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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Jon and Laura Harrod

From our initial enquiry, we knew we’d made the right choice in asking Italian Lakes Weddings to arrange our wedding day for us.  Sarah was quick to reply to emails, provided us with a huge amount of ideas, information and suggestions, and ensured the arrangements were exactly as we wanted them to be.  It was great to feel that Sarah wanted our day to be as we wanted it and not simply a pre-packaged wedding, and we really appreciated the time and effort that Sarah gave to us, particularly as we asked a lot of questions!  The service from Italian Lakes Weddings was absolutely first class from the first enquiry through the legal declaration requirements (which thanks to Sarah were really straightforward) to a phone call from Sarah the day before we travelled to Italy to wish us well.

We made a trip to Italy 6 weeks before our wedding to visit Malcesine Castle (ceremony venue), Ambient Hotel Primaluna (reception venue) and harbour (Siora Veronica sail boat) and to meet Anna, the local representative of Italian Lakes Weddings.  Anna is an encyclopaedia of Malcesine weddings, and her infectious enthusiasm put us at ease immediately and gave us the confidence that Anna would stop at nothing to ensure our day went perfectly.  We actually made a few changes to our plan after our meeting which certainly improved the day.  We met again with Anna and her daughter (translator for the ceremony) Matea the day prior to the wedding and again walked through the day.  There was a concern over the weather yet Anna ensured us that whatever happened she would ensure our day ran smoothly and that the ‘Plan B’ was just as good as ‘Plan A’.  We spent a few hours with Anna and Matea, visiting the registrar and having final meetings with the florist, reception venue and finalising the plans.

On our wedding day Anna and Matea were constantly present, making sure everything went as planned.  I don’t know where they get their energy but from midday to midnight they did exactly that and we were thrilled that the day went perfectly.  We cannot thank them enough for their commitment, enthusiasm and huge amount of effort.  The ceremony was amazing, the weather was kind and the Celtic harpist played beautifully for us as Matea translated.  It was a dream come true for the both of us, we couldn’t stop smiling!  We’d also like to highly recommend Giuseppe, who as well as an excellent photographer was a genuinely caring guy and thoroughly entertaining.  He managed our wedding party of 44 people brilliantly and got some great photos.  Also, Antonio and Claudia at Ambient Hotel Primaluna and the team there for providing us with a beautifully dressed reception venue, accommodating all of our requests (and decorations!), the sublime and attentive service, and fantastic quality food which received constant compliments from our guests.  We were overwhelmed by how good the reception was and the little touches made it really special.

We’re indebted to Sarah, Anna, Matea, Giuseppe and Ambient Hotel Primaluna as well as the crew of Siora Veronica for making our wedding day a day we will never forget and a day that was even more perfect than we dared imagine.  Thank-you so very much.

Jon and Laura Harrod