Love Lake Garda – Harrison & Jackie’s engagement around Isola del Garda
This is a post I’ve been wanting to write for months but due to me spending the winter in darkest Somerset, with a next to useless internet connection I’ve been very good at putting things off. Now the season is upon us and I’m getting lots more enquiries from people who want to get engaged on Lake Garda, so I thought it about time that I tell the story of Harrison and Jackie.
Harrison contacted me last August after reading a previous article I’d written regarding a wedding proposal on Lake Garda that I’d arranged. He’d been searching for a romantic way to propose to his girlfriend, and was taking her to Verona, the city of lovers and home to the Romeo and Juliet Balcony which he thought would be the ideal destination to propose. Harrison wanted it to be original but many of the options he’d explored seemed too cheesy or clichéd, a wedding proposal on the worlds most romantic lake seemed like the perfect solution.
I gave Harrison a few ideas which we batted back n forth until 31 emails later we though we’d decided on the perfect plan. Harrison and Jackie went on their holiday and as the day drew nearer Harrison and I stayed in contact via messaging on the phone. Then the day before the event was supposed happen our plans were scuppered by the weather. All was not lost Harrison and Jackie were in Italy for another four days so I quickly set about re-arranging the proposal. Unfortunately the original boat company partners couldn’t fit in with the times that Harrison and Jackie could be on the lake so I contacted another partner.
On the rescheduled date Harrison couldn’t get to the lake until later in the afternoon so we had to change the itinerary. The original plan was an early afternoon boat tour to the Isola Del Garda, where the boat would stop, the question would be asked, bubbly and two glasses would be produced by the skipper so the couple could toast the positive response, before being whisked off to a romantic lunch in a lakeside restaurant.
The new plan was for an early evening boat tour to the Isola del Garda where Harrison could propose as the sun set behind the mountains to the west of the Golfo di Salo. If you’ve been lucky enough to be on the lake at this time of day, with an orange glow reflecting off of the crystal water then you will know what an enchanting aura is created. The skipper had picked up some nibbles from a local restaurant and Jackie was happy that Harrison had arranged a romantic boat trip, the perfect finale to their amazing holiday. When the boat stopped and Harrison dropped to one knee she was literally lost for words…..Along with Harrison she managed to find some words to describe the experience in an ‘thank you’ email, which they very kindly sent me……..