Emma & Darren under the chandelier in Malcesine

Emma & Darren under the chandelier in Malcesine

Please enjoy looking through some of the photos from Emma and Darren's wedding.

Congratulations to Emma & Darren, who married in Malcesine in June 2019. Such a fun and easy couple to work with. Although it rained in the morning, it did improve during the day.

This was such a beautiful wedding for us to have had the pleasure to arrange.

Emma and Darren were staying at the Hotel Casa Barca, which is such a lovely hotel. The couple tied the knot in Malcesine Castle on the Rivellino Terrace. This photo was actually taken by the hotel garage as it was undercover and therefore sheltered from the rain.

Once the ceremony was completed, the Emma and Darren had photos around the castle, you can see in this picture that the dark skies made for some excellent photos.

The newly weds had arranged a champagne toast by the lakeside for the guests, during which the couple nipped off for some pictures with the photographer, such as this photograph which is taken in the Captain's Palace, on the balcony.

After drinks and food by the lake, they went on a fabulous lakeside cruise, arriving at theVoglia restaurant where they had the meal and of course the party. Although it rained during the ceremony, the weather held off for the rest of the day and it was lovely to not be too hot for once, we had just had a heatwave in Europe. Congratulations to this young and happy couple.

Garda is known to be the birthplace of the violin so it could be a good instrument to choose for the wedding, which many of our brides have done, along with the piano or a string quartet.

Garda used to be called Benaco, in-fact there is still a town called Torri del Bench, which means Benacus towers. Riva del Garda, at the north, used to be part of Austria until 1918. Until few years ago you could still see the old customs barriers.

Lake Garda Weddings is Lake Garda's leading wedding planner, we have arranged over 3000 wedding on Lake Garda and have the attention to detail that comes with so much experience. We have an office in the centre of Malcesine with a team of 4 wedding planners open all year round. We can assist with flowers, beauty treatments, musicians, transport, boat trips, photography and video, wedding cakes and hair and make up too. You will have a wedding planner with you on your wedding day to translate the ceremony and make sure everything runs smoothly. We will also guide you through the document procedure back home too before the wedding to ensure your legal wedding runs smoothly.

We offer civil weddings, but also symbolic ceremonies, blessings and vow renewal ceremonies. 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 www.gwencourtman.com. 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.


Congratulations to you both, we wish you a live of love and happiness. We hope you see you again soon. Pop in and say hi when you are over next time.


Thanks for letting us share your day, it was an unforgettable wedding.

Location: Captain's Palace, Malcesine.