October 8th, 2014

Feedback from Emma & Adam

We would recommend Lake Garda Weddings to anybody considering getting married abroad.  From the beginning, everything was very clearly explained and emails were always answered promptly with loads of information, so any queries or worries we did have were soon cleared up!  The team are so professional and lovely, from our welcome meeting with Andrea she made us feel completely at ease with everything that was happening, running through a detailed plan of the day and meeting with suppliers.
Even though the LGW ladies hold loads of weddings throughout the year, what I especially liked and really appreciated was how individual and special your wedding day felt – it didn’t for a moment feel like we were just another couple to them, it was a really personalised service.  It was also great on the actual day having a wedding planner to organise everyone and stick to timings, it really meant that we could relax and enjoy the day, which I’m sure very few couples get to do!  We’d like to say a big thank you to Andrea especially for going above and beyond for us at every opportunity (and even providing us with restaurant recommendations for the rest of our stay in Malcesine!)
We are so pleased with how our photos turned out – it was something we weren’t really looking forwards to – however Gwen really makes you feel at ease and makes it really good fun!  I found the hairdresser and make up artist really amazing too, and my mum and bridesmaids were also really pleased with how they looked on the day.
The champagne buffet was one of my favourite moments of the day – it was so relaxing and a great time to have a chat with everyone after the ceremony.  The was loads of food and drinks provided for everyone, and the whole wedding party commented on what a nice touch it was.
Lastly, La Voglia was the cherry on the cake!  It is such a lovely venue, and the food was amazing.  We opted for the 6 course menu, and everyone enjoyed every course more than the last.  The vegetarian options were really good too, with a wide range of options available.  The service was so efficient and professional and the setting by the lakeside is really beautiful.
All in all, we couldn’t recommend Lake Garda Weddings enough.  It really was the best day of our lives thanks to the efficiency, professionalism and kindness of the LGW ladies.  All of our guests said that it’s the best wedding they have been to, and we’d have to agree with them!!
Thank you so much for everything,
Emma and Adam :)

October 7th, 2014

Feedback Lisa & Paul


To Jac, Gwen and all the LGW Ladies. What can I say apart from the wedding I had always dreamed of as a little girl certainly come true on the 17th September this year and this was all thanks to you ladies. The most amazing, magical and memorable day we could have ever dreamt of and more.From the moment we sent our first email, we knew we were in good hands, so professional and efficient in getting back to us with our 101 questions! You really did make wedding planning easy and certainly took the stress away. We couldn’t have asked for anyone better to help us through out our journey. We both wanted to get married in Italy and was recommended by a friend who also booked their wedding through you. They couldn’t praise you enough, so on their recommendation we finally booked up. Can honestly say its the best recommendation we have ever taken:) We did not visit Malcesine beforehand as the pictures just said it all. As soon as we arrived we were totally amazed how beautiful this resort is, even more so than the pictures! Totally breathtaking and definitely the most stunning place we have have ever been too. Hair & makeup is a MUST, cant thank these ladies enough! They totally transformed me on the day to the point where Paul was blown away when he saw me walking down the aisle.If I ever had one regret for this wedding, it was having a hair & makeup trial. There is no need at all, the ladies are fantastic and could not have asked them to do anymore. I showed them a picture of the hair and makeup I wanted and that’s exactly what I had. Thank you:) I would also like to thank the florist for my gorgeous flowers, the colours were perfect! My bouquet was beautiful, nothing was too much trouble for them, they even put a charm on my bouquet so my Nan and Grandad could be with me on my day. Thank you :) Gwen, you are an amazing photographer, there is not one single picture that we don’t like out of 1580 photo’s!! You made it so enjoyable and fun, my friends even commented how they wished they had a photographer like you. We have also received lots of lovely comments about our photos, one of them being the best wedding photos they have ever seen.You certainly captured every moment of the day and looking through the photos is like reliving the wedding day!! We cant thank you enough :) ))) Christian at La Voglia – food is AMAZING!!!! By far the best food I have ever eaten, I am a big fan of Lasagna and eat this at most restaurants. I have to say it will take alot to beat yours.People raved about the food at the wedding and I did think six courses would be alot after the lake side toast, however my guests proved me wrong! They all had full tummy’s at the end of the night. The restaurant itself is in such a beautiful location, what better way to end your wedding night dancing under the stars. We are both extremely grateful for all your hard work in making this wedding such a memorable day, we will never be able to thank you enough :) We will see you next year!!! Lots of love & hugs Lisa & Paul Roden xxxxx

October 2nd, 2014

Sarah & Mark’s comments

We are eternally grateful for Annabel, Gwen and Lake Garda Weddings team for making our day so special and a day we all will never forget. From the first email, to the time we come home we felt we were in safe hands. You all made it all seem so easy (I’m sure it’s not) with very little stress. Any questions we had were answered quickly,  any problems ie the dreaded marked ties, with Annabel running around finding replacement on the morning of our wedding. It was perfect, everything went as planned and I’m pretty sure it’ll be talked about for a very long time.
La Voglia was amazing,  the views, food, and service was exceptional everyone conmented on how fantastic it all was. We knew again we were in safe hands with Christian and his team.
We wish we could do it all over again.
Any future brides shouldn’t worry about a thing, from the hair and makeup,  flowers, they are all fantastic and amazing. I don’t usually wear makeup, so was apprehensive with having my makeup done,  I shouldn’t have been worried at all…it was stunning, natural and beautiful.
The pictures are absolutely stunning we have looked at them quite a few times now and still amazed at how great they are. We are struggling to pick a few for our wedding ablum and for our thank you cards. We both find posing for pictures difficult but Gwen made it fun and natural.
Big huge hugs and thank yous to everyone who helped make our day fantastic. See you all in a years time.
Sarah and Mark

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

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

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