October 1st, 2014

Kelly & Esa’s feedback

From the minute we decided we wanted to get married in Malcesine Castle we knew we were in great hands. That day we were shown around all the possibility’s that we could choose from for our big day.  When we left Annabel I was in no doubt this was the place we would get married.
We then conversed with the wonderful LGW team via email, and no question was too silly for them to answer and believe me I had a few.  The girls were wonderful in helping us organise our perfect day just the way we wanted it.  They organised our music licence so my hubby’s friend could play at our reception including the other million other requests I had.
When we arrived at Malcesine and had our welcome meeting, I realised that the girls would have everything under control.  Andrea was just wonderful and nothing was to much hassle.  I knew then that I could relax and enjoy the build up to our day.  I just knew that our big day would be perfect.
We took our own thistles over so I had some sort of Scottish item.  Unfortunately I placed them in too much water and they were unusable, but I was not told about this instead the florist sent her mother up the mountain and picked me fresh thistles for my button holes, this was really touching and I appreciated it so much as they look fabulous in our photographs.  Ladies the girls who do the hair and make are just wonderful they transformed all 7 of us.  I have never felt or looked so good in all my life.  They also took me back to the hairdressers in my tuk tuk to top up my lippy and spray some extra hairspray on 2 occasions throughout the day.
I highly recommend the lake side toast as it was great for the guests to get to know each other a little better and gave us the opportunity to get some fun photo’s without our guests getting bored.  Talking of photo’s I have to praise the wonderful Gwen she is just marvellous.  She completely put us at ease and made us laugh all day long.  The photo’s are just wonderful and I cant stop looking at them.  God only knows how we will manage to create an album, im going to end up with 10.
Unfortunately at the lake side my aunt fainted and was taken to hospital. Again Andrea was wonderful organising the ambulance, letting the boat know we would be a little late and informing all of our guests what was going on. Even with this little hiccup the day flowed perfectly.
I don’t even know where to begin with La Voglio.  They were just fantastic from setting the tables and laying everything out exactly how I had imagined it, to the wonderful service and the gorgeous food everyone is still raving about.  The staff were so friendly and again nothing was too much hassle. We order far  too much food and asked if we could leave our dessert a little later.  They allowed our musician to get started and then served us our delicious dessert outside.
If I had to do my day all over again I would not change a single thing.  Everything was amazing I only wish I could do it in slow motion. My tip for brides to be is enjoy every minute, stop every now and again look around you and take it all in.  I can not thank LGW ladies enough for all their help and organisation.  Myself, my hubby and all of my guests are still raving about our wedding saying they have never been to a weeding like it.  Also my bridesmaid now wants to get married there.  It’ll be my turn to be bridesmaid I cant wait.
Kelly & Esa

September 30th, 2014

Feedback from Nicola & Connor

ust wanted to say a huge thank you for everything! From the first email to leaving Malcesine you have all been absolutely brilliant! When people say their wedding day is the best day of their lives I never really believe them. Until now, it really was the best day of both our lives and we didn’t stop smiling and laughing all day! Everything ran smoothly, our guests said you were amazing Annabel… I don’t think I saw you much at all which obviously meant you had everything under control and we were left to enjoy the fabulous day. After reading the reviews of the location of the castle, the setting and the La Voglia we did question whether it could really be that good… It’s better!!! Getting married at the castle was unbelievable, the views were amazing and we were all blown away! The boat was amazing and gave everyone a chance to see just how beautiful Malcesine is! La Voglia was also perfect, Christian was a super star and met our every need, even the fussy eaters with special diet requirements. The food was out of this world, our guests said it was not only the best food at a wedding they had tasted but the best food they had ever had. We had the bresaola parcels (gorgeous) the prawn cocktail (fabulous…even the guests that don’t like prawns ate it and loved it… In fact one of them ate 3 plates of it). The lasagne was amazing … and my favourite the Pear and cheese ravioli… I was in food heaven! I thought it was a weird choice but the reviews swayed us. So glad they did as I have never tasted anything so amazing. And I like my food!! The volcano of dark chocolate was also out of this world! I cannot wait to get back to Malcesine, I am extremely gutted to be back in London and we are already talking about going back next year. What a magical place! Thank you to all of you at LGW for making our dreams come true! Especially you Annabel!

Lots of love

Nicola and Conor

September 30th, 2014

Feedback – Kate & Sean

The wedding is over,

The party no more,

But wow what a do

On Lake Garda’s shores.

The first ever email

Was answered so fast,

We soon had a date

For the wedding – at last!

Gwen and her team

Got started right then,

Arrangements were made -

Who, where, what and when.

The Captain’s Palace

Was booked straight away,

With La Voglia reserved

To complete the whole day.

From flowers and music,

To make-up and hair do’s,

Everything so easy,

And straightforward too.

Arriving in Italy,

Our meeting was held,

Annabel showed us round

And really excelled!

We knew what to do,

And when to be where,

Who we should meet,

And how to get there.

The big day came round

And all were at ease,

The bride and the groom

Just happy and pleased.

Marriage all done,

And everyone concurred

It was the best wedding

That ever occurred.

A toast by the water,

A trip on a boat,

Prosecco on tap,

Got everyone’s vote!

The food at La Voglia,

Was simply divine,

And was accompanied by

Some very nice wine.

The party continued,

Into the night,

The DJ, the cake,

The pizza – just right!

A word has been used,

To describe the success

Of our wedding day,

That word is seamless.

It can really be said

That all of our guests,

Had the best time,

And were extremely impressed.

So thank you to all,

At Lake Garda Weddings,

For big anniversaries,

Guess where we’re heading :)

September 30th, 2014

Feedback from Karen & Andrew

We’d just like to say what a fabulous wedding day we had! First of all, the location just can’t be beaten! Marrying on the roof terrace of a beautiful castle in Italy really is what fairy tales are made of and that’s exactly what it felt like! The whole day went exactly as we’d hoped it would, and every detail and request was managed so professionally, yet with the care and attention to detail you’d expect a friend to deliver. Annabel, you went out of your way to help when I was suffering on the day, after having been attacked by Mosquitos the night before the wedding, and kindly dashed off to the pharmacy to get some cream! You also saw the struggle we had with my little boy, first of all when he was sick just after the ceremony and then when he refused to get on the boat and you helped manage all of it! He even held your hand as we walked to the Oasi bar and I’ve never ever seen him do that with anyone!
Booking a wedding abroad can be a little daunting, especially when you’ve never even been to that country, but anyone considering using Lake Garda Weddings should have no hesitation at all! We booked our wedding with you after having seen a friend of a friend’s wedding photographs on Facebook and we have no regrets whatsoever! We’ll definitely return to Malcesine some time soon as once you’ve been there, you just have to return! Thanks again ladies for everything, it really was perfect!

Karen & Andrew Rose-McGuckin

September 30th, 2014

Feedback from Kevin & Laura

Hi Andrea, Gwen and ladies of LGW!

Apologies it has taken so long to write you a thank you email. Things have been a bit mad since wedding! Not only did I forget the rings I also got the wrong date for when we were supposed to fly back. We ended up missing our flight and had to get new flights!


We Would just like to say thank you so much for everything you have done for us. The wedding went perfectly (minus the ring duration! Haha). You made us feel so relaxed and even when a problem did occur you just went a fixed it for us!

Everyone all said to us how amazing the day went and how lovely you were. Lost count of the amount of times people said “the wedding was amazing and Andrea is so lovely!” Think my dad thought you was part of the family!

We really can’t thank you enough. It really was a wedding you see in fairy tales. A castle, sunshine, boats and amazing wine and food? Really was our dream wedding.

Gwen, the photos are brilliant! 1500?! Really wasn’t expecting that many! Haha. Have to admit we were both a bit nervous about photos because we are not very posey type of people. But you really captured the moment and the atmosphere of the wedding. You make me look good so you must be good at taking photos!

Really can’t say enough about you all. From the day we booked until the end you have been amazing. I would recommend anyone thinking of getting married in malcesine to go with LGW! Really wish we could do it all over again.

Many thanks,

Kevin and Laura
Xxx

September 30th, 2014

Feedback from Colin & Lyndsay

Hi Andrea
We’ve just had our UK wedding party and are spending the day recovering hehe but we wanted to drop you and the team a quick note to say THANK YOU so much!!
Thank you for your professionalism. Thank you for your efficiency. Thank you for your enthusiasm and kindness. And thank you for allowing us to have the most perfect wedding day imaginable.

A friend who married in Malcesine two years ago recommended Lake Garda Weddings to us when we were considering marrying abroad and we will be forever grateful to that friend for introducing us to you.
We – and I include our 26 guests in that ‘we’ – have nothing but praise for the LGW team.

Lake Garda Weddings have made organising our wedding over these past twelve months an incredibly enjoyable and stress-free experience. Friends and family often commented on how relaxed and chilled out we were in the months and weeks leading up to the wedding.

Looking back, however, we never came close to any wedding-induced melt-downs simply because LGW never gave us any cause for concern – not once! Answers to any queries we had, however big or small, were delivered within a couple of hours of sending our email. Nothing was ever too much trouble and we were never made to feel that our questions about confetti, corsages, music, tuk tuks etc were troublesome or trivial.

Our Welcome Meeting in Italy went without a hitch – excuse the pun! Andrea, your knowledge, enthusiasm, friendliness and warmth was infectious and confirmed to us within minutes of meeting you that we had definitely made the right to decision to marry in beautiful Malcesine. Our guests raved about you and Gwen for days after the wedding – even my Dad, the grumpiest man on the planet, had nothing but wonderful things to say about you and Gwen!

Lake Garda Weddings is a well oiled machine – it’s as simple as that. We put our trust in you to organise our wedding and you did not let us down. Our expectations were not simply met, they were exceeded and we were completely overwhelmed not only by your professionalism but the professionalism of the various partners in Malcesine.

From the florist who created the most beautiful bridal bouquet and button-holes for our groomsmen, to the charm and friendliness of Luca, the Tuk Tuk driver, to the utterly divine food at La Voglia restaurant, the different partners in Malcesine came together with LGW to allow us to experience an absolutely perfect day and created memories for us which we will cherish for the rest of our lives.

A million thanks to you! There is no place quite like Malcesine and there is no wedding company quite like Lake Garda Weddings.

Lots of love, (aka the Hendersons!) xxx

September 30th, 2014

Sunny September weddings!

September 30th, 2014

Photos of Malcesine castle taken this week

September 30th, 2014

End of the Summer 2014 season

Well, our Summer 2014 wedding season is almost drawing to an end.

It has been an amazing summer for all our our team. We have arranged some fabulous weddings with beautiful brides, handsome grooms and have created some unforgettable memories.

Malcesine Castle is still a firm favourite with most of our weddings taking place there.

It is had to chose a favourite wedding, as there have been so many.

We have had a couple of vow renewal ceremonies which are always special. One of the ceremonies was for a 40th wedding anniversary which was something we had never done before.

We had a few weddings in Malcesine Captain’s palace, which has been recently refurbished and is now extremely beautiful.

It was quite a rainy summer, but we have to say we were very lucky with the weddings. On a rainly day it generally rained at some point during the wedding but never all day. September has been lovely and hot, today is due to be 26 degrees.

The September medioval festival in the castle was lovely, and created a great backdrop for the weddings and photos. Also, the fireworks that followed were impressive beyond words.

A few memories from the summer that will stay with us forever:

A best man falling off the jetty during a photograph session (although we think he was secretly pushed!)

A groom forgetting the rings, poor brother in law having to run back to the hotel to get them, on a boiling hot day

The Chinese tea ceremony at one of our weddings.

A bride announcing to the wedding guests that she was pregnant, the suprise was amazing, and captured on film too!

We are now working on 2015 and 2016 weddings, all very exciting.