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

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.