Insert by Louise and Luke – Scaglieri Castle, Malcesine.
To the best wedding planners the world has ever known,Gwen,Annabel and all the other Lake Garda Wedding girls, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
On the 17th of March 2014,while all the Irish were out celebrating this day,we stumbled upon our four leaf clover in the form of your remarkable website. From our first email sent,we promptly received an email back instantly which answered all our questions and we knew straight away we were in the best hands possible. Without hesitation we booked with LGW and got our dream venue in Scaglieri Castle as our date was free.
They say getting married can be one of the most stressful things you can ever do,let alone getting married abroad in a place you have never been but with us that worry was removed. The ladies went above and beyond to make sure all our needs were met. Every question even the stupid ones we asked(believe us there were many) were answered with no hassles,promptly and professionally. We got to know the girls through all our emails sent in 14months before we were due to leave for Malcesine and we simply couldn’t wait to meet them.
We set off on our journey to Malcesine and on arrival the excitement took over as it was more beautiful than we could have ever imagined a place to be. With a few days to go before wedding, we set out to get our wedding dress and suit steamed. We got lost trying to find the dry cleaners but we stumbled upon the Lake Garda Wedding office who we were due to meet in 2days time. We decided to pop our heads in and say hello. Gwen was in,she was as we imagined her to be,such a remarkable lady and we couldn’t help but hug her. We didn’t want to take up her time but asked her if she could point us in direction of dry cleaners but she was having none of it and personally closed up the office and escorted us to the dry cleaners and translated every thing for us. This just shows the incredible service offered by LGW that you just wouldn’t find anywhere else,home or abroad.
Two days later, we met the lovely Annabel for our welcome meeting,again what an amazing lady. We felt like we had known these girls years already and not meeting them for the first time. Annabel took us on our tour to the town hall,to the castle and ran through the entire wedding day schedule. We went to the florist, the hairdressers,the harbour to see where the boat would pick us up. We of course had loads more question but honestly by the end Annabel had already covered everything,simply amazing. We wanted to do a special ice cream treat for our guests and Annabel took us there to organise this,translated and even got us a good deal. We felt like VIPS being shown around Malcesine with everyone greeting Annabel as she passed. We were shocked once again with the unbelievable service offered by Lake Garda Wedding.
I went for my hair and make up trial with a friend and couldn’t believe it when Annabel turned up to help out and translate and her words to me were “I’m here for anything you need”,instantly I felt on top of the world. Annabel was like my maid of honor and wedding planner all rolled into one. I was so happy and knew hair and make up was going to be superb on the wedding day.
On our wedding day I felt nothing but excitement everything for me went to plan. I was so excited to see Gwen and felt very calm having her by my side. She had my bouquet with her which were beautiful and helped my dad with his buttonhole and even put on my bracelet for me. I don’t like photographs being taken but with Gwen it was effortless. Smiling for her was easy because I was enjoying every minute. For Luke, Annabel had him totally at ease (as much as a groom can be) up at the castle along with all the guests. Everything went perfect from start to finish and we had the most amazing wedding day, better than we ever could of dreamed,all thanks to Lake Garda Weddings.
All ours guests said it was the best wedding they have ever been to and said Gwen & Annabel were so fantastic at their jobs. When they left us that evening everyone was complimenting their superb work and fantastic personalities.
We really felt that during that week we added two people to our family.
We cannot wait to return next year on our first anniversary and the first thing we will do is run and give these girls hugs and kisses.
We have just finished going through all our wedding photos and we can say hands on heart that Gwen’s work is spectacular and captured every moment of our special day.
To any future couples thinking about booking with Lake Garda Weddings our advice is take the plunge as you will have the Dream Team beside you every step of the way and have a magical wedding day just like us 😉
Lots of love
Louise and Luke xx