Your bouquet, what flowers did you choose and why?
The bridal bouquet was made up of cream roses and gypsophila – my favourite flowers. I also wanted something simple and timeless that wouldn’t date. To decorate the venue we included light pink and quicksand roses and added greenery, we couldn’t have been happier with the result! They were even better than we could ever have imagined.
Did you theme your wedding?
We didn’t really have a theme, we just wanted everything to be simple and timeless. We didn’t feel we needed to add much to the incredible setting and scenery.
What about the smaller details you added to your sunset wedding at Dana Villas.
It was really important to us to make our wedding day as personal as possible, we wanted to add little extras and brought quite a few items of decorations with us. We had personalised menus and favour tags and had wooden place names sprayed silver, our guests loved them and took them with them as a memento of the day. We also wanted our favours to remind our guests of Santorini and bought bottles of Ouzo shaped like the beautiful island itself which definitely went down a treat, especially during the emotional speeches.
For additional decorations we bought an abundance of silver and clear candle holders, these were lit as sunset approached which looked beautiful. We also knew we wanted something special to remember our loved ones who were no longer with us and this was set up with so much care and love, better than we could have imagined.
For our ceremony we’d always dreamed of having a harpist and Lisa at The Bridal Consultant made this possible, I can’t even begin to explain how special this was against the beautiful Santorini backdrop. Our guests even commented on how memorable she made our ceremony.
Our wedding cake was simple with fresh floral decoration and of course a sparkly silver cake topper. We made sure we had personalised cake boxes and napkins so our guests could take the cake away with them and enjoy as we were so full from the incredible food!
Our wedding food was out of this world, we wanted traditional Greek cuisine and decided on Spinach Pie to start, Lamb Kleftiko for main and cheesecake for dessert. Dana Villas were amazing and catered to everyone’s needs especially as we had guests who were Vegetarian, also I need to mention the staff were amazing we never had an empty glass and they added personal touches making us feel truly special!
How did you find the planning experience from booking to the big day?
The whole experience was perfect and stress free, we are both natural born worriers but Lisa was amazing, always so reassuring and professional and answered all our questions no matter how small or silly which put us instantly at ease. She was always at the end of a phone or an email away, we felt in safe hands and we knew we made the right choice in choosing The Bridal Consultant and would 100% recommend them – they truly know their stuff. We have to add that the team based in Santorini were truly amazing! They were with us every step of the way from seeing our venue and going through our wedding day schedule, being present on our wedding day and even helping us with the legalities at the Town Hall, we will be forever grateful!!
We genuinely can’t thank Lisa, The Bridal Consultant and the team based in Santorini enough for the most perfect day, we are so truly grateful from the bottom of our hearts, it was such an emotional day and one we will remember forever.
What’s your best memory from the day?
It’s hard to think of just one special memory, the whole day was simply perfect and better than we ever could have envisioned but it would definitely have to be sharing treasured memories with our nearest and dearest and as cheesy as it sounds it has to be marrying my best friend.
What do you think makes a wedding abroad stand out from a wedding in the UK?
There are so many factors such as the weather and unmissable scenery but for us it definitely has to be how close we became with our guests. As a small wedding party and being in Santorini for 10 days before we got married it allowed our guests (especially those who had not met before) to feel more comfortable and relaxed. Another factor definitely has to be sharing the special and truly romantic island with our loved ones, especially the caldera at sunset, a memory we will never forget!
What advice would you give to future brides and grooms who are getting married abroad?
Enjoy every moment and don’t stress the small stuff on the day it won’t even matter I promise!
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Photography – Ben Wyatt | Flowers – Wedding Wish Bride’s Dress – Pronovias | Bride’s Shoes – Badgley Mischka | Bride’s jewellery – Swarovski | Groom’s Suit – Next | Groom’s Tie – Ted Baker | Bridesmaid’s Dresses – Debenham
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