Tell us about the smaller details of the day…
We decided against the traditional Greek cake, and ordered our own custom cake and sent some pictures of what we wanted through. It was quite a simple design, two tiered with some flowers to match my bouquet on the top.
We also went for the Greek meze style for the food and it was amazing! All of our guests loved the food, and there was plenty of it, it just kept on coming!
Initially we opted for the standard decoration package however in the end after contemplating cost we went for the deluxe package. We didn’t really have any preferences on the décor, just lots of flowers and lanterns/candles, we left the rest up to the wedding planners who did an amazing job, the reception looked beautiful!
For entertainment we opted for the saxophone player and DJ in the evening. The saxophone was amazing, he played a mixture of chilled/party tunes but songs everybody knew so everyone was dancing and sipping cocktails in the sunshine, it was brilliant!
What’s your best memory from the day?
Our best memory of the day was actually all of it. As we had not seen the wedding venue or reception before getting married it was a bit of a risk, but it all paid off as it was just so perfect and because it was a surprise to us too we were just mesmerised from start to finish!
If I had to pick my most favourite moment – it would have been seeing Adam as I walked down the steps/aisle, I changed the music that I walked down the aisle to last minute to Adam’s favourite song and he was totally surprised. He said his favourite moment was seeing me walk down the steps/aisle too!
What do you think makes a wedding abroad stand out from a wedding in the UK?
The sunshine, the atmosphere as everyone is super relaxed and in holiday mode so are up for having a good time, we had a wedding planner which was amazing and would definitely recommend as she was brilliant, we probably wouldn’t have had a wedding planner if our wedding was in the UK.
What advice would you give to future brides and grooms who are getting married abroad?
Don’t get too stressed and have trust in the process. Don’t get too caught up in the finer details either as the setting will be just perfect as it is! The only recommendation would be to find out beforehand about all the paperwork and translation of the documents, however The Bridal Consultant were great at guiding us through this process.
Did you stick to your original budget or go over/or even stay under?
We probably went slightly over but not by much! I think it was just final touches like the saxophone player as this was planned last minute, accessories and a few last minute bits and bobs that did it, but it was all worth it!
We hope you enjoyed reading about Hayley and Adam’s Intimate Cameo Island wedding in Zakynthos, here are some of the suppliers involved in the day.
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