What made you chose to get married abroad over a UK wedding?
Initially we were looking at getting married over here, but when we received quotes from the venues we liked they really knocked us back. One even quoted us £40,000 just to hire the venue for the weekend. I’m very picky and knew that the best option was for us to go abroad. Harry was so happy about the idea as he isn’t a fan of being the centre of attention in big crowds and wanted it to be more personal and more about the two of us and what it means to us.
How did your families react when you announced you were getting married abroad?
They were excited, we knew that not everyone would be able to come away, but we are having a big party for everyone when we return anyway. Most of our family said that it’s mine and Harry’s day and that as long as we were happy they were too.
You’ve chosen to get married in Santorini, was this an easy decision or did you look at several other destinations before choosing?
We did look at Las Vegas, we have been there twice and it is our favourite place in the world. We knew it would be a struggle to get a lot of our family over there for many reasons, so we decided to look into Santorini. When The Bridal Consultant sent us over the brochure for Dana Villas we fell in love. We had seen the famous video of the honeymoon suite on the internet, so we couldn’t believe it when we found out you could get married there. We decided that we are going to do Las Vegas for our honeymoon and maybe have a day where we get our wedding blessed and celebrate just the two of us. We are so happy to be getting the best of both worlds and we can’t wait to start getting into the initial planning.
Dana Villas is one of our favourite venues on the beautiful island of Santorini and we can’t wait to plan Francesca and Harry’s special day here, Francesca will be telling us all about her wedding theme in her next entry.