Meredith and her lovely ladies in the Hotel Castello.

Meredith and her lovely ladies in the Hotel Castello.

What a memorable wedding, a day we will never forget. Thank you so much for letting us be involved in this unique wedding. Meredith and Danny left us with such amazing memories of their wedding in Malcesine Castle. It was a symbolic wedding, the celebrant was the bride and groom's best friend who shared stories about how they met and their lives together. It was so personal, so romantic, so perfect. The bride got ready in a sweet in the Hotel Castello in Malcesine, by the lake. I really loved the bright pink dresses for the bridesmaid and the brides's mum. The colour really popped in the photos. Once ready Meredith, her Dad, Mum and bridesmaid walked to the castle (up a very steep hill on a very hot day) and to the wedding venue. The weather was looking to rain, however it made for some very dramatic photos. Danny was waiting with a smile on his face for his bride to arrive and after followed an amazing, romantic and elegant day including a lovely boat trip to the reception venue, la Voglia Restaurant in the Val di Sogno area. They had a pianist play during the meal which really created a lovely lounge bar experience. The speeches were so emotional, with lots of funny stories about the newly weds. All the way from the United States, Meredith, Danny and the wedding guests really made the most of the Italian lakes and mountains. Congratulations Meredith and Danny, and thanks for the most amazing day. We hope to see you next time you are back, maybe for an anniversary next year.

ake 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 are a British managed company and we have an office in the centre of Malcesine with a team of 4 wedding planners open all year round. We can assist our couples 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 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.

Location: Malcesine.