Thank you so much for your lovely email! Apologies for the delay in replying, it's been crazy since we got back and reality has hit with a thud. I miss Malcesine!
Grant and I just want to thank you all so much for making our wedding day so perfect. We would be honoured to write a comment for the website - feel free to use any of this!
From when we got engaged in December 2016, I knew I wanted to get married in Italy. We had been together forever and knew a big, traditional wedding wasn't for us. With my dad being Italian, Italy has always been special to me. We started generally looking online, at both the lakes and Amalfi Coast and emailed numerous wedding planners in both areas. As soon as Gwen replied to my initial first email I knew you guys were the one. Everyone else came back with vague, non answers but you guys gave me so much information straight away which put us at ease and took a bit of pressure off organising a wedding abroad and trying to figure out how much it would cost.
For all the emails I sent (and there were loads!), you always replied so quickly and were always so friendly! It was honestly a pleasure and a stress free experience organising a wedding with you! It was great to finally meet you all and put faces to names and you were all even more lovely in person.
I'm not on social media so didn't have access to the facebook group and was worried I was bombarding you with questions I could have answered on there but even though you have so many weddings, you always made us feel like we were the only couple you were dealing with. No matter the question, you had the time for it. That's so rare these days.
Every aspect of the day was perfect - we had 8 people getting hair done and 5 for make-up and I was a bit worried we would be tight for time. No need to worry! I had a trial the day before and Elena and Tiziana are superb. They were so quick and so talented. They had us all done in 2 and a half hours and everyone looked spectacular, with hair and make-up lasting all day. Everyone was impressed with them, please thank them again for us.
We had the piano and violin during the ceremony and before and everyone has said how good they were. They gave such a good atmosphere to the ceremony, I would highly recommend.
The florist is spectacular! Everything looked amazing, exactly what we wanted and the ceremony flowers doubled for the restaurant in the evening which was great.
We had the tuk tuk and my dad has mobility issues so the driver took us in the back way to the castle to minimise stairs and also waited to make sure my dad was ok. That was really sweet and very much appreciated.
The lakeside toast at la Pace was AMAZING!! There was so much food and drink! It was great to chill and talk to our guests after the ceremony. The crab cakes there are one of my highlights of the day! After this we had the boat trip which was so lovely, and the perfect way to arrive at the reception.
I don't have the words to describe how good the food, service and setting at la Voglia was. All our guests have commented on how it was the best meal and there have been heated debates as to what the best course was!
Finally, although every aspect of the day was amazing, it couldn't have been that way without Lake Garda Weddings. It is so apparent that you all love your job and you are the best at it. We cannot thank you enough for making our wedding the most special day, we wouldn't change a thing. Gwen - I hate getting my photo taken and cannot relax in front of a camera but you somehow worked a miracle and gave us stunning photos! So many guests have said how great you were Annabel and that is an understatement.
I'm going to learn Italian so if you have any jobs going let me know!
We will hopefully see you again. I wish we could do it over and over!
Maria and Grant xx