A lively wedding among Valpolicella Country side and Lake Garda hills with a touch of red color

I come back to you to tell Kevin and Elaine’s wedding story. A lovely wedding I always keep in my heart. Kevin and Elaine are a wonderful couple from Ireland living in Dubai. I met them one year before their wedding date and in this occasion we visited several venues. They were thinking about an intimate church and a typical villa on Lake Garda. During our meeting we started visit a lot of wedding venues on Lake Garda. At the end they realised that the surrounding hills of Valpolicella countryside close to Lake Garda were really wonderful even better of the lake shore! We love Italian Countryside.
As you probably know Valpolicella is a wonderful countryside area located in Veneto region on East side of Lake Garda close to charming city of Verona.
This is the area where famous wines as Prosecco and Amarone are produced.
Amazing hills of vines could be the perfect setting for a romantic countryside wedding. Enchanting mansions and country villas surrounded by green meadows and hills could be perfect country wedding venues for your special day in Italy.

Elaine and Kevin however did not want to take way the charm of Lake Garda from their wedding! So they planned a wonderful wedding photo session in Torri del Benaco just on the shores.

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Elaine chose as wedding theme: red color, a perfect combination especially with autumn colours among the vineyards!
The choice of a red MG A Roadster allowed them to really enjoy a lovely experience!

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Getting ready all together at the same hotel on Valpolicella hills


All guests stayed at the same countryside hotel in Valpolicella and this allowed them to share all the exciting moments before the wedding ceremony.
Once guests checked in the hotel, they didn’t know the wedding destination and this made the experience even more exciting!

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A Catholic Ceremony in a country church in Valpolicella countryside

In lovely Valpolicella countryside there is a romantic church that Elaine and Kevin loved for their ceremony. They picked it immediately. At Saint Martino church everybody were waiting for the bride to come. Here the atmosphere was really intimate and the view is simply stunning.
We arranged red calla lilies inside ancient church and on the altar.
The sound of a string quartet accompaigned the wedding ceremony.

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A romantic wedding photo shooting in on the shores of Lake Garda


After the ceremony all guests enjoyed a welcome aperitif in front of the church in the terrace overlooking Valpolicella vines hills and further Lake Garda.
Bride and Groom with bridesmaids and best men drove down the vines hills to reach Torri del Benaco on Lake Garda for a wedding photo shooting in the ancient village and by the lake shores.

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A Wedding Reception among the vineyards of Valpolicella countryside

It was really a great surprise for guests knowing that Kevin and Elaine planned their wedding reception and accommodation for everyone in this wonderful wedding destination of Italian countryside: enchanting Valpolicella. Relais they chose is immersed in a green scenery of Valpolicella vineyards. It is located just 10 minutes drive from Lake Garda. Its wine cellar offers wonderful Italian local wines such as one of the most famous ones: Amarone.
We suggest to combine them with our local cheese and meat, it’s really a delicious Italian food experience!

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Wedding’s real special touch were candelabras and red flowers on the table. They created a charming chic countryside atmosphere for the wedding reception.
After wedding meal everyone welcomed Bride and Groom on the terrace outdoor overlooking the vines for the wedding cake cutting enjoying the beauty of the vineyards hills view under the moonlight.
The party could begin with music and dances until late night!

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A special thanks to Enrico Celotto Photographer for such great shots!

Post written by Katiuscia Minozzi

Katiuscia Minozzi is our chief planner for Veneto region, Lake Garda, Verona, Venice, Valpolicella Veneto Countryside and Dolomites.


A lovely review from Elaine and Kevin.
Thank you guys for such amazing words! You are simply amazing!

Katiuscia and Giulia were incredible – no request was too much, no detail was too small, no question was left unanswered. Every single detail that you can see in these pictures (and others that you cannot see) were only possible because of these amazing ladies – the venues, the flowers, the hairdresser / makeup artist, the photographers, the priest, the table arrangements, the string quartet, the DJ, the cake, transportation, decorations, the food and drinks and even the ice cream cart were all thanks to our amazing planners. They provided multiple options for everything and ensured the best price and the best services for our wedding.

They even helped our friends and family with hotel bookings, airport transfers and various transport options to and from the wedding / lake region. This was above and beyond what we ever expected from a wedding planner.

From the very first day we met Katiuscia we knew we have made the best decision for our wedding. In just one day we saw so many options for our church and hotel around Lake Garda. It made our decision so easy – in truth we found the perfect location, the church and hotel venue, by 11am that morning! They answered all of our concerns around religious and civil marriages, the paperwork needed and all of the process. This was a huge relief to have found someone who knew all the answers.

Both Katiuscia and Giulia were there on our wedding day, first thing in the morning until late evening, to make sure everything went exactly to plan and that we didn’t have to worry about a single thing. We truly cannot say enough good things about these ladies. Even after the wedding and honeymoon was over and we were back home again, Katiuscia was still there to help with a few extra marriage certificate we needed.

This service was without doubt the best money we spent on our wedding. I would like to say they gave us the wedding of our dreams, but honestly we could not have even dreamt that our wedding could be so amazing and beautiful.

Thank you again Katiuscia and Giulia, you really made our wedding and you should be very proud. We hope to see you back at the lake someday!

Elaine & Kevin

(Live, Laugh, Love)