Tell us about the smaller details of your day.
We had a traditional Greek wedding cake which was beautiful and we brought with us our own wedding topper ‘Mrs and Mrs Thornton’ to add a personal touch. We also took our own table runners to give the tables a little more decoration and colour which was then topped off with fishbowls, candles and lanterns. We took our own sentimental photos of our loved ones that they placed on a vintage ladder it really touched us with how they thought about how to place them into our wedding, it really did look special.
We had the BBQ which was amazing, all the food was so tasty, warm and really fitted into our wedding as we wanted a more laid back feel as opposed to a sit down meal. Whilst we ate a Greek band played, we loved the more traditional atmosphere, it was everything we wanting.
To finish the evening with dancing we hired a DJ and partied the night away but not before the Greek Dancers got everyone in the mood. I would highly recommend them, they added so much cheer, fun and entertainment which included getting myself and husband up, along with our other guests and the videos of everyone attempting to Greek dance are my favourites.
How did you find the planning experience from booking to the big day?
I have witnesses people arranging a wedding, going backwards and forwards with decisions and still not being happy in the end.
We never experienced this.
Everything was so easy, attention was given to every little last detail. Any questions or queries were never too much trouble and the most stressful part was the seating plan which unfortunately you couldn’t help us with haha.
As we got to Greece we had a meeting with our amazing on the day team, this put us at ease straight away in a sense that you knew everything would run according to plan and we didn’t have anything to worry about .
What’s your best memory from the day?
To be honest the day was perfect from start to finish, I didn’t want it to end. However we did have moment were we walked to the edge of the venue just myself and Joe and looked out over the beach just as the sun was setting just to take the moment in and we looked back round to see all our family and friends having the best time, it really was a touching moment were realised how lucky we were.
What do you think makes a wedding abroad stand out from a wedding in the UK?
From start to finish we had no stress, you guys were amazing. However been abroad gives you a relax feel initially it was lovely. The lead up to the wedding instead of running around taking things backwards and forwards to venues, collecting flowers, dresses, ect everything gets done for you. The main thing for me was having people at your wedding that really want to make the effort to come, so you know the people that are there are truly special to you. Also to sit and look out to the beach, with a sunset with amazing weather was the thing that swayed me the most and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
What advice would you give to future brides and grooms who are getting married abroad
DO IT! I would do it all again in heart beat. If you love the sunshine, amazing views, to be relaxed and enjoy spending time with all your loved ones, getting married abroad is for you. Our photos are beautiful due to the amazing backdrop we had, THE BEACH at sunset doesn’t get much better than that. The only thing I regret was not having our video for longer as I wish I could look back on more of the day.
Again, I would like to thank you for everything. I get emotional writing about it. It was perfect. 🙂 hope this is ok, I still cant express how beautiful our day was for us.