Anna stayed at the Hotel Casa Barca in Malcesine and got ready with her friends and her father, before heading off to the wedding. This photo was taken up on the roof top of the hotel in the garden amongst the olive trees.
Anna and her dad travelled into Malcesine in the Tuk Tuk, and stopped for photos on the way.
The arrival of the bride was very emotional and there were a few tears during the wedding ceremony
Lake Garda is one of Italy’s largest lake and offers something for everyone, such as sailing, surfing, theme Parks, cable cars, boats and ferries, walking and is very popular for cycling and rock climbing. It is a great place to kick back and relax, or do the opposite and have an activity holiday.
Malcesine castle is a very popular venue for weddings from many country all over the world. Many British, Irish, Germans and Americans chose this as the venue of a lifetime. Italian's love it too and there are many Italian weddings here. The views from the castle are breathtaking and make a great backdrop for the wedding pictures. It is possible to have a champagne toast in the castle after the ceremony, or by the lakeside, the choice is yours. Nearby cities are Verona, Venice and Milan, which you can reach by public transport or car during your holiday.
Lake Garda is about an hour away from Verona airport by car, or you can also get here by flying into Milano Bergamo or Milano Malpensa airport.
Garda is known to be the birthplace of the violin so it could be a good instrument to choose for the wedding, which many of our brides have done, along with the piano or a string quartet.
Garda used to be called Benaco, in-fact there is still a town called Torri del Bench, which means Benacus towers. Riva del Garda, at the north, used to be part of Austria until 1918. Until few years ago you could still see the old customs barriers.
Lake 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 have an office in the centre of Malcesine with a team of 4 wedding planners open all year round. We can assist 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 www.gwencourtman.com. 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.
Congratulations to you both, we wish you a live of love and happiness. We hope you see you again soon. Pop in and say hi when you are over next time.
Thanks for letting us share your day, it was an unforgettable wedding.