Your beautiful bouquet, what flowers did you choose?
I had a round compact bouquet made of white roses and hydrangea, light pink David Austin roses and bombastic roses. The bridesmaid’s had identical bouquets but in a smaller version.
How did you choose the theme for your Luxury Wedding at Le Ciel
Our wedding theme was classy and sophisticated with a hint of vintage. I wanted a theme that would be timeless.
Can you tell us a little bit more about how you personalised the day? We’d also love to hear your decisions made on the cake, menu and favours.
The small details of the day were so important and special to us. We had personalised fans for the ceremony, a cigar bar in the evening for the gentlemen, flip flops for the ladies and the page boys had personalised pajamas. I bought a number of Jo Malone candles which I now have at home, every time I light them the smell takes me straight back to the reception.
Our cake was made by a baker in Athens, it was a traditional 4 tier cake with piped icing and sugar flowers. We also had a cake table with sweet treats, cake pops and cookies to name a few.
For our meal we decided on a 4 course sit down meal, we choose two different menu’s to give our guests the choice.
The tables were dressed beautifully by our stylist with a tall glass vase with a flower arrangement made of white roses and hydrangea, light pink David Austin roses, bombastic roses, a few light pink astilbe placed on a round mirror in the centre of the table with three small vases around it with flowers and candles. For our favours, each guest was given a personalised candle on the table.
How did you find the planning experience from booking to the big day?
I had moments where I found it extremely stressful, but it was all worth it on the day!
What’s your best memory from the day?
It’s so hard to choose as there are so many amazing memories from our day, but I think it would have to be the moment I saw Lee waiting for me at the end of the aisle, I will never forget the look on his face.
What do you think makes a wedding abroad stand out from a wedding in the UK?
From the moment everyone arrived in Santorini they were instantly more relaxed – most of our guests took the opportunity to make our wedding their annual holiday or a long couples weekend away (kiddie free). We had a pre-party two days before our wedding and it was the first time all of our guests had seen the Caldera view, they were all blown away and said they’d never been to somewhere so beautiful. Getting married abroad makes the whole experience extra special, we not only have the most amazing memories from our special day but we also have the memories of spending the week with our closest friends and family.
What advice would you give to future brides and grooms who are getting married abroad?
Relax and enjoy the wedding planning journey, it really does go so quick and you’ll wish you could start the journey all over again once your special day is over.
It will be an emotional roller coaster but every single step along the way is worth it!!
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