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Insert by Lorienne & Alex – Malcesine

Hi Jac, Gwen and the team,

Wow I can’t believe it has taken me this long to sit and write your thank you letter, I think it is just struggling to accept that our day has now been and gone, it was so perfect I just want to do it all over again!

Myself & Alex were very lucky when we got engaged that we both wanted the same thing which was an abroad wedding where we could just invite our closest friends & family and really spend time on the day with them and with each other, so as soon as I had the ring on my finger I was away with the google searches and found your website.

From the very very start the service we received was so good, quick responses and when we went out for our trip to see the place and meet you ladies before finalising the date Jac was brilliant at showing us round and explaining how the day would run and answering any questions we had, we made up our minds very quickly that this was going to be perfect for us.

Throughout the process friends and family were asking me if I was getting stressed and I can honestly say not at all, my queries were answered quickly and nothing at all was too much trouble, considering it was my wedding day I just felt like there was no question of it being perfect and I am known for being a bit of a control freak at work and an expert worrier so that is some achievement and just testament to how amazing you ladies really are.

Arriving in Malcesine we met with Jac and she took us round everywhere to meet with all the suppliers and finalise details, again, we felt so at ease and just felt like we were walking round with an old friend, again queries were answered quickly, not that we had many as she was so on the ball we didn’t need to question anything! It is such a magical place and seeing the weddings in the run up was sooo exciting.

Then the big day, well there are literally not enough words I can use to describe how perfect it all was, magical is how I have been describing it to people back here and is a word our families have been using. Myself & my bridesmaids had our hair done and they are experts, all our hair stayed perfect all day despite it being quite windy and looked amazing, they also did a lovely blow dry for my mum so made her feel special as mother of the bride.

The make up lady (so sorry I can’t remember her name!) is also a miracle worker, she did it perfectly and she is also really really nice and puts you at ease.

The day just ran so smoothly, I felt completely relaxed from start to finish and one of my favourite moments was taking a step back and seeing all my closest friends & family enjoying themselves and looking so happy – that was exactly what we had wanted from our day and we just loved every single second of it.

Jac did a brilliant job of keeping our party in order and getting them all where they needed to be and all our guests were singing her praises!

The ceremony was so special and the boat trip and lakeside toast too, then onto La Voglia where we had the nicest food I have ever had, considering we had 6 courses I don’t think there was a scrap of food left on anyones plate and the setting is so perfect and romantic.

Gwen, we cannot thank you enough for the photos, neither of us are big on having our photos taken but you made us feel so relaxed and asking us before if there was anything that we didn’t want / did want was a really nice touch, my slightly complicated family situation was handled perfectly and after 6 years of my nan wanting a photo of her and all her grandchildren you took some perfect ones and I am soooo excited about presenting her with a framed one for Christmas.

Everyone has commented on how beautiful they are and how quickly you get them back, we couldn’t believe we had our discs and prints the next day and then the DVD as soon as we were home, amazing service as we had heard so many stories of people who get married in England waiting months and months for their albums.

We had fun going round the castle with our maid of honour “fluffy” and best man “bestie” and I love that our photos look so natural because we were both so relaxed and enjoying ourselves, you really inject some fun into them and it works so well, some of my favourites are us and the bridesmaids / best men just having fun, jumping and paddling in the lake.

There are so so many perfect ones we just need to decide which ones to put up in the house! J

Last but not least I need to mention the facebook group as it is such a good idea, to be able to share ideas / thoughts / random queries with each other and see the weddings taking place in the run up to yours, it just cements the thought in your head that your day is going to be perfect when you see how happy everyone else is with their days.

Well I still feel like despite the fact I have rambled on I still haven’t said thank you enough, it just doesn’t do you justice, by far the best wedding planners I have ever come across and I cant recommend you enough to anyone. Any brides with your wedding still to come you couldn’t be in safer hands.

We are already planning our honeymoon to Italy for next summer as we couldn’t have one straight away so will be back for a week and will pop in and say hello.

Ah, now I really have to admit to myself our day is done.

Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.

Lorienne & Alex Hawkins.