Marie and Alan, Malcesine, July 2013

My new husband and I have just returned from our wedding in Malcesine,  planned and organised by Pam at Romantic Weddings on Lake Garda and words escape us to describe how truly amazing our wedding day was….OMG! and WOW! don’t even do it justice!
All our friends and family who came to the wedding (there were 43 of us in total) said that the day was ‘amazing’ ‘just perfect’ and they had never experienced a wedding like it!
From the moment we met Pam on a holiday in Malcesine 1.5 years ago we knew that she was the perfect person to organise our wedding. She is very friendly, professional and extremely helpful with everything . From recommending places to stay, restaurants to eat, places to go …. As well making suggestions about all the options available to us and arranging everything to do with the wedding. Nothing is too much trouble and she makes you feel like you are her only client. A truly personal service. We could not have done it without her! With her local knowledge and relationship with local suppliers it guarantees an amazing day totally tailored to your requirements and personality!
When I said that I preferred someone to come to my hotel to do my hair and make up Pam recommended UK based hair and make up artist Kay Spaven who flies out to Italy to do weddings…and I couldn’t recommend her more! I had my trial with Kay in the UK and not only is she very talented but she is a lovely lady and made me and my mum, mother on law and bridesmaids all feel v relaxed the morning of the wedding… As well as making us all look beautiful!
The photographer is a great guy and brilliant photographer and makes the whole experience of having your photos taken (which could be very painful!)  a very enjoyable one! Even some of our most stubborn guests (when it comes to photo tolerance) enjoyed having their photo taken and rose to the occasion!! It was great having the engagement photos beforehand. The end results are amazing and we couldn’t be happier with all of the photos! We had total faith in him on the day and him and Pam make a great team!
The couple of days before the wedding we took family and friends to Stube Speke (a fab outdoor BBQ experience) and Al Cervo (beautiful Italian restaurant in a lovely setting g owned by La Pace owners) – both of which we thoroughly recommend.
Malcesine is a beautiful backdrop for a wedding. We had the service on the terrace at the castle, arriving with my father by tuc tuc with the crowds cheering was a fab experience! After photos we went to La Pace in the old harbour for Prosecco and canopes, and Al and I surprised the wedding party by catching a speed boat and after a 20min spin arriving in the harbour! Much to everyone’s amusement! It was also great for Al and I to get some time to ourselves and to cool down!
We then took all the wedding party on a boat trip and had a fantastic 45 min trip round the lake with more Prosecco! This was a great opportunity to catch up with everyone, see the sites and for everyone to cool down!
We then all walked up from the harbour to the Vecchia Malcesine where we had our wedding breakfast and evening do. This is an amazing place – the setting, the service and the food couldn’t be faulted! It definitely deserves it’s Michelin Star rating! They tailored the menu to our requirements and we had delicious canopes with more Prosecco on arrival! After the meal we had a DJ recommended and sourced by Pam who played all our favourite songs we had requested on the playlist, with everyone boogieing on the dance floor!
Both Pam and our photographer stayed with us all day, and were able to join us for a drink at Bar Oasi at the very end of the evening – the perfect ending to a magical day! This also meant that the photographer was able to some amazing evening photos of us.
What we got for our budget far exceeded anything we could have got in the Uk! I would recommend it to everyone!!
Thank you so much Pam for making our day  so amazing! Those happy memories will last a lifetime! We plan to be back for our Anniversaries so will see you again !
Lots of love from Marie, Al & Ethan x x x