Insert by Anuska & Shamik – Malcesine
We got married this spring on June 9th 2013. Being Hindu we always knew that the BIG, FAT INDIAN WEDDING was inevitable! Therefore, Shamik and I wanted to plan a beautiful destination wedding that was convenient for our close friends and also somewhere that makes you feel like your a million miles away! Where better then the Italian lakes! I was lucky to stumble across lake garda weddings on trip advisor and the reviews spoke for itself. There were far to many great reviews for it to be phony. However, I did message some couples and they responded straight away with such passion. I was clear that I wanted my wedding at Malcesine Castle and for the Lake Garda team help me plan my big day!
From the moment I made contact with them they helped to make the whole journey seamless and uncomplicated. This was so unusual compared to Indian wedding I was planning at home! I decided to book with them, even before coming out to view the location and meet the team as they instilled me with so much confidence! I never regretted my decision.
Thoughout the process I was no less than the typical bridezilla, wanting to change things and add little extras at every stage. Lake Garda were always there, happy to help and only said no if they thought it would comprise the quality or flow of the day.
My fiancé and I visited Malcesine in October to scope out hotels to situate guests and also meet the team and the venue. We were over the moon! The castle is breathtaking and the views are incredible. I fell in love with Malcesine instantly. We loved the Val Di Sogno area, that is situated very close to the town. It’s a little enclosed cove that is beautiful and peaceful. We decided to book family in ‘Hotel Val Di Sogno’ and friends in the more reasonable priced, ‘Residence Sporting Hotel’. Both were fantastic with beautiful views and friendly staff.
Weeks before the wedding I was fearful about the weather and I loved the fact that Lake Garda were open and honest about the fact they thought the weather would not be what I expected. Annabel, my wedding planner, (who may I add is AMAZING!!) had told me few days before to make sure that I didn’t ruin my day by concerning myself with the weather which was out of my control. I’m so glad they didn’t build up my hopes to let me down on the day! So when the freak storm hit on the day I wasn’t too dishearten!
I had the most amazing wedding day, despite a sudden change in the weather! Annabel did everything to make sure that my guest kept dry and had contingency plans throughout the whole day!
I also can’t speak more highly about ‘La Voglia’ who also went out of their way to make the day unique and extremely special for me. They catered to all my special requests and my guest loved the food and the venue! It was incredible, with the DJ playing the amazing music all night, my guests did not stop until the very end! Thank god Lake Garda suggested ‘Bar Oasi’ to hold our after party! Situated a close walking distance from town on on the lake front which we planned our after party there and the owner, Michelangelo is probably the best thing about the bar! He is so friendly and offers the most reasonable drinks! We all stayed and partied the night away.
The whole of Lake Garda team made the wedding a weekend we’ll never forget! They made every step so easy and enjoyable and eliminated any stress! There is a reason for so many good reviews and its because they literally plan the perfect wedding for you. All my guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves and most are planning to come back and hold events of their own in Malcesine! Good luck to all fellow Brides and Grooms of Malcesine!
Love Mr & Mrs Somia Xx