Your bouquet, what flowers did you choose and were you happy with the result?
I upgraded my bouquet to add wild flowers in to give a rustic look, I was really pleased with them.
How did you decide on the Vintage theme for your Zante beach wedding?
We didn’t have a theme in particular however a lot of the decoration we chose was vintage/rustic looking as we wanted to replicate this for our UK reception which we managed to do even down to the mini olive trees!
Can you tell us about the smaller details of the day? The menu, cake, favours and entertainment…
For our menu we had the Greek meze BBQ which was amazing! The food didn’t stop coming out and there was something for everyone on the menu. We had a 3 tiered cake, 2 vanilla and 1 chocolate which everyone enjoyed.
I had hand made sandalwood fans for the women, miniature ouzo for the men and personalised activity packs for the children which they loved!
We had Greek dancers in the evening along with fireworks which were both amazing, the dancers made the night, they got everyone involved and I would highly recommend.
How did you find the planning experience from booking to the big day?
We found the planning impeccable! We’re both very laid back people and not a fan of organising so for us to having someone else organise our day but to be able to add our own decoration and extras in was perfect. Sasha was always quick at responding to any queries and accommodated any requests we had, we wanted mojitos as our toast as our toast at the wedding reception which wasn’t on the list but this was sorted for us no problem.
The wedding planners in zante were also brilliant with decorating the venues and arranging all transport to ensure all the timings went to plan.
Do you have a favourite memory from the day?
There were so many, but for me when walking down the stairs to the music we chose seeing Dan so emotional was really overwhelming, the setting on Cameo Island was stunning.
What do you think makes a wedding abroad stand out from a wedding in the UK?
For me and Dan there was no question that we’d get married abroad, for a start there’s the sun! We wanted a fun, relaxed wedding and found that getting married abroad was a lot more relaxed than UK weddings we’ve been. Also all of our friends and family got to have a holiday.
The actual vows were short (less than 5 minutes) which was perfect as we got to spend a lot of time with our guests.
What advice would you give to future brides and grooms who are getting married abroad?
Relax! If your there for a bit before the wedding just enjoy your holiday as the wedding planners have everything in control! Think about the heat, the men would’ve been really hot if they’d worn a three piece suit! Also remember to book extra baggage to take all your extra bits in such as favours, gifts etc over.
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