First and foremost a huge thank you to all the amazing ladies at LGW! You all do an outstanding job and your attention to detail, efficiency, quick responses to every question imaginable, and constant support throughout the wedding planning process is what has to make you the best wedding planning company imaginable.
From day 1 and our first email inquiry we knew we had made the right choice. LGW responded within 45 minutes with a very detailed and comprehensive brochure, in English, that covered everything you possibly needed to know including costs of planning a wedding in Lake Garda. For us planning our wedding from Indonesia, this instantly reassured us that we would be in capable and very professional hands. They proved us 100% right.
We had the most amazing, memorable and definitely the happiest day of our lives on our wedding day. Everything flowed perfectly on the day, under the guidance of the wonderful Annabel, allowing us to totally enjoy our day, chat with our guests and savour every minute of our magical day.
Ceremony & setting – Castello Scaligero, Malcesine – WOW! What an absolutely stunning setting for our wedding. The views are truly spectacular and the town and castle itself are so beautiful. Steve & I cannot wait to go back on hopefully many occasions in the years to come to celebrate some of our wedding anniversaries. It will always hold a very special place in our hearts.
Ceremony – The ceremony was lovely and our Italian registrar was such a nice lady. Annabel did a great job of translating and of course keeping us calm and reassured throughout.
Champagne toast – The champagne toast was a lovely opportunity to toast our marriage and mix and mingle with all our guests. The setting provided beautiful views & a welcome breeze. The food was tasty and the prosecco and water a refreshing cool down in the 34 degrees heat.
Boat trip – We opted for the 30 minute boat trip as we wanted to maximize our time in La Voglia. The trip was wonderful and the cool breeze was appreciated by everyone. We enjoyed the opportunity to relax and chat with guests and cool down. Our guests got a lovely surprise when they realized we would be going by boat and really enjoyed the views from the lake.
La Voglia – The setting is perfect. The service is outstanding. The food is really amazing!! We went for the 6 course meal – buffalo mozzarella, tomato & basil, smoked turkey & orange, lasagna, pear and cheese ravioli with walnuts, stuffed rosemary chicken & potato and chocolate volcano & ice cream to finish. It was all mouthwatering and generous portions. Everyone was so full and enjoyed every dish. Christian was excellent and arranged our decorations and table settings just as we wanted. The staff were extremely attentive.
Photography – Gwen is fantastic and knows the area so well and the shots which work. If you are undecided regarding photography I would without a doubt recommend you use the service of Gwen. Everyone felt so relaxed with her and we were all impressed by her efficiency – no hanging around waiting for guests. Steve and I loved all the fabulous shots she got of us in the castle grounds and we will struggle to select just a certain amount from the 1000 to make an album. She captured everything perfectly from before, during and after the ceremony. One tip would be to provide her with a list of the specific family and group shots which are important to you to ensure they are captured on the day.
DVD – Definitely recommend getting the DVD. I know it is a lot of added extra cost to a wedding, something we debated with each other about, but I am SO grateful to have it and to be able to watch it and relive the day. I can’t imagine not having it now as I would be so sad not to be able to see the most important day of our lives. It goes by so fast and you are on such a high it almost becomes a blur. I have watched it at least 12 times already (Steve only once ha, ha) and it has only been 2 months since our wedding. We have had some problems viewing Disc 1 but a replacement disc is on its way fingers crossed, and I am so excited to watch it the whole way through!!!
Thank you to Annabel for all your guidance and responses when we were completing all our endless legal paperwork through New Zealand, Ireland, Indonesia and Italy. Hopefully we are legally married  Thank you also for being with us throughout our wedding day and ensuring we had the happiest and most enjoyable day of our lives. Thank you also to Deborah who we had our 1st meeting with and who answered our many questions and emails during the planning process. Thank you to Gwen for our amazing photographs and all your hard work.
In conclusion, we would highly recommend Lake Garda Weddings to anyone considering having their wedding in Italy. These ladies are true professionals and excel in their job. They 100% ensure you have a stress free wedding day and wedding planning process.
Enjoy your wedding day future LGW bride & grooms. You have absolutely nothing to worry about as you are in very capable hands. It will be AMAZING and truly the best day of your lives!!!
Michelle & Steve Vincent x