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Insert by Nicola & Dan – Malcesine

It’s very hard to put into words how grateful we are to Lake Garda Weddings for helping us have the best day of our lives in truly magical surroundings.

We got married on 29th July 2013 and our journey began in May 2012 when we were faced with the decision to either get married or have a new kitchen! H2b voted for the wedding so we thought we’d better let him make an honest woman of me! Neither of us wanted the wedding to be too ‘weddingy’ (if that’s possible!) so an internet search led us to LGW and within a week we’d booked the date!

Having never visited Lake Garda, some of our friends thought we were crazy planning our wedding there! But strangely it felt like the right decision and never once did we need to worry about whether it would be the perfect day! The collective knowledge and experience of the brides on the LGW private fb group was priceless and the LGW team responded to emails in an instant. This all meant the planning was stress-free, and actually easy!

Our wedding day crept up on us quickly and before I knew it I was in the very capable hands of Tizi and Jacqui doing my hair and make-up! Such lovely ladies and true artists. It was such a lovely experience on the wedding day.

The tuk tuk journey was a once in a lifetime experience! Very overwhelming but so much fun! Walking up to the castle was breath-taking and the ceremony was beautiful. We had the piano and violin who sounded amazing. The lakeside toast was yum and an excellent opportunity to relax and take it all in. We then did the 30 minute boat trip which was perfect and a lovely experience for all our guests!

Gwen did a fantastic job with our photos! It’s amazing to have 800 gorgeous photos to choose from taken quickly and so with little impact on the day! It’s going to be impossible to narrow them down and pick some favourites! I think I’ve looked through them every day since getting home!

La Voglia was just perfect. We couldn’t have imagined a more perfect venue. Cristian is a star and his smiley lovely team are legends. The food was amazing – I have no idea how they manage to dish up 45 meals at that standard! We also had 9 kids and 3 babies which did not faze them at all and the venue was perfect for kids! And then dancing under the stars…you can’t ask for more than that! We had the live duo band and they were amazing and so much fun! If I’m honest, we were nervous about booking them as we hadn’t seen many reviews and having spent many years going to festivals listening to live music we were anxious. It was definitely the right decision! The dance floor was never empty and they read the crowd well. Our guests loved them!

Last but not least, Annabel. My rock! You couldn’t want for a nicer planner to have with you on your special day and our guests loved you too! Professional but warm and sincere, you’d never think it was your daily job as you do it with effortless passion.

Future brides you really don’t need to worry about a thing! Don’t even worry about the weather! We had rain, sun and “the worst storm in 90 years” and on the day you won’t care and you’ll have the perfect day regardless!

Our wedding day was more than we could have ever hoped for and our time in Malcesine very special. It’s definitely given us more pleasure than a new kitchen could ever bring! The 1st anniversary is already booked…looks like we’ve got the bug and I think some of our guests have too!

Thank you ladies, we are so grateful.

Love Nicola & Dan Thompson xx