malcesine and that when we return to live there or retire there, that we can go out for a drink or dinner. Is that a deal?
 
I would also like for you to pass on our Thank you to The Staff at the Corsaro, and let them know that there food and service was spectacular, everybody loved it,and only had amazing comments afterwards about the the whole reception party. Again Thank you to you for the help and planning you did in arranging it to be so SPECIAL.
 
I was hoping you could give me the gentlemens name that was celebrated our wedding so i can give to the Portuguese Embassy? We would love to leave a comment for your website, do i just send it via email or do i do it on the website? just let me know!
 
Tamerin and i would also like to thank you for the wonderfull gifts that you presented to us, the dvd as well as the picture of the castle is something i now so badly cant wait to hang up in our house.Trully stunning and at the sometime such a big reminder of a naturally beautifull place. It all seems like a dream now that its gone past so fast. A dream we wish we could have evry night when going to bed.
 
Send all our Love to Gwen and the other girls, and we hope that our future incounter is not too far in the future.
 
 
LOVE TAMERIN and MAURO ORNELAS ABREU

Tammy & Jamie’s comments

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

 

Dear Annabel and all the team at Lake Garda Weddings, thank you soo much for all you did for us for our wedding, the day went perfectly, it exceeded all of our expectations and more. All of the stresses were taken away from us, Annabel made sure we were totally relaxed and aware of the structure of the day.
We got married on the castle terrace at 11am, we had a violinist playing our favorite songs… which had all of our guests crying before the ceremony started! after the ceremony was over we had our photographs taken in the castle grounds which creates a beautiful background. We then headed to La Pace restaurant in Sergios tuktuk for champagne and canapes – which were ham,cheeses,pizza,seafood bites, fruit ect. We then headed towards the harbour where we went on a boat cruise of the lake for an hour. This was perfect as it allowed guests to chill out with more champagne! and reflect on the ceremony. The only downside was the day was soo hot a few of our guests burned their shoulders whilst on the boat!
The boat then dropped us off at La Voglia restaurant where we arrived to more champagne and nibbles. We sat down to a 6 course meal of bruchetta, ham and mozzerella, risotto, lasagne, lamb and panna cotta. We were totally stuffed by the end of the meal, but managed to find room for some of our gorgeous profiterole cake! to which more champagne followed for the toast. Laura and her staff are amazing and cannot do enough to make the guests feel a million dollars.
Our guests then chilled out on the lovely relaxing sofa area to the sax and dj that played music well into the night. As me and the groom left the restaurant to walk back to our hotel we could still hear the music playing as we walked up the street – it was the perfect end to a perfect day.
All of our guests commented the day exceeded their expectations and that it was the best wedding they had been to!
We would highly reccommend Lake Garda Weddings and La Voglia as they were excellent – we just felt the day went too quickly and we wished we could do it all over again!

Emma & David’s comments

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Hi everyone!

Wow, where do we start?

LGW team – thank you to all the team along the way for your help & emails in organising our day so perfectly!  Everyone that you recommended were all so lovely – even the lady in the dry cleaners!

A special thank you to Anjelika, from our welcome meeting you were so professional, assuring, friendly, organised & popular in Malcesine :)   On our wedding day you remained so & it was a real assurance for us knowing that we could simply relax & enjoy knowing that, when the time came, you where there to lead us to the next stage of our day – which was needed as we were floating around all day with no cares in the world.  It was great to see you again after our mini-moon & as always you were so welcoming & friendly.

Gwen – you had a tough crowd when you arrived at our hotel.  After a rushed morning both my mum (& so I) were in a tiz and myself & my dad were nervous to say the least.  Gwen you stepped right in as a pro and sorted my mum & my dress right out haha – thank you!  After a little while we all relaxed & had an amazing day – of which you captured not only formal shots (& fluffed shots) but also shots that we did not even know you had taken – some of our favourites & there are so many great photographs to choose from!

Jacqui & Tiziana’s – I am so so glad that I booked these appointments.  After my initial doubts early on in the morning (around Gwen’s arrival) in the light of the hotel, I was unsure about my hair & makeup, purely as it was not how I have it myself & I was not sure if it was ‘me’.  However, on getting out into the  Malcesine sun & receiving compliments from dad, bridesmaids (who also loved their’s) & guests, I trusted everyone.  Throughout the day I really did like them both. I was amazed at how long they both lasted in the heat = all day & right through our evening reception & didn’t even touch any concealor or need any of our own hairclips!  Had I have left them (who doesn’t get sad at taking wedding makeup off & hair out?) I have no doubt that they would have lasted right into the next day.  Jacqui is so lovely & she really knows what she is doing.  I have suffered with my skin in the past which can make you self conscious, but Jacqui was so reassuring & looking at the photographs you would never know that I had, she really knows how to apply makeup for different skin types (which if like me it may initially in certain lights seem heavier than you usually wear) that shows up at just the perfect amount for the photographs in the sun – fabulous!!  On looking at our wedding pictures too I can see the back of my hair which was so pretty!!

String Quartet – again, right choice in booking these it was a lovely touch to the ceremony & made it more special for us that we both chose the songs together!

La Pace – (say patche!) two words ‘crab claws’ yum! Lovely setting for our champagne toast & lunch.  There was plenty of lovely buffet food & drink for everyone.  We all had time to soak up some sun & drink and have a good chat.

The champagne boat trip for everyone was a lovely touch & we were really glad that we had booked this as everything just ran together so smoothly….on to La Voglia.  On arrival everywhere looked lovely & it was so nice to see everything come together! We had champagne & canapes, speeches & then a 4 course meal.  Not only was each course delicious they were all presented beautifully!  All the staff at La Voglia are very friendly & even joined in with our celebrations at the end of the night – everyone loves a bit of Sinatra!  Special thanks to Laura who is so lovely & as with LGW team we were more than happy to carry on floating around knowing that Laura was there if we or any of our guests needed anything at all.  It is a beautiful restaurant with a perfect setting also providing the most lovely sunset all around you, all of which just added to our perfect day.

I have tried to not say lovely too much but i can only describe everything as great, lovely and perfect, fabulous as that’s what everything was!

Thank you everyone and we can’t wait to come back for our third trip again soon, it’s a given once you have visited even once!

Best regards,
Emma & David x

Cheryl & Jon’s comments

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

JONATHAN & CHERYL ha inserito questo messaggio sul guestbook:

Dear Angelika, Gwen and the Lake Garda Wedding team, My wife and I would like to send you a few words about our amazing wedding on 28 August 2011. Having investigated the possibility of getting married in Italy we came across your website. We sat and read all the fantastic reviews and we looked at all the photos from the previous weddings you had performed. Our first impressions were that we loved the setting and all the very positive comments. Our next step was to contact you and ask a thousand questions covering every angle. We were so impressed with the speed of your replies and with the attention to details you gave to us. We immediately felt that this was going to be the wedding of our dreams so we booked our wedding with you. From this day onwards we had been exchanging dialog and emails on a regular basis and things just seemed to get better and better. The pre wedding service we got from you was exceptional and this was proven when people were asking us if we had everything sorted and if we were nervous. We replied “yes everything is in hand and we are not nervous but very excited” We did consider coming out t o Malcesine but we soon felt there was no need to take a pre wedding trip as we felt comfortable with letting Lake Garda Weddings look after us. Upon our arrival in Malcesine we met our wedding co-ordinator Angelika for a pre wedding meeting. From the moment we met Angelika she made us feel very welcome and her very calm and professional manner soon put us at ease. Angelika went through all the details of our special day and then we had a tour round the village to take a sneak preview of what was going to happen on the day. This all went very smoothly and it made us feel confident that everything was going to go well on the day. We organised a pre wedding meal (the day before our wedding) for our guests. Angelika recommended a restaurant called La Pace which was near the Castle. The restaurant was lovely and if you are thinking of a pre wedding meal then I would recommend this. Other things that Angelika sorted for us were limoncello favors for the table which didn’t seem to last long on the day. The wedding day was perfect in every way! Malcesine Castle is the most beautiful setting and the string quartet helped to create a magical atmosphere. Even a missing guest and a very rude hotelier were handled with complete professionalism and without any impact to us. La Voglia is a great venue for a wedding reception as it fits in nicely with a short boat ride down the lake. The food is absolutely delicious and so nicely presented! We went for the six course option which was plenty, the courses just kept on coming! I have to commend the team at La Voglia as nothing was too much trouble. We had people in our group with food allergies and they were all looked after and served very tasty alternatives! A special thank you to Gwen for our lovely photographs! We really are pleased with them! The photographs were taken quickly which meant that we were able to get back to enjoying ourselves with our guests! All in all a beautiful start to our married lives together. Thank you so much for playing such a big part in making it perfect! We will be back to see you when we are next in Malcesine! Jonathan & Cheryl Forster

Lorraine & Steve’s comments

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Hi Deborah and all the LGW team, Apologies for not writing sooner. We have had a busy time since arriving back in the UK, and although we had intended to post something as soon as we got back to the UK, we have never had time to ourselves to get organised. We are so grateful to you and all the team. Our wedding in Malcesine was absolutely fabulous (thanks to you all)! Our wedding far exceeded our expectations, and they were high considering the support we had already received from all the team before we even arrived in Italy. The whole day was fabulous and our family and friends thought so too. Throughout our wedding day every detail was perfect, from the tuk-tuk journey, to the ceremony at the castle (including the musicians), through to the boat trip and the evening reception at the La Voglia restaurant. La Voglia is in a stunning location, and we all thought the staff were excellent and the food was fabulous. May we take this opportunity to thank you Deborah for the personal touches that made our day so special. A big thank you also to Gwen for capturing our special day so perfectly on camera. Everyone who has seen our wedding photos has commented on your excellent photography. Thank you to all the team at LGW for your behind the scenes work, you took the stress out of wedding planning and ensured we had a perfect day. We would love to visit Malcesine again in the very near future and will definately pop in to say hi to you all when we do. Best wishes to you all, Lorraine and Steve

Laura & Ben’s comments

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Dear Gwen, Andrea and the team at LGW

My husband and I (!!) would just like to extend a very big thank you to you all for making our wedding day the most special and memorable day of our lives so far, everything went so smoothly from start to finish. In particular we’d like to say thank you to Andrea who looked after us from when we made the booking a year ago to the day – I know we sent a lot of emails and each one was answered in such a friendly and helpful matter with advice and tips all the way. The information sent out by LGW in terms of the flowers, music ideas, hair styles, hotel details for guests was incredibly useful and made the whole process of organising the wedding abroad so much easier as we were guided at each step along the way.

On the day Andrea translated the ceremony beautifully with a smile on her face and was a real help in organising our 60 guests and making sure they knew what they were doing and when so no one got lost in town! So many guests commented on how friendly and professional she was and I’d just like to add that she was there right until the music started at the restaurant to make sure it all went smoothly so a very big thank you once again.

Gwen – we have now had the chance to look at the photos on the disc and they are brilliant – we are so pleased with them and it’s also nice to be able tyo send the link to your website to family and friends – we felt like celebrities being online!

Well it’s all over now unfortunately but our memories will last a lifetime – we will be coming back for our anniversary next year for sure so will make sure we pop in to say hello..

Once again thank you or GRACIE!

Kate & Matt’s comments

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Hi Deborah,
I am very sorry for the delayed reply, however, I did not want to rush an email and not show our appreciation fully.
From visiting your office 12 months prior to our wedding back in Aug 2010, we felt assured that this was the best way to plan our wedding. Throughout this time, we personally, had very little to organise and absolutely nothing to worry about. Any queries we have raised were promptly resolved by e-mail or phone. 
The welcome meeting prior to the wedding was a perfect opportunity to finalise all the arrangements and make any last minute adjustments. This also added to the excitement and build up of the whole event. On the day of the wedding we truly could not have hoped for a better day. We did not have to worry about a single thing and really were able to enjoy every single minute of the day. The Castle is the most amazing location any couple could ever imagine to be the setting for their wedding. Your excellent organisation on the day and your warm, friendly personality was commented on by many of the guests. I don’t know how you made it look so easy to organise 70+ people all at once and ensure they were all in the right place at the right time (and nobody missed the boat!). 
The boat trip was a perfect way to spend an hour of the day and was a welcome rest from the heat. We chose La Voglia as our reception venue and were so happy with our decision. The restaurant really did ‘have it all’! The layout meant there was somewhere for people to relax and find shade from the heat and the view was absolutely stunning. We really did not know what to expect with the food but were not dissapointed. I can honestly say, the food really did exceed everybody’s expectations and makes the cost for a meal of such a high standard seem a bargain! (The cheese and pear ravioli was a favourite!) We chose the middle option and there was plenty of food, we are so glad we chose not to have a wedding cake! The timing of the courses was perfect allowing people to get up inbetween courses and also not get too full. 
MG Project were again another perfect part of the day. From the moment they started to the moment they stopped, the dance floor was constantly full. They sounded a little cheesy on their website but i can assure anyone who is due to have them play at their wedding that they are fantastic.
We feel extremely fortunate to have had a wedding in such a wonderful location planned by an extremely professional and experienced company. When i read similar messages to this from other couples that said ‘everyone said it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to’ i know what they mean. It would be extremely difficult to top it. We honestly could not think of a single thing that we would change. 
Thank you so much for the most amazing day; and thank you Gwen, for the fabulous pictures to help us remember every single part of it.
Kate and Matt Fawcett

Beverley & Hywel’s comments

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

BEVERLEY AND HYWEL ha inserito questo messaggio sul guestbook:

To Annabel and all the Lake Garda Weddings Team. Sorry it has taken so long to write on here. Where do I start?!! From start to finsh we could not have asked for a more perfect day- from our welcome meeting when we met Annabel, all my worries disappeared. Having such an expert team organise our wedding,was the best thing we have done- could not have asked/expected better! The day itself was fantastic, the Tuk Tuk (which is a must) was a such a fab experience, going through the streets and everyone cheering! Everyone on the day could not have been more helpful,the hairdressers and make up were outstanding. So big thank you to all of them for a beautiful ‘up do’ and my bridesmaids were so happy with their haistyle. Everything was organised so perfectly- it made my day go by with very little stress! The photographer/video man were brilliant, making all the guests feel at ease and a lot of laughs shared. For our reception- (by recommendation of the LGW Team) was Re Lear. Words cannot describe how amazing it was. Massive thank you to Andrea for all his help nothing was too much trouble for him. It was lovely that Annabel had organised for us to meet up with Andrea and herself to discuss favours, and confirm menu choice before the wedding day: Which gave us peace of mind. Food here is out of this world- and all my guests still comment on the high standard of food/service we had that day. We returned before leaving and Andrea was so friendly and the food out of this world! We were fortunate to be there during the fireworks display around the lake, which ended our day perfectly. The Live band in the evening still amazes all of us.. They were incredible. We trusted everything LGW had booked for us- which exceeded our expectations! We could go and on about how fantastic our day was, but as all the comments on here show. LGW are a professional and outstanding team who gave us their 100% commitment and made it a day not one of my 30 guests will forget in a long long time! Thank you all at LGW so much- wish I could come do it all again! We will definitely be returning for a visit, and will call in to see you all. Hywel and Beverley Price

Claire & Peter’s comments

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

CLAIRE AND PETER GOODGE ha inserito questo messaggio sul guestbook:

A huge thank you to Gwen, Andrea, Angelica and Annabel you definatley made our day magical. We really couldn’t not have asked for a better service from Lake Garda weddings from everything from the venue itself to the wonderful hairdresser, Photography, make up, flowers and of course the phtos. the wedding breakfast at Re Learwas fantastic. Also a big thanks to Sergio from La Pace who transported me in style (what fun). There is absolutley no doubt that if you want a truly magical day then Lake Garda Weddings is the place to go. Thanks again Mr and Mrs Goodge xx