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Castello Di Malcesine, Italy Elopement Photo Story Award

Malcesine Castle, Italy image showing the wonderful view of the wedding ceremony at the lake

Malcesine Castle, Italy Elopement Photography | The wonderful view of the wedding ceremony, a few guests, and the lake

The wonderful view of the wedding ceremony, a few guests, and the lake!

Michaela and Mario chose the beautiful country of Italy to celebrate their wedding and precisely the Castello Di Malcesine.

Arriving from the Czech Republic with their closest friends and families, Michaela and Mario got married on a beautiful day in early September. Michaela, had her make-up done by the Makeup Artist Stefania Bon, and surrounded by loved ones, got ready at the Park Hotel Val Di Monte. Once she put on her very elegant dress, Michaela really looked like a princess.

Michaela's transport accompanied by her dad was organized up to the Castle with an Ape Calessino, perfect for moving easily in the very narrow alleys of this wonderful village. Mario was waiting for her at the altar, with his mother and all the guests who were very excited. The ceremony was beautiful and took place on the second courtyard of the Castle, called Rivellino, from where you can admire an incredible panorama over all Malcesine, the lake, and the western side of Monte Baldo.

After the ceremony, Mario took Michaela in his arms, and carried her down the main staircase of the Castle to the courtyard where their guests were waiting for them to wish them the best and make jokes. After doing the portraits of the newlyweds around the historic center of Malcesine, the newlyweds celebrated with their guests at the Paradise Lost Restaurant, a panoramic restaurant with a wonderful view of the lake.

Park Hotel Val Di Monte - Malcesine VR Italy wedding day image of The bride getting ready

Park Hotel Val Di Monte - Malcesine VR Italy Elopement Photographer | The bride gets ready with a make up artist

The bride gets ready with a make up artist, at the Park Hotel Val DI Monte.

Malcesine VR Italy wedding day photography showing The bride as she reaches Malcesine Castle with an italian Ape Calessino

Malcesine VR Italy Elopement Photos | The bride reaches Malcesine Castle with an italian Ape Calessino

The bride reaches Malcesine Castle with an italian Ape Calessino and her father.

Malcesine Italy wedding day photo of the Bride with her father, heading to the ceremony

Malcesine Italy Elopement Image of the Bride | with her father, heading to the ceremony

At the foot of the Malcesine Castle, Michaela and her father head to the ceremony.

Malcesine Italy wedding image of the groom waiting for the bride walking down the outdoor aisle with her father

Malcesine Italy Elopement Pictures | the groom is waiting for the bride

Malcesine Castle, in the wonderful terrace of the Castle, Mario is waiting for Michaela.

Malcesine Castle IT wedding Ceremony image of the couple saying 'yes' under a tent

Malcesine Castle IT Elopement Ceremony Photography | the couple said 'yes' during their ceremony

Michaela and Mario said 'yes' during their ceremony.

Malcesine Castle IT Elopement Couple Portrait by the wonderful view of the lake

Malcesine Castle IT Elopement Couple Lake Portrait | the wonderful view of the lake behind the bride and groom

A portrait of bride and groom at Malcesine Castle, with the wonderful view of the lake.

Malcesine - Paradiso Perduto Restaurant Venue image of Rice thrown at the bride and groom

Malcesine - Paradiso Perduto Restaurant Elopement Venue Image | Rice is thrown at the bride and groom

Rice is thrown at the bride and groom before they reach the restaurant for the wedding lunch.

Paradiso Perduto Restaurant Wedding Venue image of a toast for the couple by the lake

Paradiso Perduto Restaurant Event Venue Photos | A toast is made for the couple

A toast is made for the couple with their few guests, with the wonderful view of the lake behind them.