Sam & Ant -  Lighting the sparklers

Sam & Ant - Lighting the sparklers

A Malcesine Castle wedding arranged by Lake Garda Weddings, Restaurant La Voglia restaurant, Flowers by L'oasi Fiorita, hair and make up by New Look Tiziana. Wedding planner Deborah.

Sam and Ant stayed in the Excelsior Bay on Malcesine Lake Front. There was some last minute rushing to get everyone ready in time, especially the bride and her bridesmaids. Once Ant and his guys had left the hotel Sam and her Dad went off for photos, before getting in the Tuk Tuk to take them to the wedding ceremony on top of the castle.

We had arranged a champagne toast in the castle for the wedding party, with prosecco, juice, water, pizza, fruit and much more. Whilst the guests were enjoying the party and looking around the castle, the photographer and videographer took them out for photos around the grounds. We had Ant and Sam climbing up and down steps to make sure the pictures were just perfect and in the best locations.

Sam and Ant had hired a video man to film the day, James Stratford, from Liverpool. He had flown over especially to capture the event for them. We have worked with him many times and he really is excellent and his films look like a movie.

After a lovely boat trip on calm waters to the restaurant the guests were treated to a 6 course meal banquet of traditional Italian food. Before the dancing started, James and Gwen, the photos/video team took all the guests out onto the beach for the sparkler shots where the happy couple had the first dance in the middle of the sparklers and their guests. It was very unique. Cake was served later in the evening once people had made room for it.

Photos by Gwen Courtman 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. Gwen lives in Malcesine in Italy all year round although runs photography tours in Zanzibar during some winter months.

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.

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.

Location: Malcesine Castle.