Italian Lakes Weddings

What people think
See below for some of our couples testimonials from their wonderful wedding day in Lake Garda.  Either click on the location or you can click on the year if you prefer to see our most recent weddings or weddings from previous years.

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Laura and Anthony Sapherson

Dear Anna, Sarah and Matea,

We honestly don’t know where to start in thanking you all for everything you have done for us.

Planning a wedding abroad is very nerve wracking experience as no matter how much research you do, there is always that worry in the back of your mind that something could go wrong or that the company you have chosen does not live up to your expectations. Well we can safely that the day we decided to go with Italian Lakes Weddings was the best decision of our lives. From the beginning Sarah put our mind at ease and kept us informed every step of the way. Nothing was too much trouble and any queries were answered promptly no matter what time of the day. I honestly can say that we did not have to worry about a thing as everything was organised for us and the process of arranging our statutory declarations was made easy by Sarah’s thorough and precise instructions of what to do (I’ve heard from other people who have gotten married abroad, not with Italian Lakes Weddings, that this process can be confusing and a bit of a nightmare) but for us it was a breeze.

When we arrived in Malcesine, we fell in love with the place. We met Anna during the week and she was fantastic; she talked us through everything and made us feel so at ease. I had my make-up trial with Natalia our make-up artist who came highly recommended and did not disappoint. She was amazing. Not only was she a lovely person, but she was so talented. She did my practice run and I was blown away it was perfect, and I did not need to change a thing (although if I had, she would not have minded)

So, the run through was complete and now all we had to do was wait for the big day. And what a day it was. Anna had organised the day down to a tee. From Natalia and Giuseppe (our photographer) arriving to the flowers and the taxis and car. Natalia was so professional she had a lot of people to fit in, but she managed, and everyone’s make up was fabulous. I was blown away by my make-up. It was even better than the trail which I hadn’t thought was possible.

 Anna met all the guests and Anthony at bar Castello and took them to the venue where she waited for me to arrive. And that was where it all began. It was like a fairy-tale wedding and everything was perfect. The flowers and the castle were stunning and the view from the balcony where we go married was magical. I had wanted to have the wedding outside at the top of the castle; however it rained before the ceremony and so the wedding had to be set up inside and it was absolutely amazing. The room was stunning and the views spectacular. We could not have asked for a better venue. I married my prince in a castle!

The ceremony was so beautiful and the violinist just added to the magic. The registrar was so lovely and Matea was so eloquent with her translation of the ceremony.

I must also say a massive thank you to Giuseppe as he was brilliant, and the photos are amazing. The photos were the part I was least looking forward to at I do not usually like getting my picture taken. However Giuseppe was such a friendly person and made us all feel at ease during the photos. After our official photos, he stayed for the whole day and night however he blended into the background and got some fantastic natural shots. What a talented guy and a risk taker ha ha. At one point I thought he was going to fall out the window getting the right angle for the photo. But he knew what he was doing, and it was worth it.

Although the day didn’t go quite to plan, and we didn’t get to go on the sailboat due to the weather, it did not matter. Anna and Matea were so professional and had a backup plan that was just as good if not better and it meant the groom did not get sea sick!

Our night time reception was at the restaurant Al Corsaro and what a reception it was. The food was the best we have tasted in the whole of Italy (and we travelled around for 5 weeks so that is saying something) The owner and the staff were lovely, and the arrangement of the reception was great. We had 5 amazing courses and the staff were fantastic putting up with us dancing between each course. A fun time was had by all.

Anna and Matea stayed with us throughout the whole day and night they directed everything and made sure the whole day and night went to plan. Together they made it the most wonderful day of our lives and I cannot recommend them enough. They are all so passionate and it shows in their work. Their professionalism is outstanding and their ability to create something that is so magical is a special talent. 

The only thing that I could say that was bad about the whole day was that it went way too fast!!!

Thank you to everyone that was a part of our special day and a massive thank you to Italian Lakes Weddings. You are all absolutely fantastic!



Laura and Anthony Sapherson