Its hard to begin to find words that would justify this wedding day and the four day trip to Malcesine on Lake Garda. In fact, I don’t think it would be fair for me to try – I only hope that the pictures can. I arrived in Marcesine on a Saturday morning (ahead of the Sunday wedding) after photographing a wedding in Cornwall, UK on the Friday, to find dark clouds in Verona and torrential rain all over Lake Garda. After being treated to a lovely sunny day in Cornwall a few hours previous and surviving on less than 3 hours sleep, things didn’t look too bright for the very outdoor itentoiry for the following day. Yet everything changed when I met up with Sam & Fran an hour or two later for them to show me around Malcesine, we looked over the array of locations around Lake Garda on the wedding ‘train’ for the following day and as time passed the brolly went down and eventually the coat came off.
I think its fair to say that these guys were blessed, a beautiful location on according to the locals the ‘best day for weeks’, couple that with a great bunch of guests and a beautiful bride and groom, its hard not to have an amazing day! and without a doubt we all did.
It was my pleasure to be involved in their day(s), of celebrations and also catch up with some familiar faces from a wedding in Devon last year. As well as meet many new faces whom I hope to see again in the not too distant future.
However without any shadow of a doubt what made all this possible was the amazingly lovely Fran & Sam, and as someone put it (no names – Annabel !) ‘how could you not love this pair of nutters’ Whilst mentioning the wedding planner and co-ordinator Annabel it should not pass to thank her and all of the team for providing such a well organised day, without it really feeling organised. As a wedding photographer you often end up doing some of the ‘on the day logistics’ and to be honest I love that side of things – but it was great to have the faith in Annabel and the team at Lake Garda Weddings to have it all sorted from the moment we said ‘hi’, allowing me to concentrate on documenting the day the best way I can. :)
ThankYou ! to everyone involved. I hope these pictures as well as over 1,000 more to follow for Sam & Fran soon bring back the memories of the most fabulous wedding celebrations for many years and generations to come.
by Barney Walters