Afslappede bryllupper i Italien, Bardolino.

Afslappede bryllupper i Italien, Bardolino.

Tania was such a good sport, this was actually the day after the wedding. She is such a sporty bride and wanted some pictures to show that. Stand up paddle is one of her favourite sports, along with windsurfing.

At the end of the shoot, as she was already soaked, she decided to trash the dress and then we opened the champagne, and discovered that it is much more fun to spray it than to drink it.

Malcesine castle is a very popular venue for weddings from many country all over the world. Many British, Irish, Germans and Americans chose this as the venue of a lifetime. Italian's love it too and there are many Italian weddings here. The views from the castle are breathtaking and make a great backdrop for the wedding pictures. It is possible to have a champagne toast in the castle after the ceremony, or by the lakeside, the choice is yours. Nearby cities are Verona, Venice and Milan, which you can reach by public transport or car during your holiday.

We offer civil wedding ceremonies, but also symbolic weddings, blessings and vow renewal service. We have also had the pleasure of arranging some baby naming ceremonies for couples who married in Malcesine and wished to come back for a symbolic baby naming ceremony.

Photos by Gwen Courtman Gwen is an award winning photographer who trained with Jerry Ghionis and received her qualifications from the New York Photography Institute. Her passion is photography and looks forward to each wedding as if it was her own. She has a photo studio in Malcesine where she likes to practice her art in the off season and also does commercial work too.

Location: Malcesine Castle, Lake Garda, Italy.