How did your families react when you announced you were getting married abroad?
It was a tough decision for me because I’ve always wanted a wedding abroad, but I knew my Nan & Grandad wouldn’t be able to come and I would love nothing more than for them to be there. But, my dream was to marry in Santorini and we just couldn’t justify spending all of our budget and possibly more by planning on the once in a lifetime wedding of our dreams in a place that we just weren’t in love with.
It wouldn’t be the same to have a UK wedding if our hearts aren’t in it, and they totally understand that. We’re having a wedding party back in Liverpool once we’re back home to celebrate with anyone who couldn’t make it & before the week of the wedding, we will be taking my grandparents out for a meal to make them feel more involved before we go too.
Sadly, both of Robs parents are no longer with us so it was just my family and our close friends that we had discussed this with before making any final decisions. They were all extremely supportive which helped make this decision easier for us. My family is quite big & we’re all very close so I am lucky that I have them & I’m so happy that Rob has been welcomed in with open arms so that he gets to share in and be part of a close family too.
You’ve chosen to get married in Santorini, was this an easy decision or did you look at several other destinations before choosing?
I’ve always wanted to go to Santorini. I’ve seen lots of photos & I know quite a few people who have visited Santorini and I’ve been stalking wedding websites too and for some reason my heart is just stuck there. Santorini just has the most romantic, beautiful settings I’ve ever seen, so it was my first choice for our wedding. However, trying to be open minded, we talked about other places such as Ibiza and Croatia, but our final decision was that both of our hearts were with Santorini. After showing Rob Le Ciel and the Bridal Consultants website, he too has fallen in love with the venue and the island.
The Santorini views are out of this world and we just can’t wait to be able to have the wedding of our dreams in such a beautiful place. To be able to share our special day with lots of our family and friends is just going to be priceless