Insert by Faye & Edward – Malcesine Castle
Dear Annabel, Gwen and the rest of the wonderful Lake Garda Weddings team,
Sorry it’s taken over a week to write this, what with our mini-moon to Venice, the enormity that was unpacking, the ten million loads of washing, and the shock of returning to work, it’s hard to know where the time has gone since we were last with you in stunning Malcesine!
We just wanted to write you a few words of thanks and something for future couples to read who are looking through your website. Actually, words don’t do any of it justice, but we’ll try all the same…
It started just over a year ago, I had a blinging rock on my finger, but a fiancée packing up to head off to war, so the emotions were running high! With 6 months apart to fill, I did what any other newly engaged girl would do…l went wedding dress shopping! Then came the problem…where would I find somewhere beautiful enough to be the perfect setting for my beautiful dress? Next came the searching. We knew it had to be different, we knew it had to be spectacular, but we didn’t know it had to be so simple!
From the first email to Lake Garda Weddings after stumbling across their website, I knew my own very high standards had been matched. Professional to the end, always on hand to answer my many and often, quite bizarre questions and for me, most importantly, just lovely people! Annabel, our wedding planner, knows exactly what she’s doing…it’s scary how good she is! Trusting someone you’ve never met to organise the biggest day of your life is not easy, especially for a control freak like me, but after the 4th date change with always an email saying ‘it’s not a problem, it’s all sorted, leave it to me, have a great day!’ you learn to trust that everything is in amazingly capable hands!
When we arrived in Malcesine 4 days before the big day, it’s fair to say things were off to a bit of a rocky start. With a mix up at the hotel, who else would we turn to?! Needless to say all was sorted pronto by LGW and we could begin to enjoy the breathtaking surroundings!
Next it was time for the welcome meeting. Military precision, but always asking if we wanted to change anything or ask questions, we could not have felt in more capable hands, and I was beginning to get very excited!
The big day arrives and the sun is shining. Everything goes perfectly from the tuk tuk to the string quartet, to the flowers and the lake side toast…all just magical! Our family and friends are in awe and saying how they’ve never been part of something so special, and us, well we’re just so blissfully happy!
And then comes the photographs!!
Gwen, what a talent! If you want WOW photos worthy of any glossy mag, look no further. Efficient, enthusiastic and entertaining is how I would describe Gwen. All of our family and friends commented on how at ease she made them all feel and we could not be more thrilled with the end result.
You really do get a sense from Lake Garda Weddings that they genuinely care that you have the most magical day of your life…the weddings that they organise are a testament to the hard work that they put in and the talent that they have. We really could not have wished for more and we were truly sad to leave!
Thank you for a spectacular day.
Ed & Faye xx