April 22nd, 2015

Sophie & Paul’s comments

Where do we even start!?! Firstly thank you so much for making sure our special day went perfectly!!! We had the best day of our lives!!! And we enjoyed every single minute!!!!!! Thank you Annabel for being our amazing wedding planner ensuring our day ran smoothly from start to finish, and also being there 24/7 for us during the run up to our wedding day!!- I cant even explain how perfect everything was or put into words how amazing you all are at Lake Garda Weddings!!!
Thank you to Gwen for being the most amazing photographer!!!-I felt relaxed and confident all day and so did Paul! Love every single photo that you took all Amazing so thank you!!!! Also LOVE how quickly you receive professional photos from Gwen, and we received our photo book today which is again Amazing thank you!!!!
Over all we are so happy with how our wedding day went; loved how organised everything was, all our guests commented at how smoothly the day went and were very impressed!! The ceremony at the castle was perfect, and we had amazing weather too :) loved our boat ride and then on to our reception at La Voglia which again was absolutely amazing!-food was so yummy!!!!!!
We had the DJ and Sax player which was so fab to end an amazing day on!
Thank you again for everything we cannot wait to return to Malcesine next year for our first anniversary!!!
To all future brides…..you are in the best hands with Lake Garda Weddings and you will have the most amazing fairytale wedding :)
Lots of love
Sophie and Paul
April 11th 2015

April 3rd, 2015

Happy Easter everyone!

Our first 2015 wedding is in just a few days! We are all very excited to get the summer off to a sunny and warm start.

February 23rd, 2015

Tina & Stuart’s comments

Hi Ladies,
As Gwen posted on facebook earlier this week about it being only 2 months until wedding season starts again, it made us realise that it has in fact been 5 months since our wedding and we had still not emailed our thanks to you. Please don’t take our tardiness as any indication at all of our appreciation of you arranging what was, quite frankly,the best day of our lives.
For Stuart and I, our wedding was always going to be abroad but deciding where was always going to be a challenge. We have travelled all over the world and only somewhere truly fabulous would do for us. I (Tina) had Italy in my heart from the start and as we both love the English Lake District so much, the Italian lakes was a natural place to look. I had been doing some research whilst Stuart had been at work one day and, on his return, I said that I had found what looked to be a beautiful place called Malcesine. Jokingly, Stuart said “if we can get married in a castle, we can get married there” and that’s where is all began..
That evening I sent a couple of emails off to wedding planners with tentative enquiries; first thing the following morning Gwen had emailed me back and by the time the other wedding planner emailed me back much later, I had already exchanged several emails with Gwen and LGW had our seal of approval. Within a matter of days, the date was chosen and the wedding was booked.
Getting married somewhere you have never visited and having your big day arranged by people who don’t know you is a massive thing but throughout the whole process we were put at ease by the LGW ladies. No question was ever too silly, even if we’d asked it 10 times already!
The idea of a private facebook groups is such a fabuous idea, it was a godsend, it made me feel so much more relaxed knowing that there were tons of past brides who had also put their trust in LGW and who always had such nice things to say about them, and having questions answered by people who are best placed to answer them, having been through it all themselves.
When we arrived in Malcesine, we were blown away by it’s beauty and knew that we’d chosen the right place to marry. Our welcome meeting with the lovely Annabelle went perfectly smoothly (even though we had slight hangovers from an indulgent day/night before).
The day of the wedding came and we awoke to a huge thunderstorm. I thought I would be bothered by it but I totally wasn’t. The hair and make up ladies did a fabulous job – keeping calm even when the electric cut out briefly due to the storm!
Annabelle was with us throughout the day, as was Gwen doing the photography. All of our guests commented on how lovely they both were – total professionals and excellent at what they do, making us all feel like we were their friends rather than clients.
The day went without a hitch, even the rain during the ceremony didn’t ruin a thing - and in fact our guests commented on how memorable it made it. And as Annabelle said to me “in Italy, a wet bride is a lucky bride” Although admittedly, we were both pleased when the sunshine came back out and allowed us to have our photos and boat ride in the sunshine!
We had the toast in the castle, the food was lovely and the drinks were plentiful. Annabelle recommended a lovely bar next to the lake for drinks before the boat ride – a great recommendation, our own private terrace with beers as large as our heads!
La Voglia was fantastic. Christian did such an amazing job of making the place look exactly as we had hoped, the tables looked beautiful. The food was out of this world. Our guests raved about the pear and cheese ravioli for ages.
The photographs taken by Gwen were fabulous, all 1227 of them!
In summary, we had the best day of our lives and our guests enjoyed every moment.
We have no doubt that we will return to Malcesine again in the future.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us to have our perfect wedding in such a beautiful place..
With thanks,
Stuart and Tina Clarke

January 8th, 2015

2016 wedding bookings

Just to let you all know, we are now taking bookings for 2016 in Malcesine Castle! Just send us in your date request and we will  be happy to ask the castle!

Happy planning!

November 26th, 2014

Linda & Thomas – Feedback

Hello Lake Garda Weddings.
We have been dreading a long time to write this letter because there really are no words that can explain what a wonderful day or days we experienced down in Malcesine, Italy. We can sit here all day to try explain and put down in words how lovely it was.
I remember the first email we sent to Lake Garda Weddings. Me and my wife wanted to have a special wedding as possible. And what way of doing this better than to celebrate our marriage in the land where love and romance was born. We found the website on Google and emailed nothing special, Just a couple questions concerning location etc. but what we got back from the lovely Gwen was more than we could ever have hoped. One email made the decision easy… Malcesine andLake Garda Weddings is definitely the place and coordinators we want.
From that day on the lovely help and suggestions we got was just absolutely brilliant!
Our coordinator Andrea… Ooh lovely Andrea! What would we have done without you?! All the help we got from you just through the emails were perfect. Not to forget the first time we met and went through the major details. Both Linda And I felt that we were in such safe hands! Those safe hands guided us all the way from long before the ceremony to the lake side toast. Then to the lovely boat ride which brought us to our lovely dinner which we can’t decide if it was out of this world or just plain magic. All in all she did a absolutely amazing job of making our day so memorable. All our guests loved you! Thank you for making there day memorable as well. Thank you so much lovely Andrea!
Let’s not forget the cherry on the pie, Gwen! Everything was so perfect! The photos that you took of us that day are just gorgeous! People still ask who our photographer was and if they could get her number. They look like they are out of a Vogue magazine, Wedding Edition!! Just bloody brilliant! Like we said earlier in this letter… There are no words that explain how happy we are that we chose Lake Garda Weddings. Me and my lovely wife discussed if there was one little thing we would change if we could that day, what would it be? Both of us looked at each other after a long and quiet pause… And we both just couldn’t think about one single thing that could have been better! So I thank you once again, thank you for making our wedding day the most amazing day ever!
With endless love,
Linda & Thomas Trygg
P.S. See you in September for our 1 year anniversary! Xoxo

November 1st, 2014

Feedback from Lorienne & Alex

Hi Jac, Gwen and the team, Wow I can?t believe it has taken me this long to sit and write your thank you letter, I think it is just struggling to accept that our day has now been and gone, it was so perfect I just want to do it all over again! Myself & Alex were very lucky when we got engaged that we both wanted the same thing which was an abroad wedding where we could just invite our closest friends & family and really spend time on the day with them and with each other, so as soon as I had the ring on my finger I was away with the google searches and found your website. From the very very start the service we received was so good, quick responses and when we went out for our trip to see the place and meet you ladies before finalising the date Jac was brilliant at showing us round and explaining how the day would run and answering any questions we had, we made up our minds very quickly that this was going to be perfect for us. Throughout the process friends and family were asking me if I was getting stressed and I can honestly say not at all, my queries were answered quickly and nothing at all was too much trouble, considering it was my wedding day I just felt like there was no question of it being perfect and I am known for being a bit of a control freak at work and an expert worrier so that is some achievement and just testament to how amazing you ladies really are. Arriving in Malcesine we met with Jac and she took us round everywhere to meet with all the suppliers and finalise details, again, we felt so at ease and just felt like we were walking round with an old friend, again queries were answered quickly, not that we had many as she was so on the ball we didn?t need to question anything! It is such a magical place and seeing the weddings in the run up was sooo exciting. Then the big day, well there are literally not enough words I can use to describe how perfect it all was, magical is how I have been describing it to people back here and is a word our families have been using. Myself & my bridesmaids had our hair done and they are experts, all our hair stayed perfect all day despite it being quite windy and looked amazing, they also did a lovely blow dry for my mum so made her feel special as mother of the bride. The make up lady (so sorry I can?t remember her name!) is also a miracle worker, she did it perfectly and she is also really really nice and puts you at ease. The day just ran so smoothly, I felt completely relaxed from start to finish and one of my favourite moments was taking a step back and seeing all my closest friends & family enjoying themselves and looking so happy ? that was exactly what we had wanted from our day and we just loved every single second of it. Jac did a brilliant job of keeping our party in order and getting them all where they needed to be and all our guests were singing her praises! The ceremony was so special and the boat trip and lakeside toast too, then onto La Voglia where we had the nicest food I have ever had, considering we had 6 courses I don?t think there was a scrap of food left on anyones plate and the setting is so perfect and romantic. Gwen, we cannot thank you enough for the photos, neither of us are big on having our photos taken but you made us feel so relaxed and asking us before if there was anything that we didn?t want / did want was a really nice touch, my slightly complicated family situation was handled perfectly and after 6 years of my nan wanting a photo of her and all her grandchildren you took some perfect ones and I am soooo excited about presenting her with a framed one for Christmas. Everyone has commented on how beautiful they are and how quickly you get them back, we couldn?t believe we had our discs and prints the next day and then the DVD as soon as we were home, amazing service as we had heard so many stories of people who get married in England waiting months and months for their albums. We had fun going round the castle with our maid of honour ?fluffy? and best man ?bestie? and I love that our photos look so natural because we were both so relaxed and enjoying ourselves, you really inject some fun into them and it works so well, some of my favourites are us and the bridesmaids / best men just having fun, jumping and paddling in the lake. There are so so many perfect ones we just need to decide which ones to put up in the house! J Last but not least I need to mention the facebook group as it is such a good idea, to be able to share ideas / thoughts / random queries with each other and see the weddings taking place in the run up to yours, it just cements the thought in your head that your day is going to be perfect when you see how happy everyone else is with their days. Well I still feel like despite the fact I have rambled on I still haven?t said thank you enough, it just doesn?t do you justice, by far the best wedding planners I have ever come across and I cant recommend you enough to anyone. Any brides with your wedding still to come you couldn?t be in safer hands. We are already planning our honeymoon to Italy for next summer as we couldn?t have one straight away so will be back for a week and will pop in and say hello. Ah, now I really have to admit to myself our day is done. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts. Lorienne & Alex Hawkins.

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October 21st, 2014

Feedback from Kelly & Mark

To the ladies of lake Garda, especially Gwen and Annabel.

What can I say, the praise that you get for your weddings just dosent touch it about how really great you are.

As you know, we had been let down very badly by Thomas Cook, so bad that I didnt know if I could go through with a wedding.  From the moment I emailed you Gwen,  you made all my anxieties and stress slowly go away. Everything I emailed you, one of you ladies always replied so quick, that it became for me one of the easiet stressful free weddings ever.

When we arrived in Malcesine,  this being are first time, we met with Annabel and she was amazing, totally relaxed and it was like we had known her for years. Anything I wasnt sure about she put my mind at rest and answered all my questions.

The wedding day itself was like a dream and everthing went so smoothly, from having my hair and makeup done, which I loved. The ceremony was just what we wanted and I wasnt nervous in anyway, as it was so well planned and we got just what we wanted. I had explained to Annabel that my Mother wouldnt like her birth year to be read out in front of other’s,  so Annabel bless her, read it in Italian, it was so funny and we all laughed.

Gwen what can I say about the photos, there are to many words, heres a few, amazing, beautiful,  fantastic, and stunning. There are so many to pick and we like them all. We have had many compliments about our photos. We had such fun having our photos done with you Gwen and I loved the fact that you asked us what we wanted and what we didnt want.

Lake Garda Weddings is truly the best wedding company ever and any fuure brides want a wedding that is truly amazing,  then contact lake Garda wedding.

Thank you so much again for everything ladies. Hope to see you again in the future.

Love
Kelly and Mark

October 15th, 2014

Feedback from Caren & Luke

Dear Annabel & Gwen
Gosh I don’t even know where to start as how can you describe the most magical day of our lives. Writing this has been so difficult hence the delay in us sending it through so I thought rather than send a thank you I would write you a step by step of our experience to show you how truly amazing all you ladies are in the LGW office.  Maybe you could share this with others as well if you required :)
From the moment we first contacted the ladies in Italy we were blown away with the support provided. We went for a pre-wedding visit to Malcesine in Sept 2013 not even engaged at this point but an opportunity to think what we could do in the future. Annabel was amazing and the walk through of the day was so reassuring to see what we could have on offer. We were taken aback by the incredible views, the venues, the flowers, the streets and atmosphere, it was stunning. As a result my husband even proposed on the lake that weekend as I think he just knew this was the place. To top that off we then booked that weekend as the location is what can only be described as the most perfect place you could ever dream of. From there it was yes/no answers to make sure we had picked all the options for the day, the most relaxing wedding our friends have ever heard of to organise.
On arrival to Malcesine for our wedding in August 2014 we arrived on the Thursday (due to marry on the Sunday). Having a pre-wedding meeting with the lovely Annabel was perfect and just what we needed to ensure we had ticked all the boxes.  We had another run through and then a meeting with the Town Hall we were ready to go and get married on Sunday. I couldn’t get over how easy all of this was. I had booked in with the lovely makeup artist for a trail and also treated myself to a manicure and pedicure. I could not recommend her enough, my manicure and pedicure lasted for about 3 weeks, it was fabulous. You will have no need to worry about it chipping before your big day.
Where do I even begin with explaining our day. Well you turn up at the hairdressers in the morning and all they need is a picture and they create a masterpiece. Please please please thank them for an amazing hair do, it lasted all day. I had a slight melt down at this point as a storm hit the village with rain, thunder and lighting. I couldn’t believe it and we were both devastated. Myself and the bridesmaids went back to my room to get ready whilst my husband I believe made his way to the castle. The decision was made to have our wedding in the castle room, which looking back now I wouldn’t have had any other way. We were only a small group of 29 and we had the pianist playing which sounded amazing with the acoustics. It was so intimate and the view we looked out to of the lake was breath-taking. I think luck or something was on our side that day as when we walked out the rain had stopped and the sun was shining. Anybody that is using Gwen for your pictures you can be rest assured that you will safe hands. All of our pictures around the castle were stunning (all 1015 of them for 4 hours) and she knows all the best spots which I am sure you will see from the website. Our guests at this point where looked after by Annabel who helped my little 3 year old niece hand out our ice cream vouchers and then get them ready for our confetti moment. People were all crowed up waiting to see us leave the castle and get in the tuk tuk. We both felt famous whilst trying to get confetti out of our cloths going down the hill.
We then reached the bottom of the hill and had our lake side toast which was truly perfect, I great place to see everyone and start to relax. It was lovely, everybody was so complimentary of the food. We then made our way to the boat for our little cruise down to La Volgia. What a brilliant idea and lovely way to cool down at the same time. It was so lovely to get out on the Lake and an amazing experience for all our guests. My niece even got to drive the boat lol.
On arriving at the restaurant for our reception we were met with more nibbles and bubbles. Everyone had a chance to relax whilst we got a few more pictures with Gwen. The meal, well what can we say other than it was exquisite. Every course was perfect and we managed to pick some lovely options that suited all. We were all royally stuffed by the end and for anyone considering this restaurant believes us you have will have no concerns with your food. Again please thank all the staff for the gorgeous food. After our meal we had the DJ/Sax playing, he was perfect for our group. He followed our playlist and also took requests with some current music which was great. We were also blessed by a load of fireworks going off down the lake so everyone took five while we sat back and watch them, not bad when we didn’t have to pay for it.
Future brides and grooms of Malcesine, what can we say other than if you chose to go with Lake Garda Weddings you will be making the best decision of your lives. I have never heard so many people comment on what a great day it was and how everyone will be returning when they can. We have already said we will definitely be renewing our vows in the years to come. Annabel & Gwen you truly are our angels and made the most special day of our lives PERFECT, we would not have changed anything. Thank you for everything and I hope we will get to see you next year when we come out to visit.
Lots of love
Caren & Luke Piscina xxxx

Dear Annabel & Gwen Gosh I don’t even know where to start as how can you describe the most magical day of our lives. Writing this has been so difficult hence the delay in us sending it through so I thought rather than send a thank you I would write you a step by step of our experience to show you how truly amazing all you ladies are in the LGW office.  Maybe you could share this with others as well if you required :)  From the moment we first contacted the ladies in Italy we were blown away with the support provided. We went for a pre-wedding visit to Malcesine in Sept 2013 not even engaged at this point but an opportunity to think what we could do in the future. Annabel was amazing and the walk through of the day was so reassuring to see what we could have on offer. We were taken aback by the incredible views, the venues, the flowers, the streets and atmosphere, it was stunning. As a result my husband even proposed on the lake that weekend as I think he just knew this was the place. To top that off we then booked that weekend as the location is what can only be described as the most perfect place you could ever dream of. From there it was yes/no answers to make sure we had picked all the options for the day, the most relaxing wedding our friends have ever heard of to organise. On arrival to Malcesine for our wedding in August 2014 we arrived on the Thursday (due to marry on the Sunday). Having a pre-wedding meeting with the lovely Annabel was perfect and just what we needed to ensure we had ticked all the boxes.  We had another run through and then a meeting with the Town Hall we were ready to go and get married on Sunday. I couldn’t get over how easy all of this was. I had booked in with the lovely makeup artist for a trail and also treated myself to a manicure and pedicure. I could not recommend her enough, my manicure and pedicure lasted for about 3 weeks, it was fabulous. You will have no need to worry about it chipping before your big day.  Where do I even begin with explaining our day. Well you turn up at the hairdressers in the morning and all they need is a picture and they create a masterpiece. Please please please thank them for an amazing hair do, it lasted all day. I had a slight melt down at this point as a storm hit the village with rain, thunder and lighting. I couldn’t believe it and we were both devastated. Myself and the bridesmaids went back to my room to get ready whilst my husband I believe made his way to the castle. The decision was made to have our wedding in the castle room, which looking back now I wouldn’t have had any other way. We were only a small group of 29 and we had the pianist playing which sounded amazing with the acoustics. It was so intimate and the view we looked out to of the lake was breath-taking. I think luck or something was on our side that day as when we walked out the rain had stopped and the sun was shining. Anybody that is using Gwen for your pictures you can be rest assured that you will safe hands. All of our pictures around the castle were stunning (all 1015 of them for 4 hours) and she knows all the best spots which I am sure you will see from the website. Our guests at this point where looked after by Annabel who helped my little 3 year old niece hand out our ice cream vouchers and then get them ready for our confetti moment. People were all crowed up waiting to see us leave the castle and get in the tuk tuk. We both felt famous whilst trying to get confetti out of our cloths going down the hill.  We then reached the bottom of the hill and had our lake side toast which was truly perfect, I great place to see everyone and start to relax. It was lovely, everybody was so complimentary of the food. We then made our way to the boat for our little cruise down to La Volgia. What a brilliant idea and lovely way to cool down at the same time. It was so lovely to get out on the Lake and an amazing experience for all our guests. My niece even got to drive the boat lol.  On arriving at the restaurant for our reception we were met with more nibbles and bubbles. Everyone had a chance to relax whilst we got a few more pictures with Gwen. The meal, well what can we say other than it was exquisite. Every course was perfect and we managed to pick some lovely options that suited all. We were all royally stuffed by the end and for anyone considering this restaurant believes us you have will have no concerns with your food. Again please thank all the staff for the gorgeous food. After our meal we had the DJ/Sax playing, he was perfect for our group. He followed our playlist and also took requests with some current music which was great. We were also blessed by a load of fireworks going off down the lake so everyone took five while we sat back and watch them, not bad when we didn’t have to pay for it.  Future brides and grooms of Malcesine, what can we say other than if you chose to go with Lake Garda Weddings you will be making the best decision of your lives. I have never heard so many people comment on what a great day it was and how everyone will be returning when they can. We have already said we will definitely be renewing our vows in the years to come. Annabel & Gwen you truly are our angels and made the most special day of our lives PERFECT, we would not have changed anything. Thank you for everything and I hope we will get to see you next year when we come out to visit.  Lots of love Caren & Luke Piscina xxxx

October 11th, 2014

End of season!

So, our summer 2014 wedding season has sadly come to an end! We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our lovely couples for allowing us to share your emotions, your joys and be a part of your wedding.We have laughed with you, cried with you, and even had a prosecco or two with you! We thank you all for your kind words you have sent over after your wedding was over. It really has been a wonderful summer, thank you! only 6 months until 2015 wedding season is up and running!

October 9th, 2014

Feedback from Stephen & Emily

Hi ladies, where do we start……
What a day we had full of wonderful memories from start to finish.
Just a little note to say a huge thank you to LGW’s Gwen and Jac for making our day so very special. The Tuk tuk driver (can’t  remember his name) was a true gent and it was an amazing experience. Christian at La Voglia was emince he had everything under control, cool, calm and collected are the best words to describe him and his team, Style Libero where fantastic I would recommend them 110% .. the sun shawn all day for us which made it even more special, as there where major thunder lightening storms the night before…
So really just to say a HUGE thank you ladies for everything and keep up your hard work. we look forward to returning to Malcesine
as Mr & Mrs Hall.
Much love
Stephen and Emily xo