Insert by Tony and Ceri Shell – Malcesine Castle
As soon as we announced our engagement we knew we wanted to marry abroad as we had been to a beautiful wedding in Cyprus a few years before. We came across the Lake Garda Weddings website and were blown away by the photos of the stunning locations and so sent our first email to the LGW ladies. All our emails were promptly replied to with helpful unambiguous information. We were asked several times if we had any questions and the answer was often ‘no’ as everything was so clearly laid out! Booking and choosing things was so easy, and we were guided through what documents we had to sort out and send to Italy. We really would have struggled if it wasn’t for LGW!
Our welcome meeting with Annabel was informative, reassuring and exciting! Our planner, Annabel, took us to the town hall to finalise the required documents, to the florist to make our final choice, to the boat crew to confirm our booking and to the castle to run through the ceremony. We came away feeling so happy that our big day was in safe hands and only days away.
Next we went to the restaurant, La Voglia, to see Christian, the restaurant owner. We went through the seating plan, confirmed our menu choices, discussed how long we anticipated the speeches to be etc., nothing was too much trouble, he was so friendly and put our minds at ease. On the day itself the service and food at La Voglia was second to none. Our guests raved about the beautiful location and amazing food. We had a fantastic time and wouldn’t change a thing.
Our big day went so smoothly, there really was nothing to worry about but for us to turn up on time! Our guests commented on how lovely and approachable Annabel was. I arrived to the castle on a cute little tuktuk, which then after the ceremony and photos took us, the new Mr and Mrs Shell, to the harbour. Malcesine castle is an amazing location to get married, it is so beautiful and we can’t wait for our photos to come back so we can re-live it again. Everyone enjoyed the boat trip with prosecco on the lake and it was a nice way for everyone to arrive at La Voglia together and offered us a chance to chat to some guests that we hadn’t had chance to catch up with before the wedding. Annabel stayed with us the entire day until she confirmed the cake was on its way to the restaurant as we were tucking in to or third delicious course.
We placed our trust in LGW to deliver our dream of an amazing, special wedding day and deliver they did! How many people can say they got married in an Italian castle?
Thank you so much Annabel, Gwen and the rest of the LGW ladies for the memories we will cherish forever,
From Tony and Ceri (Mr and Mrs Shell!)