Insert by jo & Stephen – Malcesine
Dear Gwen and the LGW ladies
We have been home a week now and cannot believe that after 18 months of planning our big day is over! The post wedding blues have well and truly set in!!!
We have been struggling to find the words to express our gratitude for everything you did to make our wedding day so perfect, special and memorable! There are just not enough ways to say thank you!
We always knew that when the time came, a wedding abroad would be for us and we thought of many locations where this would be possible but could not settle on one! To focus our thinking we visited a travel agent who furnished us with various wedding brochures and as luck would have it the page that we opened first was about weddings in Lake Garda and that was when we knew that this would be a perfect location for our wedding. We could not believe we had not thought of it sooner having visited the area several times previously. We were not keen however on booking with a travel agent as the service did not appear to be personal and with true expertise on a wedding in that area. So we hit the internet and did a google search for “Lake Garda Weddings” and the rest is history!
From the minute we saw the LGW website we knew that you would be involved in arranging our wedding. Everything from the information on the website to the stunning photographs of previous couples to the fact that you are a British run company convinced us that we would be in safe hands so we emailed you!
Over the next 18 months, many people commented that we did not appear to be stressed about the wedding especially as we were having it abroad. We always said it was down to our amazing wedding planning team! We never had to worry about paperwork or liaising with all the services involved in our wedding and if we ever had a query a quick email to you was all it took usually followed by a reply often within the hour. The Facebook group was also a god send! It was lovely to share ideas and gain advice from BOM’s, WOM’s and the odd GOM!!! This added to the whole process being stress free and enjoyable!
In May 2012 we visited Lake Garda for a recce! We emailed in advance to let you know we were coming and nothing was too much trouble! We met with the lovely Annabel who gave us the grand tour of Malcesine including the beautiful castle and the locations of the services that would be involved and this further instilled our confidence in the LGW team. The next day we visited La Voglia for dinner and were blown away by the setting and the food – we had definitely made a canny choice for the venue of our wedding reception! We smiled all the way back to our hotel after leaving La Voglia that night! We truly could not believe our luck at having stumbled on such an amazing company!
The period from May 2012 to May 2013 flew and before we knew it we were on our way back to Malcesine for our wedding! Our wedding day arrived and from being disappointed with the misty, murky weather at 8am, the next 16 hours flew by without a hint of rain!