Congratulations to Adam and Alice who had a symbolic wedding in Malcesine in April 2019.
Alice and Adam, who live on a military base in Italy, chose to marry here in our stunningly beautiful castle.
Alice and Adam stayed in the Bridal Suite of the Hotel Maximillian, 3km out of Malcesine. It was a cloudy morning and Alice was very worried about the weather, but it turned out to be a beautiful day.
They came out to visit a couple of months before the wedding and had an engagement shoot with Gwen, our photographer which broke the ice and make for some beautiful photos.
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 . Malcesine castle was once used as a prison, as a famous german poet, Goethe was once held prisoner as he was thought to be a spy.
Garda is known to be the birthplace of the violin and also the famous political and literary figure, Gabrielle D'Annunzio.
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. 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.
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.
Lake Garda is surrounded by the Garda Mountains, and is host to 5 main islands, and several smaller uninhabited ones
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.
Location: Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy.