Insert by Helen & Mark – Malcesine august
Like most reviews it is difficult to know where to begin. How do we find the words to describe the most magical day of our lives…! We always planned to get married abroad however never really spoke about specific destinations. We fell in love with Lake Garda and the reputation that Lake Garda Weddings has made this a simple decision. From the moment we started to plan our wedding with the wonderful Lake Garda Weddings, we knew we were in safe hands. Unlike many of our friends who have found the planning of their wedding a stressful time, we have been blessed with the most relaxed and enjoyable build up to our special day. We had many questions in relation to various parts of the day and felt that we could ask any question at all (even at times feeling so silly for asking) without feeling judged or an absolute pain!! Gwen Courtman you are absolutely wonderful and such a talented photographer. One of my biggest concerns was my lack of creativity in front of a camera however I was made to feel so comfortable from start to finish. Gwen was so relaxed and made me feel at ease, particularly when I was having my last minute worries. I felt like I didn’t have to worry about how to pose in front of the camera as there was direction throughout (which I desperately needed!!).
Our wedding day was a VERY hot day which Gwen made much more comfortable by sending our bridesmaid for lemon slushies. They were to die for and well worth the five minute long brain freeze!!
And then there is Deborah Fravezzi…where do we start. You were absolutely amazing and we can’t thank you enough for everything you did. Our guests talked about you that much that we both felt you were part of the wedding party. So many of our guests commented on the running of the day and the most common phrase used was ‘absolutely flawless’. We didn’t have to think about anything other than enjoying ourselves and celebrating with our friends and family. Deborah was on hand at every minute of the day if we needed absolutely anything including making sure that we had something eat at the lakeside toast and supplying us with prosecco!!
We would certainly recommend the one hour boat trip to La Voglia. It was so relaxing and wonderful to celebrate with more prosecco! We were able to see the castle from the opposite side of the lake which was breathtaking. If you are getting married in peak season the boat trip is a must as this will cool you down and allow you to breathe for an hour.
We had our reception at La Voglia and could not have asked for a more picturesque and beautiful venue. We knew as soon as we saw the photographs from previous brides that this was the venue for us. We were not in anyway disappointed. There is a reason why La Voglia is rated number one on Trip Advisor! Perfection! It was so difficult to choose our menu because there were so many delicious choices however we were so pleased with our decisions. We had the bresaola parcels to start and lasagne for first course which was mouthwatering! We chose this at the last minute and so glad we did. The chicken for main was also gorgeous and panna cotta to finish just topped it all off! Although we didn’t have many vegetarians many of our guests prefer fish so we provided an alternative vegetarian/fish option and told La Voglia that they were vegetarian which they said was absolutely fine. Christian was so helpful and couldn’t do more for our guests. One of our guests was pregnant and struggling with swollen feet. Christian and his staff filled a big bowl with cold water and ice so she could cool them down. Although I think we all suffered from swollen feet so most of us dipped our feet in!!
We went to Bar Oasi after the reception which was a wonderful end to our day. I certainly didn’t plan to stay out until 2:30am however we were having so much fun we didn’t want to leave. We would certainly recommend adding this to your day as many of our guests didn’t want to return to their hotels after leaving the restaurant.
Our wedding day was the most magical day of our lives and if we could do it all again tomorrow we would in a heartbeat. There was nothing that we would have changed, except maybe having a few degress taken off the temperature!! For all future couples, booking your wedding with Lake Garda Weddings will be the best decision you will make. You will be looked after and will have no worries at all. We will treasure our memories forever and will certainly be returning to beautiful Malcesine to celebrate our anniversary. We cannot thank Lake Garda Weddings enough for making our wedding day the best day of our lives.
Lots of Love
Helen & Mark (aka the new Mr & Mrs Greenhalgh)