Your bouquet, what flowers did you choose and why?
I chose gerberas because I wanted something bright in colour but simple.
Tell us about the theme of your wedding…
I wanted it to feel like a beach wedding and have that tropical feel. The colours I chose were bright pink and bright orange. I think the colours go great together and stand out so well on a beach.
Tell us about the smaller details you added to personalise your beach wedding in Crete.
Our wedding cake was lovely, we chose lots of cupcakes and they were butterscotch flavour, some had an orange flower on the top and some had a pink butterfly.
The food was amazing, people still talk about it now. We chose to have a mix grill for the main so there was something there for everyone and big fruit platters for afters which people were going back to throughout the night.
We took our favours out with us which were orange sunglasses for the men and pink fans for the women, everyone loved them and were using them for the rest of the holiday.
We didn’t have any entertainment for the evening other than the DJ (who was amazing).
How did you find the planning experience from booking to the big day?
It was so easy and stress free! Our wedding planner did everything and all it seemed we did was the fun bits!
What’s your best memory from the day?
My best memory of the day was walking towards the aisle where all of our guests were sitting on the beach and Kieran was at the end on the most perfect beach and the whole thing looked absolutely stunning! Better than I could ever imagine! I just wanted that moment to last forever! I can’t explain how beautiful it looked.
What do you think makes a wedding abroad stand out from a wedding in the UK?
The whole day was so stress free, we were in the pool with our friends up until 1 in the afternoon (we didn’t do the traditional thing of keeping separate until it was time to get ready). The hair and makeup artist turned up at 1:30 and everything went so fast after that! There was no stress throughout the whole day and everything is done for you, I just couldn’t think of a more enjoyable way to get married. Also the photos/video are amazing as you have gorgeous scenery around you.
What advice would you give to future brides and grooms who are getting married abroad?
Take a few minutes during the celebrations to look around and savoir the moment, you’ve spent so long planning and imagining how your wedding will be but you don’t realise how quickly it goes.
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