Insert by Kate & Brad – Malcesine
A massive THANK YOU to Gwen and Annabel at LGW! Our wedding was just amazingly magical and exceeded our expectations (which tend to be pretty high anyway!). Our guests were blown away with the whole day and won’t stop talking about it!!
From beginning to end, everything went to clockwork and was so well managed.
Gwen was great fun to hang out with on the day. She kept the atmosphere light and jovial with my Dad and I before the wedding, which really helped my nerves! She was our photographer too, and has taken so many amazing shots, it took us a whole weekend to decide on our top 50!! We didn’t come with any clear ideas around specific shots, other than keeping things natural and candid. She did a fantastic job on this and everyone has commented how natural and happy we look in our photos.
We booked our wedding back in January. Gwen was instrumental in ensuring we didn’t over book unnecessarily. My experience, talking to friends who were already married, was that as soon as you mention the ‘M’ word, the price is doubled. We found the opposite dealing with LGW. One example of this was with the flower order – I was thinking of having lots more flowers than I ended up with – and Gwen was spot on – given the already idyllic location, plus the natural flowers, one beautiful floral display at the ceremony (that was also taken to the reception) was perfect. We also ordered a wonderful orange bouquet and matching button holes when we arrived and they were so beautiful. See our photos for evidence!
I should also add, that Gwen and Annabel also organised the legal side of our wedding: determined which documents we needed, dealt with the town hall and booked an appointment for us with the Australian Embassy in Milan. This really did put them a cut above the rest, as not only did they organise a perfect wedding for us, they also held our hands through the Italian legal minefield!!! That meant a lot to both of us, and as a result it was a relatively straightforward process.
I need to also mention a few more people who were key to our perfect day. Firstly, for any females reading reviews here, Jacqueline and Tiziana did a SUPERB job with my make-up and hair. By far the best I’ve ever had and I had quite a few make-up and hair trials in Sydney before I left. Tizi works at the speed of light and conjures the most amazing styles. I had my hair down and curled for the big day and it was still wavy 2 days later. I didn’t want to wash it!!
Secondly, we chose La Voglia restaurant, run by Christian, for our reception – and what a wonderful choice that was. As soon as we saw it, we knew we had made the right decision. It also meant we could use the boat ride to take everyone to the reception (La Voglia is around the next bay only a couple of km’s away from the main town of Malcesine). A thousand thanks to Christian and his team for really turning it on for us. The service was professional yet informal, the food was AMAZING (we highly recommend the 7 course degustation) and they timed everything to perfection. A beautiful restaurant in a beautiful setting with a beautiful view. If you want a touch of class, we highly recommend!
We also recommend the Tuk Tuk as the ‘wedding car’ for the day. What an experience hurtling around the cobbled streets of Malcesine with everyone cheering at you. It was fun fun fun! My Dad loved it too!! Such a cool alternative to your typical wedding car.
So, if you’re looking for the prefect wedding, we can’t recommend the beautiful team at LGW enough! In fact, we’re quite tempted to do it all again 🙂
Thanks to all the team for a lifetime of wonderful memories for us, our families and friends xxx