Kate and Oli

Hi Pam
We would like to say a really heartfelt thank you to both of you for today. It has really been such a wonderful day and I know it wouldn’t have been possible without you. I shall cherish every memory that you have helped us create and we will look back at the photographs for many many years to come. Thank you for your patience today and for making us feel like nothing was too much trouble. It has really been a wonderful experience – we would have been lost without you both.

Much love to you both
Thanks again, Kate & Oli

Lucy and Alex, Torri del Benaco and Gardone, (Mother of the Bride)

Hi Pam…..
It was beyond words……..we have had so many remarks ‘Best Wedding Ever’
The tenor was so fab, the food, the location, the music (they were such nice guys)
Your organisation was flawless……and we loved Francesco he worked so hard……we can’t wait to see the photos..

Please also drop a line to the choir mistress and let her know her girls sounded and looked beautiful….and wish her good health.    Xxxxxx

Suzanne and Mark, Malcesine and Bardolino

Dear Pam “Wow!” is what all our guests said throughout the day during our wedding. Having been to Lake Garda twice before I had a clear idea of how our wedding day would be, but I can honestly say it exceeded all my expectations. From start to finish the day was truly magical, romantic and stunning. Without Pam I know for a fact it wouldn’t have been this good. We can’t thank you enough for all your effort and hard work, all our family were also very impressed and commented the following day on how good you are at what you do. Everything was perfect: the flowers; the food; the castle; the coach; wedding cars not forgetting the fabulous wedding cake!! It is a day both ourselves and our family and friends will cherish forever. Thank you once again. All our love Suzanne & Mark Hurst xxx

Amy and Rob

Hi Pam
We hope you are well. Rob and I just wanted to drop you a quick email just to say a huge thank you for making our day so special and amazing! Everything ran so smoothly and flowed so well, all of our guests commented on how spectacular and fairy tale like it was! Even my mum and sister said that the weddings they plan in Cyprus are nowhere near as wonderful as mine was! You are amazing at your job and would highly recommend you!
Thank you again
Amy and Rob

Tamsin and Chris

We are so pleased that we chose Pam to organise our wedding and we would highly recommend her to anyone who is planning a wedding in Lake Garda. Pam is very knowledgeable of the area and is able to make great recommendations for everything that you may need. When we started planning our wedding Pam called us and we spoke through some of the ideas that we had and we were able to make provisional bookings for the ceremony and the restaurant. We also decided to have a short visit to Lake Garda in order to see the venue and we were blown away by the beautiful setting. Pam spent the day with us showing us around and we also had a fantastic photo shoot with the photographer. After this Pam kept in regular contact with us via email and she advised and helped us with completing all the legal documentation that you need to get married abroad.  
The day before the wedding, Pam met us at our hotel, we completed the last bits of paperwork with the registrar and we went to visit the venue and restaurant. On the wedding days itself Pam was there for any assistance that we needed and it was lovely that she read a poem at our ceremony. Our wedding photos are everything that we could ever wish for as they really capture the magical moments from the day. We have loved sharing these photos with our friends and family and all have commented on the amazing views and surroundings.
Our wedding day is something that we will never forget, an incredible day where we were able to celebrate our marriage to each other. We loved every moment of it and none of it would have been possible without

Cheryl and Steve Day (Mother and Father of the bride), Malcesine, June 2014

Hi Pam.

I wanted to write and thank you for making Ruth and Dean’s wedding day so special and memorable on 5th June. You worked incredibly hard on the day and I know a lot of time was also spent beforehand on planning and making sure everything went the way they wanted and we really appreciated it. It was a magical day from beginning to end and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, in fact I think it was all a dream!
Please also thank the photographer for spending a long day (and evening) taking photographs, he seemed to have an endless amount of energy. We are so looking forward to seeing his amazing photos of the incredible day.
We loved visiting Malcesine and hope to return one day for a more leisurely stay, it’s a fantastic place and everyone was so friendly. We now understand why they chose this stunning venue.
Once again a huge thank you for everything.
Best wishes
Cheryl and Steve Day

Ruth and Dean Harrison, Malcesine, June 2014

Hey Pam
Thank you so much for ensuring our wedding day was ‘perfecto’! From start to finish, the whole day was absolutely fantastic. To anyone who is considering getting married in Italy / Lake Garda, you need to look no further than Pamela Barrack. From speaking to her on Skype to discuss our wishes for the big day to always offering the personal touch when it came to planning the big day. Pam works tirelessly and offers an unrivalled service. She has a way to make you feel as though YOUR day is the only day she is helping to plan. We cannot speak highly enough of Pam. Other companies seem to be more interested in sending you generic emails and payment plans whereas Pam is total opposite – far more interested in making the day truly special. Thank you, Pam! The photographer is equally as brilliant. We met him about a year before our wedding for our engagement photo shoot in order to get used to the camera. He is highly skilled, professional, imaginative, and hugely funny. This guy also never stops during the day – at times you can almost see the cogs in his mind going crazy as he thinks of ways to take a fantastic shot! He captures moments on his camera like you would not believe. In short, you will not find better than this team to assist with your wedding plans and the smooth running of your big day. If we were to do it all again, without question, we would be immediately in touch with Pam.
Ruth and Dean

Jodie Thoms (Sister of the Groom), Malcesine May 2014

Hi Pam , hope you are well we are back in the UK now after a wonderful trip and a great UK wedding reception for Lee and Rach last night, their wedding photos were displayed and i just wanted to say how fabulous they are. Can’t wait to see ours, take care  and again thank you so much for everything, highly recommended xxxxx

Rachel and Lee, Malcesine, May 2014

Hi Pam ,
Lee and I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you both for making our wedding day the most wonderful and amazing day ever!
We decided in January 2013 that we wanted to get married in Italy.  After some research we both decided that Malcesine Castle looked like the perfect venue.
After reading some online reviews we emailed Pam at Romantic Weddings on Lake Garda and less than 24 hours later she was on the phone to us, running through all of our requirements.  Instantly she made us feel at ease.  Pam is very friendly, professional and excellent at what she does, we set the date there and then during that first phone call.
In May 2013 we visited Malcesine for the first time and it was as beautiful as we had imagined.  We met with Pam  and she showed us around the town taking us to the Castle and a few restaurants which met with our requirements.  We also had a wonderful engagement photo shoot around the town, which gave us a chance to get to know Francesco and see how talented and passionate he is about his work.
Over the next 12 months we were in regular contact with Pam finalising all of the details.  All we had to do was show Pam a picture of what we wanted and it was done, the flowers were beautiful, the hair dresser was amazing and everything was so well thought out and organised.
On our wedding day Pam was 5 steps ahead of everyone making sure everything was just perfect.  All of our guests commented how professional she was and how great at her job she is, most people said it was the best wedding they had ever been to!  
We would highly recommend Pam to anyone wanted to get married on Lake Garda.
Thanks again for helping us to create such wonderful memories.
Rachel & Lee x x

Kirsty-Joy and Eric, Malcesine , April 2014

I wanted to say a massive thank you to Pam for making our big day in April 2014 the magical day it was. We found Malcesine Castle when looking for the top romantic places to get married. When looking at the pictures online we instantly knew Italy, Malcesine was ‘the place’ we wanted. I did some research online and came across Romantic Weddings in Lake Garda and after exchanging emails and further research we decided Pam was the one to help organise our big day. We were a little dubious on whether we could trust a complete stranger to arrange everything we wanted and it being right. We needn’t have been as concerned as Pam seemed to have everything under control and made us feel like we were totally involved with the arrangements with constant updates. I sent pictures and told her a budget and she came back to me with what was available. It seemed so easy, we choose what we wanted and nothing seemed to be a problem. Pam was with us the whole day and made sure everything ran smoothly. Pam gave us a list of restaurants, our reception at the restaurant was wonderful, amazing food, lovely atmosphere, and beautiful views of the lake next to the Castle. I sent a picture of the flowers I wanted and the florist did an amazing job. I was very apprehensive about my hair! I’m very fussy and have always stuck with the same hairdresser. I never usually have my hair up and knew if my hair wasn’t right I wouldn’t feel right on the day. Pam assured me she recommends this hairdresser and the work she does is remarkable…..AND IT WAS! I loved it! My wedding cake was beautiful and really was the most fabulous cake I have ever eaten. I wanted to say a huge thank you to our photographer. The photos are just beautiful and captured our day perfectly. He got all the shots with the most breath taking views. I can’t tell you how great they are!! Thank you.

Niamh and Derek, Malcesine April 2014

Hi there Pam,
This is Niamh O’Connell here. Myself and my now husband Derek got married in Malcesine in Lake Garda in April. We are from Ireland. I have wanted to send an email to you for so long but between all the travelling and moving around I lost your contact details.
I don’t know if you remember us or even our story but before we met you we had a lot of problems with our wedding planners as unfortunately we hadn’t gone through your company. However, you came along and made everything go perfectly. Every one of our guests were talking about your professionalism, helpfulness and kindness. To both myself and Der you were like a guardian angel over there and just so lovely to deal with.
Pam from the bottom of our hearts we cannot thank you enough. Hopefully we will back there very soon and might bump into you!  
I hope this email finds you well and happy
Our warmest regards and best wishes
Niamh & Der x

Motthe Brideher of , Jen and James, Malcesine July 2013

Hi Pam
Howard and I would like to thank you again for all your hard work and help in making the day so special despite at times the weather!
We feel that you and your team went the extra mile to ensure that the day was made as perfect as could be in the unusual circumstances and perfect it was.
Please pass on our thanks to all concerned, especially the driver of the Fiat. Jennifer absolutely loved the car. I hope he’s managed to get all the confetti out of the car and his suit has dried out!
We all had a brilliant time and have taken away with us many many happy memories.
Thank you so much
PS I would love that wedding cake recipe it was delicious!

Mark and Gemma, Gardone, July 2013

To Pam and .We both want to thank you for a truly magical and amazing wedding day. Everything went so smoothly and I had absolutely no stress on the day whatsoever! Everything from the flowers, the car, the boat and especially the band MG Project were of the top quality. The band especially impressed us and any doubts we had quickly went away the moment they started to perform. All of our friends and family have told us that our wedding was the best they have ever been to. Pam your attention to detail was impressive, you sorted every request even down to wheelchair hire for my nan. I have nothing but positive comments and would always highly recommend your services to anyone wishing to marry at one of the most romantic and special locations in Italy. Thanks to you both Mark and Gemma xxxxx
PS Just wanted to say how amazing our photos are!! Wow so pleased. 

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

Vanessa and JP, Malcesine July 2013

…I would like to personally thank you again for helping make our day so wonderful and your presence till so late at night was above and beyond the call of duty.

Diana and Rick, May 2013

We can’t say enough good things about what a great job Pam did planning our wedding. It was absolutely perfect. We live in the US and decided at the last minute to get married during an already planned trip to Italy. We spoke with Pam for the first time a week before we were to leave for Italy (2 weeks before our wedding day) and told her what we wanted. She confirmed the date and time of the wedding venue on Monday morning. A week later, we met her in person, viewed Malcesine Castle, planned the entire ceremony, and toured and chose the venue for cocktails and dinner. What really impressed us with Pam during our in-person meeting was how knowledgeable and well acquainted she was with the area and different vendors. She seemed to know everyone in town. She took us to several different potential reception venues plans for both outdoor and indoor options for (in climate weather). She helped guide us through the planning of the entire ceremony (where I was going to change, where I would walk, how and who I was going to walk down the aisle since I had no immediate family present, potential readings, organization of the ceremony, reception, pictures, dinner, etc.). We spent 3-4 hours with Pam that day and had the entire wedding planned down to the last detail by the end of the day. The best part was that we felt that we had a wedding customized just for us. It was all about what we wanted and how we wanted to do things (with helpful suggestions and guidance from Pam). There were a couple more emails with Pam over the course of the week and then the wedding day. The weather decided to be cold and rainy for the wedding day, and Pam didn’t miss a step. She brought plenty of beautiful white umbrellas, bows, etc. She was completely prepared to move the ceremony to an indoor room in the castle, and had the bar set up everything for cocktails and dinner inside two private rooms upstairs. We had a professional photographer and a violinist for the ceremony. All of our wedding guests were Italian so Pam translated the ceremony into Italian so that they would understand what was being said. This meant so much to them. All my guests commented on what a great job Pam did. They were so impressed and thankful for all her hard work. Rick and I could be happier with how everything went. Pam stayed until we were all settled in for dinner. She made sure my belonging were moved to our dinner location and that everything was taken care of before leaving. Thank you for planning the wedding of our dreams.

Rachael and Paul, Riva del Garda, May 2013

After speaking to a number of wedding planners out in Italy we finally came across Pam. and we are so grateful we did! Not only did I give her a brief email of the sort of thing I wanted, but she immediately replied and seemed to know exactly what was going on inside my head! and we ended up having the most amazing and perfect time. She plans everything to the last detail, the only thing we had to do was turn up really! The Italians love a good wedding so everyone was so friendly and nothing was too much trouble. I’m not one for photos myself but the photographer was amazing and can literally make anyone look beautiful. We even had a private boat trip around the lake to a beautiful hidden grotta and even our friends agreed we all felt like superstars! We cannot say enough about how good Pam is at her job! Best trip ever!

Kate and Ben, April 2013

Many thanks Pam, for all your help in making our Wedding day so amazing, we cannot thank you enough.  Your attention to detail was remarkable and ensured every little detail was perfect, you really did think of everything!! From the ivory umbrellas to the ring cushion and reading our vows for us, we didn’t need to worry about a thing! 
The day ran so smoothly and everybody commented on the remarkable service provided and how lovely and friendly you are Pam, we all have nothing but praise for all your hard work and we would not hesitate to recommend ‘romanticweddingsonlakegarda’ to anybody.    
We really cannot thank you enough and we know that we would never have had our fairy tale wedding without your help, we wouldn’t have known where to start.  Your professionalism is second to none, with such a personal approach.  From our very first contact with you, we knew romanticweddingsonlakegarda was the right company for us and that you were the lady to make it all happen. 
Another big thanks to the photographer, who was fantastic and put us at ease straight away.  He worked tirelessly and simply never stopped, his hard work has produced the most amazing photos and memories of our special day, we couldn’t have wished for anymore and cannot thank him enough!!
We got married on the outside terrace at Malcesine castle, a setting which is so intimate with breath taking scenery to make the most stunning photos with so much character.  After photographs we went down to La Pace for canapes and drinks before taking a boat trip.  Later we walked through the cobbled streets with all our guests to Al Corsaro where we held our reception and evening meal.  Al Corsaro has the most stunning decor and is set right on the lake with beautiful views.  The staff at Al Corsaro were fabulous, everything we had asked had been done and the food was amazing.  All of our guests commented that the food was the best they had all tasted in Malcesine.  At last, the Wedding cake –  we choose mille foglie, which was so delicious, the best cake we have ever tasted.  
Everything was perfect, so intimate, beautiful and so different to anything we could have had back at home, we loved every minute of our day, it was magical.  So, once again a massive thank you ~  Our Wedding Day couldn’t have gone any better and that was thanks to you.
We hope to be back in Malcesine again soon and will keep in touch

Kayleigh and Craig Malcesine 2012

To our dearest Pam and Francesco, Well… what can we say that could possibly justify how wonderfully magical our wedding day was; which was largely due to you guys! We booked our wedding through Thomas Cook who were incredibly attentive until we paid them!!! Thomas Cook asked us to choose three dates and a time preference for our wedding day and they would come back to us to confirm which date was available. Eventually they contacted us to advise that they had ‘pencilled’ our wedding date and time in for Monday 10th September 2012 at 5pm but could not confirm this 100% as this might change…. This immediately made me feel very anxious and it only got worse. Although we couldn’t understand why they couldn’t confirm it for us, we just wanted to get on and start making other arrangements such as photography, flowers and all the other bits you associate with a wedding. When we approached Thomas Cook to help us with these elements we were given what looked to be out of date information that just didn’t fill either of us with confidence. Further to this we were told that we would only review the information now and we would book it when we arrived in resort 9 days before the wedding was due to take place. I have never planned a wedding before, but I thought that this was surely not right and a very risky way to plan and organise all the things that I had already spent so much time thinking about. With this I took to Google and kept coming across a lady called Pam. There were great reviews on Trip Advisor and I eventually found the website address for Romantic Weddings on Lake Garda. Hallelujah!! Well… let’s just say since then we never looked back. From the very first moment we contacted you it was very clear that you had our best interests at heart. You are an incredible people person who genuinely has a passion for what you do. You always look for the best in a situation and this coupled with your professionalism and personable approach meant that our wedding day was planned and executed to perfection. We really wouldn’t have been able to pull it off without your help and support and we are endlessly grateful to you… There wasn’t a thing we would have changed…. Well maybe a few extra hours in the day so we could have continued the celebrations J Moving our attentions to the wonderfully talented Francesco for a moment; you really have given us the most precious memories from our wedding day and we will cherish them forever. I (like so many others) criticise every photograph of myself and am definitely my own worst critic. However, when we started to look through the photographs I found myself saying OMG, look at me I look great ha ha! This was of course through a waterfall of tears as I couldn’t quite believe just how wonderful our wedding day was and how lucky we were to find such amazingly talented people to share this with us. What more can I say… Grazie, grazie, grazie!! We would also like to thank Sergio and his team at La Pace for providing wonderful food and drinks, if you’re looking for a beautiful setting right by the lake with a chilled ambience this is the place to be. The food is authentic Italian and is served in abundance. I really could have done with loosening my dress at one point, but the food was so delicious I couldn’t stop eating. Everyone in the wedding party was equally as pleased as us and agreed that this was some of the best food in town. Not forgetting Sergio driving us to the castle in the incredibly sweet Tuk Tuk. He was also kind enough to do a couple of extra trips to get my grandparents as close to the castle as possible and back down to the restaurant as my granddad had trouble walking at the time. The girls and I would also like to thank TT and Jackie for doing an amazing job with our hair and make-up and for making us feel so welcome and at ease the morning of the wedding. My mum did a total U-turn and decided that instead of having her hair straight and no make-up she would have a full hair-up do and make-up…. Suffice to say the ladies were more than happy to help. I also had a hair and make-up trial a few days before which was great. Also to the lady who did my manicure and pedicure, it was very well done and I will be sure to book her again when I go back. In fact I think I will go the whole hog and have my nails, hair and make up done just for the hell of it!! Pam… you can hook me up right? The videographer comes highly recommended and I would also advise that you get the video edited to music. We didn’t actually do this as we were going do this together when we got home, a little project after the wedding. However, to date we have still not done it and have subsequently seen a video which he produced of our wedding for Pam’s website and it is fab! Makes me cry every time I watch it. We got married on the terrace and it is simply stunning, we chose to get married at 5pm as we thought it would be starting to cool down at this time, but actually it was probably the hottest part of the day. I was a little worried about how the day was going to run and how guests were going to know where to be at each stage of the day, but I needn’t have worried as Pam had it all covered… She really was AMAZING. If you have any concerns no matter how big or small discuss them with Pam and she will be sure to put your mind at ease. Our family and friends were blown away by the level dedication shown by both Pam and Francesco… they worked tirelessly to make everything perfect and as the day progressed it was as if they had become part of the family. Well, we are now 9 months on and still have the most incredible memories… our guests still talk about ‘thee’ day and we all agree it was the best wedding day ever, so one last time…. Grazie Pam e Francesco…. We were planning to come back for our first wedding anniversary in September but have recently discovered we are expecting a baby, so it’s off the cards this year, but we will be sure to visit with the bambino and have Francesco take some wonderful photos for us J In the meantime buona fortuna (good luck) to everyone planning their wedding. Mr & Mrs Besant xxx

Mary and Stephen, Malcesine-2012

Hi Pam , I want to express my sincere gratitude to you after our recent trip to Malcesine to plan our wedding. Everything was amazing, and will be amazing for next year and that is down to YOU!! From the first email I sent I knew Romantic Weddings was who I wanted to plan my wedding with. No questions are left unanswered, no query is too big or small. Pam you’re a lovely lady who is very endearing and helpful, so THANK YOU! You gave us your time to show us the castle, various reception venues, we even heard our wedding band play….and for the photo shoot, the photos are brilliant and that’s down to the photographer guidance, which we really appreciated. The response from family and friends was brilliant!! Thank you so much and we can’t wait until August 2013. I think I will be the most relaxed bride ever because I know our big day is in amazing hands!!! Go raibh mile maith agut!! (a thousand thank yous) Mary and Stephen xxx